Ivar Jacobson is one of the “fathers” of components and component architecture, use cases, modern business engineering, the Unified Modeling Language, and the Rational Unified Profess. He is the principal author of five best-selling books on these methods and technologies, in addition to being the coauthor of the two leading books on the Unified Modeling Language. Ivar is an executive technical consultant to IBM Rational and founder of Ivar Jacobson International. He is also currently focusing his efforts on his new software company, Jaczone AB, where he and his daughter and cofounder, Agneta Jacobson, develop intelligent agents for software development.
Pan-Wei Ng, Ph.D., plays multiple roles in Ivar Jacobson International (IJI). As a member of the IJI Technology Office, Pan-Wei defines best practices in architecture, use cases, iterative development, business modeling, active software, and aspects. He develops materials for some of these best practices and conducts research in other best practice areas. Pan-Wei also actively works on customer accounts to enable companies and project teams to adopt these best practices quickly and safely. These projects range from telecommunication and defense to business applications; from command and control systems to business applications, middleware messaging systems, and embedded systems; from in-house development to outsource development and product development. Pan-Wei works alongside practitioners and ensures that the best practices developed are both relevant and practical.