Roger Martin
Secretary, IEEE-ISTO

Independent Consultant

Roger Martin (retired) had a 40-year career addressing a wide range of technology standards issues. He served as a director on the IEEE-ISTO Board for many years prior to being appointed IEEE-ISTO Secretary in 2017.

Prior to working several years as an independent consultant, he was the Director of Technology Standards Office at AOL (2002–2010). From 1996 to September 2002, he was the manager of Corporate Standards Strategy for Sun Microsystems.

Roger began his career with the Federal government in 1971 with the Naval Ship Research and Development Center. He moved to the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President in 1976.  He joined the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in 1982 where he held a number of positions including Chief of the Systems and Software Technology Division.

Roger has been active in voluntary SDO-IT standardization at both the national and international levels as well as numerous industry standards consortia throughout his career. He chaired several key POSIX and Software Engineering technical committees in the IEEE and ISO/IEC JTC1. He held technical leadership positions on numerous standards groups and consortia. His technical background includes software engineering, reliable systems, and open system environments and technologies. He has served on numerous industry consortia Boards and management committees including: Liberty Alliance, Kantara Initiative, The Open Group (previously X/Open), and the Object Management Group.

Among the many public awards for his work are the Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award, NIST Bronze Medal Award, the IEEE Standards Medallion, and the IEEE Hans Karlsson Award for “team leadership and achievement though collaboration in the field of computing standards.”

Roger holds a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Iowa State University.