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CONGRESS DAY TWO
THURSDAY 22ND MARCH
(GARNACHA 2)

 
 

 

 

08:30

 

Registration

 

09:30

Opening remarks

Adrian Howlett | Conference Producer | Layer123

 

09:35

Chair's Opening Address

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

 

 

KEYNOTES - ZERO TOUCH & CARRIER AUTOMATION

 

09:45

KEYNOTE

David Hughes | VP Engineering | PCCW Global

10:10

Digitalizing the User Experience: Towards a Zero Touch network provision

Alfonso Carrillo Aspiazu | Chief Architect OnLife Networks | Telefónica

10:35

Operationalizing Orchestration Management

Helmut Zürner | Senior Manager Virtual Network Products Europe | Verizon

10:55

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

CARRIER AUTOMATION & NFV ORCHESTRATION
(GARNACHA 2)

 

11:25

Chair's Opening Address

Joel Stradling | Research Director, Business Network & IT Services | GlobalData

11:35

FORUM KEYNOTE - Towards Full E2E Service Automation with OSM in Telefónica

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

Chair | Open Source MANO

 

 

While Network Virtualisation is regarded as a key enabler to make networks more flexible and agile, the understanding of how a virtualised network in production should look like is usually over-simplified, often leading to naïve approaches to its operation that bring substantial complexity to the service provider.



In this presentation, Telefónica explains how OSM becomes a key element to simplify the management of E2E services a large network infrastructure, while enables a market of VNFs ready for their immediate use in production. The way that OSM's information model enables this scalable management and orchestration approach for the UNICA Programme, and the plans for deployment are also discussed in this presentation.

 

11:55

Increase operational efficiency through Zero-touch and CI/CD

Marcus Brunner | Chief Researcher, Head of Standardization | Swisscom

 

 

The telecommunication systems are still hard to manage and operate, which doesn't make the operations efficient. The promise of zero touch to help getting more efficiency is a forward looking industry activity to tackle some of those problems. Together with NFV and the transformation to agile this also means that it is not only zero-touch but also required continuous integration and development across the eco-system.

 

12:15

Bringing zero-touch automation to mobile networks - the use-case of Elisa

Snorre Nordrum Solvang | Business Manager | Elisa Automate

 

12:35

The NFV Plugtests Programme: building together NFV interoperability

Silvia Almagia | CTI Technical Expert | ETSI

12:55

 

Lunch & Lunchtime Debating Tables

 
 

1. Open Source NFV Orchestration

Vanessa Little | Director, Solutiions Architecture | VMware

Member, Technical Steering Committee | OSM

 

 

Debate the pros and cons of open source Orchestration in the NFV community, current status, path, viability and deployability.

 
 

2. Taking Pragmatic Steps into Zero-Touch and Automation: How is it best to start?

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

 
 

 

In order to start to implement and use zero-touch and automation in new services we need to satisfy a few architectural requirements (e.g. cloud-nativeness, distribution, policy management etc.). Are we there? If not (and actually, we are not there yet...), how is it best to start? How to make sure we build good hybrid services? What to automate first? What is network/service migration and how do we automate it? Finally, what are our pragmatic expectations from the upcoming year in achieving zero-touch and automation?

 
 

3. How do you balance security and automation for Zero Touch at the customer site?

Prayson Pate | CTO, Ensemble | ADVA Optical Networking

 

 

Service providers are working to minimize the steps required for setting up equipment at the customer site. In an ideal situation, there would be no need for a technician on site. How can they accomplish that goal while maintaining network security? What steps are reasonable for an end-user to take? Can the customer provide the CPE equipment i.e. bring your own hardware (BYOH)?

 
 

4. How SLA related CFS/CRS mapping in OSS and SDOs could help automatic deployment

Deng Hui | Chief NFV Strategy Officer | Huawei

Chair, Modeling subcommittee | ONAP

 

 

CARRIER AUTOMATION & NFV ORCHESTRATION

 

13:55

Chair's Market Highlights

Sue Rudd | Director Service Provider Analysis | Strategy Analytics

14:05

 

The automation 5G TANGO. Zero-touch service management and DevOps support in NFV environments

Victor López | Technology Specialist | Telefónica

14:25

Open Digital Architecture and zero-touch operations automation

Dave Milham | Chief Architect | TM Forum

14:45

Metro-Haul: Enabling 5G services across disaggregated multi-layer transport networks

Ramon Casellas | Senior Researcher | CTTC

 
 

 

Progress in Metro-Haul 5G-PPP control, orchestration and management architecture based upon SDN and NFV. New service and resource orchestration to support 5G traffic from heterogeneous access networks.

 

15:05

5 (or maybe 6) things you need to 'touch', before going 'zero-touch'

José Bonnet | Senior Technology Consultant | Altice Labs

 

15:25

 

Refreshment & exhibition break

 
 

ETSI ENI EXPERIENTIAL NETWORKED INTELLIGENCE FORUM
(GARNACHA 2)

 

15:50

Welcome and introduction

Ray Forbes | Chair | ETSI ENI ISG

Consultant | Huawei

15:55

ETSI ISG ENI: Creating an Innovative service management solution

Ray Forbes | Chair | ETSI ENI ISG

Consultant | Huawei

 

16:25

What to expect of network intelligence? - ENI Use cases and Requirements.

Yue Wang | Secretary | ETSI ENI ISG

‎Principal 5G Researcher | Samsung

 

16:55

 

Conclusion

 

17:00

 

End of Congress Day Two

 

 

 

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