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DLNA Has New Heads of Board

14 Jul, 2010 By: Billy Gil

Nidhish Parikh

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), which seeks to make media interoperable and available across a variety of devices and platforms via cloud-based technology, has elected Nidhish Parikh, director of Personal Media Industry Collaboration for Nokia, as chairman of the DLNA Board of Directors and president of DLNA. 

DLNA also elected Bob Brummer, senior director at Microsoft Corp., as vice chairman and VP of DLNA, and Peter Kaars, director of Standards North America for Technicolor, as a standing director. Other board members include company representatives from AwoX, Broadcom, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. The board will oversee the development of standards for sharing content across devices and platforms.

“Nidhish has been an active supporter of DLNA since the Alliance’s inception in 2003,” said Donna Moore, executive director of DLNA. “He has served as a standing director since 2008, and has been instrumental in the global growth and adoption of DLNA standards. In Nidhish’s new role as chairman and president, he will work [with the other board members] to further consumer awareness of DLNA-certified products and support the interoperability needs of continuously evolving digital lifestyles.”

Parikh is a 15-year veteran of Nokia, having served in product development and management.

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