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We want to fundamentally change the IT ecosystem so that is works in favor of the Business Leaders and Engineers that support it.

The OEF was created to evolve Enterprise IT by building a community that educates, informs, and connects Business Leaders while teaching engineering leaders how to become partners with their business. We believe that IT must evolve to move more quickly and produce innovations like for the businesses they support. And to do this, the Business Leaders have to have confidence in new solutions, understand why they are needed, and understand how their IT teams can be innovation engines, not just the group that does email.

The current IT ecosystem is dominated by vendor based solutions that intentionally do not scale and cost too much. Similarly, the ecosystem that educates Business Leaders and engineers is dominated by the same vendors. This has created a situation where Business Leaders have no real place to learn from each other or learn new ways of doing things without vendors heavily weighing in.
Much like the Open Source revolution has allowed software engineers to control their own destiny and dramatically increase the pace at which they can work, the OEF is going to provide a group of volunteers, paid resources, and mentors to Business Leaders and engineers to create the same opportunity for this space.

The OEF will work to:

  • Provide education to Business Leaders and engineers that is proven in the field.

  • Maintain an agnostic position that works with Business Leaders and engineers to help them find the best solutions for their business.

  • Educate Business Leaders and engineers on how to communicate in a common languages that allows them to work together to grade the scalability of solutions, both technically and financially.

  • Help Business Leaders and engineers to communicate internally both the value and impact of their systems to the business.

This will be provided through:

  • Working Groups.

  • Mentorships for Business Leaders and Engineers.

  • Internships for Business Leaders and Engineers.

  • On Demand Communities via Slack or email.

  • Consultancy for engineering, deployment, operations, and analysis.

We believe that creating this platform we can dramatically increase the velocity at which Business Leaders and engineers can affect change for their businesses, while empowering IT to have more impact on the very solutions they use every day.

 

 
 
 
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Rise Up and Join our movement.

We would love to have your help! Help us educate and level up our fellow Business Leaders and engineers. By joining the OEF you are investing in your ecosystem, to make it smarter, faster and more valuable. 

 
 
 
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ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

Peyton Maynard-Koran

 

It is time for IT to Evolve  and I want to help that evolution.

An executive technologist with deep experience in engineering, operations, marketing and sales I am a seasoned professional that loves to build and motivate dynamic teams. With both individual and management experience, I have that rare mix of a serious management background backed by truly deep technical knowledge in multiple areas.

I have 20 years of experience in management and 24 years of total experience in designing and building access, edge, data center, and core architectures with 8 years directly applied to the design of cable system networks. I combine business, management, design, implementation, verification, and operational production experience with a track record of starting and growing engineering groups within large and small companies. I am equally comfortable in both small and large environment, but I always work to be on the cutting edge of technology.

I believe in the philosophy that the best organizations and teams really love what they do, and want to be the best at their craft. We succeed because we personally love what our company does, how it works, and how we make it financially prosperous.

Finally, I believe in building great teams with the right personnel that have the passion and skills to achieve the goals set in front of us, and go beyond those goals. Allowing these people to innovate and think outside of the box achieves a much higher success rate, and can lead to successes much greater than initially expected.

In this evolution of networking, we are going to see old rules be wiped away through software, and we are going to need to be bold in our determination and vision. It is time to evolve network engineering from something that is implemented, to something that is actually built by the engineers on the ground.