David Frankel

David FrankelDavid Frankel is Lead Standards Architect for Model-Driven Systems at SAP Labs. He has over 25 years of experience as a programmer, architect, and technical strategist. He is the author of the book,"Model-Driven Architecture®: Applying MDA® to Enterprise Computing." He also is lead editor of the book, "The MDA Journal." He served several terms as a member of the Architecture Board of the Object Management Group (OMG), the body that manages the MDA standards, and he has co-authored a number of industry standards. Recently, he has been publishing and speaking about the role of model-driven systems in enterprise SOA.


MDA Journal: XBRL and Semantic Interoperability

MDA Journal: XBRL and Semantic Interoperability Dave Frankel has written extensively in previous BPTrends MDA Journals about issues relating to semantic interoperability. This month, he addresses foreseeable problems with XBRL, the eXtensible Business Reporting Language being mandated by governments world wide for various kinds of compliance reporting. Sound complicated? Dave provides a clear and concise […]

The MDA Journal: Business Network Transformation

The MDA Journal: Business Network Transformation In his December, 2008 Column, David Frankel and his colleague Steve Winkler discussed the advantages of data sharing. This month, he explores the advances in technology in combination with macro economic factors that are underscoring the importance of collaborative relationships among business partners. You will want to read his […]

MDA Journal: Safeguard the Future of your Business – Unvault Your Data

MDA Journal: Safeguard the Future of your Business – Unvault Your Data This month, Dave Frankel asked his colleague, Steve Winkler, to discuss a topic he considers of critical importance to organizations facing the problems of a difficult economy—data sharing. Read Mr. Winkler’s expert assessment of why data sharing is of value and how it […]

MDA Journal: MIS Schools in Decline

MDA Journal: MIS Schools in Decline In his Column this month, David Frankel discusses the alarming and seemingly precipitous decline in MIS enrollments in colleges and universities, to the extent that some programs have shut down. David makes the point that if this downward trend continues, it could threaten prospects for the continued development of […]

MDA Journal: Requirements for BPMN 2.0

MDA Journal: Requirements for BPMN 2.0 As the Object Management Group (OMG) gets closer to releasing BPMN 2.0, David Frankel examines the main issues to be addressed in the new release. Read his timely and engaging Column for interesting insights into the issues and solutions proposed by the two groups working on the new release.

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability Roadmap

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability Roadmap David Frankel continues his discussion of semantic interoperability problems this month with a focus on financial institutions. In a clear and concise fashion, he outlines the approach being considered by the expert panel convened to revise the standard. Read his Column to gain an understanding of the urgency of the […]

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability and Convergence in the Financial Industry

MDA Journal: Semantic Interoperability and Convergence in the Financial Industry This month, David Frankel continues his examination of semantic interoperability and its primary importance in reducing integration costs. Read his Column to discover how standards organizations in the financial sector are dealing with this issue by converging around a single standard known as Universal Financial […]

MDA Journal: MDA’s “Last Mile” Problem

MDA Journal: MDA’s “Last Mile” Problem An IDC Report analyzing the model-driven development market provided Dave Frankel with the central theme for this month’s Column – specifically, that model-driven approaches need to go the “last mile of applications development—making the applications come to life.” Read this clear and concise essay to learn his conclusions on […]

MDA Journal: A Convergence of Business and IT Thinking? SOA and the Business-IT Divide

MDA Journal: A Convergence of Business and IT Thinking? SOA and the Business-IT Divide As the title suggests, Dave Frankel takes on the commonly held notion that business and IT people speak different languages. David sees a convergence of thinking that offers new opportunities for the two parties to discover common ground.

MDA Journal: The Technology 1.0 Syndrome, How Business Learns to Use Technology

MDA Journal: The Technology 1.0 Syndrome, How Business Learns to Use Technology This month, David Frankel introduces the term Technology 1.0 Syndrome to describe the tendency throughout recent history to use new technology to mimic old approaches. He explores how this syndrome is currently playing out with the WEB and with B2B electronic commerce.

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