About David Frankel


World Class IT Architect and Strategist

David S. Frankel is one of the world’s leading authorities on model-driven systems.  He has over 30 years of experience as a programmer, architect, and technical strategist.  He has published two books and dozens of trade press articles, and has presented at many industry conferences.

The IT domains in which he has expertise include model-driven systems, metadata management, data integration, domain-specific languages, enterprise-scale software architecture, semantic information modeling, semantic APIs, semantic interoperability, service-oriented architecture, and software product lines.

The business domains in which he has applied his technical expertise in recent years include financial services, ERP financials, and business reporting.


Co-Author of Key Industry Standards

David Frankel is co-author of a number of important software standards, including UML® 2, ISO 20022, BIAN, and the XBRL Abstract Model.  He also served terms as an elected member of the Architecture Board and Board of Directors for the Object Management Group (OMG).


Dynamic Communicator

David Frankel has a proven ability to communicate in writing, presentations, and mentoring.




Model Driven Architecture: Applying MDA to Enterprise Computing, John Wiley & Sons, January 2003.

The MDA Journal: Model Driven Architecture Straight from the Masters, Meghan-Kiffer Press, October 2004, co-edited with John Parodi.

Two-part series for Cutter Consortium on mobile computing’s impact on enterprise applications

Article for Cutter Consortium about Agile development processes

Articles about semantic graph databases