Jim Cabral, VP, Court Relations, InfoTrack US

OASIS was founded to develop and promote open standards within and across public and private sector industries. My company, InfoTrack US, a legal technology provider, recently joined OASIS but I have been an active member in OASIS and the LegalXML Member Section for 20 years. I lead InfoTrack’s court integration court relations department, including our participation in open standards. As a Vice President of InfoTrack, I am prepared to commit and have the support from my company to devote approximately 5% of my time to OASIS Board activities.

In addition to currently serving on the OASIS Board, I have been an active contributor to OASIS since 2003 as a member and co-chair of the LegalXML Electronic Court Filing (ECF) Technical Committee. I have also served as a member of several other OASIS technical committees, and I am a former chair of the LegalXML Member Section Steering Committee. I edited the ECF 4.01 OASIS standard and 5.x Committee Specifications and have mentored the chairs of other technical committees as they moved their specifications through the OASIS process.

I am a co-chair of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEMOpen) Technical Architecture Committee (NTAC) Technical Steering Committee and liaison to the Project Governance Board (PGB), now an OASIS Open Project, and former Board Member of the IJIS Institute. I have previously chaired the IJIS Institute Security and Privacy Committee and served as an industry representative to multiple U.S. Department of Justice committees as part of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative. I have also participated in numerous technology assistance engagements from New Jersey to California covering topics as diverse as integration architectures, information security, privacy/anonymization, and strategic planning. With the combination of my executive-level role within a technology provider and my 19 years of experience consulting with public sector agencies across the country, I believe I am well qualified to speak to the needs of several industries represented within OASIS.

For more information on my work with OASIS, see https://www.oasis-open.org/2023/02/07/oasis-board-member-spotlight-series-qa-with-jim-cabral/.

Additional Information:
If elected to continue serving as a member of the Board, one of my priorities will be to continue to support expanded participation by and partnerships with public sector agencies and associations to improve the diversity of our members and funding streams. Over the last decade, I have actively encouraged OASIS membership to organizations involved in the public sector, particularly the legal community and courts, and promoted the leveraging of OASIS standards in public sector information architectures, including NIEMOpen and Global Justice. I was very involved in helping transition NIEM to an OASIS open project. I believe that deepening public sector involvement in these and emerging efforts is key to continuing advancements like these that are fundamental to the mission of OASIS. I will continue to use my connections within the OASIS membership, public and private sector agencies, and other industry associations to develop these important partnerships and collaborations.

In addition, as a TC chair and editor of OASIS specifications, I support the continued efforts by OASIS staff and the Board Process Committee to streamline the process for approving specifications as OASIS standards. I will bring this perspective to the Board of Directors as we oversee and responsibly allocate our limited staff and volunteer resources to these important efforts.

Finally, Board membership requires a unique set of disciplines including unselfishly balancing the needs of the membership with a primary commitment to the advancement of the organization. I have a reputation for providing independent and unbiased advice to my clients and on the OASIS and IJIS Boards. I will continue to use my passion for standards and experience managing technology to deliver on OASIS’s promise of improving information sharing and driving down the cost of interoperability through open standards.