Speaker profile

Randy Levensalor

Principal Architect - CableLabs

Randy Levensalor is a principal architect at CableLabs, a non-profit research & development lab
funded by the global cable industry. As a principal member of the Future Infrastrcutre Group (FIG)
team, he is responsible for creating the edge and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure
reference platform and progressing orchestration capabilities based on service providers’ needs.
Randy also leads the Software Defined Networking NFV Application development Platform and Stack
project, or SNAPS ® , a CableLabs initiative to accelerate and ease the adoption of network
virtualization. Randy was recognized in Fierce Telecom’s "The top 25 movers and shakers in the
telecom industry."
Prior to joining CableLabs, Randy gained extensive experience leading R&D, DevOps, and product
management across several Hewlett-Packard divisions focusing on successfully delivering its public
cloud, Linux and converged management solutions.
Randy is actively involved in OPNFV, OpenStack and OpenDaylight and contributes to key industry
standardization efforts including ETSI NFV. A subject matter expert, he has spoken on a broad range
of topics at several conferences including the Open Networking Summit, OpenStack Summit, OPNFV
Summit, Big Communications, SCTE Cable Tech Expo, NFV World Congress, SDN World Congress,
Linux Conference Australia, Automation Everywhere and many more. Randy holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.