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Cover Pages Advisory Group

Representatives from sponsors serve on the Cover Pages Advisory Group which provides suggestions and input on website coverage of important industry issues.

Current representatives are listed alphabetically by family name:

Chris Cheng
Primeton Technologies, Vice President, R&D
Floor 4, No. 456, Bibo Road
Shanghai, 201203, P.R. China
Tel: 86-21-50805188 * 639 (Office)
Tel: 86-1350-194-4818 (Cell)
Fax: 86-21-50801900
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Chris Cheng is VP of Primeton Technologies Ltd. and in charge of the R&D Department. He is the Primeton Technolgies' representitive for OASIS. He is also the representitive or member of the OASIS OpenCSA Member Section, SCA-Assembly TC, SCA-J TC, and SDO TC. He has written numerous technology trends articles and is a frequent speaker on various SOA and middleware related technologies. Chris maintains Chris Cheng's Blog, covering technical trend and many management topics.

Eduardo Gutentag
Sun Microsystems, Technology Director, Sun Corporate Standards
4150 Network Circle
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Tel: +1 510 550 4616 (internal x31442)
Email: Eduardo.Gutentag@Sun.COM

Eduardo Gutentag of Sun Microsystems serves as Chair of the OASIS Board of Directors (OASIS BoD), chairs its Executive Committee, and works on its Finance, Staffing, IPR, IT Infrastructure, and Process Committees; his term extends to July 2009. Mr. Gutentag serves as Technology Director in Sun's Corporate Standards department. His responsibilities include developing and coordinating Sun's participation and direction in XML standards organizations, both "horizontal" and industry specific. Eduardo Gutentag has been involved in the SGML/XML world for over 15 years, and has participated in many SGML/XML related activities at W3C and OASIS (even when it was still called SGML Open), as well as at ebXML. Mr. Gutentag has made very large contributions to many OASIS efforts over the years, including the Technical Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee that designed the OASIS Technical Committees process, and the UBL, and Docbook Technical Committees. Mr. Gutentag also serves as Sun's Advisory Committee representative to the W3C, is a member the W3C Advisory Board (AB), and serves as a member of the IDEAlliance Board of Directors.

David B. Orchard
BEA Systems, Standards Architect
2315 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95131 USA
Tel: +1.800.817.4BEA (Company - US toll free)

David Orchard is a technical director in BEA Systems' CTO Office, focusing on Web services standards. He is an elected member of the W3C Technical Architecture Group; Web services Architecture, XML Protocol, and Advisory committees. He is currently or has been a co-editor of the Web services Architecture, Web services Usage Scenarios, WS-Coordination, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Addressing, SOAP-Conversation, XML Link, and XInclude specifications. He has written numerous technical articles and is a frequent speaker on various Internet related technologies. David maintains Dave Orchard's Blog, covering technical and non-technical topics.

J. Darrel Thomas
Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), Chief Technologist, Datacenter Services Portfolio
5400 Legacy Drive
Mail Stop H3-5A-34
Plano, Texas 75024
Tel: 972-797-9695 (Office)
Tel: 972-679-5943 (Cell)
Email: Darrel.Thomas@EDS.Com

Darrel Thomas of EDS "is the co-creator and co-author of DCML — the industry standard that promotes interoperability among disparate data center components, management tools and automation systems. Darrel is directly responsible for the Applications and Services component of the language specification and currently serves on the DCML Organization Board of Directors. Currently, as Chief Technologist of Hosting Services, Darrel leads the technology-to-business strategy design for EDS' initiatives in virtualization, automation, utility, grid computing, and the convergence of agile infrastructure with other Applications, Business Process, and Industry Frameworks. Accomplishments for EDS include: (1) Creator of the EDS WebVault and Chief Architect for EDS' original Web Hosting; (2) Chief Architect of World Cup USA 1994; (3) Creator and Chief Architect of the world record setting World Cup France 1998 Internet Results Website (holds four Guinness Records for Traffic Management); (4) Core Architect on the Barcelona Olympics 1992 Results IT Team." Thomas has served as Convenor and Chair of the OASIS DCML Applications and Services Technical Committee, chartered to define extensions to represent abstract application and services architectures and specific products.

Doug Tidwell
IBM Corporation, Senior Software Engineer, Software Group Strategy
3039 E. Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Tel: +1-919-427-8896

Doug Tidwell is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM. He was a speaker at the first XML conference in 1997, and has spoken on technical topics around the world. He works in IBM's Software Strategy group, evangelizing emerging standards such as XForms, SCA and SDO. For more than a decade, his job has involved using markup to describe, move and manipulate data, focusing on various open technologies along the way. In addition to maintaining his blog, he is the author of O'Reilly's XSLT and has written many XML, Java, and SOA articles on IBM's developerWorks site. He lives with his wife, daughter, and dog in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Claus von Riegen
Director of Web Services Standards, SAP AG
Neurottstrasse 16
69190 Walldorf, Germany
T: +49/6227/7-42589, F: +49/6227/78-19953, M: +49/160/8896870

Claus von Riegen of SAP AG serves on the IPR, Strategy, and TC Process Committees of the OASIS Board; his term extends to July 2007. Mr. von Riegen is Director of Web Services Standards at SAP AG. In this role, he is responsible for SAP's strategy with regard to Web services standards from initial development to full product support. Mr. von Riegen has been active in the development of various Web services specifications, including UDDI, WS-Policy and WS-MetadataExchange, and their submission to standards organizations. During his membership in the OASIS UDDI TC, the UDDI specifications were successfully ratified as OASIS Standards, and he was one of the facilitators for the creation of the OASIS Web Services Reliable Exchange (WS-RX) TC. Mr. von Riegen has represented SAP in the Open Applications Group and the ebXML initiative and currently also participates in WS-I and serves on the W3C Advisory Board tasked to manage the evolution of the W3C Process. He joined SAP in 1994 after obtaining a diploma in Computer Science from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany.

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