David Besemer is CTO of Composite Software, Inc. He has worked at the leading edge of enterprise software for more than 20 years. He began his tenure at Composite Software in 2002 as vice president of Engineering, and transitioned to the CTO role in January 2006. He joined Composite from his freelance CTO consulting practice, through which he provided software technology intelligence to venture capital firms. Previously, Besemer was CTO of eStyle; headed software product marketing at NeXT Computer; built program trading systems on Wall Street; and researched natural language processing systems at GE's Corporate R&D center. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.