Mike Payne is one entrepreneur who needs no introduction to users in the CAD and PLM worlds. A prolific technologist, Mike has co-founded technology companies, including PTC, SolidWorks and SpaceClaim, that have changed the way the things we use everyday are designed and manufactured. Now, Mike has turned to revolutionizing the concept of Social Process Management by leading Kenesto.
Shmulik Bachar, Ph.D
Shmulik leads the development of Kenesto from the company’s offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. Shmulik runs a development team that is transforming process automation systems by marrying cloud computing with advanced end-user interface design. Shmulik brings over 10 years of experience in management of technical teams, R&D, QA and Support. Prior to Kenesto, Shmulik helped develop WebCollage, a web syndication service for customers like Sony, Microsoft and Amazon.Previously, Shmulik was one of the founders of Comverse R&D video group. Shmulik has taught computing at the University of Liverpool and Shenkar College of Engineering.
Stephen comes to Kenesto with a 24-year career in B2B technology development and marketing. Prior to joining Kenesto, he served as the Vice President of Product Data Management (PDM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) at Autodesk, Inc., where he led the growth of Autodesk’s Vault PDM business by 15x over four years. Most recently, Stephen oversaw the launch of Autodesk into the discrete PLM market with the introduction of the cloud-native PLM 360 solution.
Maya is part of the product definition team at Kenesto. A recent graduate of the MIT graduate System Design and Management program, Maya has brought “outside the box” thinking into the design of Kenesto, especially in the area of end-user interface design. Previously, Maya worked as a software engineer for many years for healthcare companies, including Partners Healthcare System and CST where she built web-based applications for physicians and patients, underscoring her credentials as a designer of note when simplicity is a basic requirement of UI design.