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Chief Technology Officer
Mobile Financial Services Specialist

e-mail: silvano(AT)maffeis(DOT)com

Dr. Silvano Maffeis
Vipera GmbH
CH-5400 Baden

  • Born near Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Studies in Computer Science and Economics, University of Zurich (with Honors)
  • Doctoral Degree in Computer Science: Distributed systems and Middleware, University of Zurich (with Honors)
  • Postdoctoral studies at Cornell University, "Horus" research group (Prof. Ken Birman)
  • 6 years of CORBA practical experience, 5+ years message-oriented middleware practical experience
  • Author of Electra - industry's first fault-tolerance CORBA ORB
  • Author of iBus//Mobile, industry's first Wireless JMS middleware product
  • Switzerland Technology Association Award and Bank Vontobel Foundation Award 1998
  • Symbian Best Java Application Award 2000
  • Author of more than 30 technical articles about distributed systems, Java middleware, group communication, and software fault-tolerance
  • Co-Author of "Professional JMS Programming" book (Wrox Press)
  • 3 US software patents pending (middleware related). 1 US patent granted
  • 1998-2003: CTO and member executive board, Softwired Inc.
  • Currently: Co-Founder and CTO of Vipera mobile financial services solutions