Mike Ksar has been with Hewlett-Packard Company for more than 22 years of his 36 years in the information technology business. He spent about 15 years in the area of internationalization programs and processes in R&D at product divisions and in the field. He spent five years at HP in Europe managing the development of localized products for Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese and languages of Eastern Europe.

Mike is the Convener of the ISO technical working group (JTC1/SC2/WG2) that developed and published ISO/IEC 10646-1: 1993. Mike is also a member of the Unicode Consortium Board of Directors and the AFII (Association for Font Information Interchange) Chairman of the Board. As a representative of HP at the Unicode Consortium, he worked towards the merging of the first version of Unicode and ISO 10646 and is a key person in supporting their continued convergence and synchronization.

Mike is also the HP-wide representative at NCITS/L2, the U.S. encoding technical committee. In addition, Mike is very active in ECMA at management and technical committees. Mike is the HP representative at the W3C Internationalization Working Group.

Mike published several HP-internal guidelines that focus on Globalization and the product generation process.

Mike has an MBA from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

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