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Richard Mark Soley (born ca. 1960, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American computer scientist and businessman, known as Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium, managed by the Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG).
Life and work
Soley studied Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he obtained his BA in 1982, his MA in 1985 and his Phd in 1989. He began his professional life at Honeywell, working on the Multics operating system.
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 is co-founder and former Chairman and 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, Richard Mark. Object Management Architecture Guide: Revision 2.0. Wiley, 1995.
- Richard Mark Soley personal website
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