(CNTT and/or OPNFV)
|Short Biography||Nomination Statement|
|AT&T||OPNFV and CNTT||Al Morton is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, Middletown, New Jersey. He has been a chairman and recognized contributor in US and International network performance standards committees for more than 25 years. He authored or co-authored more than 31 IETF RFCs, and is a committer on several Linux Foundation projects. He has worked at Bell Labs, the U.S. Army Satellite Communications Agency, and Computer Sciences Corporation. Al spends his spare time making and enjoying music with friends and family on the New Jersey Shore and Chicago, Illinois.|
As current OPNFV TSC chair, Al has been an effective leader through a time of transition. He has enormous credibility in the Comms. industry as a technical expert and proven leader who builds bridges. Al's approach is both practical and inclusive which inspires confidence and helps bring diverse stakeholders together. Along with his relevant expertise and key industry relationships, Al has experience working and leading in both specification and open-source bodies which make him an ideal choice for TSC transitional co-chair of Anuket.
|Telstra||CNTT||Walter Kozlowski is the Principal Cloud Architect at Telstra, leading the technology transformation into a containerized, programmable, software-controlled, telco cloud environment. Besides several IT and telco related roles at Telstra, he had worked also for IBM and HP Global Practice. He has a long active experience in the industry organisations including TMF, ToG, LFN, and GSMA. Currently, he is the Lead of the Cloud Infrastructure Reference Model at Linux Foundation, the Co-lead of the Technical Steering Committee of Cloud iNfrastructure Telco Taskforce (CNTT), and the Chair of GSMA Open Infrastructure Task Force (OITF) providing a liaison between the CNTT and GSMA activities. Walter has the Ph.D. (Mathematics/Information Science), he was a Fulbright Scholar at California Institute of Technology. He currently holds the position of the Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales. Since 2009, Walter is certified as The Open Group Distinguished IT Architect and a member of the ToG Certification Board. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.|
As one of the founding members of CNTT, Walter's leadership and contributions to various workstreams, CNTT Governance and multiple ad hoc workgroups have been instrumental in achieving the progress achieved by CNTT to date.
Walter brings a unique blend of practical and of future trends based on his experience as an operator and an academic, and previously as a supplier. Walter has a wealth of knowledge on creating and operating clouds. His experience in open-source communities includes representing CNTT at GSMA, his leadership of the OITF working group. In addition to GSMA he participates in TMF and ToG.
Walter organizes the meetings and work in achievable chunks. He ensures and actively solicits every participants opinions, works to achieve consensus, while keeping things moving.
Walter will be an excellent choice for Anuket TSC co-chair.