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Al MortonAT&TAl Morton is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, Middletown, New Jersey. He has been a chairman and recognized contributor in US and International network performance standards committees for more than 25 years. He authored or co-authored more than 31 IETF RFCs, and is a committer on several Linux Foundation projects. He has worked at Bell Labs, the U.S. Army Satellite Communications Agency, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Al spends his spare time making and enjoying music with friends and family on the New Jersey Shore and Chicago, Illinois.
Trevor CooperIntelTrevor is a leading engineer in Intel's Network Virtualization initiatives and has worked on Networking technologies for over 25 years. His focus is Edge Cloud and is involved with a number of open source communities including OPNFV, OpenStack and Akraino. He is interested in all things NFV and Edge, in particular related to network performance and testing.
Georg KunzEricssonGeorg is a Senior Systems Designer at Ericsson, working mainly on SDN and NFV. He has been the PTL of the NetReady and Dovetail projects in OPNFV before joining the TSC. He is an active contributor to the OPNFV Verified Program and the OPNFV testing community. In previous roles, he worked intensively on designing and prototyping SDN solutions for 5G networks and Openstack based cloud platforms, particularly specializing in storage solutions. Before joining Ericsson, Georg was a researcher at RWTH Aachen University, working on parallel networking simulation tools and algorithms. Georg holds a Diploma and a PhD in Computer Science from RWTH Aachen University.
Sridhar RaoSpirent

Sridhar received his Ph.D degree in computer science from National University of Singapore, in 2007. Sridhar’s research interests are mainly in the domain of next-generation wired and wireless networking, and use of Machine-Learning in Networking. Sridhar is currently working as Architect SDN/NFV with Spirent Communications, India. He has been working on Software-Defined-Networks since its inception. He has worked on various opensource (ODL, ONOS, RYU, OVS etc.) and commercial SDN controllers and switching-platforms. He is certified in Next-generation Datacenter Networking, Openstack, Docker containers, Kubernetes and Machine Learning (MLSS).

Lincoln Lavoie UNH-IOL

Lincoln Lavoie is a senior engineer and acts as an industry lead for the executive steering body at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). In this role, he is responsible for the technical management of the broadband access technology grounds, including NFV, WiFI, DSL, Gfast, GPON, and PoE. In addition to his duties with the UNH-IOL, Lincoln participates in many industry organizations, including the Broadband Forum (BBF) and OPNFV. Lincoln currently holds leadership / editor roles within the BBF and contributor / committer roles within OPNFV.

Most recently, Lincoln led the team responsible for the OPNFV LaaS project, launched with the OPNFV Fraser release in April 2018, providing open source developers access to hardware resources to support their projects. In 2017, Lincoln worked with the Broadband Forum to develop and launch the Gfast certification program, announcing 30+ device pairs certified in 2017. He is also responsible for help to develop the Open Broadband Labs program, supporting the BBF Cloud CO projects.

Ulrich KleberHuawei Technologies Co., Ltd

Ulrich Kleber is a Chief Standardisation Expert in Huawei’s European Research Center.

During his 35 years of work experience he gained extensive experience as system architect in all areas of telecommunication systems developing technology, architectures and strategies according to customer requirements and business goals.

He contributes to open standards and open source development, leading working groups, and representing Huawei in many industry initiatives, including ETSI NFV, ETSI MEC, GSMA OPG and Anuket.

Emma FoleyRed HatEmma is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat working on metrics collection. She has been involved in OPNFV since 2016, when she started working on service assurance at Intel, enabling collectd stats and events to be used in OpenStack as well as maintaining testing, build and validation tools in Barometer. She is an active contributor and current PTL of Barometer. She has previously contributed to the Yardstick project, working on Network Services Benchmarking, and making improvements to documentation, usability and testing of the framework itself. She has been involved in the test working group, promoting the use of OPNFV test tools to a wider audience. In her spare time, she plays board games, crochets hats and conducts culinary experiments in her home in Ireland.
Karine SevillaOrange

Karine Sevilla is a Senior Network Architect at Orange group. She has over 20 years of experience in Research and Development for Telecommunication networks, from core to access networks. At Orange Innovation Networks, she is part of the Cloud Infrastructure Solutions and Services group and works on network virtualization programs. Within LFN Anuket project, Karine is the lead for the OpenStack based Reference Architecture (RA1) and contributes to RM and RA2 workstreams. She is also an active member of the GSMA Open Infrastructure Task Force. 

Beth Cohen

VerizonIn her role at Verizon, Beth develops Software Defined Network and Edge products leveraging the Verizon global network.  She has been responsible for the launch of several successful products including Secure Cloud Interconnect, which allows companies to connect to public cloud services over private networks, and Virtual Network Services, which is a market leading SDN product. She has been leading technology transformation since her days working on advanced networking and managed network services at BBN, the actual inventors of the Internet.  She is an active participant in the Open Source community, holding leadership roles with the LF Networking Anuket infrastructure project, and is a founder and co-lead of the OpenStack Foundation Edge Working Group.

Pankaj Goyal


Nearly 40 years of wide-ranging experience in industry (most of it in Telco related industries) and academia, with 20+ years in systems solution delivery (architecture and engineering). Starting in 2006, have been engaged in multiple cloud efforts including services development on public and private cloud service, and applications migration to the cloud. Currently working as Program Manager at Microsoft in the Azure for Industry Network Cloud team.

Scot Steele


Scot is a Senior Program Manager working in the Azure for Operators, Network Cloud Organization. He has been involved with cloud technologies since 2013 while working at AT&T in the network cloud division. Scot’s primary roles in cloud technologies have been managing the organizational and people aspects of the development/Testing/Deployment groups of both AT&T and Microsoft. He has been involved with LFN through the CNTT taskforce since 2019, serving as co-chair in 2020. He is currently the PTL for the RC-2 project, the LFN Strategic Planning Committee representative for Anuket, and is an Anuket Ambassador. Scot holds an MSc. In Organization Leadership and Development. He was instrumental in the CNTT/OPNFV merger to create the Anuket project.

Cedric Ollivier


Cédric Ollivier is a network automation expert in Orange and is involved in new network architectures around network programmability, global orchestration and network disaggregation.

He contributes to multiple open source projects in relation with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONAP, etc.

He was elected as OPNFV Technical Steering Committee (TSC) member in 2018 and awarded 3 times as best OPNFV community developer (6 awards in total).

He currently leads OPNFV Functest and is committer in OpenDaylight TransportPCE and OPNFV Releng.

Gergely Csatari


Gergely is working in the central part of Nokia-s OSPO and partially responsible for cloud infrastructures and container. His decades long telecom work experience includes implementing, design and cloudification of telecom elements, standardisation and open source work. He is a long term contributor of projects like OPNFV, CNTT, OpenStack and a bit of Kubernetes mostly on the design and documentation side.  

Riccardo Gasparetto Stori


As Principal Cloud Architect for Vodafone Group, Riccardo Gasparetto Stori is driving the adoption of Cloud Platforms throughout the Telco industry. Working for Vodafone Group Networks Architecture, he defines and leads the strategy and architecture for Vodafone's Network Cloud in more than 20 markets across Europe, Africa and Asia. Focusing on Containerisation and Cloud Orchestration, Riccardo is the Lead for the Kubernetes Reference Architecture Workstream (Anuket RA2) within the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN), and was formerly a Cloud Architect for Telecom Italia's NFV business unit

Jie Niu

China Mobile

Jie Niu obtained her master's degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2011, worked in research & develop department for cybersecurity solutions in Forcepoint from 2011-2019, she then joined China Mobile since 2020. She is a system develop engineer at China Mobile Research Institute, mainly focusing on automation solutions for NFV integration and verification, she is also working on improving CICD ability of China Mobile NFV testlab for Dev-Ops transformation.

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