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Alan brings 25 years of software development, technical management expertise and entrepreneurship to his role as founder and CEO of Sciova , a services firm specializing in the development of enterprise semantic applications. As VP of Semantic Technologies at Metatomix, Alan spent several years playing an integral role in the development of the company's advanced semantic technology platform and holds patents associated with that work. He has worked regularly with customers such as Airbus Industries, State Street Bank and UCB Pharma, helping them develop unique and highly valuable semantic applications in their respective organizations. Over the years Alan has contributed significantly to the development of advanced media technologies offered by both Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. He co-founded Anyware Fast, a software consultancy, and was instrumental in the sale of Anyware Fast to Dimension X, one of the very first Java startups, specializing in virtual reality and interactive multimedia authoring software. At Dimension X, Alan was the Director of Technology until the firm was acquired by Microsoft. As part of the Microsoft Office team, he led the development of Microsoft Vizact 2000, an interactive multimedia authoring product.
Alan has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.