As Tucana’s CTO and co-founder, David Wood brings more than 19 years of visionary product development experience solving enterprise computing challenges. 703-871-5312,,    (49M)

David is the Co-Chair of the W3Cs Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group. See    (49Q)

Prior to founding Tucana, Wood was CTO of Plugged In Software where he led the design and development of an innovative distributed metadata management platform employing leading edge software development methodologies including Extreme Programming and Spiral RAD. Before co-founding Plugged In Software, Wood consulted to Netscape Communications, Wells Fargo Bank and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where among other projects he worked on one of the world’s earliest and largest extranet applications – a document retrieval and transfer system for 300 US manufacturing companies.    (49N)

Wood’s career in technology began in the United States Navy where he served first as an aerospace systems engineer and a deep sea salvage engineer.    (49O)

Wood holds the degrees of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer, MS in Astronautical Engineering, BS Electrical Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Virginia Military Institute. Wood is currently a PhD candidate in Complex Adaptive Systems in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland in Australia. He is the co-author of several patent pending technologies. Wood has been published extensively including Programming Internet Email, published by O’Reilly and Associates (1999).    (49P)