Thomas M. Clarke, Ph.D., Vice President of Research & Technology, has worked in federal and state government positions for the last twenty-one years as a researcher, applied statistician and technology manager. He also has academic and international justice consulting experience. For the last nine years, Tom worked in the court community as a researcher, state court CIO and now as the Research and Technology Vice President at the National Center for State Courts. In recent years, he has represented the courts on several national technical standards committees and Washington State IT governance and architecture committees. Tom has a strong interest in the use of open national standards, enterprise architecture and service-oriented architectures and their contribution to the solution of significant justice business problems.