ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2002 -- Leveraging his more than 30 years of research, technology and management experience, Xerox Corporation named Robert S. Bauer vice president and chief technology officer of Xerox Global Services. Xerox Global Services is Xerox's consulting arm, specializing in document, content and knowledge management.
Bauer, formerly the leader of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center's (PARC) Advanced Systems Development Lab, has spent much of his career turning theoretical ideas into marketable technologies that help Xerox clients manage information. In addition, he has applied research about work practices and knowledge sharing to assist businesses in managing change and process improvements.
Now, as CTO, Bauer will bring his expertise in intelligent information access, user interfaces, software engineering, collaborative work and knowledge-based productivity tools to Xerox Global Services. Bauer will ensure Xerox clients continue to have access to the newest technologies and will help the organization create a standard methodology for Xerox consultants.
"Bob brings a unique perspective on the role of technology in the workplace and knows how technology can be deployed to greatest effect," said Tom Dolan, president, Xerox Global Services. "With Bob as CTO, the synergy between research and Xerox Global Services will be further enhanced, distinguishing us from our competitors, and providing Xerox's services clients with ongoing access to superior document, content and knowledge management resources."
Since joining Xerox in 1970, Bauer has written more than 100 technical papers and edited numerous books, publishing and lecturing on subjects such as globalization and communities of practice. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has served in an advisory capacity to the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Commerce and various agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense. He holds a doctorate from Stanford University specializing in solid-state materials and device physics.
Xerox Global Services, formed in 2001, addresses the rapidly growing services market by helping clients improve their work and business processes to achieve better results. Xerox services include consulting, systems design and implementation, strategic outsourcing and process management. These services operate across a number of disciplines, such as knowledge and work practice management, content management and publishing and output management.
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