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Thomas J. Burke

Global Strategic Advisor for the CC Link Partner Association (CLPA)

Thomas J. Burke is Global Strategic Advisor for the CC Link Partner Association (CLPA) which aims to provide collaboration on industrial network connectivity worldwide.

In addition, Tom serves as Global Director of Industry Standards for Mitsubishi Electric to lead the strategic development and adoption of networking standards, including the adoption of Mitsubishi Electric’s open networks solutions. Tom is also the Global Directory of Industry Partnerships for ICONICS, providing leadership to increase market share of ICONICS’ leading-edge product portfolio.

Tom’s background includes being the former OPC Foundation President & Executive Director and pioneered the OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) as the foundation of information integration and interoperability. 

He has a bachelor’s degree in theoretical mathematics from John Carroll University (Cleveland, OH), and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Dayton (Dayton, OH).