2011 Election: Corporate members

Election of the Corporate Members representatives

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Board of Directors of the OW2 Consortium, 2015

Please find hereunder the profiles of the candidates for the seats of Corporate Members representatives in the 2015 Board of Directors.

Corporate Members: List of candidates

Corporate Members are to elect 7 representatives.

This year, there are 7 candidates for 7 seats, we have no need to vote. However, only those members who have fully paid their membership fees will be declared elected.

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 OW2 and OW2 partners to manage to success R&D initiatives namely OpenCloudWare and more recently App Hub where OW2 and few OW2 members are playing a master role.

Moving to the next phase in 2015, UShareSoft is making available to OW2 community UForge MArketplace as part of App Hub project in addition to OW2 Cloud AppStore Front with access to UForge Cloud AppCenter enabling OW2 projects to package software for instant software distribution to any Virtualization or cloud platforms.
In 2014 UShareSoft also selected OW2 for his opensource project hammr.io.

UShareSoft believes that users Cloud Software Factory (UForge AppCenter) and hammr, supporting Multi-OS and Multi-Cloud is critical for open source to address lock-in, cloud security, data location, software management and governance, and now global distribution with UShareSoft new Marketplace to be launch this month for self service distribution of any software, Cloud templates, VMs or SaaS services to anywhere.

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Alban has 25 years work experience, including Engineering, Marketing and Product Management executive with P&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&L as well as managing Sun France Grenoble R&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 DevOps with 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, VMware, Amazon, Azure, IBM CloudBurst, Eucalyptus, Cloud.com and others environments. UForge Server Templates Factory provides the best image Factory and Marketplace to assemble and deliver self-deployable distributed appliances or SaaS services 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...), strategic 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)...
Most notably Talend has successfully launched Chinese operations and Cedric works with OW2 China Local Chapter (Beijing Corporate Networking meeting, OW2 Programming Context...)
Already involved in the OSCi, BigData/Business Intelligence Initiative of OW2, Talend is working closely with other OW2 members including UshareSoft, BonitaSoft, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica or Bull.

Applicant Bio

Cedric Carbone is a special Advisor of Talend and was Chief Technical Officer from Talend inception (2006) to Dec 2014 where he managed a 200 people R&D team in different locations (mainly in China, Germany, France, USA and Ireland).
Cedric is also Advisor of www.nanocloud.com. Nanocloud is a software company that can turn any of your legacy application into a cloud or SaaS ready platform. Your application runs into a browser without any additional line of code. Nanocloud also provides virtualization, compute, billing, monitoring and statistics features.
Cedric is also Cofounder of a new startup : Influans. Influans allows people to interact with brands and provide highly targeted deals (one product at a given price) to the right person using the right channel - in real-time.

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Talend is the recognized market leader in open source data management & 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 Big Data 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. My participation in next board is in the path of a steady support to the realization of the various actions that last board has planned in order to reinforce the presence of OW2 community both in the EC Collaborative Projects context and to help steer the community into new direction.

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Gabriele Ruffatti is Architectures & Consulting Services Director at Engineering Group. He is also head of the Big Data and Open Source Competency Centers, as well as Methodologies, Processes and Services Director at Engineerings Software Labs. In 2004 he founded the SpagoWorld initiative, which develops and manages some projects within OW2 and Eclipse Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors of OW2 Consortium since its inception and from 2013 to 2014 he was President of the Consortium. He actively participates in the Eclipse Foundation and he is member of the Open Source Initiative. He has served as organizational or program committee member for various conferences dealing with open source, software processes and big data. He has held senior management positions at Engineering Group in the fields of project and product management, software process improvement and design of innovative software architectures. He has lectured at Engineerings ICT Training School on software engineering & quality and he has been adjunct professor for open source software at the University of Padova, Italy. Supporter of various initiatives bringing innovation to research and education, he cooperates with research institutes, universities and students through workshops, presentations, internships and degree thesis support.

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Engineering Group

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XWiki SAS is a French company started in 2004 by myself to build an Open
Source Business on top of XWiki, the Advanced Wiki engine created by
XWiki. XWiki is one of the top downloads on the OW2 forge with
close to 1000 downloads per day. XWiki is used by major companies around
the world including AFP, Air France, Lagardere, EADS, Chronopost, Carrefour, EMC, Curriki as well as Open Source projects like SpagoBI or OW2 itself, which is using XWiki for its websites.

We also collaborate regularly with OW2 members and OW2 itself in research project funded by France or by the European Community.

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I am XWikis CEO. I hold a degree of the Ecole Polytechnique and
Telecom Paris. I was previously CTO from 1998 to 2003 at NetValue an
Internet Measurement company which was acquired in 2002 by
Nielsen//NetRatings and previously Consultant on Internet Technologies
at Netscape Communications Corp. when it established it's operations in
Europe in 1996.

I am the creator of XWiki the software on which XWiki SAS business is build.

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WIKI SAS is an innovator in the Social space, first by being the first
company to build a business on top of an Open Source Wiki, second by
proposing the most advanced Wiki platform on the market. Wikis are an
important Web 2.0 trend which are popularized by the WikiPedia
encyclopedia and lead to Social Content Organization.
In business since 2004, XWIKI SAS is already working with more than 100 clients in Europe and in the USA. The XWiki software is used by many important companies as well as Small Businesses.


Michel-Marie Maudet is Linagoras 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.

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He takes in charge the delivery of customers projects based on Open Source Technologies. He is R&D Manager for Linagoras 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 (Université de Lyon, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie) and many more...


Since more than 4 years, I was engaged in cloud computing 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, became a flagship project that became a commercial platform launched in 2014. 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. 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)

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

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My main objective is to work with OW2 members and with the European Commission to position OW2 as the centre of Open Source Governance competence in Europe and the adviser of the European Commission on its Open Source strategy.

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Dr. Yury Glikman is a head of the Open Service Engineering group at Fraunhofer FOKUS. His technical and research background covers SOA, model driven software engineering, design, prototyping and testing of distributed systems. Yury 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 was the coordinator of the OCEAN project, which aimed 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. Now Yuri is coordinating the FP7 Policy Compass project developing an open source platform for evaluation of policy impacts on the basis of the Open Data. Apart from that, Yuri is leading the Fraunhofer team implementing the core part of the new pan-European Open Data portal for the European Union.

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Fraunhofer FOKUS

Organization Brief

Fraunhofer is the largest organization for applied research in Europe (24 000 employees) with 66 Institutes and research units. Fraunhofer FOKUS is established 1988 in Berlin. 500 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.


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