eSignLive Appoints Former Netscape And Ernst & Young Principal As Chief Technology Officer
Montreal, QC, November 28, 2000 – Silanis Technology Inc., a leading provider of electronic signature and approval management software, today announced the appointment of Robert Y. Al-Jaar as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. With over 18 years of Information Technology experience working for companies like Netscape Communications, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Digital Equipment Corporation and a PhD in Computer and Systems Engineering, Mr. Al-Jaar will lead the development of Silanis’ thin client, cross-platform versions of its electronic signature products for the Web.
Prior to joining Silanis, Mr. Al-Jaar held the position of Senior Manager at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young where he was responsible for driving eBusiness activities in Quebec and Eastern Canada. In that role, he educated client executives in eCommerce concepts and how to apply them to their specific needs, and developed the eBusiness strategy for clients in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing and financial services industries.
Mr. Al-Jaar was also a Managing Principal at Netscape Communications Professional Services and Vice-President and Founding Partner of PHOENIX Methodologies where his responsibilities included business development, and delivering Internet strategy and eBusiness services. In addition, Mr. Al-Jaar was a Principal Consultant for the consulting division of Digital Equipment Corporation and has also held several engineering positions with the company. His responsibilities included business process reengineering, business solutions architecture and deployment, systems capacity planning, and software performance engineering.
“During his 18 years of employment, Mr. Al-Jaar has acquired vast experience in moving paper-based processes into an electronic environment for an impressive list of clients, including Canada Post Corporation, DuPont Canada, the Canadian Federal Government, a global airline alliance, and a number of large national banks and telecommunications companies,” said Tommy Petrogiannis, President of Silanis. “The knowledge he’s gained will be invaluable for Silanis as we continue to develop solutions that meet the security and legal requirements of e-signing, as well as the evolving needs of the B2B marketplace and Internet economy.”
Mr. Al-Jaar received his B.S.E.E. from McGill University in Montreal and both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He has authored over twenty-five refereed publications and has been honored with awards such as the Engineering and Service Excellence Award and the Engineering Team Achievement Award at Digital Equipment Corporation. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Computer Society, as well as a member of the Association of Computing Machinery and SIGmetrics.
Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. develops ApproveIt, the industry’s first and only multi-signature electronic approval management software. Over 800 organizations currently use Silanis products in government, business, insurance, medical, and health care sectors, including the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, TRW, Williams Group, Nationwide Insurance, and National City Bank. Silanis software is recognized for its extensive capabilities, scalable security, ease-of-use, and ease of integration. Silanis’ world wide sales headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. The company also has a regional office in Campbell, CA and a R&D center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.