Q: Who will lead the new ONF? Are there other changes in leadership?

A: Guru Parulkar serves as the new ONF executive director. Parulkar co-founded ON.Lab and has been involved in SDN since its beginnings at Stanford and Berkeley almost 10 years ago. The combined organization’s open source software development work will be jointly led by Larry Peterson and Bill Snow. Peterson currently serves as chief architect and board member at ON.Lab. Snow is ON.Lab’s current vice president of engineering.

Timon Sloane is the new vice president of standards and membership at ONF leading the organization’s efforts with SDN standards, skills certification, and membership. Aseem Parikh joined ON.Lab to serve as the VP of Partnerships and Solutions.