Ariel TopassoDirector, Data Networks Engineering at Rogers Communications
Ariel is currently leading the Data Networks Engineering team at Rogers Communications Inc., Canada’s largest Wireless and Cable/MSO operator; his responsibilities include the design and development of Rogers’ wireless packet core (5G Core, EPC/LTE, subscriber data management platforms), network policy platforms for wireless and wireline, signalling platforms, DNS, roaming platforms and others. Ariel has 15+ years of experience leading high performance technical design, development and delivery teams in large-scale Wireless and Wireline operators, driving innovation and new technology introduction including Canada’s first production 5G Core for 5G Standalone services; Canada’s first fully virtualized IMS core, launching and scaling VoLTE and VoWiFi, as well as many platform virtualization implementations on OpenStack/KVM and Cloud Native (docker/k8s) environments. Ariel has an Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Buenos Aires (graduated with Honours). Ariel has a passion for all-things Cloud, automation, open source platforms large and small, as well as digital photography.