Martin Laplante is former CTO and current CEO of IceFire Studios, a SharePoint product firm. Martin applies his background in computational linguistics and document management R&D to SharePoint projects. He has worked on Internet document applications since the late 1980s and on Web-based collaboration systems since 1995. After a period spent working in bikinis (intelligent software that helps women choose the high-quality, two-piece swimsuit that is right for them) he returned to working on collaboration across language barriers, focusing on SharePoint. Martin has a PhD from the University of Ottawa.