Technology >> CEO Interviews >> December 17, 2001

Barry Morris – Iona Technologies Plc (iona)

BARRY MORRIS was named Chief Executive Officer of IONA Technologies Plc in May 2000. Mr. Morris is the visionary behind IONA's End 2 Anywhere Web Services Integration Strategy. He has guided the creation and evolution of the Orbix E2A e-Business Platform and successfully integrated the strategic acquisitions of Netfish Technologies, Object Oriented Concepts, Inc. and Suplicity. Since joining IONA in 1994, Mr. Morris has served as Vice President of Product Management and subsequently as Chief Operating Officer. During this tenure, he successfully established the company's US headquarters in Waltham, MA. Prior to joining IONA, Mr. Morris worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, Lotus Development Corporation, Protek Electronics Ltd., and Leading Technology Inc. Mr. Morris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) conferred by the International Management Centres Association (IMCA) in August of 2001. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science from New College, Oxford University. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with a history and overview of IONA?

Mr. Morris: IONA is 10 years old, and has been profitable for all 10

years. IONA is a company that has always been focused on the