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The AllSeen Alliance board of directors includes the following members:

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Alan Soloway is a Director of Technical Standards in the Qualcomm Standards and Industry Organization group. He has been with Qualcomm since 1995 located in San Diego, London UK, and presently in Boulder, Colorado. In his many roles over a 20-year period at Qualcomm, Alan has worked with Customers, Mobile Network Operators, Public Safety Providers, Governmental Agencies, and many industry partners. He currently participates in 3GPP, ETSI, Open Mobile Alliance (Board of Directors), USB Implementers Forum and the AllSeen Alliance.

Art Lancaster
Affinegy

As Co-Founder and CTO of Affinegy, Art Lancaster drives the company’s technology strategy and oversees development of Affinegy’s portfolio of products. Affinegy's software brings together the Internet of Things into a single, converged experience for all connected devices and services. Affinegy’s smart network management solutions automatically provision, configure, and manage the network and devices that are at the heart of new cloud-based applications and services delivered to homes and offices. Leading broadband service providers, Internet-enabled device manufacturers, and application/service providers have deployed Affinegy’s solutions to over 35 million customers around the world. Lancaster spearheaded the development of key technologies with a number of patents issued and pending and identified important industry standards like TR-069 and championed commercialization within the industry and the company's products.

Cem Kural
Arçelik

Cem Kural, started his professional life in Testaş A.Ş. as Research and Development Engineer in 1992. He started working in Arçelik A.Ş. as Research and Development Engineer in 1995. He was appointed as Test Technology Team Leader in 1999 and as R&D Electronic and Control Technologies Manager between 2004-2007, as Grundig Elektronik A.Ş. HW Design Manager between 2007-2009, as Arçelik A.Ş. Design Manager between 2009-2011 and as R&D Design Group Manager - Electronic Plant between 2011-2012.

He has been working as R&D Director since July 2012. Kural graduated from Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1992 and completed his postgraduate studies in the same university and department in 1995.

Qeo LLC

Danny Lousberg leads the Internet of Things initiative at Technicolor and oversees the development of innovative consumer oriented solutions within the Connected Home group. As a product designer & marketer, he is focused on turning new & exciting ideas into market-ready products. With over 10 years of experience in creating innovative solutions and with a deep technical knowledge and hands-on experience in software development and design as a basis, Danny aims to find the perfect equilibrium between fulfilling market requirements & managing technical and economical restrictions. He strives to have a no-nonsense approach to product design, focusing on creating value for the end-customer while at the same time ensuring usability and profitability.

Eugene Yoo
LGE

Eugene Yoo is General Manager of Strategic Alliances and Investments in the Smart Business Center (SBC) at LG Electronics. SBC is responsible for the content and services business across LGE’s product lines including TV, mobile, and home appliances. His responsibilities include managing LGE’s participation in alliances and driving new business opportunities and investments. Prior to his current role, Eugene was responsible for new business development. Prior to joining LGE, Eugene was a venture capitalist focused on investments in the communications, digital media, and consumer electronics market. He served on the boards of Challenge Games (acquired by Zynga), Wirefree Partners (acquired by Sprint), and companies located in both the US and Korea. Eugene also worked at Cisco Systems in the Corporate Development Group and in Product Management. Eugene holds a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University and an M.B.A from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Icontrol Networks

Ivan is Director – Ecosystem Development at Icontrol Networks

Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.

Marcello Lioy is director of engineering at Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc. In this role he serves at the development lead for the AllJoyn Core software team. Marcello has been involved in various roles on the AllJoyn project since 2010. Prior to working on AllJoyn, Marcello was leading the Data Services software team for Qualcomm's cellular modem group, which was responsible for Internet connectivity for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular modems as well as supporting other IP bearers such as 802.11. He holds a Master's of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in Canada where he focused on networking and distributed systems.

Canon

Masahiro Nishio is a Principal Specialist at Canon Inc, and has been working in designing interoperability architecture for Canon products. He also has a lot of experience in working for standards organizations, such as UPnP Forum, PWG, OASIS, and Mopria Alliance.

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.

Two Bulls

Noah Harlan is a Founder of Two Bulls, a boutique software development firm specializing in mobile and related infrastructure with offices in New York, Melbourne, and Berlin. He also serves as Managing Director of Digital Strategy for Sullivan, a brand engagement and strategy firm where he guides digital communications strategies of diverse organizations including Cornell Tech, Two Sigma, LiquidNet, Merrill Lynch, and others. Noah was a Founder and Board Member of Breadcrumb (acq. Groupon, 2012) a leader in point of sale and mobile payments and GC Marketing Services, a nationwide event services company. Noah has been an advisor to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, is a member of the Innovation Committee for the Made in NY Media Center, and has been a commenter on mobile technology and payments for Bloomberg TV. Prior to founding Two Bulls Noah produced a range of content including six award-winning feature films as well as commercials and digital experiences for major brands including Ford, Audi, SouthWest Airlines, and MTV. Noah holds a degree in Computer Science from Williams College in Massachusetts and received an Emmy Award for his work in Advanced Media Interactivity.

Electrolux

Roberto Dorigo is VP of Global Technology Center (GTC) at Electrolux. The GTC provides shared competences focused on cross-sector innovation in the Group and enhance the consumer product experience. The center is responsible for driving innovation activities within electronics, materials, technology, applications, performance and processes as well as expanding external business-oriented cooperation with leading universities and research institutes. It supports all product lines and identifies the latest technology relevant to the Group’s global appliances.

Roberto holds a magister degrees in Electronic and Microwave Engineering from Padova University. He has about thirty years of experience in R&D and Innovation. Prior to ELECTROLUX Roberto led projects of military telecommunications’ systems in TELETTRA MILITARY. Roberto worked at SIEMENS GROUP as R&D manager in domestic and automotive appliances. He joined ELECTROLUX Group ten years ago as Director of Innovation in the Professional product line. In 2011 he became Vice President of Global Technology Center of Innovation for the ELECTROLUX Group.

Sharp

Takeshi Matsushita is a Manager at Sharp Corporation, and in charge of product development and standardization related to Audio-Visual products. He is a representative of HDMI Forum and had been working as a member of Board of Director. He has also been working for IEC as an international expert and a project leader of various international standard and he was a representative of Blu-ray Disc Association. In addition, he has a lot of experience in developing consumer devices in particular Blu-ray products.

Toby Nixon
Microsoft

Toby Nixon is Senior Program Manager responsible for standards engagements in the Silicon Platforms team of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. He’s been with Microsoft since 1993 and involved in technical standards development since 1985, in numerous standards development organizations including Bluetooth SIG (chairman of the board of directors), USB Implementers Forum (board member), UPnP Forum (chair of the board), OASIS Web Services Devices technical committee (chair), International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (board member), Telecommunications Industry Association (committee chair), International Telecommunications Union (rapporteur), and ISO/IEC. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, and holds several patents in the field of networking and communications. He serves as an officer and board member of several other non-profit organizations in the fields of government transparency, human services, and environmental protection. He served three terms as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives and as an elected fire district commissioner, and currently serves as a member of the Kirkland, Washington, city council.

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