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The 2008 Executive Committees: ME EC
Also see the SE/EE Executive Committee section.

The Java Community Process (JCP) program is overseen by two elected Executive Committees (ECs), which pay close attention to the development of Java Specification Requests (JSRs) and resulting Application Program Interfaces (APIs), Reference Implementations (RIs), and Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs). One EC looks out for the interests of the Java Micro Edition (ME) technology and community, and the other does the same for the Java Standard Edition (SE)/Enterprise Edition (EE) technology and community. Representatives who serve on these committees often have a say in other standards bodies as well, which enhances cross-industry communication and agreement.

Micro Edition (Java ME) Executive Committee

Aplix, John Rizzo
John has a deep passion for technology and where it will bring us in the future. He has vision but also has a very realistic view on how to achieve success. John is a futurist and innovator but knows that without business success even the best innovation will fall to the wayside.

John is an adept executive who gets the job done by using cutting edge business, strategic and technical skills. His experience is drawn from various responsibilities that include: coding as a senior software/staff engineer for advanced technology teams, technical business development, software architecture, mergers and acquisitions experience, advising start-ups in the mobile space on technology/investments/product positioning/customer goals and his current role as VP of Technology Strategy for Aplix Corporation.

John's background includes: designing/architecting mobile data systems and applications, evangelizing products and ideas, technical business development, international sales, leading and executing wireless efforts/strategies for global and international companies.

John has deep experience working with and displaying leadership in technology communities and community driven products and standards and knows how to negotiate to meet the goals of the companies involved in these communities.

Ericsson AB, Magnus Olsson
At Ericsson AB, Magnus Olsson worked with mobile telephony (GSM) infrastructure development, mobile terminals, and Ericsson Mobile Platforms (EMP), incorporating Java ME technology into the applications domain -- system design, protocols, testing, and application development. As a founding member of the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum and later on the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), he has considerable standards experience. Magnus is known in the WAP/OMA standards community, having served as chair of the WAP 2.0 architecture group introducing Internet standards into mobile devices.

IBM, Mark Rogalski

Motorola, Brian Deuser
Brian Deuser is passionate about software testing, conformance testing, and quality assurance. In his 10+ years at Motorola, his knack for requirements-based System Testing lead him to create Motorola's LWT (LOC) TCK. Quickly becoming Motorola's TCK expert and Standards-based testing evangelist, Brian has led the creation of every TCK released by Motorola. Along with creating Gatling, Motorola's zero cost and open source Java ME test framework, Brian is the chief architect of the MIDP 3.0 TCK. As part of the JCP, Brian represents Motorola as the Specification Lead for JSRs 271 (Mobile Information Device Profile 3.0), 37, 118, 253, 304, and 307, and he has served as an Expert Group member for JSRs 248 & 249 (MSA), and JSR 306.

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 competitive and able to serve as a common, global application platform. Pentti brings his experience in software R&D, sales, industry collaborations, and standardization. He currently works in Nokia Technology Platforms as director of Java Platform Standardization. He leads a team responsible for the creation and licensing of two-thirds of nearly 30 JSRs that Nokia is leading, 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. Pentti hopes to promote rules within the EC that make JCP standards widely available for implementers under predictable and consistent terms and without unreasonable restrictions.
Orange, Philippe Lucas

Philippe Lucas is director of standardization at Orange, a member of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Board of Directors, and holds a seat on the ME EC. He credits the JCP for delivering APIs for mobile phones that drive games and multimedia services. Orange will work to enlarge the community of companies involved in the JCP program and to ensure the process can be more open. Security and certification are the most compelling aspects to be addressed in the JCP program, Philippe says. For example, Orange will strive to make sure that no application can be deployed using bearer capabilities without customer awareness. This is vital because of the lack of trust customers could have with third-party applications, he says. In the future, Philippe expects the JCP program to encourage the development of specifications related to IP-based Multimedia Services (IMS).

Philips, Jon Piesing
Jon Piesing represents Philips in a number of industry forums and organisations relating to Java technology. These include the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC) for Java ME and the Digital Video Broadcasting organisation (DVB). Within DVB Jon is the chair of the technical group responsible for their Java based interactive TV specification.

Qisda, Shu-Chin Su Chen
Dr. Shu-Chin Su Chen is an associate vice president at Qisda Corporation, Taiwan. She joined the company in October 2000. In her current role, Shu-Chin is responsible for providing technical support for mobile phone projects. She represents Qisda on the JCP ME EC, the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), and China Communications Standards Association (CCSA). Prior to joining Qisda, Shu-Chin worked for the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on wireless communication projects. Before that, she was employed at AT&T Bell Laboratories, US, where she developed switching systems.

Shu-Chin Su Chen was awarded her PhD from National Sun Yet-Sen University in 1999. She has been honored with the Republic of China 16th Distinguished Young Woman Award, Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs Excellent Researcher Award, and ITRI Research Paper Award. Her research interests are in Personal Communication Systems and Distributed Systems.

RIM, James Warden
Currently representing Research In Motion on the ME EC is James Warden. He has over 25 years of experience developing software and system architecture for mobile and embedded devices, including more than ten years developing DRM and security-related solutions for cellular products. He is currently the Maintenance Lead for JSR 118, MIDP 2.1. He has served on the Expert Groups of JSRs 118, 120, 185, 215, 232, 248, 249, 271, 287, 300, and 306.

Samsung, Kil-Su Eo

Samsung is represented on the ME EC by Dr. Kil-Su Eo. With a background in developing application software, he has led projects in audio/video/image/speech codec, security algorithms, speech recognition, and his team developed the first version of the Samsung MP3 player. In his current capacity as vice president and head of the Software Solution Team, Digital Media R&D Center, Kil-Su has led his team's work in embedded system software, middleware, and audio/visual applications for digital media devices. He serves on the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) under the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Within the JCP program, he worked on JSR 278, Resource Management API for Java ME. Kil-Su would like for EC members to have more time before a vote because the current time frame makes it "very difficult to understand the draft and specification."

Sean Sheedy
Sean Sheedy's involvement in Java ME began in 2000 as the Java technical go-to person for the first US Java ME handset for Nextel. At Nextel, he co-founded the Nextel Developer Program, sponsored the Nextel Open Windowing Toolkit, and acted as Nextel's Java and Browser Platform Manager. At Sprint Nextel he remained heavily involved in Java ME through the Sprint Application Developer Program, and organized Sprint's representation in the JCP on multiple JSRs. In 2007 he began consulting in the mobile space and remains involved in the JCP as an Individual Member. Sean was recently elected to the JCP ME Executive Commitee to tackle issues facing developers in the mobile space.

Siemens, Lothar Borrmann
Lothar Borrmann is head of the Software Architecture department at Siemens Corporate Technology. The department assists and advises Siemens' Groups regarding software architecture issues, as well as innovations and trends in this domain, including software platform technologies, such as the Java technology. Lothar's department comprises an international team of Java experts, which has been promoting the use of Java technology at Siemens for over ten years. The team constitutes the center of competence for the entire company, which has more than 30,000 software developers. Since 2000, Lothar and his alternates have worked in the JCP program, holding a seat on the Java ME EC.

"The JCP program is an excellent example for a well working industrial standardization process," Lothar says. "Our goal is to bring the experience of a highly diversified corporation like Siemens into the Java platform, in order to make its scope even broader, and to render it even more useful to our company and the community."

Sony Ericsson, Andreas Kristensson
Andreas Kristensson represents Sony Ericsson on the ME EC. Andreas has been involved in software development and Java technology for over ten years, with experience in embedded system software, middleware, and applications. Within the JCP program Andreas has served on Expert Groups for JSR-256 Mobile Sensor API, JSR-290 XML UI, and JSR-307 Network Mobility and Mobile Data API

Sun Microsystems, Calinel Pasteanu
Calinel Pasteanu represents Sun Microsystems on the ME EC. He holds several software patents and has a Licentiate degree in Physics. He worked for Siemens 1985-2005 in several telecommunication business units, in both network and terminal areas. His last Siemens responsibility was to manage the Technology & Innovation SW department of Siemens Mobile. He moved to Qisda along with the Siemens Mobile business, and now he is employed by Sun as Director of Standards within the Client Software Group. He is based in Munich, Germany and manages an international team.

Calinel began his involvement in the JCP in 1999, serving as an Expert for JSR 30, J2ME Connected, Limited Device Configuration, and various other Expert Groups, including JSR 248, Mobile Service Architecture (MSA), and JSR 249, MSA Advanced. At his initiative, a Java ME Spec Leads team was created at Siemens, and numerous JSRs were filed by his team: 195, 229, 230, 246, 253, 259, 266, 281, 304.

Calinel has made other contributions in the area of standardization. He served as Vice Chair of the Software Defined Radio Forum, as member of the OSGI Board of Directors, represented Siemens in the mobile carriers consortium known as OMTP and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).

Time Warner Cable, George Sarosi
Time Warner Cable (TWC) has been a leading contributor to the OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP), which is based on a CDC/FP/PBP/Java TV stack. OCAP enables TV-based applications and services such as the Electronic Program Guide, viewer participation, interactive advertising, customized news and sports tickers, audience polling, and e-learning. TWC has been a consistent champion for support of Java technology in cable, both through technical contributions and via their rollout of over 130,000 OpenCable Platform set-top boxes and applications. TWC is continuing to deploy Java based OpenCable set-top boxes at a rate of 10,000 per week and anticipate a complete rollout to their full subscriber base within the next eighteen months. Time Warner Cable will also provide digital TV stakeholder perspective with regards to other JSRs impacting media-related capabilities, including mobile broadcast service (242), mobile television (272), and advanced UI API's (Java 2D and 3D). Time Warner Cable joined the JCP program in May 2004.

George Sarosi is the Principal Software Architect for the Advanced Technology Group at Time Warner Cable, as well as Chair of the Cablelabs OCAP working group. He was the lead architect for the development of the OCAP LLC OCAP middleware stack. George represents TWC on the JCP ME EC, and he has served on the JSR 242, "On Ramp to OCAP" Expert Group. George says, "I believe this will give me an opportunity to learn how other contributors and industries are using Java technology and to see how Time Warner Cable and the entire cable industry can learn from these experiences to provide a more robust and compelling platform for our subscribers." As a technology leader in the Cable Industry, the JCP will give Time Warner Cable a voice in defining the Java profiles that will be used by the applications that are the interface to TWC customers.

Vodafone, Guenter Klas
As Vodafone's senior manager of industry initiatives, Dr. Guenter Klas leads the company's terminal standardization program and coordinates the efforts of Spec Leads and Experts from Vodafone. Guenter represents the company on the ME EC, and through his team he is also involved in the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and its Mobile Web Initiativie (MWI), the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), Liberty Alliance, Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP), and mobile Top Level Domain (mTLD) registry company.

Guenter says, "The JCP program has been hugely instrumental in enabling further progress in Java-related technology and related standardization. The JCP program works differently from other organizations. We need to build on the strengths and see where in the JCP program and EC, for example, we can make improvements, taking into account and adapting to the feedback we get from the market."