Community Event 2008 Speaker Bios

Please find the bios for all of the OSGi Community Event 2008 speakers.

Alexandre AlvesCE2008 Alves Alexandre Alves is a computer scientist at BEA Systems/Oracle. Alex has worked with technologies such as real-time, CORBA, JEE, Web Services, and OSGi for the past decade. He is currently the Architect for WebLogic Event Server, a light-weight application-server specific for event processing/CEP.

Hans BossenbroekCE2008 Bossenbroek Hans Bossenbroek is the CEO and one of the founders of Luminis. Luminis is a small, OSGi-focused services company that finds the majority of her customers in product-development companies. Hans has been working for consultancy companies in software development consultancy for over 20 years, where he has always aimed to apply innovative technologies in a business-driven context.
In his presentation, Hans will discuss the background and effects of the evolution to an OSGi-based solution of the GX flagship product WebManager. Hans was the advisor and lead-architect guiding the OSGi adoption for WebManager. GX is one of the leading European content-management providers and an innovation-partner of Luminis.

Jon BostromCE2008 Bostrom Jon Bostrom, “The father of Mobile Java”, is President of MobiNoir Consulting. Jon is currently engaged on the Sprint Titan Project, bringing OSGi technology to Mobile. Jon has over 28 years of systems experience including a position as the senior director of Java in technology platforms for Nokia where he was responsible for defining and driving the vision and architecture for the mobile end-to-end Java environment. Prior to joining Nokia, Jon was chief architect of Sun’s mobility technology solutions group. Jon was the Sun lead architect for SprintPCS Vision, the lead architect for DoCoMo i-Mode Java, and he is also one of the original members of the Jini technology team. Jon was the creator of the “Java Service Vending Machine” concept, and he has advised most of the top manufacturers and operators around the world on wireless data services. During his time with Sun, Jon won two Chairman’s awards for technology innovation and filed patents in Java mobile security, interface design and content handling. He has also been a key contributor to JavaOne and has spoken as the keynote at many software events across the world. Jon is also a former member of the board of directors of the OSGi Alliance, was co-chair of the OSGi Mobile Expert Group, and was co-spec lead for JSR 232.

Didier DonsezCE2008 Donsez Didier Donsez is a full professor of computer science at the Université Grenoble 1 (France). His research is focused on service oriented architecture and component-based software engineering in the context of Machine-to-Machine applications. He had 7 years of experience in OSGi software engineering for J2ME to JavaEE runtimes. He is the current chairman and co-founder of the OSGi Users’ Group France. He contributes also to OSS communities (Apache, OW2, …). He earned his PhD in Computer Sciences (1994) at Université Paris 6 and a HDR in Computer Sciences (2006) at Université Grenoble 1.

Aldo EismaCE2008 Elsma Aldo Eisma is a solution architect at IBM on the European Sensor & Actuator Solutions team, and he is involved in RFID projects at Metro, Airbus and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. He is a contributor to the Eclipse OHF SODA project and IBM’s sensor middleware technologies, and is particularly interested in open source & standards, software componentization and ubiquitous computing. He has been working with OSGi technology since the early days, with the development of IBM’s embedded runtime technologies and tools.

Gunnar EkolinCE2008 Ekolin Gunnar Ekolin is a Research and Development Engineer at Makewave AB, Sweden. Gunnar is currently one of the lead developers and maintainers of the open source Knopflerfish implementation of the OSGi Service Platform, as well as Makewave’s provisioning system Ubicore. Besides developing Knopflerfish, Gunnar is regularly giving courses on Java and OSGi technology on an international basis.

Stefan FassmannCE2008 Fassman Stefan Fassmann is an IT Architect from IBM Software Group’s Lab Services in Boeblingen, Germany. After he had finished his degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in radio networks in 1996, he started working on mobile workforce and remote access solutions in IBM Global Services. In 2000, he moved to the Pervasive Computing Software service group at the IBM Lab in Boeblingen. Since then he has been working with OSGi technology. Stefan has been engaged in various mobile solution customer projects using IBM WebSphere and Lotus server as well as client software technology.

 François FornaciariCE2008 Fornaciari François Fornaciari has been a Software Engineer at Bull SAS since 2007. After participating in the design and development of an RFID middleware integrating both Java EE and OSGi technologies at the Research Laboratories of the Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble, France), he has joined the Bull R&D unit specialized in the development of Java enterprise middleware. He has taken part in the refactoring of the new version of the JOnAS application server based on OSGi technology. Within the JOnAS team, he is currently in charge of the service on demand and dynamic deployment aspects of the application server.

 Kiev GamaCE2008 Gama Kiev Gama is currently a Master Student at Université Grenoble 1 (France). He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (2004) from Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco (Brazil) and has earned a one year post-graduate degree (2007) in Mobile and Converging Systems from Universidade do Estado do Amazonas (Brazil). He has 6 years of experience of development in Java, J2ME, JavaEE and .NET technologies having worked in several companies of the brazilian information technology market. He is interested in researches on service oriented architecture and component-based software engineering.

 Markus GumbelCE2008 Gumbel Through working in the field for 18 years, Dr. Markus Gumbel has gained a strong background in computer science. He is a Java expert and author of the book “Java Standard Libraries” (Addison-Wesley) and speaks at several scientific conferences. M. Gumbel works as a development lead at InterComponentWare (ICW) AG, division “e-Health Infrastructure”. In his current projects he develops software based on OSGi technology for the healthcare domain.

 Kai HackbarthCE2008 Hackbarth Mr. Hackbarth has been actively involved in the technical work of the OSGi Alliance for over 7 years now. He is the chair of the OSGi Requirements Working Committee and the Residential Expert Group as well as interim chair of the Vehicle Expert Group. Mr. Hackbarth is also involved in several government funded research projects, such “Service Centric Home” (SerCHo) and “Service-Oriented Programmable Smart Environments for older Europeans” (SOPRANO). In addition he promotes OSGi technology in other initiatives such as BITKOMs’ “Dialogkreis Konvergenz”. He also played a key role in the foundation of the OSGi Users’ Forum Germany. Mr. Hackbarth’s focus lies in the areas of smart-home and automotive telematics, where he actively drives current developments and is involved in the strategic positioning of ProSyst´s product portfolio.

 Jens HaegerCE2008 Haeger Jens Haeger is born on July 28, 1962 in Schleswig in the North of Germany. He is married and his leisure time he spend with his horses and his passion for fitness and handball. He is employed since April 2008 as an IT consultant in the holding of Deutsche Bahn AG. His main duties and responsibilities in this starting phase are the modelling of a standard mobile communication interface for all moving vehicles at Deutsche Bahn (Mobile Integration Plattform). Using OSGi technology is the main approach for standardization and sustainable architecture.
His professional carrier he started 16 years old in an industrial education as a radio and television engineer. After a time of 4 years in the navy (lieutenant) he visited the university of applied sciences in Wedel, Germany. After the graduation in technical computer science he started the carrier at Siemens AG in Hamburg. Mr. Haeger tasks covered software development in assembler and open source coding, consulting and system integration. Further jobs were the engagement management in an international corporate account management and national and international project management. He was in charge of different teams in projects for outsourcing concepts and software integration. In the last 2years he was IT conductor in a leading international media house in Hamburg. His team-authority was the whole operating and project handling of magazine production including budget responsibility and controlling. Mr Jens Haeger is a senior manager with experiences in consulting, project management, system integration and team leadership.

 Richard HallCE2008 Hall Richard S. Hall is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tufts University. He is also an invited research member of the OSGi Alliance. He is the Chair of the Apache Felix project, which is an Apache-licensed open source implementation of the OSGi Service Platform. His research focuses on component and service orientation and mechanisms to dynamically assemble applications. Other research interests include software deployment, which was the focus of his Ph.D. thesis. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 Dieter HemkemeyerCE2008 Hemkemeyer Dieter Hemkemeyer is a Chief Software Architect at Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. In 2003 he developed the architectural vision of the future Siemens Unified Communication portfolio, introduced the SOA paradigm and a Product Line Architecture approach.
Starting in 2004, he was the responsible SW Architect for the creation of Siemens OpenSOA, the SW foundation for Siemens Unified Communication Server offerings. Siemens OpenSOA is built on the OSGi Service Platform. Major requirements were derived from this project and fed into the OSGi Enterprise Expert Group. As a lead Solution Architect and Consultant he is now establishing a center of competence that helps partner and customer to integrate Siemens OpenSOA into their business processes and IT infrastructures. Again OSGi technology is utilized as a core integration technology.

 Eric MF HsuCE2008 Hsu Eric MF Hsu is a Research and Development Engineer at the IBM China Development Lab in Taipei, Taiwan. He joined IBM in 2005 and focuses on pervasive computing software design, development, deployment and testing. He is currently working on the development of the Eclipse eRCP project, IBM Lotus Expeditor for Device and several related customer projects. He is an Eclipse committer for the eRCP project as well.

 Mirko JahnCE2008 Jahn Mirko Jahn is working as a Junior Software Architect at the InterComponentWare AG in Walldorf. As an OSGi technology expert and componentization specialist, he currently focuses on the task of providing a Common Criteria evaluated Gematik “Konnektor.” Prior to his current occupation he worked at IBM Research as a visiting scientist on componentization strategies to migrate existing monolithic applications into modular ones. In his spare time, he likes writing articles about OSGi technology for various magazines and his personal blog, as well as philosophizing with friends about all the small things that matter most.

 Mike KeithCE2008 Keith Mike Keith has been a distributed systems and persistence expert for over 15 years, and has a great deal of teaching, research and development experience in these and other areas. He co-lead the expert group that produced the Java Persistence API (JPA) and represents Oracle on numerous expert groups and specifications. He co-authored the premier JPA reference book, Pro EJB 3: Java Persistence API, and has been involved with the Eclipse Persistence Services (EclipseLink) project since its inception. He currently works at Oracle as an architect for Java and persistence strategies and follows the OSGi Core Platform Expert Group and Enterprise Expert Group activities.

 Peter KriensCE2008 Kriens Peter Kriens is the OSGi Director of Technology and CEO of aQute. He has worked as consultant for a large number of international companies introducing OO techniques. In 94 he moved to Sweden to work for Ericsson, where he worked on a number of commercial and research projects. In 2001, he was hired part-time by the OSGi to act as its technical director, in which capacity he was the editor of the specifications. He currently also acts as the OSGi Evangelist.

 Markus Kuppe Markus Kuppe is a software engineer at Versant Corp. focusing on OSGi technology in the object oriented database space. Besides being a contributor to various aspects of Eclipse, he is also a committer on the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF) project as well as the Java SLP implementation jSLP. Here his main occupation is with (OSGi) service discovery. He’s an open source enthusiast at heart ever since his first project in 2001.

 Christer LarssonCE2008 Larsson Christer Larsson has over 15 years of experience in business development and advanced systems design for high-tech companies with experience from the automotive, airline and telecom industries working for such companies as Volvo IT, Carmen Systems and Ericsson.
Christer has been involved in the development of the OSGi technology since 1998, taking part in the design of Ericsson’s e-box concept which influenced the first releases of the OSGi specification to a large degree. He is currently the CEO of Makewave (formerly Gatespace Telematics) and the VP EMEA of the OSGi Alliance. Christer is also deeply involved in the open source project Knopflerfish. M.Sc., Chalmers University of Technology 1991

 Martin Lippertnil Martin Lippert works as consultant and coach for agile software development and using OSGi and Eclipse technology. He is a committer of the Equinox Aspects project and has implemented AspectJ load-time weaving runtimes for OSGi technology (since Eclipse 3.0) and similar plug-in-based runtimes. He uses OSGi technologies in projects for building enterprise systems on the client and on the server side, mostly combined with other technologies like RCP or Spring. Martin is a frequent speaker at conferences and co-author of books, articles and papers.

 Miguel García LongarónCE2008 Longarón Miguel García Longarón is Research and Development Engineer at Telefónica I+D since 2004. After some years researching on projects related with services at home, on the middleware and remote management fields, he has joint the “Networked Vehicles Group” to build an OSGi technology based service platform for the vehicle environment. He also participates and follows some standardization activities of organizations related with his work, as the OSGi Alliance, OMA DM and HGI.

 Peter MöckelCE2008 Möckel Peter Möckel is Vice President Deutsche Telekom Laboratories. He has held management posts with Deutsche Telekom since 1999. Peter Möckel studied computer science at Cambridge, England, and RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Peter Möckel is in charge of overall organizational management at Telekom Laboratories. As Deutsche Telekom’s representative he is also a member of Steering Committee of the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories.

 Stan MoyerCE2008 Moyer Stan Moyer is Executive Director and strategic research program manager in the Applied Research area of Telcordia Technologies, where he has worked since 1990. Currently, Stan is the product manager for the Telcordia Mobile Messaging and Application Solution, a hosted service for mobile marketing and affinity messaging and mobile web applications.
Stan is currently president of the OSGi Alliance and is also a member of the board and treasurer for the IEEE Communications Society.

 Jan RellermeyerCE2008 Rellermeyer Jan S. Rellermeyer received his MSc CS in Distributed Systems from ETH Zürich, Switzerland, in 2006. Currently, Jan is doing a PhD in the Systems Group at ETH, which is lead by Prof. Gustavo Alonso, Prof. Donald Kossmann, Prof. Timothy Roscoe, and Prof. Nesime Tatbul. Jan is the author of the Concierge Framework, an OSGi technology implementation, the Java SLP implementation jSLP, and of R-OSGi, a transparent solution for remote OSGi services. He is additionally working with the Eclipse ECF team on the transparent remote service integration into the Eclipse platform. Within the Apache community, Jan works on adding SLP support to the Apache Directory Server. His research interests are distributed systems, middleware, databases, operating systems, mobile and embedded devices, and software architecture. Since January, Jan is the second invited researcher of the OSGi Alliance.

 Jo RitterCE2008 Ritter Joachim Ritter is Director Mobile Solutions at ProSyst Software. Jo has been working on commercial OSGi projects for more than 7 years. Specialized on mobile Java and mobile OSGi systems, Jo and his team have been involved deeply with productizing OSGi technology for Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. Currently, he is engaged in the Sprint Nextel Titan project, the first carrier driven mass-deployment of mobile OSGi handsets. Jo holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

 Walter Rudametkin

 Andreas SayeghCE2008 Sayegh Andreas Sayegh, born 1964, works since 1999 as a software and system architect with Deutsche Telekom, mainly for the Research & Development departments within the areas of connected home infrastructures and applications and customer premises’ equipment. Currently he is chair of the Remote Operations and Device Management group in the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI).

 Peter SchrammCE2008 Schramm  Peter Schramm was born in 1974 in Dortmund, Germany. From 1994 to 2001 he studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University Dortmund. In 2001 he started to work as a research associate at the Computer Engineering Institute and later at the Robotics Research Institute both at the Technical University Dortmund. Since 2007 he is affiliated with Busch-Jaeger Elektro, working as R&D engineer. In January 2008 he received a doctor’s degree.

 Ian SkerrettCE2008 Skerrett Ian Skerrett is the Director of Marketing at the Eclipse Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation supporting the Eclipse open-source community and commercial ecosystem. In this role, Ian is responsible for implementing programs that raise awareness of the Eclipse open source project and grow the overall Eclipse community. He also works with the member organizations of the Eclipse Foundation to drive business value through their participation in Eclipse.
Ian has been working in the software industry for over 20 years. He has held a variety of product management and product marketing positions with Cognos, Object Technology International, IBM, Entrust and Klocwork. He is a graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Computer Science and has an MBA from McGill.

 Dimitar Valtchev

 Frank van der LindenCE2008 van der Linden Dr. Frank van der Linden works at Philips Healthcare CTO Office. He received his PhD. in Mathematics in 1984 at the University of Amsterdam. His main topics are software architecture and processes, emphasizing software product line engineering. He was project leader of the three successive ITEA projects on product line engineering, and successively on distributed development, including open source development. As part of these projects he was member of the organizing committee of a series of workshops on conferences in product lines (PFE & SPLC). In the last years he has organized several workshops on open source and product lines.

 Tobias WegnerCE2008 Wegner Tobias Wegner was born in 1982 in Iserlohn, Germany. He studied at the University of Dortmund and reached a diploma degree in computer science in 2007 and in parallel a pre-degree in business administration. Currently, he is working on his PhD thesis focusing on middleware technologies for intelligent environments at the Robotics Research Institute located at the Technische Universität Dortmund. In the past, Tobias Wegner has already worked for major companies like Siemens or ABB. With his own business, he is engaged as an OSGi Alliance Supporter and a member of the UPnP Forum.

 James WeathersbyCE2008 Weathersby James Weathersby has been a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco’s Access Router Technology Group (ARTG) for over 6 years, focusing on router performance, integrated services delivery, security and high availability. Before becoming a TME, James was a Cisco Systems Engineer. Prior to coming to Cisco, James worked for Cisco channel partners and systems integrators, as well as positions in corporate IT and the US military. He is a former IT manager, Systems Engineering Manager and CIO. James has over 20 years experience in the information technology field, and a broad background that includes system and network management, database support, application development and project management. James is a retired US Army officer.