I would be honored to chair the Information Technology & Interoperability Committee. I have a long interest in interoperability in the geosciences, mostly in the context of helping to build standards and better tools. I work primarily within the Integrated Ocean Observing System, a partnership of 17 federal agencies and 11 regional associations around the US. I am the USGS representative to the Unidata Users Committee, and I chair the THREDDS Steering Team. During this year I have organized speakers for the monthly ESIP IT&I "Tech Dive" webinar series (http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Interoperability_and_Technology/Tech_Dive_Webinar_Series).