Executive Director, Web3D Consortium
Anita Havele has over 15 years’ of experience in computer graphics and a strong background in technical marketing of open standards in 2D/3D graphics. She has developed strategic roadmaps to build and deliver next-generation new media 3D successfully. She has extensive experience in developing and managing programs for promotion and adoption of standards. She is currently the executive director of the Web3D Consortium implementing strategic plans for the global growth and adoption of the Consortium’s standards and 3D technology. She also coordinates and works with other standards organizations such as W3C, OGC, HL7, DICOM, ISO, and Khronos.
Before joining the Web3D Consortium her standards work extended to the automotive industry as part of a leading group at GM/EDS standardizing the design engineering processes. The nonconformance and revenue loss at GM lead to her strong support of open standards for the advancement of emerging technologies. After leaving EDS she continued her involvement in standards development developing methodologies and standards procedures in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for the automotive design analysis industry.
She is a member of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, and the Web3D Consortium. She holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Marquette University, USA.