Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
®, Executive Director of the Cloud
Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the
Industrial Internet Consortium.
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 CORBAŽ
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
TM (UMLŽ) and later the
Model Driven ArchitectureŽ
(MDAŽ). He also led the effort to establish the
SOA Consortium in
January 2007, leading to the launch of the
Initiative (BEI) in 2009. The Initiative focuses on the management imperative to make
business more responsive, effective, sustainable and secure in a complex, networked world, through practice areas including Business Design, Business Process Excellence, Intelligent Business, Sustainable Business and Secure Business. In addition, Dr. Soley is the Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, helping end-users transition to cloud computing and direct requirements and priorities for cloud standards throughout the industry. In 2014, Dr. Soley helped found the Industrial Internet Consortium and (IIC) serves as Executive Director on the organization.s Steering Committee. The IIC was formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics, and people at work. The members of the IIC catalyze and coordinate the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet.
Dr. Soley also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks all over the world on issues relevant to standards, the adoption of new technology and creating successful companies. He is an active angel investor, and was involved in the creation of both the Eclipse Foundation and Open Health Tools.
Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I.
Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and
workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted
for various technology companies and venture firms on matters
pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has
also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments,
Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at
Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating
A native of
U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science
and Engineering from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.