Tom Tofigh

Tom Tofigh has been responsible for planning and implementation of large-scale telecommunications equipment He has extensive experience that spans across many disciplines including emerging 5G mobility networks, switches, cross layer design, smart devices, and chip designs. Products introduced include innovative SDN solutions for the mobile network devices, RAN, and access platforms,

Tom worked for AT&T as Principal member of Technical Staff, his responsibilities spanned from Technical Program Management functions to detailed technical design and development of Mobile-CORD, 5G disaggregation, SDN/NFV strategy that required to keep the big picture in focus while being able to dive into the unique engineering challenges we face daily. As a Technical representative of AT&T at ONF, Tom helped with complex, multi-disciplinary integration projects. He planned requirements with internal stake holders such as M-CORD, Packet Optical and lead Proof of concepts (POCs) through the entire development lifecycle. Many times Tom was presetting at conferences explaining open source and disaggregation benefits and methodologies & analyses and recommendations to the community discussing the technical trade-offs in product development with engineers. As a Subject Matter Expert in Telecommunications in Partnerships with our vendors and startups , HE worked closely with external Partners, Business Development, Product, Engineering, and Cross-functional teams to coordinate new product integrations and launches, develop and execute operational processes, and help scale partner on-boarding from early access through full launch phases. Tom has about 80 patents awarded and many more are pending.