Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase CEO
Dr. Juha-Pekka Tolvanen is the CEO of MetaCase and co-founder of the DSM Forum. He has been involved in model-driven development and tools, notably method engineering and metamodeling, since 1991. He has acted as a consultant world-wide for modeling language development, authored a book on Domain-Specific Modeling, and written over 70 articles for various software development magazines and conferences.
Juha-Pekka is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences — most recently with a keynote at the ACM/IEEE Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems and panels at UML&Design World, Code Generation and OOP. Juha-Pekka co-started the OOPSLA workshops on Domain-Specific Modeling in 2001 and has been on the organizing committee since. He is also a member of IFIP WG8.1 Method Engineering task group and has recently co-edited a special Domain-Specific Modeling issue of IEEE Software.
Juha-Pekka holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (best national dissertation award 1999). He received his Master's degree (econ.) in 1990 and Licentiate degree in 1994. He is also an adjunct professor (docent on software development methods) at the University of Jyväskylä.
Juha-Pekka's hobbies vary depending on the season of the year, and include primarily sailing or skiing.