Red Hat brings its open source expertise to NIMS

Friday, 14th May, 2021, 04:00 EDT / 09:00 UK / 10:00 CEST
Timo Jokiaho, Chief Technologist, Global Telco Ecosystem, Red Hat
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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Executive Interview

Red Hat is providing infrastructure technology, services and training, as part of the Deutsche Telekom NIMS project, along with its expertise working with Open Source technologies and communities. It has also leveraged its strong partner ecosystem to accelerate solution integration times.


Timo Jokiaho

Chief Technologist, Global Telco Ecosystem, Red Hat


As chief technologist for Red Hat’s global telco ecosystem, Mr. Jokiaho works with network equipment providers, system integrators, independent software vendors and communications service providers to further open network function virtualization (NFV) and telco cloud initiatives. His work encompasses enhancements to networking performance, real time characteristics, availability and strategic use cases like virtualized radio access networks (vRAN).

Before joining Red Hat, Mr. Jokiaho led Huawei Technologies’ software planning function, focusing on base platform domain (operating systems, virtualization, and telco cloud availability and performance) and terminal software platforms (e.g. Android). Prior to that, Mr. Jokiaho led Samsung device software R&D in Finland, and multiple aspects of business and network element platform development at Nokia Siemens and Nokia Networks. Outside of the telecommunications industry, Mr. Jokiaho has developed equipment and software for the security and maritime navigation industries.

Mr. Jokiaho holds Master’s degree in computer science from Helsinki University.

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