Stefan Ried is Chief Technology Officer and Head of Technology Strategy of Unify. Unify is a globally acting vendor of communication and collaboration software and devices and since March 20, 2016 part of ATOS. Stefan drives technology innovation in both the traditional Openscape Communications product family, and in the leading-edge collaboration cloud Circuit. He joined Unify in January 2015 from Forrester Research, where he acquired from 2008 to 2014 deep knowledge of the cloud market, after he worked at software vendors such as SAP and Software AG. Stefan holds a Ph.D. of theoretical and computational physics by the Max Planck Institute in Germany.