Xata names Tuttle chief technology officer

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Xata Corp. has named Odell Tuttle chief technology officer. Tuttle joins Xata from Healthland where he was chief technology officer responsible for driving technology and product direction.

“Odell brings exceptionally strong experience in product technology, strategy and management,” says Jay Coughlan, Xata’s chairman and chief executive officer. “His expertise will make him especially effective in leading our XataNet and Turnpike development teams, as well as our increasing emphasis on mobile technology.”

Prior to joining Healthland, Odell was chief architect with Gearworks in Eagan, Minn., where he led the development and QA organizations in delivering the company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, which improved the quality of existing products and delivered entirely new products. He also developed and implemented the off-shore development strategy, provided architectural vision and led the development of the next-generation platform.

His experience also includes leading Digital River’s global software development organization to build the company’s next-generation SaaS platform. Odell is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the CIO/CTO Leadership Council,
International .NET User Association (INETA) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).