Staff Software Architect, Verb Surgical Inc.
Thomas has been building embedded software systems for forty years in Silicon Valley. He has been an enthusiastic proponent of model-driven software development since being trained in the Schlaer-Mellor modeling/development methodology in the '80s. With experience building model-based systems in a variety of application fields (medical devices, solar energy applications, electrical vehicles, laboratory analysis equipment, and DNA sequencing), Thomas has seen a disappointing degree of adoption of this very promising technology. He has recently embarked on an effort to do whatever he can to get the word out that model driven development is a path to a quantum leap in the quality, robustness, and maintainability of software systems.