As Chairman and CEO of OMG, Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world's largest consortium of its type. Dr. Soley joined the nascent OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG's world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA specification. In 1996, he led the effort to move into vertical market standards (starting with healthcare, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing) and modeling, leading first to the Unified Modeling Language TM (UML) and later the Model Driven Architecture (MDA). He also l
Stephen Mellor IT Evangelist and consultantStephen J Mellor is an independent teacher and consultant focussed on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems. He is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems (way back in 1985), Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled. He is also (perhaps surprisingly) a signatory to the Agile Manifesto.
Allen Brown Open Group President and CEOFor over 12 years Allen has been responsible for driving The Open Group’s strategic plan and day-to-day operations, including extending its reach into new global markets, such as China, the Middle East, South Africa and India. In addition, he was instrumental in the creation of the AEA, which was formed to increase job opportunities for all of its members and elevate their market value by advancing professional excellence.
Prior to joining The Open Group, Allen Brown held a range of senior financial and general management roles both within his own consulting fir
Allan Kennedy Specialist in Requirements Engineering and Knowledge FormalisationAllan consults on the application of rigorous model-driven approaches to enterprise-level systems. He began his infatuation with model-driven methods thirty years ago, helping the UK defence sector adopt Yourdon-style structured methods. He soon realised that a more precise approach was needed and helped his customers migrate to Shlaer-Mellor OOA. Intelligent tools were essential to making a rigorous method usable in practice and so I-OOA was launched in 1992. In keeping with the prevailing fashion of the time, in 1998 I-OOA became iUML which was adopted as its
Hans van Herwaarden
Hans van Herwaarden Member of the Board (Treasurer) at ITSMF InternationalI am a certified Service Manager and a certified trainer for Service Management (EXIN as well as ISEB). I am also a registered IT-specialist, certified and accredited to act as expert on IT-issues (contracts, systems, valuations, mediation) for and by the Dutch courts (NVBI). I have been working in the field of business and IT-management ever since I started my carreer. From 1992 onwards, I have focussed on organisational issues within ICT-companies or departments.