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Antonis Karvelas is working for INTRACOM TELECOM, the largest multinational provider of telecommunications products, solutions and services of Greece. He is the company’s primary contact person for the Metro Ethernet Forum. He has over 10 years of experience in system design, protocol design and an intimate knowledge of L2 and L3 networks and technologies.
Dr. Enrique Hernandez-Valencia
As a consulting member of Lucent Technologies' Multimedia Network Solutions group and a Bell Labs Fellow, Dr. Enrique Hernandez-Valencia focuses on technology developments regarding converged optical/packet transport systems, including work on network architectures, communications protocols, and system engineering. Dr. Hernandez-Valencia has more than 15 years of experience in the design and development of high-speed communications systems and services. Areas of research specialization include switching/transport system architectures, optical/packet transport integration, LAN/MAN/WAN networking architectures, and data networking services. Dr. Hernandez-Valencia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Sigma Xi societies.
Hannes Gredler is a Software Development Engineer at Juniper Networks Inc., working in the Routing Protocols group. He has been working on Link-state and MPLS related protocols of the JUNOS network operating system, with an emphasis on resilient network architectures as well as Nonstop routing (NSR). Today he is tasked with, and interested in rearchitecting router software to allow fast, scalable end-to-end service restoration. He has been in the telecom industry for 15 years and holds a masters degree for manufacturing and automation from the technical university of Graz, Austria.
Jonathan Olsson - During the past two years, Jonathan has been the editor of the MEF Mobile Backhaul Implementation Agreement and promoting the use of Carrier Ethernet in packet based mobile backhaul networks. In addition to his leadership in the MEF, Jonathan is also actively contributing to the IP/MPLS Forum’s MPLS in Mobile Backhaul Initiative.
Kireeti Kompella is a Juniper Fellow at Juniper Networks. His current interests are all aspects of Multi-Protocol Label Switching, including Traffic Engineering, Generalized MPLS, and MPLS applications such as VPNs. Dr. Kompella is active at the IETF where he is the author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs in the areas of CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, OSPF and TE, and a past co-chair of the CCAMP Working Group. He specializes in Layer 2 VPNs, Metro Ethernet and Virtual Private LAN Service. Previously, he worked in the area of filesystems at Network Appliance and SGI; and earlier in the area of security and cryptography. Dr. Kompella received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; and his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Southern California.
Lionel Florit has been in the networking industry for 20 years, working for Wellfleet, 3Com and for the last 11 years for Cisco in several capacities including designing network solutions for Service Providers and Fortune 500 customers. Lionel started his involvement with the MEF in 2003. In 2008, Lionel became the lead representative for Cisco at the MEF and serves on the MEF Board of Directors. Lionel authored or co-authored more than fifty contributions to the Technical Committee, he was the Editor for the E-NNI specification in 2008-2009. Lionel is currently a Senior Manager, involved in the product definition phases and working closely with various product teams inside Cisco. Lionel has published several articles and holds 12 patents in the Metro Ethernet arena. He has a M.Sc in Computer Sciences from the University of Sophia Antipolis, France.
Maarten Vissers is a technical director in the European R&D Centre of Huawei Technologies since April 2008. He is responsible for the technical aspects of the multi-service evolution of the optical transport network and evolution of the multiple packet transport technologies towards one global multi-technology packet transport network. He holds a masters degree in Electrical Engineering, digital systems from the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands obtained in 1982. Prior to joining Huawei Technologies he worked at Philips Telecommunication Industry, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel and Alcatel Lucent where he designed integrated circuits for PDH systems, was a system engineer and architect for SDH systems, championed the development and use of common requirements and architectures as a cross product systems engineer, lead the development of the OTN specifications as a transport network architect, initiated Ethernet over Transport network standardisation within ITU-T and promoted the development of architecture, equipment, protection switching, OAM and NNI specifications for a world wide packet transport network. Since 1991 he actively contributed to PDH, SDH, ATM, OTN, ASON, T-MPLS/MPLS-TP and Ethernet standards development in ITU-T, ETSI, IEEE 802.1, IETF and MEF. He is an expert in functional modelling, fault management, performance monitoring, protection switching, overhead and OAM for connection monitoring and network node interface specifications. He is the editor of a number of OTN, MPLS-TP and Ethernet standards in ITU-T and has been the editor of multiple SDH standards in ETSI and ITU-T.
Mannix O’Connor is Director of Marketing for Hitachi Communications Technologies America. Mr. O’Connor was the founding Secretary of the IEEE 802.17 Working Group and earlier contributed to the carrier extension and packet bursting protocols in IEEE 802.3z and IEEE 802.3ab. He is co-chair of the Access Working Group at the MEF and a founding member of the Resilient Packet Ring Alliance. Mr. O’Connor’s most recent publication, “Delivering Carrier Ethernet” was published by McGraw-Hill. He has held Director and VP positions at Corrigent Systems, Lantern Communications, MRV Communications, Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Synoptics. He has spoken on switching and optical networking at Supercomm, ComNet, Networld & Interop, Convergence India, Comdex Argentina, and the Congreso Internacional de Telefonia IP Mexico. Mr. O’Connor holds an MBA from George Washington University and lives in San Jose, CA.
Marco Mascitto is the President and founder of Telion Consulting Inc., a management consulting firm offering technology and product development services to equipment vendors specializing in broadband solutions. Through his sponsorship by Canoga Perkins Corp., Mr. Mascitto has contributed to a number of MEF Technical Specifications, and is a co-editor of the MEF NID Requirements & Framework draft. Mr. Mascitto has over a decade of experience in network systems design and development, is a member of the IEEE, and holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from McGill University (Montreal, Canada).
Vladimir Bronstein is currently Director of Software development for Hitachi Communication Technologies America where he works on EPON systems with DOCSIS management. Vladimir is a telecommunication and data communication expert focusing mostly on optical and wireless broadband access systems and gateways. Vladimir specializes in Software and Hardware architecture, technology research, development leadership. Prior to Hitachi Vladimir held similar software and architecture leadership positions at Silicon Valley technology firms – most recently Aurora Networks, Zultys Technologies, Netro Corporation.
Simon Delord is senior technology specialist at Telstra, Australia. His current activities are around broadband architecture evolution. He has worked extensively in IP/MPLS architectural design, engineering, and service deployment. His major focus since 2003 are architecture studies related to the introduction of IP/MPLS in access networks. Prior to joining Telstra in 2009, he worked for Uecomm and France Telecom. He is actively contributing to the IETF in the PWE3 and L2VPN working groups and has spoken at several conferences.
Frederic Jounay is senior architect at Orange Labs. He joined France Telecom R&D in 2001 in the Access Network Laboratory. Following an initial period working on optical access architecture, his major focus since 2004 is the architecture studies related to the introduction of IP/MPLS in the access network. He is also involved in multicast network design. His current activities are the mobile backhauling architecture evolution. He is actively contributing to the IETF in the PWE3 and L2VPN working groups.
Raymond Key is senior technology specialist at Telstra, Australia. His current activities are around Ethernet service architecture evolution. He has worked extensively in Ethernet, IP/MPLS and security. His major focus since 2005 are architecture studies related to Ethernet services over MPLS networks, quality of service and IP/MPLS in access networks. Prior to joining Telstra in 2009, he has worked for Uecomm, Sprint, British Telecom, Lucent and Royal Hong Kong Police Force. He is actively contributing to the IETF in the PWE3 and L2VPN working groups.
Roman krzanowski is a Ph.D. 17+ years of Telecom experience working with information systems and telecom networks. He authored several publications and presentations in the area of AI, MPLS, PWE and network performance. Dr. Krzanowski focuses currently on architecture and design of Carrier Ethernet services and WEBH. Dr. Krzanowski is holding 3 US patents with several US patent applications pending. He also co-authored RFC 5357: Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP). He participates in works of IETF and MEF forums. Dr. Krzanowski is currently working at Verizon Technology.
Nominated Advisor to EXFO`s CTO Office in July 2008. In this role, Mr. Giguère is instrumental in analyzing market dynamics and implementing corresponding technical strategies for EXFO’s Ethernet and Transport test product portfolio. He is EXFO’s representative to many standard organizations including the Metro Ethernet Forum, the International Telecommunication Union and sit on the Board of Directors of the Network Test Automation Forum. Prior to his nomination as Advisor to the CTO Office, Mr. Giguère held product management and system engineering positions both at EXFO. He has also presented multiple technology seminars and webinars and authored or co-authored numerous application notes, magazine articles and technology reference guides. Mr. Giguère is the current editor of ITU-T Y.156sam.
David Berechya is a Network Expert at Nokia Siemens Networks with the CTO organization. David has participated ETNA project, responsible for the network architecture.
José Morales Barroso
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