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JOHN ABRAM is responsible for the realization of
Monetical, the first on-demand Agile Expert System tailored for
Alfresco. Facilitating the collaboration amongst a number of UK
subject matter experts and thought leaders formed the predefined
knowledge base that highly distributed IT organisations can reengineer
to serve their unique business needs. John was the principle author of
a patent pending learning capability that steers the successful
evaluation, adoption and optimisation of Agile lifecycle management
rapidly, cost-effectively and with low risk.
TOM BAEYENS is passionate about BPM, workflow and Java. He a
frequent speaker on those topics at international conferences like
Devoxx, JavaOne and others. Tom founded jBPM. It was a first and big
step to make BPM technology more broadly adopted. jBPM went up to
25.000 downloads per month. He also pioneered the Process Virtual
Machine design for process engines. Tom now works for Alfresco and is
the Project Lead for Activiti (BPMN 2.0) and is devoted to making it
the next step in making BPM technology ubiquitous.
JORAM BARREZ is a Senior Software Engineer at
Alfresco. He started his career as a consultant, where he discovered
the power of open-source BPM in Java. At JBoss/Red Hat, Joram was a
jBPM core developer, and he was involved with the design and
development of jBPM versions 3 and 4. He joined Alfresco and the
Activiti team in 2010. Joram is a devoted open-source BPM advocate,
and never ceases to spread the message of the next generation in BPM
through his blog and live presentations at JDD, Devoxx and JUGs.
NICK BURCH is passionate about open source and open
development, and has been involved with the Apache Software Foundation
since 2003. Nick is chair of the Apache POI project, and as a member
of the ASF helps out with mentoring of new projects, and with
community development. At Alfresco, Nick is part of the services team,
with a strong focus on content. When not coding, Nick can often be
found helping to run and speak at BarCamps, Geek Nights and technology conferences.
DAVID CARUANA is Chief Architect and a founding engineer of
Alfresco, where he is responsible for overall product architecture and
design, and has developed many of the core capabilities of Alfresco,
such as content modeling, workflow, Web scripts, and CMIS. With over
15 years of experience in the ECM industry, David has previously led
product development at Documentum, where he created Web Development
Kit, and Oracle, where he developed several content repositories.
David is a member of the JSR 283 (Content Repository for Java
Technology API Version 2.0) Expert Group and the OASIS Content
Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Technical Committee. He is
also active on the Spring Surf and Apache Chemistry open source projects.
GAVIN CORNWELL has been a software engineer for 14 years. In
that time he as worked for Ford Motor Company and Documentum (EMC)
before joining Alfresco. He is currently the services team lead,
project lead for advanced workflow in Share and the lead engineer of
the forms engine and configuration services. Gavin has a BSc in
Computer Science from the University of Brighton.
SWITHUN CROWE has been Developer for Arts and
Humanities computing projects at the University of St Andrews for
several years, working with a wide variety of materials, from images
to historical text, academic articles and foreign language material.
Recent work has included bringing the pre-1707 Scottish Parliament
records online, for browsing and searching by the public, and
developing a multi-lingual automated grammar tutoring system for
language students. The current project involves developing extensions
for Alfresco, so that it can be used as part of an OAIS-compliant
archive. These include the extraction and generation of XML metadata
(TEI, METS and PREMIS), and an antivirus scanner. Swithun believes
strongly in open source, and has made the code for these extensions
available on Alfresco Forge, and has also contributed to the Wiki. He
has degrees in Philosophy and Information Technology, from the
University of St Andrews and Heriot Watt University respectively.
MICHAEL FARMAN has over 20 years experience in the content
management industry. He started working at Interleaf, specializing in
large-scale publishing, and was one of the early employees at
Documentum, initially focusing on the pharmaceutical industry and the
drug submission process. Mike spent over ten years at Documentum,
where he worked in a variety of technical roles and vertical
industries. Mike was an early employee at Alfresco, working in
almost every department over the past five years, then settling in his
current role as Director of Product Management.
BEN HAGAN has been working with Enterprise Internet
Applications for the last decade, and specializing in Web Content
Management for the last 7 years. Throughout his career, Ben has worked
within a number of technical roles including Support Management and
Pre-Sales Consulting. With a passion for web technologies and
architectures, Ben now guides the WCM product focus at Alfresco
as WCM Product Manager.
MIKE HATFIELD has been an engineer for over 17 years, working
at all levels from embedded circuit design through to complex web
applications. He is currently in the User Interface team at
Alfresco, responsible for the client-side framework and
Document Library for Alfresco Share and setting best-practice for
Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath.
NEIL McERLEAN has 12 years experience in software development
with a decade in enterprise Java development. He joined Alfresco's
Services Team in autumn 2008 and since then has contributed to the
development of the Forms Service, the DOD 5015-certified Records
Management module and the Rendition Service among other things. Neil
has previously worked at IBM, where he developed web applications for
the Lotus Domino server, and Ericsson, where he led the development of
various telecoms network management software components. He has been
an enthusiastic proponent of Agile development methodologies. Neil has
a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Queen's University Belfast.
ANDREW HIND is a Senior Developer and Founding
Engineer of Alfresco. He is a member of the repository team
responsible for search and authorization. Andy has used Java since it
first appeared, working on financial management and process
engineering systems. He has been working on commercial systems since
2000 developing mission-critical J2EE applications for the financial
sector, including application infrastructures for corporate actions
and product information. Andy previously taught Chemical Engineering
at Edinburgh University where he received his PhD in Fluid Mechanics
and graduated with a BA First Class from the University of Cambridge.
PAUL HOLMES-HIGGIN is Vice-President of Engineering,
with responsibility for managing Alfresco's research and development
team and ensuring both innovation and quality are delivered in
Alfresco's software. His expertise covers Knowledge-based Expert
Systems, Neural Networks, Information Extraction and Multilingual
Natural Language Processing. Paul has PhD in Artificial Intelligence
from the University of Surrey.
DEREK HULLEY has been developing software for 16
years, focusing on server-side Java development for most of that time.
He joined Alfresco at inception working on core infrastructure,
repository services and database persistence. Before joining Alfresco,
Derek worked on projects related to risk management, online trading
platforms and fund management. He has a MEng in Mechanical Engineering
from the University of Cape Town.
YANNICK KIRSCHHOFFER is a Software Architect
specializing in Object Oriented Design and Open Source technologies.
He is primarily focused on the Java/Unix platform stack and puts a
strong emphasis on quality and usability. In addition to
Yannick’s day job as a Software Architect for Logica, he runs
several projects hosted on SourceForge.
FLORIAN MUELLER is one of the principal contributors
to Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS. Prior to joining Alfresco in 2010 as
aSoftware Architect, Florian worked at Open Text for 8 years in a
number of roles including developer, software architect, team and
project lead, Director Innovations and strategy specialist. Florian is
a member of OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)
Technical Committee and CMIS specification editor.
DR RAINER PAUSCH has many years experience working as
a Senior Director Business Strategy & Product Management, as well
as Head of Business Development and Marketing in software and medical
technology companies. He completed a doctorate in theoretical physics
and stands out as analyst, motivator and lateral thinker. Since July
2006, Rainer has been working with WeWebU as Business Development
Manager and Head of Products & Marketing. He was WeWebU's first
representative in the OASIS CMIS Technical Committee.
AINGARAN PILLAI is the Founder and Consulting
Director of Zaizi, where he is responsible for the architecture and
successful delivery of a number of Alfresco ECM projects across UK,
Eire and Europe. Passionate about open source technology, he has
over 10 years' experience in architecting and delivering solutions
using open source software. He worked on the Red Hat CMS and
implemented it for London Borough of Camden. That implementation was
nominated by Google for British Computer Society's Information
Management Awards in 2006. Aingaran has been working with
Alfresco ECM since 2006 and is also a board member of the Alfresco Community.
DR BIRGIT PLIETZSCH works as Arts Computing Advisor
within IT Services, University of St Andrews. She is advising on and
managing technical aspects of various research and teaching-related
computing projects across the Faculty of Arts. Birgit’s current
interests include digital preservation and computer assisted language
learning. At present she is managing a digital archiving project that
aims to preserve electronic Arts and Humanities research data in the
long term. The project uses Alfresco Explorer, Share and Records
Management for ingest into the electronic archive. Birgit holds a
Dr.phil. in British Cultural Studies from Martin Luther University
BRIAN REMMINGTON is Architect of Web Content
Management at Alfresco, with responsibility for all technical aspects
of Alfresco's WCM platform. He has designed and developed WCM systems
since 1997, and, before joining Alfresco in 2009, was Chief Architect
at Mediasurface (now Alterian) where he was responsible for designing
and leading the development of the Morello product (now Alterian
Content Manager). Brian is a keen advocate of agile development
methods, having made use of a variety of them since 1999. He has an
enormous amount of experience in pragmatically selecting and applying
appropriate techniques to make software development projects more effective.
KEVIN ROAST is a founding developer of the Alfresco
Platform, UI Team Leader and Principal Developer of the Alfresco Surf
Web Framework. He has over 10 years of experience in the software
industry and was previously a leading developer at Documentum.
Kevin’s expertise is in developing and performance tuning
enterprise-scale application platforms, as well as designing and
implementing user interfaces based on innovative technology.
MARK ROGERS has worked as a software engineer for 23
years, developing products and solutions for many different companies
and businesses. He has worked with Java from its early days and
C++ and C before that. Mark’s involvement with content
management began with developing Lotus Notes solutions. At Alfresco,
Mark has been a member of the services team, writing some of the code
that underpins Alfresco Share, and is currently a member of the core
repository team, working on WCM deployment and the new transfer service.
JAN VONKA has worked as a software engineer and development
manager. For over ten years he worked in base development at Oracle
(both in the UK and US) developing tools, collaboration and CRM
products. He has also worked at UK's leading 3G telco as well as a
number of start-ups, including Corio (now part of IBM) and APR
Smartlogik (now Smartlogic), delivering enterprise products and
on-demand services. Jan's has worked at Alfresco for over three years
as a member of the core repository team working on various product
areas including WCM, RM, versioning, dynamic content models,
multi-tenancy and the underlying DB access layers.
DAVID WARD is a former Principal Software Engineer at
Oracle, where he led the Portlet Technologies team and successfully
rolled out implementations of the JSR 168 Java Portlet and WSRP
Portlet Web Service specifications. Since joining Alfresco in 2008,
David has become a productive member of the Repository Engineering
team. In his new role of Engineering Customer Satisfaction Lead, David
now works closely with the Support and QA teams with the goals of
improving customer experience, maximizing the quality of releases and
minimizing the resolution time of critical issues. David attained a
1st class honours degree in Computer Science at the
University of Edinburgh.
ROY WETHERALL has been involved in Content Management for over
10 years, first as a senior software engineer at Documentum and
latterly as a founding engineer at Alfresco. Roy has been core to the
development of Alfresco's content service strategy and is the
technical lead for the Alfresco Records Management which achieved
Department of Defence 5015 certification last September.
ERIK WINLOF has worked for Alfresco since 2008 and has
previously been employed by Spiro Kommunication AB, the University of
Gothenburg and XDIN doing work including mainly Enterprise Java and
WCM. During his time at Alfresco his main focus has been working on
Alfresco Share since its beginning and the Activiti project's REST API
and web applications.