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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Markus Helfert
Maynooth University
Ireland


Brief Bio
Markus Helfert is a Professor at Maynooth University, Innovation Value Institute (Ireland) and the Director of the Business Informatics Group at Maynooth University. He is a Principle Investigator at Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre and at the Adapt Research Centre. His research is centred on Digital Service Innovation, Smart Cities and IoT based Smart Environments and includes research areas such as Service Innovation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Services, Building Information Management, FinTech, Data Value, Enterprise Architecture, Technology Adoption, Analytics, Business Process Managem ent. Prof. Helfert is an expert in Data Governance Standards and is involved in European Standardisation initiatives. He advises small and medium sized Enterprise in relation to Innovation and IT Management. Markus Helfert has authored more than 200+ academic articles, journal and book contributions and has presented his work at international conferences. Helfert has received national and international grants from agencies such as European Union (FP7; H2020), Science Foundation Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, was project coordinator on EU projects, and is the Project coordinator of the H2020 Projects: PERFORM on Digital Retail. ... More >>

 

Program Co-Chairs


Frédéric Desprez
Antenne Inria Giant, Minatec Campus
France


Brief Bio
Frédéric Desprez is a Chief Senior Research Scientist at Inria and holds a position at the LIP laboratory (ENS Lyon, France). He co-founded the SysFera company where he holds a position as scientific advisor. He received his PhD in C.S. from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, in 1994 and his MS in C.S. from ENS Lyon in 1990. His research interests include parallel algorithms, scheduling for large scale distributed platforms, data management, and grid and cloud computing. He leads the Grid'5000 project, which offers a platform to evaluate large scale algorithms, applications, and middleware s ystems. See http://graal.ens-lyon.fr/~desprez/ for further information. ... More >>


Donald Ferguson
Columbia University
United States


Brief Bio
Dr. Donald F. Ferguson is executive vice president and chief technology officer at CA, responsible for the architecture and design of CA products, innovation and technical initiatives and technical strategy. Donald is also responsible for promoting technical excellence at CA and further developing the company's technical community. He chairs the Distinguished Engineer Council and also serves on CA's Executive Leadership Team, which supervises the business and technology strategies for the company as a whole. Before assuming the position of CTO, Donald was corporate senior vice president and chief architect. In this role, he defined the direction and technical evolution for CA products. Donald placed special emphasis on product integration and support of new technologies like business process modeling, Web service standards and Web 2.0. Prior to joining CA in 2008, Donald was a Microsoft Technical Fellow working in the Office of the CTO. He worked on various projects exploring the future of enterprise software, with a special emphasis on Web services and Internet application platforms. Donald began his career at IBM, where he worked for twenty years. In 2001 he became an IBM Fellow, IBM's highest technical honor. IBM has approximately 50 IBM Fellows in the 150,000 person engineering team. Donald was chief architect for the IBM Software Group, where he led the architecture and initiatives for the DB2, WebSphere, Tivoli, Lotus and Rational product families. During this time, Donald also worked on a number of J2EE, SOA and Web service initiatives, specifications and standards. He has also held the title of chief architect for the WebSphere product family from its inception until becoming IBM Software Group chief architect. Dr. Ferguson earned a Ph.D in Computer Science from Columbia University. He has contributed to approximately 30 technical journal and conference publications, and has more than a dozen patents. ... More >>


Frank Leymann
University of Stuttgart
Germany


Brief Bio
Frank Leymann is a full professor of computer science and founder of the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems (IAAS) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include architecture of large systems, service computing, workflow management, cloud computing, pattern languages, and quantum computing. The projects he is working on are funded by the European Union, the German Government, or directly by industry partners. Frank is co-author of nearly 500 peer-reviewed papers, more than 70 granted patents, and several industry standards. Before moving to university, he served as a Disting uished Engineer at IBM. ... More >>


Víctor Méndez Muñoz
IUL, S.A. & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
Spain


Brief Bio
Dr. Víctor Méndez Muñoz has a main background in big data management and distributed systems. He participated in scientific international projects in physics and bioinformatics like AGATA, LHCb, ENRM and EISCAT, collaborating with several more. Currently, he is Head of Software Development at Mind the Byte, a bioinformatics company specializing in computational drug discovery using a pay-per-use SaaS platform (Software as a Service). He also works in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) as a part time professor. He holds the program chair in INSTICC conferences in the fields of cloud computing, big data, c omplexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact. ... More >>

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