May 04 2017 (Toronto) – Blueprint, a leader in accelerating and automating application development, announced today that Robert Youngjohns, software luminary and former Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software, has joined the Blueprint Board of Directors.
Youngjohns is a veteran of the IT industry, most recently serving in a variety of leadership roles at HP, right up until the transaction to merge with Microfocus, to create one of the world’s largest software companies. Prior to HP, he served as president of Microsoft North America. He was president and chief executive officer at Callidus Software, where he initiated the company’s transition from traditional enterprise software to SaaS (Software as a Service). Youngjohns holds a master’s degree with honors in physics and philosophy from Oriel College, Oxford University.
“Robert is a true pioneer and trailblazer in the world of software and I am very excited to welcome him to Blueprint’s board of directors,” said Dan Shimmerman, Blueprint CEO. “As we continue to drive innovation and help organizations scale DevOps and Agile to meet business objectives, Robert’s experience will be extremely valuable, and will strengthen the breadth of talent already represented on our Board.”
Blueprint solutions address the imperative of digital transformation by automating the alignment of Business and IT stakeholders during the early planning stages of application development and delivery.
“I have a true passion for app dev tooling and DevOps and Agile principles. This, coupled with my confidence in Dan Shimmerman as an energetic and committed CEO, made this an exciting opportunity,” said Youngjohns. “Given Blueprint’s existing traction helping large enterprises build better software, and the innovative capabilities it is bringing to market, I feel the company is well positioned for great things.”
Organizations from across the globe, including Citibank, Metlife, Nike and Costco, use Blueprint for their large, complex IT projects.
Blueprint provides industry-leading solutions that accelerate and de-risk the digital transformation of large organizations. With our products – Blueprint Storyteller for Agile, Blueprint Automate for DevOps and Blueprint RegTech for Compliance – organizations receive greater business value from IT, faster and more frequently, while dramatically increasing the efficiency and confidence of compliance.