Open Mobile Alliance Elects Board Leaders From Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, AT&T, Telecom Italia

Open Mobile Alliance Elects Board Leaders From Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile, AT&T, 
Telecom Italia 
Gary Jones, Bryan Sullivan and Cecilia Corbi to Champion Market
Driven Specifications 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/13 --  The Open Mobile
Alliance announced today the election of Gary Jones of Deutsche
Telekom/T-Mobile as Chairman of OMA's Board of Directors. Bryan
Sullivan of AT&T and Cecilia Corbi of Telecom Italia have been
elected Vice-chairs. The election of the officers brings continuity
to the ongoing work of promoting innovation in standards-setting
processes, as well as market-driven perspectives on areas of
engagement for new technical work items. 
Newly elected to the position of Chairman of the Board at OMA, Gary
Jones brings a wealth of mobile industry and standards experience.
Mr. Jones is Senior Director and Head of Technical Standards Policy
for T-Mobile USA, and along with his work at OMA, he directs and
coordinates the efforts of the T-Mobile Standards Group in worldwide
standards fora such as 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and
the ITU. Mr. Jones has held multiple management positions within the
wireless industry at companies including Millicom International,
Omnipoint and VoiceStream. In addition, Mr. Jones has held leadership
roles in standards development organizations (SDOs) including
Treasurer at OMA, Chairman of various wireless standards groups
within ATIS, and Vice-chairman of the 3GPP Core Network and Terminals
Technical Specification Group (TSG CT). He is currently Chairman of
GSMA North America Standards Working Group and Vice-chairman of 3GPP
Service & Systems Aspects Technical Specification Group (TSG SA).
Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile also contributes a number of members of its
technical staff to leadership positions in OMA's working groups
including the Chair of OMA's Location working group. 
"OMA is a well-run and entrepreneurial organization with a long
history of developing successful specifications, and I am honored to
be chosen as Chairman of the Board of Directors," said Mr. Jones. "As
smartphones, mobile computing and the associated mobile applications
become ubiquitous, I look forward to driving innovation in OMA's work
program and operations that result in specifications that bring value
to our members 
and the mobile industry at large." 
Also newly elected, Bryan Sullivan of AT&T has accepted the position
of Vice-chair of the OMA Board. Mr. Sullivan is Director of Service
Enabler Standards for AT&T, and leads a team representing AT&T in a
diverse set of standards-defining organizations, which along with OMA
includes the W3C, GSM Association (GSMA), Alliance for
Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF). AT&T has been a long time contributor to OMA and
has headed a number of successful initiatives including OMA's API
program begun in 2010. 
"The mission of the AT&T Service Enabler Standards team is to promote
open standards supporting services that are innovative, ubiquitous,
resource-efficient, and are driven by what developers need, in order
to deliver what users want," said Mr. Sullivan. "OMA offers member
companies, including AT&T, an avenue to achieve this, and I look
forward to helping define OMA's future as a Board Officer." 
Cecilia Corbi of Telecom Italia has been elected to a second term as
OMA Board Vice-chair, after having served for many years as OMA Board
Strategic Planning Committee Chairperson. With nearly 25 years in
telecommunications and wireless, Ms. Corbi leads the Service Layer
Standardization team at Telecom Italia. As a part of the Telecom
Italia Lab, Ms. Corbi manages service and applications
standardization areas and heads the Telecom Italia delegations to
OMA, W3C, TM Forum and some ETSI activities. Telecom Italia also
supports OMA with its technical staff in a number of leadership
positions including Francesco Vadala as Technical Plenary Chair. 
"I look forward to working with Gary and Bryan as fellow Board
Officers," said Ms. Corbi. "The mobile industry continues to evolve
with players constantly entering the market with compelling
applications and services. In 2013, OMA is focusing on delivering
programs that enable the greatest market reach for these applications
and services, while defining working processes that allow
participation in OMA by a wide range of companies." 
OMA is the industry focal point for the development of mobile service
enabler specifications, which support the creation of interoperable
end-to-end mobile services. Over the years, OMA has delivered over
200 successful specifications, all publicly available on the OMA
Releases webpage, for topics spanning messaging, device management,
location-based services, augmented reality, federated mobile social
networks and network APIs, among others. The 2013 OMA Work Program
includes more than 60 releases, which will drive application
interoperability and market reach across geographies, devices and
networks. 
About OMA
 The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) delivers open
specifications for creating interoperable services that work across
all geographical boundaries on any bearer network. OMA's
specifications support billions of new and existing fixed and mobile
terminals across a variety of mobile networks. Driven by the global
demand for mobile data services, the member companies of the Open
Mobile Alliance support the adoption of new and enhanced information,
communication and entertainment solutions. For additional information
visit www.openmobilealliance.org. 
The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) name and logo are registered
trademarks of the Open Mobile Alliance Ltd. Other product and company
names mentioned herein may be trademarks or trade names of their
owners. 
Contact:
Elizabeth Rose
erose@omaorg.org