Thirteen years ago, XML went from concept to first draft in just 20 weeks. Since then, it has brought order to untold millions of documents around the globe. In this interview, XML Co-Editor Tim Bray talks about how XML came to be, what it has become, and how we’ll share information on the Web in the future.
The PCI Security Standards Council has enabled a unique infrastructure to protect credit and debit card data as it passes through the payment process. That infrastructure provides a holistic model that can, and should be emulated in other areas of on-line vulnerability as well. In this interview, PCI SSC General Manager Bob Russo explains how his organization came into being, what it does, and why it matters.
Selecting and developing the many standards needed to make the Smart Grid smart will be a tall order. George Arnold has recently been appointed to be the first U.S. National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at NIST, and in this interview, he tells how the job will be done.
One of the oldest and most important Electronic Health Record standards development organizations is Health Level 7 (HL7). HL7 and Chuck Jaffe, its CEO, are at the center of U.S. efforts to complete the design of EHR standards, and in this in-depth interview he describes what’s working, what’s not, and what needs to happen next if the Obama administration’s drive to implement EHRs is to succeed.