Willem van de Biggelaar (Process Vision) received his bachelor’s degree in Electronics in 1985 and started working as a software developer. During the first 9 years of his career, he has worked in projects for Océ vd Grinten, Organon Technica, Philips Medical Systems and Draeger and ended up as project / team leader. In 1997 he switched towards the quality assurance and process improvement role in multi-disciplinary projects for companies such as ASML, Philips Consumer Electronics, Philips Medical Systems and Centric TSolve. From 2001 onwards he started his own company Process Vision and continued to work as regulatory and quality assurance / process improvement manager
Con Bracke is at present test architect at Philips Research Eindhoven. He has 12 year experience as a software developer on real-time embedded systems. He started in 1997 to specialize in (embedded) software testing and is ISEB practitioner in software testing. Con has worked on projects for the consumer market, healthcare, and high reliability and high availability systems. In addition, he provides consultancy and training on software testing.
Mark van den Brand is full professor Software Engineering and Technology at the department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He worked at CWI Amsterdam (senior researcher), Vrije University Amsterdam (associate professor), LORIA/INRIA Nancy (visiting researcher), University of Amsterdam (assistant professor) and Radboud University Nijmegen (PhD student). He is currently president of the European Association of Programming Languages and Systems (EAPLS) and member of the editorial board of Science of Computer Programming. Mark has published over 80 papers (DBLP). Over the years he supervised 60 MSc students, (co-)supervised 15 PhD students, and has 10 active PhD students.
Sandra van Dongen a cross-cultural- and social psychologist (MSc) from Tilburg University, graduated in 1996 and worked in different cultural environments (India and West Africa) in that context. The research focussed mainly on the cultural aspects of psychological tests. After this graduation she worked on improvement of integration of foreign people in the Dutch work settings (Randstad holding), in which intense (interpersonal and workrelated) coaching was necessary (1996 – 1998). After this period she started working as a cross-cultural trainer for Dutch employees of the Dutch military, who were prepared to work in a multi-cultural setting abroad (1998 – 2000). And then, from 2003 – 2003, she became a management consultant at Alert Management Consultants. From 2003 she works at the TU/e as student advisor and student psychologist. An important part of her work is Professional Development coach for the ST program. Focus is team coaching, skill training (e.g. meeting skills, presentation skills and giving feedback).
Angelo Hulshout (Delphino Consultancy) is a systems architect with experience in various domains. He started working at Philips Research as a software engineer in 1995, working on digital broadcast prototypes and later on also early Voice-over-IP solutions. From 2000-2008 he worked at ICT Automatisering, involved in various projects as a contracted architect and requirements analyst, trainer and architecture assessor. Since 2008, he works as an independent consultant, architect and trainer in the area of systems architecture and software engineering.
Koen Holtman is an embedded systems architect at Philips Applied Technologies. His work includes technology tracking and cost optimization for wireless embedded systems. He was a trainee in the OOTI programme in 1995-1997. He received a Ph.D. in Software Design from Eindhoven University of Technology, for work performed at CERN, Switzerland. He has worked extensively on standards. He participated in the IETF HTTP standardization working group from 1995-2000, and acted as the principal author of 4 RFCs. He was a Philips representative in the Blu-ray Disc association from 2004-2007 – as part of his work on Blu-ray he negotiated several key compromises between movie industry and player manufacturers.
Kees Kokke (1955) graduated from Tilburg University in 1981, with a degree in business economics, specializing in business financing. A few years later, he got a position as an assistant professor with the Business Economics group in the department Industrial Engineering and innovation Science. In the late 90s he joined the Applied Plant Research organization, which eventually became part of Wageningen University and Research Center, as their Head of Finance and Business Economics. After four years, he returned to TU/e, part-time, to teach courses in the area of Entrepreneurship and Finance. At that time he also started his own consulting business in helping organizations solve management and financial problems. In that capacity he has acted as the finance director of a large home care organization, as well as training account managers at banks. Last four years (till 2012) Kees Kokke became managing director of the Brabant Center for Entrepreneurship, responsible for budgeting and the entrepreneurship program at TU/e. At this momenthe is program manager at the TU/e Center for Entrepreneurship.
Ton Kostelijk received his M.Sc. degree in Physics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, based on his work on experimental solid state physics with IT. From 1985 until 1995 he worked at Philips Research Laboratories in the area of Computer Aided Design for VLSI Design. This work was the basis of his PhD degree. From 1995 until 1999 he worked at Philips Advanced Systems and Applications Laboratories as a Chief Software Architect for the Digital Receivers program. Since 1999 he has been working for Philips as a Senior System Architect, involved in Project Assessments, System Performance Feasibilities, coaching of architects, and teaching at Philips, Embedded Systems Institute and SAI/Software Technology.
Johan Lukkien received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics from Groningen University. In 1991 he received his PhD (Computing Science) at Groningen University for his work on Parallel Program Design and Generalized Weakest Preconditions. From 2000 until 2002 he worked at the Eindhoven Embedded Systems Institute. And since 2002 he is an associate professor and head a.i. on the System Architecture and Networking group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. He has been active in the area of parallel, largescale computing, in particular in the simulation of catalysts. His current interests concern real-time distributed systems and computer networks with a particular focus on interoperability issues and automatic cooperation. Generally he values a close connection between research and application, for example, through the development of prototype systems and through projects with industry. He is currently involved in the following projects: FABRIC (5th framework IST), Internet-enabled monitoring and control of embedded systems (PROGRESS), Quality of Service for in-home digital networks (PROGRESS), Space4U (ITEA) and CANDELA (ITEA).
Onno van Roosmalen, a Dutch born physics graduate from the University of Nijmegen, started his scientific career as a theoretical nuclear physicist at the Dutch cyclotron facility (KVI) of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. After a postdoctoral position at the California Institute of Technology (1982-1984) he was assistant professor in Nuclear Physics at Yale University (1984-1987). In 1987 he returned to his homeland and assumed a position as an assistant professor in Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research and teaching there were in the area of object-oriented techniques for real-time systems. From 1999 until 2003 he worked for the (Eindhoven) Embedded Systems Institute of the Eindhoven University where he set up education programs for local companies in the area of embedded systems architecting. Since the year 2000 he reduced his employment at the university and currently he works mainly as a private consultant for local companies. His activities are training modern software-development techniques to real-time-software engineers.
Cynthia Schreuder studied Educational Psychology at Maastricht University and took extra courses on Work & Organizational Psychology at Tilburg University. After this, she started working in recruitment. Since June 2007 she has been working as a student advisor in the field of career development at the Education and Student Service Center (STU). As a student advisor she offers workshops that have to do with career development; provides professional skills training at several faculties and is the professional development coach for Software Technology.
Judith B. Strother, Ph.D., is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Chair of the graduate program in Technical and Professional Communication at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. She has authored over 60 publications, including five books and a number of book chapters, as well as presented at numerous international conferences.
Hans Thelosen (NXP Semiconductors) studied Electronics and Computer Science in Venlo and received his Bachelors degree in 1986. Hans moved from programmer to manager professional services leader at consultancy firms. He worked in several software application development projects at for example: ASML, Philips, Océ Technologies, ECT, Ingenieursbureau NS, Shell and Van Rietschoten & Houwens. Since 2003 Hans has joined Philips Semiconductors and co-ordinates configuration management in a multi-site environment.
Harold Weffers received his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 1993 from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology. In 1995, he received his PDEng degree from the university's Stan Ackermans Institute. After a short officer's training at the Dutch Royal Naval College, from 1995 until 1996 he worked at the Hydrographic Office of the Royal Netherlands Navy. From 1996 until 1998 he worked for Philips TASS at Philips Media Systems, Philips Advanced Systems and Applications Laboratories, and Philips Medical Systems. From 1998 until 2008 he held the position of program manager and operational manager of the doctorate-level engineering degree programme on Software Technology. Since March 2008 he is business director of the 3TU.NIRICT Research Laboratories at Eindhoven University of Technology and in that position he is also affiliated with the Software Technology programme as project management trainer.
Peter Zomer studied Industrial and Organisational Psychology. He works as a professional management trainer and coach in all kinds of organizations; in 2005, he established the firm Zomer & Cornelissen, which is dedicated to organization development. Peter is specialized in team coaching, i.e. helping teams develop themselves toward higher effectiveness. In 2006, he finished his Ph.D. thesis on the design of the Team Confrontation Method, a practical method for team coaching.