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ONUG Fall 2017 October 17 & 18

Ernest Lefner

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Co-Founder
ONUG

SVP Architecture & Engineering Executive
Bank of America

 


Ernest is responsible for building internal infrastructure at Bank of America to deliver greater flexibility and optimize the company’s data center enabling IT to better support the company’s business goals.

Ernest co-founded ONUG with Nick Lippis after realizing that the user community needed to take control of their own destiny and expedite the network transformation. At the time he was VP of the Internetwork Engineering organization at Fidelity Investments and under his leadership Fidelity hosted the first ONUG in Boston in February 2013.

A 12-year veteran of Fidelity, Ernest was responsible for leading the team that engineered world class network, security, and application delivery services driving value to the customer beyond infrastructure management. Ernest also managed the Network and Voice service portfolio as well as Global Network Operations LAN/WAN teams and has held various technical and leadership roles.