Anita Havele, MS - EECS
Executive Director, Web3D Consortium
133 Lorimer Street
Salinas, California 93901 USA
Phone: + 1 248 342 7662
Email: anita.havele followed by a sign @ and then web3d dot org 

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 open 3D technologies. Responsible to the Board of Directors for executing the duties and responsibilities to accomplish Consortium’s goals and objectives. Offering technical and business support to Consortium members while developing outreach programs that include Conferences, Tech-Talks, Panel session, Dev Camps, Contests, Tutorials, and Hackathons.  She also coordinates and works with other standards organizations such as W3C, IEEE, HL7, OGC, DICOM, ISO, and Khronos developing strategic partnerships to converge Web3D standards. 

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, 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.