Martin Oberhofer works as Executive Architect in the area of Enterprise Information Architecture with large clients worldwide. He helps customers to define their Enterprise Information Strategy and Architecture solving information-intense business problems. His areas of expertise include Master Data Management based on an SOA, data warehousing, Big Data solutions, information integration, and database technologies. Martin delivers Enterprise Information Architecture and Solution workshops to large customers and major system integrators and provides expert advice in a lab advocate role for Information Management to large IBM clients. He started his career at IBM in the IBM Silicon Valley Labs in the United States at the beginning of 2002 as a software engineer and is currently based in the IBM Research and Development Lab in Germany. Martin coauthored the books Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information and The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight as well as numerous research articles and developerWorks articles. As inventor, he contributed to more than 70 patent applications for IBM and received the IBM Master Inventor title. Martin is also a The Open Group Master Distinguished Architect and holds a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Constance/Germany.
Eberhard Hechler is an Executive Architect who works out of the IBM Boeblingen R&D Lab in Germany. He is currently on a three-year assignment to IBM Singapore, working as the Lead Architect in the Communications Sector of IBM’s Software Group. Prior to moving to Asia, he was a member of IBM’s Information Management “Integration and Solutions Engineering” development organization. After a two-and-a-half year international assignment to the IBM Kingston Development Lab in New York, he has worked in software development, performance optimization and benchmarking, IT/solution architecture and design, and technical consultancy. In 1992, he began to work with DB2 for MVS, focusing on testing and performance measurements. Since 1999, he has concentrated on Information Management and DB2 on distributed platforms. His main expertise includes the areas of relational database management systems, data warehouse and BI solutions, IT architectures and industry solutions, information integration and Master Data Management (MDM). He has worked worldwide with communication service providers and IBM clients from other industries. Eberhard Hechler is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, the IBM InfoSphere Architecture Board, and the IBM Asset Architecture Board. He coauthored the books Enterprise Master Data Management (IBM Press, 2008) and The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight (IBM Press , 2010). He holds a master’s degree (Diplom-Mathematiker) in Pure Mathematics and a bachelor’s degree (Diplom-Ingenieur (FH)) in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications).
Ivan Milman is a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM working as a security and governance architect for IBM’s Master Data Management (MDM) and InfoSphere product groups. Ivan coauthored the leading book on MDM: Enterprise Master Data Management: SOA Approach to Managing Core Information. Over the course of his career, Ivan has worked on a variety of distributed systems and security technology, including OS/2[rm] Networking, DCE, IBM Global Sign-On, and Tivoli[rm] Access Manager. Ivan has also represented IBM to standards bodies, including The Open Group and IETF. Prior to his current position, Ivan was the lead architect for the IBM Tivoli Access Manager family of security products. Ivan is