Board of Directors
Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Guru 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.
Chairman/President: Urs Hölzle – Senior Vice President, Technical Infrastructure & Google Fellow, Google
Urs Hölzle oversees the design and operation of the servers, networks, and data centers that power Google's services, as well as the development of the software infrastructure used by Google’s applications. He joined Google as its first vice president of engineering after having been an associate professor of computer science at University of California, Santa Barbara. In his previous life, he contributed to the efficient implementation of virtual machines for programming languages such as Java.
Alex Choi – CTO, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate R&D Center, SK Telecom
Dr. Alex Jinsung Choi is serving as CTO, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate R&D Center. Dr. Choi joined SK Telecom in 2012 as Executive Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Office. He is responsible for building the company’s technology roadmaps and strategies aimed at securing technology leadership in the rapidly-evolving mobile marketplace. In line with the company’s efforts to open a new 5G era, his focus is currently on developing next generation network and future ICT technologies including 5G, NFV/SDN, SDDC, Hadoop, Cloud & Big Data, Quantum Communication, Video Cloud, Media and IoT.
Andre Fuetsch – President, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer
Andre 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.
Srini Kalapala – Vice President, Global Technology and Supplier Strategy, Verizon
Srinivasa (Srini) Kalapala is the Vice President of Technology and Supplier Strategy at Verizon. Srini is responsible for developing next-generation network technology strategies, identifying strategic suppliers to enable Verizon's technology strategy and driving architecture efforts across Verizon's Technology organization.
Dai Kashiwa – Director of Technology Development, NTT Communications
Dai Kashiwa is the Director of Technology Development at NTT Communications, where he leads a number of incubation and software development projects using SDN/NFV technologies. After he joined NTT, he was involved in research including network management systems, network security, Active Networks, and received his Ph.D. in 2003. Since 2004, he has worked for NTT Communications, where he developed business network services including video broadcasting, dynamic VPN and SDN services.
Masahisa Kawashima – NTT Communications
Masahisa Kawashima is VP, Product Manager for Cloud Infrastructure at NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. where he leads the business deployment of cloud orchestration and SDN/NFV technologies. Since joining NTT in 1994, he has been engaged in R&D and business development of the NTT Group. With his enthusiasm about technology strategy, he accomplished several initiatives to update NTT's business with new technology trends. To mention a few, he played leading roles in organization of NTT Open Source Software Center in 2006 and NTT WEST's strategic Wi-Fi service renewal around 2011. He is currently devoting himself to re-define teleco's infrastructure business with the potential of software and virtualization technologies.
Nick McKeown – Professor, EE and CS, Stanford University
Nick McKeown (PhD/MS UC Berkeley '95/'92; B.E Univ. of Leeds, '86) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty Director of the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University. From 1986–1989 he worked for Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol, England. In 1995, he helped architect Cisco's GSR 12000 router. In 1997 Nick co-founded Abrizio Inc. (acquired by PMC-Sierra), where he was CTO. He was co-founder and CEO of Nemo ("Network Memory"), which is now part of Cisco.
Dr. Jennifer Rexford – Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering, Computer Science Department, Princeton University
Dr. Jennifer Rexford is the Gordon Y.S. Wu Professor of Engineering in the computer science department at Princeton University. She previously spent eight and a half years at AT&T Research, where she designed the Routing Control Platform (RCP), an early SDN architecture for backbone networks. Her current research focuses on programming abstractions for SDNs, and applications in enterprise, data-center, and cellular core networks. She was the 2004 winner of ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional, and was listed on MIT Technology Review's 2004 TR-100 list of the top 100 innovators under the age of 35.
Fabian Schneider – Senior Researcher, NEC
Fabian Schneider is a Senior Researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe (situated in Heidelberg, Germany). He is working on research and standardization of SDN and network management. In particular his research interests are identifying the right abstractions for controlling networks and on improving scalability and performance of SDN solutions. As a company NEC was active in OpenFlow® Standard development and SDN from the very roots, providing one of the first OpenFlow® Switches.
Jim Wanderer – Director of Engineering, Google
Jim Wanderer leads a team at Google responsible for the design and development of Google's internal production networking systems. Since joining Google in 2006, he has helped design and develop high-performance and large-scale networks for Google's unique environment. A close collaboration with Stanford University led to Google's switch to the OpenFlow® Standard and provided the opportunity for Jim to lead the development of the world’s largest sofware-defined network to date. Jim is a veteran of multiple Silicon Valley start-ups with more than 20 years of experience developing networking and network management systems.
Former Board Members
Najam Ahmad – Director, Technical Operations, Facebook
Axel Clauberg – Vice President, IP & Optical, Deutsche Telekom AG
Igor Gashinsky – Yahoo
Albert Greenberg – Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Naseem Khan – Verizon Joshua Matheus - Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Omar Baldonado (Alternate) – Facebook
Deepak Bansal (Alternate) - Partner Group Manager, Microsoft
Peter Feil (Alternate) - Director, Research & Innovation, Telekom Innovations Laboratories (T-Labs), Deutsche Telekom AG
Hwa-Jung Han (Alternate) - Verizon
Patrick O'Sullivan (Alternate) – Goldman, Sachs & Co.