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.
Peter Schickel is founder of Bitmanagement Software GmbH and leads the company since its foundation in 2002. Prior he was head of research at blaxxun interactive AG which was focused to the development of 3D internet software. At blaxxun he was directing the development of 3D viewer technology within 6 EC/BMBF R&D projects and built up a network of leading European Technology Companies. Focus of his work was the transfer from R&D results into commercial products, e.g. leading to winning the Digiglobe-Award for E-Commerce of Deutsche Telecom and Focus.
Dr.-Ing. Johannes Behr received his M. Sc. diploma in Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Wolverhampton in 1996. From 1997-2004 he was working as a research assistant within the Visual Computing department of the Zentrum für Graphische Datenverarbeitung (ZGDV). Areas of interests where Virtual Reality, Computer Vision, Stereo Vision and 3D Interaction Techniques. Since 2005 Johannes Behr is working at the Fraunhofer Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung (IGD). In 2005 he has received his doctoral degree from the Darmstadt University of Technology.
Don Brutzman is a computer scientist and Associate Professor working in the Modeling Virtual Environments & Simulation (MOVES) Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California. Currently he cochairs the Extensible 3D (X3D) and X3D CAD Working Groups for the Web3D Consortium. Together with Leonard Daly he is coauthor of the book X3D Graphics for Web Authors, published April 2007 by Morgan Kaufmann. He is a retired naval submarine officer. His research interests include real-time 3D computer graphics, underwater robotics,
A graduate from Telecom SudParis, Christophe MOUTON joined the CAD team of the R&D center of Electricty of France, the French Power utility in 2001. In charge of studying remote collaborative visualization for EDF scientists, he has been investigating the Web3D technology since 2003 at the Web3D ACM Conference in Saint Malo (France).
EDF became a member of the Web3D Consortium in 2004 and helped ISO to adopt the X3D binary standard with XIOT, the first opensource API library to read and write X3D binary files.
Richard is the technical expert from the United States and the United Kingdom and currently serves as ISO/IEC JTC1/SC24/WG6 Convener. This involves editing and/or reviewing draft standards in the areas of computer graphics, imaging, and environmental representation.
He is also the Co-editor of the VRML, H-Anim, and X3D specifications and liaison from ISO/IEC JTC1/SC24 to the Web3D Consortium. Member of X3D, Medical, and X3D Earth WGs.
Sandy Ressler has over 30 years of experience with a wide variety of computer graphics and user interface technologies. Starting a career at Bell Labs followed by a stint at a video game startup he is a pioneer and visionary in the development of 3D computer graphics for use on the Internet. He was on the Web3D Consortium's, Board of Directors for 6 years, two of which as Vice President. After several years hiatus he is back as a member of the Board and is currently co-Vice President. The consortium is the organization responsible for VRML/X3D the ISO standard for 3D on the Internet.
Leonard Daly is a 3D-systems architect; speaker; and co-author of “X3D: Extensible 3D Graphics for Web Authors”; and President of Daly Realism, a consulting firm specializing in web applications and graphical information systems integration. He has presented at five SIGGRAPH and Web3D Conferences on various X3D and HTML topics. His current work is guiding the development of the next generation of integrated-3D/HTML players. He has won several awards for his innovative work in information projects at The Aerospace Corporation and Web3D Consortium.