Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium and is responsible for the vision and direction of the organization. In addition to this role, Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group®. He also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks around the world on issues relevant to emerging technologies, IT standards, and creating successful companies. Dr. Soley also serves as an advisor to many governments and is an agenda contributor in the World Economic Forum. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Soley holds SB, SM, and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.
Bill Hoffman serves as President of the Industrial Internet Consortium and oversees all Marketing, Business Development and General and Administrative operations of the consortium.
Bill also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at OMG and previously was OMG’s Vice President of Business Development. Prior to this position, he was the President of Object World Corporation, an OMG subsidiary, until it was acquired by Ziff- Davis Conferences and Forums. He has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and co-founder of Itasca Systems, Inc., as well as Vice President and co-founder of Graphael, Inc., both early Object DBMS companies. He has also held senior positions at Gold Hill and Symbolics Inc., both of which were object-oriented AI and CASE companies. He started his career with Honeywell Information Systems in 1979.
Bill holds a BS in Marketing from New Hampshire College, where he graduated with honors. In his spare time, Bill is an avid shooter, saltwater fisherman and boater (licensed USCG Captain).
Howard Kradjel is responsible for organizing and overseeing the daily operations of the Consortium, ensuring that business is well-coordinated and productive and approved processes are carried out with operational excellence. As a primary contact for the Consortium's Steering Committee, Howard has wide responsibility for ensuring that the Steering Committee's decisions are carried out, across technical, marketing & business development operations; likewise, he is responsible for looking for and carrying out opportunities that link across the testbeds and other operations of the Consortium.
Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group).
He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.
Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML/modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine, most recently for an issue on Model-Driven Development. Click on the link to see Stephen talk about the Industrial Internet Consortium.
As the Vice President of Operations, Terry will work across all of OMG and it’s communities reporting to the President and COO of OMG. Terry will initially focus her efforts on managing business development, member engagement and continuing to build a world class conference program for IoT Solutions World Congress. This will include business development practices, member engagement and strategic relationship development that benefit our memberships, the industries we serve, and our organization as a whole.
Terry McElrath is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, and Consultant with more than 25 years of success in high technology industries. Leveraging extensive experience with established corporations, start-ups and rapid-growth scenarios, Terry is a valuable asset for companies seeking guidance on change, business development, and organizational structure. Her broad areas of expertise include communication, business development, content development, strategic partnerships, marketing strategy and execution, event development and management, and developing new lines of business. Throughout her executive career, Terry has held leadership positions with Charles View Consulting; Putnam Media, Imark Communications, and IDG World Expo. Terry has a proven history of utilizing both technical and business knowledge to create more effective marketing and sales campaigns that result in overall growth and profitability. Terry studied Business Management at Fullerton College in Fullerton, CA and lives with her husband and two children in Dover, MA.
Kathy Walsh is the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Vice President of Marketing and is responsible for the marketing of the Industrial Internet Consortium. To her role, she brings extensive marketing experience and a broad array of business skills acquired from roles in accounting, customer service, market research, product management, and social media management. Prior to joining the Industrial Internet Consortium, Kathy was a Product Marketing Manager at Dimensional Insight, Inc. and Oracle Corp. Kathy also worked in market research and client service at IRI, Inc. as a Project Manager.
Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and earned an MBA, with a concentration in Marketing, from Babson College. She is married with three sons and spends much of her free time cheering on youth sports. Kathy is a published author of Preacher Kid: A Story from the Heartland.
As the Vice President of OMG Marketing & Corporate Communications, Maureen oversees internal and external communications, brand management and thought leadership across all of the OMG communities. She is responsible for managing all communications plan activities and building external relationships with the organization's constituencies. She sets and guides the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral. Maureen holds a B.S. in marketing with a minor in business communication from Bentley University, where she was also an assistant adjunct professor for five years.
Contact information: Maureen can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 128 or by email at [email protected].
Industrial Internet Consortium STAFF
As a Business Development Account Executive, Paul develops and manages all aspects of the sales cycle for annual membership and sponsorship sales for OMG and our managed programs including the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ).
Evan Birkhead became part of the IIC team in January 2019 when the organization joined forces with the OpenFog Consortium. In addition to IIC, he directs marketing for the Trusted IoT Alliance, an IIC partner consortium with the mission to secure the IoT with blockchain and ledger technologies. His commercial clients include leaders in IoT, IT operations, cybersecurity and fraud prevention. Evan began his marketing career in 1997 when he joined Micromuse, a start-up in the network management space that experienced skyrocketing growth, went public on Nasdaq, and was acquired by IBM. Evan received his B.A. from Tufts University and his M.S. in Public Communications from Syracuse University.
Chuck Byers is the Associate Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium. He comes to IIC from the OpenFog consortium where he served as CTO. Chuck’s focus is on refining IIC’s edge-fog vision, IoT architecture, and the application of advanced technologies. He is also serving as chair of the Fog Computing Task Group.
Previously, he was a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Cisco's Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 33 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms, edge-fog computing and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including the OpenFog Consortium (chairing several committees), IEEE, and served as a founding member of PICMG's AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees.
Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In his spare time, he likes travel, bicycling, cooking, and tinkering in his workshop. He holds over 80 US patents.
Harriet Costa is responsible for maintaining relationships with Industrial Internet Consortium Members, offering Technical, Operational and Administration Support. She oversees and maintains the Industrial Internet Consortium's Document Management System and also collaborates with other Industrial Internet Consortium members to organize Industrial Internet Consortium events.
As Director of Member Services, Sharyn works on developing, implementing, and managing member relations programs to support our growing, global Industrial Internet Consortium membership base. Sharyn has extensive experience in developing and managing business development and B2B client service programs for technology and service companies including CEB, Softrax, AT&T (Interwise), SAP and IBM. Sharyn graduated with a B.A. in Education from Merrimack College.
Diane works with the Business Development Team to encourage and assist in building new memberships for both the Industrial Internet Consortium and OMG. She coordinates business development efforts among the OMG and Industrial Internet Consortium staff and assists our global representatives. Diane received her BS degree in Communications from Fitchburg State University.
IIC in partnership with Fira Barcelona produces IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) taking place annually in October in Barcelona Spain. As the Conference Director, Bonnie manages and works directly with the IoTSWC Program Committee to develop the most compelling attendee-driven conference agenda focused on customer use cases and business outcomes. Bonnie can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 158
Steve is the Senior Account Executive in Business Development and is responsible for developing memberships and sponsorships for OMG and the Industrial Internet Consortium. Steve can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 119
As Marketing Specialist, Andrew works with both the marketing and member services departments of the IIC to help coordinate best practices for brand visibility and member growth. He assists in the promotion of the IIC's many deliverables through a variety of digital marketing campaigns. Andrew is a graduate from Ithaca College, where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management.
Michael Linehan is based in Cork, Ireland having worked with the IIC out of San Diego for 2 years. His main roles at the IIC include oversight of IIC workgroups, the IIC Publishing Process, as well as organizing the IIC face to face meetings. His interests outside of work include fitness, music, yoga and travelling.
Skyler maintains relationships with Industrial Internet Consortium Members, providing Technical, Operational and Administration Support. He oversees and maintains the Industrial Internet Consortium's Document Management System and also works with the Industrial Internet Consortium members to organize Industrial Internet Consortium events.
Terrance Milligan maintains relationships with Industrial Internet Consortium Members, providing Technical, Operational and Administration Support. He oversees and maintains the Industrial Internet Consortium's Document Management System and also works with the Industrial Internet Consortium members to organize Industrial Internet Consortium events.
Contact information: Terrance can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 or by email [email protected].
Svetlana is responsible for designing and managing the Industrial Internet Consortium's web site. She also assist the marketing department with designing logos, banners, files for e-blasts and other marketing materials. She is the editorial and technical liaison for the OMG and Industrial Internet Consortium services available to members and non-members alike.
Svetlana received her diploma in Graphic Design and Webmaster at the Clark's University, Cambridge MA. She loves chocolate and cats.
As Account Executive, Micah manages all aspects of the sales cycle of our membership and sponsorship sales for a specific territory for OMG and our managed groups including the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ).
Karen is the Senior PR Manager for the Industrial Internet Consortium, bringing more than 30 years of high-tech public relations experience to the position. As an account director at high-tech PR agency Rainier Communications, and as an in-house PR Manager at Digital Equipment/Compaq Computer Corp., Karen has strategized and executed campaigns that resulted in greatly increased awareness and visibility of products, services, and companies.
Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Berklee College of Music and a master’s of education from U. Mass Boston. She is also an accomplished jazz guitarist, performing in big band orchestras and small combos in Massachusetts.
As Director of Marketing Programs, Cheryl is responsible for the development, program scheduling and execution of marketing activities for the vertically focused Task Groups and is a key contributor to the marketing of the Industrial Internet Consortium. Cheryl brings broad marketing experience acquired from past roles in product marketing, customer advocacy, and marketing programs management. Prior to joining the Industrial Internet Consortium, Cheryl was a Customer Reference Manager for EMC’s Software Defined Storage Products, a Marketing Consultant to several small businesses in manufacturing and financial services, and a Marketing Manager for the Object Management Group.
Cheryl holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Communications/Writing from Fairfield University. She is married with 2 teenagers. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, and spending time outdoors doing just about anything, especially watching D1 college softball.
As Senior Marketing Specialist, Matt works with both the marketing and member services departments of the IIC to help coordinate best practices for brand visibility and member growth. He is tasked with promoting the IIC's many deliverables through a variety of digital marketing campaigns. He also manages social media and two international tradeshow pavilions for the IIC. Matt is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he received a B.S. in Communications.
Mr. Nijssen can also be contacted by phone via PNA Group's main office number at +31-88-777-0-444
Mr. Yoshino can also be contacted by phone +81 35-823 0722.
Mr. Nishiyama is responsible for the promotion and recruiting of new members in Japan. Prior to this role, Etsuro was an Industrial Solutions Consulting Sales Manager at IBM Japan and Rational Software. Etsuro also worked in market research and business development roles at Data General Corporation. Etsuro holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Hokkaido University.
Mr. Nishiyama can also be contacted by phone +81 90 1051 5711