John Meegan is a senior member of the IBM Cloud Architecture and Technology group where he is currently focused on open technology efforts for IBM's cloud initiatives. Before his current position, John spent several years developing the IBM Software Group open source strategy, working with both customers and industry consultants to communicate and refine the strategy. He also spent several years in the Software Group Strategy organization, where he contributed to the formulation of the initial IBM web application server strategy, leading to the eventual launch of the IBM WebSphere product family.John received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.
Melvin Greer is Director Data Science and Analytics, Intel Corporation. Melvin uses his knowledge in graph analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing to accelerate transformation of data into a strategic asset for Federal Agencies and global enterprises. His systems and software engineering experience has resulted in patented inventions in Cloud Computing, Synthetic Biology and IoT Bio-sensors for edge analytics. He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies, including Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing and Gamification. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and U.S. National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Mr. Greer has been awarded the BEYA Technologist of the Year Award, which recognizes his outstanding technical contribution and technical products that have a broad impact and high value to society as a whole. Melvin Greer has been appointed Fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute where he assists government, industry, military, and academic sectors meet the challenges in cyber security policy, technology and education.
In addition to his professional and investment roles, he is Founder and Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on research and deployment of a 21st Century Leadership Model. Mr. Greer is a member of the International Monetary Fund / World Bank, Bretton Woods Committee where he explores how deployment of enabling technologies relates to private sector development, commercial opportunities, global financial stability and social responsibility. Mr. Greer is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and is an accomplished author; his fifth book “Practical Cloud Security and Industry View” is his most recently published book.
As a popular educator and board member at a number of Historical Black Colleges and Universities, Greer is leading science, technology, mathematical and engineering (STEM) research initiatives, directly trying to shape a more diverse generation of up-and-coming technical talent.
Greer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and Technology and his Master of Science in Information Systems from American University, Wash. D.C. He also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School.
David Harris joined The Boeing Company in 2000. In his tenure he developed the IT security architecture for the 787 airplane program, enterprise services oriented architecture, enterprise trade control requirements for all IT systems and now leads the IT Compliance Trade Control and Intellectual Property groups within Enterprise Engineering Operations and Technology, Business Operations and Governance.
Dave was hired into Boeing as an Enterprise Security Architect then embedded in the Office of Internal Governance Global Trade Controls Organization for 6 years as a Sr. Trade Control Specialist with responsibilities for IT requirements globally. Dave has received multiple company-level awards while at Boeing, inluding both the Atlas and CIO awards. Dave is a married father of 7, lives in Olympia, WA and operates a family farm.
John McDonald is the CEO of ClearObject, Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing IT company in Indiana two years in a row and winner of the 2015 IBM Beacon Award, the highest honor given to a business partner. Formerly a technical sales executive at IBM for over 20 years, he is one of the founding members and on the steering committee of the 650+ member Cloud Standards Customer Council, a board member of the Venture Club of Indiana, a member of the IBM PartnerWorld Global Business Partner Advisory Council, and of the Industrial Advisory Board for Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University. John was also an original IBM Champion in 2011, an honor granted again every year since. Outside of work, John is a lay minister and author of a book about the Internet of Things and two local history books about Indianapolis, where he lives with his wife and family.
David Saul is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at State Street Corporation, reporting to the Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for proposing and assessing new advanced technologies for the organization as well as evaluating technologies already in use at State Street and their likely evolution in order to reinforce the organization’s leadership position in financial services.
Mr. Saul previously was Chief Information Security Officer, where he oversaw State Street’s corporate information security program, controls and technology. Prior to that, he managed State Street’s Office of Architecture, where he was responsible for the overall enterprise technology, data and security architecture of the corporation. Mr. Saul joined State Street in 1992 after 15 years with IBM’s Cambridge Scientific Center, where he managed innovations in operating systems virtualization, multiprocessing, networking and personal computers. Mr. Saul serves as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 2007 he was honored with a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award. American Banker named Mr. Saul as one of its Top Innovators of 2013 for his work on data semantics and standards.
Mr. Saul holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jay Snyder is the Vice President of Platform Engineering at Aetna, one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies. The Platform Engineering organization is responsible for designing, engineering, and supporting Aetna’s compute, storage, web, database, transaction, and messaging infrastructure. In addition, Platform Engineering designs and implements Aetna’s cloud infrastructure, big data platform, and its advanced technology initiatives in support of infrastructure automation, self-service, virtualization, and performance analytics.
During his career, Jay has held a variety of technical and management positions. His vision for sustainable technology includes support for open software and standards and he has spoken publicly about the importance of maintaining open standards to foster freedom of choice and innovation. Jay’s passion for sustainability earned him the Chairman’s Leadership award for his work on Aetna’s Green Data Center initiative. In addition, he earned the 2013 Computerworld Laureate Honors award for using technology to make the world a better place.
As a vice president and Deputy CTO for Software AG, Prasad Yendluri is responsible for industry standards involvement, oversight and adoption, related product strategy and architectural guidance.
Mr. Yendluri had been involved in a number standards bodies, including W3C, OASIS, WS-I, OMG, OSGi, Eclipse Foundation, DMTF, and JCP. He has served on the JCP Executive Committee for the last three years. He served as the administrative member contact as well as active member and editor of several SOA works including the WS-Policy, WS-Addressing, WSDL 2.0, WS-BPEL 2.0, BPEL4People, BPMN 2.0, WS-I Basic Profiles, SCA and expert member of several JAX-* JSRs. Mr. Yendluri served on the WS-I board for 6 years, and now serves on the steering committee for WS-I member section in OASIS. Mr. Yendluri also serves on the board of DMTF, steering committee for AMQP member section in OASIS and also on CSCC steering committee. Mr. Yendluri was elected to the OSGi board in the years 2008- 2013 on behalf of Software AG. He currently serves on the OSGi board and also as the Secretary of the consortium.
Mr. Yendluri is the co-author of several specifications, including WS-MetadataExchange and WS-Discovery, SOAP/JMS, BPMN 2.0, TOSCA and CAMP and he has published numerous technical articles in several Web services journals. He is a significant contributor to UDDI and ebXML messaging service specifications and a lead architect and co-author of the RosettaNet Implementation Frameworks 1.1 and 2.0 specifications. He is inventor and co-inventor of several patents.
Prior to joining Software AG, Mr. Yendluri worked for companies such as Netscape, AOL, Siemens ROLM, Unisys, Amdahl, and Vitria in various senior positions in software development and architecture. Mr. Yendluri holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.
Claude Baudoin is the owner and principal consultant for cébé IT and Knowledge Management, a strategy consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. Claude is a proven leader and visionary in Information Technology and Knowledge Management, with extensive experience working in a global environment. Capable of sorting out the important guidance from masses of information and research, and of aligning it with the goals of the enterprise, he delivers pragmatic recommendations. In addition to consulting in the Oil & Gas and government sectors, Claude is the energy domain advisor to the Object Management Group and the Industrial Internet Consortium.
Claude’s undergraduate Engineering degree is from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and he holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. He has published two books on software engineering, “Méthodes de Programmation” and “Realizing the Object-Oriented Lifecycle,” and numerous papers and conference presentations. He holds two patents related to IT infrastructure and security.
Joe is a well-known industry leader specializing in resolving complex business problems, delivering critical initiatives in business transformation, creating successful methodologies & governance models while providing solid leadership and having functional expertise in both business & technology disciplines in multiple industry verticals. He is driven to ensure companies operate with the most optimal business and technology models based on industry best practices saving millions of dollars for companies.
Joe heads the Advisory Resources Committee of the NJ SIM Foundation.
Joe is an active advisor with BWG Strategy and Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) of the Object Management Group (OMG).
Joe has earned a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management with Honors from Stevens Institute of Technology and a MBA in Finance and Accounting with Honors from Regis University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit - Mercy, Masters Certificates in Organization Leadership, Six Sigma, Applied Project Management and Information Systems and Technology Project Management from Villanova University and Graduate Certificates in Systems Engineering & Architecting and Systems Engineering Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Joe holds certifications as an ITIL V3 Foundation Professional, Outsourcing Professional (COP), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB).
Bill Van Order is a Lockheed Martin Fellow working in the Enterprise Business Services organization. Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1997, Bill has worked on a number of IT Architecture and business capture positions supporting Lockheed Martin’s data center consolidation, web hosting deployments, collaboration services, extranets, cloud hosting, and telecommunication related projects. Recently he served as co-lead for Lockheed Martin’s hybrid cloud service management development and is presently supporting the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company deployment of common Cloud Services.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Bill was a Senior Systems Engineer at IBM for 15 years supporting Federal Systems programs and early product development at the IBM Internet Division. Bill is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) at (ISC)2. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Gettysburg College, a Master’s degree in Telecommunications from The George Washington University, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. Bill resides in Maryland with his wife and is active in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach programs. He has been leading Lockheed Martin’s Cloud Computing pipeline training program for the past 2 years.