The officers of the OCF’s Board of Directors have been confirmed following a recent election. Leading the organization’s strategic planning as President of the Board will be Brian Bishop, CEO of Data Performance Consultancy Limited.
On his appointment, Brian commented: “I’m delighted to be appointed President of the OCF’s Board of Directors, a position in which I will work to drive the overall strategy of the organization. I have a particular ambition for the OCF to be recognized as the default standard for smart city infrastructure, enabling the development of new SME supply chains and furthering the adoption of secure open standards globally. We are rapidly moving towards this objective, with interest in the OCF already secured from several governments across the world.”
Joining Brian is Betty Zhao, Standard Operation Manager at Haier, who has been named Treasurer of the Board, and Wouter van der Beek, Chief Operating Office at Cascoda, who has been announced as Board Secretary.
President – Brian Bishop
Brian has been researching smart cities for nearly a decade. He has represented the UK government on Global Expert Missions and trade missions for smart cities internationally and is also on the roster of smart city consultants for the United Nations Habitat Programme.
Treasurer – Betty Zhao
Betty is responsible for international IoT standards operations at Haier Group. Betty has over 15 years’ standardization experience in wireless communication and IoT industries, developing MAC layer protocol in IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.15. Betty’s expertise includes 802.11/15 MAC layer, data modeling, cloud-to-cloud communication, and ecosystem bridging.
Secretary – Wouter van der Beek
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 the OCF are now standardized in releases of the OCF standard and others.