Dr. Junlan Feng
Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research InstituteJunlan Feng, Chief Scientist at China Mobile General Manager of AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center. Dr. Feng has led R&D of China Mobile on artificial intelligence and big data since September 2013. She had been the architect of IBM Big Data from January 2013.1 to August 2013 and a principal researcher at AT&T Labs Research from August 2001 to January 2013. Dr. Feng received her Ph.D. on Speech Recognition in 2001 from Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is an IEEE senior member, an IEEE speech and language committee member and IEEE industry committee member. She is a reviewer for major data mining, speech, and natural language international conferences and journals. She has chaired and organized multiple conferences in these fields. Dr. Feng has over 50 professional publications and has been granted 33 U.S and international patents.
Executive Director, Open Networking FoundationGuru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University. Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean Slate Internet Design Program. At Stanford Guru helped create three programs: OpenFlow / Software-Defined Networking, Programmable Open Mobile Internet 2020, and Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory.
Managing Partner and President, Digital and Technology Solutions, KPMG CanadaArmughan Ahmad is a technology executive with 23 years of experience delivering digital and technology solutions globally by building diverse teams that digitally engineer business functions and deliver client outcomes across all industry segments with next-generation technology solutions. Armughan is a passionate driver of digital economy and a dot connector transforming industries by bringing together a complete eco-system of government policies, start-ups, technology alliances, research and academic next-generation talent to commercialize offers that advance human and machine collaboration in the 4th industrial revolution. Armughan has delivered award-winning innovative Cloud, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Mobility and Security solutions aligned to clients' front, middle and back office business functions across North American, European and Asian markets. He has worked at and collaborated with $10M start-up’s to large $100bn plus corporations always with a vision to help clients deliver new and improved customer experiences across finance, manufacturing, retail, telecom, energy, public sector and SME industry verticals. Prior to joining KPMG Armughan served as the Global Senior Vice President & General Manager at Dell EMC leading their solutions, cloud and alliances business. He previously held executive positions at Hewlett Packard and 3Com building world-class teams that are powering the Fortune 500 and commercial industries. Armughan advises numerous start-ups and scale-up companies, he also serves on non-profit boards as a passionate promoter of girls education in STEM, mental health and refugee resettlement programs.
Vice President, Data Center Group & Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, IntelRajesh Gadiyar is a Vice President in the Data Center Group (DCG) as well as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group (NPG) at Intel. He leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization within the NPG. His focus is on the delivery of scalable and efficient architectures for next-generation communications platforms. He leads these efforts in order to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Multi-Access Edge Cloud and AI in Networking. Gadiyar joined Intel in 2000, and has held several positions in engineering, professional services, strategic planning and architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He represents Intel in standards committees such as the ATIS Technology and Operations (TOPS) council and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He holds the position of the Technical Advisory Committee member for Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and the Technical Steering Committee for Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) initiative under the Linux Foundation. He is also a regular speaker at industry events and forums. Gadiyar has a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
President, AT&T Labs & Chief Technology Officer, AT&TAndre oversees the global technology direction for AT&T. This includes network planning, the company’s innovation road map, AT&T Labs, AT&T Foundry, and the intellectual property organization. His responsibilities include spearheading the design of the company’s next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative. He’s also heavily involved in AT&T’s push into open source software and other open standards, and engagement and collaboration with the broader developer community.
Executive Director, The Linux FoundationJim's career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through the use of open source and Linux. At The Linux Foundation, Jim works with the world’s largest technology companies, including IBM, Intel, Google, Samsung, Qualcomm, and others to help define the future of computing on the server, in the cloud, and on a variety of new mobile computing devices. His work at the vendor-neutral Linux Foundation gives him a unique and aggregate perspective on the global technology industry. Jim has been recognized for his insights on the changing economics of the technology industry. His writing has appeared in Businessweek, Wired, and other top technology journals, and he is a regular keynote speaker at industry events. He advises a variety of startups, including Splashtop, and sits on the boards of the Global Economic Symposium, Open Source For America, and Chinese Open Source Promotion Union.
Chief Open Source Liaison Officer, ICT Infrastructure Open Source GM, HuaweiBill Ren holds an EMBA and Master Degree from Peking University, and a CS Bachelor Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Since joining Huawei in 2000，Bill served as an Intelligent Network Research and Development Engineer, Product Manager and Architect of India Branch, General Manager of Business OSS, Vice President of Network OSS, Vice President of Network OSS Strategy and MKT, Vice President of Solution MKTG, etc. We have accumulated rich experience in R&D, marketing and product management. Mr. Ren Xudong（Bill Ren）serves as the General Manager of ICT Infrastructure Open Source Business at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, and as the chief liaison officer of Huawei. In this role，he is fully responsible for the implementation of open source solutions for operators/enterprises in the network automation industry, using open source means to build industrial ecology, expand industrial space, build a healthy and harmonious industrial environment, and support the success of the company's business.
Senior Director, Alibaba GroupHaiyong Wang is a Senior Director at Alibaba Group. He leads the team that develops system software for Alibaba’s network infrastructure. This includes host networking stack, NIC offload software, network OS and SDN solutions. Before joining Alibaba, Haiyong worked in the networking area at Facebook and Microsoft. He graduated with an MS degree from the University of Virginia and a BS degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization, AmdocsA member of ONAP’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and the chair of ONAP’s Use-case Subcommittee, Alla Goldner also leads all ONAP activities and internal decision-making at Amdocs – a $3.7 billion revenue (2017), 25,000-employee company providing software and services to the world’s leading communications and media businesses. Her responsibilities include defining and implementing Amdocs’ ONAP strategy, working directly with ONAP members from service providers, vendors and partners, and playing a key role in Amdocs’ TSC. Her current focus is NFV and SDN network evolution, and in particular, the standardization and open-source domains. With over 20 years of experience in developing technology strategy and system architecture at global companies including Alcatel, Motorola, and Intel, she also has extensive experience in leading standardization efforts in 3GPP, IETF, ETSI NFV, BBF, ETSI and MEC – examples of standards she has created include TDF (Traffic Detection Function) into 3GPP Packet Core Architecture, Network Congestion handling into 3GPP architecture, and also traffic-steering architecture. A key member of the group-defined service-functional chaining in IETF, she is also a leading contributor of multiple work items in the areas of 5G, Policy Control and Charging, NFV, SDN, control-user plane split and congestion management. She has also served on the program committees of several conferences including IEEE ICC and IEEE CSCN, and has multiple patents to her name. Alla holds an MSc in Technology Management from NYU and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
Marisa S. Viveros
VP Strategy and Offerings, IBMMarisa is a Vice President at IBM, leading Strategy and Solutions for the Global Telecommunications, M&E Industry. She is responsible for creating a portfolio of solutions to address the needs of clients as it relates to digital transformation, networks, optimizing core business functions, and creating new services. In her position, she is spearheading IBM strategy for Telco Network Cloud - including 5G and Edge, while developing the partner ecosystem. Marisa began her career at IBM as a member of the Thomas J Watson Research Center, followed by entrepreneur roles in envisioning the future with solutions that used mobile technologies, unified communications and emerging devices. Marisa also led IBM Security Services, a market leader organization that delivers IT security and Risk Management for business and government organizations. Among her responsibilities, she led the Security Operations Centers, a global competency operating critical IT infrastructure for thousands of customers around the globe. She is a member of the IBM Industry Academy, the LFN Governing Board, ACM, and leads various programs for the advancement of women and Hispanics in technology within IBM, the industry and the academia. She was recognized as HITEC Top 100, the most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the IT Industry, in 2018 and 2019.
Head of Architecture & Technology Business Area Digital Services, EricssonAnders Rosengren is head of Architecture & Technology in Business Area Digital Services. Ericsson Digital Services provides solutions that realize our customers’ digital transformation including software and services in the areas of monetization and management systems (OSS/BSS), telecom core (packet core and communication services), and cloud & NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) infrastructure. In his role Anders is responsible for defining and securing implementation of Network & Implementation Architecture across the Digital Services portfolio, defining Technology Strategy and development as well as Standardization and Open Source strategy and execution. Anders Rosengren joined Ericsson in 1989 and spent the first years of his career as a developer and project manager in ASIC & HW development. He has since held various leadership positions in the company leading R&D work in both HW and SW for Telecom Core and IP products as well as leading strategic technology and architecture teams on company level in Telecom Core, Cloud, IP, NMS/OSS and Radio product areas. Anders has international experience, leading multi-country R&D units across Europe, US and Asia. Anders holds an MSc in Electronic Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Lund, Sweden.
Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley
Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and CTO, Nefeli Networks
VP & CTO, TelcoBU, VMware
Vice President of Marketing, Infrastructure Line of Business, ArmMohamed Awad is the vice president of Marketing for the Infrastructure Line of business at Arm. He and his team are responsible for driving go-to-market strategy, ecosystem development, and product marketing for the business unit. Prior to joining Arm, Mohamed spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Broadcom including establishing the Mixed Signal Asic Products (MSAP) division and building Broadcom’s security and mobile payments business from the ground-up. Before Broadcom, Mohamed served in various leadership roles at Ember Corporation, an early IoT startup, where he most notably founded their European subsidiary and held positions at Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, and Avici Systems, where he led the development of various products, including core terabit routers and top-of-rack ethernet switches. Mohamed has been named inventor or co-inventor on nine patents throughout his career and holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, from the University of Massachusetts.
General Manager of Networking, The Linux FoundationArpit Joshipura brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation, with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers, and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical, mobile, routing, switching, L4-7, cloud, disaggregation, SDN/NFV, and open networking, and has been an early evangelist for open source. Arpit has served as CMO/VP in startups and larger enterprises, including Prevoty, Dell/Force10, Ericsson/Redback, ONI/CIENA, and BNR/Nortel, leading strategy, product management, marketing, engineering, and technology standards functions.
Vice President, Aggregation, Transport, IP (TI-ATI) & Infrastructure Cloud Architecture, Deutsche Telekom AGAxel Clauberg joined Deutsche Telekom AG in September 2011. Within the Strategy & Technology Innovation team, Axel is responsible for Deutsche Telekom's IP End to End and Infrastructure Cloud architecture. Axel has more than 35 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry. Before joining DT, he had various international leadership roles at Cisco Systems. Axel represents Deutsche Telekom in the Linux Foundation Networking fund governance board and the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) board and is currently chairing the TIP board.
Cloud Native Computing FoundationDan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create and launch the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry-wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed. He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm that created startups in semiconductors and telecom infrastructure. Dan helped manage a number of telecoms firms controlled by Craig McCaw and started his career as founder and CEO of NetMarket, one of the first Internet companies. In 1994, he led the development of the first music store on the web, conducting the first secure commercial transaction after building the first web shopping cart. Dan lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.
Vice President, Enterprise and Service Provider Strategy and Solutions,Dell EMCKevin Shatzkamer is currently Vice President, Enterprise and Service Provider Strategy and Solutions at Dell EMC with responsibility for strategy and solution at the intersection points of network infrastructure technologies, cloud, data anlaytics and AI, virtualization platforms, and software programmability. Mr. Shatzkamer's responsibility in these areas encompasses industry trend analysis, business strategy, and technical architecture and infrastructure evolution. Mr. Shatzkamer's ecosystem-wide, experience-centric approach to working with customers allows for the identification and exploitation of synergies between disparate organizations to derive new technology / business models for the industry, and to combine assets and technologies from the broader Dell Technologies into holistic outcome-based solutions. Mr. Shatzkamer joined Dell Technologies in 2016 after 2 years at Brocade, where he was CTO for Service Provider Networks, and 15 years at Cisco, where he served as Distinguished Systems Engineer for the US Service Provider market, working closely with mobile carriers, digital media providers, CDN providers, and cloud providers to deliver mobile solutions to customers. Mr. Shatzkamer holds 50+ patents related to all areas of work. Mr. Shatzkamer holds a Bachelors of Science (University of Florida), a Masters of Business Administration (Indiana University), and a Masters of System Design and Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Mr. Shatzkamer is a regular speaker at industry forums and has published two books discussing the architectures and technologies shaping the future of the Mobile Internet, from RAN to services. Mr. Shatzkamer is also active on a number of Advisory Boards.
Sr. VP, MEF Forum, and President, Palo Alto Innovation AdvisorsDan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development. He has relentlessly championed open networking to put more people to work building novel solutions for more customers of all types. He also advises private and public companies to commercialize new ideas and stay abreast of new capabilities. Prior to ONF he ran and advised startup companies, served as dean of engineering at Santa Clara University, held executive management roles at Nortel Networks and Bay Networks, developed and managed networking technology and HP and IBM, and taught computer science and electrical engineering at Duke and UNC. He holds a B.S. from Duke and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and son.
Chief API Architect, TM Forum
Lead Technologist, Ixia- ETSI NFV ISG TST working group chair - Lead Technologist, Ixia - In the test industry for the past 20 years - Working at Ixia for the past 11 years, always in the product management team for wireless test products - Most of my experience has been with mobility testing: GSM, UMTS, LTE, etc - I am co-chair of the Operations working group of the Small Cell Forum - Bachelors degree in Applied Computer Science (Université de Moncton), Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (University of New Brunswick) - My mom thinks I am a nice guy 🙂
CTO,Open Compute Project (OCP)Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation where he is a visionary and pathfinder on this open source journey. Bill works will the entire OCP community and many other software groups, standards organizations, and industry consortiums to bring together people from around the globe to work together to solve tomorrow's challenges today. Bill has 35 years of experience in a variety of architecture, engineering and product management roles. He has led server and workstation design and validation teams; provided consulting services to data center operators around the globe; and is a respected subject matter expert on product design, data center design, energy efficiency and operations optimization. He brings broad industry experience and technical depth to the foundation and has provided vision and leadership to the open hardware community.