Dr. Frances Paulisch is a software "best practice" evangelist at the
corporate technology division of Siemens AG in Munich, Germany. She is
responsible for the "Siemens Software Initiative" which enables the sharing
of best practices related to software and quality throughout the Siemens
enterprise. Frances is also the editor of OBJEKTspektrum, 101communications'
German publication on object technology, an area she has been active in for
almost fifteen years. She is also the technical chair of the "OOP", a major
European IT-event focused on modern software technologies, namely object,
components, Java, XML, Web Services, E-Commerce, Linux, and mobile
communication. She is a member of the ACM, IEEE, and the German
"Gesellschaft fuer Informatik".