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Stephanie Covert
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OMG’s Members Elect Representatives from
Citigroup, Escape Velocity and SAP AG to Board of Directors

Needham, MA – October 11, 2011 – OMG® members elected Eric Chacon of Citigroup, Bob Daniel of Escape Velocity, and David Frankel of SAP, to terms on the OMG Board of Directors during their quarterly Technical Meeting on September 20 in Orlando, FL. In addition, nine Board members were re-elected to the Board.

New Board Members:

  • Eric Chacon, Global Head of Data Standards, Chief Data Office, Citigroup; Dr. Harsh W. Sharma, Chief Data Office, Citigroup, Co-Chair OMG Finance Task Force, Alternate Board Member
  • Bob Daniel, Principal, Escape Velocity
  • David Frankel, Standards and Open Source Strategy, SAP Labs, LLC

Re-elected Board Members

  • Pete Rivett, Adaptive
  • Hendrik Berndt, DoCoMo Communication Laboratories Europe GmbH
  • Hiroshi Yoshida, Fujitsu
  • Sridhar Iyengar, IBM
  • Richard A. Russel, Northrop Grumman
  • Bill Beckwith, Objective Interface Systems
  • Keith Steele, PrismTech
  • Doug Tolbert, Unisys
  • Robert Lario, Visumpoint

“Reflecting on OMG's even mix of end-user companies, systems integrators and vendors, our three new Board members feature one of each. But the unifying theme among the three is tremendous expertise in delivering integrated information and business processes in many different vertical markets, exactly what OMG standards are designed to deliver. We are gratified to have so many excellent leaders in the IT field join (and re-join) the OMG Board,” said Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, OMG.

In addition to the Board of Directors election, five new specifications completed the standards adoption process and were approved by the Board. Seven new processes were initiatied with the issuance of RFPs or RFIs, bringing the total number of standards processes currently underway to 94.

About OMG
OMG® is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. For more information, visit

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Edited by Stephanie

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