Anil Guntupalli is Executive Director of Technology Planning and Architecture.Verizon
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
Bio coming soon.ZTE
Christian Olrog is a Chief Architect and Expert in the Architecture and Technology group in Business Unit Digital Services (BDGS) at Ericsson. Christian has extensive experience in leading development of enterprise and telecom solutions and his current responsibilities include the BDGS open source strategy. He has an M.Sc. in General Physics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, Sweden.Ericsson
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
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
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.Nokia
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
Robert Varga (OpenDaylight Project Rep)
Bio coming soon.PANTHEON.tech
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 Verrall is a Senior Principal Engineer in the Network Platform Group and leads the Edge Architecture team at Intel. Tim has been building and running networks around the world since 1990, in many industries, including Space, Financials, Transportation and Intel. He has in depth knowledge of WAN, Internet connectivity, telephony, video and network security where over the years he has been instrumental in architectures, design and operations. Tim has been active on various technical advisory bodies outside of Intel for many years. His areas of expertise are large scale network design and architecture, IP routing and protocols, network planning and scaling and network future strategies. In more recent times he has been focused on the platform requirements and capabilities to support NFV and Edge deployments at scale. He is author of several technical papers and patents in these fields. Tim earned his Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE #1813) in 1996.Intel
Walter Kozlowski (Anuket Project Rep)
Walter Kozlowski works as Principal Architect in the Cloud Infrastructure team at Telstra Corporation, Australia. His main duties and interests relate to network, service management, automation and DevOps aspects of Telstra’s private and public cloud services. Walter is the Co-Chair of Anuket TSC. He also leads LFN Anuket Reference Model specification workstream. Walter holds a position of the Chair of GSMA Open Infrastructure Task Force (OITF) and is a member of GSMA Network Group Leadership Team.Telstra
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