By Maria Bruno-Britz
Cliff Waggoner, co-founder and chief architect of data processing solutions provider Open Solutions (Glastonbury, Conn.), passed away May 11 after a battle with cancer. He was 66.Waggoner co-founded Open Solutions in a basement in 1992 hoping to bring relationship-based technology to the financial services industry. His background included more than 30 years of information system and design experience that covered a wide range of technology and application development areas. His design expertise became the foundation for the Open Solutions data model.
"We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Cliff Waggoner, a true pioneer and inspiration for our company and the industry," said Louis Hernandez, Jr., chairman and CEO of Open Solutions, in a statement. "Cliff was a private, humble, yet accomplished man who was admired by all those who knew him. He was a true visionary who dreamed of using technology to create more personalized interactive relationships for the financial services industry through the use of innovative systems and open architecture."