Ian Robinson, IBM, Distinguished Engineer
Ian Robinson is an IBM Distinguished Engineer in IBM's WebSphere development organization, based at the IBM Hursley Software Lab in the UK. Ian has 20 years experience working in enterprise middleware and software standards. He is a Senior Architect for the WebSphere platform, responsible for the strategy and development of OSGi technologies in WebSphere and the transaction processing capabilities of the WebSphere platform. He is the chair of the OASIS Web Service Transactions technical committee and co-author of the OSGi Transaction Service specification.
Ian's current focus is on how technologies like OSGi can reduce complexity in enterprise environments. He is an active member of the OSGi Alliance Enterprise Expert Group, he helped initiate the open source Apache Aries incubator project to build a developer community around enterprise OSGi and leads the integration of these technologies into the WebSphere platform to provide application developers with the tools and runtime they need to develop and deploy modular applications.