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Dr. James R. Bell

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Director, Industry Standards Program Office, Hewlett-Packard Company

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Jim Bell is Director of the Industry Standards Program Office at Hewlett-Packard Company. He is responsible for leading the development and execution of a focused strategy for effective, coordinated participation by HP businesses in industry consortia and standards organizations.

He also represents HP on the Governing Board of The Open Group and serves on the Advisory Council and Advisory Board of the WorldWide Web Consortium.

Jim's previous responsibilities at HP include: General Manager of the Open Source and Linux Operation, General Manager of the Embedded Software Operation, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Director of Internet Alliances, Director of Open Systems Alliances, Director of Corporate Alliances, President of the Precision Risc Organization, Director of Integrated Information Management, Information Systems Group Engineering Manager (commercial and office products), Technical Computer Group Engineering Manager (workstations and other technical computers), Technical Systems R&D Manager (workstations and minicomputers), and Computer Products Group Engineering Manager (all of HP's commercial, technical, and personal computers).

During 1995 and 1996, Jim served for fifteen months as President and CEO of X/Open, President and CEO of the Open Software Foundation, and after their merger, President and CEO of The Open Group.

Prior to joining HP, Jim managed various engineering functions at Digital Equipment Corporation from 1968 to 1980, serving as the Corporate Director of Research from 1973 to 1980. He previously held positions with Bell Labs, IBM, SRI International, Control Data Corporation, Northwestern University, and Stanford University.

He earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University.