Duff Johnson Strategy & Communications
Consulting Services based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Principal ~ January 2013 – present
Duff helps software developers, publishers, businesses and investors address their strategy, technology and product management questions.
Commercial Software and Professional Services based in Ottawa, Ontario
President ~ October 2011 – January 2013
Duff led the overhaul of NetCentric’s focus, brand and communications to an increase in year over year business volume of 92%.
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Commercial Software and Professional Services based in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
CEO ~ January 2009 – June 2011
Duff merged Document Solutions, Inc. with Appligent and successfully led the combined organization through a global economic downturn.
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Document Solutions, Inc. (DSI)
Electronic Document Services based on Oakland, California
Founder, President ~ March 1996 – December 2008
Document Solutions, Inc. was the world’s first electronic document service bureau dedicated to PDF technology. The company was first to market with a number of innovations, including:
- Interactive CD-ROMs with all-PDF (and thus, cross-platform) interfaces (1996).
- “MultiResolution PDF” combining high-resolution bitonal scanned pages with lossy color JPEG images for maximum image quality at the lowest-possible file size (1997). Now commercially known as MRC, MultiResolution PDF was very popular with academic publishers in particular. DSI scanned and converted millions of pages using this technique.
- Interactive PDF forms services, with over 30,000 insurance forms made interactive in the first year (1998).
- PDF accessibility services, enabling PDF files for disabled users who must use assistive technology to read (2001).
DSI’s clients included publishers, engineering organizations, pharmaceutical companies, law-firms, and government agencies.