Ken is the VP of Collaboration R&D for the TM Forum. He has been involved in the Telecommunication Industry for over 30 years. Recently he has been involved in launching TM Forum’s ZOOM project focused on NFV &SDN as helping establish a Digital Platform Reference Architecture. Ken also coordinates activities with other Standards Organizations for the Forum. He has been involved in the architecture, design and development of a broad range of OSS systems, from billing systems to element management systems, wireless and wireline. He worked 8 years as a Software Development Director for a leading network equipment provider and 15 years for a major US service provider. He is one of the founders of the OSS through Java Initiative. In the past Ken has been a company representative to T1S1, ITU, OMG, TMF and OMA. Ken has a Masters of Software Engineering from Seattle University and a BA in Mathematics.