Uwe Hansmann is currently a development manager at IBM for various Pervasive Computing projects including the development of the SyncML Reference Toolkit. He was co-chair of the SyncML Core Expert Group. He helped to get several industry initiatives started, was Secretary of the Open Services Gateway Initiative as well as the Secretary and a Board member of the OpenCard Consortium. Uwe received a Master of Science from the University of Applied Studies of Stuttgart in 1993 and an MBA from the University of Hagen in 1998. He joined IBM in 1993 as a software developer and led the technical marketing support team for IBM Digital Library in Europe before joining IBM's Pervasive Computing Division in 1998.
In the past he has written books about Smart Card Application Development Using Java, as well as the Pervasive Computing Handbook. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Riku Mettälä is currently working as a technology manager for SyncML based application technologies in Nokia Mobile Phones. He has headed the software projects related to SyncML and was also involved in the standardization of SyncML from its very beginning. Before working with SyncML, he took part in the Bluetooth standardization effort and also acted as the chairman of the synchronization expert group within Bluetooth SIG. He has worked for Nokia Mobile Phones since 1998 and before that, he was a part of the Nokia Networks organization. Riku has a Master of Science in computer science, with specialization in the telecommunications area. He studied in Tampere University of Technology, Finland and in Virginia Tech, USA. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apratim Purakayastha is currently a research manager in the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. For the last few years he has engaged in research in the area of mobile computing and in mobile data synchronization. He is one of the founding contributors to the SyncML standard and was involved in SyncML from its nascent stage as the basic notions in SyncML emerged from a project in IBM/Lotus. He has authored numerous research papers in the area of mobile computing and data synchronization. He has also played key roles in IBM's synchronization related activities. He joined IBM in 1996 after completing his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University, USA. He can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Peter Thompson is currently working at Starfish Software as a Senior Software Engineer. He is also the chair of the SyncML Technical Committee and is active in as many of the Expert Groups as he can spare time. Peter is the least educated of the authors with only a Bachelors of Science from the University of California at Berkeley. When not working on SyncML or with other Standards organizations, he also flies his airplane around California. Peter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.