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Thursday 11 April Morning Conference Day TWO Track 2

    Conference Room Level -1

  • 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: 17.10

Morning Chairman
Rami Yaron, Co-Chair, Global Marketing & Education Committee and Chair, 5G Focus Group, 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.

08.30 Automation Session
Measure for Measure: SDN Integration
Focusing on the latest status of SDN integration, backed by the results and observations from an independent and realistic testing point of view.

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.

From Certification to Deployment: Test Plan Design and Process Automation
Vendor’s solution, now on shared platform, can suffer from performance, stability and interoperability challenges. Discussing the challenges of running an extensive QA for network services, in order to optimize quality.

Nimrod Kravicas, Business Development Director, Keysight Technologies

Nimrod Kravicas, Business Development Director at Keysight Technologies. 20 years in the Networking and Security business. An expert on Q.A: validation via automation, test plan design and process management.  Today focusing on QA process adjustments for Carrier NFV cloud needs, from vendor selection to element deployment. Homologating vendor QA methodologies to match the carrier needs.

Introduction to ETSI ZSM
Presenting the drivers and triggers for the need of full end-to-end automation of network and service management, the rational for the formation of the new ISG and its goals, as well as the work program and status.

Nurit Sprecher, Vice-Chair of the ETSI ZSM ISG WG
Device Programmability using gRPC
Describing how gRPC can support multiple device programmability paradigms and ultimately facilitate network automation. This open-source technology can be used for model-driven device manageability, efficient device monitoring and the implementation more advanced software-defined network architectures.

Santiago Alvarez,
Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

Santiago is a distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems focused on network routing and programmability. He is responsible for influencing technology innovation and driving its adoption worldwide.  Santiago is a regular speaker at various networking conferences throughout the world and at Cisco Live. He is the author of the Cisco Press “QoS for IP/MPLS Networks”. Santiago holds a BS in Computer Science, a MS in Computer Science and a MS in Telecommunications.

09.40 NETCONF/YANG Session
Model-driven Management
Understanding the key elements of a model-driven management framework Understanding how YANG models enable structured data models for configuration and state via programable interfaces Reviewing the choices of transport mechanism, APIs and content encodings for getting state and statistics from the network via push based streaming telemetry

James Cumming,
Product Line Manager, Nokia
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
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Encoding Best Practices for LDP to SR migration with Intelligent Orchestration
Exploring how to programmatically avoid common (and not so common) misconfigurations by encoding best practices into network-wide models that constrain what knobs can be turned and how. Looking specifically at a contemporary use case: how to migrate an LDP-based network to Segment Routing using intelligent YANG service models.

Shelly Cadora, Principal Engineer, Cisco
Top-to-Bottom Service Delivery Using Coordinated YANG Models
Hundreds of YANG data models have been written over the last couple of years and published through various standards bodies and open source organizations.
Explaining how these models can be combined with network resource models, network element models, and the protocol and device models to make a fully integrated YANG-based system that can be used to automatically deploy a variety of services on top of a multi-layer, multi-technology network.

Qin Wu, Technology Architect,, Huawei

Qin Wu, Huawei, is Technology Architect, active contributor in IETF, working on network automation and YANG, Network Telemetry, engaging with some related open Source Projects, co-chairs of L2SM Working Group, previously co-chaired L3SM Working Group and IETF RTG YANG Architecture Design Team member, help drive WG to deliver L3SM service model as RFC8049 and L2SM service model as Working Group document and rewrite L3SM service model work based on deployment experience and republished as RFC8299.  Note that L2SM working group and L3SM working group are tasked to define YANG data models that can be used for communication between customers and network operators and to deliver a Layer 3 provider-provisioned VPN service and a L2VPN service.

11.10 Automation Panel
Automation: Dreams and Reality
Seated Lunch
Thursday 11 April Afternoon Conference Day TWO Track 2

    Conference Room Level -1

  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 19.30
  • End of Conference: 17.10

Afternoon Chairman
Roland Thienpont,
Director IP Product Marketing EMEA, Nokia

Roland has over 25 years of experience within the networking and data communications industry, in the areas of engineering, technology and product strategy and product management.   From early 2000 until 2016 he had the role of IP product manager for Nokia's IP/MPLS Service Router and Ethernet Services Switch products for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Recently he took the role of Director Product Marketing for IP.   Roland holds a MSc. in Electronic Engineering with a specialization in Telecommunications from the University of Antwerp and an Alcatel International Master in Management.

14.00 SDN Controllers Session
Optimizing Path Programming Technologies for SDN
Understanding your toolbox of path programming technologies
Learning from the success of path programming deployments
Learning about most appropriate use-case scenario per path programming technology option
Avoiding SDN failure by using wrong path programming tool for a use-case

Avoiding known mistakes when architecting SDN based path programming

Matthew Bocci,
Director, Product Line Manager Nokia

Matthew Bocci is Director of Technology and Standards with the Service Router product management team at Nokia, specialising in MPLS/Segment Routing, pseudowire and OpenFlow technologies.   He is co-chair of the IETF Network Virtualisation Overlays (NVO3) And BGP Enabled Services (BESS) working groups, and has been a regular contributor to the IETF for many years. He is a co-author of a number of publications and IETF drafts and RFCs on MPLS-based converged networks, as well as a regular speaker at industry conferences.   Previously, Matthew provided advanced technical consulting in traffic management, signaling and network performance with Newbridge Networks. He holds a PhD in ATM network modeling from Queen Mary & Westfield College, London.

Network Management Rearchitected as a Services Incubator
Outlining the transformation of NMS into semi-automated control systems. Puting progress with SDN and AI into the context of multi-vendor networking. Explaining the crucial role of open interfaces as well as the need to balance continuity with the desire for automated, semi-autonomous control.

Ulrich Kohn,
Director Technical Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking

Ulrich is Director of technical marketing at ADVA Optical Networking with responsibility for the companie`s One Network Edge program.  With over 25 years of experience in fixed and mobile networks, Ulrich is familiar with the challenges and pain points of today’s networks and is able to show how the latest technology provides answers and an economic, future-proof path forward.   Before joining ADVA Optical Networking in April 2013, he worked for Ericsson and Marconi Communications in management positions with Business Development, Network Strategy, Product Marketing and Technical Sales.

Deployments of SDN Controllers in the Wide-Area Network
Delivering examples of deployments, ranging from telcos to ISPs to Media and Content networks. Discussing integration between SDN Controllers and network/node health monitoring systems, in order to provide fully automated network remediation when fault conditions are detected.

Julian Lucek, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Juniper Networks

Julian Lucek is a Distinguished Systems Engineer at Juniper Networks, where he has been working with many operators on the design and evolution of their networks. Before joining Juniper Networks in 1999, he worked at BT for several years, at first in the Photonics Research Department and later in the data transport and routing area. During this time he gained a PhD in ultrahigh-speed optical transmission and processing from Cambridge University.   He is the holder of several patents in the area of communications technology. He has a Master's degree in Physics from Cambridge University and holds Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert (JNCIE) certification number 21.   He is co-author of the book "MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies", by Ina Minei and Julian Lucek. This book is now in its third edition.

Automated Peering Engineering with Real-time Analytics and SDN Control
Covering use cases including egress peer engineering and ingress route optimization, applying cost, link utilization, latency, or packet loss as triggers for traffic optimization, and applying application-level insights and additional datasets for enhanced traffic steering granularity

Hamid Ould-Brahim, SDN Product Manager, Nokia
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
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15.50 Blockchain Session
Decentralized Internet Infrastructure
Introducing a decentralized network architecture based on blockchains. This architecture reconstructs the infrastructure, builds a more equal, trusted, and open Internet to promotes the healthy and sustainable development of the Internet.

Shen Yan, Senior Engineer, Huawei Technologies

Dr. Shen YAN, Senior Engineer of the Network Technology Laboratory, Huawei Technologies; in charge of standardization and promotion works in the Network Technology Laboratory.   He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications 2014. He joined Huawei Technologies 2016, is now mainly working on Intelligence Driven Network, Network 5.0 research and standardization.   He is active in IETF, IRTF, and ETSI. He participates in WI6 (Intelligence-Defined Network) in ETSI/NGP ISG.

Blockchain and the Future of Networking
The fast emerging trend of blockchain is now being applied to infrastructure in order to allow operators to streamline operations and compliance processes using distributed ledger technology.

Ram Jagadeesan, Distinguished Engineer, Strategist & CTO of Blockchain Incubation, Cisco
16.30 Deterministic Networks Session
Advances in Deterministic Networking
The 3GPP requirements and service definitions for 5G mobile services, including Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), have led to the definition of application use cases that would make use of such 5G services, such as electrical utility smart grid enhancements, factory automation, autonomous driving, and remote surgery. Describing recent advancements to make these services a reality.

Andrew G. Malis,
Distinguished Engineer, Huawei Technologies

Andrew G. Malis is a Distinguished Engineer at Huawei Technologies. He specializes in product and network architecture and future evolution; standards leadership (internal and external to the company); customer consultation; and SDN, NFV, IP, MPLS, Ethernet, and other telecom and data networking protocols.   Previously, he has held senior engineering positions at Verizon, Tellabs, Cascade Communications, BBN, and other industry-leading organizations. He also holds standards leadership positions as a Working Group co-chair and a member of the Routing Directorate in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He has held leadership roles in other standards organizations, including as Services Area Director and Technical Council Member at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), board memberships, and president/chairman.   He has written and contributed to many technology standards, including having authored over 40 IETF RFCs, and has spoken and chaired at numerous industry conferences, and is an ongoing member of the technical program committee for several conferences.

Ethan Grossman,
Senior Embedded Software Manager, Dolby Laboratories

Ethan Grossman is a Senior Embedded Software Manager in the Cinema business group at Dolby Laboratories. He has designed software, hardware, architecture and provided technical leadership in the field of professional audio and video for Dolby, Avid, Sony, and others for 30 years.   Ethan is Secretary to the IETF DetNet Working Group, and is editor and co-author of the DetNet Use Cases draft and the DetNet Security Considerations draft.

End of Conference Day Two - Track 2