Bill is an experienced software entrepreneur, and the founder of Atalasoft, an enterprise software company that sold to Kofax (now Lexmark). Prior to Atalasoft he worked in aerospace manufacturing.
Manufacturers have reached the conclusion that all-encompassing, horizontal platforms cannot deliver on all their promises. A broad, largely organizational tool cannot achieve the depth and complexity necessary to generate true performance advantages. Instead, individual, easy-to-deploy components connected by APIs enable specific improvements in manageable stages. Out-of-the-box value harvesting capability is a key characteristic of these best-of-breed components. These vertical platforms then become the foundation of a manufacturer's tech stack and ecosystem as a whole.