Melvin Greer is Senior Fellow and Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing Lockheed Martin, Chief Technology Office. With over 25 years of systems and software engineering experience, he is a recognized expert in Service Oriented Architecture, Cloud Computing and Gamification. He functions as a principal investigator in advanced research studies. He significantly advances the body of knowledge in basic research and critical, highly advanced engineering and scientific disciplines. Mr. Greer is a Certified Enterprise Architect, the Vice-chair of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), Cloud Computing Working Group and an Advisory Council member of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Mr. Greer has been awarded the BEYA 2012 Technologist of the Year Award which recognizes his outstanding technical contribution and technical products that have a broad impact and high value to society as a whole. Melvin has been recognized for his outstanding technical contributions to cloud computing and service-oriented architecture.
In addition to his professional and investment roles, he is Founder and Managing Director of the Greer Institute for Leadership and Innovation, focused on research and deployment of a 21st Century Leadership Model. Mr. Greer is Fellow and Adjunct Faculty at the FEAC Institute and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, College of Engineering. He is also a member of the International Monetary Fund / World Bank, Bretton Woods Committee. Mr. Greer is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities and is an accomplished author; “The Web Services and Service Oriented Architecture Revolution” and “Software as a Service Inflection Point, Using Cloud Computing to Achieve Business Agility” are his most recently published books.
Greer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and Technology and his Master of Science in Information Systems from American University, Wash. D.C. He also completed the Executive Leadership Program at the Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School.