United States of America
Mr. Horst has more than twenty years of experience in planning, marketing and developing distributed systems, management frameworks and development tools. He was the vice president of Marketing at OnKilter, a strategy execution software vendor, and Provato, an electronic contract management solution provider that was acquired by I-Many. Previously, he was a founding member of the marketing team at Forte and held various engineering and product management positions at Ingres. In addition to his work at leading software companies, Mr. Horst served for several years an I.T. Director for Atlas Die, a Midwestern manufacturing firm, where he was an early implementer of several early-stage technologies, including CAD applications, relational databases and wide area networking systems.Mr. Horst has participated in several panel discussions and many more speaking opportunities, both within the United States and abroad, including several joint seminars with Forrester and Gartner analyst firms; user group meetings for IBM, Oracle, Forte and Sun; and industry exhibitions. Most recently, he spoke at XML Web Services One and hosted a live webcast with British Telecommunications on Web services management.