Thread Group Appoints Vividh Siddha As New President

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  • Siddha will oversee the group’s effort to expand the Thread ecosystem with current and new use-cases across home and commercial applications
  • Siddha takes the reins from Grant Erickson, who’s stepping down from his role at Thread Group after a five-year run

The Thread Group has announced the appointment of Vividh Siddha as its new President. Siddha will oversee the group’s effort to expand the Thread ecosystem with current and new use-cases across home and commercial applications.

Siddha takes the reins from Grant Erickson, who’s stepping down from his role at Thread Group after a five-year run. During his tenure, the alliance successfully expanded its relevance to commercial settings, and addressed IoT industry fragmentation by formalizing a number of liaison agreements including Project CHIP.

Sujata Neidig, Vice President of Marketing for Thread Group said, “We are profoundly grateful for Grant’s thoughtful patience and tireless commitment to this demanding ambassadorial role. Looking ahead, we thank Grant for ensuring Thread is so well-positioned for continued success. We also welcome Vividh, whose passionate vision and practical understanding will ensure we reach broader milestones for delivering on the promise of the IoT.”

25 years of experience in the networking industry

Siddha works at Apple and has over 25 years of experience in the networking industry, across a range of technologies and products. He also worked on the early implementations of 6lowPAN.

Vividh Siddha said, “I am honored to serve the Thread Group as its new President and look forward to working with its community and the board to further expand the ecosystem and drive innovation that delivers on the promise of IoT.”

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