Aayush leads the technology research and development organization at Reliance Jio. As part of this role, he is leading the effort on Openstack integration and network automation using ONAP. He is also heading the core network transformation project at Jio, which involves 5G architectural evolution. He is an open source enthusiast, and likes designing and developing software hands-on.Reliance Jio
Abhijit Kumbhare (Project Representative)
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
Biography coming soon.Verizon
Danny Lin is the Senior Director of Solutions, Telco NFV Business Group at VMware, based in Silicon Valley. Danny is instrumental in driving the NFV initiative within VMware, enabling telecommunication operators to transition to next-generation converged cloud environment. He is responsible for technology strategy, solution design, reference architecture, and VMware’s ecosystem VNF certification program. · Prior to joining VMware, Danny held various technical leadership roles at GoGrid, VeriSign, and Synopsys.VMware
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 (Project Representative)
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
Greg Elkinbard (Project Representative)
Biography coming soon.Juniper
Igor Marty is the Lenovo Global Telco CTO and has more than 20 years of IT experience across the Data Center networking industry. He is responsible for engaging C-level Telco customers, establishing the Lenovo Telco Strategy, driving technical requirements into Lenovo development, and engaging in a number of industry communities and organizations.
With a strong background in Project Management, Product Management and Training, Igor also plays an integral role in helping clients define their strategic direction and then working with them and the Lenovo teams to implement that direction.Lenovo
Jamil leads cloud computing, NFV and SDN standards and open source activities at Orange. Jamil is currently member of OpenDaylight Advisory Group and director at OPNFV board. He was chairman of the cloud computing working party in ITU-T and convener of the collaborative team between ITU-T and ISO/IEC JTC1 on cloud computing vocabulary and architecture.
Before this position, Jamil was a director of Enterprise 2.0 research program working on Software as a Service marketplace architecture for France Telecom.
In 2004 he was in charge of the first Fibre To The Home ‘FTTH’ Triple Play pilot project for Jordan Telecom.
From 2000 to 2002, Jamil was Chairman and CEO of ‘Ogero Telecom’ fixed network telecom operator in Lebanon. His main responsibilities were to manage the network and Information System (OSS/BSS) restructuring and to supervise the implementation of Online billing system and the first Gigabit Ethernet network in the Middle East region.
Prior to 2000 Jamil worked for 10 years as an R&D engineer and manager in the field of optical and IP transport networks at France Telecom. He published numerous technical IEEE/IET papers and holds several patents.Orange
Jasmin is an innovative technical leader (80+ patents) and recognized industry technologist who transfers ideas into successful products aligned with the business strategy. At Qualcomm, his responsibility is in driving Telco & Edge products strategy and development of end-to-end Cloud platform solutions for Centriq™ ARM SoC. He is focused on NFV/SDN as the key technology enablers of disruptive solutions for emerging multi-billion $ markets for Edge Cloud and 5G/IOT. Prior to Qualcomm, Jasmin held various architecture and product development lead positions at Intel. He was a chief architect of numerous chipset/SoC & platform products, and fundamental technologies (interconnects, fabrics) contributing to multi-billion $ growth of Intel’s PC & Server business. As a part of industry standards leadership, Jasmin drove development of first 3 generations of PCI Express (PCIe) architecture and protocol as PCI-SIG Workgroup Chairman and contributing author of specs. In this role, Jasmin delivered presentations and technical classes to thousands of engineers worldwide (Intel IDF, PCI-SIG, Hot Chips, DesignCon).Qualcomm
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
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
Mazin Gilbert (Project Representative)
Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced technology of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial intelligence, information systems and visualization, algorithms and optimization, and scalable, reliable software platforms. Mazin was previously the Assistant Vice President of Intelligence Services and Platform Research, where he and his team were responsible for using AT&T’s data and machine learning capabilities to build services that can transform the way we do things today. Mazin holds 154 U.S. patents in communication and multimedia processing and has published over 100 technical papers in human-machine communication. He is the author of the book titled, “Artificial Neural Networks for Speech Analysis/Synthesis.” With more than three decades of experience under his belt, Mazin has worked in the industry at AT&T Labs and previously Bell Labs, BBC and British Telecom. He’s also worked in academia at Rutgers University, Princeton University and Liverpool University. He became an IEEE Fellow in 2012. Mazin earned a bachelor’s and a doctoral degree, with first-class honors, in electrical engineering from the University of Liverpool. He also earned an MBA for Executives from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of his technology career, Mazin is an entrepreneur owning six limited liability companies specializing in commercial and residential real estate and the dental industry. He also serves on a number of industrial boards including the International Computer Science Institute. In his free time, Mazin loves to spend time with his daughters and is an avid runner.AT&T
Biography coming soon.Turk Telekom
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
Randy Bias is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker and futurist in cloud computing. He accurately predicted the geometric growth rate of AWS, is an advocate for open source technology and was among the first to identify the 30-year shifts from mainframe to client/server to cloud. Randy popularized the pets vs. cattle meme as a construct for describing the fundamental difference between how enterprise stacks and cloud stacks are managed.
Randy is a pioneer and early, vocal advocate for the OpenStack project, and has led teams that achieved numerous cloud firsts, including the first public cloud in Korea, the first global carrier NFV cloud, and the first “cattle cloud” for a Fortune 5 company. As a strategic R&D lead at Dell EMC, Randy led the open sourcing of several products, and today serves as Vice President Technology and Strategy, Cloud Software at Juniper Networks.Juniper
Rossella works for SUSE, leading the engineering team in charge of SDN and NFV. She is a Core Reviewer for OpenStack Neutron, where her focus is the control plane. Prior to SUSE, she worked for Midokura, contributing to the creation of MidoNet, Midokura’s SDN solution.SUSE
Ryota Mibu works as an Assistant Manager at NEC. He has been contributing multiple open source projects in OPNFV and OpenStack. He had led OPNFV Doctor Project and successfully developed missing fault notification feature in OpenStack. He is now coordinating LFN project contributions from NEC/Netcracker.NEC
Biography coming soon.Samsung
Tapio Tallgren works as a system architect in Liquid Core in Nokia Network’s Mobile Broadband business unit. His current focus is NFV enhancements to Qemu/kvm and OpenStack. His earlier open source projects include OpenSAF and Python for Series 60.Nokia
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
Tim Irnich (Project Representative)
Tim works as Senior Program Manager Developer Engagement in the product management group at SUSE. Previously Tim was with Ericsson’s Cloud & NFV product development unit, where he lead the Open Source & Ecosystem team. Previously, Tim used to be with Ericsson Research in the Wireless Access Networks section, where he held research project management and standardization delegate roles. Before joining Ericsson, Tim was with RWTH Aachen Univeristy at the Communication Networks institute, where he researched analytical modeling methods for dimensioning of packet networks and radio spectrum demand.
Tim has been in the OPNFV TSC for more than 2 years and served as chairman of the committee and OPNFV’s LFN TAC representative from Oct 2017 to Oct 2018.SUSE
Tina currently serves as an Enterprise Architect with Arm, a technical leadership position on the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team. In this highly visible role, Tina analyzes, designs, and implements dynamic strategies to establish first tier status for Arm architecture within open source communities and projects. She utilizes a thorough knowledge of relevant NFV/SDN collaborative open source initiatives, open source development tools, processes, build systems, packaging, continuous integration, and test methodologies.
As an open source thought leader within Arm, Tina develops and maintains strong partnerships with open source communities in support of multiple architectures, while prioritizing requirements for open source enablement in collaboration with Arm key stakeholders and relevant ecosystem partners.
Tina previously excelled as the Digital Domain Expert for Connectivity at Philips Lighting, where she championed the company’s first NB-IoT solution. She facilitated the company’s transition from conventional lighting to LED and digital lighting technology. Expertly guiding new concepts into research and development, Tina thrived in the development of compelling new ways to connect people, places, and devices.
Additionally, Tina was employed by Huawei (both in China and the US) for over 16 years as a Technical Lead and Principal Engineer. In these roles, Tina directed network architecture design, new product definition, product marketing strategy, technology research, standards definition, and embedded software design. Her top contribution in this role was the design and delivery of Huawei’s first IPv6 network migration professional service product.
Tina holds a seat on the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). She leads VPP/AArch64 activities in FD.io—representing the Arm ecosystem in TSC. Tina currently directs the OPNFV Auto project as PTL, integrating ONAP onto OPNFV (upon both x86 and Arm architecture and hardware) with a focus on Edge Cloud use case and test case. She previously served as the project manager of the ONAP VNFSDK project, delivering multi-architecture to ONAP.
Tina has been awarded over 100 patents and 15 IETF RFCs, including the early RFC of 6lowpan. She earned her Bachelor of Computer Science from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technologies in China.ARM
Wenjing Chu is a Distinguished Engineer and Senior Director of Open Source and Standards at Huawei in the US, leading strategy and research in NFV and cloud operating systems. Prior to Huawei, he was a Distinguished Engineer in Dell Research, Santa Clara CA, driving its NFV strategy and advanced research in High Velocity Cloud, focusing on high performance networking and real-time machine learning systems for the cloud. In that role, he also served as Secretary of the OPNFV Board, Chair of the Compliance and Certification Committee, and a member of the Technical Steering Committee. His long career in technology companies includes lead roles in startup multimedia network vendor Sentient Networks Inc. and enterprise Wi-Fi pioneer Airespace, Inc., both of which were acquired by Cisco Systems. Mr. Chu holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Peking University in China and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada.Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
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
Dr. Xing Chen is currently a Principal Architect in the corporate CTO Group in ZTE, responsible for new technologies and product strategies. He has been working on various projects including SDN/NFV adoption, cloud infrastructure, mobile core network, IMS, routers & switches, and xPON, etc. Dr. Xing Chen had worked for BNR/Nortel, GDC, and Alcatel, before joined ZTE in 2005. He held various positions in product R&D, strategic planning, marketing, and standards development. His professional interest includes future network architecture and evolution. He received his Ph.D in electrical and computer engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.ZTE