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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.

Speakers
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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

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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Frederick Kautz

Head of Edge Infrastructure, 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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Taylor Carpenter

Senior Factotum and Chief Cat Herder, Vulk Coop
Partner at Vulk Cooperative - http://vulk.coop | Lead on CNCF CNF Testbed, Telecom User Group and CNF Conformance initiatives. 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... 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 →


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