Speakers 2016

8th - 9th March 2016

Richard Soley

Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group, USA

Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG ®, Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium.

As Chairman and CEO of OMG, Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world's largest consortium of its type. Dr. Soley joined the nascent 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, leading first to the Unified Modeling Language TM (UML®) and later the Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®). He also led the effort to establish the SOA Consortium in January 2007, leading to the launch of the Business Ecology Initiative (BEI) in 2009. The Initiative focuses on the management imperative to make business more responsive, effective, sustainable and secure in a complex, networked world, through practice areas including Business Design, Business Process Excellence, Intelligent Business, Sustainable Business and Secure Business.  In addition, Dr. Soley is the Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, helping end-users transition to cloud computing and direct requirements and priorities for cloud standards throughout the industry. In 2014, Dr. Soley helped found the Industrial Internet Consortium and (IIC) serves as Executive Director of the organization. The IIC was formed to accelerate the development, adoption and wide-spread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics, and people at work. The members of the IIC catalyze and coordinate the priorities and enabling technologies of the Industrial Internet. Dr. Soley also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks all over the world on issues relevant to standards, the adoption of new technology and creating successful companies.  He is an active angel investor, and was involved in the creation of both the Eclipse Foundation and Open Health Tools.

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.

Presenting: Panel Discussion: The Industrial Internet & the Million Dollar Question - How Can You Make the Opportunity Work for You? - 8 Mar 2016, 12:05

 Whatever buzzword you use for the Industrial Internet, it is a trend that is here to stay. It is clear that there are many opportunities (and risks) with the inherent move to a more connected, smarter world, but with so many different ways to adopt it, it is essential that you have a clear strategy from the start to best navigate the complexity.

This panel will guide you through the good, the bad, and the ungrasped opportunities of the Industrial Internet, designed to inspire new ways of business and strengthened collaboration across industry disciplines.

We will discuss:

  • Utilising the Industrial Internet to connect and integrate objects with people, processes and data
  • Navigating the trends and buzzwords: Industrie 4.0, IoT, M2M and The Digital Thread
  • Industry User Cases - Who’s winning the IoT agenda?
  • How can we set an architectural framework and direction for the Industrial Internet?
  • The next steps - collaborating with industry, government and vendors to create a common platform of interoperability,  open architecture and global standards