Gunter Van De Velde is a networking technologist with more than 20 years of experience with the implementation, architecture and operation of technologies involving routing, IPv6 and SDN driven network services.
He has been founding Chairman of the Belgian IPv6 Task-Force since 2010, Secretary of the IETF Operational Directorate since 2013, and Chair at the IETF for the OPSEC (Operational Security) working group since 2011. Most recently, in he became Chair for the LSVR (Link State Vector Routing) working group to focus around Hyperscale Datacenter routing.
Gunter holds a Master’s degree from the University of Antwerp, is a Cisco Certified Internet Expert, and has written seven RFCs and holds several patents. He is a Product Line Manager for Nokia’s IP & SDN technologies, responsible for IGPs (OSPF & ISIS) and for routing extensions introducing traffic steering, Segment Routing and routing analytics.