SIIA Software Division Announces New Board of Directors

Twenty Execs on New Board to Offer Leadership and Insight on Future of the Software Industry

Washington, DC, April 18, 2015 –(– The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal association representing the software and digital content industries, today announced the new members of its Software & Services Division (SSD) Board of Directors. Made up of twenty executives from SIIA member companies, the Board represents the voice of the full-member firms of the SIIA Software Division.

In their role as board members, these executives will come together to provide the software industry with leadership, advocacy and critical market information in the months and years ahead. As representatives of the Software & Services Division member firms, all of the newly elected and appointed executives will develop and prioritize the Division’s initiatives and determine the projects, activities and events to be undertaken by SIIA.

Newly elected:

· Brian Bell, Ping Identity
· Ava Diamond, Gemalto, formerly SafeNet
· Richard Dym, GageIn
· Gunnar Hellekson, Red Hat
· Stephen Polinsky, Ve Interactive
· Patrick Pugh, PWC
· James B. Stanton, 451 Research
· Joe Talley, Deloitte & Touche LLP
· Frist Veltnik, SaaS Energy
· Guillaume Vives, Zuora Inc.
· Neil Wainwright, Nexonia

Returning Board Members:

· Ron Antevy, e-Builder
· Eileen Boerger, CorSource
· Marc Chiang, Grant Thornton
· Feyzi Fatehi, Corent
· Edy Liongsari, Accenture
· Michael Ni, Avangate
· Kevin O’Brian, Oracle
· Morris Panner, DICOM Grid
· David Roth, AppFirst

“These industry leaders bring a varied perspective, helping SIIA to advance business priorities for our member companies,” said Rhianna Collier, vice president and managing director of the SIIA Software & Services Division. “Together we can ensure that SIIA continues to provide valued tools and services to our member organizations and remains a strong voice for the software industry.”

About SSD
The Software & Services Division (SSD) of SIIA represents companies that develop the applications, services, infrastructure and tools driving the success of today’s high-tech industry. SSD programs and activities are designed to foster company growth and success by providing professional insights and strategy, executive networking, industry exposure and business development opportunities. SSD member executives actively collaborate to share business and operational expertise, best practices, and new innovations to help companies efficiently build growing and successful businesses. For more information, visit

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit
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