Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tasktop
Tasktop is a Computer Software company which specializes in ALM integration, value stream integration, lean ALM, software lifecycle integration, devops tool integration.
Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator and leader of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. As a research scientist at Xerox PARC, Mik implemented the first aspect-oriented programming tools for AspectJ. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is an elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture and Planning councils. Mik's thought leadership on task-focused collaboration makes him a popular speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009. Mik enjoys building tools that offload our brains and make it easier to get creative work done.Specialties: Software Development Tools, Productivity tools, Task-Focused Interfaces, Application Lifecycle Management, Agile, Management, Aspect-Oriented Programming, Eclipse, Java