|Dartmouth College, BA||1974|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management||2011|
|Stanford University Graduate School of Business, SEP Business||2011|
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Bruce Backa is CEO of NTP Software, a leading worldwide provider of software solutions for controlling and managing file data. He founded NTP Software in 1994 and within four years was named Microsoft Partner of the Year, Worldwide.
Bruce was one of those computer whiz kids everyone talks about, programming before he entered high school and teaching programming by the time he graduated. Itâ€™s a lifelong pattern of achievement that continues to this day:
In 1974, the National Computer Conference honored him as a part of a Dartmouth College team that invented computer timesharing. Together with Dartmouth professor Bruce Duncan, he created one of the first computer-based training courses for “German I” students. In 1975, he received the prestigious Kemeny Prize in Computing for innovation and system design. NTP Software has become the choice of most Fortune 1000 companies and thousands of customers in private and public sectors for their data storage and file management needs. Computer giant Dell certified NTP Software Precision Tieringâ„¢ with its DX Object Storage Platform so companies and individuals can better control storage consumption and costs by automatically migrating and managing file data. Prior to founding NTP Software, Bruce was Director of Technology and Business Research for the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), and Director of Technology for American International Group (AIG). At AMEX, he created a system using personal computers for the backup calculation of index values and built the Exchangeâ€™s options trading surveillance system. At AIG, he pioneered one of the worldâ€™s first client/server systems.
Bruce has emerged as a high-tech leader and business visionary, citing a rare combination of technical expertise with business acumen for his success. In 2000 he was recognized as a â€œTechnology Pioneerâ€ by the World Economic Forum, a Geneva-based nonprofit that honors social, environmental, and technological innovation.
Forever eager to acquire new knowledge, Bruce recently completed advanced studies at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.
As organizations and individuals face greater storage management issues, Bruce foresees even greater success and opportunity for NTP Software. Bruce intends to continue leading by example, focusing on the future and the next â€œgreat thingâ€ while giving back through mentoring, teaching, and coaching colleagues.