A Ph.D holder and Vice President of Architecture at Juniper Networks, Dr. Parviz Yegani has 20+ years of experience in telecom and networking industries working at IBM, QUALCOMM, ERICSSON and CISCO. At CISCO for about 9 years, he was the lead architect for the next generation networks where he helped set the Cisco strategic direction and the broadband networks vision.
Parviz has a track record of innovation and invention (50+ patents), thrives on creativity and challenge. He’s a visionary who loves technology and is highly recognized for his pioneering work on “Mobile Internet”. As a technology evangelist he delivers talks in major business settings to promote new technologies in the industry via international organizations and forums such as IEEE, IETF, 3GPP, BBF, NGMN Alliance, and ATIS.
He is currently focused on driving Juniper Networks engineering design and system architecture to enable Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). He is also leading a parallel effort to ensure Juniper business strategy and product vision is closely aligned with industry standards including the ETSI ISG NFV architectural framework plus the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), an open source project hosted by Linux Foundation. Juniper is a Platinum founding member of OPNFV where Dr. Yegani serves as a member of both the Board of Directors and Technical Steering Committee (TSC).
He is an expert in IP networking protocols and architectures (All-IP, 3G/4G), network functions virtualization and software defined networking (NFV/SDN). He has deep understanding of Service Providers' networks and keeps himself always plugged-in by constantly interfacing with customers, ecosystem partners and major industry players. He drives architecture thought leadership and leads Juniper's NFV/SDN vision in many different fronts. Serves in leadership roles at various capacities promoting NFV/SDN architecture in ETSI NFV ISG, OPNFV, IETF, BBF and other industry fora.