Ferguson has brought CA’s legacy software into the 21st century and is helping to make CA a cloud computing power. Ferguson, who joined CA in 2008 after working at Microsoft in the Office of the CTO, was the driving force behind CA Catalyst, a set of new software engines that modernize interfaces to CA products and integrated the products using Web service standards. Now he is taking charge of CA’s technology future, architecting the software giant’s cloud and virtualization strategies. Under his leadership, CA has already unveiled a deal to put CA’s Agile Planner on Salesforce.com’s Force.com platform to help accelerate cloud development. What’s more, CA has joined industry leaders like Cisco, EMC and HP in a new ecosystem of cloud leaders aimed at accelerating cloud adoption.