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MEDIA ALERT: Object Management Group Chairman and CEO Dr. Richard Soley to Speak at Modular Open Systems Summit in Washington DC on May 2
Focus on standards to help implement new defense technologies for future military platforms

Needham, MA – April 23, 2018

Who: Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium, as well as Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium® and the Cloud Standards Customer Council™.

Previously, Dr. 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 system.

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

What: In the era of rapidly evolving threats that require faster cycle times for fielding and modifying warfighting capabilities, Dr. Richard Soley will discuss the role that open standards play so that future military platforms can keep up with evolving threats and emerging technologies. For example, OMG members worked with the U.S. Navy and the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence to create the Open Architecture Radar Interface Standard™ (OARIS™) standard. In the past, OMG members assisted in the creation of the DoD Architecture Framework that has evolved into the OMG Unified Architecture Framework® standard. 

Dr. Soley will also discuss the many modeling languages that OMG has developed such as: Business Process Modeling Notation™ (BPMN™), Financial Industry Business Ontology® (FIBO®), Systems Modeling Language™ (SysML®), Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®), and how OMG programs further advance and develop multiple initiatives and products in horizontal and vertical trade spaces that benefit the DoD and international partners.

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

About Modular Open Systems Summit
The Modular Open Systems Summit, taking place May 1-2 in Washington, D.C. brings together highly-qualified, senior government, military, intelligence and industry professionals in a powerful relationship-building environment to discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the dynamic open systems marketplace. Attendees will gather to discuss open system policies and updates, logistics and planning necessary for implementation, the latest acquisition opportunities, current trends in cyber security initiatives, real-world implementation examples and more. Register at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=296745&


About OMG
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. 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. Visit www.omg.org for more information.


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