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Cédric Thomas

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.

Marco Jahn

Marco Jahn is research project manager at the Eclipse Foundation. He obtained his diploma in computer science from Ulm University in 2006 and his PhD from RWTH Aachen in 2016. He worked as software developer at denkwerk GmbH before moving to Fraunhofer FIT. There, he has been working as researcher and project manager in various European research projects in the areas of IoT and Smart Cities. Furthermore, he led the IoT Platforms team and coordinated the IoT Large-Scale Pilot Project MONICA. He joined the Eclipse Foundation in 2019 where he participates in the foundation’s research activities, helping to turn innovations into successful open source projects.

Frank Schnicke

As Expert "Industrie 4.0 System Architectures" at Fraunhofer IESE, Frank Schnicke advises manufacturing companies and supports them in the successful implementation of Industrie 4.0. His research focus is on software and system architectures that enable changeable production. In addition, he coordinates the implementation of the Eclipse BaSyx reference implementation, which realizes central Industrie 4.0 concepts and thus enables a fast entry into the world of Industrie 4.0.

Sebastian Proksch

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