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Malhotra, Ashok
Ashok Malhotra has a Ph.D. from M.I.T and over 25 years of research experience at the IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center. He is the author of over 50 papers and holds a number of patents on a variety of subjects including Application Development, Database Access Technology and Visualization. For the past several years he has been working on XML development and standards and has authored a number of publications. Ashok now works for Oracle in the area of XML and Web Services Standards and Technology.

Martin, Monica
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, eBusiness operations, and communications. Monica represents Sun in emerging standards development for business processes, policy and transactions in the web services arena. Such efforts are ongoing in W3C, OASIS, and worldwide organizations. Within Sun, Monica actively works with the product engineering, marketing, product management, and services teams to effectively integrate services-based approaches into development and to evangelize new technology. Monica has worked in engineering for almost 19 years.

McRae, Mary
Mary McRae, Manager of Technical Committee Administration, provides front-line support for OASIS committees and the standards they produce. She works with OASIS TC chairs, guiding them through the OASIS technical process and helping them reach the goals and objectives of their charters. Mary also serves on the OASIS Technical Advisory Board. She joined the OASIS staff in 2004, but she has been an active member of the Consortium since 1995, serving on the OASIS Board of Directors in 1999. Mary became involved in structured markup languages in 1992, while working for Butterworth Legal Publishers, where she mastered the nuances of document analysis, DTD development, structured editors, and content management systems. Later, as Vice President of XML Solutions and Principal XML Technologist for DMSi, she used her skills at project management, needs analysis, requirements definition, product selection, schema development, application customization, and training to help clients avoid the pitfalls she encountered herself as an early adopter. Sandwiched in between, Mary was the Manager of Sales Support for Xyvision (now XyEnterprise), focusing on SGML/XML content management solutions. Mary is co-author of "Office 2003 XML" and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. In her spare time, Mary is a textile artist. She is based in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, USA.

Noor, Arshad
Arshad Noor is the Founder & CEO of StrongAuth, Inc., a Sunnyvale, CA-based company that specializes in identity management, compliance workflow and Enterprise Key Management solutions. Arshad is the current Chair of the PKI-TC within OASIS, and the (proposed) Chair of the EKMI-TC, also at OASIS.

Orchard, David
David Orchard is senior technical director in BEA Systems' CTO Office, focusing on web and web services standards. He is currently serving a 3rd term on the W3C Technical Architecture Group and is active in numerous standards activities. He is currently or has been a co-editor of various SOAP 1.2, WSDL 2.0, WS-Policy, WS-Addressing, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Eventing, WS-MetadataExchange, Web Services Architecture, XML Link, XInclude, SOAP-Conversation specifications. He has written numerous technical articles and is a frequent speaker on various internet related technologies.

Parikh, Ash
Ash Parikh is a Director of Product Development and Technology at Raining Data Corporation. Prior to joining Raining Data in 2004, Ash has developed over 17 years of software vision, architecture and development experience at technology leaders such as PeopleSoft, Sun Microsystems, Iopsis Software, BEA Systems, Oracle, etc. He has the unique combination of driving product vision and architecture to reality by coupling focused evangelism with real customer validation and market analysis. He is a seasoned engineering and technology management executive with the ability to use his credentials to attract and retain top-notch talent and grow both on-site and off-shore teams. He has driven a number of innovations such as Composite Data Services, Multi-Layer Architecture/Actionable Information Architecture, enterprise eXtensible bus, EventML, Service Oriented Architecture Repository, WSDL Modeling, Mobile Web services and Mobile Business Process Orchestration and Management. He has also pioneered the adoption of J2EE technology in Supply Chain solutions such as BaaN and PeopleSoft (Vantive). He is a named expert in the field of SOA and Distributed Computing and has presented at and authored abstracts for many industry events. He is an active member on a number of JSRs on the Java Community Process and Technical Committees on OASIS. He is also the Co-Chair of the Web services SIG for SDForum. 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 Business Integration Journal, XML Journal, JavaWorld, JavaPro, Web Services Journal, ADT Mag, SoftwareMag, JavaSkyline, etc.

Raymond, Michelle
Michelle Raymond is a Principal Research Scientist at Honeywell ACS Labs. She began working with Web technologies in 1995 at The Geometry Center, a National Science Foundation Research Center. In 1996 she joined the Honeywell Laboratories. She began in Human Centered Systems and in 2002 transferred to the Knowledge Services section of the Advanced Technologies Lab. Her main expertise is in knowledge technologies and device independent system design, development and usability. Her current focus is on Incident Command, Decision Support and Personalized Emergency Alerting. Michelle is an associate member of OASIS, working on the Emergency Management Technical Committee (TC) and the Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) TC. She was an editor for the Emergency Data Exchange Language - Distribution Element (EDXL-DE) Specification. Michelle is also a volunteer member of the Minnesota-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MN-ISAC), is a Citizen Core volunteer through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and has completed the National Incident Management System (NIMS) FEMA certification. She has given presentations and workshops on knowledge technologies, user interface design, and programming for the Internet.

Sizelove, Sheryl
Sheryl Sizelove is Director of the Network Centric Operations Architecture Engineering Advanced Systems at Boeing Integrated Defense System. Sheryl is the Chair of the Technical Council, Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC). NCOIC is an international not-for-profit corporation formed in 2004 and dedicated to forming a common industry-wide technical infrastructure for enabling network centric operations - for faster delivery of NCO solutions to customers worldwide. She became Chair in April 2006. She is the Director of Network Centric Operations (NCO) Architecture Engineering for Advanced Systems in Boeing's Integrated Defense Systems business unit. She is responsible for the design and deployment of the communications and information architecture that will ensure that all Boeing-built platforms and systems can operate on a global network. Sheryl also heads the Boeing Enterprise NCO Engineering Sub-council, comprised of lead engineers across the enterprise that are devising and implementing Boeing's NCO strategy. Previously, she supported Connexion by Boeing as Software Architect. From 1993 to 1997, Sheryl worked overseas in Australia, supporting the integrated combat system of the Royal Australian Navy's new submarine program as Software/Systems Engineering Manager. Prior to joining Boeing (Rockwell International) in 1992, she owned and operated a software consulting firm, Sizelove Computer Systems, Inc., serving clients within the aerospace industry. She holds a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics and a master of science degree in Computer Science.

Smiley, David
David Smiley has been involved in integration and SOA for ten years and has participated in several standards organizations, including OASIS. As a technology evangelist, he as delivered presentations at numerous industry events and user groups.

Stauning, Søren
Søren Stauning is head of section in the Center for Service Oriented Infrastructure at the Danish National IT and Telecom Agency. He holds an MA in political science from the universities of Copenhagen and Bruxelles. Søren has previously worked as an officer in the Danish army, in the Danish Parliament, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Stayton, Bob
Bob Stayton is the principal consultant with Sagehill Enterprises. He consults on all phases of computer-based publishing, specializing in setting up and customizing DocBook and DITA systems. Bob is a member of OASIS, and is Secretary for the DocBook Technical Committee that develops and maintains the DocBook DTD standard. Bob is also a member of the technical team for the DocBook Open Repository Project on SourceForge that develops the stylesheets and other tools. He is the author of "DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide".

Sutor, Bob
Dr. Bob Sutor is the Vice President of Standards and Open Source for the IBM Corporation. In this role he has the responsibility for driving and executing the cross-company business and technical strategy for open standards and open source as they relate to software, hardware, services, vertical industries, and emerging markets. Previously, Sutor was Director of WebSphere Product and Market Management. This included ownership of the WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere MQ, and the WebSphere Business Integration product lines, as well as Web services and Service Oriented Architecture. A 22 year veteran of IBM, Sutor worked for 15 years in IBM Research, specializing in symbolic mathematical computation and Internet publishing. In 1999 he moved to the IBM Software Group and focused on jump starting industry use of XML. This led to positions on the Board of Directors of the OASIS standards group and the vice chairmanship of the ebXML effort, a joint OASIS/United Nations endeavor. Sutor then led IBM's industry standards and Web services strategy efforts. Dr. Sutor is a frequent speaker on open standards, open source, WebSphere, Web services, and Service Oriented Architecture. He is widely cited in the press and was recently featured in interviews in the Harvard Business Review, CNET, eWeek, and InfoWorld.

Swayze, Matt
Matt Swayze is a Senior Solutions Architect at Daon, a leading provider of identity assurance software products focused on meeting the needs of governments and commercial organizations worldwide. He represents Daon in the INCITS M1 technical committee on biometrics, where he currently serves as the project editor for the INCITS BIAS standard project. Mr. Swayze also serves as Secretary for the OASIS BIAS Technical Committee. Matt has 12 years of system design and architecture experience, including over five years on homeland-security programs. These include the IDENT and US-VISIT systems. He recently participated in the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium as co-editor to develop an interoperability specification for the RT Program. Matt Swayze has a BS in Computer Science from Michigan State University and an MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Thomas Manes, Anne
Anne Thomas Manes is a Research Director with Burton Group, a research and consulting firm. Anne is a widely recognized industry expert on Web Services. She is the author of Web Services: A Manager's Guide. In 2002, NetworkWorld named Anne one of the 50 most powerful people in networking. The previous year she received a similar honor from Enterprise Systems Journal, who listed her among the 2001 Power 100 IT Leaders. She is a frequent speaker at trade shows and author of numerous articles. She is a member of the editorial board of Web Services Journal. Anne participates in Web Services standards development efforts at JCP, W3C, and OASIS. Before joining Burton Group, Anne took a sabbatical and spent six months writing her book. She formed Bowlight at that time to host her independent consulting activities. Prior to that she was the Chief Technology Officer at Systinet, the Web Services Infrastructure Company. Before joining Systinet, Anne was Director of Market Innovation at Sun Microsystems, where she pioneered Sun's Web Services strategies. She also served as a Senior Analyst with Patricia Seybold Group, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the "Distributed Computing Monitor" newsletter. Anne developed her expertise working at a number of the world's leading hardware and software companies. Anne earned a bachelors degree in Economics at Wellesley College. You can reach Anne via e-mail at atm@bowlight.net.

Tilton, Catherine
Catherine J. Tilton is the Chair of the OASIS BIAS Integration TC. She has over 25 years of engineering and management experience, including over 13 years in the biometrics industry. She has lead or been involved in the design, development, and deployment of numerous biometric systems in both the commercial and government domains. These include the US-VISIT program, the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and in a previous life, IAFIS. Cathy is an active participant in the Registered Traveler Interoperability Consortium (RTIC) and contributed to the interoperability specifications for this program. Past work also included several contracts prototyping the use of biometrics with the DoD CAC card. She is very active in the development of national and international biometric standards, currently serving as the US head of delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics. She also chairs the BioAPI Consortium, is the international representative for the International Committee on Information Technology Standards (INCITS) M1 technical committee on biometrics, and chairs the M1 Ad Hoc Group on Biometrics in e-Authentication. Cathy is the technical editor of the BioAPI within ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 WG2 as well as a new project there called "BioAPI Lite". She currently chairs the Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration technical committee at OASIS. She has a BS in nuclear engineering from Mississippi State and an MS in systems engineering from Virginia Tech.

Townley, Andrew
Andrew Townley is a former Manager and Technical Architect with BearingPoint Ireland and was the Enterprise Architect and Technical Design Authority for the Irish Government's Public Service Broker Project, providing the SOA backbone of Ireland's e-government strategy. He has led the design and implementation of several mission-critical, distributed computing applications in the Telecommunications, Financial Services, Public Sector and Software industries in addition to working closely with business stakeholders to determine their real needs and critical success factors. Andrew is a regular speaker and has had articles published in Information Security Bulletin magazine in addition to being an active participant in the U.S. Government's SOA Community of Practice.

van der Eijk, Pim
Pim van der Eijk serves as the OASIS European Representative, supporting and expanding OASIS membership in Europe by organizing activities and promoting involvement in technical work. He speaks on behalf of the Consortium at many European conferences and seminars. Pim's extensive experience in SGML, XML and e-business includes technology positions at Excelon, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and Digital Equipment Corporation, as well as active participation in the Dutch SGML/XML User Group. Pim is based in the Netherlands and speaks Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

von Riegen, Claus
Claus von Riegen serves serves on the IPR, IT Infrastructure, Member Section Policy, and TC Process Committees of the OASIS Board; his term extends to July 2007. Mr. 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 initial development to full product support. Mr. von Riegen has been active in the development of various Web services specifications, including UDDI, WS-Policy and WS-MetadataExchange, and their submission to standards organizations. During his membership in the OASIS UDDI TC, the UDDI specifications were 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. Mr. von Riegen has represented SAP in the Open Applications Group and the ebXML initiative and currently also participates in WS-I and serves on the W3C Advisory Board tasked to manage the evolution of the W3C Process. He joined SAP in 1994 after obtaining a diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany.

Wallis, Colin
Colin Wallis is a Program Manager - Authentication Standards for the New Zealand Government's All-of-Government Authentication Program, facilitated by the State Services Commission (SSC). Colin is the Commission's primary representative on OASIS and is active in the Customer Information Quality (CIQ), eGov and Security Services (SAML) TCs. He also represents the Commission on the UN/CEFACT eGov TBG (TBG 19) and Chairs the Liberty Alliance's eGov Special Interest Group (SIG). Colin's first involvement with data standards began in the UK eight years ago while serving on the Office of the eEnvoy's Interoperability Working Group (IWG), a position he held until his return to New Zealand in early 2004. He has a background in consumer and services marketing as well as senior management in Internet-related fields, having graduated with a degree in Commerce from Otago University, New Zealand in 1978.

Weir, Rob
Rob Weir is a Software Architect in the Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software division of IBM's Software Group. He is a member of the OASIS ODF TC, the OASIS ODF Adoption TC, as well as a U.S. delegate to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34. Rob writes on various ODF and standards-related topics at http://www.robweir.com/blog.

Xiaobin, Huang
Mr. Huang Xiaobin, received his Ph.D. degree in the field of Mapping and Geographical Information System, from Beijing University in 2002. He is currently the deputy director of Beijing Information Resources Management Center. His research fields involve digital city, eGovernment, information resource sharing, information resource management, geographical information service. Xiaobin is in charge of the Research on Beijing eGovernment Information Resources Sharing and Exchanging Platform. From 2002 to 2006, he worked as a team leader and architect on the projects of Emergency Management System (EMS) Technology Framework, Beijing eGovernment Technical Framework, Digital Beijing based on Spatial Information Grid, Public Health Emergency Management System Technology Framework and more than ten other projects in Beijing.

Yang, Kirk
Kirk Yang is the Chairman of SOA Application Technical Forum (SOA AP TF), the TF focusing on the Adoption and Promotion of SOA in China. In addition to being Chairman of SOA AP TF, Kirk also acts as the Senior Consultant at Digitalchina, the biggest IT services enterprise of China. During the past five years, he has been working as the Senior Architect and Project Manager in the government and financial fields, responsible for the implementation of OA, MIS, ERP, CRM systems. Currently, Kirk is focusing on the fields of SOA, Security, Open Source, and so on. Before joining Digitalchina, he was the Vice President of Dalian Globalmart Company, and Senior System Analyst at China Petrochemical Company. Kirk graduated from the Mathematics Department at East China University of Science and Technology and has over 13 years of work experience in the IT field.

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