Michael Kearns reappointed as MEF LSO Committee co-chair

Michael Kearns, Amartus Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, has been appointed as Co-Chair of the MEF LSO Committee for the second year in a row. Michael joins two other experts, Karthik Sethuraman (NEC/Netcracker) and Stephen Poteat (Verizon), and will be working on defining, streamlining, and standardizing processes for buying, selling, delivering and operating network and cloud services.

The MEF Committees are working groups of members focused on a particular area of MEF expertise. Currently, there are 4 Committees within the MEF structure:

  • Digital Services Committee – leading the MEF services standards work, including underlay connectivity services and overlay services.
  • LSO Committee – leading the MEF LSO API standards work, including East-West and North-South APIs and modeling.
  • Test & Certification Committee – leading the MEF certification standards work, including both company-based certifications for services and technology as well as the professional certifications program
  • Commercial and Business Committee – leading the work of MEF to enable new revenue streams, improve operational efficiencies, and better customer experience through automation and streamlining of inter-provider activities.

Each of those Committees is overseen by 3 chairs, appointed by MEF Board of Directors for a  one-year term.

Please join me in congratulating both the new and returning chairs, as we look forward to the exciting year ahead. I would also like to thank those chairs who served previously for their significant contributions!” said Nan Chen, President at MEF, in a MEF announcement on co-chair appointments for 2021-2022.

“The MEF LSO Committee made great progress last year. However, there is plenty of work to do, including scaling the adoption of MEF standards to build a rich, automated, global federation of Providers. I look forward to working with fellow LSO committee co-chair and wider MEF community to help make this happen,” commented Michael Kearns, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Amartus.