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RE: Introductions

From: David Rogers <david.rogers@omtp.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:37:34 +0100
Message-ID: <4C83800CE03F754ABA6BA928A6D94A0601C87585@exch-be14.exchange.local>
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin@robineko.com>, "DAP" <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Hi all,

A brief introduction from me.

I'm the AC rep for OMTP in W3C and I am also a member of the WebApps working group specifically for widgets. I look after OMTP's relationships with external bodies such as W3C and also get involved with the programme management of tasks internally to OMTP[1]. OMTP is a mobile industry forum which helps to defragment mobile device requirements by creating harmonised industry recommendations. This ultimately make consumers' lives easier. Some of you may be aware of our work on handset security[2] and also our work on common charging[3]. OMTP joined W3C in order to help standardise BONDI[4], a project aimed at opening up device capabilities to web applications and widgets in a safe and secure manner. We submitted this work to W3C WebApps and also to this group during its formation. We'll continue to provide updates and submissions to this group as the work progresses. If you have any questions on BONDI or OMTP, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me.

My background[5] is in Mechatronics, having served my apprenticeship at Fujitsu Microelectronics' UK DRAM fab. I then spent 8 years at Panasonic, where I developed hardware and software solutions for mobile device testing/interface for factories and service centres around the world, migrating legacy DOS-based systems over to Windows (programming in C and then also developing with the National Instruments CVI IDE). I moved onto looking after Product Security during my last few years there and I have an interest in embedded security. I also have an MSc in Software Engineering.

In my real life, I live in the UK, have an interest in history and politics amongst many other things and I also like Single Malt Whisky :-) [6].

I look forward to working with you all.



David Rogers
Director of External Relations

[1] http://www.omtp.org 
[2] http://www.telecoms.com/9012/crime-fighters-welcome-mobile-security-requirements
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Mobile_Terminal_Platform#Universal_Charger 
[4] http://bondi.omtp.org 
[5] http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidrogersuk
[6] http://www.smws.co.uk/ 

-----Original Message-----
From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Robin Berjon
Sent: 25 August 2009 15:01
Subject: Introductions


the working group now has sufficient members that we can safely assume  
that most if not all of the core participants that will contribute to  
it over its lifetime are present here. I would therefore like to ask  
everyone on the list - especially W3C participants but also members of  
the public - to introduce themselves. I'll start with myself.

I'm Robin Berjon, your co-chair in charge of the API side (though I'll  
help with the policy side as well when needed). I am an independent  
consultant representing Vodafone, but as chair will naturally remain  
neutral. I'll note in passing that neutral does not mean devoid of  
opinion, simply that my sole objective is the success of this group as  
per its charter and according to the consensus of its membership.

Prior to this I've chaired the Web API WG, as well as the two binary  
XML WGs. I've also been active in a variety of other W3C groups and at  
times other standards-related organisations (at various degrees OMTP,  
OMA, 3GPP, MPEG, TV Anytime), including editing specifications, mostly  
around XML, Web, and mobile technology. I've also participated in a  
fair number of Open Source projects, many of which around Perl.

In general I don't believe that there should be mobile-specific  
specifications, and in the long run I'm not entirely convinced that  
there should be such a thing as non-Web technology. I don't much care  
how we do it so long as we end up with a kick-arse open web platform  
for all and there's beer to be had along the way.

Before doing this I briefly studied philosophy in the cafés around the  
Sorbonne, which I'm sorry to say sometimes shows. Outside standards I  
am a husband and father of one (each), and have an "it's complicated"  
relationship with a cat called Billie. Mostly I read, tinker with  
movie stuff, and make some noises about politics.

I love it when a plan comes together so I very much look forward to  
working with all of you to release some really wicked swell standards.

Robin Berjon
  robineko - setting new standards
Received on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 08:38:18 UTC

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