Eileen Healy, IEEE SDN Initiative Co-Chair
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Softwarization eNewsletter. As this is the last issue for 2016, I'd like to take a moment to thank you, the authors and readers, the content providers and consumers, who have made our newsletter the best possible. Also, a thank you to our ever committed and engaged Editorial Board whose efforts have made this publication possible. I also want to take this time to announce a new Editor-in-Chief for 2017. I am so pleased to announce that Laurent Ciavaglia of Nokia Bell Labs has kindly agreed to take on this role. As an active member of the IEEE Softwarization eNewsletter Editorial Board reviewing and recruiting articles over this last year, Laurent fits seamlessly into this position. Laurent Ciavaglia is currently senior research manager at Nokia Bell Labs where he coordinates a team specialized in autonomic and distributed systems management, inventing future network management solutions based on artificial intelligence. Laurent will be an outstanding Editor-in-Chief.
I’m pleased to say we’ve published a total of 7 issues since this newsletter’s founding. This November issue marks a year ago today since its launch. The articles have covered a wide range of topics from standards to open source implementations, new frameworks and architectures and compelling looks into the social implications of softwarization. From day one, the purpose of this newsletter was to cover the latest developments in Software Defined Networks and virtualization related technologies by providing the professional practitioner, as well as the casual observer, with excellent knowledge in a concise, readable, and practical format. I am confident this aim will continue under Laurent’s new leadership.
Please join me in welcoming him to this new role. I look forward to participating and supporting the IEEE Softwarization eNewsletter into the New Year.
Eileen Healy is a proven change agent who knows how to deliver solutions by crafting vision and executing strategy leading concrete results. She has been a member of the IEEE since 1982 and worked in the telecommunications industry for even longer. Eileen started as a network analyst helping an international financial brokerage minimize their costs for international telex and voice calls. Driven by her love for this work, she went on to study electrical engineering at UC Berkeley where her passion for communications landed her an unprecedented role as the only undergraduate working as a teaching assistant in Dr. John Whinnery’s optics and microwave lab while earning her BSEE. She then worked for Pacific Bell where she was the liaison to Stanford University’s Telecommunications Institute providing industry perspective and guest lecturing on development in commercial optical networks. As Vice-Chairman of ANSI’s subcommittee on Digital Hierarchies, she helped shape the SONET and SDH optical standards. Later, she helped to launch Pacific Bell Mobile Services where she and her colleagues bucked the trend in the U.S. and supported the emerging GSM standards leading to the widespread deployment in the U.S. She founded two companies that successfully supported the growth of mobile networks and services. She is an accomplished senior executive who consistently delivers results by remaining on the cutting-edge of changing market place dynamics. She has worked in the Metro-Ethernet Forum, the Cloud Services Forum and participated in the NFV Forum before its integration into ETSI.
Laurent Ciavaglia is currently senior research manager at Nokia Bell Labs where he coordinates a team specialized in autonomic and distributed systems management, inventing future network management solutions based on artificial intelligence.
In recent years, Laurent led the European research project UNIVERSELF (www.univerself-project.eu) developing a unified management framework for autonomic network functions. , has worked on the design, specification and evaluation of carrier-grade networks including several European research projects dealing with network control and management.
As part of his activities in standardization, Laurent participates in several working groups of the IETF OPS area and is co-chair of the Network Management Research Group (NRMG) of the IRTF, member of the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG). Previously, Laurent was also vice-chair of the ETSI Industry Specification Group on Autonomics for Future Internet (AFI), working on the definition of standards for self-managing networks.
Laurent has co-authored more than 80 publications and holds 35 patents in the field of communication systems. Laurent also acts as member of the technical committee of several IEEE, ACM and IFIP conferences and workshops, and as reviewers of referenced international journals, and magazines.
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IEEE Softwarization Editorial Board
Laurent Ciavaglia, Editor-in-Chief
Mohamed Faten Zhani, Managing Editor
TBD, Deputy Managing Editor
Syed Hassan Ahmed
Dr. J. Amudhavel
Atta ur Rehman Khan