Tasktop Announces David Wong as Vice President of Engineering

Tasktop Announces David Wong as Vice President of Engineering

Further Fulfilling Commitment to Deliver Innovative Software Solutions

VANCOUVER, BC, May 16, 2017Tasktop, the leader in Value Stream Integration, today announced David Wong has joined the company as vice president of engineering.

Wong is a seasoned innovator with more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Throughout his career he has been involved with earlier stage organizations dealing with nascent technologies that generally target emerging markets.

“With Value Stream Integration, Tasktop is solving one of the hardest problems in software delivery,” said Mik Kersten, CEO and co-founder of Tasktop. “To do that, we have had to create an entirely new paradigm, called model-based integration, and a whole new way of continually testing over 50 different tools and hundreds of versions. We are rapidly scaling our engineering team to accelerate the rate of innovation, and with that I realized that we needed to bring in a seasoned engineering leader who has solved similarly complex problems and grown highly effective delivery teams in other domains. I made a pilgrimage to Palm Springs to try to pull Dave Wong out of retirement and convince him to join us on the mission of transforming how software is built. I could not be happier that we now have such an incredible addition to our leadership team. Dave is a world class technology leader, and an amazing person and thinker that will have a tremendous impact on our team and our customers.”

“When Mik approached me with the opportunity to join Tasktop, I was more than ready to jump on board and contribute to Tasktop's leadership with a category defining product,” said Wong. “As VP of engineering I will continue to enhance Tasktop's strong culture of developing, delivering and supporting high-quality software solutions in a timely manner to meet the needs of current and future customers. In addition, I am committed to developing a transparent, inclusive environment where people can thrive.”

Previously, Wong was the VP of product development at Bycast Inc., an early stage enterprise cloud storage provider. Before that, Wong was VP of product development at PMC-Sierra, a leading provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors. In this role, Wong oversaw the development of several product families, growing the design team to 100+, and helped coordinate the company's successful entry into the fiber channel and SAS markets. Previously, Wong was one of the 30 founders of PMC as well as a technical leader at Packet Engines, a successful gigabit switch router start-up that was acquired by Alcatel in late 1998. Wong has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and holds 11 U.S. patents.

About Tasktop

Over one million users employ Tasktop’s Value Stream Integration technology to transform software development and delivery. Tasktop not only unifies the software development and delivery team, but also provides unprecedented visibility into the business critical processes of software delivery. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include 43 of the Fortune 100, 11 of the top banks in the world, six of the top six health plans and four of the top ten US insurance companies. Partners, including CA, HPE and IBM, rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. For more information about Tasktop, please visit: http://tasktop.com


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