Arlington, MA, January 28, 2009

Israel Gat, recognized and highly acclaimed as the architect of the Agile transformation at BMC Software, has joined Cutter Consortium's team of Senior Consultants. Israel is currently focusing on enterprise-level Agile deployments. His activities in this space include consulting on R&D transformation, coaching executives on how to implement Agile, and developing business designs that take full advantage of Agile methods.

Said Jim Highsmith, Director of Cutter's Agile Product and Project Management practice and one of the founders of the Agile movement, "I think Israel will be a tremendous resource for our clients; he brings the invaluable senior manager's perspective to agile enablements and transformations."

Under Israel Gat's leadership, BMC software development increased Scrum users from zero to 1,000 in four years. His executive career has spanned top technology companies, including IBM, Microsoft, Digital and EMC. He led the development of products such as the BMC Performance Manager (BPM) and Microsoft's Operations Manager (MOM), enabling the two companies to move on to the next generation of system management technology. Israel is also well versed in growing smaller companies and has held advisory and venture capital positions for companies in new, high-growth markets.

Israel has a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from the Israeli Institute of Technology and an MBA from Clark University.

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