JBoss BRMS (Drools and jBMP) Workshop

Speaker Biographies:

Jim Tyrrell, Principle JBoss Solutions Architect, Red Hat
Jim Tyrell, is a 14 year IT industry veteran. Over the last three+ years Jim has worked with various civilian public sector agencies helping them to realize the benefits of JBoss and open source technologies. Many agencies have enjoyed significant cost savings - hardware, licensing, and more - by implementing JBoss solutions.

Mark Proctor, Drools Project Lead and Founder, Red Hat
Soon after becoming involved in the Drools expert system project, Mark Proctor became its project lead. Mark then joined JBoss (later acquired by Red Hat) as an employee when the Drools project was federated into the JBoss JEMS stack. Having developed a powerful expert system, Mark is now turning his attention to other declarative paradigms in an effort to unify them to allow for richer domain modeling environments.

Mark received his master's degree in business and information systems, and his bachelor's degree in engineer science and technology, both from Brunel University in West London. Mark's master's thesis was in the field of genetic algorithms, which is where he first got his interest for all things Al-related.

Kris Verlaenen, jBPM Lead Engineer, Red Hat
Kris leads the JBoss JBPM 5 effort and is also one of the core developers of the Drools project, which he started contributing to in 2006. After finishing his PhD in computer science in 2008, Kris joined JBoss full time and became the Drools Flow lead. He has a keen interest in the healthcare domain, of the areas that have already shown to have a great need for a unified process, rule, and event processing framework.

Edson Tirelli, Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Edson is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat with over 10 years of experience in Middleware and Telecom Industries. He has been working on the Drools project (part of the JBoss Enterprise and BRMS product) design and development for 5+ years, and is the lead designer of the Drools Fusion CEP Engine.

Prakash Aradhya, Senior Product Manager, Red Hat
Prakash is responsible for driving the product of strategy and roadmap for JBoss Enterprise BRMS and BPM products. He has over 15 years of experience in product management in the Middleware software industry. Prior to his focus on the BRMS and BPM products, Prakash was responsible for the JBoss Developer Platform product management which included JBoss Developer Studio. Before joining Red Hat, Prakash worked at Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) as SOA Product Manager for the Sun Java CAPS product.