Today the standards organization, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), Dr. Daniel C. Burnett announced as new Executive Director. He came after two years at ConsenSys, where he worked as a Blockchain Standards Architect, and was director at the standards organization IEEE-ISTO for more than three years.
Former director Ron Resnick moved to the Interwork Alliance. The Token Taxonomy Framework (TTF), which is now part of the InterWork Alliance, was initiated by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA).
Announcement of the EEA:
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The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) today announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel C. Burnett, a recognized blockchain market leader and prominent standards expert, is known as Executive Director. Burnett will serve as a catalyst for the growth of the EEA by improving the company’s programming, community and connections between businesses and startups, and the way members use its global insights and resources. He will work closely with the EEA Board of Directors, technical working groups, stakeholders and the member community to find ways to accelerate the pace of innovation and adoption of Ethereum.
With over two decades of experience in web and internet standards, Burnett brings to the EEA its extensive network and reputation as an action-driven leader in building ecosystems for blockchain, as well as standards that promote interoperability and adoption. Most recently, he worked as a Blockchain Standards Architect at ConsenSys, an Ethereum-focused blockchain organization and an EEA member company, where he developed standards with which companies could leverage the potential of blockchain.
“This is a great opportunity for the EEA,” said John Whelan, Chairman of the EEA Board of Directors and Head of Digital Investment Banking at Banco Santander. “By having a dedicated leader working across the EEA – from our stakeholders to technical committees to the global membership base – we can continue to offer organizations the opportunity to work more closely together. Dan’s passion for standards, blockchain and technology combined with his track record in building effective programs and opportunities for global organizations make him uniquely qualified to advance the EEA’s mission. We are very excited to add him to the EEA leadership team. “
“I am very grateful to the EEA Board of Directors for the confidence they have placed in me,” said Burnett. “The EEA is well positioned to meet Ethereum’s business and technology needs for both incumbents and startups. I look forward to working with the executives and member community of the EEA to resolve member needs to implement, deploy, or use Ethereum technologies and pave the way for a thriving ecosystem for Ethereum-centric architectures. ”
As a member of the OASIS Ethereum Open Project Governing Board in the PegaSys standard group of ConsenSys, Burnett was instrumental in the successful introduction of the Baseline Protocol, an open source blockchain initiative. He is director of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO). He also founded the consulting firm StandardsPlay, where he advised clients on how to strengthen their brands and market positions through standards leadership and, if necessary, represents them directly in organizations such as W3C and the IETF.
Previously, while at Nuance, Burnett co-founded VoiceXML, the still applicable standard for interactive voice response systems. Through later functions at Vocalocity, Voxeo, Tropo and Aspect, he continued to lead the development of VoiceXML and related standards and at the same time held management positions in the VoiceXML forum of the IEEE-ISTO.