Smith Kennedy (Chair) EMail

Smith has worked at HP Inc. and its predecessor Hewlett-Packard Company since 1999, leading or contributing to many different software initiatives related to printer or peripheral software, protocol standards, and working with industry partners. Smith has been active in the PWG since 2011 and has participated in the Bluetooth SIG, NFC Forum, USB Implementor's Forum, and Wi-Fi Alliance as editor and/or co-chair of printing-related standards activities. Smith is a co-creator of IPP USB and was the editor of the IPP Implementor's Guide v2.0, IPP USB, Device Information RTD, the Verb RTD, and Connection Handover v1.4 specifications.

Alan Sukert (Vice-Chair) EMail

Alan is a Product Security Specialist for Xerox Corp. and has been active in the PWG since 2012. Alan chairs the PWG Imaging Device Security workgroup. Alan also participates in the Common Criteria Users Forum, was a member of the Technical Committees that developed IEEE Standard 2600 and the new US/Japan Hardcopy Device Protection Profile and is on the Program Committee for the annual Rochester Security Summit. Alan has over 14 years experience in software security and Common Criteria certifications and over 40 years of experience in software quality and software process improvement with the US Air Force, Lockheed Martin and Xerox.

Ira McDonald (Secretary) EMail

Ira has represented Xerox, Sharp, and Samsung as a participant in the the PWG and as co-editor of Printer MIB v2, Internet Printing Protocol, Power Management Model, and other projects since 1995. Ira is co-chair of the PWG IPP Working Group and is the other IANA designated expert for IPP and the Printer MIB. Since 1974, Ira has designed and implemented network software for AMTRAK, Olympia Brewing, Perkin-Elmer, ARINC, Plantronics, IBM, DEC, and the printing industry. At Samsung Advanced Printing Systems Lab, Ira designed management interfaces, SNMP test tools, and Cloud solutions. Ira currently represents his consulting firm, High North Inc.