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Monday, September 23
 

13:15 CEST

Keynote: Open Source: From Community Collaboration to Commercialization - What's Next?- Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking, Edge/IoT, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

General Manager of Networking, IoT and Edge, The Linux Foundation
Arpit Joshipura is an executive leader and open source software evangelist across carriers, cloud and enterprise IT - spanning technology areas like networking, orchestration, operating systems, security, AI, edge, hardware and silicon. He was voted “Top 5 Movers and Shakers... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 13:15 - 13:35 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

13:40 CEST

Keynote: Open Source and Standards: Better Together - Luis Jorge Romero, Director-General, ETSI
In the last years we have seen growing discussions at all levels, confronting the development of standards and the proliferation of Open Source projects. Experience and experts show that both, Open Source and Standards, are needed tools to better develop the systems and technologies that our society demands. It is not “one or the other”, but “not one without the other”.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Jorge Romero

Luis Jorge Romero

Director-General, ETSI
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector.At ETSI he has initiated a global standardization partnership for Machine to Machine communications, oneM2M. He has overseen the rapid development of ETSI’s Industry Specification... Read More →


Monday September 23, 2019 13:40 - 14:00 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

14:05 CEST

Keynote: Why Open Source SW, Cloud Native Implementation, and Automation through AI/ML is Essential to Succeeding with 5G and Edge - Anders Rosengren, Head of Architecture & Technology Business Area Digital Services & Ciaran Johnston, NW Management Archit
 This Keynote will explain why open source SW together with cloud native applications and cloud infrastructure is essential for the successful deployment of 5G and Edge. It will further describe how AI/ML influenced automation is supporting service creation, service assurance and service delivery and why this is also key for efficiently delivering 5G services over edge infrastructure.

Speakers
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Ciaran Johnston

Technical Manager, Ericsson
avatar for Anders Rosengren

Anders Rosengren

Head of Architecture & Technology, 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 →


Monday September 23, 2019 14:05 - 14:25 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

14:25 CEST

Keynote: O-RAN: Goals and Challenges - Olivier Simon, Director, Radio Innovation, Orange Labs Networks
This presentation will explain how O-RAN will trigger more intelligence and openness in the RAN domain. We will see which use cases require this new architecture and why O-RAN is coming at the right time. Major architectural change are necessary in the next years in order to improve E2E latency and benefit from the flexibility of virtualized network functions. O-RAN will provide the right framework in order to perform this transformation in an open manner and keeping at the same time economies of scale thanks to a global adoption.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Simon

Olivier Simon

Director, Radio Innovation, Orange Labs Networks
Olivier Simon graduated from Ecole Central Paris in 2000. He joined France Telecom/Orange in 2002 and has been involved since 2005 in Researches and Development of digital cellular networks of third, fourth and fifth generation. At the beginning of this period, he was also managing... Read More →


Monday September 23, 2019 14:25 - 14:45 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

15:30 CEST

AI Powered Edge Computing - Sergio Gonzalez, Microsoft
Next-generation services in the Edge, powered by AI capabilities. How hybrid architectures re-key for next-generation killer use cases leveraging 5G and the Edge, by enabling ML/AI capabilities. Experiences and use cases are driven by Microsoft Intelligent Hyperscale Hybrid cloud in different industries (Oil&Gas, Manufacturing, Security, Smart Cities...)

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Gonzalez

Sergio Gonzalez

Lead Cloud Architect, Microsoft
Once core network and NFV architect, from there I moved to Microsoft as Chief Architect for Telefonica Group. AI and ML can bring the network automation dream and advanced edge computing services come true



Monday September 23, 2019 15:30 - 16:00 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

17:00 CEST

An Exclusive Deep Dive into Collaboration Activities between ETSI and Linux Foundation’s ONAP - Alla Goldner, Amdocs
Many evolving open source/ONAP areas are defined according to standard bodies under ETSI. But in order to create an easier, more productive way of communicating between ONAP and ETSI, and keep up with the pace of networking-technologies development, ONAP and ETSI recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

So how is this formal collaboration being put into practice?

Alla Goldner reveals the different collaboration activities already in place between ETSI (3GPP SA5, NFV ISG, ZSM ISG) and ONAP: the challenges, open issues, what’s next, and what has already been done… for example, mapping using 3GPP SA5 to define network management for 5G network slicing, with the implementation being carried out by ONAP’s 5G network slicing group. Another example: ETSI ZSM – its role in defining end-to-end network-management reference architecture and how it’s being mapped to ONAP modules, etc

Speakers
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization, Amdocs
Recognized by Light Reading as one of the industry’s best Female Tech Pioneers in 2018, by capacity Media as the “Best Women in Network Orchestration” in 2019 and with multiple patents to her name, Alla Goldner is the Chair of ONAP Use-Case Subcommittee. She also leads all ONAP... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

17:00 CEST

Bridging the Gap in AI/ML from Cloud to the Edge - Peter Van Ackeren, NXP
Most of the AI/ML learning and model development is being done in the cloud, typically on high-end x86 servers with powerful GPU cards. However, deploying these models to embedded Edge devices which have a much smaller footprint in terms of compute and memory can be a challenge. This session describes how the Edge differs from the cloud in terms of AI/ML processing. It goes on to describe a set of services that can work with different cloud AI/ML frameworks like AWS Sagemaker and Google AutoML, take their output model, convert it into a size and format suitable for embedded Edge devices and deploy over the air.

Speakers
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Peter Van Ackeren

Lead Applications Engineer, NXP


Monday September 23, 2019 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
 
Tuesday, September 24
 

09:00 CEST

Keynote: Scaling DevOps – Moving from Mechanization to Automation - Amy Wheelus, Vice President, Network Cloud, AT&T
As operators embrace and scale DevOps, it takes more than just moving groups of people together into scrum teams and common organizations. It means changing the paradigm of how we operate our networks. It requires shifting from humans validating what mechanized processes deliver to linking mechanized processes together with outcomes initiating the next process step. These concepts may be easy for leadership to get behind, but implementing them requires discipline. AT&T will share from their experience on this journey and outline areas of focus in the open source community that can help accelerate us on this journey.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Wheelus

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 transformative leader and technologist who has held a variety... Read More →


Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:00 - 09:20 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

09:20 CEST

Keynote: Driving Network Automation and Cloud Native - Matt Beal, Director, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Vodafone
Speakers
avatar for Matt Beal

Matt Beal

Director, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Vodafone


Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:20 - 09:40 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

09:40 CEST

Keynote: Build 5G Deterministic Network Empower Digital Transformation - Bill Ren, Chief Open Source Liaison Officer & General Manager, ICT Infrastructure Open Source, Huawei Technologies
The core mission of 5G is to enable the industry digitization. To build and operate 5G networks, Telcos need to guarantee the customer's deterministic experience for 5G networks. This keynote talk discusses how to systematically build deterministic 5G networks to enable industry customers.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Ren

Bill Ren

Open Source Expert, Huawei Technology
Bill Ren holds an EMBA and Master Degree from Peking University, and a CS Bachelor Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Since joining Huawei in 2000,Bill served as an Intelligent Network Research and Development Engineer, Product Manager and Architect of India Branch, General... Read More →


Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:40 - 09:47 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

09:50 CEST

Keynote: Why Open Source for Test Automation? - Pierre Lynch, Lead Technologist, Keysight
Speakers
avatar for Pierre Lynch

Pierre Lynch

Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies
Pierre Lynch is a Lead Technologist for Keysight Technologies. Pierre has been working in the mobile network testing industry since the beginning of his 20 year career. He is responsible for representing Keysight at standards definition organizations (SDOs) and open source communities... Read More →


Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:50 - 09:57 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

10:00 CEST

Keynote Panel Discussion: Survey Says: How does Compliance Jumpstart Deployment the Open Way - Henry Calvert, GSMA; Beth Cohen, Verizon; Lincoln Lavoie, UNH InerOperability Laboratory; Thomas Nadeau, Red Hat; and moderated by Heather Kirksey, Vice Preside
Speakers
avatar for Henry Calvert

Henry Calvert

Head of Future Networks, GSMA
Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and will be responsible for the delivery of the Future Networks programme. A key programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, to deliver industry scale for IP Communications and 5G, whilst considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile... Read More →
avatar for Thomas D. Nadeau

Thomas D. Nadeau

Technical Director, NFV, Red Hat
Tom is Technical Director for NFV at Red Hat where he leads a team of engineers focusing on the many areas of Open Source Networking including SDN, NFV, data plane acceleration, and container networking efforts. In addition, Tom leads the NFV Partner Engineering team which is focused... 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 Beth Cohen

Beth Cohen

SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
Beth is an Advanced Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new SDN products and services. At Verizon, she has architected and developed several products, including Virtual Network Services, which has been driving many of the Open Source Edge projects. She is... Read More →
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 →


Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:00 - 10:30 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

11:45 CEST

Success at the Edge - Leveraging Open Source at the Edge as a Bridge to Critical Operations in Industry - Richard Beeson, OSIsoft & Bill Hunt, Dianomic
In this talk, Richard and Bill present real-world edge solutions, exploring motivations, challenges and opportunities faced by manufacturing operations in extending visibility from the dark edge into their critical operations. Outside direct automation and control, visibility through additional sensing helps to significantly inform and enhance manufacturing planning, execution and operation.

They will look at both architectural, technical and organizational challenges faced in these use cases and how existing open source software helped frame solutions and deliver value. By highlighting a number of real world solutions they want to inspire decision makers in manufacturing to leverage solutions available today, accelerating adoption; and to encourage the open source community to focus their efforts and solutions on delivering real value today while paving a path for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt

CTO / Co-Founder, Dianomic
Bill Hunt is the CTO of Dianomic, the maker of FogLAMP. Previously, he was Group Vice President at Oracle, where he led an 1,100-person software development team and managed a $126 million budget. Bill has founded and/or been a senior exec at multiple venture-backed software companies... Read More →
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Richard Beeson

CTO, OSIsoft
Richard is OSIsoft’s Chief Technology Officer focused on long term strategic planning, business and technology alignment, strategic partnerships and alliances, and research and innovation programs, He has spent his career creating and delivering industrial software including the... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:45 - 12:15 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

11:45 CEST

SDN in the World of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning - Abhijit Kumbhare, Ericsson
The promise of SDN has always been applications that can communicate behaviors and needed resources with the SDN controller via a well defined API. While traditional methods to determine the needed behaviors continue to be important, the true promise of SDN is perhaps realized with the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The talk underscores why software defined networks need to be intelligent by being aware of runtime status of the network and dynamically come up with network policies according to analytics results. Abhijit will discuss previous efforts in this area with OpenDaylight as well as future use cases of a smart and intelligent SDN controller. He will also cover a few of the AI/ML/big data tools and techniques which could be used for SDN.

Speakers
avatar for Abhijit Kumbhare

Abhijit Kumbhare

Principal Architect/Director, Ericsson
Abhijit is the Chair of the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee. He is also a member of Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and Strategic Planning Committee. He has been active in OpenDaylight from its inception and the project lead (PTL) for the... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:45 - 12:15 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Enterprise IT
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

13:50 CEST

Project EVE - Enterprise/On-prem Edge Virtualization - Erik Nordmark, Zededa
“Edge computing” is getting lots of attention these days -- with different definitions of what the edge is. This talk approaches enterprise edge computing, and introduces a new open source project within the LF Edge Foundation: Project Eve.

The enterprise edge is different from traditional data center environments:
- Physical distribution and resulting physical and network security
- Service lifetime of 7 or more years
- Security requirements for cyber-physical systems
Yet system designers want to follow cloud native and devops approaches for deploying apps at the edge. This is why we created the Edge Virtualization Engine, or Project EVE.

This talk covers:
- Requirements of the enterprise edge environment
- Overview of Project EVE
- Zero Trust
- Zero Touch for the enterprise edge
- Providing freedom of any app, any network (technology), and any hardware.
- A brief demo

Speakers
avatar for Erik Nordmark

Erik Nordmark

Chief Architect, Zededa
Erik is a member of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Committee, a member of the Internet Architecture Board, and the Chief Architect at ZEDEDA. He has designed and implemented substantial parts of the EVE implementation in LF Edge.Erik an expert on architecting and implementing secure... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 13:50 - 14:20 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT
  • Experience Level Any

15:20 CEST

Challenges in Implementing Closed-Loop Standard PNF-based Services in ONAP - Lessons Learned - Ali Fouladgar & Ahmad Khalil, Tata Communications
Ali will address the challenges and lessons learned SPs face during ONAP implementation that are related to event collections, telemetry and alarm correlation systems. These challenges are caused by the transition from legacy to next-gen systems which required new tools and adapters. Even though the work that is being done currently by ONAP community is crucial, (e.g. by providing Holmes and VES mapper and collector as a standard way of formatting the telemetry and event messages), it is mostly limited to VNFs and there is no solution on how to get event messages in different formats into ONAP and manipulate them by analytic applications. This presentation will highlight what is missing in this area in order to fully support, closed-loop and zero-touch provisioning for PNF-based networks. Ali will also present the work which has been done at Tata Communications related to this subject.

Speakers
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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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Ali Fouladgar

Principal Architect, Tata Communications
As a member of Architecture, Technology, Systems & Innovations (ATSI) team, Ali’s current focus is mostly on evaluating the ONAP capabilities on alarms/events correlation and close-loop automation over an underlying PNF network. He is investigating, designing and developing the... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 15:20 - 15:50 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

16:20 CEST

Automating the Deployment of 5G Network Slices with ONAP - Veronica Quintuna Rodriguez & Eric Debeau, Orange Labs
Network slicing enables network operators to meet the requirements of vertical industries by providing portions of their networks for specific purposes and/or customers.

This session exposes the design, onboarding, instantiation and distribution of a fully virtualized end-to-end 5G network slice with of ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform). The on-boarded network slice concretely represents a private, customized and independent 5G mobile network and involves both core and radio-access functions. The exposed network slice is based on a complete separation of the data- and control-plane as recommended by 3GPP.

The achieved results not only make true NFV and 5G promises, notably those referring to on-demand networks, service customization and time-to-market acceleration, but moreover they open the door to the deployment of private/tailored cloud-native 5G networks.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Debeau

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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Veronica Quintuna Rodriguez

Research Engineer, Orange Labs
Veronica Quintuna Rodriguez earned dual engineering degree in electronic and computer sciences. She received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Systems Engineering from IMT Atlantique-France, in 2015. She joined the French Institute for research in computer science (Inria) and... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:20 - 16:50 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

16:20 CEST

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 Tamskar 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 →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:20 - 16:50 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Enterprise IT
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

17:05 CEST

ONAP Native VNF Onboarding with NETCONF / YANG- Sharing of Learnings by Working with ONAP Fundamentals - Marc Fiedler, Deutsche Telekom
DT and Affirmed Networks will share their experience in onboarding and management of a cloud native core with ONAP. Sharing experience by using NETCONF / YANG. Updating particular container images and many more.

Speakers
avatar for Marc Fiedler

Marc Fiedler

Sr. Architect, Deutsche Telekom



Tuesday September 24, 2019 17:05 - 17:35 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

17:05 CEST

Aggregating Mobile Operator Edge Compute Infrastructure with End to End Network Slicing - Sukhdev Kapur, Juniper Networks & Rolf Muralt, MobiledgeX
We believe that edge is the missing piece in a new value chain that expands the types of devices on mobile networks, secures IOT, enables next generation content (AR/MR), readies mobile infrastructure for large scale handling of video ingress along with computer vision and machine learning services and is needed for autonomous devices.

MobiledgeX and Juniper will present a blueprint that is the outcome of their collaboration in aggregating highly distributed operator infrastructure on a global scale and deliver normalized, abstracted interfaces to application developers and device makers. To achieve service level objectives the application desires, such as low latency in mobile gaming or guaranteed throughput in CDN, MobiledgeX’s edge framework communicate with Tungsten Fabric orchestrated network slicing to provision virtual networks end to end. All of this is open sourced software.

Speakers
avatar for Rolf Muralt

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 →
avatar for Sukhdev Kapur

Sukhdev Kapur

Distinguished Engineeer, Juniper Networks
Sukhdev Kapur is Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks. He is part of Contrail Software Development team. He is on Technical Steering Committees of Tungsten Fabric as well Akraino Edge Stack (open source projects under Linux Foundation). He is also on Technical Advisory Council... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 17:05 - 17:35 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes
 
Wednesday, September 25
 

09:30 CEST

Keynote Panel Discussion: Unifying the Edge - IoT, Enterprise, Telco and Cloud - Melissa Evers-Hood, Intel Corporation; Erik Nordmark, ZEDEDA; Jason Shepherd, Dell Technologies; and moderated by Will Townsend, Moor Insights & Strategy & Forbes Contrib
Speakers
avatar for Erik Nordmark

Erik Nordmark

Chief Architect, Zededa
Erik is a member of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Committee, a member of the Internet Architecture Board, and the Chief Architect at ZEDEDA. He has designed and implemented substantial parts of the EVE implementation in LF Edge.Erik an expert on architecting and implementing secure... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Evers-Hood

Melissa Evers-Hood

Vice President, Intel
Melissa Evers-Hood is the Director of Google Operating Systems within the System Software Products in the Intel Architecture Graphics, and Software group at Intel Corp. Her current responsibilities span Intel’s development on Google technologies and their scale ecosystem partners... Read More →
avatar for Will Townsend

Will Townsend

Senior Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy
Will is a senior analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier equipment providers, carrier services and enterprise networking. He brings over 25 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles. Most... Read More →
avatar for Jason Shepherd

Jason Shepherd

Chief Technology Officer, IoT & Edge, Dell Technologies
Jason Shepherd is responsible for CTO evangelism, standards enablement, strategic ecosystem development and solution planning for the Dell Technologies IoT Solutions Division. His proven track record as a thought leader in the IoT market is evidenced through his leadership of efforts... Read More →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 09:30 - 09:55 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

10:00 CEST

Keynote: A Brief Update on Cloud Native Telecom - Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Dan Kohn

Dan Kohn

General Manager, Linux Foundation Public Health, Linux Foundation
Dan leads Linux Foundation Public Health, a new initiative to use open source software to help public health authorities combat COVID-19 and serves as VP, Strategic Programs for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:00 - 10:07 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

10:10 CEST

Keynote: 5G + AI + Orchestration: Where Do We Stand? - Dr. Junlan Feng, Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute
5G is commercially available for certain regions and is on the fastest way to serve globally. Does 5G need to be orchestrated? Should 5G be operated and orchestrated intelligently? Where do we stand now? In this talk, we will address these questions in the context of 2019, the first year of the 5G Era.  Possible solutions will be offered and discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Junlan Feng

Dr. Junlan Feng

Chief Scientist, China Mobile Research Institute
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 September 25, 2019 10:10 - 10:30 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
  Keynote Sessions
  • Experience Level Any

11:15 CEST

Orange WAN Automation Vision Leveraged by ONAP - Olivier Augizeau, Orange
Orange expect WAN (Wide Area Network) automation to be an opportunity to improve the operational efficiency and to support new on-demand businesses. Orange view on why automating networks and what to automate will be presented. Then the how to automate prospects will be described with a strong relation with ONAP. This part will be concretely elaborated with references with the demos and conferences related to WAN automation proposed this year by Orange at the ONS Europe.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Augizeau

Olivier Augizeau

WAN Automation project manager, Orange
Current position: Orange Labs Networks - WAN Automation Project Manager Previously: - Orange Labs / b-com Institute of Research and Technology: Network Architect in a SDN research collaborative project - Orange France: Head of IP Network Operations Security and Automation ICC 2016... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:15 - 11:45 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

11:15 CEST

Panel Discussion: OSF Edge Computing Activities – Building a Solid Foundation - Beth Cohen, Verizon; Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation; Chris Price, Ericsson; Gergely Csatari, Nokia
Edge Computing continues to be of great interest the Open Source Community over the past few 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 a set of reference architectures based on the gathered requirements. During this session, we will be covering the reference architectures and what activities we will be doing to complete this next step in the journey.

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

Senior Open Source Specialist, Nokia
Gergely is working in the central part of Nokia-s OSPO and partially responsible for the outgoing contributions. He is also responsible for cloud infrastructures a contributor to CNTT, the OpenStack ECG and the CNCF TUG. Speaker experiences cover several presentations in OpenStack... Read More →
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Christopher Price

CEO, Ericsson Software Technology
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 →
avatar for Beth Cohen

Beth Cohen

SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
Beth is an Advanced Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new SDN products and services. At Verizon, she has architected and developed several products, including Virtual Network Services, which has been driving many of the Open Source Edge projects. She is... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:15 - 11:45 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Edge & IoT
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

12:00 CEST

The Ideal ONAP - Eric Debeau, Orange
ONAP provides a rich framework to design and manage the full lifecycle service in an automatic way.
While Dublin release has been just released, there are still some gaps to reach the promise of describing and providing any lifecycle operations.

ONAP design-time tool provides a rich set of tools to model services, configure parameters and describe policies or closed-loops.

But when designing a service, the VNF descriptor is the emerged part of the modeling and there's still a lot of manual steps to prepare the full set of needed actions that will be executed during Day1/2 operations.

Eric will provide a brief overview of the existing ONAP features allowing to automate the deployment and post configuration of services based on various PoC/trials.

Eric will also address the next challenges for the coming releases to ease ONAP adoption and to fully take benefit from this powerful framework.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Debeau

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 →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00 - 12:30 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

13:50 CEST

BBS: Broadband Services Orchestration with ONAP - David Perez Caparros, Swisscom & Victor Gao, Huawei Technologies
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).

Speakers
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Victor Gao

Architect, Huawei Technologies
Weitao(Victor) Gao, the architect of EdgeGallery, an open source mec project. ONAP VNFSDK Project PTL,Senior Software Engineer of Huawei Cloud Network Opensource Department. LF Networking Community CVC Committee Huawei representative, mainly active in VNF certification, MANO, ETSI... Read More →
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David Perez Caparros

Lead 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 →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 13:50 - 14:20 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

13:50 CEST

Panel Discussion: The Common NFVi Task Force (CNTT): Building Consensus on NFV Infrastructure - Beth Cohen, Verizon; Mark Cottrell, AT&T Labs; Rabi Abdel & Markus Wuepping, Vodafone; Qiao Fu, China Mobile; Vincent Danno, Orange
Work on creating a common understanding for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is underway with projects such as Cloud Native Networking, ONAP, and the OPNFV testing program. However, NFVs need to be deployed somewhere – in a Data Center, a Central Office or a box on the edge. That infrastructure piece does not have a well-defined standard. To address the gap, the Common NFVi Task Force (CNTT) has been created by a coalition of global telecom leaders to establish a reference model, discrete architectures and a common understanding of the infrastructure needed to support the NFVs.

After an introduction to the CNTT framework, we will discuss the task force charter and goals, the joint GSMA/OPNFV sponsorship, details of the effort to build a common reference language and architecture, and most importantly how you as a vendor or provider can contribute to and benefit from the project.

Speakers
avatar for Markus Wuepping

Markus Wuepping

Head of Cloud Centre of Excellence, Vodafone
Markus Wuepping is leading the Cloud Centre of Excellence in Vodafone Group Technology and responsible for defining the strategy and architecture for Vodafone's network and IT cloud platforms.
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Fu Qiao

Project Manager, China Mobile
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute, working on research of network technology. Qiao Fu is responsible for the China Mobile National Experiment Network of NFV, and is also engaged in technical research of edge cloud, hardware acceleration and NFV system... Read More →
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Vincent Danno

Director IoT, Wireline, Virtualisation, Orange
Vincent Danno is Director of Standards in Orange. His responsibility includes all wireline networks and home networks, IoT platform, as well as virtualisation. In his role, he defines strategy and policy, and leads Orange’s standardisation activities to set the direction and lead... 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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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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Beth Cohen

SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
Beth is an Advanced Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new SDN products and services. At Verizon, she has architected and developed several products, including Virtual Network Services, which has been driving many of the Open Source Edge projects. She is... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 13:50 - 14:20 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

13:50 CEST

Panel Discussion: Harnessing the Kubernetes (K8s) Ecosystem for Edge Automation & Computing - Ramki Krishnan, VMware; Davide Cherubini, Vodafone; Mike Elliott, Amdocs; Srinivasa Rao Addepalli, Intel Corporation; Catherine Lefevre, AT&T
Edge computing industry is increasingly using cloud technologies for seamless migration of workloads across edges and clouds. For seamless mobility workloads, K8s is a key requirement for all CSPs. Also, K8s is being thought to be good infrastructure orchestrator for all deployment types (VMs, containers and functions). As an example, collection/learning/inference components of a typical analytics app are distributed across edges and clouds. Many applications, including ONAP distributed analytics work assumes that the edges and clouds are K8s enabled.

This panel discusses existing work and novel ways of realizing a consistent app lifecycle management across distributed clouds using the extensibility of K8s ecosystem. This work is currently happening in ONAP as part of the Edge Automation effort and we see this impactful to other open source efforts such as Akraino, K8s Edge WG etc.

Speakers
avatar for Davide Cherubini

Davide Cherubini

Lead Open Source, 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 →
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Mike Elliott

Principal Engineer, Amdocs
Mike is a Chief Architect at Amdocs and previously the PTL for the OOM project. He brings more than 25 years of experience building highly scalable, performant platforms and software solutions. Mike has been involved as a committer in every release of ONAP since its inception. He... Read More →
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Srinivasa Addepalli

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel
Srini Addepalli is a Sr. Principal Engineer in the Intel Software group. He is one of the principal architects of networking, security & Edge technologies for the Network Function Virtualization/Containerization (NFV/NFC) and Software Defined Networks (SDN). Srini previously served... Read More →
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Catherine Lefevre

AVP Network Cloud and SDN Platform Integration, AT&T
Catherine Lefèvre is an Associate Vice President in AT&T’s Network Cloud and SDN Platform Integration 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... Read More →
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Ramki Krishnan

Lead Technologist, Open Source, VMware
Ramki, with 20+ years of industry experience, has a deep understanding of various technologies and strong business acumen to lead and transform innovation into customer-winning products. Currently, at VMware, he is responsible for Telco/Enterprise open source technology vision, strategy... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 13:50 - 14:20 CEST
Okapi 3 (Floor 0)
  Edge & IoT
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

14:35 CEST

Enabling DPDK in Akraino and Airship for 5G networks - Georg Kunz, Ericsson & Cheng Li, Intel Corporation
The Akraino project is defining and implementing reference software stacks to enable edge use cases. In case of 5G networks, network performance is key. For this reason, we have been working on a performance optimized software stack in Akraino by adding support for OpenVswitch with DPDK to the Network Cloud Unicycle blueprint. To this end, we introduced DPDK support to the underlying Airship and OpenStack-Helm projects.

In this presentation, we will talk about our motivation for enabling DPDK support in the Network Cloud blueprint. We will introduce the high-level design of the software stack and provide an overview of how we leverage it for 5G vRAN deployments. Finally, we will dive into the technical implementation in the Airship and OpenStack-Helm projects and showcase how we achieved and leveraged cross-project collaboration.

Speakers
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Cheng Li

Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
Cheng Li has 3 years experiences in OpenStack, focusing on Neutron, Cinder, and Ironic. He is also working on OpenStack deployment automation using Ansible, Docker and Kubernetes.
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Georg Kunz

Open Source Coordinator, Ericsson
Georg is a Systems Designer at Ericsson, working mainly on SDN and NFV. He is an active member of the OPNFV community, serving on the OPNFV TSC, the LFN Compliance Verification Committee, and a former PTL of the Dovetail and NetReady projects. In OpenStack, he is contributing to the... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 14:35 - 15:05 CEST
Okapi 2 (Floor 0)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

15:20 CEST

ONAP Orchestrated Edge and Cloud Collaboration in China Unicom - Chen Qiu, China Unicom & Derek Chen, Huawei Technologies
The business scenario of this joint demonstration is for industrial Internet, especially in the smart campus extracts video or image abstracts from the edge side and processes them on the cloud to prevent massive video data from being transmitted to the cloud and occupy limited resources.
Based on the automatic orchestration and scheduling capabilities of ONAP, this topic implements cloud and edge collaboration and computing sinking. Based on the Akraino Eliot project capability, this demonstration extends the ONAP application management capability to the edge and solves the challenges faced by users in the current intelligent edge domain.

ONAP with Akraino implements orchestration of edge,to ensure the low-latency experience for end-users and no need to upload the huge video and pictures data to save bandwidth.

Speakers
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Chen Qiu

Senior Engineer/Open Source Platform Manager, China Unicom
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Daoqing Chen

Marketing Manager, Huawei
Daoqing Chen now is the marketing director of open source networking in Huawei. He has been working for Huawei for 8 years including 3+ years working for Huawei NCE SDN controller as marketing manager. Before this, he is a senior FPGA chip engineer in Huawei for Fixed Networking BU... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 15:20 - 15:50 CEST
Gorilla 3 (Floor 1)
  Edge & IoT
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

16:15 CEST

ONAP Test Automation – Optimization of E2E Testing the ONAP Framework by Adding CI/CD Pipeline - Andreas Geissler & Harald Fuchs, Deutsche Telekom
Automated test installations to proof the maturity and readiness of ONAP deployments


Speakers
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Andreas Geissler

Sr. Architect, Deutsche Telekom
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Harald Fuchs

Sr. Architect, Deutsche Telekom



Wednesday September 25, 2019 16:15 - 16:45 CEST
Gorilla 1 (Floor 1)
  5G + Network Automation + DevOps
  • Experience Level Any
  • Session Slides Included Yes

17:00 CEST

Crafting Cloud-Native Network Functions (CNFs) Using the X-Factor CNF Methodology - Frederick Kautz, Doc.ai & Nikolay Nikolaev, VMware
Learn how to build Cloud-Native Network Functions that follows best practices as outlined by the X-Factor CNF Methodology (X-CNF).

The X-CNF methodology describes a set of principles which guide CNF developers to build declarative, compatible, horizontally scalable and upgradeable CNFs. It is the precursor that spawned discussions into the CNF certification which is currently being developed.

Come learn how to build a CNF which integrates with Kubernetes and Network Service Mesh (NSM) from the creators of both NSM and the X-CNF methodology.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolay Nikolaev

Nikolay Nikolaev

Technical Lead, Kong Inc.
Nikolay Nikolaev is a Technical Lead in the Office of the CTO at Kong Inc. where he works on the Kuma Envoy Control Plane. For the last 17 years, he has been implementing networking software ranging from hardware boxes to powerful server applications and virtualized data planes. He... Read More →
avatar for Frederick Kautz

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 →


Wednesday September 25, 2019 17:00 - 17:30 CEST
Marble Hall (Floor 0)
  Cloud Native Networking
  • Experience Level Any