Eric Breverman is a staff network engineer at Google. He is the technical lead of automation and software defined networking for Google's production optical network. Currently, his main objectives are to drive the industry to adopt a modern machine to machine approach for interacting with optical devices and to implement these platforms into Google's software stack. Specifically, this entails monitoring with OpenConfig based streaming telemetry and pushing declarative configuration via OpenConfig. A key aspect of his work has been contributing and educating others on the optical OpenConfig models. Eric holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.