Software developer and businessman who was one of the creators of Extensible Markup Language (XML). While working for Google, he developed both the Identity and Android models.
He studied computer science and mathematics at Ontario's University of Guelph and subsequently worked in the software department of Toronto's Digital Equipment Corporation.
He co-founded OpenText Corporation, a prominent Canadian software development company.
With his wife, Lauren Wood, he operated an internet consulting company called Textuality.
He and SoftKey founder Kevin O'Leary both had high-profile careers as Canadian software developers.