Board of Directors

Najam Ahmad – Director, Technical Operations, Facebook

najam-ahmadNajam Ahmad is the Director of Technical Operations at Facebook, where he oversees Facebook's global network infrastructure for production, corporate, and messaging systems. Prior to Facebook, Najam was the General Manager of Global Networking Services at Microsoft. Najam was responsible for the overall architecture, design, implementation, and operations of Microsoft's global online network.

Najam has extensive knowledge of networking technologies and a proven record of architecting and implementing large-scale IP networks. Prior to joining Microsoft in September of 2004, Najam worked at MCI/UUNET as the Senior Manager of Global IP Network Engineering. In this role, he was responsible for the architecture and engineering of MCI’s global public IP backbone, its connectivity to the other IP networks (peering), and the design of IP access products.

Prior to joining UUNET, Najam worked for Netrix Corporation, a developer of switching and routing equipment. At Netrix, he worked on developing Frame Relay NNI standards and ensuring that Netrix switches conformed to the Frame Relay forum standards.

Najam holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Protocols and Computer Science from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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  • Turk Telekom / Argela
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  • Verizon
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  • Xpliant
  • Yahoo
  • ZTE Corporation

Our Members

  • 6WIND
  • A10 Networks
  • Active Broadband Network
  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • Alcatel-Lucent / Nuage Networks
  • Alibaba
  • Aricent Group
  • Arista
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Beijing Internet Institute
  • Broadcom
  • Brocade
  • Centec Networks
  • Ceragon
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • CohesiveFT
  • Colt
  • Corsa
  • Cyan
  • Dell/Force10
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Ericsson
  • ETRI
  • Extreme Networks
  • /membership/member-listing LineRate Systems
  • Facebook
  • Fiberhome Technologies
  • Freescale
  • Fujitsu
  • Gigamon
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Hitachi
  • HP
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Institute for Information Industry (III)
  • Infinera
  • Infoblox
  • Intel
  • Intune Networks
  • IP Infusion
  • Ixia
  • Juniper Networks
  • KDDI
  • Kemp Technologies
  • Korea Telecom
  • Lancope
  • Level 3 Communications
  • LSI
  • Luxoft
  • Marvell
  • Mellanox
  • Metaswitch Networks
  • Microsoft
  • Midokura
  • NCL Communications K.K.
  • NEC
  • Netgear
  • Netronome
  • NetScout Systems
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • NoviFlow
  • NTT Communications
  • Optelian
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • Overture Networks
  • PICA8
  • Plexxi Inc.
  • Procera Networks
  • Qosmos
  • Rackspace
  • Radware
  • Riverbed Technology
  • Samsung
  • SK Telecom
  • Spirent
  • Sunbay
  • Swisscom
  • Tail-f Systems
  • Tallac
  • Tekelec
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Tellabs
  • Tencent
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thales
  • Tilera
  • TorreyPoint
  • Transmode
  • Turk Telekom / Argela
  • TW Telecom
  • Ubiqube
  • Vello Systems
  • Verizon
  • VMware/Nicira
  • Xpliant
  • Yahoo
  • ZTE Corporation

"We believe ONF effort will accelerate the development of key network capabilities, which will help evolve our networks to be more responsive to our customers' needs."

– Stu Elby, Vice President, Network Architecture & Technology at Verizon


"We believe ONF effort will accelerate the development of key network capabilities, which will help evolve our networks to be more responsive to our customers' needs."

– Stu Elby, Vice President, Network Architecture & Technology at Verizon


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