NFV SDN World Congress Advisory Panel
Mr. Mark Lum
Chair | NFV World Congress


Layer123 has been working with the Carrier NFV Project since its inception in 2012, springboarding its public announcement at the first SDN & OpenFlow World Congress. Layer123 is a participating member of the ETSI NFV ISG, providing further market dissemination of ongoing and related work.


We are honoured to support this distinguished Advisory Panel of industry leaders who are defining, and developing the new world of Virtualised Carrier Networks. We thank them for their close co-operation, insight and recommendation in preparing the NFV SDN Congress program; the topical content and agenda - with any omissions or errors - remain solely Layer123's responsibility.




Dr. David Amzallag
Strategic Advisor & Technology Creator | DA Technologies & Strategies
Mr. David Boswarthick
Director Committee SC, OPS | ETSI
Mr. Michael Brenner
Chief Architect, NFV | GigaSpaces
Mr. Phil Bridge
Sr. Network Architect | BT
Dr. Marcus Brunner
Chief Researcher, Head of Standardization | Swisscom
Mr. Chris Buerger
Technologist, Datacenter Networking Solutions Group | Intel

Chair, Marketing Task Force | Open Source MANO
Ms. Margaret Chiosi
VP of Open Ecosystem | Huawei
Mr. Murray Cooke
Director | MC5G
Mr. Chris Donley
Sr. Director, Telco Open Source Ecosystems | Huawei

TSC member | ONAP
Mr. Mike Fargano
Principal Architect and Standards Program Manager, Office of CTO | CenturyLink

Chair, Technical Committee | Broadband Forum
Dr. Christos Kolias
Sr. Research Scientist & Principal | Orange Silicon Valley
Mr. Brian Levy
CTO EMEA | Brocade
Ms. Vanessa Little
Director, Solutions Architecture | VMWare

Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM
Dr. Diego Lopez
Head of Technology Exploration and Standards | Telefonica

Mr. Tetsuya Nakamura
Principal Architect | CableLabs

Vice Chair | ETSI NFV ISG
Ms. Wendy Ooms
Lead Architect Virtualization | KPN
Mr. Prayson Pate
CTO, Ensemble | ADVA Optical Networking
Ms. Sandra Rivera
Corporate VP and General Manager | Intel
Mr. Franz Seiser
VP Core Network & Services | Deutsche Telekom
Dr. Prodip Sen
CTO, Network Functions Virtualization | HPE
Mr. Martin Taylor
CTO | Metaswitch
Mr. Andrew White
Chief Technologist, NFV in the Americas | HPE
Mr. Peter Willis
Chief Researcher, Data Networks | BT
Mr. Chris Wright
VP & Chief Technologist | Red Hat

Chair, Board of Directors, OpenDaylight