About Us

About Us: Board of Directors

Todd Law, Spirent Communications, NTAF Vice President



Dr. Todd Law's professional experience includes over 18 years in the networking industries, with leading employers such as Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Nortel Networks, and most recently Spirent Communications.  Network test has been his focus for the past 14 years, and he has specialized in automation aspects of network test for the past five years.  During that time, he has driven automation strategies that span from traditional script-based techniques, to next-generation automation tools which bring orders of magnitude in automation efficiency.  Most recently, Dr. Law has also been instrumental in the formation of the Network Test Automation Forum, or NTAF, whose mission is to standardize the mechanism by which various test solutions communicate with one another.


Madhusudan Nanjanagud, Cisco



Madhusudan is well recognized in the Networking Industry for immense contributions over the past 16 years with special focus on Service Provider Network Solutions. As a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems, Madhusudan is responsible for leading technical teams in strategizing and execution of end to end Cisco solutions. As part of Cisco Development Organization (CDO), he is responsible for providing the strategic direction for Core Routing Business Unit and Mobility Internet Technology Group as it relates to designing and deploying solutions with innovation and customer success. He has been instrumental is designing, development and deployment of Cisco Core product families like MGX/RPM, GSR , CRS-1/3 and Next generation products to enable growth for Cisco’s customers. Madhusudan regularly speaks at various Industry forums like NANOG.

Prior to joining Cisco, Madhusudan worked as Global Networking Solution Architect at AT&T Managed Internet Services group and was responsible for the design and deployment of AT&T Common Backbone networks.

Academically, Madhusudan earned his Masters in Systems Engineering from BITS, Pilani University, India and Bachelors of Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University, India.


Torbjorn Nyman, Ericsson, NTAF Board Secretary


Torbjorn Nyman

Torbjörn Nyman is currently heading the Practice Lead R&D within Project Delivery in the Ericsson Group IT and Test Environments organization. This position includes managing tools development and tools provisioning groups in Montreal, Canada and in Budapest, Hungary. Torbjörn is based in Linköping Sweden, and is through his position also supporting the Engineering Service Delivery organizations within Ericsson. The Ericson Engineering Service Delivery organizations are responsible for the set-up of the test labs as well as the engineering development environment for Ericsson's entire R&D on a worldwide basis.

Torbjörn has 25 years experience in SW development with a focus on integration and testing since more than 20 years. Torbjörn has worked within the Swedish defence industries in various positions until he joined Ericsson in 1996. Torbjörn holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics with specialization towards telecommunication from the Linköping University.


Haj Elfadil, Juniper



Haj Elfadil has more than 25 years experience in Networking, Inter-networking, Testing Automation and R&D.  His current role is Automation Architect at Juniper.

Prior to Juniper, Haj held positions as QA Director, Senior QA Manager and QA Manager positions at Converged Access, Certeon, AutoCell, Snowshore, and VDSL Systems respectively, where he built successful QA Engineering Teams from ground zero. Haj's experience also includes Senior and Principle QA engineering positions at Data General, Proteon, Xylogics, Baynetworks and Nortel.

Haj earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University.


John Sanchez, Verizon, NTAF Treasurer


John Sanchez, Verizon, NTAF Treasurer