Aaron Roe Fulkerson is an information technology businessman and founder of MindTouch. Fulkerson helped pioneer the open core business model and the application of Web Oriented Architecture to enterprise software.
Fulkerson is currently Founder and CEO at MindTouch, a supplier of open source and collaborative network software. Prior to co-founding MindTouch, Aaron was a member of Microsoftâ€™s Advanced Strategies and Policies division and worked on distributed systems research. Previously he owned and operated a successful software and Information Technology consulting firm, Gurion Digital LLP. He won a Jack Kent Cooke scholarship in 2002. Aaron advises Microsoft on open source practices and is a founding advisory member of the CodePlex Foundation. He is also a technical editor to MCGraw Hill's "Implementing Enterprise 2.0." Aaron is a contributing blogger and writer for Fortune Magazine, GigaOm, and TechWeb Internet Evolution.
In March of 2010, he was named as the forty-sixth "Most Powerful Voices in Open Source".