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NameAffiliationBiography

Gergely Csatari


Nokia

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 Anuket, OpenStack and a bit of Kubernetes mostly on the design and documentation side.  

Scot Steele

Microsoft

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.
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.

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.
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.

Pankaj Goyal

Microsoft

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.

Riccardo Gasparetto Stori

Vodafone

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

Walter Kozlowski

Telstra

Walter Kozlowski is the Principal Cloud Architect at Telstra, leading the technology transformation into a containerized, programmable, software-controlled,  telco cloud environment. Besides several IT and telco related roles at Telstra, he had worked also for IBM and HP Global Practice. He has  a long active experience in the industry organisations including TMF, ToG, LFN, and GSMA. Currently, he is the Lead of the Cloud Infrastructure Reference Model at Linux Foundation, the Co-lead of the Technical Steering Committee of Cloud iNfrastructure Telco Taskforce (CNTT), and the Chair of GSMA Open Infrastructure Task Force (OITF) providing a liaison between the CNTT and GSMA activities. Walter has the Ph.D. (Mathematics/Information Science), he was a Fulbright Scholar at California Institute of Technology. He  currently holds the position of the Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales.  Since 2009, Walter is certified as The Open Group Distinguished IT Architect and a member of the ToG Certification Board. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Dan XuHuawei

Dan Xu is a Senior Open Source Engineer in Huawei. She has been contributing in LFN for more than 6 years and is currently on the Anuket TSC and  the PTL of RI2 and Kuberef in Anuket. Dan Xu's work mainly focuses on the implementation of the platform. She is contributing in ONAP and is one of the ONAP TSC members. In ONAP she works on the IBN (Intent Based Network) POC development.

She used to be PTL of Dovetail Project in OPNFV as well as a member of OVP and CVC. Her work focused on OVP including developing its backend tool and frontend portal, selecting and integrating test cases, supporting and debugging tests of commercial products et al. For the last 2 years, she has been engaged in another Open Source Project named EdgeGallery in China and established its entire Jenkins-based CI/CD pipelines. Dan Xu developed the Ansible-based automatically deployment scripts to install k8s and EdgeGallery Platform with helm on k8s.





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