May 8-11, 2017

Speaker Details

Ali Kafel
Red Hat Inc

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