Albert Soule is a business development leader. His career includes key positions within industry leading, technology organizations; Systems and Software Consortium, Integrated System Diagnostics, Software Engineering Institute, Arthur D. Little, Prime Computer and others. Professional growth was achieved through positions including Marketing Services Manager, Senior Product Manager, Product Director, Business Development Director, Senior Management Consultant and Account Director.
Marshall Sterman is the Chairman of Relevant Data Corp. Relevant Data Corp (RDC) provides “sentiment intelligence” that organizations can factor into their decision-making using big data techniques. Marshall Sterman is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor.
David Sturman is an experienced software developer and CTO with a proven track record of building and guiding smart, innovative and agile technical teams on the cutting edge of technology in rapid growth environments. He is able to function at all levels from strategy, to process, to architecture, to hands-on code development, and can bridge the gap between management and engineering. David’s technical expertise in graphics, simulation, and visualization, as well as scalable internet technologies, but possesses skills that are relevant across most software and systems efforts. David is currently Senior Director, Software Development at Audible, Inc. (Amazon). Dave worked CTO GenArts, Massive, and VP Software Development TheStreet.com. David received his PHd from MIT Media Labs and BS Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeff Sutherland is CEO, Scrum, Inc. Scrum Inc. does Scrum training and publishing. As one of the inventors of Scrum, he is also chair of the Scrum Foundation and Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to Openview Venture Partners. Jeff started his career as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force where he achieved Top Gun status in 1967 and flew 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. His last two tours of duty were at Stanford University where he received a M.S. in Statistics and the United States Air Force Academy where he taught Mathematics, Statistics, and Probability and a PHD from University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Steve Swartz is CEO at SIZZLE PR. Steve is a veteran in public relations, marketing strategies, promotional concepts and direct sales using online, print, broadcast and cable media.
Patrick Thibodeau is a reporter with ComputerWorld covering project disasters. Patrick Thibodeau also covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.
Ed Tobin is a 20-year veteran in business technology development and solution design. He is a strategic and innovative thinker, quick to identify situational risks and opportunities. Ed is currently an independent consultant having just come back from Sydney, Australia working for the NSW Railroad. While working in Australia, Ed had a number of management and technical engagements. Prior to moving to Australia, Ed was the founder and VP product development of Driveway Corporation in San Francisco.
Frans Verstreken is a graduate student working with Hans Mulder on project failures. Frans Verstreken is a business development manager for Pantheon Automatisering.
Aloysio (Lou) Vianna is the South American Research Director for The Standish Group. Lou is a project management professional and educator. He has trained more than four thousand project managers through his affiliation with Fundação Getulio Vargas and other educational outlets. His background includes work at the Naval Research Institute in Brazil and service in the Brazilian Navy. Lou received his masters in project management from George Washington University and his masters in engineering from McGill.