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The compliance and verification committee meets on a regular basis.

Monday, 0600 Pacific Standard Time/ 1500 Central European Time / 2200 China Standard Time/1400 UTC with the following Zoom meeting information.

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Committee Charter:

The Compliance and Verification Committee (“C&V Committee”) is the community driven body within LF Networking which defines policies and oversight for compliance and certification program. The C&V Committee operates under the guidelines established by LF Networking and Governing Board for meeting organization and rules of order. The C&V Committee will meet either by conference call or in face to face session. Meetings will be announced in accordance with the processes and procedures established by LF Networking. Participation in the C&V Committee is open to all participants (members and non-members) of LF Networking, and the target makeup of the C&V Committee is to include a balance of representatives with active testing experience as well as end user requirements. Elected leadership positions and eligible voters within the C&V Committee shall be from LF Networking member companies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Communicate with Governing Board on compliance and verification business tasks;
  • Define the governance of compliance and verification programs, subject to Governing Board approval;
  • Define the target for the mark or marks: network software platform, Infrastructure, applications etc.;
  • Define the interoperability promise;
  • The most practical and desirable degree of verification testing (e.g., self-certification vs 3rd party lab);
  • Approval of Certification Test Labs; and
  • Makes all decisions regarding granting and maintaining the verification mark(s) as well as the violation and appeal processes. 


CVC Chairperson: Lincoln Lavoie

CVC Vice-chairperson: Yan Yang

CNOVP Lead: Trevor Lovett

CNOVP Co-Lead: Marc Price

2020 CVC Committee Members:

Andrei KojukhovAmdocs
Anil GuntupalliVerizon
Atul PurohitVodafone
Beth CohenVerizon
Bryan Whittleiconectiv
Davide CherubiniVodafone
Lingli DengChinaMobile
Frank BrocknersCisco
Serena FengZTE
Ganesh KumarVerizon
Georg KunzEricsson
Glenn SeilerWindriver
Oravainen, Juha (Nokia - FI/Espoo)Nokia
Kanagaraj ManickamHuawei
Atuchukwu, Kodilinye, Vodafone GroupVodafone
Lincoln LavoieUNH
Mandeep Singh KalraAccenture
Morgan RichommeOrange
Mustafa OzdenNetsia
Patric LineVoerEir
Phil RobbEricsson
Pierre LynchKeysight
Prayson PateADVA Optical
Ramesh NagarajanAccenture
Remi BarsOrange
Ryan HallahanAT&T
Susan Manginiiconectiv
Parayil, Shibyiconectiv
Tapio TallgrenNokia
Tim IrnichSUSE
Perala, Timo (Nokia - FI/Espoo)Nokia
Trevor CooperIntel
Trevor LovettAT&T
Vincent DannoOrange
Vincent ScharfDT
Xu DanHuawei
Yue YuanZTE

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2020 Cloud Native OVP Sub-committee Members:

Atuchukwu, Kodilinye, Vodafone GroupVodafone
Ahmed MuradLenovo
Archna HaylockOpenCompute
Azhar SayeedRedhat
BalaAura Soft Group
Bill MulliganLoodse
Bejoy PankajakshanMavenir
Bob MonkmanIntel
Dave CainRedhat
Victor MoralesSamsung
Eyup KorkmazIBM
Frederick Kautz
Geoff HultinMultapplied Networks
Georg KunzEricsson
Gergely CsatariNokia
Ignacio PerezIBM
Irfan GhauriOpenAirInterface
James OakleyMultapplied Networks
Josh HicksMultapplied Networks
jplfpUniversidade de Aveiro
Juha KosonenNokia
Oravainen, Juha (Nokia - FI/Espoo)Nokia
Kanagaraj ManickamHuawei
Lucina StrickoVulk Coop
Lincoln LavoieUNH
Marc PriceMatrixx
Mark DansieInflection Tech
Rautakumpu, Mika (Nokia - FI/Espoo)Nokia
Moonki HongSamsung
Olivier SmithMatrixx
Parth Yadav
Phil RobbEricsson
Paul LancasterRedhat
Pasi VaananenRedhat
Raghavan SubramanianFujitsu
Rajat GuptaAltran
Rajeev SharmaOpenCompute
Haiby, Ranny (Samsung)Samsung
Ross JuddIBM
SandeepTurnium Technologies
Sebastian ScheeleLoodse
Sridhar K. N. RaoSpirent
Sriram RupanaguntaAarna Networks
Steve StarkAT&T
Sukhdev KapurJuniper
Taylor CarpenterVulk Coop
Perala, Timo (Nokia - FI/Espoo)Nokia
Kivlin, Tom, Vodafone GroupVodafone
Trevor LovettAT&T
Vincent DannoOrange
Vincent SeetGlobe Telecom
William DiegoOrange
Yan YangChinaMobile

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The Chair and Vice-Chair positions are appointment for a 1-year term each April.  Typical nomination period will be 2 weeks, followed by a 1 week voting period, similar to the typical project TSC processes.  

  • Additionally, subcommittee leadership positions shall be elected with the same timing.
  • A single list of eligible voters shall be used for all elections (chairs and subcommittees), with the following requirements:
    • The designated voter must work for an LFN member company and be a participant of the CVC or a subcommittee. 
    • There shall be one designated voter per company.
  • For an election to complete, at least simple majority of the eligible voters must cast ballots (similar to the LFN board / TSC processes).
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