Dan and Mike are joined by Simon Butler, founder of Methodics and Brad Hart, CTO of Perforce. We explore the acquisition of Methodics by Perforce, including motivation, strategy and a look to the future. We also discuss some of the history of Methodics and how they became successful.
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Simon Butler General Manager, Methodics Business Unit
Simon Butler was founder and CEO of Methodics Inc, acquired by Perforce in 2020, and is currently the General Manager of the Methodics Business unit at Perforce. Methodics created IPLM as a new business segment in the enterprise software space to service the needs of IP and component-based design. Simon has 30 years of IC design and EDA tool development and specializes in product strategy and design.
Brad Hart Chief Technical Officer
As the CTO of version control, Brad is responsible for the product strategy of the Perforce version control product suite – including Helix Core, Helix4Git, Swarm, and other clients and plugins. Brad has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech companies focused on optimizing development pipelines. He specializes in software engineering process, design, and implementation.
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