The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the trade association that oversees Bluetooth® technology, today announced the appointment of Alain Michaud to the board of directors of the Bluetooth SIG. Alain, the Connectivity Area Tech Lead and Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google, will begin a two-year term as an Associate Member Director. The Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the organization and plays a vital role in driving the expansion of Bluetooth technology to address the needs of a growing number of consumer, commercial, and industrial markets.
Alain oversees wireless technology development for several products at Google. He brings years of experience architecting software stacks that support various wireless technologies on multiple major operating systems, including open-source software systems. Alain is a long-time member of the Bluetooth community and contributor to the Bluetooth specification development process, namely as a Bluetooth Architecture Review Board Councilor, a role he has held for over 10 years representing two member companies.
“We are honored to have Alain join the Bluetooth SIG board,” said Mark Powell, CEO of the Bluetooth SIG. “The rapid growth and adoption of Bluetooth technology is a direct result of the commitment and guidance of our board and the dedication of our 38,000 member companies it represents. Alain’s expertise, experience, and versatility will help our board of directors ensure that Bluetooth® technology continues to expand into exciting, new use cases and markets.”
For more information, visit the Board of Directors page on the Bluetooth site.