CenturyLink CTO joins MEF board

Aamir Hussain, executive vice president and chief technology officer of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), has joined the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) ...

CenturyLink CTO joins MEF board
CenturyLink CTO joins MEF board

Aamir Hussain, executive vice president and chief technology officer of CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), has joined the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) board of directors.

"We are delighted to have Aamir Hussain join the MEF board and appreciate the depth of insight he brings as the CTO of one of the world's largest and most innovative service providers," said Nan Chen, president, MEF. "We have an extraordinary board team with the talent and experience to help us accelerate the rollout of MEF 3.0 services and technologies on a worldwide basis. We look forward to making exciting progress in coming quarters."

Hussain, who has been CenturyLink's CTO since 2014, is a veteran technology executive with more than 25 years of experience. He is responsible for overseeing the company's worldwide network, technology transformation, architecture and innovation roadmap, including product development, network virtualization, IT operations, digital platform development, physical/network security, and network, cloud and managed services.

The MEF board is focused on expanding the community of service providers, technology vendors and other companies that are committed to MEF 3.0 work to define, deliver and certify agile, assured and orchestrated services across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

MEF's board of directors includes:

  • Aamir Hussain, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CenturyLink
  • Alessandro Talotta, chairman and chief executive officer, Sparkle
  • Eric Puetz, director, Standards and Industry Alliances, AT&T Labs
  • Gabriel Kerner, vice president network products and offerings, Amdocs Technology
  • Kevin O'Toole, senior vice president, product management, Comcast Business
  • Michael Strople, president enterprise networks, Zayo Group
  • Nan Chen, executive vice chairman, CENX
  • Ralph Santitoro, head of SDN/NFV solutions practice, Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Scott Mansfield, standardization researcher, Development Unit Network Products, Ericsson
  • Shahar Steiff, assistance vice president new technology, PCCW Global
  • Shawn Hakl, senior vice president business products, Verizon
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