Testing Leadership Council

The ONF Testing Leadership Council (TLC) shall support the goals of ONF by providing guidance on the testing activities of ONF, in concert with other working groups in the organization. Comprised of representatives from each ONF-accredited testing lab along with one representative from each ONF member company involved in testing for ONF-approved protocols and standards, the TLC will be led by a Chair and a Vice Chair. These appointments will serve for a term of two years and will alternate between testing labs and testing companies for each new term of service.

TLC responsibilities include

  • Develop policies, procedures and guidelines for the effective management of testing programs for ONF in conformance, performance benchmarking, and interoperability.
  • Develop best practices for testing and a policy & procedures manual for ONF-approved testing facilities worldwide.
  • Advise on best policies to align testing methodologies, processes, and timetables to with developments in technical specifications within the ONF.

Here are the TLC members:

Erica Johnson – Director of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory

Erica JohnsonCHAIR: Erica Johnson combines business acumen and an in-depth understanding of complex networking technology to direct the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). In this capacity, Erica oversees all aspects of the testing services the UNH-IOL offers for more than 20 unique data networking and storage technologies. Erica’s strategic management of these services includes relationships with industry forums, high-profile test events and UNH-IOL operations.


Wen-Pai Lu – Luxoft


Kumar Jayaprakash – Director of Criterion Network Labs (CNLabs)

kumar-jayaprakashKumar Jayaprakash has over 20 years of experience in the telecom and networking Industry. He drives the strategy and provides direction and leadership for all the lab programs at CNLabs, the network interoperability and conformance test lab based in Bangalore. Prior to this role, Jayaprakash was leading several engineering efforts at Cisco including launch of the Next Generation access switch platforms. During his career, Jayaprakash has handled various projects in enterprise routing, switching, wireless and telecom domains in design, development and test roles in multiple companies across US, Japan and India.

Chen Lei – China Academy of Telecommunication Research of China Telecommunication Technology Lab (CTTL)

picChen Lei is the chief engineer of department of wireline network communication of CTTL. As the project leader, he is responsible for the SDN test in CTTL. Over the past few years, he created the SDN test group in CTTL, made CTTL becoming ONF accredited laboratory, and carried out the OpenFlow® certification test. Chen Lei has over 10 years of experience in the telecom and networking Industry. Prior to his involvement in the SDN lab, he was mainly engaged in standards development and testing of softswitch network signaling and protocol. He was involved in the development of several ITU-T specifications and China domestic specifications and calibration specifications. At the same time the team he led is responsible for the inspection and tests for softswitch equipment and data exchange equipment network accessing license in China.

Pan Zhang – Senior Engineer, Beijing Internet Institute

pan-zhangPan Zhang serves as a senior engineer at Beijing Internet Institute(BII). Over the last year, he has led the OpenFlow® conformance testing program at BII and hosted interoperability testing events for ONF. As an engineer, he contributes to SDN testing technology and helps with the development of OpenFlow® 1.3 test specification and the software test suite.

Ying-Dar Lin — Professor, National Chiao Tung University

ying-dar-linYING-DAR LIN is a Distinguished Professor of computer science at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1993. He served as the CEO of Telecom Technology Center in Taipei during 2010–2011 and a visiting scholar at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, during 2007–2008. Since 2002, he has been the founder and director of Network Benchmarking Lab (NBL, www.nbl.org.tw), which reviews network products with real traffic. He also cofounded L7 Networks Inc. in 2002, which was later acquired by D-Link Corp. He founded, in 2011, the Embedded Benchmarking Lab (www.ebl.org.tw) to extend into the review of handheld devices.


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