Brian Scriber - CableLabs®
Brian Scriber is a Distinguished Technologist at CableLabs and the Vice President of Security Technology. Brian works with wired and wireless networking leaders on security strategy and implementation using advanced technologies and techniques including PKI, blockchains, encryption, and differential privacy.Brian holds a B.S.E in Computer Engineering (University of Michigan) a M.S. in Computer Science (University of Colorado), and an M.B.A. in Technical Strategy (University of Colorado). From 2015 through 2019, Brian was the chair of the Security Working Group here at the Open Connectivity Foundation. Brian brings his extensive experience in software, security, and cryptographic governance to both economic and technical analysis activities.Brian’s background includes technical and executive leadership roles creating and protecting strategic network communications at companies including Lockheed Martin, Sun Microsystems; protecting financial information and transactions in the financial sector as well as protecting privacy and portability of personal information with companies in the healthcare and insurance markets.
Director & Secretary
Wouter van der Beek - Cascoda
Before Cascoda, Wouter worked as an architect at the IoT office of the CTO at Cisco Systems. In this role Wouter was responsible for the connectivity in the home between set top boxes and their controlling applications. During his tenure at Cisco he moved to the office of the CTO of the IoT BU where he was working on various standards related to IoT, e.g. OCF, Thread.
Wouter started his career at Philips’ Physics Labs, where he worked on simulation applications for cathode ray tubes. Later he migrated to Applied Technologies, working on home network connectivity (UPnP/DLNA). Later he moved to the Television division where he functioned as a technology leader in that field.
In this role Wouter is the main representative of Cascoda in various standards organizations. He currently chairs the OCF Technical Coordination steering committee, aligning specification, implementation and certification work. His many and various contributions in OCF are now standardized in releases of the OCF standard and others.
Alex Wight - Cisco Systems
Alex Wight is an Information Security Architect with 25+ years of experience designing, developing, and operating public key infrastructure (PKI) and various applied cryptographic solutions to protect critical assets and equip businesses with the security needed to succeed in today's digital world. As Lead PKI Architect and Principle Engineer for Cisco Systems since 2003, Alex is responsible for the cryptographic architecture and secure operations of Cisco's software signing, anti-counterfeiting, secure boot, IT security, software licensing, IoT standards, and Web PKI. Alex is a patent holder, a frequent conference speaker, and represents Cisco in multiple international standards bodies.
Director & Treasurer
Betty Zhao - Haier
Betty Zhao has standardization experience in wireless communication and IoT industries for 15+ years. She had been developing MAC layer protocol in IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15. Since joining Haier Group, she is responsible for international IoT standards operation. She was/is the chair of work groups in the standard organizations such as WFA, CSA, and HCA. Betty’s expertise includes 802.11/15 MAC layer, data modeling, cloud-to-cloud communication, and ecosystem bridging.
Director & President
Brian Bishop - Data Performance Consultancy Limited
Brian Bishop is CEO of Data Performance Consultancy Limited a niche Consultancy and Technology service provider based in Liverpool, England. Brian has been carrying out research in Smart Cities for over 8 years and more recently looking at the convergence of the digital twin as a foundational building block to developing Smart Cities. He has represented the UK government on Global Expert Missions and trade missions for smart cities, across the world and is also on the roster for smart city consultants for the United Nations Habitat program. He is passionate about developing a cultural shift in the way public services are delivered with a focus on the creation of social impact, developing collaborative thinking with the supply chains and with guidance from their academic partners Oxford University and Liverpool John Moores University. This transformational change is predicated around the use of open standards and open source tooling