Christopher Price

Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden and is an active member of the technical steering comitee’s of the OpenDaylight and OPNFV Projects. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons' IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams with a rich history in development of systems and technology in the areas of network management, policy control and user service management, user session control plane solutions, and DPI technologies.

David Ward (Chair)

As CTO and Chief Architect of Engineering at Cisco Systems, David is responsible for defining strategy and leading research and development of new innovation via tight partnerships with customers and academia. He is known in the industry because of his knowledge and expertise in IP/MPLS routing, high availability, network design, and systems software. He is the Routing Area Director at the IETF and chair of four Working Groups: IS-IS, HIP, BFD and Softwires. Also, he is leading the work on defining a transport profile for MPLS at the ITU-T. He speaks frequently at the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG), IETF, IEEE and RIPE conferences and collaborates with several university and private research groups, including Stanford, MIT, Cambridge and Tsinghua University. David held the roles software architect for IOS-XR; co-system architect of the CRS-1 multi-terabit router & ASR9000; and co-system architect of several next generation routers, line cards, route processors and service blades for multiple routing products in Cisco’s Service Provider portfolio. David served as CTO of Platform Systems Division in Juniper Networks, responsible for the switches, routers and data center products in the portfolio as well as the Operating System (Junos) and ASICs. David was also a Juniper Fellow and Chief Architect working on operating system and next generation routing systems. David graduated from Syracuse University with a BS in International Relations, and later received a Ph.D. (ABD) and Master of Science in Forestry from University of Minnesota. David has a small vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains and an heirloom tomato farm along the St Croix River in Somerset, Wisconsin. 

Ed Warnicke (TSC Chair)

Ed Warnicke is a Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office (CTAO) office at Cisco Systems.  He has been working for over a decade in many areas of networking and Open Source.  He has been a member of the OpenDaylight TSC since its inception and currently serves as a committer elected member of the OpenDaylight TSC.  He is a founding TSC member at ONAP.  Ed has a masters in Physics (String Theory) from Rutgers University.

Tim Labatte

Tim Labatte is a Senior Director of Software Engineering for Intel’s Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. His responsibilities span across Wireless, Network Appliances, Media processing Servers, Storage Appliances, Ethernet products, Crypto/Compression accelerators and SW accelerators such as DPDK and DPI. 

Prior to his current role, Tim has led large world-wide teams in Networking, Manageability, Mobile telephony, and high speed I/O products. His 15+ years of development experience extends from HW Component Engineering, SW Driver development and BIOS/FW Engineering. Tim currently holds 9 patents and has authored numerous papers on low-level storage and I/O subsystem SW. Currently residing in Oregon, USA, Tim enjoys the forests of Northwest Oregon and creating micro-controller based projects in his spare time. Tim holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.