The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has appointed Ron Resnick, the former president and chairman of the Airfuel Alliance, as the first executive director, according to a Jan. 17 press release.
Resnick also served as the President and Chairman of the WiMAX Forum, working with Intel’s Broadband Wireless Business on the launch of one of the first 4G broadband modems.
Chairman of the EEA board Julio Faura stated today in a press release:
“4G wireless broadband changed the world. We believe Blockchains will have a similar impact on society. Ron’s task as our first Executive Director is to build-out the organization, engage with members and foster the continued development of technical content.”
The EEA, which was launched in February 2017, was established to bring privacy, scalability and security to the development of Ether and the whole Ethereum Blockchain.
Resnick, who will host an EEA event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23, said in the press release:
“My focus is to drive the further development of Ethereum-based technology best practices, open standards and open-source reference architectures to evolve Ethereum into an enterprise-grade technology.”
Since February, the alliance has grown to 200 members, making it the largest open-source Blockchain initiative. Its member list includes founding members JPMorgan and Santander, newer members like Mastercard, Intel and Microsoft, and a number of Ether investors and Blockchain startups.