Mark Jeffrey is a Technical Diplomat / Standards Officer in Microsoft’s global Corporate Standards Group. He currently acts as vice-chairman of the UK standards committee on cloud computing (BSI IST/38). Coming from a background in telecommunications and standards, Mark has been with Microsoft since 1995 (working in the USA, the UK, and since 2003 in Switzerland). His work has included representing Microsoft in standards work across many different standards organizations including ETSI, the ITU, the EBU’s DVB project, and more recently in the ISO and IEC’s joint JTC1 work on cloud computing. He acted as a project editor for the ISO/IEC 17788 standard for cloud computing “Overview and Vocabulary”, and has made major contributions to several other international standards on cloud computing topics. Although Mark’s background and work is in engineering, he also holds an LL.M in International Legal Practice from the University of Law in the UK.