Dr. Ong is a Principal, Advanced Architecture at Ciena Corporation and a Ciena Technical Fellow. He is an active member of OIF, co-chairing its Market Awareness Committee and previously serving on the OIF Board of Directors and as Technical Committee Chair. He has been a major contributor to work on transport SDN and currently is Project Lead of the Open Transport Configuration & Control Project of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Dr. Ong joined Ciena in 2001, after previous stints at Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Bellcore. He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1991.