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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
Press for Progress

Press for Progress

Today, as the world celebrates and reflects on the achievements of women, OpenText continues the important conversation to promote and support women in technology with…

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2018 top tech predictions

2018 top tech predictions

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke It is an amazing time for technology and to be a citizen of…

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Ten things impacting the world: impact on society

Ten things impacting the world: impact on society

In January of 2017, the sales of George Orwell’s novel 1984 spiked, climbing to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list (a 9,500 percent increase in…

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Ten things impacting the world: the nature of conflict

Ten things impacting the world: the nature of conflict

In 2010, a malicious virus known as Stuxnet destroyed nearly 1,000 centrifuges in an Iranian uranium enrichment facility. The cyberattack demonstrated the prophetic wisdom of…

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Ten things impacting the world: the nature of commerce

Ten things impacting the world: the nature of commerce

Innovations in digital payments are expanding the economy. As consumers (most notably Millennials) opt for new ways to pay for goods and services, traditional financial…

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Ten things impacting the world: climate change

Ten things impacting the world: climate change

The burning of fossil fuels and other activities have released enormous amounts of gases into the atmosphere. These emissions have warmed the Earth’s surface, and…

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Ten things impacting the world: IQ of 1,000

Ten things impacting the world: IQ of 1,000

The notion of a super-intelligent being has been the source of both speculation and entertainment for many years. We have conceptualized modern-day super intellects through…

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Ten things impacting the world: living to 150

Ten things impacting the world: living to 150

Over the course of human history, our life expectancy has been on an upward trend: increasing from 30 years (during prehistoric times) to 35 years…

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Ten things impacting the world: the Internet of Things

Ten things impacting the world: the Internet of Things

Few things have the power to transform our world as rapidly and radically as digital.  At the hub of this transformation is the Internet of…

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Ten things impacting the world: artificial intelligence

Ten things impacting the world: artificial intelligence

Autonomy is the mother of artificial intelligence (AI). AI will impact every industry as the autonomy of decision making—from self-driving cars to industrial robots like…

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Ten things impacting the world: automation

Ten things impacting the world: automation

According to Moore’s law, based on increased affordability and greater access, computing power will increase exponentially. When we examine the evolution of computing technology on…

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Ten things impacting the world: connectivity

Ten things impacting the world: connectivity

Humankind’s quest for better and faster connectivity can be traced from early smoke signals to the invention of the smartphone. Around 900 B.C., soldiers guarding…

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