About Us: Technical Committee / Working Groups
NTAF Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the leading voices in Network Test Automation who seek to define NTAF’s technical specifications and develop a detailed reference model, file types and methods for discovery and inter-tool communication. The Committee has expedited development of NTAF’s technical work and produced the 1.0 standard which was released in Q2/2011. Currently it is building on the 1.0 standard to produce more detailed standards in several areas.
Technical Committee Leadership
NTAF Technical Committee Chair - Eric Miller, Spirent
Eric Miller currently works as a Senior Software Engineer at Spirent Communications, where he is part of the automation group and has played a central role in developing their first NTAF integrations. Eric has thirty years of experience working with software and systems. During that time he has worked on a wide range of platforms, from military systems, to large commercial developments, to independent projects on hand-held devices. While his focus has been primarily technical, he also has served in various leadership roles and has considerable experience working with and communicating with diverse technical groups. Eric received a BA in Mathematics from UCLA.
Technical Committee Working Group Leaders
Automation-API Working Group Chair - Mickael Graham, Cisco
Automation-API Working Group Vice Chair - Warren Ng, Juniper
Inventory Working Group Chair - Brian Bonnett, Verizon
Inventory Working Group Vice Chair - Raj Kalavend, Cisco
Logging Working Group Chair - Haj Elfadil, Juniper
NTAF Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee works to create awareness of NTAF as an organization, promote its members and their contributions to the Network Test Automation community and to facilitate the industry adoption of NTAF specifications.
Marketing Committee Leadership
NTAF Marketing Committee Vice Chair - Ameya Barve, Spirent
Ameya Barvé is Product Marketing Manager at Spirent Communications, responsible for establishing and executing on Spirent's global marketing strategy for its portfolio of automation products and solutions. He has over 15 years’ experience in software and technology industries, holding various titles in the fields of software engineering, product management, product marketing and business development.
Prior to Spirent, Ameya served as the Business Development Manager at Fanfare, one of the founding members of NTAF. In this role, he was responsible for executing on Fanfare's strategy for development and management of key partners and alliances. He was also a Software Engineering Manager while at Fanfare, involved in the design and development, from conception to launch, of bringing the networking industry's first-ever commercially available test automation product to market.
Ameya has an MBA from the University of Wollongong in Australia, a master's degree in computer information systems from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Bombay (now Mumbai).