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As a world traveler, Nan visited over 50 countries mostly for work, and over 200 wineries mostly for pleasure; As an avid runner, Nan raced over 20 marathons, including World Marathon Majors.

In his previous life, he was a record holder in pole vault at Beijing University with 2 MS & 1 BS degrees.

Until 2008, Frederick was the Senior Vice President of PCCW Global’s International Products and Solutions division and was responsible for managing PCCW Global’s product management and development activities, as well as overseeing marketing and presales support activities around the world. In 2008, Frederick was appointed head of Eastern Europe, Mediterranean, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania sales and business development operations.

In early 2011, Frederick became Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales. He was responsible for overseeing PCCW Global’s business development in data sales as well as presales activities, access management and marketing strategies. In 2012, he became the Senior Vice President, Global Data Sales and Presales and, in 2019, the Chief Commercial Officer of PCCW Global.

Before joining HKT, Frederick engaged in the development of products and solutions for a number of telecoms operators serving the Asia Pacific region.

Frederick graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Engineering and holds an Executive MBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Frederick has been serving on the MEF Board since 2018. And he is also a Committee member of the HK Trade Development Council ICT Services Advisory Committee.

Andrew is a veteran technology executive with more than 30 years of experience in building telecommunications networks, switching platforms and services platforms. Prior to his CTO role, he served as CenturyLink senior vice president of technology planning, network architecture and security. He joined Level 3 in 1998 where he played an integral part in building its global network. He held various roles at Level 3 and was named its CTO in 2016.

Before joining Level 3, Dugan designed and built transport network support systems, enhanced voice services platforms and next generation voice switching networks for MCI WorldCom. He also worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Dugan is an innovator with more than 20 networking patents. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.

He is responsible for Verizon Business Group’s holistic product portfolio - including multi-access edge compute, SD-WAN and virtualized networking, IoT and 5G services, global networking solutions, security, advanced communications services, and managed and professional services - and will lead product management across all customer segments.

Aamir is a veteran international technology executive with experience in operations and technology functions within the cable and telecom industry. He is an investor, advisor and board member with a focus on the consumer and financial enterprise, wireless industry, technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors. Most recently, Aamir was CEO of Collinear Networks, a next generation wireless intelligent connectivity startup. In this role, Aamir was responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company by working with the board of directors and the executive management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

Prior to Collinear Networks, Aamir was the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CenturyLink. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing CenturyLink's worldwide network, technology transformation, architecture and innovation roadmap, including product development, IT operations, cyber engineering, physical/network security and global cloud and managed services development functions. Aamir joined CenturyLink as CTO in 2014, where he transformed the company's core network into a Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)-based environment. He was also instrumental in accelerating broadband enablement efforts through innovative solutions such as vectoring/bonding, GPON, G.fast and wireless 5G deployments.

Aamir has also held senior leadership roles at Liberty Global, Covad, TELUS and Qwest. Aamir sits on several startup and non-profit boards, is technical advisor to technology companies and holds 11 patents in telecommunications.

Aamir holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida and a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, he has completed leadership, innovation and strategy training at Harvard University, the INSEAD Business School in France and the International School of Business Management in Switzerland.

In the previous year, he served as Executive Vice President ICT Engineering, Sparkle, where he was in charge of the technological innovation, planning, engineering and development of Sparkle’s Global Network as well as of Information Technology. From August 2016 he held the position of Director of Innovation and Engineering, in charge of the engineering and deployment of Voice, Mobile, IP and Data Platforms as well as of Submarine Cables, ICT Security Processes and Platforms and Datacenters and Cloud Infrastructures, while leading the Network Innovation and Evolution processes.

Prior to that he was Director Architecture and Engineering. He began his career in in 1991 in a Software House dealing with Robotics applied to Agriculture and, in 1993, he moved to Telecom Italia’s domestic Transmission department, focusing on the migration from PDH to SDH technology. In January 2013 Daniele was appointed Director of Engineering, IT and Security of Sparkle Mediterranean and Balkan Region where, since 2001, he has been holding several positions within Engineering and Operations departments. Daniele holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Catania.

Since 2013, Franck has led the Orange Business Services connectivity portfolio and was instrumental in the company’s global transformation toward SD-WAN, orchestration and virtualization.

Franck is a frequent speaker promoting SDx technologies at industry conferences, including MEF 2018, Cisco Live, SDWAN Summit and other industry partner events. He is keen to share the Orange experience, resources and leadership gained from his work with the LSO SONATA program to new service developments, such as SD-WAN, to ensure broad adoption in the industry.

Franck’s entire career has been centered on the B-to-B sector and managing strategic industry partnerships. From 2006-2008 Franck was also co-chair of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).

Prior to this, Roman was Senior Vice President, Offer Management and Service Integration leading the development of SDN based offers and creating unique value propositions for the Business Market.

Roman has also previously served as Senior Vice President-Marketing and Global Strategy.

Roman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

SD-WAN, SD-Branch, Security, and Edge Computing digital services that facilitate the enterprise digital transformation. Ralph’s team created Fujitsu’s SD-WAN-as-a-Service, a MEF 70-compliant SD-WAN managed service.

Ralph is a MEF founding member, long time contributor/mentor to MEF projects and is currently co-developing new standards on SD-WAN and Application Security. He is leading a new project to develop a Zero Trust architecture and service attributes to provide a dynamic, policy-driven approach to protect SD-WAN and networked resources. He lectures on all MEF topics at industry events/MEF workshops, contributed to 12 MEF whitepapers and 24 MEF standards, and regularly briefs the press and industry analysts on MEF’s latest work to advance the industry.

Mr. Victor joined Comcast in 2008 and in prior roles has served as Senior Vice President of Strategic and Financial Planning for Comcast Corporation and Chief Financial Officer for Comcast Business.

Bob graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.

He is responsible for the strategy, architecture and development of the network technologies enabling Colt software defined on demand network, the IT orchestration and monitoring capabilities and the management of the on demand product portfolio.

He joined Colt in 2002 and has held several senior leadership roles in the technical development and engineering areas. Previously Mirko served as VP Network Engineering, responsible for technical development of Colt services, and for the architecture of the Colt network.

Mirko has lead the contribution of Colt to the MEF standards throughout the years. He has been involved since the creation of the Carrier Ethernet 1.0 and 2.0 specifications and is a strong proponent of the MEF LSO architecture.

Mirko holds an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico of Milan.

He chairs the Bell Customer Advisory Board, engaging with strategic enterprise clients, consulting on roadmap evolution, and advising on technology innovation.

In his last 8 years, Jeremy launched a number of innovative products and services across networking, UC, cloud computing and security. Recent launches include first in Canada Bell Virtual Network Services including SD-WAN, as well as Cyber Threat Intelligence and Bell Total Connect UC. Early in his career, as product manager, Jeremy developed and launched the first enterprise grade MPLS network in Canada.

With a Bachelor of Systems and Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University, he also spent a number of years involved in research and development with a global technology provider.

The MEF has emerged as the leading hybrid standards body, successfully melding traditional standards development, with open-source style agility. The CTO and the MEF Leadership has worked well together to position the MEF 3.0 Connectivity Services and Orchestration messaging, and provide the enabling platform for Service Providers, Equipment Vendors, Integration Houses, and the Open-Source Community to effectively build interoperable networking solutions and services.

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