DMTF Executive Biographies

Jon Hass

Chair of the Board

Jon Hass is a Distinguished Engineer at Dell, Inc. in the CTO organization working on system and infrastructure management architecture and standards. Jon has served in various leadership and contribution roles in DMTF since 2003, including co-chair of both the Server Management Work Group and the Desktop & Mobile Work Group. Jon is one of the chief architects behind Redfish and contributed significantly to several DMTF standards including the SMASH & DASH standards. Jon has authored or contributed to over 30 DMTF specifications and has spent the last 30 years involved in industry standards and has also contributed to various other standards including IPMI, SMI-S, HL7 and GKS.

Jon's 30-plus year career in the computing industry includes client and server systems management firmware and software architecture, storage management software, interactive television systems software, multi-media products including kiosks, firmware and device driver architecture and development, networking and communications protocols. At Dell, Jon is focused on the manageability interfaces and solutions across the Dell product portfolio.

Jon received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Jeff Hilland


Jeff Hilland is a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) in the CTO organization working on infrastructure management architecture with a focus on servers. Jeff served as VP of Technology for DMTF for 6 years before being appointed President of DMTF. Jeff has served in various leadership roles in DMTF since 2003, including chair of the Executive Committee, Technical Committee, Platform Subcommittee and co-chair of both the Server Management Work Group and the Desktop & Mobile Work Group. Jeff is one of the chief architects behind Redfish and contributed significantly to SMASH & DASH. Jeff has spent the last 20 years driving industry standards and has also served in chairing roles in both the RDMA Consortium and the InfiniBand Trade Association.

Jeff's 30-plus year career in the computing industry includes systems and server management, management protocols, data modeling, distributed systems architecture, system software integration, automated deployment & configuration tool development, device driver and services architecture & development and performance analysis. It has also included significant contributions to high speed intercommunications protocol development & standardization including RDMA, InfiniBand and the Virtual Interface Architecture.

John Leung

Vice-Chair of the Board and Vice President of Alliances

John Leung is a Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation in the Data Center Group. John has over 35 years in the computer industry: architecting, designing and coding.

Before joining Intel, John worked at two successful startups (Sun Microsystems and Auspex Systems). In each of these companies, John developed firmware, board-level diagnostics and system-level diagnostics for new platform bring-up. Prior to working in Silicon Valley, John worked in the defense industry (McDonnell Douglas and Logicon). At Intel, John is focused on the manageability interfaces for Intel® Rack Scale Design and server platforms. John was the technology architect for Intel® Node Manager, which provided system power and thermal telemetry and power capping control.

John has been an active member of DMTF since 2004. In addition to his Board positions, John and has participated in many of its work groups, including the Redfish Forum and the CIM Profile working group. John has authored and contributed to over 40 DMTF specification.

John received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology. While attending Caltech, John worked concurrently as a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Selva Subbiah

Vice President of Finance/Treasurer

Selva Subbiah, is a Sr. Consultant, Product Management at DellEMC, working on the PowerEdge Server Portfolio Planning focusing on Modular Platforms. Selva has 18+ years of industry experience in Enterprise product development and infrastructure ranging from Software, Firmware to Hardware. Prior to joining product management team, he was a Director of Software Engineering, leading the PowerEdge Systems Management software engineering team, delivering strategic product differentiators. He led numerous software releases across multiple generations of PowerEdge Server Platforms. Selva also managed the budget, resource planning for 300+ org. He helped to transform the factory process to efficiently handle multiple generations with single systems software image resulting in increased efficiency and productivity while reducing operating costs.

Prior to joining DellEMC, Selva has held various leadership and engineering roles in startup, mid‐size and large enterprise companies (Symantec, Altiris, Tonic Software).

Selva holds an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University (India).

Mark Nicolas

Vice President of Membership and Assistant Treasurer

With 20 years of data center industry experience in software design and engineering, Mark Nicolas is a technical manager for Vertiv within the Customer Embedded Engineering segment of the Unified Infrastructure business unit. In his current role, Mark leads a multi-national development team serving OEM and ODM server manufacturers worldwide. For most of his career, Mark has been working with the same company, although his roles have shifted and the company has been through many transitions. His career began with Cybex Computer Products Corporation, which became Avocent Corporation in 2000. Within Avocent, Mark was a product manager for data center products, and then Avocent was acquired by Emerson Electric Company and became part of Emerson Network Power in 2009.

Mark’s involvement with DMTF began when the companies that started Redfish formed the Redfish Forum, and then continued when Mark became the Emerson Network Power board member representative in April 2015. In December 2016, Emerson Network Power was sold to Platinum Equity and is now rebranded as Vertiv. Mark holds an MBA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Hemal Shah

Sr. Vice President of Technology

Hemal Shah is a Systems Architect in the Infrastructure and Networking Group of Broadcom Corporation where he has been instrumental in architecting numerous key manageability, networking, virtualization, cloud, and security features in several generations of NetXtreme I and NetXtreme II Ethernet controller products for both client and server platforms. Prior to joining Broadcom Corporation in 2005, Hemal worked at Intel Corporation where he led the development of system/silicon/software architecture of communication processors, 10 Gigabit Ethernet controllers, and offload technologies for TCP, iSCSI, RDMA, and cryptographic algorithms.

In DMTF, Hemal has served in various leadership roles including chair of Platform Management Sub-Committee, co-chair of Server Desktop Mobile Platforms (SDMP), Platform Management Components Intercommunications (PMCI), and Security Working Groups. Hemal has been a critical driving force behind the development of numerous DMTF standards related to system management (DASH, SMASH, and PMCI), virtualization management, cloud management, Open Virtualization Format (OVF), network port profiles, and Web Services for Management (WS-Management). Hemal has co-authored 60+ DMTF specifications, three IETF RFCs, and 10 plus technical conference/journal papers. Hemal is a named inventor on 18 patents with 26 pending patents. Hemal holds Ph. D. (computer engineering) and M.S. (computer science) degrees from Purdue University, M.S.E.E. degree from The University of Arizona, and B.S. (electronics and communication engineering) from Gujarat University, India.

Patrick Caporale

Vice President of Marketing

Patrick Caporale is a Senior Engineering Staff Member responsible for I/O Architecture within the Data Center Group at Lenovo. He has over 20 years of experience within the server, storage, and networking product groups at IBM and Lenovo. During his career, he has been responsible for various projects that delivered I/O solutions for the data center, including Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Infiniband products. Patrick is currently an I/O architect for Lenovo's x86 platforms, leading a team of engineers to deliver the latest generation of data center products. He has been an active member of DMTF, participating in activities throughout the organization. Patrick is currently the Co-Chair of the Platform Management Components Intercommunication (PMCI) Workgroup. He has been the editor and contributor to many specifications released by the PMCI workgroup. Patrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.

Michael Du

Vice President of Regional Chapters

Michael Du is a Software Architect in the Data Center Group at Lenovo Corporation, responsible for Enterprise management software development for x86 server, network and storage. Prior to join Lenovo, Michael worked on the Flex and System x system management software development at IBM. He has over 10 years of experience in the development and architecture for x86 system. He plays a key role in driving overall system management strategy and enablement for China market. His interests and major development experience are in the hardware management and interconnection area like Redfish, CIM, PMCI and SMBIOS etc. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree of Software engineering from Southeast University and a Master’s degree of Compute Science and Technology from Nanjing University.