The OCF Outstanding Contributor Award Program was created to recognize member companies and individuals whose outstanding contributions have advanced the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF).
The Outstanding Company Contributor Awards were given to member companies for outstanding efforts and contributions to Spec, Code, Tooling, Marketing/Promotion, Strategy, Certification or other activities and programs to drive forward OCF and the industry. The recipients also put forth resources to ensure support of OCF’s wide breadth of groups and efforts, and have made overall compelling contributions to the development, promotion, and advancement or adoption of OCF.
The Outstanding Individual Contributor Awards were given to individuals who contributed to OCF Steering Committees, Work Groups, Task Groups and/or Projects. They have demonstrated outstanding and innovative technical, marketing, strategic or other contributions in their group(s) through chairing, document or code contributions, cross-collaboration with other groups, support of OCF at events or tradeshows, or other efforts deserving recognition. The below photo was taken at the Awards Ceremony in Vancouver B.C. on August 14th, 2017 in conjunction with the OCF Members Meeting. Read the press release here.
As the developer of the OCF Certification Test Tool, Comarch has demonstrated strong commitment to establishing OCF as a leading communication standard. Comarch has hosted and organized Plugfests and OCF face-to-face meetings and worked with specification authors and work groups to solve issues and refine OCF requirements, as well as cooperated with IoTivity developers to improve security requirements in the CTT and in specifications. Comarch’s proactive and responsive approach to solving issues has led to finishing work in tight deadlines and making consistent improvements to the OCF CTT.
One of the founding members of the Open Connectivity Foundation, Intel is a heavy contributor to work groups across the organization ranging from Core Technology to Marketing. Intel’s representatives chair vital groups like the Strategy WG, Certification WG, and Liaison TG. They are active in planning OCF’s activities in trade shows like CES, assisting with demo planning and industry outreach. Additionally, Intel is an active and steady contributor to OCF’s open source activities as well as the IoTivity Project.
Qualcomm, in concert with Runtime, recently demonstrated a highly optimized implementation of IoTivity-constrained (based on OIC 1.1) at Computex in Taiwan. The demonstration consisted of both Android and iOS applications exercising OIC 1.1-based service discovery of multiple sensors across both (IP-based) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.2) connectivity. Service discovery behaves consistently to sensor objects over both transports and irrespective of very small frame sizes with BLE. The consistent, RESTful environment is incredibly valuable to industrial IoT customers and demonstrates the flexibility and foresight of the OCF specs, which include CoAP and CBOR for extreme over-the-air and processor efficiency. Further to this, Runtime has made this available in open source in the Apache Mynewt OS ( http://mynewt.apache.org/ ); Qualcomm will also likely open source this code for an implementation specific to the QCA4020/4024 tri-mode SoC. Specifically, Runtime has enabled a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, and a magnetometer available on the development board with Qualcomm’s QCA4020 SoC. The OIC 1.1 server runs on the QCA4020 chip and sample apps running the OIC 1.1 client are available to demonstrate interaction with the sensors. Along with resource discovery, the full set of CRUDN operations (Create/Retrieve/Update/Delete/Notify) are supported. The implementation is based on IoTivity-constrained but has been further optimized to reduce code-size by 20%. MCU-class sensors will compose a vast majority of the Industrial IoT.
Runtime, in concert with Qualcomm, recently demonstrated a highly optimized implementation of IoTivity-constrained (based on OIC 1.1) at Computex in Taiwan. The demonstration consisted of both Android and iOS applications exercising OIC 1.1-based service discovery of multiple sensors across both (IP-based) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.2) connectivity. Service discovery behaves consistently to sensor objects over both transports and irrespective of very small frame sizes with BLE. The consistent, RESTful environment is incredibly valuable to industrial IoT customers and demonstrates the flexibility and foresight of the OCF specs, which include CoAP and CBOR for extreme over-the-air and processor efficiency. Further to this, Runtime has made this available in open source in the Apache Mynewt OS ( http://mynewt.apache.org/ ); Qualcomm will also likely open source this code for an implementation specific to the QCA4020/4024 tri-mode SoC. Specifically, Runtime has enabled a temperature sensor, a humidity sensor, and a magnetometer available on the development board with Qualcomm’s QCA4020 SoC. The OIC 1.1 server runs on the QCA4020 chip and sample apps running the OIC 1.1 client are available to demonstrate interaction with the sensors. Along with resource discovery, the full set of CRUDN operations (Create/Retrieve/Update/Delete/Notify) are supported. The implementation is based on IoTivity-constrained but has been further optimized to reduce code-size by 20%. MCU-class sensors will compose a vast majority of the Industrial IoT.
Samsung has contributed to OCF’s specifications, open source initiatives, promotional activities, and membership recruitment. As a founding company, Samsung has contributed to the Core, Resource, Smart Home, and Security specifications, as well as initiated work with CoAP Native Cloud and Automotive. Within open source, Samsung has been active in IoTivity and the Open Source Work Group. In terms of external visibility, Samsung has contributed to OCF’s presence in CES and Mobile World Congress, developed demo scenarios for the Smart Home vertical, and collaborated with GENIVI to emphasize how OCF benefits users. As a driver of successful OCF adoption, Samsung has localized OCF technology to Asia with the OCF Korea Forum and received the first OCF certifications to the OIC 1.1 specification with the Family Hub 1.0 Refrigerator and AF9500K Air Conditioner.
Ed Agis – Intel
Ed has worked across OCF to create a Certification program inclusive of members and OCF staff. He has elevated visibility of certification readiness across the organization and has been a consistent and active member within OCF to improve OCF specifications and public visibility.
Sanjeev BA – Samsung
Sanjeev was instrumental in setting up initial collaboration between OCF and GENIVI in January of 2016, along with collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover. He has been an active member of the Automotive Project, identifying process issues, solving them, and generating marketing content for the Automotive project. He was instrumental in the success of the OCF automotive demonstration and worked to port IoTivity-constrained across hardware. Sanjeev continues to be active in the Automotive Project through regular project updates, member engagement, recruitment, and evangelism. He also helped the Tools Task Group with initial prototypes of the IoTivity-Node-based code generation.
Richard Bardini – Intel
Richard has been instrumental to OCF’s 1.0 specification releases and finding, flagging, and fixing issues on the specification, open source, and certification level. An early member of OCF, Richard continues to be vital to OCF’s success both on the market and within the organization.
David Brenner – Intel
David has managed the majority of OCF events and helped to build an ecosystem of OCF proof-of-concept demonstrations within the OCF membership and across ecosystems. These demos have helped impress the value of OCF across the industry and was instrumental in the growth of the membership as well as garnering press attention.
Richard Brown – VIA Technologies
Richard and the Asia Marketing Task Force have worked tirelessly to demonstrate OCF’s values at trade shows, hosted events, speakerships, and press.
Hongki Cha – ETRI
As vice-chair of the Healthcare Project, Hongki has worked to make significant contributions to the Healthcare Project. He has led development of the Healthcare specification and data models and acted as chair in face to face meetings. Additionally, he has worked to facilitate coordination with other groups within OCF to understand organization-wide requirements, views, and concerns.
JinHyeock Choi – Samsung
JinHyeock Choi has been a part of OCF since its inception and has made contributions to the Architecture TG and Core Technology WG, including Architecture, Functional Block Diagram, resource models, and more. As vice-chair of the Architecture TG, he has worked to drive work toward deadlines of OIC 1.0, OIC 1.1, and OCF 1.0 Core specifications.
Uze Choi – Samsung
Uze worked as the IoTivity release function lead, responsible for code and release delivery, and feature enabling and verification. Uze has been an active OCF participant since OIC and has worked on features such as resource directory, scene manager, and Easy Setup. Recently, he has been active as the chair of the Technology Board Committee in the OCF Korea Forum. He has worked to facilitate communications between the Open Source WG and other OCF groups.
Philippe Coval – Samsung
Phillipe has been a member of the IoTivity Project and is now the number one patch contributor for the project. Additionally, he is an active member of the Automotive project and has promoted both OCF and IoTivity in numerous conferences and events. An open source developer, Phillipe has been an active online presence on mailing lists and IRC, and has provided support in blog posts and tutorials and welcomes questions on using IoTivity.
Dwarka Dayama – Samsung
Dwarka has been present in OCF since it was known as the OIC and has been involved in key activities ranging from certification to open source to work on Core specification. As an early actor within the organization, he helped lay down initial requirements of OCF 1.0 and early bridges between OCF and AllJoyn technology. As Open Source WG Vice-Chair, Spec Coordination TG Chair, and IoTivity SG member, he has actively worked toward improving coordination between OCF and IoTivity.
Nathan Heldt-Sheller – Intel
Nathan has been an active coordinator of developmental efforts and implementation of IoTivity for OCF 1.0. He implemented half of all Security WG CRs and has worked hard on developing code, chairing the Open Source Security Task Group, and contributing heavily to the Security WG.
Moonki Hong – Samsung
Moonki has been an active member of OCF since OIC and has contributed to the Open Source WG, Strategy WG, and CES/MWC TF. He contributed to finalizing the feature planning of IoTivity and acted as a core contributor to the CES/MWC Task Force’s focus on demonstrations of member technologies. Additionally, Moonki launched the Automotive Project along with several demonstrations and technical seminars with GENIVI. He is a constant collaborator between Work Groups, Task Groups, and Projects and has been instrumental in OCF’s focus on interoperability.
Jacek Hryszkiewicz – Comarch
As project manager overseeing the creation of the OCF CTT, Jacek has worked on new tools as well as code maintenance and has developed a reputation for being hands-on and proactive in Plugfests and online. Jacek has also been instrumental in his work with IoTivity developers to align OCF with IoTivity.
David Kaufman – Honeywell
David Kaufman has been instrumental in his efforts to drive the release of the OCF 1.0 specifications. By collaborating with groups ranging from Certification to Marketing to Open Source across OCF, David’s efforts have been vital for the success of OCF 1.0’s specification releases and market visibility in trade shows like CES and MWC.
Kishen Maloor – Intel
Kishen is the lead engineer and maintainer of the IoTivity-Constrained Project, a lightweight OCF implementation that runs across OSes. He has introduced the project at events like the OpenIoT Summit Europe and OpenIoT Summit North America and is currently coordinating development and contribution to the project with OCF members.
George Nash – Intel
George has been instrumental in enabling Java support for both Linux and Windows and has assisted in cleaning up documentation, fixing memory links, and addressing code issues, other important technical issues.
Brian Scriber – CableLabs
Brian has been instrumental in driving security requirements implemented in OCF 1.0 and driving the Security WG. He has been able to complete work on time, engage with other WGs across the organization, and stressing the importance of security in OCF.
Ziran Sun – Samsung
Ziran is an active IoTivity submaintainer for IoTivity Core and Cloud, as well as an active voice in patch work and evangelizing OCF and IoTivity at various trade conferences and events like SmartIoT London, IETF, FOSDEM, and the GENIVI Annual Member Meeting. She maintains the IoTivity core code base, introducing new features, fixing bugs, and reviewing code. She actively promotes OCF and IoTivity in Europe.
Dave Thaler – Microsoft
Dave made significant contributions to OCF 1.0 particularly in the areas of Core, Bridging, and Security. He contributed to the design and editing work of several spec features and also contributed to the implementation of those features in IoTivity. He served as a liaison to IETF and helped address many cross-organizational issues.
Ondrej Tomcik – Kistler Instrumente AG
Ondrej’s work has focused on Dockerization of IoTivity, IoTivity cloud fixes, connection with IRC and Stack Overflow, establishing improved communication channels, and testing of IoTivity MCUs. Ondrej has also had an active online presence on mailing lists and IRC/Slack.
Mark Trayer – Samsung
Mark has made tremendous contributions to OCF and OIC specifications ranging from his initial work as Smart Home TG and Data Model WG chair and now as Core Technology WG chair. He has been instrumental in developing both the OCF Core and Bridging specifications and managing alignment to IoTivity implementations in a timely manner. He has identified challenges and approaches to overcome them and acted as a driver of cross-group work to keep OCF work to its overall objectives, certification requirements, and market viability.
Wouter van der Beek – Cisco
Wouter has acted as a pivotal lead role across various WGs and TGs in bringing OCF 1.0 spec work to completion. He has created and supported tooling, data model transition from RAML to Swagger 2.0, and generated automated tooling for conversion. He chairs the TSC and has been instrumental in improving OCF’s work across the organization.
Mats Wichmann – Individual
Mats led the Certification WG to the initial launch of the OCF Certification Program and acted as the editor and author for the Certification Procedure Requirements document, as well as a contributor to numerous other groups including Core Technology WG, Architecture TG, Technology Steering Committee, and the IoTivity project. He has also worked to provide a responsive voice to IoTivity, Stack Exchange, IRC, and acted as a source for developers requiring Gerrit reviews.