2006 - User Conference - San Francisco
The OSIsoft Product Development Roadmap: A SEA Change
The Product Development Roadmap is more than just a product plan for our engineering department and the RtPM Platform. It is the core element of our company plan. Every department in the company will be able to plan their strategies based upon the product plan. Operations will know about changes in the product line and have some expectation of how different products will have to be ordered, processed, and managed for delivery to customers. Marketing will be able to define, price, and build campaigns around the product plan. Engineering will be able to create their engineering plan based on the strategic direction and requirements as stated in the product roadmap. Sales will know what’s in the product pipeline from the roadmap and also from marketing. All this presents a unified message to the customer. At its essence, the roadmap exists to communicate a consistent, forward looking message to our customers so that we can build long-term, stable relationships that deliver value now, and value over time.
As Chief Software Architect and Chairman of the Technical Steering Committee, Richard Beeson is responsible for creating and maintaining the Company’s Product Development Vision and Roadmap. He began working for OSIsoft in 1990 as a Software Engineer, developing the company’s first PC and UNIX-based products, PI API, and PI PC (precursor to PI DataLink.) Mr. Beeson was also an instrumental part of the team that designed and developed PI3. Over the years, he has also been involved in training, support, installations, the development of interfaces, and of numerous other initiatives. For the last five years, Mr. Beeson led the development of OSIsoft’s ECHO, Sigmafine, and Analysis Framework products. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Gregg Le Blanc
Gregg Le Blanc is OSIsoft’s Director of Product Marketing. He has been with the company for about eight years now. He has been playing with OSIsoft’s new technology, and working with customers, development, marketing, and sales throughout his tenure there. He is also a member of OSIsoft’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC), which is responsible for crafting the OSIsoft Product Development Roadmap. He has recently received his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara.
Brian Bostwick has been involved with PI System client tools for over 13 years. He has been a member of the development team since the first version of PI ProcessBook. Currently he’s the development manager for the team at Omicron Consulting that continues its work on new versions of PI ProcessBook, RtWebParts, and other RtPortal applications.