Jeffery Maki is a Distinguished Engineer II in the CDO Packet-Optical Team. He leads the Systems-Optics Team (SOT), a cross-functional team across Juniper Networks, driving standards and internal requirements for optics qualification and integration into systems. He assists with the PLM community in development of the optics roadmap and with Optics GCM in the procurement of optics. He is a member of the board of directors of the Ethernet Alliance as Treasurer and an IEEE 802.3 Ethernet voter. For the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), he is a member of the board of directors, working-group chair of the Physical Layer User Group (PLUG) and technical voter for Juniper Networks. For the Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO), he is a member of the board of directors as VP and Treasurer and Data Center Networking working-group chair. He is a founding member and co-chair of the currently active 100G Lambda MSA and a founding member of the currently active QSFP-DD800, QSFP-DD, OSFP, SFP-DD, Open-Eye and OpenZR+ MSAs. He is lead participant in the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) SFF Technology Affiliate (TA) Technical Work Group (TWG). He is an OSA and IEEE member. He has a Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.