Ram Jeyaraman is a Technical Diplomat at Microsoft Open Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp where he has focused for more than 9 years on open standards, open source, and interoperability initiatives. Ram has actively participated in software industry consortia and standards organizations including AllSeen Alliance, OASIS, W3C, Web Services Interoperability (WS-I), and Java Community Process, playing a pivotal role in the standardization of a number of protocols in the areas of Web services, messaging, open data, and Internet of Things. Ram currently co-chairs the Compliance and Certification (C&C) Committee and chairs the C&C Working Group of the AllSeen Alliance, co-chairs the OASIS Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) and the OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committees, and serves as a member of the OASIS Board of Directors. In 2014, Ram was recognized as an OASIS Distinguished Contributor. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ram worked at Sun Microsystems Inc., where he was the Specification Lead for J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5 and contributed to the implementation of RMI-over-IIOP protocol.