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Wednesday, April 3
 

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
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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 →


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
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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
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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
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Scott Shenker

Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
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Sylvia Ratnasamy

Associate Professor of Computer Science & CTO, UC Berkeley & Nefeli Networks
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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
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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
 
Thursday, April 4
 

9:00am

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

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 →
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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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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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William Carter

CTO, Open Compute Project (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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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
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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
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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 →
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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