My name is Max. J. Pucher and I am the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ISIS Papyrus Software. I started my career with IBM where I worked internationally – including 3 years in Saudi Arabia – in hardware engineering, consulting and finally sales.
In 1988 I founded what is today the ISIS Papyrus Group. Today it is a medium size, but global software business with Fortune 1000 clients. My concept is to grow with the market and not outgrow our own ability to deliver quality, have employees who enjoy working for ISIS, and last but not least make a good profit. This magic triangle keeps a business from faltering in turbulent times.
In terms of software solutions for businesses I believe that business data and content need to be accessed in context by the business user and not just encoded into programs or processes. Old-Style BPM is a straightjacket for any business. I promote what I recently named Adaptive Process or ACM, meaning technology that exposes structured (business data) and unstructured (content) information to the members of structured (business) and unstructured (social) organizations to securely execute – with knowledge interactively gathered previously – structured (process) and unstructured (case) work in a transparent and auditable manner.
Long before PDF, I was among the first to propose the ‘electronic original’ for formatted outbound documents when others still created line-mode printstreams. I invented the PrintPool, which is a spooling database for ‘electronic originals’ used to sort/bundle/consolidate documents from various applications for printing, enveloping and archiving. I designed the core technology for the Papyrus Platform with its business architecture repository, distributed OO transaction engine and its embedded object relational DB. I have software patents in the area of Artificial Intelligence for the so-called User-Trained Agent, a machine learning component for process management. It monitors the process for user activity and discovers in real-time the complex patterns that represent ‘actionable knowledge’, which it will recommend.
Because of my belief in social networking concepts I joined forces in 2010 with the co-founder of ACT! – the first contact management product for the PC – Mike Muhney. Together we founded VIPorbit Software International, Inc. to offer Mobile Cloud solutions with VIPorbit®, the only full-featured Mobile Contact Manager designed for the iPhone.
My interests are film making, photography, music (more writing than performing), philosophy, and would you believe it – quantum physics. You can read my musings on my Quantum Resonance blog.
I love sports like skiing, scuba diving and did some Paragliding until hindered by a (not related) spinal injury. I still do a lot of motorcycling, sailing and powerboating. I hold a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and travelled most of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, with a sprinkle of sailing in Thailand, but have not done that much boating lately.
Recently I had the idea to get back into racing, having done so a long time ago. Motocross, Superbike and Rally are way to dangerous these days for my taste so therefore I decided to enter the Rallycross scene. I bought a 550HP Ford Fiesta RX Supercar from OMSE in Sweden but I am also building my own cars with the Powertec Team and a full team for the WRX. I will be driving Austrian Championship for fun mostly. This is THE upcoming motorsport since the Global Rallycross Championship was started in the US with ESPN. As a consequence Red Bull became its main sponsor in 2014 and NBC took it over from ESPN. In response IMG bought from FIA the rights to the new Rallycross World Championship, more or less replacing the European Championship.