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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.

NameOrganizationNominated ByNomination Statement
Imagene Ary CandidateSome org (or self)Some person OR selfBrief synopsis of the candidate and specific expertise and skills that would make the nominated person an ideal TSC member.

I would like to once agani 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.

Cédric is the top technical contributor to OPNFV, and been elected to the LFV Governing board as technical representative. His name comes up at the top of every list, in CNTT discussions and elsewhere.

Being a current member of TSC, Cedric has made many contributions to OPNFV over the past years. He has been leading FuncTest project as well as been an active contributor in the Test community. He has received many awards in the recent years. His work on X-testing is now a critical part of our overall test tool automation and results collection.


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.

Emma Foley (pending acceptance)

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.
Lincoln Lavoie UNH

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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