Consultant and Researcher Nine Points Solutions, LLC
email: arwesterinen [at] gmail.com email: andreaw [at] ninepts.com
Andrea Westerinen is an independent software engineer and systems architect at Nine Points Solutions, LLC. She specializes in ontology development and knowledge engineering, and has extensive software development experience. Andrea has strong interests in policy-based management and semantic technologies, and has worked in the computer industry since 1979 (at SAIC, CA Technologies, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and IBM). She held the positions of Senior Technical Expert at SAIC, Distinguished Engineer at CA Technologies, and Principal Architect at Microsoft. Andrea has been focused on policy-based management for more than 13 years, and gave the keynote address at the IEEE 2003 Policy Conference and wrote several technical articles and IETF Internet-Drafts on the subject. She has a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Marquette University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University. Andrea has lead and participated in many network and systems/storage management standards organizations. She held the positions of Technical Director for the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and Vice President of Technology for the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).