Antonio Jose Elizondo ArmengolHead of Network Virtualization Strategy and Technology at Telefónica
Since 1998 Antonio is working in Telefónica I+D, the Research and Development company of the Telefónica group. His areas of expertise include IP network architecture, NFV and SDN technologies, traffic analysis, QoS, network planning and dimensioning, routing and network performance, and techno-economic analysis. He is head of the virtualization strategy and technology area within the Telefónica Global CTIO unit since 2013, coordinating the efforts of Telefónica in defining and standardizing NFV technologies and leading the team that has developed the NFV reference implementation lab and that is leading the Open Source MANO (OSM) project, a community open source project hosted in ETSI. All these technologies advances are being effectively used in UNICA, the network virtualization program of Telefonica.