In addition to academic credentials as a researcher and teacher, Joel can draw on more than 20 years’ experience in the I.T. industries. This experience is highlighted below.
- 2002-present: Principal, OpenITStrategies.com. Strategy consulting to IT firms, with an emphasis on business models and intellectual property.
- 1986-1987: Consultant. For CACI, designed ModSim object-oriented simulation language, basis for its subsequent ModSim II and ModSim III products.
- 1987-2004: Chairman (2002-2004) and President (1987-2002), Palomar Software, Inc.: Oceanside, Calif.: As president and co-founder of this Macintosh software developer, variously did industrial marketing, strategic planning, public relations and engineering management.
- 1983-1986: Technical Product Manager, CACI, Inc. - Federal: La Jolla, Calif. Enhanced existing SIMSCRIPT II.5 simulation software products and led new development projects for this government contractor.
- 1981-1983: Government Reporter, Vista Press: Vista, Calif.
- 1979-1981: Systems Programmer, CACI, Inc. - Federal: Los Angeles
- 1974-1976: Systems Programmer, Computer Timesharing Corp.: San Diego
- Keynote speaker, Conference on “Open Innovation –
Enterprise Transformation,” Center for Paper Business & Industry Studies Sloan Foundation Industry Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, September 19, 2005.
- Moderator, “Unveiling the True Value of Open Source,” Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
2005 Enterprise Software Summit, Universal City, Calif., May 25, 2005.
- Session chairman, “Eclipse in the Enterprise,” EclipseCon 2005, Burlingame, Calif., March 1, 2005.
- Session chairman and panelist, “Open Source Adoption: Trends and Obstacles,” Open Source Business Conference (OSBC 2004), San Francisco, March 17, 2004.
- Moderator, “Collaboration with Open Source Projects,” SDForum Open Source Summit and Expo, Burlingame, Calif., Dec. 11, 2003.
- Conference speaker and moderator, Macworld Expo, 1988-1998.
- Panelist, Macworld Technology & Issues, 1991, 1993.