Former Apple CEO, Gil Amelio, has been named chairman of the board of directors at
Viaquo Corp., which develops distributed access permission software (DAPS).
Amelio is currently a senior partner at
Sienna Ventures, the early-stage venture firm that led Viaquo’s most recent round of funding. He was Apple’s CEO before Steve Jobs returned to the fold. In fact, Amelio helped bring Jobs back to Apple — but that’s another story.
Viaquo’s distributed access permissioning software platform, ViaSeal, enables content vendors, wireless operators, large enterprises and exchanges to seal and tamper-proof digital packages of rich media and sensitive information for individual and mass distribution to pre-authorized users over the Internet or private networks. According to Bill Sweet, Viaquo’s CEO, Amelio’s election as Chairman comes at an important time as the company enters its product beta test period with major content vending and Internet infrastructure companies, as well as an expected market launch of their ViaSeal distributed access permissioning platform in the last quarter of 2001.
“As Gil assumes the role of chairman of our board, his leadership abilities, combined with his extensive knowledge in the technology sector and his experience at running large corporations, will be a welcomed asset and resource to our organization,” Sweet said in announcing Amelio’s appointment. “This is a crucial time for us and we look forward to his vision and leadership as we move closer to launching ViaSeal.”