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Thursday 11 April Morning Conference Day TWO Track 1

    Conference Room Level O

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Start of the Conference 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 19.30
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30
  • End of Conference: 18.00

Morning Chairman
Eric Vyncke, Co-Chair of IPv6 Council of Belgium
08.30 Segment Routing I: Technical Challenges Session
A Comparison of Segment Routing Data-plane Encodings
Understandind the various options of Segment Routing Encapsulation
Learning the structure of each data-plane encoding
Learning how Segment routing can deterministically connect subscribers with value services
Understanding the pros and cons of each data-plane encoding
Understanding the security implications of each data-plane encoding

Gunter Van de Velde,
Product Line Manager, Nokia

Gunter Van De Velde is a networking technologist with more than 20 years of experience with the implementation, architecture and operation of technologies involving routing, IPv6 and SDN driven network services.   He was a founding co-chairman of the Belgian IPv6 Task-Force in 2010, Secretary of the IETF Operational Directorate since 2013, and Chair at the IETF for the OPSEC (Operational Security) working group from 2011-2018. Most recently, he became Chair for the LSVR (Link State Vector Routing) working group to focus around Hyperscale Datacenter routing.   Gunter holds a Master’s degree from the University of Antwerp, is a Cisco Certified Internet Expert, and has written seven RFCs and holds several patents. He is a Product Line Manager for Nokia’s IP & SDN technologies with global responsibility for IGPs (OSPF & ISIS) and for routing extensions regarding Traffic Steering, Segment Routing and Routing Analytics.

IPv6 Segment Routing: an End-to-end Solution?
Two variants of Segment Routing are currently being standardised by the IETF. The first variant reuses the MPLS dataplane. In SRv6, segments are encoded as IPv6 address inside the Segment Routing Header (SRH). Describing several use cases that have been recently implemented by using eBPF in the SRv6 Linux implementation.

Olivier Bonaventure,
Professor, Université de Louvain
SRv6 Intelligent IP Network

Stefano Previdi,
R&D Technology Strategy Advisor, Huawei Technologies
09.30 Segment Routing II: Deployments Session
Deployment Experience and Technology Update
Update on the latest deployment experience (Web/OTT, SP and Large Enterprise, spanning DC, metro and WAN, SR-MPLS and SRv6) New SR technology together with their use-cases (e.g. 5G, SDWAN, SR in the entreprise, SR to the host). Update on SR implementation in open-source projects (Linux, FD.IO) and latest interop.

Clarence Filsfils,
Cisco Fellow

Clarence Filsfils, a Cisco Systems Fellow, has a 20-year expertise leading innovation, productization, marketing and deployment for Cisco Systems.   Trusted and respected by key decision makers across major WEB/OTT, SP’s and large Enterprises, Clarence enjoys working with these operators to listen to their needs and requirements, and then get things done from product design to deployment.   He invented the Segment Routing Technology (over 40 patents) and is leading its productization, marketing and deployment at record execution speed. For this contribution, he received the Pioneer Award - Cisco's most prestigious award honoring innovative engineering. The award celebrates engineering contribution that brings growth in new markets, redefines current markets, and provides game-changing improvements to engineering productivity.   Previously, Clarence invented and led the Fast Routing Convergence Technology (over 30 patents) and was the lead designer for Cisco System’s QoS (20 patents) and large-scale IP/MPLS deployments.   Clarence is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences. He holds over 130 patents and is a prolific writer, either in academic circle (Sigcomm 2015), or standard (8 RFC’s, 20 drafts on standard’s track) or books.   Clarence holds a Masters in Management from Solvay Business School and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liege.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Sponsored by
Implementing 5G Application Intent using Segment Routing
Describing how Equinix is implementing network slicing and exposing network intent using segment routing that can be consumed by SDN controller in order to deploy 5G applications

Jay Pabley, VP, Global Network Architecture, Equinix
SR-aware SD-WAN: Enabling End-to-end Application-responsive Networking
SR-aware SD-WAN reinvents network service levels definition by combining the application awareness agility of SD-WAN to a fully end-to-end controlled, uniform and entirely programmable network infrastructure.

Daniel Voyer, Technical Fellow Bell Canada

Dan Voyer leverages 20 years in the telecommunication industry. He is currently technical fellow and lead architect for networking and data center at Bell Canada.   His role involves research and development that solve networking challenges and promotes innovative architecture strategies. He is active within IETF in various working groups.

Introducing Centralized TE
Describing the use of segment routing dataplane coupled with a centralized controller to deliver optimal pathing capabilities to an RSVP enabled network.

Alex Bogdanov,
Staff Engineer, Strategic Networking, Google
OpenFabric: LinkedIn’s Approach to a Programmable Data Center
Taking a look at OpenFabric project, including an overview of the concepts, philosophy, and operation of this control plane. Considering the efforts at the IETF and in the open source community, and how they interact with internal efforts to bring this new concept in data center fabric control planes to fruition.

Shawn Zandi,
Director Network Engineering, LinkedIn
11.40 IPv6 Round Table

IPv6: from Deployment to Innovative Use
Eric Vyncke, Co-Chair of IPv6 Council of Belgium

Introduction by

Mark Townsley,
Cisco Fellow

Nick Heatley,
Experience Network Architect, BT

Bruno De Troch,
Head of IP Product Line Management, Nokia

Gaetan Feige,
Co-innovation Lead, Cisco

Alexander Pelov,
CEO, Acklio

CEO of Acklio, Alexander is also co-chair of the LPWAN working group within the IETF standardization body and a member of the IETF IoT Directorate.  Alexander obtained his thesis in Computer Science in 2009 from the University of Strasbourg. He was then Associate Professor at Télécom Bretagne until 2016. His work focused on the energy efficiency in wireless networks and the use of Smart Grids in smart meters and electric vehicles. Alexander is the co-author of more than 30 scientific paper in international conferences and journals with selection committees.

Seated Lunch
Thursday 11 April Afternoon Conference Day TWO Track 1

    Conference Room Level O

  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 19.30
  • End of Conference: 18.00

Afternoon Chairman
Amir Zmora,
Consultant & Blogger, TheNewDialtone & SDnetIndex

Amir Zmora is consulting companies in the fields of SD-WAN and WebRTC. Until recently, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow to which he consults today.   Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company   Amir is the author of TheNewDialTone and founder of several technology and informational websites around SD-WAN and WebRTC, among others, SDnetIndex which offers a structured free listing of SD-WAN related products and services.

14.00 SDWAN Session
SD-WAN – Taking Your Network Into the Future
SD-WAN has emerged as the de facto solution that will bring the networks of yesterday into the future. Delivering the future vision for SD-WAN and what it means for enterprises looking to turn their technology infrastructure into a profit center.

Sanjay Uppal, VP & GM VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware

Sanjay is VP and General Manager of the VeloCloud Business Unit in the Networking and Security business at VMware, after the acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware in December 2017. Prior to VMware, Sanjay was the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud Networks.   Earlier, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay was at Citrix as VP of the Application Networking business through the acquisition of Caymas Systems where he was President and CEO. In the past, Sanjay has served in executive roles at Webvan (Vice President of Engineering and Business Development) and at Hewlett-Packard where ran the Internet Infrastructure Division as VP & GM prior to his departure in 1999.   He holds an MS in the Management of Technology from Stanford University, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Internet Routing Security in the SD-WAN Era
Describing the potential risk of using internet as an underlay and providing guidance and sharing tips and tricks what can be done to prevent this.
Sharing testimonies of prevented breaches and lessons learned from real world implementations.

Melchior Aelmans,
Routing Security, Juniper Networks
SD-Branch Automation Use Case
uCPE (Universal CPE) is an emerging CPE architecture driven by the need to integrate network services (VNFs) from different suppliers within a single x86 branch appliance in order to simplify the branch CPE complexity, reduce operational costs and increase service agility. Describing a SD-Branch automation example.

Hector Avalos, VP Sales, Versa Networks

Hector Avalos has over 25 years of experience in the computing, networking and telecommunications industries. He currently holds the position of VP EMEA Sales and Business Development at Versa Networks. His current activities are focused on “virtual CPE”, “Software-Defined WAN” and “Software-Defined Security” solutions for Service Providers and Enterprises.   Prior to Versa, Hector worked 4 years at Ericsson as “Head of technology, architectures, solutions and strategy”, and 9 years at Juniper Networks as “Technical Director”.   Hector possesses a BSc. in Computing Science from ‘UDLA’ Mexico.

15.00 PANEL
Service Providers' Value-add to SD-WAN
What is the value-add service providers offer to SD-WAN and what can SD-WAN vendors do to allow them to differentiate?
Amir Zmora,
Consultant & Blogger, TheNewDialtone & SDnetIndex

Amir Zmora is consulting companies in the fields of SD-WAN and WebRTC. Until recently, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow to which he consults today.   Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company   Amir is the author of TheNewDialTone and founder of several technology and informational websites around SD-WAN and WebRTC, among others, SDnetIndex which offers a structured free listing of SD-WAN related products and services.

15.30 EVPN Session
Network Simplification with EVPN and Service Automation
Describing services simplification with EVPN and how deployment of such services are fully orchestrated and automated with TELUS' intelligent platform to enable efficiency and scalability.

Iman Ghamari,
Engineer, Chief Technology Office, Telus
EVPN Technology and Use Cases Update
Providing an update on the evolution of service providers networks and evolvement towards network of fabrics where new use cases are being developed.

Patrice Brissette,
Principal Engineer, Cisco

Patrice Brissette, Principal Engineer and Architect for Service Provider L2 and EVPN Technologies. Patrice Brissette leverages 20 years R&D in the telecommunication industry. He is currently Principal Engineer at Cisco involved in current and future L2 / EVPN solutions and architectures working with large customers, standards and strategic product development.   Patrice is also active within IETF and other standards organizations.

Simplify Multicast with EVPN Optimized Inter-Subnet Multicast
EVPN can provide L3 multicast VPNs in a simpler way than MVPN, without all the ASM (shared tree managements, RPs, etc.) complexities.

Gilles Geerts, Senior IP Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Gilles Geerts is Consulting Engineer in the Network Solutions and Consulting team at Nokia, EMEA region. In this role, he provides design guidelines based upon best practices and customer requirements with a special focus on IP/MPLS architectures and next-gen Business Services. For this, he interworks with Nokia technical sales as well as technical experts in leading EMEA service providers.   Currently based in Antwerp, Belgium, Gilles has more than 17 years of experience working on Enterprise and Provider IP/MPLS networks throughout the world. He has been part of the Nokia¹s IP Division for the last 13 years in a consulting and new product introduction role.   He holds Nokia SRA (#28) certificate and has a master degree in electro-mechanics.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
Sponsored by
17.00 IP SDN Optical Session
Telecom Argentina: Towards a 2023 Transport Network
Focusing on the transformation of the IP and optical backbone architecture and technology. This transformation considers not only an optimized and flexible topology from TCO and current/future services point of view, but also the features and functionalities this network has to support to meet the objectives for the next 5 years and beyond.

Authors: Ben Tang, Furquan Ansari, Bell Labs Consulting, Nokia. Javier Ger, Telecom Argentina

Javier Ger,
Cloud Infrastructure Strategy Manager, Telecom Argentina

Javier Ger works at Telecom Argentina as Cloud Infrastructure Strategy Manager, focusing on IP, Optical, SDN and NFV Technologies. He has been in the telecommunications industry for almost 20 years, working in architecture, design, planning, and operations of networks and services, leading several projects and teams. He has also worked in software design and development.   Additionally, he was a Senior Expert, Senior Architect and responsible for Planning and Design at Cablevisión Argentina. Before joining Cablevisión, he worked as a Network Engineer at other companies like Verizon and Jazztel - now part of Orange. Javier holds a MSc degree in Computer Engineering from the Catholic University of Santiago del Estero (Argentina) and a Master's degree in Networks and Communications Systems from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain).

Telkom Indonesia: is Transport SDN in IP and Optic Working as Expected and Solve Real Issues?
Describing a PoC on Transport SDN that includes both world in transport, IP and Optical and test a simple multi-vendor use-case. Covering what has been done so far, the results and the conclusions as well as recommendations.

Lesmin Nainggolan,
Senior Expert of Broadband Communication Technology, Telkom Indonesia
Metro Fabric: Simplify and Automate the Metro
Discussing trends and technologies in an open framework for both packet and optical domains in a relentless march towards automated metro networks.

Amit Bhardwaj, Director Product Management, Juniper Networks
End of Conference Day Two - Track 1