MEDIA ALERT: (VIDEO) Object Management Group CEO Dr. Richard Soley Narrates Company’s History as Pioneer in Interoperability Standards

NEEDHAM, Mass.--()--The Object Management Group® (OMG®), an open, international, not-for-profit, technology standards consortium, released a video chronicling its 28-year legacy as an innovator in driving interoperable technology standards. Dr. Soley, OMG CEO and Chairman, presents the six-minute video highlighting the company’s milestones.

OMG began its mission in 1989 as the personal computing revolution was underway. The company had a clear vision that distributed object computing was going to change how IT worked. Those efforts resulted in middleware standards that connected different systems from programming languages and architectures, evolving into the CORBA® standard which began the transformation of the industry to standardized middleware.

Proving its ability to stay abreast of evolving business and IT needs and remain a leading force in the industry, OMG members published specifications that comprise most of the modeling standards in today’s technology landscape (SysML®, UML®, UPDM™, BPMN™, to name a few). In the late 1990s, OMG members realized that vertical markets would create more opportunity for interoperability, so they applied the standardization process to the finance, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation industries.

The new millennium saw the need for OMG members to build communities of interest around cutting-edge technology concepts. These communities support standardization but are not standards organizations themselves. The Object Management Group manages these communities:

  • Consortium for IT Software Quality™— members draft computable metrics for measuring software quality and size to improve application quality and reduce its cost and risk
  • Cloud Standards Customer Council™— end user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud’s successful adoption, and drilling down into the standards, security and interoperability issues surrounding the transition to the cloud
  • Industrial Internet Consortium® — organizations that develop testbeds to learn about best practices and potential standard requirements in order to understand how the Internet of Things will disrupt their industries

In addition, OMG also maintains liaison relationships with dozens of other organizations including ISO (which publishes many OMG standards without edits), Health Level Seven International, and the Data Coalition.

Continuously evolving to remain current while retaining a position of thought leadership in standards, OMG recently announced it was a founding member of the EdgeX Foundry, an important new open-source initiative that will accelerate interoperability and spur digital transformation in the IoT space.

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The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium with representation from government, industry and academia. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG's modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. Visit for more information.

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The Object Management Group® an open, international, not-for-profit, technology standards consortium, released a video chronicling its 28-year legacy driving interoperable technology standards.



Object Management Group
Ann McDonough, +1 781-444-040