Michael Priestley was recognized as OASIS Distinguished Contributor in 2017. Senior Technical Staff Member (STSM) and Enterprise Content Technology Strategist at IBM, Michael has been an active OASIS member since 2004. Michael was one of the original committee proposers for the OASIS DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) Technical Committee. He was co-editor of the original, widely-implemented DITA v1.0 (2005) and v1.1 (2007) specifications. Michael continued to serve as a key technical leader for DITA and the DITA TC as it enabled adoption of DITA with Subcommittees developing extensive domain-specific vocabularies (including semiconductor design, manufacturing machining specifications, pharmaceutical content, etc) and Lightweight DITA.