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CONGRESS DAY TWO
THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER

 

08:30

 

Registration

 

09:00

Opening remarks

Mark Lum | Chair | SDN World Congress

Co-Founder & Market Lead | Layer123

 

09:05

Chair's Opening Address

Michael Howard | Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks | Infonetics Research

 

 

KEYNOTE SESSION

 

09:15

KEYNOTE – Cloud-based IT and the Future of Enterprise Networking

Geng Lin | CTO, Corporate Networks | Google

09:35

Service creation and automation in the programmable networks world

Paolo Campoli | Middle East & Africa Global SP Leader, SP Sales CTO | Cisco

10:00

Carrier SDN and NFV: reality of an open and multilayer framework driving the information-powered operator

Chris Janz | VP, Market Development | Ciena

10:25

Open source in Telefónica's NFV Reference Lab: From conceptualisation to readiness for deployment

Francisco-Javier Ramón Salguero | Head of Network Virtualisation, Telefónica GCTO Unit | Telefónica I+D

Chair PER Expert Group | ETSI NFV ISG

10:45

A Glimpse into a Vendor's Transformation for NFV

Dor Skuler | VP, General Manager of CloudBand Business Unit | Alcatel-Lucent

11:10

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

NFV FORUM – POLICY & ORCHESTRATION

 

11:35

Chair's Market Highlights

Caroline Chappell | Senior Analyst | Heavy Reading

11:40

KEYNOTE – Principles of NFV Orchestration

Andy Reid | Chief Network Services Architect | BT

12:00

Mastering Network Function Virtualization with Intelligent Orchestration

Eric McMurry | Senior Principle Engineer, Strategy | Oracle

Member SDN Focus Group | ATIS

12:25

 

Leveraging the new orchestration model for business services

Reserved

 

12:45

Achieving service agility with quality through e2e network service orchestration

Chris Purdy | CTO | CENX

13:10

 

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. Understanding the white box potential for revolution

Jai Menon | VP, Research and Innovation, Head of Research Division | Dell

 

2. New telecoms supply chain using Open Source

Chris Wright | Technical Director of SDN & NFV | Red Hat

Board Member | OpenDaylight

 

3. Readiness of NFV and its ecosystem for commercial wide-scale deployments

Jan Ellsberger | Director Network Technology Strategy | Ericsson

Rapporteur NFV Gap Analysis | ETSI NFV ISG

 

4. Current and future life of SDN northbound interfaces

Tina Tsou | Technical Lead and Principle Engineer | Huawei Technologies

Vice Chair, Northbound Interface WG | Open Networking Foundation

 

5. The merger of Big Data and SDN – What new insight? What business implications?

Charles Ferland | Vice President of Business Development | Nuage Networks

 

6. Navigating the SDN roadmap

Matt Davy | Co-Founder & Principal Solutions Architect | Tallac Networks

 

NFV FORUM – VIRTUAL BROADBAND

 
 

 

In these early exciting days of NFV technology – Proofs of Concept, RFx, first Trials – it's easy to overlook the bigger prize. Many now believe the way we are currently building networks is not just inefficient and inflexible, it is fundamentally broken and can't scale beyond the medium term. At root, we are building using a very outdated approach. NFV offers a long-term strategy for solving this problem – a paradigm shift, if you like.

Virtual Broadband Forum looks at the new economic potential created by NFV – fast service prototype & creation, super-flexible infrastructure, ultra-scalable capacity – leveraging NFV to virtualise CPE, CGNAT, BRAS, DPI and other Broadband infrastructure functions. Gaining not just benefits of cost-efficiency, but revenue growth and expanding markets as new business models are invented to take Broadband forwards.

 

14:05

Chair's Opening Address and Market Highlights

Graham Finnie | Chief Analyst | Heavy Reading

14:10

FORUM PARTNER KEYNOTE

Robin Mersh | CEO | The Broadband Forum

14:25

KEYNOTE – NFV Transforming the Broadband Business

Don Clarke | Principal Architect, Network Technologies | CableLabs

Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

14:45

Defining Your NFV Platform: Open, Agile & Scalable

Jennifer Lin | Senior Director, Product Management | Juniper Networks

15:10

Why SDN Matters in NFV

Prodip Sen | CTO, Network Functions Virtualization | HP

15:35

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

16:05

Chair's Market Highlights

Chris Lewis | Founding Director | Lewis Insight

16:10

Deploying virtual soft in a real hard world

Diego López | Head of Technology Exploration | Telefónica I+D

Technical Manager & Chair, Technical Steering Committee | ETSI NFV ISG

 

 

"Telefónica sees the implementation of SDN and NFV technologies as a factor of our network infrastructure development strategy", said Mr Enrique Algaba, Director of Network Innovation at Telefónica I+D – Global CTO Unit. "We expect this pilot scheme will help us prove the viability of this technology and enable us to implement rollouts in a more flexible and reliable way coupled with low operating costs".

..Telefónica and NEC start the first virtual customer premises equipment trial in Brazil [October 2013]

 

16:30

SDN for telco cloud

Heikki Almay | Architect, SDN and IP Connectivity, Nokia Networks | Nokia Networks

16:55

 

Topic in development

 

17:20

SDN and NFV: On the Slope of Enlightment?

Stefan Schnitter | Partner | Detecon International

 

 

SDN and NFV have clearly passed the peak of their inflated expectations and operators are moving towards commercial deployments based on hard business cases. But those business cases for SDN/NFV use-cases contain still a lot of uncertainties and sometimes too optimistic views on – for example – the OPEX saving potential.

Within this talk we analyze the key drivers and key risks of SDN/NFV business cases today, based on concrete use-case examples. We provide a reality-check and discuss what aspects of the operators' initial situation have a significant impact on SDN and NFV business cases.

 

17:35

 

PANEL DEBATE – Creating the economic value of NFV

 
 

 

Zvika Bronstein | CTO Future Networks | Huawei Technologies

 

Rui Frazao | Director Network Engineering | Vodafone Germany

 

Ann Hatchell | Director of Marketing and Strategy, Data Experience | Amdocs

 

Diego López | Head of Technology Exploration | Telefónica I+D

Technical Manager & Chair, Technical Steering Committee | ETSI NFV ISG

 

 

Brian Meaney | Distinguished Systems Engineer | Cisco

 

 

Senior Representative | Dell

 

Moderated by:

Chris Lewis | Founding Director | Lewis Insight

 

 

SDN WORLD OPEN EXPO

 

18:05

 

Open Format Receptions Hosted By Individual World Congress Supporters In The Expo Arena

 

19:15

 

End of Congress Day Two

 
 

DATACENTRE SDN & NFV FORUM

 

11:35

Chair's Opening Address and Market Highlights

Paul Parker-Johnson | Principal Analyst, Practice Lead, Cloud Computing and Virtual Infrastructure Technologies | ACG Research

11:40

KEYNOTE – Is 'Open' the 'Organic' of the IT Industry?

Neela Jacques | Executive Director | The OpenDaylight Project

 

 

Is software being open more like saying it's Organic or Natural? The two terms are very different. Organic requires FDA regulation and definition whereas Natural is vague and devoid of real meaning. Openness is a new concept for the networking industry with many using the label 'open' to describe their tech solutions – not always justifiably. Open represents a real set of attributes that really matter to end-users. Interoperability isn't easy, it's hard. In this keynote, Neela will explore degrees of openness in the IT industry, and the level of open source required to move technologies forward for the next 30 years of networking.

 

12:00

Latest Advances – SDN & NFV at Telecom Italia

Vinicio Vercellone | Project Manager | Telecom Italia

12:20

Topic in development

Jay Klein | VP & CTO | Allot Communications

12:45

Re-imagining Dynamic Intelligent Cloud Networks

Julius Francis | Director of Product Management for Cloud Applications | BTI

13:10

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables (see above)

 

14:05

Chair's Market Highlights

Cliff Grossner | Directing Analyst, Data Center, Cloud, and SDN | Infonetics Research

14:10

Topic in Development

Gint Atkinson | VP, Network Strategy & Architecture | KVH

14:30

 

Performance – Scaling out NFV implementation.. lessons and issues in assuring data plane performance

Senior Representative | Spirent Communications

14:55

Topic in development

James Walker | President | CloudEthernet Forum

Senior product management and strategy executive | Tata Communications

15:15

Efficient scaling of SDN/NFV deployments through open APIs and programming model that enable compatible and change-ready data plane abstractions across virtual and physical switches

Sujal Das | Senior Vice President, Strategy | Netronome

15:40

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

16:10

Chair's Market Highlights

Matt Palmer | Partner & Co-curator | SDNCentral

Partner | Wiretap Ventures

16:15

Introducing fail-open mode for routing with SDN

Leon Poutievski | Staff Networking Software Engineer | Google

 

 

Routing with SDN provides many advantages. A centralized view of the network enables more optimal routing/traffic engineering and sequencing to minimize transient packet drops. The challenge is to avoid traffic blackholing or severe bandwidth degradation in case of temporarily switch-controller or controller-controller connectivity loss.

We introduce fail-open mode for routing with SDN and describe how the networking system can keep functioning and reacting to network events while some controllers and switches are disconnected.

 

16:35

NFV Infrastructure to Deliver the Full Benefits of Virtualization

Nachman Shelef | CEO | ConteXtream

17:00

Can You Afford Telecom Network Downtime? What pitfalls lie ahead when attempting NFV that isn't truly ready for primetime (and how to get ahead of them)?

Charlie Ashton | Senior Director, Business Development | Wind River

17:25

 

PANEL DEBATE

 
 

 

The New Generation Software-Defined DataCentre leverages compute, network, and storage solutions driven by APIs with the management and control functions separated from the data processing components. This provides many benefits for enterprises and service providers.

Attend this panel to hear a lively discussion between leading service providers and technology vendors dealing with real world issues.

 
 

Andrew Coward | VP, Service Provider Strategy | Brocade

 

Wim Henderickx | Director Network Consulting Engineering – Technology | Alcatel-Lucent

Fellow | Bell Labs

 

Constantine Polychronopoulos | CTO, Service Provider Platforms | Citrix

 

 

Senior Representative | Freescale

 

 

Senior Representative | Juniper Networks

 

Jaime Gutiérrez De Mesa | Global Product Manager SDN Datacenter | NEC Europe

 

Moderated by:

Ray Mota | Managing Partner | ACG Research

 

 

SDN WORLD OPEN EXPO

 

18:05

 

Open Format Receptions Hosted By Individual World Congress Supporters In The Expo Arena

 

19:15

 

End of Congress Day Two

 
 

NETWORK & TRANSPORT FORUM (CONT'D)

 

11:35

CURRENT IMPACT – Chair's Highlights

Rick Talbot | Principal Analyst, Optical Infrastructure | Current Analysis

11:40

 

O3 Project – Network business innovation by SDN WAN technologies

Senior Representative | O3 Project

12:00

Expectations for SDN technologies toward scalable and flexible optical networks

Tetsuro Inui | Senior Research Engineer | NTT

12:20

Open SDN Control and Orchestration in Carrier Networks

Stu Benington | Vice President – Cloud & SDN Business Unit | Coriant

12:45

 

PANEL – Carrier Convergence

Reserved

 

13:05

 

End of Network & Transport Forum

 

13:05

 

Lunchtime debating tables (see above)

 
 

FUTURE ENTERPRISE NETWORK FORUM

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address and Market Highlights

Mike Fratto | Principal Analyst, Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology | Current Analysis

14:10

FORUM PARTNER KEYNOTE

Abel Tong | Co-Chair, SDN WG | MEF

Director of Solutions Marketing | Cyan

 

 

Standardized MEF Carrier Ethernet business Network services account for well over 50% of the world's business service bandwidth. This session covers new examples of how provider and self-managed CE+SDN services can bring high performance, secure delivery of cloud and traditional applications across wide area networks. New related MEF work is also discussed.

 

14:25

Orchestration-ready Policy – Achieving Service Agility in the Enterprise

Ann Hatchell | Director of Marketing and Strategy, Data Experience | Amdocs

14:50

SDN for Broadcasters and Media

David Butler | Senior Engineer | BBC Research & Development

 

 

In the broadcast and media industry there has been a move away tape-based production using dedicated production equipment to file-based production using generic IP networks and computer hardware. However, media production on IP networks with complex protocols is not efficient for the guaranteed real-time delivery of high bit rate video and audio.

The use of an OpenFlow-based SDN allows an integrated approach to live TV production on a deterministic network, where network capacity and compute resources are known. Live TV production will consist of compute nodes and SDN applications, but there are issues to overcome. How does any industry move from its legacy network to a SDN? This talk details the issues and an approach to a prototype SDN Application development for live TV production on a SDN.

 

15:10

The Critical Role of the CPE in SDN/NFV Evolution

Scott Wilkinson | Senior Director, Technical Marketing | MRV Communications

15:35

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

16:05

 

Chair's Market Highlights

 

16:10

 

WG UPDATE: Topic in development

Senior Representative | Open Networking Foundation

16:25

 

Dynamic Bandwidth Provisioning for Hybrid Cloud Environments

 
 

Robert Cannistra | Senior Professional Lecturer of Computer Science and Information Technology | Marist College

 

 

Benjamin Carle | Assistant Professor | Marist College

 

 

Hybrid Cloud Environments are being utilised more heavily – supporting business continuity, disaster recovery, workload balancing, and distributed computing for traffic bursting. Whether the application needs more storage, or offsite facility backups are taking longer than expected, the bandwidth between facilities becomes cost-prohibitive. Having multiple tenants share a pool of resources becomes cost advantageous while maintaining secure tenant isolation and allowing tenants to use their own SDN controllers to facilitate the provisioning of additional bandwidth.

Using the open source Open Daylight SDN controller and an application developed by the Marist SDN Innovation Lab you will see a live demonstration of dynamic bandwidth provisioning for a cloud bursting scenario within a hybrid cloud environment.

 

16:50

 

Topic in development

 

17:15

 

PANEL DEBATE – SDN, Cloud and Carrier Ethernet: Enterprise Advantages

 
 

 

This analyst-moderated panel addresses key questions regarding implementation of Carrier Ethernet Services for the Enterprise. SDN opens up new opportunities to automate service and applications on-demand for secure, high performance, deterministic services such as Carrier Ethernet. The panel looks at these new opportunities, enabled operational models, timelines for availability and their impact on future Enterprise Networking.

 
 

Mike Haugh | Product Marketing Director | Ixia

Chair, Testing-Interop WG | Open Networking Foundation

 

Shahar Steiff | AVP New Technology | PCCW Global

Board Director | MEF

 

 

Sumedha Swamy | Sr. Product Marketing Manager | Ericsson

 

 

Senior Representative | Blue Coat

 
 

Moderated by:

Mike Fratto | Principal Analyst, Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology | Current Analysis

17:45

 

Short break before MEF Marketing Meeting – All Welcome!

 
 

 

MEF MARKETING MEETING

 

19:30

 

End of MEF Marketing Meeting

 

 

 

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