OMG elects Chairman of Artisan Software Tools to its Board of Directors

14th February 2008
ES Admin
Artisan Software Tools has announced that its Chairman, Alan Stevens, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Object Management Group (OMG), the international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium for the 2008-2010 term.
“Alan’s appointment to the OMG’s Board not only reflects his standing within the international technology community but also the invaluable role and contribution that Artisan has made to the development, adoption and support of OMG standards, such as UML, SysML, UPDM, MARTE and MDA. Artisan’s experience has confirmed the value of broad adoption of OMG standards in enhancing Artisan Studio’s® technology and concepts,” said James B. Gambrell, President and CEO of Artisan Software Tools. “The OMG’s work is important to Artisan’s strategic positioning, continuing development and growth. Artisan is firmly committed to the support and adoption of open standards and we are pleased to continue contributing at the highest possible level.”

OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies including: real-time, embedded and specialized systems, analysis & design, architecture-driven modernization and middleware for a wide range of industries including business modeling and integration, C4I, finance, government, healthcare, legal compliance, life sciences research, manufacturing technology, robotics, software-based communications and space. OMG's modeling standards including the Unified Modeling Language (UML), Systems Modeling Language (SysML) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT systems modeling and business process management. OMG's middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and support a wide variety of industries.

Artisan’s flagship modeling tool suite, Artisan Studio, provides complete support for UML, OMG SysML and Architectural Frameworks in a single, integrated tool suite, enabling large and often geographically dispersed teams of analysts and systems & software engineers to Work as OneSM, modeling systems and software for the complete project lifecycle from conception to implementation - thereby avoiding the design duplication and inconsistency that often occurs when a mixture of tools and methods are employed in a project. Studio’s powerful, centralized data repository relieves companies of the significant management overhead generally associated with multi-user access and its stable, robust working environment ensures high availability of model information, while securing all valuable data.

As Chairman of Artisan Software Tools, Alan Steven’s is a key player in the recent management buy-in/buy-out at Artisan which has brought significant new investment and management talent into the company and seen a further strengthening of its sales and support operations in both the USA and Europe, setting the company firmly on a path for accelerated growth. The company focuses on the sale of Artisan Studio into the market for the analysis, design and development of large-scale, complex, mission-critical embedded systems and software within a broad range of applications from aerospace, military and defense through to automotive and industrial automation.

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