Michael Jastram is a systems engineer with more than 20 years’ professional experience, including 10 years in the US, and has worked as a software engineer and architect for various startups. With expertise in requirements modeling, his current focus is in developing Semiant, an AI-based virtual quality assistant for product development and organizational knowledge management. Dr. Jastram is active in open sourcing as the founder and project lead of the Eclipse Requirements Modeling Framework and coauthor of the Requirements Interchange Format (ReqIF), an international open standard. As an advocate for openness, he shares his knowledge via books, articles, talks, and even as organizer, as well as via his weekly blog System Engineering Trends (in German) and his monthly Formal Mind Blog. Dr. Jastram earned a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He can be reached at email@example.com.