Roger Kramer is a Senior Member of Research Staff in the Advanced Development group of the System Sciences Lab. He is a software engineer / architect and Scrum Master with over 35 years of software engineering experience.
Joining Xerox in 1993, Roger worked in product development as a software engineer and team leader, developing embedded software used in the network controllers for Xerox printers and multi-function devices. He moved into the Xerox Innovation Group in 2001 where he worked on various research projects that included remote diagnostics (both in the box and back-office applications), security applications, Natural Language Color ("Color by Words"), Xerox App Studio, mobile applications and more. Most recently, Roger was the Area Manager for the Advanced Software Innovation Area at the Xerox Research Center in Webster, NY and the Software Systems Area for Conduent Labs US.
An advocate of using Lean and Agile practices in Software development, Roger was certified as a Xerox Design for Lean Six Sigma for Software Black Belt in November 2011. He enjoys working with software teams that may need help implementing Scrum and/or Agile practices.
Roger attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in 1980 and received his Bachelor's degree in System Software Science in 1982. After graduating, he worked in software design and implementation for a couple of start-up firms in the Rochester, NY area. In 1988, he joined Eastman Kodak Company where he worked on embedded software for printer digital front-end applications. He has ten U.S. patents.