Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Smart Energy, Software Test Automation & Intellectual Property

ID: 726237 Minnesota, USA

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He has worked for Sun Microsystem's Java Software division and had a significant influence on OpenJDK: Sun's open source implementation. Also at Sun he developed an automated performance measurement infrastructure for the Java Virtual Machine which closed the performance feedback loop for internal developers from months to hours.

He is a contributor to the Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. He has been part of a team to define Java packaging standards for all Linux distributions. He has also been a speaker at Debconf, UbuntuLive, OSCON, FISL and FOSDEM. Most recently he has used embedded Linux in the design of an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) specialized for Electric Vehicles (EV's).

He has extensive experience in software engineering. Starting with a foundation in Electrical Engineering he understands computer system design from semiconductor physics, to microprocessor design, programming languages, object-oriented design and system architecture. He has been a leader of software development teams understands project management. He has demonstrated experience in software professionalism (Capability Maturity Model) including design for testing. He has experience programming in Java, Python, LISP, C++, C, assembler and a variety of other languages and environments.

In his work with the public as well as business partners while working to open source Java for Sun Microsystems he gained invaluable experience in Intellectual Property issues in software. This experience includes the relationship between software patent and copyright law. He also collaborated with Sun's Trademark counsel to propose an updated trademark license for the OpenJDK project. Essential to the work in Java was a firm understanding of software copyright, code provenance, software licensing, software license compatibility, file header documentation and implications for derivative works.

He has worked with pioneers working on the "Smart Energy 2" standard to develop applications software for the Home Area Network (HAN).He has provided a market analysis of embedded operating system platforms.He has provide design guidance for a remote sales/inventory system based on RFID.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: MSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 1986 Degree: BSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: University of Minnesota

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: VP Software Department:
Lead development team responsible for embedded, automobile infotainment and gateway server applications specializing in electric vehicle information management
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 2008 Employer: Sun Microsystems, Inc. Title: OpenJDK Ambassador Department:
Community Leader for Sun's open source Java Standard Edition (SE) project: OpenJDK. Previously held roles of Senior Java Performance Engineer and Chief Technologist, Enterprise Market Area.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 1997 Employer: Quicksilver Express Courier, Inc. Title: CIO Department:
Introduced electronic dispatch, added web-based order entry, upgraded billing system and placed networked computer terminals into each vehicle.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1991 Employer: Compagnie Général d'Informatique Title: Senior Analyst Department:
Designed and implemented a user definable point-and-click interface to payroll and personnel applications resulting in greater product acceptance. Specified next generation product design as part of the case tool development team.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Data General, Inc. Title: Senior Design Automation Engineer Department:
Created a multi-platform software build environment which generated applications for several different target architectures from a common source code base. Created a graphical waveform display program for a proprietary logic simulator which allowed design engineers to better understand and debug integrated circuit behavioral models.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 1991 Country / Region: France Summary: He was hired by a French software development company as an expatriate in Paris. Contributed to 4GL case tool development and GUI applications development.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
He has extensive experience in selecting software, computing services, telecommunications, and electronics manufacturing vendors.
Marketing Experience
Participation in standards committees for "Smart Energy 2" gives him exceptional visibility into the energy management of the smart grid, home area networks, electric vehicles and consumer electronics.
Other Relevant Experience
He has a full range of computer expertise: from semiconductor physics, to microprocessor design, programming languages, object-oriented design and system architecture. He also has an excellent understanding of Intellectual Property with special emphasis on Copyright, Software Licensing and Open Source license compatibility.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French He is bilingual in French. He has done public speaking in France and the USA in French.

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