Abhijit Kumbhare (OpenDaylight Project Rep)
Abhijit is the TSC Chair for OpenDaylight. He is Principal Architect / Software Director in Ericsson. He has been involved in OpenDaylight since its inception and has been the PTL for the OpenFlow Project. He was also active at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) where he was a significant contributor to the OpenFlow Table Type Patterns spec. He has extensive experience in networking software development as well as leading teams toward successful outcomes. He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.Ericsson
Anders Rosengren is head of Technology & Industry Engagement for Business Area Digital Services at Ericsson, leading technology innovation and exploration activities as well as defining and coordinating standardization and open source engagement in the area of Digital Services and Networking. Anders has 20+ years of experience in leading R&D work in both HW and SW for Telecom Core and IP products in an international environment as well as leading strategic technology and SW architecture activities on company staff level in Telecom Core, Cloud, IP, NMS/OSS and Radio product areas.Ericsson
Bio coming soon.Verizon
Bin Hu (OPNFV Project Rep)
Being part of AT&T’s Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design team, Bin currently focuses on implementing AT&T’s open source strategy in network virtualization and cloud, and driving IPv6 and NFV Networking domains in OPNFV and OpenStack. Bin’s technical expertise ranges from mobile device, mobile Internet and web platform to network infrastructure, NFV, SDN and cloud computing. Bin’s experience covers software development, engineering management, project management, product management and business development.
Bin started his software career as a research engineer in NTT MCL and pioneered ATM high-speed networking and networked multimedia streaming technologies. Being an engineering manager of Disney Internet Group, Bin delivered Disney’s premium content to mobile devices in early 2000 which pioneered mobile Internet technology and business. After joining Motorola as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bin led the advanced technology team and delivered end-to-end solutions and products on IMPS, DCD/SCREEN3, and Mobile Advertising. Taking the role of Director of Product Management, Bin worked with the team and delivered Motorola Android Platform (MAP) and Motorola’s first 2 Android devices in 2009.
Prior to AT&T, Bin was Director of Business Development and Senior Director of Americas Software and Application Division in Futurewei, incubating software products and business in network virtualization, cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.
Bin is the winner of 2015 OPNFV Annual Award and 2012 OMA Contributor and Achievement Award. In 2009, he led the IEEE ComSoc Santa Clara Valley Chapter winning 2009 IEEE ComSoc Chapter Achievement Award of North America Region.
In his personal life, Bin is an active volunteer in community, and won The President’s Volunteer Service Award of United States in 2016.AT&T
Catherine Lefevre (ONAP Project Rep)
Located in Belgium, Ms. Lefèvre is responsible for the software delivery and scaling of the Rules-Based Process Automation Platform, the Service Provisioning Platform (Voice, D2 Network/Service Elements, etc.) and Application Controller, Policy Framework and Control Loop Automation. She is also focusing on transforming BSS/OSS systems to Microservice Architecture and achieving data powered close loop automation. She is a member of the AT&T “Virtual Network Function” Governance Board and is co-leading the open sourcing of the ECOMP Platform.
Ms. Lefèvre received a master’s degree in computer science as well as a qualified teaching degree in computer science in 1996 from the University Of Namur (FUNDP). She is also part of AT&T’s EMEA Women’s Network, mentoring young women about careers in STEM.AT&T
David Sauvageau is the Senior Manager of Network Service Orchestration and Automation platforms at Bell Canada. His current objective is to drive internal innovation and accelerate the SDN/NFV journey through the architecture, implementation and operations of open network automation software. He has been working for over a decade as a strategist, IT architect and software engineer in many OSS automation domains. He holds a bachelor of software engineering and a master of business administration.Bell Canada
Davide is Lead Software, Open Source and Labs in the Strategy, Planning and Operations team of the Cloud & Automation Centre of Excellence in Vodafone Group. His current responsibilities are Open Source Programs Coordination, Go-to Market Strategies and the End-to-End Cloud Architecture. In his previous role, he was responsible for the SDN/NFV Enterprise product portfolio transformation (VPN+) and his team developed the Group Transformation strategy and architecture for SDN and NFV (Vodafone Ocean). Prior to Vodafone, Davide served as Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs where he was part of the leading research team in Small Cells and, later on, of the Cloud, SDN and NFV research group. He co-authored scientific papers and published more than 15 patents. Prior to Bell Labs, Davide has held different positions within the Tiscali Group in Italy. Davide holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a dissertation on optimization of multi-service (MPLS) networks. His main interests are around cloud architectures, network virtualization and optimization.Vodafone
Dhananjay Pavgi heads Center of Excellence (CoE) for OSS2.0 in Tech Mahindra Ltd. His vision for OSS2.0 goes much beyond ETSI MANO reference architecture as he envisions “Composite or Hybrid” networks to be inevitable for CSPs for considerable time duration. He is an established Thought Leader in Telecommunications OSS domain. He carries over 20 years of experience in Telecom Networks, EMS/NMS/OSS and BSS. Dhananjay was a part of TMF OSS/J SQM Expert Group and has participated in panel discussions, speaking sessions at leading industry events.Tech Mahindra
Ed Warnicke (FD.io Project Rep)
Ed Warnicke is a Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office (CTAO) office at Cisco Systems. He has been working for over a decade in many areas of networking and Open Source. He was the longest serving founding TSC member at OpenDaylight TSC. He was a founding TSC member at ONAP. Ed is currently the FD.io TSC Chair, and a founder of and active contributor to the Network Service Mesh project. Ed has a masters in Physics (String Theory) from Rutgers University.Cisco
As CTO, Eyal Felstaine is responsible for planning and developing Amdocs’ technology vision, as well as the architecture and roadmap of the entire product portfolio.
Previous executive roles include Amdocs’ Head of Orchestration group, where he led the ECOMP co-creation collaboration with AT&T around their software-centric Domain 2.0 vision of achieving 75% virtualization in their network by 2020. Eyal also spearheaded the establishment of Amdocs’ NFV group and was responsible for shaping Amdocs’ product vision, strategy, and long-term roadmap for Network Cloud Service Orchestration and NG OSS.
An innovator and entrepreneur by nature, he has co-founded and held CXO positions in several successful startups in the communications and evolved packet core space. These include Traffix Systems, acquired by F5, Allot Communications, and SANRAD, acquired by OCZ Technology (OCZ was later acquired by Toshiba Japan). Prior to joining Amdocs, Eyal served as VP of Radware’s Cyber Security Division.
An experienced speaker at industry conferences, he has authored multiple referred journal papers, articles, patents, and Internet-standardization documents. Eyal has served as a faculty member in the Information Systems Engineering department of Ben-Gurion University, now sits on the advisory board for the Computer Science department at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and has won several prestigious awards for research excellence in network security.
He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A.in computer science, as well as a B.Sc. in electrical engineering – all from the Technion. He also holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the London Business School.Amdocs
Frank is Distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture Office, driving software and architecture development for software defined devices and associated telemetry processing solutions – with a strong focus on open source. He is involved in several projects that reside under the roof of Linux Foundation networking, including ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, FD.io, and PNDA. He is also very active in the IETF – integrating standards development and open source code development as part of the in-situ OAM effort. Frank holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering (Aachen University) and a PhD/Dr degree in Information Science (University of Cologne).Cisco
Jason Hunt (TAC Board Rep)
Jason is a software architect at IBM, focused on distributed architectures across the convergence of enterprise applications and network services, with a particular fascination on designing highly available, reliable, and resilient software architectures.IBM
Kalyankumar is heading Opensource and Technical Research team in Huawei Technologies, India to build open source based solution and ecosystem.
He has 20 years of rich experience in Networking Technology and played various roles Architect, System Engineer, Design Engineer and Program Manager for the Huawei Datacom VRP platform.
Kalyankumar has in-depth knowledge and expertise in the areas of SDN, NFV, Routing, MPLS, VPN, Network Automation and Edge Computing.Huawei
Lingli Deng is a Project Manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Doctor’s degree in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project which drives SDN/NFV strategy for China Mobile, and is working on evaluation and introduction of data plane acceleration technology, running the Novonet Testing Lab and planning the SDN/NFV trial network for the company. She has been leading the OPNFV DPACC and OPEN-O NFV-O projects. She is currently serving on the OPNFV Board and OPEN-O TSC for China Mobile.China Mobile Research Institute
Marc Fiedler is working as Lead Architect for Network and Service Management at Deutsche Telekom. He is based in Darmstadt, Germany.
Within in the last 18 years in Deutsche Telekom he has helped to drive and manage different technology projects across real-time network service management, virtualization technologies, datacenter projects, operations processes. Since 2016 Marc is working as Lead Architect for Operations Support Systems within the Technology Innovation department and latest he is responsible to drive the ONAP evaluation and development in DT.Deutsche Telekom
Mark is a Staff Solution Architect in the VMware Telco Innovation team, and is a member of the OPNFV TSC, as well as the PTL of StorPerf since 2015. Mark is also an active contributor to ETSI OSM, specifically in the Devops and Service Assurance modules. Mark lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and five children. Prior to VMware, Mark worked for Dell EMC as a solutions architect, and Amdocs, formerly Bridgewater Systems, as an 3GPP HSS and PCRF developer.VMware
Morgan works as Network Architect for innovative services in Orange and is Orange Network open source evangelist. He is primarily involved in IMS deployment for Orange affiliates, and managed the project Emerginov (OW2), an open source PHP PaaS that has been deployed in Africa. Morgan has 10 years’ experience in managing open source solutions. He was OPNFV Functest PTL from 2014 to 2016, TSC member and is still OPNFV ambassador. Morgan is engaged in ONAP testing group and in charge of the Orange ONAP openlab.Orange
Bio coming soon.Turk Telekom
Bio coming soon.Nokia
Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization at Intel. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture efforts to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Edge Cloud, and AI in Networking.
Since joining Intel in 2000, he has held several positions in Engineering, Professional Services, Strategic Planning and Architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He brings several years of experience in networking products, architecture, protocols, standards and software development for Voice over IP, cellular, broadband, mobile telephony and data networks. He represents Intel in standard committees such as ATIS TOPS council and TIA and is a TSC member of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) initiative under Linux Foundation. He is a regular speaker at industry events and forums. Rajesh has a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.Intel
Dr. Ramesh Nagarajan is the global head of network cloud solutions for telecom clients at Google cloud. He has deep business and technical expertise and has been driving and supporting the journey to cloud at telecom clients for more than 10 years.
Ramesh was most recently at Accenture where he was the North American leader for network virtualization and also was the go-to-market lead for the joint “telco as a service” offerings with AWS. Prior to Accenture, he co-founded and headed the NFV business at Overture networks which is now the Ensemble NFV business unit at Adva.
Ramesh started his career at Bell Labs. He is the co-inventor on more than 50 patents. He also served in various technical and business leadership roles at Lucent and Alcatel-Lucent. He was a member of the founding team for the NFV business at Alcatel-Lucent which developed the successful Cloudband NFV product. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.Google Cloud
Ranny Haiby is a director in Samsung’s Open Source Group. In this role he drives the company’s participation in various open source communities. He focuses on telecommunications and networking technologies. Ranny has been an active member of the ONAP community since its inception and has successfully contributed to several multi party initiatives in this community as well as others. He dedicates his time to making the transition of network functions to modern platforms a smooth experience.
Prior to joining Samsung, Ranny spent over twenty years in various telecom equipment vendors and startup companies. Acting as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) and principal architect at Nokia, he led the design of an innovative cloud orchestration system, and later drove its integration with ONAP. His previous roles include leading system architecture teams at Juniper Networks and other networking vendors. Ranny is always striving to think out of the box in order to make the impossible happen.Samsung Electronics
Tom is Technical Director for NFV at Red Hat where he leads a team of some 25 engineers focusing on the area of Open Source Networking including SDN, NFV, data plane acceleration, Open Daylight and container networking efforts. In addition, Tom works across Red Hat’s products and business to strengthen and sure up its networking technologies around these products by working on M&A, partner and company strategy. Tom continues working as an Apache Committer and as co-Maintainer of The Public Yang Repository on GitHub.
Prior to Red Hat, Tom was a Distinguished Engineer at Brocade where he was The Chief Architect of Open Source in the Software Business Unit. Tom lead teams responsible for building commercial products based on open source, as well as contributions to upstream open source projects such as Open Daylight, OPNFV and OpenStack. Tom is co-chair of the IETF NETMOD Working Group, which is responsible for the standardization of the Yang modeling language as well as Yang models.
Prior to Juniper Tom held positions of Distinguished Engineer at Huawei Technologies, VP/Senior Principal Software Architect at CA Technologies, Director of Network Architecture at British Telecom (BT) and Senior Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems.
Tom is an active participant in the IETF, ITU, and IEEE, and is the author of several books. He received his BSCS from The University of New Hampshire, and a M.Sc. from The University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he has been an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science since 2000 and teaches courses on the topic of data communications. Tom co-edits the SDN Programmability Blog at http://www.sdnprogrammability.netRed Hat
V M (Vicky) Brasseur is the director of Open Source Strategy for Juniper Networks and former Vice President of the Open Source Initiative. She is the author of Forge Your Future with Open Source; a guide to helping newcomers get started in participating in the open source software community. The book was listed number 11 in BookAuthority’s 21 Best New Software Development Books To Read In 2019. She is an author and former moderator for opensource.com. She is the winner of the Perl White Camel Award in 2014 and the O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2016.
Brasseur is a frequent keynote speaker at tech conferences where she often discusses issues of community management and technological challenges in open source projects and environments, especially when they intersect with business environments. See Vicky’s Wiki page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VM_Brasseur.Juniper
Wang Changjin is the chief engineer of NFV planning at ZTE. With over 12 years experience in telecom core network. He has the experience and practice of ZTE Telecom Core Network in OPNFV Compatibility Onboarding. He focuses on the innovation and practice of virtualization & cloud native technology in the field of NFV.ZTE
Xiaojun XIE is the technical director of IT R&D center in Guangzhou Research Institute of China Telecom. For past several years, he has been working to bring Microservices and DevOps principles to BSS/OSS of the operator, focusing on service design, service orchestration and distributed systems tracing.China Telecom