COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

The following members currently represent this Committee (in alphabetical order by last name). For more information about becoming a committee member, contact info@cloudcommittee.org.

Raj Balasubramanian, IBM

Mr. Balasubramanian is an Enterprise IT Architect for IBM Software Group, delivering customer engagements around projects related to BPM and Web 2.0. He speaks at various industry conferences on a regular basis on the topics of Semantic Web and Web 2.0. He is currently working on completing his Master in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Peter Chang, Lawrence Technological University

Dr. Chang serves as an Associate Professor at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. He has been teaching graduate courses in the Doctor of Management in Information Technology program and the Master of Science in Information Systems program since 2001. Prior to his current position, Dr. Chang acted as adjunct professor and also taught at other universities throughout North America for 8 years. His on-going research areas include OOAD, data management and Cloud Computing. For over twenty years, Dr. Chang has been involved with IT project work with major companies in the telecommunications, computer manufacturing and IT consulting areas where he has served in senior roles as analyst, developer, architect and manager. He has published or presented over 100 papers, IT industry white papers, and management and technical articles.

Howard Cohen, Booz Allen Hamilton

Mr. Cohen is a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, responsible for directing the Joint C2 Architecture and Capabilities Assessment Enterprise (JACAE) system development, production and integration. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Cohen worked as the lead system administrator for USJFCOM J89 with Lockheed Martin. He has over 10 years of formal technical experience, including software configuration management, hardware and software field support and technical leadership. Mr. Cohen holds a BA and MBA from Saint Leo University.

Thomas Erl, Arcitura Education

Mr. Erl is the founder and CEO of Arcitura Education Inc., a best-selling IT author, and the series editor of the "Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl". Mr. Erl oversees CloudSchool.com and the development of the Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) accreditation program in cooperation with academic and industry experts and the involvement of the Cloud Education & Credential Committee. Two upcoming books co-authored by Mr. Erl, "Cloud Computing: Concepts & Technology" and "Cloud Computing Design Patterns", formally document and structure cloud computing subject matter pertaining to technology, architecture, and practice. Mr. Erl has toured over 20 countries as a speaker and instructor for public and private events, and regularly participates in international conferences, including Service Technology Symposium and Gartner events.

Joe Guarnaccia, Hewlett-Packard

Mr. Guarnaccia has been with Hewlett-Packard since 2003, and is now serving the company in the role of Infrastructure Analyst, with a concentration on virtual hosting. In this capacity, he implements and support mission critical virtual infrastructure systems on the ESX/VMware platform for a large banking institution in the Asia Pacific region. One of his primary responsibilities is for the maintenance and planning of disaster recovery systems, acting as the staff subject matter expert for the VMware Site Recovery Manager program. Following a lifelong interest in IT, Joe Guarnaccia completed a diploma in Network Engineering at the TAFE Illawarra Institute in Bomaderry Australia. An expert in virtualization, Joe Guarnaccia has received VMware training in vSphere, vShield, ThinApp, vCloud Director, and many other VMware technologies.

Dr. Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby

Dr. Mahmood is a researcher and author. He is Reader in Applied Computing and Assistant Head of Distributed and Intelligent Systems (DISYS) research group at the University of Derby, UK. He has published over 75 articles and book chapters. His latest book on 'Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures' appeared in December 2011. He is currently co-authoring with Thomas Erl, 'Cloud Computing: Concepts and Technology' (to be launched at the Cloud Symposium in September 2012). He is also editing five more books, three of these on Cloud Computing related topics. Dr. Mahmood is editor-in-chief of 'Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices' and associate editor of 'Journal of Cloud Computing'. Other scholarly activity that Dr. Mahmood is engaged in, includes: 1) editorial board member of several journals, edited books and international conferences; 2) guest editor for special issues of several international journals; 3) organizer and chair of several conference tracks, workshops and special sessions; and 4) researcher on topics including, software engineering, project management, enterprise computing, e-government and cloud computing.

Dr. Charles Mead, National Cancer Institute

Dr. Mead has over 35 years of experience in digital signal processing and algorithm development, complex software systems and architectures, and healthcare and life sciences informatics. He has experience in clinical trials methodologies and data management systems, application of the Unified Process, and fundamental healthcare and life sciences informatics issues including terminology management, application of the Health Level Seven (HL7) Reference Information Model (RIM), use of Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standards such as SDTM and ODM, the JANUS data model, and Oracle's HTB development framework. Dr. Mead is currently Chair of the HL7 Architecture Board, National Cancer Institute, past-Chair of the Open Health Tools Architecture Project Team and a member of the CDISC Board of Directors.

Iwan Rahabok, VMware

Mr. Rahabok is a Senior Systems Consultant for VMware serving the private sectors customers. Prior to that, he was serving the strategic accounts, working closely with global team in Europe and US. He is based in Singapore and is also the leader for VMware User Group Singapore. For the region, he also leads the VCP Club, a by-invitation-only group for technical VMware professional. Prior to joining VMware, he was a Senior IT Architect with Sun for about 5 years, covering the Tier 1 accounts. In total, he has more than 16 years of working experience in Singapore. Earlier on, Iwan has worked in Accenture (was Andersen Consulting at that time), IBM (Lotus), and local companies.

David S. Rogers, IEEE

Mr. Rogers is a solution strategist, technologist and change agent, specializing in strategic planning, launching new initiatives and managing business turnarounds. At IEEE, he is leading a multi-year program to evolve the conference business management toolset underpinning the organization's strategy to transform itself from a predominantly US-based operation into a global one.

Christoph Schittko, Microsoft

Mr. Schittko is the Director of Cloud Strategy at Microsoft, based in Texas. His focus is to work with customers to build innovative solutions that combine software and services for cutting edge user experiences. Mr. Schittko holds an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. His extensive experience in developing and architecting software solutions in a wide variety of industries allows him to write and to speak at various conferences.

David Slotnick, Rackspace Hosting

Mr. Slotnick is an Enterprise Architect at Rackspace Hosting and a respected technical leader amongst his peers. Over the last two decades, Mr. Slotnick has helped many large clients deliver critical business solutions across domains as diverse as cloud hosting, managed hosting, enterprise billing, online assessment, retail, marketing, and banking. As a Certified SOA Architect with extensive experience in RESTful service design, Mr. Slotnick developed a SOA implementation framework that supports cloud product development within Rackspace. Mr. Slotnick graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Daniel Starcevich, Raytheon

Mr. Starcevich joined Texas Instruments, which was later acquired by Raytheon, in 1996, as an IT Program Manager. He is an Engineering Director with Raytheon's Network Centric Systems. For the last six months, Mr. Starcevich has been working with a primary U.S. government agency on the development and prototyping of a cloud computing strategy to deliver products to a diverse international community. Before joining Raytheon, Mr. Starcevich was at Lockheed Martin Astronautics for 9 years, where he acted as the Deputy Program Manager for the NPIC (now NGA) Accelerated Architecture Acquisition Initiative (A3I), and the Technical Director, Imagery Dissemination and Exploitation Systems. Mr. Starcevich is a Cum Laude graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Information Systems. He is also Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California with a Master of Business Administration and an IS minor.