Boulder, CO – June 19, 2016 – JumpCloud, the first Directory-as-a-Service® platform, today announced that technical luminary Dr. Tim Howes is joining its Technical Advisory Board. Dr. Howes is a noted and respected inventor, entrepreneur, and computer scientist. Dr. Howes is currently Chief Technology Officer at ClearStory Data, a company focused on bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everybody through fast-cycle, disparate data analysis. Dr. Howes will contribute to the JumpCloud mission of connecting employee identities to the IT resources they need.
Dr. Howes co-invented the seminal and foundational open source identity protocol, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), in 1991 while a PhD student at the University of Michigan. LDAP has gone on to be the most widely used identity protocol in the world with its use in solutions such as OpenLDAP and Microsoft Active Directory. Dr. Howes went on to be CTO of Netscape’s Server Products Division. He later co-founded LoudCloud/Opsware and Rockmelt. As CTO of ClearStory Data, Dr. Howes is leading the architecture and execution of next generation Data Intelligence.