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Shahar Steiff Co-Chair - Carrier-Grade Workgroup Open Networking Foundation, AVP New Technologies at PCCW GLOBAL, Co-Chair Technical and Operations Committee at MEF


I have joined PCCW Global in 2001, 17 years ago. PCCW Global is an International Telecommunications Carrier based in Hong-Kong. Though being a relatively small carrier compared to other Telco giants, PCCW Global has excelled in wholesale trading through a unique blend of commercial and technical approaches to business.

During my tenure at PCCW Global I have served through Sales, Pre-Sales, Product Development, Business Development, IT and engineering, through which I have established a thorough understanding of the Telco world from a wide array of perspectives.

I have been involved in Standard bodies and industry projects in the past 10 years starting with the OSS-ICDS Forum which I have chaired and co-chaired for a few terms. I have been involved with ONF, NGMN, ONAP as well as several ETSI projects. For the past 7 years I have been deeply involved with MEF and am sitting on its Board of Directors as well as co-chairing the LSO Committee. I have been involved in the development of various MEF specifications and ONF and NGMN requirement documents, and am the editor the the MEF Commercial Affecting Attributes specification.

In addition to my involvement in external standard bodies I am also involved in the development and adoption of new technologies within PCCW Global. Of which to mention the integration of the Console-Connect network automation platform into the PCCW Global portfolio, and the successful leadership of a wholesale voice settlement PoC using a combination of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.