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WORKSHOP DAY
MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER

 

08:15

 

Registration

 
 

 

Please note: (all details follow below)

 
 

 

ETSI NFV Tutorial starts at 09:00

 
 

 

ETSI ZSM Workshop starts at 09:00

 
 

 

Intel Network Builders Summit starts at 09:00

 
 

 

ETSI ENI Experimental Network Intelligence Forum starts at 11:00

 
 

 

ETSI MEC Forum starts at 13:30

 
 

 

Open Source MANO Workshop starts at 13:30

 
 

 

MEF LSO Seminar starts at 13:30

 
 

 

Customer briefing - Huawei - starts at 09:00

 
 

 

Customer briefings - Ericsson, NEC/Netcracker - start at 15:30

 
 

NFV TUTORIAL & WORKSHOP
(Amazon)

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note: this Tutorial is open for all delegates

 
 

 

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

 
 

 

Network Operator Perspectives on NFV priorities for 5G
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Layer123 is delighted to host this latest NFV Tutorial & Workshop.

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 continue to provide the foundational principles and framework architectures for NFV.

 

09:00

Introduction and Welcome

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

Network Architect | Nokia

 

09:05

Work Programme Release 2 and Release 3 Updates

Joan Triay Marques | Specialist | DOCOMO Euro-Labs

Technical Manager | ETSI NFV ISG

 
 

 

The NFV ISG continues to explore and strengthen the NFV ecosystem through specification development and guidance on 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, including the publication of version 2.5.1 of the MANO API specification deliverables, as well as introducing the new work scope and a summary of completed work of NFV Release 3.

 

09:25

VNF Descriptor

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

Network Architect | Nokia

 

Arturo Martin De Nicolas | Master Systems Designer | Ericsson

 
 

 

The VNF Descriptor and VNF Package play a critical role in the NFV ecosystem and automation. This session provides a detailed technical overview of VNF Descriptor (ETSI GS NFV-SOL 001) design concept, type definitions, and service template modeling by leveraging the OASIS TOSCA Simple YAML Profile v1.2.

 

10:05

Open Source Projects Collaborations

Li Shitao | Senior Researcher in CCN-NFV | Huawei

 
 

Pål Grønsund | Senior Research Scientist | Telenor

 
 

 

Members of ETSI NFV ISG collaborate with Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) and Open Source MANO (OSM) projects. The session will focus on the harmonization and collaboration areas with these organizations and the success stories.

 

10:30

 

Refreshment break

 

11:00

 

PANEL DISCUSSION - NFV deployments and challenges

 
 

 

This panel discusses the technical and business challenges for NFV development, deployment, and operations, from both the operator perspective and the vendor perspective. The panel will also discuss what should be the next steps following the availability of the complete specifications, and what should be the priorities beyond the specifications.

 
 

Yoshihiro Nakajima | Manager, Core Network DevelopmentDepartment | NTT Docomo

 
 

Diego Lopez | Head of Technology Exploration and Standards | Telefónica

Chair | ETSI NFV ISG

 
 

Geza Szocs | Product Manager, AA CloudBand | Nokia

 
 

Anders Rosengren | Head of Technology & Industry, Business Area Digital Services | Ericsson

TAC | ONAP

 
 

Moderated by:

Don Clarke | Chair, Network Operator Council | ETSI NFV ISG

Principal Architect | CableLabs

11:30

VNF Configuration data

Bruno Chatras | Senior Standardization Manager | Orange

Vice Chair | ETSI NFV ISG

 

 

This session will provide an overview of VNF configuration options enabled by the ETSI NFV architectural framework. The presentation will identify the key information elements in the VNFD and in LCM operations supporting these options. Examples will be provided.

 

11:50

Testing update & NFV Plugtests

Pierre Lynch | Lead Technologist | Keysight Technologies UK

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

 
 

 

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.

 

12:25

Closing remarks

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

Network Architect | Nokia

12:30

 

END OF NFV TUTORIAL & WORKSHOP

 

12:30

 

Lunch

 
 

MULTI-ACCESS EDGE COMPUTING FORUM
(Amazon)

 
 

 

Please note: this Workshop is open for all delegates

 
 

 

This workshop has been organised by ETSI MEC leadership

The ETSI MEC Forum will provide attendees with an update on the various activities that are ongoing in the ETSI MEC Industry Specification Group, particularly as they relate to NFV and 5G.

This workshop will feature an overview of ETSI MEC as well as a deeper drive into ongoing activities. Specific attention will be given to the following focus topics:
- The role of MEC in 5G as well as its key role as a pathway from 4G to 5G
- Interaction between MEC and CRAN
- Integrating MEC into an NFV environment
- Application Development in a MEC environment
- Highlights from the 1stETSI MEC Hackathons

 

13:30

MEC Overview and Progress

Alex Reznik | Chair | ETSI MEC ISG

Enterprise Account Architect | HPE

14:00

Deploying MEC in NFV environments

Uwe Rauschenbach | Rapporteur | ETSI

Senior Standardization Specialist, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO | Nokia

14:30

Application Development

Walter Featherstone | Technical Officer for OpenSW | ETSI MEC

Principal Research Engineer | Viavi Solutions

 

15:00

 

END OF MULTI-ACCESS EDGE COMPUTING FORUM

 

15:00

 

Refreshment break

 
 

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

 
 

 

 
 

 

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 latest 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.

 
 

Forum chair

Nurit Sprecher | Vice-Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

Head of Management, Virtualization and Application Enablement Standardization | Nokia

09:00

Welcome notes

Klaus Martiny | Senior Program Manager | Deutsche Telekom

Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

 

09:10

Introduction to ETSI ZSM

Nurit Sprecher | Vice-Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

Head of Management, Virtualization and Application Enablement Standardization | 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 set up at the 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.

 

09:30

ZSM Scenarios and key requirements

Diego Lopez | Head of Technology Exploration and Standards | Telefónica

Chair | ETSI NFV ISG

 

09:50

ZSM Architecture

Uwe Rauschenbach | Rapporteur | ETSI

Senior Standardization Specialist, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO | Nokia

 

10:30

 

Refreshment break

 

11:00

ZSM PoC#1 ServoCloud

Dave Duggal | Founder & CEO | EnterpriseWeb

 
 

 

Efficient lifecycle and element management automation at scale

 

11:10

Key notes

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

 
 

 

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

 

11:30

SPs' top ZSM focus areas: the journey towards zero touch network and service management

Oliver Cantor | Associate Director of Product Strategy | Verizon

11:35

SPs' top ZSM focus areas: the journey towards zero touch network and service management

Klaus Martiny | Senior Program Manager | Deutsche Telekom

Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

 

 

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."

 

11:40

 

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, the necessary architectural transformation and key considerations, building block technologies and tools, the role of AI and ML for ZSM, areas for innovation, challenges, the need for harmonization and coordination across the industry and the role of ETSI ZSM in facilitating collaboration, priorities, key success factors, risks and timing considerations.

 
 

 

Oliver Cantor | Associate Director of Product Strategy | Verizon

 
 

Klaus Martiny | Senior Program Manager | Deutsche Telekom

Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

 

Magnus Buhrgard | Open Source & Standardisation Manager | Ericsson

 
 

Simon Osborne | Software - Head of Strategy, Digital Operations | Nokia

 
 

Alex Vul | Principal Cloud Solution Architect | Intel

 
 

Per Kangru | Technologist in the CTO Office | Viavi Solutions

 
 

Moderated by:

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

 

12:25

Wrap-up

Nurit Sprecher | Vice-Chair | ETSI ZSM ISG

Head of Management, Virtualization and Application Enablement Standardization | Nokia

 

12:30

 

END OF ZSM FORUM

 

12:30

 

Lunch

 
 

OSM OPEN SOURCE MANO WORKSHOP
(Mississippi)

 
 

 

 
 

 

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 sixth 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.

 

13:30

Welcome

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

Chair | Open Source MANO

 

13:35

Introduction to OSM

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

Chair | Open Source MANO

 
 

 

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.

 

14:00

TSC perspective. Architectural Overview - Look ahead to REL 5

Vanessa Little | Director, Global NFV Ecosystem Architecture | VMware

Chair, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

 
 

 

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 FOUR advances. It will also provide a look ahead at some of the key features and themes slated for Release FIVE

 

14:20

OSM in practice

Gerardo García De Blas | Technology Expert, Network Virtualisation Initiative, GCTIO Unit | Telefónica

Member, Technical Steering Committee | Open Source MANO (OSM)

 

14:35

OSM in practice

Gianpietro Lavado | Senior Solutions Architect | Whitestack

Module Development Lead | OSM

 
 

 

This session will show how OSM works in practice, illustrating in detail the concepts of onboarding, instantiation and operation. The internal auto-scaling of a VNF driven by VIM metrics will be showcased.
The session will also provide an overview of the OSM POC framework.

 

14:55

Closing remarks

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

Chair | Open Source MANO

 

15:00

 

END OF OSM OPEN SOURCE MANO WORKSHOP

 

15:00

 

Refreshment break

 
 

MEF LSO SEMINAR: ORCHESTRATING SERVICES ACROSS AUTOMATED NETWORKS
(Yangtze 2)

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note: this seminar is open for all delegates

 
 

 

This seminar has been organised by MEF

 
 

 

With the launch of MEF 3.0, MEF is accelerating the ability of service providers to deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. These game-changing services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.

This seminar will provide an overview of the organization's implementation and standardization work, discussing how each work area is contributing to the evolution and expansion of MEF 3.0. Industry engagement opportunities will be discussed in support of MEF's growing global community of service providers, technology solution suppliers, SW developers, open source projects and SDOs partners, large enterprise advisors, and MEF certified professionals. MEF 3.0 implementation projects will be explained in the context of key industry use cases

 

13:30

Opening remarks

Johan Witters | IP rPLM Business Services Evolution | Nokia

 

13:35

Introduction to MEF 3.0

Pascal Menezes | Chief Technology Officer | MEF

 

 

This session provides an overview of key MEF 3.0 work areas, including: (1) standardized, orchestrated connectivity and virtualized services, (2) LSO APIs for orchestration of services across multiple providers and over multiple technology domains (3) Agile service & technology certification, (4) MEF 3.0 implement projects on MEFnet, and Industry engagement opportunities are discussed in support of MEF's growing global community of service providers, technology solution suppliers, SW developers, open source projects and SDOs partners, large enterprise advisors, and MEF certified professionals.

 

13:55

Standardizing Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider LSO APIs for end to end Orchestrated Services

Simon Altman | VP Business Development | Amartus

 
 

 

MEF's LSO Reference Architecture guides agile development of the models, processes, tools, and APIs that will enable orchestration of MEF 3.0 services across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains. This session will provide an overview of the LSO RA and LSO Committee Projects and provide a status update on our efforts to standardize API functions at multiple interface reference points.

 

14:15

Transitioning to Orchestrated On-Demand Connectivity & SD-WAN Managed Services

Rami Yaron | Sr. Director, SDN/NFV Solutions | NEC/Netcracker

Co-Chair, Global Marketing & Education Committee; Chair 5G Focus Group | MEF

 
 

 

With the MEF 3.0 global services framework, MEF is uniting industry efforts of enabling orchestrated, on-demand Optical Transport, Carrier Ethernet, IP, overlay SD-WAN and Layer 4-7 services such as Security-as-a-Service.Introducing the services component of MEF 3.0, as well as a progress report on all major areas of standardization and implementation, and in particular a comprehensive update on MEF's SD-WAN and NFV activities

 

14:35

 

PANEL DISCUSSION - Meeting the end user needs

 
 

Moderated by:

Dan Pitt | SVP | MEF

President | Palo Alto Innovation Advisors

 

 

In this panel we will discuss the end user requirements with regards to services and the alignment with MEF 3.0 upcoming projects.

 
 

Jeffrey Schwartz | Associate VP, Managed Network Services and Cloud Enablement | Tata Communications

 
 

Nicolas Thomas | NFV Pioneer - MEF SECaaS Lead | Fortinet

SECaaS chair | MEF

 
 

Gert Vanderstraeten | Network Architect | Microsoft

 

15:00

 

END OF MEF LSO SEMINAR

 

15:00

 

Refreshment break

 
 

ETSI ENI EXPERIMENTAL NETWORK INTELLIGENCE FORUM
(Yangtze 2)

 
 

 

Please note: this seminar is open for all delegates

 
 

 

This seminar has been organised by ETSI ENI ISG leadership

 
 

 

ENI focuses on improving the operator experience, adding closed-loop AI mechanisms based on context-aware, metadata-driven policies to more quickly recognize and incorporate new and changed knowledge, and hence, make actionable decisions.

 

11:00

Overview of ENI Scope & Progress

Ray Forbes | Chair | ETSI ENI ISG

Consultant | Huawei

 

 

ENI has specified a set of use cases and the derived requirements for a generic technology independent architecture of a network supervisory assistant system based on the 'observe-orient-decide-act' control loop model. This model gives recommendations to decision-making systems, such as network control and management systems, to adjust services and resources offered based on changes in user needs, environmental conditions and business goals. Ray will describe an overview of the ISG's objectives and workplan.

 

11:30

 

Use Cases & Requirements

Archie Wade | CTO Staff | Aria Networks

 

 

ENI has Published version 1 of the Use cases, Requirements, Context Aware Policy Management, terminology and a Proof of Concept (PoC) Framework. The Use Cases and Requirements are undergoing a continuous revision and improvement. Linking specific Use Cases to the System Architecture. This talk will unpack the Use Cases and requirements.

 

12:00

Proof of Concept and Architecture

Shucheng Liu | Technical Manager | ETSI ENI ISG | Huawei

Principal Engineer | Huawei

 
 

 

ENI has launched a continuing Proof of Concepts activity. A PoC review team was created and tasked with reviewing incoming proposals. The PoC activity is supported by Vodafone, TIM, China Telecom, PT, Aria-Networks, Samsung and Huawei. Each PoC Team proposal shall address at least one goal relevant to ENI, related with an ENI Use Case, an ENI Requirements or the suitability of the ENI System Architecture aspect. The output of each PoC project shall contribute to the completion of the version 2 specifications within ISG ENI. To improve the output of the work-items, alignment with existing activities is required. Each PoC Proposal will provide proof of the technical feasibility of ENI within the Industry.
A Proof of concept demonstration will happen in Beijing 20th September with China Telecom, Will is going to describe this Demo and show a video of the results.

A gap analysis of work on context-aware and policy-based standards has been considered, reviewing other Standards Developing Organizations to reuse existing standardized solutions for legacy and evolving network functions wherever possible. Security and a closed loop learning policy-model are subjects to be addressed shortly. He will also describe the functional architecture.

 
 

 

End of ETSI ENI Experimental Network Intelligence Forum

 

12:30

 

Lunch

 
 

INTEL NETWORK BUILDERS SUMMIT
(Yangtze 1)

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note: this Summit is open to all delegates

 
 

 

Intel Network Builders, an ecosystem with 190+ global partners, continues to play a critical role in accelerating network transformation through industry collaboration and technology innovation.

Join us to hear more about program, product enablement strategies, growing portfolio of solution capabilities and our open source ingredient consumption models.

 
 

 

NFVi - NFV Infrastructure (NFVi) is a key component of the NFV architecture that describes the hardware and software components on which virtual networks are built. In doing so the NFVi layer provides the actual physical resources and corresponding software on which VNFs can be deployed. NFVi creates a virtualization layer that sits right above the hardware and abstracts the HW resources, so they can be logically partitioned and provided to the VNF to perform their functions.

 

09:00

Welcome Address

Bryan Madden | Director of Marketing | Intel

09:10

KEYNOTE: Supporting an Open Environment - An Operator's Journey

Bryan Madden | Director of Marketing | Intel

 
 

 

The virtualization of the network, similar to the cloudification of enterprise businesses, is propelled by real business demands and can only be achieved within an open environment. Solutions that are forged in the collaborative fire of open source are flexible, easier to adopt and help Operators move faster from legacy infrastructures to optimized virtual networks that are competitive and meet emerging workload demands. Join us in a panel discussion chaired by Intel's marketing director, Bryan Madden, and explore how communications service providers see the importance of an open environment and are supporting the work that standard bodies and open source communities are doing to transform the network.

 

09:30

KEYNOTE: NFV driven Business Transformation as a response to surging traffic volumes

Daniel Valle | Chief Technologist - Service Providers | World Wide Technology

 
 

 

Thanks to 5G innovations, mobile network traffic is expected to grow eight times by the end of 2023, while data costs decrease exponentially. Because of this, Telcos are under pressure to produce a new, scalable, delivery model supporting a diverse set of services, with greater velocity than ever before. Capitalizing on the trends of HW/SW disaggregation, edge data centre infrastructures and on-demand 5G services, NFV automation offers a way for SP's to meet this challenge. In this session, we will discuss how WWT can reduce your time to outcome when deploying services using an NFV infrastructure.

 

09:50

KEYNOTE: Software Defined Infrastructure - a key part of Ericsson NFVi

Ulf Jönsson | Director, NFV Infrastructure | Ericsson

 
 

 

SDI adds value to NFVi through a common managed hardware pool for all NFV workloads that can be dynamically scaled and provide multiple environments to enable fast service rollout, performance optimization and efficient hardware utilization.

 

10:10

KEYNOTE: Accelerating the Transformation of Computing Convergence at the Edge using Software-Define Networking Hardware Infrastructure Solutions.

Mory Lin | Director, Embedded System Product | Supermicro

 
 

 

Supermicro will present the system architectural innovations and the optimized product design for accelerating 5G Network, Telco, SDN, SD-WAN, uCPE application by utilizing Intel Xeon D-2100 and Intel Atom C3000 system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors.

 

10:30

 

Refreshment break

 

11:00

KEYNOTE: Lead the way - CoSPs expectations/gaps from the NFV/SDN industry today - Telecom Infra Project Update

Axel Clauberg | VP Aggregation, Transport, IP | Deutsche Telekom

Chairman of the Board | TIP

 
 

 

The exponential Internet traffic growth is still one of the main challenges for the Telco industry. In the past, Moore's Law has helped us to keep our production cost for the exponentially growing traffic under control. With Moore's Law flattening out, we see a strong trend in the industry towards the disaggregation of hardware and software. From monolithic black-box solutions, we are moving towards a modular, best-in-class, flexible and open ecosystem, including an automated lifecycle management in true DevOps style. None of the Telcos can do this on their own - the success of this industry depends on collaboration. SK Telecom, Facebook, Nokia, Intel and Deutsche Telekom launched the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) at MWC. The session will cover the progress and major delivieries we have achieved in TIP.

 

11:20

KEYNOTE: Virtualization and Automation for CoSPs in 2019

Pål Grønsund | Senior Research Scientist | Telenor

 
 

 

The keynote address the next opportunities and challenges being faced for CoSPs towards achieving higher degrees of automation in the virtualized networks, outlining challenges related to orchestration, service assurance and cloud native architectures, while gearing up for 5G.

 

11:40

 

PANEL DEBATE - Putting NFV Into Production with Ease

 
 

 

When CommSPs foster an open environment, it is easier to identify the solutions that simplify and accelerate NFV production deployments. The advantages of using flexible, openly architected hardware and software may be some of the solutions to the challenges that arise in the industry. How will the NFV community face the gaps and expectations that CommSPs bring to the table in 2019?

 
 

Paul Stevens | Telecom Sector Marketing Director | Advantech

 
 

Hagen Woesner | Co-Founder & CEO | BISDN

 
 

Randy Levensalor | Lead Architect, Cloud and Managed Services | CableLabs

 
 

Timo Jokiaho | Principal Technologist - NFV | Red Hat

 
 

Gary Middleton | Principal Practice Director - Group Digital Infrastructure | Dimension Data

 
 

 

Ramesh Sriraman | General Manager | HCL Technologies

 
 

Moderated by:

Bryan Madden | Director of Marketing | Intel

 

12:10

Morning Recap & Afternoon Review

Bryan Madden | Director of Marketing | Intel

 

12:20

 

Lunch

 

13:30

KEYNOTE: On the journey towards 5G and edge driven environment

Cousy Maher | Sales Director, Network Infrastructure | Intel

 

 

Edge computing is the placement of data center or network-class compute and storage resources away from centralized hubs and closer to the consumer of these resources to optimize user experiences, TCO, and comply with locality requirements. How can Communication Service Providers take advantage of their physical location assets to delivery low latency and high bandwidth Edge services? This session will provide an overview of CommSP Edge planning framework with five inter-related topics: location, platforms, use cases, business models, and technology driven transformation.

 

13:50

KEYNOTE: Connecting the dots at the edge - An effective approach to MEC

Dharmraj Jhatakia | General Manager & Head of SDN/NFV | Happiest Minds Technologies

 
 

 

A recent survey by Heavy Reading has indicated that more than 60% of panellists in the Thought Leadership Council view Edge Computing as critical, especially for use cases of real time IOT Analytics and real-time delivery of Live and On Demand Content. This could include Autonomous Vehicles, Gaming VR/AR, Mobile and Wearable Health / Telemedicine.

There are quite a few aspects that need to be considered for IOT use cases that are empowered by MEC. The talk proposes to examine these key aspects
- Communication and Interoperability of various technologies
- Efficient Edge Architecture
- Security, Privacy and Trust Management
- Role of disruptive technologies such as SDN / NFV /5G/ NBIOT / Network Slicing
- Distributed Architecture approaches

 

14:10

KEYNOTE: Bringing Virtualization to the Edge of the Network

Kurt Pynaert | Head of End-to-End SDAN Solutions Team | Nokia

 
 

 

Fixed access networks have played important roles in creating the conditions for the Internet revolution. Now it's vital for the industry to advance to a whole new level of automation to facilitate the continued development of networking in the cloud era. One of the major evolution trends are software-defined access networks which bring principles of SDN and NFV to fixed access networks. Virtualization unlocks innovative capabilities (always-on networks, network slicing) for fixed network operators. New deployment practices will allow operators to take full advantage of widely used cloud technologies and IT/DevOps practices, harmonize open standards and open source and allow to scale functions elastically based on new datacenter and access distributed architectures. We'll show you how you can use virtualization to build open and interoperable broadband networks and make your network truly open for business.

 

14:30

 

PANEL DEBATE - Usecases implementation for 5G and MEC

 
 

 

Bringing application-oriented capabilities into the spotlight for CommSPs and enterprises opens the door to exploring a wide variety of use-cases. If we throw 5G into the mix, how would the landscape transform?

 
 

Ulf Bragnell | Product Management Director | Enea

 
 

Alla Goldner | Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization | Amdocs

TSC Member and Usecase Subcommittee Chair | ONAP

 
 

 

Christian Hasner | Group Consulting Architect, NFV | VMware

 
 

Marc Fiuczynski | Principal Architect | Akamai Technologies

 
 

Moderated by:

Cousy Maher | Sales Director, Network Infrastructure | Intel

 

15:00

 

Refreshment break

 

15:30

KEYNOTE: Orchestration challenges and trends

Petar Torre | Lead Architect, telco | Intel

 

 

Orchestration is critical on path to make networks Consumable and this session will cover status in Core and other network domains, progress with Automation, Learning and Intent.

 

15:50

KEYNOTE: Network Transformation as the Path to 5G

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

Chair | Open Source MANO

 

 

Network virtualization was started by service providers more than five years ago with the aim of becoming more agile and competitive. Technology has been improved since then and most of the providers have started the transformation journey. With 5G this initial goal of virtualizing the network has become more tangible than ever, but also the complexity that service providers will need to handle is expected to grow exponentially. Digital transformation of service providers is a must for being able to cope with the mentioned challenges and being successful with the deployment of 5G.

 

16:10

KEYNOTE: NetOps - the Key to Declarative Network Automation

Sebastian Grabski | Director, Customer Solutions | Cloudify

 
 

 

Network automation is not easy. The promise of SDN is fulfilled with better or worse success, requiring in most of the cases "rip & replace" approach. In order to be successful in network automation we need to apply the strategy which will consider existing installed base and new things which are coming now like NFV or will come in a future.

 

16:30

Why getting your network ready for NFV and 5G is all about the service orchestration automation?

Oren Marmur | VP, Head of NFV | Amdocs

 
 

 

John Volkering | Pre-Sales Technical Lead | Versa Networks

 
 

 

As operators move from traditional networks to software defined architectures, they're realizing that multi-vendor and multi-domain orchestration and efficient operation of their networks play a really critical role in making this happen - not just when it comes to achieving the cost savings and revenue streams promised by NFV, but also for getting their network ready for 5G. Amdocs' NFV expertise includes many industry firsts - from co-creator of ECOMP with AT&T, co-founder and platinum member of ONAP, and unmatched practical experience of real-world NFV deployments with early adopters, to the first purpose-built, cloud-native, carrier-grade NFV software and services packaged solution based on open-source.

In this session, Amdocs Head of NFV Oren Marmur focuses on the NFV service-orchestration layer, including VNF onboarding, service design, automation of service lifecycle, provisioning and closed loop assurance. He also shares different use cases of pioneering implementations, including SD-WAN domain orchestration (where one service provider improved operation efficiency by 70% thanks to service-orchestration automation) and end-to-end 5G network-slicing orchestration. From best practices to unique lessons being learned, this is a must-attend session for anyone involved in either building or implementing an NFV strategy.

 

16:50

 

PANEL DEBATE - What are the new steps for orchestration?

 
 

 

Cloud orchestration and service automation across multiple technologies, platforms and service provider environments have become complex processes. How will orchestration evolve in the upcoming years and how to address today's challenges?

 
 

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

Chair | Open Source MANO

 
 

Stefano Cantarelli | Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer | Mavenir

 
 

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

 
 

Dave Duggal | Founder & CEO | EnterpriseWeb

 
 

Nathan Rader | Director NFV Strategy | Canonical

Representative | OSM

 
 

Moderated by:

Petar Torre | Lead Architect, telco | Intel

 

17:20

CLOSING ADDRESS: Crossing the finish line: Winner's Circle goes live

Renu Navale | Sr. Director, Network Industry Enabling (NIE) Organization in Network Platforms Group (NPG) | Intel

 

 

Join us for the unveiling of the 2018 Intel Network Builders Winners' Circle Awards. Learn how the ecosystem has delivered solutions that are accelerating the transformation of the network while forecasting emerging technical trends and business opportunities. The Winners' Circle Awards highlights industry leaders that have arrived at the finish line, and it also open doors for greater momentum in 2019!

 

17:30

 

END OF INTEL NETWORK BUILDERS SUMMIT

 
 

 

Winners' Circle Reception

 
 

 

CUSTOMER BRIEFINGS

 
 

 

Please choose from the following Customer Briefings (all details shown follow)

 
 

CUSTOMER BRIEFING 1
HUAWEI
(Oceania)

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note - this Customer Briefing is for non-vendors only - operators, regulators, enterprises, government and industry analysts are welcome

 
 

 

Huawei will focus on the theme "5G Oriented Simplified Network" and "How to Achieve Business Success based on ICT Converged Telco Cloud", and will also share the Progress of Typical Operator's Network Transformation and discuss what should be the Next Step

 

09:30

 

Welcome speech

Yuan Yuan | VP, West European Carrier Data Centre Solution Department | Huawei

09:40

ICT Converged Cloud Boosting 5G new Business

Lian Shaoxiong | Director, Carrier Cloud Computing & Big Data Market Management Department | Huawei

 

10:00

 

Build your Open Telco Cloud with OpenStack, Kubernetes and Containers.

Frank Weyns | Executive Product Manager | Huawei

10:20

 

Case Sharing:How to Achieve Business Success based on ICT Converged Telco Cloud?

Mordi Al-Rashed | Core & Infrastructure Manager | Zain Group

 

10:40

 

Case Sharing:Moving OSS to the Cloud.

Guillaume Fontaine | Technology Strategist | T-Mobile NL

 

11:00

 

Thinking of Design, Scenario and Deployment of MEC

Lu Robin | Chief Expert of Carrier Cloud Computing | Huawei

 

11:15

 

FusionCloud & AI for Intelligent Telecom network

Chong Kai Keong | Director | Huawei

12:30

 

Lunch

 

13:30

Moving Forward in New ICT Horizon

Yuan Bo | VP of Network Architecture Transformation, Carrier BG | Huawei

 

13:45

 

Middle East Operator Network Transformation Trend and Evolution

Drazen Colnar | Chief Expert of Core Network | Huawei

 

14:00

How to Build Competitive Services in New Era?

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

 

14:15

5G Oriented Simplified Network

Zhiming Li | Chief Expert of Network Architecture Transformation | Huawei

 

14:30

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

 

15:00

 

CLOSE & END OF CUSTOMER BRIEFING

 

15:00

 

Refreshment break

 
 

CUSTOMER BRIEFING 2
ERICSSON
(Africa)

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note - this Exclusive Customer Seminar is for non-vendors only - operators, regulators, enterprises, government and industry analysts are welcome

 
 

 

How to make NFV the platform for automated 5G cloud native applications

 
 

 

Ericsson is hosting the exclusive Customer Briefing in order for participants to meet with Ericsson experts & clients and to discuss how to make NFV a success.

 

15:30

Evolution of NFV for 5G cloud native applications

Jan Häglund | Head of Portfolio and R&D, Digital Services | Ericsson

16:00

The Swisscom Cloud Transformation

Rastislav Slosiar | Solution Architect & Technical Strategist | Swisscom

16:30

How to introduce a new operating model for the telco cloud

Dileep Saxena | Principal Consultant | Ericsson

17:00

Orchestration of 5G applications and network slices

Marton Sabli | Head of Solution Line Orchestration | Ericsson

17:30

 

Networks and social mingle

 

18:30

 

END OF WORKSHOP DAY

 
 

CUSTOMER BRIEFING 3
NEC/NETCRACKER
(Europe 1&2)

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

Please note - this Customer Briefing is for non-vendors only - operators, regulators, enterprises, government and industry analysts are welcome

 
 

 

Accelerating the Transition to Cloud to Drive New Revenue: The Telefonica Mexico and TELUS experience

 
 

 

Our workshop will feature distinguished speakers from Telefónica México and TELUS who will discuss their approach and execution of virtualization and cloud transformation initiatives together with Netcracker. Come and hear their goals, best practices and innovative business model approaches that have led to successful commercial deployments and the launch of new revenue-generating services.

 

15:30

 

Welcome and Introductions

 

15:30

Accelerating New Revenue With Multi-Cloud

Sanjay Mewada | Chief Strategy Officer | Netcracker

 

 

Time-to-market is one of the main barriers to success in highly competitive B2B markets. We will discuss how a multi-cloud strategy can help you overcome this barrier and tap into new service revenues faster.

 

15:45

 

Telefonica Mexico: Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Demanding B2B Market

Victor Medina | Marketing Director for B2B | Telefónica

 
 

 

Our executive speaker from Telefónica México will discuss his company's unique approach to accelerating new revenue in the demanding B2B cloud market, with Netcracker as its strategic partner.

 

16:30

TELUS: Transforming the Digital Customer Experience With SDN/NFV

Evan Frith | Director of Products & Services | TELUS

 
 

 

Our executive speaker from TELUS will discuss how his company partnered with Netcracker to provide a groundbreaking Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offering, enabling differentiation in a competitive market by delivering a superior customer experience focused on digital and self-service capabilities.

 

17:15

 

Closing remarks

 

17:30

 

CLOSE & END OF CUSTOMER BRIEFING

 

17:30

 

END OF WORKSHOP DAY

 

 

 

SDN Agenda Map