Curt Beckmann chairs the Open Networking Foundationâ€™s Open Datapath Working Group and is a member of the ONFâ€™s Chipmakersâ€™ Advisory Board. He leads the Table Type Patterns project at OpenDaylight. These roles focus on enhancing the scalability and interoperability of OpenFlow. Recently he has been investigating open source options in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) space. Mr Beckmann was an ASIC designer at Bay Networks, then led ASIC architecture and development at Rhapsody Networks which was bought by Brocade. Since being named Brocade's Chief Technology Architect for EMEA, Mr Beckmann has been based in Paris.