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THANK YOU! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR 31 MARCH/03 APRIL 2020 PARIS


Tuesday 09 April Morning Tutorials Room II Tracks 1+2

    Conference Room Level 0

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Start of the Tutorial 10.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.30
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30
  • End of the Tutorial: 18.00


10.00 BroadBand Forum Workshop Room II Morning
10.00
5G transport Requirements
Transport is critical to the development of 5G because not only is a significant increase in backhaul capacity and performance over existing generation wireless technologies required, this transport network will also need to be pushed closer to the end user. Invariably, the promise of 5G – increased traffic capacity, higher performance and a better subscriber experience – is dependent upon the underlying transport network that supports it. Transport is the plumbing which enables this.

Exploring the drivers and requirements of 5G transport, and reviewing the work being done to make the promise of 5G a reality.
  • Capacity
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Scalability
  • Security
  • Enhanced resiliency
  • Advanced routing techniques
Time synchronization to the mobile RAN and core network for new and advanced services.


Andrew G. Malis,
Broadband Forum Distinguished Fellow

Geoff Burke, Chief Marketing Officer, Broadband Forum

Geoff manages all strategic global marketing efforts within the Broadband Forum, with a focus on new, innovative, and disruptive technologies. Before joining the Broadband Forum, Geoff was Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Calix, responsible for the Calix brand and company messaging worldwide. Prior to his 14 year career at Calix, Geoff was Director of Marketing Services at Motorola/Next Level Communications, and has held senior marketing, strategy, and operational roles at The McKenna Group, KPMG Consulting, and Oracle Corporation.   Geoff is also currently founder and principal of Modulus Marketing Advisors, a strategy consulting firm that helps both communications solutions/equipment vendors as well as service providers transform promising product and service innovations into market success.   Geoff holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, as well as a BA from UCLA.

11.00
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
11.30
Migrating to Programmable Broadband Networks with Access Abstraction
Open Broadband – Broadband Access Abstraction (OB-BAA) is a Broadband Forum project which brings the promise of SDN and NFV to greenfield and brownfield environments alike. Developed within the Broadband Forum by 11 participating service providers and vendors, OB-BAA facilitates co-existence and seamless migration by bringing the agility to adapt to a wide variety of software defined access models as they become defined by vendors and providers in a potentially vast market. It provides standardized, SDN-automated, accelerated deployment of new cloud-based access infrastructure and services.

Explaining why deploying the OB-BAA's architecture reduces planning, risks and time-to-market in greenfield and brownfield deployment environments and enables seamless introduction of virtualized infrastructure and services.

Learning about the industry issues being addressed and how the approach differs from other initiatives.


Carsten Rossenhoevel,
Managing Director, EANTC

Carsten Rossenhövel is Managing Director and co-founder of EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Based in Berlin, Germany, EANTC is a test lab specializing in telecommunication technologies and offers vendor-neutral network testing services for manufacturers, service providers, and enterprise customers.   In this role Carsten has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication networks testing and is responsible for EANTC's business development and marketing. His technical areas of expertise include Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and transport network solutions (MPLS; SDN; Carrier Ethernet).   Before joining EANTC, he studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and worked as a Software Engineer as well as Consultant in the financial services and media sector. In 1999 he founded EANTC together with Gabriele Schrenk and Herbert Almus.


Chen Zhong-zhou, Marketing Manager, Huawei Technologies

Geoff Burke, Chief Marketing Officer, Broadband Forum

Geoff manages all strategic global marketing efforts within the Broadband Forum, with a focus on new, innovative, and disruptive technologies. Before joining the Broadband Forum, Geoff was Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Calix, responsible for the Calix brand and company messaging worldwide. Prior to his 14 year career at Calix, Geoff was Director of Marketing Services at Motorola/Next Level Communications, and has held senior marketing, strategy, and operational roles at The McKenna Group, KPMG Consulting, and Oracle Corporation.   Geoff is also currently founder and principal of Modulus Marketing Advisors, a strategy consulting firm that helps both communications solutions/equipment vendors as well as service providers transform promising product and service innovations into market success.   Geoff holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, as well as a BA from UCLA.


Yves Hertoghs, Principal Systems Engineer, VMware

BIO: Yves Hertoghs is a Principal Systems Engineer at VMware EMEA, where he is providing technical consultancy to customers including Service Providers & demonstrating the technological and business benefits of NSX, the VMware Network Virtualization offering.   Yves leads projects within & outside VMware, including a role as Project Stream Leader at the Broadband Forum. Yves has joined VMware in 2015, after 20 years of experience as a network specialist in the IT sector in companies such as Cisco.

12.30
Seated Lunch

 
Tuesday 09 April Afternoon Tutorials Room II Tracks 1+2

    Conference Room Level 0

  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.30
  • End of the Tutorial: 18.00

14.00 MEF 3.0 Workshop Room II Afternoon

In 2019, the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework is focused on defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

14.00
Accelerating Digital Service Provider Transformation
Service providers must become more cloud-like and automated to seamlessly deliver the dynamic performance and security that customers require in today's digital economy. MEF is committed to helping service providers accelerate their transformational journey to become “Digital Service Providers.” Among other things, standardized MEF 3.0 services and LSO APIs will empower service providers to evolve from a silo-structured BSS/OSS approach towards flexible automation, helping to maximize return on SDN and NFV investments. Exploring MEF work related to major aspects of transformation, including at the business, organizational, services, and network levels.
  • MEF 3.0 & the Digital Transformation Journey
  • Delivering a Portfolio of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet, SD-WAN, Optical Transport & IP Services
  • Security-as-a-Service for SD-WAN Application Protection
  • End-to-End Service Automation: LSO Framework & API Standardization at Multiple Interface Reference Points
  • Automating Intra-Provider Operations with LSO APIs: LSO Presto & LSO Legato Roadmaps & Use Cases
  • Benefits of Using Intent-Based Networking, Machine Learning & Analytics
  • MEF 3.0 & 5G
  • Addressing Skills Gaps with MEF Professional Certification - MEF-SDN/NFV, MEF-CECP (Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional), MEF-NF (Network Foundations)

Charles Eckel,
Developer Advocate, Cisco

Charles is a developer advocate in the Cisco DevNet team with a passion for open source and standards. His open source journey began in 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, where he developed some of the industry’s first open source Voice over IP (VoIP) protocol stacks and applications.  Now at Cisco, Charles is a recognized champion of open source, standards, and interoperability. In 2015, he introduced hackathons into IETF and MEF, revolutionizing the way these SDOs operate and uniting open source software with standards to maximize the pace and relevance of both. Charles currently co-chairs MEF’s Application Committee, which is standardizing an SD-WAN service definition to accelerate deployment and adoption of MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.


Rami Yaron, Member of the Board, MEF

Rami has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. In his current role at NEC/Netcracker, Rami oversees SDN/NFV solutions to enable large-scale digital transformations by unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, virtualization, and the 5G mobile ecosystem. Rami is also a member of the Board of Directors of MEF where he co-chairs the Global Marketing & Education Committee as well as the 5G Focus Group.   Previously, Rami held various senior-level positions in architecture, product strategy, and business development at Telco Systems, DragonWave, Axerra Networks, Carrier Access, and Paragon Networks.   Rami holds an MS in Computer Science and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven.


Johan Witters,
IP Regional PLM for Business Services Evolution, Nokia

Johan started in the research division of Alcatel. Since then he held several positions with an end-to-end solution-focus. He also worked as a business consultant in the IP division, being responsible for IP & Ethernet business data services and cloud services. Currently, he is responsible for business development for Nokia/Nuage’s SD-WAN solution as well as for the evolution of business services including SDN and NFV.  He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Antwerp, Belgium as well as several telecom patents. He has been a speaker at numerous conferences and is active as MEF EMEA marketing co-chair.

16.00
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
16.30
Building a Global Federation of Automated Networks
Expanding upon transformation, MEF is enabling service providers to transition from operating as independent islands to being integral players in a worldwide business federation of cloud-like networks that support dynamic services across multiple providers. Exploring the critical role that LSO APIs will play in automating inter-carrier commercial, business, and operational interactions within a global network federation. Hearring the latest regarding LSO Sonata API and LSO Interlude adoption and cover other hot topics like the role of Blockchain in commercial settlements.
  • Automating Inter-Provider Operations with LSO APIs – LSO Sonata & LSO Interlude Roadmaps & Use Cases
  • Aligning Service Buyers and Sellers on Standardized Commercial Affecting Attributes
  • Using Distributed Ledger Approaches, Including Blockchain, for Commercial Settlements

Gint Atkinson, VP Network Strategy & Architecture, SES Networks

Gint Atkinson is Vice President Network Strategy and Architecture and leads the transformation for SES’s 5G, virtualization, cloud, and network platform architectures that unify multiple satellite constellations and deliver 5G services from the edge to the cloud.  Prior to SES he was head of technology for Colt where he pioneered and launched the first large scale SDN, SD-WAN, and global Datacenter Interconnect services in 2012 offering on-demand elastic terabit services across 100 datacenters in Asia Pacific.  Gint has worked in the networking, mobile, and emerging media industries over 32 years as a serial entrepreneur and innovator for start-ups and large service providers including T-Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, AT&T, KDDI, Virgin Media and others where he has led the development and first to market launch of industry changing technologies and services.


Youcef Ayad,
Senior Global Product Manager, Telia Company

Youcef Ayad is Business Connectivity Services professional with over 20 years' experience in the telecom industry in the Nordics whereof 5 years with Telia Carrier, managing a cross border Ethernet product covering Europe, North America and Asia. In 2009, he initiated the new Mobile Backhaul service that was instrumental for Telia Company launch of the world’s first commercial 4G/LTE Network and now deployed in all the Nordics and Baltics.  Youcef joined in 2016 the Business Networking Team part of Commercial Enterprise MNC at Telia Company Global Services & Operations. He is now business owner and managing development program for Next Gen Carrier Ethernet services in the Nordics, Baltics and Globally. Last year, this program launched the world’s first 4G Access for CE2.0 services and winning the MEF17 PoC Award silver position for the Agile SD-WAN PoC in Orlando.   Youcef is co-chairing the MEF Nordics regional marketing committee and he received the MEF Member Recognition Award 2017 in the category: “Outstanding Contributor Award” for Marketing Committee Regional Leadership - Nordics and organization of Nordics seminars. He is a MEF Certified Carrier Ethernet Professional as he obtained the MEF-CECP 2.0 certification.   Mr. Ayad graduated at the Royal Institute of Technology “KTH” in Stockholm in Scientific Computing and Engineering and studied Computer Engineering program at the University of Technology in Lulea, Sweden.

17.15
Certifying MEF 3.0 Services & Technologies
MEF 3.0 certification enables communication service and technology providers to validate that their solutions comply with the highest industry standards for performance, assurance, and agility. Certification also facilitates the creation of federated networks by streamlining inter-provider interconnection with a common understanding of well-defined service attributes and orchestration processes. In this session, we will discuss enhancements to MEF’s popular service and technology certification programs that are designed to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 solutions. Providing overviews of currently available MEF 3.0 CE certifications and the new pilot SD-WAN and LSO Sonata API certification programs. Sharing the MEF 3.0 services and LSO API certification roadmap for validating orchestrated MEF 3.0 services.
  • On-Demand MEF 3.0 Service & Technology Certification – Carrier Ethernet, SD-WAN & LSO Sonata APIs
  • MEF 3.0 Certification Roadmap for Orchestrated Services

Emerson Moura, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco

Emerson is a veteran in the network infrastructure industry with deep expertise in a broad set of technologies. He started his career as a Systems Engineer at Cisco over 18 years and since then he worked with many technologies including Optical Transport, IP/MPLS and more recently SDN, NFV, Orchestration systems.   He’s very passionate about moving the Service Provider industry ahead and his main mission is to drive the adoption of state of the art technologies and innovative network architectures.   Since 2009 he leads MEF’s marketing group for Latin America and Caribbean as co-chair and in 2015 he was honoured with the Distinguished Systems Engineer title, the highest rank in Cisco’s Systems Engineering organization, as a recognition for his technical excellence and his impact in the industry.


Marc Cohn, Vice President Network Strategy, Linux Foundation

Marc Cohn is a Solutions & Technical Strategist at Spirent, where he is qualifying opportunities for SDN, NFV, and Automation that leverage Spirent’s core competencies. Marc has been a thought leader for the open SDN/NFV movement, holding senior leadership roles in the Open Networking Foundation, ETSI NFV ISG, and open source networking projects including OPEN-O, OpenDaylight, and PNDA. He has also held senior executive roles for innovative NFV/SDN market leaders including EnterpriseWeb, the Linux Foundation, and ClearPath Networks, along with Product Management/Marketing leadership roles at Ciena, Amdocs, and Lucent Technologies.   Marc has been privileged to serve as editor for the industry's most important SDN/NFV publications including the original ONF SDN White Paper, NFV Insider Blog (SDxCentral) on behalf of the ETSI NFV leadership, and the Linux Foundation Harmonization White Paper. Marc earned a MS EE degree from the University of Southern California where he was a Hughes Fellow, and the first Computer Engineering degree granted by the University of Missouri.


18.00
End of MEF 3.0 Workshop

MEF Welcome Reception