Olga L. Aparicio
Olga has more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications. Her experience expands the entire life cycle of Telecommunications Products. She has supported multiple carriers and Government Agencies on the development of products and services to include conception, acquisition, deployment and on-going operations. Olga’s next phase was devoted to work for a global carrier, Cable & Wireless, in the Network Strategy Group defining the architecture for the C&W global optical network. During her tenure she represented C&W in standards organizations, most prominently at the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) where she served in the Board of Directors in 2003. She contributed into the OIF, IETF and other organizations bringing the carriers’ perspective. For the past 15 years, Olga has worked as a Senior Principal Engineer at Noblis. Her responsibilities have included participation at Inter-Agency Working groups furthering adoption of IPv6, Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) and other government mandates and initiatives. She is responsible to develop network requirements, new architectures and introduction of new technologies in Government Enterprise networks. Currently, she serves as the Principal Investigator of Network Virtualization technologies at Noblis where she has led the building of fully virtualized SDN lab. Her efforts are placed on trying to advance the adoption of SDN. NFV, SD-WAN technologies by the US Government Agencies.