[rules-users] Drools & jBPM Boot Camp (Healthcare Focus) : San Francisco Oct 2011
Fri (Drools & jBPM & Healthcare, Free)
Healthcare focus, especially clinical. This day will be predominantly industry lead with professionals doing most of the talks. None healthcare people are welcome to join, but be aware that this day is specialised for a focus on healthcare problems.
Titles and abstracts are still being fleshed out and subject to change, check back regularly for changes.
Emory Fry, MD, a neonatal intensive care specialist, has over 15 years of experience in the design and development of enterprise clinical information systems with a particular interest in cognitive science and clinical decision support, He is the Principle Investigator for both the Distributed Decision Support Services and Knowledge Management Repository (KMR) program and the real-time Closed-Loop Mechanical Ventilation initiative (SmartVent). His engineering team is actively enhancing the core Drools infrastructure for the purposes of creating an open-source real-time clinical decision support for healthcare. Current Drools projects include Drools Grid, terminology support, ontology integration, and a rule authoring workbench for clinical domain experts.
Nathan is Principal Architect at Pharmacy OneSource (Wolters Kluwer Health), a provider of SaaS applications for hospital pharmacy and infection prevention professionals. He has designed and implemented mission critical, near-real-time, high transaction volume systems in several industries including financial, medical, defense and telecommunications. He is currently involved in various projects within Wolters Kluwer Health to apply business rules technology to clinical decision support systems at the point of care.
Dave Walsh is CEO of eServices Group. eServices Group is a software development firm focused on supplying software products to meet the needs of Medicaid and Medicare for over 18 years. Mr. Walsh also chairs the MITA Technical Architecture Committee (TAC). The TAC is an industry collaborative that is focused on supporting the Federal government and States in the definition of the next generation Medicaid systems based on SOA, BPM and rules.
John Koisch has over 16 years of experience in information technology with 8 in healthcare IT. He has pioneered efforts at bringing health IT standards into the development space. John has worked at the strategic levels of a number of organizations, and has led architects and developers in a variety of health and life science integration projects. He is a principal in Guidewire, and directs its research efforts, product development, and standards engagements.
Prior to joining Guidewire, John has held a variety of leadership and development roles in healthcare IT and standarards development organizations. He has developed a contract-driven development and system specification framework. He designed and led development in a Service Oriented Architecture to the DoD's Western Regional Medical Command. In addition to application architecture, he also contributed to the DOD's CDA Implementation Guide, participates in HL7 actively on various service-oriented projects, and has developed a framework for binding web services to HL7's rich information models.
John has a bachelor's degree in physics / astronomy, with focuses on math from Texas Christian University and is certified in a number of relevant technologies.
Diego Naya is the Application Development Manager for OSDE, Argentina’s biggest healthecare company. He has extensive experience in BPMS and BRMS implementation in the healthcare industry. Diego wrote the book “OSWorkflow: A guide for implementing Business Processes” and several related articles.
Davide is currently working as an independent private consultant and as a post-doc researcher at the University of Bologna, being involved the development of remote health-care systems, enhanced with AI-based predictive, diagnostic and planning features.
In 2006, he has been awarded a SPINNER grant from the region Emilia Romagna, attending a post-graduate course in "Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer". Since 2006, he has been working on the development of intelligent DSSs in the environmental (in cooperation with the Italian National Agency for the Energy, Environment and New Technologies) and medical field and is a member of the Drools Community, leading a sub-project on the extension of production rule engines to support uncertain and fuzzy reasoning.
Davide Sottara got his Ms. Degree (2006) and his Ph.D (2010) in Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Bologna. His research and development interests include artificial intelligence in general and decision support systems in particular, focusing on hybrid systems combining predictive models and rule-based systems.
Mauricio has been a Drools and jBPM5 Community Contributor for more than three years now. As CTO of Plug Tree, he has been an active community member, trainer, developer and Open Source Software Evangelist.
Mauricio is the author of the jBPM Developer Guide for Packt Publishing (2009). He was a JBoss Community Award Winner 2011 (New Features – Bug Fixes).
Mark Proctor received his B.S. Eng. in Engineer Science and Technology and then his M.S. in Business and Information Systems; both from Brunel University, West London. His M.S. thesis was in the field of Genetic Algorithms; which is where he first got his interest for anything AI related.
Mark became involved in the Drools expert system project at an early stage and soon became its project lead. Mark then joined JBoss (later acquired by RedHat) as an employee when the Drools project was federated into the JBoss JEMS stack.
Having developed a powerful expert system, Mark is now turning his attention to other declarative paradigms in an effort to unify them to allow for richer domain modeling environments.
Kris is a Software Engineer at JBoss, by Red Hat, where he leads on the jBPM project (an open-source business process management (BPM) suite), and is also part of the Drools project (an open-source Java rules engine). The jBPM project consists of a lightweight workflow engine in Java that support native BPMN 2.0 execution and various tools and features around that to support business processes throughout their entire life cycle.
Kris did a PhD in Computer Science at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. His main research area is policy-based management, i.e. using declarative policy rules for configuring services, resulting in highly-configurable, reusable services. He has experience and a great intrest in policy-based and rule-based systems, workflow management, service-oriented software development and clinical decision support.
Edson Tirelli is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat with over 10 years of experience in the Middleware and Telecom Industries. He has been working on the Drools project (part of the JBoss Enterprise BRMS product) design and development for 5+ years and is the Lead Designer of the Drools Fusion CEP engine.
Ray Ploski is the Director of Application Platforms and Developer Strategy for JBoss. He has been an active contributor, consultant, developer, architect and trainer aiding organizations and companies adopt open source for the past fifteen years. Ray has been regularly recognized for his contributions in advancing the adoption of open source and is one of the few Red Hat employees to have earned the Chairman's Award . In his current role he is responsible for JBoss's evangelism and developer programs.
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