David McCall - Intel
David McCall is a Senior Director of Consumer & Industrial IoT Standards at Intel Corporation. He brings over 20 years’ experience of both technical and business aspects of the high-tech industry, with a focus on unlincensed wireless. He joined Intel in 2011 as part of the acquisition by iCDG of Connectsoft – a 20-person software startup – and initially worked as a strategic planner in the Wireless Innovation & Solutions (WINS) group where, in 2014, he drove the formation of the Open Connectivity Foundation.
Prior to Connectsoft, David gained his initial experience with both hardware and software aspects of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies at CSR. He joined the nascent company in 2000 and was a significant part of building their PC business and eventually, as a Vice President, headed their PC business unit.
David hails from Northern Ireland and holds a Master’s degree in Electronics from the University of Edinburgh. He has called the USA home for the last 18 years.
Sungho Choi - Samsung Electronics
Dr. Sungho Choi is the Head of the Standards Research Team at Samsung Electronics. His team covers standardization in Wireless Communications, Multimedia, Convergence Services, IoT and Regulations. Alongside standardization, he is spearheading a "Business Enabling based on Standardization" activity wherein he brings together insights and intelligence gathered from standardization and emerging industry trends to enable and initiate new technologies and businesses.
Dr. Choi has a wealth of experience in standardization of mobile communications including WCDMA, HSDPA, MBMS, HSUPA, LTE, IMS, I-WLAN, SAE and 5G.
Since joining Samsung Electronics in 1999, he has been actively involved in 3GPP standardization as a head of Samsung 3GPP delegates. He has been also proactively working for expanding market and ecosystems by creating and operating, as one of founding members, multiple Standards Organizations such as UHD Alliance, Mopria (Mobile Printing) Alliance, as well as OIC (Open Interconnect Consortium) which is a predecessor of the OCF.
Chairman and Secretary
Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. - Qualcomm
Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a QUALCOMM Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of QUALCOMM Technologies, Inc. He leads QUALCOMM’s worldwide standardization and industry organization activities, a function which he established. Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™. He led QUALCOMM’s and much of the industry’s efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system. More recently, Dr. Tiedemann led an offline industry group on M2M convergence, which resulted in oneM2M. He currently sits on the board of several industry organizations, and is active in setting the direction of 5th generation wireless systems. From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Tiedemann was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on mmWave satellite communications systems.
Dr. Tiedemann holds the Ph.D. degree from MIT where he worked in the areas of queueing theory and communications networks. He holds the Master of Science degree from Purdue University where he worked on bandwidth efficient modulation. He also holds the Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech).
Dr. Tiedemann is past chairman of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech). He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a member of the Peabody Essex Museum Asian Export Art Visiting Committee. Dr. Tiedemann was General Chair of GLOBECOM 2015, one of the IEEE Communications Society flagship conferences.
Ralph W. Brown - CableLabs®
Ralph Brown is responsible for leading CableLabs’ technical staff in delivering innovative solutions to the cable industry. In this role he leads development in seven areas of technical excellence: Systems Architecture, Network Design, BSS/OSS, Client Software, Security, Strategic Assessment, and Test/Prototype Development. He also is responsible for identifying and leading in areas of convergence and synergy across CableLabs programs.
In his previous position as Senior Vice President of the CableLabs Broadband Access Department, he was responsible for leading the DOCSIS® (www.cablemodem.com) and CableHome™ (www.cablelabs.com/projects/cablehome) research and development projects. These efforts include development of cable modem and residential gateway specifications, as well as the interoperability testing and certification of products built to these specifications.
Prior to CableLabs, Mr. Brown worked for Excite@Home as Chief Architect, Set-top Systems where he worked on broadband applications for set-top terminals and entertainment devices. Before joining Excite@Home, he worked for Time Warner Cable as Chief Software Architect in their Advanced Engineering Department where he worked on the Orlando Full Service Network and was a key contributor the Time Warner Cable Pegasus Program. While at Time Warner Cable and Excite@Home, Mr. Brown was also an active participant in the CableLabs OpenCable™ project.
Mr. Brown earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Master’s thesis was in the field of Speech Recognition. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from North Carolina State University.
Chris Steck - Cisco
Chris Steck brings over 25 years of experience in telecom and software development to the OCF Board. He presently serves as Head of Standards, IoT & Industries for Cisco, where he is responsible for the overall strategy for Cisco’s IoT and industrial standards initiatives. Chris held a similar role at Jasper Technologies, prior to their acquisition by Cisco, driving Jasper’s standards interests in LPWA networking, device provisioning/management, and IoT security. Prior to that, he drove standardization of voice enhancement software and hardware capabilities for Audience (now a part of Knowles), and held similar responsibilities at RealNetworks, driving standards and guiding research in digital media, while serving on the board of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium as CTO. Much further back he spent several years at Microsoft on Win95 through XP.
A veteran of several startups along the way, he’s also created mobile apps for managing family life, a WiFi phone switch, an operating system GUI for early smartphones, and computer telephony & speech recognition software.
David Cronström - Electrolux
David Cronstrom is Senior Innovation Director at Electrolux. He is responsible for driving the Group’s extensive Innovation Portfolio, covering all Product Categories and Brands, globally. He also leads the development of the marketing and innovation strategy for connected appliances. In addition, he manages global strategic partnerships relating to Connectivity and Smart Home for the group. David’s breadth of expertise enables the development and delivery of connected appliances, based on use cases and value propositions, that deliver real benefits to consumers around the world. Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, offering products including refrigerators, ovens, cookers, hobs, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.
David has 20 years experience from leading positions in Strategy, Innovation and Change within the Wireless industry and currently in the Home appliance industry. Before joining Electrolux, David held several senior positions at Ericsson, a world leader in technology and services to telecom operators. He was part of the team that ran the integration of Sony and Ericsson prior to the joint venture, Sony Ericsson, was established. At Sony Ericsson he held several senior positions, including positions as Head of Business Strategy and Head of Portfolio planning with the overall responsibility to drive the strategic planning of the company’s Product Portfolio for GSM and 3G mobile phones globally.
Miao Wang- Haier
Miao Wang, Ph.D, works with Haier in the area of standards, as the vice director of standard and patent department in Haier group. With professional experience, Miao Wang has been in IOT industry for 10 years and he focuses on the standardization activities management and technology innovation in smart home area.
Imad Sousou - Intel Corporation
HanGyu Cho - LG Electronics
Imad Sousou is vice president in the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, a position he's held since its founding in 2003. Sousou is responsible for Intel's efforts in open source software across a wide range of technologies and market segments, including enterprise Linux and related technologies such as virtualization, data center, and cloud software; embedded market segments; and client Linux programs. The Center also focuses on operating system (OS) stacks, including Android and Chrome OS for Intel architecture and Yocto, in addition to Linux kernel and related projects, user experience, and Web and HTML5 technologies on top of client operating systems. He sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation and is on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at The Linux Foundation.
HanGyu Cho received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1999, 2001, and 2005, respectively. For two years from September 2005, he was with the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG), The University of Texas at Austin as a post-doctoral research associate. At August 2007, he joined LG Electronics and has worked for 4G Standardization like WiMAX and LTE/LTE-A. From 2012, he has been working for IoT connectivity technologies and standards including Wi-Fi, BT and service platforms. He is now leading a IoT connectivity standard team.
Olivier Carmona - AwoX
Olivier is working in the corporate head office of AwoX, a company specialized in smart home. AwoX licenses network protocol stacks for consumer electronics, and also designs products embedding those stacks: innovative light bulbs under AwoX brand, and Hi-Fi multi-room speaker under Cabasse brand. In his role, he is responsible for AwoX’s standardization, and evangelism. He holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Centrale Marseille.
Labeeb Ismail - Comcast
Labeeb Ismail manages the engineering team for Comcast devices. As the leader for this team Labeeb is responsible for development, test, deployment and support for software and firmware for Comcast devices like WiFi gateways, WiFi extenders, CableModems, Video Gateways, set-top boxes, DVRs, home security panels and cameras. Labeeb is also responsible for developing and deploying cloud-hosted management tools and analytical tools to manage and provision these devices. As a founding member of this team within Comcast, Labeeb helped create RDK, which is one of the leading open source embedded Linux distribution used by PayTV and Broadband operators. RDK is deployed on over 50M devices and is supported by an open source community of 300+ companies. Within Comcast Labeeb holds the titles of SVP RDK LLC and VP CPE Engineering.
Prior to joining Comcast, Labeeb worked for Liberate Technologies as their Vice President of Engineering and worked as the CTO for Metabyte Networks, a DVR and Machine Learning company that he cofounded.
John Joonho Park
Dr. John Joonho Park has worked in the global ICT industry for over twenty-nine years. As a Senior Vice President at Samsung Electronics, he was responsible for the standards and technology enabling team, in which he headed Samsung’s IoT Task Force to globalize its IoT business, as well as established 5G development and strategy, led government affairs activities to resolve regulatory issues for Samsung smartphones and TVs, and built public relationships with several international government bodies. During his time at Samsung he was also head of Global Sales and Marketing for the Networks Business. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors within numerous alliances including WiFi, OMA, and WiMAX. Prior to his tenure at Samsung, he held research and development roles at Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies, Bell Communications Research, and IBM. Before joining OCF, he also served as a professor teaching courses on IoT technologies and ventures at Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech).