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NTAF Technical Committee

The Technical Committee is comprised of the leading voices in Network Test Automation who seek to define NTAF’s technical specifications and develop a detailed reference model, file types and methods for discovery and inter-tool communication. The Committee has expedited development of NTAF’s technical work.  In 2011 it released the 1.0 standard.  In 2013, the Committee will release the Resource and Inventory Standards which are built on the 1.0 Standard. Work continues to produce additional standards in several areas.

Technical Committee Leadership

NTAF Technical Committee Chair - Eric Miller, Spirent

Eric Miller

Eric Miller currently works as a Senior Software Engineer at Spirent Communications, where he is part of the automation group and has played a central role in developing their NTAF integrations. Eric has thirty years of experience working with software and systems. During that time he has worked on a wide range of platforms, from military systems, to large commercial developments, to independent projects on hand-held devices. While his focus has been primarily technical, he also has served in various leadership roles and has considerable experience working with and communicating with diverse technical groups. Eric received a BA in Mathematics from UCLA.

 

NTAF Technical Committee Vice Chair - Elemer Lelik, Ericsson

Elemer

Elemer Lelik has nearly 25 years experience in telecommunications and is currently employed as a System Engineer at Ericsson's Test Competence Center. Formerly, Elemer was focused on installation testing, operating and supporting telecommunication nodes and networks. Currently, his concentration is on designing and developing test automation.

Elemer holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Timisoara, Romania.

Technical Committee Working Group Leaders

Automation-API Working Group Chair - Mickael Graham, Cisco

Mickael Graham

Mickael Graham is a Solution Architect with Cisco Systems working on the whole offer small cell solution. He has been with Cisco Systems for the past 13 years during which he has architected, developed, and automated the testing of CPE management systems for cable, DSL, and licensed small cells. Previously Mickael has participated in the development of the Broadband Forum’s TR-111 specification.

Mickael has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Wollongong in Australia and has co-authored nine patents.

 

Automation-API Working Group Vice Chair - Warren Ng, Juniper

Inventory Working Group Chair - Brian Bonnett, Verizon

Inventory Working Group Vice Chair - Raj Kalavendi, Cisco

Reporting Working Group Chair - Haj Elfadil, Juniper

Reporting Working Group Vice Chair - Marcus Hines, Google

 

NTAF Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee works to create awareness of NTAF as an organization, promote its members and their contributions to the Network Test Automation community and to facilitate the industry adoption of NTAF specifications.

Marketing Committee Leadership

NTAF Marketing Committee Chair - Ameya Barve, Spirent

Ameya Barve

Ameya BarvĂ© is Product Marketing Manager at Spirent Communications, responsible for establishing and executing on Spirent's global marketing strategy for its portfolio of automation products and solutions. He has over 15 years’ experience in software and technology industries, holding various titles in the fields of software engineering, product management, product marketing and business development.

Prior to Spirent, Ameya served as the Business Development Manager at Fanfare, one of the founding members of NTAF. In this role, he was responsible for executing on Fanfare's strategy for development and management of key partners and alliances. He was also a Software Engineering Manager while at Fanfare, involved in the design and development, from conception to launch, of bringing the networking industry's first-ever commercially available test automation product to market.

Ameya has an MBA from the University of Wollongong in Australia, a Master's Degree in Computer Information Systems from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Bombay (now Mumbai).