Richard Soley

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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).[1]

Life and work[edit]

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.

Soley joined OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of OMG's world-leading standardization process and the original CORBA specification.[2]

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.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Soley, Richard Mark. Object Management Architecture Guide: Revision 2.0. Wiley, 1995.


  1. ^ "MIT Sloan CIO Symposium: Dr. Richard Soley". MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 
  2. ^ "Biography: Dr. Richard Soley". 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 

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