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The 2011-2012 Executive Committees: ME EC
Also see the SE/EE Executive Committee section.

The Java Community Process (JCP) program is overseen by two elected Executive Committees (ECs), which pay close attention to the development of Java Specification Requests (JSRs) and resulting Application Program Interfaces (APIs), Reference Implementations (RIs), and Technology Compatibility Kits (TCKs). One EC looks out for the interests of the Java Micro Edition (ME) technology and community, and the other does the same for the Java Standard Edition (SE)/Enterprise Edition (EE) technology and community. Representatives who serve on these committees often have a say in other standards bodies as well, which enhances cross-industry communication and agreement.

Micro Edition (Java ME) Executive Committee

Stefano Andreani
Stefano Andreani started his professional activity in HP Labs in Bristol as a researcher. Afterwards he worked for several years as a consultant for Hutchison Group ("3"), managing the specification process and quality assurance of the application stack of the handsets (and their JVMs). In 2003 he founded Opentech ENG, a software development company focused on mobile application development in JME. Stefano holds a MS degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. Stefano has been involved since 2004 as an Expert in several EGs related to JME, with active contributions as a member of the developers community.

Aplix, John Rizzo
John has a deep passion for technology and where it will bring us in the future. He has vision but also has a very realistic view on how to achieve success. John is a futurist and innovator but knows that without business success even the best innovation will fall to the wayside.

John is an adept executive who gets the job done by using cutting edge business, strategic and technical skills. His experience is drawn from various responsibilities that include: coding as a senior software/staff engineer for advanced technology teams, technical business development, software architecture, mergers and acquisitions experience, advising start-ups in the mobile space on technology/investment/product positioning/customer goals and his current role as VP of Technology Strategy for Aplix Corporation.

John's background includes: designing/architecting mobile data systems and applications, evangelizing products and ideas, technical business development, international sales, leading and executing wireless efforts/strategies for global and international companies.

John has deep experience working with and displaying leadership in technology communities and community driven products and standards and knows how to negotiate to meet the goals of the companies involved in these communities.

ARM Limited, Paul Manfrini
Paul Manfrini has over 20 years of working in the semiconductor and software business. With a background and interest in law, business development, and product development, he brings a varied perspective to the ME EC. Currently, Paul is the Senior Software Partner Manager for ARM's Strategic Software Alliances group, in charge of managing the Oracle Java relationship for ARM. Paul runs to stay in shape, and, for fun, he performs in the band, Soulfolk, where he plays guitar and sings retro folk rock from the 60.s to present-day tunes.

AT&T, Roger Mahler
Roger Mahler has more than 20 years in the software industry with experience spanning Mobility Telecommunications, Banking, Transportation, Inventory Management, Insurance, and as an independent software vendor. Within his current position at AT&T, Roger is focused on mobility and mobile Java and serves as a Java technology evangelist both within AT&T, professional groups, and standards committees. Roger is a regular presenter at professional gatherings, including JavaOne. Roger is also heavily involved in the JCP standards process; his involvement includes participating in almost two dozen individual specifications in the ME space as well as involvement in EE and JAIN specifications (e.g., JSR-271 MIDP3, JSR-248 MSA, JSR-289 MSA2 and JSR-281 IMS Services API). Roger is currently Specification Lead for JSR-320 Services Framework.

IBM, Mark Rogalski
Mark Rogalski is an IBM Software Architect for mobile collaboration applications. Based in Austin, Texas, Mark has been with IBM for over 20 years, spending the last 15 years working on Java based software for various types of devices including set-top boxes, bar code scanners, smart phones, and tablets.

Werner Keil
Werner Keil is Distinct Architect for a Financial Services company. Helping Global 500 Enterprises across industries, as well as leading IT vendors. He has worked for more than 20 years as Program Manager, Coach, SW architect, and consultant for Finance, Telco/Mobile, Media and Public sector. Werner is Eclipse Committer, UOMo Project Lead and member of the JCP, e.g. in JSRs like 321 (Trusted Java), 331, 333, 342 (Java EE 7), 344, 346 (CDI 1.1) or 348 ( and the Executive Committee.

Nokia, Cheng Wang
Since August 2009, Cheng Wang has been employed by Nokia Mobile Phones, a company that was twice nominated Member of the Year by the JCP community (2008, 2005). Cheng is now the Feature software head in the Java development area of Nokia. In previous years, he has also worked for Motorola, BenQ, and Siemens - all active members of the JCP community at one time or another.

Cheng's interest in Java technology was ignited specifically in 2002, when he was working at Siemens on a Personal Information Management (PIM) implementation of JSR 75, PDA Optional Packages for the J2ME Platform. However, it wasn't until June 2012 that he has been able to participate directly in the JCP program. Now he represents Nokia on the Executive Committee. He is also the Maintenance Lead for several Nokia-led JSRs.

Cheng completed a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Beijing University of Technology (1992). He lives in Beijing, China, where he enjoys spending time with his young son.

Oracle, Calinel Pasteanu
Calinel Pasteanu represents Oracle on the ME EC. He holds several software patents and has a Licentiate degree in Physics. He worked for Siemens 1985-2005 in several telecommunication business units, in both network and terminal areas. His last Siemens responsibility was to manage the Technology & Innovation SW department of Siemens Mobile. He moved to Qisda along with the Siemens Mobile business, and now he is employed by Sun as Director of Standards within the Client Software Group. He is based in Munich, Germany and manages an international team.

Calinel began his involvement in the JCP in 1999, serving as an Expert for JSR 30, J2ME Connected, Limited Device Configuration, and various other Expert Groups, including JSR 248, Mobile Service Architecture (MSA), and JSR 249, MSA Advanced. At his initiative, a Java ME Spec Leads team was created at Siemens, and numerous JSRs were filed by his team: 195, 229, 230, 246, 253, 259, 266, 281, 304.

Calinel has made other contributions in the area of standardization. He served as Vice Chair of the Software Defined Radio Forum, as member of the OSGI Board of Directors, represented Siemens in the mobile carriers consortium known as OMTP and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).

Siemens, Lothar Borrmann
Lothar Borrmann is head of the Software Architecture department at Siemens Corporate Technology. The department assists and advises Siemens' Groups regarding software architecture issues, as well as innovations and trends in this domain, including software platform technologies, such as the Java technology. Lothar's department comprises an international team of Java experts, which has been promoting the use of Java technology at Siemens for over ten years. The team constitutes the center of competence for the entire company, which has more than 30,000 software developers. Since 2000, Lothar and his alternates have worked in the JCP program, holding a seat on the Java ME EC.

"The JCP program is an excellent example for a well working industrial standardization process," Lothar says. "Our goal is to bring the experience of a highly diversified corporation like Siemens into the Java platform, in order to make its scope even broader, and to render it even more useful to our company and the community."

Deutsche Telekom, Roland Hechwartner

TOTVS, David Britto
David Britto is an IT entrepreneur with more than 28 years experience creating and implementing services and products in Enterprise Business, Mobile, and Consumer Electronics.

In 1989 he founded Quality Software, a systems integration company that is among the 200 largest IT companies in Brazil. In 2007, David’s passion for new business development and digital convergence found in the Digital TV momentum in Brazil a perfect field to combine IT technology, broadcast, telecommunications and consumer electronics in order to create a brand new generation of multimedia interactive software products and services. As a result, David, as Quality Software’s CEO, created TQTVD Software - fully devoted to the Digital TV business in partnership with TOTVS. Since then, David has been working as the Head of Digital TV operations at TOTVS and his responsibilities include market development, technology innovation, and product development. Through his leadership TQTVD Software has become the most important Ginga (Java + NCL/Lua) middleware supplier in the ISDB-Tb market.

David Britto has been working on the steering board of the Brazilian Digital TV Forum (the SBTVD Forum) representing the Brazilian software sector and was appointed by the SBTVD Forum to manage the technical cooperation between Sun Microsystems and the SBTVD Forum, which led to the creation of the royalty-free JavaDTV specification. He also has worked as a Ginga evangelist, helping to expand the Ginga standard to more than 10 countries and to create the ISDB-T International Forum.

Vodafone, Guenter Klas
As Vodafone's senior manager of industry initiatives, Dr. Guenter Klas leads the company's terminal standardization program and coordinates the efforts of Spec Leads and Experts from Vodafone. Guenter represents the company on the ME EC, and through his team he is also involved in the World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and its Mobile Web Initiativie (MWI), the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), Liberty Alliance, Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP), and mobile Top Level Domain (mTLD) registry company.

Guenter says, "The JCP program has been hugely instrumental in enabling further progress in Java-related technology and related standardization. The JCP program works differently from other organizations. We need to build on the strengths and see where in the JCP program and EC, for example, we can make improvements, taking into account and adapting to the feedback we get from the market."