Aaron Fulkerson

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Aaron Roe Fulkerson
Orange, CA, United States
Alma materUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OccupationChief Executive Officer

Aaron Roe Fulkerson is an information technology businessman and founder of MindTouch, Inc. Fulkerson helped pioneer the open core business model,[1] collaborative networks, and the application of Web Oriented Architecture to enterprise software.[2]

Fulkerson is founder and board member at MindTouch,[3] a supplier of open source and collaborative network software. Prior to co-founding MindTouch with Steve Bjorg, Aaron was a member of Microsoft’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 Foundation scholarship in 2002.[4]

Aaron advises Microsoft on open source practices, and is a founding advisory member of the OuterCurve Foundation (formerly known as the CodePlex Foundation).[5] He is also the technical editor to MCGraw Hill's "Implementing Enterprise 2.0." Aaron is a contributing blogger and writer for Forbes,[6] GigaOm OSTATIC,[7] TechWeb Internet Evolution,[8] Fortune Magazine, CNNMoney.com,[9] CMSWire[10] and ReadWriteWeb.[11]

In 2008, Aaron was cited one of seven "Leading Corporate Social Media Evangelists" by ReadWriteWeb.[12] Aaron is also a frequent speaker on the topics of enterprise software, Enterprise 2.0, Social CRM (SCRM), open source, education, and entrepreneurship,[13][14][15][16]

In March 2010, he was named on the Mindtouch website as the forty-sixth in the list of "Most Powerful Voices in Open Source".[17]


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  2. ^ Erickson, Jonathan (May 7, 2008). "Web Oriented Architectures | Dr Dobb's". Ddj.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  3. ^ "Aaron Fulkerson". LinkedIn.com. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – Aaron Fulkerson". Jkcf.org. Archived from the original on October 22, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "The Outercurve Foundation > About > Board of Directors". Outercurve.org. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  6. ^ Fulkerson, Aaron (August 9, 2010). "The Evolution Of User Manuals". Forbes.
  7. ^ "The Future of Collaborative Networks". Ostatic.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  8. ^ "Aaron Roe Fulkerson – How, and Why, End Users Circumvent IT". Internet Evolution. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  9. ^ "Headphone serenity". CNN.
  10. ^ Aaron Roe Fulkerson (@roebot) (August 25, 2010). "The Importance of Context: Why Enterprise 2.0 Still Fails to Deliver Value". Cmswire.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  11. ^ Author, Guest (September 30, 2010). "What Do Online Documentation and Museums Have in Common?". Readwriteweb.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  12. ^ Kirkpatrick, Marshall (April 11, 2008). "The New Robert Scobles: Seven Leading Corporate Social Media Evangelists Today". Readwriteweb.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  13. ^ "Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – 2010 Conference resources". Jkcf.org. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  14. ^ "Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2012 – Conference Overview". E2conf.com. Archived from the original on March 13, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  15. ^ Events (October 16, 2008). "Who are the best speakers on content technology? (cont. from San Francisco) – Gilbane Group Press Releases and Announcements". Gilbane.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  16. ^ "Speaker: Aaron Fulkerson: OSCON 2009 – O'Reilly Conferences, July 20 – 24, 2009, San Jose, CA". Oscon.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  17. ^ "MindTouch.com". Archived from the original on March 22, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2010.

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