Erich Gamma

Erich Gamma

Erich Gamma is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational Software`s Zurich lab. He is the technical lead of the Jazz project and Rational Team Concert. He was the original lead of the Eclipse Java development environment and was on the Project Management Committee for the Eclipse project. Erich is also a member of the Gang of Four, which is known for its classical book, Design Patterns - Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software. Erich has collaborated with Kent Beck on developing JUnit, the de facto standard testing tool for Java software, and on writing the book contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plug-ins.

Stephen Mellor

Stephen J. Mellor

Stephen J. Mellor is an internationally recognized pioneer in creating effective, engineering approaches to software development. In 1985, he published the widely read Ward-Mellor trilogy Structured Development for Real-Time Systems and in 1988, the first books defining object-oriented analysis.

Stephen also published Executable UML: A Foundation for Model-Driven Architecture in 2002. His latest book MDA Distilled: Principles of Model-Driven Architecture was published in 2004. He is active in the Object Management Group, chairing the consortium that added executable actions to the UML, and he is presently working on a standard for executable UML. He was a two-term member of the OMG Architecture Board and active in specifying MDA.

He is a signatory to the Agile Manifesto. In his copious spare time, he acts as chair of the IEEE Software Advisory Board. Stephen was until recently chief scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics.

Viktor Ivannikov

Viktor Ivannikov

Viktor Ivannikov is an academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, director of the Institute of Systems Programming, Head of the Department of Systems Programming at the Moscow State University and Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, chief editor of the Programming magazine. Viktor is a member of the international scientific community ACM, IEEE Computer Society; also he heads the Russian Branch of IEEE Computer Society.

Viktor Ivannikov has been a director of the Institute of Systems Programming (Russian Academy of Sciences) since its founding in January 1994. Ivannikov has published more than 100 scientific papers in the field of development of the architecture of computers and computer systems, interoperability of distributed object-oriented systems. Victor made a fundamental contribution to development of operating systems for processing information in real time for the space flight control centers.

Alexander Lozhechkin

Alexander Lozhechkin leads a team of technical evangelists in the Department of Platform and Evangelism group in Microsoft Russia starting from January 2007. Before this Alexander had been an Architect and Developer Evangelist in Microsoft since 2004. Before Microsoft Alexander was leading software development team of document management solution DocsVision in Digital Design company. Alexander holds masters degree in Electronics from Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, PhD in Computer Science from University of Railways Communications.

Andreas Golze

Andreas Golze

Andreas Golze, Global Practice Director in the Professional Services department at HP (formerly Mercury), is an expert with many years` experience in the IT industry. He is one of the founders of the HP Software Quality Model, which is now the standard for many large-scale enterprise organizations around the globe. Before his move to HP, Andreas served as the Senior Executive at the TestLab Business Unit of SQS AG, having earlier crafted and built up this unit in the role of Department Manager. He was also responsible for developing and expanding partner business. Andreas Golze studied computer science and minored in business studies at the University of the Armed Forces in Munich. His career began with a position as a programming officer at NATO in Belgium. Today, Mr. Golze lives in Cologne, Germany with his wife, Petra and their four children.

Andrey N. Terekhov

1971 - graduated from the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty of Leningrad State University. Received a diploma with honour in the field of Computer Science.

1978 - Ph.D. from Leningrad State University. Thesis: "Synthesis of efficient programs".

1991 - Professorship, habilitation thesis: "Software technology for real-time embedded systems". In the same year 1991 founded and became director of State Enterprise "Tercom".

In year 1996 founded and headed Software Engineering Chair of St. Petersburg State University.

In year 1998 founded and became CEO of the "Lanit-Tercom Inc".

In 2008 "Lanit-Tercom Inc" and Moscow software company "Artezio" merged into AT Software. Andrey N. Terekhov heads Board of Directors and supervises R&D department of the new company.

In 1999 Andrey N. Terekhov was one of founders of software developers association of St.-Petersburg Fort-Ross. When in 2004 on the base of Fort-Ross the All-Russia association of software developers RUSSOFT has been created, Andrey N. Terekhov has been selected as its first Chairman of board of directors.

Professor Andrey N. Terekhov has more than 70 scientific publications (including 4 books). He is a member of ACM and IEEE.

Askhat Urazbaev

Askhat Urazbaev has graduated from MIPT and made a typical career from junior developer to project manager. Later on, in Luxoft, Askhat as a process architect was engaged in adopting "heavyweight" methodologies in different departments of the company. Happily, thanks to one of the customers, Askhat got familiar with Agile. The new way of development looked very effective. Askhat has participated in several Agile projects.

Askhat started helping teams and departments to adopt Agile methodologies in Luxoft. In March 2006 he has started Russian Agile Community ( In 2008 Askhat along with his partner Nikita Filippov founded company ScrumTrek which consults, trains and helps companies in their transition to Agile

Bogomil Balkansky

Bogomil Balkansky

Bogomil leads the product marketing team for VMware Infrastructure VMwares flagship suite for the datacenter. Bogomil brings more than 10 years of experience defining and marketing application and infrastructure software solutions.

Prior to joining VMware, Bogomil was Group Manager in the Customer Data Integration business unit at Siebel Systems, where he played a key role in growing the business from inception to more than $75 million in revenue over three years, capturing leading market share.

Prior to Siebel Systems, Bogomil was a product manager at CrossWeave, where he worked on defining a composite applications platform. Bogomil began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advised financial services companies on strategic and operational issues.

Bogomil holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Cornell University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Enrique Duvos

Enrique Duvos

Enrique Duvos is a Senior Platform Evangelist for Adobe in Europe. His role is to help customers, partners and developers across Europe understand and adopt the benefits and characteristics of some of the Adobe core platform technologies, such as Adobe Flash, PDF, AIR, Flex and LiveCycle ES. Prior to the Adobe merger he was part of the Macromedia technical sales team specialized in the company`s enterprise portfolio of technologies.

With a major in Computer Science and a Masters in distributed applications, his background includes more than ten years in the Software industry, five of them in R&D as Senior Software Architect designing and developing J2EE enterprise solutions for Macromedia US.

Igor Agamirzian

Igor Agamirzian, Ph.D., is a General Manger of the Software Development Center of EMC Corporation in St. Petersburg, Russia. In his previous position he was a National Technology Officer and a member of the Cabinet of the Chairman of Microsoft in Russia and CIS countries. He was running Government Relations and Education programs for Microsoft in 2002-2004, prior to that he was responsible for managing relations for Microsoft Research with Computer Science research institutions in the Eastern Europe, including Russia and other CIS countries during 1999-2002.

Before joining European Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge, UK, Igor Agamirzian was running enterprise sales of the Microsoft Moscow subsidiary. He joined Microsoft in 1995 as a consultant of the Microsoft Consulting Services, and in 1996 started MCS practice in Moscow, Russia. Before joining business in 1991 as a co-founder and Technical Director of Astro Soft Ltd., a St. Petersburg based software development and system integration company, Igor Agamirzian had a 12-year background as a senior research fellow in the field of programming languages and computer architecture with the leading institutes of the Academy of Science of the USSR.

Igor Agamirzian is an active Russian IT promoter within the international research and business community. In 1991 he published a first overview of the history and current state of the Soviet Computer Science in the widely known computer magazine Computing in the U.S.S.R. (Byte, April 1991). He is strongly involved in the international activities around Information and Communication Technologies, representing Russian private sector in the G8 DOT Force, an international taskforce on the Digital Divide and Information Society, and is often speaking on the business and research conferences. In year 2002 Igor Agamirzian was appointed as a Member of Advisory Board of the United Nations ICT Task Force.

Ivan Medvedev

Ivan Medvedev

Ivan Medvedev graduated from the Moscow State University and since 1999 has been working on various security technologies at Microsoft. Ivan has been a part of the group that is home to the SDL, MSRC and Secure Windows Initiative for four and a half years and currently leads a team of developers building internal security tools that help support the SDL process within the company.

Jim Held

Jim Held is an Intel Fellow who leads a virtual team of architects conducting Tera-Scale Computing Research in Intel`s Corporate Technology Group. Since joining Intel in 1990, he has led research and development in a variety of Intel`s architecture labs concerned with media and interconnect technology, systems software, multi-core processor architecture and virtualization. Before coming to Intel, Jim worked in research and teaching capacities in the Medical School and Department of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota where he earned a Ph.D. (1988) in Computer and Information Science.

Stas Fomin

Stas Fomin

Stas Fomin is a deputy of Director of Information Technology department in Custom InformSystems company. He joined this company in 1999 accomplishing the dozens of successful projects on the development and implementation of information systems. Stas is exploring the promising systems, frameworks, and standards, implementing effective tools and methodology of software development in his company.

Also Stas Fomin teaches algorithms and complexity theory at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and at the Institute for System Programming (ISP RAS). Stas is a co-author of the book Efficient algorithms and computational complexity, the author of big amount of scientific and engineering articles.

Prior joining Custom InformSystems Stas Fomin works as a developer of information systems for Server company. Stas Fomin graduated the Applied Mathematics faculty at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) with honors in 1999.

Vladimir L. Pavlov

Vladimir L. Pavlov is the chairman and chief strategy officer of the International Software and Productivity Engineering Institute (INTSPEI). He founded INTSPEI ( to launch new software development methodologies resulting from his experiments and research.

A leading expert in software development, Vladimir has previously served as director and/or CTO for top high-tech companies, including Intel and Microsoft, in the US, Ukraine, Russia, and Poland.

A frequent speaker at scientific and industrial conferences, he has authored major publications on computer science and software engineering. For more information about the International Software and Productivity Engineering Institute, visit .

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Wei Li

Wei Li is an Intel Sr. Principal Engineer and Director of Emerging Products Lab in Intel`s Software and Solutions Group. He is responsible for developing software products in the areas of threading tool, binary translation, and compiler. He manages software teams across US, Russia and China. In his 10 years at Intel, he won 2 Intel Achievement Awards for developing innovative compiler technologies and achieving performance leadership on Intel Architectures. He worked extensively with ISV`s, OEM`s, and major Intel customers to enable the sales of Intel hardware platforms and software tools. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University, and taught graduate compiler courses at Stanford University and the University of Rochester. He is an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS).