Dr M. A. Ketabchi is the founder, CTO, EVP and Chairman of Savvion, a business process management (BPM) company. Dr. Ketabchi is a BPM expert and manages Savvion's Product Group, which includes product management, product development, quality assurance, customer support and product training. Dr. Ketabchi was a full professor at the Computer Engineering Department of Santa Clara University and the director of the Object and Multimedia Technologies Research Laboratory when he founded Savvion in 1994. He is well known for his pioneering research in object-oriented database management systems and object-oriented application development technologies. He has published extensively in the various areas of object technology and its applications and has consulted with many companies, including Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Fujitsu.