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Heather Kirksey

Executive Director
As Director of the OPNFV Project, Heather Kirksey oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from technology to community and marketing and reports to the OPNFV board of directors. Previously, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB and held various leadership positions in the telecom industry including Alcatel-Lucent, Broadband Forum, BroadbandHome, Small Cell Forum, UPnP Forum, Home Gateway Initiative, and other groups. Heather received her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin. She regularly speaks at industry events, recently including OpenDaylight Summit, TM Forum Live!, Big Telecom Event, China Mobile Open Source Workshop and Carrier Network Virtualization, among others.