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Mark J. Barrenechea

Mark J. Barrenechea joined OpenText as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012, and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. In January 2016, Mark took on the role of Chief Technology Officer and was appointed Vice Chair in September 2017.

OpenText Committed to Climate Innovation

As I return home from OpenText World Europe, I am feeling invigorated by the powerful conversations that occurred throughout the week. I am also feeling…

April 22, 2024 5 minute read
The Future Needs You Today: A Conversation on AI & Decolonization with Karen Palmer

The Future Needs You Today: A Conversation on AI & Decolonization with Karen Palmer

AI is bringing us into a new epoch of human society—it is a force multiplier for human potential. OpenText is about Information Management + Data…

8 minute read

OpenText World 2023—Welcome to the AI Revolution

OpenText World 2023—Welcome to the AI Revolution

Welcome to the AI Revolution. AI is not just a technology, it is a new ontology—for creativity, data, trust. No business or individual will be…

6 minute read

OpenText World 2023—AI and Its Forces of Change

OpenText World 2023—AI and Its Forces of Change

AI will change everything. We are in the midst of a massive shift from the cloud digital era to the AI cognitive era. Automation, data…

4 minute read

Everything Will Change: A Conversation on Ethical AI with Dr. Sasha Luccioni

Everything Will Change: A Conversation on Ethical AI with Dr. Sasha Luccioni

We are in the midst of a massive platform shift—from digital to cognitive. I once wrote that the internet changed everything. But with AI, everything…

7 minute read

International Women’s Day 2023: Embrace Equity

International Women’s Day 2023: Embrace Equity

“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed…

5 minute read

Building an Ustopia: A Conversation on Tech & Equity with Dr. Ruha Benjamin

Building an Ustopia: A Conversation on Tech & Equity with Dr. Ruha Benjamin

We are quickly approaching the point where the majority of the workforce is millennials and GenZ. In the United States, post millennials are the most…

9 minute read

Preparing for Quantum. A Conversation with Scott Aaronson

Preparing for Quantum. A Conversation with Scott Aaronson

We are on the cusp of a new tech global era. It is no longer good enough to look around corners. We need to look…

6 minute read

OpenText Welcomes Micro Focus Customers, Partners and Employees

OpenText Welcomes Micro Focus Customers, Partners and Employees

OpenText has completed the acquisition of Micro Focus and I am delighted to welcome customers, partners and employees to OpenText. We are the platform of…

3 minute read

Versant: Decoding the OpenVerse™

Versant: Decoding the OpenVerse™

“If you wish to build a ship, do not divide people into teams and send them to the forest to cut wood. Instead, teach them…

2 minute read

The Future of Human Intelligence: A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil

The Future of Human Intelligence: A Conversation with Ray Kurzweil

Information is at the core of being human, the universe and evolution itself. Information creation is accelerating, and its use is transformative in nature. Machines…

7 minute read

The Anticipant Organization

The Anticipant Organization

Imagine if the world went dark and there were no internet. Even for a day. For a week. Consider the massive fallout for organizations everywhere….

4 minute read

OpenText World 2022—Elevate business with the information advantage

OpenText World 2022—Elevate business with the information advantage

It’s time to look up. Information is cumulative, exponential and accelerating. It is everywhere. Frictionless, machine-generated, expanding and disruptive, exploding across all domains. Information is…

4 minute read

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