Technology >> CEO Interviews >> October 7, 2002

Leon Navickas – Centra Software Inc (ctra)

LEON NAVICKAS is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Centra Software, Inc. Mr. Navickas founded Centra in 1995 following a successful career as General Manager of Research and Development for Lotus Notes. As Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for managing the overall operation of the company, including the definition and direction of Centra's technological vision and strategic business goals. While at Lotus, Mr. Navickas also served as General Manager of the company's Portable and Mobile Computing Division where he invented and then led the development of the industry's first palmtop PC with Hewlett-Packard. He managed several acquisitions, including Lotus Organizer, and negotiated joint business ventures with HP and Intel. He also directed the division responsible for the development of mainframe and minicomputer versions of Lotus 1-2-3 for IBM and served as development manager for Lotus Jazz. Early in his career, Mr. Navickas worked at Index Systems in a management and technical consulting role and at Data General as a Software Engineer developing distributed database management products. He holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Boston University and a Bachelor's degree from Boston College. Profile
TWST: Could you give us an introduction to Centra Software?

Mr. Navickas: Centra is a software company that provides software

solutions for real-time communication and collaboration.