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OMG Staff Contacts and Partners



Dr. Richard Soley
Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As Chairman and CEO, Dr. Soley is ultimately responsible for all of the business of the OMG, including Board activities and oversight of the OMG's neutral and open Technical Process. Richard serves as a valuable resource for a broad range of topics ranging from predictions and trends in the industry to the details of CORBA and UML (based on his original leadership as the OMG's original Technical Director for the first eight years).

Contact information: Richard is best contacted by sending him email at or by sending him a fax at the OMG's main office at +1-781-444-0320.  >> Top

Bill Hoffman
Bill Hoffman, President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and Chief Operating Officer of the OMG, Bill is responsible for Marketing, Business Development and the company’s General and Administrative operations. This includes strategic relationships and member recruitment as well as finance, personnel and international activities. Bill has been with the OMG for over twenty years, and has worked in the computer industry, mainly in the areas of advanced software, for over thirty years. A frequent industry speaker, he is very up-to-date on the latest trends in Distributed Computing and very familiar with industry studies and market research related to the OMG’s work.

Contact information: Bill is reachable by phone at OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404, by email at and by fax at +1-781-444-0320.  >> Top

Victor Harrison

Victor Harrison, Senior Vice President

Mr. Harrison, Senior Vice President of the Object Management Group, focuses on government initiatives and advanced technology identification, specification, creation, testability, and adoption. Prior to joining the OMG Mr. Harrison spent over 40 years as a technology leader providing services to over a hundred different organizations ranging from commercial enterprises to federal and state agencies to software vendors.

Contact information: Victor can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email at

Shoumen Palit Austin Datta, Senior Vice President

Dr. Shoumen Palit Austin Datta, Senior Vice President

As Senior Vice President of OMG, Shoumen is responsible for new strategic directions including academic relationships, research advances, industrial internet, cyber-physical systems (CPS), cybersecurity and global liaison to promote systems interoperability between ecosystems of systems. Shoumen has experience in systems engineering, management, technology innovation, medicine as well as public education. He is a former member of the Technology Board of the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), co-founder and former Executive Director of the MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation at MIT and a former member of the Human Genome Project at MIT. A frequent speaker in industry, academia and government, he is interested in the evolution of the Internet as a platform for integration and standardization (as one mechanism) to improve operations in manufacturing, increase efficiency in industry in general, reduce information entropy, better manage the energy economy, augment access to healthcare practices, secure transactional operations in the financial industry, connect transportation systems and bolster cybersecurity including real-time cyber-physical systems.

Contact information: Datta is reachable by phone at OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404, by email at and by fax at +1-781-444-0320.  >> Top

Marketing Department

Mike Narducci
Mike Narducci, Manager, Marketing Programs & Events

Mike handles a variety of marketing related tasks, including the coordination of various OMG marketing programs such as Technical meeting and workshop support and promotion, managing the website content, coordination of electronic advertising and webcasts. In addition, Mike manages event relationships, along with general marketing communications duties.

Contact information: Mike can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 104 or by email at >> Top

Tracie Berardi

Tracie Berardi, Sr. Marketing Manager

Tracie is Senior Marketing Manager at OMG and is responsible for the development and execution of marketing activities for the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ) and the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), as well as general support for OMG marketing department activities. Duties include the development and management of web pages, marketing tools, and email campaigns; promotion of programs and events through email list acquisition and social media/networking; distribution of marketing collateral on-site and within third party trade promotion; measurement of program results; creation and management of third party event co-op promotions and online advertising.

Contact Information: Tracie can be contacted at the OMG’s main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 149 or by email at    >> Top

Ann McDonough

Ann McDonough, Marketing Communications Specialist

Ann is the Marketing Communications Specialist at OMG. She writes print and online copy, composes press materials and is the initial point-of-contact for media requests. She also works closely with business development to promote OMG’s assets and drives interest in OMG events and programs using social media. In addition, Ann arranges speaking opportunities for the company’s Chairman and CEO.

Contact Information: Ann can be contacted at the OMG’s main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 125 or by email at   >> Top

Meg Duncan Meg Duncan, Marketing Specialist

In addition to providing marketing support to OMG members, events and programs, Meg handles 3rd party promotion agreements, edits the biweekly Member Opportunities newsletter and manages the Certification program.

Contact Information:  Meg can be reached at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 103 or by email at>> Top

Technical Department

Andrew Watson
Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director

Andrew has overall responsibility for the OMG's technology adoption process, and also chairs the Architecture Board, the group of distinguished technical contributors from OMG member organizations, which oversees the technical consistency of the OMG's specifications. Andrew is always happy to answer questions about OMG's specifications or process.

Contact information: Andrew is best contacted by sending email to >> Top

Dr. Jon Siegel
Dr. Jon Siegel, Vice President, Technology Transfer

Jon heads OMG's technology transfer program. OMG's four certification programs are Jon's responsibility. Jon also teaches the technical aspects and benefits of OMG's modeling and middleware standards in tutorials and seminars, and writes magazine articles and books.

Contact information: Jon may be contacted by email at or by phone at the OMG’s main number: +1-781-444-0404.  >> Top

Juergen Boldt
Juergen Boldt, Director, Member Services

Juergen is responsible for tracking all standards processes throughout OMG's specification adoption process. He tracks bug issues, manages all voting processes, and manages the document archive. He is the Point of Contact for most process related issues. In addition to providing general member support, Juergen also manages OMG's IT department.

Contact information: Juergen can be reached by sending email to, or by calling the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404.  >> Top

Linda Heaton
Linda Heaton, Senior Technical Editor

Linda handles the technical editing of OMG publications, archival and management of publications on-line and development of CD versions of specifications.

Contact information: Linda may be contacted by phone at the OMG's main number at +1-781-444-0404. She can also be reached via email at >> Top

Svetlana Orlova
Svetlana Orlova, Webmaster

Svetlana is responsible for designing and managing the OMG's World Wide Web sites. She also assist the marketing department with designing logos, banners, files for e-blasts and other marketing materials. She is the editorial and technical liaison for the OMG services available to members and non-members alike. Comments and suggestions on the OMG's web pages can be sent to or faxed to +1-781-444-0320.

Contact information: Svetlana may be reached by email at or by phone at +1-781-444-0404.  >> Top

Joe Harth
Joe Harth, System Administrator

Joe is responsible for maintaining the UNIX system, OMG databases, and OMG mailing lists.

Contact information: Joe may be contacted by phone at the OMG's main number at +1-781-444-0404, or by email at Send your mailing list requests to >> Top

Administrative/Finance Department

Lucy Goodman
Lucy Goodman, Director of Finance

Lucy is responsible for the OMG’s financial reporting and manages the daily accounting functions. She is also responsible for Human Resources and manages employee relations and benefits for the company.

Contact information: Lucy prefers to be contacted by email at but can also be contacted by telephone at +1-781-444-0404. For billing inquires or questions about payments for vendors please contact   >> Top

Maureen Kaizer
Maureen Kaizer, Office Administrator/Financial Assistant

She works directly with the senior executives of OMG. Maureen also assists in the registration process.

Contact information: Maureen can be contacted by phone at +1-781-444-0404, by fax at +1-781-444-0320 or email >> Top

Business Development

Ken Berk
Ken Berk, Vice President of Business Development

Ken leads OMG’s global business development team in its management of OMG's strategic relations; managing membership retention, new business in the Domain/Vertical markets and special programs. He also works with OMG chairs to generate interest in the industry at large in responding to RFIs and RFPs. Additionally, Ken serves as primary liaison to OMG’s International Partners.

Contact Information: Ken can be contacted by email at or at +1-781-444-0404.  >> Top

Steve Gillis

Steve Gillis, Sr. Account Executive

Steve is the Senior Account Executive in Business Development and is responsible for developing memberships and sponsorships for OMG and the Industrial Internet Consortium.

Contact information: Steve can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 119 or by email at

Diane Ehramjian
Diane Ehramjian, Account Manager

Diane as the Business Development Account Manager maintains Member relations sales as well as support for other department activities.

Contact information: Diane can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 115 or by email at >> Top

Ann OConnor

Ann O’Connor, Inside Sales Representative, Business Development

Ann as the Inside Sales Representative in Business Development is responsible for managing inbound and outbound initial sales development for memberships and sponsorships for OMG and its consortia, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), Software Quality (CISQ) and Cloud Customer Council (CSCC)

Contact information: Ann can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email at

Special Programs

Lynne Canavan
Lynne F. Canavan, Program Director, IIC

As Program Director, Lynne works on new program development and management for IIC and its member companies. A 17-year veteran of IBM, Lynne has directed, developed and managed strategic programs with IBM's top global alliance partners including Oracle, Avaya, Siemens, Schneider Electric and Johnson Controls.

Contact information: Lynne can be contacted at the IIC's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 144 or by email at  >> Top

Sharyn Dawson

Sharyn Dawson, Manager, Member Services, IIC

As Manager, Member Services, Sharyn works on developing, implementing, and managing member relations programs to support our growing, global Industrial Internet Consortium membership base. Sharyn has extensive experience in developing and managing business development and B2B client service programs for technology and service companies including CEB, Softrax, AT&T (Interwise), SAP and IBM. Sharyn graduated with a B.A. in Education from Merrimack College.

Contact information: Sharyn can be contacted at the IIC's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 133 or by email at >> Top

Geoff Mulligan

Geoff Mulligan, Director, Smart Cities Initiatives

Geoff Mulligan, a former Presidential Innovation Fellow of NIST, has joined the OMG to lead the Smart Cities efforts. Geoff has been instrumental in Internet development, including helping to design IPv6, the latest version of the communications protocol that routes traffic across the Internet. He holds over 15 patents in computer security, networking and electronic mail, and was called to testify before Congress on electronic commerce and computer security. He has spent his career focused on the Internet of Things, RF Sensors, IP networks and open systems. He is notable for developing the Embedded Internet and creating the 6LoWPAN protocol, was a founder of the Zigbee Alliance and founded and has been the Chairman of the IP for Smart Objects Alliance since its launch in 2008.

Contact information: Geoff can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email at >> Top

Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer for the IIC

Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group).

He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.

Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML/modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine, most recently for an issue on Model-Driven Development.

Contact information: Stephen can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email HERE >> Top

Michael Lee

Michael M. Lee, Director, Testbeds

Michael is the Director, Testbeds for the IIC, and assists members with the identification, specification, creation and adoption of testbeds. He also facilitates the creation of policies and procedures for these activities.

Michael offers over 25 years of experience in product development, project management and software engineering processes. He gained his experience across a variety of high technology industries in which he established a track record of successfully launched products. These products included systems for manufacturing automation, power distribution, global logistics, payment processing, network provisioning, laboratory automation and telco mediation. Customers have included IBM, Visa, AT&T, Kaiser Aluminum, DoD, Sybase, France Telecom, Verizon, JPL and Novo Nordisk.

Michael received a BS in Physics and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is an active member of IEEE, Project Management Institute and Agile Alliance. 

Contact information: Michael can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email HERE. >> Top

Aaron Soellinger

Aaron Soellinger, Assistant to the CTO

Aaron works closely with the IIC Working Groups and focuses on technical and operational support activities. Aaron holds a BS in Economics from Purdue University with concentrations in mathematics, statistics and programming. Most recently, he was a student at the Chapman University Economic Science Institute where he conducted research on resource booms, financial crises, and undertook software projects in experimental economics.

Contact information: Aaron can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email HERE.   >> Top

Kathy Walsh

Kathy Walsh, Marketing Manager

Kathy Walsh is the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Marketing Manager and is responsible for the marketing of the IIC. To her role, she brings extensive marketing experience and a broad array of business skills acquired from roles in accounting, customer service, market research, product management, and social media management. Prior to joining IIC, Kathy was a Product Marketing Manager at Dimensional Insight, Inc. and Oracle Corp. Kathy also worked in market research and client service at IRI, Inc. as a Project Manager.

Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA, with a concentration in Marketing, from Babson College. She is married with three sons and spends much of her free time cheering on youth sports. Kathy is a published author of Preacher Kid: A Story from the Heartland.

Contact information: Kathy can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email: HERE >> Top

Sarah Dellea

Sarah Dellea, Marketing Assistant

Sarah Dellea is the Marketing Assistant for IIC. Sarah is responsible for supporting IIC’s marketing efforts. Her responsibilities include collaborating on promotional projects, producing informational materials, planning events, and carrying out administrative tasks.

Sarah received her BS in Business Administration from Drake University with a focus on Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. She spent a semester of her studies in London, England and participated in a three-week study abroad seminar in Uganda. Before graduating, she worked on projects to build both a health clinic and a handicap-accessible playground for associates in Uganda.

Contact information: Sarah can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email HERE  >> Top

International Representatives

Maurice Nijssen
Maurice Nijssen, CEO of PNA Group, is the local representative for OMG based in Europe

Contact information: Mr. Nijssen can be contacted by phone via PNA Groupв™s main office number at +31-88-777-0-444, by e-mail at and by fax at +31-88-777-0-499.  >> Top

Vincent Cooper
Vincent Cooper, OMG Representative, India

Contact information: Mr. Cooper can be contacted by phone at his main office number at +91 9007-911 253 or email at    >> Top

Robert Janssen
Robert Janssen, OMG Representative, Brazil

Robert is the managing partner of Outsource Brazil.

Contact information: Mr. Janssen can be contacted by phone at +55 21-9335-7470 or email at   >> Top

Teruo Yoshino
Mr. Teruo Yoshino, OMG Representative, Japan

Contact information: Mr. Yoshino can be contacted by phone +81 35-823 0722, or email at   >> Top

Last updated on 03/19/2015

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