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WORKSHOP DAY
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL

 

08:15

 

Registration

 
 

 

Please note: (all details follow below)

 
 

 

ETSI Zero Touch network & Service Management Forum starts at 09:00

 
 

 

Open Source MANO Workshop starts at 11:00

 
 

 

ETSI NFV Forum starts at 15:00

 
 

 

Intel Networks Builders Summit Starts at 09:00

 
 

ETSI ZSM ZERO TOUCH NETWORK & SERVICE MANAGEMENT FORUM
(SISKIYOU)

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note: this Forum is open for all delegates

 
 

 

This Forum has been organised by ETSI ZSM Zero Touch network & Service Management ISG leadership

 
 

 

Layer123 is delighted to host this second public ETSI ZSM Forum.

The aim of the ZSM (Zero touch network & Service Management) group is to define working practices and systems that will enable agile, efficient and qualitative management and automation of emerging and future networks and services. The goal is to have all operational processes and tasks (eg. delivery, deployment, configuration, assurance, and optimization) executed automatically, ideally with 100% automation.

The group will initially focus on 5G end-to-end network and service management (eg. network slicing management) and will extend to the management for future network generations.

 
 

 

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09:00

Welcome

Luis Jorge Romero | Director General | ETSI

09:05

Chair's Address and Introduction to ZSM

Nurit Sprecher | Vice-Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

Head of Management, Virtualization and Application Enablement | Nokia

 

 

The automation of network management and service delivery is becoming critical for handling

(1) the increase in the overall complexity resulting from the transformation of networks into programmable, software-driven, service-based and holistically-managed architectures, and
(2) the unprecedented operational agility required to support new business opportunities enabled by technology breakthroughs, such as Network Slicing.

The ETSI ZSM group was setup end of 2017 by 14 ETSI founding members including, DT, DOCOMO, NTT, Telefonica, Sprint, Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, NEC, HPE, Intel, IBM and Viavi, with the goal to introduce a new horizontal and vertical end-to-end architecture that will enable automation at scale and at the required TCO. In addition, the ISG will facilitate cooperation and alignment between the relevant open source projects and standards bodies to enable the industry converging around a single architecture.

The speaker will present the drivers and triggers for the need of full end-to-end automation of network and service management, the rational for the formation of the new ISG and its goals, as well as the work program and status.

 

09:20

The CSPs' digital automation transformation necessity - drivers, triggers, opportunities and implications

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

09:30

The journey towards zero touch network and service management

Don Clarke | Principal Architect | CableLabs

Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

 

09:35

The journey towards zero touch network and service management

Johanne Mayer | Evangelist - NaaS 2020 | Telstra

 

09:40

The journey towards zero touch network and service management

Patrick Lopez | VP Networks Innovation | Telefónica

 
 

 

The telecommunications industry is at an important tipping point. As networks become virtualized, with the aim to positively transform the economics and business agility, and prepare for new business models for 5G, operators face unprecedented operational and organizational challenges.

However, these transformations also bring new hope and new opportunities to radically alter the way we approach network/service operations and management. Automation must underpin the new age operations, not only because it is the most efficient way to run operations but also because it is proven to increase accuracy and eliminate costly human errors, but also because it is going to be a prerequisite to tackle the network and service complexity inherent in virtualized networks for 5G.

The big promise of 5G mass deployment is coming from Enterprise and SLA driven applications where automation is important in the creation, maintenance, assurance and healing. The GSMA report on Network Slicing Use Cases Requirements estimates that "in combination with other enablers and capabilities, Network Slicing will permit operators to address a revenue opportunity worth $300bn by 2025."

 

09:45

 

PANEL DEBATE - The journey towards zero touch network and service management

 
 

 

Discuss the drivers and triggers that make network and service automation a necessity, business opportunities, learnings from webscale players, differences between webscales and CSPs in their approach to automation, the characteristics of the transformation path, challenges including organizational aspects, industry convergence, etc., priorities, requirements, key success factors, and timing considerations.

 
 

Don Clarke | Principal Architect | CableLabs

Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

 
 

Johanne Mayer | Evangelist - NaaS 2020 | Telstra

 
 

Patrick Lopez | VP Networks Innovation | Telefónica

 
 

Moderated by:

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

 

10:15

 

PANEL DEBATE - Supporting the CSPs' journey towards zero touch network and service management

 
 

 

Discuss the necessary architectural transformation and key considerations, building block technologies and tools, the role of AI and ML for ZSM, areas for innovation, the evolution path, the need for harmonization and coordination across the industry and the role of ETSI ZSM in facilitating collaboration, and risks.

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

Alex Vul | Principal Cloud Architect | Intel

 
 

Moderated by:

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

 

10:45

 

End of Zero Touch network & Service Management Forum

 

10:45

 

Refreshment break

 
 

OPEN SOURCE MANO WORKSHOP
(SISKIYOU)

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note: this Workshop is open for all delegates

 
 

 

This Workshop has been organised by OSM and TSC leadership

 
 

 

Layer123 is delighted to host this fifth OSM Workshop for the industry community, including end-users, network professionals and senior developers.

Open Source MANO is an ETSI-hosted project to develop an open source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software stack aligned with ETSI NFV and Information Models. As an operator-led community, OSM is offering a production-quality open source MANO stack that meets the requirements of commercial NFV networks.

 

11:00

Welcome

Luis Jorge Romero | Director General | ETSI

11:05

Introduction to OSM

Francisco-Javier Ramón | Chair | OSM

Head of Network Virtualisation, GCTIO | Telefónica

 

 

This session will provide an overview of the OSM community foundation, project, structure. The technical scope and ambition for the project will be described and an overview of the accomplishments that have been delivered with the first and second OSM releases will be provided.

This session will conclude with a view on themes for Release THREE and beyond.

 

11:30

TSC perspective. OSM Architecture and Data Model Overview

Vanessa Little | Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

Director, Solutions Architecture | VMware

 
 

 

This session will provide an overview of the OSM architecture, the mapping between OSM, the ETSI NFV MANO logical view as well as an overview of the important Release THREE advances. It will also provide an overview of the OSM data models for the VNF Descriptor (VNFD) and the Network Service Descriptors (NSD) and how some of the salient attributes are handled in OSM.

 

12:00

End User Advisory Group (Operator) Perspective on OSM

Don Clarke | Principal Architect | CableLabs

Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

 

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

 

 

This session will provide an opportunity to hear telecoms operators' perspective on OSM.

This will include a view on the significance of open source and the orchestration space in the industry in general and the OSM community in particular. A perspective on the importance of the accomplishments in the latest OSM release, the role OSM can play in standards development and what success over the next six months will look like will also be discussed.

 

12:30

 

Lunch

 

13:30

OSM Proof of Concept Framework and Demos

Vanessa Little | Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

Director, Solutions Architecture | VMware

 

 

Ujwal Setlur | Founder & CTO | Pensa Networks

 
 

 

This session will provide an overview of the OSM POC framework, and how to create an official OSM POC that will be endorsed by the community.

DEMO 1: The latest OSM POC, OSM Release 3 with VMware Integrated Openstack with MEC architectures. This POC will showcase leveraging OSM as an orchestrator to deploy and maintain edge services in several different use cases that make use of the same hardware footprint, as well as discuss the overall infrastructure topology. These use cases include video transcode at the network Edge with ffmpeg, using Fortinet as an sGW in vRAN edge scenarios, SD-WAN with Vyatta vRouter and operational intelligence for distributed architectures.
DEMO 2: The second Demo showcased will display the ease of modeling a new complex VNF, Metaswitch Clearwater by using the vnfonboarding.com tool to create VNF descriptors, building them into a network service in the Pensa Maestro tool and validating it for correctness, then deploying it to VMware Integrated Openstack VIM. From zero to modeled, running service in under 10 minutes.

 

14:00

OSM Release 4 Lightweight Build and Demo

Gianpietro Lavado | Module Development Lead | OSM

Senior Solutions Architect | Whitestack

 
 

 

Our third LIVE demo will show the benefits of the new OSM Release 4 architecture, which brings the possibility of plugging new relevant functionality through the new message bus. In particular, we will show a lighter version of the current orchestrator, and new functionality around monitoring, unified logging, metrics collection and visualization.

 

14:20

AWS in OSM and Public/Private Cloud Use Cases

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

 

 

This session will discuss the capabilities of OSM to orchestrate in to AWS and some of the relevant use cases of leveraging them.

 

14:40

Closing remarks

Francisco-Javier Ramón | Chair | OSM

Head of Network Virtualisation, GCTIO | Telefónica

14:45

 

End of Open Source MANO Workshop

 

14:45

 

Refreshment break

 
 

ETSI NFV FORUM
(SISKIYOU)

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note: this Forum is open for all delegates

 
 

 

This Forum has been organised by ETSI NFV ISG and WG leadership
Forum chair: Thinh Nguyenphu (Nokia)

 
 

 

Layer123 is delighted to host this sixth public ETSI NFV Forum.

As the industry moves steadily towards large-scale and commercial deployments, meet and hear directly from NFV ISG Working Group Chairs and Vice-Chairs as they develop the next stages of framework architectures for NFV.

The latest work will be presented and debated - including key topics such as Common API for Interop - and is a key focus for industry collaboration

 
 

 

With the publication of ETSI GS NFV-SOL005, the specification of the RESTful APIs exposed by an NFV Orchestrator (NFVO) towards operations support systems (OSS), the ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ISG) has successfully met its objective to deliver a full set of API specifications enabling an open ecosystem where Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) will be interoperable with independently developed management and orchestration systems, and where the components of a management and orchestration system are themselves interoperable.

 

15:00

Introduction

Thinh Nguyenphu | Vice Chair, SOL(Solution) WG | ETSI NFV ISG

Network Architect | Nokia

15:05

Welcome

Luis Jorge Romero | Director General | ETSI

15:10

Work Program Release 2 & Release 3 Updates

Joan Triay Marques | Technical Manager | ETSI NFV ISG

Specialist | NTT DOCOMO

 
 

 

The NFV ISG continues to explore and strengthen the NFV ecosystem through specification development and best practices on using NFV. This session provides an overview of the technical work and specification Releases of ETSI NFV. The session will highlight the key aspects on the Release 2 maintenance and stage 3 specification deliverables, as well as introduce the new work scope and a summary of completed work of NFV Release 3.

 

15:30

VNF Descriptor & VNF Package

Thinh Nguyenphu | Vice Chair, SOL(Solution) WG | ETSI NFV ISG

Network Architect | Nokia

 
 

 

The VNF Descriptor and VNF Package play a critical role in the NFV ecosystem and automation at design-time and during on-boarding process. This session provides an overview of VNF Descriptor (NFV-SOL 001) design concept and modeling by utilizing on OASIS TOSCA. In addition, the session provides some additional feature update to the VNF Package (NFV-SOL 004).

 

15:50

NFV MANO: Network Service Lifecycle Management & API (NFV-SOL 005)

Jeremy Fuller | Chair, IFA WG | ETSI NFV ISG

Architecture Strategy and Global Standards | Ribbon Communications

 
 

Thinh Nguyenphu | Vice Chair, SOL(Solution) WG | ETSI NFV ISG

Network Architect | Nokia

 
 

 

ETSI NFV ISG recently published a REST based API for the NFV Orchestrator (NFVO), for Network Service Management. This session will start with an overview of Network Service Management principles and then provide a summary of the key aspects of the new Os-Ma-nfvo Reference Point API specification NFV-SOL 005.

 

16:20

Security

Alex Leadbeater | Head Non-UK Obligations & Standards | BT

 

 

The ability to operate an NFV deployment securely is key to both operators and their customers. This session provides an overview of security capabilities developed in ISG NFV SEC to allow secure operation of NFV deployments and will also discuss the security gaps which still need to be addressed in both ISG NFV and the wider NFV community.

 

16:45

NFV MANO: Release 3 Features

Jeremy Fuller | Chair, IFA WG | ETSI NFV ISG

Architecture Strategy and Global Standards | Ribbon Communications

 
 

 

With the foundation of NFV now specified, ETSI NFV ISG has been investigating a multitude of features that build on this. This session provides an overview of the published Release 3 use-cases, analysis and recommendations reports and the status of the related Release 3 NFV architecture specification work.

 

17:25

Testing update & NFV Plugtests

Pierre Lynch | Chair, TST (Testing, Experimentation & Open Source) WG | ETSI NFV ISG

Lead Technologist | Ixia

 
 

 

Another successful NFV Plugtests event was held by the ETSI Center for Testing and Interoperability (CTI) in January. This session will detail the tests and results of the event, as well as describe the challenges faced and the next steps. We will also talk about current activities in the TST working group (Testing, experimentation and open source), including work items on NFVI network benchmarking and API conformance testing.

 

17:55

Closing remarks

Thinh Nguyenphu | Vice Chair, SOL(Solution) WG | ETSI NFV ISG

Network Architect | Nokia

18:00

 

End of Workshop Day

 
 

INTEL NETWORK BUILDERS SUMMIT
(DONNER)

 
 

 

Please note: this Summit is open for all delegates

 

09:00

Welcome Address

Gloria Nogales | Ecosystem Strategy Lead | Intel

09:05

The Winning Edge

Charlie Ashton | Director of Business Development | Wind River

 
 

 

The network edge is a hot topic right now, but what does it actually take to win? And what does winning look like? We'll share use cases, deployment strategies, and requirements for winning at the edge.

 

09:25

Defining the Network Edge in Telefónica: Technology Challenges and Operation Tradeoffs for a Distributed NFV Infrastructure

Francisco-Javier Ramón | Head of Network Virtualisation, GCTIO | Telefónica

Chair | Open Source MANO

 
 

 

Although there is a large coincidence in industry that the next milestone for NFV deployments should be the conquer of the so-called "network edge", this concept of edge requires a more elaborate definition (or definitions) to bring it to practical terms. The presentation discusses the challenges and tradeoffs that alternative definitions of "edge" might bring and how they might translate into different realizations. Additionally, some technological challenges and enablers will be introduced.

 

09:50

Filling the Cloud Gap: The Rise of the Network Edge

Tim Labatte | Senior Software Director | Intel

 

 

This session will provide an overview of the market dynamics driving the growing interest in edge computing models and concepts. It will cover some of the critical use models and attributes likely to drive the transition and it will highlight some of the core technologies and providers that will help open and enable the deployment of IT resources dynamically when and where they are needed - from core to edge to endpoint.

 

10:20

Edge Computing - A Distributed Telco Cloud

Manish Singh | VP of Network Services Strategy & Marketing | Tech Mahindra

 
 

 

Edge Computing brings the network closer to the network endpoint. It presents a unique opportunity for Communication Service Providers (CSP) to meet the demands of low latency applications, as well as optimally manage traffic of bandwidth hungry applications like VR and Video. With Edge Computing, CSPs to effectively monetize latency and location. To do so, CSPs need to build a Distributed Telco Cloud that allows dynamic workload placement based on the application's requirements. For Edge Computing to be successful, CSPs must make it easy for 3rd parties to host their applications - Application Onboarding, Orchestration, APIs need to be standardized to achieve scale for Edge Computing. The presentation will share further details on these.

 

10:45

 

Refreshment break

 

11:00

Network Edge is the Industry Ready?

Marc Fiuczynski | Principal Architect | Akamai Technologies

 
 

 

As a vendor offering value-added solutions in the form of cloud-native software appliances, Akamai has experienced first-hand some of the challenges faced by operators as they attempt to improve both revenue and cost structures through NFV network transformation. This is a short tale from a vendor's perspective on industry readiness.

 

11:20

Unleashing the Network Potential with Edge Innovation

John Reister | SVP Marketing and Product Management | Vasona Networks

 
 

 

The transformative nature of multi-access edge computing (MEC) is not yet realized, but it is ready to be. MEC can change mobile networks and industries - from agriculture to manufacturing to gaming to automotive - today. In placing critical computing functions near the network edge, we speed the communication and response time of services that use the network. This powers more and better services, a highly efficient network and improves customer experiences. The network provides what mobile users need it to. Join John Reister of Vasona Networks in an informative session about how MEC solutions are creating real change today on 4G networks and laying the groundwork for 5G . It starts at the edge.

 

11:40

 

PANEL DEBATE: Network Edge - The New frontier

 
 

 

Our panel will share their views on the Network Edge as a critical inflection point in network transformation. They will discuss the drivers, impediments, business models and the technology considerations in enabling edge dependent use cases. They'll address whether or not applications, such as those leveraging Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and 5G will really offer compelling reasons to drive the accelerated consumption that will make edge computing a necessity. Finally they will review the opportunities for service providers and Network Edge eco system members to act as disrupters and change the industry landscape.

 
 

Christos Kolias | Principal Research Scientist and Orange Expert | Orange

 
 

Sandro Tavares | Head of Cloud Core Marketing | Nokia

 
 

Manish Singh | VP of Network Services Strategy & Marketing | Tech Mahindra

 
 

Moderated by:

Chandresh Ruparel | Director, Ecosystem Strategy and Intel Network Builders | Intel

12:30

 

Lunch

 

13:30

Welcome Back

Gloria Nogales | Ecosystem Strategy Lead | Intel

13:35

NFVI: Ready for the Foundation towards 5G

Gloria Nogales | Ecosystem Strategy Lead | Intel

 
 

 

Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) is a cloud data center containing servers, hypervisors, operating systems, virtual machines, containers, virtual switches and network resources, but after that it gets complicated. Join us for an Intel driven keynote and learn about strides are being made to simplify the deployment and management of the infrastructure to make it easier for companies to virtualize their networks.

 

13:50

A Glance into Future networks

Balaji Ethirajulu | Director of Marketing | Ericsson

 
 

 

We are at the crossroads of yet another technology shift. Networks evolved continuously from TDM to IP, legacy to SDN, PNF to VNF as part of virtualization and now entering microservices/containers/ Kubernetes era. Future networks starting with 5G will enable new business opportunities across all industries with use cases and business models that we never thought of before.
This talk will describe the 5G business potential, use cases, and various network capabilities that will enable new business opportunities. This talk will explain the technologies that are accelerating the 5G evolution and how open source will play a role in that evolution.

 

14:10

 

PANEL DEBATE: From virtualization with NFV/SDN to 5G

 
 

Paul Lancaster | Partner Development Manager | Red Hat

 
 

Naga Chumbalkar | Director of Product Management | Lenovo

 
 

Vanessa Little | Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

Director, Solutions Architecture | VMware

 
 

Patrick Lopez | VP Networks Innovation | Telefónica

 
 

Moderated by:

Gloria Nogales | Ecosystem Strategy Lead | Intel

14:45

 

Refreshment break

 

15:00

Tech Talk: Multi-MANO VNF Onboarding - A Practical Approach to Accelerate Network Automation

Vanessa Little | Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

Director, Solutions Architecture | VMware

 
 

Chris Buerger | Technologist, Datacenter Networking Solutions Group | Intel

 

 

This session outlines an open source community based approach to remove roadblocks of onboarding network functions across multiple MANO environments. Blueprints to meet operator entry requirements are created in minutes instead of days and weeks. Participants will be able to immediately utilize the web-based tool to package and upload their VNF blueprints to the community.

 

15:30

Tech Talk: Accelerate the Integration of MANO components

Rajesh Rajamani | Director of Marketing, Service Provider Networks and NFV | Spirent Communications

 
 

 

Across the globe, Service Providers are adopting and implementing NFV solutions for a variety of cost reduction and new service offerings needs. Understanding and coordinating the architecture of a multitude of hardware, software, controller and vendor is proving to be quite complex and is leading to confusion on best practices on how to safely and most importantly automated the validation of VNFs and NFV MANO certification process.

 

16:00

Implications, Challenges and Principles of Zero-Touch Management Environments

Alex Vul | Principal Cloud Architect | Intel

 

 

Use of zero-touch management environments requires a paradigm shift in terms of how core management capabilities are delivered, deployed and utilized for the purpose of network service and infrastructure management.

In this talk we will examine several key implications and challenges presented by use of zero-touch management practices. We will also propose a set of core architectural principles for design and operation of zero-touch management systems.

 

16:30

Artificial Intelligence for Telco Powered by Intel

Tong Zhang | Principal Engineer | Intel

 

 

This session will illustrate the current landscape and typical use cases of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in the Telco domain. Attendees will also get introduced to Intel's strategy and products for Network AI, including focus areas, hardware portfolio, software stacks, roadmaps and some case studies.

 

17:00

Tech Talk: DPDK Membership Library

Sameh Gobriel | Senior Research Scientist | Intel

 

 

In this talk we will present the new DPDK Membership Library, this library is used to create what we call a "set-summary" which is a new data structure that is used to summarize large set of elements. It is the generalization and extension to the traditional filter structure, e.g. bloom filter, cuckoo filter, etc to efficiently test if a key belongs to a large set. There are two advantages of using such a set-summary rather than operating on a "full-blown" complete set of elements: First, it has a much smaller storage requirement than storing the whole list of elements themselves, and secondly checking an element membership (or other operations) in this set-summary is much faster than checking it for the original full-blown complete list of elements.

A Set-summary is a fundamental data aggregation component that can be used in many network (and other) applications. It is a crucial structure to address performance and scalability issues of diverse network applications including overlay networks, data-centric networks, flow table summaries, network statistics, traffic monitoring and many other applications.

In this talk we will present the new library fundamentals, describe the library API and highlight some of its usages. Furthermore, we will present our PoC experimental results of applying this library to improve flow classification for OpenvSwitch (OvS) to achieve 2X-3X better throughput.

 

17:30

Closing Remarks

Gloria Nogales | Ecosystem Strategy Lead | Intel

17:30

 

End of Intel Network Builders Summit

 

 

 

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