Manfred R. Koethe – Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of 88solutions Corporation has more than 35 years experience in complex information modeling and distributed environments. As chief architect for several international research projects, he created "first-of-a-kind" solutions in distributed product model sharing, heterogeneous workflow interoperability, and virtual enterprise management. As a long-term OMG member, he is among the "founding fathers" of Model-Driven-Architecture (MDA), influenced many international accepted standards in this area, including UML-2, MOF, SMOF and EDOC, and is an elected member of the OMG Architecture Board. His current focus is on model-driven modeling environments, semantic metamodels, executable component models and rules-driven information systems.

Manfred Koethe holds a "Dipl.-Ing" degree (MS in Engineering) from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. As adjunct professor of Northeastern University in Boston, he teaches model-driven architecture and advanced software engineering to graduate students.