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CONGRESS DAY ONE
WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY

 
 

 

 

08:15

 

Registration

 

09:10

Congress Welcome

Robert Jones | Co-Founder & Managing Director | Layer123

 

09:15

Opening Remarks

Mark Lum | Chair | NFV World Congress

Co-Founder & Market Lead | Layer123

 
 

 

The reality of NFV and SDN will be examined closely at this third World Congress dedicated to NFV, and Layer123 is delighted to announce the first NFV World Marketplace, hosted in the Congress EXPO.

The past year has brought tremendous progress towards commercial and production reality of NFV. Solutions development is increasing in momentum, while new Orchestration and Modern OSS mechanisms are being defined and road-tested.

 
 

 

KEYNOTES – NETWORK VIRTUALISATION: A NEW PLATFORM FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION

 

09:25

KEYNOTE

Ken Duell | AVP, New Technology Product Development & Engineering | AT&T

09:45

KEYNOTE

Shawn Hakl | Vice President | Verizon

10:05

Intelligent Network transformation

Dan Rodriguez | VP Data Center Group, GM Communication Infrastructure | Intel

10:25

Getting Down to the Real Business of NFV

Ron Haberman | VP Emerging Products | Nokia

10:45

KEYNOTE

Mansoor Hanif | Director of Converged Networks Research Lab | BT

Member, Technology Steering Board | BT

11:05

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

11:30

KEYNOTE

Vijoy Pandey | Head of Engineering, Networking | Google

11:50

Is Your Business Ready for the Next Phase of SDN/NFV?

Bipin Mistry | VP of Product Management | NEC/Netcracker

12:10

KEYNOTE

Phil McKinney | President & CEO | CableLabs

12:30

EXECUTIVE PANEL – Automating the Network for Zero Touch

Martyn Warwick | Editor in Chief | TelecomTV

 

 

Industry leaders debate the issues for advancement

 
 

 

The advent of NFV+SDN presents a great opportunity for – and is the necessary prerequisite to – a dramatic increase in the automation of network operations and service delivery, and also answers calls for a re-working of established OSS/BSS. Already, there is much talk of the "Self-Driving Network", Cognitive Networks, AI (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning), and so on.

As NFV+SDN approaches large-scale deployment in production networks, Network Automation – a challenge that has long existed in one form or another- is now the renewed focus of fresh industry thinking.

 
 

 

This interactive Executive Panel will cover key themes, including:

• Zero Touch as an ideal, is a distant goal and a huge endeavour. So, where is the best place to start, and with what scope?
• What new mechanisms and instruments are available to help bring about Zero Touch and how will concepts like AI and open source tools be productised for application?
• How fast can the pace of change be? Is this a business-case initiative, or a generational infrastructure evolution?

 
 

Andrew Dugan | CTO | Level 3 Communications

 

Shawn Hakl | Vice President | Verizon

 

David Hughes | VP Engineering | PCCW Global

 

Patrick Lopez | VP Networks Innovation | Telefónica

13:00

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables

 
 

 

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

 
 

1. LSO: Enabling Commercial Services from SDNFV and Orchestration

Dan Pitt | SVP | MEF

 

2. Can service providers leverage open source MANO implementations?

Prayson Pate | CTO, Ensemble | ADVA Optical Networking

 

3. Actionable Predictive Models of Evolving and Maturing SDN and NFV Deployment Plans

Chris Buerger | Technologist, Datacenter Networking Solutions Group | Intel

Chair, Marketing Task Force | ETSI Open Source MANO

 

4. The year of TOSCA

Michael Brenner | Chief Architect, NFV | GigaSpaces

 

TECHNOLOGY FORUM

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Glen Hunt | Principal Analyst: Global Telecom Technology and Software | GlobalData

 

14:05

FORUM KEYNOTE – Speeds and Resulting Needs driven by 5G

Lyle Bertz | Principal NFV/SDN Architect | Sprint

14:25

Key Pillars of Network Function Virtualization – Packet Processing, Service Assurance and Security

Brian Skerry | Principal Engineer | Intel

Member, Technical Steering Committee | OPNFV

14:45

NFV: Standards and Open Source working in Harmony

Don Clarke | Principal Architect | CableLabs

Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

15:05

A case study of Commercial vEPC deployment

Lu Guanghui | Chief Architect of NFV | ZTE

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Shin Umeda | VP | Dell'Oro Group

16:00

Life Cycle Service Orchestration of Elastic L2 and L3 Services

Mehmet Toy | DMTS | Verizon

16:20

ARM in the NFV Ecosystem- Milestones along the marathon path

Bob Monkman | Senior Segment Marketing Manager | ARM

Member, Board of Directors | OPNFV

16:40

Demystifying VNF Lifecycle Management

Rajesh Rajamani | Director of Product Marketing | Spirent Communications

17:00

Redefining DDOS Attack Protection in the NFV Architecture with On-Demand, Distributed Detection

Louis Scialabba | Director, Carrier Solutions Marketing | Radware

17:20

PANEL DEBATE – Commercialising NFV

Tim Doiron | Principal Analyst, Practice Lead, Intelligent Networking | ACG Research

 

 

Market leaders debate key issues for advancement – this panel will debate the dynamics in the next phase of NFV ecosystem development:

• How will confidence in NFV as a common infrastructure platform be raised?
• How will success of the first ETSI Plugtest be baked into product development?
• How will NxN interoperability in the product/service catalogue be managed on an ongoing basis?

 
 

Sam Fuller | Sr. Director, System Solutions | NXP

 

Lu Guanghui | Chief Architect of NFV | ZTE

 

Alexander McKinney | Director of Platform Software | Benu Networks

 

Bob Monkman | Senior Segment Marketing Manager | ARM

Member, Board of Directors | OPNFV

 

Brian Skerry | Principal Engineer | Intel

Member, Technical Steering Committee | OPNFV

 

 

NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

Drinks Reception

 

19:20

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

OPERATIONS FORUM

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Sue Rudd | Director Service Provider Analysis | Strategy Analytics

14:05

vCDN: Evolved Use Cases & Remaining Challenges

Patrick Richardson | Senior Product Manager | Akamai Technologies

14:25

FORUM KEYNOTE – Zero Touch: Network & Service Management of Future Networks

Klaus Martiny | Senior Program Manager | Deutsche Telekom

Vice Chair, Network Operators Council | ETSI NFV ISG

14:45

How to Operationalize SDN/NFV Services at Scale

Mark Stadtmueller | Business Solution Executive | NEC/Netcracker

15:05

VNF Onboarding – Current State and Path Forward

Ravi Chunduru | Distinguished MTS | Verizon

 

 

Standardization of onboarding Virtual Functions through automation is the current state of industry. In this session, we present how at Verizon, the end-to-end process of realizing a network service is simplified – by defining automation for the entire life cycle of a product onboarding into our catalogue.

 

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Sarah Wallace | Director, Service Enablement, AI & Analytics | IHS Markit

16:00

Digital Service Journey – Are You in Shape for the EEO Future-State?"

Peter Middleton | VP | Comptel

16:20

Carrier Network Operations in Virtual Reality

Shahar Steiff | AVP New Technologies | PCCW Global

Board Member | MEF

16:40

How to boost your network's IQ

Kader Khan | Director of Simulator Business Unit | EXFO

17:00

Open Source – Transforming Networking by Combining SDN/NFV and Cloud Technologies

Timon Sloane | VP, Standards & Membership | Open Networking Foundation

17:20

PANEL DEBATE – Automating the Network

Patrick Kelly | Founder & Principal Analyst | Appledore Research Group

 

 

Market leaders debate key issues for advancement – this panel will debate the restructuring of OSS, to take full advantage of new NFV+SDN+MANO infrastructure:

• How will closed loop automation be introduced?
• How will real-time and on-demand services be assured?
• What are the biggest issues to solve across hybrid multi-domain networks?

 
 

Ross Cassan | Director Of Marketing – Fixed & Mobile Networks | Spirent Communications

 

Lynn Comp | Sr. Director CoSP Business Acceleration Team | Intel

 

Dave Duggal | Founder & Managing Director | EnterpriseWeb

 

Shane Jackson | NFV & OSS Solution Architect, CTO | Comptel

 

Ihab Mahna | Solutions Architect | EXFO

 

Bipin Mistry | VP of Product Management | NEC/Netcracker

 

 

NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

Drinks Reception

 

19:20

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

SD-WAN & BUSINESS FORUM

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Chris DePuy | Founder & Technology Analyst | 650 Group

14:05

Network Innovation – Evolving Telecommunications Infrastructure

David Martín Lambás | Customer Centric Network Innovation – Business impact lead | Telefónica

14:25

A flexible & integrated approach to VNFs on SD-WAN

Saurabh Sandhir | VP Product Management | Nuage Networks

14:45

FORUM KEYNOTE – Establishing an International Deployment of NFV/Cloud Capability

Hany Fahmy | AVP – Global Public Policy | AT&T

15:05

SD-WAN for Service Providers: Turning Threat into Business Opportunity

Keith Falter | Managing Director SDN and NFV | Juniper Networks

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Stéphane Téral | Senior research director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics | IHS Markit

16:00

Revenue generating services in the world of NFV

Ariel Cohen | Senior Product Manager | Allot Communications

16:20

Tiered SD-WAN Services: Monetizing A New Generation Of Cloud-Enabled Services

Nav Chander | Senior Director, Service Provider Marketing | Silver Peak

16:40

SD-WAN – The Orange Approach

Christos Kolias | Sr. Research Scientist & Principal | Orange

17:00

How to Assure NFV Transformation Success

Eyal Harari | Chief Operator Officer | RADCOM

17:20

PANEL DEBATE – Transforming Enterprise Services

Roy Chua | Partner, Co-Founder SDxCentral | SDxCentral

Partner | Wiretap Ventures

 

 

Market leaders debate key issues for advancement – this panel will debate the re-invention of carrier services, to fully leverage new NFV+SDN capability:

• What does SDN-WAN offer customers and what composition/bundling is required with other WAN services?
• How can today's security paradigm be improved?
• What is the path to mass deployment of virtual or universal CPE?

 
 

Alastair Johnson | Principal Solution Architect at Nuage Networks | Nokia

 

Jim Melvin | SVP Product Management, CMO | SevOne

 

Gabriel Podolsky | Product Line Manager | Telco Systems

 

Khalid Raza | Co-founder and CTO | Viptela

 

Tony Sarathchandra | Director, Product Management – SDN Technology and Solutions | Juniper Networks

 

Mark Stadtmueller | Business Solution Executive | NEC/Netcracker

 

 

NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

Drinks Reception

 

19:20

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

OPENSTACK FOR NFV FORUM

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Robert Haim | Business Analyst | ACG Research

14:05

Gluon – NFV-Ready Networking

Bin Hu | Principal Member of Technical Staff | AT&T

Convenor of Technical Community | OPNFV

14:25

Delivering Performance for Real-time Media Packet Processing in OpenStack

Bryan Hill | VP, Engineering | Sonus

14:45

Extending NFV Interoperability

Tetsuya Nakamura | Principal Architect | CableLabs

Vice Chair | ETSI NFV ISG

15:05

PANEL – OPNFV & OpenStack: Progress and the Year Ahead

Robert Haim | Business Analyst | ACG Research

 

 

Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) facilitates the development and evolution of NFV components across various open source ecosystems. Through system level integration, deployment and testing, OPNFV creates a reference NFV platform to accelerate the transformation of enterprise and service provider networks.

 
 

 

The OpenStack project is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the open standard cloud computing platform for both public and private clouds. Backed by a vibrant community of developers and some of the biggest names in the industry.

 
 

 

Project active participants present and discuss current progress and the outlook for future developments

 
 

Ulf Bragnell | Director, Product Management | Enea

 
 

Bob Monkman | Senior Segment Marketing Manager | ARM

Member, Board of Directors | OPNFV

 
 

Phil Tilley | Director NFV & CloudBand Product Marketing | Nokia

 

15:25

 

End of OpenStack for NFV Forum

 

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

ONAP (OPEN NETWORK AUTOMATION PLATFORM) MINI-SUMMIT

 
 

 

In February, 2017, the Linux Foundation introduced the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), which is the merger of the open source OPEN-O and ECOMP projects, code bases, and communities.

The ONAP project allows operators to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.

This Mini-Summit examines how open source is moving up the stack and value chain, and the Linux Foundation's harmonization efforts underway to forge a unified vision and ultimately architecture to bring together open source projects and relevant standards. In addition, we will provide an in-depth introduction to the ONAP project, including the trends leading up to the project, scope, organization, etc.

 

15:55

Welcome & Session Overview

Marc Cohn | Representative | ONAP

VP, Network Strategy | Linux Foundation

16:05

5G, Orchestration, Networking slicing and Automation

Balaji Ethirajulu | Director of Marketing | Ericsson

 

16:50

Introduction to the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)

Marc Cohn | Representative | ONAP

VP, Network Strategy | Linux Foundation

 

17:45

 

Question and Answer Session

 

18:00

 

End of ONAP Mini-Summit

 
 

 

NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

Drinks Reception

 

19:20

 

End of Congress Day One

 

 

 

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