Open Technologies Fuel the Business & IT Renaissance
Heather Kreger, Distinguished Engineer, CTO International Standards, IBM
Interoperability is shaping a new era of computing that is built upon open technologies and architectures. An open cloud architecture is at the heart of this, and it is changing the game by enabling interoperability across infrastructures, across platforms, and across workloads. Learn how to play the game differently to improve your speed of innovation, foster the empowerment of your business & improve the economics of IT.
Heather Kreger is IBM’s CTO of International Standards and a Distinguished Engineer. She is responsible for setting the strategy for software group’s engagement in international standards. Heather’s current focus is on SOA and Cloud architecture standards. With over 15 years of standards experience, she has led the development of standards for Cloud, SOA, Web services, Management and Java in numerous standards organizations, including W3C, OASIS, DMTF, IEEE, ISO/IEC JTC1, and The Open Group. Heather is currently co-chair for The Open Group’s SOA Work Group and liaison for The Open Group SOA and Cloud Work Groups to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 SOA SG, SC38 WG2 (SOA), SC38 WG3 (Cloud), and INCITS DAPS38 (US TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC38). Heather is the lead editor of the SOA Reference Architecture CD 18384 in SC8. Heather is also the author of numerous articles and specifications, as well as the book Java and JMX, Building Manageable Systems, and co-editor of Navigating the SOA Open Standards Landscape Around Architecture.