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Adobe – RIA Applications and the Web

Duane Nickull (Adobe Systems), Claude Courbois (The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ), Carnet Williams (Sprout), William White (Yahoo!), Robert Blatt (AOL)
Sponsored
Location: 2014

Come see, hear and talk about what some of the most innovative companies are doing with Adobe’s RIA technologies. The session will consist of demonstrations and discussion on how these new technologies will drive the web forward. Duane Nickull, Adobe Senior Evangelist, will host the event with the following companies participating:

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Duane Nickull

Adobe Systems

As Senior Technical Evangelist for Adobe Systems, Duane Nickull is responsible for Adobe’s
messaging around enterprise solutions in the SOA and Web Services spaces plus other
forward looking aspects such as the Web 2.0. Previously Mr. Nickull co-founded Yellow
Dragon Software Corporation, a privately held developer of XML messaging and metadata
management software, acquired by Adobe in 2003. He previously served as CTO and
President of XML Global Technologies, a publicly traded company acquired by Xenos
Group in early 2003.
Mr. Nickull has written or participated in most of the larger SOA standards work in the past
decade. He currently chairs the OASIS Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model
Technical Committee (SOA-RM TC) which has just delivered a Reference Model for Service
Oriented Architecture as a full OASIS standard. He served as a Vice Chair of the United
Nations Centre for Facilitation of Commerce and Trade (UN/CEFACT) between 2003 and
2006. Within the United Nations, he oversaw the UN’s Electronic Business strategy and
Service Oriented Architecture and modeling efforts. He has served as the project team lead of
the United Nations (UN/CEFACT) Electronic Business Architecture Group (SOA) and a
specially appointed liaison between the W3C, UN and OASIS standards consortiums.
Additionally, Duane has served as the chair and lead system architect for the United Nation’s
Electronic Business Working Group, a direct sub-group of CEFACT TMG and on the
CEFACT TMG Steering Committee. He also has served as the Co-chair of the ebXML
Technical Architecture group as well as co-editor of that specification starting in 1999,
largely recognized as the first post-internet and post XML SOA. He has participated in
writing many of the recent large Service Oriented Architectures that permeate the IT
landscape today such as the W3C Web Services Architecture and also co wrote the
Mackenzie-Nickull Meta-model for Architectural Patterns. Mr. Nickull has written and
contributed many technical articles and books on these subjects
Mr. Nickull has been called Mr. SOA by his peers during introductions to speak on the
subject due to his overwhelming experience writing and contributing to the major Service
Oriented Architectures (SOA’s). Between 1995 and 2006, he spoke at over 500 venues in
various countries around the world
Duane has recently renewed his work in the theoretical field of computational intelligence and
has recently spoken several times to various audiences via the Ontolog Forum on eventcausality
aware inference engines coupled to a query-able ontology. Such mechanisms may
one day bestow true cognitive and reasoning capabilities upon applications. In the field of
semantic reconciliation, Duane was a co-inventor of the first Context-sensitive XML Search
Engine (www.goxml.com) and the first web based XML E-Commerce ASP. He is named on
pending patents pertaining to XML indexing and retrieval covering 51 unique points. He also
served as Technical Director for XSLT.com during the 1990’s until as recently as 2002.
He lives in Vancouver, Canada with his wife and three children, plays in a rock band, actively
snowboards, races Porsche 911’s and mountain bikes. Duane first came to Vancouver
playing in an original band in 1985 and made his living as a professional musician for several
years.

Claude Courbois

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

Claude Courbois is Associate Vice President for Data Product Research and
Development at the NASDAQ OMX Group. He is responsible for developing innovative
market data products designed to increase profits for investors and market
participants. An online collection of the data tools is available at the NASDAQ
DataStore, which can be accessed at www.data.nasdaq.com.

Mr. Courbois has been with NASDAQ OMX since 2000, and previously held positions
as Director of Financial and Market Analysis for the company’s Data Products division
and as Economist in its Economic Research department.

Before arriving at NASDAQ OMX, he worked at the International Food Policy
Research Institute as a research analyst specializing in the development of food
production and markets in developing countries. Mr. Courbois has a PhD in
economics from North Carolina State University and is a CFA charterholder.

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Carnet Williams

Sprout

Carnet Williams has over a decade of experience in the high-tech field with a recent emphasis on Internet applications. He is c00founder and CEO of Sprout, a Web service that allows anyone to quickly and easily build sophisticated rich media content. Mr. Williams was associate dean of Information Systems and Chief Information Officer at the Stanford Law School. He was also the director of Invasive Species and World Trade at The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii and academic technology strategic plan consultant for Punahou School. His entrepreneurial activities include serving as Director of Business Development at TurboLinx, a Linux OS and enterprise solutions startup in California and co-founder of NetCorps, a nonprofit technology assistance organization in Oregon.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and holds a law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. He is a much sought after speaker and consultant by technology, nonprofit, and environmental organizations.

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William White

Yahoo!

William is a Senior Engineer at the Yahoo! Media Innovation Group where he is responsible for developing social media applications that delight and inspire. He has co-authored research papers on audio content similarity analysis for ISMIR and ACM Multimedia. His most recent work has been focused on building OpenSocial applications which empower users to discover and share the open media web.

Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2005, William spent 5 years as a Technical Consultant developing enterprise portal applications across the US and Europe for clients such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chevron and Seagate Technology. William holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from McGill University and studied Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics.

Robert Blatt

AOL

Biography coming soon.