Calling Industry Activists! - Network Operators, Datacentres, Regulators & Corporate End-Users

 

Share your expertise with your peers and access the NFV+SDN+MANO Knowledge Exchange as a guest of Layer123!

 

 

As the Industry Knowledge Exchange, Layer123 believes in the value of structured engagement. Our events are expertly designed and managed to maximise the value of bringing together a cross-section of the industry.
 

By participating in one of the Knowledge Exchange debates, and sharing your experiences, challenges and solutions with your peers, you make a valuable contribution to the learning experience of your peers and receive the benefit of their own expertise and experience.
 

Knowledge Exchange Debates will take place over lunch on the main Congress days. Simply choose the topic you would like to participate in and register free-of-charge using the booking code "ACTIVIST"
 

Please note: Activist registration must meet our criteria and confirmation is at the sole discretion of Layer123. Bona-fide network operators, datacentres, regulators and corporate end-users only, please.

 

CONGRESS DAY ONE – TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER

13:05

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables

 
 

 

An opportunity to discuss and debate key innovation topics under the guidance and leadership of SDN and NFV Congress Advisory Panel members

 
 

1. Moving the Colossus: Carrier Adoption of NFV and Open Networking

Steve Wright | NFV & SDN Industry Engagement, Standards & Industry Alliances | AT&T

Chair, End User Advisory Group | OPNFV

 

2. Achieving assurance and Root Cause Analysis in NFV. End-to-end vs domain-based: mutually exclusive or not?

Phil Tilley | Director NFV & CloudBand Product Marketing | Nokia

 

3. End-to-End Infrastructure of the Future: From IOT to Cloud

Sandra Rivera | VP, Data Center Group: General Manager, Network Platforms Group | Intel

Board Member & Chair, Marketing Committee | OPNFV

 

4. How far can we and should we take NFV/SDN automation?

Michael Brenner | Chief Architect, NFV | GigaSpaces

 

CONGRESS DAY TWO – WEDNESDAY 12TH OCTOBER

12:45

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables

 
 

 

An opportunity to discuss and debate key topics under the guidance and leadership of SDN Congress and NFV Advisory Panel members

 
 

1. NFV adoption – Moving slower than expected, as expected, or faster than expected: what are the issues pertaining?

Brian Levy | CTO EMEA | Brocade

 

2. How much SDN & NFV will be in 5G?

Jörg-Peter Elbers | VP Advanced Technology, CTO Office | ADVA Optical Networking

 

3. SDN at the optical layer and "whitebox optical networking"

Michael Enrico | Network Solutions Architect | Polatis

 
 

 

4. Topic to be announced

Reserved

 
 

CONGRESS DAY THREE – THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBER

12:55

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables

 
 

 

An opportunity to discuss and debate key topics under the guidance and leadership of SDN Congress and NFV Advisory Panel members

 
 

1. The Role of Machine Learning in SDN and NFV

Dave Meyer | Chief Scientist & Fellow | Brocade

Director, Advanced Network Technology Center | University of Oregon

 

2. Journey towards openness – delivering quality of service, controlling deployment costs

Charles Ferland | VP Business Development | Nuage Networks

 

3. Migration to the Cloud CO

Robin Mersh | CEO | The Broadband Forum

 

4. Orchestration in a World of Open Networking

Chris Donley | Sr. Director, Telco Open Source Ecosystems | Huawei

Board Member | OPNFV

 

CONGRESS DAY FOUR – FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER