Sebastian Scholze studied Computer Science at the University of Bremen. Since 2000, he is working as scientific staff member at ATB. He is Involved in diverse CEC funded RTD projects since the 5th FP. Furthermore, he has long term project experience in several fields (e.g. Automotive, Manufacturing and Logistics). He has excellent IT skills in object oriented programming languages, development methodologies as well as in integration of complex software systems. Active in researching on context aware approaches and systems, object-based software models and methodologies for optimising the software development process for distributed, SOA and interoperable systems and web-based applications. He is working as project (e.g. Self-Learning, AsKoWi, EngineeringWiki) and local project manager (e.g. K-Net, EPES) in several EU and direct research projects. He was acting as coordinator of the FP7 Self-Learning project, H2020 U-Qasar project as well as technical director of the H2020 project SAFIRE. He has more than 40 publications on technical and research topics. He is currently acting as Coordinator of the H2020 projects ENCORE and SmartCLIDE.
Alexandre Lefebvre is project manager at UShareSoft. He has been involved in professional services and development of UShareSoft software products since 2013. Prior to joining UShareSoft, he had several management and research positions at Orange Labs in distributed middleware, and has been involved in several collaborative research projects. He represents UShareSoft in the ReachOut project.
Philippe Krief is the Research Relations Director of the Eclipse Foundation. He is a project
leader, expert in object-oriented design, embedded development, development tools, and Agile-Scrum
development process. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University Paris 8, France in 1990.
He has a passion for Eclipse since its beginning, early 2000 when he was involved in the early versions of the Eclipse platform. Before joining the Eclipse Foundation staff, he worked 18 years for IBM as Senior Architect, CALM evangelist, and R&D Development Manager.
Today, Philippe is supervising 8 European research projects (H2020, ITEA3 & ECSEL), mainly for dissemination, community building, and open-source best practices tasks.
Cedric Thomas is OW2 CEO. An IT industry veteran with twenty-five years of experience in strategic and marketing consulting for IT vendors and systems integrators, Cedric has masterminded the launch of the OW2 Consortium. Previously, as both an investor and a consultant with FronTier Associates, the consulting company he founded in 1997, he actively took part in three IPOs, contributed to the launch of several technology start-ups, helped establish a start-up incubator in Paris and set up technology firms in Boston and San Francisco. Before that, he was VP and Research Director at PAC, an independent provider of consultancy and marketing studies for the IT industry where he established successful research programs in Open Systems, IT spending and Outsourcing. Cédric studied for his PhD in Economics at the Sorbonne and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Paris. He teaches business strategy in several master programs.