Artisan Alan Stevens Joins Object Management Group Board of Directors

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.

Alan Stevens’ biography
Alan has over 35 years experience in the application of information technology in the public and private sectors in roles ranging from systems engineering to sales and marketing, and senior management. He now runs his own company, Lorne Associates, through which he holds non-executive and advisory roles for high-tech companies including the chairmanship of Artisan Software Tools.

After graduating in aeronautical engineering from University of Southampton, Alan completed an engineering apprenticeship with British Aircraft Corporation (BAE Systems) and worked as a systems engineer on the Concorde supersonic airliner. He then moved into the IT world and worked at Redifon, EASAMS, EMI Medical, Scicon, SD-Scicon and EDS. Before retiring in 2001, he had been chief executive of EDS in the UK and held a range of senior positions in UK, Germany and USA.

Alan is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists where he is currently chairman of the Industry Committee. Additionally Alan is Board Member of the Object Management Group (OMG).

Alan Stevens, Chairman of Artisan Software ToolsAbout Artisan Software Tools
Artisan Software Tools is the leading independent supplier of premium-quality, industrial-grade, collaborative modeling tools for complex, mission-critical systems and software. Artisan’s standards-based tool suite, Artisan Studio, provides comprehensive support for the leading industry standards, including OMG SysML, UML and Architectural Frameworks. It delivers on the promise of an integrated collaborative development environment – allowing systems and software engineering teams to work as one – from concept through to delivery and maintenance. Artisan has delivered a stable, robust working environment to thousands of users across an extensive range of complex applications in demanding sectors including military, aerospace and defense, automotive and transportation, telecommunications and electronics, and medical. Founded in 1997 with extensive venture capital backing, Artisan is headquartered in the USA and UK with offices in Germany and Italy, supported by a global distributor network.

Artisan, Artisan Studio and Real-time Studio are Registered Trademarks of Artisan Software Tools.

About the Object Management Group
OMG is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. 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 and an even wider 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(tm) (UML®) 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. OMG is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts, USA.