Michael Wong is the CEO of OpenMP Corporation, a consortium of 22 member companies that hold the de-facto standard for parallel programming specification for C/C++ and FORTRAN. He is the IBM and Canadian Head of delegation to the C++ Standard, and Chair of the WG21 Software Transactional Memory group. He is the co-author of a number of C++0x/OpenMP/STM features. He is the past C++ team lead to IBM´s XL C++ compiler, C compiler and has been designing C++ compilers for fifteen years. He is currently leading the C++0x deployment as a senior technical lead for IBM. His current research interest is in the area of parallel programming, C++ benchmark performance, object model, generic programming and template metaprogramming. He is a frequent speaker at various technical conferences and serves on the Programming Committee of Boost, and IWOMP. He holds a B.Sc from University of Toronto, and a Masters in Mathematics from University of Waterloo.