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Tom Marble

After obtaining a masters in electrical engineering, Mr. Marble developed advanced electronic CAD software for Honeywell and later Data General in the US then moved to Paris to work for Compagnie Général d'Informatique. He returned to the US to become CIO for Quicksilver Express Courier in his native Minnesota, designing and managing multiple data centers. He was later offered a position at Sun Microsystems as an Enterprise Systems Engineer, then progressed to Chief Technologist for Sun's national sales area before joining R&D as a Senior Java Performance Engineer. Following Sun's decision to open source the Java programming language he was selected to be the first to hold the role of OpenJDK Ambassador. Most recently he has launched Informatique LLC: a consultancy to leverage his electrical engineering education along with his software development experience for clients in such domains as telematics for electric vehicles, enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and highly concurrent software design.