Technology Steering Committee
Chair: Clara Li, Intel and Vice Chair: Lieven Levrau, Nokia. The Technology Steering Committee provides Technical Working Group oversight. It assists the Board on the Working Groups’ management and operation including adhering to the IOWN Global Forum’s Bylaws, IPR Policy, and Operating Procedure.
The Technology Steering Committee is also responsible for cross-working group coordination, work item selection and prioritization, resource and workload planning.
Technology Working Group
Chair: Masahisa Kawashima, NTT and Vice Chair: Gary Li, Intel. The Technology Working Group attempts to identify technical domains, scopes and content that must be developed in the IOWN Global Forum. When scope, content, interest, and participation of a particular technical domain become mature and sufficient, it is expected that it will spin off to become a separate domain-specific Working Group. The Technology Working Group will guide the formation of domain-specific working groups for technology and specification development such as Working Group focusing on optical signal processing and components, Working Group focusing on distributed computing, Working Group focusing on optical and wireless networking, Working Group focusing on interface between device and network, etc. The Technology Working Group is responsible to set up the scope, the content and expected deliverables of the domain-specific Working Groups. The technology Working Group may also conduct preliminary designs and evaluations on the identified technology domains in order to better guide the formation of the domain-specific Working Groups.
Liaison Working Group
Chair: Hans Werner Bitzer, NEC and Vice Chair: Yoshinori Goto, NTT. The Liaison Working Group is responsible to prepare, setup, and maintain official liaison relationship relevant to the IOWN Global Forum, supports the Board in defining and updating the Forum’s liaison strategy, and supports the coordination of Working Groups and Task Forces in producing Liaison Statements. It is the intention of IOWN Global Forum to cooperate closely and engage collaboratively with external organizations.
The Liaison Working Group closely aligns with the Vision and the Marketing Steering Committees.