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CONGRESS DAY ONE
TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
(KWA THEATRE)

 
 

 

 
 

 

The World's meeting place for Network Transformation – NFV+SDN & Automation for 5G, Transport & Cloud

 

08:15

 

Registration and EXPO open

 

08:55

Congress welcome

Robert Jones | Co-Founder & Managing Director | Layer123

 

09:00

Opening remarks

Mark Lum | Chair | SDN NFV World Congress

Co-Founder & Market Lead | Layer123

 
 

 

Established in 2012, SDN NFV World Congress creates the principal market focus for network innovation, and has grown to become the world's largest meeting place for Network Transformation industry leaders.

 
 

 

KEYNOTES – NETWORK TRANSFORMATION FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION

 

09:05

 

HOST OPERATOR KEYNOTE

Arash Ashouriha | SVP Group Technology, Deputy CTO | Deutsche Telekom

09:25

KEYNOTE

André Beijen | Head of Network Innovation | KPN

09:45

Topic in development

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

10:05

Taking SDN & NFV from ideation to production to make SD-WAN services a commercial reality

Sunil Khandekar | Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks | Nokia

10:25

 

Topic in development

Senior Representative | NEC/Netcracker

10:45

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

11:10

KEYNOTE

Shawn Hakl | VP, Product and New Business Innovation | Verizon

11:30

Topic in development

Erik Ekudden | Group CTO and Head of Technology & Architecture | Ericsson

11:50

Topic in development

Dai Libin | Director of Network Transformation Management | Huawei

12:10

KEYNOTE

Tang Xiongyan | Chief Technologist and CTO for network technology | China Unicom

Vice Chair, TC10 | CCSA

12:30

 

EXECUTIVE PANEL – Automating the Network for Zero Touch

 
 

 

Industry leaders debate the progress to date and issues for advancement

 
 

Neil McRae | MD, Technology and Architecture, Group Chief Architect | BT

 

Moderated by:

Jerry Caron | SVP – Analysis | GlobalData

13:00

 

Lunchtime Debating Tables

 
 

 

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

 
 

 

1. Topic to be announced

Reserved

 
 

2. Orchestration Frameworks, Not Just Orchestrators

Dan Pitt | SVP | MEF

 

 

3. Topic to be announced

Reserved

 
 

4. Topic to be announced

David Amzallag | Strategic Advisor & Technology Creator | DA Technologies & Strategies

 
 

 

5. Topic to be announced

Reserved

 
 

 

AFTERNOON FORUMS

 

14:00

 

Please choose from one of five Forums – Technology, Automate & Operate, Business & SD-WAN, 5G Core, Access & Transport, or Cloud Optical – details follow below

 
 

TECHNOLOGY FORUM
(AMAZON)

 

14:00

Chair's Market Highlights

Cliff Grossner | Senior Research Director & AdvisorCloud, Data Center, and SDN | IHS Markit

14:05

KEYNOTE

Neil McRae | MD, Technology and Architecture, Group Chief Architect | BT

14:25

Topic in development

Leo Ma | Chief Product Manager of Huawei Cloud Core NFV Solution | Huawei

14:45

Topic in development

Don Clarke | Principal Architect | CableLabs

Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

15:05

Designing the network for MEC Services : An Architecture Perspective

Vinay Saxena | HPE Fellow & Chief Architec Communications Solutions Business | HPE

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Donglin Shen | Principal Analyst | EJL Wireless

16:00

Next Generation SDN Switches

Jim Wanderer | Director of Engineering, Platforms | Google

Alternate Board Member | Open Networking Foundation

16:20

Leveraging NFV with operational intelligence to improve customer experience

Gabriele Di Piazza | VP Solution, Telco NFV Group | VMware

16:40

 

Topic in development

Senior Representative | Fujitsu Network Communications

17:00

 

Topic TBA

Senior Representative | Red Hat

17:20

 

PANEL DEBATE – NFV Interoperability

 
 

 

The new ETSI family of Common API Specifications greatly advances the prospect of real NFV Interop.

This panel will discuss the difference that these specifications will make in the NFV ecosystem – in order to foster NFVI as a common platform and help VNFs be managed in a common lifecycle. How will the industry achieve maximum benefit from NFV Common API, ETSI NFV PlugTests and other collaborative activities like OPNFV and plugfests?

 
 

Vanessa Little | Director of Global NFV Ecosystem Architecture | VMware

Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

 

Marc Bouteyre | Head of SDN/NFV Solution Management | Kapsch CarrierCom

 

Martin Taylor | CTO | Metaswitch

 

Moderated by:

Caroline Chappell | Principal Analyst | Analysys Mason

 

 

SDN NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

All delegates are invited to the SDN NFV World drinks reception, taking place in the SDN NFV World EXPO areas

 

19:15

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

AUTOMATE & OPERATE FORUM
(MISSISSIPPI)

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Caroline Chappell | Principal Analyst | Analysys Mason

14:05

 

Topic in development

Senior Representative | NEC/Netcracker

14:25

KEYNOTE

Jon Vestal | VP, Product Architecture | Telstra

14:45

Cognitive Service Operations

Stephen Laufer | Associate Partner, Network and OSS Transformation Practice | IBM

15:05

Topic in development

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

Chair | OSM

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Sue Rudd | Director Service Provider Analysis | Strategy Analytics

16:00

Accelerating SDN/NFV Deployment with Automation: A Real-World Case Study

Mervyn Kelly | EMEA Marketing Director | Ciena

16:20

Topic in development

Alexander Sobania | Senior Expert Production Management & Automation | Deutsche Telekom

16:40

 

Topic in development

Senior Representative | Vodafone

17:00

Delivering NFV DevOps through continuous VNF integration and Service Behaviour driven testing

Brian Naughton | CTO | Accanto Systems

17:20

 

PANEL DEBATE – Zero Touch

 
 

 

With the increasingly software-defined and function-virtualised network, the door is now open for change – even radical change – in OSS.

This panel will discuss the first priority areas for Zero Touch development, and its expected impact on Carrier Automation. How realistic are the prospects for introducing AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) approaches to the operational needs of carrier networks? What other advanced paradigms are under consideration?

 
 

Charlie Ashton | Director of Business Development | Wind River an Intel company

 

Carl Moberg | Technology Director | Cisco

 

Aloke Tusnial | CTO SDN/NFV Business | NEC/Netcracker

 

Anand Gonuguntla | Co-founder and CEO | Centina Systems

 

Brian Naughton | CTO | Accanto Systems

 

 

Senior Representative | IBM

 

 

Moderated by:

Reserved

 
 

 

SDN NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

All delegates are invited to the SDN NFV World drinks reception, taking place in the SDN NFV World EXPO areas

 

19:15

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

BUSINESS & SD-WAN FORUM
(ONYX)

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Patrick Donegan | Founder & Principal Analyst | HardenStance

14:05

The business case for SD WAN in the Enterprise – benefits and caveats from real use cases

Peter Coppens | Head of Networking Portfolio & Product Management | Colt

14:25

 

Digital Transformation strategies for Communication Service Providers

Matthew Dove | Head of Portfolio Management, Global Services | Nokia

14:45

KEYNOTE

Marcus Hacke | Founder & Managing Director | ngena

15:05

 

Topic in development

 

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

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

16:00

Topic in development

Oren Marmur | VP, Head of NFV, Amdocs Open Network | Amdocs

16:20

Why Use HARDWARE-Based Appliances for SOFTWARE-Defined WAN

Prayson Pate | CTO, Ensemble | ADVA Optical Networking

16:40

Topic in development

Claudio Scola | Director, European WAN Services | Tata Communications

17:00

SD-WAN Managed Services and MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO)

Pascal Menezes | Chief Technology Officer | MEF

17:20

 

PANEL DEBATE – SD-WAN Services

 
 

 

The current deployments and forecast growth in SD-WAN services presents both opportunities and challenges.

This panel will discuss market dynamics: to what degree will MPLS services simply be substituted, or are new markets and applications being addressed? Are carriers moving quickly enough, or will new business models enable new entrants to establish themselves?

 
 

 

Marco Murgia | Citrix

 

Mike Heffner | VP, Product Line Management Ensemble | ADVA Optical Networking

 

 

Nick Hancock | Industry Partner Manager – NEPs and ISVs – WW CME | HPE

 

Dominique Jodoin | President & CEO | NoviFlow

 

Saurabh Sandhir | VP, Product Line Management, Nuage Networks | Nokia

 

Oren Marmur | VP, Head of NFV, Amdocs Open Network | Amdocs

 

Moderated by:

Paul Parker-Johnson | Practice Lead, Cloud and Virtual System Infrastructures | ACG Research

 

 

SDN NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

All delegates are invited to the SDN NFV World drinks reception, taking place in the SDN NFV World EXPO areas

 

19:15

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

5G CAT CORE, ACCESS & TRANSPORT FORUM
(YANGTZE 1)

 
 

 

5G CAT Core & Transport Forum @SDN NFV World Congress provides a comprehensive agenda for mobile transport and core networking innovators, from vEPC to SD-Backhaul to Microwave, with a key theme of the influence of new SDN and NFV architectures on the evolution of mobile network infrastructure.

 

14:00

Chair's Opening Address

Shin Umeda | VP | Dell'Oro Group

14:05

 

Topic in development

 

14:25

KEYNOTE

Franz Seiser | VP Core Network & Services | Deutsche Telekom

14:45

Topic TBA

Caroline Chan | VP & GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group (NPG) | Intel

Member, Board of Directors | TIP

15:05

Topic in development

Phil Bridge | Sr. Network Architect | BT

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Donglin Shen | Principal Analyst | EJL Wireless

16:00

Experiences from 5G Network slicing and cloud optimization of network applications

Jan Häglund | Head of Architecture and Solutions | Ericsson

16:20

 

Topic in development

Reserved

 

16:40

Meeting the technical and commercial challenges facing the 5G industry with silicon, systems and software

Colin Alexander | Sr. Segment Marketing Manager | ARM

17:00

Topic in development

Paolo Fasano | Network Automation Manager | TIM

17:20

 

PANEL DEBATE – Network Slicing

 
 

 

The industry's ambition for 5G end-to-end network slicing to support differentiated services and segmented applications is bold.

This panel will discuss current state-of-the-art and key demonstrators. Where are the greatest challenges? How does NFV intersect with requirements for slicing?

 
 

Caroline Chan | VP & GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group (NPG) | Intel

Member, Board of Directors | TIP

 

François Lemarchand | Strategic Product Director | Ericsson

 

Adan Pope | Chief Information Technology Officer | Ciena

 

Jacques Rames | Head of Global Sales, Telco Cloud | HPE

 

Colin Alexander | Sr. Segment Marketing Manager | ARM

 

Moderated by:

Michael Howard | Sr. Research Director & Advisor, Carrier Networks | IHS Markit

 

 

SDN NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

All delegates are invited to the SDN NFV World drinks reception, taking place in the SDN NFV World EXPO areas

 

19:15

 

End of Congress Day One

 
 

CLOUD OPTICAL FORUM
(YANGTZE 2)

 
 

 

Cloud Optical Forum @SDN NFV World Congress provides a comprehensive agenda.

 

14:00

Chair's Market Highlights

Michael Howard | Sr. Research Director & Advisor, Carrier Networks | IHS Markit

14:05

 

KEYNOTE

Reserved

 

14:25

 

Topic TBA

 

14:45

Optical SDN innovation

Javier Benitez | Senior Network Architect | Colt

15:05

Opening up optical transport networks

Sten Nordell | CTO | Infinera

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 

15:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Emir Halilovic | Principal Analyst, Global Telecom Technology and Software | GlobalData

16:00

Topic in development

Eric Loos | Senior Product Manager Capacity & IP | BICS

16:20

 

Applications for Transport SDN Automation

Senior Representative | OIF

 

 

OIF Interop has successfully tested Transport SDN automation of basic functions for multi-domain, multi-layer carrier networks, including topology, service provisioning and resource updates.

OIF is now moving to test support of potential applications for Transport SDN automation, including candidates such as:
· Virtual Transport Network Services (VTNS) such as Network Slicing for 5G
· Application-driven interconnection of E-CORD sites across the carrier network
· Re-optimization using OAM, performance monitoring or telemetry analysis

OIF demos, combined with the new certification program, help accelerate deployment of market-driven transport SDN applications.

 

16:40

Transport SDN in disaggregated networks

Naoki Miyata | Engineer | NTT Communications

 

 

Disaggregated transport network is an innovative concept where transport components are separated into smaller devices and integrated with software more flexibly. It enables service providers to upgrade each component at shorter intervals and more various vendors to directly enter the market.

In spite of the advantages, there are some problems preventing service providers to introduce disaggregated devices. The interoperability between the devices is more essential and vulnerable. Integrating devices from multiple venders could be a backbreaking work for service providers.

In this presentation, we will share our use cases and expected benefits in disaggregated transport networks. Furthermore, we will discuss the approach and activities to the problems in introducing disaggregated transport devices. We utilize open and standard specifications to manage the devices, and collaborate with preceding communities to build up reference implementations in order to motivate other service providers to be involved in disaggregated transport network.

 

17:00

 

Topic TBA

 

17:20

 

PANEL – Open Line Systems

 
 

 

The vision of OLS is powerful and seductive.

This panel will discuss progress in OLS and the prognosis for current approaches. What has been the impact of these approaches and what if any is the trade-off in performance? What tangible benefits does disaggregation of optical line systems bring to users?

 
 

Geoff Bennett | Director of Solutions and Technology | Infinera

 

Ulrich Kohn | Director Technical Marketing | ADVA Optical Networking

 

Moderated by:

Emir Halilovic | Principal Analyst, Global Telecom Technology and Software | GlobalData

 

 

SDN NFV WORLD RECEPTION

 
 

 

 

18:00

 

All delegates are invited to the SDN NFV World drinks reception, taking place in the SDN NFV World EXPO areas

 

19:15

 

End of Congress Day One

 

 

 

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