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Individual Speaker Profile

Date Joined: July 13, 2015
Country: United States
Home Town: Westford
Zip Code: 01545
Registered for Upcoming Summit: No
  • Red Hat Inc - From 2016-05-16 (Current)
  • Stratus Technologies, Inc. - From 2014-09-02 To 2016-05-13
  • Extreme Networks - From 2012-03-05 To 2014-08-29
Statement of Interest

Learn and contribute especially in the area of High Availability, NFV and Networking

Areas Of Expertise
  • High availability
  • NFV
  • Carrier Class
  • Networking
  • Telecom


Ali Kafel is the Technical Product Marketing lead for Red Hat’s Service Provider solutions, responsible for technical thought leadership, industry insights, technical content creation and field enablement. Prior to Red Hat, Ali held leadership roles in various technical and business roles for several high-tech start-ups and multinational companies, including Stratus Technologies, Extreme Networks, Sonus Networks and Lucent Technologies (now Nokia). He brings over 20 years of experience in Telecom and Networking, including Carrier/packet Telephony, Mobility, Data Networks, Cloud Computing and NFV/SDN. He has written several industry articles and spoken at multiple industry events on NFV and other telecom & networking initiatives, including OpenStack Summit Boston 2017 and won a best speaker award at an IEEE event in 2015. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Suffolk University in Boston, MA

Presentations from previous OpenStack Summits:
Additional presentations:

Willing to present via video conference: Yes
Willing to travel to any country: Yes
Fluent in
  • English

Contact Ali