Cox Software Architects was founded in 2007 to help entrepreneurs define, design, and deliver their technology products and projects more effectively.

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William Cox is a leader in smart grid interoperability and in commercial and open source software definition, specification, design, and development. He has the business savvy and deep and practical understanding of software architecture and technologies including XML, Web services, Service-oriented architectures, eBusiness, Networking and system software to build your own capabilities-—no black box "I'll do it for you" consulting!

Bill has been an elected member and Co-Chair of the Technical Advisory Board of the Organization for Structured Information Systems (OASIS) where he advised the Board and membership of the leading XML and Web services standards organization in the world. He is Co-Chair of the

Bill has developed enterprise product architectures for Bell Labs, Unix System Labs, Novell, and BEA Systems, and has done significant related work in OASIS, ebXML, the Java Community Process, the Object Management Group, and the IEEE, typically working the boundaries between technology and business requirements. He was lead architect for Unix System V Release 4 and of follow-on highly scalable and secure Unix systems, service-oriented architectures and directory APIs while Director of Advanced Development for Novell, and enterprise software including Web services, XML messaging, and transaction systems as a member of the CTO Office of BEA Systems.

He worked with the Electric Power Research Institute on the NIST Smart Grid Interim Roadmap, writing and delivering work on the conceptual model, architectural principles, decoupling for rapid evolution, and interoperability between facilities, markets, and operations. He has supported NIST on the updated Smart Grid Framework and Roadmap (4MB PDF) and the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel as a Technical Champion on cross-cutting information architectures for the Smart Grid with Enernex Corporation.

Bill is high demand as a speaker on Software Architecture and the Smart Grid and has spoken at the NIST Workshops, Connectivity Week, Grid-Interop, GridWeek, and other conferences. Papers and presentations are gathered on this site in the Energy work area and What's New.

Bill earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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