Executive Director and Deputy CTO – Global R&DTO, Konica Minolta
Dr. Dennis Curry is the Executive Director and Deputy Chief Technical Officer at Konica Minolta Inc. He is responsible for the company’s Global R&D Strategy and overall business development as well as key emerging technologies. Dennis has focused on inspiring creativity through solving problems and became the principal inventor for Konica Minolta’s most recent innovation, The Workplace Hub.
Dr. Curry has over 25 years’ experience in the IT and telecommunication fields as a strategist, technical leader, innovator and enterprise capability leader. Previous to his existing role he was the Global Director of HP Enterprise Innovation. In this role, Curry was responsible for delivering co-Innovation initiatives with HP’s major enterprise and corporate customers and built the world’s largest IT services innovation program by revenue generated.
Prior to HP, Dr. Curry was Chief Technical Officer for NATO serving within the Communication and Information System Division. During his 12 years, Curry held several key technical and operational roles across all of NATO’s European boundaries.
Before NATO, Curry held several leadership roles within commercial research and development and product development. Curry also holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems whilst serving within NATO.
CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium
Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group).
He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.
Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML/modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine, most recently for an issue on Model-Driven Development. Click on the link to see Stephen talk about the Industrial Internet Consortium.
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