Peter Brown

Peter Brown serves on the OASIS Board of Directors; his term extends to July 2017. Peter is an official of the European Parliament currently on long-term unpaid leave of absence. During this period of leave, he founded and managed Pensive nv/sa, a Belgium-based software solutions company for information-driven enterprise and is now based in Los Angeles working as an independent consultant. Peter's areas of professional interest cover technology strategy and governance, identity management, SOA, cloud computing, interaction design and information management.

Peter's professional career until 2007 has been working in the European public service - for the Council of Europe until 1989 and then for the European Parliament, where his work over 16 years has covered all aspects of the organization's work, from running the leader's office of the largest political group, acting as a political adviser, developing (pre-Web) online information networks, through to developing organization-wide information architecture and involving the Parliament in technology standards work. Between 2005 and 2007, Peter worked with the Austrian Government as a senior adviser and worked particularly on electronic identity and eGovernment standards.

He is an active member of OASIS and co-editor several specifications and standards including the SOA Reference Model (SOA-RM), the SOA Reference Architecture Foundation (SOA-RAF), the Transformational Government Framework (TGF) and the Privacy Management Reference Model (PMRM).

Until 2015, he served as Board Chair and President of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) set up to deliver President Obama’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). He is a member of the Institute of Directors and leads ISO work on the governance of information technologies.

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