Dr Richard Soley, Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium, USA
Executive Director
Industrial Internet Consortium

Richard is responsible for the vision and direction at OMG, the world's largest consortium of its type. He joined as Technical Director and worked to develop its world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA specification. He led efforts to move into vertical market standards, modelling and development of Unified Modelling Language and Model Driven Architecture. He also led efforts to establish the SOA Consortium and launched the Business Ecology Initiative which focuses on improving business effectiveness and resilience in a complex networked world.   

At the Cloud Standards Customer Council, he helps end-users transition to cloud computing and directs requirements and priorities for cloud standards in industry. In 2014, Richard helped found the IIC and serves to accelerate development and adoption of interconnected machines and analytics.  

Richard serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, speaking extensively on issues relevant to standards, adoption of new technology and creating successful companies.