Functional Organization Chart

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Organization Chart

Program Management Office (PMO)

Deploys and performs program management activities within GENIVI for current and future releases from the alliance (ex: Apollo, Borg, Cassini and beyond). Activities usually include: Monitors, tracks and reports programs’ progress, issues with associated risk and overall status.

Operations Subcommittee (OS)

The GENIVI Operations Subcommittee (OPS) supports the GENIVI Board of Directors on alliance operational issues and produces actionable proposals for the Board’s monthly meetings. As a recognized subcommittee of the Board, OPS works closely with the System Architecture Team, the Program Management Office, the Baseline Integration Team, the Legal Work Group, and the Marketing Council.

OPS attempts to make the Alliance efficient in terms of using as little resources as needed, and effective in terms of meeting stakeholder expectations. Many of the operational actions taken during a given Board meeting are owned by and to some degree resolved by OPS. OPS carefully monitors the annual strategic initiatives and metrics set by the Board each year. OPS is led by the Chairman of the Board (Doug Welk, Delphi) with support from the Executive Director (Steve Crumb).

System Architecture Team (SAT)

Defines the overall GENIVI Platform and it’s boundaries, and the Component Statement. Definition of Compliance Statement by Compliance Team which is part of SAT. Activities usually include: Current or next platform release Component Statement, quality and security considerations, terms and processes, build system & amp; services definition.

Baseline Integration Team (BIT)

As part of the SAT, Defines the processes, policies and tools for the development of GENIVI software, or GENIVI ‘Baseline’. Activities usually include: Release process, packaging policy, manage OBS (GENIVI’s build system tool), test suites for compliance and Open GL ES.

Automotive Expert Group (EG)

Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and captured in the Compliance Statement. Domain(s) of focus: Vehicle Diagnostics (such as KWP and UDS), Vehicle Interface, Vehicle Networking (such as CAN and MOST) and Software Management.

Location-Based Services (LBS) EG

Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement. Domain(s) of focus: Location-Based services and applications such as: Positioning, Map Data Access, Navigation, Driver Assistance, Traffic Information, Roadside Assistance & Emergency call and Fleet & Asset Management.

Media and Graphics EG

Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement. Domain(s) of focus: Media management, Display management and Audio management, including specific functions such as Audio/Video/Picture, DRM, Metadata management, Media Server, Layer Management, and Interaction with Video/Picture management.

Consumer Electronics (CE) Connectivity EG

Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement. Domain(s) of focus: Functionality necessary to integrate Consumer Devices devices into infotainment systems. This includes, but is not limited to: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, and HDMI.

Networking EG

Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement. Domain(s) of focus: Connecting vehicles to IT Infrastructure & Other Vehicles by using wireless network connections over Mobile networks and WLAN access points via TCP/IP and SMS. Currently also covers: Bluetooth, Phone APIs for voice call and Browser.

System Infrastructure EG

Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement.

Domains of focus include the functionality necessary to get the system into operational mode and manage system resources; in particular, lifecycle, persistency, user management and personalization, and basic OS support.

Marketing Team

The Marketing Team is the place where members can expand the influence of the alliance into the automotive industry, as well as expand their own influence at the same time. Members get first access and ability to influence events, collateral, and promotion that mean business for all members. Marketing develops and maintains the public facing website as well as internal Member Community portal. This team is open to all members.

Marketing Team Charter

IT Infrastructure

The GENIVI IT infrastructure is a suite of GENIVI-hosted tools that support collaborative work across the GENIVI membership. Among these tools are a wiki (Atlassian Confluence), issue tracker (Atlassian Jira), instant messaging server (Jabber), source code repositories (Git), document repository (Subversion), build system (Open Build Service), and a mailing list server. Access to most tools requires authentication against the GENIVI user login system (LDAP).

HMI Framework Expert Group

Define requirements and manage process for software components to be integrated in to the GENIVI Baseline and Compliance Statement. Domains of focus include frameworks and APIs for multimedia, CE device connectivity, Bluetooth, security and software update.

Chairman of the Board
Kyle Walworth
VP of Solutions and Strategy, Automotive
HARMAN Connected Services

Kyle Walworth is the VP of Solutions and Strategy, Automotive for HARMAN Connected Services. Walworth has been an active member of the GENIVI Alliance since its inception, as an Officer on the Board of Directors between 2009 and 2017.

Walworth has over 20 years of experience in automotive engineering and management. Prior to his current position, Walworth worked for Visteon Corporation as Associate Director of global hardware and software architectures. He was responsible for the designs of multiple product lines, including infotainment head units, instrument clusters, connectivity modules, analog/digital radios, climate control heads and amplifier systems. Walworth also managed the development of all infotainment-related subsystems including tuner and media. His background and experience provides a unique perspective on the complex electro-mechanical and software interactions in today's consumer electronic products.

Before joining Visteon, Walworth worked for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. At Ford, Walworth held positions in product development focusing on electric vehicle power supplies and interior electronics. At GM, he worked in product development for cruise controls, instrument clusters, mass airflow sensors, throttle bodies and exhaust systems.

Walworth holds bachelor degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute (known today as Kettering University). He also earned a master's degree in electrical engineering - with a concentration in wireless and electro-magnetics - from Stanford University.

Peter Schönenberg
General Manager,
Architecture ConnectedDrive, Infotainment and Communication Systems
BMW Group

After graduating from the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Diplom-Ingenieur Peter Schönenberg started his career at Parametric Technology Corporation as a Software Engineer working on engineering and product data management applications.

In 1999 he joined BMW Group where he has been responsible for numerous projects. These range from information technology solutions for vehicle programming & software logistics to the introduction of Ethernet as a vehicle system bus. More recently, he has lead the team coordinating the in-vehicle electronic and electrical architecture.

Today Peter is responsible for the product definition and architecture of the infotainment domain and for defining and delivering the platform for IVI systems of the future.

Vice President
Mikael Söderberg
Global Automotive Technology and Solutions Strategy Head

Mikael Söderberg is the CTO and founder of Pelagicore, a technology and product development company which focuses on applying Open Source software in the automotive infotainment industry. An avid Open Source evangelist, Mikael brings his entrepreneurial skills and extensive experience in embedded systems development to the community. Mikael's current community involvement includes key roles in Open Source projects such as MeeGo IVI and industry forums like the GENIVI Alliance.

Dr. Andree Zahir
Senior Vice President, Head of Engineering Business Unit AI (Automotive Navigation and Infotainment Systems)
Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH

Since mid 2015, Dr. Andree Zahir is the Head of the business unit Connected Information Solutions 1 (CI1) at Robert Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH. The scope of this business unit is infotainment systems and since 2017 also connectivity units both for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Before, he was globally responsible for engineering and development of infotainment systems at Bosch Car Multimedia. From 2005 to 2010 he worked for Bosch in Bangalore & Coimbatore, India being responsible for SW and electronics development for all powertrain related systems. From 2002 to 2004 he already worked at the Blaupunkt GmbH (part of Bosch group) in the infotainment area for advance development and software development. Andree began his career at Robert Bosch in the subsidiary compancy ETAS in embedded software and later product management for embedded real-time simulation systems and real-time operating system kernels for embedded control units.

Besides GENIVI he is board member of ADIT (Advanced Driver Information Technology), a multinational joint venture of DENSO and Bosch Car Multimedia.

Michael Ziganek
Director Infotainment & Driver Information
Mentor a Siemens Business

Michael has been the Director of Infotainment & Driver Information at Mentor Graphics a Siemens Business since May of 2016. Prior to that Michael had served as Managing Director at Argus Development GmbH, creators of mobile games and applications for iOS, Android and many other platforms.

Board Member
Paul Choo
Director, Infotainment Development Group
Vehicle IT Development Center

Hyundai Motor Company

Board Member
Rainer Oder
General Manager, Automotive Business Unit
Mentor a Siemens Business

Rainer Oder began his professional career at XSYS, Germany during his university time at the Fachhochschule Furtwangen. After spending time in Scotland focusing on 3D real-time programming, Rainer returned to Germany to finish his Diploma and earn a Master of Science degree. Rainer joined HARMAN Automotive Division and worked as a Software Engineer and System Architect for navigation applications. He gained experience in the North American Market during his time in Detroit, where he managed the navigation department for North America.

After his return to Germany, Rainer co-founded XS Embedded (XSe) and led the company as Managing Director from 2010 to 2014. Mentor Graphics acquired XSe in July 2014, and Rainer leads Mentor Graphics’ Automotive Business Unit since then as General Manager.