Al Davis is
professor of information systems at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
He was a member of the board of directors of Requisite, Inc., acquired by Rational
Software Corporation in February 1997, and subsequently acquired by IBM in 2003.
He has consulted for many corporations over the past twenty-seven years, including
Boeing, Cigna Insurance, Federal Express, FrontRange Solutions, Fujitsu, General
Electric, Great Plains Software, IBM, Loral, MCI, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, NTT,
Rational Software, Rockwell, Schlumberger, Sharp, Software Productivity Consortium,
Storage Tek, and Sumitomo.
Previously, he was
and CEO of Omni-Vista, Inc., a software company in Colorado Springs
President of Engineering Services at BTG, Inc., a Virginia-based company that
went public in 1995, and was acquired by Titan in 2001
a Director of R&D
at GTE Communication Systems in Phoenix, Arizona. GTE was acquired by Verizon
Director of the Software Technology Center at GTE Laboratories
in Waltham, Massachusetts.
He has held academic positions
at George Mason University, University of Tennessee, and University of Illinois
He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software from
1994 to 1998. He is an editor for the Journal of Systems and Software (1987-present)
and was an editor for Communications of the ACM (1981-1991).
Dr. Davis has published 100+ articles in journals, conference and trade press,
and lectured 500+ times in more than 20 countries. He maintains the most extensive
bibliography on the Web for requirements-related subjects (http://web.uccs.edu/adavis/reqbib.htm).
He is the founder of the annual IEEE International Conference on Requirements
Engineering, and served as general chair of its first conference in 1994.
He has been a fellow of the IEEE since 1994, and earned his Ph.D. in Computer
Science from the University of Illinois in 1975.
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