Richard Soley

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Dr. Richard Mark Soley (Baltimore, Maryland) is the chair and CEO of Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG); as such, the vision and direction of the consortium are his responsibility. Soley joined OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG's world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA specification.

In 1996, he led the effort to move into vertical market standards (starting with healthcare, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing) and modeling. Those efforts made OMG a pioneer in the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and model-driven architecture (MDA) realms.

Soley was co-founder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., a firm which manufactured hardware and software for personal computers and workstations. He has also served as a consultant on matters relating to software investment opportunities for several corporations including IBM, Motorola, and Texas Instruments.

Soley studied Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he obtained bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems, working on the Multics operating system.

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