Founder of WebCT Offers Keen Perspective on How Groundbreaking Technology Products Can Achieve Daily Mainstream Use
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada — December 16, 2005 — Vitrium Systems, a provider of digital rights management technology and the maker of the protectedpdf™ product suite, today announced that online education pioneer Murray Goldberg has joined the company's board of directors.
A widely recognized thought leader in his field, in 1997 Goldberg founded WebCT, now the world's leading provider of asynchronous educational tools. Later, as president and co-founder of Silicon Chalk, Goldberg brought to market complementary software that allows instructors to broadcast prepared notes and lecture material to both local and remote students in real time. The company was acquired in August 2005 by New York-based Horizon Wimba.
Goldberg continues to design and lead the implementation of new learning and other collaborative technologies and is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions. For example, the 2000 National IWAY Awards in Canada recognized Goldberg as one of five extraordinary Canadians for his outstanding contributions to the information technology community. Most recently Goldberg was the winner of the 2004 Manning Awards foundation's EnCana Principal Award, a $100,000 prize honoring innovation in any human endeavor.
A passionate educator, Goldberg has also received a number of awards for his teaching. Prior to WebCT he served as a tenured computer science professor at the University of British Columbia, where in his first year as a faculty member he won the prestigious UBC Killam prize.
"Tens of millions of people across the globe every day use technology that Murray brought to market." notes Narayan Sainaney, President and CTO of Vitrium Systems. "His insights will be invaluable as we work to achieve that kind of market penetration for Protectedpdf™ products."
About Vitrium Systems
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Vitrium Systems is a private company specializing in document protection through their protectedpdf™ platform, the world's first on-demand self-publishing platform. For more information about Vitrium and its products, visit our web site at http://www.vitrium.com/ or http://www.protectedpdf.com.