Janel Garvin is the CEO of Evans Data Corp. She founded the company in 1998 in order to fill a need for in-depth research into software development trends and adoption patterns amongst developers that was entirely lacking in the industry before Evans Data Corp, and which Evans Data Corp to this day exclusively supplies. Janel is currently actively involved with Evans Data’s syndicated surveys into emerging technologies and platforms. She also directs private competitive intelligence studies for clients and advises on tactical marketing to developers. The expanding reach of the platform ecology as the world becomes more interconnected is a particular interest.
Before founding Evans Data Corp Janel spent eight years in the software development tools industry and launched some of the best known IDEs, compilers and performance tools for companies such as DEC, Borland, and Symantec.
Name: Steven M. Fullmer, PMP
Steven Fullmer shares more than 26 years experience in the high technology arena. He has architected, developed and deployed leading edge technology in the supercomputer, financial, security, telecommunications and Internet industries. He has bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biology, graduate work in Biochemistry, and an MBA in Management and Services Marketing. He is a certified Project Management Professional and member of the Internal Institute of Business Analysis. He has honed business analysis both as founder of an entrepreneurial consultancy and as an employee of Fortune 500 companies, regularly managing projects based upon his analysis into practical application. He is currently president of Blue Sphere Solutions, providing outsource CTO services to emergent and growth oriented businesses. For his customers and employers, he regularly shines light into theoretical black boxes. He has contributed to InformIT and Dr. Dobbs Journal, as well as Evans Data Corp North American, APAC, EMEA and Wireless survey analysis.
Name: Joe McKendrick
Joe McKendrick is lead analyst and author of Evans Data Corp.'s highly regarded bi-annual Web Services and Enterprise Development Management Issues surveys, which are widely quoted and referenced as premier benchmark reports. Joe is also author of ZDNet's popular "Service Oriented Architecture" blog, as well as ebizQ's "SOA in Action" blog. Joe is also a regular columnist for Database Trends & Applications journal. He speaks frequently on Web services and SOA topics, and is also a regular commentator for a weekly SOA and Web services industry podcast. Prior to his consulting career, Joe served as director of the Administrative Management Society (AMS), an international professional association for IT, financial, and human resource executives.
Name: Michael Rasalan
Michael Rasalan is the Director of Research at Evans Data Corp. He brings several years of experience as a developer in the finance, IT consulting and telecommunications sectors, as well as background in political and economic systems in emerging markets, with a specialization in Southeast Asia. Michael authors custom analytics and syndicated reports like the Developer Relations Programs Report, and is a contributor to EDC's Global Developer Population and Demographics Report . He is also a good cook.
Name: Esther Schindler
Esther Schindler has been writing about technology subjects since 1992. She has focused on software development topics for the last several years, with her byline appearing in Software Test & Performance, SD Times, Informit.com, IT Business Network, and DevSource.com. Currently, she is senior online editor at CIO.com, where she has written such articles as "Five Things CIOs Need To Know About Software Requirements” and “The Enterprise Committer: When Your Employee Develops Open-Source Code on the Company Payroll.”
Name: Ann R. Thryft
Ann R. Thryft has over 20 years of industry knowledge in embedded technology. She has held editorial positions with RTC Magazine, COTS Journal, EE Times, Computer Design and Electronic Buyers’ News. Currently, she is a Contributing Technical Editor for EDN. An award-winning trade journalist, Ann has introduced readers to several emerging trends ahead of the curve, including early cell-phone architectures, set-top box system design, open network server and switch/router architectures, software-defined radio and RFID. At Electronic Buyers’ News, she won two independently-judged CMP Media Excellence in Editorial Awards for Best Technology Feature.
Before entering technical trade journalism, Ann spent 10 years in marketing communications for a variety of companies in industrial and business-to-business markets, including software development systems, aerospace/defense environmental testing, telecommunications, test and monitoring, and power line protection. She received a Certified Business Communicator certificate from the Business Marketing Association (formerly B/PAA).
Ann graduated with a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her honors thesis was published the same year in The Western Canadian Journal of Anthropology.
Name: Arthur Kenjora
Arthur Kenjora, President and CEO of Aware Labs LLC., is an entrepreneur and Business Analyst consultant with professional experience in project management, product implementation, and corporate finance. He has held several positions with the Phoenix Chapter Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a charter board member establishing the Phoenix chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).
Arthur brings successes in IT entrepreneurship, technology, sales, and finance IT project leadership within several large financial corporations. He is a co-founder of Aware Labs LLC., and an Associate of Blue Sphere Solutions. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Arizona State University