Rik Drummond

As the chief executive officer and chief scientist for Drummond Group Inc. (DGI), Rik Drummond has led the company's technical and research strategies while steering DGI to constant growth and innovation. He is a widely respected authority in the eBusiness industry and has been a driving force in the technical standards bodies and vertical industry groups supporting B2B commerce. Drummond also has been instrumental in the development of XML, EDI, EDI over the Internet (EDI-INT) and electronic messaging. Most recently, he serves as chairperson for "Secure EDI over the Internet (AS1 & AS2)," an IETF workgroup with more than 400 members, and leads the Work Group for the ebXML messaging standard, an initiative organized through the United Nations and OASIS.

He also serves as editor for the UN/CEFACT Technologies and Methodologies Work Group. His vision, business acumen and candor have made him a popular speaker at conferences worldwide and as an expert contributor for major publications on EDI/XML, EAI, eBusiness trends, architecture and B2B strategies. Before co-founding DGI, Drummond helped drive adoption for Internet enabled secure messaging, including consulting industry clients with standards development and architecture strategies. He was involved in electronic messaging and eBusiness as a network and software consultant for defense contractors and at Digital Equipment Corporation.