Rabi Abdel is a SDN & NFV Principal Architect and Senior Manager at Vodafone Groups providing leadership in many areas of NFV and SDN within Vodafone. His knowledge and experience in the field goes beyond the technology itself and cover various aspects of NFV transformational impacts on operations, business, eco-systems and more.
Rabi held many leading roles in standards and open source organizations such as ETSI NFV, GSMA, OPNFV, ONAP, CNCF, and DPDK. He is currently the lead for IFA002 and IFA003 within ETSI NFV, the vice Chair of LFN Compliance and Verification Committee, and the Technical Lead and Technology Steering Chair of the newly formed Common NFVI Telco Task Force (CNTT).
Rabi holds a PhD in Communications and Computer Engineering from The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom and currently holds five USA patents.