Principal Software Architect, NEC Corporation of America
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About the Speaker
Karthik Sethuraman is a Principal Software & SDN Architect at NEC/Netcracker and is primarily involved in technology strategy and planning for Service Orchestration and SDN Control systems. He has extensive experience in architecting, designing and hands-on coding of control and management software systems for TDM, WDM and Packet transport networks. He has been active in SDN field since its early days as co-editor of ONF Openflow Optical extensions and is actively involved in the standardization of the technology in the industry. Karthik is a co-chair of the MEF LSO (Lifecycle Services Orchestration) Committee and leads the MEF LSO Legato & LSO Presto API standards development. Karthik also leads the ONF Transport API (TAPI) project, is a TST member of ONF Open Transport Configuration & Control (OTCC) and Open Information Model & Tools (OIMT) projects and an contributes to the Open Disaggregated Transport Network (ODTN) platform. Karthik has a degree in Computer Science and spent his early career in AI systems research.