David Turner is Director of Industry Standards for the Mobile & Embedded Devices Division (MED) at Microsoft. He is responsible for defining MED’s standards strategy and leading their engagements within industry standards organizations such as OMA, GSMa, NFC Forum, OMTP and CTIA and others. David is Microsoft’s primary Board member in the NFC Forum, alternate Board member in OMA and a member of the CTIA WIC Leadership Council.
Mr. Turner has been at Microsoft since 1998. He was a principal driver of XML and Web services technologies in Microsoft’s Developer Platform Division and Microsoft's representative to the W3C Advisory Committee for over three years. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Turner shipped SGML and HTML authoring tools and other Internet development software; he spent many years as a systems and networking consultant and he started his career doing both hardware and software design. Mr. Turner has a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.