Richard Coppen was recognized as a Distinguished Contributor in 2016. He is a Senior Software Engineer at IBM, leading delivery of messaging technologies, including IBM MQ and IBM Watson IoT. Richard has extensive experience in development and testing of messaging solutions and is recognized as an IBM agile champion. As a keen maker, he enjoys modifying and improving things with MQTT. Richard is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the BCS (FBCS) and has chaired the OASIS MQTT Technical Committee since it was founded in 2013.