Towards Self Driven Networks / 10/12 April 2018 / Marriott Paris
Thursday 12 April 2018 | Conference Day Two

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Start of the Conference 09.00
  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 19.00
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30
  • End of Conference: 17.00

Jean-Marc Uzé, Consultant
AI, Network Virtualization and Automation at Scale
Looking at how specific AI techniques, combined with an abstracted network model, can solve real world issues related to optimization and automation at scale in multi-layer, multi-vendor networks. In particular, how this combination ultimately delivers the vision of adaptable, dynamic, intelligent, business-driven networks based on SDN and NFV. Discussing case studies and lessons learned from real world projects with global network operators.

Robert Curran,
Strategic Marketing, Aria Networks
Towards Intent-driven and Cognitive Networks
Managing communication networks will never be a trivial task, however it does not have to remain as complex as it is today. Designing, developing and deploying innovative technologies in the realm of Intent-Driven Networking will generate enormous gains in performance (doing things better and faster) and in functionality (enabling things previously impossible). But the task will not be easy. This talk will highlight the main challenges ahead and the key enablers in the realization of this vision of future networks. The presentation will make a synthesis of definitions and elements composing an archetypal solution for intent-driven networks by analyzing the work in standards, open source and research initiatives. Finally, an applicability to an IoT use case will illustrate some of the concepts developed in the talk.

Laurent Ciavaglia, Senior Research Manager, Nokia, Bell Labs

Laurent works at Nokia Bell Labs in Paris, France inventing new technologies for networks, turning concepts into real-life innovations. Recently, he is having fun (and some headaches) trying to combine network management and artificial intelligence.  Laurent has been involved in and led several European research projects such as FP7-UNIVERSELF, developing a unified management framework for autonomic network functions.   Laurent serves as co-chair of the IRTF Network Management Research Group (NRMG), and participates in IETF, essentially in the OPS area. Previously, he was vice-chair of the ETSI ISG on Autonomics for Future Internet (AFI), working on the definition of standards for self-managing networks.   Laurent has been recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE SDN initiative Softwarization newsletter, and acts as Standards Liaison Officer for the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Autonomic Communications (TCAC).

AI Strategy at BT

Prof. Dr
Detlef Nauck, Chief Research Scientist for Data Science, BT
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Like Flocks of Birds: IoT Security at Scale using AI Techniques
Fortunately, IoT devices are not like humans, the vast majority of IoT devices are/will be simple, single-minded, and generally predictable. The problem is how to monitor and learn each of those IoT devices, or rather classes and types of IoT devices. Fortunately #2, IoT devices are more like flocks of birds. They move in large groups in the same direction, although unlike flocks of birds, they rarely make sudden changes in their direction or behavior.
Analytics and machine learning enhanced security of IoT networks is like an ornithologist watching flocks of birds: observe, identify, predict, and protect.

Steve Kohalmi,
Mobile Network Security Architect, Office of the CTO,
Juniper Networks

11.30 PANEL
AI for IoT & 5G: Technical and Architectural Challenges
Dean Bubley,
Disruptive Analysis

Seated Lunch

Insight Driven Automated Networks
Describing a solutions that provides visibility and control that allows to respond to traffic dynamics and security threats. This new operational model uses the enhanced packet intelligence and control capabilities of the groundbreaking FP4 routing silicon. It lets you build a smart network fabric that supports granular traffic management, scalable flow optimization, and highly effective in-line DDoS mitigation.

Roland Thienpont,
IP Division Product Manager, Nokia
Network Telemetry: The Foundation of Big Data Analytics
Introducing telemetry, a new technology for freeing network data. Discussing the origins and applications of telemetry, some hard-won lessons and the eco-system of open-source and commercial tools that enable you to turn data into insights. Telemetry brings speed and scale to network monitoring, transforming the landscape into a big data analytics playground.

Kumar Reddy,
Director, Technical Marketing Engineering, Cisco

Kumar Reddy is Senior Director in charge of SP Network Software and Automation architecture. He is responsible for driving new software technology and products around IOS-XR.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Turning Analytics and Network Automation into a Revenue Engine for Carriers
Services assurance process and the value analytics delivers in improving the quality assurance.
What to expect from analytics for improved carrier revenue.
Defining step-up service plans above the existing commercial offers with features enabled by analytics and automation to deliver higher value to the service user.
Indicative case studies showing numerical values of the above.

Niloufar Tayebi, Director, Global Consulting Enterprise & Cloud Services, Ciena

Niloufar Tayebi is Director, Global Consulting Enterprise and Cloud Services, at Ciena. She specializes in managed services and is adept in services strategies, enterprise and wholesale market analysis and business case modeling.   Niloufar has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications starting her career as a network architecture, has held leading roles in 4G wireless networking and carrier core product marketing and planning.   In her role in Ciena she is responsible as a global consultant for helping service providers to create new services and drive new business models leveraging Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) with Ciena’s Blue Planet network virtualization, orchestration, and management software.   Niloufar holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa, Canada. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Analytics-edge Underlay & Lambda-edge based Application Layer
Sharing results on analytics-edge based underlay awareness for minimizing latency/loss maximizing capacity.
As well as lambda-edge based application layer deep analytics.

Sharon Barkai,
Towards zero-touch Analytics
Considering how we can efficiently build pipelines for network data analytics, that enable us to apply advanced analytics at scale with zero-touch. Presenting real-world use cases to illustrate how this can be achieved, using open source software to dynamically analyse telemetry data and provide insights in real-time.

John Evans, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

John is a Distinguished Engineering at Cisco, focussed on network and technology transformation; defining what network architectures will look like post the transformation to cloud-based services, virtualisation, SDx, NFV, IOT and Big Data Analytics.

What has been realised
What remains to be done
What are the perspectives


Dean Bubley,
Disruptive Analysis

End of the Conference