IBM, David Girle
IBM, as the world’s largest information technology company, has been a substantial contributor to the Java Community since 1996, and has delivered over 300 Java Compatible products to the market.
IBM is represented by David Girle. David has been involved in mobile Java development for over a decade. Currently he works as a software architect, implementing custom applications and solutions in the OEM space for IBM's Workplace, Portal and Collaboration (WPLC) division. He led and helped implement IBMs SyncML4J toolkit.
He has served as IBM's Java ME Executive Committee representative and on the JSR Expert Groups for JSR-226 and JSR-246. He has been a featured speaker at Lotusphere and EclipseCon. "IBM is heavily investing in the success of Java technology - In the Java ME space, IBM provides VM ports to more than 20 environments, together with support for a broad range of configuration, profiles and JSRs" Girle says.
IBM's representatives, whether leading or participating in Expert Groups and Executive Committees, will continue to use their expertise and technical resources to make contributions for the betterment of the Java Community and to help guide the Java platforms' evolution and development.
Nokia, Pentti Savolainen
Pentti J. Savolainen represents Nokia on the ME EC. Nokia is an active member in the JCP program whose strong contribution stems from a desire to make Java technology open, competitive and able to serve as a common, global cross vendor application platform. Pentti brings his experience in software R&D, sales, industry collaborations, and standardization. He currently works in Nokia Devices as director of Standards, OSS and IPR.
He leads a team contributing to many standards organizations in the mobility area, including Java. One of his teams is responsible for the leading of 18 JSRs in the Java ME space, including those on Mobile Service Architecture. He also heads up other Java technology related industry cooperation beyond the JCP in hopes of increasing the competitiveness of Java technology, sharing technologies between the JCP program and other standards bodies, and creating a consistent standardized Java application platform for mobile devices. Under his initiative and through Nokia's example the predictability and consistency of the Java ME licensing terms have increased during the last two years, however there still is work to do in this area.
Nokia, Kimmo Löytänä
Kimmo Löytänä is a Senior Technology Manager in the Devices business group of Nokia Corporation. In the Standards, OSS and IPR organization he leads a team which is responsible for developer APIs and application content formats standardization, including standardization activities in the JCP, W3C and Khronos. Kimmo received his M.Sc degree in Computer Science from the Tampere University of Technology in March 1996. Since joining Nokia in May 1995, he has been involved in various research and product development projects in the area of software platforms in embedded consumer devices. He has participated in the development of Java technologies since 1996. During this time, he has led and participated in several research and development projects for applying and extending the capabilities of Java technologies, including participation in many JCP JSRs in the Java ME area.
Philips, Jon Piesing
Jon Piesing is a world recognized expert in the field of technologies for interactive services or applications related to televisions and television connected devices. He was a major contributor to the creation of the GEM technology which defines the usage of Java in Blu-ray, OCAP and MHP including chairing one of the groups responsible for the DVB project.
He has represented Philips in the corresponding JCP expert groups.
He has been heavily involved in the development of the OCAP 1.1 specification and participates behind the scenes in Philips Blu-ray activities. In parallel with the specification work, he previously managed a project which delivered the first MHP prototype set-top boxes to developers, broadcasters and operators worldwide. His current main focus is in the area of IPTV where he chairs the Java and Browser task forces in the Open IPTV Forum. He has represented Philips in the JCP executive committee since Philips first joined. Over the years, he has participated in many JavaOne Conference sessions relating to TV.
Philips, Rebekka Porath
Rebekka has pursued a varied career at Philips. She started in the Corporate Research organization, then moved to Philips Components, Consumer Electronics and most recently to Consumer Lifestyle. Rebekka's activities have included radio antenna modules, service protection for mobile TV and most recently IPTV. She now has overall responsibility for the standardization activities of the consumer lifestyle business.
Rebekka participates in the steering and management groups of the DVB project and the Open IPTV Forum.