NFV World Congress Day 2 - Technology Forum

May 4, 2017



(Timezone PST)

13:35 Chair's Opening Address
Jimmy Yu | VP, Microwave Transmission, Mobile Backhaul & Optical Transport Market Research | Dell'Oro Group


David Hughes | VP Engineering | PCCW Global


14:00 Bringing SDN/NFV into play in fixed access networks'
Kurt Pynaert | Product Development and Business Lead | Nokia


14:20 Large Scale Automation in Data Centers
Sam Aldrin | Architect | Google
Co-Chair, Network Virtualization over Layer3 WG | IETF


14:40 Datapath-optimized solutions for low-cost routable residential gateways for vCPE
Sam Fuller | Sr. Director, System Solutions | NXP


15:00 Refreshment & exhibition break


15:30 Chair's Market Highlights – 5G, Cloud, and NFV: Separating Mindshare and Market Share
Greg Collins | Founder & Principal Analyst | Exact Ventures


15:35 Status of Transport SDN implementations based on Open Daylight
Mark Showalter | Senior Director of SDN Product Marketing | Infinera


15:55 China Unicom's activities on SDN/NFV
Zheng Yi | Senior engineer of IDC network | China Unicom


16:15 NFV at the Edge of the network, Challenges and solutions
Ulf Bragnell | Director, Product Management | Enea


16:35 5G Network Slicing – A Killer App for SmartNICs
Nick Tausanovitch | VP, Solutions Architecture | Netronome


16:55 Taking the pain out of VNF on-boarding
Martin Taylor | CTO | Metaswitch


17:15 PANEL DEBATE – Envisioning the NFV+SDN+MANO Future

Market leaders debate key issues for advancement – this panel will debate likely developments in NFV+SDN+MANO over the next year:

• What will be achieved in the coming year, how will we measure progress?

• Is this "the year of NFV" and what does that mean?

• Will cloud paradigms of disaggregation, containers, microservices come to fruition?


Charlie Ashton | Director of Business Development | Wind River an Intel company

Lakshminarayan Ravi | Industry Segment Innovation CTO Leader | Aricent

Brad Wilson | Director Market Development, CSP Solutions | Dell EMC


Moderated by:

Paul Parker-Johnson | Principal Analyst, Practice Lead, Cloud Computing and Virtual Infrastructure Technologies | ACG Research

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