Dr. Burak Gorkemli is the Product and Innovation Director in Argela, where he works for the disaggregation and virtualization of the fixed broadband access network, leads the reference design activities in the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and participates in standardization communities like the Broadband Forum (BBF). He has been in the telecommunication industry for 25 years, where he designed/developed solutions for SS7, GSM and IP networks, managed R&D projects, coordinated patent applications and supervised university collaborations. Dr. Gorkemli holds 11 patents on SDN, NFV, IP and telecommunication technologies.
Henning Schulzrinne is Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. He was an MTS at AT&T Bell Laboratories and an associate department head at GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments at Columbia University. He served as chair of the Department of Computer Science from 2004 to 2009, as Engineering Fellow, Technology Advisor and Chief Technology Officer at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2010 to 2017. In 2019-2020, he worked as a Technology Fellow in the US Senate. He has published more than 250 journal and conference papers, and more than 70 Internet RFCs. Protocols co-developed by him, such as RTP, RTSP and SIP, are used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia applications.
He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, has received the New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the VON Pioneer Award, TCCC service award, IEEE Internet Award, IEEE Region 1 William Terry Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service to IEEE, the UMass Computer Science Outstanding Alumni recognition, and is a member of the Internet Hall of Fame.
Marie-Paule Odini is Distinguished Technologist in HPE Communication Technology Group (CTG) focused on customer innovation and emerging trends in the communication industry including NFV, SDN, IoT, AI and 5G. She holds a worldwide position and drives technical discussions towards 5G with customers and inside HPE around strategy and roadmaps. She also leads CTG standard and opensource group, being personally active in many different forums including ETSI, GSMA, TMForum, NGMN, TIP, 5G Americas and ATIS. She held key positions such as ETSI NFV Vice Chair, IEEE SDN Chair, TIP E2E network slicing co-chair, 5G Americas and GSMA Telco Edge key contributor. Prior to HPE she worked in France Telecom/Orange labs in charge of Value-Added Services for Corporate Enterprise. She holds a Master Degree in EE from Utah State University. She is also teaching telecom at the university.
Marie-Paule is also very concerned with climate change and environmental impact, participating actively to HPE Living Progress program and other personal engagements.
Marina Thottan joined Bell Labs Research in 1999, and has contributed to a wide variety of projects, including Content Distribution, Routing protocols, Data over Optical networks, High Speed Router Design, Network Management and Anomaly Detection. Most recently she has been leading work on Network Orchestration, Network Slicing, and 5G Security. She is a Bell Labs Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. Marina received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rensselaer in 2000. She has published extensively and holds several patents in the area of network technologies. She is co-author of the book "Communication Networks for Smart Grids: Making Smart Grids Real" and has also Co-edited a book on "Algorithms for Next Generation Networks".
Luciano Paschoal Gaspary holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (UFRGS, Brazil, 2002). He is currently Deputy Dean and Associate Professor at the Institute of Informatics, UFRGS. He is also the current Editor-in-Chief for Springer’s Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM). From 2009 to 2013, he served as Managing Director of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). Prof. Gaspary has been involved in the area of network and service management for over 20 years. In recent years, his group has made contributions in network function virtualization, virtual networks, as well as in data plane programmability to solve long-standing and emerging management problems. Prof. Gaspary is the author of more than 130 full papers published in leading international peer-reviewed publications and has a history of dedication to a number of research activities. He served as General Co-Chair for LANOMS 2005, TPC Co-Chair of IFIP/IEEE DSOM 2009, TPC Co-Chair of IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2002, General Co-Chair for CNSM 2014, and in several other Organizing Committee roles of past IM, NOMS, and CNSM conferences. Further information regarding Prof. Gaspary’s biography can be found at https://www.inf.ufrgs.br/~paschoal/.