Congratulations to DMTF’s 2023 Super Star Award Recipients

Posted on Wed, 10/04/2023 - 09:56

DMTF is pleased to recognize Jeff Autor (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Yuval Itkin (NVIDIA Corporation) and Mike Raineri (Dell Technologies) as our 2023 Super Star Award recipients – DMTF’s equivalent of a lifetime achievement award.

Jeff Autor

Jeff has been instrumental in fostering the growth and success of the Redfish initiative. In his role as co-chair of the Redfish Forum, he consistently manages daily operations with a level-headed approach, leading necessary advancements and maintaining a steady progression in various projects. This year, a significant portion of his efforts were channeled towards enhancing the Data Center Infrastructure Management model thus impacting sustainability. This initiative has successfully broadened Redfish's capabilities in infrastructure management, integrating pivotal updates in sensor data representation and the inclusion of new modules for power and cooling systems. These advancements, spearheaded by Jeff, underscore a keen foresight in adapting to the evolving demands of the industry.

Jeff’s balanced approach to leadership and development have played a significant role in Redfish's current standing in the industry.

Yuval Itkin

Yuval has consistently been a central figure in the Platform Management Communications Infrastructure (PMCI) Working Group, showcasing his extensive technical knowledge and collaboration skills through significant contributions to various specifications over the years. This year, Yuval’s meticulous work on the Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) 2.0 Specification played a pivotal role in guiding discussions, crafting requirements, and spearheading the development of key elements such as the new packet and segment header format.

Yuval’s diligence extends to his active participation in the reviews of all PMCI specifications where he offers detailed analysis and precise feedback, a testament to his respected position within the organization. His role as the primary editor of multiple PMCI specifications, including the newly approved MCTP over USB Binding Specification, demonstrates not only his dedication but also his capability to drive substantial advancements in the industry.

Mike Raineri

Mike continues to be a vital asset to the Redfish community, consistently delivering both technical prowess and leadership. As co-chair of the Redfish Forum, he has been at the forefront, guiding notable advancements like the Composability and Tools Task Forces, showcasing a knack for innovation and a dedication to the standard's progression.

Additionally, Mike has taken on the role of DMTF Board Chair. This reflects the recognition by his peers that he is not only a leader in evolving industry standards, but also in understanding the requirements needed to lead an organization such as DMTF. He doesn’t shy away from a challenge, which is evident in his role of overseeing multiple task forces and actively participating in the Forum itself. His hands-on approach to addressing issues and contributing to the coding efforts, including projects like the Tackle Box, speaks volumes about his commitment.

Mike’s consistent efforts and proactive approach are appreciated within the organization, reflecting a practical and substantial impact on the industry.

To read more about Jeff, Yuval, and Mike’s long list of contributions, visit our Super Star Awards webpage. We thank them all for their efforts and dedication to the betterment and growth of DMTF!