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MARRIOTT PARIS RIVE GAUCHE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER ★ PARIS ★ FRANCE
Coronavirus


2020 AGENDA CONFERENCE DAY TWO

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Start of the Conference 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 19.00
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30

MORNING SESSIONS



 

Morning Chairman
Bruno Decraene, Orange, Co-Chair of Spring IETF WG

Bruno Decraene is a senior network architect in Orange and an Orange Expert. He also contributes in IETF standardization in the routing area with 25 RFCs, 11 actives drafts and the co-chair of the SPRING WG defining Segment Routing.

Segment Routing Requirements & Benefits Session
08.50
SRv6 Deployment and Migration
Introducing an incremental deployment of SRv6 and migration to SRv6 network from the existing network reusing the legacy equipment. Discussing the migration to SRv6 in the existing data centers in which VxLAN is used.

Greg Mirsky,
Senior Pre-research and Standardization Expert, ZTE

25+ years experience in developing networking solutions and further advancing networking technology. Area of research - network resiliency and quality assurance by enhancing fault management and performance monitoring methods.   An active contributor to SDOs (IETF, BBF, and MEF).   An inventor with 10+ granted patents.   BS in Physics degree from Latvian University (Riga, Latvia).

09.10
Implementation of E2E Automation in SRv6 & IPv6 Hybrid Networking Scenarios
Demonstrating how SRv6-based network automation resolves SRv6 deployment issues on the live network, providing E2E SRv6 lifecycle management capabilities.

Kevin Zhang, Senior Marketing Manager, Huawei

Over 13+ years of experience in telecom industry R&D. 8 years of R&D delivery and project management experience, 5 years of + product planning management experience.   Currently, He responsible for IP controller planning, focuses on evolution of metro backbone scenarios, and focuses on the development of key technologies such as SR/SRv6.

09.30
Segment Routing Generation 2020: A Comparison of Segment Routing Data-Plane Encodings
Comparing the various data-plane encodings of Segment Routing and providing a technological comparison between those associated Segment Routing encodings. Discussing the requirements and benefits of Segment Routing in the domain of 5G and the hyper connected world.

Mustapha Aissaoui,
IP/MPLS Product Line Manager, Nokia

Mustapha Aissaoui is a Product Manager in the Service Router Product Group of the IP/Optical Networks at Nokia. He holds an Electrical Engineering Diploma from Polytechnic School of Algiers and a MASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa.  Mustapha Aissaoui has been in the Product Management role since 2004 and is responsible for the MPLS and Segment Routing features in the SR-OS based routers.  He is also the lead PLM for the SR-OS based PCEP and other SDN features of the NSP.  Mustapha Aissaoui is an active participant of the IETF MPLS, PCE, and SPRING working groups. He is a co-author and a major contributor to many drafts in these working groups.

09.50
Designing Next Generation Network Fabric – with Segment Routing
Networking industry is facing a transformation which is being fueled by trends like 5G, IOT and exponential network traffic growth. These trends are bringing lots of requirements and challenges to an already complex networking world. Exploring how to design an application driven agile, automated and scalable network with segment routing.

Bilal Shahid,
Senior Product Line Manager, Juniper Networks

Segment Routing Deployments Session
10.10
Defining SR-MPLS Network Overlays for Converged Metro and Access Networks Using Flex-Algo
How to use SR-MPLS transport with Flex-Algo defined custom overlays by application. This allows the MSO to carry delay sensitive traffic such as commercial services with well-defined SLA requirements in an east-west SR overlay, while continuing to allow best effort traffic to flow across the hub and spoke IGP defined overlay.

Jeff Cook, Principal Engineer, Datacenter Network Architecture, Charter
10.25
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

10.55
SRv6 Data Center Networking
Discovering how LINE’s private cloud is leveraging SRv6 to build a multi-tenant network infrastructure. This infrastructure uses OpenStack to instantiate virtual machines that are isolated in different tenants thanks to SRv6 Neutron plugin. Giving further insights into the implementation of our SRv6 network architecture.

Hiroki Shirokura, Software Engineer, Line Corporation
11.10
Network Fabric with EVPN and Segment Routing in SP Edge Datacenter
Segment Routing as unified forwarding plane, and EVPN/L3VPN as a common BGP based control plane for services, greatly help to simplify the design, network operations and natively supports programmability as the foundation for end-to-end automation. EVPN/SR address well the concerns of these requirements and facilitate the integration of the network fabric in SP Edge Datacenter.

Vi-Thang Truong, SFR

Vi-Thang TRUONG has worked +20 years to define Service Provider IP Network architecture and services in different areas : access backhaul, edge, core and data center networks.   He had a strong implication in network transformation such as the first deployment of Triple Play Services and L2L services based on VPLS in France, introduction of NFV/SDN and Network Automation.

11.25
SRv6 Unified SID Use Case & Solution
Upgrade to SRv6 from SR-MPLS/MPLS.
Problems and requirements of SRv6 SRH solution.
Unified-SID Principle.
MPLS label U-SID format.
Proof of Concept.

Weiqiang Cheng, China Mobile

Greg Mirsky,
Senior Pre-research and Standardization Expert, ZTE

25+ years experience in developing networking solutions and further advancing networking technology. Area of research - network resiliency and quality assurance by enhancing fault management and performance monitoring methods.   An active contributor to SDOs (IETF, BBF, and MEF).   An inventor with 10+ granted patents.   BS in Physics degree from Latvian University (Riga, Latvia).


11.40 IPv6 Round table
Sous-Titre Round Table
12.30
Seated Lunch




 

Morning Chairman
Azhar Sayeed,
Chief Architect, Service Provider, Red Hat
5G Architectures Session
08.50
Transport Solution for 5G Campus Networks
Presenting the new challenge and opportunity of 5G campus network, and proposing E2E solution to catch the opportunity. Sharing some lessons learned from the pilot projects.

XiPeng Xiao, CTO Office, Huawei Europe

Dr. XiPeng Xiao is Head of CTO Office for Huawei West Europe. Prior to Huawei, he spent many years in Silicon Valley and served as Marketing Director at Riverstone

09.10
Lessons learned from the Cloud Native 5G Demo at Kubecon
Focusing on the networking challenges faced for core DC, Edge POP and Public cloud connectivity that was involved using SD-WAN, routing issues, NAT traversal issues and traffic and load balancing issues. Discussing issues associated with MULTUS in Kubernetes.

Azhar Sayeed,
Chief Architect, Service Provider, Red Hat
09.30
Security Considerations
Exploring both the business opportunities as well as the security challenges for the new 5G network and including concrete recommendations about how to go forwards with securing 5G access and core networks.

Albert Lew, Juniper Networks
09.50
5G and MEC: End-to-End Transport Orchestration in Virtual RANs
The new 5G RAN and packet core architectures along with the new service performance envisioned for 5G require new considerations in how the networks are architected and deployed. Ultra-low latency services may require computing pushed closer to the user to meet application requirements.

Malgorzata Svensson, OSS Expert, Ericsson

Malgorzata Svensson is an expert in operations support systems (OSS). She joined Ericsson in 1996 and has worked in various areas within research and development.   For the past 10 years, her work has focused on architecture evolution. Malgorzata has broad experience in business process, function and information modeling, information and cloud technologies, analytics, DevOps processes and tool chains.   She holds an M.Sc. in technology from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland.

10.10
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

10.40
Adaptive Multi-Layer 5G Transport Networking
Discussing 5G packet-optical transport evolution that empowers network architects to update and modernize the network assets at their own pace while avoiding vendor lock-in. By consolidating the packet and optical layers into a single unified solution, from access to metro, network operators can best address new 5G challenges and opportunities via auto-coordinated, adaptive and reliable end-to-end multi-layer network services.

James Glover, Director, Product Line Management, Ciena

James Glover has over 25 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries. He currently holds the position of Director of Product Line Management at Ciena.   His current responsibilities are focused on IP Strategy and Execution, NOS Evolution for L2/L3 networking and software support for Distributed NFV Infrastructure. Other Ciena activities that involve James include solution architecture and synergies with recently acquired companies related to SDN, 5G networking, and virtualized enterprise offerings. Prior to Ciena, James worked at Ericsson for 9 years, both in Europe and North America, serving in roles related to mobile backhaul. Prior to Ericsson, James held various positions related to networking at Redback Networks, HP, and 3COM.   James has spent the last few years driving a portfolio level approach for software feature development, software architecture, products, and roadmaps both in Ericsson as well as Ciena. He has provided leadership to enable a transition to Agile based development for Engineering and Product Management. He holds a B.S. in information systems from San Jose State University. James is currently based in San Jose, CA

11.00
An IP Engineer Perspective
Describing the lessons learned when evolving the radio access network from distributed to centralized architectures. Showing how the innovations introduced by 5G impact the IP network requirements.

Paul Meyers, Senior Product Line Manager, Nokia

Paul Meyers has been working the last 15 years as product line manager for the EMEA region for various IP products within Nokia (previously Alcatel) with a focus the last years on Mobile Backhaul.

11.20
5G as a Technology Incubator
Outlining essential technology innovation in 5G and its impact on the connectivity network. Focusing on two key technologies: disaggregation and precise synchronization. The work of relevant open communities such as TIP DCSG (disaggregated cell site gateway) project is essential for assuring a seamless, demand-driven technology innovation in 5G connectivity networks.

Ulrich Kohn,
Technical Marketing Director, 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.


DDoS Session
11.40
Collaborative DDoS Mitigation
Discussing the initiatives in DDoS in different communities and regions. The ideas are quite different: from exchanging DDoS attack data to enabling inter-organization DDoS attack signaling.

Kirill Kasavchenko, Principal Security Technologist, Netscout

Kirill Kasavchenko is Principal Security Technologist in the CTO Team of NETSCOUT. Kirill has 16 years of experience in various post- and presales roles dealing with telecom operators and large enterprises in more than 30 countries of Europe, Middle East, Russia and CIS. His areas of interest are network design and network security at a large scale. On the CTO team at Netscout, Kirill focuses on emerging technologies and global research projects, applying his expertise in routing and security to find new ways for NETSCOUT to protect customers’ networks.   Kirill holds B.S. and M.S. with honors in Computer Sciences from the Saint-Petersburg University of IT, Mechanics and Optics as well as a number of industry certifications including Cisco CCIE Emeritus. Prior to joining Arbor Networks in 2011 he spent seven years on different positions ranging from network engineer to chief engineer at systems integrators and network infrastructure vendors.

12.00
Evolving DDoS Security: Towards Self-defending Networks
To truly evolve the DDoS security for the cloud, 5G, and IoT era, we need to automate it. Discussing the idea and the approaches to DDoS auto-mitigation, which can help us with setting the stage for self-defending networks of the future.

Stefan Meinders, Product Manager, deepfield Business Unit, Nokia
12.30
Seated Lunch




 
Morning Chairman
Jean-Marc Uzé,
VP EMEA, Augtera Networks
USE CASE II Session
08.50
Proactive Network Troubleshooting Using Machine Learning
Showing how machine learning helped reduce from thousands of events to a handful of meaningful situations in their mobile backhaul network, and how machine learning helped reduce effort and improve customer satisfaction in a number of use cases, including when fibre cuts or power outages occur.

Cristian Panu, Expert Operations Engineer, Vodafone

Carsten Collatz, Senior Product Manager, Nokia
Smart Telemetry/Data Quality Session
09.10
How Many Data do we Need to Build a Good Classifier for Network Management?
Discussing how we can apply AI techniques to improve IP/MPLS Networks operations and user experience. Applying few-shot learning, meta-learning, and a generative algorithm to different domains of network management; eNodeB data analysis for quality assurance in mobile network, packet and flow data analysis for Web service identification of encrypted transport connections.

Kohei Shiomoto, Professor, Tokyo City University

Kohei Shiomoto is a Professor, Tokyo City University, where he is engaged in Research and Education in Network Management for the Internet, Mobile, and Cloud. Before joining Tokyo City University as Full Professor, he spent 28 years in NTT laboratories and was engaged in advanced research on SDN/NFV and Network Analytics, Communication Traffic & Service Quality, Traffic Engineering, IP and Optical Networking, (network architecture, IETF standardization, multi-layer traffic engineering), architecture design for high-speed IP/MPLS label switching router, IP router design, routing algorithm, and IETF GMPLS standardization, development of commercial ATM switching systems, research of high-speed networking technologies including ATM traffic control, measurement-based admission control, and ATM switch design.   From 1996 to 1997, he was on leave from NTT to join Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA as Visiting Researcher and was engaged in research of high-speed networking technologies including dynamic flow switching and soft-state ATM switching.   He received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D degrees in information and computer sciences from Osaka University, Osaka in 1987 1989, and 1998, respectively.

09.30
Intent Based Analytics
Talking about IBA - Intent Based Analytics (smart telemetry) - Analytics that are defined and derived from user intent and used to validate the intended state and are immediately actionable.
This is as opposite to “dump telemetry”, trying to get as much data as possible and then doing nothing with it, since it is too late and lacks context (un-actionable data).

Jeff Tantsura, Head of Networking Strategy, Apstra
09.50
ML/AI to Collect and Correlate Data from your Network and the Internet
In order to get a full perspective on one’s network, one must also keep in mind the ‘bigger picture’ of the internet and correlate its big data with the big data from their own network. Examining the idea behind matching and correlating these data sets and advanced ML/AI techniques that can be used to automate data collection and correlation.

Craig Labovitz, CTO, Deepfield Business Unit, Nokia
Reinforcement Learning Session
10.10
Reinforcement Learning for Telecommunication Network: from Opportunistic Spectrum Access to IoTs
In reinforcement learning, an agent chooses actions in order to maximize the rewards given by a dynamic environment. As the environment is initially unknown, the agent has to interact with it to gather information. Moreover, only the reward of the chosen actions is revealed. That is why the agent faces the exploration/exploitation dilemma: he has to explore loosely estimated actions in order to build a better estimate, and he would like to maximize his cumulated reward by playing the empirically best actions.

Raphaël Féraud, Research Engineer, Orange Labs

Raphaël Féraud received his Ph.D from the university of Rennes in 1997. As a research engineer of Orange, he has worked on various use cases of Artificial Intelligence: image processing, and specifically on face detection, dynamic allocation of resources for telecommunication networks, targeting of Internet advertising, churn, fraud detection, marketing optimization…  He led research projects on machine learning and Big Data. Since 2012, his research focuses on online learning, reinforcement learning and multi-armed bandits.

10.30
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

11.00
Self-Explaining Adaptive Networks
Describing a model-free Reinforcement Learning based algorithms allowing to hide the inherent complexity of the environment and adapt to its changing conditions. These model-free approaches need to exploit the available structural knowledge and integrate with causal inference disciplines.

Armen Aghasaryan, Nokia Bell Labs
11.20
Machine Learning for Wireless Communications
Mobile cellular networks are becoming increasingly complex to manage while classical deployment/optimization techniques are cost-ineffective and thus seen as stop gaps. Discussing through various examples the on-going AI architectures and algorithms for the design of Next Generation Intelligent Networks.

Prof. Mérouane Debbah, IEEE Fellow, CentraleSupélec, Huawei
11.40
Increasing Network and Service Automation with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Presenting the ZSM architecture and the services it provides to enable and use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to achieve secure, end-to-end, cross-domain service orchestration and automation.

Nurit Sprecher, ETSI ZSM ISG WG Vice-Chair
12.00 Panel
Next Frontiers in AI Networks
Moderator
Tilly Gilbert, Consultant, STL Partners

Tilly is a consultant at STL Partners. She works on a range of client projects with a particular focus on helping telcos squeeze the business potential from artificial intelligence and data analytics.   She has a BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania.


Prof. Mérouane Debbah, IEEE Fellow, CentraleSupélec, Huawei

Rahul Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Augtera Networks

Loutfi Nuaymi, Professor, IMT Atlantique
12.30
Seated Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSIONS



 
Afternoon Chairman
Amir Zmora, CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the first SD-WAN Open Source. 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.   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.

SD-WAN Session
14.00
Evolution not Revolution
Exploring SD-WAN’s coming of age. Tracking the evolution of the technology and the market, before offering a best practice business model for service providers’ digital transformation, without disrupting existing services.

Sylvain Quartier, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, Ekinops

Sylvain oversees Ekinops Marketing and Access Product Strategy. As such, he is responsible for the coordination of Global Marketing activities and Access Product Strategy, specifically focusing on developing the Virtualization and SD-WAN strategy.   Prior to this, Sylvain held various positions at InfoVista, as VP of R&D, VP Product Management and, most recently, as SVP of Product Strategy for the Enterprise Market, leading product innovation and alliances activities. He notably initiated the InfoVista SD-WAN Strategy (Ipanema SD-WAN).   Sylvain received a Master’s degree in Network and System Engineering from the Engineering School of Information and Digital Technologies (EFREI) in Paris, France.

14.20
Software Defined Enterprise: Going Beyond SD-WAN
Exploring the accelerating industry trend of enterprises modernizing and optimizing their WAN to deliver secure multi-cloud access with superior experience. Enterprises and Service Providers can now extend their SD-WAN solution to SD-Enterprise solution by bringing together WAN and LAN(Wired/Wireless) and take advantage of AI driven operations for their entire campus and branch network infrastructure.

Mahesh Bommareddy, Senior Director in Product Management and Business Development, Juniper Networks

Mahesh is a Senior Director in Product Management and Business Development at Juniper Networks where he is responsible for driving product strategy and roadmap for Juniper’s security portfolio of hardware, software and SaaS that span SD-WAN, Secure Routers, Next-Gen Firewalls and Advanced Threat Protection products.   Mahesh has previously worked in similar roles at Sophos and Cisco. Mahesh Graduated in Computer Sciences from Kansas State University before completing the Stanford Executive Program.

14.40
SD-WAN + 5G Slicing
How can SD-WAN work with 5G to ensure service transmission quality when 5G is used for last-mile access.
How 5G slicing + SD-WAN multi-tenant/multi-VPN solution provides differentiated service bearing and works with the transport or core network to build a complete E2E slicing solution for enterprises.
5G + SD-WAN industry use cases: finance and healthcare.

Linda Dunbar,
Technical Director, Advanced Technology, Huawei

− Lead Hybrid Clouds interconnection solutions, with focus on protocols, visibility and analytics for enterprises to scale the secure reach to dynamic workloads instantiated in Hybrid Cloud DCs over any networks.   − Co-chair of IETF I2NSF (Interface to Network Security Functions) WG. I2NSF WG is to standardize interface for clients to dynamically specify/monitor/verify their security policies.   − Lead Network Security automation to secure workloads hosted in hybrid Cloud DCs.   − IETF Security Area Directorate, IETF OpArea Directorate, and IETF Gen-Art Area Directorate. Authors of many RFCs in IETF Routing, Internet, and OpArea.   − Active contributor to MEF SD-WAN service attributes Specification Project and Cloud Service Architecture project.   − inventor of 100+ US & international patents.

15.00
Secure SD-Branch Use Case
Describing the technical requirements of a “Fortune 100” French enterprise to transform their WAN infrastructure and their adopted Secure SD-Branch solution.

Hector Avalos, VP, EMEA Sales, Versa Networks

Hector Avalos leads sales operations in EMEA and Russia. He joined Versa Networks in 2013 as VP of Business Development and in 2015 led the sales operations for Service Providers in EMEA.   Hector is a veteran with 32 years of experience in the computing, networking and telecommunications industries. Prior to Versa, he worked at Ericsson, Juniper, 3Com and Proteon.   Hector holds a Master of Computing Science from UDLA Mexico.

15.20
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

15.50
Creating a Seamless Mobile And IoT Endpoint Experience
Demonstrating how SD WAN solution providers and enterprises can achieve a seamless end-to-end SD-WAN solution without the need for clunky VPN agents, to provide secure and managed services for mobile and IoT endpoints.

Mick Higgins, SVP Product, Asavie
16.10
Investigating MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Standard & Certification
Understanding the business context and technological scope of this new standard, plus what can be expected for 2020 and how that may impact your network and business.

Rami Yaron, Board Member, Technology Leader & Telecommunications Executive, MEF

Rami has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a technology leader. Currently Rami serves as an advisor for few telecommunication companies.   He 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 leadership positions in architecture, product strategy, and business development at NEC, 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.

16.30
Multi-Tenant Enterprise Networking with Microsoft Azure
Describing a service provider who prefers to use an existing cloud computing platform for his enterprise networking services instead of building his own cloud platform. In this specific use case Microsoft Azure was selected as the cloud computing platform.

Wim Henderickx, Director Network Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Mr.Wim Henderickx is Director Network Consulting Engineering & PLM – Technology in the ION Division at Nokia, based in Belgium. Mr. Henderickx provides senior level consulting on advanced IP solutions for Service provider and Enterprise customers around: Cloud Networking (SDN/NFV), Triple Play, Mobile, IOT, etc.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the communications and networking industry, and is a regular speaker at technical conferences all over the world. He is active in a number of SDO’s like IETF, BBF, openStack, etc.   Mr. Henderickx holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Data Communications and a Masters degree in Economy and is a Bellabs Fellow.

16.50
Assuring the Promise of SD-WAN Value and Integrity
Showing how the technology transition underscores the importance of validating SD-WAN implementations before deployment – for scalability, security, reliability and performance.

Malathi Malla, Director, Products and Technical Marketing, Spirent

Malathi Malla leads Product Marketing, Technical Marketing, and Product Management at Spirent. She leads go-to-market strategy and thought leadership for Cloud and IP solutions spanning High Speed Ethernet, Automotive, WiFi, Virtual and Cloud technologies.   She has over 18 years of hi-tech experience at both Silicon Valley start-ups and large companies including Citrix, IBM, Sterling Commerce (software division of AT&T), Comergent Technologies and Net Optics.  Malathi also represents Spirent as Marketing prime through various open source communities such as Open Networking Foundation, DPDK, and OpenDayLight.

17.10
How to Guarantee Performance-Driven SD-WAN
Discussing real life Use Cases of Network Function Virtualization where Operators need to deploy SD-WAN and vFirewall / UTM Services to their customers.

Stefano Wosz, Product Marketing Manager, Aethra

Stefano Wosz is part of the Access Network Product Marketing team of A TLC S.r.l. since July 2012, and is Product Marketing Manager for the Universal CPE and NFV product lines. Stefano is involved in product strategy and positioning, product features and functionalities design together with market research, competitive analysis and sales / technical content development.  Stefano has previously been Project Leader for the Fiber-to-the-Distribution Point (FTTdp) product line and responsible for lab and field trials taking care of customer relationships, planning, product management, marketing and communication as well as standards and regulatory activities.


17.30 PANEL
Adjusting SD-WAN Services to Enterprise Requirements & the Multi‑vendor Approach

Many service providers are taking the multi-vendor approach for their SD-WAN services. This stems not only from the desire to have a second source for their SD-WAN solution but also from the need to support diverse enterprise requirements.

How can SD-WAN solutions better address this need and better balance their products between cost and features?

How do uCPE and service chaining support this need?
Moderator
Amir Zmora,
CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the first SD-WAN Open Source. 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.   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.


Janne Mikola, Product Manager, Telia Company

Janne Mikola is the Product Manager of Telia SD-WAN service at Telia Company. He has been responsible for the service’s technical aspects since, and even before, its inception in 2017.   Mikola is a Master of Science in Computer Science from Tampere University (of Technology) and he originally wrote his M.Sc. thesis on Software-Defined Networks when SDN was in its early days. Mikola sees virtualization, automation and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) as today’s most important principles in modern networking services. For the immediate future Mikola is looking forward to push Telia’s networks into the direction of Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics and possibly even true AI.   Mikola is an active participant in international and inter-organizational talks which define the future direction of SDN and NFV. Lately, Mikola has made appearances as a Guest Lecturer in academia.


Mahesh Bommareddy, Senior Director in Product Management and Business Development, Juniper Networks

Mahesh is a Senior Director in Product Management and Business Development at Juniper Networks where he is responsible for driving product strategy and roadmap for Juniper’s security portfolio of hardware, software and SaaS that span SD-WAN, Secure Routers, Next-Gen Firewalls and Advanced Threat Protection products.   Mahesh has previously worked in similar roles at Sophos and Cisco. Mahesh Graduated in Computer Sciences from Kansas State University before completing the Stanford Executive Program.


Rajesh Mongia,
AVP and Global Head of Hybrid WAN Connectivity Services, Tata Communications

Rajesh Mongia is an Associate Vice President, Hybrid WAN Connectivity Services at Tata Communications, part of the Tata Group. Rajesh Mongia, is an IT professional with more than 17 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT industry, particularly in product management, product development, business development, presales consulting for Internet WAN, IP VPN, SDWAN, and Cloud Connectivity services.   Before joining Tata Communications, Rajesh has worked for Bharti Airtel, New Delhi, Sify Technologies, Chennai and was holding key positions in solution engineering, product development and management roles.   Rajesh holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical (Eng.) from Punjab University and M.B.A in Telecom Management from the Symbiosis University, Pune.


Hector Avalos, VP, EMEA Sales, Versa Networks

Hector Avalos leads sales operations in EMEA and Russia. He joined Versa Networks in 2013 as VP of Business Development and in 2015 led the sales operations for Service Providers in EMEA.   Hector is a veteran with 32 years of experience in the computing, networking and telecommunications industries. Prior to Versa, he worked at Ericsson, Juniper, 3Com and Proteon.   Hector holds a Master of Computing Science from UDLA Mexico.

18.50
End of Conference Day Two Track 1




 
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.

Network Slicing Session
14.00
5G Transport Challenges: End-to-End Network Slicing in a Nutshell
Discussing network slicing architecture based on Segment Routing, which addresses very large scale, limited MSD constraints.

Krzysztof Szarkowicz, Senior Consultant, Service Providers, Juniper Networks

Krzysztof Grzegorz Szarkowicz (JNCIE, CCIE) has over 20 years of experience in networking industry, gained during early years of his career with Hewlett Packard Labs, Telia Research, Ericsson, and Cisco Systems. Then, in 2007, Krzysztof joined Juniper Networks Professional Services team and later became Senior Consultant.  He has worked on multiple different projects - mainly in Europe and Middle East - with many Telecoms and ISP including some of global reach such as Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Telenor, Telstra, Orange, Vodafone or Saudi Telecom.  He is the co-author of O'Reilly book titled "MPLS in the SDN Era". Currently Krzysztof holds the position of Product Line Manager in Routing Product Team in Juniper Networks.

14.20
A New 5G Transport Network Slicing
Describing Slice+, a control plane which can establish end-to-end slices. Slice+ can also inter-operate with Segment Routing and Flex-Algo protocols. The data plane of Slice+ can be Flexible Ethernet (FlexE) data plane or SR MPLS data plane or SRv6 data plane.

Greg Mirsky,
Senior Pre-research and Standardization Expert, ZTE

25+ years experience in developing networking solutions and further advancing networking technology. Area of research - network resiliency and quality assurance by enhancing fault management and performance monitoring methods.   An active contributor to SDOs (IETF, BBF, and MEF).   An inventor with 10+ granted patents.   BS in Physics degree from Latvian University (Riga, Latvia).

14.40
Enabling Network Slicing on IP Transport Networks
Given that the packet transport network is comprised of multiple technologies each with strengths addressing different parts of the network (access, aggregation, core) and that it is imperative to leverage what is already deployed, the slicing must work across multiple technologies in a way that seamlessly provides the required level of QoS to the slice application.

Joel Halpern, Distinguished Engineer, Ericsson

Joel Halpern has been working with technologies for re-architecting Internet routing for 30 years, and has been designing and delivering IP routing solutions for more than 35 years.  He coordinates standardization and open source development work for Ericsson in the SDN ecosphere.  Currently a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) associated with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), he co-chairs two working groups at the IETF.    Mr. Halpern holds a Bachelor's in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.  He has worked in data communications since 1980, including 11 years with Network Systems Corporation which at the time produced the fastest data communications equipment in the world.  Mr. Halpern spent 4 years in the 1990s working for Newbridge Networks Inc. as the Director for IP Architecture, utilizing ATM to deliver innovative IP networking solutions.  Before joining Ericsson in February of 2009, he also worked for a variety of start-ups and provided a range of consulting services.

15.00
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

15.30
Automation, Assurance and Optimization of the 5G Transport and Core Slices
Network slicing has the potential of enabling operators to address new customer segments with highly personalized 5G services. However, to rip the benefit of 5G, these network slices need to be set up quickly and managed dynamically to ensure the expected SLAs for the services that can command a premium revenue. Puting transport and core slicing in the overall context of 5G network slicing architecture.

Reza Rokui, Director, NSP Product Management, Nokia

Reza is the director of NSP carrier SDN platform at Nokia. He is solution PLM responsible for 5G and the role of Carrier SDN on 5G E2E network slicing.   He possesses over 20 years of experience in telecommunication industry with track record in software engineering, research and development and product management with a diverse background.   He was previously senior PLM for Nokia automated policy-based service provisioning with network and service resource awareness. He was also responsible for support of all SR products in areas of Services, Routing, Policy, OAM and Evolved Packet Core on NSP. He is one of the architects of Nokia Control Plane Assurance Manager (CPAM) route analytics, which delivers real-time visualization and troubleshooting for IP/MPLS network.   He worked previously at Nortel Network and SPAR Aerospace. Reza holds a Ph.D. degree in Control and Robotics from Concordia University in Canada and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

15.50
Network Slicing for Differentiated SLAs
Interconnection and mapping between transport network slices and wireless network slices in E2E network slicing scenarios. Latest standards development progress and typical application scenarios of SRv6-based transport network slicing.

Dong Jie, Senior IP standard representative, Huawei

Over 12 years’ experience in network design, research and standards Work extensively in Routing, MPLS, VPN, SDN, 5G Transport, etc. Secretary of IETF IDR working group 8 RFCs and more than 10 active IETF drafts RFC 6608, 6232, 7571, 7795, 8184, 8185, 8227, 8348. More than 40 patents in packet networking. .

16.10
Verizon: Operational Aspects of Slice Management
3GPP has specified a split architecture for 5G Radio. The functional entities of the split architecture can be virtualized and placed at different physical locations of the network to support network slicing, which is one of the key features of 5G. Discussing deployment and operational aspects of slice management at the radio and transport layers to meet the slice SLAs.

Luay Jalil, Fellow, Verizon

Luay Jalil is a Fellow at Verizon, with 23 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is responsible for defining forward-looking IP & Packet architectures & technologies across the different parts of the Verizon network. This includes but not limited to Verizon’s Backbone, Internet & VPN services, Access, DC Fabric, Mobile Transport & Backhaul, and 5G Services.   He held a variety of positions at Verizon, spanning across multiple organizations. Luay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, and currently pursuing his Master of Science in Telecommunications & Network Engineering from Southern Methodist University

16.30
Zero touch network and Service Management (ZSM) for Maximum Service Agility
Describing an end-to-end architecture and the work the ZSM is currently conducting to enable secure, end-to-end, cross-domain service orchestration and automation.

Nurit Sprecher, ETSI ZSM ISG WG Vice-Chair

NFV Session
16.50
A Programmable Network for Optimised Fixed Broadband Service Delivery
Introducing an architecture that enables greater network programmability through the Control/User-Plane Separation of the Broadband Network Gateway combined with the introduction of a subscriber traffic Steering / Load Balancing Function at the edge of the network.

Jonathan Newton, Principal Network Architect, Vodafone

Jonathan Newton is a Principal Network Architect in the Vodafone Group Fixed Access Centre of Excellence; covering technology strategy, best practice and innovation with remit across all of Vodafone's countries of operation.   He has a background in the design, implementation and performance management of large scale and international communications networks and has co-authored and contributed to network standards and drafts across a number of SDO as well as being currently active in the Broadband Forum BNG Disaggregation and Fixed Mobile Convergence work.

17.10
Presenting an Architecture for a vPE Router supporting MPLS and Segment Routing
Moving PE Router functionality to an NFV environment whilst maintaining high performance offers operators considerable benefits both in flexibility and in cost savings. Presenting the result of recent research that demonstrates vPE router technology capable of throughputs of 20Gbps per CPU core.

Paul Carter, Director of Customer Services, Metaswitch
17.30
End of Conference Day Two Track 2




 
Afternoon Chairman
Jean-Marc Uzé,
VP EMEA, Augtera Networks
Self Healing Networks Session
14.00
What is Self Healing Enterprise and how to Become One?
Talking about how self-healing enterprise, level of self-healing and how autonomous IT enables self-healing.
Business benefits of self-healing are elevated digital user experience, optimization of IT resources, and achieve uninterrupted operations for the enterprises.

Paddy Padmanabhan, Founder & CEO, Appnomic Systems
14.30
Intent-based Intelligence: Systematic Self-healing Network
To support service agility, the network must evolve from a static resource system to a flexible and dynamic system that can meet business objectives. With the global network status control, a closed-loop network can be automatically built and maintained based on human service intentions to implement intelligent and systematic self-healing networks.

Christopher Mulley, Principal Architect of CTO Group, ZTE Corporation

Chris Mulley is a Principal Architect in the CTO Group of ZTE Corporation’s Integrated Solutions department. Chris is responsible for the 5G architecture focusing on core and transmission network technologies that feed into the development of cost effective end-to-end solutions, targeted at major global telecom operators.  A key part of this role involves informing a corporate strategic approach to the development of technology that enable the deployment of 5G services that meet network operator’s requirements and revenue generation. This included network transformation from traditional appliance based equipment architecture to more flexible deployments based on evolving SDN and NFV architectures. This strategy is aimed at enabling network operators and service providers to leverage these technology in order to develop new business models and revenue streams, and cost reductions through improved operational efficiency.  Chris’ specializes in the following areas:
• Transmission network solutions; • Core network solutions; • SDN and NFV; • 5G Security   Prior to working for ZTE Corporation, Chris has worked for a number telecom equipment vendors in product development and management roles, related to transmission network technologies.  Chris holds a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Polytechnic of Central London. He is a member of IET.

15.00
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

15.30
AI Chips and Intelligent Lossless Algorithms
Enabling zero packet loss on the Ethernet, unleashing the full computing potential of AI, and realizing the integration of computation, storage, and communication on DCNs:
  • Congestion-caused packet loss on traditional Ethernet becoming the bottleneck for improving computing power in the AI era: a packet loss rate of 0.1% resulting in a decrease of 50% in computing power
  • AI-based intelligent plane for DCNs, realizing zero packet loss

Xiaofeng Yang, Data Center Network Senior Architect, Huawei

Mr.Yang has 15-year experience in telecom carrier network, in charge of the research ,innovation, standard promotion work of data center network.   He and his team are taking an active part in the data center network solution innovation, esp in innovative lossless network and its related applicable scenarios research including AI computing cluster and distributed storage, SDN automation innovation and applicable network practice and on-going promotion, etc.

16.00
End of Conference Day Two Track 3