Aaron has been developing Web Content Management solutions with Alfresco for Saks Fifth Avenue since May of 2010. Prior to joining Saks, he worked as a Consultant for then, Mediasurface's Morello WCM. With Mediasurface, Aaron had the opportunity to work on WCM projects for Wilson Sporting Goods, Jaguar Land Rover, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and WWE. Also, an avid runner, Aaron spends much of his free time training for and competing in ultra marathons.
Adam Storch brings over 20 years of experience in solving business problems with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies. During this time Adam has seen these technologies move from simple image management, to social content management, and back to just content management. Over his career he has been able to architect and deliver solutions on many different document management and document capture platforms (Alfresco, Documentum, Filenet, OpenText, SharePoint, Worksite NT & MP, Kofax, Captiva, Ephesoft). In his current role as well as his previous positions, Adam has pulled together solution strategies for clients and facilitated solution workshops with all levels of users. The best and most common compliment he has received from his clients is "Adam makes us smarter about ECM and helps us rethink our business processes". Adam's dynamic and energetic speaking skills have proven quite valuable when trying to get a set of people engaged in thinking about how ECM can make their business work better. The many solutions delivered over the last 20 years have included a number of industries; Financial Services "Capital Markets", Pharmaceutical, Bio-tech, Legal "Corporate Law Departments, Legal Firms". The key objectives for Adam are to make his clients smarter, more efficient and more successful than before the project kicked off.
Aingaran Pillai is the Founder and CEO of Zaizi, an Alfresco Platinum partner and Alfresco Partner of the Year for 2012. Having worked with Alfresco back in 2006, he liked the technology so much he started Zaizi to work on many more Alfresco implementations. Since then he has built Zaizi to be one of the top Alfresco partners worldwide with offices in London, Spain, South Africa and Sri Lanka. He also provides thought leadership in the field of open source development and has been invited to speak at a number of international conferences. Aingaran is also an active member of the Alfresco Community. He has won an Alfresco Chumby Award and has the highest number of points in the Alfresco Forums outside of Alfresco. Zaizi also sponsor and host the Alfresco London Meetup. He is also an Alfresco Certified Engineer and Administrator.
Alaaeldin is Vice President and Engagement Director for Rivet Logic responsible for client and partner relations, business development, and project management for the company's growing business in the Mid-Atlantic region. Alaaeldin has more than 15 years of enterprise IT software design and development experience, including deep expertise in open source platforms from Liferay, Alfresco, Spring, Apache, and JBoss. At Rivet Logic, Alaaeldin has led the architecture and implementation of numerous client projects ranging from enterprise-wide intranets to large-scale public websites and social communities. Alaaeldin is also a certified Liferay trainer, regularly conducting both public and private Liferay certified training courses throughout North America. Alaaeldin earned a BS in Computer Science from American University and an MS in Computer Science from George Mason University.
Alan Stickler is Vice President of Data & Knowledge Management for McKesson Specialty Health responsible for web development, data warehousing, and business/clinical intelligence supporting over 1500 community based oncologists across the US. Alan has been building custom business solutions using open source technologies such as Alfresco for the past 10 years as a lead developer, technical lead and architect as well as driving teams through his current role at McKesson. The McKesson Specialty web development team is currently using Alfresco as a content authoring tool to expose proprietary and industry content to patients through the My Care Plus Online patient portal on Drupal. This will allow to personalize content to patients undergoing cancer treatments and help them with managing their symptoms and life style during a difficult period.
Alexey has been working with Alfresco since 2010 year as an engineer in VDEL. Alexey is responsible for partners support during presale and building POC for enterprise customers. His main interest in development is implementing integration mechanisms between different systems in heterogenous environments. Some time ago Alexey has joined Alvex development team and continues to work on implementing core repo-side services.
Amy currently heads up professional services at Alfresco and is a long-standing member of the Alfresco ecosystem as former customer and partner. She started out in our early days as Knowledge Manager at Islington Council where she rolled out an enterprise-wide, Alfresco project that put 4000 users live on Alfresco 1.2. After that, she moved into an operational information management role heading up an ECM team, a records management / paper archiving team, and a performance management team using Business Objects. She also continued her work in data security and strategy with a background in UK information law (DPA, FOIA, & EIS). Before moving to Alfresco in February 2012, she was managing Alfresco services on behalf of Zaizi, a UK Platinum, Alfresco partner.
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Andrea is Alfresco's Global Vice President of Customer Success, responsible for driving strategies and programs to ensure customers realize maximum value and success from Alfresco solutions. As a customer experience veteran with nearly 25 years’ experience, Andrea has successfully led customer focused teams responsible for driving business growth, customer retention, and exceptional customer experiences. Prior to joining Alfresco, she was responsible for the Oracle RightNow and Oracle Taleo Cloud Service delivery organizations as Vice President of Cloud Support at Oracle. Prior to Oracle, Andrea held senior leadership positions in Customer Support, Services, and Operations for RightNow Technologies, NetScout Systems, Network General, and Remedy Corporation and is a frequent speaker at customer experience events.
In December 2009, Everything Channel’s CRM announced Andrew McAfee as one of the “Top 25 Most Innovative Leaders in the Technology Industry.” The list recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business today and in the future. As one of the top 25 “Mavericks” on the list, McAfee’s brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel. In 2008, McAfee was named by the editors of the technical publishing house Ziff-Davis number 38 in their list of the “100 Most Influential People in IT.” He was also recently recognized by Baseline magazine as one of 50 most influential people in business IT. McAfee was also a well-received speaker at a meeting of the world economic forum. McAfee coined the phrase “Enterprise 2.0” in a Spring 2006 Sloan Management Review article to describe the use of Web 2.0 tools and approaches by businesses. McAfee’s eagerly anticipated book, Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges, was published in November 2009 by Harvard Business School Press. His blog is widely read, becoming at times one of the 10,000 most popular in the world (according to Technorati). In the July/August 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review, McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson published “Investing in the IT that Makes a Competitive Difference,” a summary of their research investigating IT’s links to changes in competition. This work was the first to reveal that competition began to heat up in the US in the mid 1990s–to become faster paced, more turbulent, and more winner-take-all–and that this acceleration was greater in industries that spent more on IT. This research continues, and continues to highlight that technology appears to be significantly reshaping the landscape of competition. McAfee is the author or co-author of more than fifteen scholarly articles and ninety case studies and other materials for students and teachers of technology. This work has convinced him that modern information technology is the most powerful tool available to business leaders, yet also the most misunderstood and under-appreciated resource at their disposal. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete. At a higher level, his work also investigates how computerization affects competition itself–the struggle among rivals for dominance and survival within an industry. McAfee joined the faculty of the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School in 1998. He is currently Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management and Fellow, Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet and Society. He received his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, and completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.
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Andy Healey has been with the Alfresco Documentation team for almost a year. In that time he's revitalised the end-user helps for Cloud, Enterprise, and Records Management including a seemingly endless stream of help videos, worked on the integrated help text in the new Admin Console, and created help content for multiple releases of the Alfresco iOS and Android apps. Over the previous 15 years Andy has produced user assistance for, amongst others, Autodesk, Microsoft, and Roche, covering products as varied as mobile apps, insulin pumps, and mass spectrometers.
Andy Hind is a founding developer at Alfresco where he has worked on search, authentication, authorisation, and assorted core services. He is also on the CMIS technical committee. Andy has been involved with Java software development for chemical process simulation, optimisation, image analysis, financial services and document management. He has worked in antarctic climatology, petrochemicals, acedemia and brewing research before software development. Andy has a BA(Hons)/MEng/MA in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge and a Phd in the Fluid Mechanics of Artificial Heart Valves from the University of Edinburgh.
I am a Senior Software Engineer working at the R&D division of Zaizi. Computer Engineer and M.Sc Software Engineer and Technology, I have a broad experience in Analysis, Design, Development and Integration of enterprise web, mobile and cloud applications. I have worked several years with Digital Identity, Security (Criptography) and Semantic stuff over web applications and content management systems, participating in several European projects. Currently I'm specialised mostly in Semantic technologies making integrations with them. I also contribute to Apache projects related to semantic technologies. I am an enthusiast of the Open Source eco-system and interested in all kind of technologies which can make me grow as professional.
I have worked on the Support team at Alfresco since the beginning of 2011, and am also a moderator and contributor in the Alfresco Spanish Community Forum. My background is System Administration with strong scripting skills: I worked during 8 years as a domain administrator of huge Windows domains in the financial sector in Spain and a couple of years as consultant for Fujitsu Services on the European Union Trade-Mark registration Agency.
Arno Unkrig is a Software Engineer working at Stadtwerke München GmbH (Munich City Utilities), Germany. He is responsible for the ALFRESCO-based DMS solutions in the enterprise and their integration with the backend systems. Otherwise he lives in the depths of ECLIPSE plug-in development and various Java Core topics. After work he climbs mountains and walls, and works on the open source LOGGIFIER project.
Axel Faust is the lead Alfresco architect of the Alfresco Gold Partner PRODYNA AG and has been an integral part of that partners Alfresco engagement since the start. In addition to designing and implementing custom solutions within the context of specific customer projects across multiple branches and sizes, he is the technical sponsor of PRODYNAs Alfresco add-on products comprising groupware integration, web-based scanning and general use-case extensions of the Alfresco Share client. Axel has been actively engaged with the Alfresco community, participating as a speaker in Alfresco events and conferences, helping out on the Alfresco forums and contributing via open source modules.
Bart Van Bouwel started his career at De Vaderlandsche, a Belgian insurance firm that belonged to ING. After several years in IT, he moved to ING Netherlands where was Manager Business Architecture at the Insurance Service Center program. He returned to Belgium and became program manager for the ING Insurance Belgium Lean program. When P&V acquired the broker part of ING Insurance, Bart was appointed program manager Synergy and Change. In this function he was involved in the Alfresco project at P&V from the earliest start. Since 2010 Bart is IT Manager Application Delivery for P&V group.
Beverley is Head of IT Back Office Systems at Trafigura. She is responsible for build, implementation and maintenance of typical Back Office systems such as Accounts, Treasury, Trade Finance, etc. as well as Corporate systems such as Document management, Reference Data and Workflow. Her focus is on maintaining and developing the IT strategy and systems in order to support, improve and enable efficient business processes across all areas through technology. She has successfully implemented Alfresco as the global document management system and integrated it with the trading systems and with OCR. Prior to joining Trafigura, Beverley worked in a consultancy, as a lecturer and as lead BA on the team that designed South Africa's RTGS system.
Bill Goodson is the VP of Alfresco’s public sector sales team responsible for sales and consulting services for North America. Over the past 20 years, Bill has held various executive level positions for Adobe, PeopleSoft, Autodesk and Sybase building and leading successful government sales teams. In each position, he built top-performing sales units that significantly increased revenue year-over-year. Throughout his career Bill has focused on customer success through strategic partnerships with system integrators, the consulting community and reseller partners to provide high value solutions for the government community.
Over 25 years of IT experience as a software architect, data architect, technical lead, project lead and engineering manager. Experience includes over 15 years in industry and more than 12 years in the military; more than six years in content management solution design and technology integration; nearly two years developing Alfresco customizations. Architected and developed multi-layer distributed web-based solutions. Integrated project and technology stacks to provide high performance, high availability solutions. Throughout career, mentored and trained technical staff as well as students.
Bindu Wavell is the Chief Architect at Zia Consulting. He has been doing enterprise system integration consulting for the past 22 years. At Zia, Bindu provides guidance and mentoring around enterprise content management architecture and design in addition to working hands on with customers to deliver high value solutions. Bindu has been working on enterprise content management engagements for the past 8 years. Previously he worked at eConvergent and Aspect Communications with customer relationship management systems. Bindu is passionate about tea and quite interested in hobby robotics and automation.
Boriss Mejias is a Software Engineer and Ph.D. in Computer Science, currently working at Xenit, developing Alfresco-based solutions. He is currently responsible for Alf2Cas, integrating Alfresco with the CAStor storage system. Last year he presented a lightning talk at DevCon about Alf2CAS. He is also the main developer of Beernet, a peer-to-peer library for self-managing scalable storage. In his free time he is a headbanger and free and open source software activist
Brent Gatewood, CRM MBA is the owner of consultIG, an information governance and records management consulting firm. Throughout his career, Brent has worked in many capacities in multiple industries assisting organizations to better manage their information assets. He has worked on engagements for a broad range of energy, insurance, financial services, law, technology and manufacturing clients. He advises clients on the use and importance of enterprise information and helps them to utilize their resources more effectively and efficiently. Brent takes a lead role in expanding technology and services delivery tool set and monitors the offerings and performance of records management and related technology vendors. While not working with clients, he is a frequent speaker on the topics of Information Governance and Records and Information Management. He has been published several times and most recently was a contributor to two industry standards: "Implications of Web Based, Collaborative Technologies in Records Management" and "Guidelines for Outsourcing Records Storage to the Cloud."
Brian is an Application Development Manager at Mercy Health. He has currently implemented an award winning (Computer World) intranet for the health system that has leverages an integrated platform of Drupal and Alfresco. He is also leading the teams that deliver the patient portal (MyMercy) and the internet (mercy.net). All of our solutions are based on open source technologies (Java, Drupal, Alfresco, Ruby) which give us the ability to remain flexible, with easier integration, all with a low start-up cost. Brian and his team are always looking for ways to streamline solutions for our business owners.
Brian Campo is currently Technical Director for Strategic Operational Solutions (STOPSO) and is focused on Engineering Services and Military Open Source Platforms. Brian was a Naval Nuclear Engineer in the US Navy Submarine Fleet, and upon separation from the Navy transitioned into Computer Sciences to support US Army TRADOC in developing combat simulation capabilities that ended up as the cornerstone of the Millennium Challenge. Brian’s primary open source work has been to transition the Acquisition Visibility Services from a proprietary vendor based model to an entirely open source stack leveraging Industry Standard SOA principles and products to provide Business Intelligence capabilities across the DoD’s $1.7 Trillion portfolio of MDAP programs. Currently Brian is the Chief Engineer for an open source product stack implementing the Alfresco Platform to support Enterprise Documents, Tasks and Records Management (eDTRM) for the DoD Joint Staff. Brian is also the Chief Engineer for Open Source Enterprise Services on the Joint Information Environment (JIE).
Brian joined Alfresco in 2009 as WCM Architect and became VP Engineering in 2012 with responsibility for managing the Alfresco Engineering team. He has been leading teams of software engineers to deliver innovative content management solutions since 1997. Prior to joining Alfresco, Brian was Chief Architect at UK-based WCM vendor Mediasurface, where he was responsible for the design and development of the Morello CMS, described by Gartner as "a work of art" in 2005. Brian holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Southampton.
As head of the practice, Carlos is part of Zaizi's management team helping to grow the company and make clients successful. Carlos is a newcomer to Zaizi, but a veteran of the ECM industry, having worked at Alfresco and been responsible the initial design of the Alfresco Records Management module. Prior to this, Carlos worked at various system integrators implanting large scale ECM projects across a range of industries including government, pharmaceuticals, finance and engineering. Carlos' entry into the ECM industry came when he started up Documentum's Professional's services in Europe. At Zaizi, Carlos is responsible for building and growing the Business Information Management practice through early client engagement, providing strategy consulting and design solutions that can be executed by Zaizi's technical delivery team. He also works with the sales team ensuring that they sell deliverable solutions which are fit for purpose.
I worked as Alfresco consultant in a Partner company a few years ago. During that time, I started a project called OPAL providing a connection between OpenOffice.org (at that time, LibreOffice wasn't born) and Alfresco using WebScripts. Later as LibreOffice developer for SUSE I helped a contributor working on an other extension to implement CMIS for LibreOffice. With the lessons from that project, I started implementing CMIS in the LibreOffice core a year ago. Developing libcmis in parallel I am also mentoring a Google Summer of Code project to make the CMIS integration of LibreOffice even better.
Chris Dixon is the Lead Architect and Customer Engagement Director for Ixxus North America, a Platinum Alfresco Partner. With extensive experience in IT, Chris has been designing and developing custom solutions using Alfresco to recreate the benefits of WCM within Alfresco Share. Currently Chris and team are working on adding in-context editing and online documentation to Alfresco Share.
Christel Rollin is Field Marketing Manager at Alfresco for West Europe.
Christian has attended the University of Applied Sciences in Nurnberg, majoring in Economics and Computer Science. He has over 6 years of experience in Alfresco Workdesk consulting and training partners and customers.
Claire Smith is an Information Systems Business Relationship Manager at Eurostar with specific responsibilities for IT systems for International Rolling Stock, Operations and Safety including the implementation of a new Engineering Management System and new Timetable Planning software. She has been responsible for the oversight of the company wide adoption and roll out of Alfresco and ensuring that Eurostar utilised and integrated the full operational capabilities of the product. Prior to joining Eurostar Claire worked with Sun, Oracle and various open source technologies as a developer, database administrator and business analyst, delivering solutions in retail, automotive, media, travel, financial and legal sectors. She's an experienced IT professional with Prince2 and ITIL certification.
Colin Stephenson is a Solutions Architect. He has a strong background in Unix and Windows based systems bringing expertise in developing, implementing and delivering custom solutions for Enterprise Content Management systems which primarily includes Alfresco. Colin also brings specific expertise in establishing both physical and virtual environments for development, QA, certification and production.
34 years within FDA Regulated Manufacturing Operations; holding various positions within Industrial Engineering, Materials Management, Information Systems and Operational Excellence functions at Chicago, Ill and Rocky Mount, NC facilities. Senior Manager of IT Applications Development, performing activities related to the full life cycle and project management of small site to large multi-tiered projects. Leading matrix based teams through improving a variety of business and manufacturing processes leveraging Innovation, Six Sigma and Lean and PMP best practices. Architect new solutions and changes to existing site solutions. Implement a strategic blend of cost effective corporate and integrated site IT solutions, balancing contract and outsource services and seeking solutions based on emerging Open Source based technologies where appropriate to achieve rapid implementation of sustainable process improvements while maintaining compliance. Over 20 years of experience in Document Management Systems within the pharmaceutical manufacturing arena, leveraging Alfresco, Documentum, Sharepoint, Digital EDCS, Palette electronic batch records and other in-house developed systems. Bachelor of Science in Engineering Design and Economic Evaluation University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado - Graduated December, 1978 American Production Inventory Control Society (APICS) certified - March 1985 Six Sigma Black Belt Certification - North Carolina State University – March, 2007 Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification – February, 2012 I look forward to the summit to have the opportunity to share and learn new techniques in the Alfresco documentation systems space. I hope to network with other adopters that are looking for data mining, batch record publishing and metrics reporting solutions over the Alfresco repository.
Craig has been a Technical Account Manager in Alfresco APAC since the beginning of 2012. He's main resposibility is to support and ensure success of Alfresco's premier customers in Australiasia. Craig has also been engaging in the latest Records Management 2.1 development, various consulting work and helped with translating Alfresco into Simplified Chinese. Before joining Alfresco, Craig has been working as a Java developer for around 10 years in various organisations in Sydney, such as IBM, Qantas and Salmat (now Fuji Xerox) and developed custom solutions that integrate with ECM products from other vendors such as IBM and Microsoft.
Darryl is responsible for software development teams supporting investment research and portfolio management groups at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB). CPPIB is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing institutional investors, working on behalf of 18 million Canadian contributors and beneficiaries to build their financial security in retirement. Darryl has been focused on improving collaboration across business and technology teams, leveraging tools such as Alfresco, Confluence and Sharepoint. Darryl has over 20 years experience in financial systems Information Technology working with global organizations across North America and Europe. He has a Bachelor of Mathematics from Waterloo University and is a CFA Charter holder.
Darryl Quinn is a Certified Alfresco Instructor with 10+ years of experience in the ECM space. He has experience with numerous different content management systems as well as a diverse background in systems management solutions, system architectures, Javatechnologies, and Microsoft technologies. Additionally, he has over 10 years of field experience in guiding customers through complex, enterprise implementations.
Dave Draper has worked for Alfresco since August 2010 as a UI Engineer where he has worked on the Share interface for Alfresco Team, Alfresco 4.0 and Alfresco Cloud as well as working on the Spring Surf framework for which he has written the Share extensibility capabilities which were introduced in Alfresco 4.0. Before joining Alfresco he worked in software development at IBM for over 10 years.
Dave Giordano is the founder and president of Technology Services Group (TSG), a premier Alfresco consulting partner. Prior to founding TSG in 1996, Dave was a senior manager with Accenture responsible for multiple ECM vendor relationships. TSG was founded with the mission to provide deep content management resources and software across multiple industries. TSG has been a premier Alfresco partner for 6 years and has been an active participant in all beta and early adopter programs. Dave continues to be heavily involved in many active clients and well as all R&D efforts. Dave’s client relationships have helped him gain a deep understanding of content management needs in regulated industries including life sciences, nuclear utilities and manufacturing. Dave’s experience with multiple regulated clients led to the development of the Active Wizard, and open source dynamic form and workflow tool available for Alfresco or Documentum. Active Wizard is currently being used at over thirty clients to manage form and workflow for everything from pharmaceutical and nuclear utility change request to 401K and corporate forms.
Dave is the Managing Director, Architecture and Development for First Marbleheda since September of 2011. From February 2006 to September 2011 Dave held various leadership positions within the Information Technology division and is also a member of Management Operating Committee representing IT. Prior to joining First Marblehead Dave worked as a consultant in the education financing industry from 1997 – 2006, and worked at State Street Bank from 1993 – 1997. Dave received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
David Simpson has been in technology services since 1984 working in varied roles and positions in sales, field service, software development and program management. David currently works at Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) as the Director of Development and Integration responsible for the enterprise DMS and related applications and services. He’s worked with Alfresco Enterprise since 2010.
David Storey is a successful and professionally accredited Programme Director / Manager. With his extensive knowledge of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and his blue chip transformational consulting and business change experience, he is ideally suited to lead strategic Information Management initiatives. David has over 25 year’s experience of successful programme & project delivery in a wide range of industry sectors and geographic territories. His excellence communication skills, along with his ability to build trust based relationships at all levels of an organisation, have contributed to his success in turning around a number of failing initiatives. David led the UK Power Networks ECM Programme team that won the 2013 Consumer Website of the Year award.
As VP of EMEA & APAC Denis Dorval manages sales and business development activities in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions. Denis has significant experience in both content management and growing a partner led European business. Prior to Alfresco, Denis was Director for Partnerships & Alliance at FileNet, where he played a key role in defining & implementing go-to-market strategy with partners as part of the FileNet P8 launch, as well as managing indirect sales and relationships with key European global system integrators. Prior to FileNet, Denis was founder and CEO of Webedisoft, a French- BPM software company that he created in 1999, which was subsequently acquired by another BPM software company in 2002.
Derek Hulley is a founding engineer and senior Java developer with over 20 years experience in software development. While currently lead engineer for the Alfresco benchmarking project, he remains actively involved in the development of the core Repository and related services. He has a BSc(Hons)/MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He can be contacted by Skype as derekhulley.
Jeannot is a Solutions Architect at Armedia, where he is responsible for technical leadership and overseeing delivery of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions. Dimy is also the founder of the Atlanta Alfresco Users Group, where his goal is to develop a local community around this Java based open source ECM solution. He is also one of the few certified Alfresco trainers. Dimy has gained significant practical experience integrating a variety of enterprise ready open source technologies in several start-up projects and large corporate enterprises alike. A recurring theme in his projects is robust, well-architected back-end solutions with simple business focused front-end interfaces.
Prior to Alfresco, Doug served as President of SuccessFactors, responsible for worldwide sales, professional services, marketing, customer success, solution consultants, and strategic consulting. Doug was also Executive Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Salesforce. Prior to Salesforce, Doug had several roles at Cisco, including heading the WebEx group as Senior Vice President of the Collaboration Software Group. Doug holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Doug Edwards has been with The PGA TOUR for seven years and has been the primary sponsor of the Alfresco Share and Workdesk implementations across The TOUR’s organization since it was first introduced nearly three years ago. In addition, as Manager of the Help Desk team, Doug oversees technical support and customer service for PGA TOUR and TPC staff members. The TOUR’s IT department prides itself on being truly customer-centric, therefore Doug and his team spend a great deal of energy focused on carefully designing the Alfresco solution to meet The TOUR’s complex business needs and migrating users and large amounts of content into Alfresco across a variety of departments at PGA TOUR.
Doug Gorman is CEO of Simply XML, LLC. He has 30 years of experience in the software and information industry and more than two decades of work in the structured writing industry with training, consulting and software tools. He has worked with global organizations in 40 countries and every industry. He has a BA in Psychology from Colby College and an MS in Managment from MIT.
Dries Buytaert is a pioneer in the open source web publishing and collaboration platform space. Dries is passionate about technology innovation, social media and photography. He maintains the role as the project lead for Drupal, as well as the president of the Drupal Association. He is the co-founder and CTO of Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal; and the co-founder of Mollom, a web service that evaluates content quality and stops spam on your website. In 2012, Ernst & Young gave Buytaert the Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for New England. In 2013, Buytaert was elected a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum.
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Etienne Jacob has worked for more than 15 years for FN Herstal in the IT department. With a background as a developer and a project chief, he is currently in charge of the development and maintenance team in the IT department. He started the FN Herstal Alfresco project in 2008 with version 2.2, and his main goal is to implement Alfresco as a standard ECM solution for all departments in the company (Marketing, Quality, IT, …) including integrating it with all current and new applications. Different technologies are used to respond to user needs such as Scanning/OCR, IPTC/EXIF metadata, simple workflow and more. His team paid particular attention to training for users adoption. Today Etienne is still working on and following the evolution of the Alfresco project with the newest version installed in production. His team's next challenge will be the migration from the Alfresco Repository to Alfresco Share, electronic signature implementation and an electronic paperless solution.
Fernando González is a great defender of Open Source technologies. He is currently working as an IT Applications Consultant at Ricoh (Spain). He has been working with Alfresco Document Management Software since 2007. He has been the coordinator of Alfresco Enterprise corporate project for the Andalusian Goverment. Nowadays, Fernando researches Alfresco technologies in his free time and keeps writing in his blog (fegor.com). You can contact him using Skype at fegorama.
Filip Lannoye works as the team manager of Service Management at CIRB-CIBG, which is a public IT provider for the Brussels Capital Region (Belgium). He was involved in the first implementation projects of Alfresco in CIRB’s development. With the growth in maturity of Alfresco itself and the implementation projects, he was one of the early adopters of Alfresco Share at CIRB. For the last 3 years, the use of Alfresco grew exponentially at CIRB-CIBG, where the first implementation project, a document workflow project in the context of the preparation of the councils of the local authorities, became a trustful and stable solution. Deciders in the public administration have been taking benefit of the platform, receive business value from it (e.g. quicker throughput of point to decide, massive reduction of paper consumption, …), and the platform started selling itself and allowed CIRB-CIBG as an organization to drive change in the local organizations. Filip’s role resides at the support side, where he follows up the Alfresco contract and where he manages a team of Service Managers in charge of organizing the deployment of new releases, assisting the new users, setting up the entire support chain and ensuring the correct service delivery according to the agreed service levels. His LinkedIn profile is: be.linkedin.com/in/filiplannoye/
Dr. Flavio Villanustre is the Vice President of Technology Architecture and Product for LexisNexis and leads HPCC Systems. In this position, Flavio is responsible for Information and Physical Security, overall infrastructure strategy and new product development. Prior to 2001, Dr. Villanustre served in different companies in a variety of roles in infrastructure, information security and information technology. In addition, Dr. Villanustre has been involved with the open source community for over 15 years through multiple initiatives. Some of these include founding the first Linux User Group in Buenos Aires (BALUG) in 1994, releasing several pieces of software under different open source licenses, and evangelizing open source to different audiences through conferences, training and education. Prior to his technology career, Dr. Villanustre was a neurosurgeon.
Fran Alvarez is the Director of Zaizi Iberia based in Seville, Spain and is responsible for the Spanish and Portuguese market. Zaizi Iberia under Fran's Alfresco expertise and leadership was fundamental in the growth of Zaizi into an Alfresco Platinum partner and winning Alfresco's Partner of the Year 2012. He has been working with Alfresco since 2007 and has implemented a number of large Alfresco implementations in Spain. Fran and his excellent team in Zaizi Iberia have developed some great extensions to Alfresco which they continue to demonstrate in the Alfresco Meetups they host. He is an Alfresco Certified Engineer.
Project Manager in Enterprise Content Management solutions with Alfresco ECM, Portal and Collaboration with Liferay and Document Management with WebDoc for E-invoice and E-Storage of documents. Project Manager in Business Intelligence solutions with Pentaho Open Source BI, SAP Business Objects (today called SAP Business Intelligence), QlikView, Oracle Hyperion and EssBase. Currently working on the Pentaho Reporting for Java Developers video course for Packt Publishing. Presale Engineer and experience as Sales Executive. The last projects I have been involved to, are described in my LinkedIn profile. Personal blog: http://fcorti.com/LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fcorti
Frederik Anrys is currently working for Amplexor as a certified Alfresco ECM consultant. He started his career as a computer scientist, working on his PhD in Computer Graphics. After 6 years of desktop application development, he switched to enterpise software development with a focus on document management using Alfresco. He has more than 10 years of experience in software development with a strong interest in new technologies, enterprise integration solutions and best practices in software design. In a recent project, he introduced Alfresco into an Oil Company. Alfresco serves the extranet of the company with documents that are distributed worldwide. Also, using the latest Alfresco Mobile SDK, a custom iPad application was built on top of Alfresco to provide offline access to the document repository for sales people on the road.
Frederik is a Software Engineer at Alfresco, working as a core developer on the Activiti BPM engine. Before joining Alfresco in 2010, he was active as a JEE consultant, working in high-profile and demanding environments. He is an enthusiast of the Open Source eco-system.
Gabriele Columbro is Principal Architect for Alfresco Consulting Services, where he engages with strategic Alfresco customers to deploy successful large scale ECM deployments. When not working with customers, he cooperates with Alfresco Engineering benchmarking the product to improve its scalability and on the Maven SDK to enable standardization of the Alfresco Development Ecosystem. He brings to the table almost 5+ years of Alfresco experience, first as an Alfresco Partner and then as an Alfrescan, and a wealth of open source experience, gained by the active contribution to communities and projects, like Apache Chemistry and Maven.
A 1991 Rice University graduate, Gary Cox is a Senior Consultant at Blue Fish Development Group, where he helps clients take control of their content management issues and makes their data easier to manage, track and retrieve. Gary has over 10 years of experience solving complex Enterprise software problems. On a daily basis, Gary works on multiple projects, providing solutions to Fortune 500, Global 2000, mid-market and fast growing companies’ most complex content management problems. Like everyone in the pond at Blue Fish, Gary has some cool hobbies outside of work. He is passionate about learning new things and picks up a new hobby every 18 months. Gary loves to trail run, amazing everyone at Blue Fish with his enthusiasm for events like Tough Mudder and the Warrior Dash. Playing guitar is another hobby; currently, he is building his own tube amplifier for his guitar. Gary also has a great interest in robotics. If he won the lottery tomorrow, he would love to spend time teaching kids about robotics, computers and electronics, having loved teaching kids about Lego Mindstorms in the past.
Geert is an Alfresco Certified Engineer at ACA IT-Solutions. He has over 5 years of Alfresco experience and is responsible for many successful Alfresco projects. Through those projects he gained a loth of experience building custom front-ends upon the Alfresco Repository. He is also passionate about building better solutions faster with the right tools and frameworks. Besides being a developer, he likes to use his knowledge and expertise to support the sales team with presales activities.
Gethin has been architecting and developing international Web applications for most of the past 15 years. He survived the dot-com boom and, prior to joining Alfresco, spent 10 years as a consultant for blue-chip companies. As a member of the Platform & Integrations team Gethin has been heavily involved in the Public API development. He has also worked on the platform tooling and module management. Gethin is a member of the London Groovy & Grails user group.
Gi has been with Zia Consulting since 2006 and has implemented many successful solutions using Alfresco, Alfresco Workdesk, Mobile, among other technologies. Gi has also lead many mobile projects, including: Fresh Docs for iOS, Alfresco Mobile iOS, Alfresco Mobile Workdesk and Denver 311. Gi also represents Zia Consulting on the CMIS technical committee.
Greg Heller is an experienced application architect with extensive knowledge in building enterprise content management applications. With over 10 years’ experience in Quality Assurance, Product Delivery and Software Development, Greg has a proven track record of success in delivering quality software. Greg has been with Micro Strategies for six years and has been involved in delivering scalable solutions that meet specific business needs for clients. Greg has been the technical lead on many projects working in complex environments from small to large-scale enterprise engagements. He has successfully managed teams of developers to deliver quality software on time and with very few defects. Greg has extensive experience in communicating and collaborating with both technical and business stakeholders for projects. Education Kean University, BS Business and Marketing Certification Alfresco Recognized Developer Kofax Technical Solutions Specialist, Kofax Transformation Modules Kofax Technical Solutions Specialist, Kofax Capture Alfresco Certified Administrator
Grégory Carlin has over 6 years of experience in the Enterprise Content Management area, building custom document management solutions. He has a full 360-degree view of large-scale ECM implementations, especially with portal and capture systems. Coming from Documentum world, he moved to the open-source technology universe and currently leads the Alfresco partnership for INEAT Conseil. ACA certificated, he’s specialized in administration and architecture issues. He is involved in many R&D projects: Google & Documentum connectors and plugins of capture software. He is in charge of the first iOS mobile application based on the Alfresco SDK, in collaboration with the Alfresco mobile team.
Greg is a Principal Architect at Alfresco, responsible for Alfresco One. With decades of development experience, Greg has worked on a range of platforms, from mainframes to laptops and has led the development of a wide variety of products for Team Collaboration, Document Management, WCM, Source Code Control, Build and File Transfer systems. Having experienced the evolution of software development based on machine language to the modern programmable web, Greg has developed an abiding interest in making systems accessible to developers and partners through open, standard and simple API’s. Most recently, Greg was one of the charter members of the OASIS Committee that defined CMIS and chaired the Browser Binding Sub-committee for CMIS 1.1.
Hanns Koehler-Kruener is Research Director in Gartner Research, covering enterprise content management strategies, systems and vendors, taxonomy and metadata strategies, text analytics, and enterprise search. Mr. Koehler-Kruener has more than 17 years of experience in a variety of support, product management, sales and consultancy roles. Prior to joining Gartner, he was a freelance consultant, analyst, trainer and facilitator on subjects such as enterprise content management, social content and enterprise search, as well as metadata and taxonomy strategies. Before that, he was the AIIM director for Global Education Services EMEA, responsible for AIIM's continued growth in the EMEA region, delivering training and speaking on a wide variety of information management subjects and trends. He has extensive experience in delivery of ECM strategy, imaging and document management systems, enterprise search, and e-discovery products, as well as a strong knowledge of social content vendors and strategy.
Hiten Vaghmaria is Head of Digital Development at the University of Westminster, where he leads a team responsible for the operation and development of web-based services for students and staff. He led the implementation of Alfresco as the University’s Document Management solution and has overseen its operation for the past two years. Previously, Hiten has worked as a Service and Product Manager for the University of Edinburgh and the BBC.
Ian Crew is the Platform and Services Manager for the Research Hub, the University of California, Berkeley's implementation of Alfresco. He is responsible for managing all technical aspects of the service, which is available to all 50,000 faculty, students, and staff at UC Berkeley. The Research Hub is used by researchers to share research data, by departments as a common file store, by students for class projects, and by museums to manage image collections. Ian is also a contributor to the Alfresco community via the #alfresco IRC channel and his blog.
Ian has been working in Content Management since graduating in 2004, initially building bespoke tools for a small dotcom startup, he quickly moved on to delivering solutions from OpenText before seeing the bright shining light of Open Source and finding a new love for life using Alfresco and Drupal. Ian has spent most of his recent time working on the Drupal CMIS integration which is used on www.alfresco.com, he maintains the CMIS Views module on drupal.org and has also been working on making the Drupal CMIS API better to use in Drupal 7. In his spare time Ian enjoys discussing technology the web and content management over good ale and a pie.
Ian Wright is a Senior Scientific Software Engineer working for MalariaGEN, a research project looking at the genetics of malaria, at the University of Oxford where he has been working with Alfresco for the last three years. During this time he has lead the development of various customizations with a focus on enabling various teams to make the best use of Alfresco for managing their data while allowing them to concentrate on their scientific analysis. He blogs at tech.wrighting.org.
Ivan is a Head of Java and ECM practice at CROZ. With 10+ years of experience in the field of web application development, he has come a long way from simple PHP solutions to complex JEE systems. His specialties are banking sector systems as well as portal and ECM solutions. As a project manager, he led the implementation of complex banking systems focused on integration with the existing bank environment. He is the owner of PMP and CSM certificates and an agile development metodologies enthusiast. Constantly striving for new ways of improving the development process, both on technological and organizational level, he continuously shares his insights on improvement with his development department.
Jan Leroy has worked for 15 years at Aquafin, the Flemish wastewater treatment company in Belgium . The first 5 years he gained valuable experience about the business processes as a key link between business users and the ICT department. Later he moved to the ICT department where he translated the various user requirements into IT projects on different platforms. Now he works on the "IT roadmap" program, which is introducing new technologies and software. When Aquafin chose Alfresco as its new ECM system and underwent their large migration, he became a real enthusiast.
Jan Vonka has been a member of Alfresco's Core Repository team for over six years, designing & building content repository APIs and services that support a variety of app areas; including ECM, Collaboration & Sharing, RM & WCM. More recently he has helped to architect and develop MyAlfresco cloud services, including two-way hybrid sync with Alfresco Enterprise. As a senior software engineer and development manager, Jan has previously worked at Oracle (both in the UK and California) developing tools, collaboration and CRM products. He has also worked at 3UK and Ericsson Services, as well as a number of start-ups such as Corio (now part of IBM) and Applied Psychology Research / Smartlogic, delivering enterprise products and web-based APIs and services. Jan has a First-Class Honours in Software Engineering (BSc / MEng) from Imperial College. He has previously presented on Alfresco topics such as "MT Internals - enabling multi-tenant SaaS” and "Content Modelling and Behaviours".
Jared Ottley has been with Alfresco for 6 years. He has worked at Alfresco as a Solutions Engineer, a Consultant and now as an Integrations Engineering. He has helped Alfresco customers with small departmental, enterprise and OEM implementations in the Americas, Australia and Japan. He has released or contributed to a dozen Alfresco Add-ons. As an Integration Engineer he has worked on Alfresco integrations with Dropbox, Jive, Google Drive and Salesforce. He has also worked on the Records Management Project.
Jean Marie Pascal has spent the last 5 years developing, promoting and teaching open source Enterprise Content Management technology. He was one of the first Alfresco contributors of the month and has created several tutorials and blog posts about Alfresco, Search and Maven integration. In 2010 he started the development of CMIS and Alfresco applications for Android, both of which are available on the Android Market, suffice to say Jean Marie is a big fan of Alfresco and Android! Since earlier 2012, he's an official Android engineer inside the Alfresco Mobile team and works on Alfresco Android mobile SDK and applications.
Jeff Jones has been focused on Enterprise Content Management solutions for the past 13 years. Working at each stage of the system development lifecycle, Jeff has assisted customers in deploying world class WCM, Digital Asset, Knowledge Management and Document Management systems to meet critical business objectives. Jeff’s experience in the healthcare vertical includes implementing multiple document management systems that interfaced with personalized customer portals.
Jeff has more than 10 years in the field of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), with experience gained from working in the Documentum arena, at Stellent (pre Oracle) and for the last 5 years at Alfresco. His most recent customer projects are all in the Public Sector with a strong focus on assuring the integrity of the information being managed (a single point of truth) and making the job of sharing files and collaborating with external users a controlled but efficient user experience. Jeff’s knowledge covers using the Cloud in Content Management, Enterprise Content Management, Collaboration, Document and Records Management, as well as use of Meta-data and Workflow rules to bring efficiencies into Information Management.
Jeff Potts, Chief Community Officer, has been a recognized and award-winning leader in the Alfresco community for several years. He has over 18 years of content management and collaboration experience, most of that having come from senior leadership positions in consulting organizations. Jeff has made many contributions to the Alfresco community since he started working with Alfresco in 2005. Examples range from code, to tutorials and informative blog posts, to code camps, meetups, and conference sessions. In 2008, Jeff wrote the Alfresco Developer Guide, the first developer-focused book on Alfresco. Jeff is now working on his second book along with co-authors Jay Brown (IBM) and Florian Mueller (SAP). The book is on CMIS and Apache Chemistry and will be published by Manning in the Spring of 2013. Jeff continues to maintain Apache Chemistry cmislib, a CMIS client library for Python, but he needs help, so if you love Python and Alfresco, give him a shout! Jeff regularly speaks about Alfresco, Apache Chemistry, and the CMIS specification at Alfresco meetups and conferences such as JBoss World, KMWorld, AIIM, OSCON, JavaONE, and Devoxx. He's a fairly regular contributor in the Alfresco forums, on Alfresco IRC, and at StackOverflow. Read more from Jeff at his blog, ecmarchitect.com.
Jeroen Derynck helps organizations to embed digital in the fabric of business and prepare themselves for the new disruptive forces. He strongly believes that in an increasingly technology-infused business world, most companies need better digital leadership and coordination. However, many face a situation where "digital" is a cacophony of disconnected, inconsistent, and sometimes incompatible activities. Jeroen turns this digital cacophony into a symphony. He is a business architect & strategist who creates a unifying digital vision, energizes the company around digital possibilities and coordinates digital activities. He helps to rethink products and processes for the digital age, the connected customers and generation Y employees. Jeroen is a much appreciated speaker on topics like the digital mindset, social business, the new way of working, the 2020 enterprise and the changing workplace demographics.
Ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Web Celeb”, Jimmy Donal Wales is a U.S. Internet entrepreneur and wiki pioneer who is best known as the founder of Wikipedia, an international collaborative free content encyclopedia on the Internet, and the Wikimedia Foundation. He is co-founder of Wikia, a privately owned free web hosting service he set up in 2004. The origins of Wikipedia began in March 2000, when Mr. Wales started Nupedia (“the free encyclopedia”), which was characterized by an extensive peer-review process designed to make its articles of a quality comparable to that of professional encyclopedias. With the addition of wikis (a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content), the project was dubbed “Wikipedia.” Mr. Wales laid down the founding principles and content, establishing an Internet-based community of contributors during that year. Wikipedia was initially intended to be a wiki-based site for collaboration on early encyclopedic content for submission to Nupedia, but Wikipedia's rapid growth quickly overshadowed Nupedia's development. In a 2004 interview with Slashdot, Mr. Wales explained his motivations about Wikipedia, “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. That's what we're doing.” The success of the project has helped popularize a trend in web development (called Web 2.0) that aims to facilitate creativity, collaboration, and sharing among users. As Wikipedia expanded and its public profile grew, Mr. Wales took on the role of the project's spokesperson and promoter through speaking engagements and media appearances. His work with Wikipedia, which has become the world's largest encyclopedia, prompted TIME Magazine to name him one of its “100 Most Influential People,” in 2006 in the “Scientists & Thinkers” category. In 2003, Mr. Wales founded the Wikimedia Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, one of the 10 most visited websites in the world.
Joel has over 30 years of technology and management consulting experience. He is a specialist in organizational transformation, project management, technology design, and working within technology organizations. Experienced in both domestic and international environments, he built and managed a consulting firm whose clients were primarily Wall Street banks and brokerage companies including top firms such as Merrill Lynch, Citibank, J.P. Morgan / Chase, National Westminster Bank, Bank of America, Pfizer, AT&T and Government agencies including the Departments of the Army, Navy and the Merchant Marines. He also built a number of internet startups including Orbian.com and Truechoicesolutions.com. Joel is an experienced hands-on technologist and businessman. As CIO for the past 7 years, Joel successfully worked to create a unified technology organization utilizing state of the art solutions. Joel also was Chairman of the NYC Architectural Platform Committee, setting city-wide standards for best practices and common methodologies for infrastructure and development work throughout the City.
John is a Partner at Monetical, who assisted with the deployment at NHS. Since January 2007, John has provided high quality and tailored CMS consulting services to a range of international organisations wishing to exploit Agile methodology for the first time. Each assignment has required the leading of developers, business analysts, products owners and testers through the Agile project life to ensure that unique commercial and operational requirements are met within these highly-complex and innovative digital content solution environments. Depending on the nature, phase and performance of each organisation and its project, various Agile techniques have been applied, including Scrum, RAD: rapid application development, RP: rapid prototyping, TDD: test driven development and PP: pair programming across hybrid and multi-located teams. He leads the preparation for each project from effective identification of business needs with Stakeholders, to the transformation to Epics and User Stories, to individual tasks with Business Analysts and Architects prior to sprint planning and implementation. Other Points of Interest EuroTechWeek Innovation in the Public Sector Finalist Œ12 UK Agile Awards Nominee ¹12 Public Sector Change Management British Computer Society - Consultant of the Year, finalist Œ09 British Computer Society ongoing Guest speaker & published author National Computing Society ongoing Published author Agile for Business Conference committee member Extensive experience working with local, remote, hybrid and 3rd party project organisations
John Iball joined Alfresco in September 2013 as Director of Product Management for Alfresco One. John has held senior Product Manager positions for the past ten years including four years as Head of Product Management for Iron Mountain Europe and four years as Senior Product Manager for Star Technology Services, a Cloud IT Service Provider. Prior to entering Product Management John spent fifteen years in software development, experiencing both the dynamics of a startup and the challenges of enterprise environments.
John Kaczmarowski brings nearly 30 years of experience in delivering systems for G100 companies throughout Canada, the US, Europe and South America. He has in depth experience with systems design, architecture, development and delivery in industries as varied as publishing, eCommerce, banking and finance, insurance, enterprise systems, gaming, media distribution, real estate, LBS and manufacturing having delivered systems for companies as diverse as American Express, MetLife, Siemens, BMW, USBank and Microsoft and numerous startups throughout the US, Canada and the EU.
John Newton, CTO and Chairman, has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum®, the leader in content management acquired by EMC®. For the next ten years, he invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today. In addition, he built Documentum's marketing and professional services organizations in Europe. John has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. John was one of the founding engineers at Ingres® where he helped develop the world's first commercial relational database. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Joram Barrez is a senior software engineer at Alfresco and co-founder of the Activiti project. Before Alfresco, Joram was employed by JBoss, Red Hat as jBPM core developer. As such, Joram has a wealth of experience and expertise in anything BPM and workflow related. Currently, he is involved in dynamic processes and scaling Activiti on cloud infrastructures. Be sure to follow Joram on his blog at http://www.jorambarrez.com.
Juan Carlos has worked in the Ricoh Technology Department since 2011. His current role is as a Senior Solution Architect specializing in Service Oriented Architectures, Portals and Enterprise Content Management. Juan has worked with Alfresco from its early versions in 2006. In 2007, he went to London to participated in the first Alfresco Certifications. Since that time he has collaborated in the pre-sale and implementation of several projects with Alfresco technology and in several events, such as Alfresco Roadshow in 2009. Juan is excited to participate in the Alfresco Summit by talking about how to transform paper forms into electronic forms.
Kevin Dorr is a Solution Engineer for Alfresco, with over 10 years of experience in the content management arena. Kevin supports the Alfresco partner channel by creating examples of code that developers can leverage to create new customizations.
Kyle Adams is a Solutions Engineer for Alfresco where he supports the partner channel. With over 6+ years of ECM experience working for partners, customers, and vendors, he has had the full 360-degree view of large-scale ECM implementations. Prior to Alfresco, Kyle worked with IBM FileNet, Hyland OnBase, and Microsoft SharePoint. Kyle holds a B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems and minors in Philosophy, Religion, and Art History from James Madison University.
Laurence Hart is a thought leader in Content and Information Management who brings nearly two decades of experience solving the challenges companies face as they implement and deploy content solutions. As the Content Management Strategist at Alfresco, Laurence works with organizations to help them evaluate their strategy as it relates to their Content Management efforts. Prior to joining Alfresco, Laurence was the Chief Information Officer of AIIM, the leading association of Information Professionals. There he transformed AIIM’s IT department from a legacy, technology-focused organization into one that is service-focused. This strategy allowed AIIM to focus on Innovation instead of simply "keeping the lights on". A graduate of Auburn University, Laurence is the author of the blog Word of Pie and contributes to multiple publications in the industry. He is a leading proponent of the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. Laurence regularly speaks on Information Standards and the future of Content and Information Management.
I used OSGI a decade ago to allow online pushing of new embedded applications to vehicles driving around Belgium. When switching to SPA development, hot deploy was something I came to expect from a web framework. With this in mind, I am convinced we can deploy new extensions to Alfresco without having to restart. I wish I could take credit for the wonderful work Laurens Fridael has done on dynamic extensions; his attention to quality and polish is top notch. As an early adopter of the Dynamic extensions project, I want to share with other Alfresco developers what is possible when you step outside of the box (and hopefully influence the Alfresco engineers).
Lea Beeken has taught mathematics to junior and senior high schools students for ten years. She holds a B. Sc., a B. Ed. and a M. Ed. Taking on the challenge of developing a Records Management program for a 125 year old school jurisdiction with over 8,000 staff has been a 8 year journey (with a number of painful bumps in the road!). Having sold, developed and implemented electronic content management for the student record and the employee file, she continues to look for ways to improve service to students, increase efficiency, and develop a enduring consensus on the value of records.
Lelia joined Alfresco in August 2011 from Liverpool University in partnership with Laureate Online Education where she was a Senior Online Lecturer, Subject Leader for Software Quality Assurance and Testing and Dissertation Advisor on the online MSc in Computing programme. She has started as a Software Engineer, having worked with Michael Jackson Systems Ltd (developers of the JSP and JSD methodologies) and Learmonth and Burchett Management Systems (who produced SSADM). Lelia has also held a ten year tenure as a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Greenwich University, where she has developed a series of courses including Software Engineering, Object Oriented Analysis and Design and Advanced Interactive Systems. Lelia holds an MSc in Computer Hardware from the University of Bucharest, and is a great enthusiast of collaborative online education and training.
Luis Sala is Alfresco's Director of Technology Alliances. In this capacity he works with Alfresco's most valued technology partners as well as educating the Alfresco community to the capabilities and benefits of Alfresco's technology. Luis has been at Alfresco since 2006 and was responsible for establishing Alfresco's US-based technical account management team. Luis's previous experience includes being Chief Solutions Architect at Epicentric® which was acquired by Vignette® where he served as Principal Sales Engineer. Most recently, Luis was the Business Development SE at Systinet® (now Mercury™) and VP of Alliances at Strobe (now a part of Facebook). Luis has a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Theater from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA and is a regular speaker at open source and content management events.
Mano Swerts is a passionate Alfresco engineer working at ACA IT-Solutions. Working as all round solution engineer and consultant, Mano has had the privilege to work with a wide range of technologies and implement Alfresco solutions in many different environments. More than 4 years of Alfresco experience, an accreditation as Certified Alfresco Engineer and great colleagues have helped him many times when facing the next Alfresco challenge.Besides Alfresco, Mano has a heart for UX, design and the modern web.
Marc Dewaelheyns joined IDEWE in 2002 as administrative manager of Limburg Region. After 7 years, his experience in the field was a useful guidance for his role as projectleader. Marc forms the bridge between end users and ICT developers. Knowing the technical possibilities and feeling the requirements of the endusers. Under his supervision, IDEWE developed several electronic tools for internal employees and customers: PARK, ElektrA, IBIS (DataWarehouse), Portal. With the PARK project, the first Alfresco installation at IDEWE was a fact. It is during this project he experienced the openness of Alfresco and became an internal and external sponsor of Alfresco.
Marc Dubresson joined Alfresco in 2011 after spending 6 years at Apple launching and growing the iWork suite. Since then he has worked with a talented Mobile team at Alfresco to release multiple iOS and Android clients as well as SDKs to help Alfresco customers decide of their own mobile future! Marc is excited to be at the Alfresco Summit 2013 to help spread the word on the exciting future of the Alfresco Mobile Platform.
Marc Van Norden is Vice President of Product Development and Engineering at FOX Broadcasting, overseeing digital product management for shows across the FOX broadcast network. Marc’s work has included working on major brands such as the X Factor, the Simpsons, Glee, Hell’s Kitchen and Family Guy, overseeing the launch of 20+ FOX microsites built upon Alfresco, as well as platform and device launches including including iOS/Android apps, XBOX 360 and Samsung Connected TV. With over twelve years of expertise working in the realm of digital interactive experience, Marc has a wealth of expertise around transforming business requirements into functional product, and has been a champion of emerging technologies and platform and architecture innovation at FOX since 2009.
Marcus Svensson is currently working as an Alfresco ECM consultant at Redpill Linpro AB in Sweden. He has been working with Alfresco as a product for three years implementing solutions for customers in Sweden. Marcus has a background as a software developer and integration specialist and during the last few years has worked mainly with open source products.
María del Carmen Dopazo has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Santiago de Compostela and she currently works as Project manager and Business Analyst at Estrella Galicia. She has been working as a Project Manager for the last 15 years and since 5 years ago she has been overseeing the rollout of Alfresco and ensuring that Estrella Galicia utilized the full capabilities of Alfresco. She continually tries to make the most of the functionalities of Alfresco. She is an experienced IT manager with ITIL certification.
Mario Fliegner joined the world of ECM first in 2012, after his company pernexas GmbH bought the former SAP-Alfresco interface called CTAC-Connector. Before his ECM carrier, and continuing today, he is a consultant for a product lifecycle management (PLM) system called Enovia of Dassault Systemes. There, he has more than 7 years of professional experience. He is familiar with the following industries, and their business processes: Automotive, High-Tech, Electronics, Consumer Goods, Apparel. In the world of ECM he is consultant and developer for the product "connexas 2.5". With "connexas 2.5", his company offers the only SAP certified product that is explicitly certified against Alfresco and also the first software at all that receive the label "Alfresco certified technology" from Alfresco Software! He also helps to manage data-migration projects (i.e. Filenet to Alfresco) and also projects that expand the functionality of connexas 2.5 in the scope of customer related processes.
Mr. Lugert has 19 years of Enterprise and Internet Architecture experience much of that in opensource at JBoss, Red hat, Ringside and Alfresco. He spent 4 years at Alfresco before becoming and Alfresco partner two years ago. Mr. Lugert specializes in data management, performance tuning, scalability, application architecture, information security, integration, migration, and search. He has helped several dozen customers implement and migrate to Alfresco.
Mark Rogers is a Senior Software Engineer at Alfresco. Working on the Alfresco Repository, in particular Mark “owns” and looks after some of the remote interfaces, CIFS, IMAP, SMTP, WCM, Transfer and hybrid sync (Cloud). Mark is also the top contributor of all time to the Alfresco Forums.
Mark J Stang, FLMI Currently employed as an ECM Architect at Zia Consulting, Inc. He is the co-author of "Enterprise Computing with Jini Technology". And over the years, he has worked with a variety of languages in a variety of fields. His latest language of choice is Clojure and how it can be used to increase programmer productivity. CMIS, Clojure and Alfresco are a natural combination.
Martin Bergljung is a Principal ECM Architect at Ixxus, an Alfresco Platinum Partner. He has been working on Alfresco solutions for the past 6 years and implemented an email management module for Alfresco called OpsMailmanager, which involved integrating Apache James Email Server and Apache Java Caching System with Alfresco. He is a frequent blogger about Alfresco and Solr at ecmstuff.blogspot.com. He has also written a book about Alfresco called Alfresco 3 Business Solutions. At DevCon 2011 he presented a session about customizing the Upload File(s) dialog in Alfresco Share and at DevCon 2012 he presented a session on how to add Document Library Actions in Alfresco 4.
Martin Kappel started in Spring 2009 at WeWebU Software AG as Consultant for OpenWorkdesk. Since the acquisition of WeWebU by Alfresco in early 2013 he continues as Solution Engineer and expert for the Workdesk Suite. He has conducted training courses and has given many talks and webinars on Alfresco Workdesk. Martin has a local focus on North America and the UK.
Matsuda has worked at InfoSign as a systems engineer since its foundation in 2001, and has been focusing on the content management system areas, such as web content management tools, product information management softwares and ECMS. He has been working with Alfresco since late 2011 for several customers and has become the first training partner of Alfresco in Japan in 2013.
Matthew has been working for Alfresco for three years and previously worked as a Technical Trainer for Ericsson in the VOD realm. Matthew previously worked on the Web Scripts course as well as the Shared Development course and is currently updating existing courses and creating new courses.
In 2008, Matthew began using Alfresco as the starting point for his document management based projects. Having relied on less flexible and robust solutions in the past, Alfresco quickly became his development platform of choice. Fast forward to 2013, when Evoltia set out to create a full-featured community solution for reporting in Alfresco. As a member of the development team, Matthew was active in the design and development of an elegant architectural solution for integrating these two powerful and widespread platforms.
Mehdi Belmekki joined Alfresco this year as EMEA Technical Consultant, after more than 4 years working with Alfresco’s partners all over the world. During these years, Mehdi spent most of the time developing applications built on the top of Alfresco Stack. This experience helped him to understand end users needs and build strong knowledge around Alfresco’s APIs to make customer’s wishes become true. Known as Share and Audit expert, Mehdi was always involved in all projects related to these topics, before and after joining Alfresco’s Firm. As a community Guru he was awarded for his achievements as “Community Contributor for September 2008”.
Michael 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 10 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 5 years, prior to his current role as Director of Product Management.
Michael is an engineer with more than 10 years experience in software development. He is currently a member of the Alfresco benchmarking team and is regarded as a selenium guru.
Mike has spent the better part of his career working in the content and process space primarily in a pre-sales technical role. Mike is the Director of Solutions Engineering for Alfresco Americas and prior to Alfresco, spent time with web content management and BPM vendors including Adobe / Day, IBM / Lombardi, and Interwoven.
Miguel Angel Bayona has more than 25 years experience in IT in engineering, banking and services sectors. He is a passionate promoter and active user open source software and cooperation environments, who discovered Alfresco in 2007 and started using it in enterprise environments and was very active in Alfresco forums. Currently as CIO in Grupo EULEN, he has completed a 3 year IT transformation program almost completely based on open source enterprise systems. Alfresco is the core product of EULEN ́s ECM strategy aiming to replace completely paper and document based business processes. We produce and process more than 100.000 documents and digitally signed contracts monthly and the virtualisation of our document based processes has produced an enormous gain in time, cost, process speed, versatility and efficiency.
International speaker, business owner and technology executive with eighteen years of proven leadership, business, and transformational expertise. Expertise in the following industries: manufacturing, publishing, content management, environmental engineering and professional services. Expertise with application development, enterprise architecture, enterprise systems, customer management, marketing and sales. Highly effective at developing business units, engineering teams, and sales teams into high-performance entities.
Mike is a software architect and a design enthusiast. He has spent the past 6 years creating small to large scale applications for a variety of business problems including two content management systems, a number of productivity apps, document imaging, ePos software, websites and more. His main focus is on UXD architecture and is always ripping things apart to find out better ways to make them work, and easier to work with.
Mike Vertal brings over 20 years of operational, technical and executive leadership experience to Rivet Logic, a leading professional services firm that focuses on helping major enterprises build digital experience solutions using leading open source software. Before founding Rivet Logic in 2005, Mike served in a variety executive positions at leading software and services companies. Mike holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Case Western Reserve University, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mitchell Brodsky currently works as the Digital Archives Project Manager at the New York Philharmonic. For over three years, he has been coordinating and managing the digitization and online presentation of the NYP Digital Archives which makes 1.3 million pages of marked music scores, programs, business records, images, press clippings, and more freely available online at archives.nyphil.org. A leader in the digital archives community, Mitch has led several sold-out project management workshops for archivists and is a former Executive Board member of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. Prior to his work at the Philharmonic, he was the Digital Archivist at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, where he led a mass digitization project. Mitch received his MLIS from Rutgers University, prior to which he received an MM from Mannes College, The New School for Music. While at Rutgers, he worked in the Scholarly Communications Center, helping to develop the New Jersey Digital Highway’s EZ-Start program intended to encourage local cultural memory institutions to participate in NJDH, New Jersey’s statewide digital repository
As a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Munwar brings over 20 years of industry experience and proven technical leadership. He oversees the enterprise architecture solution team and provides strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing technology based services and solutions. Defining initiatives and setting timetables for the evaluation, development, and deployment of pioneering technologies are his areas of expertise. Munwar is an entrepreneur, Open Source technologist, and author of four technical books – Plone Live, Implementing Alfresco, Alfresco 3 WCM, Alfresco 3 ECM and Alfresco 4 Implementation. He has been a featured speaker at AIIM USA, JBoss World, DAM Conference, Plone Conference, Linux World, Gilbane, CTC, Yahoo OSCMS, Saudi Government, and CA World. Munwar has served on board at the Plone Foundation and is currently a board member at CIGNEX Datamatics.
Until recently Nick was CIO of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, where he led the development of a knowledge repository based on Alfresco. It contains the many thousands of documents published by the Institute for use across the UK National Health Service. Alfresco allows rich content management but also supports, through bespoke software, the conversion of documents into DocBook format to allow for easy repurposing of content. All the code for the DocBook capability has been released to the open source community.
Niklas Ekman is currently working for Redpill Linpro as an Alfresco ECM consultant. The current project he’s been working on for the last 3 years is at the Region of Västra Götaland. They use Alfresco as a storage area for all their published documents and as a collaboration tool. Niklas has over 15 years of experience of software development aimed towards document management. His previous jobs include Solution Architect at the former USA-based company Assetlink (now SAS Institute), working with their DAM solution and Software Architect at the Swedish-based company Citat, creating the DAM solution MarketStore.
Noah Wittman is a manager of collaboration services at UC Berkeley. Noah helped launch and currently oversees the Alfresco-based Research Hub service, which provides faculty, students and staff with powerful tools for document management and collaboration.
Oksana Kurysheva is responsible for project management and business development at ITD Systems, Alfresco Technology Partner, developer of Alvex solution for dynamic business process and case management. Working with partners and customers around whole Eastern Europe since 2009, Oksana has helped many companies to start using Alfresco and many system integrators to implement their first projects successfully. As a project manager of the solution developer she communicates with customers and partners on all stages of their implementation projects every day. Oksana is also a certified Alfresco and Alvex instructor, regularly conducting training courses throughout Eastern Europe and Russia.
Olivier Boissin is web development manager at a large industrial group in the Habitat & Construction industry. Web enthusiast since 1997, he has been involved in several online magazines, associations and PHP projects in the early 2000s. Formerly IBM Lotus consultant for industrial & retail companies, he has run a blog about web and Lotus Domino development for 5 years. Since 2008, he has been working in multiple areas such as intranets (Websphere portal / Liferay), ECM (Alfresco), SOA (Talend), Internet websites and mobile apps. He began to use Alfresco with version 1.4, and since then oversees projects, deployments and custom developments on the platform, especially those related to systems integration. On his free time, he likes to walk for miles in Paris as an Ingress Enlightened agent.
Over 15 years developing different roles in the amazing IT world nowadays I am the Technology Centre Director at RICOH Spain IT SERVICES. Leading a great team of Senior Solution architects, dealing every single day with state of the art in technology at the SOA world. That means Portals (Liferay, Oracle Web Center Portal), BPM (Oracle BPM/BPEL, Intalio, activity), ECM Platforms ( Alfresco, Oracle Web Center Content, EMC Documentum, MS Sharepoint), ESB (WSO2, OSB), Enterprise Serach ( Goggle GSA, Autonomy, SolR) and financial applications (Basware, SAGE). My business on a typical day is to work with customers as an advisor and be in touch with the senior consultancy team to manage big deals and projects.
Pat Myers has extensive experience in enterprise application development, consulting, and business development and currently runs the Capture Practice at Zia Consulting. He regularly instructs the Ephesoft Certification Class and is the co-author of Intelligent Document Capture with Ephesoft. Prior to managing the Capture Practice, Pat ran the Enterprise Content Management practice. Before co-founding Zia in 2003, Pat worked at eConvergent where he led the UI team creating a best-of-breed CRM tool and integration platform. He first began working on ECM projects during his tenure at IBM.
Paul Champion is a Client Engagement Director at Alfresco Platinum Partner Ixxus, and has delivered Alfresco annotation and content management solutions to companies across the Publishing, Engineering and Media sectors. He has been involved with ECM solutions for over a decade and worked in many environments where success is getting people to work differently be that person a judge, nurse, forensic pathologist or an engineer.
Paul Hampton is Director of Product Marketing for Alfresco One.
Dr. Paul Holmes-Higgin is Chief Product Officer, with responsibility for managing Alfresco's product team and ensuring both innovation and quality are delivered in Alfresco's software. Paul has over 20 years experience of managing teams in collaborative research and development, both in open source and proprietary software organizations, including IBM® and Documentum®. His focus has always been to realize advanced technology solutions to real world problems. His expertise covers Knowledge-based Expert Systems, Neural Networks, Information Extraction and Multilingual Natural Language Processing. Paul has been pivotal in a number of innovation start-ups, as well as having extensive experience of corporate production systems with Resumix® and Documentum®. Paul has PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Surrey.
Paul St John is Alfresco’s vice president of worldwide sales. Paul is responsible for scaling worldwide growth including sales, alliances and channels. Paul is a sales and operations executive with 15 years experience in national and international markets. Prior to Alfresco, Paul ran sales and operations for Riverbed in north-east Europe. Paul was also Regional Manager for EMC in the Nordics and East Europe and prior to that worked with EMC Software Group (Documentum) both in the US and Europe. Prior to tech, Paul was a lawyer for the State of Illinois. He holds a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from DePaul College of Law.
Peter Kolarov is an ACA certified Solution Architect at Anasoft sro. He has been developing software and solving business problems using IT for almost two decades. In recent years he has focused on delivering enterprise Alfresco solutions, as well as custom enterprise Android applications, especially those connected to an Alfresco repository. He currently leads development of mobile applications and SDK (Signatus) for electronic handwritten signatures based on Alfresco, Samsung and SoftPro technology. http://www.linkedin.com/in/pkolarov
Peter has worked for Alfresco since 2007, initially in a consulting capacity and more recently as Product Manager for Ecosystem. This role comprises two primary areas of product responsibility: integrations (such as Google Docs, Jive, Kofax, XAM and others) and the developer platform (which includes all of the APIs, SDKs and tools developers use to build Alfresco extensions).
Philippe has been an Alfresco employee for more than 5 years. During those years he has successfully fulfilled various functions: Consulting, Training, TAM, Development. Philippe has an in-depth knowledge of the core product and has assisted more than 200 clients during those years he worked at Alfresco.
Piergiorgio Lucidi has over 9 years of experience in the Enterprise Content Management area buinding custom system integrations and Web Content Management systems. He works at Sourcesense as Open Source ECM Specialist and he also is the Mentor of the ECM Team in the company. He is a Certified Alfresco Trainer and Engineer and he is contributing to the following Open Source Communities and companies. PMC Member Mentor and Committer for Apache ManifoldCF Mentor in the Google Summer Of Code 2013 for Apache Software Foundation. Project Leader in the JBoss Community for portals and portlets. Alfresco Community Star Wiki Gardener Contributor and Global Moderator of the italian forum Supporter of the english forum (nickname OpenPj). Author and Technical Reviewer at Packt Publishing, Wrote Alfresco 3 Web Services and GateIn Cookbook; he has revised: Alfresco Share, Alfresco 3 Cookbook and Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation.
Prateek is an Architect with Accenture with an overall 16 years of Industry Experience. He is an Open Group Master Certified Architect. He is leading the Innovation Center for Open Source @ Accenture. His primary focus has been on ECM / WCM Open Source tools. He has been part of many E2E (End to End) / C2D (Concept to Deployment) solutions. He has built multiple offering based assets that are leveraged in client solutions / deliveries.
Pravin Sonsale is a Senior Technology Architect and Vice President with Accenture. He is leading Open Source Capability and OS Solution Factory in Pune, India Delivery Center. He has 20 years of technology experience focusing on Custom Solutions, Product Development and Content Platforms – ECM / WCM. Pravin has been advocate for open source technology and culture beyond the “open source” world.
Dr. Rainer Pausch has a doctorate in theoretical physics and stands out as an analyst, motivator, and lateral thinker. For a long time he has been working in Business Strategy, Product Management as well as Business Development and Marketing in leading software and medical technology enterprises. He is an ECM veteran and since July 2006 he worked at WeWebU as Business Development Manager and Head of Products & Marketing. He was WeWebU's first representative in the OASIS CMIS TC. Since the acquisition of WeWebU by Alfresco in early 2013 he continues as Director Product Marketing for the Workdesk Suite.
Rajesh has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry and is also the co-author of Alfresco 4 Enterprise Content Management Implementation book. He has worked as a technical architect and manager for more than 5 years and is very experienced in Java/J2EE domain, including frameworks such as Struts, web services, and web scripts. Rajesh has extensively worked on Alfresco and has rolled out numerous Alfresco deployments worldwide by implementing Alfresco for clients across verticals such as media, education, healthcare, hospitality, and insurance.
As Digital Asset Management Architect at Alfresco, Ray is involved in many of areas of the product to deliver features around rich media, from metadata and transformations to integrations and user interface. Ray has been contributing popular extensions to Alfresco like the Thumbnails and IPTC projects since 2006.
Ray Wijangco has spent the last 17 years implementing ECM solutions on various platforms including Alfresco, Documentum, FileNET, Interwoven and IBM. Ray has worked extensively in the financial services, insurance, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries. ECM solutions have included large scale imaging and workflow applications, web content management publishing applications, extranet and intranet portals, search tools, taxonomy development, and numerous document management applications. Ray is currently the Alfresco practice lead at Technology Services Group (TSG), educating customers on the value of utilizing open source technologies within their enterprise environment.
Responsible for the development of knowledge society projects. City councillor for science and technologies from 2003 to 2007. Since 2007, CIO at Zaragoza city council. Leader and promoter of city modernization projects such as: eAdministration and process re-engineering, desktop migration to linux/OO, Zaragoza city card, wifi metromesh and eTopia-Center for Art&Technology. Currently coordinating city council efforts toward the SmartCity. Telecom. Engineer and PDD-IESE
My tags include systems administrator, developer, Linux geek, free software advocate, and IT consultant. I work with Jeff Potts in collaborating with the vibrant Alfresco Community, producing content to help people get started with the platform, and helping people find the right resource to solve whatever problem they currently face.
Richard is a subject matter expert in Enterprise and Web Content management. He has worked with a number of Content Management products including Alfresco, Drupal, Documentum and Interwoven Teamsite. Richard has worked on PHP toolkits for the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard, including contributing to the Drupal Project. In addition to his content management experience, Richard draws on over 25 years of technology experience in a number of different disciplines including enterprise content management, web site development, equity trading systems development and computer aided engineering and telecommunications. Richard began his professional career and Bell Laboratories and then spent a number of years working in the Technology divisions of Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Commerzbank and J. P. Morgan. He has also worked on and led a number of web application projects for small businesses, non-profits and educational institutions.
Heiko has more than 15 years experience as a consultant and unorthodox thinker working in business process, ECM and enterprise infrastructure projects. He formed the first Alfresco partner team in Germany in 2006 and is today managing partner of ecm4u GmbH. ecm4u focuses on creating and distributing supported flexible solutions, modules and services to improve document processes in companies with Alfresco and complementary systems. Heiko bears responsibility for consulting, support and maintenance at ecm4u.
Robin Bramley is joint CTO at Ixxus, an Alfresco Platinum Partner. He took Alfresco 0.6 to bits in 2005 and has been using/extending/implementing/integrating/scaling it ever since. He was Technical Manager at the first UK Alfresco Gold partner where he built the original IMAP interface to Alfresco and is now joint CTO at Ixxus, a global Alfresco Platinum partner and MarkLogic partner. Robin has architected many distributed systems over the past 15 years ranging from a Swaps Trading Platform to Insurance Contract Management and a global Alfresco-based DAM system. Robin has presented at various international conferences and London meetups; he also writes for GroovyMag, including an article on CMIS integration with Alfresco that NASA wanted the source code for.
Roeland Hofkens is the CTO of Westernacher Products and Services, an Alfresco Platinum Partner based in Stuttgart, Germany. Roeland has more than 14 years of experience in Enterprise Content Management. He has implemented large ECM projects with a variety of products for customers like Agfa, Rabobank, Microsoft, KLM - AirFrance and SAP. His first Alfresco projects dates back to Alfresco v.1.1! Roeland designed some of the most well-known Alfresco extension products, including the Transformation Server and the Outlook & Notes Email Manager for Alfresco. Prior to Westernacher Roeland was co-founder and Chief Architect ECM of the ECM Consultancy company Amplexor based in Brussels, Belgium. He also worked as Software Architect at BT Ignite and EUNet in Brussels. Roeland's main interests include content-centric Enterprise solutions, Agile Development, Software Quality, DevOps and mobile ECM applications.
Romain GUINOT, Solution Engineer at Alfresco since '09. Diagnosing performance problems is a keen interest of mine, and have successfully helped many customers in the past few years.
Ronny Timmermans is founding partner and managing director of XeniT since 2007. Ronny has been working in ECM for more than 15 years, and has developed and introduced ECM systems while working at Akzo Nobel, BASF Antwerp (Documentum, Lotus Notes) and Software AG (Documentum, Stellent, Tamino XML based) for among others KBC, Johnson & Johnson and Teleatlas. Since 2007 in XeniT, Ronny has been working on Alfresco business development and implementing projects like a large archive for P&V, e-mail and collaboration management at Brutex, intranets for customers like OCMW Roeselare and project documentation management for Stadtwerke Munich. His expertise domains cover making an ECM business case, designing an ECM architecture, streamlining ECM processes and project management.
Roy Wetherall is a founding engineer at Alfresco and the Records Management lead. With over a decade of experience in the ECM market and the first DOD 5015.2 certification of an open source product under his belt, Roy now focuses his efforts on expanding the fuctional range of the Alfresco Records Management Module making it accessable to a global market. Roy lives in Sydney, enjoys brewing beer and has BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Brisol.
Danner is VP Products at Crafter Software and is responsible for product management, product development and support, and client and partner success. Russ brings over 15 years of software architecture, design, and implementation experience. Prior to Crafter Software, Russ was Web Experience Management Practice Director at Rivet Logic and project lead for the open source Crafter CMS project. Russ has also been active in the Alfresco community since 2005 as a community leader, contributor, trainer, speaker and user group organizer.
Sabine is responsible for all kinds of services around Alfresco Workdesk and the Contract Management Solution Template. She joined Alfresco begin of 2013 with the WeWebU acquisition. Sabine started in ECM Consulting more than 17 years ago. Because of her strong solution focus and profound technical expertise (she has a diploma in computer science) she often became a trusted advisor for the customer’s and business management. Amongst others she has worked for FileNet and IBM before she became Head of Professional Services for WeWebU Software AG.
Santiago has worked for more than 10 years as a developer, project manager and consultant in banking and e-government. Now he works at keensoft as founder CEO and ECM consultant with an strong specialization in record management and Alfresco implementation. He has led Alfresco implementations at important private and public entities like the Zaragoza City Council who are presenting at this Alfresco Summit.
Santiago Rodriguez is a Technical Project Manager at Zaizi. With an M.Sc. Software Engineer & Executive MBA and broad experience in IT projects & team management. Specialized in Analysis, Design and Development of enterprise web applications, mobile apps and cloud.
Specializing in design & technology consultancy for design studios, corporations, non-profit, and private business. Past Instructor for New Media at both the School of Art, University of Manitoba, & Advanced Graphic Design program, Red River College located in Winnipeg, MB Canada. Recently, Scott has been a professional mentor for Film Training Manitoba’s Transmedia Production Lab: a bleeding edge think tank for graphic design and film-making using new media, cinematography, interactivity, and non-linear story-telling. Scott is currently the Manager, Web Presence for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and former Vice President of Web on the National Executive of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. Scott manages the day-to-day operational aspects of design & technology projects for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, develops new projects, leads multi-disciplinary project teams, develops associated business cases and project plans, and provides project management services, training, consultation and support for CMHR staff, contractors, vendors, and partners. He is a subject matter expert who liaises with other departments, providing consultation, designing and developing progressive and accessible solutions for digital platform initiatives, and reducing redundancies with cross-departmental endeavours.
Silvio has been working at Buongiorno, a multinational leader in the worldwide mobile ecosystem, since its inception and has had the chance to see the growth of a company initially established in Italy and now based in 15 countries. He has worked in B2C for more than 10 years. Starting by developing services for Italy and the Mediterranean region, he later headed the B2C development for Italy, Mediterranean and Latam region. Since January 2010, he has been appointed as the IT Project Manager of the Buongiorno Platform and Tools Structure and he is in charge of development of Content Management Solutions with Alfresco. In 2013 he led a team of professionals in order to migrate from Alfresco version 3 to version 4.
Simon Wardley, based in the UK, is a Researcher for CSC’s Leading Edge Forum, a global research and thought leadership community dedicated to helping large organizations become more successful by identifying and adopting Next Practices at the growing intersection between business and information technology. Simon’s focus is on the intersection of IT strategy and new technologies, and his most recently published research (December 2012), is entitled Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts: Strategies for an Increasingly Open Economy. Simon has also recently covered topics including Learning from Web 2.0 and A Lifecycle Approach to Cloud Computing. Simon has spent the last 15 years defining future IT strategies for companies in the FMCG, Retail and IT industries. From Canon’s early leadership in the cloud computing space in 2005, to Ubuntu’s recent dominance as the No 1 Cloud operating system. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics. As a geneticist with a love of mathematics and a fascination in economics, Simon has always found himself dealing with complex systems, whether it’s in behavioural patterns, environmental risks of chemical pollution, developing novel computer systems or managing companies. He is a passionate advocate and researcher in the fields of open source, commoditization, innovation, organizational structure and cybernetics. Simon is a regular presenter at conferences worldwide, and was voted as one of the UK's top 50 most influential people in IT in ComputerWeekly’s 2012 and 2011 polls.
Stefan Waldhauser earned his Master's degree in business mathematics at the University of Marburg / Lahn and is an ECM/BPM veteran working for 20 years in this industry. He started his career as a software engineer and project leader, and gathered extensive experience inthe field of document centric business applications. With his outstanding knowledge of this market, Stefan Waldhauser founded WeWebU Software in 2000 and as CEO he turned it into an internationally operating software vendor. After the acquisition of WeWebU by Alfresco in 2013, Stefan is leading the Alfresco Business Solutions unit with global responsibility for the Alfresco Workdesk product. He is a strong supporter of Open Standards - especially CMIS.
Stephen is a Principal Analyst and co-founder of RedMonk, the open source industry analyst firm and author of the O'Reilly title "The New Kingmakers". which traces the ascent of the developer from serf to royalty. He focuses on infrastructure software such as programming languages, operating systems and databases, as well as covering horizontal industry trends such as open source and cloud computing. Before setting up RedMonk, Stephen worked as an analyst at Illuminata by drawing on his real world expertise in architecting and developing applications for leading systems integrators. Prior to joining Illuminata, Stephen served in various senior capacities with large systems integration firms like Keane and boutique consultancies like Blue Hammock. Regularly cited in publications such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek, the Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal, and a popular speaker and moderator on the conference circuit, Stephen's advice and opinion is well respected throughout the industry
Steve currently runs Big Data Engineering at Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) and has over 30 years of experience in the software industry, spanning early work with SGML at IBM through the deployment of global banking systems for the Dutch bank ABN-AMRO. His involvement with SaaS companies providing cloud collaboration platforms, help desk systems, and virtual work environments led him to Hightail where he has implemented Alfresco and Crafter as the basis for Marketing's web content management. Steve has been the VP of multiple professional services organizations, run Operations and Engineering, and led Global Customer Management during the international expansion of E.piphany. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) back when punch cards were just being phased out.
Steve took a Master’s in Physics at Oxford before starting on a career in technology sales and marketing. Initially in the semiconductor sector, Steve moved to the USA and Germany in a variety of product and business management roles. On returning to the UK, Steve became head of EMEA sales for DataBeam - document collaboration - and was then WW VP of Marketing at Ridgeway - voice & video over IP. Having spent the last 6 years in the Enterprise Content Management space at EMC Documentum, Steve joined Alfresco in April 2012 and is currently Enterprise Sales Manager for the UK&I Financial Services sector.
Stuart has been working in the Financial Service Technology space for over 15 years. For much of that time he has been involved in building multilingual Research authoring, publishing and distribution systems. Currently responsible for Nomura Securities’ Research authoring and publishing systems he is responsible for a global platform distributed across three regions, multiple countries and operates in four languages. The platform heavily leverages the Alfresco document management and workflow features. Key interests are exploring cloud based infrastructure for enhanced collaboration and mobile capabilities.
Terence is a seasoned ECM solution architect with Blue Fish Development Group. He's responsible for designing, delivering, and managing high quality, large scale content solutions for his clients. While primarily focused on the technical aspects of the solutions he builds, Terence also leverages his 15+ years of consulting experience to provide product and project management services, code development and related processes, and client facilitation skills. In addition, Terence has worked closely with cross-discipline team members to design and build compelling user experiences with technology that can deliver those experiences. Outside of work, Terence is a diehard North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball fan. When he's not glued to his television watching his Heels play, he's likely hanging out with his wife Meagan and children, Finn and Maggie. Terence holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tjarda Peelen works for Alfresco Partner Incentro in The Netherlands and is certified ACE and ACA. He is involved in Alfresco projects from ‘general (Alfresco/ECM related) advice’, specific business solutions, pre-sales and architecture to delivery and support. In his spare time he blogs about Alfresco features, builds Alfresco customizations and most recently the Alfresco Business Reporting module integrating Pentaho (see the Tech Talk Live of May 1 2013). In previous jobs Tjarda has implemented various projects using FileNet, search solutions (Verity K2) and before that sold/implemented a web-based PLM product called PTC Windchill Follow Tjarda on his blog http://tpeelen.wordpress.com and take a look at his code at https://code.google.com/p/alfresco-business-reporting/
With over 35 years of Management Information Services, Audit, and Business process work, Todd brings a broad range of knowledge and first hand experience from almost every facet of the IT landscape. For the last 28 years, Mr. Jefferson has been working for Michelin North America in various roles including Data Center Manager, Director of IT Security & Strategic Architecture, Director of Decision Support Services, Director of Help Desk Services, Director of Applications Development Coordination, Enterprise Architect and Program Manager for Michelin's Global Data Management Strategy, Group Auditor, and has twice served as IT Director for two Michelin wholly owned subsidiaries. For the last year and a half, Todd has been serving as a Sr. Business Project Leader in charge of implementing BibDoc, Michelin's Enterprise Content Management solution based on Alfresco.
Tom Laureys works as an ECM consultant at Amplexor, a Gold Alfresco partner based in Belgium. He combines technical expertise with a business perspective, helping large customers to implement document-centric applications—digital mailroom, case management, project-based collaboration—on different ECM platforms such as Alfresco, Documentum and MS Sharepoint. Tom’s expertise ranges from ECM strategy and roadmap definition to business process optimisation/digitisation and functional analysis. Recent projects include the rollout of Alfresco as a case management system for 600 social workers and the implementation of an Alfresco-based digital mailroom system for around 2000 civil servants.
Tom Morris is joint-CTO at Ixxus, a platinum Alfresco partner specialising in the publishing and media industry. Tom has been using Alfresco since 2007 as a principle architect at Ixxus, and as joint-CTO he has overseen a large number of the organisation’s projects at major global publishing companies. He has a strong interest in agile development approaches that emphasise the quality of system construction, with a focus on team mentoring, and has worked in a range of sectors including media, publishing, education, law and finance.
Tomas Vasil is the eSign Project Manager at CETELEM SLOVENSKO, a member of BNP Paribas group.
Toni de la Fuente is "Senior Solutions Engineer for Americas" in Alfresco Software. He has been developing projects around Alfresco for 5 years and he joined at Alfresco in 2010. He was one of the Alfresco technology experts from the start of projects in Spain in 2006 and he was one of the first official Alfresco trainers for Spain and Latin America. He has worked in over 30 projects with this technology. He was moved to Alfresco Americas early 2013. In his career highlight their more than 14 years experience in Systems Administration, Networking and Security. Other major companies in which liability has played tasks are: Telefonica Moviles Spain (Movistar), Vodafone, among others. He also teaches LPI Linux certification, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and ITIL v3, recently he get AWS Technical Professional and AWS Business Professional. Declared Open Source enthusiast, having founded phpRADmin open source project in 2006. He has participated in other open source related projects such as Madrid Wireless, Linux Fedora or OpenSolaris Hispano and referenced in books on network security. He teaches regularly lectures, courses and conferences in different events in Europe, United States and Latin America. Also contributing to the world of Open Source for more than 10 years with his blog and through Twitter.
Tony Parzgnat has spent the past 8 years implementing ECM solutions across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, utility, and insurance. He has experience architecting web-based solutions and integrations for a variety of ECM technologies, including Documentum, SharePoint, and Alfresco. Tony is an Alfresco Certified Administrator and works as a technical architect and senior project manager at Technology Services Group (TSG) in Chicago.
Toon Convents is an Alfresco Certified Engineer at ACA IT-Solutions. He started his carreer as a java consultant. After some years he discovered Alfresco on the job. Since then he has worked on numerous Alfresco projects and obtained his Alfresco Certified Engineer certification. Passionate about everything Alfresco he is very eager to jump at the chance to share his experience.
Victor Fariña is CEO & Co-founder of Queres Tecnologías. He has more than 15 years of experience in the software and information industry and more than 5 years of experience in Enterprise Content Management solutions with Alfresco ECM. Since 2006 he worked as an Alfresco Consultant, offering solutions to real life problems and this work leads Queres Tecnologías to the Best Alfresco Project 2012. He specializes in Enterprise Content Management, Mobile Apps, Portal solutions and information Capture. Victor is an Alfresco Certified Administrator
Volker Blaesig is working for more than 15 years in the IT industry. One focus led through the different stages of the career: Connect content management systems to SAP. In his first consulting company (dolphin GmbH) he developed the business area “SAP-Archiving” with focus in IXOS (OpenText) and Documentum. After dolphin has been acquired by EMC, he was responsible to join the different software consulting companies acquired by EMC (Documentum, dolphin, Captiva, Legato) as Manager Professional Services ESG Germany. In 2008 he cofounded pernexas GmbH, which again is focused on the integration of CMS to SAP with the product connexas - linking SAP and Alfresco. He can be contacted via Skype at volker:blaesig
Will has worked with Alfresco since 2005 and has been hacking at Share since its original launch in 2008. After three years helping customers and partners to get the most out of Alfresco and Share as a platform for their solutions, Will is now working within the Engineering team on a number of upcoming integrations between Alfresco and other content and social systems. He is founder of and project lead on the Share Extras project, which currently has over 30 Share add-ons available at sharextras.org.
Principal at Toronto based partner Tenthline Inc. has been in the industry for over 12 years. In addition to Alfresco Tenthline also partners with Magnolia CMS and has been building combined solutions over the years.