Analyst Coverage: David Norfolk
OutSystems is a comparatively small but exciting company that started in Portugal, which gives it a wider global perspective than many English or American companies. It is at the cutting edge of high productivity model-driven development and has established itself in the on-premises environments that businesses are most comfortable with. It now feels the time is right for traveling with its customers into the Cloud, with Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Introduced in 2001, the OutSystems Platform was originally developed in Portugal by a team led by OutSystems’ founder and CEO, Paulo Rosado. He now sees his company as “an international leader in cutting-edge approaches to the delivery of enterprise web and mobile applications” and is very proud of his company’s culture—see The Small Book, a guide for company employees.
Before OutSystems, Rosado was Executive VP of Global Marketing at Altitude Software, a CRM company present in 32 countries. Before joining Altitude, he co-founded Intervento, an e-business software infrastructure company, acting as its CEO until the company was successfully sold in 1999. Previously Paulo worked in Silicon Valley for Oracle Corp, where he held multiple positions in R&D and Product management.
Rosado has participated in multiple Executive Education programs, and holds a Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University and a Computer Engineering degree from Universidade Nova, Lisbon.