NetDocuments’ legendary chief technology officer and co-founder Alvin Tedjamulia has announced that he is retiring, bringing to an end a chapter that has seen him win multiple awards and accolades, including ILTA’s lifetime achievement award and Fastcase 50 honouree in 2021.
As first reported by LawSites, Tedjamulia announced the news in his closing keynote at NetDocuments’ user conference in Denver. John Motz has already taken over the CTO role, with Tedjamulia set to continue working with NetDocuments as chief evangelist.
Tedjamulia is the true definition of legal tech veteran, having founded NetDocuments in 1998 with Ken Duncan and Lee Duncan. Prior to that the three founded SoftSolutions in 1989 and sold it to WordPerfect in 1994.
Famed for his keynote addresses, Tedjamulia adopts often seemingly unrelated themes that he cleverly weaves into unscripted, winding talks. At NetDocuments’ pre-pandemic conference in Utah in 2019, the theme (to coincide with NetDocuments’ 20th anniversary) was platinum – a metal that is “more rare, more pure, higher value, more durable and stable than gold, just like NetDocuments.”
Posting from the conference in Denver, Michelle Spencer, product marketing manager at NetDocuments said on Twitter yesterday (9 November): “Co-founder and CTO Alvin Tedjamulia,the Godfather of Document Management and legendary storyteller, closes out #NDInspire22 by relating the patterns of butterflies to our themes for the week: Patterns of Knowledge, Work, and, most importantly, Success!”
Tedjamulia – or as one UK CIO said described it, “the Tedjamulia vibe” – will be missed and I wish him all the very best with the next chapter.