Panel Session – oneM2M Release 2: setting the standard for IoT Interoperability

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Session Abstract:

Panellists, all key actors in the development of oneM2M, will introduce the key features in the newly-released oneM2M Release 2 package of specifications, highlight the role oneM2M plays in providing interoperability across different IoT connectivity protocols, and discuss the most recent deployments and trials of oneM2M.


Ultan Mulligan, ETSI, vice-chair of oneM2M Marcom

Omar Elloumi, Nokia, Chairman of oneM2M Technical Plenary
Nicolas Damour, Sierra Wireless, Chairman of oneM2M Architecture Working Group
Josef Blanz – Principal Engineer with Qualcomm’s Standards and Industry Organizations Group, vice-chairman of oneM2M Technical Plenary
Dale Seed – Principal Engineer and member of the Internet of Things (IoT) R&D team at InterDigital


Mr. Ultan Mulligan is Director of Communications at ETSI, and holds a position of vice-chairman of the Marketing and Communications committee in the oneM2M Partnership Project – a joint collaboration between ETSI and 5 other ICT standards bodies across the globe. Previously responsible for Strategy and New Initiatives, developing new standardisation or pre-standardisation activities at ETSI including establishing the first Industry Specification Groups at ETSI, he has also managed OSA/Parlay API standardisation activities for ETSI. In ETSI’s Protocol and Testing Competence Centre he has managed specification and testing projects at ETSI in fields as diverse as X.25, DECT, V.5, Intelligent Networks, OSA, and DSRC radio (road tolling). Besides ETSI, he has participated in many standards bodies including oneM2M, 3GPP, ITU-T, CEN, and groups such as Bluetooth SIG and Parlay. Mr Mulligan has a B. Eng. from Dublin City University and an Executive MBA from the ESCP-EAP in Paris.

Dr. Omar Elloumi is Head of M2M and Smart Grid standards within Alcatel-Lucent CTO. He is also the chair of oneM2M Technical Plenary after having led the oneM2M Architecture group delivering the first release of specifications. Omar joined Alcatel-Lucent in 1999 and held several positions including research, strategy and system architecture. He holds a Ph. D. degree in computer science and served on the ATM Forum and IPSphere Forum Board of Directors. Omar Elloumi is co-editor of books on M2M communications and Internet of Things published in 2012. He is also involved in program committees of several international conferences on M2M and IoT.

Nicolas Damour is Senior Manager for Business and Innovation Development at Sierra Wireless, responsible for M2M standardization activities and for innovation projects with industry partners, strengthening Sierra Wireless’ position as the global leader in M2M devices and cloud services. He is vice-chair of the oneM2M Architecture Working Group and convener of the oneM2M Work Programme Management group.

Dr. Josef J. Blanz is a principal engineer with Qualcomm’s Standards and Industry Organizations Group. He coordinates Qualcomm’s participation in M2M and IoT related standards and industry fora, conducts related internal design work and serves as an interface to business development, product management and engineering teams. From 1990 through 1993 Josef worked on design and implementations of physical layer algorithms for mobile radio systems in custom-designed integrated circuits at the Centre for Microelectronics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 1993 he joined the Research Group for RF Communications at the University of Kaiserslautern where he investigated baseband processing techniques in multi-antenna receivers for 3rd Generation mobile radio systems. Josef joined Qualcomm Inc. in 1998 focusing initially on smart antenna processing for CDMA base stations. From 1999 to 2009 Josef participated in 3GPP as Qualcomm’s lead on radio and baseband performance requirements. During that phase, he lead a number of internal R&D projects with main focus on HSPA physical layer enhancements, such as MIMO for HSDPA. In 2009 he started to coordinate Qualcomm’s activities in M2M and IoT standards and industry organizations with technical focus on M2M service layers. Josef was actively involved in the creation of the global initiative oneM2M and serves as Qualcomm’s lead in oneM2M. Overall, Josef looks back at more than 20 years of experience in communication systems design and more than 15 years of experience in standardization. Josef holds a Master’s degree (Dipl-Ing.) and a Ph.D. degree (Dr-Ing.) in electrical engineering, both from Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Dale Seed is a Principal Engineer and member of the Internet of Things (IoT) R&D team at InterDigital. Dale serves as the lead architect of InterDigital’s M2M/IoT Platform. Dale is also an active participant in M2M/IoT industry standards bodies such as oneM2M, IETF, and 3GPP. As an employee of InterDigital, Dale is also a member of Convida Wireless which is a Joint Venture partnership between InterDigital and Sony focused on researching future IoT technology areas.

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