Hal Lockhart is a Senior Principal Engineering Technologist in the CTO’s Office of BEA Systems. He represents BEA in information security-related standards activities at various bodies including OASIS, WS-I, EPCGlobal, JCP, W3C, Liberty Alliance, OMG and Open Group. At OASIS he is the co-chair of the XACML TC, co-chair of the Security Services (SAML) TC, and an active member of a number of other TCs, including the WS-SX TC. He was the OASIS Coordinator for the April 2005 WSS Interop demonstration. In 2005 he was elected to the OASIS Technical Advisory Board where has served as co-chair for the last two years. He is a frequent speaker on standards and technology at public events around the world.
In his more than 30 years in the software industry, he has worked in nearly every aspect of the business. He has been an application developer, kernel engineer, systems architect, engineering manager, operations manager, consultant, author, Director of Security and standards representative. He has worked in development, operations, service delivery, marketing and sales, in large companies and small ones as well as consulting at many Fortune 500 companies.