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Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced David Taylor, Vice President of State, Local and Provincial Solutions at Software AG, was elected to the Board of Directors for IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety and homeland security.

David Taylor, Vice President of State, Local and Provincial Solutions at Software AG, was elected to ...

David Taylor, Vice President of State, Local and Provincial Solutions at Software AG, was elected to the Board of Directors for IJIS Institute. (Photo: Business Wire)

New to the IJIS Institute’s Board of Directors, David Taylor joins ten other IT leaders and represents the only member to be elected for the first time in 2014. David was also appointed to director-at-large during its first executive leadership meeting.

Ambrosini: IJIS Mission to Improve National Security

Steve Ambrosini, Executive Director, IJIS Institute, noted: “Our mission is unique, as we are the only national organization that brings together industry and government in an effort to improve national security through effective information sharing among relevant communities. David Taylor’s experience in both the private and public sector, as well as his passion for the cause, makes him a great addition to our Board of Directors. His past works speaks for itself and we look forward to bringing him onboard.”

Founded in 2001, the IJIS Institute was created from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) interest in raising private sector participation in the advancement of national initiatives affecting justice and public safety, and more recently homeland security. Today, it comprises 380 member companies in the information technology field, as well as individual associates from government, non-profit and educational institutions from across the United States.

Taylor: Open Communication and Collaboration Makes US Safer

David Taylor, Vice President of State, Local and Provincial Solutions, Software AG said: “I am honored to be a member of the IJIS Institute’s Board of Directors and to join other industry leaders that have already created a pathway to support the organization’s overall mission. Through my work at Software AG, as well as my time as Florida State’s CIO, I have seen first-hand how opening the channels of communication and fostering collaboration between the private and public sector can help everyone do their job more effectively and make the United States a safer place to live.”

Taylor: Longest Serving CIO in Florida

Currently, David Taylor serves as market strategist and subject matter expert for the government practice at Software AG and has over 30 years of public service experience, including holding the title as the longest serving state Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Florida’s history. Previously, David was President of the National Association of Public Health CIOs, has co-chaired committees in various national associations including the National Association of State CIOs, and served as the vice chair of the Florida datacenter board of directors.

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About the IJIS Institute

The IJIS Institute unites the private and public sectors to improve mission-critical information sharing and safeguarding for those who protect and serve our communities. The IJIS Institute provides training, technical assistance, national scope issue management, and program management services to help government fully realize the power of information sharing. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with national headquarters on The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the IJIS Institute has grown to over 380 member companies and individual associates from government, non-profit, and educational institutions from across the United States. For more information, visit our website at:; follow us on Twitter @ijisinstitute; read the IJIS Factor Blog; or, join us on LinkedIn at Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing.

About Software AG

Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in fourteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas-Natural, ARIS, Alfabet, Apama, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 4,600 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €973 million in 2013.

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