OmniAir Consortium®, announces that Parthiv Parikh, Global Business Manager for Automotive Connectivity at SGS, has been appointed to serve as Chair of the OmniAir® Certification Working Group (CWG).

Parthiv manages business and technology activities with a special interest in emerging technologies such as IoT and V2X. He is based out of San Diego, California and has worked for SGS for almost 18 years building relationships with ecosystem stakeholders such as telecoms operators, test equipment and device vendors, solution providers and standards bodies. Parthiv has held multiple engineering and management positions throughout his career spanning Software R&D, Operations and Technology Development. He represents SGS in several industry organizations including OmniAir, 5GAA, GCF, CTIA and others. He has been instrumental in contributing to setup certification programs in several organizations as well as the development of specifications.

“Parthiv has been a major contributor to many of OmniAir working groups, including certification, over the years, said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir. “We are excited that Parthiv is taking on this leadership role and the certification working group will continue to thrive under his guidance.”

The CWG develops OmniAir Consortium policy manuals and documents detailing the purpose, scope, process, and instructions associated with the operation of certification services and programs. When OmniAir establishes a new certification program, the CWG initiates and authors the program manuals and documents based on internationally recognized certification body and quality standards.

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