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Nominations close on October 31, 2019 

Voting starts November 4

First round voting closes on November 15

Runoff election ends November 25

Current ONF At-Large Board Member is:

George Tchaparian, CEO of Edgecore Networks


Nominations will be accepted from any member of any ONF company in good standing.

Nominees must meet these requirements:

  • Nominees must NOT be from a company already represented on the board.  Each member may only have a single representative on the board.
  • Nominees must be from a Partner or Collaborating Innovator member
  • Nominees must confirm their willingness to serve 
  • Nominees must be prepared to travel to twice-yearly face-to-face board meetings traditionally held within the United States
  • Nominees must be available to participate in additional board meetings held virtually via teleconference
  • Nominees will also be required to submit a statement to be shared with the voting community

Nomination Process

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Nominee List 

George Tchaparian - President and CEO, Edgecore Networks

George is a seasoned technology executive who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Edgecore Networks Corporation's networking business serving data center, service provider and enterprise customers. George is also the GM for Accton Group's Open Networking Business and the Vice Chair of Open Compute Project (OCP) Taiwan. Prior to leading Edgecore Networks, George served as SVP of R&D for Accton Technology Corporation. Under his Management, Accton established leadership in the open networking industry, developing the first OCP networking products and establishing partnerships with industry leading network operators, open software ecosystem, system integrator ecosystem, and visionaries, and silicon leaders. 

George also held many senior management positions at Hewlett –Packard Corporation for more than 25 years, leading HP R&D, Mfg. and BD teams and establishing HP overseas R&D design centers.

Under George’s leadership, Edgecore Networks transformed to become the industry leader in OCP and TIP product offering and active participation in ONF.   In the past 5 years, George’s team provided networking products that span from 10G to 400G, with the most diverse and open end-to-end hardware platforms, (including Core Routers, Cell Site Gateways, Virtual PON OLTs, Packet Transponders) creation of the richest open software ecosystem partnership,  and more than 25 OCP and TIP first to market accepted open networking products and solutions for all market segments; data center, service provider and enterprises.

Priorities as a board member:

George will continue to champion his, Edgecore’s rigor, and the commitment to help ONF in the SDN, NFV and Open Source movement.  By working very closely with his peer board members, industry leading service providers WW,  and with ONF, TIP and OCP communities, George will continue to offer innovative, desegregated and first to market open platforms and open source solutions to meet customer expectations. 

George believes that, with the ONF Strategic Initiatives and support, his team will be able to accelerate and expand the roll out of SDN-enabled open network solutions through proven reference designs, which are easy to internalize, install and maintain, and help increase the adoption through market awareness, customer testimonials, and independent system integration and testing in many use cases - such as:  Broadband Access, Edge Computing, Mobile Backhaul and Edge Switching.  

George is passionate regarding this movement and sees it imperative in transforming the current networking industry by  providing the needed open HW and SW infrastructure, thereby addressing the data and cost explosion management issues, lowering CAPEX and OPEX, providing “more power” and control through SDN and NFV  and increasing service flexibility.  George frequently presents these viewpoints in many industry forums and networking communities.


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