The Object Management Group (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. Founded in 1989, OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government agencies. Their Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries.
OMG's modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. They also host organizations such as the user-driven information-sharing Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) and CISQ.
OMG’s members include hundreds of organizations including software end-users in over two dozen vertical markets (from finance to healthcare and automotive to insurance) and virtually every large organization in the technology industry. Their “one organization-one vote” policy ensures that every member organization- whether large or small- has an effective voice in our voting process. They also maintain liaison relationships with dozens of other organizations including ISO (which publishes many OMG standards without edits), Health Level Seven (HL7), and the Data Transparency Coalition.
Richard Mark Soley
Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group (OMG). He joined OMG as Technical Director in 1989, leading the development of its standardization process and the original CORBA specification. Previously, Dr. Soley was a Cofounder, Chairman, and CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., a leading producer of AI hardware and software Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from MIT.