About the Author
Dr. Windley is a frequent author and speaker on event-driven systems, digital identity, Web architectures, Web services, and programming language design. He writes the Technometria blog on these areas and others. Dr. Windley is the author of the book Digital Identity, published by O'Reilly Media in 2005. Dr. Windley is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University and Executive Producer of IT Conversations, a popular network of technology podcasts.
Dr. Windley served from 2001 to 2002 as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the state of Utah, serving on Governor Mike Leavitt's Cabinet and as a member of his senior staff. In this capacity, he was responsible for effective use of all IT resources in the state and advised the governor on technology issues. During his tenure, many national groups repeatedly recognized the state for its excellence in the areas of IT and eGovernment.
Prior to his appointment as CIO, Dr. Windley served as Vice President for Product Development and Operations at Excite@Home, managing a large, interdisciplinary team of product managers, engineers, and technicians developing and operating large-scale Internet and e-commerce products. Dr. Windley served for two years as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of iMall, Inc., an early leader in electronic commerce, and was part of the team that sold iMall to Excite@Home for $450 million.
Windley received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis in 1990. Prior to doing graduate studies, Windley worked for four years as a nuclear metallurgist and a member of the technical staff at the Division of Naval Reactors in Washington, D.C.