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William Barnhill - Booz Allen Hamilton
Bill Barnhill is a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton based in Rome, New York. He has over thirteen years experience in software engineering, and specializes in leveraging emerging XML technologies for commercial and government applications. He is an original member of the XDI (XRI Data Interchange) Technical Committee and an advisory member of the XRI (Extensible Resource Identifier) Technical Committee at OASIS (http://www.oasis-open.org).

Jon Bosak - Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer Jon Bosak, organized and led the working group that created XML, subsequently serving for two years as chair of the W3C XML Coordination Group. He then served as a technical advisor to the joint UN and OASIS effort that created ebXML and led the committee that created the OASIS technical committee process. For the last three years he has chaired the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) Technical Committee. He also serves on the Board of Governors of EIDX, the electronics industry section of CompTIA.

Kathryn Breininger - The Boeing Company
Kathryn Breininger is a corporate librarian and information scientist at The Boeing Company. She is the project manager for Boeing's CENTRAL Registry. Her work has focused on registry development and implementation for the past four years, and on leading a content management initiative for her organization. Kathryn's areas of expertise cover information and content management, cataloging, indexing, registry development, internal metadata standards development, and taxonomy development. Her interests include using emerging technologies and information management theories and practices to increase efficiency in information discovery and retrieval. Kathryn received her MLIS from the University of Washington. She is the Chair for the OASIS ebXML Registry Technical Committee and is a member of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

David Burdett - SAP Technology Standards Group
David Burdett is an architect in the SAP Technology Standards Group focusing on vertical industry standards, SOA and the application of web services to B2B. Prior to joining SAP, David worked for Commerce One in architecture and product management roles. Before that he worked for a smart card company on using electronic cash on the internet and for over 20 years with several management consultancies including Ernst & Young. David has been extensively involved in Web Services, architecture and standards for the last 6 years including editor of the first ebXML Messaging specification. He has also published articles and presents regularly.

Christoph Bussler - Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Christopher Bussler has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Erlangen, Germany and a Masters in computer science from the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Chris recently authored a book titled "B2B Integration", as well as two books in workflow management and more than 60 research papers. He has presented tutorials on several topics including B2B integration and workflow management and has served as keynote speaker at many conferences and workshops. Chris is professionally active as member of manyorganizations including the Semantic Web Services Initiative (SWSI) and Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA). He is frequently invited to present keynotes and to serve as a discussion panel member.

Liliana Cabral - The Open University
Liliana Cabral's research focuses on the design and implementation of IRS-III, a framework for Semantic Web Services. She has been involved in research combining knowledge technologies with medical imaging technology and GRID services to support the diagnosis of breast cancer and is a member of the EU integrated project on Data, Information and Process integration using Semantic Web services.

Tom Carlson, National Center for State Courts
Tom Carlson has worked in various technology-oriented roles at the National Center for State Court over the past decade. He currently splits his time between the National Center's Technology Services division and its internal IS department. Combining court knowledge with technical skills, he is currently involved in work with the Global Justice XML Data Model (GJXDM) and is the developer of Wayfarer, an exploration tool for the data model.

Anthony Coates - London Market Systems
Anthony B. Coates (Tony) is Chief Architect for London Market Systems, and specialises in information management and integration solutions for financial and corporate clients. Tony is Chief Architect for London Market Systems, and previously was Leader of XML Architecture and Design in Reuters Chief Technology Office in London. Tony has worked as an architect for a number of financial XML initiatives, including MDDL (Market Data Definition Language, http://www.mddl.org/), FpML (Financial Products Markup Language), and ISO 19312 (financial instrument model). Tony is a participant in UBL, and member of the UBL code list team.

David Connelly -Open Applications Group
David Connelly is CEO of the Open Applications Group, Inc, an independent open standards development organization formed to promote interoperability among business software applications and to create or endorse one or more standards for easier business software interoperability. David has over 28 years experience in the software industry. Before joining The Open Applications Group, David worked in IT for a large end-user organization and also for a large application software solution provider in various technical and management capacities. He joined OAGi as their Chief Technology Officer in 1996 and was elected CEO of the Open Applications Group in 1998. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1975 with a Bachelors of Industrial Engineering. David speaks many times a year around the world on Business to Business, Application Integration, and XML related issues.

Mark Crawford - LMI Government Consulting
Mark Crawford is the XML lead for LMI Government Consulting. Mark has been active in XML research and implementation since 1997. He provides XML strategic and technical consulting to the United States General Services Administration, the United States Department of the Navy, and the Open Travel Alliance and many others. Mark is active in a number of different XML standards efforts. He is a member of the W3C AC. He is the vice chair of the OASIS sponsored Universal Business Language (UBL) initiative and the Co-Chair of the UBL Naming and Design Rules subcommittee. He is the editor of the ISO 15000-5 ebXML Core Components Technical Specification. He is Vice-Chair of the UN/CEFACT Applied Technology Group, Chair of the UN/CEFACT XML Syntax Working Group, and Project Lead for the UN/CEFACT Core Components Harmonization effort. Mark was the editor of the ebXML Requirements document and an active member of the ebXML architecture and core components groups. He was the chair of the recently completed joint American National Standards Institute and UN/CEFACT effort to develop internationally standardized core components and he was Vice Chair of the ANSI ASC X12 XML workgroup. Mark is a noted speaker and lecturer and has given a number of presentations at various national and international XML and eBusiness conferences.
Peter Denno - NIST

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Peter Denno - National Institute for Standards and Technology
Peter Denno is a computer scientist in the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory. He has 20 years experience in systems integration and systems development for manufacturing applications.

Alan Doniger - Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium
Alan Doniger, Chief Technology Officer, Petrotechnical Open Standards Consortium (POSC) is actively involved in the planning and execution of POSC work in the areas of technology, processes, marketing, and communications. He leads the development of specifications to support application interoperability using distributed object and internet technologies. Prior to joining POSC, Alan was engaged by Gulf and Chevron for twelve years where he was responsible for managing software standards, methodology, and tool groups. Alan holds an MS degree in Computer Science and a BA degree in Mathematics from Cornell University. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. Alan currently serves as Chairman of the Governing Board of The Open Group.

Bob DuCharme - LexisNexis
Bob DuCharme (www.snee.com/bob) is the author of Manning Publications' "XSLT Quickly," Prentice Hall's "XML: The Annotated Specification" and "SGML CD," and McGraw Hill's "Operating Systems Handbook." He writes the monthly "Transforming XML" column for XML.com and has contributed to Dr. Dobb's Journal, XML Magazine, XML Journal, IBM developerWorks, XML Developer, O'Reilly Books' "XML Hacks," and Prentice Hall's "XML Handbook." A consulting software engineer at LexisNexis, Bob received his BA in religion from Columbia University and his masters in computer science from New York University. Bob's O'Reilly Network weblog at http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/1191 is dedicated to linking-related topics.

Paul Ehrlich - Individual
Paul Ehrlich, a well-known industry stakeholder and advocate of integrated and intelligent buildings. In 2004 he formed the Building Intelligence Group an independent consultancy, whose primary purpose is to help system suppliers as well as building owners and managers, maneuver their operations through the vast changes prompted by open systems, convergence and enterprise building management. The main focus is in the areas of facility and IT integration, convergence and intelligent buildings. Clients include Clasma Inc - the producer of the BuilConn and BuilSpec events as well as major manufacturers of Building Systems and associated technologies. Previously, Paul was with Trane where he served as Business Development Leader guiding the global direction and development of Trane's line of building control products. Prior to working for Trane, Paul worked for Johnson Controls providing solutions to building owners.

Joanne Friedman - ConneKted Minds Inc.
Joanne Friedman is widely recognized for her thought provoking insights on IT management and strategically engineering highly integrated demand and supply chains. A noted author and speaker, Joanne is distinguished for her contributions to XML standards development and recognized by numerous organizations in the high tech and manufacturing sectors for her leadership in promoting standards adoption.Joanne is co-founder and CEO of ConneKted Minds Inc., a business- technology practice built on International Value Management Standards to support the needs of F1000 enterprises and their technology partners. Prior to joining ConneKted Minds, Joanne was Vice President, Electronic Business Strategies with the Meta Group . Joanne complements her skills in business-technology strategy with 17 years experience in the corporate IT organizations of Fortune 500 companies in North America. She is currently at work on her fourth book and continues to actively participate in industry initiatives RosettaNet, the Open Applications Group (OAG), and OASIS.

Jim Gabriel - digitalML Ltd
Jim Gabriel is an architect, author, entrepreneur and inventor. Jim got to where he is today thanks to a disproportionate number of metadata evolution management problems. He designed and engineered the production of CortexML for XML metadata evolution management. Jim works with London-based digitalML Ltd., where he is responsible for the CortexML division of the company.

Robert Glushko - University of California Berkeley
Bob Glushko has twenty-five years of R&D, consulting, and entrepreneurial experience in information management, electronic publishing, Internet commerce, and human factors in computing systems. He founded or co-founded three companies, the last of which was Veo Systems in 1997, which pioneered the use of XML for electronic commerce, inventing the first object-oriented XML schema language (SOX) and the first XML vocabulary for B2B (the XML Common Business Library, xCBL). After Veo's acquisition in 1999 by Commerce One, he headed Commerce One's XML architecture and technical standards activities and was named an "Engineering Fellow" in 2000.

Erik Hennum - IBM Corporation
Erik Hennum has been a strategist for XML publications at both Informix and IBM, where he is an Information Architect. A persistent Observer on the OASIS DITA Technical Committee, he has contributed articles and given talks about DITA for several conferences including presenting the position of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee at the W3C Workshop on Web Applications and Compound Documents.

Scott Hinkelman - IBM Corporation
Scott Hinkelman participates in several industry-level standards consortia and focuses on strategy of cross-industry enablement initiatives. Scott is an accomplished expert in Java, XML, and the business/IT space.

John Jackson - General Motors
John L. Jackson is the Director, Software Technologies for General Motors, the world's largest automobile manufacturer. He works in the office of the CTO and has corporate-wide responsibilities for strategy and architecture for infrastructure software and software development tools. He develops strategies in topics as diverse as messaging, identity management, service oriented architecture and development tools. He previously served as the CIO for the GM Electro-Motive Division. Prior to joining GM, Mr. Jackson worked in application development at Okidata and Pratt & Whitney. Mr. Jackson has degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Mr. Jackson also represents General Motors on the Liberty Alliance Project, Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I), and OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards).

Mitchell Kapor - Open Source Applications Foundation
Mitchell Kapor is active in the world of open source software as the founder and President of the Open Source Applications Foundation, which is developing Chandler, a new personal information manager and as Chair of the Mozilla Foundation. Mitchell founded Lotus Development Corporation in 1982 and designed Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer app" which made the PC ubiquitous in business. He is also the co-founder (in 1990) of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and currently serves as a Director of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation and of the Level Playing Field Institute.

Eugene Kuznetsov - Datapower
Eugene Kuznetsov is a recognized visionary in the industry, and approaches new technology with innovation and a comprehensive understanding of practical application. Seeing a need to improve the security, performance, and manageability in XML and Web services applications, Eugene founded DataPower in 1999 and created the intelligent XML-Aware Network (XAN) infrastructure product category. Prior to DataPower he consulted for numerous companies, including Microsoft, on a variety of projects in the areas of memory management, power electronics, JIT compilers, optimized execution engines and application integration. Kuznetsov's articles have appeared in ZDNet, EETimes, XML Journal, Network World, Java Report, eBizQ and SC Magazine, and he is a well-regarded speaker appearing at numerous conferences and events including NetSec, NATO C3 Agency, HPWorld, CIO Council XML.gov Working Group, Web Services DevCon, MITRE XML Day, NECINA, Web Services Edge, Gartner's Application Integration and Web Services Summit, the IT Security & Privacy Conference, and ITTC 2004. Kuznetsov holds a BSEE from MIT.

Ken Laskey - Mitre Corporation
Ken Laskey is the Lead Engineer and Technical Lead in the Information Semantics Group of Mitre Corporation. Ken is the Mediation task lead for defining mediation services for NCES and has been working on metadata and semantics issues since DARPA project in 1997.

Rafael Martinez - JPMorgan Chase
Dr. Rafael Martinez created and managed the XML Center of Excellence within JPMorgan Chase retail organization where he led efforts to introduce SOAP/XML and web services. He architected innovative approaches to bridging web services and legacy messaging technologies, and worked closely with vendors to bring these solutions to a reality. Under his leadership the XML COE also instituted message design processes that leverage repositories to define and foster reuse of message elements, and to translate from one message format/vocabulary (e.g SOAP/XML) to another (legacy format / vocabulary). Dr. Martinez is currently regional product manager and architect for the Middleware & Messaging group within the Global Technical Infrastructure organization of JPMorgan Chase where he is now working to implement across the bank an Enterprise Service Bus in which is leveraging many of the solutions he helped develop in his previous assignment as head of the XML COE.

Bill McDaniel - Adobe Systems, Inc.
Bill McDaniel, edp has 30 years experience in software and systems design and implementation. He was co-founder and CTO of GenText, inc. from 1989 to 1998, inventing the print datastream transform market. From 1998 to 2004 Bill co-owned McGrew and McDaniel Group, a software consultancy and design company where he spent several years investigating and developing technologies for ubiquitous computing environments. He joined Adobe Systems in 2004 as a Sr. Scientist and spends much of his time there researching Semantic Web and Metadata structure and implications. He is the co-author of 5 books on technology and its impact on business and society, including Critical Mass: A Primer for Living with the Future. His interests include Ethics in Computing, Math and Physics, and Popular Culture. Bill has presented papers at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the London School of Economics, XPLOR Electronic Publishing conference, and the Swiss Center for Computing Studies, Lucerne.

Adrian Mocan - Digital Enterprise Research Institute, DERI
Adrian Mocan's research is in the area of Semantic Web services, specialising on the topic of data integration. He is an active participant in the data mediation initiative of the EU Integrated Project, DIP and a member of the WSMO and WSMX working groups.

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