John Newton, Alfresco CTO and Chairman, comments on Documentum CEO, Dave DeWalt’s recent departure on his blog. John worked with Dave when he was at Documentum.
As a side note, I’ve met Dave on a couple of occasions–one was a surreal experience in which Dave, Joe Tucci, one of my clients and I threw beads at conference goers from a mini mardi gras float (post). I was impressed with his desire to make a connection with as many conference attendees as he could. Rather than being ushered in and out of a large conference hall never to be seen again, Dave walked amongst the crowd and genuinely listened to feedback from his customers.
I also know he had developed sort of a cult following amongst Documentum employees. From a culture perspective, his departure from EMC seems like a huge loss.