September 23-25 | Antwerp Belgium
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Wednesday, September 25 • 16:15 - 16:45
Panel Discussion: Embracing Cloud Native on the Path to 5G - Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation; Rabi Abdel, Vodafone; Lincoln Lavoie, UNH Interoperability Lab; Frederick Kautz, doc.ai; Taylor Carpenter, Vulk Coop

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Communications service providers, from telcos to cable operators, continue to reimagine their networks and look towards next-gen services. As the industry move towards 5G, these next-gen services will increasingly need to include cloud native network functions (CNFs) running on cloud native infrastructure such as Kubernetes and Network Service Mesh using CI/CD and automated testing. Building on previous discussions, this panel of CNF experts will discuss how the path to cloud native is forming for CSPs, including lessons learned, progress to date, and where things are headed next.

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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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Lincoln Lavoie

Principal Engineer, Broadband Technologies, UNH-IOL
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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Frederick Kautz

Director of R&D, TestifySec
Frederick collaborates on security and networking. He is on the SPIFFE Steering Committee, focusing on providing Zero Trust Workload Identity to compute workloads and resources. Frederick co-authored Solving the Bottom Turtle. He is a co-founder of OmniBOR and maintains the reference... Read More →
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Taylor Carpenter

CNF WG Co-Chair, Partner Vulk Coop, Vulk Coop
Partner at Vulk Cooperative & CNCF CNF Working Group Co-Chair. Taylor is helping the Telecom industry to best utilize cloud native technologies like Kubernetes and to build a Cloud native Telecom Community. 4 years as a liaison between the cloud native and telecom communities. Open... Read More →
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Heather Kirksey

Vice President of NFV, 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 →

Wednesday September 25, 2019 16:15 - 16:45 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)