Dan Foody is the founder and CEO of Cloze. He is an active participant in the Web services standards community, including WS-I and OASIS, where he spearheads Actional's contributions on the OASIS Management Protocol Technical Committee and its efforts to deliver XML-based Web services management standards. Dan's experience with application integration technologies including middleware, platform and Web services, gives him a broad knowledge of the intricacies of systems such as SAP R/3, DCOM, CORBA and Java. He is the author of various application integration standards and contributed significantly to the OMG standard for COM/CORBA interworking. Dan holds both a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.