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Mark D. Hansen, Ph.D., is a software developer, consultant, and entrepreneur. His company, Javector Software, provides consulting and software application development focused on Web Services. Mark is also a content developer for Project GlassFish and has developed the open source SOA-J application framework for WSDL-centric Web Services development.

Previously, Mark was a visiting scholar at MIT researching applications for process and data integration using Web Services technology. Before that, Mark was an executive vice president for Xpedior, Inc., a leading provider of eBusiness consulting services. He joined Xpedior when they acquired his consulting firm—Kinderhook Systems.

Mark founded Kinderhook in 1993 to develop custom Internet solutions for Fortune 500 firms. Prior to founding Kinderhook Systems, Hansen was a founder and vice president of technology for QDB Solutions, Inc., a Cambridge, Massachusetts, based software firm providing tools for data integrity management in corporate data warehouses. QDB Solutions was acquired by Prizm Technologies in 1997.

Mark’s work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Information Week, Computer World, Database Management, Database Programming and Design, Business Communications Review, EAI Journal, and IntelligentEnterprise.

Mark earned a Ph.D. from the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, a masters degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Cornell University.

Mark and his wife, Lorraine, live in suburban New York, with their three children, Elizabeth, Eric, and Emily.

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