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SIMON LAWS is a committer for the Apache Tuscany project focused on building the Java runtime for the Service Component Architecture. He’s been working in commercial software development for 23 years and has a general interest in distributed component-based technology. In the past he’s worked on both PHP and C++ runtimes for SCA. He’s a member of the IBM Open Source SOA project team and lives and works in Hampshire in the UK.

MARK COMBELLACK graduated with a degree in computer science in 1994 and has been using the Java programming language since JDK 1.0.1 in 1996. Mark is currently working as a software developer specializing in the development of Java application servers for the telecommunication industry. Previously, he has developed software for interactive television and video on demand as well as other telecommunication projects for British Telecommunications. He is a committer and a member of the Project Management Committee of the Apache Tuscany project. For two years, he was co-chair of the SCA-J OASIS Open CSA technical committee standardizing SCA in the Java programming language.

RAYMOND FENG is a PMC member and committer of the Apache Tuscany open source project. He has been actively contributing to Tuscany to build the Service Component Architecture runtime for more than 4 years. His expertise spans most of the areas in the project, including core architecture, Java EE, OSGi, Web Services, XML, and data-bindings. Prior to this role he was a developer and team lead for the IBM WebSphere Process Server products, where SCA was originally invented and implemented. Raymond has been a pioneer and veteran in SCA runtime development since 2002. He also contributed to the SCA and Enterprise OSGi specifications as a member of OASIS Open CSA committees and OSGi Alliance. Raymond has spoken in many conferences to evangelize SCA, including JavaOne, ApacheCon, and SOAWorld.

HALEH MAHBOD directed the development of SCA from its inception at IBM; SCA was then contributed to Apache. As one of the founding members of the Apache Tuscany project, she has made significant contributions to creating Tuscany’s open source community by promoting the technology and Tuscany worldwide. Haleh has a BS degree in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. With over 20 years of experience, Haleh has held various leadership positions as architect and director in different startup and Fortune 500 companies. She has been at the forefront of a number of innovative technologies and products with particular focus on data and application integration. Haleh’s varied experience and extensive work with enterprise-level customers struggling with software integration cost and complexities has been a catalyst for her to innovate with technologies such as SCA to address these challenges. In her spare time Haleh is an accomplished photographer and philanthropist.

SIMON NASH is a Tuscany PMC member and committer and has made significant contributions to the OASIS specifications for the SCA 1.1 standard. Simon started developing software in 1970, and he has been at the forefront of a number of innovative technologies with particular interests in programming languages, communication technology, parallel processing, object technology, and simplifying software development. Simon was IBM’s CTO for Java technology from 2001 to 2003, and he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer from 2003 until he retired from IBM in 2008. His other notable career achievements include Object REXX (1988-1993) and RMI-IIOP (1997-2001).

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