Allan is responsible for technical marketing and applications engineering for Epson’s timing device, IC, and MEMS sensor products. Epson is the world #1 timing device manufacturer with $430M annual revenue and products ranging from crystals to TCXOs and atomic oscillators.
Allan has worked in engineering, applications, marketing, and as an analyst on timing technology throughout his career including frequency synthesis at HP (now Keysight/Agilent), GPS and Cesium oscillators at HP (now MicroSemi/Symmetricom), timing generator ICs at Vitesse Semiconductor (now MicroSemi), and BAW resonators and PLL ICs at Maxim Integrated. Allan was born in Whitby, England, earned his BSEE from MIT, and resides in Silicon Valley.
Greg Armstrong has been working in the Telecommunications industry for 21 years as an Application Engineer & Systems Design Engineer. He is a Principal System Architect within the Network Communications group at IDT, where he is responsible for the technical definition of new timing products (both hardware and software) and the development of product roadmaps. He also represents IDT at the IEEE 1588 working group.
With over 10 years of synchronization experience, Greg’s expertise is in technologies that enable the transfer of frequency, phase and time synchronization over packet networks (SyncE, IEEE 1588, NTP, ToP, RTP and CESoPSN). He also has a background in Ethernet/IP switching and 10G SDH/SONET/ETH Framers/Mappers. Greg has been advising System Architects and Design Engineers at industry-leading companies for many years.
[Greg Armstrong graduated in Electronic Systems Engineering from University of Regina, Canada in 1995. Greg started his career at Bell Northern Research (Nortel Networks) in Ottawa, Canada. He previously held the position of Senior Application Engineer at Microsemi (formerly Zarlink Semiconductor).]
Dr. Douglas Arnold has over 15 years experience developing precise time and frequency equipment. He is currently a Principal Technologist with Meinberg USA. He is a Co-Chair of the IEEE 1588 Working Group, and a Co-Chair of the ISPCS IEEE 1588 Plugfest Committee. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Steve Bartlett joined UrsaNav in 2013 as Vice President of Operations. He is responsible for all aspects of business operations including manufacturing, engineering, quality control, program management, and project delivery. Steve brings more than 20 years of engineering and manufacturing business industry expertise to UrsaNav. Prior to joining UrsaNav, Steve led worldwide teams at both Autodesk and PTC focused on helping clients gain the most value from their technology investments in product lifecycle management and engineering solution software.
Steve served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard and retired in 2011 from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and later earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Patrick Berthoud has an education of Physics Engineer from EPFL, Switzerland. He got his PhD thesis in 2000 from the Observatory of Neuchatel, Switzerland for its Development of Continuous Source of Laser-Cooled Cesium Atoms applicable to Primary Reference Cesium Clock. Over the past 20 years, Patrick has got a large experience in Time & Frequency domain, in particular with the development of passive hydrogen masers for space applications (Galileo), with the development of magnetic Cesium beam clocks for industrial applications and with the development of an optically-pumped Cesium beam clock for advanced space applications. In 2008, he joined Oscilloquartz, Switzerland focusing of Cesium beam clocks for telecom, navigation and metrology applications. His current position is Chief Scientist Time & Frequency at Oscilloquartz.
Guy has more than 16 years’ experience in protecting PNT systems and devices from emerging threats and is currently Spirent’s PNT Security Technologist, contributing expert advice on threats to PNT and contributing to the development of state of the art test methodologies for assessing resilience.
Guy was awarded his MSc (Eng) in Communications Engineering from the University of Birmingham and his BSc (Hons) in Physics with Atmospheric Physics from the University of Wales Aberytstwyth. Guy is a Chartered Physicist, a Member of the Institute of Physics and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in 2015 in recognition of his contributions to the field of GNSS vulnerabilities.
Dr. Stewart Cobb is the Chief Hardware Architect for Satelles. Stu joined iKare Corporation in 2011 and brings a wealth of expertise and hands-on experience in designing, building, and testing GNSS and other RF hardware receivers.
After earning his undergraduate degree from MIT in Aero/Astro Engineering (Avionics), Stu served six years as an Air Force officer, working with the Space Shuttle at NASA and with experimental spacecraft in Los Angeles. During his military service, he earned an M.S. in Systems Management from USC. He then returned to school full-time, earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. His dissertation demonstrated that inexpensive ground-based GPS transmitters ("pseudolites") could be used to navigate aircraft with centimeter-level accuracy and "nine nines" integrity (less than one chance in a billion of an undetected failure).
Stu helped found IntegriNautics (now Novariant) to commercialize this technology. He led the design team for four generations of pseudolites and five generations of GPS and GNSS receivers, intended for precision guidance of aerospace and ground vehicles. One pseudolite system he developed was sold to Trimble Navigation and is now part of their Mining Solutions product line.
Lee Cosart is a Senior Technologist with Microsemi. A graduate of Stanford University, his R&D activities have included measurement algorithms and mathematical analysis for which he holds several patents. He serves on, as chair, contributor and editor, the ATIS and ITU-T committees responsible for network synchronization standardization. His TimeMonitor software is used to collect and analyze synchronization and packet timing data and has been used in laboratories and networks throughout the world.
Robert Crane is the Senior Homeland Security Advisor to the National Coordination Office for the U.S. Policy on Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) in Washington, D.C.. The office serves the Executive Committee composed of the Deputy Secretaries, and facilitates interagency collaboration and transparency around PNT, including GPS, programs, policies, budgets, activities, and risk management. Since joining the Department of Homeland Security in 2005, Mr. Crane is responsible for coordinating and aligning national policy on space, the Global Positioning System and its augmentations with geospatial intelligence, information sharing, infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and resilience strategies of the Department. Mr. Crane previously served as the Deputy Director of the Department’s National Security Systems program, an advisor to the U. S. Coast Guard and the Department on the maritime information sharing environment, and Commander in the Coast Guard Reserve, holding a number of active duty positions in maritime homeland defense, readiness and contingency planning, and workforce management prior to his retirement in 2004. He also has experience in financial services, agriculture, oil & gas, and transportation sectors. In addition to his civil service, Mr. Crane currently serves as an adjunct professor in Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Infrastructure Studies at the University of Central Missouri.
Charles Curry is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and founder & Managing Director of Chronos Technology Ltd. Charles graduated in Electronics from Liverpool University in 1973. He founded Chronos, a leading system integrator for synchronization and timing products in the UK telecom industry, in 1986.
Charles founded the International Telecom Sync Forum (ITSF) in 2001 and chairs the ITSF Steering Group. He is also a member of the WSTS Steering Group. Charles is on the Steering Group for the Technology Strategy Board’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for Digital Systems - Location and Timing Programme. Charles is also a member of the Industry Advisory Boards for the Universities of Liverpool and Bath, Electrical and Electronics Faculties
In 2012 Charles was awarded Honorary Professorships from the University of Bath, Faculty of Engineering & Design, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and the University of Liverpool, Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics.
Cyril Datin is R&D manager in charge of OCXO development at Rakon France in the Business Unit Telecom. He holds MEng. in Microwave and Radiofrequency from Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest, France. Prior to joining Rakon, he was working as design engineer in high frequency VCO and PLL, and started his career as design engineer in mobile phone.
Dr. Patricia Derler is a Research Scientist at National Instruments, Berkeley. She received her PhD. degree in computer science from the University of Salzburg, Austria in 2010 and her undergraduate degree from the University of Hagenberg, Austria. She has been awarded her Ph.D. degree sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae (under the auspices of the President of Austria). After she graduated, she became a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley. In 2015, she joined National Instruments in Berkeley. Her research surrounds modeling and simulation of Cyber-Physical Systems with a focus on timed models of computations, correct-by-construction methodologies for system-level design and analysis as well as modeling of predictable behavior in software, platform, network and environment.
Pat has been at the forefront of development of timing and synchronization technologies for over 20 years. His activities include leading the development of the first monolithic silicon device for synchronization in SONET/SDH networks, and as the original evangelist for creating a version of IEEE 1588 for use in packet wide area networks and leading the development of the only fully integrated 1588v2 system on a chip currently deployed in over 2 million base stations. Pat is and has been active in ITU-T, IEEE and IETF standards development. He has worked at NASA, McDonnell Douglas, Data General and Semtech in senior and executive engineering and business development roles. He has been awarded BSEE, BSCS and Ph.D degree's
Cort Dougan is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Finite State Machine Laboratories, Inc. (FSMLabs), a specialist provider of system and operating system software with a particular focus on high performance and critical response time applications.
Gil Norman Finn is an industry expert on Layer 2 protocols, Ethernet switching, and Deterministic Networking. He began his standards activities in the ATM Forum, where his work on LAN Emulation and Muilti-Protocol Over ATM earned him an ATM Spotlight Award. He worked for Cisco Systems from 1993 to 2016, retiring as a Cisco Fellow, and now is consulting for Huawei. Norm has been active in IEEE 802 since 1996, where he has served as an editor of seven standards in 802.1 and one in 802.11. Norm has made more than a hundred technical and liaison contributions over the years, starting with the origins of 802.1Q VLANs, and to numerous projects in IEEE 802.3, 802.17, and 802.11. He now serves on the IEEE 802 / IETF Coordination Committee. Norm has also participated meaningfully in ITU-T (Y.1731), AVnu Alliance, and IETF activities, where he spurred the creation of the Deterministic Networking Working Group. At present, his focus is on expanding Deterministic Networking into mixed routed and bridged networks.
In addition to his standards activity, Norm invented and/or influenced many of the Cisco Catalyst switching concepts and protocols including VLANs, the Port Aggregation Protocol, Cisco Discovery Protocol, Provider Ethernet, and Deterministic Networking. He has been awarded more than 100 patents. His publications include an IEEE Spectrum article and a book chapter. Norm is proud of his B.S. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Nilene Thompson-Finn, enjoy living in Spring Valley, CA; both have been singing in barbershop quartets and choruses for more than 30 years.
Tim Frost joined Calnex in the summer of 2013. He has several years of experience in next-generation synchronization techniques, having worked with both Symmetricom and Zarlink Semiconductor on packet synchronization technologies. He has been active in the ITU Network Synchronization question (Q13/SG15), the Small Cell Forum, where he was editor for their Synchronization white paper, and also in the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), where he was the editor for their circuit emulation standards.
Tim has over 20 years of experience in the electronics and telecommunications industry, having worked in areas such as the design of embedded CPU cores for ASIC devices, and in railway signaling systems. Tim has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, and an MSc. from the University of Manchester. He is a Member of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.
Richard Funderburk has over 30 years experience in the development of precise time and frequency equipment and embedded computer design. He started his career at NIST (then NBS), and then went to work for a small Texas timing company, that grew into the largest timing company in the world. His timing products (SSU, TSG and PRCs) are deployed worldwide, in all major timing networks.
Richard is the Timing Systems Architect at Trimble, Inc., a position he has held since 2011. Prior to joining Trimble he worked for several other timing companies, as well as running his own company.
Richard has a broad range of development experience, including on-line educational software, aircraft video recording, as well as numerous other hardware and software projects.
Richard is particularly interested in problem solving and coming up with unique solutions involving embedded hardware and software designs. If it has a microcontroller, then he is interested!
Jeff Gao, Director of Product Marketing at SiTime Corporation, has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and networking/communications industries in the areas of wireless systems, VoIP, biometrics, semiconductor timing and embedded software. Prior to SiTime, Jeff held various product marketing and engineering positions of increasing responsibility with Atmel, Cisco, Vovida Networks and ArrayComm. His current technical interests include high precision timing for synchronization and automotive applications. Jeff earned his MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and MSEE from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Mr. Alejandro González Garrido obtained the title of Telecommunication engineer in September 2015 at the University of Granada, also had a professional studies in Electronics Products Development. He is R&D (Research and Development) engineer at Seven Solutions S.L. since November 2015. He had an internship at Astrophysics Institute os Andalucía in 2008. Alejandro was the team leader of the team GRANASAT, who participate in the program BEXUS(19th campaign) of the European Space Agency. He worked at the R&D department at Ingeniería y Control Remoto S.A in 2014. The first half of 2015 he worked in the offices of Nokia Spain in the configuration of the GSM, UMTS and LTE networks.
Kam, has been System Architect and Domain Expert for Timing and Synchronization at Juniper Networks, Inc. since 2008. Before that he was a Distinguished Engineer at Motorola and responsible for the wireless LAN controller Architecture, Security, Cluster and redundancy framework. Kam is also responsible for Timing design and architecture across all Juniper Networks products.
Kam authored and presented multiple papers at industry leading forums like ITSF and WSTS about Timing and Synchronization. He is an active contributor at ITU-T Telecom Time-sync standards. He holds multiple patents in the field of Timing and Synchronization, and Wireless LAN technologies. Mr. Gopalakrishnan received a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from Pondicherry University, India.
Mr. Dana Goward, is President of the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. The foundation is dedicated to protecting, toughening and augmenting GPS signals. Foundation efforts include supporting GPS spectrum protection, stronger laws and better enforcement against jamming and spoofing, and a high power terrestrial signal to provide a second source for precise, wireless navigation and synchronized timing.
He retired in 2013 from the U.S. federal Senior Executive Service as the nation’s maritime navigation authority, with 12 business lines budgeted at over $1.3B/yr. Mr. Goward has represented the US at IMO, IALA, the UN anti-piracy working group, and other international forums.
A career Coast Guard officer, among his many assignments were command of the Coast Guard’s Air Station in New Orleans and leadership of the service’s nationwide boat operations as the first Chief, Office of Boat Forces. He retired from uniformed service as a Captain in 2003.
Mr. Goward is a member of the Administration’s National PNT Advisory Board, is the Chairman of the Board for the Association for Rescue at Sea, and is the proprietor at Maritime Governance, LLC.
Kenneth is Senior Director R&D for Oscilloquartz, Finland. He was founder and CEO of Time4 Systems with 30 years’ experience in telecommunications from Nokia, Martis and Tellabs. For the past decade Kenneth has focused on innovative synchronisation solutions for packet networks and has been actively involved in the development of standardisation for both synchronous Ethernet, and IEEE 1588. Kenneth has a number of synchronisation related patents and a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queens University Belfast
Kunihiko is an engineer at Furuno Electric and has designed products of GNSS Disciplined Oscillators. His new algorithms can achieve 1.5usec/24hours holdover under ⊿T=20℃ temperature chenged conditions.
Kunihiko was born in Osaka, Japan, holds a Master's degree from Osaka University, and resides in Osaka.
Thomas P. Heavner was born on October 28, 1966 in Alexandria, VA. He attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and earned a B.S. in physics in 1989. Tom’s Ph.D. work was performed at the University of Colorado/JILA in Boulder, CO and involved precision mass measurements of single Li ions using a Penning Trap apparatus. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in 1998, Tom was a NRC postdoctoral fellow in the Time and Frequency Division at NIST in Boulder, CO. In 2001, Tom became a permanent staff member at NIST in the Atomic Standards Group and worked on the NIST-F1 and NIST-F2 primary Cesium frequency standards. Currently, Tom is a member of the Atomic Devices and Instrumentation group at NIST.
After studying electrical engineering, graduated as Dipl.-Ing., Helmut had different positions inside T-Group, now he is with Deutsche Telekom Technik GmbH.
He has a long experience in the field of transport networks along with specific synchronization and measurement issues. Since 2002 Helmut has been responsible for synchronization systems. His current focus is on synchronization strategy including phase synchronization for mobile base stations in closed cooperation with radio network strategy department. Helmut works in ITU-T Study Group 15 Question 13 on synchronization since 2005. His involvement is focused on Ethernet physical layer synchronization, phase synchronization and primary reference time clocks. Helmut is member of ITSF Steering Group, with several presentations at ITSF and WSTS.
Ullas Kumar is Telecom Systems Engineer with the Business Development Team in Rakon, Singapore. He holds Masters degree in Electronics Design and Technology (Telecom) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and MBA from National University of Singapore. Prior to joining Rakon, he was working in the synchronization domain for the last 15 years working on traditional and packet synchronization techniques. He represents Rakon at various standardization bodies.
HAN LI graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) and obtained his Ph.D. in 2002. He has been working in China Mobile Research Institute since 2004. He is currently the deputy director of research and in charge of transport and access area. He has profound knowledge in OTN, PTN, PON, and time synchronization technology, and has published more than 50 articles, applied for 30 patents, and delivered more than 100 ITU-T contributions. He is editor of several ITU-T recommendations and IETF RFCs. His current research includes backhaul and fronthaul transport for 5G, 5G synchronization, NFV/SDN and OTN.
Pablo Marin graduated as a Telecommunications Engineer at the University of Granada and with its final report carried out at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Germany in 2012, Pablo have worked as a researcher in digital electronics at the CNRS in France for 2 year. Currently he is working at Seven Solutions as a Senior Firmware Developer specialized in synchronization and time-stamping. Pablo also has a deep understanding of the role that industry can play for science thanks to its experience in International Research Projects as the LISA gravitational wave observatory, the LAGUNA neutrino detector and the CTA gamma-ray observatory.
Mario has more than 20 years of experience developing timing devices for Epson. Epson is the world #1 timing device manufacturer with $430M annual revenue and products ranging from crystals to TCXOs and atomic oscillators. Mario currently works at Epson Electronics America supporting carrier networking and wireless customers with applications support for high-performance timing devices. Mario is actively involved in characterizing and development of Epson high-stability oscillators – TCXOs, OCXOs, and AOs. Before he moved to EPSON Electronics America, Mario designed TCXOs in Japan. Mario earned his BSEE from Nihon University in Chiba, Japan.
Michael works at the Canadian Research Centre of Huawei Technologies in Ottawa, where he is conducting research on 5G networks. Prior to this, he worked at Ciena, Nortel and Bell-Northern Research. His work in R&D and systems design and development focused on areas such as ASON control plane architecture, OTN, SDH/SONET, Network timing, packet based timing and Optical Burst Switching. He has been involved with North American and ITU-T standards where he has contributed to the development of standards related to Optical Control plane and synchronization. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University (Kingston).
Subbu Meiyappan co-founded NextNav in 2007. He manages the hardware engineering team at NextNav for building out nationwide infrastructure and reference designs for the client hardware related to NextNav’s MBS positioning and timing. Prior to NextNav, Subbu was at Qualcomm, Airgo Networks, Cisco, Philips and VLSI Technology. Subbu has 23 issued US patents and several pending. Subbu holds a dual masters degree from Tennessee Tech and Stanford University.
Alain is Director R&D and Product Line Manager for Time & Frequency line of products at Oscilloquartz, Switzerland where he previously managed OEM and OCXO businesses.
Prior to joining Oscilloquartz, Alain managed R&D and developed products in the areas of Telecommunication, Chip Card applications and Secured Electronic Transactions. Alain has a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France.
Yair Neugeboren is the Director of Systems Engineering in the CTO Office of ARRIS’s Network and Cloud division . I have over 15 years of experience in the cable industry primarily focused in video delivery and in synchronization and timing aspects within the cable network. I am an active member within Cable Labs various working groups. I received my Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and my Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Cuong Nguyen joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2010 and leads the Smart Grid Testing and Certification Project in the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office of the Engineering Laboratory. He works with industry to support standards-based interoperability test programs to help accelerate smart grid deployments, and he also manages the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee. Cuong is the vice chair of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Smart Grid Testing and Certification Committee (SGTCC). In addition, Cuong coordinates international outreach efforts through bilateral and multilateral engagements.
Lisa Perdue is a product manager at Spectracom and a specialist in GNSS simulation. She has more than 15 years of navigation and RF systems experience, including 10 years of Naval Service.
Anand Ram, Calnex's VP of Sales & Marketing has 23 years' experience in technology sales and marketing. The majority of his experience has been in telecoms test and measurement, including mobile, optical and datacomms. Anand has also held management positions in Agilent Technologies, and Wandel & Goltermann (now Viavi). He has been particularly involved in the evolution of timing and sync in telecoms and other industries in his time with Calnex for the past 9 years.
Silvana Rodrigues is a Director of System Engineering at Integrated Device Technology (IDT). She graduated in Electrical Engineer from Campinas University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She started her career at the Telecommunication Research Center (CPqD, Telebras) in Brazil. She has been working with Network Synchronization for several years. She actively participates in several standards group; she is the secretary for the IEEE 1588 standards committee, the Associated Rapporteur for Q13/ITU-T, and the editor of several ITU-T Recommendations (ITU-T G.8262, G.8263, G.8272 and G.8273.x series).
Silvana Rodrigues is a Director of System Engineering at IDT. She graduated in Electrical Engineer from Campinas University in Brazil. She has been working with Network Synchronization for several years. She is the secretary for the IEEE 1588, Associated Rapporteur for Q13/ITU-T, and the editor of several ITU-T Clock Recommendations
Stefano Ruffini (Ericsson Research), is one of the Ericsson experts working on the mobile backhaul aspects and network synchronization solutions. He has been working on synchronization aspects for more than 20 years. He is currently actively contributing to ITU-T SG15 Q13 (serving as rapporteur) and IEEE1588 as well as to other relevant synchronization standardization bodies and forums. Stefano is also a member of the ITSF and WSTS.
Kishan Shenoi received his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from IIT-Delhi, Columbia University, and Stanford University, respectively, in 1972, 1973, and 1977. Kishan has been an active developer of telecommunications equipment starting with line circuits for a Class 5 digital switch and has applied DSP techniques in several areas including A/D and D/A conversion, transmultiplexers, echo-cancelers, voice compression, modems, radio receivers, control loops, and processing of timing information. He is active in Standards bodies and co-chair of the technical committee of NIST-WSTS. He is named on 45 patents and has several publications including two books, Digital Signal Processing in Telecommunications (1995) and Synchronization and Timing in Telecommunications (2009). He is currently CTO of Qulsar, an innovative company providing fit-for-purpose solutions for timing and synchronization in the fields of communications, power, sensor networks, and the Internet of Things.
Jeff Sherman's work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology began in 2009 and spans the fields of atomic- and laser-physics, optical frequency metrology, service of NIST time over the public Internet, and crucially, maintenance of the group's coffee machine. Jeff received a Ph.D. in 2007 at the University of Washington while studying spectroscopy of single trapped ions.
Kevin Stanton is a Senior Principal Engineer at Intel, where he is responsible for time-related technologies and standards and their application in areas ranging from synchronized A/V to the Industrial Internet-of-Things and automotive systems. He made major contributions to the IEEE 802.1 AVB (now TSN) standards as well as IEEE 1588/PTP (the Precision Time Protocol) and believes that accurate time will one day be a basic capability offered to every networked device in the galaxy. Kevin serves as the Chairman of Avnu Alliance, the industry group that promotes and certifies conformance to IEEE 802.1 TSN[/AVB] standards and related interoperability. He holds a Ph.D. in ECE the area of synchronization and control.
Dr. Harlan Stenn began programming computers in 1971. He holds a Bachelors
degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from The Colorado College
in Colorado Springs, and an MSE in Computer Science from Washington
University in St. Louis.
A well-versed entrepreneur, Harlan has launched several successful businesses and has been a respected, sought-after I/T consultant and contractor for decades. At some point during the 1980s, he started using and submitting bug fixes and portability improvements to the Network Time Protocol codebase. He has worked directly with NTP since 1992, and in 1996 became NTP’s Project Manager and Release Engineer. In 2011 he created Network Time Foundation to provide bring together and nurture collaborative Open Source projects that focus on Network Time. The first project to join was, of course, the NTP Project. Shortly thereafter the PTPd, RADclock and Linux PTP projects joined. Since then Harlan has been managing NTF's progress in the first implementation of the Network Time Security (NTS) draft IETF specification, driving NTF's General Timestamp API Project, and incorporating the Ntimed Project into NTF.
Harlan has been active in the public domain software and open-source communities since 1976. When away from the keyboard, he enjoys cooking (especially baking and grilling) and photography.
Dr. Avinoam Stern is a founder, president and chief scientist of AccuBeat Ltd since 1993 engaging with atomic clocks and accurate timing dissemination. Avinoam Stern did a post-doctorate research at the Physics Department and the Quantum Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara, on a Free Electron Laser project (1983-1985). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics with a thesis on the Thermodynamics and Superconductivity of Hydrogen-Metal systems (1983), a MSc. degree on the subject of Relativistic Stars Clusters (1976) and a BSc degree in Mathematics and Physics. All degrees are from the Hebrew University Jerusalem Israel.
Nazariy Tshchynskyy, Customer Engineering Manager at SiTime Corporation, has supported the adoption of MEMS timing devices for a variety of applications for over 10 years and believes that MEMS is the future of timing. Nazariy has a M.Sc. in Control Systems from Lviv Polytechnic National University. His technical interests include timing and signal integrity analysis for clock devices with a more recent bias toward TCXO use in IEEE 1588 and SyncE applications.
Dr. Marc Weiss worked at NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology--formerly NBS, the National Bureau of Standards) from 1979, specializing in time transfer techniques and statistics of timing systems, particularly applied to GPS and to telecom systems. He has over 100 publications from his time at NIST. Since January 2014 he is now a contractor for NIST, doing much of the same work. He received the NBS Applied Research Award for a first GPS timing receiver in 1983. He was awarded a patent for the Smart Clock algorithm in 1993, which optimally locks a slave clock to a master. Dr. Weiss won the 2013 NIST William P. Slichter Award, “For pioneering highly productive industry/government partnerships to advance telecommunications and data networks through precision synchronization.” Marc founded and has led WSTS, the Workshop on Sync and Timing Systems, annually since 1992, now a sister conference to the European version, the ITSF. Dr. Weiss is the NIST co-chair of the Timing subgroup of the NIST Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Public Working Group. Marc co-founded the Time-Aware Applications, Computers and Communications Systems (TAACCS) initiative, and edited the white paper and subsequent NIST Technical Note. In addition, Dr. Weiss has led the NIST program to support the GPS program office in developing their clocks and timing systems since 1980. He has worked on and published Relativity issues as they relate to GPS and to primary frequency standards. He has also specialized in Time-Scale Algorithms. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematical-Physics from the University of Colorado in 1981.
George Zampetti, is a chief scientist for Microsemi Frequency and Time Division responsible for technical leadership in innovative clock platforms, new primary reference clock designs and new timing protocols. He holds multiple patents in the arena of synchronization technology and is a frequent conference speaker. Mr. Zampetti joined Symmetricom (recently acquired by Microsemi) in 1991 as director of synchronization technology. Prior to Symmetricom, Mr. Zampetti worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories in synchronization research. He also served an active role in synchronization standards, both in a leadership role in ANSI T1X1.3 and as a contributor to ITU standards, and cable timing standards where he initiated and led the development of the ultra high precision DOCSIS Timing Interface. Mr. Zampetti holds a MSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BSEE from Villanova University.