Al Morton (TSC Chair)
Al 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 35 IETF RFCs, is a Technical Steering Committee member of the Open Platform for NFV, 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.
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.
Cédric Ollivier is an R&D engineer in Orange and is involved in new network architectures around network programmability, global orchestration and network disaggregation.
He contributes to multiple opensource projects in relation with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV): OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONAP, etc.
He currently leads OPNFV Functest and is committer in OpenDaylight TransportPCE and OPNFV Releng.
With over ten years of professional experience in software development and networking, Cristina has been involved in multiple OPNFV projects with a broad horizontal of topics. Cristina is a committer on Armband, Fuel and EdgeCloud. As a core member of the Armband and Fuel projects, she is driving the effort of supporting OPNFV on aarch64 platform for various initiatives, such as infrastructure, installers, functional testing, performance, MANO as well as release and documentation. In the last year she has been heavily involved in use-cases for edge and focused on getting ARM support in multiple open source communities. Before working in Cloud infrastructure, she worked on enterprise core routers with focus on software development of network protocols.
Dan Xu is a senior software engineer in Open Source Development Team at Huawei. Also she is the PTL of OPNFV Dovetail project and has been contributing on OPNFV verification program for almost 3 years. She mainly focuses on OPNFV testing, verification and CI/CD projects as well as CVC. She got her Master Degree on Software Engineering from Soochow University.
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).
Georg 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.
Manuel Buil is a senior NFV engineer working in the networking team at SUSE. He has been working in OPNFV for more then 3 years and is currently the PTL for Service Function Chaining project and also helps in other OPNFV projects such as releng-xci and edge. Apart from that, Manuel contributes to other NFV related open source projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack, where he is a committer in the openstack-ansible project. Prior to SUSE, he worked at Ericsson in the NFV & Cloud department. Manuel holds a degree in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering and a master in advanced mobile networks.
Mark Beierl (TSC Vice Chair)
Mark is a Staff Solution Architect in the Telco Innovation team. Mark has been involved with OPNFV since September 2015, when he started as the PTL of the StorPerf project. He has been involved in various working groups in OPNFV, particularly the Test Working Group. He is also passionate about the OPNFV Intern program and loves to see new students have the opportunity to both learn and participate in the community. Recently Mark has also become involved in the ETSI OSM project contributing to the Devops and Service Assurance teams. Mark lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife and four of their five children. Prior to VMware, Mark worked for Dell EMC as a solutions architect, and Amdocs, formerly Bridgewater Systems, as an 3GPP HSS and PCRF developer.
Panagiotis (Panos) Karalis is working as Software Engineer from 2008 in Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions. Panos has strong experience on 2G and 3G mobile technologies as well as on networking. The last years, he has gotten involved with SDN/VPN technologies and he is Contributor on OPNFV, OpenStack and OpenDaylight open source projects/communities. Panos has focused on the projects dovetail, dovetail-webportal (as main developer of NFVI and VNF portals), releng-XCI and SFC. He is also committer on Dovetail and releng-XCI projects. Panos holds a degree in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering from the Technical University of Athens.
Parker is a Lead Developer at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) on the NFV team where he works on open source networking technologies. During his time at the UNH-IOL he has worked to grow the Lab as a Service project within OPNFV. Parker currently serves as the Project Team Lead of LaaS, leading the development effort. He is also an active contributor to the XCI and Airship projects, and helped the UNH-IOL gain the OVP certification badge by demonstrating capability and familiarity with the OPNFV platform.
In addition, Parker is an active contributor in the ONAP community on Broadband Services and in the Akraino community supporting the Community Lab efforts.
Parker is currently a student of computer science at the University of New Hampshire. Though young, he has deep experience in systems engineering and network operation. He plans to graduate in 2020 and continue his career in software development.
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.
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).
Sunku Ranganath is a Senior Network Software Engineer at Intel, working in Telemetry & Service Assurance domain. Sunku is an active contributor to Barometer project and founded Closed Loop Automation Working Group before joining TSC. He is active contributor to Collectd community and actively works on designing & prototyping many NFV solutions using OpenStack and Kubernetes, specializing in hardware aware acceleration. Sunku lives in Portland, Oregon and holds a Master of Science degree from Arizona State University.
Trevor is a Principal Engineer in Intel’s Network Platforms Group and has worked on new Networking/Telecom technologies for over 20 years, including SDN/NFV. Initially he established the OPNFV global lab infrastructure and helped create and lead the OPNFV Test Working Group. He also led VSPERF (NFVI data-plane performance) through two releases and helped develop the OPNFV Verified Program.