Dr. Chris Harding is Director for Interoperability at The Open Group. He is responsible for developing the new Open Platform 3.0 Forum, to address the convergence of new technical phenomena such as social, mobile and cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things. He supports the work of The Open Group’s members in the Forum on these topics. Chris has been with The Open Group for 17 years. He has managed forums and work groups in a number of areas, including networking, Unix, Directory Interoperability, Identity Management, SOA and Cloud Computing. The Open Group’s international events and publications are respected providers of thought leadership within the IT industry. Chris is a frequent speaker at Open Group and other industry events, and a contributor to several online journals.