November 2019 OAGi Outstanding Contributors : NIST

The Open Applications Group Recognizes Boonserm Kulvatunyou & Hakju Oh

from The National Institute of Standards & Technology

Dr. Kulsatunyou received the 2019 David Connelly Leadership Award

For outstanding leadership and innovation, leading to novel tool development and deployment that advances enterprise standardization for reduced cost of integration in the digital economy:

  • recognized the problem that data exchange standards remain complex and difficult to implement consistently across large enterprises;
  • initiated a ground-breaking activity by forming a forward-looking working group at OAGi to develop a new methodology and supporting tooling, based on the foundational ISO 15000-5 Core Component Specification;
  • fostered interest of and attracted stakeholders to work collaboratively on the design and development of the innovative tool;
  • identified and resolved essential conceptual and architectural issues that have historically prevented practical tool development by other organizations;
  • led the early proof-of-concept prototypical efforts to implement the novel tool and method;
  • led the multi-year effort to incrementally address larger and larger set of tough industry requirements; and
  • led the adoption effort for the novel tool and a unique web service to be accessible to a widest collection of US industries.

Mr. Oh received the 2019 Industry Impact Award

For excellence in implementation and support, leading to novel tool development and deployment that advances enterprise standardization for reduced cost of integration in the digital economy

  • analyzed the conceptual architecture and functional requirements for early prototypes of the tools
  • implemented an iterative development process that quickly improved upon early prototypes to enable high-performance software solution, meeting demanding industry requirements;
  • evaluated and advanced the prototypes for increasing collection of novel requirements;
  • deployed the solutions in variety of forms, from stand-alone, to container-based, to cloud-based in order to meet varied and challenging industry requirements;
  • extended the novel tool capabilities to incorporate additional industry standards, such as Chem eStandards and AgXML (chemical and agriculture industries), for enterprise standardization; and
  • enabled open-source development of the tooling, leading to a unique web service to be accessible to a widest collection of US industries.