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MARRIOTT PARIS RIVE GAUCHE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER ★ PARIS ★ FRANCE
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2020 AGENDA CONFERENCE DAY ONE

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.00
  • Start of the Conference 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 20.00
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30
  • Welcome reception: 19:00

MORNING SESSIONS



 
Morning Chairman
Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

08.30 Opening Session
AI & ML Ops: Service Providers Experiences
08.30

Mike Fratto, Senior Analyst, Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops, 451 Research

Mike is a senior analyst in 451 Research’s Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops team covering enterprise networking. He has extensive experience reviewing and writing about enterprise remote access, security and network infrastructure products as well as consulting with enterprise IT, equipment and software vendors, and service providers.   Prior to joining 451 Research, he was with GlobalData as Research Director with the Global IT Technology & Software team covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Mike was with TechWeb for over 15 years finishing as Editor of Network Computing. He was Lead Analyst with InformationWeek Analytics, Senior Technology Editor with Network Computing and Executive Editor for Secure Enterprise. He has spoken at several conferences including Interop, SD-WAN Summit, MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress, SDN NFV World Congress, as well as to local groups. He served as the chair for Interop's Data Center and Storage tracks. He also teaches a network security graduate course at Syracuse University. Prior to Network Computing, Mike was an independent consultant.   Mike teaches a graduate course in network security at Syracuse University’s Information Science and Technology which presents a technical and theoretical overview of network security strategies and technologies and how network security can fit into an organizations overall IT architecture.   Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Information Science and Technology.

08.50

Steve Jarrett,
Senior Vice President, Data and Artificial Intelligence, Orange

Steve Jarrett has taken responsibility for a new Data and AI Department defining the Group's data strategy. This new organization consolidates key skills to help the company develop use cases, enrich services, improve processes based on data and artificial intelligence, as well as enhance the value of this data externally.   Steve has been a product leader and entrepreneur in AI and mobile for over 25 years, including building one of Facebook’s first strategic machine learning programs in 2013, working with Apple on the original iPod, and product managing the first mobile browser at General Magic. He has also been founding CEO of three software companies in the US and UK.

09.10

Diego R. Lopez,
Chair of ETSI NFV ISG, Co-chair of IRTF's NFVRG, Senior Technology Expert, Telefonica I+D

Since October 2011 Diego R. Lopez is in charge of Technology Exploration at the Global CTO Unit, within Telefónica I+D. His responsibilities are related to the definition and coordination of research projects in the areas of new networking technologies and network infrastructures. He is directly involved in activities related to network virtualization, core optimization, AAA, traffic analysis, and infrastructure security.   He is actively participating in the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), chairing its Technical Steering Committee. He is acting as representative of Telefónica in bodies related to network technologies, like the ONF and the BBF, and contributing to several working groups inside IETF.Diego have been appointed by the European Commission as member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data e-Infrastructures (HLEG-SDI).   He received his MS from the University of Granada in 1985, and his PhD degree from the University of Seville in 2001. Since 1985 he have worked for several private and public organisations, developing and deploying communication services.   From 2000 to 2011 he was responsible for the Middleware Area of RedIRIS, the Spanish National Research and Educational Network. As part of these tasks he actively participate in national and international working groups and projects, and he have collaborated in several versions of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group White Paper, under the auspices of the EU Presidency, in areas related to security and digital identity services.   His current areas of interest are network middleware and network intelligence, virtualization of network architectures, control and signaling protocols, infrastructural and mediation service, and new network architectures and services  Specialities: NFV and Software Networks. Internet middleware. Federated architectures. Directories (LDAP). Identity management systems: SAML, OpenID, OAuth. PKI. Internet security. RESTful services. RDF. SDN: OpenFlow

09.30 Keynotes Session
09.30

Sunil Khandekar,
Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks

Sunil leads the vision and direction at Nuage Networks, a Silicon Valley-based business that brings a combination of technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries.   He has built 15+ years of expertise in product management and consulting engineering in leadership roles working with the IP Division of former Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) and networking start-up TiMetra Networks, as well as Bay and Nortel Networks in New York and Santa Clara, California. His first professional job came before even earning his degree when he was able to convince a local company in his hometown to hire him as a design engineer during a university-wide strike.   Sunil believes that the key to successful leadership is having the ability to define your vision and inspire people to follow it. Nuage Networks’ success so far is due to hiring top talent and building a team of dedicated players focused on bringing new thinking to industry problems.  A co-author and contributor to multiple IETF drafts, he is also a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in CIS.

09.50

Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks
10.10

Jim Guichard,
Distinguished Engineer, Huawei

Jim Guichard, a Senior Distinguished Engineer and Technical Vice President for IP protocol innovation and standardization at Futurewei, is an experienced network protocol architect with 25+ years of industry experience and is widely respected for this extensive technical expertise in Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), IP routing, L3VPN’s, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Segment Routing, and Service Chaining.   He is the inventor of 150+ US & international patents, author of several books including “MPLS & VPN Architectures, volumes I & II” and “Definitive MPLS Network Designs” and has been a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (#2069) since early 1996.   Jim has previously held senior technical roles at IBM, Cisco, and Juniper Networks before joining Futurewei.

10.30

David Allan,
Distinguished Engineer, Ericsson

David Allan is a Distinguished Engineer at Ericsson, and a former distinguished member of technical staff at Nortel. He has been active in data telecommunications standards for the past 25 years.   He has been active for over 40 years as an architect, design engineer, and developer of real-time systems in diverse areas of technology ranging from process control and avionics to financial transaction processing.   His current role at Ericsson is focused on 5G, mobility architecture in general with a focus on FMC and the evolution of fixed access.  

10.50
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

11.20 DEBATE
AI Ops: Evolution or Revolution?
Moderator
Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.


Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks

Steve Jarrett,
Senior Vice President, Data and Artificial Intelligence, Orange

Steve Jarrett has taken responsibility for a new Data and AI Department defining the Group's data strategy. This new organization consolidates key skills to help the company develop use cases, enrich services, improve processes based on data and artificial intelligence, as well as enhance the value of this data externally.   Steve has been a product leader and entrepreneur in AI and mobile for over 25 years, including building one of Facebook’s first strategic machine learning programs in 2013, working with Apple on the original iPod, and product managing the first mobile browser at General Magic. He has also been founding CEO of three software companies in the US and UK.


Diego R. Lopez,
Chair of ETSI NFV ISG, Co-chair of IRTF's NFVRG, Senior Technology Expert, Telefonica I+D

Since October 2011 Diego R. Lopez is in charge of Technology Exploration at the Global CTO Unit, within Telefónica I+D. His responsibilities are related to the definition and coordination of research projects in the areas of new networking technologies and network infrastructures. He is directly involved in activities related to network virtualization, core optimization, AAA, traffic analysis, and infrastructure security.   He is actively participating in the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), chairing its Technical Steering Committee. He is acting as representative of Telefónica in bodies related to network technologies, like the ONF and the BBF, and contributing to several working groups inside IETF.Diego have been appointed by the European Commission as member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data e-Infrastructures (HLEG-SDI).   He received his MS from the University of Granada in 1985, and his PhD degree from the University of Seville in 2001. Since 1985 he have worked for several private and public organisations, developing and deploying communication services.   From 2000 to 2011 he was responsible for the Middleware Area of RedIRIS, the Spanish National Research and Educational Network. As part of these tasks he actively participate in national and international working groups and projects, and he have collaborated in several versions of the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group White Paper, under the auspices of the EU Presidency, in areas related to security and digital identity services.   His current areas of interest are network middleware and network intelligence, virtualization of network architectures, control and signaling protocols, infrastructural and mediation service, and new network architectures and services  Specialities: NFV and Software Networks. Internet middleware. Federated architectures. Directories (LDAP). Identity management systems: SAML, OpenID, OAuth. PKI. Internet security. RESTful services. RDF. SDN: OpenFlow


Laurent Ciavaglia,
Innovation and Standardization Expert, Nokia
12.30
Seated Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSIONS



 
Afternoon Chairman
Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

Service Assurance Session
14.00
SLA Assurance Based on IPv6/SRv6
Describing how APN6 opens network capabilities to applications, so that applications can use IPv6/SRv6 programmability to directly provide identifiers and imposes requirements for networks. APN6 enables carriers to provide differentiated application-level SLA assurance, especially latency assurance.

Li Zhenbin, Chief IP Standard Representative, Huawei Technologies

Zhenbin Li is in charge of the research and standard promotion work of IP protocols. Before that he had been the Chief IP/MPLS Service Architect and the Chief Architect of SDN controller to be responsible for the service and architecture design of IP software platform and SDN controller.   Zhenbin Li and his team are taking an active part in the IP/MPLS/SDN standardization work in IETF and promote the innovation of SR, BGP/VPN, PCE, SBI/NBI, Telemetry, etc.

14.20
Unleashing the Potential of Edge Compute with Automated, Active Assurance
Understanding the Paradigm Shift to Active Service Assurance.
Enabling Programmable Networks.
Assuring Low Latency of 5G Services.
Unleashing the Potential of Edge Compute in Mobile Backhaul.

Jonas Krogell, CTO, Netrounds

Jonas is a customer-oriented leader and evangelist, with deep technical background ranging from software development to product management.  Jonas brings more than 10 years of experience of network monitoring and visibility solutions. He has worked with large service providers and enterprises around the globe, covering both fixed and mobile networks. At Netrounds, he is in charge of technology innovation.

Disaggregation Session
14.40
Towards a New Disaggregated, Cloud-native Networking Model
Why is the current Service Provider networking model not sustainable in both operational and economic terms. How does introducing a new disaggregated, cloud-native networking model inspired by the hyperscale cloud approach, and running on white boxes, meet these challenges.

Inbar Lasser-Raab, CMO, Drivenets

Inbar is a high-tech marketer with wide international experience and passion for networking. She joined DriveNets in 2019 to grow the company’s brand awareness and accelerate its business growth.  Prior to joining DriveNets, Inbar was VP of Enterprise Product Marketing at Cisco’s Headquarters, supporting a $25B+ portfolio, and VP of marketing at Nokia.

15.00
Network Disaggregation Tolerance Level
Openness is a very critical component of network disaggregation. Efforts are needed across SDN/NFV architectures, open source and SDOs communities to bring some order to this fragmentation and enable a path to consensus that leads to an achievable interoperability, coherence and consistency across the functional blocks/modules, APIs and interfaces.

Authors: Javier Ger, Telecom Argentina, Francisco Araujo de Carvalho, BT and Rajiv Papneja, Prodapt


Javier Ger, 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 an 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).


Francisco de Carvalho, Head of Networks Integration Programme Synergies, BT

Francisco leads the research activity responsible for the creation of long-term programmable network capabilities for Openreach, including the definition, development and standardisation of open, L2 wholesale models suitable for the UK market.   Prior to this role he was responsible for future 5G FWA technologies trials and associated Strategy leading to business case definition. He was also responsible for the completion of the 5G Rollout Operations Model, bringing together senior stakeholders from IT/OSS, Delivery, CFU and Group together to ensure the E2E view was agreed and consistent and agreed.   Past responsibilities include the technical delivery aspects of BT’s 4G Assure and UltraFast WholeHome Product, leading a team of experts and designers and building upon his own expertise as a Subject Matter Expert in IP Security and Small Cells Networks within BT’s 4G CPE product development integration team.   During a 3 ½ year absence from BT, working for Stoke Inc. suppliers of LTE Security Gateways, Francisco was responsible for business and solutions development and client operations, rollout and support activities in the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe for Stoke, a provider of market leading LTE security gateway technology. Fran was also at the forefront of operator partnership management and interoperability events including Small Cells Forum Plenaries and Plugfests.   Prior to joining Stoke, Fran spent 23 years at BT Group Plc where he led multiple software development and solution design teams delivering products and services including BT Message Centre Unified Messaging Platform, the Network Intelligence Platform, and Westminster Cable. Fran was the design authority for BT Text, worked with the implementation of BT's 07777 Mobile Number Portability requirements, and was responsible for the End-End architecture design for 4G wireless technologies integration with BT Group’s Next Generation Network (21CN).   Fran holds a BSc Hons, EE+E from the University of Manchester, MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from King’s College London and received his Doctorate in Telecommunications Engineering from University College London in 2012.

15.20
High-light Talk about the 2020 Interoperability Test and Showcase

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.

15.40
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

16.10
Beyond the Universal CPE: Colt Telco Edge Cloud
Providing an overview of the Stratus project, development and deployment status and overall use cases. Sharing Colt’s strategy on extending the uCPE capabilities to the far edge moving into edge-native solutions, like Edge Iaas, IoT and 5G applications.

Javier Benitez,
Senior Network Architect, Network on Demand, Colt Technology Services
16.30
An Open, Disaggregated Routing System Using Standard Protocols and Management Interfaces
Presenting an architecture and design for a scalable routing system that can be constructed from small, widely available, differentiated systems that leverage standards-based protocols and open, standards-based management interfaces, tools, and patterns.

Chris Martin, Vice President of Customer Engineering, Arista

Christian Martin has spent more than 20 years delivering advanced information technology and communications solutions to enterprises, government, and service providers. His career experience spans many areas. Some highlights include: Microsoft BackOffice server design and implementation; large-scale enterprise LAN/WAN deployments; ISP network and datacenter architecture, design and engineering; network management systems integration and deployment; high end Telepresence and advanced collaboration systems design; SDN and NFV architecture, design, and deployment; and Cloud deployment and migration strategies––all in leadership roles of progressive responsibility.   Currently, Chris serves as Vice President of Customer Engineering and Chief Architect for the SP business at Arista. In this role, he is responsible for defining and driving the execution of Arista’s strategy for its ongoing expansion into the Service Provider and MSO markets. Chris leads the global SP customer engineering and advanced services teams and is responsible for setting product and software strategy to meet the evolving requirements of SPs and MSOs as they expand into next-generation deployments in wireline and wireless access, core networking, and cloud.   Prior to his role at Arista, Christian served as Senior Director of Engineering at Cisco, reporting to the CAO/CTO Development. At Cisco, Christian was responsible for network architecture and strategic direction for major global carriers, large MSOs, and large Financial Services organizations. He was also responsible for packet/optical, MPLS, and Cloud/data center strategy for these three key markets. Further, he was responsible for SDN and NFV strategy for the SP segment, with focus on scalable, adaptable and automated routing and service delivery architectures.   Before Cisco, Chris held leadership roles in engineering at Juniper Networks and Teliris, co-founded and led a technology consultancy from inception to acquisition, and held leadership roles in technology, engineering, and operations at Verizon. He lives in New Jersey.


DC Interconnection Session
16.50
Virtual Private Networks for Multi-Tenant Data Centers
Giving an update on the IETF standardisation of NVO3. Discussing how and why the community has finally converged on a single standard data plane encapsulation (GENEVE). But many open issues still remain, including the most efficient way to transport OAM and how to secure each virtual network.

Matthew Bocci, Director, Technology and Standards and IETF NVO3 co-chair, 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.

17.10
Differentiated TE Transport for Virtual Cloud Networks by Using SDN Controllers
Describing how an SDN Controller for Virtual Cloud Networks interacts with an SDN Controller for the Wide Area Network (WAN). In this way, each virtual network is provided with the appropriate transport across the WAN, as needed by its particular workloads.

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.

17.30
MPLS in a Data Center Fabric
Describing MPLS usage in a Data Center Fabric. Discussing control plane used, huge benefits received, how scalability issues have been resolved because of MPLS. Finally fanny and severe bugs on network equipment encountered.

Alexander Virilin, Head of Network Infrastructure, Yandex Cloud

Alexander Virilin received higher education in Robotics and Mechatronics. Since the earliest years at the university, he started his career as a network engineer in a service provider. Nowadays, Alexander has almost 10 years of experience with network technologies.   For the recent 7 years, he has been designing and implementing a large-scale enterprise network of Yandex company, wherein the last 3 years Alexander heads up the network infrastructure service of Yandex public cloud.

17.50
End of Conference Day One Tracks 1+2




 
Afternoon Chairman
Mike Fratto, Senior Analyst, Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops, 451 Research

Mike is a senior analyst in 451 Research’s Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops team covering enterprise networking. He has extensive experience reviewing and writing about enterprise remote access, security and network infrastructure products as well as consulting with enterprise IT, equipment and software vendors, and service providers.   Prior to joining 451 Research, he was with GlobalData as Research Director with the Global IT Technology & Software team covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Mike was with TechWeb for over 15 years finishing as Editor of Network Computing. He was Lead Analyst with InformationWeek Analytics, Senior Technology Editor with Network Computing and Executive Editor for Secure Enterprise. He has spoken at several conferences including Interop, SD-WAN Summit, MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress, SDN NFV World Congress, as well as to local groups. He served as the chair for Interop's Data Center and Storage tracks. He also teaches a network security graduate course at Syracuse University. Prior to Network Computing, Mike was an independent consultant.   Mike teaches a graduate course in network security at Syracuse University’s Information Science and Technology which presents a technical and theoretical overview of network security strategies and technologies and how network security can fit into an organizations overall IT architecture.   Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Information Science and Technology.

ML/AI Potential for Network Operation Session
14.00
Democratizing ML/AI for Network Operation
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is a technology area with lots of potential in network operations, however there is a high entry barrier for network engineers. As an Industry we have the challenge of making these technologies more broadly available and applicable for network engineers. Explaining the approach we propose for this.

Javier Antich Romaguera, Juniper Networks
14.20
Key AI Application Scenarios and Technologies in the Carrier Field
Always-on services made possible by an intelligent O&M system with proactive SLA awareness. Service perception and acceleration enabled by traffic identification. Improved network utilization through intelligent global optimization. Intelligent network forecast, including traffic and fault forecast.

Xiaofei Wang, Senior Network Solution Architect, Huawei

Mr. Wang has more than 15 years' experience in telecom carrier network, including routers, SDN, NFV and network solution, and recently, mainly responsible for IP network intelligent solutions, focusing on improving network experience and simplifying network operation and maintenance.

14.40
Role of AI in IP Transport Networks
With the wide variety of topologies, network architectures and technologies that a 5G transport network must support, to provide seamless QoS, it is imperative to mitigate the complexity and keep operation of these components as simple as possible so that focus can be on the services provided and not how the services are provided. AI and machine learning play an integral role in managing the complexity and providing a practical way to orchestrate the 5G transport network.

Antonella Sanguineti, Head of IP Optical, Ericsson

Antonella Sanguineti is Head of IP and Optical Platforms in Ericsson. An Industry veteran and thought leader in IP / MPLS and Optical technologies, her passion has been working on cutting edge communication Technologies like IP, MPLS, Ethernet, WDM.   In her professional Journey of more than 20 years she has worked with some of the Industry leaders like Ericsson, Italtel, Cisco & Marconi in various Engineering and Product Development roles.   In her current role as Head of Platforms in Ericsson, Antonella has been instrumental in driving the IP and Optical Technology evolution to support Fronthaul, Backhaul, aggregation and converged access transport networks.   She has experience of working closely with Many Tier 1 carriers across the globe in driving the network architecture evolution for transport in the context of 4G, 5G and Cloud RAN environment. An Electronics Engineer from Genoa University, Italy, she is the owner of few patents

15.00
Overcoming AI Bias and Other Barriers to AI Adoption with Service Performance Analytics
To combat AI bias and facilitate AI adoption, CSPs must work with high quality data and the right analytics tools.
  • Operator AI deployment plans
  • Types of AI bias
  • Potential challenges for virtualized network operators, with some real-world examples
  • Best practices for overcoming AI bias and other operational AI challenges

Tom Foottit, Senior Director of Product Line Management, Accedian
15.20
IoT Cybersecurity with Natural Language Processing
Presenting a novel technique for securing large and heterogeneous IoT deployments by leveraging modern Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques. How can higher-order networking concepts be modeled? What is a TCP packet? How do packets towards port 53/udp usually look like?

Benoit Lourdelet, Product Management Director, Extreme Networks

Benoit Lourdelet is a Director of Product Management at Extreme Networks. He reports to the Data Center group. In this position, he helps to identify market opportunities and requirements for Extreme Networks products in the field of Machine Learning powered Network Automation.   Benoit has spent more than 15 years fostering the development of IPv6. He also worked for both manufacturers and Service Providers on the development of Internet Exchanges and International backbones.

15.40
Challenges Related with AI Introduction to CSP Operational Processes
AI, and ML in particular, are promising significant benefits related with improved operational efficiency of human labor, automation of recurrent tasks and predictive maintenance.
However, they require number of pre-requisities to be fulfilled before reaching real business outcome. Sharing practical experiences gathered during the implementation of AI-based use cases focused on optimization of network & service assurance processes for one of our CSP customers.

Rajmund Zieliński, IAA Product Manager, Comarch

Having gained solid team-building and management skills in previous roles, Rajmund Zieliński brought his holistic approach to business analysis to Comarch.   With a firm grounding in project implementation and transitioning and a sound understanding of the agile management philosophy, his economic and telecommunications industry expertise allow him to strike the best strategic balance that delivers on the aspirations of clients and the interests of his own organization.

16.00
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

16.30
Network Traffic Classification at Scale Using Machine Learning
Network traffic needs to be classified for various purposes, for example, business priority, resource consumption pattern, intrusion risk signature and others. Discussing how machine learning tools and techniques can be applied practically to achieve traffic classification, and how this approach can be designed to scale.

Ananda Sen Gupta, Vice President, Telecommunications Business Unit, Nagarro

Use Case I Session
16.50
Cox Communication’s Implementation of various ML Methods
Sharing methods such as Multivariate Linear Regression Model, Univariate Long-Term Short Memory (Univariate-LSTM) etc. for traffic demand matrix estimation, and the model used to predict the fiber cutset of size 1 and 2 for both random and catastrophic failures and their impact on network economics, services and future direction for dynamic path provisioning.

Mazen Khaddam, Cox Communication

Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks
17.10
Core Network Intelligence at DT
Reporting on a comprehensive, dynamically correlated data model of the IP core network topology and traffic, that has been in use at DT for over four years now. Describing various use cases that draw on this same data model and reporting on performance benefits.

Dr Oliver Holschke, Strategic R&D Projects, Deutsche Telekom Labs
17.30
Predictive Maintenance and Anomaly Detection at Turk Telekom
Describing a project that focus on operational AI for telco networks. Implementing predictive maintenance and anomaly detection use cases with machine learning algorithms in IP/MPLS domain.

Iren Berk Özalp, Customer Experience and SLA Management Systems Manager, Turk Telekom

Since 2013 Iren Berk Ozalp is working for Turk Telekom in various departments and positions covering network performance management systems, fault management systems and currently is the manager for customer experience and sla management systems.  Apart from his OSS domain responsibilities he is responsible for AI in Operations program which aims predictive maintenance and anomaly detection for network operations. AI in Operations program developed 20 different scenarios on fixed, broadband and mobile domain in different technologies with a success and won first prize in IDC awards for Machine Learning category.  Prior to joining Turk Telekom Iren Berk was working for Ericsson and graduated from Middle East Technical University with a Bachelor’s Degree on Computer Engineering

17.50
Deployment Scenarios to Augment Network Operations with AI
Addressing deployment challenges that are facing customers when exploring and implementing AI-based solutions for they operations, as well as appropriate approaches. Introducing various options as experienced with customers in the last 18 months in order to better anticipate future deployments.

Jean-Marc Uzé,
VP EMEA, Augtera Networks
18.10
A Deep Learning System to Accurately Diagnose the Wireline Access Networks
Discussing deep learning developments to offer an accurate, proactive and network-wide solution to troubleshoot the wireline access networks. Indeed, thanks to various innovative aspects, the system “learns” the key patterns of defects from routine measurements of the line and pro-actively suggests the cause of the impairment to the technician.

Nicolas Dupuis, Senior Machine Learning Scientist, AI Strategy and Innovation Lead, DMTS, Nokia

Winner of the two last Global AI Conferences organized by Nokia Bell Labs, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and main author of 30+ patents in the field of Broadband communication & AI, Nicolas Dupuis is a Tech. Lead for AI Innovation & Machine Learning developments within Nokia.   His strong technical background and his long-term contact with the market led him to create pioneering product features globally deployed at major service providers.

18.30
End of Conference Day One Track 3
19.00
Welcome Reception