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Tuesday, April 2
 

12:00pm

Registration
Tuesday April 2, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
West Lobby
 
Wednesday, April 3
 

7:30am

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday April 3, 2019 7:30am - 5:40pm
West Lobby

8:30am

Tutorial: An Open Hybrid Cloud Network Architecture for SDWAN - Sponsored by Alibaba (Pre-registration Required)
With the trend of application cloud migration, there’s an increasing need for on-premise IDCs, branches, and endpoints to connect to the cloud. This presentation will discuss Alibaba Cloud’s approach to building a secure, open, high-quality enterprise network solution. Based on SD-WAN technology and edge nodes, the solution ensures lower latency and higher network QoS. This session will share our open SD-WAN approach by utilizing widely used open source software platform to offer comprehensive capabilities including CPE, access gateway and secure encryption at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Leon Shi

Leon Shi

Technical Expert of Network Technology Development, Alibaba Cloud
Leon is the Technical Experts at Alibaba Cloud, who is the key developer and designer of Alibaba SD-WAN product.He has 10+ years experience working at converged network areas such as DNS, CDN, SD-WAN, acting as developer, teamleader and architect.In the past couple years, Leon has... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
LL21B

9:00am

Tutorial: Cloud Native Architecture, Applications, Platform, VNF to CNF Transformation and Network Programmability - Sponsored by Ericsson (Pre-registration Required)
Over the next several years, there will be massive technology transformation in Telco networks. Technologies in the areas of 5G, cloud native, cloud native applications, Automation will play a major role and offer new business models and use cases that are radically different. In this Tutorial, we will cover cloud native principles, architecture, standards and opensource alignment, Micro services based applications, Edge/distributed cloud platform, Dual-mode 5G Cloud core and network exposure and many open source projects that we use in the area of cloud native.

  • Cloud Native Introduction – Balaji Ethirajulu
  • Cloud native design principles/Architecture – Tamas Zsiros
  • A Cloud Native Application Design, Opportunities & Challenges – Henrik Persson
  • Cloud native “Dual-mode 5G cloud core” and Network Exposure (Programmability) – Jitendra Manocha
  • Cloud Container distribution /Distributed cloud - Sampathkumar Santanakrishnan
  • Cloud Native Demo – Show the configuration and installation of Cloud Container Distribution/k8’s and also show an application work load deployment on a Kubernetes cluster - Sampath

Speakers
avatar for Jitendra Manocha

Jitendra Manocha

Strategic Product Manager, Ericsson
Jitendra Manocha is Strategic Product Manager (5G Core) in solution area packet core with in business area digital services where he is responsible for Cloud Core Exposure Server product, a component of Ericsson’s 5G Cloud Core solution. Apart from driving exposure area he is also... Read More →
avatar for Balaji Ethirajulu

Balaji Ethirajulu

Sr. Director, Product Management, Ericsson
Balaji Ethirajulu is a senior director of product management at Ericsson driving technologies in the areas of open source, automation, orchestration, Analytics, NFV, SDN, 5G, cloud-native, edge computing, networking and IoT. He has over 25 years of experience in product management... Read More →
avatar for Tamas Zsiros

Tamas Zsiros

Engineer, Architect and Technical Leader, Ericsson AB
Tamas Zsiros is an engineer, architect and technical leader in Ericsson AB with more than 19 years of professional experience in the cloud, IP and telecommunications areas, living in Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently driving digitalization and cloud native transformation for Business... Read More →
avatar for Sampathkumar Santhanakrishnan

Sampathkumar Santhanakrishnan

Strategic Product Manager, Ericsson
Sampath Santhana, computer science engineer and Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Alumni. Strategic Product Manager at Ericsson responsible for distributed cloud products, the catalyst in enabling Telco application’s Cloud Native Journey. My interests and hands-on experience are in... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
230A
  • Experience Level Any

9:00am

Tutorial: Converged Multi-Access Edge and Next-Gen SDN, Sponsored by Open Networking Foundation (Pre-registration required)
Featuring Expert Speakers from ONF, Google, AT&T, Sprint, TIP/Facebook, NTT & Türk Telekom

ONF is enabling a dramatic transformation of operator networks by leveraging open source and community-based development led by operators. ONFs integrated portfolio spans next-generation SDN infrastructure up through service platforms for unified mobile and broadband subscriber edge services. Participants will learn from ONF & operator subject matter experts as we explore all aspects of the ONFs broad spectrum of work. Vendors benefit by gaining a keen understanding of operator intentions, learning from the ultimate end users about what’s needed and where networks are headed. Expect to come away with a clear understanding of ONF’s unique operator-led portfolio of projects, how these interrelate with the broader ecosystem of open source (from OCP, TIP and the Linux Foundation), how operators are leveraging this work and how you can get more involved.

The full schedule is below:
9:00am - 9:20am
Timon Sloane, ONF
Introduction & Updates to ONF Project Portfolio

9:20am - 9:45am
Brian O’Connor & Thomas Vachuska, ONF; Devjit Gopalpur, Google
NG-SDN: Stratum & P4 Project Update, ONOS-NG New Project Launch, Google’s Use of Stratum & P4Runtime

9:45am - 10:00am
Tom Moore, AT&T
Virtualized Broadband: SEBA Reference Design

10:00am - 10:20am
Lyle Bertz, Sprint & Oguz Sunay, ONF
Mobile & 5G: OMEC Project Overview & COMAC Initiative Launch

10:20am - 10:35am
Break

10:35am - 10:45am
Wenyu Shen, NTT Communications
Optical: ODTN/TIP Collaboration & Cassini White Box

10:45am - 11:00am
Larry Peterson, ONF
Edge Cloud

11:00am - 11:50am
Dave Martin, Blackfoot; Wenyu Shen, NTT Communications; Lyle Bertz, Sprint; Bora Eliacik, Turk Telekom; Tom Anschutz, AT&T
Operator Lightning Talks: How ONF Projects Are Being Used

11:50am - 12:00pm
Q&A with All Speakers

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

9:00am

Tutorial: Digital Transformation for the Network - Sponsored by Intel Corporation (Pre-registration Required)
Please see the agenda details below:

Opening Remarks & Welcome
Jim St Leger, Director, Open Source, Intel

5G, Edge  and Private LTE Opportunities 
Sujata Tibrewala, Network Community Development Manager, Intel
Christos Kolias, Principal Research Scientist, Orange Silicon Valley

5G is HERE! It represents billions of dollars of network infrastructure investments that start to ramp in 2019. Edge computing is foundational for 5G success that will provide service providers with new levels of efficiency and new revenue streams. The Intel Architecture is foundational for delivering 5G and Edge (wireless and wireline) solutions efficiently.  This session will provide the information you need to help utilize Intel technologies and solutions for 5G and Edge success by learning how Orange Silicon Valley’s (OSV)’s “Private LTE” PoC and testbed for Radio-Access Network (RAN) can be deployed to provide new business use cases that lead to upside revenue.

Going Beyond Virtualization: Cloud Native deployments using containers with OpenShift and Intel Architecture 
Dana Nehama, Solution Manager, Intel
Marc Curry, Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

Customers are looking beyond basic network virtualization and pursuing the promise of full cloudification of the network. The journey toward cloudification will utilize containers and Kubernetes deployments. There are many ways to construct bare-metal and cloud-native deployments that will be implemented in modern day enterprise and next-generation telco use cases. Come hear how Intel and Red Hat have collaborated and worked with the Open Source community to deliver new capabilities making containerized high-performance networking use cases ready for prime time.

Securing the Platform in Edge Computing
Heqing Zhu, Product Manager, Intel

Network and Computing are converging in the era of edge computing. Many believe the edge will be a vulnerable location for an increase in cyber attacks. In this talk, Intel will share the essential security technologies that will help protect edge platforms and will highlight HW Root of Trust, Secure Boot, and a new open source initiative and the next generation processor family will be discussed to share details for Platform Attestation, workload protection, threat detection utilizing advanced platform telemetry and machine learning.

A Hitchhiker Guide to Machine Learning Applications for “Intelligent Network” – Present, Near Future and Nirvana
Uri Elzur, SDSG Networking CTO, Intel

The exponential growth in network capacity has been in the headlines. With new and exciting use cases being added to our daily lives, the strain on service providers has become a real-time challenge. As these operators work to integrate virtual machines, containers, and microservices into their infrastructure, they also need to attain infrastructure agility, faster application deployment, and optimized total cost of ownership. Machine Learning (ML) will be a big help. Come learn and explore more about ML, the benefits and related questions: What are the standards and PoCs that are starting to evolve. How will the new ML functionality interact with MANO? Is "Intent-based Networking" related to ML? When will ML be available? What are the industry latest ML developments and more?

Closing Remarks
Uri Elzur, SDSG Networking CTO, Intel

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
230C
  • Experience Level Any

9:00am

Open Networking Innovation Forum (Invitation Only)
Open Networking Innovation Forum (ONIF) is an invitation-only think tank, gathering an elite group of open networking visionaries, thought leaders and innovators in an intimate setting for valuable dialogue about the state of open networking (successes, hurdles, things to look out for in planning, picking and deploying SDN/NFV solutions), opportunities and challenges, accelerating adoption and more.

The event will be focused on group discussions with discussion topics crowdsourced and facilitated by attendees for more valuable dialogue and accelerated innovation.

ONIF 2019 will be held Wednesday, April 3rd at the San Jose Convention Center in downtown San Jose, CA at the Open Networking Summit. Attendee working sessions & discussions will take place from 9:00am to 12:00pm with an attendee lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm before ONIF attendees join ONS keynotes. Additional time will be available in the afternoon for ONIF attendees before an evening reception offsite, held jointly with the ONS Partner Reception for event sponsors, speakers and media.

ONIF was held for the first time in 2017 at Open Networking Summit and succeeded in providing an important forum to advance adoption and innovation. Past attendees have included industry visionaries Martin Casado from Andreessen Horowitz, John Donovan from AT&T, and Urs Hölzle from Google and VCs from firms including AH, Mohr Davidow, Sequoia Capital, and Wiretap Ventures as well as senior executives from:
Amdocs
Argela
AT&T Labs
Bell Canada
Bloomberg
British Telecom
Ciena
Cisco
Comcast
DellEMC
Delta Products
Deutsche Telekom
Equinix
Facebook
FedEx Services
Futurewei Technologies
Gap Inc.
Google
Microsoft
Radisys
Red Hat
Reliance JIO
Target Corporation
Turk Telecom
Verizon
Visa
VMware and more

Attendance to the Open Networking Innovation Forum is by invitation only. Contact us at events@linuxfoundation.org to be considered for attendance.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
LL20ABC

10:30am

Tutorial: Driving Telco Performance with the Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Testbed - Sponsored by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (Pre-registration required)
As the telecom industry’s confidence in Kubernetes grows, Cloud native Network Functions (CNFs) are emerging as the network architecture of the future, providing notable performance improvements thanks to a lower virtualization overhead. This in-depth tutorial will walk through the new Cloud native Network Function (CNF) Testbed, which provides telecom-focused vendors and operators with a consistent and reliable method to test network functions from ONAP or an organization’s own networking code as VNFs and CNFs. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how the testbed will enable telcos to compare the performance and resiliency between running on Kubernetes and OpenStack using the same underlying hardware.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Kohn

Dan Kohn

Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry-wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed.He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed-stage... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Carpenter

Taylor Carpenter

Partner-Owner, Vulk Coop
Partner at Vulk Cooperative - http://vulk.coop | Project Lead cncf.ci + CNF Testbed. OpenSource advocate, using Linux since 1994 with the 1.0 release and gnu tools on other unix systems before that. OpsDev geek. Elixir and Ruby programmer. Proponent of improving user experience (UX... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
LL21B

10:30am

Tutorial: Evolution of Compliance, Verification, and Certification Program in LFN - Sponsored by Huawei (Pre-Registration Required)
This tutorial will discuss the vision of the CVC (Compliance and Verification Committee) within LFN. The aim is to bring more consolidation and consistency between OPNFV and ONAP eco-system to deliver a complete certification and verification program for both VNFs and NFVI. 

Agenda:
1. LFN Compliance, Verification and Certification (CVC) Program Introduction
Heather Kirksey, VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, LFN

2. Operator’s Perspective on CVC
Rabi Abdel, NFV&SDN Lead Architect at Vodafone Group, LFN CVC Vice-Chair

3. LFN CVC Updates and How to Build a CVC Qualified Lab
Lincoln Lavoie, InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), LFN CVC Chair

4. How CVC Works with Multiple Projects and Community
Victor Gao, Senior Software Engineer, Huawei
  • Basic VNF Introduction, including the VNF related Standard(ETSI,3GPP, etc), the ONAP requirements of VNF
  • Dovetail, SDC, VNFSDK, VVP etc.
  • Demo

Speakers
avatar for Lincoln Lavoie

Lincoln Lavoie

Senior Engineer, University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab
Lincoln Lavoie is a senior engineer at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory, responsible for the NFV, Gfast, DSL, Wi-Fi, and GPON programs and services offered by the lab. He currently serves as the technical chair of the Broadband Forum and the chair of the... Read More →
avatar for Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms.Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →
avatar for Rabi Abdel

Rabi Abdel

Network Virtualization and SSDN/NFV Lead Architect, Vodafone
Rabi Abdel is a lead NFV & SDN Architect and Vodafone with a practical experience in Building, Automating, Accelerating, and Operating Vodafone Telco Clouds. He holds 5 Patents in the field and have a PhD degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from the University of Nottingham... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
LL21C

12:00pm

12:00pm

1:00pm

Keynote: Open Networking in the Brave New World of Today - Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, The Linux Foundation
This is a quick look at how far the Open Networking Industry has come, and how open source has become a de-facto building block for Telecom and adjacent industries.

Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

General Manager, Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit Joshipura brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation, with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers, and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:00pm - 1:10pm
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

1:15pm

Keynote: Network Intelligence and Open Source: Practice and Thoughts - Dr. Junlan Feng, General Manager, AI & Intelligent Operations R&D Center & Chief Scientist, China Mobile
In this talk, Dr. Feng will share China Mobile’s vision, practice, and strategy on Network intelligence.  She will address her insights on how to strengthen the collaboration and synchronization among stakeholders including operators, vendors, academic researchers, standard organizations, and open source communities to speed up telecom network innovation and meet business requirements of 5G.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Junlan Feng

Dr. Junlan Feng

General Manager of the AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center & Chief Scientist, China Mobile
Junlan Feng, Chief Scientist at China Mobile General Manager of AI and Intelligent Operation R&D Center. Dr. Feng has led R&D of China Mobile on artificial intelligence and big data since September 2013. She had been the architect of IBM Big Data from January 2013.1 to August 2013... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:15pm - 1:35pm
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

1:40pm

Keynote: Innovation of the Network Infrastructure at Alibaba - Haiyong Wang, Senior Director, Alibaba Group
Alibaba is one of the largest Internet companies in the world. It offers a wide range of services, including ecommerce, financial services, logistics and public cloud services. Running these services demands the network to provide stability, performance and scalability with extremely high standards. Building our own network infrastructure is an essential step to tackle these challenges. It also gives us the ability to customize the network for our diversified workloads. In this talk, we will share our journey of building our network infrastructure, what we have done, lessons learned and the future of our network.

Speakers
avatar for Haiyong Wang

Haiyong Wang

Senior Director, Alibaba Group
Haiyong Wang is a Senior Director at Alibaba Group. He leads the team that develop system software for Alibaba’s network infrastructure . This includes host networking stack, NIC offload software, network OS and SDN solutions. Before joining Alibaba, Haiyong worked in the networking... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:40pm - 1:45pm
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

1:45pm

Keynote: Accelerating Innovation with Lean NFV - Scott Shenker, Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley; Sylvia Ratnasamy, Associate Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley & CTO, Nefeli Networks; Constantine Polychronopoulos, VP & CTO, VMware
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology has the potential to revolutionize the networking industry, yet the promise of NFV remains largely unfulfilled. Many NFV efforts today are plagued with complexity across deployment, automation and operation. At the same time, on-boarding virtualized network functions (VNFs) continues to be time-consuming and frustrating. LeanNFV is an open architecture that takes a minimalist approach to integration, enabling superior time-to-market, efficiency and automation. In this keynote, we will describe the impetus behind LeanNFV, what LeanNFV is and how to get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Shenker

Scott Shenker

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
avatar for Sylvia Ratnasamy

Sylvia Ratnasamy

Associate Professor of Computer Science & CTO, UC Berkeley & Nefeli Networks
avatar for Constantine Polychronopoulos

Constantine Polychronopoulos

VP & CTO, TelcoBU, VMware


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Hall 3

2:05pm

Keynote: Bring Disruptive Innovation to Deployment with Curated Open Source - Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Guru Parulkar

Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Guru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University. Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

2:30pm

2:30pm

3:10pm

From Open Source to Inner Source – How Open Source ONAP Has Changed Amdocs - Dr. Eyal Felstaine, Amdocs
It’s already been shown that open-source methodologies and development best practices work efficiently for big, complex projects. Less common is an inner source approach, when a company uses those methodologies and best practices internally to encourage/facilitate the ability of anyone (individuals or teams) companywide to contribute code to existing projects without compromising on quality and security. But what happens when a large-scale global organization like Amdocs, with 25,000+ employees worldwide decides to change its development culture from the traditional corporate hierarchy to an open (inner source) approach? Amdocs CTO Dr. Eyal Felstaine reveals how Amdocs leveraged its open source expertise to implement it within its own organization, explaining how the new roles work together, the processes involved, and how Amdocs is measuring the success of the new approach

Speakers
avatar for Dr Eyal Felstaine

Dr Eyal Felstaine

CTO, Amdocs
As CTO at Amdocs – a 25,000 employee company providing software and services to the world’s leading communications and media businesses – Dr. Eyal Felstaine is responsible for planning and developing Amdocs’ technology vision and roadmap of the entire product portfolio. He... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
LL21C
  • Experience Level Any

3:10pm

Network Service Mesh: An Introduction - Ed Warnicke, Cisco Systems & Frederick Kautz, Doc.ai
Network Service Mesh (NSM) is a novel approach solving L2/L3 network use cases in Kubernetes that are tricky to address with the existing Kubernetes Network Model. Inspired by Istio, Network Service Mesh maps the concept of a service mesh to L2/L3 payloads.

Network Service Mesh Use Cases such as:

* Connecting Pods to:
-VPN Gateways
-Non-Kubernetes virtual bridge domains
-The *right* physical NIC or SR-IOV VF for their needs
-Multiple-interfaces
* Cloud-native NFV use cases

Network Service Mesh controls the L2/L3 data planes to deliver these types of use cases. Network Service Mesh enables users to express the context of their network needs in a Cloud Native manner, rather than manually stringing together disjoint interfaces, IPAM, and subnets.

Finally, we discuss how audience members can get involved and help drive the direction and development of NSM.

Speakers
avatar for Frederick Kautz

Frederick Kautz

Principal Software Engineer, doc.ai
Frederick Kautz is Head of Edge Infrastructure at Doc.ai. He was previously a Principal Software Engineer in the Office of Technology at Red Hat where he focused on improving the overall state of container networking and container+SDN integration. Frederick is an active contributor... Read More →
avatar for Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke, Cisco Systems
Ed Warnicke is a Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office (CTAO) office at Cisco Systems. He has been working for over a decade in many areas of networking and Open Source. He was the longest serving founding TSC member at OpenDaylight TSC... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
230C
  • Experience Level Any

3:10pm

Open Source Networking @ Target to Support Stores - Craig Dolezal & Jeff Strande, Target Corporation
Craig Dolezal and Jeff Strande are working on a project to leverage commodity hardware and open source networking to support over 1,800 Target Stores - where historically only vendor supported solutions were implemented.

This solution will help Target on the path of a digital transformation

Learn how Target is investing in open source networking, training the team and transforming stores with open source networking and commodity hardware

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Strande

Jeff Strande

Principal Engineer - Connectivity, Target Corporation
Principal Engineer at Target focused on Networking.
CD

Craig Dolezal

Sr. Director - Distributed Connectivity, Target Corporation
Sr. Director at Target leading the Distributed Connectivity Team. Currently working on an effort to redesign the store network for Target Stores by leveraging an open source strategy.


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
LL21D

3:10pm

Deploying the New Intelligent Edge with Open Hardware, Software and Data - Wenjing Chu, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
The fusion of edge, cloud and AI technologies holds the key to the vision of moving the Internet and cloud economy to yet untapped market segments as diverse and vast as transportation, industrials, and health care. For this vision to take shape and mature into deployment stage, openness in its key technological building blocks is crucial for the economics and long term health of the resulting systems. In this presentation, Wenjing will use real-life early deployment examples to outline the emerging architecture of the New Intelligent Edge, its main components, and argue for the necessary openness in these technological components and their interfaces. He will also discuss the opportunities for the newly launched LF Edge open source community to play an important role in achieving these ambitious goals towards openness.

Speakers
avatar for Wenjing Chu

Wenjing Chu

Head of Open Source and Research, Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
Wenjing is a Sr. Director, Head of Open Source & Research in Futurewei Technologies, Inc. His current work is focused on cloud computing, edge computing and learning systems for a fully connected, intelligent world. He is a leader in open source communities and a frequent speaker... Read More →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

3:10pm

ONAP / OpenDaylight Integration - Dan Timoney, AT&T; Alexis de Talhouët
ONAP currently uses OpenDaylight by creating a base docker container (as part of the ONAP Common Controller SDK project), which is then used by other ONAP projects to control their own containers.  This methodology works, but is limited in terms of ability to provide a strong feedback loop.  The purpose of this session is for the ONAP and OpenDaylight teams to brainstorm areas for improvement.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
LL21A

3:10pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
LL21B

3:10pm

Panel Discussion: Building the Autonomous Network with AI - Mazin Gilbert, Laurie Bigler & Jennifer Yates, AT&T; Jason Hunt, IBM; and Stephen Terrill, Ericsson
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.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hunt

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 →
avatar for Stephen Terrill

Stephen Terrill

Sr. Expert, Automation & Management, 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 →
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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 →
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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 →
avatar for Mazin Gilbert

Mazin Gilbert

Vice President – Advanced Technology and Systems, 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
230A
  • Experience Level Any

3:50pm

Secrets of Successfully Implementing DevOps in a Network Service Provider Environment - Michael Paradise & Sunil Maloo, AT&T
DevOps has been the operating mantra for some time in many technology companies but implementing it at scale in an established network service provider environment has been a challenging experience. Breaking away from established norms and adopting a whole new approach has not been the easiest of journeys especially for companies with vertically aligned functions. This presentation will talk about the organizational & goal alignment, cultural changes, and technical challenges associated with the successful implementation of a DevOps within AT&T. Mike and Sunil will talk about the Network Cloud Infrastructure as a use case DevOps project in support of AT&T 5G enhanced packet core rollout. Completely changing established processes and procedures is not viable in a service provider network but adapting the same for new DevOps project has proved to be a successful recipe for success.

Speakers
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Sunil Maloo

AVP - Network Design and Orchestration Development, AT&T
Sunil Maloo leads the organization responsible for technical design and development for Data center Network Infrastructure, Network Orchestration and Advanced Network Services in the Network Infrastructure and Services group of AT&T Labs. Sunil is leading the SDN transformation of... Read More →
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Michael Paradise

Vice President - Cloud Operations, AT&T
Michael Paradise is the Vice President-Network Cloud and Infrastructure Operations. He is a technical leader with 27 years’ experience in designing, integrating, implementing, and operating large scale enterprise and service provider networks. He has held numerous positions in network... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
LL21C

3:50pm

Works on My Machine: How to Validate Performance of VNFs and CNFs in a Reproducible Testbed - W. Watson, Vulk Cooperative & Denver Williams, cncf.ci
Are you really testing your network functions? What about the platform it runs on and how the platform was configured for the network+hardware underneath? Come learn how the CNF Testbed demonstrates reproducible test results on bare metal. This session will cover provisioning the network and hardware, setting up the platform (eg. Kubernetes, OpenStack) and deploying/running test scenarios on the clusters running on bare metal.

Speakers
avatar for W. Watson

W. Watson

Principal, CNCF.CI & Vulk Coop
W. Watson has been professionally developing software for 23 years and is an advocate of open source governance models. He has spent the last couple of years developing complementary cloud native systems such as the cncf.ci dashboard. He current works on the Layer 2 integration to... Read More →
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Denver Williams

Project Co-Lead, cncf.ci, Vulk Coop & CNCF
If you look deep in the abyss of the datacenter, where glue, copper, and deployment scripts intersect, you’ll find Denver Williams.  DevOps to the core, Denver finds a way to squeeze custom builds of Kubernetes into all manner of environments that you didn’t think were possible... Read More →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
230C

3:50pm

Open Source White Box Load Balancers - Jay Vincent & Muthurajan Jayakumar, Intel Corporation
NFV and/or SDN have been terms bouncing around the industry for a number of years, but the practical application of virtualized network functions has yet to be realized in scale deployments except for the largest most advanced service providers. This is primarily due to the highly diverse needs of service providers and the lack of easy to deploy solutions. Many service providers are looking for more open source based solutions to enable Firewalls, Load Balancers and Security Gateways in a cost effective manner. In this presentation Jay and M Jay will present a solution for Load Balancers based on open source software and commercial off the shelf hardware based on Intel Architecture. The solutions leverage open source projects such as DPVS, DPDK, FD.io and Envoy to create robust purpose built L2 through L7 load balancers.

Speakers
avatar for Muthurajan Jayakumar

Muthurajan Jayakumar

Platform Application Engineer, Intel Corporation
M Jay has worked with the DPDK team since 2009. M Jay has authored DPDK Cookbook ebook https://software.intel.com/en-us/article/get-the-dpdk-cookbook M Jay joined Intel in 1991 and has worked in various roles and divisions with Intel, including a roles as a 64 bit CPU front side... Read More →
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Jay Vincent

Solution Architect, Intel Corporation
Jay Vincent is a Platform Solution Architect in the Network Platform Group at Intel Corporation. Jay is a Certified Data Center Management Professional with over 25 years of experience devoted to Information Systems development, deployment and operations. For the last 14 years Jay... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

3:50pm

Building a Mobile Edge-Cloud - Sunay Tripathi, MobiledgeX
Edge compute will be the most hotly debated topic of 2019 as there are numerous layers within the market. However, there are a number of competing definitions of edge compute that are fogging interpretations of what really is "edge compute." This talk will shed light on how MobiledgeX sees the landscape and how our solution creates opportunities for developers, carries and cloud providers alike.

Speakers
avatar for Sunay Tripathi

Sunay Tripathi

CTO & EVP of Engineering and Product, MobiledgeX
Sunay is the CTO/EVP Engineering for MobiledgeX leading the development of Telecom Edge Cloud to support Mobile Artificial/Virtual/Mixed Reality applications over Distributed infrastructure. Before that, he was the Founder/CTO of Pluribus Networks and was the Chief Architect for Kernel/Network... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
230B

3:50pm

Integrate Machine Learning Models into ONAP - Ting Lu & Manoop Talasila, AT&T
Start with an ONAP Adaptor to onboarding ML models from Acumos Marketplace to translated DCAE microservices.  The target is be able to adapt more ML models beyond ONAP Service Assurance function.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
LL21B

3:50pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
LL21A

3:50pm

How to Finally Break-up with your Switch Vendor Using Stratum - Brian O'Connor, Open Networking Foundation & Devjit Gopalpur, Google
Open networking promised the end of vendor lock-in, but we have yet to see this promise realized -- until now. Between vendor-agnostic models like SAI and OpenConfig, and control and management plane-driven languages like P4 and YANG, network operators are able to take back control of their networks and build control, management and orchestration software on their own terms. These common models enable portability between networking equipment, and the languages allow for easy extensibility by operators. To finally break the chain, Stratum’s open source agent enables these new interfaces on white box hardware, and its test suite verifies functionality on white and black boxes alike. Together, the new interfaces, languages and code base are the key to finally ending vendor lock-in.

Speakers
DG

Devjit Gopalpur

Software Engineer, Google
Devjit is a software engineer at Google and is part of the core development team that developed and hardened early versions of Stratum. He continues to contribute to project and is a leader within the open source community.
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Brian O'Connor

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Brian O’Connor works on open source SDN platforms at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is currently serving as the technical lead for the Stratum project and is a member of the ONOS project’s technical steering team. Brian has given SDN talks and tutorials at several conferences... Read More →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 3:50pm - 4:20pm
230A

4:00pm

LFN MAC Workshop - Brandon Wick & Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation
Informal meeting of the MAC to work through current challenges/opportunities.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
LL20D

4:30pm

Lightning Talk: Smart Home Network Security Landscape and Solutions - Armin Wasicek, Avast
The smart home aims to transform houses and buildings into digital living spaces. This transformation is fueled by technologies such as Internet-of-Things and 5G networks. Like many new waves of technology, the smart home brings benefits and risks. Today’s home automation systems already bear security flaws and vulnerabilities. A requirement for the smart home to become reality is the upgrade of residential networks to sustain new bandwidth, latency, and protocol requirements. These upgrades will increase their attack surface. As the network is a centerpiece of a smart home, it is the point to implement security measures. Leveraging big data and machine learning, new network intrusion detection solutions are specifically geared towards detecting malicious behavior in smart homes. In this talk, we will elicit the threat landscape for the emerging smart home and our vision to secure those.

Speakers
avatar for Armin Wasicek

Armin Wasicek

Senior Data Scientist, Avast
Armin Wasicek is a Senior Data Scientist at Avast working on smart home security and 5G. His interests are machine learning, security and the Internet-of-Things. He is an experienced researcher and presented his work at many leading academic and industrial conferences. Armin holds... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 4:40pm
230B

4:30pm

Panel Discussion: ONAP Adoption Strategy with MANO Components - Lingli Deng, China Mobile; David Lu, AT&T; Fernando (Fred) Oliveira, Verizon; and Phil Robb, The Linux Foundation
As an early survey reflects the fact that a considerable fraction of SP members who are evaluating ONAP adoption, are deploying ETSI NFV MANO solutions in the parallel. While ONAP provides a self-contained automation platform prototy, which partially overlaps with MANO in functionality but differs greatly in overal architecture and API specifications, for the future, the adoption strategy into an environment with deployed MANO solutions becomes a natural question for them. In this panel, we will share the findings for orchestration scenarios and derived requirements from those SPs, the internal/external community activities addressing identified gaps and adoption strategies considerations.

Speakers
FF

Fernando (Fred) Oliveira

Fellow - Network Technology, Verizon
Fernando (Fred) Oliveira is a Fellow in Verizon’s Network Technology Planning group, currently working on network automation architecture. Fred joined Verizon in 2011 through the acquisition of CloudSwitch where he was VP/Chief Architect and led technology architecture and direction... Read More →
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Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →
avatar for David Lu

David Lu

Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T
David Lu, Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, is currently responsible for development and engineering of AT&T next generation ECOMP platform and open source ECOMP (ONAP) to enable AT&T network virtualization (SDN) and target OSS/BSS transformation including API, micro-services... Read More →
avatar for Lingli Deng

Lingli Deng

Technical Manager, China Mobile
Lingli Deng is a Technical Manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Doctor’s degree in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project which... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LL21C

4:30pm

Square Peg in a Round Hole - Observations Made on Experimenting ONAP Deployment with Legacy Non-cloud Native Ecosystem - Viswanath Kumar Skand Priya, Verizon
This session summaries our observations when we experimented deploying ONAP with legacy current network functions namely NFV-Os, S-VNFMS & OSS Systems. The idea is to share our learnings & identify some of the gaps in ONAP to solve the Brownfield deployment equation.

Speakers
VK

Viswanath Kumar Skand Priya

PMTS, Verizon
Viswa is a Senior Architect and part of Verizon Opensource team. He is currently focusing on SDN/NFV projects building PoCs using vendor / OSS based products, evaluating the suitability based on business need. He is also an active contributor to open source projects like ONOS, CORD... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
230C

4:30pm

Lessons Learned from Using ONAP to Build a Multi-vendor SD-WAN Solution - Jaspreet Sachdev & Jack Raynor, ARRIS
CSPs and Networking Vendors globally are offering enterprise customers with next-generation services based on SDN and NFV technologies. One of the most common use cases is that of SD-WAN, which provides enterprises with flexible, on-demand WAN connectivity. Generally, SD-WAN vendors are providing these solutions along with proprietary controllers responsible for managing the life cycle of their VNFs.

As the number of VNF vendors grows, service chaining use cases between vendor VNFs will begin to increase. This will lead to situations requiring Service Providers to integrate with, and manage, multiple vendor VNF management tools (VNFMs).

This talk will take you on a journey, describing the utilization of multiple vendor VNFs without their corresponding VNFM, as well as how open source modularity, centered around ONAP, can be used to to provide orchestration and automation of such env.

Speakers
avatar for Jaspreet Sachdev

Jaspreet Sachdev

Engineering/Product Management, ARRIS
Over twenty years experience in building products and services using open source technologies. Spent the early part of the career building Linux based networking products. Ran a software consulting business focusing on rapid prototype using leading edge technologies. Currently working... Read More →
avatar for Jack Raynor

Jack Raynor

Sr. Director Software Engineering, ARRIS
In leading an Organization of 200 amazing resources, spanning 3 countries and 9 offices, my primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Executing on ARRIS’ overall vision; shaping its technical strategy; growing its business; growing and motivating its engineering... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

4:30pm

OpenSwitch (OPX) NOS Deep Dive - Joe Ghalam, Dell EMC
 A deep-dive session to review the Architecture and design of OPX. The session will include a hands-on session to discuss and interact with OPX via VM

Speakers
avatar for Joe Ghalam

Joe Ghalam

Distinguished Engineer, Dell EMC
Joe is a Distinguished Engineer/Architect at Dell EMC, Networking division. He's one of the architects of OS10 Networking Operating System for Dell networking equipment. Joe is also the Technical Steering Committee Chair for OpenSwitch (OPX).


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LL21A

4:30pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LL21B

4:30pm

What Operators Want From ONAP: An Exclusive Exploration of ONAP’s Use Cases - Alla Goldner, Amdocs
ONAP’s functionality is driven by the use cases and functional requirements that it develops in response to specific CSP requests for support of their ongoing and future deployments.

Each ONAP release contain 5-10 different use cases and functional requirements, and it’s ONAP’s Use-Case Subcommittee (chaired by Alla Goldner) that drives the scope of each ONAP release by deciding which requested use cases to include, such as Residential vcPE, 5G network slicing and management, and 5G edge automation.

Here, Alla explains how ONAP’s use cases have evolved across releases and reveals the new use cases in the next (mid 2019) release where 5G is the major focus. Since use cases are created to support CSP requests, this is a unique opportunity to understand CSP’s most immediate priorities and network-management strategies and the new opportunities that ONAP is creating for our industry.

Speakers
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization, Amdocs
Alla is a Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization at Amdocs. She has over 20 years of varied experience in Telecommunication Standards development lead, in Technology Strategy and in System Architecture from Alcatel, Motorola, Intel, Marvell and Allot Communications... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
230A
  • Experience Level Any

4:40pm

Lightning Talk: Fault Management for IoT Service Abnormal Traffics with Edge Computing and Network Slicing - Yuki Kasuya, KDDI
To manage IoT service traffics is challenges for Telecoms, because traffics form several IoT devices does not behave monolithic. Actually, KDDI faced receiving abnormally traffics that were different behaviour, not like smartphone's traffics, from IoT devices. How to tackle to manage the complex IoT service traffics? Our approach is to adopt to combine Edge computing and Network slicing technologies to Fault Management(FM).

I started internal project that purpose is to dispose IoT service abnormal traffics using two approaches. (1) FM with Edge Computing, the purpose is stopping to send abnormal traffics to core network. We use NATS and collectd. (2) FM with NW Slicing, dividing abnormal traffics to a NW slice for isolation. We use open source EPC, prometheus, collectd and OPNFV.
In this presentation, I will share the above evaluations and experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Yuki Kasuya

Yuki Kasuya

Research Engineer, KDDI
Yuki Kasuya has been engaged in research on the infrastructure management in KDDI Research. He is currently investigating the infrastructure operation for Cloud,NFV,IoT and CNF, especially, the fault management for NFV,IoT and Network Slice. He also works as a technical advisor for... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 4:40pm - 4:50pm
230B

5:10pm

Panel Discussion: Creating a Common Telco NFVi - Mark Cottrell, AT&T; Beth Cohen, Verizon; Qiao Fu, China Mobile; Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation & Moderated by Amy Wheelus
As we move from specialized network appliances and vendor lock-in to virtualized network functions and open source software, service providers have to pay attention to NFV infrastructure to avoid a repeat of some of the very challenges we’d thought we’d left behind. The hardware and software platforms powering this new generation of virtualized capabilities are just as important as the functions themselves. And if the industry can’t agree on common NFVi standards, we’ll end up right back in the splintered, closed, expensive and non-interoperable mishmash of solutions we had before. This presentation will provide a guide for how the industry needs to address, develop and implement NFVi standards and best practices. We will propose a framework for addressing this urgent issue to ensure that these new software-defined networks don’t get slowed down by the same old problems.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms.Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →
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Qiao Fu

Project Manager, China Mobile Research Institute
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained Her Masters degree from Dept. Electronic and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2013. She joined China Mobile after graduation and is working on the research of network technology. Qiao Fu is now leading... Read More →
avatar for Beth Cohen

Beth Cohen

NFV/SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
In her role at Verizon, Beth is working on developing Software Defined Network and Edge products leveraging the Verizon global network. She has been responsible for the launch of several leading-edge products include Secure Cloud Interconnect, which allows companies to connect to... Read More →
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Mark Cottrell

Assistant Vice President, AT&T Labs
Mark Cottrell leads several areas within AT&T Network Cloud, including Integrated System Test (IST), Production Validation Test (PVT), Operational Readiness Test (ORT), Penetration Test (Security), Tier 4 Production Support, Audit Compliance, and Security. For the overall SDN platform... Read More →
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Amy Wheelus

Vice President, Network Cloud, AT&T
Amy Wheelus leads AT&T’s Network Cloud platform architecture, development, design, planning and engineering as well as the asset lifecycle management, tenant care, quality assurance and cloud security functions. Amy is a technologist who has held a variety of leadership positions... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:10pm - 5:40pm
LL21C
  • Experience Level Any

5:10pm

Packet Walk(s) in Kubernetes - Don Jayakody, Big Switch
Have you ever wondered how the packets are getting forwarded inside Kubernetes with different CNI plugins? Whether it’s getting encapsulated? How are ARPs getting resolved? How the packets flow outside from your K8S cluster etc.

When it comes to networking inside Kubernetes, selecting the correct networking solution may be one of the most important decisions you may face when trying to run a Kubernetes cluster in production. Therefore it's beneficial to have a good understanding of different options out there and most importantly how these networking options are different from each other.

In this presentation, I’ll go over packet by packet level details of how the network plumbing is happening with different CNI plugins including, Flannel, Calico & Cilium. I'll cover different packet flows and try to draw different examples so that we all can understand where it's different.

Speakers
avatar for Don Jayakody

Don Jayakody

Sr. Solutions Architect, Big Switch
Don Jayakody is a Senior Solutions Architect at Big Switch Networks. His experience in the networking industry varies from access provider networks, storage area networks to network orchestration systems. He is currently focusing on various deployment methodologies in container networking... Read More →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:10pm - 5:40pm
230C

5:10pm

An Emerging Architecture Pattern for Agile Integration: Cell-based Architecture - Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2
The number of microservices running in enterprises increases daily. As a result, service composition, governance, security, and observability are becoming a challenge to implement and incorporate. A “cell-based” architecture is an approach that can be applied to current or desired development and technologies to address these issues. This technology-neutral approach helps cloud-native dev teams become more efficient, act in a more self-organized manner, and speed overall release times. In this talk, Asanka will introduce the "cell-based" reference architecture, which is API-centric, cloud-native and microservices friendly. He will explain the role of APIs in the cell-based approach, as well as examine how real applications are built as cells. Asanka will explore the metrics and approaches that can be used to measure the effectiveness of the architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Asanka Abeysinghe

Asanka Abeysinghe

Deputy CTO & VP, Architecture - CTO Office, WSO2, Inc
Asanka’s goal is to connect humans and technology by helping organizations implement digital transformation programs that result in consumer-driven digital applications. In his current role, Asanka drives efforts to create, refine, and enhance WSO2’s corporate reference architecture... Read More →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:10pm - 5:40pm
LL21D

5:10pm

Panel Discussion: Edge Open Source Synergy to Deliver Value-added End-to-end Services - Ramki Krishnan, VMware; Kandan Kathirvel, AT&T; Rolf Muralt, MobiledgeX; Srini Addepalli,Intel; and Tina Tsou, Arm
With the advent of Edge Computing and 5G, networks and applications can be no more be treated in isolation. This panel is focused on collaboration of several key open source efforts such as ONAP, Cloud Native Kubernetes, Mobile TIP Edge Application Developer Project Group and MobiledgeX with LF Edge Umbrella project Akraino Edge Stack. The goal of this collaboration is to deliver next-generation value-added end-to-end services comprising of application and network services with stringent SLAs such as low-latency for apps such as live 4K video transcoding etc. using VNFs such as 5G UPF, 4G LTE SGW/PGW etc. This panel also elaborates on the current state of these open source efforts and future roadmap/architectural direction towards this collaborative goal.

Speakers
avatar for Ram (Ramki) Krishnan

Ram (Ramki) Krishnan

Lead Technologist, VMware
I have a deep understanding of various technologies and strong business acumen to lead and transform innovation into customer-winning products. My expertise includes a wide range of technologies and markets - SDN, Virtualization etc. I drove an extremely successful differentiated... Read More →
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Kandan Kathirvel

Director, AT&T
Kandan Kathirvel is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the TSC-Chair at Akraino Edge Stack, Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors from 2017 to 2018. Kandan leads AT&T’s technology efforts around Edge... Read More →
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Srinivasa Rao Addepalli

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Srini Addepalli has over two decades of experience in networking and security. He has been in Intel for last 4 years working as Sr. Principal Engineer & Chief Architect. In his current role, he technically leads the software engineering & architecture activities related to network... Read More →
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Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and... Read More →
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Rolf Muralt

Vice President of Product Management, MobiledgeX
Rolf Muralt is the Vice President of Product Management at MobiledgeX, leading the overall product strategy and roadmap. MobiledgeX is building a marketplace of edge resources and services that will connect developers with the world's largest mobile networks to power the next generation... Read More →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 5:10pm - 5:40pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

5:10pm

The Power of Open Source in a 5G World - Mazin Gilbert, AT&T
The advent of 5G promises to transform our lives in a huge way. This revolution will transform cars to be self-driving, communication networks to be software-defined and autonomous, VR and AR to be mobile and completely untethered, and IoT sensors to be intelligent and connected. Behind this 5G revolution, open source is critical in expediting the design, planning, development and delivery of the 5G vision. AI, SDN, Edge Cloud and Disaggregated RAN all play a significant role in the planning, forecasting, building, development and deployment of 5G. This presentation will provide a technical and market overview of the power of open source, and specifically ONAP, Acumos, ORAN, and Akraino, in creating a 5G world. I will highlight how developments and interoperability across these projects will help to speed the adoption of 5G-based applications for both consumers and enterprises.

Speakers
avatar for Mazin Gilbert

Mazin Gilbert

Vice President – Advanced Technology and Systems, 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 5:10pm - 5:40pm
230A
  • Experience Level Any

6:30pm

ONS Partner Reception (Invitation Only)
Speakers, media and select sponsors will gather for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking at the Open Networking Summit North America Partner Reception. Located at SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant, just a short walk from the San Jose Convention Center, invited guests will have the opportunity to continue conversation and enjoy delicious, locally sourced food and drinks.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
SP2 Communal Bar + Restaurant 72 N Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA
 
Thursday, April 4
 

6:45am

5K Fun Run (RSVP Required)
Meet at 6:45 am; Run from 7:00 – 8:00 am
Location: Run will start and end at the San Jose Convention Center main entrance (W San Carlos St)
Registration Cost: Complimentary – RSVP Required

Don’t forget to pack your running gear because the Open Networking Summit North America Fun Run is on! Participants will be required to provide their own running attire and water.

Thursday April 4, 2019 6:45am - 8:00am
San Jose Convention Center Main Entrance W San Carlos St

7:30am

7:30am

8:00am

Registration
Thursday April 4, 2019 8:00am - 5:30pm
West Lobby

9:00am

Keynote: Opening Up for 5G and Beyond - Andre Fuetsch, President, AT&T Labs & Chief Technology Officer, AT&T
Speakers
avatar for Andre Fuetsch

Andre Fuetsch

President, AT&T Labs & Chief Technology Officer, AT&T
Andre oversees the global technology direction for AT&T. This includes network planning, the company’s innovation road map, AT&T Labs, AT&T Foundry, and the intellectual property organization. His responsibilities include spearheading the design of the company’s next-generation... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:20am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

9:25am

Keynote: Cloud Native: Essential for 5G - Anders Rosengren, Head of Architecture & Technology – Digital Services, Ericsson
This keynote will discuss how cloud native design principles, cloud native applications and other key areas such as Automation, Orchestration and Open source playing a major role towards the evolution of 5G. This keynote also plans to demonstrate a demo in the area of cloud native operations.

Speakers
avatar for Anders Rosengren

Anders Rosengren

Head of Architecture & Technology Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson
Anders Rosengren is head of Architecture & Technology in Business Area Digital Services.Ericsson Digital Services provides solutions that realize our customers’ digital transformation including software and services in the areas of monetization and management systems (OSS/BSS... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 9:25am - 9:45am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

9:50am

Keynote: Transformation Success: The C-Suite’s View - Armughan Ahmad, Managing Partner & President, Digital and Technology, KPMG
Organizations around the globe are undergoing a transformation journey to meet their ever-changing customer needs. As more organizations modernize their business functions, their networks are under increasing demand to keep pace and anticipate customer needs. Armughan will speak to the pressures and challenges companies are facing, their viewpoints and how some have achieved a successful transformation by connecting their front, middle and back office business functions.

Speakers
avatar for Armughan Ahmad

Armughan Ahmad

Managing Partner and President, Digital and Technology Solutions, KPMG Canada
Armughan Ahmad is a technology executive with 23 years of experience delivering digital and technology solutions globally by building diverse teams that digitally engineer business functions and deliver client outcomes across all industry segments with next-generation technology solutions.Armughan... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 9:50am - 10:10am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

10:10am

Keynote: Accelerating Autonomous Driving Network via Industry Collaboration - Bill Ren, Chief Open Source Liaison Officer & General Manager, ICT Infrastructure Open Source, Huawei
The autonomous driving car has been put into commercial operation, and it is time to move to an Autonomous Driving Networking. In this speech, Bill will share ideas on why networking needs autonomous driving, what is the paradigm shifting to achieve autonomous driving networks, and the architecture of autonomous driving networking and how to get there with whole industry collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ren

Bill Ren

Chief Open Source Liaison Officer, ICT Infrastructure Open Source GM, Huawei
Bill Ren is responsible for the industry and ecosystem development in Huawei Product& Solution Strategy Department. After he joined Huawei in 2000, Mr Ren was working in the network management area until 2003. From 2005-2006, he was the Product leader of the Huawei OSS product line... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 10:10am - 10:17am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

10:20am

Keynote: Network Transformation: Are We Ready for 5G and Edge Clouds? - Rajesh Gadiyar, VP, Data Center Group & CTO, Network Platforms Group, Intel & Kevin Shatzkamer, VP, Enterprise & Service Provider Strategy and Solutions, Dell EMC
We have made great progress in our NFV journey to drive a more flexible and scalable network infrastructure. We are working with our ecosystem partners to get ready for the 5G transition and deployment of 5G enabled Edge Services. With massive amounts of data generated by billions of connected devices, we have more work to do to fulfill the promise of NFV, and drive our industry towards Cloud Native solutions. In this presentation, Rajesh Gadiyar, VP & GM of Intel’s Network Architecture and Systems Engineering group, will discuss where Intel is in their network transformation journey. Along with special guest Kevin Shatzkamer from Dell EMC, Rajesh will also outline the work required to address the challenges of building Cloud Native solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Shatzkamer

Kevin Shatzkamer

Vice President, Enterprise and Service Provider Strategy and Solutions, Dell EMC
Kevin Shatzkamer is currently Vice President, Enterprise and Service Provider Strategy and Solutions at Dell EMC with responsibility for strategy and solution at the intersection points of network infrastructure technologies, cloud, data anlaytics and AI, virtualization platforms... Read More →
avatar for Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar

Vice President, Data Center Group & Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, Intel
Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group (NPG) at Intel. He leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization within the NPG. His focus is on the delivery of scalable and efficient architectures for next generation communications platforms. He leads these efforts... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 10:20am - 10:40am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

10:40am

10:40am

11:10am

ONAP From the Inside Looking Out (The Journey, Status, Challenges and Dublin Release Expectations) - Catherine Lefevre, AT&T & Stephen Terrill, Ericsson
ONAP completed its 3rd release, called Casablanca, last December finished the Casablanca release and. All efforts are now focussed on the Dublin release, which will be the 4th Dublin release targeted for early June 2019. ONAP is an open source automation platform for networks covering networks PNFs and VNFs connecting to many virtulization infrastructures. It is setting the industry expectations for an automation platform architecture and provides an opensource platform. This presentation will summarise the journey, status and upcoming challenges as well as what is expected to come with the Dublin release. We will also share our personal reflections on the journey and how the many parties are coming together in a collaborative manner.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Terrill

Stephen Terrill

Sr. Expert, Automation & Management, 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 →
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Catherine Lefevre

Associate Vice President, AT&T
Catherine Lefèvre is an Associate Vice President in AT&T’s Network Cloud & Infrastructure organization (AT&T Labs) and have worked in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. She joined AT&T in 2013 and is responsible for the software delivery and scaling of OSS/BSS platform... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
LL21C

11:10am

Cloud Native Network Tracing in an Istio Service Mesh Using OPNFV Clover's Clovisor - Stephen Wong, FutureWei Technologies, Inc.
Clovisor, from OPNFV Clover project, is a cloud independent and CNI-plugin agnostic network tracing module. It augments tracing data from Istio service mesh via providing raw network traces on a per session/transaction basis, and implementing a golang plugin infra to support multiple network protocols.

Clovisor integrates tightly with Kubernetes and Istio, and utilizes IOVisor/goBPF to tap into node and k8s pod interfaces to trace packets, which minimizes impact on kernel packet forwarding. It uses OpenTracing APIs to send to Jaeger tracer its network traces, and features a sample analytic engine to correlate traces from Istio and Clovisor. These resulting consolidated traces are particularly useful for deployments in:
o Hybrid cloud
o Edge computing
o Multi-site deployment

This presentation will give detail introduction to Clovisor, its architecture and design, and will provide a demo

Speakers
SW

Stephen Wong

Software Architect, FutureWei Technologies, Inc.
Stephen works for FutureWei Technologies, Inc. and has had nearly ten years of open source software project contributions. He is currently the PTL (Project Team Lead) of OPNFV Clover, a project which utilizes CNCF and related projects for NFV use cases. Previously he was core reviewer... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
230C

11:10am

Rapid Integration of New Technologies via DevOps - David Lu & Dan Connolly, AT&T
As we venture into the era of SDN and 5G Networking, the speed of new technology introduction is accelerating exponentially. While the base cost structure continues to decline, the complexity of network management and control is increasing. Business demands will require unprecedented fast forwarding of new technology introduction and integration in the next 5-10 years. Effectively managing such challenges at an accelerated pace will be a perfect storm for network service providers and engineers.

This talk will share AT&T’s experience in adopting the DevOps model using open source platforms and tools to transform our operations support systems to rapidly introduce and integrate SDN, vRAN, and 5G technologies into our networks. We will discuss our goals, platform approach, and implementation strategy. At the end of the talk, we will provide a demo to demonstrate our initial success.

Speakers
DC

Dan Connolly

Assistant Vice President - Member Technical Staff, AT&T
Dan Connolly is Assistant Vice President - Member Technical Staff in the SDN Platform and Systems Organization. Dan leads systems engineering activities for Target OSS and ECOMP / ONAP, AT&Ts platform for real-time, policy-driven orchestration and automation of physical and virtual... Read More →
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David Lu

Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, AT&T
David Lu, Vice President, SDN Platform & Systems, is currently responsible for development and engineering of AT&T next generation ECOMP platform and open source ECOMP (ONAP) to enable AT&T network virtualization (SDN) and target OSS/BSS transformation including API, micro-services... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

11:10am

Arm at the New Edge - Shai Tsur, Arm
The talk will discuss Arm Neoverse and the different roles the Arm ecosystem will play at the edge. We will discuss how Arm views the Edge and show how Arm has a role in defining the emerging architecture for the edge from both the direction of devices inward and datacenter outward, focusing on areas such as security, physical footprint, and price/performance advantage. We will also discuss the key role Arm and its ecosystem partners play in projects such as  Akraino and EdgeX Foundry.

Speakers
avatar for Shai Tsur

Shai Tsur

Senior Software Ecosystem Program Manager, Arm
Shai Tsur is the Senior Software Ecosystem Program Manager for the Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm. In his role, Shai is responsible for working with software, hardware, and ODM/OEM partners across Arm's ecosystem to enable solutions for NFV and Edge. He has been responsible... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
230B

11:10am

TAC F2F - Casey Cain, The Linux Foundation
F2F discussion

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
LL21B

11:10am

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
LL21A

11:10am

Open Networking in Telecom - Results of Heavy Reading/LFN Survey - Roz Roseboro, Heavy Reading
Last fall, Light Reading/Heavy Reading and LFN joined forces to deliver a multi-faceted look at the open networking technologies and solutions that will help telecom and cloud service providers transform their networks to achieve greater agility and flexibility. The survey covered the hottest open networking topics in the industry: open networking performance, automation, cloud-native, big data and analytics, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and management and orchestration (MANO).


In this session, Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst of Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing at Heavy Reading will present the key findings and conclusions of this study.



Speakers
avatar for Roz Roseboro

Roz Roseboro

Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
Roz has more than 20 years' experience in market research, marketing and product management. Her research focuses on how innovation and change impact the hardware and software solutions used to deliver cloud services and the management of that infrastructure. The growing influence... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
230A
  • Experience Level Any

11:50am

Lightning Talk: 5G Slicing Using ONAP - Andrew Fenner, Ericsson & Tom Anschutz, AT&T
A simple "slice" was deployed using a Beijing version of ONAP to a 4G network. This slice was instantiated and managed by ONAP. This talk presents the key findings from this POC which can be used to influence the future direction of ONAP and to trigger useful discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T
Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect, he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s software-centric network, and in progressing the key technologies that support it - SDN and NFV.  He is the editor and chief contributor... Read More →
AF

Andrew Fenner

Senior Software Engineer, Ericsson
Working as a senior Software Engineer for Ericsson in various different roles over a period of 20 years. Mostly concentrating on O&M activities for many different network functions within the telecomunications network. Has worked in all different aspects of software development from... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:00pm
LL21C

11:50am

Panel Discussion: Towards Kubernetes as the Network Service Orchestrator - Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation; Ramki Krishnan, VMware; Ed Warnicke, Cisco Systems; Jeffrey Saelens, Charter Communications; and Nikolay Nikolaev, VMware
In the current landscape, network services are defined by a slow-moving standards ecosystem (TOSCA etc.) with vendor proprietary extensions. With the advent of Edge Computing and 5G, dynamism of Network Services is a critical element in achieving end-to-end service agility for applications and networks for enterprises, network operators and beyond. While transition from PNFs->VNFs->CNFs is an important element of this transformation, delivering a dynamic network service using an industry standard API is a key gap to address in a disaggregated landscape.

This panel discusses how the open source effort Network Service Mesh (NSM) uses the extensibility of Kubernetes API to deliver dynamic network services across Distributed DC deployments by seamlessly interconnecting PNFs, VNFs and CNFs at Layer 2/3. This panel also elaborates on the current state of NSM and future architectural plans.

Speakers
avatar for Ram (Ramki) Krishnan

Ram (Ramki) Krishnan

Lead Technologist, VMware
I have a deep understanding of various technologies and strong business acumen to lead and transform innovation into customer-winning products. My expertise includes a wide range of technologies and markets - SDN, Virtualization etc. I drove an extremely successful differentiated... Read More →
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Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke, Cisco Systems
Ed Warnicke is a Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office (CTAO) office at Cisco Systems. He has been working for over a decade in many areas of networking and Open Source. He was the longest serving founding TSC member at OpenDaylight TSC... Read More →
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Nikolay Nikolaev

Senior Open Source Engineer at VMware, Maintainer in Network Service Mesh, VMware
Nikolay Nikolaev is a Senior Open Source Engineer in the Open Source Technology Center at VMware. For the last 15 years, he has been implementing networking software ranging from hardware boxes to powerful server applications and virtualized dataplanes. He spent some time in the virtualization... Read More →
JS

Jeffrey Saelens

Principal Cloud Architect, Charter Communications
Jeffrey Saelens is a Principal Cloud Architect in Charter Communications’ Advanced Engineering commercial business unit. Starting his career in the US Army, Jeffrey was a Green Beret focused on communications and systems engineering. After leaving the military, he dove into the... Read More →
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Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms.Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
230C
  • Experience Level Any

11:50am

How Linux Foundation is Changing the (Machine-Learning) World! - Dr. Ofer Hermoni, Amdocs
Open-source AI tools/solutions ARE available but they’re not easy to implement, aren’t always compatible, & each solve only a small piece of the puzzle. That’s why – despite growing adoption – AI is still difficult to deploy. That’s also why LF Deep Learning Foundation (LFDL) was established – to reduce solution fragmentation, encourage project, company & developer collaboration, & drive the effective use of AI tools/solutions to increase adoption/innovation. LFDL ground-breaking projects include Acumos AI (open-source marketplace for Machine-Learning models initiated by ATT) & Horovod, (distributed training framework for TensorFlow, Keras, & PyTorch contributed by Uber). Here Dr. Ofer Hermoni explores LFDL projects & activities, including a new (very cool) AI open-source landscape tool. Ofer also presents the opportunities & benefits of actively participating in the LFDL community.

Speakers
avatar for Ofer Hermoni

Ofer Hermoni

Director of Product Strategy, Amdocs CTO office, Amdocs
As the Director of Product Strategy in Amdocs’ CTO office, Dr. Ofer Hermoni is responsible for leading all of Amdocs’ activities in the Machine-Learning open-source community, including defining Amdocs’ product strategy in the area of AI/machine learning. In addition, he is... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

11:50am

The Future Of The Edge - Kyle Mestery & Ian Wells, Cisco
Edge computing has been rightly listed as a rising area of interest in the computing industry. The idea of "Edge Computing" has been constantly evolving over the past few years. At the same time, open source communities have begun to define projects supporting edge computing. The entire ecosystem is rapidly evolving, at the same time as it's being built.

In this talk, we want to take a step back and present a vision for what "Edge Computing" will look like in the next 5 years. The evolution of compute units from mainframes to bare metal to virtual machines to containers to functions has proven that the industry is moving faster than ever. We will present how this rapid evolution will change "Edge Computing" in the future, and how open source can help to drive this evolution.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Wells

Ian Wells

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use. His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions... Read More →
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Kyle Mestery

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working on cloud-native and security technologies in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office. He has worked on Open Source networking for over 10 years, was previously the OpenStack Neutron PTL, and is currently working on cloud security... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
230B

11:50am

ONAP Wiki Architecture and Information Modeling - Kenny Paul & Jim Baker, The Linux Foundation
Let's face it, the wiki sucks the way it is currently organized and used. This is a day-1 issue we need to address to scale this program effectively, more quickly on-board new contributors and simplify navagation.

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
LL21A

11:50am

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
LL21B

11:50am

Extending Blockchains for Risk Management and Their Applications to Network Security - Raj Jain, Washington University in Saint Louis
Blockchains are used for distributed consensus where all nodes agree on the validity of transactions in a block without needing a central trusted party. This has found numerous applications in Fintech, Supply chains, and contracts. The consensus is binary - agree or disagree - True or False. In this talk, Prof. Jain will present recent extensions by his team that allow blockchains to be used for group decisions that may not be binary. In this era of big data, we need to move blockchains beyond data storage to provide knowledge. Blockchains can be used for group decision making and risk management when the group sizes are large, and group members may want to remain anonymous. Prof. Jain will describe numerous use cases of this idea. Such situations frequently arise in network security, such as, in deciding about spams, viruses, intrusions and attacks, BGP domain route injection, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Raj Jain

Raj Jain

Barbara J. and Jerome H. Cox, Jr. Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis
Raj Jain is currently Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Jain is a Life Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of ACM, a Fellow of AAAS, a recipient of 2018 James B. Eads Award from St. Louis Academy of Science, 2017 ACM SIGCOMM Life-Time Achievement... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
230A

12:00pm

Lightning Talk: Are you Insured Against Your Noisy Neighbor? - Sunku Ranganath, Intel Corporation & Sridhar Rao, Spirent Corporation
Traditional NFVi high performant dataplane deployments rarely focus on availability & consumption of dark resources such as CPU Cache and Memory Bandwidth. Much of the Quality of Service fine tuning often leads to over-subscription ending up with shared resource contention often termed as noisy neighbor effects. We present the architecture, methodology and test scenarios using open source solutions - OPNFV-VSPERF Framework, Collectd monitoring solution, Stress-NG workload generator and Resource Management Daemon client for (a) analyzing the performance impact due to presence of noisy neighbors and (b) controlling resources like Last Level Cache (LLC) for consistent & deterministic performance & availability in the presence of noisy neighbors.

Speakers
SR

Sridhar Rao

Architect, Spirent Communications
Sridhar received his Ph.D degree in computer science from National University of Singapore, in 2007. Sridhar’s research interests are mainly in the domain of next-generation wired and wireless networking, and use of Machine-Learning in Networking. Sridhar is currently working as... Read More →
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Sunku Ranganath

Network Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
Sunku Ranganath current work is enabling infrastructure telemetry & closed loop platform automation and is active contributor to OPNFV projects. Sunku has recently lead creation of Closed Loop Automation group in OPNFV. Sunku's work has been lot of fun developing/integrating/benchmarking... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 12:00pm - 12:10pm
LL21C
  • Experience Level Any

12:10pm

Lightning Talk: SDN Platforms OPEN API Integrator Adaptor(IA) - Sitharaman Trichy Ramasubramanian, IBM
The proposed Integrator Adaptor (IA) integrates individual components of SDN platforms like ONAP and ONOS. Components can be independently integrated across platforms, deployed as a model to work in tandem with the current OSS stacks by means of custom-built OPEN API IA. Current ONAP components like SDN-C, APPC are tightly coupled and cannot be used without AAI. Plug & integration across SDN platforms and lack of support to hook up legacy physical and SDN/NFV inventory systems are couple of other limitations. The proposed IA would adhere to Open Digital Architecture, API first design domain-driven design principles, create, consume API from blueprint catalog, define and manage API Mappings Examples: ONAP to OPEN API mapping, ONAP to OPEN API Data Model Mapping with import, export using simple to use UI, and VNF & PNF resource mappings as data dictionary.

Speakers
avatar for Sitharaman Trichy Ramasubramanian

Sitharaman Trichy Ramasubramanian

Enterprise Solution Architect - Cloud, IBM
Sitharaman works at IBM's Global Business Consulting as Technical Architect for the past 18+ years. His primary focus is on IBM's larger deal of delivering cutting edge technical solutions to AT&T across OSS transformation program including Microservices transformation and Software... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 12:10pm - 12:20pm
LL21C

12:20pm

12:20pm

Women in Networking Lunch (Pre-Registration Required)
Time: 12:20 – 1:50 pm (subject to change based on final event schedule)
Location: Room LL20D – San Jose Convention Center
Registration Cost: Complimentary – Pre-Registration Required



We’d like to invite all attendees that identify as a woman to join us at the Women in Networking Lunch. This is a chance to connect and network with each other onsite in a small group setting, while sharing and learning about other attendees, and working to increase the diversity of the networking community.


All attendees must identify as a woman and will need to be registered for Open Networking Summit North America to attend.


Thursday April 4, 2019 12:20pm - 1:50pm
LL20D

1:50pm

Multivendor VNF Deployments with ONAP - Timo Perala & Vara Talari, Nokia
ONAP target is to be network and service automation and orchestration platform. To achieve the target it must be easy and straightforward deploy multivendor VNFs with ONAP. In this talk, we walk the audience through the necessary customization and troubleshooting needed for real life multivendor VNF deployments in current ONAP releases.

Speakers
avatar for Vara Talari

Vara Talari

Head of Portfolio Management, Nokia
Vara is Head of Core Services and Care - Portfolio management, he is responsible for Core Services & Care - Portfolio, Strategy and Innovations. He is working to maintain and build new solutions for Nokia’s Core Services & Care - Portfolio in the field of Cloud Core, Data Center... Read More →
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Timo Perala

Head of Software and Internet Standardisation, Nokia
20+ years experience in telecommunications in positions ranging from R&D to venturing to standardisation and open source. Currently heading Nokia's open source engagement in projects focusing on network and service automation and management.


Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
LL21C
  • Experience Level Any

1:50pm

A Comparison of Service Mesh Solutions: Looking at Istio, Linkerd and Consul Connect - Syed Ahmed, CloudOps
As you move from a monolithic to microservices-based architecture, you'll run into a variety of challenges that can be addressed through the adoption and use of a service mesh. A service mesh is a dedicated infrastructure layer for managing service-to-service communication to make it visible, manageable, and controlled. In this presentation, we'll compare and contrast the leading service mesh solutions - Istio, Linkerd and Consul Connect - with emphases on their use in Kubernetes (container) and networking environments.

Speakers
SA

Syed Ahmed

Cloud Software Architect, CloudOps
Syed Ahmed is a cloud software architect at CloudOps. With extensive knowledge throughout both hardware and software stacks, he adds a unique perspective to solving integration and orchestration challenges. Syed is an avid open source contributor, and a Committer and PMC in the Apache... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
230C

1:50pm

Fast Prototyping Network Functions with DPDK and eBPF in Containernet - Andrew Wang, Comcast
One of the earliest challenges for developers of network functions in DPDK and eBPF is to find a large enough testbed where they can verify the functions written perform as expected. Creating a virtual network out of multiple VMs on a single server easily exhausts its resources as more nodes are added and dynamically scaling in a lab often proves to be time-consuming and slows down development.

In this talk Andrew will introduce Containernet, a fork of the mininet project, which supports using Docker containers as hosts in emulated networks. Developers can create virtual networks in seconds, easily scale to add nodes as needed, have access to all the hosts in the network for debugging, and all this in their own laptops, with hosts that can load eBPF programs and run DPDK apps normally. This allows developers to explore the space freely and significantly increases development speed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wang

Andrew Wang

Principal Software Engineer II, Comcast
Andrew is a senior principal software engineer at Comcast and is actively working with a team of engineers to prototype programmable network functions. Prior to this, he was tech lead for the open source network speed measurement project called Speed-testJS. He can be found working... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
LL21D

1:50pm

Compliance & Verification Committee Meeting (With End User Advisory Group) - Lincoln Lavoie, UNH; Rabi Abdel
The CVC is responsible for the oversight and development of the compliance and certification programs with the LFN projects.  As part of the ongoing strategy planning, the LFN Board members and End User Advisory  Group were surveyed for their interests, needs, and priorities.  This session will review the final survey date and the CVC group's key findings, as well as the updates to the strategy, based on this input.

Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
LL21B

1:50pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
LL21A

1:50pm

End-to-End Open Network Management - Anees Shaikh, Google
Despite remarkable developments in open networking and SDN, a critical element of operating any network, the management plane, remains an afterthought. As the control and data planes open up, users are still firmly locked into a myriad of proprietary CLIs, APIs, and extensions to configure and monitor the network. In this talk, the presenters will describe a new way of managing, monitoring, and testing networking systems that is vendor-independent, comprehensive, and devised by a broad set of network operators collaborating with equipment and software vendors. The technologies in this ecosystem are designed for automated management systems and include open source data models, development tools, management protocols, and reference implementations. With these tools, the industry have an open, end-to-end open architecture that finally brings network management into the modern SDN era.

Speakers
avatar for Anees Shaikh

Anees Shaikh

Network Architect, Google
Anees Shaikh is a Network Architect in the Network Infrastructure team at Google where he works on management automation, cloud networking, and network reliability in Google’s production networks. Prior to joining Google, he was the Chief SDN Architect at IBM where he was responsible... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
230A

1:50pm

XR (eXtended Reality) and Telecom Sector - Ali Tizghadam, TELUS
For decades, CLI remained as a dominated method for humans to communicate with devices. The next wave was GUI, GUI is mainly comprised on point, click and type input. Last decade with the emergence of smartphones telecom industry witnessed touch, swipe and voice as new interfaces. XR takes us into a new era of interfacing and enables talking to the devices using gestures.

This talk explores how XR technologies are going to change the way we operate in a service provider domain. Ali covers TELUS’s use of Augmented Reality (AR) open resources along with open networking tools to enhance the installation process, training, inventory ordering, predictive inspections, maintenance and audit.

Moreover, the talk discusses the challenges in using XR ubiquitously, including: insufficient network latency, lack of killer applications, device cost and limited use of technology-ready XR devices.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Tizghadam

Ali Tizghadam

Principal Technology Architect, TELUS
Ali Tizghadam is a member of TELUS team acting as Principal Technology Architect for network softwarization. Ali earned his PhD from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Toronto in 2009. Before pursuing his PhD Ali has been working for over 10 years in Telecom... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

2:30pm

BBS: Broadband Services Orchestration with ONAP - David Pérez Caparrós, Swisscom; Chaker Al-Hakim, Huawei & Tim Carey, Nokia
During this talk, you will learn about the outcomes of the BBS (Broadband Service) use case in ONAP Dublin release. BBS aims at enabling ONAP for the design, provisioning, life-cycle management and assurance of broadband services, such as multi-Gigabit Internet Connectivity services based on PON (Passive Optical Network) access technology. The use case covers new scenarios, such as nomadic ONT (Optical Network Terminal) and service subscription plan changes.

BBS use case shows the extensibility of the ONAP platform in supporting the orchestration of services across different locations (e.g., Central Office, Core) and technology domains (e.g., Access, Edge).

BBS is a joint collaboration between Swisscom, Nokia and Huawei and standards organizations, such as BBF (Broadband Forum).

Speakers
TC

Tim Carey

Lead Technology Strategist, Nokia
Tim is part of a team within Nokia Fixed Networks responsible for developing Nokia’s vision toward software defined access networks (SDAN) where he uses his 30+ years of information technology and telecommunications experience to engage in both standardization and open source activities... Read More →
CA

Chaker Al-Hakim

Technical Executive Director, Huawei
Chaker Al-Hakim is a Technical Executive Director at Huawei Technologies, where he is responsible for supporting the orchestration strategy as it relates to Network Services and Network Virtual functions. In this role, Chaker works across many organizations and also supports many... Read More →
avatar for David Perez Caparros

David Perez Caparros

Lead DevOps Engineer, Swisscom
David is a Lead DevOps Engineer in the Operations and Network Engineering department at Swisscom, where he is engaged in the development of Swisscom's 5G service orchestration and slicing management systems, based on NFV, SDN, network automation and open source technologies. Prior... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
LL21C

2:30pm

Identity-based Cross-cluster Fabrics - Challenges & Rewards - Igor Tarasenko, Bayware
Cloud-native infrastructures and platforms have radically improved application deployment with one major change still to come - replacing IP addresses with Identity - as defined by applications - for cross-cluster service-to-service communication.
Challenges include deriving application intent and identity directly from the application manifest, enabling cross-domain networking based only on identity, making flows directly programmable as code, and achieving authorization and authentication of identity as well as flow telemetry and code updates that are virtually instant. Rewards include making NetOps a reality, ie bringing network policy as code into CI/CD pipelines, creating networks that dynamically respond to applications and conditions, giving applications full observability to flow-level telemetry. Also, this enables compute-in-network functions for advanced AI and IOT applications.

Speakers
IT

Igor Tarasenko

CTO, Bayware
Igor is co-founder and CTO of Bayware in San Francisco. He is an innovative IT and telecom technologist with 20+ years experience. Igor launched his 20-year telecom career at Ukrtelecom where he held CTO and CIO positions developing and deploying services and applications for 10M... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
230C

2:30pm

Driving to the Edge: How Open APIs and Open RAN will Transform Ordinary Parking Lots into Dynamic Data Centers - Natasha Tamaskar, Radisys
Self-driving cars are bringing the cloud to the most mundane of locations – the city parking lot. But this brings density and network congestion challenges as these cars demand access to mobile networks to receive updates. The emergence of 5G will support these new applications, while moving the network closer to the edge. Natasha Tamaskar will discuss how open APIs, Open RAN solutions, CBRS, and small cells combine to enable disaggregation and virtualization at the network edge, enabling new use cases such as driver assistance services (self-parking, etc.).

Ultimately, the influx of local processing power and real-time data from self-driving cars will provide operators, developers, city planners and automotive manufacturers an opportunity to monetize the new data centers that will populate smart parking lots.

Speakers
avatar for Natasha Tamaskar

Natasha Tamaskar

Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales Strategy, Radisys
Natasha heads corporate & product marketing and sales strategy for Radisys. Named last year as one of the Global Telecoms Business “50 Women to Watch,” Natasha brings nearly 20 years of telecom industry experience with particular expertise in product and corporate marketing, product... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

2:30pm

Panel Discussion: Two+ Years and Still Going Strong: Open Infrastructure Edge Computing Working Group - Beth Cohen, Verizon; Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation; Chris Price, Ericsson; and Gergely Csatari, Nokia
Edge Computing has been all the buzz in the Open Source Community the past two plus years. Since publishing a white paper in March 2018, the OpenStack Edge Computing Working Group has been working tirelessly on defining what Edge Computing is, gathering use case requirements, identifying Open Source Community project synergies, and most recently, determining an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) based on the gathered requirements. Join us as the working group leadership discusses what we have been doing, how we have been engaged with the larger Open Source communities, and what we will be working on in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Ildiko Vancsa

Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management... Read More →
avatar for Gergely Csatari

Gergely Csatari

Engineer, Nokia
Working in the telecom industry in the last one and half decade It was possible for me to see the evolution from vendor specific hardware to virtualisation and cloud and a bit beyond. Currently I'm working in a team of Nokia CTO which is reponsible for open source and standardisation... Read More →
CP

Christopher Price

Head of Ericsson Software Technology, Ericsson
Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons' IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams and a rich history with the development of technology... Read More →
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Beth Cohen

NFV/SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
In her role at Verizon, Beth is working on developing Software Defined Network and Edge products leveraging the Verizon global network. She has been responsible for the launch of several leading-edge products include Secure Cloud Interconnect, which allows companies to connect to... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

2:30pm

OPNFV Iruya Release Planning - David McBride, The Linux Foundation & Bin Hu, AT&T
Changes are coming to OPNFV!  What will the Iruya release look like? What about XCI? Come join the discussion!

Thursday April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
LL21A

2:30pm

Responsible Use of AI and Blockchain in Telecommunications - Jason Hunt, IBM
AI is having a transformational effect on the operations of the network and surrounding operational and business processes.  Blockchain is beginning to make its mark in removing inefficiencies in telco ecosystems.  Yet each technology can have issues that can eliminate these business benefits.  Machine learning models have been shown to suffer from bias.  Some blockchain networks consume massive amounts of energy and leave data in the public.  In this talk, we'll discuss the uses of AI and Blockchain in telecommunications, highlight the challenges, and discuss approaches to responsible use in a secured and trusted fashion.

Speakers
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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 →


Thursday April 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
230A
  • Experience Level Any

3:00pm

3:40pm

From Community Assets to Service Provider Transformation - Cedric Ollivier & David Blaisonneau, Orange
Orange has contributed actively to several LFN projects (OPNFV, ODL, ONAP, ACUMOS, FRR) for several years and focused on integration and testing bringing new Service Provider related assets to the communities.

The lessons learned have been shared internally in order to help the company to accelerate its IT transformation and network automation journey.

The presentation will depict how the different frameworks such as xtesting or chained-ci have been efficiently reused internally to disseminate IT and Open Source culture within Orange.
It would also illustrate the original added-value for integration projects such as OPNFV to allow end to end network service testing, independently from the infrastructure domain.

Speakers
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Cédric Ollivier

Network Automation Expert, Orange
Cédric Ollivier is a network automation expert in Orange. He is involved in new network architectures around network programmability, global orchestration and network disaggregation. He also acts as a network automation evangelist within Orange and he is very involved in the network... Read More →
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David Blaisonneau

CI/CD senior officer, Orange
David Blaisoneeau is an Open Source evangelist involved in Orange internal and public projects. He contributed to several projects dealing with networking: OPNFV, OpenStack, ONAP. He is currently dealing with CI/CD for the different networking community projects for Orange. He is... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
LL21C

3:40pm

Running TungstenFabric at Scale - Mick McCarthy & David O'Brien, Workday
TungstenFabric (TF) is an open source, multi-cloud, multi-stack software-defined networking (SDN) platform. It works with various orchestration stacks like OpenStack, Kubernetes, VMWare and Mesos. It has been gaining traction in the Telecom as well as Enterprise private/public clouds.

TungstenFabric has a large and rapidly growing footprint at Workday for powering networking for the OpenStack based Workday Private Cloud. Running TF at Scale involves optimizing various different components of the TF stack, external dependencies and parts of the underlying physical network. In this talk, Mick & David will discuss what scale looks like from a Workday Private Cloud perspective and go through Workday's journey - challenges, optimizations and lessons learnt of running TF at scale.

Speakers
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Mick McCarthy

Software Engineer, Workday
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David O’Brien

Software Development Engineer, Workday


Thursday April 4, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
230C

3:40pm

How Open Networking Helped SDN Rise Inside Hyper-scale Traditional Data Center Network - Honghui Xiao, ByteDance
SDN has many advantages, such as flexibility, easiness for management, security. However, its adoption evolves slowly in companies which have deployed their businesses on top of traditional Data Center Networks. The killer reason is that the stability and consistency of the businesses have to be guaranteed. Therefore, those companies hesitate to make changes, such as modifying hardware configuration or even changing the IP addresses of the services.

In this proposal, Honghui will introduce the practice of building high-performance SDN in a hyper-scale Data Center, which has had millions of services built on a traditional network. However, the practice doesn’t require changes to hardware or services, so the services can switch between SDN and traditional network smoothly. Moreover, Honghui will share the experience of how Open Networking, such as OpenStack, GoBGP, EVPN, make things happen.

Speakers
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Honghui Xiao

Network Architect, ByteDance
Honghui Xiao is a CCIE(Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) and has more than 8 year’s experience at Cloud Computing and Networking. He is working as a senior architect in ByteDance, which has more than 600 millions active users and hundreds of thousands of servers over the world... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
LL21D

3:40pm

StarlingX - Driving Compute to the Edge - Project Overview - Ian Jolliffe, Wind River Systems
Edge is an exciting and emerging space for deploying small clouds and kubernetes clusters close to the user. Reducing latency, improving performance and enabling new use cases in industrial, health care and networking environments. The increase in bandwidth, and reduced latency of 5G, when married together with cloud native technologies enable these new use cases. The reality of 1000's of distributed clouds is a real challenge that will be explored.

StarlingX is a project that brings together a full-featured cloud stack solution for the distributed Edge.

This talk will provide an update on the progress the StarlingX community is making on enabling these use cases with working code. We will describe the current capabilities and future direction of the project. Interactions with other open source projects will be explored such as OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Akraino.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Jolliffe

Ian Jolliffe

Sr. Director Engineering R&D, Wind River Systems
Software Architect, and technology leader focused on Edge Cloud Native technologies. Ian is active in StarlingX as a member of the Technical Steering Committee, OpenStack and OPNFV - defining the future of technologies that will enable next generation cloud solutions at the Edge... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
230B

3:40pm

Compliance & Verification Committee Meeting - Lincoln Lavoie, UNH & Rabi Abdel
A critical component to the development of certification programs is the strategy to ensure the programs align with end users needs, expectations, and schedules.  Based on the feedback received during the joint meeting with the End User Advisory Group and additional findings from the survey, the CVC group will discuss changes to the program strategies and next steps to engage with the technical teams.

Thursday April 4, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
LL21B

3:40pm

Using an Open Source SDN Controller to Deploy a Multi-Terabit/s Production Network - Brad Cowie, University of Waikato
In this talk Brad will demonstrate how we recently used faucet, which is an open source OpenFlow controller, to deploy a 9 terabit/s network for the SC18 conference. Our multi-vendor SDN network was used to provide booths on the show floor of the conference with Internet connections of up to 100GbE. Brad will present how faucet works, our network design and an evaluation of the benefits of our approach. For this deployment we were able to provide greatly simplify the network from previous years by replacing thousands of lines of vendor-specific configuration with easy to understand YAML configuration. Faucet allows users to avoid vendor lock-in in a unique way by implementing the network as specified by the faucet configuration in hardware using the OpenFlow protocol. In this case we demonstrate the control of devices from three different vendors including one BareFoot Tofino P4 device.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Cowie

Brad Cowie

Research Programmer, University of Waikato
Brad is a member of the WAND Network Research Group at the University of Waikato. He is also a core member of the FAUCET project which develops an open source OpenFlow controller for enterprise networks. Utilising his years of experience deploying servers and networks he does SDN... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
230A

4:20pm

O-RAN & The Open Source Community - Hank Kafka & Oliver Spatscheck, AT&T & Don Fendrick, Nokia
O-RAN Open Source Community: Bringing 3GPP and LF Together - Hank Kafka, AT&T
The foundation of O-RAN Alliance has been one of the most influential events in telecom industry in 2018. O-RAN Alliance is aiming at building an “Open” and “Smart” Radio Access Network (RAN) for future wireless systems. From day one of its founding, it embraced open source as the most important way to achieve its vision. Under this background, the O-RAN Open Source Community is formed, as a joint collaboration between O-RAN Alliance and LF. It would the first time the LF attempts to touch the “heart” of mobile networks, i.e. Radio Access Networks.

Driving RAN Intelligent Control (RIC) with Akraino - Oliver Spatscheck, AT&T & Don Fendrick, Nokia
As O-RAN is defining a disaggregated RAN architecture to drive flexibility, speed and innovation into 5G RAN deployments it is critical that open implementations of this architecture are available to assure innovation as well as rapid adoption. To facilitate this open implementation Nokia and AT&T are co-creating a programmable RIC platform and matching Akraino Radio Edge Cloud (REC) blueprint based on the current O-RAN work. In this presentation Oliver and Don will explain the goals, architecture and status of the RIC as well as the matching Akraino radio edge cloud blueprint. The session will also highlight the opportunity a programmable RAN creates for edge application developers in getting customized services from 5G wireless networks.

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Spatscheck

Oliver Spatscheck

AVP, AT&T
Oliver Spatscheck received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1999 at which point he joined AT&T Labs. He was named AT&T fellow in 2013 and is currently the Assistant Vice President for Cloud Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at AT&T with a focus on disaggregation in... Read More →
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Hank Kafka

Vice President, Access Architecture and Standards, AT&T
As VP – Access Architecture and Standards at AT&T, Hank drives the transformation, virtualization, and convergence of AT&T’s advanced access technologies, including 5G, passive optical networks, and Project AirGig. Hank is also responsible for AT&T’s contributions to global... Read More →
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Don Fendrick

CTO - Customer Operations, Nokia
Don Fendrick is the CTO in Customer Operations with Nokia. He is responsible for driving innovative and disruptive solutions that span Nokia’s mobile, fixed access, IP, optical, and software portfolios. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, he was Senior Architect in Level 3 Communications... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm
LL21C
  • Experience Level Any

4:20pm

Network Service Mesh and OpenStack Integration to Bridge VM and Container Worlds - Faseela K., Ericsson & Frederick Kautz, Doc.ai
In this talk, we will demonstrate exposing Neutron networks to Kubernetes pods in a Cloud-native way without breaking Kubernetes networking.

Neutron is just a ‘network service’. This means we can use Network Service Mesh to easily connect a pod to a neutron network.

In this demonstration, we connect a VPP enabled pod via memif and an OVS powered VM to an OpenDaylight powered Neutron network. We then demonstrate connectivity between the Kubernetes pod and the VM.

Finally, we discuss the opportunities of this new integration.

Speakers
avatar for Frederick Kautz

Frederick Kautz

Principal Software Engineer, doc.ai
Frederick Kautz is Head of Edge Infrastructure at Doc.ai. He was previously a Principal Software Engineer in the Office of Technology at Red Hat where he focused on improving the overall state of container networking and container+SDN integration. Frederick is an active contributor... Read More →
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Faseela K

Senior Technical Lead, Ericsson
Faseela is a Technical Lead in the SDN Controller group at Ericsson R&D, and is an active participant of Ericsson contributions to the OpenDaylight community. She is a member of the team driving SDN solutions, architecture, design, and product development on the Ericsson Cloud SDN... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

4:20pm

End to End Broadband Access for Service Providers - Aaron Byrd, AT&T & Larry Peterson, Open Networking Foundation
Come learn about the collaboration between the Open Network Foundation and Akraino Edge Stack open source communities to deliver an end to end broadband access solution for service providers. The ONF community is actively developing a light weight reference design for SDN Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA). The Arkaino community is building a SEBA blueprint defining the hardware, software, and automation required to deploy at scale. By combining efforts, the joint community aims to provide a robust solution with features like zero-touch provisioning and refined operational tools to reduce overall cost.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson

CTO, Open Networking Foundation
Larry Peterson is the CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook "Computer Networks: A Systems Approach," and has been the technical lead... Read More →
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Aaron Byrd

Principal System Architect, AT&T
Aaron Byrd has been with AT&T for over 19 years. In 2010, he personally developed and deployed AT&T's first use of a virtualization container technology in AT&T Production Datacenter environment. For the past 4 years Aaron has been involved with driving a transition of AT&T Access... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

4:20pm

OPNFV XCI - Past, Present, Future - Fatih Degirmenci
What is OPNFV Cross Community CI (XCI), the current status, future plans, how it could help other communities with regards to providing feedback from production-like environment and additional capacity to test software.

Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm
LL21B

4:20pm

Open Source Networking: The Useful, The Scrap Heap, and The Broken - Kyle Mestery & Ian Wells, Cisco
Open Source Networking continues to be top of mind in the networking industry and the open source world. While some may argue it reached critical mass in 2015, the reality is it has continued to drive forward at an increasing pace. Working upstream in many of these projects requires skills which are not traditionally the core skills of network engineers. Each project does things slightly differently.

In this talk, we will cover how to effectively work across many upstream Open Source networking projects. Our comparison of how these projects take on work, how they consume this work, and how they fold it into their projects will lift the veil on how to be successful. We will take you on a light hearted ride through strategies which work and strategies which are guanteed to fail. And we'll show you how to be effective in joining an Open Source networking community.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Wells

Ian Wells

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use. His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions... Read More →
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Kyle Mestery

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
Kyle is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working on cloud-native and security technologies in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office. He has worked on Open Source networking for over 10 years, was previously the OpenStack Neutron PTL, and is currently working on cloud security... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 4:20pm - 4:50pm
230A

4:30pm

Lightning Talk: Secondary Network Interfaces for Containers, Its Types and Use-cases - Tomofumi Hayashi, Red Hat
The last year, 2018, Kubernetes Network Plumbing Group (NPWG) successfully published the first de-facto standard document for network attachments, with reference CNI plugin, Multus-CNI. It makes us to having two or more interface to the pods/containers in Kubernetes. But it is not the goal, just a start of the journey of advanced container networking. "Which interface is good for secondary network?", that is the first step. This talk will survey over several CNI interface plugin and CNI IPAM plugin, like ipvlan, macvlan, DHCP and static and will show best practices for several use-cases.

Speakers
avatar for Tomofumi Hayashi

Tomofumi Hayashi

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tomofumi Hayashi is a Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. He works on SDN/NFV development with NFV partners and with open source communities. He focusing on NFVI fault management in OPNFV/Barometer and advanced container networking in Kubernetes networking plumbing working group... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 4:30pm - 4:40pm
230C

5:00pm

Verizon's Experience Using ONAP - Fernando (Fred) Oliveira & Viswanath Kumar Skand Priya, Verizon
We will describe our experience of using ONAP to life cycle manage vendor supplied Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) utilizing the vendors' VNF Manager in an ETSI NFV MANO architecture. We will discuss the issues we encountered, how we solved them and future tasks.

Speakers
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Viswanath Kumar Skand Priya

PMTS, Verizon
Viswa is a Senior Architect and part of Verizon Opensource team. He is currently focusing on SDN/NFV projects building PoCs using vendor / OSS based products, evaluating the suitability based on business need. He is also an active contributor to open source projects like ONOS, CORD... Read More →
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Fernando (Fred) Oliveira

Fellow - Network Technology, Verizon
Fernando (Fred) Oliveira is a Fellow in Verizon’s Network Technology Planning group, currently working on network automation architecture. Fred joined Verizon in 2011 through the acquisition of CloudSwitch where he was VP/Chief Architect and led technology architecture and direction... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
LL21C

5:00pm

Using Kubernetes to Build a Microservices Cloud Native Network OS to Bring CI/CD to Networking - Glenn Sullivan, SnapRoute
The adoption of CI/CD by DevOps-minded organizations has led to more flexible, secure and agile infrastructure with new features and functionality being constantly deployed and improved upon. With these architectures in place, the compute and storage pieces of the environment have benefited from the rapid deployment and constant improvement that CI/CD mandates. Built upon legacy, monolithic architectures — most Network Operating Systems (NOS), are not able to take advantage of CI/CD philosophies. What we built with Kubernetes is a new NOS architecture that is built upon core cloud-native principles of microservices and containerization to enable CI/CD for networking.

This talk gives an overview of adopting Cloud Native principles to bring CI/CD principles to your network. Session attendees will get key take-aways and practical advice on how to implement DevOps in their network.

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Sullivan

Glenn Sullivan

Co-founder, SnapRoute
Glenn Sullivan co-founded SnapRoute in August 2015, where he is responsible for product direction by advocating for the end-user. Glenn’s experience as an operator of hyperscale data center networks, along with a strong background of technical support gives him a unique skill set... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
230C
  • Experience Level Any

5:00pm

DevOps for Networking - Jay Ashok Shah & Dushyant Dubaria, SMU
To demonstrate the power of DevOps tool we have deployed a web-based ticket booking website using GIT, Ansible, Vagrant, Docker, Jenkins and Kubernetes. DevOps is a new methodology that combines developers and operations team. It closely integrate people, processes and technology for an automated software delivery that is agile, scalable and cost-effective. DevOps delivery is a combination of two previous methods; agile software development and the collaboration between developments and operations team. By changing the way we think to deploy an infrastructure through the entire product life-cycle, from the design through the production phase, we can deliver consistent and repeatable designs. By abstracting the configuration needed to launch server instances with specific configurations into consistently repeatable recipes or manifests, the entire technology stack becomes converged. In order to do this, both operation and development skills are required. 

Speakers
avatar for Dushyant Dubaria

Dushyant Dubaria

Cloud Support Associate - Deployment, Amazon Web Services
Graduated as MS in Computer Network and Software Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.- Was speaker at Open Networking Summit, San Jose 2019. - Built Web-based ticket booking application using open source DevOps tools (GitHub, Vagrant, Ansible and Jenkins... Read More →
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JAY SHAH

DevOps Engineer, Supreme Lending
Jay is currently working as a DevOps Engineer at 'Supreme Lending'. He has pursued his M.S degree in Computer and Network Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Texas. He has been a speaker at 'The Open Networking Summit- North America'19 and various conferences at ' University... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

5:00pm

Your Path to Edge Computing - Akraino Edge Stack - Tapio Tallgren, Nokia, Kandan Kathirvel, AT&T & Tina Tsou, Arm
With the emergence of new technologies such as 5G, AR/VR, autonomous cars, and IoT, data is being produced at the user end of the network. These use cases demand real-time processing and communication between distributed endpoints, creating the need for efficient processing at the network edge using “Edge Computing”.

The Akraino Edge Stack is a Linux Foundation project which is addressing the technology gaps and creating open source software for edge.

Akraino Edge Stack “blueprints” delivers end to end solution for a particular Edge use case, which is complete, tested, production deployable. Akraino Integrates multiple Opensource together to deliver the blueprints.

In this talk, we will share:

1. Edge Use Cases for Akraino and its blueprints.
2. Varieties of Blueprints Akraino Community is developing.
3. How to engage and contribute to the Akraino Community

Speakers
avatar for Tapio Tallgren

Tapio Tallgren

Technical Leader, Nokia
Tapio works currently at Nokia in the Akraino project, leading two projects and the community sub-committee. Before that, he has been involved in the OPNFV project for example as the TSC Chair. Previously, Tapio led a panel discussion in front of a live audience in the OPNFV Beijing... Read More →
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Kandan Kathirvel

Director, AT&T
Kandan Kathirvel is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the TSC-Chair at Akraino Edge Stack, Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors from 2017 to 2018. Kandan leads AT&T’s technology efforts around Edge... Read More →
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Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
230B

5:00pm

TAC Infrastructure Work Group - Casey Cain, The Linux Foundation
 F2F discussion regarding toolchain migration/consolidation

Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
LL21B

5:00pm

P4 and P4Runtime Technical Introduction and Use Cases for the Next-Gen SDN Stack - Carmelo Cascone, Open Networking Foundation
P4 is gaining industry momentum. New language features allow describing more forwarding devices, not only programmable ones but also fixed-function conventional ones. P4Runtime was introduced as the next-gen SDN open control plane API, aiming at fixing the shortcomings of OpenFlow and capable of delivering true switch silicon independence for carriers and cloud service providers. In this tutorial, we provide a technical overview of P4 and P4Runtime, highlighting benefits and challenges for their adoption. Moreover, we present some of the open source projects enabling the next-gen SDN stack based on P4, such as Stratum and ONOS. Finally, we discuss some of the use cases, including Trellis, a silicon-independent fabric for edge and access services, and the possibility to offload VNFs from servers to switches, such as the mobile 5G user plane and the BNG for residential access.

Speakers
avatar for Carmelo Cascone

Carmelo Cascone

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Member of Technical Staff at Open Networking Foundation (ONF) where he's currently leading the technical activities around the adoption of P4 and P4Runtime in ONF projects such as ONOS, Trellis, and SEBA. Before joining ONF, he received a Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano in 2017... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
230A

5:20pm

5:30pm

Onsite Attendee Reception & Sponsor Showcase
Join your fellow attendees after sessions conclude for drinks, canapés, networking and the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest sponsor products and technologies!

Thursday April 4, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sponsor Showcase, Hall 3
 
Friday, April 5
 

7:00am

Morning Tai Chi (RSVP Required)
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 am
Location: Almaden Terrace at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Registration Cost: Complimentary – RSVP Required

Join fellow attendees for a morning Tai Chi session! Tai Chi focuses on mind and body and uses movement, meditation, and breathing to reduce stress and to improve overall health and well being. Please be sure to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing, and bring your favorite yoga mat/towel or use one of the complimentary ones provided.

Friday April 5, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Almaden Terrace

7:30am

7:30am

8:00am

9:00am

Keynote: How Open Source and Open Standards are Collaboratively Accelerating Next-Gen Networks - Dan Pitt, MEF Forum; Axel Clauberg, TIP; Alla Goldner, 3GPP ETSI; Pierre Lynch, ETSI NFV ISG TST; Bill Carter, OCP; Pierre Gauthier, TM Forum; Phil Robb, LF
Standards bodies have been around almost as long as the telco industry itself. However, as open source has increasingly become a de facto approach to collaborative software development across sectors, the specific role of standards bodies vs open source communities can be complex. While standards should act as guidelines to keep technologies "open," especially for OSS developers, there's debate about what qualifies as open as well as who gets to pick what becomes a “standard.” This makes defining what “open standards” are - and how they integrate with open technologies themselves - more complicated. Representatives from both open software and open standards communities, will discuss how the two types of organizations work together to define and refine open source networking, as well as work together to change the way things operate based on lessons learned from the other party.

Speakers
avatar for Axel Clauberg

Axel Clauberg

VP Strategic Portfolio Management & CTO TC Services, and Chairman of the Board, Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Deutsche Telekom
Axel Clauberg joined Deutsche Telekom AG in September 2011. Within the Group CTO/Technology Innovation team, Axel is responsible for DT's Aggregation, Transport & IP and Infrastructure Cloud architecture. Axel has more than 30 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry... Read More →
avatar for Dan Pitt

Dan Pitt

Sr. VP, MEF Forum, and President, Palo Alto Innovation Advisors
Dan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development... Read More →
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Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, OCP
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation where he is a visionary and pathfinder on this open source journey. Bill works will the entire OCP community and many other software groups, standards organizations, and industry consortiums to bring together people from around the... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Gauthier

Pierre Gauthier

Chief API Architect, TM Forum
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization, Amdocs
Alla is a Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization at Amdocs. She has over 20 years of varied experience in Telecommunication Standards development lead, in Technology Strategy and in System Architecture from Alcatel, Motorola, Intel, Marvell and Allot Communications... Read More →
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Pierre Lynch

Lead Technologist, Ixia
- ETSI NFV ISG TST working group chair- Lead Technologist, Ixia- In the test industry for the past 20 years- Working at Ixia for the past 11 years, always in the product management team for wireless test products- Most of my experience has been with mobility testing: GSM, UMTS, LTE... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

9:35am

Keynote: Lessons for Open Source Networking from the Growth of Cloud Native - Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Kubernetes is one of the fastest growing and widely adopted open source projects ever and CNCF is one of the fastest growing open source software foundations. Dan will share some lessons from those successes that open source networking projects might want to emulate.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Kohn

Dan Kohn

Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Dan is Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus. He also helped create the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative as an industry-wide response to the security vulnerabilities demonstrated by Heartbleed.He previously served as CTO of several startups, including Spreemo, a healthcare marketplace, and Shopbeam, a shoppable ads company. Earlier, he was a general partner at Skymoon Ventures, a seed-stage... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 9:35am - 9:42am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

9:45am

Keynote: In Conversation with Marisa S. Viveros, Vice President of Strategy and Offerings, IBM & Mohamed Awad, Vice President of Marketing, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm
Speakers
avatar for Mohamed Awad

Mohamed Awad

Vice President of Marketing, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm
Mohamed Awad is the vice president of Marketing for the Infrastructure Line of business at Arm.  He and his team are responsible for driving go-to-market strategy, ecosystem development, and product marketing for the business unit.    Prior to joining Arm, Mohamed spent 10 years... Read More →
avatar for Marisa S. Viveros

Marisa S. Viveros

VP Strategy and Offerings, IBM
Marisa is a Vice President at IBM, leading Strategy and Solutions for the Global Telecommunications, M&E Industry. She is responsible for creating a portfolio of solutions to address the needs of clients as it relates to digital transformation, networks, optimizing core business functions... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 9:45am - 10:05am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

10:10am

Keynote: Powering Open Networking for Tomorrow’s Needs - Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, The Linux Foundation
The next 3 years are huge for networking as it starts impacting adjacent markets including Edge, IOT, AI, Auto, SmartCities and of course Cloud. This keynote will cover some of the upcoming initiatives on Open Source Networking that enables this fusion of technologies across industries.

Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

General Manager, Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit Joshipura brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation, with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers, and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 10:10am - 10:30am
Hall 3
  • Experience Level Any

10:30am

10:30am

11:10am

The Cloudification of the Operator's Multi-Access Edge - Aseem Parikh, Open Networking Foundation
The telco Central Office has become a fertile ground for open innovation and for good reason. The original work done by the ONF with the CORD project has been widely adopted by several tier-1 operators. In 2018 it has been refined into a multi-operator ONF reference design SDN Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA).

More recently, other industry organizations have also started projects around specifying SDN, NFV and cloud-based Central Office architectures. BBF's CloudCO and OPNFV's vCO are two such examples.

In this talk Aseem will compare and contrast these options available to operators and system integrators, and highlight the relationships between these activities. Aseem will suggest appropriate choices depending on the operator's needs. Some key enabling technologies for each platform will be discussed such as VOLTHA and BAA, and operator interest in each will be examined. 

Speakers
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Aseem Parikh

VP, Solutions and Partnerships, Open Networking Foundation
Aseem Parikh serves as Vice President of Solutions and Partnerships at ONF/ON.Lab, where he champions open source SDN projects – CORD and ONOS.He is responsible for working with network operators and cloud providers to define POCs and help move those POCs to trials to deployments.Aseem... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
LL21C

11:10am

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a True Composable Architecture for 5G/Edge - Prem Sankar Gopannan, Lumina Networks
The next generation infrastructure needs composable architecture to realize the needs of 5G/Edge requirements. This session provides an overview of the framework and Opensource tools to build a composable architecture. The session will touch upon Radio (SDN-R), Transport(Network Slicing) and Multicloud management and orchestration solutions (ONAP) the key building blocks of 5G and how cloudnative helps those areas. The session will also provide deep insights into Kubernetes Custom Resource (CRD) models and how it helps in defining a true cloud native architecture.

Speakers
PS

Prem Sankar Gopannan

Director of Engineering, Lumina Networks
Prem Sankar Gopannan brings two decades of experience to bear as Lumina Networks’ Director of Engineering. At Lumina, he leads 5G product strategy where he leverages his open source expertise. Previous to his role at Lumina, Prem managed SDN product strategy focusing on architecture... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
230C

11:10am

Panel Discussion: Edge Computing League - LF Edge Umbrella - Kandan Kathirvel, AT&T; Tina Tsou, Arm; Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation; Roman Shaposhnik, Zededa; and Janko Isidorovic, Mainflux
A Cohesive Effort was needed in the industry to bridge the gaps in the Opensource technologies to support the emerging Edge use cases.

The Edge use cases from Industrial, Enterprise and Consumer spanning multiple edges and domains are being addressed by the LF Edge Projects. Linux Foundation Edge Projects drive the innovation needed to succeed with Edge Computing.

The projects within LF Edge are focused to address specific needs of the industry and complement each other to support a cohesive solution.

In this panel, Technical Experts from LF Edge Projects will share;
1. Edge use cases being addressed to satisfy the industry needs
2. Collaboration between the LF Edge Projects and scope of each project
3. How to engage and contribute to each project

Speakers
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Janko Isidorovic

Co-Founder, Mainflux
Chair of the EdgeX Foundry Applications Working Group and member of LF Edge, Janko Isidorovic is Co-Founder of Mainflux.Janko gained comprehensive work experience in NELT, South Europe’s biggest logistic and distribution company (P&G, Kraft Foods, Wrigley and SSL) as ERP Specialist... Read More →
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Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and... Read More →
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Roman Shaposhnik

Co-founder, Board member, ZEDEDA Inc, Linux Foundation Edge, ASF
Roman is a renowned expert and consultant in corporate Open Source and Digital Transformation. Prior to ZEDEDA, Roman played a key role in shaping Open Source collaboration under the umbrella of Linux Foundation and held leadership roles at Pivotal focusing on big data and cloud-native... Read More →
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Kandan Kathirvel

Director, AT&T
Kandan Kathirvel is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the TSC-Chair at Akraino Edge Stack, Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors from 2017 to 2018. Kandan leads AT&T’s technology efforts around Edge... Read More →
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Arpit Joshipura

General Manager, Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit Joshipura brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation, with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers, and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
230B

11:10am

O-RAN Software Community and Its Open Source Role in RAN - John Murray, AT&T; David Streibl; Vincent Danno; Lusheng Ji
The session will provide an opportunity to discuss the openness and flexibility of the Radio Access Network software through collaboration with the O-RAN Alliance and its specifications. The O-RAN Software community’s goal is to accelerate the commercialization of O-RAN networks through an open source approach and enable innovation and functionality in the RAN and 5G.

Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
LL21A

11:10am

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
LL21B

11:10am

The Road to Digital World Using the World of Opensource - Chaker Al-Hakim, Huawei & Eric Debeau, Orange
This presentation outlines the growing importance of open source to the telecommunication industry and shows the transition to the world of open source and what is needed to for open source to be successful. It will focus on automation and the value of ONAP project as the common platform of carrier network automation and digitalized operation. We will also cover the innovation and cooperation of Orange and Huawei to enhance the features, architecture and capabilities of ONAP platform to design and deploy SDWAN.

We will cover first the introduction of SD WAN as an alternative and complement to MPLS to deliver VPN services, opening the door to on demand models. Secondly, we will explain the role of ONAP to fully automate the design and run time process.

Speakers
CA

Chaker Al-Hakim

Technical Executive Director, Huawei
Chaker Al-Hakim is a Technical Executive Director at Huawei Technologies, where he is responsible for supporting the orchestration strategy as it relates to Network Services and Network Virtual functions. In this role, Chaker works across many organizations and also supports many... Read More →
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Eric Debeau

Head of Network Automation, Orange
Eric Debeau has a solid 20 years experience in the telecommunications area with a particular focus on IT techniques adoption in networks and OSS domains. Through his broad experience as network architect and platform development (IMS/VoIP, network API), he is recognized as a member... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
230A

11:10am

Panel Discussion: How Open Source and Open Standards are Collaboratively Accelerating Next-Gen Networks - Dan Pitt, MEF Forum; Axel Clauberg, TIP; Alla Goldner, 3GPP ETSI; Pierre Lynch, ETSI NFV ISG TST; Bill Carter, OCP; Pierre Gauthier, TM Forum; Phil R
Standards bodies have been around almost as long as the telco industry itself. However, as open source has increasingly become a de facto approach to collaborative software development across sectors, the specific role of standards bodies vs open source communities can be complex. While standards should act as guidelines to keep technologies "open," especially for OSS developers, there's debate about what qualifies as open as well as who gets to pick what becomes a “standard.” This makes defining what “open standards” are - and how they integrate with open technologies themselves - more complicated. Representatives from both open software and open standards communities, will discuss how the two types of organizations work together to define and refine open source networking, as well as work together to change the way things operate based on lessons learned from the other party.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, OCP
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation where he is a visionary and pathfinder on this open source journey. Bill works will the entire OCP community and many other software groups, standards organizations, and industry consortiums to bring together people from around the... Read More →
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Pierre Gauthier

Chief API Architect, TM Forum
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Axel Clauberg

VP Strategic Portfolio Management & CTO TC Services, and Chairman of the Board, Telecom Infra Project (TIP), Deutsche Telekom
Axel Clauberg joined Deutsche Telekom AG in September 2011. Within the Group CTO/Technology Innovation team, Axel is responsible for DT's Aggregation, Transport & IP and Infrastructure Cloud architecture. Axel has more than 30 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry... Read More →
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Dan Pitt

Sr. VP, MEF Forum, and President, Palo Alto Innovation Advisors
Dan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development... Read More →
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Alla Goldner

Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization, Amdocs
Alla is a Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization at Amdocs. She has over 20 years of varied experience in Telecommunication Standards development lead, in Technology Strategy and in System Architecture from Alcatel, Motorola, Intel, Marvell and Allot Communications... Read More →
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Pierre Lynch

Lead Technologist, Ixia
- ETSI NFV ISG TST working group chair- Lead Technologist, Ixia- In the test industry for the past 20 years- Working at Ixia for the past 11 years, always in the product management team for wireless test products- Most of my experience has been with mobility testing: GSM, UMTS, LTE... Read More →
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Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:10am - 12:20pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

11:50am

Opendaylight TransportPCE: Full Interworking in Optical Networks - Guillaume Lambert, Orange
TransportPCE integrated the Opendaylight Fluorine release last September. It aims to build a controller for an open optical transport infrastructure based on the OpenROADM MSA that defines models for devices, network and services but also some optical specifications.
In the last decade, the evolution of optical transport networks was essentially driven by performance issues to face the traffic continuous growth. Proprietary designs and implementations in WDM equipment
have been favored over standardization, what resulted in a lack of interoperability between vendors.
This leads to an operational complexity not prone to automation in a multi-domain (access-metro-core) environment.
Several open initiatives such as OpenConfig, OpenROADM, OTDN andTIP tend to solve this problem with different approaches: for example vendor-neutral models or disaggregated hardware specifications.

Speakers
GL

Guillaume Lambert

Project Technical Leader, Orange
I work in the transmission network department of Orange Labs since 2015. I am involved in the Orange SDN transformation program, more precisely on agile platforms for WDN, OTN and multi-layer technologies. I also lead the Opendaylight transportPCE incubation project, which provides... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
LL21C

11:50am

OpenDaylight, Scale and Containers - Luis Gomez & Anil Vishnoi, Lumina Networks
In this session, speakers will share their experiences from the journey of solving the scalability concern for OpenDaylight using the containers and Cloud Native architecture. Speakers will talk about few important topics like, how they leveraged containers to enable horizontal scalability for OpenDaylight, challenges they encountered in molding OpenDaylight in a Cloud Native architecture, benefits of deploying OpenDaylight in Cloud Native way, new challenges encountered with this approach and finally sharing their thoughts on an interesting question - is OpenDaylight ready for Cloud Native world? Speakers will also share details and best practices about, communication between applications, data persistence, service outage time optimization, security, monitoring and troubleshooting.

Speakers
AV

Anil Vishnoi

Principal Software Engineer, Lumina Networks
Anil Vishnoi is a Principal Software Engineer for Lumina Networks. Prior to his role with Lumina, Anil has over ten years of experience in data center networking and software defined networking from companies including Brocade, IBM, ISL and Symantec. Anil has six years of open source... Read More →
LG

Luis Gomez

Software Test Engineer, Lumina Networks
Luis Gomez is a seasoned industry engineer with over five years of open source leadership including roles with the technical steering committee, board of directors, and integration groups and is current PTL of distribution and committer for test, builder, autorelease and docs projects... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
230C

11:50am

Securing the Smart Cities Edge with OP-TEE and Arm TrustZone - Tapio Tallgren, Nokia & Tina Tsou, Arm
Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) holds the promise for significant innovation and enriching our lives. But along with this innovation comes the threat of hackers- open hardware and software, third party software open vulnerabilities that can be exploited.

Within the Akraino Edge Stack Project, Nokia, Arm, & ecosystem partners have formed an edge blueprint for a Smart Cities platform called µMEC, targeted for a range of use cases. Devices based on the µMEC architecture can support sensors, connectivity protocols, etc. in different locations. As such, operating system level security is not enough. We need security for onboarding, securing data, and verifying the integrity of firmware, operating system and system software, as well as 3rd party applications.

In this session, we examine how technology such as Arm TrustZone and the OP-TEE software can be leveraged to achieve these goals.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Tsou

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and... Read More →
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Tapio Tallgren

Technical Leader, Nokia
Tapio works currently at Nokia in the Akraino project, leading two projects and the community sub-committee. Before that, he has been involved in the OPNFV project for example as the TSC Chair. Previously, Tapio led a panel discussion in front of a live audience in the OPNFV Beijing... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
230B

11:50am

ONAP & Open Source Security: Myth or Reality? - Pawel Pawlak, Orange; Amy Zwarico, AT&T; Samuli Kuusela, Ericsson
We would like to share with open source community our latest achievements in the security area but also would like to exchange on how other projects are dealing with security topics.

Friday April 5, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
LL21B

11:50am

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
LL21A

11:50am

Blockchain Defined Networking - Vipin Kumar Rathi, Delhi University
SDN & NFV changed the Networking World, but now Management and Orchestration is the new Network Management Layer (OSM, ONAP, Multi-Domain Orchestrator) to simplify infrastructure operation, scaling, and faster deployment of the services, with this new NM layer multiple Telecom operators started working in Consortium and we know that trust is central to Telecoms. Vipin will talk about how to bring trust between different Telecom operators by using Hyperledger Blockchain, how the blockchain based Network Management layer can solve SLA Management between different Telecom Operators, configuration manipulation prevention, identity and access management. Blockchain-based smart contracts will be an outstanding advance in automation of simple and repetitious negotiations. Negotiations on SLAs become more efficient as QoS levels and prices work as smart contract parameters.

Speakers
avatar for Vipin  Rathi

Vipin Rathi

Assistant Professor, Delhi University
Vipin Rathi is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Delhi. He is ChairPerson of Linux Foundation Hyperledger Telecom Special Interest Group. He received his M.Tech and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He started his carrier as a Research Fellow in CSIR... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 11:50am - 12:20pm
230A

12:20pm

1:50pm

Accelerated Container Networking using DPDK - Sujata Tibrewala & Muthurajan Jayakumar, Intel Corporation
DPDK leverages the underlying modern hardware architecture to optimize packet processing on Software. Kubernetes as an orchestration system for containers focuses on service velocity, simplicity and scalability. One aspect of that simplicity, container networking by default has only one network interface. However one networking interface is not enough to implement network functions in containers. With the demand of 5G and edge it is becoming more and more critical to implement Container Network Functions. DPDK plug-ins are vital in filling this gap in containers using Conatiner Network Interface, CNI. In this presentation, we will learn how the DPDK plug-ins help in features like Node Feature Discovery, Support for CPU core pinning for K8 pods, Support for Service Chaining aka East West traffic , SR-IOV and control of VNF level – with 100s or 1000s of VNFs.


Speakers
avatar for Muthurajan Jayakumar

Muthurajan Jayakumar

Platform Application Engineer, Intel Corporation
M Jay has worked with the DPDK team since 2009. M Jay has authored DPDK Cookbook ebook https://software.intel.com/en-us/article/get-the-dpdk-cookbook M Jay joined Intel in 1991 and has worked in various roles and divisions with Intel, including a roles as a 64 bit CPU front side... Read More →
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Sujata Tibrewala

Network Technology Evangelist, Intel
Sujata Tibrewala is an Intel community development manager and technology evangelist who defines programs and training events to ensure that the network developer ecosystem works together toward a common goal: to drive SDN/NFV adoption in the industry using open source ingredients... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
230C

1:50pm

Using Network Acceleration for an Optimized Edge Cloud Server Architecture - Ron Renwick, Netronome & My D. Truong, Packet Labs
With the rise of cloud-native principles, applications are increasingly able to take advantage of diverse, specialized and distributed infrastructure. The emergence of Edge Cloud solutions promises faster and more immersive application experiences, as well as infrastructure primitives for 5G, IoT, mobility, and more.  However, this new resource comes with space and power constraints that can only be overcome by using new disaggregated architectures that leverage network acceleration and optimally sized CPUs. The session will highlight how the capabilities unleashed by hardware offload of eBPF in edge cloud microservers will enable developers to efficiently leverage the massive amounts of data on the edge and to create next-generation real-time applications.  

Speakers
MD

My D. Truong

Senior Director, Packet Labs
My D. Truong is a Senior Director at Packet Labs, where he works with a team focused on applied research and development. The mission is "to build a better Internet" by focusing on community engagement at the Edge. Prior to Packet, My served in various technical roles at Molex, Uber... Read More →
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Ron Renwick

VP of Products, Netronome
Ron Renwick serves as VP of Products at Netronome Systems. In this role, Ron is responsible for all existing Netronome hardware products and development of future solutions. With extensive background in server adapters for networking and storage, Ron understands the challenges and... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
230B

1:50pm

Tell Us Your Wishes about ONAP - Catherine Lefevre, AT&T
Let's collect any post-ONAP Dublin request in terms of requirements/3 years roadmap, process / tool-chain improvements, TSC focus & priorities, ONAP Release Milestones/Timeline, etc.

Friday April 5, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
LL21A

1:50pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
LL21B

1:50pm

Automating Service Self-Healing and Security Management - Davide Cherubini, Vodafone Group & Kari-Pekka Perttula, Ericsson
Wrong configurations can affect operators services and they may lead to potential exposure to attackers. In this presentation, a solution is proposed to mitigate such events.

A use case is presented where a misconfiguration in a VNF will enable an external attacker to impact and disrupt the service.

Vodafone and Ericsson will present an automatic solution that:
1. identifies the VNF misconfigurations and automatically correct them
2. self-heals the service and
3. investigates on the threat using advanced forensics technologies

Speakers
KP

Kari-Pekka Perttula

Strategic Product Manager, Ericsson
Kari-Pekka has 18 years background in R&D and product management roles in 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies in Ericsson. Currently he is focusing and leading product development for the Security Automation and Orchestration products in Ericsson Security Solutions.
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Davide Cherubini

Lead Open Source, Software and Labs at Vodafone, Vodafone
Davide is Lead Software, Open Source and Labs in the Strategy, Planning and Operations team of the Cloud & Automation Centre of Excellence in Vodafone Group. His current responsibilities are Open Source Programs Coordination, Go-to Market Strategies and the End-to-End Cloud Architecture... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
230A
  • Experience Level Any

1:50pm

Panel Discussion: ONAP and OPNFV ‘Compliance’ – To Do or Not To Do? - Eric Debeau, Orange; Abdel Rabi, Vodafone; Heather Kirksey, LF; Ahmad Khalil, Tata; Fernando Oliveira, Verizon; Steven Wright, AT&T and moderated by Margaret Chiosi, Huawei
The Linux Foundation has created a Compliance Verification Committee (CVC) to create a common framework for ONAP and OPNFV (OVP) Verification Programs. ONAP verification focuses on functions (virtual or physical) fitting in the ONAP framework and OPNFV Verification focuses on virtual functions fitting in the OPNFV framework. The success and realization of these programs is driven by carrier or end user requirements. We will review the goals and values of CVC and discuss with carriers their views on value and priorities for these programs.

Some questions to answer will be around:
1. Do we need another compliance program?
2. What is the carrier business value?
3. What are the priorities for ONAP? for OPNFV?
4. What is missing for ONAP? For OPNFV?

Speakers
avatar for Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms.Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry... Read More →
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Steven Wright

Lead MTS, AT&T
Steven Wright is a Lead Member of Technical Staff with AT&T where I convert challenges at the intersection of business, technology and law into opportunities. I am most excited when I have the opportunity to negotiate industry technology agreements that enable new ecosystems. The... Read More →
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Fernando (Fred) Oliveira

Fellow - Network Technology, Verizon
Fernando (Fred) Oliveira is a Fellow in Verizon’s Network Technology Planning group, currently working on network automation architecture. Fred joined Verizon in 2011 through the acquisition of CloudSwitch where he was VP/Chief Architect and led technology architecture and direction... Read More →
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Eric Debeau

Head of Network Automation, Orange
Eric Debeau has a solid 20 years experience in the telecommunications area with a particular focus on IT techniques adoption in networks and OSS domains. Through his broad experience as network architect and platform development (IMS/VoIP, network API), he is recognized as a member... Read More →
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Rabi Abdel

Network Virtualization and SSDN/NFV Lead Architect, Vodafone
Rabi Abdel is a lead NFV & SDN Architect and Vodafone with a practical experience in Building, Automating, Accelerating, and Operating Vodafone Telco Clouds. He holds 5 Patents in the field and have a PhD degree in Computer Networking and Engineering from the University of Nottingham... Read More →
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Ahmad Khalil

Director, Tata Communications
The head of Architecture, Technology, Systems & Innovations (ATSI) team at Tata Communications. The team’s function is to evaluate and qualify new technologies as well as develop new services across all network layers. During his tenure at Tata Communications, Ahmad submitted various... Read More →
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Margaret Chiosi

VP of Open Source Ecosystem, Huawei
Margaret is currently a Huawei VP of Open Ecosystem in the US focused on the realization of open source. She has helped shape the SDN/NFV industry by being a founding member of the ETSI ISG NFV and Linux Foundation OPNFV including being president of OPNFV, ONF ONOS Alternate Board... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 1:50pm - 3:00pm
LL21C
  • Experience Level Any

2:30pm

Next-Generation NFV Orchestration - Tal Liron, Red Hat
Kubernetes has optimized our ability to deliver applications to the cloud. But what about network service workloads? Efforts to create next-gen "CNFs" notwithstanding, it's possible to support the existing "V" in NFV on Kubernetes right now using technologies like KubeVirt. But is that all we need? ONAP already has some support for deploying VNFs on Kubernetes, but in this presentation we'll look at how Kubernetes itself can take over most of our orchestration tasks.

We'll do this by a gap analysis: What components do we need to add to Kubernetes in order turn into a virtual network service cloud? We'll see that we're much closer to achieving this goal than you might think.

Speakers
avatar for Tal Liron

Tal Liron

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Tal has been working in the cloud orchestration space for several years. He is currently in the networking team of CTO office of Red Hat, where he focuses on ONAP integration, and previously was at Cloudify. He is the creator of the Puccini TOSCA compiler and has worked on the ARIA... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
230C

2:30pm

3rd Party VNF Deployment in the Public Cloud - Ju Zhang, Alibaba
As the public cloud is widely used in various verticals, network topology and feature requirements become increasingly complex. The basic VPC network functions such as virtual switch, virtual router, and NAT cannot fully satisfy the needs of large enterprises who still keep a vast on-premise network. They need 3 rd party VNF to be deployed within the cloud network to offer more customized network capabilities.

This presentation will discuss how a public cloud platform can integrate a 3 rd party VNF solution while adding HA features. NFV HA deployment is achieved by using the standard template on Alibaba Cloud marketplace. With the template, users can build the best practices to realize HAVIP, ECMP and private-link network functions.

Additionally, I will discuss how to support the VNF service chain deployment in public cloud. I will talk about the difference between two typical ways to build service chain, PBR (Policy base Routing) and Source Routing (Standard SFC). I will also introduce the cloud-based segment routing mechanism and its source routing service chain model, which simplifies the traffic orchestration of cloud NFVs.


Speakers
JZ

Ju Zhang

Senior Engineer, Alibaba


Friday April 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

2:30pm

Distributed Big Data Network Analytics -Srinivasa Addepalli & Dileep Ranganathan, Intel
5G, SDWAN, IOT and CDN segments require massive deployment of network functions in multiple sites. Continuous operations require faster problem resolution and predictive maintenance (with AI models), which in turn require monitoring and analysis of run time metrics of infrastructure and functions. As the functions are distributed, analysis is also expected to be distributed for faster service assurance.  One of the major challenges is the operational overhead of installing and operating big data analytics infrastructure in multiple sites. In this presentation, we will describe end-to-end open source service assurance stack with Prometheus as collection service,  Kafka as messaging system and big data analytics framework consisting Hadoop, M3DB and Spark. We also will talk about how this can be deployed in multiple locations using ONAP and K8S using single pane of glass.  

Speakers
avatar for Dileep Ranganathan

Dileep Ranganathan

Sr. Software Engineer, Intel
Dileep is Sr. Software Engineers in Intel open source technology group.  He has been working on open source projects ODL and ONAP.  He is also committer in OOF project of ONAP.
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Srinivasa Rao Addepalli

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Srini Addepalli has over two decades of experience in networking and security. He has been in Intel for last 4 years working as Sr. Principal Engineer & Chief Architect. In his current role, he technically leads the software engineering & architecture activities related to network... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

2:30pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
LL21A

2:30pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
LL21B

2:30pm

VPP Accelerated High Performance & Scalable L3DSR L4 Load Balancer on Top Clos - Yusuke Tatsumi, Yahoo Japan Corporation & Naoyuki Mori, Intel
Delivering fast packets is getting difficult under rapid increase of service endpoints at huge traffic large-scale data center.

Especially, time to on-demand deployment of load balancing function needed by user-side is becoming shorter as the endpoint changed: bare-metal, VM, to container.

To respond to this challenge and to realize networking agility, it is necessary to build up scalable software L4 load balancer cluster with management system.

This session will share FD.io VPP (Vector Packet Processing) accelerated scalable L3DSR L4LB system we developed.

It provides not only wire rate fast and scalable forwarding performance but also fast deployment and stable operation of LB cluster with zero downtime on Clos architecture in data center.
This session will also share what feature we’ve added into VPP to meet practical LB operation requirements, results and how to brush up the system.

Speakers
NM

Naoyuki Mori

Application Engineer, Intel Corporation
Naoyuki Mori is Application Engineer in Compute Performance Developer Products Division, Intel Architecture Graphics Software Group in Intel. He has been working closely with software eco system partner to help optimizing for Intel Architecture. Recent years, he has focus on networking... Read More →
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Yusuke Tatsumi

Infrastructure Engineer, Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yusuke Tatsumi is a network infrastructure engineer at Yahoo! JAPAN. He belongs Site Operation Division, Infrastructure Engineering Department, support our own production web services by providing several resources(Servers, networking, Storages, Datacenter facilities). For 6 years... Read More →



Friday April 5, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
230A

3:10pm

Cloud Native End-to-End NFV Stack - Srinivasa Addepalli, Intel Corporation & Ravi Chunduru, Verizon
To realize the full promise of NFV, some service providers have started to embrace principles of cloud-native architectures. Cloud-native architectures include realization of network functions as virtual machines, containers and Serverless functions. Kubernetes is one of the key enabling technology for deploying cloud-native applications. In this presentation, we will explore the needs of cloud-native NFV, the challenges of Kubernetes and CNI technologies in realizing NFV, works that is happening in various open source communities (LFN, CNCF) to address the challenges, and finally present the end-to-end cloud native NFV stack. At the end, we will demonstrate how various workload types such as VMs and containers can co-exist and communicate with each other by showcasing an use case with ONAP, Kubernetes, Multus, OVN, Docker and Virtlet.

Speakers
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Srinivasa Rao Addepalli

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Srini Addepalli has over two decades of experience in networking and security. He has been in Intel for last 4 years working as Sr. Principal Engineer & Chief Architect. In his current role, he technically leads the software engineering & architecture activities related to network... Read More →
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Ravi Chunduru

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Verizon
Ravi Chunduru is a Senior Architect at Network and Technology, Verizon responsible for design and implementation of OSS systems for Virtual Network Services. An Open source contributor to projects such as Openstack, OPNFV Promise. He joined Verizon from Clearpath Networks worked... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
230C
  • Experience Level Any

3:10pm

Workflow, Inventory & Network Control - Gerhard Wieser, FRINX
We will discuss open source tools and systems that allow customers to operate workflows, inventory for heterogeneous networks. We will introduce the audience to our open source library that translates between vendor device data models and OpenConfig. Further we will discuss how we implement network transactions and manage device and service configuration across network devices. We will demonstrate an open source based workflow system and a collection of services that enable operators to interact with their IT infrastructure and automate intent and network services.

Speakers
avatar for Gerhard Wieser

Gerhard Wieser

CEO, FRINX
Gerhard is the CEO and co-founder of FRINX.io a company focused on open source network automation. FRINX.io was founded in 2016 and works with Fortune Global 500 customers to provide products and solutions for workflow, inventory and network control. Gerhard was previously a Senior... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
LL21D
  • Experience Level Any

3:10pm

Panel Discussion: Do We Really Need So Many Open Source Edge Projects? - Beth Cohen, Verizon; Ian Wells, Cisco; Phil Robb, Linux Foundation & Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation
Edge Computing Open Source projects are sprouting like weeds. There are over 32 Open Source Projects that reference Edge Computing in some way – and if there are more we don’t know about, join the session and share!  In this session, we will talk about what is happening in the Open Source community with all these different projects and attempt to understand their purpose and architectures within the Edge Computing context.  There are lots of constituents and stakeholders, from Telco operators to hardware vendors, that all are looking for a piece of the pie.  This panel will help you to sort it all out. Just a short list of some of the projects to consider:
• ONAP Edge Automation Group
• Akraino
• Mano
• OpenEdge
• Cloud Native Networking
• EdgeX Foundary
• OpenStack Ironic, Cyborg, Airship and StarlingX
• OPNFV Edge Cloud Project
• Multiple vendor projects
• And the list goes on…


Speakers
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Ian Wells

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
An OpenStack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use. His current focus is in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide virtual network functions... Read More →
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Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management... Read More →
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Phil Robb

Vice President - Operations, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Phil Robb’s experience spans more than 30 years of work on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard, where he formed and led the company’s... Read More →
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Beth Cohen

NFV/SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
In her role at Verizon, Beth is working on developing Software Defined Network and Edge products leveraging the Verizon global network. She has been responsible for the launch of several leading-edge products include Secure Cloud Interconnect, which allows companies to connect to... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
230B
  • Experience Level Any

3:10pm

Leverage OPNFV Test Frameworks - David McBride, The Linux Foundation & Bin Hu, AT&T
OPNFV has developed significant functional and performance test assets including frameworks, tools, methods, test cases and test data. For an overview of the OPNFV Test Ecosystem refer to https://docs.opnfv.org/en/stable-gambia/testing/ecosystem/overview.html. The significant investments in OPNFV test projects and related activities could be leveraged by other  LFN projects that require testing of integrated upstream ingredients and platforms. This discussion is to brainstorm about how to reuse existing work and artifacts so that we do not reinvent proverbial wheels in this arena. All ideas and input are welcome!

Friday April 5, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
LL21B

3:10pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
LL21A

3:10pm

Evolving Open NOS with SONiC - Lihua Yuan, Microsoft
SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) has been evolving fast. It publishes 3 releases each year, with ever-growing adoption. We are going to talk about the latest development of SONiC, roadmap and deep dive into 1~2 new capabilities inside this talk.

Speakers
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Lihua Yuan

Partner Dev Manager, Microsoft
Lihua has been with Microsoft for 10 years, working on building hyper scale network since 2008. He got his Ph.D in Computer Science from UC Davis. He has around 11 publications, and a rich experience in speaking on all sorts of conferences, from Sigcomm, to INFOCOM, OCP, ONS etc... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 3:10pm - 3:40pm
230A

3:40pm

4:10pm

OPEN-AUTO, China Mobile's Strategy and Steps for Future Cloud CI/CD - Qiao Fu, China Mobile
In the future telco-cloud, how to continuously integrate and deliver cloud infrastructure constructed by components from multiple vendors is a key problem for most tier one operates, including China Mobile.

Therefore, China Mobile proposed its Strategy plan, named as “OPEN-AUTO”. Based on self-developed AUTO (Automatic TIC On-Boarding) System, OPEN-AUTO plans to inter-connect deployment and testing tools from multiple vendors, so as to build a close loop CI/CD covering components from multiple vendors. OPEN-AUTO defines unified APIs for toolsets interconnection and data sharing, so that CI/CD steps from different operators can work with each other to build up the loop. We are also planning to build a CI/CD lab so as to support integration across the country, provide testing and verification, share experience and figure out on-site problems.

Speakers
QF

Qiao Fu

Project Manager, China Mobile Research Institute
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained Her Masters degree from Dept. Electronic and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2013. She joined China Mobile after graduation and is working on the research of network technology. Qiao Fu is now leading... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
LL21C

4:10pm

Empowering High Performance User Space Network Stack on Arm - Trevor Tao, Arm
The user space TCP/IP stack based on DPDK surpasses the kernel slow path and provides much higher networking performance than the legacy kernel network stack.

In this presentation we would like to give out our work of the user space network stack on Arm, which covers the following but not limited to:
1. Introduction to high performance network stacks available on arm, which includes F-stack. mTCP, VPP Hoststack, Seastar, Rumpkernel, etc.
2. Enablement and improvement of F-Stack on arm, which is a complete Freebsd based full user space network stack. New feature development, such as IPerf3 development for F-stack and its application development ways are also given.
3. Performance evaluation and analysis to F-Stack;
4. Detailed comparisons between stacks on arm;
5. Mechanism for developing an independant network library to F-Stack;
6. Future work on use space TCP/IP stack for arm

Speakers
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Trevor Tao

Staff Software Engineer, Arm Ltd
Zijin Tao is a Ph.D in Computer Networking, who has worked in this area for more than 15 years. He has worked as a network engineer in research institute of university for more than 10 years. Then he worked in IBM for almost 5 years for SDN and Cloud Networking. Now he is working... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
230C

4:10pm

A Kubernetes Based Blue Print for Far Edge - Azhar Sayeed, Red Hat
Far Edge or single and dual node configurations for Edge are critical for use cases such as vRAN, uCPE and IoT gateways. Most of the discussuons todate have been, how to adopt OpenStack to run in a single or dual node configurations and how to federate using Keystone. We have previosuly seen demonstrations of this at the OpenStack Summit in Boston and at other events last year.

This presentation provides a different take at far edge blueprints. It proposes a far edge blueprint using Kubernetes only to deploy micro services and Virtual machines at edge nodes.
This presentation shows a solution using Kubernetes to address all the requirements of Far Edge, managing VMs, Containers, remote provisioning, clustering, distributed clustering and federation for easy deployment of sites.

Speakers
avatar for Azhar Sayeed

Azhar Sayeed

Chief Architect, Red Hat
Azhar is a Chief Technologist, at Red Hat. His role is to work with Telcos worldwide to define new architectures and develop deployment models and strategies for Cloud and Virtualization. Azhar is active in open source communities such as OpenDaylight and OPNFV. Most recently Azhar... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
230B

4:10pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
LL21A

4:10pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
LL21B

4:10pm

Demystifying Open Source Network Operating System - Senthil Kumar Ganesan, Dell EMC
Open Source Network Operating system landscape changed over the last few years and has been gaining increased adoption both at  hyper scalers, service providers and large enterprises. In this talk I attempt to simplify what really makes up a network operating system at a high level, highlight and provide overview of some of the prominent open networking operating systems, components and tools that are out there now and in works, their current state, features supported, use case where these can be deployed and what next?

Open Networking Linux - OpenSwitch - SONiC - Stratum - FlexSwitch - FBOSS  -Danos 


Speakers
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Senthil Kumar Ganesan

Tech Staff, Dell Technologies
Senthil Kumar Ganesan is from Dell Technologies working as a Tech Staff. Senthil has specialized in the field of Networking OS Development for 15+ years and has led many network stack development for various OS. He has contributed various open source projects such as Open Switch... Read More →



Friday April 5, 2019 4:10pm - 4:40pm
230A

4:50pm

A Practitioner's View of 5G - Anit Lohtia, Tech Mahindra
5G technology is the next frontier in the wireless evolution journey. It promises to deliver much higher data speeds and ultra-reliable low latency communication that will enable many new applications. However, each of these 5G attributes has an associated cost. Though the 5G term many times is used a catch all term, in a practical deployment an operator has a lot flexibility to optimize deployment of the key 5G attributes to support its business requirements. For an optimal network deployment, an operator will have to do a cost benefit analysis for these enhancements. This talk is about looking under the hood of 5G promises, cost benefit analysis of key 5G enablers and how to make optimal decisions for 5G rollout for different use-cases.

Speakers
AL

Anit Lohtia

VP Advanced Technologies, Tech Mahindra
Anit Lohtia, VP Advanced Technology, is responsible for leading SDN/NFV and AI transformation initiatives for Tech Mahindra. Anit has more than 25 years of experience in wireless industry in various senior executive roles in product development, product management and business development... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
LL21C

4:50pm

AI Ops - A Big Data and Machine Learning Practice in IT Ops from Alibaba Cloud - Lv Biao, Alibaba
After years of growth, cloud computing has been a preferred choice when enterprise expands their business or innovation. As the infrastructure for all the applications and business in cloud, networking is facing challenges from both the scale and complexity, it has to adapt the new architecture, be nimble to change and be reliable enough to provide SLA. Traditional networking ops can hardly meet the goal, a new approach is needed.

This topic will discuss how Alibaba Cloud Network uses big data and machine learning to practice AI Ops in super large scale. The self-driven system not only manages and monitors millions of network appliances globally but also perform maintenance and upgrade without human involvement. More than that, to better understand how applications and business are running in the network, sophisticated models are built in real time.

Speakers
LB

Lv Biao

Staff Engineer, Alibaba
Alibaba Cloud Senior Techinical Manager, reponsible for Alibaba Cloud network data-driven operation and management platform Qitian. Before he joined Alibaba, Biao has been working in Microsoft Windows team, specialized in virtual machine and virtual networking. Alibaba Cloud is a... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
230A

4:50pm

Hardware Acceleration Strategy for Services at Edge - Qiao Fu, China Mobile
Services stay at edge are user plane services and MEC apps, which have strict requirement for latency. In the meantime, compute and network resources are quite limited at edge. Therefore, hardware acceleration is a must for edge cloud. However, currently hardware acceleration is bounded with the services so as to provide the best performance. Such scheme will breakdown the agility and cloud native features Operators are expected at edge cloud. In this presentation, we would share the strategy for hardware acceleration, and how to decouple edge services with accelerate hardware. We would address the 3 important factors for hardware acceleration decoupling, namely orchestration, decouple path, and service API. We will also introduce the work we are driving in the Rocket project in OPNFV, which focusing on hardware acceleration API definition and integration and testing.

Speakers
QF

Qiao Fu

Project Manager, China Mobile Research Institute
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained Her Masters degree from Dept. Electronic and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2013. She joined China Mobile after graduation and is working on the research of network technology. Qiao Fu is now leading... Read More →


Friday April 5, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
230B

4:50pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
LL21B

4:50pm

Unconference Session - See Description for Details
ONS offers an LFN Unconference Track and meeting space for projects in the LF Networking initiative for topic discussions, small-team breakouts, etc. We call this an “Unconference” because it’s less about pre-arranged formal presentations, and instead allows for discussion topics of interest to “spring up” before the event or at the event itself. If you work on any of the LF Networking Projects, we welcome you to add your topics/ideas to the wiki and use this space throughout the event.

Friday April 5, 2019 4:50pm - 5:20pm
LL21A