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IoTivity Steering Group

Mark Skarpness

Mark Skarpness is the Director of Embedded Software in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. His team creates foundational system software and platform developer tools to enable a highly scalable IoT ecosystem. Key focus areas include: IoTivity, Yocto Project, IoT operating systems, communications middleware, and open hardware development platforms. Previously, Skarpness led a Systems Engineering team handling integration, release engineering, security, and quality assurance for a wide range of open source technologies. Mark has held a variety of technical, marketing, and management positions during his 21 years with Intel. He spent his first seven years with the company as a software engineer and architect working in the area of broadband networking and he has been working on open source and Linux for the past 14 years.


Jin Wook Lee

Dr. Jin Wook Lee has led several R&D teams for researching on Digital Convergence Technologies at Samsung Electronics as well as productizing standards-based technology for interoperability. Currently, He is leading a team in Software R&D Center focusing on developing open IoT-centric Connectivity and Operating System technologies for Mobile, TV, Home Appliances, Wearable, Gateway Devices, and so on and contributing the deliverables into OIC Open Source Work Group and IoTivity Project. He also enjoys serving as a member of IoT related alliance, such as Industrial Internet Consortium, OneM2M, and Wi-Fi Alliance. He had graduated from Arizona State University with Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2005. His major research topic was ‘Embedded Wireless Sensor Network Protocol’ which is known as a technical and use-case perspective predecessor of Internet of Things.


Lead Architect
Jinguk Jeong

Dr. Jinguk Jeong has led several R&D projects for researching on Convergence solution at Samsung Electronics as well as productizing standards-based technology for interoperability, such as DLNA, UPnP, Wi-Fi Direct, etc. Currently, Jinguk Jeong is leading a project focusing on developing IoT core technologies and is ready to contribute the deliverables into OIC Open Source Project, IoTivity. Jinguk Jeong has dozens of published papers regarding multimedia and communication technology domain, and a number of his patents have been filed, too. Jinguk Jeong has participated in global standardization such as MPEG-7. Jinguk Jeong has been worked as a software architect for 6 years. He has already contributed several software components such as Protocol Plug-In, Soft Sensor Manager, and Things Manager for the IoTivity open source, and prepares another S/W component such as Connectivity Abstraction to be contributed.


Deputy Lead Architect
Mats Agerstam

Mats has a long background in software engineering and is passionately involved in everything from overarching system architecture to internal details and operations of the system. His past work spans from firmware development, driver to middleware infrastructure and user interface work. He has vast experience developing in wide range of environments and operating systems such as Windows, Linux, ThreadX, Android and iOS. The majority of his expertise is within WiFi and general peer-2-peer networking over both WiFi-Direct and Bluetooth [LE]. He has a sound understanding of network security with a deep understanding and hands on experience of associated network protocols such as 802.1x, EAP, TLS, etc. He has been holding several leading architecture positions in the Wireless Innovation & Solutions team at Intel most recently CCF (Common Connectivity Framework) which is a ubiquitous connectivity framework Intel delivered for mobile and desktop platforms based on Bluetooth, WiFi-Direct, NAT traversal technologies. He has been leading and contributing to numerous projects/products within Intel ranging from the wireless, graphics and manageability domains with software expertise primarily in the middleware space across Windows, Linux, Android and iOS. Additionally he has experience working on device drivers, firmware and UX. Mats has published several white papers and has filed over 10 patents in the wireless, proximity and security domain.


Planning Function Lead
George R. Bowden III

George Bowden is a Senior Program Manager and Software Engineering Manager in the Communication and Devices Group at Intel Corporation. He has over 20 years of software engineering and product delivery experience primarily in the field of communications products and technologies. George currently serves as the Planning Function Lead for the IoTivity open source project and is a very active participant in the associated Open Source Work Group of the Open Interconnect Consortium. Within Intel, George facilitates delivery of Intel contributions to IoTivity and is the Program Manager for the related Intel® Common Connectivity Framework SDK product. George’s previous areas of product development and delivery focus include fax application software, computer-aided design software, personal and business video conferencing software, consumer electronics imaging and data sharing software, set top box and digital television platform software, and implementations of various standard wireless communications technologies. As a proven leader of cross functional product teams, George has been known to regularly encourage team process improvement and is strong proponent of Agile development practices. George holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also noted as holding 2 patents covering wireless digital imaging devices.


Release Management Function Lead
Markus Jung

Markus Jung is a Senior Engineer in the IoT Solution Lab of Samsung Electronics. He joined Samsung in 2014 and contributed to the primitive services project of the IoTivity open source project. He received a PhD in computer science from the Vienna University of Technology and has several years of research experience with IoT related publications, working and teaching as research assistant at the Institute of Computer Aided Automation. He participated in research projects in the area of Smart Grids and Internet of Things (, with a focus on IoT integration middleware architectures and communication stacks for the Internet of Things (OSGi, 6LoWPAN, CoAP). Within his university position he also engaged in the standardization as an editor for the OASIS Open Building Information Exchange protocol bindings and encodings. Previous to his Samsung and university engagement, he has several years of software engineering and IT management experience mainly in the financial IT sector (GE Money Bank, TeleTrader), acquiring a certification as professional Sun Certified Java Developer back in 2007. As product manager at TeleTrader he was responsible for the financial market data Web service infrastructure (~150 mio/req per month) including feature planning and release management responsibilities.


Open Source Work Group Chair
Soohong Daniel Park

Dr. Soohong Daniel Park is with Software R&D Center, Samsung Electronics, in Korea and currently serving the IoTivity open source project as a Vice-Chairman. He has been working on open source software such as strategy and evangelism to boom up open source culture within Samsung from 2013. The interest of his current work is internet, web, mobile networking and in particular internet of things where he is fully engaged in Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) from the beginning. He has worked on the convergence service for Samsung smart devices that can provide a new user experience using multiple smart devices such as smart TV, smart phone and diversity, especially metadata in conjunction with the Media Annotation Working Group where he was chairing the Working Group to develop an Ontology and API designed to facilitate cross-community data integration of information related to media objects on the web from 2008. He has been officially elected for the W3C Advisory Board in 2004 and work for W3C from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016. Regarding the internet research, he has developed several RFCs such as RFC4029, RFC4039, RFC4339, RFC4968, RFC5006, RFC5154, RFC5270, RFC5948, RFC6160 and a hundred of Internet-Drafts in IETF. In addition, he was founding and chairing the 16ng Working Group in IETF. To develop media independent handover solution over heterogeneous networks for Samsung mobile devices, he worked for IEEE 802.21 Working Group and IEEE 802.11u Task Group as a voting member and active contributor from 2004 to 2006, and developed many patents. For the new IPTV business era around 2008, he has developed a wide range of Internet services, standard proposals and patents for IPTV in OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) and Mobile IPTV in ITU-T IPTV Focus Group. He is currently a Associate Editor of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. So far, he holds 100 (more) patents and 30 (more) academic publications developed by various standard activities. His biography can be found at 10th Anniversary (2008-2009) Edition of Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 26th Edition of Who's Who in the World and 63rd Edition of Who's Who in America. He received the Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Engineering from Kyung Hee University.


Advisory Committee
Carsten Bormann

Carsten Bormann is a Honorarprofessor for Internet technology at the Universität Bremen. He is member of the board of its Center for Computing and Communications Technology (TZI). His research interests are in protocol design and system architectures for networking. He led the IETF efforts on Integrated Services for Low-Bitrate Links (ISSLOW) and co-chaired the Robust Header Compression WG (ROHC), enabling Multimedia Networking over low-speed links (wired and wireless), including Internet Telephony, and the IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks WG (6LoWPAN). Most recently, he initiated and is co-chairing the IETF WG for Constrained RESTful Environments (CoRE) and is an author of its main standards document, RFC 7252, the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP). He has authored and co-authored 29 Internet RFCs, which are in turn cited 211 times in other RFCs.


Advisory Committee
Dwarkaprasad Dayama

Dwarkaprasad Dayama is working with Software R&D Center at Samsung Electronics. He has diversified 13 years experience in technologies not limited to MPEG, UPnP, DLNA, CEA 2014, Wi-Fi etc. He also has hands on experience with multiple operating systems Windows, Nucleus, Linux, Android & Tizen. He has worked across multiple horizontals in CE Industry & Telecom Industry. He has performed different roles like System Integeration, Software Development, Software Architect & Project Manager during the course of 13 years career journey. Some of his key contributions are InVehicle music system emulator for Windows, User Experience Analyzer for CE devices, Android HAL porting verification system, CEA 2014 Conformance Suite, SE Linux rule validator, Tizen Conformance Suite. He started with Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) as an active member of Certifcation TG under Standard WG and submitted 1st version of Certification Procedure, proposed the Syntactic & Semantic Certification methodology and contributed for OIC 1.0 test spec creation. He has also been an active member of OIC Standard WG and contributed scoping statement and spec text for features like Blockwise Transfer, CoAP over TCP, Non-IP Transports etc for OIC 1.0. He played important role of synchronization between OIC Standard and Iotivity to make sure Iotivity comply with OIC 1.0. His current area of interest and focus is Internet of Things and has desire to make an positive impact in IoT industry.