An Overview of The OMG’s Model Driven Architecture

An Overview of The OMG’s Model Driven Architecture
In this June Spotlight, Richard Soley, CEO of the OMG, presents a short essay on the role of MDA in modeling and software development, followed by Paul Harmon's brief descriptions and links to the many related columns, articles and papers previously published on BPTrends.

Richard Soley

Richard Soley

Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group, Inc. (OMG).  Dr. Soley is responsible for the overall strategic business & technical direction of OMG, the largest consortium of its kind. A visionary with over two decades of experience in the field of information technology, Dr. Soley presides over a constantly growing standardization program encompassing both infrastructure standards like the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) as well as vertical-market standards efforts in Telecommunications, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, Space Systems, Life Sciences Research and many other areas.  From the founding of the OMG in 1989 until his promotion to CEO in 1997, Dr. Soley was the organization’s first Vice President & Technical Director, defining the vision and direction of the consortium from the outset. Dr. Soley was instrumental in OMG’s adoption of both CORBA and UML, and in the creation of the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) in 2000.  Before joining OMG, Dr. Soley was involved in a series of start-up companies including Gold Hill Computers, Symbolics, PictureTel and others, and was the cofounder and Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the first Intel 386 product, the 386 HummingBoard.
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