Network Programming Promises

The 22nd Edition of the MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress will now take place from 30th June to 3rd July 2020.

The Congress will once again gather major actors of service providers and enterprises networks evolution.
A Renewed International Success

With 1,600+ participants, the 21st edition of MPLS + SDN + NFV Worldreached the record attendance of last year. This renewed success makes the Paris Congress a unique venue for sharing ideas from across the industry. MPLS + SDN + NFV World remains the place to be for a preview of the next big thing.

AI and 5G impact on network operations are given a large importance in this year agenda. Other important sessions cover Disaggregation, Service Assurance, SR, SD-WAN, Network Slicing, Reinforcement Learning and Self Healing Networks.
Experiences and best-practices in operational networks

The 3rd Edition of AI Net Conference will now take place from 30th June to 2nd July 2020.

The IT and networking industry is experiencing transformation with the increasing adoption of automation enabled by software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). As this transformation continues at increased scale and speed, artificial intelligence and machine learning have become foundational elements to interact with SDN and NFV to create optimized solutions.

However, the emergence of AI and ML is challenging current network operational practices. Today, operational staff have tight control on network resources; service activation is based on verifiable resource optimization algorithms; and service assurance follows rules defined by clear decision points.
Now all of this is changing. With AI, networks are autonomously controlled by intelligent algorithms that have learnt what action to take from experience. This learning translates training information into a complex matrix of weights, removing the ability to relate neural network processing to an easily understandable decision process. And this causes unease to those who are used to full control over all management process.

AI Net 2020 will demonstrate how early works and implementations with AI & ML have shown promising results.
Going everywhere!

SD-WAN is going everywhere. SD-WAN will run in the cloud, SD-WAN will run on IoT endpoints, and SD-WAN will encompass corporate end users on their laptops and mobile devices. In other words, SD-WAN supplants VPNs and becomes the dominant form of secure connectivity.

SD-WAN goes from replacing MPLS VPNs with encrypted OTT connections to replacing mobile and laptop VPN clients with SD-WAN clients leveraging the same VPN technologies.

The SD-WAN Summit will once again demonstrate how this technology is expanding its scope in new multiple domains.

A call for proposals is open until February 29th.