Calling Industry Activists! - Network Operators, Datacentres & Enterprise End-Users

 

Share your expertise with your peers and access the NFV+SDN+MANO Knowledge Exchange as a guest of Layer123!

 

 

As the Industry Knowledge Exchange, Layer123 believes in the value of structured engagement. Our events are expertly designed and managed to maximise the value of bringing together a cross-section of the industry.
 

By participating in one of the Knowledge Exchange debates, and sharing your experiences, challenges and solutions with your peers, you make a valuable contribution to the learning experience of your peers and receive the benefit of their own expertise and experience.
 

Knowledge Exchange Debates will take place over lunch on the main Congress days. Simply choose the topic you would like to participate in and register free-of-charge using the booking code "ACTIVIST"
 

Please note: Activist registration must meet our criteria and confirmation is at the sole discretion of Layer123. Bona-fide network operators, datacentres, regulators and corporate end-users only, please.

 

CONGRESS DAY ONE - TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER

13:00

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables - KWA Foyer Level 0

 
 

 

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

 
 

Containerization of Virtual Network Functions - Implications for Modeling and Orchestration

Alex Vul | Principal Cloud Solution Architect | Intel

 

Evolution of Open Source Orchestration

Vanessa Little | Director, Global NFV Ecosystem Architecture | VMware

Chair, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

 

 

Evolution of Open Source Orchestration - are we there yet? How are containers being addressed?What are the impacts of 5G?Are the standards bodies keeping up or catching up?

 
 

Enabling IoT use cases with NFV and edge

Wendy Ooms | Architect | KPN

 

 

With the rise of IoT devices the demand for low latency processing grows. Providing NFV edge function for decentralized functions like analytics seems needed. What platform requirements can be identified, and where do we see such edge? Are specific security requirements a demand? Which use cases have been recognized that might profit of such infrastructure?

 
 

Opportunities, options and risks for deploying AI in the network

David Boswarthick | Director Committee SC, OPS | ETSI

 

How important is a multi-cloud strategy to progress SDN/NFV?

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

 

CONGRESS DAY TWO - WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER

12:40

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables - KWA Foyer Level 0

 
 

 

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

 
 

Edge Computing and 5G

Vanessa Little | Director, Global NFV Ecosystem Architecture | VMware

Chair, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

 

 

While 5G is great, what can we actually deploy now? Which use cases make sense now and which are for later? How will that help us get to the full 5G utopia? Is the physical infrastructure ready?

 
 

 

Operationalizing NFV

Marc Cohn | Business Lead, Network Virtualization | Spirent

 
 

 

Now that major operators are beginning to deploy SDN and NFV, the focus has shifted from architecture to operations.This dramatic shift raises questions on how to validate and assure the virtualized environment throughout design, deployment, and operations. Please join us for a discussion on rethinking testing, validation, and service assurance to effectively operationalize SDN/NFV, which is critical towards attaining widespread adoption.

 
 

Moving from network-focus to service-focus

Dan Pitt | SVP | MEF

Senior Vice President | Palo Alto Innovation Advisors

 

Which is better for NFV: VMs or containers?

Prayson Pate | CTO, Ensemble | ADVA Optical Networking

 

 

There is a lot of buzz about containers and cloud-native, but today's implementations of VNFs are built in VMs. What do we gain by going to containers? What do we give up? Are containers suitable for telco-style deployments? Join us to discuss these and other questions.

 
 

CONGRESS DAY THREE - THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER

 

CONGRESS DAY FOUR - FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER