Ahmed El SawafNetwork Transformation and Telco Cloud Senior Advisor at Saudi Telecom Company
Ahmed El Sawaf is a Network transformation and Cloud Infrastructure Senior Advisor for Saudi Telecom Company (STC). He is leading multiple Network Transformation initiatives for Telco Cloud in the areas of NFV, SDN, Orchestration, Cloud Native, Containers, and Next Generation IP Networks including segment routing, Transport SDN, Intent-based Networking, and many others. He has a Multivendor Experience in Consulting, Design and Planning.
Before joining STC, Ahmed was IP and Telco Principal Cloud Architect with Etisalat leading the IP/MPLS and Telco Cloud Architecture, Design and Planning.
Ahmed is actively contributing to various Standard Development Organization and Open source communities. He is a member of The End User Advisor Group (EUAG) within the Linux Foundation Networking & Open Source MANO (OSM), an Advisor for ETSI NFV ISG and ETSI MEC, founder of the OpenStack End User Group in Egypt.
Ahmed is vice-chair of GSMA Telco Edge Cloud, Chair of Cloud iNfrastruture Telco Task Force (CNTT) Edge Workstream, CNTT liaison with TIP for OpenRAN requirements, co-author of a couple of IETF draft RFC covering Service Function Chaining using SRv6, and has contributed to many industrial white papers cover NFV, Telco Cloud, Orchestration.