April 3-5 | San Jose, California
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Wednesday, April 3 • 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Panel Discussion: Building the Autonomous Network with AI - Mazin Gilbert, Laurie Bigler & Jennifer Yates, AT&T; Jason Hunt, IBM; and Stephen Terrill, Ericsson

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The global communication network that connects people and devices with each other is the most complex system on the face of our planet. This network continues to undergo a massive transformation from hardware to software, and from being reactive to being proactive. Over the next decade, the industry will launch a new generation of this network - the autonomous network. During this panel, co-authors of the book Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Networks will explore the opportunities, applications and complexity of integrating networking and access technologies with AI. The discussion will touch on the role of AI in networking, the shift towards software-defined networking and software-defined radio access networking with open source and the role of the autonomous network in supporting next-generation services such as smart homes, smart factories, and autonomous cars and drones.

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Jason Hunt

Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Jason Hunt is a Distinguished Engineer with IBM. He has over 20 years of experience working with large enterprises to design & develop market-leading solutions in areas such as blockchain, Internet-of-Things (IoT), and cloud networking. Jason also leads IBM’s open source networking... Read More →
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Stephen Terrill

Senior Expert, Ericsson
Stephen Terrill is a Senior Expert in Automation and Management with Ericsson and with his more than 25 years of working in telecommunications he has overseen several industry transitions. He has a background both in core networks and in management and has spent several years in telecommunication... Read More →

Laurie Bigler

AVP Member Technical Staff, AT&T
Laurie Bigler leads the Access, Analytics and Systems organization focused on Access data collection, Video, Broadband & Mobility Customer Experience, Network Performance Analytics and Capacity Planning around some of AT&T’s priority initiatives, including 5G, Fixed Wireless, RAN... Read More →

Jennifer Yates

AVP Inventive Science, AT&T
Jennifer Yates is an assistant vice president of inventive science at AT&T Labs. She heads the networking and service quality management research organization. Her team of researchers focuses on inventing, prototyping, and driving new technologies that enable new services, enhance... Read More →
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Mazin Gilbert

VIce President of AT&T Labs, AT&T
Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology and Systems at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s Research and Advanced Development of its network and access transformations. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in artificial intelligence, software-defined networking... Read More →

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT