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Patrick Gannon - Bio


Monday, 7th Nov.



Patrick Gannon

Patrick J. Gannon is President and Chief Executive Officer of OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, which is the principal not-for-profit association representing the interests of all those (private and public sector) regarding information technology and open standards. Based in Boston, USA, OASIS currently comprises some 5000 participants in more than 100 countries and is the partner of the United Nations regarding e-business standards.

Mr. Gannon has served on the OASIS Board of Directors since 2000. He was previously Senior Vice President of BEA Systems, a major enterprise infrastructure software company, where he was responsible for Strategic Marketing in the eCommerce Integration Division. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Marketing and Industry Programs at Netfish Technologies in California and previously Vice President of Strategic Programs at CommerceNet Consortium, directing research and development efforts in new internet commerce standards, including Extensible Mark-up Language (XML). At CommerceNet, he was the first Project Leader for RosettaNet, which is a consortium working to achieve globally networked supply chains and also served as Executive Director for the Open Buying on the Internet (OBI) project.

Since 2000 Mr Gannon has pioneered the Internet Enterprise Development project with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, serving as Chair of the Team of Specialists to assist less-advantaged countries to participate in internet-based international trade. Mr. Gannon has provided consultation to governmental leaders (ministers and heads of state) on adoption of electronic business strategies to facilitate economic growth and support their eGovernment implementations. He is an American national, educated at Georgia Institute of Technology, and has co-authored the book, Building Database-Driven Web Catalogs. Mr Gannon is an experienced speaker and chair at many international conferences on electronic business and standards for the internet.



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