Guru Parulkar is the executive director of the Open Networking Laboratory (ON.lab), and a consulting professor and executive director of the Open Network Resource Center (ONRC) at the Stanford University School of Engineering. He’s got over 25 years of networking-related experience, including academic work at Washington University in St. Louis prior to Stanford, and private sector experience at multiple startups, Cisco, and the National Science Foundation. While at Stanford, Guru helped create three seminal programs: SDN and OpenFlow, Programmable Open Mobile Internet (POMI) 2020, and the Stanford Experimental Data Center Laboratory (SEDL).
Nick Lippis is a global authority on advanced IP networks and a thought leader in today’s open network movement. He’s the publisher of the Lippis Report, a resource for network and IT business decision makers that has over 35,000 executive subscribers, and a co-founder of the Open Network Users Group (ONUG). Earlier in his career, Nick designed some of the largest computer networks in the world and advised multiple Global 2000 firms on network strategy, architecture, and implementation. Nick was named one of the “Top 40 Most Powerful and Influential People in the Networking Industry” by Network World. He’s also an advisory board member to the Dean of Engineering at Boston University, where he received the College of Engineering Alumni award for advancing the profession.
J.P. Allen was the founding department chair of the University of San Francisco (USF) Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship department, and before that he served as a faculty member at Purdue University and the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on understanding the impact of the Internet, open technology, and the digital transformation on businesses, organizations and society. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Information Technology and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce.