Don Brown


School of Informatics Career Achievement Award (2010)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
School of Informatics
B.S., 1978; M.S., 1982; M.D., 1985


Don Brown, a graduate of Indiana University (B.S., 1978; M.S. in computer science, 1982; M.D., 1985), is founder, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Interactive Intelligence. With more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, Brown is widely admired as a technology innovator and entrepreneurial expert. He was honored by Computer Telephony Magazine as its 1997 Star of the Industry and was Ernst and Young's Indiana Heartland 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2006, Brown received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Customer Interaction Solutions magazine and was named a "Top Voice of IP Communications" by Internet Telephony magazine. In 2010, Forbes magazine ranked Brown among its 10 Self-Made Small-Company Stars.