Network Core: Integrating Micro-Services with the 5G Network Core | Partner Discussion 2

Release Date:
Wednesday, 10th November, 2021
Marco Palladino, Co-Founder and CTO, Kong
Dejan Leskaroski, VP and Head of PLM, EPC, and 5G Core, Mavenir
Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network and Edge Group, CTO Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV

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A key facet of an agile 5G Network is the fact that it is built on a cloud native architecture that provides key benefits such as flexibility and service creation. These benefits are realized due to the distributed nature of the software, associated microservices and service mesh that manages communication between them. In this session you will hear from key vendors Mavenir and Kong on how the software and infrastructure work together to provide operators with the agility to create new services for their end customers and how the abstracted layers of software power the 5G revolution and separate it from previous wireless generations.


Marco Palladino

Co-Founder and CTO, Kong

Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open-source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently responsible for the design and delivery of the Kong products, while also providing the technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within Kong and the external community. Marco was also the co-founder of Mashape, which started in 2010 and is today the largest API marketplace in the world.

Dejan Leskaroski

VP and Head of PLM, EPC, and 5G Core, Mavenir

Dejan Leskaroski is the Vice President and Head of Product Management at Mavenir. He is responsible for product-related activities as part of the Mavenir MAVcore business unit. The product portfolio includes the Mavenir Evolved Packet Core (EPC), the Mavenir fully-containerized 5G Core (5GC), and the Mavenir Converged Packet Core providing support across 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi access. Dejan has over 20 years of telecom experience delivering products and solutions for many leading Tier-1 operators worldwide. He has led Core and Radio Access Networks, including 4G/5G Network Functions, NFV and cloud platform integration, and end-to-end network orchestration.

Rajesh Gadiyar

Vice President, Network and Edge Group, CTO Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group at Intel and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering scalable and efficient platforms for next generation communications applications. He leads the architecture and product development efforts to accelerate Cloud Native Network Applications in 5G infrastructure, Edge Clouds, Video Processing and AI in Networking.

Since joining Intel in 2000, he has held several positions in engineering, professional services, strategic planning, and architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He brings several years of experience in networking products, architecture, protocols, standards and software development for Voice over IP, cellular, broadband, mobile telephony and data networks. He represents Intel as a Governing Board member of the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. Rajesh has a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV

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