Network Programming Promises


  • 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 Chairman
Bruno Decraene, Orange, Co-Chair of Spring IETF WG
Segment Routing Requirements & Benefits Session
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.

Tao Wenqiang, Chief Planning Engineer of IP Products, ZTE
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.

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.

Gunter Van de Velde,
Global Product Line Manager Routing Technologies, Nokia

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

State of Adoption and Technology Update
Insight into the state of SR adoption and latest deployments (across market segments - Web/OTT, SP and Large Enterprise – and across network domains – Data Center, Aggregation and WAN). Update on cutting-edge SR use cases (e.g. 5G, SDWAN, SR in the enterprise, SR to the host), on SR implementation in open-source projects (Linux, FD.IO) and on latest interoperability tests.

Clarence Filsfils,
Cisco Fellow

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

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
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
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

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.

Hirofumi Ichihara, Software Engineer, LINE Corporation
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
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

11.40 IPv6 Round table
Sous-Titre Round Table
Seated Lunch


Morning Chairman
Azhar Sayeed,
Chief Architect, Service Provider, Red Hat
5G Architectures Session
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

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
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
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.

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
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

5G Converged SDN Transport
RAN evolution impact on transport and Flexible Service placement Scalable and simplified 5G transport with SRv6 including MEC Stringent 5G Timing and Synchronization requirements Need and use cases for Time Sensitive network and network Slicing requirement.

Waris Sagheer, Principal Engineer, Cisco
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.

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
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.

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
Seated Lunch

Morning Chairman
Jean-Marc Uzé,
VP EMEA, Augtera Networks
Smart Telemetry/Data Quality Session
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.

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

Jeff Tantsura has been in the networking space for 25+ years and has authored/contributed to many RFC's and patents, worked in both, SP and vendor environments.   He is co-chair of IETF Routing Working Group, chartered to work on New Network Architectures and Technologies, including protocol independent YANG models and Next Gen Routing Protocols as well as co-chair of RIFT (Routing in Fat Trees) Working Group chartered to work on the new routing protocol that specifically addresses Fat Tree topologies typically seen in the Data Center environment.   Jeff serves the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). His focus has been on 5G transport and integration with RAN, IoT, MEC, Low Latency networking and Data modeling. He’s also a board member of SF Bay Area ISOC Chapter.   Jeff is Head of Networking Strategy at Apstra, company championed Intent Based Networking, defining company’s networking strategy and technologies.

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
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.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

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.

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.

Prof. Mérouane Debbah, IEEE Fellow, CentraleSupélec, Huawei
11.30 Panel
AIOps: How to Start
Amy Cameron, Senior Analyst, STL Partners

Amy works with world-leading operators and tech companies to define opportunities and strategies in the B2B and AI fields. She leads STL Partners’ research into application of AI in telecoms, as well as the Growing Enterprise Revenues research stream.   Before joining STL in 2017, she was Head of ICT Research at Fitch Solutions.   Amy speaks French and Mandarin and holds an MSc in Chinese Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Seated Lunch


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
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.

Software Defined Enterprise : Going Beyond SD-WAN
Exploring the accelerating industry trend of enterprises and service providers migrating from private line services, to overlay SD-WAN based connectivity services driven by need for multi-cloud access and how a Software Defined Enterprise solution can offer an added level of flexibility and agility.

Tony Sarathchandra, Product Management, Director, Juniper Networks
Best of Both Worlds: SD-WAN and the Future of the Enterprise WAN
The idea that SD-WAN is a replacement for MPLS is a myth. Fundamentally, these are complementary technologies, not competitive ones. Covering how SD-WAN can integrate and interoperate with private MPLS/SR backbones for cost-effective and scalable transport. Discussing how SD-WAN and SR/MPLS need to evolve so that Enterprise WANs can get the best of both worlds.

Shelly Cadora, Principal Engineer, Cisco
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.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

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.

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.

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.

18.00 PANEL
SD-WAN vs MPLS : Going Beyond the Debate
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 SD-WAN

Shelly Cadora, Principal Engineer, Cisco

Tony Sarathchandra, Product Management, Director, Juniper Networks

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.

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
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.

Intent Based Cross-Domain 5G Slice Automation
By leveraging well defined domain-level primitives and hierarchically layered automation principles with network-wide commit capabilities, end-to-end slice provisioning can become fairly cookie-cutter supporting many use-cases and turned quickly into revenue-generating services.

John Mullooly, Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco
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).

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.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

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.

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. .

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.

Kalyani Bogineni, Verizon Wireless

Dr. Kalyani Bogineni is a Fellow in Network Technology Strategy and Planning at Verizon since 2004, responsible for defining forward-looking network architectures using new technologies like 5G, E2E network slicing, SDN, NFV, wireline wireless convergence, etc.   Dr. Bogineni has extensive experience architecting and designing networks and driving standardization for technologies including 4G/LTE, IP-optical integration, and Advanced Intelligent Networks. Dr. Bogineni has several patents in the 5G and 4G space, she is the co-author of numerous papers in IEEE/ACM journals, magazines, and is a speaker at various conferences.   She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Buffalo, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Dartmouth College, a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, India.   She is a Senior member of IEEE and is a recipient of 2019 IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation (Industry or Government) Award for Exemplary leadership in telecommunications and 5G technologies.

NFV Session
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.

Presenting an Architecture for a vPE Router Supporting MPLS and Segment Routing
Presenting a NOS architecture leveraging CNAP technology to create the potential for a highly scalable vPE Router.

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

Afternoon Chairman
Jean-Marc Uzé,
VP EMEA, Augtera Networks
Self Healing Networks Session
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
Self-healing Networks: Software Defined Transport Network Automation
Network resources can be efficiently used by steering traffic to meet low latency, high bandwidth and resilience requirements. Highlighting the tenets of Software Defined Transport Network Automation enabling:
  • Service-oriented transport provisioning
  • Intent-driven real-time transport network optimization

Ranga Maddipudi, Product Line Manager, Cisco
Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Showcase

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.

Hu Junjie, Chief of Transport Network Marketing Dept., ZTE Corporation

Mr. Hu Junjie is the Chief Global Marketing Officer of Bearer Network at ZTE. In his role he is responsible for the marketing strategies and implementation of Bearer Network products and solutions all around the world.   In the last decade he has been focused on research and marketing in SDH, Router, OTN, and now in IP, Optical and SDN fields, pushing forward the transformation of the traditional transport network, dedicated into assisting global operators in network evolution as well as CAPEX/TCO reduction.

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.

End of Conference Day Two Track 3