NFV Evolution Live Q&A Programme (On demand)

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021, 15:00 UK / 16:00 CEST
Borja Nogales, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Gianpietro Lavado, Solutions Architect, Whitestack
Hui Deng, Director of 5GC/NFV/MEC Standard, Huawei
Dr. Joan Triay, Manager and Network Architect, DOCOMO Communications Lab. Europe (DOCOMO Euro-Labs)
Lingli Deng, Technical manager, Senior researcher, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Operation Center, China Mobile Research Institute
Pierre Lynch, Lead Technologist, Keysight Technologies
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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Live Q&A

As part of the ETSI NFV Evolution series of programmes, a panel of NFV experts answers audience questions about NFV and the role of the ETSI ISG.

Questions include: To promote NFV standards to other areas, such as RAN or MEC, will other SDOs or open source communities need to adopt ETSI NFV specifications for their own areas? How can we decouple the dependence with hardware pooling and move towards a true NFV deployment? Could the lack of technical training in NFV technology be one of the barriers preventing wider deployment of NFV technology? Is NFV still relevant in 2021? Won’t vendors just make sure their apps work OK on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud? What are the top items that need to be urgently addressed in NFV Release 5?

Recorded Live, April 2021 using the TelecomTV Smart Studio service


Borja Nogales

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Borja Nogales received the bachelor's degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering and the master in Telematics Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) in 2016 and 2018, respectively. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree also in the UC3M and collaborating in different European research projects (e.g., 5G-VINNI or LABYRINTH) and national research project in Spain like TRUE-5G. His research interests include networks functions virtualization (NFV), 5G networking and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Gianpietro Lavado

Solutions Architect, Whitestack


Gianpietro is co-founder and Telco Cloud architect at Whitestack, a company focused on accelerating the Telco transformation through recent innovations and open technologies. He is also part of the ETSI Open Source MANO community, where he currently leads the VNF Onboarding Task Force.

He has around twenty years of planning, deployment and operations experience in Service Provider architectures, including IP/MPLS Core, Carrier Ethernet, Data Center, Cloud, SDN, NFV, Mobile and Network Management technologies. Previous positions include Planning and Operations roles at Impsat / Global Crossing, and technical consultancy roles at Cisco Systems.

Hui Deng

Director of 5GC/NFV/MEC Standard, Huawei


Hui DENG obtained his Doctor degree from Dept. Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University in 2002. He worked as chief researcher in Hitachi (China) R&D Cooperation from 2002 to 2007, and worked as Principal staff between 2007 and 2016 in China Mobile. He joined Huawei and working on NFV related topic quite recently. He acted as the co-chair of IETF MIF working group between 2007-2016. And he was the board of director of WBA(Wireless Broadband Alliance) between 2012-2014, acted as the board of director of OPNFV between 2014-2016 and 1st board of chairman of OPEN-O project in Linux Foundation.

Dr. Joan Triay

Manager and Network Architect, DOCOMO Communications Lab. Europe (DOCOMO Euro-Labs)


Joan Triay is manager and network architect at DOCOMO Euro-Labs, in Munich, Germany, which he joined in 2012, and where he is currently involved in standardization and development activities spanning different areas such as network virtualization, mobile communication networks, and 5G network management. In the ETSI NFV, Joan is currently serving as the Technical Manager. He joined the ETSI NFV from the very beginning (2013) and has been participating actively in developing the NFV concepts and standards. Joan holds a Ph.D. in Telematics Engineering (Computer Networks) (2011) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Lingli Deng

Technical Manager, Senior Researcher, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Operation Center, China Mobile Research Institute


Deng Lingli, joined China Mobile Research Institute in 2009, and has successively engaged in distributed network architecture, intelligent pipe, next-generation network architecture and network intelligence projects in the company. Currently, she is the head of the industrial operation lab of the artificial intelligence and intelligent operation center, and organizes related efforts on standard development, open source implementation and other industrial collaboration enablement for network automation.

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 relating to virtualization and mobility, including ETSI NFV, ETSI MEC, 3GPP, OPNFV, ONAP, CNTT, OSM and the Small Cell Forum.

He has been with Ixia (now Keysight Technologies) since 2006. He is the current chair of the TST Working Group at ETSI NFV ISG.


Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV

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