Author: TIP News

Having spent the past three years spearheading TIP, Attilio Zani is stepping down from his position as Executive Director today to pursue other opportunities. Attilio has led the organization through a transformational period while upholding TIP’s mission to accelerate the development and deployment of open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity the world needs, now and in the decades to come.

Attilio Zani commented: “It has been a great honour to lead TIP, particularly during such a dynamic and critical moment in the history of the industry. The past two years in particular have put a real spotlight on the telecoms ecosystem’s role as part of the life support system of our economies and societies, and its need for continued change to be able to meet the increasing demand for greater connectivity. The need to create a more diverse ecosystem of disaggregated and interoperable solutions has never been more pressing. I am proud to have supported the TIP community, which is at the heart of this effort, in their relentless drive to improve connectivity for everyone.”

During his tenure, Attilio has seen the TIP community build together, grow stronger and engage in-person and then virtually. Some of the milestones worth highlighting include scaling up the productization of our most advanced TIP-incubated technologies (OpenRAN and Open Optical and Packet Transport); the expansion of our commitment to technologies across all network layers, with the launch of TIP OpenWiFi and Fixed Broadband, just to name a few; the creation of TIP Solution Groups, which codify the network elements created within TIP into end-to-end solutions for specific use cases; and the consolidation of TIP´s end-to-end process, from technical roadmaps, through Test and Validation and TIP Exchange, our marketplace for open and disaggregated products.

Yago Tenorio, Chairman of TIP, said: On behalf of the Board of Directors and the wider community, I would like to thank Attilio for his commitment to the telecommunications industry and his leadership in TIP and its mission. Attilio has been a strong advocate for the value of disaggregation of telecoms solutions not only within the industry and broader ecosystem but also to government officials and regulators across the world. He leaves TIP as a stronger, more expansive organization than the one he joined three years ago. We wish him every success in his future endeavors.”

The Board of Directors has initiated the search for an Executive Director successor and will provide an update in due course.

Rocky Bullock appointed Director of Operations

TIP is bolstering its leadership team with the addition of Rocky Bullock, former CEO of Open Compute Project (OCP), who is joining TIP as Director of Operations to further drive TIP’s growth.

Rocky has more than 40 years of experience in the technology industry with expertise in professional services, systems integration, product design, new product introductions, technology development, sales, operations, manufacturing and logistics. He has held executive and senior manager positions at Dell, IBM, Digital Equipment, Pitney Bowes, Arvato, Quanta, Gateway, Sony OIA as well as several start-up and growth companies. Rocky has served as CFO of OCP since early 2012 and took over as CEO in 2015.