Technical Steering Committee

The Technical Steering Committee (TSC) of OpenPOWER is composed of the chair of each OpenPOWER Work Group as well as a delegate from each of its Platinum Members. Each member of the OpenPOWER TSC shall serve for a two-year term.
The operation of the TSC is governed by rules of process approved by the Board and led by an elected TSC chairman.

Responsibilities of the TSC include:

  • Recommending the charter of new Work Groups to the Board; including scope of work and confidentiality level;
  • Resolving technical conflicts within and between Work Groups;
  • Evaluating requests for inter-project collaboration and recommending the chartering of new Work Groups to facilitate such collaboration;
  • Monitoring the technical progress of Work groups;
  • Approving OpenPOWER Standards Final Deliverables;
  • Establishing OpenPOWER Standards Final Deliverable quality standards, technical best practices and release dates;
  • Approving changes by Work Groups to OSS Communities and OSS Licenses in the Work Group’s charter, and under section 3.5 of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy;
  • Regularly reporting on progress of Work Groups to the Board.

Toshaan Bharvani

Technical Steering Committee Chair

Toshaan Bharvani is a IT consultant and currently CTO at VanTosh,
from Antwerp, Belgium. He has a interest in Open Source Software and IT
Hardware. He started his IT interest at a very early age, when his
father gave him his first own PC components. Ever since he has been
interested in IT hardware and software. Toshaan started working for an IT reseller and learned a lot about the hardware part, ranging from motherboard designs, to assembly process and to technical hardware reselling. In business, he tends to combine higher level applications with lower level systems. Toshaan has been involved in open source projects and communities, and focuses on hardware and software, porting and optimizing software, running cloud and container platforms.
VanTosh has been a member of the OpenPOWER Foundation from 2017, and Toshaan has been around the POWER platform since POWER5. He was elected Chair of the Technical Steering Committee in August 2020.