Steering Committee Member Bios




  • Mr. Mung Chiang

    Dr. Mung Chiang

    John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

    Mung Chiang is the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Previously he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he also served as Director of Keller Center for Innovations in Engineering Education and the inaugural Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. His research on networking received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to US young scientists and engineers. His textbook “Networked Life,” popular science book “The Power of Networks,” and online courses reached over 400,000 students since 2012. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes. He also co-founded a few startup companies in mobile data, IoT and AI.



    Vice President - AI, IoT Standardization and Strategy, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

    Wael is a business and technology strategist with over 885 patents to his name in the fields of networking and ICT. He is currently a Vice President at Futurewei Technologies, Inc. leading AI and IoT Standardization and Strategy. Prior to Futurewei, Wael held senior leadership roles at Fortune 500 companies, including Cisco and Broadcom.

    Wael has BS and MS degrees in EE and BA in Economics from Stanford, and an MBA with honors from Wharton. He is a published author, having authored the book Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone. In 2011, Wael was recognized by the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Award for his leadership in Green Technology.

    Wael has been active in standardization and related activities for two decades. He chairs ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42, the international standardization committee on artificial Intelligence (AI). Wael is also chairing the AI track of the 22nd Global Standards Collaboration meeting (GSC-22).

  • Dr. Jacques Durand

    Dr. Jacques Durand

    Director of Standards and Engineering, Fujitsu North America, Inc.

    Jacques Durand has been a technical director at Fujitsu North America, Inc. for 12 years, where he works on software and middleware architectures and standards (OASIS, DMTF, WS-I, CEN, W3C, NIST, ISO/JTC1 SC38). Previously, he was director of development in a business process management (BPM) start-up company and before that, he was an R & D software engineer at US West. Dr. Durand started his career as an assistant professor in computer science in France, where he got a Ph.D. in logic programming and rule-based systems. He has more than 25 years of experience in software engineering, ranging from research software to commercial products.

    Dr. Durand has extensive experience in Standards Developing Organizations, including chairing the OASIS Technical Advisory Board and representing Fujitsu on the W3C Advisory Committee. Currently he is chair, editor and member of Working Groups in OASIS, DMTF and NIST, mostly in Cloud computing initiatives and standards. Dr. Durand has long-time experience in testing and participation in several test initiatives in US, Europe and Asia. He has chaired Web-Services-Interoperability test team; participated in the Global Interoperability Test Bed European project; supervised ETSI eBusiness plugtests; chaired OASIS test assertions group; developed test suites and tools for WS-I, OASIS, and organized, chaired or assisted testing events in Beijing and Japan.

  • Mr. Christopher Ganz

    DR. Christopher Ganz


    Christopher Ganz is responsible in ABB to increase service awareness in research and development. After studying electrical engineering at ETH in Zurich and a PhD degree in control, he held various R&D positions in ABB’s power plant control unit. Later he was responsible for the corporate research program in “Control & Optimization”. In his current role located at ABB’s headquarters in Zurich, Christopher Ganz is leading cross-division projects in the area of service and digital technologies, which includes IoT and digital initiatives.

  • Mr. K. Eric Harper

    Mr. K. Eric Harper

    Senior Principal Scientist, ABB

    K. Eric Harper is a Senior Principal Scientist at ABB Corporate Research specializing in software architecture and sustainable technologies. Over the past twelve years he has made significant contributions to robotics, industrial IoT, process automation, substation automation, and power electronics. Eric graduated from Virginia Tech and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in electric power engineering as part of the General Electric Advanced Course in Engineering (ABC), working in GE Large Steam Turbine and Corporate Research. Eric transferred to the Westinghouse Power Generation division making substantial technical contributions for a service bureau dedicated to monitoring and diagnosing conditions in electric power plants. Since then Eric has had a variety of assignments over the past two decades as a hands-on project lead, development manager and software architect in distributed architecture, factory automation, business applications, middleware tools, server management, IT security, healthcare IT, software performance and scalability. Eric’s current work is to support ABB’s architecture for industrial analytics. He served on the Steering Committee for the IEEE/IFIP Working Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA). Eric is elected to represent Large Industry members at the Industrial Internet Consortium as Steering Committee member and guides the member activities as Technology Working Group and Industrial Artificial Intelligence Task Group chair.

  • Robert Martin

    Mr. Robert Martin

    Senior Principal Engineer, Cyber Security Partnerships, The MITRE Corporation

    Bob Martin is a Senior Principal Engineer in Cyber Security Partnerships at MITRE. He has dedicated his career to solving some of the world's most difficult problems in systems and software engineering-including cybersecurity, application security and assurance, and establishing appropriate standards in these areas. He is actively contributing to or authoring 30 different standards within the ITU-T, ETSI, OMG, Open Group, and ISO on various aspects of cybersecurity and assurance. Bob's sponsor work spans across the seven Federal Funded Research and Development Centers that MITRE operates. Over the past 25 years Bob has utilized his expertise and experience in software quality and cybersecurity to help sponsors as well as to create and promote public international community initiatives such as SACM, SQAE, CVE, CAPEC, and CWE, which include large active vendor and research communities.

    Bob is a frequently requested speaker on security and quality issues pertaining to software-based technology systems and has published numerous articles and presentations in this area. Prior to joining MITRE, Bob started his career designing and installing manufacturing control systems in Area 2 of Kodak Park and performing software integration and porting projects for both RPI and General Electric. Bob holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in electrical engineering from RPI and an MBA from Babson College.

  • Brett Murphy

    Mr. Brett Murphy

    Director, Business Development, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.

    Brett is the Director Business Development, Industrial internet of things, at Real-Time Innovations (RTI). Early on, Brett worked on controls analysis, hardware-in-the-loop test systems, robotics, real-time software development, and systems engineering in the aerospace and embedded software industries. More recently he has worked on product definition, market strategy and business development for embedded software tools, network middleware and scientific computing software. In the distant past, Brett received a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.

    Brett is also the recipient of the Industrial Internet Consortium 2016 Testbed Award.

  • Brett Murphy

    Mr. Vijay Raghunathan

    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

    Vijay Raghunathan is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and the Director of the Embedded Systems and IoT Lab, which he founded in 2006. His research interests include hardware and software architectures for next-generation embedded systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and wearable/implantable electronics, with an emphasis on ultra-low power design, edge analytics, and reliable/secure system design.

    Vijay has co-authored over a hundred journal and conference papers (several of which have won best paper awards) and has presented numerous invited talks and tutorials on the above topics. Several of the technologies and systems developed in his lab have been widely used in academia and industry. He has chaired multiple premier ACM and IEEE conferences and has served on the organizing and technical program committees of many more. He has served as an Associate Editor of two leading research journals, the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. He also serves as the founding Director of the Professional MS program in the School of ECE at Purdue. Vijay received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and his B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras, India.

  • Karthik Suri

    Karthik Suri

    Chief Operating Officer, Predix, GE

    Karthik Suri is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Predix organization where he leads Strategy & Operations, Product Lifecycle & Program Delivery and Adoption & Engagement. He recently returned to GE in 2017 from PayPal where he led business planning and operations. Karthik's career started in the Technical Leadership Program at GE, where he spent the better part of a decade in different roles across multiple functions, businesses and geographies. Post GE, he worked at Barclays Global Investors in data, operations & technology. Following that he joined Yahoo! in the Open & Social group leading a variety of functions including business operations, program management, product delivery. and eventually led operations for Yahoo!™s Cloud Platform organization. He then joined eBay in the in the third party developer platform organization ( to lead strategy, planning, PMO, Developer Community/Experience, website product & engineering, and Integration/Professional Services prior to moving to PayPal to lead technology strategy, planning, analytics and M&A for the $1B technology, cloud and platform organization.

    Karthik secured a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Chemistry from BITS, Pilani, India; a Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University and a dual MBA from Columbia Business School and University of CA at Berkeley.

  • Dr. Stan Schneider

    Dr. Stan Schneider

    CEO, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.

    Stan Schneider is CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things connectivity platform company. RTI is the largest embedded middleware vendor, with an extensive footprint in all areas of the Industrial Internet of Things, including Energy, Medical, Automotive, Transportation, Defense, and Industrial Control. RTI is an Industrial IoT (IIoT) leader, named the “Most influential company in the IIoT” by Appions and the “2016 IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market” by Compass Intelligence.

    Stan serves on the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee and chairs its testbed subcommittee. Stan also serves on the advisory boards for Smart Industry and IoT Solutions World Congress. Embedded Computing Design Magazine presented Stan the Top Embedded Innovator Award for 2015.

    Stan holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.

  • Dirk Slama

    Mr. Dirk Slama

    Vice President of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations

    Dirk Slama is Vice President of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations (SI). Bosch SI is spearheading the Internet of Things (IoT) activities of Bosch, the global manufacturing and services group. Dirk has over 20 years experience in very large-scale distributed application projects and system integration, including SOA, BPM, M2M and most recently IoT. He is representing Bosch at the Industrial Internet Consortium and is active in the Industry 4.0 community. His international work experience includes projects for Lufthansa Systems, Boeing, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, HBOS and others. Dirk is a frequent speaker at conferences, as well as co-author of four successful books, including "Enterprise IoT" ( As Conference Chair of the Bosch ConnectedWorld, Dirk helps shaping the IoT strategy of Bosch. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne as well as a Diploma Degree in Computer Science from TU Berlin.

  • Dr. Richard Soley

    Dr. Richard Soley

    Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium

    Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium and is responsible for the vision and direction of the organization. In addition to this role, Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) – an international, nonprofit computer industry standards consortium -- and Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council – an end-user advocacy group.

    Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system.

    A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Dr. Said Tabet

    Dr. Said Tabet

    Lead Technologist, IoT and AI Strategy, Dell EMC

    Dr. Said Tabet is the Lead Technologist for IoT and Artificial Intelligence Strategy at Dell EMC. Said is a member of the Object Management Group Board of Directors and the Principal Dell Technologies representative to the Industrial Internet Consortium and member of its Steering Committee. Said is Chair of the INCITS Secure Cloud Computing Ad-Hoc Group, and ISO Editor of the Cloud Security SLA project. Said is leading Deep Learning testbed activity within the IIC. Dr. Tabet is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance International Standardization Council.

    With over two and a half decades in the industry, Said played the role of a technology advisor to a number of large multinational companies. Said contributes to technology innovation forums, guides startups through mentorship and coaching, is himself an entrepreneur and a supporter of industry efforts encouraging new technology adoption in multi-disciplinary environments. Said currently focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Industrial IoT and Deep Learning exploring challenges in Smart facilities, Manufacturing, Utilities/Energy, Connected vehicles, IoT Security, Big Data Analytics, Model-based engineering, and future technology innovation. Dr. Tabet is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences and international standards meetings, co-founder of RuleML, Artificial Intelligence and IoT Expert, as well as author and editor of several book series and articles. Said worked closely with W3C founder Sir Tim Berners Lee and with other globally recognized technology leaders.

  • Mr. Matt Vasey

    Mr. Matt Vasey

    Director, AI & IoT Business Development, Microsoft

    Mr. Vasey has represented Microsoft as a spokesperson to the press and analyst community on a variety of topics including Enterprise IT, Cloud Services, Service Providers and most recently the Internet of Things.   In addition to his work at the OpenFog Consortium, he serves as a Board member for the OPC Foundation.  Outside of Microsoft, Mr. Vasey has led regional and national sales teams for leading technology firms, driving revenue and business expansions ranging from startups to $1B+ revenue public companies.  While at ODIN (an Ingram Micro company) he drove business and corporate development with Tier 1 investment banks, venture capital firms and technology partners.  Mr. Vasey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Trent University in Canada.

  • Mr. Wang Xuemin

    Mr. Wang Xuemin

    Vice President, European Research Institute, Huawei

    Mr. Wang Xuemin, joined in Huawei in 1995. He served as project manager of Huawei B-Type Circuit Switching product, vice manager of Product Testing Department, vice manager of General Technical Management Office and as director of Standardization & Industry Dept, responsible for developing and implementing corporate standard and industry development strategy. Currently Mr. Wang serves as the vice president of the European research institute.

    Also, Mr. Wang was served as board member of several industry organizations include CCSA, IEC MSB, OMA etc, for the aim of building nice communication channels and relationships with customers, vendors, and partners in the multi-level standard and industry development environment.

  • Mr. Ron Zahavi

    Mr. Ron Zahavi

    Chief Strategist for IoT Standards, Microsoft Azure IoT

    Ron Zahavi is Chief Strategist for IoT Standards, Microsoft Azure IoT. Ron has extensive experience managing technology and strategy, business transformation, and integrating software and applications to meet business requirements. His breadth of experience includes work in commercial and public sectors, with startups and large companies, with Federal and State agencies, and with private equity. Previously he was a Senior Enterprise Architect in the Enterprise Strategy Business within Microsoft Consulting Services and prior to Microsoft led his own strategy consulting company and spent several years in CTO, CIO and Chief Architect roles managing technology across several companies and performing due diligence of potential acquisitions.

    Ron represents Microsoft in several Standards organizations and Consortia. He is on the OMG board of directors, leads the Microsoft internal IoT community and was a member of the OpenFog board of directors. He is also member of the IoT Solutions World Congress program committee, co-chairs the IIC Security Applicability task group and is a co-author of the IoT Security Maturity Model.

    Ron’s work with IoT spans 18 years including the creation of the architecture for an IoT platform that drove the acquisition strategy at a private equity company. His IoT project experience includes city flow meters, energy supply chain, electronic border fence, bio surveillance, and others. He is an internationally recognized speaker and expert panelist on IoT, systems integration and business architecture, and a published author and co-author of several books including Business Modeling: A Practical Guide to Realizing Business Value. Ron received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and Masters in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University.