Bin Hu
Bin Hu (Committer-at-Large)

AT&T

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.

Brian Skerry
Brian Skerry

Intel

Brian is an architect within Intel’s Network Platforms Group working on a number of SDN and NFV initiatives. He has been the lead architect on an open source reference platform for NFV within Intel targeted for telco and data center use cases. His focus for the past few years has been on using server platform technologies to achieve the NFV vision, and has worked with various industry partners and service providers on developing proof of concept systems.  Previously Brian has been the lead SW architect for a number of platforms targeted at the communications industry.

Bryan Sullivan
Bryan Sullivan

AT&T

With 32 years experience in the telecom industry, Bryan has a broad background in software development, system engineering, and standards for private and public switching, data communications, and wireless data services. As part of the team that launched the first mobile web service in the U.S., AT&T PocketNet, Bryan served as lead architect for AT&T’s mobile browsing and push service architectures, and has represented AT&T with significant contributions to mobility-focused standards in the WAP Forum, Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP), and W3C. As Director of Service Standards for AT&T, Bryan currently leads a team representing AT&T in a diverse set of standards-setting organizations and industry alliances including the W3C, OMA, GSMA, ETSI, and IETF, with an overall mission to promote open standards supporting services that are innovative, ubiquitous, resource-efficient, and most of all, are driven by what developers need, in order to deliver what users want.

Cecilia Corbi
Cecilia Corbi

Telecom Italia

Cecilia Corbi works at TIM as Senior Project Manager within the Standard Coordination & Industry Influencing Technology department where she is responsible to coordinate TIM standardization activities in the service domain including NFV.

She graduated at the University of Turin (Mathematics Master Degree) and she has more than 30 years of experience in Telecommunications and international projects. Since 2006 she has been working in several standards-setting organizations and industry alliances such as TM forum, W3C, OMA (where she was acting as OMA board Vice chairman), ETSI where currently she is attending the NFV ISG group.

Her current interest is related to network evolution domain with focus on NFV and SDN areas both in Standardisation and Open Source domains.

Christopher Price
Christopher Price

Ericsson

Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden and is an active member of the technical steering comitee’s of the OpenDaylight and OPNFV Projects. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons’ IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams with a rich history in development of systems and technology in the areas of network management, policy control and user service management, user session control plane solutions, and DPI technologies.

Dave Neary
Dave Neary

Red Hat

Dave Neary works on SDN and NFV community strategy as a member of Red Hat’s Open Source and Standards team. In OPNFV, he is a committer for the Dovetail project, and an active participant in the SPC Polestar and C&C working groups, in addition to representing Red Hat on the Technical Steering Committee. He has also served as community manager in a number of other projects, including the virtualization platform oVirt, and the SDN controller OpenDaylight.

Dilip Kandlur
Dilip Kandlur

IBM

Dr. Dilip Kandlur is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM’s Cloud Division with responsibility for the technical strategy and architecture for Network Services. He leads the architecture and development of software-defined, scalable network infrastructure and services for the IBM Cloud. Prior to his current role, Dr. Kandlur was the lead architect for the Netcool Network Management products in IBM’s Software Group. He led the architecture and development of new capabilities and solutions for the emerging areas of Software Defined Networks (SDN), Cloud Computing, and Virtualized Network Functions, and the management of Telecommunications Networks as they transform to 4G/LTE.

Before moving to IBM’s Software Division, Dr. Kandlur held many technical and leadership positions in IBM’s Research Division. He was the lab Director of IBM Research – Austin and Strategist for Systems Architecture, and Director of Storage Research at IBM Research – Almaden.

Dr. Kandlur’s research work has been in the areas of networks and distributed systems and he has received numerous IBM awards for his technical contributions to IBM Server Systems in networking performance, quality-of-service, and policy based computing. He is an IEEE Fellow and shared the IEEE Communications Society’s 2003 William R. Bennett Award for the best original paper published in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

Edgar StPierre
Edgar StPierre

EMC

Edgar leads EMC corporate OCTO efforts for Service Provider engagement. He is defining opportunities for EMC products in next generation VMware- and OpenStack-based Cloud Infrastructures for SPs. Edgar regularly contributes to EMC’s storage and data protection technology strategies for SPs and Telcos, and to the Telco industry’s OPNFV open source effort as PTL for a Storage Performance benchmark project. Edgar joined EMC in 1996 as part of the EDM product team, responsible for product architecture and software requirements. Edgar introduced and managed architecture change control processes for multiple 1+MLOC products. He later lead EMC’s efforts in SNIA related to ILM standards development and then transitioned to the corporate Office of the CTO where he led POC efforts relating Service Level Management in data protection- and storage- related management domains. Prior to joining EMC, Edgar spent 18 years in the communications industry at Codex, Prime Computer, and Motorola working on products as diverse as RS-232 multiplexers, and software for high end data communication switches. Edgar received his BS in Computer Science from Roger Williams University. He has 10 patents to his name.

Fatih Degirmenci
Fatih Degirmenci (Committer-at-Large)

Ericsson

Fatih Degirmenci is a Principal Developer at Ericsson Product Development Unit Cloud. He is specialized in CI/CD, Software Development Infrastructure, and automation and currently involved in several large scale CI/CD activities across Ericsson. Before moving to his current role, Fatih worked in WCDMA MS RAN and took active part in CI Transformation, paving the way for Continuous Deployment. Prior to Ericsson, he worked for Havelsan Inc and provided expertise to its customers such as BOEING and BAE Systems. Fatih received his Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Gazi University and Masters Degree in Computing from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Frank Brockners
Frank Brockners

Cisco

Frank Brockners is Distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture Office, driving software and architecture development for software defined devices. Frank holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering (Aachen University) and a PhD/Dr degree in Information Science (University of Cologne).

Edgar StPierre
Edgar StPierre

EMC

Edgar leads EMC corporate OCTO efforts for Service Provider engagement. He is defining opportunities for EMC products in next generation VMware- and OpenStack-based Cloud Infrastructures for SPs. Edgar regularly contributes to EMC’s storage and data protection technology strategies for SPs and Telcos, and to the Telco industry’s OPNFV open source effort as PTL for a Storage Performance benchmark project. Edgar joined EMC in 1996 as part of the EDM product team, responsible for product architecture and software requirements. Edgar introduced and managed architecture change control processes for multiple 1+MLOC products. He later lead EMC’s efforts in SNIA related to ILM standards development and then transitioned to the corporate Office of the CTO where he led POC efforts relating Service Level Management in data protection- and storage- related management domains. Prior to joining EMC, Edgar spent 18 years in the communications industry at Codex, Prime Computer, and Motorola working on products as diverse as RS-232 multiplexers, and software for high end data communication switches. Edgar received his BS in Computer Science from Roger Williams University. He has 10 patents to his name.

Hongbo Tian
Hongbo Tian (Committer-at-Large)

Huawei

Dr.Hongbo Tian is currently focusing on the OPNFV as Distinguished architect in Huawei. Dr. Hongbo Tian received his Ph.D in computer science from Xi’an Jiaotong Universty in China and spent about two years in research on the cloud computing in the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. After that, he joined the Huawei for research on the cloud and communication technologies such as 5G.

Jack Morgan
Jack Morgan (Committer-at-Large)

Intel

Jack Morgan is a Network Software Engineer in the Data Center Network Solutions Group at Intel Corporation, managing the Intel OPNFV Pharos Lab. He is the PTL for the Pharos project within OPNFV and a member of the Technical Steering Committee. He has extensive Linux experience in various development, management and leadership positions. Prior to his current position, he led a Linux validation team focusing on Linux storage technologies (iSCSI/FCoE), protocol testing and automation.

Jonas Arndt
Jonas Arndt

HPE

Jonas Arndt is a Chief Technologiest at Hewlett Packard Enterprise NFV Business Unit. Jonas has a strong telecom background and has worked with carrier grade hardware, BSS and OSS products as well as high availability solutions for the last 17 years. Jonas is also working actively with OpenSAF and is on the OpenSAF Technical Leadership Council.

Julien (Jun) Zhang
Julien Zhang

ZTE

Julien (Jun) Zhang is a Radio Network Chief Architect at ZTE Corp, in charge of solutions for traditional Telecom Radio Network Service migration to NFV framework. He is leading external cooperation in the areas of Openstack and NFV for ZTE. Before focusing to Openstack and NFV, he worked on WCDMA/TD-SCDMA RNC, GSM BSC, AG and WLAN AC. Julien received his Masters Degree in Computer Software from Jilin University.

Morgan Richomme
Morgan Richomme (Committer-at-Large)

Orange

Morgan is a senior network architect within Orange, working on the cutting edge of innovation services, such as NFV and SDN. Primarily involved in VoIP and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) deployment for Orange affiliates, he has more than 10 years’ experience in managing Open Source solutions. Morgan was instrumental in the setup, launch and run of the international Emerginov project, an open source PHP PaaS targeting education and co-innovation within Africa. He organized and animated several hackathons in both Africa and Europe. Prior to working for Orange, Morgan developed one of the first convergent SIP/HTTP application server for Siemens and worked on flight simulators for FarosECA.

Qiao Fu
Qiao Fu

China Mobile Research Institute

Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained Her Masters degree from Dept. Electronic and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2013. She joins the China Mobile after graduation and is working on the research of network technology. Qiao Fu is working on OPNFV community ever since its establishment. She is responsible for the China Mobile OPNFV Testlab and is also the project lead for the High Availability project currently.

Rossella Sblendido
Rossella Sblendido

SUSE

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.

Tapio Tallgren
Tapio Tallgren (TSC Chair)

Nokia Networks

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.

Ulrich Kleber
Ulrich Kleber

Huawei

Ulrich Kleber is a Chief Architect Cloud Platform in Huawei’s European Research Center. During his 28 years of work experience he gained extensive experience as system architect in all areas of telecommunication systems developing technology and architecture strategies according to customer requirements and business goals. He has a track record in open standards and open source development, including own code contributions. He is now leading a team to prepare concepts for Huawei’s cloud platform that addresses both IT and carrier market. He contributed to ETSI ISG NFV to working groups and ISG level documents from its beginning. He also represents Huawei in the Scope Alliance as a board member and was chairman of the board in 2013. Before joining Huawei, he represented Siemens and NSN in the Service Availability Forum as chair of the technical working group and OpenSAF as a TSC member.

Xavier Costa-Pérez
Xavier Costa

NEC

Xavier Costa-Pérez is Head of 5G Networks R&D at NEC Laboratories Europe, where he manages several projects focused on the mobile core, backhaul/fronthaul and access networks areas. His team contributes to business units projects for product roadmap evolution as well as to European Commission R&D collaborative projects and has received multiple R&D Awards for successful technology transfers. In addition, the team actively contributes to relevant open-source platforms and standardization bodies: OPNFV, ONF, 3GPP, ETSI NFV/MEC and IETF. Xavier is a 5GPPP Technology Board member, has served on the Program Committees of several conferences (e.g. IEEE WCNC and INFOCOM), published at top research venues and holds multiple patents. He received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecommunications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and was the recipient of a national award for his Ph.D. thesis.