Press Release – 07/10/2000
Open Services Gateway Initiative Elects New Leadership
San Ramon, Calif. – The Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) has elected a new board of directors and officers to serve the organization through May 2001. OSGi (http://www.osgi.org) is an independent, non-profit corporation composed of 65 leading technology companies working to define and promote open standards for the delivery of multiple services over wide-area networks to local networks and devices.
“Last year was extremely successful for OSGi, as evidenced by our strong membership growth, active participation in OSGi expert groups and working committees, and the public release of the OSGi specification,” said John Barr, president of OSGi, and director, Systems Architecture and Technology for Personal Area Networks, Motorola. “We are looking forward to the strong leadership of our new board and officers to help guide the development of OSGi into 2001.”
The OSGi specification, which complements virtually all residential networking standards, defines an open standard that enables multiple software services to be loaded and run on a services gateway such as a set top box, cable modem, DSL modem, PC or dedicated residential gateway. Once resident in a services gateway, these services, such as energy measurement and control, safety and security services, health care monitoring services, device control and maintenance, electronic commerce services and more, can interact both with devices and networks in the home or small office and with clients and servers. The services gateway also can consolidate and manage voice, data, control, Internet and multimedia communications to and from the home and small office.
The following were elected by OSGi members to serve on the OSGi board of directors until May 2001:
Senior Director, Mobile and Embedded Products
Program Director and BLM for Client and OEM Technology
Director, Systems Architecture and Technology
Personal Area Networks
Technology Manager Interconnectivity
Phillips Consumer Electronics
|Hans Werner Bitzer
Head of Section Smart Home Products
Deutsche Telekom AG
Manager, Product Marketing
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Director Central Electronics System
Group Marketing Manager
Residential Communications Services
|Dr. Marie-Jose Montpetit
Senior R&D Engineer
Nokia Home Communications.
Business Development and Corporate Marketing
Silicon Valley Project Manager
Electricite de France (EDF)
Director, New Service Concepts
The following were elected by OSGi members to serve as officers until May 2001:
OSGi Regional Vice President – Asia Pacific
OSGi Regional Vice President – Americas
Director of Business Development
OSGi Vice President of Marketing
Senior Manager, Business Development
Vice President, Network Systems
IBM Pervasive Computing
OSGi Executive Director
The OSGi is a non-profit corporation formed to provide a forum for the creation of open specifications for the delivery of multiple services over wide-area networks to local networks and devices, and to accelerate the demand for products and services based on these specifications worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs. The San Ramon, California, USA-based consortium comprises 65 member organizations from around the globe. Membership is open to any interested party, including Internet Service Providers, Network Operators, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Independent Software Vendors, end users, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The consortium’s Web site address is http://www.osgi.org.
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|David Nieland||Wendy Dunn||Deepak Kamlani|
|Director||Account Executive||Executive Director – OSGi|
|BSMG Worldwide||BSMG Worldwide||interprise ventures|
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