Adrian FarrelLead at Metro-Haul
Adrian Farrel is an innovator and standards-maker with over 20 years' experience in Internet technologies working within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where he has participated in the development of
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Generalized MPLS (GMPLS), Path Computation Element (PCE), and various Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies. He served as one of two IETF Routing Area Directors for six years, and now co-chairs the Path Computation Element (PCE) working group. He is the co-author of over 70 IETF RFCs, currently serves as the Independent Submissions RFC Editor, and has written, edited, or contributed to seven books on Internet technologies and three books of fairy stories. In 2005 he co-founded Aria Networks, a leading manufacturer of network planning software. Adrian currently runs a successful consulting company, Old Dog Consulting, specializing in Internet protocols. Old Dog Consulting is the lead for the Dissemination, Innovation, and Standardisation elements of the Metro-Haul project.