Bin Hu (Committer-at-Large)
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 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.
With 33 years in the telecom industry, Bryan has served in a wide variety of development, architecture, and standards roles for digital switching platforms, mobility data services, web services, and recently is responsible for open source strategy related to NFV/SDN. Bryan is currently an OPNFV PTL and Board member, and leads a team active in various open source communities including OPNFV, OpenStack, OpenCORD, and ONAP.
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.
Tim Rozet is a Principal Software Engineer on the SDN team in the Office of Technology at Red Hat, Inc. He is also the Project Technical Lead for the OPNFV Apex Installer project, and a committer on several other OPNFV projects. He is active in many OpenStack projects including the TripleO OpenStack project, OpenStack Puppet Modules, as well as the OpenDaylight project. His main goals are enabling and driving new technologies around NFV and SDN with OpenStack – including OpenDaylight, FD.IO, Service Function Chaining, and OVS DPDK.
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.
Fatih Degirmenci (Committer-at-Large)
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 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).
Jose Lausuch (Committer-at-Large)
Jose Lausuch is Senior Software Developer at Suse with experience on Cloud infrastructure for Network Functions Virtualization. He is the PTL for the Functest project and member of the Testing Working Group within OPNFV. He is specialized in test automation in the CI/CD environment and software development and integration. Prior to Suse, he worked for Ericsson mainly focusing on OpenStack Cloud infrastructures and open source contributions in OPNFV.
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.
Kubi Gao (Committer-at-Large)
Liang Gao (Kubi) is a project manager on Open Source Development Team at Huawei . He has 6 years’ experience in Wireless and Core Network. He is the ex-PTL of the OPNFV Yardstick project, active in the OPNFV test working group. Meanwhile, he is an ambassador of OPNFV and the founder of the Shanghai OPNFV User Group (Now is Open Source Networking User Group Shanghai). He organized several Meetups in China and set up a WeChat Group for OPNFV users in China. Kubi holds his Masters Degree in Control Engineering from Shanghai University.
Trevor Cooper (Committer-at-Large)
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.
Naga leads OCP for NFV at Lenovo. Termed OP@L, Open Platform @ Lenovo, it is an OCP based platform tuned for carrier workloads. Naga’s mission involves turning the vision of deploying high-volume server HW for NFV into a reality. In this role Naga engages eco-system partners, service providers and open communities.
Naga’s experience covers Linux and VMware virtualization stacks, x86 architecture and ARM.
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 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 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.
Tim Irnich (TSC Chair)
Tim heads the Open Source & Ecosystem team within Ericsson’s Cloud Systems and Technology unit. The team has the role to support development teams in their open source community work, ensure open source policy compliance and to drive strategic upstream projects. In OPNFV, Tim is the Ericsson representative in the TSC and PTL of the SDNVPN project. His previous work experience within SDN and NFV is mainly in the area of test tools and methodologies for DPDK/accelerated datapath software as well as proof-of-concept work for VNF onboarding. Before joining NFV product development, Tim used to be with Ericsson Research in the Wireless Access Networks section, where he served in project management and standardization delegate roles. Before joining Ericsson, Tim was with RWTH Aachen Univeristy at the Communication Networks institute, where he researched analytical modeling methods for dimensioning of packet networks and radio spectrum demand.
Wenjing Chu is a Distinguished Engineer and Senior Director of Open Source and Standards at Huawei in the US, leading strategy and research in NFV and cloud operating systems. Prior to Huawei, he was a Distinguished Engineer in Dell Research, Santa Clara CA, driving its NFV strategy and advanced research in High Velocity Cloud, focusing on high performance networking and real-time machine learning systems for the cloud. In that role, he also served as Secretary of the OPNFV Board, Chair of the Compliance and Certification Committee, and a member of the Technical Steering Committee. His long career in technology companies includes lead roles in startup multimedia network vendor Sentient Networks Inc. and enterprise Wi-Fi pioneer Airespace, Inc., both of which were acquired by Cisco Systems. Mr. Chu holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Peking University in China and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
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.