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Chief Solutions Architect

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Mr. Naeem Altaf
Naeem Altaf is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM for Tivoli Industry Solutions. During his career at IBM, he has lead the Integration Center of Competency as the Chief Solutions Architect for Tivoli's Service Availability and Performance Management Portfolio. Subject Matter Expert in Systems & Application Monitoring, Business Services Management and Energy Management Solutions. Architected Green Data Centers around the globe. Extensive experience in working with Enterprise Customers. Currently he holds Chief Solutions Architect position for Real Estate and Facilities Management, Green Data Centers and Intelligent Site Operations/Cell Towers. He has co-authored two books.

IBM Distinguished Engineer

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Mr. Jim Fletcher
Jim Fletcher is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for the Tivoli Industry Solutions. Mr. Fletcher has overall responsibility for the architecture and technical direction of Tivoli's Industry Solutions, including Real Estate and Facilities Management and Datacenters. During his career at IBM, he has served in technical leadership positions in networking, pervasive computing, and as Chief Architect in the area of IT Service Availability and Performance management. Mr. Fletcher holds over 30 patents, has published over 40 articles in technical journals, and coauthored three books. He is an IBM Master Inventor and member of the IBM Academy. 

Senior Solution Architect

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Michael Hayes
Michael Hayes is a Senior IT Architect for Tivoli Industry Solutions group. He was part of the MRO Software acquisition in 2006, where he worked as a Senior Software engineer for MRO Software for 10 years. Since joining Tivoli Industry Solutions group in 2007, he has been the Tivoli lead architect for industry solutions in Aerospace, Chemicals and Petroleum, and currently one of two lead architects for the Smarter Building Solution. He continues to be the subject matter expert for his team for Maximo based products. Michael received his Bachelors Degree at Brigham Young University. His areas of expertise include Java development, systems integration, solution architecture, and advance knowledge across most of Tivoli's product portfolio.

Development Manager

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Ryan Koppelman
Ryan Koppelman has been working with the TRIRIGA line of products since the company's inception in 2000. He has worked in various roles, including marketing, customer support, QA, and platform development, giving him a broad range of knowledge about the TRIRIGA platform, its applications, and its overall history. Ryan has been heavily involved with TRIRIGA CAD Integrator (CI) and its direction over the course of the product's life, and was the lead developer on the current TRIRIGA Graphics Section, which renders web-based graphical representations of CAD drawings for reporting and interaction. Ryan currently manages a team in TRIRIGA's platform development group, and manages L3 development for all TRIRIGA products.

Principal Architect

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Ed Silky
Ed Silky is a principal architect and developer for the IBM TRIRIGA Platform. Ed designed and led the development of the TRIRIGA workflow engine and is involved in all aspects of its advancement. Ed is also closely involved with TRIRIGA's Web Graphics, CAD Integrator, DataConnect, and Strategic Facilities Planning.

Principal Architect

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Eric Batzdorff
Eric Batzdorff is a principal architect for the the IBM TRIRIGA application platform. Eric is responsible for many aspects of TRIRIGA's technology: architecture, research, design, and development. Within TRIRIGA's metadata-based technologies, Eric's areas of focus have included reporting, user experience, data access, and the extended formula system. Prior to IBM and TRIRIGA, Eric spent several years at Oracle and PeopleSoft where he held numerous positions including customer support, consulting, software design and development, and software architecture.

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Rodrigo Rey
Rodrigo Rey came over to IBM from TRIRIGA. with 11 years history. I am a Software Engineer for the TRIRIGA platform with attention focused on integration technology and processes. I have experience working directly with clients to help implement their solutions. I designed, developed and co-presented the GBS solution for the TRIRIGA/Maximo Integration solution at Pulse 2012 as well as presented Advanced TRIRIGA Integrations also at Pulse 2012.

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Chris Jones
Chris is a software engineer at IBM and on the IBM TRIRIGA Aplication Platform. He came to IBM in the acquisition of TRIRIGA in 2011. Before that he was with TRIRIGA for 4 years. Chris presented at the 2012 Pulse Conference in a session titled "Configuring Process-Based Navigation using Portal and Navigation Builders".

Software Engineer

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Mike Herbert
Mike Herbert has been involved with IWMS (Integrated Workplace Management Systems) and Facilities Management software development for 25 years. His work in this space started with SPAN-FM at Innovative Tech, which was acquired by Peregrine, and then again acquired by TRIRIGA. Since IBM's acquisition of TRIRIGA in 2011, Mike has been a principal architect for IBM's TRIRIGA solutions. His main area of focus is providing technical leadership for application design and development.

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