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Wednesday, April 3


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.

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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


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

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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 →
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Balaji Ethirajulu

Senior 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, NFV, SDN, 5G, cloud-native, edge computing, networking, and IoT. He has more than 25 years of experience in product management, technology... Read More →
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Tamas Zsiros

Head of Systems & Technology, Ericsson
Tamas Zsiros is an engineer, architect and technical leader in Ericsson with more than 19 years of professional experience, living in Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently driving digitalization and cloud native transformation for applications including telco VNFs, OSS and BSS. He has... Read More →
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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
  • Experience Level Any


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

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
  • Experience Level Any


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
  • Experience Level Any


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.

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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... Read More →
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Taylor Carpenter

Partner / Senior Factotum, 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


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. 

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

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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 →
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Heather Kirksey

VP, Community and 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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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