Please find hereunder the profiles of the candidates for the seats of
Corporate Members representatives in the 2017 Board of Directors.
UShareSoft has built close relationships with the OW2 Community for the past 7 years now and the company is Corporate Member since January 2011. Since then, UShareSoft has been active with OW2 and OW2 partners to manage to success R&D initiatives namely OpenCloudWare and in 2015 and 2016 AppHub where OW2 and few OW2 members are playing a master role.
Moving to the next phase in 2017, UShareSoft as a Fujitsu company will provide UForge platform to OW2 consortium supporting OW2 Open Source Software Marketplace initiative for Europe. As you all know this initiative is a follow up of the AppHub OW2 project and hopefully may contribute to OW2 value proposition to open source initiatives in Europe.
UShareSoft is continuing to be part of OW2 consortium for his opensource project hammr.io.
With UShareSoft and Now Fujitsu global distribution we will look in 2017 on how we could bring additional value to open source OW2 Consortium.
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 world's leading LDAP solution, Sun's 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 Sun's 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).
UShareSoft, A Fujitsu Company
UShareSoft, a Fujitsu company simplifies the way IT professionals deliver software any Cloud. We make it easy for individual developers, system administrators and professionals to automate Application Release Automation/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 products provides the best image Factory and Marketplace to assemble and deliver self-deployable distributed appliances or SaaS services for on-demand application delivery.
I have been involved in OW2 community activities since 2010, when entered in Spago4Q team, and during these years my commitment in OW2 have grown, participating as Engineering Group representative in Technology Council activities, as a member and then as chairman. Currently I'm involved on behalf of Engineering Group in EU research project STAMP, whereby I'm actively collaborating with OW2 for integration and industrialization of project deliverables.
I'm strongly convinced that sharing knowledge and participation is the foundation for every community, bringing it to success, and this is particularly true for OW2. I continuously diffuse the knowledge about OSS and OW2 activities at Engineering Group, during my daily activities and lectures at IT Academy. Because of my professional activities within Engineering Group quality production platform and processes, I can bring this expertise to feed OW2 initiatives (particularly, but not limited to, OSCAR) and I'm available to serve the board and the community with my passion and knowledge of the ICT and open source context.
Daniele Gagliardi is an IT solution architect at Engineering Group - Architecture & Processes for ICT Innovation Direction. In the past he worked on digital signature products, Public Key Infrastructures e Identity and Access Management solutions. Currently he is involved in the management and evolution of corporate production infrastructure, to support internal development processes, from traditional ones to Agile and DevOps approaches, with a focus on quality standards. He lectures at Engineering IT Academy on test methodologies, performance test and open source. He is also chairman at OW2 Technology Council, member of OW2 project Spago4Q team, member of Open Source Initiative and member of Italian Professional Association of Engineers (he holds a university degree in electronic engineering). He frequently speaks at OSS conferences (OW2Con', Eclipse Conference Europe). Passionate about computer science since early years (he started to code on a Commodore 64), he discovered the world of open source at university and was impressed by the value that open knowledge behind OSS values can give as a gift to the society.
I would like to represent members in order to support their
inclusion and multiply the reach of the OW2.org
I particular I want to leverage my international network to reach out to the best young talents,
- organize simultaneous hackathons,
- and encourage a dependable and homely community.
- Multiplying the reach of the OW2.org
- And the early detection of young talent
- By supporting local communities and networks
- sharing better practices
- and supporting contributors
I want to valorize members potential in support of OW2.org
- OW2 presents an opportunity to be recognized for contributions
- OW2 supports much of the administrative overhead of producing innovations
- We wish to do more, together
I am a good fit for this position because
- I have proximity to talent from over 50 countries
- 30 or more international universities
- Many international conference organisers
- & Technology activists
- I have 9 years of Associative Life including the ASA, TIEMS, and
- Over 50 remote community organizing consultancies in many places
"Vote for me to make source open code again, so much open code, too much open source - you'll be tired of open source - no never tired of open code" - President Susito Bambang Yudhoyono
Joseph Pollack received a merit-based scholarship to attend United World Colleges. He went on to pursue an undergraduate degree in War and Security Studies at the University of Hull where he wrote his dissertation on societal security and inter-agency collaborative training for mass-casualty
incidents. He then co-founded a small research SME specialised in instrumented large-scale, live training simulations for mass-casualty incidents in Elverum, Norway www.crisistraining.no. In 2011, Joseph started got an LLM from the University of Hamburg and an MSc from the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research in Mumbai. He went on to complete a Research Masters in Applied Economics at the University Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris. In 2013, Joseph joined the European Research Centre for Information Systems in the Inter-Organisational Systems where he researched
Networked Humanitarian Logistics for his PhD as a Marie Curie Scholar through the ITN for ESR.
He was focussing on promoting community approaches for statistical capacity building as program co-chair for Statistics Without Borders the outreach arm of the American Statistical Association. He pursues this interest as an
advisory board member for University of Colorado Boulder laboratory for inter-disciplinary statistics. Joseph Pollack is the Newsletter editor for TIEMS and serves as an advisory board member. He has led or advised over 50 remote statistical capacity building and time-critical community management initiatives.
Poochies is a French company that creates accessible mobile applications such as Just Bip Assisstance, provides digital accessibility remediation services for digital media (coming soon) and will publish the first open source accessible (Front and Back end) blogging system in French (coming
soon). Since opening last year, the companys three employees all of which are in handicapped situations have been nominated for national prizes. Poochies creates beautiful mobile applications for all.
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 it's websites.
We also collaborate regularly with OW2 members and OW2 itself in research project funded by France or by the European Community.
I'm XWiki's 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'm the creator of XWiki the software on which XWiki SAS's business is build.
XWIKI 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. Wiki's 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
My main objectives for this year 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 and help OW2 to engage new young individual members and SMEs.
Dr. Yury Glikman is a head of the Open Service Engineering group at Fraunhofer FOKUS. His technical and research background covers model driven software engineering, design, prototyping and testing of distributed systems. Yury 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. Yury 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, Yury is leader of the Fraunhofer team implementing the core part of the official European Data portal for the European Union.
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. 450 employees from 24 nations, FOKUS stands for IP Telephony (Invention of SIP), Future Internet and Autonomic Communication, Web/Telco Convergence, I-Centric Communication, IoT, Smart Cities, E-Government, Interoperability, OPEN DATA, Cloud Computing, Testbeds / FOKUS-Labs: prove of concepts, Test Automation: Invention of TTCN-3, BerliOS.
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