SDN NFV World Congress Advisory Panel
Mr. Mark Lum
Chair | SDN World Congress


Layer123 is delighted to support this distinguished Advisory Panel of industry leaders who are driving and developing the new world of Software-Defined Networks. We thank them for their discussion, insight and recommendation in preparing the SDN World Congress; the topical content and agenda - with any omissions or errors - remain solely Layer123's responsibility.


The Panel members actively contribute to the world-class agenda, and I'm delighted to say that over three-quarters of the Panel members have attended each World Congress since 2012.




Mr. Gint Atkinson
VP, Network Strategy & Architecture | KVH
Mr. Tom Bie
VP, Technology and Engineering Group | Tencent
Ms. Christele Bouchat
Standardization and Strategy, CTO | Nokia
Mr. Paolo Campoli
Middle East & Africa Global SP Leader, SP Sales CTO | Cisco
Mr. Axel Clauberg
VP, Aggregation, Transport, IP (CTO-ATI) & Fixed Access (CTO-FIA) | Deutsche Telekom


Board Member | Open Networking Foundation

Advisory Director | MEF


“SDN is key for a future successful monetarisation of the carrier network as a platform, as well as for further network simplification”

Mr. Marc Cohn
VP, Network Strategy | Linux Foundation
Dr. Justin Dustzadeh
VP, Head of Global Infrastructure Network Services | Visa
Dr. Jörg-Peter Elbers
VP Advanced Technology | ADVA Optical Networking
Dr. Michael Enrico
Mr. Charles Ferland
VP Business Development | Nokia
Mr. Nico Fischbach
Director Strategy, Architecture and Innovation | Colt


“So what’s different this time, what makes SDNs so revolutionary? In my opinion it starts with the fact that it caused people to think differently about how we build networks, bind them with applications and manage them in-life”

Mr. Nic Leymann
Sr. Network Architect | Deutsche Telekom
Dr. Geng Lin
CTO, Enterprise Network & Infrastructure Services | Google
Mr. Chris Liou
VP, Product Management & Strategy | Infinera
Mr. Robin Mersh
CEO | The Broadband Forum
Mr. Sanjeev Mervana
Sr. Director Marketing | Cisco
Mr. Dave Meyer
Chief Scientist & Fellow | Brocade


Director, Advanced Network Technology Center | University of Oregon

Mr. Inder Monga
Chief Technologist and Area Lead | ESnet


Research Associate & Chair | Open Networking Foundation

Dr. Lyndon Ong
Technical Fellow | Ciena


Chair, Optical Transport WG | Open Networking Foundation

Co-Chair, Market Awareness & Education Committee | OIF


Dr. Dan Pitt
Dr. Jürgen Quittek
General Manager, Network Research Division | NEC Europe
Mr. Ayush Sharma
SVP & CTO Mobility, Network & Cloud | Huawei
Mr. Ning So
Head of Advanced Technical Services | Reliance Jio
Mr. Phil Tilley
Director NFV & CloudBand Product Marketing | Nokia
Ms. Tina Tsou
Technical Lead and Principal Engineer | Huawei


Vice Chair, Northbound Interface WG | Open Networking Foundation

Mr. Josef Urban
Bell Labs CTO, Technology Vision | Nokia
Mr. Mirko Voltolini
VP Technology and Architecture | Colt


“SDN is set to deliver a common standard control plane for network and IT services, simplify the way we operate our technology and ultimately sparkle innovation as software developers around the world will join the network programmability game”

Mr. Steve West
Mr. Hagen Woesner
General Chair | EWSDN



Mr. Raymond Zhang