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Tom Anschutz

Distinguished Member of Tech Staff
Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect, he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s software-centric network, and in progressing the key technologies that support it - SDN and NFV.  He is the editor and chief contributor to AT&T's Domain 2.0 Vision white paper that describes a large transformative initiative to improve public networking and cloud computing.  

Tom has been working on various network and data center architectures for most of his career but has also gained experience in product management and standards development, where he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Broadband Forum. He currently co-chairs the Incubation Committee at the Open Compute Project (OCP) and has been granted over seventy-five patents. Tom earned an MSEE at Georgia Tech in 1986.

Most recently he’s undertaken the development of Open Compute Project specifications for disaggregated access technologies that have become adopted by the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).