Jacques Durand

Technical Director of R&D, IoT Engineering and Standards
Jacques Durand is technical director of R&D for IoT engineering and standards at Fujitsu America. He has been working on software and middleware standards and design for many years, and more recently Cloud computing standards and IoT systems,  representing Fujitsu in consortia such as OASIS, DMTF, W3C, WS-I, IIC, ISO/SC38 (Cloud computing) and ISO-IEC/JTC1/SC41 (IoT), where he has chaired or acted as editor on several working groups. He is currently on the steering committee for the Industrial Internet Consortium, the global Industrial IoT organization, where he is also co-chair of the Business Strategy and Solution Lifecycle working group. Dr. Durand has long-time experience in testing and participation in several test initiatives in US, Europe and Asia. He has chaired Web-Services-Interoperability test team (WS-I); participated in the Global Interoperability Test Bed European project; supervised ETSI eBusiness plugtests; chaired OASIS test assertions group; developed test suites and tools for WS-I, OASIS, and organized, chaired or assisted testing events in Beijing and Japan. Prior to this he was director of development in a BPM start-up, after years in telecommunications. Initially assistant professor in computer science in France, where he got a Ph.D. in logic programming and rule-based systems. He has more than 30 years of experience in software engineering, ranging from research software to commercial products.