Dr. Michael Jastram is Systems Engineer with a focus on requirements modeling. He is founder and project lead of the Eclipse Requirements Modeling Frameworks, an open source project for requirements modeling and the reference implementation of the open ReqIF standard. As an advocate for openness, he shares his knowledge via books, articles, talks and even organizer, as well via his weekly German blog System Engineering Trends and his monthly English Formal Mind Blog. Michael has 20 years of professional experience, including ten years in the USA, where he acquired a Master’s degree at M.I.T. and worked as a software engineer and architect in various start-ups. He is founder of the Düsseldorf Java User Group (rheinjug e.V.). Today he is general manager of Formal Mind GmbH and operates ReqIF.academy, an on-line library for requirements exchange knowledge. He further supports Jama Software as Senior Solutions Architect.