Dr. 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; resulting in 50+ patents and a number of diverse publications. 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. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.