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Applicant's Name Tobias Gondrom
Current and past OWASP Roles London Chapter Board member, former German chapter lead, speaker at OWASP chapters and AppSecs
Committee Applying for Global Industry Committee

Some thoughts and the things I would like to do/achieve in the GIC:

To start, I like to strengthen more our work towards decision makers and developers. It may sound simple as it is only 20 pages, but I loved the "OWASP Secure Coding Practices - Quick Reference Guide". Simple and yet easy to use for an industry company. The OWASP for CIO document/presentation has potential to be equally useful. As well, I hope we can improve and build on the AppSec for CISO guide Marco is currently working on, at least that is something I will spend significant time on myself.

We should also tailor a bit of our messages a bit more towards industry. And build corporate memberships. For our conferences, IMHO we should try to strengthen our industry related tracks and message.

In the past we missed sometimes to connect to developers (and that is IMHO also due to the fact that we missed to connect to the industry as the main consumer where actually most of the developers sit).

Just my 5cents. Am open, so if you have further suggestions/ideas, please let me know.


Please be aware that for an application to be considered by the board, you MUST have 5 recommendations. An incomplete application will not be considered for vote.

Who Recommends/Name Role in OWASP Recommendation Content
1 Dennis Groves Founder of OWASP As a member of ISO subcommittee 27, WG4; I know that Tobias's long standing participation in the IETF give him the diplomacy, perspective, experience and contacts necessary to make this committee and OWASP successful.
2 Ivy Zhang Member of Global Chapters Committee, Member of OWASP China chapter I met Tobias at OWASP AppSec Asia 2011 and he made a training of introducing OWASP to CIOs and senior managers. Tobias is one of the most active person in OWASP and he alwasys speaks at AppSec Conferences. His extensive industry backgroud and connections will contribute a lot to OWASP, esp OWASP Industry Committee.
3 Wong Onn Chee Singapore Chapter Lead Tobias had presented in OWASP Singapore chapter meetings a number of times and has been an active contributor to our online discussions via our chapter mailing list. Given his industry experience, I believe he will be a great asset to the Global Industry Committee team. 2 thumbs-up from me.
4 Martin Knobloch OWASP Netherlands Chapter Lead - Global Education Committee Chair Tobias is a devoted and active member of the OWASP community, who will be most valuable to the GIC in my opinion!
5 Helen Gao Membership Committee Chair, AppSec Organizer, Long Island Chapter Founder, Chinese Project Lead. It's an honor to recommend Tobias whom I know for more than 2 years. When we needed a trainer in AppSec Asia 2011, Tobias volunteered and lead a successful workshop and gracefully declined all compensations. Tobias has been and will continue to be an asset to OWASP. I look forward to working with him again.
6 Justin Clarke London Chair, Global Connections Committee Tobias will add additional senior IT practitioner experience and connections - especially valuable for the industry committee. Highly recommended.
7 Pending