Hall of Fame 2016

Steven A. Wright

Dr. Steven A. Wright helped create the concept of virtualized network functions. He currently chairs the End User Advisory Group at OPNFV and previously chaired the ETSI NFV ISG where he also initiated the Proof of Concept program. Over 30 years and 4 different countries, his career has involved research, development, program management, product management, university faculty and board roles with companies including Plessey, GTE, Alcatel, Fujitsu, BellSouth and AT&T. He has produced 50+ patents and a number of diverse publications and served as guest editor for IEEE Communications and IEEE Network Magazines. He has presented his research at international conferences in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA; founded the IEEE NFV SDN conference and serves on other conference committees.

Dr. Wright’s degrees include B.Eng (Elec) from U. Southern Queensland, M.B.A. from Arizona State University, M.S. (C.I.S.) from Boston University, Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) from North Carolina State University and J.D. from Georgia State University. His awards include Cali Award in Business Tax, ATIS award for outstanding contributions to an ATIS Forum or Committee, Distinguished Paper Award Opnetwork Conference, ATM Forum Spotlight Award, and a BSA/NESA Scoutmaster Award of Merit. Dr. Wright is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.