Future Technology and Enterprise Transformation Panel
Moderator: David Lounsbury, VP & CTO, The Open Group
Panel: Larry Schmidt, Eric Stephens, Mike Walker, Mark Dorfmueller
David Lounsbury (1st photo) is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Vice President, Services for The Open Group. As CTO he ensures that The Open Group’s people and IT resources are effectively used to implement the organization’s strategy and mission. As VP of Services, David leads the delivery of The Open Group’s proven collaboration processes for collaboration and certification both within the organization and in support of third-party consortia.
David's previous executive assignments at The Open Group and the Open Software Foundation (OSF) include VP Advanced Research and Innovation. In this role, he was in charge of coordinating corporate activity for major programs among the development, membership, and specification/test/branding business activities. He also served as VP of the Collaborative Development Group, which fostered availability and proliferation of open systems technology through collaborative funding and development. Major programs in the group included LDAP, ActiveX Core Technology, DCE 1.2, CDE-Next, and Complex Text Layout PST's, as well as support and consulting activities. Other assignments at OSF included Director of the Distributed Environment Engineering group. This group was responsible for production of the DCE 1.1 and DME 1.1/Network Management Option technologies. David was the manager of OSF's DCE effort from the announcement of the RFT in 1990.
Prior to coming to OSF, David worked for Prime Computer as the manager of the Multiprocessor Operating Systems group, working on systems incorporating CMU Mach and Unix System V release 4 technology. Earlier, he led the Open Systems technology group, which developed a variety of networking products including SNA, TCP/IP, and OSI Ethernet.
David holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is holder of three U.S. patents.
Larry Schmidt (2nd photo), an HP Fellow, serves as the Chief Technologist for the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) industries for Hewlett Packard. In this role, Larry develops and oversees the delivery of his technical strategy for HLS. Larry also serves on the Open Group Board, representing HP, and has been elected to the chair position for the newly formed Open Group Healthcare forum. Larry is also a “Master Certified” architect as designated by the Open Group. He has over thirty years experience in Information Technology all with HP.
Eric Stephens (3rd photo) is member of Oracle's executive advisory community where he focuses on advancing clients' business initiatives leveraging the practice of Business and Enterprise Architecture. Prior to joining Oracle he was Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture Excellus BlueCross BlueShield leading the organization with architecture design, innovation, and technology adoption capacities deepening his knowledge of the health care industry.
During the late 1990s Eric provided solution design leadership with AppliedTheory Corporation pioneering the use of web-based commerce for U.S. Government clients. He also led innovation at Questra Consulting and Mutual of New York during his 25+ years in the industry. Concurrent with his responsibilities at Excellus and AppliedTheory, Eric held an adjunct faculty position with the Center for Business Information Technology at Syracuse University.
Mike Walker (4th photo) is widely recognized as a Strategy and Enterprise Architecture thought leader, advisor, author and mentor. Mr. Walker has evolved mainstream architectural approaches and styles through his efforts in standards bodies, books, trade publications and published reference architectures.
Mr. Walker is a Senior Enterprise Architecture Advisor and Strategist at HP where he is responsible for aiding fortune 100 companies with their strategy and enterprise architecture delivery. Through his mix of unique experience and pragmatic approaches his clients hold him in high regard to deliver advice, out-of-the-box innovative thinking and architectural strategies.
Mark Dorfmueller (5th photo) serves as the Principle Business Architect at P&G providing leadership to digitize the business from Idea to Consumer. This effort spans marketing, R&D, manufacturing, planning and sales. P&G received Forrester’s coveted Enterprise Architecture award in 2011 for this work. He has held a variety of positions at P&G over his 25 year career, including leading supply network solutions, global telecommunications leader for voice, video and data, acquisition and divestitures, engineering of the SAP upgrades across the entire landscape, and data warehouse modernization. He played a lead role in the redesign of P&G’s supply network into a Consumer Driven Supply network as architect in 2002, and in designing end-to-end resilience into P&G’s critical business processes in 2006. Mark also spent eight years at General Electric Aviation prior to joining P&G.