Doug Ring was previously Chief Technology Officer of Geac. While at Geac, Mr. Ring negotiated, and managed key technical relationships including Microsoft and IBM among others and was actively involved in the communication of technology strategy to press, industry analysts, senior management, partners and customers. He also had responsibility for product management and engineering across a number of product lines. Prior to that, he was Director of Emerging Technologies at Dun & Bradstreet Software (DBS), which Geac acquired in 1996. Before joining DBS, Mr. Ring spent five years in consulting services with a number of leading companies including Holiday Inn Worldwide, the Los Angeles Times, and Mattel Toys. He started his career at Canada Mortgage and Housing. Educated in Canada, Mr. Ring has diplomas in Civil Resources Engineering and Commercial Diving from Seneca College in Toronto and in Information Technology from Algonquin College in Ottawa.