On Tuesday, CA, Inc. appointed Dr. Donald Ferguson its new chief technology officer. He moves into the new role after serving as CA’s chief architect for the past 18 months.
In his previous position, Ferguson was integral in the development of new products and in enhancing CA’s product portfolio with the development of CA Catalyst, a set of new engines that modernize interfaces to CA products and integrate the products using Web service standards. Prior to joining CA, he worked at Microsoft in the Office of the CTO and was one of approximately 22 Microsoft Technical Fellows. His projects included exploring the future of enterprise software, with a special emphasis on Web services, Internet application platforms and model-driven development.
“Don is one of the IT industry’s most accomplished and respected technologists, ” said Ajei Gopal, executive vice president for CA’s Products and Technology Group.. “As CA’s chief architect, Don has helped establish CA on the leading edge of innovation in virtualization and cloud computing. He has been instrumental in ensuring the superior quality, integration, architecture and functionality of CA’s award-winning products. In his new role as CTO, Don’s knowledge, experience and vision will help drive CA to new levels of innovation and technological leadership.”
Ferguson earned a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1989. He has contributed to approximately 30 technical journal and conference publications, and has more than a dozen patents.