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Timo Perala

Head of Open Source Network and Service Automation
Timo is responsible for driving Nokia’s overall engagement in ONAP. In this role Timo works across multiple industry organisations, both open source and standardization, engages with both customers and other industry players, as well as internally across all Nokia businesses.

Timo has over 25 years of experience in network systems, ranging from multivendor interoperability verification, systems architecture research, new business incubation, to mobile network and operations systems standardization where he most recently headed Nokia engagement in Network Functions Virtualization – or Telco cloud – standardization. In his current role Timo was instrumental in ensuring Nokia’s early commitment and platinum founding member engagement in OPNFV, ensuring Nokia’s commitment with OpenStack, as well as Nokia being a platinum founding member in ONAP.
Prior to joining Nokia Timo was a lecturer at his alma mater Helsinki University Computer Science department, where he focused on distributed systems and systems communications