Advisory Board

Meet the Advisory Board – advising on standards adoption and industry awareness





Dr. Bill Curtis is CISQ’s Executive Director. Dr. Curtis led development of the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) while at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Curtis is an active participant in ISO JTC1 SC7 WG6 for Software and System Product Measures. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for his career contributions to software process improvement and measurement. LinkedIn







Dr. Richard Soley is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Object Management Group® (OMG®), an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Dr. Soley and Dr. Paul Nielsen (Carnegie Mellon SEI) helped to launch CISQ in 2009, requesting Dr. Bill Curtis to serve as Executive Director. LinkedIn








Dr. Paul Nielsen is Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI is a key innovator in areas central to U.S. Department of Defense and civilian government operation in the cyberspace domain, including software architecture, software product lines, interoperability, the integration of software-intensive systems, and the increasing overlap of software and systems engineering. LinkedIn







Paul Bentz is CISQ’s Director of Government and Industry Programs. Mr. Bentz promotes standards with European regulators and governing bodies in various industries. Mr. Bentz ran large international IT organizations for more than 30 years, spending 20 years at Paribas, the investment bank, as Group CIO when it merged with BNP in 2000 to become BNP Paribas, and then at Allianz, the insurance giant, as Regional CIO. LinkedIn







Don Davidson is Chief of the Lifecycle Risk Management & Cybersecurity/Acquisition Integration Division of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD-CIO). He co-chairs Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) efforts in international, public/private, interagency and DoD, including DOD-DHS-NIST-GSA-sponsored public-private quarterly meetings of the Software and Supply Chain Assurance (SSCA) Forum. He was emcee of CISQ’s March 2017 Cyber Resilience Summit in Washington, DC. LinkedIn






Professor Herb Krasner recently retired from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the Director of Outreach Services for the UT Center for Advanced Research in Software Engineering (ARiSE) and founder and CTO of the UT Software Quality Institute (SQI). As a systems excellence consultant, his mission, spanning five decades, has been to enable the development of superior software intensive systems, and to stamp out poor quality software, wherever found. Mr. Krasner is active in Texas state legislature IT improvement initiatives. Full bio





Siddharth ”Sid” Pai  has led some of the largest and most innovative transactions ever completed in offshore sourcing; many still considered watershed events in the evolution of the industry. Mr. Pai was Partner & President of ISG’s Asia Pacific Region, a member of the Executive Board of ISG (previously TPI), and also the Chief Strategy Officer. He is now a strategic advisor to CEOs, investors and boards. LinkedIn







Ravi Mani has over 28 years of experience leading organization-wide transformational initiatives. He served as SVP and Head of Org Excellence at IGATE.  Mr. Mani was recently based out of London advising one of the leading banks in the UK on outsourcing strategy, pricing models, and transformation opportunities; restructuring work among various suppliers to save more than £70M per year. LinkedIn







Manuel Barbero is CTO and Consultant with BBMV Consultants. Mr. Barbero is a Global Technology Executive that previously served as Head of Architecture at Bridgewater Associates, a large American investment management firm that manages nearly $150 billion in global investments for 350 institutional clients. LinkedIn







Steven Hall is Partner and member of ISG’s Executive Board; he leads ISG’s Digital Strategy and all ISG Service Lines for the Americas. Mr. Hall is the “go-to” Partner in the firm for clients seeking innovation. Previous roles included VP of Application Development at Citigroup and Diners Club, among others. LinkedIn