IPTV industry body The OIPF (Open IPTV Forum) have announced the election of Dr Nilo Mitra as their new President. The announcement was made at the OIPF General Assembly hosted by Telecom Italia in Venice.
New York based Dr Mitra is Engineering Director (Systems) at Ericsson and has been involved with the OIPF since foundation of the forum four years ago. Dr Luca Pesando of Telecom Italia joins Mohammed Dadas of Orange France Telecom as joint Vice-Presidents of the forum.
The OIPF also presented Darren Vogel as their recently appointed Marketing Director and Co-Chair of the OIPF Marketing Committee, alongside Arnaud Vilain of France Telecom.
Dr Nilo Mitra, Mohammed Dadas, Dr Luca Pesando and Darren Vogel will be present at IBC, where the OIPF will be hosting members and industry guests at stand numbers 151 and 152 in the Connected World / Hall 13.
A forthcoming device certification and IOT program will see the OIPF logo appearing on numerous services and devices, aiding consumers, service providers and manufacturers as bleeding-edge technologies are delivered to retail, end user living rooms and across multiple mobile screens.
OIPF Founding members Panasonic, Samsung, Ericsson, Sony Corporation, France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Philips and Nokia Siemens Networks, have been joined by over 50 other leading IPTV industry players in the past four years: