Alfresco’s John Newton comments on Dave DeWalt’s departure

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.