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  • Senior Engineer, Lead Dog Technologies

    Q: How long have you been involved with The Open Group?
    Our company, Lead Dog Technologies, has been involved since August of 2018 when we joined The Open Group SOSA™ Consortium.


    Q. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it?
    I develop automated test software for V&V and Production Test Systems using LabVIEW and TestStand in addition to designing automated test tools for specification conformance testing.


    Q: Why did your organization become a member of The Open Group SOSA™ Consortium and what does your involvement look like?
    Lead Dog Technologies have been involved with GTRI and NAVAIR in developing an automated test tool for verifying conformance with the HOST specification. As much of Hardware Open Systems Technologies (HOST) has flowed into the SOSA HWG we wanted to be involved in conversations around what SOSA HW conformance was going to look like and what we could to do assist with automating the process as much as possible. 


    Q: How has membership in The Open Group benefited you, your organization and the industry at large?
    We have met numerous industry contacts while at conferences and face-to-face meetings and have been able to solve difficult engineering challenges as result of collaboration from discussions and our involvement in the HWG.


    Q: What contributions do you hope to bring to The Open Group?
    We hope to bring our experience with HOST conformance testing, our automated test expertise and knowledge of production test to align SOSA HW conformance with solid guidelines that will make conformance meaningful and valuable to members of The Open Group as well as the industry at large.


    Q: Why is it important for other organizations to join The Open Group?
    Organizations can benefit from membership in The Open Group by helping shape the future of where open hardware and software systems are headed. The networking opportunities at face-to-face meetings are incredibly valuable and are helping us grow our company and develop meaningful relationships with key players in this industry.


    Q: What are your hobbies?
    Racing really fast electric cars, repairing robots and reading Reddit


    Q: What book are you currently reading?
    Collected works of John Muir and A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking


    Q. What social networks do you belong to?
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn


    Q: Any last thoughts?
    May the Force be with you, always.



    Jon Marsh is a Senior Engineer with Lead Dog Technologies. He is one of a handful of engineers in the United States to hold both Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architect qualifications and has over 15 years of experience in designing and building automated test systems for military and aerospace customers. Jon has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the University of Utah.