Jacques Durand is technical director of IoT standards and engineering, in research and development at Fujitsu America, Inc. He has many years of experience on middleware architectures and standards in eBusiness, SOA, Cloud computing and IoT systems, while representing the company in technology consortia and standard organizations. He is currently on the steering committee for the Industrial Internet Consortium (industrial IoT), and has participated as organizer or speaker in recent IoT events (IoT European Summit, advisory committee for IoT Solutions World Congress, 2015-2016, IEEE World Forum 2015).

He has a long-time involvement in testing activities, organizing and chairing conformance and interoperability test events in US, Europe and Asia. Prior to this he was director of development in a business process management (BPM) start-up (Bay area), after years in telecommunications software  (US West, Denver). He has more than 30 years of experience in software engineering, ranging from research software to commercial products.