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Mike Richmond

Executive Director
Open Connectivity Foundation
Mike Richmond is the Executive Director of the Open Connectivity Foundation. Originally a compiler writer and instruction set designer at Burroughs and Data General, he moved into marketing and strategy at Intel starting in 1981.

In the 1980s, Mike ran strategic planning for Intel's Systems Group, managed Intel's first PC-based Ethernet card, marketing the iRMX real time OS and Multibus boards, and Intel's first 386-based PC, sold to Daisy Systems. Mike created enhanced TV (Intercast Technology) in the late 1990s based on the concept of sending HTML pages encoded in the analog VBI to accompany live TV. Fifteen years ago, Mike's team shipped Intel's first system product using open source software, the Intel DotStation, based on Linux and Mozilla 0.8. The first 25 engineers doing Linux at Intel's site in Oregon were on that team. He's (in)famous for driving acceptance of UEFI in the industry just over 10 years ago. Mike was instrumental in Intel's embrace of HTML5 and conceived what is now known as the Crosswalk Project, an HTML5 application runtime.

Mike tried retirement from 2007 - 2010 but came back to work when he realized what a rare opportunity it is to learn from the best and brightest.

Mike lives in Oregon, has three grown children, all with careers in classical music, and is a ballroom dancing hobbyist with his wife of 42 years.

Mike's statements regarding OCF are official, but his statements about IoT in general are his own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the diverse OCF membership.