ONUG Expands West Coast Board Presence to Include eBay, Gap Inc., and Intuit

New Member Expertise Broadens ONUG Narrative to Drive Digital Transformation Strategies from User Perspective

May 17, 2017 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) today announced the appointment of Fred Lima, Principal Architect of Network Security at eBay, to the ONUG Board. Additionally, both Gap Inc. and Intuit expand their representation on the board with the valuable additions of Snehal Patel, Network Architect, Gap Inc. and Ted Turner, Senior Performance Engineer, Intuit as Associate Board Members.

Committed to facilitating engagement among IT business leaders as well as the vendor, cloud, and service provider communities, the ONUG Board now includes 20 IT executives representing numerous companies and industries, including Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, TD Ameritrade, UBS, and Yahoo.

“The ONUG Board is thrilled to have executives of this caliber and expertise join our team, as we work to drive change and effect the impact of open cloud technologies on IT consumption models,” said Nick Lippis, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “ONUG Spring illustrated the expanded ONUG narrative, with more emphasis than ever placed on security, monitoring, analytics and connectivity to operationalize the hybrid cloud era. It is, in large part, due to our new board members’ contributions that we are able to continue to effectively address the needs of the large enterprise IT users navigating digital transformation.”

Fred spent much of his career at Visa running global network engineering, enterprise architecture, and security architecture. He recently joined eBay as principal architect of network security. With his expertise, Fred helps expand the ONUG scope to encompass a stronger focus on security. He currently co-chairs the Software-Defined Security Services Working Group and actively works with other members of the board to incorporate more security perspectives into the ONUG agenda.

Along with Fred, ONUG is thrilled to welcome Snehal Patel of Gap Inc. and Ted Turner of Intuit to the ONUG Associate Board. By expanding their current representation on the ONUG Board, Gap Inc. and Intuit demonstrate an increased commitment and dedication to the ONUG Mission, giving voice to user needs and helping to drive choice and options for the cloud era. Both Snehal and Ted are active in a number of the ONUG Working Groups and Initiatives, with Ted acting as co-chair of the Monitoring & Analytics Working Group.

 

About ONUG

ONUG is the leading community of IT executives focused on enabling greater choice and options for IT business leaders by advocating open interoperable hardware and software-defined infrastructure solutions that span across the entire IT stack, all in an effort to create business value. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, TD Ameritrade, UBS, and Yahoo. For more on ONUG, go to www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_

 

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