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Symantec Vice President of Research Joe Pasqua Joins CTO Forum Executive Board.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The CTO Forum today announced that Joe Pasqua, vice president, research for Symantec Corp., has been appointed to its executive board. The CTO Forum brings together senior technology executives from leading organizations to foster discussion and collaboration regarding the advancement of technology and innovation within organizations.

"The CTO Forum is honored to welcome Joe to our executive board," said Basheer Janjua, founder and chairman of the CTO Forum and CEO of Integnology Corporation. "Joe brings a wealth of experience in developing and commercializing innovative technologies at Symantec, Adobe, Xerox and several other industry leading organizations. His knowledge and perspectives will provide an important contribution to the CTO Forum."

As vice president of research, Pasqua is responsible for all activities within Symantec Research Labs, the company's global research organization. In this capacity, he oversees core research, collaborative research with government and universities, advanced concept development, external standards activities, and product security. His background includes more than 25 years of research and development experience in the software industry at companies such as Adobe, Oracle, and Xerox as well as several startups.

Symantec Research Labs plays a leading role in developing and commercializing numerous cutting-edge technologies across Symantec's business areas. Under Pasqua's leadership, the company's research labs have developed several technologies that are being leveraged as part of Symantec's revolutionary reputation-based security technology and products that have been commercialized for shipping, including the innovative OnlineFamily.Norton family safety service.

"The CTO Forum provides a unique opportunity for candid and insightful interactions among a great set of technology leaders," said Pasqua. "The forward-thinking exchanges initiated by the CTO Forum benefit each member and also help accelerate innovation in the greater community. Innovation is critical to stay ahead of customer needs and vital for emerging from challenging times with strong and sustainable advantage."

About the CTO Forum

The CTO Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a trusted, open and creative environment where the brightest minds of our times convene to address the industry's most important issues. The CTO Forum brings together the best minds in technology from different industries to define opportunities, and to collaborate in harnessing the extraordinary potential of technology. The CTO Forum's mission is to deliver a Global Innovation Platform, where technology leaders collaborate and co-create the technology and solutions that will be critical to meeting tomorrow's global opportunities and challenges. For more information, visit www.thectoforum.net.

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