Dr. Richard Soley

Dr. Richard Soley, Executive Director

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Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the IIC 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 GroupĀ®. 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.

William Hoffman

William "Bill" Hoffman, President

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Bill Hoffman serves as President of the IIC and oversees all Marketing, Business Development and General and Administrative operations of the consortium.

Bill is also President and Chief Operating Officer at the OMG, having been appointed in 1997. 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 also 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. Bill 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 a saltwater fisherman and boater (licensed USCG Captain) with a love of fast cars.


Howard Kradjel, Vice President, Industry Programs

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Howard Kradjel is the Vice President of Industry Programs. Howard leads efforts across functions of the IIC to engage industry user communities. He oversees the testbeds program and serves as chair of the testbed working group.
Howard’s diverse background and experience has focused on systems and solutions engineering, product planning, management and sales support. He is passionate about applying his experience to expand the industrial internet of things marketplace and realize the development of new IIoT solutions and technology.
Howard holds bachelor and master degrees in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and Lehigh University. When outside the workplace Howard enjoys bicycling, photography and spending time with his family.

Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor, Chief Technical Officer

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Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the IIC, where he aligns groups for business, technology, security and industry for the Industrial Internet.

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 and 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.

Nancy Zukowski

Nancy Zukowski, Vice President of Marketing

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As Vice President of Marketing, Nancy is responsible for revenue growth and member retention. She develops and executes marketing and communication strategies across multiple channels. Nancy oversees a team of enthusiastic professionals and directs our worldwide internal and external marketing efforts. With extensive experience in numerous segments, including information technology, healthcare, finance, and education, Nancy has spent most of her career in marketing and product management roles.

Contact information: Nancy can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 109 or by email at [email protected].

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Paul Barry

Paul Barry, Account Executive

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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 IIC (IIC) and The Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ).


Evan Birkhead

Evan Birkhead, Strategic Marketing

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Evan Birkhead became part of the IIC team in January 2019 when the organization joined forces with the OpenFog Consortium. 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

Chuck Byers, Associate Chief Technical Officer

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Chuck Byers is the Associate Chief Technical Officer for the IIC. 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.

Christopher Corso

Christopher Corso, Account Executive

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Chris is an Account Executive at OMG and responsible for memberships and sponsorships across all managed programs including the Digital Twin Consortium, IIC (IIC), the Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ), and BPM+ Health.


Harriet Costa

Harriet Costa, SR. Project Manager

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Harriet Costa is responsible for maintaining relationships with IIC Members, offering Technical, Operational and Administration Support. She oversees and maintains the IIC's Document Management System and also collaborates with other IIC members to organize IIC events.


Diane Ehramjian

Diane Ehramjian, Director, Member Engagement

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As Director of Member Engagement, Diane is a resource and point of contact for all consortium members to find help with getting started, introductions, and engagement in consortium activity.


Bonnie Gordon

Bonnie Gordon, Conference Director for IoT Solutions World Congress

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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 Gillis

Steve Gillis, Sr. Account Executive

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Steve is the Senior Account Executive in Business Development and is responsible for developing memberships and sponsorships for OMG and the IIC. Steve can be contacted at the OMG's main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 119


Brian Jones

Brian Jones, Sr. Marketing Specialist

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As Marketing Specialist, Brian 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.


Michael Linehan

Michael Linehan, Director of Program Operations

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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 Lew

Skyler Lew, Business Intelligence Analyst

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Skyler maintains relationships with IIC Members, providing Technical, Operational and Administration Support. He oversees and maintains the IIC's Document Management System and also works with the IIC members to organize IIC events.


Lisa K. Nelson-Beard

Lisa K. Nelson-Beard, Project Manager

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Lisa Nelson-Beard maintains relationships with IIC members, providing technical, operational and administration support. She oversees and maintains the IIC's Document Management System and also works with the IIC members to further the development of IIC deliverables.

Contact information: Lisa can be contacted by email [email protected].

Svetlana Orlova

Lana Orlova, Webmaster

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Lana is responsible for designing and managing the IIC'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 IIC 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.

Karen Quatromoni

Karen Quatromoni, Director of Public Relations

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In her role, Karen is responsible for media and analyst relations for all Object Management Group (OMG) Consortia. She strategizes and executes thought leadership campaigns that result in increased awareness and visibility of Consortia messages through media and analysts, executive speaking engagements at target events, and content in the Consortia's online publications. 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.

Ingrid Reis-Glass

Ingrid Reis-Glass, Project Manager

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Ingrid Reis-Glass maintains relationships with IIC members, providing technical, operational and administration support. She oversees and maintains the IIC's Document Management System and also works with the IIC members to further the development of IIC deliverables.


Cheryl Rocheleau

Cheryl Rocheleau, Director, IIC Marketing

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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 IIC. Cheryl brings broad marketing experience acquired from past roles in product marketing, customer advocacy, and marketing programs management. Prior to joining the IIC, 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.

Geo Representatives

Maurice Nijssen

Maurice Nijssen, CEO of PNA Group; Sales Representative, Europe

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Mr. Nijssen can also be contacted by phone via PNA Group's main office number at +31-88-777-0-444



Mr. Teruo Yoshino

Mr. Teruo Yoshino, Sales Representative, Japan

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Mr. Yoshino can also be contacted by phone +81 35-823 0722.