osm awards


Outstanding Technical Contributor: Guillermo Calviño Sanchez, Altran

Guillermo has more than 10 years of experience in the Telecom Sector (VAS & IT) as well as network engineering. He studied Telecommunications Engineering and has completed an MA in NFV/SDN and 5G technologies. For the last years, he has been focusing on projects related to network transformation such as Cloud Computing and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Guillermo has been contributing to OSM since release THREE, being an active member in the development and integration of several modules (RO, LCM, NBI or DevOps). He was awarded during the OSM Release SIX cycle for his contributions to those modules and his active involvement in the preparation and running of OSM Hackfests.


Outstanding Technical Contributor: Benjamín Díaz, Whitestack

Benjamín is a software engineer with broad experience developing and deploying production-level Cloud Computing and NFV solutions. He has been actively involved in various open source initiatives, such as OpenStack and Open Source Mano (OSM). Some of the projects he has worked on include private and public cloud production deployments, leading development of Whitestack's OSM distribution and development of network automation software. Benjamín was awarded for his contributions to the OSM security analysis and improvements in the Monitoring and Policy modules during the OSM Release SIX cycle 


OSM Release FIVE - December 2018

Outstanding Technical Contributor: Anderson Bravalheri, University of Bristol

Anderson Bravalheri is a Research Associate at the High Performance Networks Research Group, University of Bristol, UK. He received his Bachelor and Master degree in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications and Telematics) from University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil in 2011 and 2016 respectively. During his career as telecommunication researcher, Anderson have worked with a variety of technical projects covering from control of optical components and firmware development up to SDN applications and NFV. His interests include Optical Communications, Fuzzy Control, Distributed Systems, Game Theory, SDN, NFV and MANO systems. Anderson was awarded for his contribution during the OSM Release FIVE cycle to the support of the dynamic inter data-centre connectivity through a WIM plugin model.


Outstanding Technical Contributor: Francesco Lombardo, EveryUp

Francesco Lombardo is co-founder and CTO at EveryUP S.r.l., a spin off company of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

Currently, he is a PhD Student at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has worked in different research and development projects as researcher for CNIT.

His research interests include Network Function Virtualization, Software Defined Networking.

Francesco was awarded for his contribution during the OSM Release FOUR and FIVE cycles to the new light-weight Graphical User Interface.


OSM Release FOUR – May 2018

Outstanding Technical Contributor: Gianpietro Lavado, Whitestack

Gianpietro is networking solutions architect, with current focus on the most innovative software technologies to achieve efficient network operations. He has got more than fifteen years of planning and deployment experience in Service Provider technologies, including Core, Carrier Ethernet, Data Centre, Cloud, SDN, NFV and Network Management. Previous positions include Planning and Operations roles at Impsat / Global Crossing, and pre/post-sales roles at Cisco Systems.
He is currently a lead architect at Whitestack, a new company with the mission to accelerate SDN, NFV and Cloud deployments all around the world.

Gianpietro was awarded for his contribution during the OSM Release FOUR Cycle to the Monitoring module.

OSM Release THREE - October 2017

Outstanding Technical Contributor: Manuel Peuster, Paderborn University

Manuel Peuster received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in computer science from Paderborn University, Germany in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a research associate in the Computer Networks group at Paderborn University where he is working towards his PhD. His main research interests are network function virtualization, software defined networks, and performance benchmarking of distributed systems.

Manuel has been involved into several research projects, like GreenTouch and SONATA NFV. He is currently involved in the European H2020 project 5GTANGO. He started and leads the Containernet open source project and is an active contributor to Open Source MANO (OSM).

Manuel was awarded for his contribution during the OSM Release THREE Cycle to the VIM Emulator (vim-emu).

OSM Release TWO - April 2017

Outstanding Community Development: Kaela Loffler, Netrounds

Kaela is the VP of Channels & Marketing for Netrounds and is responsible for driving engaging external communications and branding strategies, as well as translating market expectations to sales engagement support. Prior to Netrounds, Kaela held roles within business development, marketing, and program management, focusing on OEM and technology alliances. She has also assisted with the Women in Comms initiative as an advisor and is active on the ETSI Open Source MANO Marketing Task Force. Kaela holds a Master of Business Management degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada.


Outstanding Technical Contributor: Michael Marchetti, Sandvine

Michael has over 20 years of development experience and holds multiple patents in the field of networking and system architecture.

He is currently Senior Architect at Sandvine, where he is leading the development of the virtualization architecture.

Michael attended the University of Waterloo’s Bachelor of Applied Science program for Computer Engineering.


Outstanding Technical Contributor: Jokin Garay, Keynetic Technologies

Jokin is co-founder and Managing Director in Keynetic Technologies. After a successful career of almost 10 years in Accenture, a global consulting company, leading System Integration and Technology projects, Jokin went back to the University to pursue a PhD in network virtualization and security, while participating in FP7 research projects and with a strong focus on demoing novel ideas in SDN and NFV. Since 2016, he devotes his time to Keynetic, a start-up oriented to 5G-native security solutions.