Sam Gutmann is a software entrepreneur and technologist. He is currently the CIO of the global Import/Export trading company, BassTech International. Prior to BassTech, Sam was the CEO of Intronis, an online (cloud) backup software company which he co-founded in 2003. Working as a small-business consultant in the late 1990s, Sam found that many business owners were backing up their data only sporadically, when they remembered to do it at all. Sam realized that tapes, disks, and CDs would always create incomplete backup sets. In 2000, together with his co-founders, he began development on the offsite, secure, user-friendly solution that would grow to become Intronis. After three years of research, development, software design, and testing, Intronis was launched in 2003. Prior to Intronis, Sam worked for several years as an independent small-business technology consultant. He is a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Management Information Systems.