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CONGRESS DAY ONE
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL
(SISKIYOU)

 
 

 

 

08:15

 

Registration

 

09:10

Congress Welcome

Robert Jones | Co-Founder & Managing Director | Layer123

 

09:15

Opening Remarks

Mark Lum | Co-Founder & Market Lead | Layer123

 
 

 

The reality of NFV and SDN will be examined closely at this fourth World Congress dedicated to NFV.

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

Mike Larson | Software Architect | AT&T

09:45

KEYNOTE

Viraj Parekh | Executive Director, Integrated Network and Security - Business Product & Solutions | Verizon

10:05

Winning at the edge

Henri Tervonen | CTO and Head of R&D Foundation, Mobile Networks | Nokia

10:25

How to Make Money in SDN/NFV

Enrique Gracia | CTO of SDN/NFV | NEC/Netcracker

10:45

KEYNOTE

Vijoy Pandey | Head of Engineering, Networking | Google

11:05

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

11:30

Chair's Opening Address

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

11:35

KEYNOTE - Telefónica and open source

Patrick Lopez | VP Networks Innovation | Telefónica

11:55

KEYNOTE - Hybrid Orchestration for Large Scale NFVi

Adam Dunstan | VP SDN/NFV Engineering | CenturyLink

 

 

NFVi Orchestration has followed a carrier centric path while webscale automation remains focused on simplicity. Centurylinks NFVi domain orchestration targets the delivery of a hybrid solution, simplicity of webscale while meeting service requirements for VNF services, but not legacy infrastructure. We will discuss the in-house developed solutions, design & infrastructure decisions, architecture and specific open-source tools used

 

12:15

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL - Automating the Network for Zero Touch

 
 

 

Industry leaders debate the issues for advancement

 
 

 

The advent of NFV+SDN presents a great opportunity for - and is the necessary pre-requisite 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.

 
 

Adam Dunstan | VP SDN/NFV Engineering | CenturyLink

 

Patrick Lopez | VP Networks Innovation | Telefónica

 

Luis Jorge Romero | Director General | ETSI

 

Moderated by:

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

12:45

 

Lunch & 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. Open Source NFV Orchestration

Vanessa Little | Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

Director, Solutions Architecture | VMware

 

2. Getting Open Source into Deployment

Dan Pitt | SVP | MEF

Senior Vice President | Palo Alto Innovation Advisors

 

3. From SD-WAN to a bundle of value added B2B services: But how to get there?

Sue White | Head of SDN/NFV Marketing | NEC/Netcracker

 

4. Building an NFV Ecosystem

Marc Cohn | VP Product Management | EnterpriseWeb

 

 

- The success of NFV depends on the availability of a rich set of VNFs to enable high-value-added services.
- The challenge is to enable an inclusive VNF marketplace, which offers operators efficient access to the VNFs they need at minimal cost.
- Today, VNF packaging, onboarding, deployment, and updates take far too long in a cloud era.
- Standards bodies and open source communities are collaborating towards a common approach.

In this Lunchtime Table, we intend to address the challenges, requirements, and efforts underway to achieve the ultimate goal: a vibrant and sustainable NFV Ecosystem.

 
 

NFV TECHNOLOGY FORUM
(SISKIYOU)

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

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

14:05

FORUM KEYNOTE - The Quest for Software Network Verifiability

Diego Lopez | Head of Technology Exploration and Standards | Telefónica

Chair | ETSI NFV ISG

 

 

The introduction of Software Network technologies (SDN, NFV, and the ones to come) implies new security challenges, as the roots of trust based on physical access become no longer valid. We will explore which are the most urgent matters and how they can be addressed by techniques such as remote attestation and distributed ledgers (a.k.a blockchains), supporting new service and business models.

 

14:25

Cognitive Networking - Applying AI and Automation to Operations and Network Virtualization

Steve Teitzel | Global Solution Executive, Network and OSS Transformation | IBM

 

 

Network and OSS transformation for cloud-based networking with NFV/SDN demands new ways to enable operations and services lifecycle across hybrid physical and virtual networks. This session will focus on lessons being learned to operate and orchestrate the network through machine learning and artificial intelligence combined with automation.

 

14:45

When Galaxies Collide: convergence of the network core

Robin Ku | Director, Kyrio NFV Interoperability Lab | Kyrio

 

 

Kyrio will provide an update from the NFV Interoperability lab, and observations on how activities in standards, open source and practical solution implementation are opening the way for the cable industry to lay a foundation for virtualization in their technology roadmaps.

 

15:05

 

PANEL DEBATE - Moving to a Cloud-Native architecture and infrastructure

 
 

 

Market leaders debate key issues for advancement

 
 

Oliver Korfmacher | CTO, Telco Solutions | Atos

 

Tommy Lindgren | Cloud Marketing Director | Nokia

 

Jeans Tseng | VP, General Manager of Telecom Applications Business Unit | Lanner

 

 

Moderated by:

Alan Weckel | Founder and Technology Analyst | 650 Group

15:35

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

16:05

Chair's Market Highlights

Robert Haim | Business Analyst | ACG Research

16:10

Commentary on the Emerging NFV Technology Landscape

Don Clarke | Principal Architect | CableLabs

Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

16:30

ETSI MEC ISG update

Alex Reznik | Chair | ETSI MEC ISG

Enterprise Account Architect | HPE

16:50

Stratum and Next-Generation SDN

Timon Sloane | VP Marketing & Ecosystem | Open Networking Foundation

 

 

Stratum is building an open, minimal, production-ready switch operating system for white box switches. Stratum exposes a set of next-generation SDN interfaces including P4Runtime and OpenConfig, enabling interchangeability of forwarding devices and programmability of forwarding behaviors. Stratum delivers a complete white box switch solution truly delivering on the 'software defined' promise of SDN.

 

17:10

 

PANEL - Innovation in Telecom Networking

 
 

 

Market innovators will present key pressure points for change

 
 

Petr Kaštovský | CEO | Netcope Technologies

 

Amrit Hanspal | VP, Product Management | netElastic

 

Todd Dalke | Solutions Engineering Manager, Software Monetization | Flexera Software

 

Moderated by:

Greg Collins | Founder & Principal Analyst | Exact Ventures

17:55

 

End of NFV Technology Forum

 
 

 

NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:15

 

Drinks Reception

 

19:35

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

ZERO TOUCH & AUTOMATION FORUM
(DONNER)

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Shin Umeda | VP | Dell'Oro Group

14:05

Exploring Telstra's Network 2020 transformation

Johanne Mayer | Evangelist - NaaS 2020 | Telstra

 

 

Network domains are becoming more autonomous and programmable while IT systems and processes are becoming more digitalized to enable brilliant customer experience. This session will focus on Telstra's Network of the Future architecture, how standards play a key role, and the requirements on suppliers.

 

14:25

Future of Network and Service Automation

Andrew Lange | CTO, VP and Head of OSS Transformation | Nokia

14:45

A Two-Stage Approach to Accelerating SDN Control in Multi-Domain Carrier IP/Optical Networks

Gal Afriat | VP Products | Sedona Systems

 

 

Carriers globally recognize the considerable benefits of moving to fully software-defined service-aware transport networks, however, the path to implementation has been slow. We've identified an organic, two-stage approach to service-aware SDN implementation that is gaining recognition with global service providers, with clear benefits demonstrated at each stage.

 

15:05

FORUM KEYNOTE - Zero Touch Automation and NFV orchestration using AWS

Shoma Chakravarty | Worldwide Technical Leader, Telecom | Amazon Web Services

 

Tipu Qureshi | Principal Engineer | Amazon

 
 

 

AWS offers several methods for customers to easily orchestrate compute resources at scale while taking advantage of AI and ML services. Join this session to learn about these AWS services, and how AWS works with OSM and NFV MANO.

 

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Nancee Ruzicka | President | ICT Intuition

16:00

Cyber Security Network Automation

Louis Scialabba | Carrier Solutions Marketing Director | Radware

16:20

Enabling Automation in Optical Networks

Andres Viera | Product Management | Fujitsu

 

 

Automated control and provisioning have previously been confined to layer 3 and above, but today, when combined with virtualized network functions, it can help reduce operating expenses in layers 0-2. We call it Optical Service Orchestration (OSO.) What was static can now be dynamic, and that's a game changer for network operators looking to use legacy infrastructure to deliver dynamic services. This session will explore the OSO concept and how it will benefit your network.

 

16:40

Topic to be announced

Sriram Natarajan | Network Engineering (Software) | Google

17:00

 

Topic to be announced

Amit Kapoor | Product Management | Verizon

17:20

E2E SDN/NFV Network Automation - Challenges & Innovations

Srilakshmi Valisammagari | Senior Technologist | Verizon

 

 

Today's biggest strategy for service providers and cable operators is automate the end to end process of provisioning and Managing the SDN/NFV network for Enterprise Customers. What are some of the major gaps and challenges which must be resolved to achieve the state of full automation, and how is Verizon achieving it by innovating products, solutions and tools, and excelling in customer experience?

 

17:40

 

PANEL DEBATE - Automating the Network

 
 

 

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

 
 

Andrew Lange | CTO, VP and Head of OSS Transformation | Nokia

 

Enrique Gracia | CTO of SDN/NFV | NEC/Netcracker

 

Denis Murphy | Offering Manager - IBM Hybrid Cloud | IBM

 

Anand Gonuguntla | Co-Founder, President and CEO | Centina Systems

 

Moderated by:

Jennifer Clark | Founder and General Manager | Battle Green Research

18:15

 

End of Zero Touch & Automation Forum

 
 

 

NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:15

 

Drinks Reception

 

19:35

 

End of Congress Day One

 

 

 

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