Technology, Strategy and Standardization
Recognized by Light Reading as one of the industry’s best Female Tech Pioneers in 2018, by capacity Media as the “Best Women in Network Orchestration” in 2019 and with multiple patents to her name, Alla Goldner is the Chair of ONAP Use-Case Subcommittee. She also leads all ONAP activities and internal decision-making at Amdocs where her responsibilities include defining and implementing Amdocs’ ONAP strategy, working directly with ONAP members from service providers, vendors and partners, and leading Amdocs’ internal Technical Steering Committee. Her current focus is 5G, Zero-Touch operations, NFV and SDN network evolution, and in particular, the technology, strategy, standardization and open-source domains.
With close to 25 years of experience in developing technology strategy and system architecture at global companies including Alcatel, Motorola, and Intel, Alla also has extensive experience in leading standardization efforts in 3GPP, IETF, ETSI NFV, BBF, ETSI MEC, ETSI NFV and ETSI ZSM – 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 into 3GPP 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 numerous program committees of several conferences including IEEE ICC and IEEE CSCN, ONS NA, ONS EU.
Recently Alla was awarded as one of the top 20 SDN market leaders.
Alla holds an MSc in Technology Management from NYU and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
OSS Architecture & Innovation
Andreas has 18 years of experience as an OSS Software/System Developer and Architect He joined Deutsche Telekom 3 years ago, in the “Technology Architecture & Innovation” department. He is deeply involved in DT’s efforts to shape ONAP into an excellent platform for managing 5G and cloudified network services. In his role as the lab manager for DT’s ONAP evaluation and PoC projects he works on the operational aspects pf ONAP, (installation and test automation) as well as E2E orchestration functionality
Contributions to the ONAP community have focused on improving the End-User experience through testing and reporting issues, supporting the Documentation and CDS projects to improve the overall documentation quality and contributing to the ONAP testing framework used by the Integration Project to extend the automated E2E testing.
Prior to joining DT, Andreas with at Nokia/NSN for 15 years.
Bin Yang has more than 14 year experience in software design & development for Telecom industry. He has solid knowledge and skill for OpenStack, Operating System, and Silicon. He demonstrated his expertise and passion for Open Source community with the success of OPEN-O MultiVIM/Cloud project and is the PTL for ONAP’s Multi-VIM/Cloud. He loves the ONAP community since he not only enjoys participating in the achievements with the success of this community, but has also made many friends who are great and talented people.
Associate Vice President
Network Cloud and SDN Platform Integration
Located in Belgium, Catherine is responsible for the software delivery and scaling of the Rules-Based Process Automation Platform, the Service Provisioning Platform (Voice, D2 Network/Service Elements, etc.) and ECOMP (Application Controller, Policy Framework and Control Loop Automation) – the platform that powers AT&T’s software-centric network. She is also focusing on transforming BSS/OSS systems to Microservice Architecture and achieving data powered close loop automation. She is a member of the AT&T “Virtual Network Function” Governance Board and is co-leading the open sourcing of the ECOMP Platform (ONAP).
Catherine received a master’s degree in computer science as well as a qualified teaching degree in computer science in 1996 from the University Of Namur (FUNDP).
She began her career in 1996, working with Alcatel as a software development engineer.
She joined AT&T in 2013. During her time with AT&T, she has focused on developing its software-defined network. This includes working on software development best practices as well as early prototypes and proof of concepts of AT&T’s Domain 2.0 technology. She has also supported AT&T’s move from concept to scaled production development of the technology as well as integrating the DevOps Culture for increased collaboration between the development and operations teams.
Catherine is part of AT&T’s EMEA Women’s Network, mentoring young women about careers in STEM
She is an avid horse rider and photography enthusiast.
Full Biography: Bio_Catherine_Lefevre.pdf
OSS Product Development Unit
Ciaran is Chief Architect for Ericsson’s OSS Product Development Unit, with responsibility for the end-to-end implementation architecture of Ericsson’s portfolio of network management, orchestration, assurance and analytics products. Based out of Athlone, Ireland, Ciaran works with a globally distributed development organisation to drive the adoption of new technologies and industry best practices in software development.
Ciaran has worked for Ericsson for 19 years, starting out as a software developer and working on many different products in the OSS space. He transitioned to an architecture role 6 years ago, and worked on the architecture of the end-to-end CI pipeline infrastructure for the OSS Portfolio. He has subsequently worked as a deployment architect, focussing on evolving products to virtualization and cloud native architectures, before transitioning to his current role three years ago.
Ciaran has been representing Ericsson on the ONAP architecture subcommittee since January 2019. He has attended and presented at a number of community events in 2019, and demonstrated Ericsson’s orchestration capabilities (partially based on ONAP components) at ONS in the US and Europe. He has also served as a proxy on the TSC several times and has supported the community as an occasional stand-in for the architecture sub-committee chair.
Lead Software, Open Source and Labs,
Cloud & Automation Centre of Excellence
Davide’s current responsibilities are Open Source Programs Coordination, Go-to Market Strategies and the End-to-End Cloud Architecture.
In his previous role, he was responsible for the SDN/NFV Enterprise product portfolio transformation (VPN+) and was part of the team that developed the Vodafone Group Transformation strategy and architecture for SDN and NFV (Vodafone Ocean).
Prior to Vodafone, Davide served as Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs where he was part of the leading research team in Small Cells and, later on, of the Cloud, SDN and NFV research group. He co-authored scientific papers and published more than 15 patents.
Prior to Bell Labs, Davide has held different positions within the Tiscali Group in Italy.
Davide holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a dissertation on optimization of multi-service (MPLS-based) networks. His main interests are around cloud architectures, network virtualization and optimization.
Dr. Wang currently works as a research engineer at China Telecom Research Institute (Beijing). The research & development group focuses on the next generation network reconstruction of China Telecom, which is named the target of CTNet2025 whitepaper. Based on SDN/NFV technology, lots of outputs have been achieved by the team in the architecture, orchestration and full-stack solutions of 5GC, SD-WAN and so on.
Before Joining in China Telecom, he concentrated on his academic research at universities in the UK, where he received an M.Sc. by Research degree in telecommunications and a Ph.D. degree in computing (networks and communications). His research interests are around modeling and optimization of complex communication networks. Multiple emerging areas of communication networks have been touched, like 5G and beyond networks, large scale heterogeneous WSNs and IoT. Several academic papers had been published in academic conferences and journals including a top impact factor journal IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He also has rich experience in software development in the industry both in the UK and China. Based on the above experience in academics and industry, he has the potential to make more contributions to the next generation network reconstruction of China Telecom, as well as the development of ONAP.
Head of Network Automation Platform Team
Eric Debeau has a solid 20 years experience in the telecommunications area with a particular focus on IT techniques adoption in networks and OSS domains. Through his broad experience as network architect and platform development (IMS/VoIP, network API), he is recognized as a member of the Orange expert Community in charge of future network evolutions.
He is currently leading a team working on the core network evolution leveraging IT techniques mainly covering NFV, Orchestration and network data analytics. His team is very open-source focused and launched innovative platform for emerging countries (Emerginov) and is now strongly involved in OPNFV, ONAP, OpenStack and ACUMOS.
Eric is very involved in various open-source communities and he is responsible for coordinating the Orange contributions to ONAP project. He has contributed to various open-source communities, published various technical papers and holds several patents.
In addition to his professional activities, he is also an open data evangelist and a very active OpenStreetMap contributor and organizes many events around open data promotion.
Jason has worked in the telecommunications industry for 19 years, including the past 6 years focused on SDN/NFV. Jason leads IBM’s open source networking efforts. Jason’s technology focus areas are cloud, edge, and responsible use of software.
China Mobile Research Institute
Lingli obtained her Doctorate in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009.
She is a core member of the Novonet project which drives SDN/NFV strategy for China Mobile, and has been working on evaluation and introduction of data plane acceleration technology, running the Novonet Testing Lab and planning the SDN/NFV trial network for the company.
Lingli has been involved with the ONAP community since its incubation, devoted to NFV, SD-WAN, 5G slicing, intelligent operation and use-case enablement. She has been a key player the next generation network transformation program within China Mobile, and is leading a team dedicated to enabling ONAP for internal use-cases, specifications and implementations.
Murat been working for Telcos since 2007, and currently working for Turk Telekom as Senior Architect. The focus of his work is the realization of IT and NW transformation that will meet the new generation business needs of Turk Telekom applications. He is responsible for increasing the awareness of ONAP within the Turk Telekom, determining the usacase scenarios, consolidating the requirements, defining the road-map and finally planning and implementing them.
Head of Advanced Technical Services
Mr. So has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years and has led network architecture, planning, and engineering teams working on Cloud /Data Center Networks and IP/MPLS/Ethernet networks at several Tier 1 operators. Currently he leads a team of senior network architects covering the company’s end-to-end network strategy, evolution, engineering, and operations on both wireless and wireline networks. He has been actively working on SDN/NFV related technologies since the very early days of their technical inception. Before I joining Reliance Jio, Mr. So founded and ran a SDN/NFV Orchestration company and was actively involved in the IETF community for many years.
Olivier has 13 years of experience as a software developer and architect, including 3 at Bell Canada. He was the development lead of Bell’s first internal service orchestration / NFV initiative, which later led to Bell’s participation in ONAP. He acted as development manager for the network orchestration team before taking on the role of Senior Manager, Orchestration Platform. In this role, he is now responsible for Bell’s internal network orchestration work as well as upstream contributions and collaboration with ONAP.
Olivier has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with a specialization in software security. Prior to joining Bell, he as worked as a software development consultant, helping clients design and implement secure, maintainable and resilient software solutions. He has also taught software security at Université de Sherbrooke until 2018.
Open Source Group
Ranny leads a group of engineers who are actively participating in various open source communities . A key part of his role is providing leadership and guidance to many engineers across Samsung who are actively contributing to open source projects such as The Linux Foundation Networking and its sub-projects, CNCF, ROS, EFL and Tizen. Ranny is in charge of new collaboration opportunities in open source communities. His role involves identifying such opportunities as well as leading the execution of the collaboration.
Prior to joining Samsung in early 2019, Ranny was a Principal System Architect in the Nokia CloudBand product group. he served as a member of the Technical steering committee of the Linux Foundation ONAP project on 2017-2018.
Ranny’s focus is dealing with transitioning network functions to the cloud and is constantly seeking creative ways to make this experience smoother. He has been involved in NFV for several years, leveraging his twenty year experience from previous roles in his carrier in various telecom equipment vendors and startup companies. Ranny is always striving to think out of the box in order to make the impossible happen.
Ranny holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of technology.
Seshu Kumar M
Senior System Architect
15+ years of IT experience involving both product and service based organizations. Senior system architect from Huawei Technologies India pvt.,Ltd. handling the Project Technical Leader (PTL) role of ONAP Service Orchestrator project from its incubation.
Hands-on technical Architect with multi-tasking capabilities with a strong track record on defining architecture and solutions for technical research and commercial projects involving open source software, handling global teams and bringing in value to the stake holders on what they needed the most.
Apart from leading the SO project also involved in various sub-committees of ONAP.
He has been speaker on various open source forums on the NFV, ONAP and Orchestrator, also been a guest lecturer to multiple including IIT Madras .
Seshu is a full stack developer awarded with multiple accolades both in commercial and open source projects he was responsible. the best contributor for OPEN-O, SDN-O, GSO, UI platform project and recipient of the Gold award the highest individual award of Huawei for technical contributions.
Some of the key rewards and recognition in ONAP:
Elected as the Best Committer for twice across ONAP releases,
Lead the SO project as the best project for ONAP Casablanca release.
An ardent freestyle dancer, Seshu has performed on multiple stage shows and is ever ready to any beats.
Sr. Principal Engineer & Architect
Srini has over 20+ years of experience in networking and security. He has been in Intel for last 4 years working as Sr. Principal Engineer & Senior Architect. In his current role, he technically leads the software engineering & architecture activities related to network orchestration and network/infrastructure security with specific focus on ONAP, edge (Akraino) and Kubernetes.
Previously he worked in many roles including CTO of a network security software company Intoto Inc (acquired by Freescale), Fellow & Chief architect at Freescale leading advanced technology group. In his previous jobs, he was instrumental in strategy & creation of UTM solutions, autonomous acceleration of L3, L4, IPsec, Openflow, & Cloud RAN functions, network security/packet-processing software solutions and infrastructure security solutions.
Head of Open Source Network and Service Automation
Timo is responsible for driving Nokia’s overall engagement in ONAP. In this role Timo works across multiple industry organisations, both open source and standardization, engages with both customers and other industry players, as well as internally across all Nokia businesses.
Timo has over 25 years of experience in network systems, ranging from multivendor interoperability verification, systems architecture research, new business incubation, to mobile network and operations systems standardization where he most recently headed Nokia engagement in Network Functions Virtualization – or Telco cloud – standardization. In his current role Timo was instrumental in ensuring Nokia’s early commitment and platinum founding member engagement in OPNFV, ensuring Nokia’s commitment with OpenStack, as well as Nokia being a platinum founding member in ONAP.
Prior to joining Nokia Timo was a lecturer at his alma mater Helsinki University Computer Science department, where he focused on distributed systems and systems communications