Agenda - Network Transformation Congress



The agenda for the Network Transformation Congress 2019 will be announced shortly.   

CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Submission Deadline 25th January 2019


Together with Congress Partners AT&T, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica, BT, NTT DOCOMO, CableLabs, Orange, Sprint and ETSILayer123 invites you to participate in the 5th annual Network Transformation Congress in San Jose, CA. This year’s congress will focus exclusively on new services within network transformation, including technology innovations, use cases, challenges and best practices.

As large-scale operators accelerate deployment of SDN, NFV, and automation, they progress towards pervasive transformations of their networks, operations, as well as their organizations. In this year’s event, aptly located in Silicon Valley - Ground Zero for Network Transformationwe are seeking speaking proposals for presentations and panel discussions from industry leaders spanning the entire open networking community: Network Operators, Network Equipment/Solution Providers, Software Innovators and Systems Integrators.


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Network Transformation Congress 2019

We are seeking your proposals* for topics related to the following broad themes: 

1. Network Innovations:
Advances in Network Silicon
Disaggregation up and down the stack
Network Programmability: Power vs Complexity
Acceleration and Packet Processing: Are we at the plateau?
2. Cloud Innovations:
Cloud Native: Progress and challenges
Edge Computing Use Cases, Promise, and Challenges
Virtualization: Technology Advancements
Containers: Use Cases and Adoption
3. Service Automation and Management:
Orchestration: Evolving to openness
Managing VNFs and NFV
Cloud/network security: Ever-changing threats and best practices
Next Generation OSS: Vision and architecture
4. The Human Side:
Organising for change
Migrating to DevOps
Impacts of Network Automation
Skills Development
5. What's on the Horizon:
AI/ML applications for networking 
IoT and Industrial Networking 4.0




To submit a *proposal, please send the following details to Millad Farahani, Program Chair: | +44 (0) 20 7779 1780

Proposed presentation title and a 100 word abstract highlighting the unique contributions to the industry, and Speaker Name, Title, Company, Email, and Phone # 


*Please Note: submission of proposal(s) does not guarantee a speaking slot. Layer123 will also invite presentations from selected industry leaders, distinguished experts and network professionals. All aspects of the final agenda and speaker confirmation are managed by Layer123. Commercial terms apply to suppliers and integrators, eg. of solutions and equipment – 

For more details of commercial sponsorship terms, please contact Anthony Streeter: