ODVA's 20th annual meeting of members highlights 5G, WiFI 6

March 26, 2020
More than 120 industry professionals from more than 50 companies were in attendance

ODVA held its 20th annual Meeting of Members in Palm Harbor, Florida on March 5. More than 120 industry professionals from more than 50 companies were in attendance. The meeting included included a panel discussion titled "Can 5G and WiFi 6 Deliver on the Factory Floor?" as well as a keynote speech from Amazon Web Services titled "The Effect of Digital Transformation on the Industrial Automation Product Ecosystem at the Edge and Beyond."

The meeting capped a week of technical sessions offered through ODVA’s 2020 Industry Conference. The latest developments in ODVA technologies and applications were highlighted, including the continued expansion of the EtherNet/IP ecosystem, EtherNet/IP’s further adaption to meet the needs of the process industries and the ongoing evolution of EtherNet/IP to address Industry 4.0 and IIoT. Other topics covered at the conference included network diagnostics, TSN, OPC UA, constrained devices, Ethernet-APL, FDI packages, and PA-DIM.  

The leadership for the organization was elected and announced at the annual meeting. ODVA’s board of directors has top level responsibility for strategic planning and governance. In the 21st term, ODVA’s Board of Directors are:

  • Rolf Birkhofer, managing director of Endress+Hauser Process Solutions
  • Satoshi Kojima, general manager of network product management group, controller division for Omron
  • David Lagerstrom, president and CEO of Turck USA
  • Raja Ramana Macha, senior vice president for innovation and technology and CTO, industrial automation for Schneider Electric
  • Samuel Pasquier, senior director of product management for IoT industrial networking and security for Cisco Systems
  • Thomas Petersen, senior director of fieldbus and system integration for Danfoss
  • Brian Reynolds, senior director of engineering, projects and automation solutions for Honeywell
  • Jürgen Weinhofer, vice president of common architecture and technology for Rockwell Automation

The corporate leadership of the organization collectively defines and executes the strategic plan, oversees development and publication of technology and specifications, and is responsible for governance of the organization. In the 21st term, ODVA’s corporate officers are:

  • Al Beydoun, president & executive director
  • Joakim Wiberg, chief technology officer
  • Adrienne Meyer, vice president of operations and membership
  • Christopher Lynch, corporate secretary
  • Jürgen Weinhofer, treasurer

ODVA’s Technical Review Board (TRB) oversees the development of technology and standards for the organization including approval of technology enhancements for inclusion in the ODVA specifications which encompass the Common Industrial Protocol and its network adaptations of CIP. In its 21st term, ODVA’s TRB representatives are:

  • Joakim Wiberg, Chairman, of HMS Industrial Networks
  •  Raj Bandekar of Honeywell
  • Rudy Belliardi of Schneider Electric
  • Mirko Brcic of Endress+Hauser
  • Paul Didier of Cisco Systems
  • Gregory Majcher of Rockwell Automation
  • Shinji Murayama of Omron
  • Roxana Sudrijan of Molex

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