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Operational Leadership


/images/Lee_small.jpg Dr. Craig Lee was named President/CEO of the Open Grid Forum (OGF) in October 2007. He is a Senior Scientist in the Computer Systems Research Department of The Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit, federally funded, research and development center. At the Aerospace Corporation, Dr. Lee advises civil, commercial and governmental agencies on all issues relating to high-performance parallel and distributed computing and is responsible for the transfer of maturing technologies into new application domains. This work has led naturally to Dr. Lee's involvement in the Open Grid Forum where he was a working group chair and an area director prior to becoming president.

Lee has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Vice President of Standards

/About/images/ChrisSmith.jpg Chris Smith is a Principal Product Architect at Platform Computing. Since 1997, as an employee of Platform, he has been involved in the development of the Platform LSF suite of workload management products, with a focus on the integration of Platform's Grid middleware into production Grid solutions within High Performance Technical Computing disciplines. As an active member of the Open Grid Forum, he has contributed to and authored a number of specifications concerned with Grid workload management. Previous to Platform, he was a system administrator at the University of British Columbia's Computer Science department, where he also received his degree.

Vice President of Enterprise

/images/IanOsborne.jpg Ian Osborne is project director for Intellect, the UK trade association for the IT, telecoms and electronics industries, and is also Director of the UK's Grid Computing Now! Knowledge Transfer Network. Ian has worked in ICT since 1972. He trained as a Computer Programmer before stints with British Airways and International Computers Limited. In 1979, Ian joined the Hewlett-Packard Company where he enjoyed a substantial career working in Research & Development, Quality and Marketing at HP locations in the US and UK. He held senior management positions in HP's European Research Laboratories and Telecom Systems Business.

Ian has a Masters Degree in the Management of Technology, a joint degree awarded by the Universities of Sussex and Brighton in 1992. He is a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Information Technology Professional, a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and an Associate Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Vice President of E-Research

/images/DavidWallom.jpg David Wallom is the Technical Manager of the Oxford e-Research Centre, the Technical Director of the UK National Grid Service, and a co-investigator on the OGF-Europe project.

At Oxford e-Reserach Centre, he is the architect of the university campus grid. This has developed interests into other areas such as Green IT, for which he is the departmental representative on a JISC institutional exemplar project, and institutional repositories that he sees as a key way of ensuring that the digital legacy of current research is preserved for future generations. The grid has also allowed the building of relationships with specific departmentally represented projects, including and OptIPuter.

At the UK National Grid Service, he also currently chairs the UK e-Science Engineering Task Force, whose mission to report on the technical innovations that have been the definitive outputs from the UK e-Science programme including presentations and technical reports.

Regional Vice President, Asia-Pacific (including Japan)

/images/Toshihiro%20Suzuki%20Photo.jpg Toshihiro Suzuki is currently Senior Director, Standards Strategy and Architecture for Oracle Corporation Japan, overseeing Oracle's standardization activities in Japan. He participates in various industry consortia and standards setting organizations including Web Services and Accessibility groups within Japan and ISO/IEC JTC1. Mr. Suzuki served as the chairperson of the EGA (Enterprise Grid Alliance) Japan regional steering committee to organize and evangelize the alliance in Japan. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Suzuki worked for IBM. Beginning his career in 1985 at IBM Japan's Yamato Laboratory as a developer on projects dealing with operating systems, character input methods, and distributed object technologies; he also worked in planning, standardization, and technology consulting roles and contributed to a variety of projects including: Operating System/2, Common User Access (CUA), Unicode, Taligent, Open Doc, and Java-based software agent platform. Mr. Suzuki received a Masters degree in Mechanical Systems Engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology where he also completed doctoral course work in Bio-Engineering; his advanced studies focused on theorization of information for receivers in autonomous systems under disequilibrium dynamics.

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