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XML World Euro - Hans C. Arents

>>Hans C. Arents
Senior Consultant, I.T. Works ::.

Hans C. Arents is senior consultant at I.T. Works, where he provides business advice and technical consultancy for XML solutions and electronic document engineering. He has over 12 years of experience with advanced hypertext/hypermedia and knowledge-based systems, and over 7 years of experience with SGML-based (and now XML-based) document & data engineering.

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XML World Euro - Nathan Birtle

>>Nathan Birtle
Regional Vice President for Northern Europe, Arbortext ::.

Nathan Birtle joined Arbortext in 1997 and works out of Arbortext''s London office as the Regional Vice President for Northern Europe. Nathan has extensive knowledge and experience in the European software market, including over 15 years in positions of development, sales and marketing. Nathan received a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Bristol, UK.

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XML World Euro - Luca Bompani

>>Luca Bompani
Ph.D. Student, University of Bologna ::.

Luca Bompani is a Ph.D. student at the Bologna University. He took an initial degree in Computer Science at the Bologna University in 1998. He is interested in distributed objects, mobile agents and Internet technologies.

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XML World Euro - Lee Buck

>>Lee Buck
Chief Scientist and VP of XML technologies, TIBCO Software Inc. ::.

Lee Buck is chief scientist and VP of XML technologies with TIBCO Software. Prior to TIBCO, he co-founded Extensibility, the leading provider of XML-based application software. As an authority on XML and schema, he serves on a number of technical committees including the W3C's XML Schema Working Group.

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Edward Budgen

>>Edward Budgen
Director of B2Bi for the EMEA Region, SilverStream Software ::.

He brings more than 15 years of marketing and international business development experience to SilverStream. Prior to his position with SilverStream, Budgen was the VP of business development of GemLogic, a company SilverStream acquired in 1999. Prior to joining GemLogic, he was VP of Marketing for LexiBridge Corporation, where he was responsible for all marketing and technical sales support functions. Earlier in his career, Budgen was Technical Director for DataEase International, Inc., where he helped to establish and develop DataEase's office in Milan, Italy. Previously, Budgen held management positions at Enidata and Exxon. Budgen received a BS in Mathematics from the University of London..

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XML World Euro - Scott Cahill

>>Scott Cahill
General Manager of International Operations, Kinecta Corporation ::.

Mr. Cahill is responsible for expanding Kinecta's International customer base, establishing new partnerships with key content management providers and application service providers (ASPs), and facilitating Kinecta's further market penetration into international marketplaces. Mr. Cahill joined Kinecta in August 1999 as vice president of sales and marketing, overseeing all sales, corporate marketing, product marketing and public relations functions. Mr. Cahill has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management.

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XML World Euro - Mike Cardiff

>>Mike Cardiff
President and CEO, Prologic Corporation ::.

Mike is responsible for the worldwide operations, strategic planning, and direction of sales and marketing. Mike comes to Prologic from EDS Canada, where he held the position of Executive Vice President, Financial Services. From the time when he joined EDS in 1994, as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, annual sales revenue grew from $300M to over $1B. Prior to joining EDS, Mike was involved in the successful startup of Tandem and Convergent Technologies. Earlier in his career, he started his own company in the technology industry, which he built up to $40M in revenues before selling it to a large US multinational.

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XML World Euro - Bryan Caporlette

>>Bryan Caporlette
Executive VP of Strategic Technology, Sequoia Software ::.

Bryan Caporlette, Sequoia Software's Executive Vice President of Strategic Technology, has more than 12 years of experience designing and implementing Internet publishing, electronic commerce and document management solutions for a variety of industries. A recognized expert in the development of SGML/XML based products, Caporlette serves as Sequoia's lead XML evangelist, speaking at industry conferences and SGML/XML user groups here and abroad, contributing articles and white papers to various publications, and working with customers to explore the full potential of Sequoia's technology. Caporlette received a B.S. in Systems Analysis at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

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XML World Euro - Chris Childers

>>Chris Childers
Director Product Management, Sequoia Software Corporation ::.

Mr. Childers researches emerging knowledge management technologies and develops next generation products that address the needs of this expanding market. Childers's expertise lies in XML-based technologies and its application within the enterprise knowledge management environment. Prior to joining Sequoia, Childers was a Healthcare Consulting Manager delivering custom Internet/intranet solutions to government and commercial healthcare organizations. Childers received a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Vermont.

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>>Paolo Ciancarini
Professor of Computer Science, University of Bologna ::.

His research interests include agent-oriented software engineering, multiagent systems, Internet-oriented languages,and technologies for managing active documents.

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XML World Euro - Mark Colan

>>Mark Colan
e-business Evangelist and Strategist, IBM Corporation ::.

With over 24 years experience in designing and implementing commercial software products and technologies, Mark is well versed in component software strategies, operating systems, and software tools. He served as the Lead Architect for the InfoBus Technology, a Java Standard Extension developed at Lotus. Mark has worked for IBM and Lotus since 1984. Mark holds a degree in Computer Science from the Department of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

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XML World Euro - John Cooke

>>John Cooke
Professor of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan ::.

B.Sc and M.Sc in Electrical Engineering and D.Phil in Experimental Psychology. A Professor, and former Head of the Computer Science Department, at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, he specializes in Web-based information systems and software engineering. He is currently investigating the application of XML in teaching Computer Science and Software Engineering, for both conventional and on-line courses.

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XML World Euro - Erik Cordsen

>>Erik Cordsen
Developer for Partner Integration, EZPrints ::.

At EZPrints Inc., Erik is the Developer for Partner Integration with responsibilities for designing and implementing systems to transmit XML documents to and from partners. He makes heavy use of XSLT to transform documents when sending, displaying, or receiving data. He graduated from the University Of Washington in 1996 with a BS in Mathematics with Computer Science.

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XML World Euro - Anita de Waard

>>Anita de Waard
Project Lead, Elsevier Science ::.

Anita de Waard has worked as a science publisher since 1988. She has been involved in developing successive generation of electronic products for scientific communication, including work on Computational Materials Science, an online journal, the medical websites for Elsevier Science and Cardiosource, a portal for cardiologists. Her background is in physics and science education, and she has studied in the Netherlands, Moscow and Boston.

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XML World Euro - Holger Doernemann

>>Holger Doernemann
Technical Leader, Rational Software GmbH ::.

Mr. Doernemann studied Computer Science and Theoretical Medicine in Dortmund and Bochum, Germany. Learning Smalltalk in the late 80s, he was involved in technical and non-technical OO-projects using different languages and modeling techniques. Early in 1998 he joined Rational and is now Technical Leader for the Northern District of Germany.

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XML World Euro - Edd Dumbill

>>Edd Dumbill
Managing Editor, XML.com ::.

Edd Dumbill is Managing Editor of XML.com, part of the O'Reilly Network of technology web sites. He also founded XMLhack.com, a community news site for XML developers, and WriteTheWeb.com, a site focusing on the writable, two-way Web. As well as writing and speaking, Dumbill also develops software, and is the author of several XML-related open source programs.

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XML World Euro - Joe Gollner

>>Joe Gollner
Founder and President, XIA Information Architects Corporation ::.

Mr. Gollner, a leading authority on how XML technology can be leveraged by modern organizations to change the way they inter-operate, supports an international clientele in the adoption of XML and the development of cost-effective XML solutions. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Queen's University and a Master's of Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

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XML World Euro - John Goodson

>>John Goodson
VP and Research and Development, MERANT ::.

John Goodson leads the strategy and development of MERANT's data access and integration technologies. John's active memberships in the SQL Access Group and ANSI X3H2.2 CLI committee, and strong relationships with Microsoft and Sun have helped produce standards such as ODBC, ADO, OLE DB, JDBC and XML. John continuously researches XML and how it fits in with the data access standards.

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XML World Euro - Andrew Gray

>>Andrew Gray
Software Engineering Manager, Rogue Wave Software ::.

Andrew Gray is a Software Engineering Manager at Rogue Wave Software in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, where he leads the development of XML infrastructure solutions. Prior to joining Rogue Wave, Andrew worked for several years as a Technical Lead and Product Manager in the Electronic Design Automation industry. He earned a M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of California, San Diego, and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College .

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XML World Euro - Tomas Hansson

>>Tomas Hansson
Senior Information Architect, XIA Information Architects Corporation ::.

Mr. Hansson has, over the last decade, been dedicated to the development of cutting edge solutions that leverage structured markup languages and web technology. Always applying the latest standards and an advocate of deploying the right tools for the right programming tasks, he is a chief developer at XIA responsible for the development and deployment of a wide range of XML applications and for the provision of technical consulting to a variety of clients. Mr. Hansson holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Umeň University, Sweden..

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XML World Euro - John Ibbotson

>>John Ibbotson
XML Technology and Messaging, IBM UK ::.

John Ibbotson is a member of the IBM XML Technology team with a special interest in messaging. He is an active participant in the ebXML initiative Transport, Routing and Packaging working group and is also IBM's primary representative on the W3C XML Protocol Working Group. His career within IBM has included work on scientific image processing, multimedia databases and interactive television. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

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XML World Euro - Vanessa Klein

>>Vanessa Klein
International Technical Consultant, OmniMark Technologies ::.

She works as a technical consultant giving advices in system architecture and implementation of the OmniMark programming language to customers. She's been involved in many projects using XML in its many different usages including e-business. She also designed OmniMark trainings which are one of the products OmniMark Technologies is well recognized for. Part of her job is to promote the OmniMark programming language by writing technical articles for the Press and speak in conferences.

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XML World Euro - Pasquale Lazzareschi

>>Pasquale Lazzareschi
Technician, IAT-CNR ::.

He joined CNUCE-CNR in 1972 and was mainly involved in system administration. In 1998 he moved to IAT-CNR. His main activities are involved in system administration, computer languages, computer security, the study and applications of the WWW technologies and the XML language family.

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XML World Euro - David Liu

>>David Liu
California State University, Northridge ::.

A pioneer in the application of AI in manufacturing. Dr. Liu was co-founder of three software companies. His current areas of research are XML-tool development, enterprise architecture and security. Dr. Liu held CIO positions in both public and private sectors. He is currently serving as CTO in two dot-com companies.

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XML World Euro - Andrea Marchetti

>>Andrea Marchetti
Researcher, IAT - CNR ::.

He graduated in Computer Science at the University of Pisa (Italy). Since 1996, he has been a Researcher at IAT-IAT where his main activities have involved in the study and application of the new WWW technologies. In particular, his interest focuses on XML family of standards. He is involved in the open working group, XML Italia. His research interests include security and hypertext/hypermedia.

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XML World Euro - Massimo Martinelli

>>Massimo Martinelli
Technician, IEI - CNR ::.

Since 1997 is a technician at IEI-CNR (system administrator) and his main activities are involved in the study and application of the new WWW technologies. In particular his interests focus on XML languages family. He is involved in the open working group XML Italia.

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XML World Euro - Salvatore Minutoli

>>Salvatore Minutoli
Researcher, IAT - CNR ::.

He graduated in Computer Science from University of Pisa (Italy) in 1990. Since 1991 he has been collaborating with IEI-CNR Pisa in image acquisition and processing systems and in network applications. Since 1999 is a Researcher at IAT-CNR Pisa where his main activities are involved in the study and application of XML languages family. His research interest include security and digital signature.

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XML World Euro - Simon Phipps

>>Simon Phipps
Chief Software Evangelist, Sun Microsystems ::.

He is responsible for expounding and explaining the 'big picture' of software. In particular, his industry experience gives him unique insight into how open technologies like Java, XML, TCP/IP and JINI build together to form the foundation for dot-com computing in the 21st century. Fascinated by the idea of 'action at a distance', he worked with OSI standards in the eighties, on the first commercial collaborative conferencing software in the nineties, and helped introduce both Java and XML at IBM. He joined Sun in mid-2000. He holds a degree in electronic engineering and is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the British Computer Society.

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XML World Euro - Eric Olden

>>Eric Olden
CTO, Securant Technologies ::.

Eric Olden is Co-Founder and CTO of Securant Technologies, a developer of enterprise security management products that provide a secure infrastructure for e-business. Prior to founding Securant in 1997, Olden was founder of Sirrus Internet Solutions, an Internet consulting services firm where he was the lead architect on major e-commerce infrastructure consulting projects for enterprises in the financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries including Bank of America, General Electric, and Silicon Graphics.

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XML World Euro - Bart Oastlander

>>Bart Oostlander
Compuware Corporation ::.

Bart Oostlander, E-Business Product Manager for Compuware UNIFACE, is based at Compuware's European office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His responsibilities include developing the vision and product architecture for UNIFACE''s e-business capabilities. Oostlander is a graduate of Utrecht State University in the Netherlands, having studied Industrial Automation and Cognitive Artificial Intelligence.

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>>David E. Reich
Senior Software Engineer, IBM Voice Systems ::.

David Reich is a Senior Software Engineer working in the IBM Voice Systems unit in West Palm Beach, Florida. He is currently working on the VoiceXML project to bring natural speech interfaces to the Web. Mr. Reich has been with IBM for 12 years in a variety of development and management roles. He has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany.

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XML World Euro - Ed Simon

>>Ed Simon
Software Engineer, Entrust Technologies ::.

Ed has been an ardent advocate and implementer of XML since April 1997. He is a co-author of the IETF/W3C XML Signature specification and is also a contributor to the XML Encryption effort. Before joining Entrust, he explored new online information technologies at IBM and developed biomedical research software at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine. Ed holds a Master's of Engineering degree from the University of Alberta.

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XML World Euro - Nick Smilonich

>>Nick Smilonich
Director of Advanced Technology, Systems & Technology Group, Unisys Corporation ::.

He has held numerous engineering, management and technical positions and has been involved in various strategic development areas such as computer architecture, data management, component-based development, operating systems, multimedia, user interfaces, and. mobile/wireless computing. Mr. Smilonich is also a chief Application Services technologist, responsible for service definitions, new technology directions and assessment, and standard product architectures. He is also a Unisys Fellow, the highest technical accolade.

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XML World Euro - Peter Stamps

>>Peter Stamps
Engineer, Software AG ::.

Peter Stamps studied ''bedrijfskunde'' at the HTS of Eindhoven. He started in IT at Philips Electronics in 1982 where he implemented 4GL, CASE technology and ERP systems. Since 1991, he has worked for Software AG as a product marketing manager involved with development, database, data warehouse, middleware, and XML technologies. He is now responsible for the Sales Support organisation of the European unit Business Alliances.

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XML World Euro - James Tauber

>>James Tauber
Director of XML Technology, Bowstreet ::.

Mr. Tauber is responsible for educating developers, customers, partners and employees about Extensible Markup Language (XML) and for representing Bowstreet in the XML community. Tauber has played a role in the development of XML, the Internet's lingua franca for commerce, since he joined the movement that first identified the need for a web content labeling standard in the mid-1990s. More recently, Tauber was principal editor of the Directory Services Markup Language (DSML). Tauber serves on the W3C's XML Core Working Group and Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Working Group, and he helped author the specification for Canonical XML (for use in digital signatures). He created FOP (Formatting Object to PDF Translator), the first implementation of the Extensible Stylesheet Language that formats XML documents for print. He is also writing a reference book for XML developers and maintains the valuable XML and XSL information web sites: www.xmlinfo.com, www.xmlsoftware.com, www.schema.net and www.xslinfo.com.

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XML World Euro - Frank Thelen

>>Frank Thelen
Product Group Executive, POET Software ::.

Frank Thelen graduated in business economics (business computer science) in 1992. His work experience includes software-engineering projects with C++ and Java. He joined POET Software in January 1997 and is current the product group executive for POET's Object Server Suite.

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XML World Euro - Henry S. Thompson

>>Henry S. Thompson
Reader in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science in the Division of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh ::.

He was a member of the SGML Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium which designed XML, is the author of the XED, the first free XML instance editor and co-author of the LT XML toolkit and is currently a member of the XSL and XML Schema Working Groups of the W3C. He currently holds a World Wide Web Consortium Fellowship, and is editor of the Structures part of the XML Schema draft W3C recommendation. Henry S. Thompson is Reader in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science in the Division of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, based in the Language Technology Group of the Human Communication Research Centre.

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XML World Euro - Lynne Thompson

>>Lynne Thompson
Senior Software Engineer, Unisys ::.

Lynne Thompson has been involved in various strategic development areas such as computer architecture, data management, multimedia, programming languages, user interfaces, Internet/Web, XML, and mobile/wireless computing. Ms. Thompson represents Unisys at the W3C Advisory Committee and W3C XML Protocol Working Group. She is the technical liaison representing Unisys membership in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory Things That Think (TTT) Consortium.

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XML World Euro - Doug Tidwell

>>Doug Tidwell
Senior Programmer, IBM Corporation ::.

He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has more than a decade of experience with markup languages. His job as a Cyber Evangelist is basically to look busy, and to help customers evaluate and implement new technologies. Using a pair of xircon-encrusted tweezers, he holds a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Georgia and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University. He is currently working on a book, Transforming XML Documents Using XSL, to be published by O'Reilly and Associates.

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XML World Euro - Jeroen van Rotterdam

>>Jeroen van Rotterdam
CTO, X-Hive Corporation ::.

Jeroen van Rotterdam is one of the co-founders of X-Hive Corporation. He developed several interactive web applications for a variety of customers. He did several research projects including MusicML, an XML DTD and browser for Sheet Music, and a research on XML publishing. Jeroen currently heads the X-Hive development team. Jeroen is an Advisory Committee Member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering (HTS Rotterdam) and Management & Computer Science (Erasmus University Rotterdam).

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>>Fabio Vitali
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Bologna ::.

His main interests lie in hypertext reseatch, versioning systems for hypermedia and markup languages. He is also interested in coordination languages,agent-based environments and web-based distributed applications and environments.

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XML World Euro - Michel Vulpe

>>Michel Vulpe
CTO and Founder, i4i ::.

Michel Vulpe invented the breakthrough, patented S4 Technology, and in 1993 founded i4i. He has remained on the leading edge of delivering data from what he calls "the tyranny of the application" and has proven himself a leader in creating innovative, industrial-strength products permitting real-time collaboration and interaction in the workplace. His company’s clients include Raytheon, the USPTO, the RAF, Progressive Information Technologies and the Getty Trust to name a few.

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