September 23-25 | Antwerp Belgium
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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
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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)
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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”.

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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)
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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.


Ciaran Johnston

Technical Manager, Ericsson
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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)
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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.

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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)
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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.

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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)
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09:20 CEST

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

Director, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Vodafone

Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:20 - 09:40 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
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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.

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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)
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09:50 CEST

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

Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:00 - 10:30 CEST
Queen Elizabeth Hall (Floor 1)
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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
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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)
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10:00 CEST

Keynote: A Brief Update on Cloud Native Telecom - Dan Kohn, Executive Director, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
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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)
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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.

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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)
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