Rex Brooks

Rex Brooks
President & CEO
Starbourne Communications Design

Rex Brooks is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley. His career in Advertising led to wider interests in Communications Design, combining technologies in print, film, video, multimedia and the worldwide web to improve the art and science of communications. Rex applies his many years of consulting towards improved understanding of private & public sectors & related disciplines. He has over five years experience creating information technology standards as part of industry-wide teams. As Executive Director of a Non-Profit organization, he has aimed at improving individual information quality and control in digital information technology. Rex chairs the Unified Platform Initiative of the Medical Banking Project, developing an e-health smart card that leverages the existing credit/debit card structure and system in the banking community and is capable of holding an individual’s Personal Health Records, permissions for release of medical records in emergencies, verification of health care coverage or individual health savings accounts. Such a platform would also serve as a third leg to a multi-factor identity management system in accord with Department of Homeland Security interests. Rex currently serves on many Ontology related information standards and research bodies including Co-Chair National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR) Committee on Ontology for Health Informatics, on OASIS: Emergency Management TC, Emergency Messages and Notifications Subcommittee, Co-Chair; Web Services for Remote Portlets TC; International Health Continuum TC; Service Oriented Architecture Reference Model TC. Rex is a co-founder Humanmarkup.org, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation which he serves as Executive Director. Rex serves as co-chair of the OASIS Emergency Messages and Notifications Subcommittee of the Emergency Management Technical Committee (TC). He is a member of the International Health Continuum TC, as well as the Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) and Service-Oriented Architecture Reference Model TCs. These activities contribute to improving interoperability of vocabularies and data models from different disciplines, as well as the fidelity of communications Rex is a co-founder Humanmarkup.org, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation which he serves as Executive Director. Rex serves as co-chair of the OASIS Emergency Messages and Notifications Subcommittee of the Emergency Management Technical Committee (TC). He chairs the HumanMarkup TC, is a member of the International Health Continuum TC, as well as the Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) and Service-Oriented Architecture Reference Model TCs. These activities contribute to improving interoperability of vocabularies and data models from different disciplines, as well as the fidelity of communications.