Mike Timmons is a director of engineering, Sybase Enterprise Portal. Timmons has 20 years of programming and software development management experience in North America, Europe and Asia. He has worked in diverse fields such as machine translation, pattern and biometric recognition, enterprise solution software, operating system localization, communication protocols, and handwriting recognition. He has led both large and small software development teams that created an industry-leading dynamic handwriting recognition system, Apple�s single most successful international product � Kanji Talk), the first distributed newspaper publishing system adopted for use in Japan and the first Internet-based European-language machine translation system. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.