Eric Puetz

Director, Standards and Industry Alliances, AT&T Labs; Director & Treasurer, MEF; Certification Committee Co-Chair, MEF

Eric Puetz has been in the data communications industry for over 35 years. He is currently responsible for strategic standards in the areas of Ethernet, Cloud Services, SDN, NFV, and Open Source. He has led organizations responsible for development and deployment of emerging services (e.g. Ethernet, IPTV).

Eric’s many contributions to the MEF have been in both the certification and marketing teams. He is currently the co-chair of the Certification Committee responsible for the development of the future MEF certification program and Treasurer of the Board.

Eric provides valuable insight to the MEF’s future direction due to his activities on AT&T’s User-Defined Network Cloud project utilizing NFV, SDN, Open Source, and Cloud technologies. Eric's background in the development of standards strategies brings a strong practical focus in order to fulfill the goals of the “MEF Third Network Vision”.