Dr. Donald Deutsch

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      • Country: United Arab Emirates
      • Region: Dubai
      • Title: Chief Standards Officer
      • Company: Oracle

    A 30-year veteran of the Information Technology industry, Don Deutsch is Vice President, Chief Standards Officer for Oracle in Redwood Shores, CA. He is responsible for coordinating Oracle’s participation in technical standards and consortia forums across all business units and geographies.

    Don has chaired the US group responsible for developing SQL database language standards (now INCITS DM32.2) for over 30 years; he also chairs INCITS DM32 Data Management & Interchange and serves as Vice Chair of the INCITS Executive Board, the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO/IEC JTC 1.

    Internationally, Don Chairs ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC38 – chartered to develop standards for Cloud Computing and facilitating technologies including web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). He also serves as an IT industry champion for the IEC Chair, and recently completed the maximum two 3 year terms as an inaugural member on the IEC Market Strategy Board.

    Don has represents Oracle at the executive/policy level in various consortia as well as in formal standards bodies including: the Executive Committee for the Java Community Process and the Advisory Committee of the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He currently serves as Co-Chair of the W3C Patent and Standards Interest Group as well as on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Directors.

    Prior to joining Oracle he held senior software engineering management positions with Sybase and the Information Services Division of General Electric Co. Before working in industry Don managed the database management systems standards and supporting research program at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute for Standards and Technology/NIST), held a full-time faculty appointment in the Information Systems Management Department of the University of Maryland, and worked as a consultant for an international public accounting firm.

    Dr. Deutsch earned a BS from Miami University in Oxford, OH, and MBA and doctorate degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has published numerous articles and papers, and co-authored an undergraduate textbook on Database Concepts; the National Bureau of Standards published his doctoral research on Modeling and Measurement of Database Management Systems.

    ANSI recognized Dr. Deutsch for his leadership of national and international information technology standardization as the 2002 recipient of the Edward Lohse Information Technology Medal.

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