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Tim McGrath

Tim McGrath is the Managing Director and a Principal Consultant of Document Engineering Services, an international consortium of experts supporting universal business interoperability through the use of open standards.

Tim actively participated in developing the ISO 15000 (ebXML) standards. He led the Quality Review Team for the ebXML initiative between 2000 and 2002, and was a member of the ebXML Steering Committee.

In 2005 he published (with Robert J. Glushko) “Document Engineering: Designing Documents for Business Informatics and Web Services” MIT Press.

Since July 2005, he has been the Vice-Chair of the OASIS Universal Language Technical Committee (UBL). In June 2011, he was appointed as Bureau Vice-Chair to the UNECE’s UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and is responsible for both the Supply Chain and the Methodology and Technology programme development areas.

Between August 2009 and December 2010, he was Deputy Technical Director of the European Commission’s Pan-European Public eProcurement Online (PEPPOL) project.

Tim is currently working with several international projects covering public procurement, global supply chains, electronic invoicing, freight and logistics and customs, focusing on the issues of governance and management of interoperability using open standards.

Tim McGrath

UN/CEFACT Bureau Vice-Chair,
Responsible for Supply Chain
and Methodology and Technology