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Andrea Westerinen

Consultant and Researcher OntoInsights, LLC

email: arwesterinen [at]

email: andrea [at]




Andrea Westerinen is an independent software engineer and systems architect, and CTO of OntoInsights, LLC ( She specializes in ontology development and knowledge engineering, and has extensive software development experience. Ms. Westerinen has strong interests in semantic and linguistics technologies, and has worked in the computer industry since 1979, at places like Raytheon/BBN, Two Six Labs, SAIC, CA Technologies, Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and IBM. Her responsibilities have included researcher, strategist, program manager, personnel manager, software developer, ontologist and enthusiast, as needed. Ms. Westerinen has led and participated in many network and systems/storage management standards organizations, and 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). She has a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Marquette University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Westerinen currently holds 6 patents.