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W3C Evangelists represent W3C in various locations and are an extension of W3C's Business Development Team. They are responsible for identifying and recruiting new W3C Members, running local events, promoting W3C Training and fostering Sponsorship. An Evangelist may cover all W3C technologies in a particular geographic region or be responsible for a particular Vertical Industry within an assigned geography.
Nayef Alawadhi W3C Evangelist - GCC Chapter
Manisha Amin W3C Evangelist - Eastern Australia
Bill Kasdorf W3C Evangelist - Publishing, Global
Tsahi Levent-Levi W3C Evangelist - WebRTC, Global
Amanda Mace W3C Evangelist - Western Australia
Luis Meijueiro W3C Evangelist - Spanish Chapter
Alan Quayle W3C Evangelist - Communications, Global
Paul Rodgers W3C Evangelist - Payments, Europe
Daihei Shiohama W3C Evangelist - Publishing, Japan
John Simmons is an industry recognized expert on Web media standards. He drove Microsoft’s efforts to define DRM-interoperable encoding, adaptive bitrate streaming, the collaboration with Google, Comcast, Netflix and the W3C for HTML5 Media Extensions and a multi-year Apple collaboration to develop the Common Media Application Format.
John’s standards evangelism across the media and entertainment industry led to the creation of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Web Application Video Ecosystem (WAVE) project, a 60-company collaboration to adopt ISO/IEC and W3C standards for streaming media on a global scale.
John received the CTA 2017 Technology Leadership Award for the creation of the WAVE Project and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) 2019 Emmy Award for the Microsoft, Google, Comcast, Netflix and W3C “Standardization of HTML5, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and Media Source Extensions (MSE) for a Full TV Experience”.
Recently retired from Microsoft, John now runs a media standards consulting business from his home in the Cascade Range foothills, east of Seattle, Washington.
Bobby Tung W3C Evangelist - Publishing, Taiwan
Marty Voshell W3C Evangelist - Automotive, Global
Robin Wilson W3C Evangelist - Media & Entertainment, Global
Rachel Yager W3C Evangelist - Financial Innovation