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Profession: Software Architect

Date of Birth: Nov 20, 1955

Nicknames: RAYMOND E OZZIE

Country: United States of America

Ray Ozzie is an American businessman with a net worth of $650 million. Ray Ozzie gained his net worth by being a software industry entrepreneur and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ozzie founded Iris Associates which helped create Lotus Notes, an application that was then bought by IBM Software Group and sold around the world.
Raymond "Ray" Ozzie (born November 20, 1955) is an American software industry entrepreneur who held the positions of Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect at Microsoft between 2005 and 2010. Before Microsoft, he was best known for his role in creating Lotus Notes.
He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, later moving to Park Ridge, Illinois and graduating from Maine South High School in 1973 where he learned to program on a GE-400 mainframe and did technical work on school theater productions.
He received his bachelor's degree in computer science in 1979 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked on the PLATO system, and began his working career at Data General Corporation where he worked for Jonathan Sachs. After leaving Data General, Ozzie worked at Software Arts for Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston, the creators of VisiCalc, on that product and TK Solver. Shortly thereafter, he was recruited by Sachs and Mitch Kapor to work for Lotus Development to develop what became Lotus Symphony. Ozzie left Lotus Development in 1984 and founded Iris Associates to create the product later sold by Lotus as Lotus Notes. Iris Associates was acquired by Lotus in 1994, and Lotus itself was acquired by IBM in 1995.
Ozzie worked there for several years before leaving to form Groove Networks. Groove was acquired by Microsoft in 2005, where Ozzie became one of three Chief Technical Officers. That year, he wrote a seven-page, 5,000-word internal memo, titled The Internet Services Disruption: "It's clear that if we fail to do so, our business as we know it is at risk ... We must respond quickly and decisively."
On June 15, 2006, Ozzie took over the role of Chief Software Architect from Bill Gates.
In October 2009 he founded "FUSE Labs" (Future Social Experiences) within Microsoft to focus on innovation around future social web experience.
Ozzie announced his plans to step down from his role at Microsoft on October 18, 2010 and his final da

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Microsoft Buys Ray Ozzie’s Communications Startup Talko, Team Will Join Skype

Microsoft is buying Talko, the mobile messaging startup founded by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect until 2010. The company says today the acquisition, whose terms were not disclosed, involves the Talko technology and the team.
Posted: December 21, 2015, 10:32 am

OneDrive celebrates 10 year anniversary (but we think it’s older than that!)

Back at LiveSide.net, we traced the company’s consumer file syncing roots to the acquisition in March of 2005 of Ray Ozzie’s Groove Networks, and another acquisition in November of that same year of Foldershare. Microsoft released its own ported from ...
Posted: August 10, 2017, 1:57 pm

Preview – The Intelligence Value Argument and Effects on Regulating Autonomous Artificial Intelligence

Through his tech insight and deft design skill David has worked directly with industry leaders including Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and Ray Ozzie to bring the most decisive technologies from ideation to market. He is thrilled to bring more than twenty ...
Posted: August 20, 2017, 12:47 pm

Ray Ozzie’s bet on the next big thing in collaboration: Voice

Ray Ozzie, the man who once filled Bill Gates’ very big shoes as chief software architect at Microsoft, is back. His latest start-up – a voice-powered collaboration tool for workers – looks like a not-so-subtle snub of his former employer.
Posted: September 23, 2014, 4:36 am

HP bolsters board with former Microsoft strategist Ray Ozzie

Ray Ozzie, the former top software strategist at Microsoft, has signed on as a director at Hewlett-Packard as the US technology company seeks to rebuild its board in the wake of the Autonomy debacle. HP also named former executives from Liberty Media and ...
Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:05 am
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