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Accelerating Innovation in Medical Devices, Network Equipment & Semiconductor Industries
An IBM Rational Industry Symposium


   
 

Paul Brody Paul Brody
Global Industry Leader, Electronics
IBM

Paul Brody leads IBM’s Global Electronics Industry team serving the world’s top electronics companies. He has more than 15 years of business strategy consulting experience in the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia, working primarily in electronics and supply chain management. Paul’s work ranges from detailed operations transformation in factory planning up to CEO-Level enterprise transformation plans. He has authored numerous white papers and co-authored the book Irresistible Electronics.

Martin Bakal Martin Bakal
WW Offering Manager - Electronics Industry, Rational Software
IBM

Marty Bakal has over two decades of experience working in various capacities in the embedded systems and software industry with extensive customer experience worldwide in multiple industries including medical devices manufacturers and other embedded industries. He is currently the electronics industry lead at IBM Rational and in that role leads the initiative around medical device and other industries. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, both from Tufts University.

Manohar Rao Manohar Rao
Rational Specialty Architect, Software Sales, Sales & Distribution
IBM

Manohar Rao, a Technical Sales Architect at Rational, has spent the last two decades in the systems and software development industry in various roles encompassing programming, product management, and technical sales. In his current role, he assists systems and software development organizations of all sizes, in various industries, in architecting and adopting collaborative systems and software engineering solutions.

Deric Merino Deric Merino
Rational Specialty Architect, Sales & Distribution
IBM

Deric Merino is a Rational Specialty Architect with IBM/Rational. Over his 10+ years experience with formal requirements management tools, he has been involved with multiple implementations in the medical device industry.

Harry Koehnemann Harry Koehnemann
Director of Technology
321 Gang

Harry Koehnemann began his career at Intel Corporation developing and supporting operating systems and compilers. He spent most of the 1990s consulting and training at large, software-centric systems organizations and the .com bubble at a still-successful Internet startup (employee #4) developing Java Enterprise systems using agile practices. After the bubble burst, Harry returned to consulting and has helped countless Fortune 500 companies in A&D, automotive, electronics, medical, and financial industries with their engineering and software lifecycle practices. He is currently Director of Technology at 321 Gang, an IBM Rational Premier Business Partner, where he continues his passion for helping organizations be successful in large, complex systems development. Harry also taught 10+ years at Arizona State University as an adjunct Professor in the areas distributed computing, systems modeling, and embedded software. Harry has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Northern Arizona University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Dr. Andrew Perry Dr. Andrew Perry
President
New World Consulting Service

Dr. Perry serves as both an Instructor and a Lead Auditor for the British Standards Institute and ABS Quality Evaluations, as well as an ISO Technical Adviser to Applied Materials and to the NASA Ames Research Center. As President of New World Consulting Service, an International Corporate Consulting company, he is dedicated to assisting hi-tech companies to develop Global Quality Management Systems He has over 35 years' experience in Reliability and Design Engineering and Management, developing, implementing and teaching ISO 9001 / AS 9100 / ISO 13485 / FDA-QSR-GMP 21 CFR 820 / CMDCAS-CMDR Quality Management Systems.

Jeff Hanson Jeff Hanson
Senior IT Specialist, Software Sales, Sales & Distribution
IBM

Harry Koehnemann began his career at Intel Corporation developing and supporting operating systems and compilers. He spent most of the 1990s consulting and training at large, software-centric systems organizations and the .com bubble at a still-successful Internet startup (employee #4) developing Java Enterprise systems using agile practices. After the bubble burst, Harry returned to consulting and has helped countless Fortune 500 companies in A&D, automotive, electronics, medical, and financial industries with their engineering and software lifecycle practices. He is currently Director of Technology at 321 Gang, an IBM Rational Premier Business Partner, where he continues his passion for helping organizations be successful in large, complex systems development. Harry also taught 10+ years at Arizona State University as an adjunct Professor in the areas distributed computing, systems modeling, and embedded software. Harry has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Northern Arizona University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Arizona State University.

Wayne Belshaw Wayne Belshaw
Engineer
Brocade

Wayne Belshaw is an engineer with previous software and hardware development experience at Amdahl Corporation. He has been involved with software testing at Brocade Communications for over 10 years and has been serving as the lead person for deploying their RQM program content and support tools for their internal SQA team and other testing programs. Wayne holds three degrees from the University of California.

Allen Goldberg Allen Goldberg
Consulting Technical Lead
Sodius

Allen Goldberg is a computer scientist working in programming language technologies, including model-based and system-level design, formal methods, static and dynamic analysis, and programming language security. He has a Ph.D from Courant Institute (NYU). He has held academic positions at UC Santa Cruz, Kestrel Institute and NASA Ames Research Center, industrial positions at Kestrel Technology, Cadence Design Systems, and a consulting position at Sodius. He is co-founder of ExperMeta, a company delivering modeling tools for the ESD space. He has over 50 publications and is a member of IFIP WG 2.1, the Safety Critical Java WG, and the Board of Kestrel Technology.

Ameya Barvé Ameya Barvé
Product Marketing Manager
Spirent Communications

Ameya Barvé is Product Marketing Manager at Spirent Communications, responsible for establishing and executing on Spirent's global marketing strategy for its portfolio of automation products and solutions. He has over 15 years’ experience in software and technology industries, holding various titles in the fields of software engineering, product management, product marketing and business development.

Prior to Spirent, Ameya served as the Business Development Manager at Fanfare, one of the founding members of NTAF. In this role, he was responsible for executing on Fanfare's strategy for development and management of key partners and alliances. He was also a Software Engineering Manager while at Fanfare, involved in the design and development, from conception to launch, of bringing the networking industry's first-ever commercially available test automation product to market.

Ameya has an MBA from the University of Wollongong in Australia, a master's degree in computer information systems from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Bombay (now Mumbai).

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