Andrew J. “Flip” Filipowski
Executive Chairman, InterAct
InterAct Executive Chairman, Andrew "Flip" Filipowski, is one of the world’s most successful high-tech entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and industry visionaries.
The former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980′s, was also the founder and CEO of PLATINUM technology, inc. Flip grew PLATINUM into the 8th-largest software company in the world at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion dollars, the largest such transaction for a software company at the time.
Upside Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology and the Triad Business Journal recently named him as one of 2008′s 75 Most Influential People in the Triad.
A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Flip has also been awarded the Young President’s Organization Legacy Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.