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Standards for M2M and the Internet of Things

Leadership Team


  • Enrico Scarrone, Telecom Italia (ETSI), Steering Committee Chair >

    Enrico Scarrone joined in CSELT (now Telecom Italia LAB), the R&D division of the Telecom Italia Group in 1992.

    He contributed to several main research projects during the 90's and subsequently to several standardization activities in ETSI, ITU-T, ATM Forum, 3GPP (SA, SA1, CT, RAN and RAN), 3G.IP, including chairmanships in 3GPP and ETSI) in the fields of ATM, signalling, mobile systems and their integration with IP.

    Participation and promotion of several early studies on integration of IP and mobile cellular networks has permitted to participate from the beginning to the work of 3G.IP, and indirectly to stimulate the work on release 2000 in 3GPP about the all-IP solution and the Multimedia Network principles. 
    At the same time he was involved in in several Telecom Italia projects in technology planning and selection, including network budget forecasts, RFI, RFQ and testing, mainly in the mobile and fixed mobile convergence fields. This has allowed him to keep a strong link between real networks and standardization/research.

    This includes roll out of GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, EV-DO, Fixed broadband, FMC, IMS and other technologies in Austria, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Brasil, Peru', Indonesia, and technical consulting in several other countries including Venezuela, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He is participating to 3GPP SA1, dealing with service and operational requirements in 3GPP mobile systems, where served as Chairman from 1996 to end 2011.

  • Nick Yamasaki, KDDI Corporation (TTC), Steering Committee Vice-Chair >


    Nick Yamasaki is Senior Expert, Standards Strategy Section, Industry Standards Department, R&D Strategy Division, KDDI. In KDDI, he has been working for R&D for mobile communications for many years. In standardization area, he experienced ITU-R, WAP Forum and OMA standard activities. He joined 3GPP2 in 2000 and served for TSG-S Chair 2005-12. He joined ETSI TC M2M in 2011 and oneM2M in 2012.

    In oneM2M, he served for Vice Chair, Technical Plenary in oneM2M for two consecutive terms i.e. 2013-14 and 2015-16, and was appointed as Vice Chair, Steering Committee. He is also serving for Chair of 3GPP2 Technical Committee and oneM2M Technical Committee in TTC and Co-Chair of Joint TTC/ARIB Meeting for oneM2M Standardization.

  • Omar Elloumi, Nokia (ETSI), Steering Committee Vice-Chair >

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    Dr. Omar Elloumi joined Nokia in 1999 and held several positions including research, strategy and system architecture. He is currently with Nokia Bell-Labs and CTO group where he is responsible for standards and system architectures for IoT. Dr Elloumi is coeditor of books on M2M communications and Internet of Things published by Wiley and ETSI. He is also involved in program committees of several international conferences and magazines on M2M and IoT. He is a recognized IoT industry thought leader and is regularly invited as a panelist or keynote speaker at IoT industry events.


  • Roland Hechwartner, Deutsche Telekom AG / T-Mobile International Austria (ETSI), Technical Plenary Chair >

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    Roland Hechwartner, Deutsche Telekom, oneM2M Technical Plenary Chairman

    Roland Hechwartner works at Deutsche Telekom Group technology, in the Standardization and IPR Management department where he is responsible for standardization activities in the service domain. He was elected for the oneM2M Technical Plenary chairman position in 2018. From 2014 to 2018 he served as TP Vice Chairman.

    Roland joined the department of systems engineering of max.mobil. (later T-Mobile Austria) in 1999 as project manager for mobile data solutions. Since 2005 he has been working in several standardization groups and served as member of the board of directors of OMA.   

  • JaeSeung Song, KETI, Technical Plenary Vice Chair >

    JaeSeung Song is an assistant professor in the Computer and Information Security Department at Sejong University and a delegation of Korea Electronics Technology Institute. He holds the position of oneM2M Test WG Convenor to oneM2M Technical Plenary Vice Chair and TTA IoT/M2M Convergence Special Project Group Vice chair. Prior to his current position, he worked for NEC Europe Ltd. between 2012 and 2013 as a leading standard senior researcher. At that time, he actively participated in IoT related R&D projects and IoT/M2M standardizations (i.e., ETSI TC M2M and oneM2M).

    From 2002 to 2008, he worked for LG Electronics as a senior researcher leading a 3GPP SA standard team. He occupied leadership positions in 3GPP and oneM2M standard groups as a rapporteur and active contributor. He received a PhD at Imperial College London in the Department of Computing, United Kingdom. He holds BS and MS in Computer Science from Sogang University.

    He holds the position of oneM2M Technical Plenary Vice Chair

  • Josef Blanz, Qualcomm (TIA), Technical Plenary Vice Chair >

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    As Senior Director with Qualcomm’s Standards and Industry Organizations Group, Dr. Blanz is responsible for M2M/IoT standards and fora, related design work and interfaces to business development, product management and engineering teams.From 1990 to 1993 Dr. Blanz worked on mobile radio physical layer implementations at the Centre for Microelectronics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he joined the Research Group for RF Communications in 1993, focusing on research for multi-antenna receivers in 3rd Generation mobile radio. Dr. Blanz joined Qualcomm in 1998, working initially on smart antenna processing for base stations. From 1999 to 2009 he attended 3GPP as Qualcomm’s lead for radio and baseband performance. During that phase, he led internal R&D projects with focus on HSPA enhancements, such as MIMO.
    Since 2009 he coordinates Qualcomm's activities in M2M/IoT standards with technical focus on M2M service layers. He was involved in the creation of oneM2M and serves as Qualcomm’s lead in oneM2M

    Dr. Blanz looks back at more than 25 years of experience in communication systems design and more than 20 years of experience in standardization. He holds a Master's degree (Dipl-Ing.) and a Ph.D. degree (Dr-Ing.) in electrical engineering, both from Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Shane HE, Nokia, RDM Working Group Chair >

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    Dr. Shane HE is a standardization professional specialist at Nokia (Bell Labs & CTO). She is concentrating on IoT standardization and vertical industries, her interests include 5G, IoT/M2M architecture, lightweight protocols, information models and applications, as well as verticals (Industrial IoT, Smart Cities, Automotive).

    She participates in several M2M/IoT industry standards bodies, especially in oneM2M, ITU-T and ETSI. She is currently serving as the Chair of oneM2M Requirements & Domain Models (RDM) Working Group. She is also actively involved in ITU-T SG20 as the Rapporteur of Q3/20 (IoT Architectures, management, protocols and QoS).

  • Dale Seed, Convida Wireless, SDS Working Group Chair >

    Dale Seed
    Dale Seed is a Principal Engineer and member of the Internet of Things (IoT) Business Unit at InterDigital, Inc. He has worked at InterDigital for over 10 years and before joining InterDigital held positions at Intel Corporation and Lucent Technologies.
    As an employee of InterDigital, he is also a member of Convida Wireless which is a Joint Venture partnership between InterDigital and Sony focused on researching future IoT technology areas. Dale is responsible for the architecture and design of InterDigital’s IoT Platform. In this role, he leads a team of engineers on the development of InterDigital’s IoT platform.
    He also interfaces to business and product management teams within InterDigital as well as external customers and partners.
    Dale participates in several M2M/IoT industry standards bodies including oneM2M, IETF and ETSI. In this role, he is an active contributor working together with other members to define technologies that are helping shape and enable the Internet of Things.
    He is currently serving in the role of Chairman of the System Design and Security (SDS) Working Group. Dale holds a BS and MS in Computer Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
  • Andrew Min-gyu Han, Hansung University, TDE Working Group Chair >

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