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Lee Ackerman, VP Products & CTO at The Emphasys Group

Lee has spent the last 17 years investigating and evaluating new ideas, designing and developing solutions and helping others to do the same. He has had significant impact in the area of software reuse with a focus on Patterns-Based Engineering, Asset-Based Development and Service-Oriented Architecture. Prior to joining The Emphasys Group, Lee spent 11 years with IBM and in recognition of his technical leadership was designated as an IBM Sr. Certified IT Specialist. During this time with IBM, Lee assisted IBM customers, business partners and IBM employees to improve how they delivered software. Lee’s books, articles and courses have been used to enable thousands in best practice based approaches to software delivery.

You can follow Lee on Twitter or via his personal blog.

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Celso Gonzalez is a Senior Developer in the Rational development team where he is leading the development of the model analysis and review features. He was previously an IBM Rational World Wide Architecture Management leader, providing expertise in architecture, design, and Java EE development, where he helped customers introduce patterns into their Software Development Lifecycle.

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