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Paul Madsen, Security Researcher, NTT
Paul Madsen works in NTT's Information Sharing Platform Laboratory. He has served in various design, chairing, editing, education, and marketing roles for a number of XML-based security standards, including OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), OASIS Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML), OASIS Digital Signature Services (DSS), and Liberty Identity Web Services Framework (ID-WSF). He represents NTT in the OASIS Security Services TC and the Liberty Alliance (where he now Co-Chairs the Technology Expert Group). He holds an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Carleton University and the University of Western Ontario respectively.

Mike Mahan, Principal Research Engineer, Nokia
Mike Mahan is a Principal Research Engineer for the Nokia Research Center's Software and Application Technologies Laboratory. In his seven years at Nokia, he has been responsible for designing and developing mobile distributed applications using XML technologies, beginning with the first WAP browser. In the past year, Mike has managed a set of Web Services projects that explore novel user interfaces, applications, architectures, and execution platforms for mobile services. Prior to Nokia, Mike designed and developed network management systems for GTE and was the Information Systems Manager for a large manufacturer. Mike has been active in the standards development community for several years including the OASIS, W3C, WS-I, and OMA (Open Mobile Alliance). Mike is the current chair of the W3C XMLP working group. He has degrees in Mathematics and Software Engineering.

Monica Martin, XML Web Services Standards Architect, Sun Microsystems
Monica J. Martin is an XML Web Services Standards Architect with Web Technology and Standards team for Java Web Services at Sun Microsystems. She has a diversified background in information systems, enterprise architecture, business-to-business operations, and communications. Monica represents Sun in emerging standards development for business collaboration, transactions, web services choreography, business process, and related areas of rapidly growing importance in the Web Services arena. Such efforts are ongoing in OASIS, W3C, UN/CEFACT and OMG, and similar organizations worldwide. Within Sun, Monica actively works with the product engineering, marketing, development, and software services teams to effectively integrate services-based approaches into product and service development. Monica is also the co-chair for ebXML Business Process TC within OASIS. Monica has worked within IS architecture, systems engineering, product and strategic development, system test and other similar technology domains for almost 20 years. Monica holds a bachelors in Newsprint Journalism (Louisiana Tech), and two masters in Public Administration (University of Colorado) and Computer Information Systems (University of Denver).

Miko Matsumura, VP of Technology, Infravio
Miko Matsumura brings over 10 years of enterprise software experience. Before joining Infravio, he was an analyst at The Middleware Company, where he was a co-creator of SOA Blueprints, the basis for the OASIS SOA Adoption Blueprints Technical Committee. Previously he was vice president of product marketing at Systinet Corporation. Earlier in his career, Matsumura held the position of Chief Java Evangelist for Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), where he was a visible spokesperson for Java technologies. Before Sun, Matsumura worked at Wired Digital (acquired by Lycos NASDAQ:TRRA) and the Well online community (acquired by Salon OTC:SALN). He has also worked extensively with software start-up companies, raising more than 12 million in capital for Java start-ups. Matsumura is currently a limited partner with Focus Ventures and was an advisor to the Asia Java Fund, as well as start-ups TogetherSoft (acquired by Borland NASDAQ:BORL), Dejima (acquired by Sybase NYSE:SY) and Kendara (acquired by Excite NASDAQ:ATHM). Matsumura holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a Masters Degree in Neuroscience from Yale University.

Carl Mattocks, Consultant, ITIL Application Knowledge Management, MetLife
Carl Mattocks is the project leader of a MetLife program that is using IT Service Management best practice to improve the management of its technology portfolio. Carl is also Founder/CEO of CHECKMi, a New Jersey-based company developing knowledge agent software & ontological state models for surveillance and alert processing. Commencing with the ISO IRDS standard for Repositories, Carl is a long time contributor to the development and exploitation of metadata-centric specifications. Currently, he acts as a co-chair for the Business Centric Methodology TC and the ebXML Registry Semantic Content SC. Much of Carl's wisdom was gained managing a UK based Artificial Intelligence company that pioneered the use of faceted-classification techniques and multi-national language processing for online information discovery. He has also benefited from being - one of the first Certified Systems Analysts in the UK; one of the first students in a condensed-MBA program at Cranfield School of Management; and one of the first designers to apply (ITIL) Structured System techniques on (Government/Financial Service) intelligence projects.

Garret Minakawa, Oracle
Garret has been involved in the development, implementation, and support of enterprise applications for 20+ years, with the past 11 years focused on integration and B2B standards. As a member of Oracle's Application Technology Strategy organization, Garret is responsible for defining Oracle e-Business Suite's strategic direction in the area of standards support and implementation. In his 10 years at Oracle, Garret has also been responsible for the development and launch of several integration-related products within the Oracle e-Business Suite. Garret currently participates in several standards organizations, serving in a variety of capacities. He has been an Executive Board member of OAGi since 2003, chairs the OAGi Core Components working group, and is a member of the OAGi Architecture working group. Garret also participates in several UN/CEFACT activities including Core Components Harmonization, Core Components Technical Specification, XML Naming and Design Rules, and UML Profile for Core Components. Past standards involvement included roles of RosettaNet Champion and RosettaNet Solution Provider Board member, as well as membership in the ebXML Requirements group. Prior to joining Oracle, Garret worked at a number of other Enterprise Application vendors including PeopleSoft and Ross Systems, where he served as Development Manager, Manufacturing Consultant, and Manager of Emerging Technologies.

Adrian Mocan, Researcher, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Adrian Mocan is a researcher at Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI). His activity is focused on Semantic Web Services, more precisely on Semantic Web Services interoperation. He has participated in several European projects like DIP (Data, Information, and Process Integration with Semantic Web Services - http://dip.semanticweb.org/) or Knowledge Web (http://knowledgeweb.semanticweb.org/). Over the last two years he has been primarily involved in the WSMX working group focusing on ontology-to-ontology mediation tools. Part of this work, he developed a semi-automatic ontology mapping tool for WSMO ontologies, able to provide mapping suggestions based on semantic and syntactic similarities between the components of two ontologies. He is also a voting member of the Oasis Semantic Execution Environment working group. Adrian obtained her M. S. in Computer Science at Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2003.

Jishnu Mukerji, Phs.D., Senior Systems Architect, Hewlett-Packard
Jishnu Mukerji is a Senior Systems Architect in the Software Global Business Unit of HP. He has represented HP on various standards consortia in working groups including OASIS, OMG, DMTF, WSI, JCP, and others. Jishnu has an extensive experience in architecture management, liaison management, and creation of a cooperative atmosphere that is conducive to the production of successful standards in standards organizations, having served on the OMG Architecture Board, the DMTF Architecture WG, the WSI Liaison Subcommittee, etc. He currently represents HP in the OMG Architecture Board and in that capacity is the Editor of the Model Driven Architecture Guide. At HP Jishnu is a member of the Core Architecture Team that defines the Adaptive Management Architecture on which all of HP's Management Products are based. In this capacity he has been involved in providing architectural support for the OASIS WSDM TC-related activities and various WGs in DMTF. In previous positions, in Bell Laboratories and Novell, Jishnu has been involved in the architecture and implementation of diverse large distributed systems ranging from telecommunication call processing systems to distributed development environments to micro-kernel based operating systems (UNIX SVR4). He received his Ph.D. and MS in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and BS and MS in Physics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in Pilani, India.

Cristian Opincaru, Research Assistant, University of the German Armed Forces
Cristian Opincaru is a research assistant at the University of the German Armed Forces, where he is earning his Ph.D. in the field of security for distributed systems. Cristian is a member of the GeoDRM Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium. He has a BSc in Informatics at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He published three books on the subjects of data structures, algorithms and programming, along with several articles.

Ash Parikh, Director of Development and Technology, Raining Data Corporation
Ash Parikh has driven technology, product vision and strategy as an innovator at software infrastructure and application software leaders such as Raining Data Corporation, Iopsis Software, BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems, PeopleSoft and BaaN. He has extensive experience in product development and architecture in the software industry and is a named expert in the field of distributed computing. Prior to joining Raining Data in 2004, Mr. Parikh has developed over 15 years of computer and IT experience, including expertise in object-oriented analysis and design, distributed architecture, middleware architecture, and software design and development. He has driven a number of innovations such as Mobile Web services and Mobile Business Process Choreography and Management. He has presented and authored abstracts for many industry events. Ash is an active member on a number of JSRs on the Java Community Process and Technical Committees on OASIS, and is also the President of the Bay Area Chapter of the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects. He is the collaborating author of Oracle9iAS Building J2EE Applications (Osborne Press, November 2002), and has also authored several technical articles in leading journals such as JavaWorld, JavaPro, Web Services Journal, ADT Mag, SoftwareMag and JavaSkyline.

Premal Parikh, Lead Architect/Team Lead, Raining Data Corporation
Premal Parikh is a lead architect/team lead with the Enterprise Applications Group at Raining Data Corporation. He has more than 10 years of experience in the software industry, which includes design and architecting products, along with prototyping, analysis, project modeling, and development of portals for the B2B marketplace. Premal is also an active member on a number of OASIS Web services standards technical committees.

Ashish Patel, Senior Software Architect, France Telecom R&D
Ashish Patel is part of France Telecom Identity Management team which evaluates technological solutions for various France Telecom group of companies: Orange, Wanadoo, Equant. He has over 9 years of industry experience in the field of telecommunications and IT through implementation of various projects in the space of identity management and multi factor authentication technologies. Ashish believes that federated identity has tremendous implications in the communication space for multi network operators and he is actively investigating this field.

Delta Pelgrim, Research Fellow, LMI
Delta Pelgrim is a research fellow with LMI, a non-profit government consulting firm. She has worked in the standards industry for the past 6 years, assisting military and civil agencies with the transition from paper or proprietary standards to X12 and Extensible Markup Language (XML) standards. Delta's Department of Defense (DoD) work includes being the lead for LMI in developing XML schemas for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation) for its congressional budget justification sub-mission. She has expertise developing mappings for migrating systems from the Defense Logistics Standard System (DLSS) to X12 and XML standards, and she is assisting with the transition of numerous Navy systems to X12 or XML standards. For the Defense Logistics Information Service and the Federal Logistics Information System, she drafted X12 implementation guidelines. She led LMI in developing X12 implementation conventions for the Defense Transportation Electronic Business Committee. Delta Pelgrim's work for civil agencies includes leading LMI in developing Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act interface specifications for the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System being implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She worked with the Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service to develop XML schemas for its CA$HLINK II system. Delta also has extensive experience developing technical training and teaching X12 and XML classes for the Department of the Navy.

Mark Persinger, Engineer, ManTech e-IC
Mark Persinger is currently employed by the ManTech Enterprise Integration Center in Fairmont, WV. Mark holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is currently pursuing his M.S. in Software Engineering from West Virginia University. He has more than 4 years of IT experience in the areas of configuration management information systems (CMIS) and Enterprise Information Interoperability (EII). He also has more than 7 years engineering experience in the areas of research, process, production and quality assurance in an industrial setting.

Mark Pettit, Head of Integration and Product Services, Capgemini
Mark Pettit recently joined Capgemini as a senior architect focusing on large scale integration projects. His interest in service orientation started in the mid 90s during delivery of various telecoms and investment banking projects. This interest continued during his tenure as CTO of an ISV, focussed on delivering infrastructure to support the realisation of SOAs. Mark has in-depth knowledge of many established and emerging standards; from the plethora Web Service related standards to the OMG’s Model Driven Architecture. He has delivered service-oriented, n-tier, peer-to-peer architectures from inception, through delivery, to supported solutions. He has published numerous white papers and presented at various industry and standards body conferences.

Peter J. Quinn, Former CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Peter J. Quinn is the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts having served from September of 2002 through January 2006. Peter was also the Director of the Commonwealth's Information Technology Division (ITD) and Founding Chair of the Government Open Code Collaborative (GOCC). As ITD Director and CIO, under the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Quinn was responsible for setting information technology standards in the Commonwealth. Quinn came to public service following a successful career in private sector IT, most recently as the CIO for Boston Financial Data Services.

Peter Roden, Director of Technology Development, OASIS
Peter Roden (peter.roden@oasis-open.org), Acting Director of Technology Development, is responsible for leading OASIS business development and technology services. He served as the Chief Technology Officer for numerous venture-funded companies, including BlueStreak, MediaMap and PurchaseSoft, where he was responsible for the development and support of web-based commercial software products. He was the founder and CEO of SupplyWorks, Inc., a leading provider of business-to-business electronic commerce services and solutions that leverage the Internet to empower manufacturing procurement. While at SupplyWorks, he was also the inventor and first Executive Director of the OBI Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing open standards for business-to-business Internet commerce. Before founding SupplyWorks, he was a research engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he led the team that developed the world's first business-to-business Internet commerce solution. In addition, he was the Operations and Systems Development Manager for MIT's Project Athena, a $100M program that laid the groundwork for distributed computing using the Internet. He received an associate's degree in Film and Communications from McGill University in Montreal, a BS in Computer Science from Antioch University, San Francisco, and pursued graduate studies in the Management of Technology at Harvard and MIT. Peter is based in Boston.

Mark Schenecker, SAP Labs LLC
Mark Schenecker has more than 20 years of professional experience developing, designing and implementing solutions for inter-company business processes. In his current role at SAP, Mark drives B2B Industry Standards development to address complex supply chain challenges. In this context, Mark is also leading SAP's participation in numerous standards development organizations to define and promote emerging standards across multiple industries. A frequent speaker on technology and business processes, Mark is the author of several patents and numerous articles on technology, software development and business process management.

Pat Snack, AIAG
Pat Snack joined the Automotive Industry Action Group in December 2001 as a loaned executive from General Motors Corporation. As an AIAG staff member, she has oversight responsibility for the Electronic Commerce and the Collaborative Engineering & Product Development Steering Committees and their related projects. These committees have responsibility for assessing industry needs and providing solutions through the development of standards, implementation guidelines, training and education for the automotive supply chain. At GM, most of her career has been spent in Purchasing, Logistics, Production Control and Business Information Systems. Pat received her B.S. degree from Eastern Illinois University and has an MBA from Saginaw Valley State University.

James Strachan, Chief Architect, LogicBlaze
James Strachan is the Chief Architect and co-founder of LogicBlaze. James has worked for more than 20 years in enterprise software development, specializing in work for financial institutions such as JPMorgan Chase, Nomura Research Institute, and Dresdner Bank, and for middleware providers such NEON. Previously, James founded SpiritSoft, Inc., a company providing enterprise Java middleware services. James is active in the open source community: he was a founder of the Apache Geronimo project (J2EE application server), the ActiveMQ messaging platform, the Groovy scripting language, and numerous other open source projects including dom4j, jaxen and Jelly. He is a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and is an active committer on a variety of leading open source projects including Spring, Maven and Jakarta Commons. James also holds the role of Specifications lead on JSR 241 and sits on a number of other JCP expert groups including JSR 52, 107, 127, 152, 174, 208, and 223. James received his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Mike Sundquist, Product Manager, PTC
Mike Sundquist has over 15 years experience in the fields of software development and product management. He has particular expertise in managing applications designed to automate business-critical functions including multi-channel publishing, catalog management, procurement, and strategic sourcing. Mike currently serves as Product Marketing Manager at PTC with primary responsibility for product enhancements, customer feedback, competitive analysis and commercialization of the Arbortext product line. Prior to joining Arbortext, Mike held several key management positions within General Electric. Most recently, Mike served as Senior Product Manager at TPN Register, a B2B e-commerce venture that provided interactive catalog management services to suppliers and buyers.

Frank Vandamme, Head of the Tools, Products and Methodologies Team, SWIFT
Frank Vandamme is the Head of the Tools, Products and Methodologies team in the SWIFT Standards department. As such he is esponsible for the standards development methodology, the supporting tools and standards implementation aspects. Frank is also involved in a number of international standards groups such as ISO, UN/CEFACT and OMG, where he focuses on methodology and technology aspects. Frank has been at SWIFT since 1995, where he started in the IT division and moved into his current position in 1997. Prior to this, Frank has held several positions as consultant in the IT divisions of various financial and other companies. Frank has over 20 years experience in IT where he has covered most aspects from programming to business analysis and project management. He brings to SWIFT practical experience in formal approaches, based on modelling and structured analysis and design.

Pim van der Eijk, Independent Consultant and Project Manager, Sonnenglanz Consulting BV
Pim van der Eijk is an independent consultant and project manager. He is also affiliated with OASIS as their part-time European Representative and has presented and delivered tutorials on behalf of the consortium across Europe. Pim co-authored the book "Professional ebXML Foundations", managed the XML Europe 2003 ebXML Interoperability Pilot project, and has been involved in four (very) large scale ebXML implementation projects in Europe in the eHealth and eGovernment areas as a consultant, technical architect and project manager.

Claus von Riegen, Director, Web Services Standards, SAP AG
Claus von Riegen is Director of Web Services Standards at SAP AG. In this role, he is responsible for SAP's strategy with regard to Web Services standards, from their initial development to full product support. In particular, Claus has been active regarding the development of various Web Services specifications, such as UDDI, WS-Policy and WS-Metadata Exchange, and their submission to standards organizations. For example, during Claus' membership in the OASIS UDDI Technical Committee, the UDDI specifications have been successfully ratified as OASIS Standards, and he was one of the facilitators for the creation of the OASIS Web Services Reliable Exchange (WS-RX) TC, which is tasked to achieve industry consensus based on the WS-Reliable Messaging specification. Other activities include work on Web services interoperability as part of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) and in terms of joint projects with technology partners. As a member of both the OASIS Board of Directors and the W3C Advisory Board, he also gives guidance to both organizations in terms of their policies and guidelines. Furthermore, he has given lectures at various conferences about the role of Web Services standards in establishing service-oriented architectures for business applications. Before focusing on software standards, Claus worked on various projects in SAP's application development business units for SAP R/3 and SAP for Retail and Consumer Products. His assignments ranged from data, object and workflow modeling to interface design and management of distributed applications. He joined SAP in 1994 after obtaining a diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany.

Alex Wang, Beijing Sursen Electronic Technology, China
Bio will be posted soon.

David Webber, Project Manager, National Institutes of Health
David Webber is the Chair of the OASIS CAM TC. David is currently working as a consultant to the US Government for eHealthcare applications of XML and ebXML. David is also developing open source eVoting technologies. As a holder of two US patents for software, David is known as an innovator and has been the genesis of a wide range of world leading solutions. He is the co-author of the NewRider's book: "ebXML: The New Global Standard" and editor for the ebXMLforum.net news magazine.

Pete Wenzel, Senior Architect for Standards and Product Strategy, Sun Microsystems
Pete Wenzel is a Senior Architect for Standards and Product Strategy with eBusiness and Application Integration solution vendor Sun Microsystems. In his ten years at the company, he has been responsible for designing and developing significant portions of the SeeBeyond Business Integration Suite, applying his high-level vision as well as expertise in areas such as data communications and security. Pete has been active in the standards development community for several years, including more than a year as Chief Architect of standards consortium RosettaNet. He currently serves as a member of several OASIS Technical Committees which relate to Web Services, ebXML and security, and represents Sun Microsystems in W3C workgroups and several vertical standards organizations.

Michal Zaremba, Researcher, Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Michal Zaremba is a researcher with DERI, working as system architect and developer in Semantic Web service systems and also leading Semantic Execution Environment cluster. He is a founding member of the WSMO and WSMX working group and member of the Semantic Web Services Interest Group (SWSI) and the Semantic Web Services Architecture Committee (SWSA). Michal is a chair of Semantic Execution Environment (SEE) TC and has been an observer to several others TC, as well as a contributor to the open source implementation of the ebXML registry/repository. Over the last couple of years he has been involved in a number of EU projects such as DIP, Knowledge Web, SWWS, Moment, Smartisan and others. He is a chief architect and a leading developer of an open source implementation of the WSMX system, coordinating international group of developers across Europe to continue progress on platform development. His current research interests include Semantic Web Services, eBusiness, Enterprise Application Integration, B2B Integration as well as Business Process Management. He has published several papers, given numerous presentations and a couple of tutorials related to Semantic Web Services at academic and industrial conferences and workshops.

Goran Zugic, Chief Architect, Semantion
Goran Zugic is the co-founder of Semantion (http://www.semantion.com) which contributed Federated Enterprise Reference Architecture (FERA)-based SOA to OASIS ebSOA TC. He is the chief architect for the Semantion SOA platform based on FERA. Goran has 20 years of experience in architecture, design, and implementation of Internet software, ERP software, and large database management systems for organizations in North America and Europe. He has been participated on projects in a number of industries including telecommunications, retail, financial services, software development, healthcare, and manufacturing. Goran has been actively involved in open standards development since 2000. He also designed and participated in development of one of the first implementations of ebXML Registry standard specifications, along with the first multi-tier component based open standard registry and repository back in 2001.

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