Anthony B. Coates (Tony) is Director and CTO of Londata Limited, a UK consultancy that specialises in XML and data modelling.
Tony is an expert in the design and use of XML, especially for banking and finance, and contributes to the industry by working to advance the standardisation of methodologies for working with XML and electronic messages or documents. Tony is the creator and editor of the OASIS genericode specification for code lists. He is an active participant in the development of the ISO 20022 methodology for model-based design of XML Schemas for banking and finance, and is the Principal UK Expert to the ISO working group (TC68/WG4). He is also a participant in the development of UN/CEFACT’s Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS) and the UN/CEFACT Context Methodology (UCM).
Since moving to London in 2000, Tony has worked on projects for a number of major financial institutions there, as well as for government. Much of this work has been in architecture and design of corporate data models and message sets.