As OpenDaylight's executive director, Nicolas “Neela” Jacques works with the OpenDaylight community to advance SDN and NFV with a developer-driven open source platform for products and technologies that expand the intelligence, programmability and performance of network infrastructures. He oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from governance and technology to community and marketing, and will report to the OpenDaylight board of directors. Formerly at VMware... Read More →
Senior Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley and Founder Member, NFV
Christos Kolias is a senior research scientist at Orange Silicon Valley (a subsidiary of Orange). Christos is a founding member of the ETSI NFV group and had the led the formation of ONF’s Wireless & Mobile working group. He has lectured on NFV, SDN and OpenFlow at several events. Christos has more than 15 years of experience in networking, he is the inventor of Virtual Output Queueing (VOQ) used in packet switching and holds a Ph.D. in Computer... Read More →
Mr. Nick Lippis is a world-renowned authority on corporate computer networking. He has designed some for the largest computer networks in the world. He has advised many Global 2000 firms on network strategy, architecture, equipment, services and implementation including Hughes Aerospace, Barclays Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Eastman Kodak Company, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Liberty Mutual, Schering-Plough, Sprint, WorldCom, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and a wide range of... Read More →
Dr. Guru Parulkar joined Stanford University in August 2007 and served as the Executive Director of its Clean Slate Internet Design Program. He has been in the field of networking for over 25 years and cherishes the opportunities he has had to work with great people. He has worked in academia (Washington University in St. Louis and now Stanford), startups (Growth Networks and others), a large company (Cisco), a top-tier venture capital firm (NEA), and a federal funding agency (NSF).
Dan Pitt has served as executive director of the Open Networking Foundation since its public launch in March, 2011. In this role he leads a team of several dozen employees and partners and nearly 2000 member volunteers focused on accelerating the adoption of open SDN. He spent 20 years in technical, managerial, and executive roles at IBM Raleigh and Zurich, HP Labs Palo Alto, Bay Networks, and Nortel Networks; served a five-year term as dean of the school of engineering at Santa Clara... Read More →