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Tuesday, February 4 • 11:40am - 12:30pm
Keynote Panel: Forming and Norming for SDN/NFV: Where to Support Innovation and Where to Simplify Life with Standards - Neela Jacques, Moderator; Dan Pitt, ONF; Dr. Guru Parulkar, ON Labs; Nick Lippis, ONUG; and Christos Kolias, Orange

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Neela Jacques

Executive Director, OpenDaylight
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... Read More →
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Christos Kolias

Senior Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley and Founder Member, Orange
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... Read More →

Nick Lippis

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... Read More →
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Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, ON.Lab
Guru Parulkar is a consulting professor of electrical engineering and the executive director of the Open Network Research Center (ONRC) at Stanford University. He is also the executive director and event chair of the Open Networking Summit. From 2007 to 2012, he was the execuitve director of the Clean Slate Internet Design Program at Stanford, whose mission was “to explore what kind of Internet we would design if we were to start with a... Read More →
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Dan Pitt

Open Networking Foundation
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... Read More →

Tuesday February 4, 2014 11:40am - 12:30pm
Grand Ballroom ABC