Duane NICKULL - Biography

Senior Strategy Analyst
Adobe Systems

A Summary Curriculum Vitae
B History Speaking Engagements 2000-2004
C Publications
D Volunteer Positions/Appointments


As senior standards strategist for Adobe Systems, Duane Nickull is responsible for managing Adobe's participation in OASIS and UN/CEFACT, as well as ensuring that Adobe's enterprise solutions support emerging XML standards. Previously Mr. Nickull co-founded Yellow Dragon Software Corporation, a privately held developer of XML messaging and metadata management software, recently acquired by Adobe. Mr. Nickull currently serves as a vice chair of the United Nations Centre for Facilitation of Commerce and Trade (UN/CEFACT) where he oversees the United Nations Electronic Business strategy and architecture. He has served as the project team lead of the United Nations (UN/CEFACT) eBusiness Architecture Group, a technical advisor to the UN/CEFACT - OASIS Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) and a specially appointed liaison between the W3C, UN and OASIS standards consortiums. Additionally, Mr. Nickull has served as the chair for the United Nation's Electronic Business Working Group,a direct sub-group of CEFACT TMG and on the CEFACT TMG Steering Committee. He also has served as the co-lead of the ebXML Technical Architecture group as well as co-editor of that specification starting in 1999. Called Mr. SOA by his peers due to his overwhelming experience writing and contributing to the major Service Oriented Architectures (SOA's) efforts, Mr. Nickull is currently chairing the OASIS SOA Technical Committee, which is in the process of establishing a global standard reference model for Service Oriented Architectures. Mr. Nickull has written and contributed many technical articles and books on this subject and lectures globally about global electronic business around the world. He also participates in the W3C Web Services Architecture Group. Prior to 2003 Duane worked for XML Global Technologies, a company he co-founded. He was a co-inventor of the first Context-sensitive XML Search Engine (www.goxml.com) and the first web based XMLE-Commerce ASP. He is named on pending patents pertaining to XML indexing and retrieval covering 51 unique points. He also served as Technical Director for XSLT.com


Speaking Engagements (highlights only): Dec 2004 - EIDX Industry conference on Semantic Harmonization- Menlo Park, CA Nov 2004 - XML 2004 - Washington, DC Oct 2004 - UN/CEFACT Capacity Building Workshop - Geneva, Switzerland Sep 2004 - XML Web Services Conference - London, UK Jul 2004 - GML Days, Plenary session and day tutorial, Vancouver, Canada Jun 2004 - Java One Developer Days, San Francisco, CA May 2004 - UN/CEFACT Plenary, Geneva, Switzerland Apr 2004 - XML Europe 2004 - Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 2004 - Service Oriented Architecture, OASIS Symposium, New Orleans, LA Mar 2004 - Canadian Governments Strategic IM e-Enabler plenary, Ottawa, Canada. Feb 2004 - United States Department of Justice 2 day plenary session speaker Feb 2004 - Deutsches Bundesrepublik Ministerium (German Government) Berlin, DE. Feb 2004 - United Kingdom Ministry of Defense (MOD) London, UK Jan 2004 - US Integrated Justice Information Services, Plenary, San Diego, CA Dec 2003 - United States Government Services Admin., 3 day XML Workshop. Jun 2003 - Ottawa, Canadian Government 3 day intensive - XML Registry/Repository Jun 2003 - JavaOne, Moscone Centre San Francisco - Speaker on Metadata Registries Feb 2003 - Ottawa, Ont. Standards Council of Canada (SCC) workshop on XML Feb 2003 - Ottawa, Ont. Government of Canada FAP2 - Full day Jan 2003 - New York, NY Linuxworld - XML data integration Nov 2002 - Vancouver, Western Canada's eBusiness Day June 2002 - Portland, STAR Standards in Automotive Retail May 2002 - Barcelona, SP - XML Europe - XML Tutorial - 4 hours May 2002 - ebXML Day in Europe (OASIS) Co-keynote Mar 2002 - Belgium - CEN/ISSS -eBes ebXML workshop Europe Feb 2002 - Copenhagen - Danish Standards Association Annual Event (keynote) Fall 2001 - Copenhagen - XML Scandinavia (keynote) May 2001 - Berlin, XML Europe May 2001 - Vienna, ebXML Boot Camp 2001 - Service Oriented Architectures and the future of ebXML and Web Services - Toyko 2000 - Seoul, Korea - KIEC Annual Conference (keynote) 25+ more including several keynotes


Professional ebXML Foundations - Wrox Press ebXML: The New Global Standard for Doing Business on the Internet Recent White Papers: Dec 2004 - Defining the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Reference Model - 2003 Paper Jan 2003 - A Modeling Methodology to Harmonize Disparate Data Models (A White Paper to aid intelligence gathering capabilities for the Office of Homeland Security)


2003 - UN/CEFACT ATG Core Components naming conventions 2003 - CHAIR, OASIS eBusiness Service Oriented Architecture TC 2003 - CHAIR, OASIS Registry sub group - CC-Review committee 2003 - Sun Linux Expert Advisory Panel - 1 of 15 internationally selected experts 2003 - OASIS eGovernment Technical Committee (Participant) 2003 - LegalXML Lawful Intercept Technical Committee (Participant) 2002 - UN/CEFACT eBusiness Working Group Chair 2001 - UN/CEFACT TMG eBusiness Architecture Project Group lead 2002 - ebXML Joint Coordination Committee Technical Advisor (1 of 6) 2002 - ebXML Joint Coordination Committee liaison to W3C Consortium 1999 - Chief Editor/Co-chair - ebXML Technical Architecture Project Team