Boshan Zhang

Director, Standardization at ZTE


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Charles Xie (Starlord)

Founder at Zilliz Corp

Starlord is the founder of Zilliz, an open source software company with a mission to reinvent data science. He has more than 20 years of experience in database, distributed system, and AI.

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Eyal Felstaine

CTO, Head of Technology Office at Amdocs

As CTO at Amdocs – a 25,000 employee company providing software and services to the world’s leading communications and media businesses – Dr. Eyal Felstaine is responsible for planning and developing Amdocs’ technology vision and roadmap of the entire product portfolio. He also established Amdocs’ NFV group, developed and executed Amdocs’ award-winning NFV strategy (Light Reading), led the ECOMP co-creation program with AT&T around their software-centric Domain 2.0 vision of achieving 75% virtualization in their network by 2020, and took an active role in the creation of Linux Foundation’s ONAP working group – he continues to help drive ONAP’s path forward as a member of the governing board of Linux Foundation’s Network Group.

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Francois Jezequel

Head of ITsation, Procurement and Operators at Orange

Francois Jezequel has served as Project Manager for Internet Services development and Orange Group Trouble Ticketing domain. By managing the Corporate Architecture team in Equant he has developed the transformation plan for the Information System of the company. As the head of ITsation, Procurement and Operators, he currently leads the technology cooperation on the network with Deutsche Telekom since 2011 as well as the procurement coordination with BuyIN. Since 2016 he has developed relationships with other telcos on key transformation topics like 5G, SDN/NFV and AI. He has a zest for AI development and he is involved in the Strategy consolidation for that matter in Orange Group.

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Haobo Fu

Senior Researcher at Tencent AI Lab

Dr. Haobo Fu is a senior researcher in Tencent AI Lab, Shenzhen, China. His research mainly focuses on reinforcement learning, deep learning, and game theory, which is widely applied in a range of Game-AI projects in Tencent.

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Jonne Soininen

LF AI Treasurer - Head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia

Open source enthusiast and Head of Open Source Initiatives in Nokia, Jonne serves as a board member of Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). Prior to Nokia, he worked in different positions with Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Renesas Mobile, and Broadcom and has an extensive history in telecommunications ranging over 15 years.

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Ma Yanjun

Researcher at Baidu Inc.

Dr. Yanjun Ma is director of Baidu’s Deep Learning Platform, overseeing the development of deep learning framework PaddlePaddle . His research mainly focuses on Machine Translation and Natural Language Processing, which is widely used in a range of products including Baidu web search, news feed and Duer.

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Mazin Gilbert

LF AI Governing Board Chairperson - Vice President at AT&T Labs Advanced Technology

Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced technology of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial intelligence, information systems and visualization, algorithms and optimization, and scalable, reliable software platforms.

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Natarajan Subramanian

Head of Enterprise Architecture – AI, Digital & Cloud at Tech Mahindra

As a Head of Enterprise Architecture – AI, Digital & Cloud at Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc, Natarajan (Nat) Subramanian is focusing on AI open source development and strategy. He is leading the architecture, development and technology strategy team. Nat holds a Master of Science in Information system from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA & Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.

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Ofer Hermoni

LF AI TAC Chairperson - Director of Product Strategy, CTO Office at Amdocs

As the Director of Product Strategy in Amdocs’ CTO office, Dr. Ofer Hermoni is responsible for leading all of Amdocs’ activities in the Machine-Learning open-source community, including defining Amdocs’ product strategy in the area of AI/machine learning. In addition, he is the Chairperson of LF AI Foundation Technical Advisory Council and a member of the LF AI Foundation Governing Board. Ofer is also an active contributor to the Acumos AI project, and a member of the Acumos AI Technical Steering Committee.

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Peixin Hou

Chief Architect of Open Software and Systems in the Central Software Institute at Huawei

Peixin Hou is currently serving as the Chief Architect of Open Software and Systems in the Central Software Institute, Huawei. He has been working in the software industry for over 20 years and has experience in operating systems, mobile software, media processing, and cloud computing.

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Sachin Desai

Global AI Accelerator at Ericsson

Sachin currently heads up Ericsson's AI Accelerator (#GAIA), responsible for building up and running a large, global and diverse R&D team of Data Scientists, Data Engineers, ML/AI Architects, Software Engineers and Business Analysts across 4 locations - Santa Clara, Sweden, India and Canada. His unit has responsibility for accelerating Ericsson's ML/AI charter - in the form of enhancing the global product and services portfolio with AI-capabilities as well as bringing AI and ML elements to catalyze the company's automation agenda.

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