Art Nichols

Vice President Architecture & Technology, Windstream

Mr. Nichols is a graduate of Clemson University and has spent his entire professional career in the Telecom industry.

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Chris Rice

Senior Vice President, AT&T Labs, AT&T Services, Inc. (Chair)

This transformation uses software-defined networking and network function virtualization to make AT&T’s network faster, simpler, and more scalable.

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Danny Lin

Senior Director of Solutions, Telco NFV Business Group, VMware

Danny Lin is the Senior Director of Solutions, Telco NFV Business Group at VMware, based in Silicon Valley.

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Dave Ward

Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, & CTO – Engineering

Dave is Chief Architect at Cisco Systems, responsible for architectural governance, defining strategy, development of new technology and leading use-inspired research.

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Eyal Felstaine

Chief Technology Officer, Amdocs

Dr. Eyal Felstaine is the Chief Technology Officer of Amdocs, a 27,000 employee’ company providing software and services – exclusively to Telecom operators.

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Fran Heeran

Group Head of Network Virtualization, Vodafone

Fran Heeran is Head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV at Vodafone Group.

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Jaco Fourie

CTO -Digital Business Systems, Ericsson, Sweden

Jaco is CTO for Digital Business Systems (OSS/BSS) in Business Unit IP and Cloud Products.

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Jonne Soininen

Head of Open Source Initiatives, Nokia

Jonne Soininen is Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia based in Espoo, Finland.

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Marisa Viveros

Vice President, Strategy and Solutions, IBM Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment

Marisa S. Viveros is IBM Vice President, strategy and solutions for the Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industry, responsible for devising the role of Cognitive Computing and Cloud platforms for this industry.

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Nati Shalom

Founder and CTO, GigaSpaces

Nati Shalom, Founder and CTO at GigaSpaces, is a thought leader in Cloud Computing and Big Data Technologies.

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Peeyush Goyal

Senior Vice President, Network Services

Peeyush leads Network Services business in Americas, Global Consulting, Alliances & Solution Development and Marketing for Tech Mahindra.

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Robert Pippert

Reliance Jio

Biography coming soon.

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Sandra Rivera

Corporate Vice President, General Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel

Sandra L. Rivera is corporate vice president and general manager of the network platforms group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the Intel business group charged with providing innovative technology and solutions to the networking industry.

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Sanqi Li

CTO, Products and Solutions, Huawei

Dr. Li currently serves as CTO of Products and Solutions at Huawei. Prior to this, Dr. Li served as CTO at Carrier Network Business Group, IT product line and Core Network product line as well as the president of Data Center & Media Network business unit.

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Sun Qiong

Director of SDN Technology R&D Team, China Telecom of Beijing Research Institute

Sun Qiong has been engaged in IP Network Technology Research, IP Network Planning and Network-related product development of China Telecom for ten eight years.

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Tamer Shenouda

Director of Network Transformation, Bell Canada (Secretary)

Tamer Shenouda is director of Network Transformation at Bell.

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Vincent Danno

Director Wireline Standards, Orange (Treasurer)

Vincent Danno is Director of Standards in Orange.

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Yachen Wang

Deputy Director, Network Technology Department, China Mobile Research Institute (President)

Mr. Yachen Wang is the Deputy Director of Network Technology Department in China Mobile Research Institute, and Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG13 IMT-2020/5G Working Party.

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Yuan Yue

Director of SDN/NFV open source Strategy, ZTE Corporation

Yuan Yue , Director of SDN/NFV open source Strategy, ZTE Corporation.

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