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2015 Guest Speakers

Frank C. Alvidrez

Instructor, USC Viterbi Graduate School of Engineering

Frank C. Alvidrez

Frank Alvidrez is on the faculty of the USC Viterbi Graduate School of Engineering, Systems Architecting and Engineering (SAE) program as a part-time instructor. He teaches both System Engineering Theory and Practice (SAE 541) and Model Based System Architecting and Engineering (SAE 547). Mr. Alvidrez is currently working at Edwards Air Force Base as a Senior Operational Flight Test Engineer. He specializes in advanced system engineering and architecture techniques and their applications to Operational Test. He has 30+ years of experience in system engineering of aerospace programs. He is a Certified Enterprise Architect (DoDAF & UPDM). He currently supports a number of major Department of Defence efforts in Flight Test, Cybersecurity, System Engineering, Model Based System Engineering, Program Management, Enterprise Architectures, NetCentric Data Strategy, SysML, and DoDAF/UPDM Training. He is an alumnus of USC Viterbi School of Engineering and was commissioned from the NROTC program at USC as a 2nd Lt of Marines (class of 71). He served in the Marines as a Naval Aviator and worked in the Defence Industry in various acquisition and engineering assignments. Mr. Alvidrez also worked 20 years for the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks and has worked a number of projects to include; B-2A, F-22, F-35, Navy J-UCAS, F-16, C-130, A-4AR, U-2, SR-71, OV-10A/D and various classified projects. He is a member of the Association of Enterprise Architects (a|EA), INCOSE, and a number of other professional organizations on System Engineering and Enterprise Architectures.

Ron Ambuter

Senior Vice President, The Business Process Incubator

Ron Ambuter

Ron Ambuter has over twenty years experience in Workflow, Imaging, Process and Business Process Management (BPM). Ron has a uniquely diverse perspective. One of the early industry visionaries as CEO of Opticos (software developer), then as founder of the Imaging and Workflow (BPM) Practice for Cap Gemini Sogeti (multinational consulting), extending through his leadership role as Division Vice President at JP Morgan Chase helping the bank adopt BPM as a corporate strategy (large corporate end-user), through his current role as Senior Vice President at The Business Process Incubator (impartial global BPM content syndication), Ron has extensive experience on all sides of process, both the theoretical and practical.

Ron has served as the featured speaker at conferences such as:
AMERICAN BANKING ASSOCIATION; AMERICAN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION; AIIM; BAI; BUSINESS RULES FORUM; COGNIZANT COMMUNITY; DELPHI RULES FORUM; COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL; BANKING; FORRESTER BPM CONFERENCE; GARTNER BPM CONFERENCE; INFORMATION WEEK MAGAZINE; NACHA; PEGAWORLD; CIO FORUM; VARIOUS OTHERS

Stefan Andrei, PhD

Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science, Lamar University

Stefan Andrei, PhD

Dr. Stefan Andrei is currently an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Lamar University.

Stefan graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Cuza University in 1994 and 1995. He received his PhD from Hamburg University, Germany, in 2000 as a World Bank Scholarship Japan Graduate student. He was also a recipient of a post-doctoral fellowship from Singapore-MIT Alliance between 2002 and 2005.

Stefan's research interests include real-time embedded systems and software engineering.
Stefan has been on the Program Committee of more than 45 prestigious conferences. He is a co-author of more than 95 peer-reviewed papers for highly respected international journals and conferences. Stefan's research has received more than 200 scientific citations. He has been involved as a PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel on more than 12 funded research projects.

Stefan Andrei is a Senior Member of the ACM and is an IEEE Member. More details about Stephan are available at cs.lamar.edu.

Andrius Armonas, PhD

Product Manager, No Magic, Inc.

Andrius Armonas, PhD

Andrius is the MagicDraw Product Manager and Cameo Collaborator Product Manager, with more than ten years of experience in software development. As a Product Manager, he is responsible for setting directions for the products, forming their vision and roadmaps, selecting capabilities for each new version of MagicDraw and Cameo Collaborator. He is also working with major customers and ensures that the internal development team knows and understands the strategic directions and customer demands. His responsibilities also include understanding the market and the competitive environment.

Andrius has conducted numerous trainings in Europe. Andrius holds a PhD in Informatics Engineering from Kaunas University of Technology (Lithuania).

Manas Bajaj, PhD

Co-Founder & CSO, InterCAX LLC

Manas Bajaj, PhD

Manas Bajaj, PhD is the Co-Founder and Chief Systems Officer at InterCAX LLC. Manas’ research interests in are in the realm of SysML and model-based systems engineering (MBSE), computer-aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE), advanced modeling and simulation methods, and open standards for product and systems lifecycle management (PLM/SLM). Manas earned his PhD (2008) and MS (2003) in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his B.Tech. (2001) in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He has been actively involved in the development, implementation, and deployment of the OMG SysML standard and the STEP AP210 standard for electronics, and is a Content Developer for the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) program. He is a member of INCOSE and ASME, and a contributor in OMG and PDES Inc. working groups.

Raphael Barbau

Senior Consultant, Engisis LLC

Raphael Barbau

Raphael Barbau is a senior consultant at Engisis LLC. He obtained a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Burgundy, France. He is currently a Guest Researcher in the Systems Engineering group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His past research topics include the use of semantic web technologies for product data representation, and the use of enterprise architecture for product data preservation. His current research interest include integration between systems engineering and analysis tools.

Mike Bennett

Semantics Expert and Ontologist, EDM Council

Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett is the semantics expert and ontologist for the EDM Council. He is the originator and editor of the Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) and represents the Council within the Object Management Group and on ISO technical standards committees. He has over 15 years of financial industry experience with investment management software, data management systems design, messaging standards, product testing and project management. Mike is well-regarded as both a resource and speaker within the semantic technology community.

Thomas Capelle

President, Sodius

Thomas Capelle

Thomas Capelle is the CTO for Sodius and holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He has over 15 years experience in code generation and model transformation technologies, with a special focus on embedded software. Over the last 10 years, he has overseen the development of an Ada code generator for UML, custom IDE’s for systems engineering, interoperability solutions for defense modeling, and a variety of other software solutions.

Cory Casanave

President & CEO, Model Driven Solutions

Cory Casanave

Mr. Casanave is an accomplished information technology senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience at all levels of product and application development and management. He is seasoned in researching and developing solutions, products, standards, and methods with intimate, first-hand knowledge of technology evolution as a chief decision maker. As a key collaborator, Mr. Casanave is adept at communicating at all organizational levels, sharing and collecting insights for maximized, collective understanding of critical objectives and effective execution of plans. He is a visionary leader, adept at developing a compelling vision and sharing insights with key contributors to help organizations achieve their vision. With complementary expertise and a track record in project management with hands-on development of cutting-edge products and applications; he is an excellent strategic planner with decisive ability to define processes that affect results positively. Mr. Casanave is a member of the Board of Directors of the OMG.

Cliff Chaney

Senior Architect, ACORD

Cliff Chaney

Standards evangelist and guru. Over twenty years of experience designing and developing and managing large scale, technology solutions in the Life, Annuity and Health Insurance business. Specialties: Group facilitation and negotiation, brand development, system and technical architecture, XML and Schema development, interface development, department management, complex project management. Most recently specializing in Enterprise Architecture and the development and management of ACORD Framework Architecture.

Lenny Delligatti

Delligatti Associates, LLC

Lenny Delligatti

Lenny Delligatti is the founder of Delligatti Associates, LLC, a model-based engineering (MBE) training and consulting company. He earned his Master's Degree in Computer Science Systems Engineering from the University of Denver, and he holds the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) Model Builder: Advanced certification. He previously served as the MBSE lead for NASA's Mission Control Center: 21st Century (MCC-21) project at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Lenny is the author of the book SysML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language.

Christopher Delp

Systems Architect, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Christopher Delp

Christopher Delp is the Systems Architect for Ops Revitalization task in MGSS and a Lead Systems Engineer for MBSE on the Europa Mission. He is a member of the Systems Behavior and Architectures Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His interests includes Systems and Software Architecture, applications of Model-Based Systems Engineering , Model-Based Analysis and Enterprise Engineering Systems. He earned his M.S. and B.S. degrees from the U of Arizona in Systems Engineering.

David Van Dorselaer

Sr. Application Director – M2M Center Of Excellence, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions, AT&T

David Van Dorselaer

David is the Senior Application Director – M2M Center of Excellence. He is responsible for leading a nationwide team of specialists in AT&T's Mobile and Business Solutions Organization. David's team provides advanced mobile solutions to some of the world's most progressive multinational companies, focused on machine-to-machine communications designed to enhance business customer's processes and productivity.

The M2M Center of Excellence is responsible for assisting enterprise customers with wirelessly enabling their business through innovative, connected, mobility solutions from AT&T. David's team works with Line of Business and IT to define, design and deploy wireless solutions that help corporations wirelessly enable their business applications.

Prior to his current role, David led the Mobile Application Practice for AT&T Business Solutions. There, he developed and managed a national practice of mobile application specialists, helping customers navigate through the ever changing mobile application environment. David and his team solutioned some of the largest and most complex mobile applications ever created, creating true business value for their customers. David has also held several key roles in AT&T's Signature Client Group. As a Signature Client Director, he managed several strategic, Fortune 500 relationships for AT&T Business Solutions.

David has over ten years of AT&T enterprise experience supporting Small Business, Enterprise, and Fortune 500 customers. He began his career with AT&T in 2002 as an Account Consultant in Atlanta, GA. David has a Business degree in Marketing from Texas Christian University and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from Sam Houston State University. He lives in Houston with his wife and three children.

Dave Duggal

Founder and Managing Director, EnterpriseWeb LLC.

Dave Duggal

Dave is the founder of an innovative startup EnterpriseWeb LLC. EnterpriseWeb® offers an award-winning application platform for dynamic, data-driven and elastically-scalable business processes. It is the latest endeavor for a business leader who has made a career of building, growing and turning around companies. Beyond being an entrepreneur, he is an inventor, the author of academic papers on “context-aware” computing, blogger and a regular conference speaker (CloudExpo, SemTech, EDW, GoTo Con, TM Forum, BPMnext, etc). Dave is a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (www.iiconsortium.org) and leads the Dynamic Composition and Automated Interoperability Team, which is providing guidance on next gen software architectures. Dave also co-chairs the Software Defined Networking (SDN) group for the Object Management Group (OMG).

Cliff Faurer

Principal, AMKB Cloud LLC

Cliff Faurer

Cliff Faurer works on the design of APIs with Nomos Software using RuleX to implement telecom APIs based on the TM Forum REST API specifications. Cliff is a participant and contributor to the REST API and SDN/NFV ZOOM initiatives underway at the TM Forum. His focus is on identifying and defining business services and designing requisite APIs.

Gerardo Pardo

Castellote, CTO

Gerardo Pardo

Gerardo has been with RTI since it was founded and the CTO since 1998. Prior to becoming the CTO he held various posts development, consulting and research.
Gerardo was the main developer of the original versions the RTI Connext DDS product line. He started this work while still working on his Ph.D. at Stanford and carried on the product at RTI.

Gerardo leads RTI's standardization efforts and he is the main author of the OMG Data Distribution Service Standard (DDS), the OMG Real-Time Publish Subscribe (RTPS) Protocol standard, the DDS Security Standard, and many of the other (currently 7) adopted DDS-related standards. He also chairs the OMG revision task forces for these standards.

In 2005 Gerardo founded and still co-chairs the Data-Distribution SIG within OMG. This is the group that officially oversees the DDS standard family. In 2009 he was also elected to the OMG board of directors where he still serves.
Prior to joining RTI, Gerardo worked in distributed sensor systems and robotics at CERN (Switzerland) and HP Labs in Palo Alto California.

Gerardo is considered an authority on security and publish-subscribe systems. He has been the PI in more than a dozen research grants, including SBIR and ATP grants, has authored five patents and over 50 technical papers, journal articles, and conference sessions on the topic of real-time and secure distributed systems.

Gerardo completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Computer Science both at Stanford University. He also holds a BS and an MS in Physics from the University of Granada (Spain). He was awarded the Spain's National 1st Prize Physics graduate award.

Mads Ingstrup, PhD

Software Architect, No Magic, Inc.

Mads Ingstrup, PhD

Dr. Mads Ingstrup joined No Magic in 2012 and works as a Software Architect in No Magic's Asian development center, where he specializes in scalable distributed systems and quality assurance. He has more than 10 years of experience in software architecture from positions both as a practitioner in industry and as a researcher in academia. Prior to joining No Magic Dr. Ingstrup worked as a Research Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department at Aarhus University in Denmark, publishing more than 20 research papers and serving as advisor to MSc and PhD students. Mads holds an MSc in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Southern Denmark, and a PhD in computer science from Aarhus University.

Nerijus Jankevicius

MBSE Product Manager, No Magic, Inc.

Nerijus Jankevicius

Nerijus Jankevicius is the MBSE Product Manager at No Magic, with 10+ years of experience in software development and modeling. He has been a MagicDraw UML team member since the very beginning of tool development in 1997 and is responsible for system analysis, technical requirements, design and implementation, focusing on supporting UML standard and domain-specific extensions. Since 2006, Nerijus has been working on SysML implementation in MagicDraw and has the role of SysML Product Manager. Responsibilities include all phases of development – market analysis, requirements, guidance of DSL customizations for SysML language, technical mentoring and product representation in trade shows and seminars. Nerijus's responsibilities include visiting customers and solving model-related issues on site. In recent years he conducted UML and SysML related trainings and consulting in Europe.

Nerijus is an active and influential participant in OMG UML and OMG SysML Revision Task Forces (RTF) and has been the official No Magic representative for these OMG standards since 2004. Nerijus is one of the first OMG Certified Advanced UML 2.0 Professionals in Europe. Nerijus is author of a unique model-driven approach to DSL (Domain Specific Languages) customization that enables MagicDraw to adopt new specific domains and new modeling languages (like SysML, DoDAF, MoDAF, BPMN and others) without additional coding - by creating a customization model which extends UML profiling capabilities. Nerijus has successfully presented this DSL approach in OOP 2007 and OOP 2008 conferences.

Ajay Jasti

Head, Dell Digital Business Services Internet of Things practice

Ajay Jasti

Ajay is a Global head of Dell Digital Business Services Internet of Things practice . His core expertise in building an IoT practice grounds-up and strong background in the areas of SCADA, Smarter Citi, Enterprise Integration, Decision Management, Smarter Process, and Telecom OSS. Ajay had more than 20 years of experience with large IT services firms including IBM, E&Y, Capgemini, and Citi in delivering end-to-end enterprise solutions for Fortune 500 customers. His industry expertise cover the Banking and Financial, HealthCare, Telecom, Energy, Media and Entertainment.

Jim Logan

Principal Architect & Product Manager, No Magic

Jim Logan

James Logan is an accomplished enterprise architect and system architect with over 30 years of experience bringing commercial software to market and consulting to the US Government. He applies cutting-edge standards and innovative methodologies and tools to produce operational systems, specializing in Model Driven Architecture / Development approaches. Mr. Logan has extensive modeling experience spanning business, requirements, services, ontologies, information, information exchanges, and systems. He is principal architect and product manager of the Cameo Concept Modeler.

Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD

Aurelijus Morkevicius, PhD

Aurelijus is OMG® Certified UML, Systems Modeling and BPM professional. Currently he is a Senior Solution Architect at No Magic for model-based systems engineering (mostly based on SysML) and defense architectures (DoDAF, MODAF, NAF). Aurelijus is working with companies such as General Electric, Bombardier Transportation, Deutsche Bahn, Ford, SKA, SIEMENS, BMW, etc. He also participates actively in various modeling standards creation activities. He is a chairman and one of the leading architects for the current OMG UPDM standards development group. In addition, Aurelijus is actively involved in educational activities. He received a PhD in Informatics Engineering from the Kaunas University of Technology in 2013. Aurelijus is also a lecturer, author of multiple articles, and conference speaker.

Robert Ong

Business Development Manager, No Magic Asia Ltd.

Robert Ong

Having more than 10 years of work experience in business analysis and requirements engineering, Business Process analysis and re-engineering and project management. Possess an in-depth knowledge in Use Case Driven Approach, UML, ERP, CRM, shipping, depot management, warehouse management, and garment technology. Strengths include solutions finding, domain and business process analysis, business process reengineering, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A trainer specialized in with MagicDraw in analysis and design with UML who have accumulated years of experience in conducting training courses for major financial institutions and business firms in Thailand. Speak fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, and Indonesian and an OMG Certified UML Professional. Specialties including Requirement engineering, Quality management, Software project management, Software Testing, Domain analysis and design, Business process re-engineering, Model-Driven Business Analysis ad Testing, ERP implementation and IT adoption.

Saulius Pavalkis, PhD

Global User Support Manager and Analyst, MagicDraw Inc

Saulius Pavalkis, PhD

Dr. Saulius Pavalkis has been working as a Global User Support Manager and Analyst in MagicDraw R&D team for over 10 years with increasing responsibilities. His major expertise area is model-based requirements engineering. Saulius is the owner of a new Cameo Requirements Modeler product, which has been recently introduced in MagicDraw product line. Saulius holds Ph.D. from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in models traceability. He also holds multiple professional certificates: OMG-Certified Systems Modelling Professional, OMG-Certified UML Professional, OMG-Certified Expert in BPM, and ITIL V3. Saulius has written multiple research and practical articles in model-based design. Saulius is the founder and chief editor of modelling community blog (blog.nomagic.com) dedicated for sharing practical model-based engineering experience. Saulius is also a part time researcher at KTU working in a two projects on different OMG standards integration.

Russell Peak, PhD

Senior Researcher, Georgia Institute of Technology

Russell Peak, PhD

Russell Peak, PhD is a Senior Researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Aerospace Systems Design Lab where he is MBSE Branch Chief. He has served as Director of the Modeling & Simulation Lab and Associate Director of the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Center. He is also a faculty member in the Professional Masters in Applied Systems Engineering program and co-founder of a spin-off company from Georgia Tech — InterCAX LLC.

Dr. Peak specializes in knowledge-based methods for modeling & simulation, standards-based product lifecycle management (PLM) frameworks, and knowledge representations that enable complex systems interoperability. Dr. Peak originated the multi-representation architecture (MRA)—a collection of patterns for CAD-CAE interoperability—and composable objects (COBs)—a non-causal object-oriented knowledge representation. This work provided a conceptual foundation for executable SysML parametrics and for related technology commercialized by InterCAX in the Georgia Tech VentureLab program.

After six years in industry at Bell Labs and Hitachi, he joined the research faculty at Georgia Tech. Since 1997 he has been principal investigator on 40+ projects with sponsors including BAE Systems, Boeing, IBM, JPL, Lockheed, NASA, Rockwell Collins, Sandia, Shinko (Japan), TRW Automotive, US DoC (NIST) and DoD. He has authored 135+ publications (including several Best Paper awards), holds several patents, and is an active member in ASME and INCOSE. He represents Georgia Tech on the OMG SysML task force, is a Content Developer for the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP) program, and holds the highest OCSMP certification, Model Builder Advanced (MBA) - Level 4. Since August 2008 he has led a SysML/MBE/MBSE training program that has conducted 179+ short courses [1] for 3204+ professionals in the USA and internationally.

Dr. Peak leads the INCOSE MBSE Challenge Team for Modeling & Simulation Interoperability with applications to mechatronics (including mobile robotics testbeds) as a representative complex systems domain.

Tom Pender

Manager of the No Magic Learning Institute

Tom Pender

Tom Pender has over 30 years of IT systems analysis experience performing modeling, design, analysis, coding and testing of systems and software including 10 years consulting and lecturing on software development methods and techniques. Tom is the author of two 5-star-rated books on the Unified Modeling Language (UML): UML Weekend Crash Course and UML Bible (through Wiley Publishing). Tom has delivered over 400 trainings and consultations in MagicDraw, UML, SysML and UPDM across the U.S. and in 15 countries. He has worked extensively with customers like NASA JPL, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, US Navy, CACI, Hospira, MITRE, Intel, NASA Houston, Sandia, John Deere, and Air Force Research Labs.

Tom is an expert not only in MagicDraw, but the full suite of tools offered, their interoperability capabilities and how to best apply each tool. Tom is a member of OMG and INCOSE and holds a B.S. in Computer Programming from Griffin College in Seattle.

Stephan Prinzkosky

Managing Director, E2E Technologies

Stephan Prinzkosky

Stephan Prinzkosky joined E2E Technologies in 2011. As a managing director, Stephan is responsible for Sales and Marketing. He holds a master degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Prior to E2E, as an Senior Vice President within IDS Scheer and Software AG, he successfully managed and developed the ARIS Software and Solution sales for the company.

Jürgen Rombach

Managing Director, E2E Technologies

Jürgen Rombach

Jürgen Rombach joined e2e Technologies in 1999 and was heavily involved in the development of the E2E Bridge. As a managing director, Jürgen is responsible for Solution Delivery. He holds a master degree in Information Technology at the University in Furtwangen, Germany.

Jim Schardt, M.S.E

Solution Architect, TMNA Services

Jim Schardt, M.S.E

Jim Schardt brings more than 30 years of experience in complex systems, software engineering, change management, business engineering, artificial intelligence, and team facilitation to TMNA Services. He is currently integrating business, information, and service assets to meet the demands of Tokio Marine North America's group Insurance companies. Jim has provided system development mentoring support to Hospitality, Insurance, Medical, Finance, and Aerospace industries during his career delivering new business products, and software development frameworks, as well as managing major research programs, inventing new systems methods, and co-authoring the first UML2 book for practitioners — "UML2 for Dummies." His current interests include utilizing UML, OOAD, and MDA code contract generation to enhance productivity and speed up the development lifecycle. Jim earned his Master's Degree in Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Darius Silingas, PhD

Head of Solutions, No Magic, Inc.

Darius Silingas, PhD

Dr. Silingas has been with No Magic since 1998. He has been involved in multiple international projects as programmer, analyst, architect, project manager, and consultant. Since 2004, he has led the Training/Solutions organization which focuses on MagicDraw based modeling consulting and custom development modeling solutions for large organizations.

Darius has been involved in more than 200 training and consulting sessions in 20 countries (USA, UK, Germany, France, Russia, South Africa, Finland and others) helping organizations adopt MagicDraw and No Magic's Cameo Suite of products to efficiently solve their modeling solution needs. Darius is a frequent speaker at key technology conferences such as Architecture and Design World, OOP, JAX, Code Generation, EuroSTAR and has written a number of articles on model-based engineering. In addition to his responsibilities at No Magic Europe, Darius is a visiting lecturer at Vytautas Magnus University and ISM University of Management and Economics. Darius is an Advanced OMG Certified UML Professional and OMG Certified BPM technical expert.

Tomas Skersys

Scientific Researcher at the Center of Information Systems Design Technologies and an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems (Kaunas University of Technology)

Tomas Skersys

Dr. Tomas Skersys is a scientific researcher at the Center of Information Systems Design Technologies and an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems (Kaunas University of Technology). His research interests and practical experience cover various aspects of business process management and model-driven information systems development. On these topics, Tomas published over twenty articles in high-rated academic journals and international conferences. His practical experience is reflected in a number of state- and EU-funded R&D projects. Tomas is also a co-editor of three books of international conferences published by Springer Verlag.

Svein-Erik Soegaard

Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace

Svein-Erik Soegaard

Svein-Erik Soegaard received M. Sc in Computer Science from University of Oslo in 1994. He started his professional career at Norwegian Defense Research Establishment in 1985 working with the development of Computer Architectures for Radar Satellite Data processing. He has been with Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace in Norway since 1995. He has more than 20 years of experience with software development, software architectures and system integration and testing. Since 2010 Mr. Soegaard has worked on system development and is responsible for adopting MBSE in the System Architectural Design of next generation missiles.

Gary Solomon

Partner, Dentons

Gary Solomon

Gary Solomon is a member of the Dentons' Intellectual Property and Technology practice, specializing in patent preparation, prosecution and strategic protection of intellectual property assets. Gary has also been involved with several patent litigations and routinely works with clients on licensing and other intellectual property transactional matters.

He drafts and prosecutes a wide range of patent applications for inventions in both high-tech and business sectors. With over 12 years as a patent attorney, 10 years as a missile system design engineer at Raytheon Company, and many years in working with startup companies, Gary has combined his skill sets to be an effective counselor for developing strategic patent portfolios for his clients.

Jason Wilson

Director of U.S. Product Development, No Magic, Inc.

Jason Wilson

Jason is currently the Director of Business Development and Solution Architecture, responsible for new customer development, partnership and client solutions. He is the Product Manager for No Magic's Cameo DataHub and Cameo Requirements+ along with No Magic new MBSE Wizard. Jason is part of and contributes to the OMG (Object Management Group), IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis, Dallas), ASEE (American Society of Engineering Education) and represents No Magic as the CAB for INOCSE. Jason resides in McKinney, Texas with his wife, their two year old daughter and a son on the way. When not working, Jason enjoys the outdoors, sports and time with family. Jason can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kyle Wippert

Senior Sales and Customer Support Engineer, No Magic, Inc

Kyle Wippert

As a senior sales and customer support engineer at No Magic, Kyle Wippert works collaboratively with the company's sales and business development organizations to enhance customer relationships by providing a thorough understanding of the No Magic solution suite. He also assists customers with Cameo Suite technical support and modeling inquiries. Kyle is also responsible for enhancing No Magic user education by developing online training and by leading onsite customer training engagements in UML, SysML, MBSE, and BPMN. Kyle also works in a consulting role with major customers in the government, aerospace, defense, education and automotive industries. Kyle is well versed in UPDM, SoaML, TOGAF, and NEIM adding to his already extensive knowledge of UML, SysML, and BPMN. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas and resides in Plano, Texas.

Dirk Zwemer, PhD

President & CEO, InterCAX LLC

Dirk Zwemer, PhD

Dirk Zwemer, PhD is President and CEO of InterCAX, LLC (www.InterCAX.com). Dr. Zwemer has over thirty year's experience in the electronics industry with Bell Labs, Exxon, ITT, SRI Consulting and other organizations. He is the author of three patents and multiple technical papers and trade journal articles. He received a PhD in Chemical Physics from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University. In addition to directing business development and marketing efforts at InterCAX, Dr. Zwemer provides strategic consulting for customers and shows how to apply SysML in a wide variety of domains. He is a certified systems modeling professional at the highest level (OCSMP Level 4 — Model Builder Advanced) and a member of the Smart Grid Challenge Team within the INCOSE MBSE Initiative.