Dave Thomas, Bederra Corporation

Dave Thomas


Dave Thomas, CEO at Bederra Corporation, has an unusual breadth and depth in computing and is a pioneer in object-oriented and component computing education, processes, tools and applications. Dave is an expert in object technology with an outstanding track records in research and development and as a software CEO.

Contribution to ODBMS.ORG

Dave Thomas will contribute with a series of articles on software development Strategies.


Dave Thomas is CEO of Bedarra Corporation, Bedarra provides virtual CTO services including competitive analysis, technology audits and contract R&D. Bedarra has a particular emphasis embedded systems, next generation application development and distance learning.

He is founder, past CEO and President of Object Technology International, developers’ virtual machines and IDEs for IBM VisualAge for Smalltalk; IBM VisualAge for Java; and VisualAge Micro Edition for Embedded Systems and of ENVY/Developer a unique CFM environment for object oriented development.

For almost 20 years Dave has been an advocate for an agile development process called Just In Time Software. His software experience includes applications in large-scale transaction processing; command and control; telecommunications; instrumentation, IC testing and point of sale.

Dave has been involved with OO from the first OOPSLA and ECOOP conferences and is widely published in the software engineering literature. He is a popular keynote speaker and panelist.

Dave is currently an Adjunct Research Professor in Computer Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.