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David Lounsbury, VP & CTO, The Open Group
Dave is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Vice President, Services for The Open Group. As CTO he ensures that The Open Group’s people and IT resources are effectively used to implement the organization’s strategy and mission. As VP of Services, David leads the delivery of The Open Group’s proven collaboration processes for collaboration and certification both within the organization and in support of third-party consortia.
David's previous executive assignments at The Open Group and the Open Software Foundation (OSF) include VP Advanced Research and Innovation. In this role, he was in charge of coordinating corporate activity for major programs among the development, membership, and specification/test/branding business activities. He also served as VP of the Collaborative Development Group, which fostered availability and proliferation of open systems technology through collaborative funding and development. Major programs in the group included LDAP, ActiveX Core Technology, DCE 1.2, CDE-Next, and Complex Text Layout PST's, as well as support and consulting activities. Other assignments at OSF included Director of the Distributed Environment Engineering group. This group was responsible for production of the DCE 1.1 and DME 1.1/Network Management Option technologies. David was the manager of OSF's DCE effort from the announcement of the RFT in 1990.
Prior to coming to OSF, David worked for Prime Computer as the manager of the Multiprocessor Operating Systems group, working on systems incorporating CMU Mach and Unix System V release 4 technology. Earlier, he led the Open Systems technology group, which developed a variety of networking products including SNA, TCP/IP, and OSI Ethernet.
David holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is holder of three U.S. patents.