Election2011 : Corporate members

Board of Directors of the OW2 Consortium, 2014

Please find hereunder the profiles of the candidates for the seats of Corporate Members representatives in the 2014 Board of Directors.

Corporate Members: List of candidates

Corporate Members are to elect 6 representatives. This year, there are six candidates for six seats, we have no need to vote. However, only those members who have fully paid their membership fees will be declared elected on May 7, 2014.

Corporate Members: Candidates Profiles


UShareSoft has built close relationships with the OW2 Community since 5 years now and the company is Corporate Member since January 2011.
Since then UShareSoft have been active with Orange Labs and other OW2 partners to manage to succees a 10 Millions FSN co-founded R and D project named OpenCloudWare Initiative, where OW2 and few OW2 members are playing a master role.

UShareSoft - OW2 co-operation has started with several OSCi members to build complete cloud software Images for the domain BI4Cloud project. The first step have been achieved with few Cloud Business Ready Software solutions. UShareSoft has also joined the OW2 Big Data Initiative.

Moving to the next phase in 2014, UShareSoft is still providing into the UForge online marketplace to OW2 community a Web Cloud AppStore Front as well as free UForge Application Builder enabling OW2 projects to package software for instant software distribution to any Virtualization or cloud platforms.

Cooperating with OW2 for his additional options for growth, UShareSoft designed together with Fraunhofer and OW2 a new H2020 support action proposal, follow up to OCEAN, which should put OW2 to the center of an initiative in order to scale open source European projects adoption and open options for sustainable growth of OW2.

UShareSoft believes that users Cloud Software Factory (UForge Builder), supporting Multi-OS and Multi-Cloud is critical to address lock-in, cloud security, data location, software management and governance, standard publishing and self service.

Applicant Bio

Alban has 27 years work experience, including Engineering, Marketing and Product Management executive with P and L responsibilities and general management experience. Successful track record on leading edge server software product lines design, innovation, and market introduction, including handful of market leading portfolio or technologies such as the worlds leading LDAP solution, Suns Directory Server Enterprise Edition (Sun DSEE), the open source project OpenDS or the Sun Java DMK Platform, including Java Management Extensions (JMX) framework.
Prior to UShareSoft CEO, Alban has been with Sun Microsystems for more than 18 years, including several years based at Suns Menlo Park campus in California. Last position at Sun Microsystems, Alban was leading Sun DSEE portfolio and P and L as well as managing Sun France Grenoble R and D Engineering Center (GEC).

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UShareSoft simplifies the way IT professionals deliver software to the Cloud Computing. We make it easy for individual developers, system administrators and professionals to automate the creation and deployment of software templates and images for all the major virtualization and cloud computing formats including Vitual Box, Xen, KVM, Hyper-V, OVF, VHD, LXC, VMware, Amazon, Azure, OpenStack, Google Compute, Eucalyptus, Cloudstack, SUSE.Cloud and others environments. UForge Server Templates Factory provides the best Software on-boarding tools and App Store to migrate, assemble self-deployable distributed appliances for on-demand application delivery.


Cedric represented Talend company during the inception of OW2 and was Board member since OW2 was created.

Talend heavily involved in the international development of Open Source, has got offices in multiple countries (France, UK, Germany, USA, China, Japan...), solution member of Eclipse, actively develop CXF/Karaf/Camel/ServiceMix Apache projects (thanks PMC Chairs, PMCs and main committers for each of this projects), was cofounder of OSA (OSA merged with OW2 in Oct 2009)...

Already involved in the OSCi and the Business Intelligence Initiative of OW2, Talend is working closely with other OW2 members including UshareSoft,
BonitaSoft or Engineering Ingegneria Informatica.

For example, a strong integration between Talend & Bonita Open Studio or
Talend & SpagoBI runs well.

Applicant Bio

Cedric Carbone is Talends Chief Technical Officer. He joined Talend since his inception (2006), having previously managed the Java practice of Neurones. He currently manages a 150 people technical team in different locations (mainly in China, Germany, France, USA and Ireland). Cedric has also lectured at several universities on technical topics such as XML or Web Services.

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Talend is the recognized market leader in open source data management and
application integration. After three years of intense research and development investment, and with solid financial backing from leading investment firms, Talend revolutionized the world of data integration when
it released the first version of Talend Open Studio in 2006.

Talends data management solutions portfolio now includes data integration
(operational data integration and ETL for Business Intelligence), data quality, and master data management (MDM). Through the acquisition of Sopera in 2010, Talend became also a key player in application integration (SOA and ESB markets). Talend actual focus is Big Data solution including Visual Parsing, Manipulation, import/export data w/ Hadoop.

Unlike the small - and quickly consolidating - number of traditional vendors offering proprietary, closed solutions, which can only be afforded by the largest and wealthiest organizations, Talend offers a completely new vision. The company shatters the traditional proprietary model by supplying open, innovative and powerful software solutions with the flexibility to meet the needs of all organizations. Talend makes middleware solutions available to organizations of all sizes, for all their integration needs.

For more information, please visit http://www.talend.com and Talends community at www.talendforge.org.


Since the beginning, I have been Engineering Groups representative at OW2 BoD, in which I have always played an active role, participating in almost all board meetings as well as in many OW2 events. I continuously involve Engineering Groups people into OW2 community, also through the various activities fostered by the consortium, such as : technology council, OW2 BI Initiative (currently Big Data Initiative), OW2 Open Source Cloudware initiative, OW2 events, on-line/in-person meetings, on-line discussions. I think that the active participation in a community is a key factor for its growth and success. Last year I was Chairman of OW2 Board of Directors, working to secure OW2 position in the OSS landscape and to enlarge the community through a more presence in European Collaborative Projects and a greater exposure of its members. My participation in next board aims to support the realization of the various actions that last board has suggested for this new OW2 year, helping steer the community into new direction.

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Gabriele Ruffatti, founder of the SpagoWorld initiative, is Architectures and Consulting Director within the Research and Innovation Division of Engineering Group. He has held senior management positions at Engineering Group in project and product management, in software process improvement and quality assurance and in the definition of innovative architectural solutions. He is Director of the Open Source and of the Big and Open Data Competency Centers of Engineering Group. In 2004 he founded SpagoWorld initiative, currently including four mature OSS projects of OW2 Consortium code base and two Eclipse Foundation projects. In 2013-2014 he was Chairman of OW2 Board of Directors; he is also active in the community of Eclipse Foundation and in the FLOSS Competence Center international network. He has contributed to some Italian and European IT research projects, focusing on open source. Committed to students and IT professionals education, he has lectured at Engineering Group's ICT Training School. He regularly gives seminars within bachelors and masters degrees in various universities. From 2006 to 2008 he was Open Source Software adjunct professor at the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science degree, at the University of Padua, Italy. He currently cooperates with various research institutes, universities and students, through workshops, presentations, internships and degree thesis support.

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Engineering Group

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Michel-Marie Maudet is Linagora COO. He has been involved in open-source since more than 15 years. Linagora renew its involvement in OW2. It aims to contribute to the sustainability and relevance of OW2 community for the next years. Linagora contributes to OW2 projects such as LemonLDAP and Petals ESB (after the acquisition of Petals Link). Linagora participates to OpenCloudWare and Contrail research projects contributing to the OW2 Cloudware intiative as well as CHOReOS at the heart of the new OW2 Future Internet Software and Services initiative.

Applicant Bio

He takes in charge the delivery of customers projects based on Open Source Technologies. He is R and D Manager for Linagora sofware. Main research domains deals with collaborative solution and Entreprise Social Network based on Cloud and mobile technologies. Prior to this job, I was administrator of Unix systems since 1995, and of Linux systems since 1997. I began as engineer in System administration on IBM zSeries and pSeries infrastructures. I discovered the Open Source and Free Software movement in 1996 thanks to Linux. And I have always worked around it since that.

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LINAGORA is a software vendor and professional services provider focused on Open Source Software. With more than 160 employees, offices in France (Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse), in the US (San Francisco) and in Belgium (Brussels), the company is among major players of Open Source Software. LINAGORA develops its own Open Source softwares (LINAGORA Global Sofware) and provide organizations with reliable and efficient support (LINAGORA Run Services) and professional services (LINAGORA Professional Services). One of the leading pioneers of the Open Source movement in Europe, LINAGORA has strong expertise and offerings in Open Source technologies. As a consequence LINAGORA has been taking part in all major French Open Source projects, often playing a primary role as a trustworthy link between open source communities and clients. LINAGORA had assisted the French National Assembly in implementing an open source environment but customers. LINAGORAs customers include Fortune 500 companies (Air France, Carrefour, Areva...), government agencies (French Department Of Defense, French Inland Revenue service...), Universities (Universite de Lyon, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie) and many more...


Since more than 3 years, I was engaged in advanced mobile and cloud projects conducted in Prologue Group, a software and services company located in France, Spain and USA. One of these projects, CompatibleOne, in which OW2 acted as a member with significant contribution in disseminating the Open Source results of the project, became a flagship project that influenced the business development strategy of Prologue. Use it Cloud Broker, based on the Open Source code became a commercial platform launched at Cloud Expo Europe February 2014, in London. As Prologue Managing director, I believe strongly in organizations like OW2, for their impact on leveraging innovation for the benefit of all communities, customers, vendors and research teams. The announcement we made in London, where we shared the same booth with OW2, demonstrated the effectiveness of Open Source approach, the power of being united, and this event has been followed by another event in Paris, April 9 and 10, where Prologue joined a panel organized and chaired by OW2, where we attracted many participants and engaged very positive dialogue on how to select open source components or stacks to build Open Clouds. By joining the board of OW2, I will be supporting the its activity bringing industry perspective and market demands to influence various decisions on new projects to launch and widen the scope of collaboration at the European level where large initiatives (i.e. Horizon 2020) have been launched, and that should not be missed by OW2.

Applicant Bio

Najah Naffah has over 30 years of experience in IT and Communication industries. He started his career at INRIA, a government funded research institute, as a research scientist in computer networks and advanced office systems. His achievements (particularly, building the first European local area network and multimedia workstation), were recognized around the world and were compensated with multiple awards. He then joined Bull Group and headed an application software division where he pioneered the development of advanced document management and workflow products. Then he joined Sabre Group, where he developed and marketed Yield Management products for travel industry, then EDS/ HP where he became Vice President for Business Process Outsourcing for EMEA. In 2010, he launched his own company Naffah Consulting, specialized in BPO and business process transformation solution design. Presently engaged as a Managing Director of Prologue Group www.prologue.fr, a medium size software company, setting up its strategic plan and leading the Go to market effort in Cloud Brokering Services and Applications Marketplace.

Najah Naffah earned degrees in civil engineering from ESIB Beirut-Lebanon, in telecommunications engineering from Telecom ParisTech- France and a Doctorate in Computer Science from University of Paris 6 - France.

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My main objective is to work with OW2 members to promote wide adoptions of quality OSS in governmental agencies and industries and help OW2 to become a major Open Source Community for R and D project in Europe. As a coordinator of the FP7 OCEAN (Open Cloud for Europe, Japan and beyond) project, I promote OW2 cloud activities and foster international collaboration of OW2 with the key cloud domain partners.

Applicant Bio

Dr. Yury Glikman is a project manager at Fraunhofer FOKUS responsible for coordination of collaboration with open source communities. His technical and research background covers SOA, model driven software engineering, design, prototyping and testing of distributed systems. Yuri Glickman was/is actively contributing and was leading technical activities in numerous international (TT-Medal, VISP, SWEB, QualiPSo, ALADDIN, ENGAGE, iCity) and national research projects (KING, TWIN), and in research projects in collaboration with Japanese industry (Hitachi, NTT Data). Yury is the coordinator of the OCEAN project aiming to foster the emergence of a sustainable open source cloud ecosystem in Europe, by generating greater efficiency among collaborative research projects on open source cloud computing. Yuri coordinates the activities under the umbrella of the German QualiPSo Open Source Competence Centre. He is working in the fields cloud computing, open data platforms, open source software and OSS collaborative development environment.

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Fraunhofer FOKUS

Organization Brief

Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe (22.000 employees) with 66 Institutes and research units. Fraunhofer FOKUS is established 1988 in Berlin. 540 employees from 30 nations, FOKUS stands for IP Telephony (Invention of SIP), Future Internet and Autonomic Communication, Web/Telco Convergence, I-Centric Communication, E-Government: one stop shopping, Interoperability, OPEN DATA, Cloud Computing, Testbeds / FOKUS-Labs: prove of concepts, Test Automation: Invention of TTCN-3, BerliOS, German Qualipso Competence Center.

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