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2020 vacant TSC seats

 There are currently 3 vacancies on the TSC (12 seated members out of a chartered 15 seats). Nominations are open until  for additional TSC members for the 2020/2021 term. Nominees must have made 20 contributions per the 2020 Active Contributors list. Election of nominated candidates will start  and close  

NameOrganizationNominated ByNomination Statement

TSC Vice-Chair Nominations (CLOSED)

Nominations for a vice-chairperson during the term beginning  will run  to . Please complete the nomination for a vice-chairperson from one of the listed TSC nominees below (all were elected):

NameOrganizationNominated ByNomination StatementAccepted Nomination
CanonicalSelfI would like to continue serving the community as vice chair, assisting with duties such as TSC minutes and logistics.  It has been my pleasure to fill this role for the past 6 months and hereby submit my name to have the opportunity to do so for the term to come.Y

Strategic Planning Committee Representative Nominations (CLOSED)

Nominations for a SPC representative during the term beginning  will run  to . Please complete the nomination for a SPC representative from one of the listed TSC nominees below (all were elected):

NameOrganizationNominated ByNomination StatementAccepted Nomination
IntelSelfI have been serving in this role for the past year and happy to continue representing OPNFV for another term. OPNFV is a unique project in LFN so we offer a unique perspective that is important as LFN evolves and new projects are considered or how the success of existing projects are measured. Y

TSC Chair Nominations (CLOSED)

Nominations for a chairperson during the term beginning  will run  to . Please complete the nomination for a chairperson from one of the listed nominees below:

NameOrganizationNominated ByNomination Statement

Al Morton has been a stalwart of OPNFV since the beginning. As current TSC chair he has proved to be an effective leader helping OPNFV to transform with the times and deliver real value to the industry. In his short time as acting and then elected TSC he has had significant impact on improving the TSC ways of working and its effectiveness. Al has enormous expertise in the areas of network testing that have been invaluable to the community and will be even more important as OPNFV addresses new requirements. Al's industry connections and stature as well as influence in industry specification and standards bodies make him an ideal representative of OPNFV in the industry. Al is also a time-traveler which is a pretty cool skill and may be very handy in the future (smile)

TSC chairperson elections begin  


According to the Community Election procedure (Case 2), 3 remaining TSC seats are open for nomination for 1 week Starting  and Closing EOD MDT  as agreed at the 19 May TSC meeting.

As of the OPNFV TSC meeting  , no additional nominations were submitted. Nominations are closed until the TSC votes to re-open them.

2020 TSC Members

The 2019 TSC has decided to keep the current 15 TSC seats available for the 2020 term. The following is the list of nominated candidates.

The following 12 candidates are 2020 TSC members (term starting  ) All 12 nominations were confirmed at the TSC meeting, and were successful according to the Community Election procedure (Case 2) where "the available nominees become TSC members".

NameOrganizationNominated ByNomination Statement

I would like to once again nominate Jack Morgan for the Ad Hoc TSC Seat Election. Jack has been active in OPNFV since the Brahmaputra release. He is
currently the Pharos PTL, member of the Infra work Group, and leading the Weekly Technical Discuss meetings. He has previously served as a committer-at-large on the TSC as well as a proxy member for 6 months.

He has demonstrated great leadership through his work with the Pharos labs (a resource than many project teams have made use of for collaboration, testing and demos). Jack’s enthusiasm for OPNFV and experience working with the community labs would be a great addition to the TSC in helping to promote the community and driving further integration and efficiencies between OPNFV and other projects.

Alec HothanCiscoFrank BrocknersI'd like to nominate Alec Hothan. Alec is PTL of the NFVbench project and an active participant in the test working group, including the Xtesting work and related CNTT work.
Alec has been an active participant in plugfests as well as other OPNFV forums (see e.g. his recent update on NFVbench/Xtesting/CNTT at the last virtual F2F meeting).
He has expressed many ideas for harmonizing between test frameworks and evolving OPNFV process.
Alec's expertise and approach will bring a fresh perspective to the TSC and help pave the path for OPNFV 2.0.
sunku ranganathIntelTomi JuvonenI would like to nominate Sunku Ranganath to the TSC. Sunku has been the organizer of closed loop automation working group and been a long standing contributor to the Barometer project. Sunku has provided valuable contributions as a TSC member in 2019 and been a contributor to CIRV & OPNFV 2.0 sub-committee. He has brought in many ideas on all things telemetry and closed loop automation and represented OPNFV projects at various conferences in 2019. He is actively contributing to CNTT chapters and I have full faith that he will continue to be a valuable asset to the OPNFV community.
Frank BrocknersCiscoselfI hope that you know me by now  (smile) - but for the record:
I have been part of the OPNFV TSC since OPNFV’s inception and have helped drive many strategic discussions, critical decisions in the TSC over the years and have been the PTL of several OPNFV projects (BGS, Genesis, FDS). I've also worked with and will continue to be working with several other LFN projects including, ONAP, OpenDaylight,, and PNDA - to help pave OPNFV's path to the future.
Qiao FuChina MobileselfI was engaged in OPNFV ever since it started in 2014, and was a TSC member since 2016. I have been PTLs for several projects and also is currently helping OPNFV 2.0 to figure out the revolution direction.  Inside China Mobile, I am responsible for integration and testing automation for network cloud across the country. And I do think what OPNFV 2.0 is targeting to will help end users as China Mobile to improve the efficiency of building NFV in the comming years. I would like to continue work as a TSC in OPNFV to help this community to continue this transformation and figure out sufficient way to provide meaningful releases to End Users. 
Mark BeierlCanonicalI have been lucky to have Mark's support and heightened participation as TSC Vice Chair since OPNFV created the new position this year. It has been a tumultuous time with many changes, and Mark's observations and innovations have helped the TSC run smoother and achieve more in every meeting. An example is the Wiki-based off-line TSC voting pages that Mark created, saving us significant time in meetings and helping to organize discussion of complex issues. Mark has been a PTL of the Storperf project for a long time, at least since the Summit in Berlin years ago. His technical contributions are significant, and he has always been willing to share his expertise with the community.
EricssonAl MortonGeorg has been an active and valuable contributor in OPNFV since the beginning. For example, lately, he has helped Dovetail progress to a point where we have a great certification tool for OPNFV. As part of the TSC, Georg always provides great and thoughtful opinions that help steer the discussions into the correct direction. Besides, due to his experience, he can be a great asset to have when discussions regarding OVP pop up, and we know they will as LFN expects us to succeed with it.
Trevor CooperIntelAl Morton

Trevor’s many contributions to the TSC over the last year and his membership in the Strategic Planning Committee, SPC, makes this one of the more obvious nominations for the new TSC in 2020.

Trevor brings new insights based on his work with Cloud-Native platforms and their performance challenges. Trevor’s observations and suggestions as we approach the working relationships and expectations of CNTT have been valuable. Trevor has been with us in OPNFV since the beginning, and has fulfilled many leadership roles in Test-WG, Pharos, VSPERF, and others. It’s clear that Trevor’s ideas and solutions have helped us become the Organization we are today, and it’s likely we all want to see him continue.

SpirentAl MortonSridhar has been an exceptionally strong contributor across OPNFV and CNTT for the last year, in addition to his leadership as PTL of the VSPERF project (recruiting many Interns and Student Volunteers), and as a TSC Member since 2019.  He has balanced an amazing number of responsibilities, and I can't imagine a TSC without him.

I'd like to nominate Al Morton. Al has been an active member of the OPNFV community since the beginning. His expertise in testing methodologies as well as his leadership skills have been invaluable for the community. In particular beginning of this year, Al stepped up and accepted the role of initially acting and then formally elected TSC chair. Under his guidance and leadership, the TSC has significantly improved its ways of working which allows us to work better towards reshaping OPNFV. Finally, Al is well connected with other communities and standardization bodies, most notably CNTT and ETSI.

Red HatAl MortonEmma has been involved in a number of OPNFV projects and has demonstrated both leadership and willingness to help others.  I have worked with her most recently as PTL of the Barometer project and she has shown that she is strong technically and seeks to ensure both that she understands the subject and that her responses are understood.  She has also promoted OPNFV well in various conferences.  Her skills, personality and passion for OPNFV would be a great addition to the TSC.

Note: Lincoln accepted my nomination at 6:56PM  EDT on Friday, May 15. However, I was unable to complete his nomination statement until Saturday, approximately 4pm EDT. I apologize to the community for the delay on my part, and hope you will find this nomination acceptable.

Lincoln is a pillar of the testing community, working most actively in the LFN OVP program as most of us know.  Lincoln is also a technical leader in the Broadband Forum, and has directed the Interoperability testing program at the University of New Hampshire for many years. He is also active on the DPDK CI and Akraino CI projects, and likely many others.  His broad perspective would be a great asset to OPNFV, now that testing is one of our key focus areas.

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