Rolf Bienert is the Technical Director of the OpenADR Alliance. In this capacity, Rolf oversees the technical developments and the certification program of the Alliance. Before going independent, Rolf was the Technical Manager for Telecom and the Global Competence Center for emerging communication protocols at a leading test house. In this role, Rolf was involved in many international standardization efforts and guided the company's efforts in these areas. Rolf has been an active member of the NIST SGTCC, OpenADR Alliance, USNAP Alliance, SunSpec Alliance, ZigBee Alliance, and other organizations driving the development of new technologies with a specific focus on certification and interoperability. Rolf also served as Executive Director at Inventures, managing multiple industry standards.