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RE: Introduction

From: Cavigioli, Chris <chris.cavigioli@intel.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:40:50 +0000
To: Natasha Rooney <nrooney@gsma.com>, "public-web-mobile@w3.org" <public-web-mobile@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E36D1A4AE0B6AA4091F1728D584A6AD237F952BC@FMSMSX110.amr.corp.intel.com>
Hi Folks,

Here is a short bio below.  For this team, I am particularly interested in WebRTC as well as how WebRTC will interoperate with IMS/VoLTE/IR.94/RCS in the 3GPP/GSMA world.  I attended the inaugural WebRTC kick-off meeting on the Google campus back in Oct 2010 and have been avidly following it since.  I'm new to W3C, but have decades of experience in 3GPP, GSMA, GCF/PTCRB, ITU, MPEG ... wrote the first revisions of GSMA TS.09 on battery consumption measurement standards back in 1999.  My job role is now more tightly coupled to product definition than to standards work, but I will chime in when I can.  I believe the telco operator viewpoints and realities haven't received the same attention in WebRTC as have other voices.  In the end, we can accomplish what is needed with Intel silicon, including native VP8 and fast transcoding, but I believe we are all called to insist on a superior end user experience and avoid frivolous complexity.  Recently, I have begun to advocate for avoiding multimedia transcoding by seeking codec neutrality (e.g. no preference between VP8, H.264 and being ready for H.265 and VP9, including extensions).  We are beginning to quantify the unavoidable negative effects of transcoding on end-end latency (directly impacting user experience) as well as power consumption and perceptual degradations of codec tandeming.  I find it ironic how we're asking the service providers to invest heavily in network infrastructure in order to support "free" calls whereby some of this cost and complexity is avoidable.  Lots of recent time was spent on VoLTE, IR.94 and RCS topics in this dynamically changing market.

Here is a short bio:

Chris Cavigioli, Senior Strategy Planner at Intel Corp, is responsible for graphics and multimedia platform requirements for phones and tablets.  He was instrumental in defining the Medfield platform, culminating in a deployment of 6 Intel-based smartphones around the world in 2012.  Prior to being recruited by Intel in 2008, Chris ran strategic marketing for multimedia at MIPS Technologies, the #1 core in consumer electronics.  Before that he headed product marketing at NemeriX, a fabless startup in Switzerland delivering the world's lowest power GPS chipset.  While at Synopsys, he evangelized SystemC with EDA/ESL tools that enable SoC design & verification at the C/C++ level.  For over 12 years at Analog Devices, Chris was responsible for several system and application engineering roles for DSP chips, GSM chipsets (with TTPCom) and represented Analog Devices at 3GPP, ETSI, GSMA, MPEG, ITU, ECTEL TMS and GCF/PTCRB.  Chris has an engineering degree from WPI in Massachusetts.  He completed his junior year abroad at the ETH in Zurich.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/chriscav   In my limited spare time, I enjoy the outdoors, such as rock climbing, kayak surfing, cycling, traveling, backcountry ski touring, eating veg foods and already 7 years into fatherhood.


Chris Cavigioli
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-----Original Message-----
From: Natasha Rooney [mailto:nrooney@gsma.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:08 AM
To: public-web-mobile@w3.org
Subject: Introduction

What a great idea Dom! Ok here's mine:

I'm Natasha Rooney, co-chair of the group alongside the Jo Rabin and Marcos Caceres. I'm an ex Java developer, turned web developer, turned talking-about-developer-slash-expert or "technologist". In my non-W3C capacity I work as a technologist at the GSMA, a global telecoms association very similar in governance to W3C. Here at the GSMA we have been working much closer with the W3C as mobile and the web becomes much closer aligned. We run a "W3C Interest Group" for operators and OEMs focusing on the technology aspects of web and mobile, paying particular attention to the role of the operator network.

As one of the chairs for this group I will help look after the general management of the group, organise meetings, keep all members updated with any core W3C news and make sure we're working towards our goals. If anyone has any questions about deliverables, meetings, actions, new topics of research or even anything else related to the group then please do ask, it's what we're here for!

I'm looking forward to the work that the "Web and Mobile IG" will produce; and that includes anything from helping to progress web applications on mobile towards a native experience to finding those commercial routes that is necessary for the web to become "the platform" across devices. Some of my core focus areas are offline capabilities, push notifications, real-time communications and app discoverability; these will be elements that I hope the group will consider looking into. Aside from this I would love to raise the focus of mobile and empower as many WGs as possible to always consider cross-device and multi-network experiences when defining standards.

Aside from work and web I do like a good hackathon, which is always a great excuse to eat a lot of food and learn something new. I also enjoy Japanese and east-asian culture which does include a fair bit of anime and video games, if I ever find the time.

I look forward to meeting and talking to you all soon!


Natasha Rooney | Web Technologist | GSMA | nrooney@gsma.com<mailto:nrooney@gsma.com> | +44 (0) 7730

219 765 | @thisNatasha | Skype: nrooney@gsm.org<mailto:nrooney@gsm.org> 7th Floor, 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF

On 09/09/2013 15:48, "Dominique Hazael-Massieux" <dom@w3.org<mailto:dom@w3.org>> wrote:



>I have already sent a few messages to the list, but haven't introduced

>myself yet; since I would love for others to introduce themselves, the

>least I can do is to do it too :)


>I work as part of the W3C staff (W3C has ~80 employees), attached to

>the European host of W3C, ERCIM; I've been at W3C for nearly 13 years,

>and focusing on mobile since 2005.


>Among other things, I was involved in the W3C Mobile Web Initiative

>since its early days, and I have been leading it since 2007; I've acted

>as the staff contact for the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group,

>the Mobile Web Test Suites Working Group; I am currently the staff

>contact for the Device APIs Working Group, the WebRTC Working Group,

>and the Web and Mobile Interest Group.


>For those less familiar with W3C, staff contacts are responsible to

>assist group chairs in running the groups, to ensure the W3C process is

>correctly applied, to coordinate the work of these groups with other

>groups in W3C and elsewhere, etc.


>Beyond my duties in Working Groups, and through funding of European

>research projects, I have been editing and releasing on a quarterly

>basis a document summarizing the various work items in W3C that are

>particularly relevant on mobile:

>≥Standards for Web Applications on Mobile≤



>I'm hoping the IG will consider adopting ≥Standards for Web

>Applications on Mobile≤ as one of its deliverables.


>Through European projects again (esp. Webinos, and more recently

>Compose), I have looked at multi- and cross-devices applications based

>on Web technologies; I described an early state of my thoughts on this

>a couple of years ago:


>I feel in general there is a lot of untapped potential for the Web on

>this topic; it handily is one of the topics that are fully in scope for

>this group to look at :)


>More recently, I have been working with Jo Rabin (one of your already

>beloved co-chair) in setting up this very group as a successor to the

>CoreMob Community Group.


>And over the first half of 2013, I have set up and run a task force

>dedicated to "closing the gap with native":


>I'll report more extensively on the outcome of that work separately <

>there again, I'm hoping the IG will be instrumental in enacting this

>overall agenda.


>Beyond all this, I remain a (bad) developer at heart, and love to get

>my hands dirty in code to get a better grasp of the issues we often

>face at a more abstract level in W3C groups.


>I have pretty high expectations about the outcomes and impact of this

>group, and I hope I can effectively contribute in making them true :)









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