Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group, which manages the IIC for its members. Dr. Soley is responsible for the vision and direction of the world's largest consortium of its type. In 2014, Dr. Soley helped found the Industrial Internet Consortium, which 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.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.