In Pictures: Lotus pioneers. Where are they now?

IBM kills Lotus name, but software, key players, live on


"Currently, I am focused on a new startup called Talko that’s working on a new spin of my original passion — using technology to facilitate human interaction — but in a form that’s designed for today’s post-pc world of mobile devices and the web," says Ozzie. He was at Microsoft from 2005 to 2010. He became the Chief Software Architect in June 2006 — responsible for the company’s overall technical strategy and product architecture. From 1997 to 2005, Ozzie founded Groove Networks "to create personally-empowering, secure, mobile, ad hoc, decentralized collaboration software for both individuals and enterprises."

On the Lotus name going away: "It had a good run. I’m not surprised and it was a wise business decision," says Ozzie.

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