Mike Ksar - Hewlett-Packard Company

Mike Ksar has been with Hewlett-Packard Company for about 22 years of his 35 years in the information technology business. At HP he spent about 14 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 Eastern European languages.

Mike is the Convener of the ISO working group (JTC1/SC2/WG2) that developed and published ISO/IEC 10646-1: 1993. Mike is also 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 continues to support their convergence.

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

Mike is also the HP-wide representative at the U.S. encoding technical committee, NCITS/L2. In addition, Mike is very active in ECMA, a European-based industry association that focus on development of industry supported standards including Internet- related specifications.

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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