Olaf Drümmer, president of both callas software GmbH and axaio software GmbH in Berlin, has been involved in the print, publishing and document management industries since 1990. He is recognized worldwide as an expert in PDF and color management. As a participant in the ISO he was heavily involved in the standardization of PDF/X and PDF/A.
Drümmer also serves as chairman of the European Color Initiative (ECI), which has ensured the continual application of ISO standards for color management and printouts in daily business far beyond the European borders since 1996.
As chairman, he coordinates all activities of the PDF Association and is responsible for recruiting new members.
Matt Kuznicki, Chief Technical Officer of Datalogics, has been actively involved with PDF solutions and technologies since 2000. He is a recognized expert in technical PDF and imaging matters and an active participant in PDF standards committees and forums. He takes a special interest in ensuring the reliable communication of information across different computing systems and communities, as well as the long-term ability to retrieve information from electronic documents.
Tihomir Bajić, Chief Technology Officer at Nitro Software, Inc. (https://www.gonitro.com/), has dedicated his professional career to building business productivity software. With PDF as the world’s predominant format for business document exchange, Tiho joined Nitro in 2011 to reimagine PDF-based multi-platform document workflow solutions.
Tiho is also passionate about open standards and supports open source software contributions at Nitro (https://github.com/nitro).
François Fernandès is a product manager at levigo solutions gmbh, responsible for the development of the jadice web toolkit, a pure HTML document viewer, capable of viewing PDF documents on all devices. François studied business informatics and has dealt with the topic of PDF since 2004. While studying business informatics, he completed an internship at the levigo solutions. In this context, he was fascinated by the PDF format and accompanied the implementation from the first steps of architectural design to product maturity and its use by customers. François says ”For our members I serve as a contact person in the area of PDF and the ISO 32000. As a chairman of the PDF Competence Center I am looking forward on the future development of the ISO 32000, supported by activities of the PDF Competence Center. Together with the board of the PDF Association, I would like to find ways to inform and educate about those developments in the future.”
Carsten Heiermann is founder and CEO of the LuraTech group headquartered in Berlin (Germany) with branch offices in Remscheid (Germany), London (UK) and Redwood City, CA (USA).
After studying communications engineering and undertaking work in various IT companies, since 1995, Carsten Heiermann has concerned himself with topics connected with compression, standardization and electronic document capture and conversion. Heiermann’s company, LuraTech, developed patented technologies and products in the field of document and image compression, and today offers a variety of integrated products and integration platforms for production level document conversion.
As Member of the Board, Heiermann acts as the Dutch Country Chapter sponsor and focuses on the PDF/A standard.
Andrew Holmes is a Sr. Product Manager at DocuSign and has been involved with Digital Documents for over 10 years. He is seen as an expert in PDF and is an active participant in PDF standards committees and has been designing PDF related software for the last 5 years. Andrew works tirelessly promoting PDF validity so as to ensure the formats future integrity and educating people on the benefits of PDF and its related Standards.
Hans-Joachim Hübner is head of solutions and sales at Satz-Rechen-Zentrum Berlin, a German company specializing in the areas of ECM and document capture. He has made major contributions to the company’s software development success in the areas of document capture, ECM and content management systems. During more than 25 years of experience, he has managed successful large digitization projects and has developed a range of solutions and workflows in the ECM, library and archive context.
Leonard Rosenthol is a Principal Scientist and PDF Architect for Adobe Systems, having been involved with PDF technology for more than 15 years. He represents Adobe on various international standards bodies including the ISO (where he is the Project Editor for PDF/A and PDF/E), W3C and ETSI/ESI (where he authored the PDF Electronic Signature standard, PAdES). Prior to re-joining Adobe in 2006, Leonard worked as the Director of Software Development for Appligent, and the Chief Innovation Officer for Apago, while also running the successful consulting business of PDF Sages. Before becoming involved in PDF, Leonard was the Director of Advanced Technology for Aladdin Systems and responsible for the development of the StuffIt line of products.
Dr. Bernd Wild, 47, is originally a graduate physicist. After completing his studies, he worked for several years at a computer science research center in the field of artificial intelligence and its possible applications in industrial processes. Upon obtaining his PhD, Dr. Wild was responsible for the organization and management of C/S software development at an IT service provider in the banking sector. Together with some partners, he founded intarsys consulting GmbH in Karlsruhe in 1996.
Dr. Wild now concentrates on consulting and providing assistance for complex system integration projects. Document technology has increasingly become a focal point during the past few years. This includes not only the creation of documents from source data, but also the entire documentation life cycle through to archiving. Technologies like electronic signatures, intelligent forms and document standards are at the core of his activities. In addition, intarsys offers products and software components that support these technologies and can be used for easily and reliably designing customer specific solutions.