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Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors

Chris Aniszczyk Elected Committer Representative

Chris is a software architect by trade with a passion for software evangelism, open source, and building communities. At Twitter, he's responsible for creating their open source program office and managing their open source efforts. He sits on the Eclipse Architecture Council and on the Eclipse Technology PMC. In a previous life, he led and hacked on many and linux related projects. In his spare time, you'll find him doing yoga, writing, running or cycling. You can read his blog or find him tweeting via @cra.

Pradeep Balachandran IBM

Pradeep is Program Director for Eclipse Strategy and Development in IBM. Prior to this he was leading the Rational Software Development organization in IBM India. He has been in IBM Software division since 1995 via Rational Software acquisition and has an overall industry experience of 23 years in Software Engineering Tools development. He setup the first Eclipse open source development lab east of Europe, in Bangalore in 2008. In the course his career at Rational and IBM, he has built and led various product development teams, including products in the IBM Rational Collaborative Life-cycle Management (CLM) solution built on IBM Rational Jazz platform. He is a regular speaker in Conferences on Agile, DevOps, Open Source and Software Engineering. He is also actively involved in organizing various conferences as a member of the program committee. Pradeep has a Masters in Computer Science & Engineering.

Jutta Bindewald SAP SE

Jutta joined SAP in 1993 as a software developer. She has worked in various areas of SAP’s technology platform, ranging from R/2 over R/3 to NetWeaver Java. Currently Jutta is working as Development Manager, leading the Java Persistence team. Additionally, she takes care of many Open Source related topics like Eclipse Long-Term Support. Jutta holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Stefan Ferber Robert Bosch GmbH

Stefan is Vice President for Engineering at Bosch Software Innovations GmbH in Germany – the Bosch Group’s software and systems house with responsibility for the Bosch IoT Suite – Bosch’s open Internet of Things platform.

Since 2005 Stefan is active in OSS starting in the area of automotive tooling with Eclipse IDE and paving the way at Bosch for participating in the Eclipse Automotive IWG. In 2009 Stefan joined the Internet of Things movement and therefore is particularly interested in the Eclipse IoT projects.

Stefan holds a Ph.D. and a diploma degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany and a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA.

Sebastien Gerard CEA LIST

Chris Holmes Elected Sustaining Member Representative

Chris Holmes started his career as lead developer of GeoServer and then founded OpenGeo (operating now as Boundless), providing commercial support for a suite of open source geospatial software projects. He currently works at Planet Labs, a startup that builds and operates the largest constellation of earth imaging satellites, with over 100 successfully launched to date. At Planet Labs Chris serves as the Product Architect, where he sits at the nexus of technology and business, leading product management and strategy. He also sits on the boards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Brave New Software, and serves as an advisor to CartoDB. Chris previously was a Fulbright Scholar in Zambia, served on the board of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association and was a founding board member of the Open Source Geospatial Consortium (OSGeo).

Tyler Jewell Codenvy, S.A.

Tyler is founder and CEO of Codenvy and a partner with Toba Capital managing investments in middleware and application development. He sits on the boards of WSO2, Sauce Labs, ShiftMobility, and eXo Platform. He has investments in ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ, Cloudant, SourceGraph, and AppHarbor. He is the author of three books on Java, including OReilly's Java Web Services and was BEA's chief evangelist starting in 1999.

Etienne Juliot OBEO

Etienne Juliot is co-founder and vice president of Obeo, a software editor focused on Model Driven solutions. He is a senior software architect with a strong experience in IT and embedded systems architecture. He is involved in several Eclipse projects (Sirius, Acceleo, EMF Compare, SCA, UML Generators, Mylyn, ...) and is a steering committee member for PolarSys.

Finally, Etienne manages international and strategic collaborations with large companies on system engineering and enterprise architecture needs. Follow @ejuliot on Twitter.

Mik Kersten Elected Sustaining Member Representative

Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator and leader of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is an elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture and Planning councils. Mik's thought leadership on task-focused collaboration makes him a popular speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009. Mik enjoys building tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done. Follow @mik_kersten on Twitter.

Dennis Leung Oracle

Dennis Leung is Vice-President of Development for Oracle Fusion Middleware, leading the development teams for the award-winning Oracle TopLink product, Eclipse Dali, and EclipseLink projects. Dennis has been involved in providing enterprise data solutions for over 14 years and also has a background in telecommunications. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Queens University.

Paul Lipton CA Technologies

Paul Lipton is an Advisor and Senior Architect in CA where he leads the CA Industry Standards and Open Source Program in the Office of the CTO. Paul has been an architect and developer of enterprise systems for over 20 years. He has also participated in many standards organizations including OASIS and the W3C, and serves on the Board of Directors of the DMTF. Paul is a founding member of the CA Council for Technical Excellence, where he chairs the Emerging Technology Committee and also leads a project focused on leveraging Web 2.0 to improve research collaboration. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and a Sun Java Champion. Paul is a highly sought-after author and speaker, and has shared his knowledge with appreciative audiences around the world covering topics such as industry standards, SOA, open source, technical innovation, enterprise architecture, social computing, virtualization, Web services, management/security, governance, autonomic computing, Web 2.0 and many other emerging technologies.

Dani Megert Elected Committer Representative

Ed Merks Elected Committer Representative

Ed Merks leads the Eclipse Modeling Framework project and co-leads the Eclipse Modeling project along with Rich Gronback from Borland.  He is a coauthor of the authoritative book EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework which is nearing completion of a second edition. He is interested in all aspects of Eclipse modeling and its applications.  He is well recognized for his dedication to the Eclipse community, posting literally thousands of newsgroup answers each year.  He is also an active blogger.  He spent 16 years at IBM, achieving the level of Senior Technical Staff Member after completing his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser Univeristy.  His experience in modeling technology spans 25 years.

Wolfgang Neuhaus itemis AG

Wolfgang Neuhaus is a co-founder and member of the board of itemis AG. Previously he was Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Brockhaus AG and headed a team of 80 software developers and consultants.

Wolfgang earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of Dortmund in 1995. He has extensive practical experience in introducing and implementing Model Driven Software Development, which is his core focus. He is a well-known journal-published writer, an IT conference speaker, and is responsible for the company's technical vision and for the cooperation with research institutes.

He also is a member of the strategy committee for software intensive embedded systems of BITKOM.

Shawn Pearce Google Inc.

Shawn Pearce is a software engineering manager in Google's Open Source Programs Office, where he leads Git related tool development. After being a long-time contributor to the Git version control system, Shawn founded the EGit and JGit projects at Eclipse, and the Gerrit Code Review project as an off-shoot of the Android Open Source Project. At Google, Shawn and his team continue to develop innovative improvements for Git and Gerrit Code Review.

Max Rydahl_Andersen Red Hat, Inc.

Max Rydahl Andersen is leading the development of JBoss Tools and Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and have several years working with Eclipse from both outside and inside of His main interests for is to keep the Eclipse IDE a viable platform for building desktop based tooling while also getting involved in offering a complementary cloud and web-based tooling offering.

Dominique Toupin Ericsson AB

Dominique Toupin is managing Engineering and IT tools at Ericsson where he has a passion for productivity in the development of a broad range of systems, from general purpose databases to real-time and specialized systems. He enjoys open innovations and creating significant technology improvements by collaborating with different types of companies, creating research projects and open source initiatives. At Eclipse he is Chairman of PolarSys, Director at the Foundation’s Board of Directors, he is behind many significant improvements in CDT, EGerrit, EMF Compare, Linux Tools, Papyrus, Titan, Trace Compass, and has managed the CDT/TraceCompass/LinuxTools/PTP and modeling summits.

Matthias Zimmermann Elected Sustaining Member Representative

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