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DIGITAL EDITION 28/30 SEPTEMBER 2021


CONFERENCE AGENDA DAY ONE

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  • Start of the Conference 09.10
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.00
  • Live Debate from 16.10

MORNING SESSIONS



09.10
The Current State and Future of 5G Transport
Broadband Forum coordinates a workshop on current state and future of 5G transport.
  • Update on the state of 5G transport technology and standards development work being down at Broadband Forum
  • Description of concurrent work in other organizations like IETF, IEEE, ITU, and others
  • Market drivers
  • Architecture considerations
  • Technologies
  • Use cases and examples
  • Network slicing
  • Fixed/mobile convergence

David Sinicrope, Vice President, Broadband Forum, Director Transport Standards, Ericsson

David Sinicrope is currently a Director of Transport Standards, leading packet and optical transport standards activity at Ericsson’s Business Unit Networks. His current focus is standardization and strategic product management in the areas of mobile transport including IP, Ethernet, MPLS, optical and their use in current and evolving mobile networks. His career includes 30+ years of data and telecommunications experience in standardization, product management, architecture, system design and development.   David currently serves as Vice President of the Broadband Forum Board of Directors and as Access and Transport Architecture Work Area Director in the Broadband Forum Technical Committee. David has previously served as the Board Vice Chairman of the IP/MPLS Forum, and was also a long time Chair of the Applications and Deployment Working Group.

09.50
An Update on ETSI Transformation Initiatives
Fulfilling the ICT promises
The ISG model : standards in an unusual way
NFV, MEC, ENI, ZSM : the four main ETSI initiatives

Chairman
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


Bruno Chatras, Chair ETSI ISG NFV, Orange

Dario Sabella, Chair ETSI ISG MEC, Intel

Raymond Forbes, Chair ETSI ISG ENI, Huawei

Klaus Martiny, Chair ETSI ISG ZSM, ORBIT
10.20
Coffee/Networking Break


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.

10.50

Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks
11.10

Stephen B. Alexander,
Senior VP & Chief Technology Officer, Ciena

Steve Alexander is currently Ciena’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He has held a number of positions since joining the Company in 1994, including General Manager of Ciena's Transport & Switching and Data Networking business units, Vice President of Transport Products and Director of Lightwave Systems.   From 1982 until joining Ciena, he was employed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he last held the position of Assistant Leader of the Optical Communications Technology Group. He is an IEEE Fellow and is a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award. He is a member of the Board of Governors of 5G Americas and a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Telecom Industry Solutions (ATIS). He has been an Associate Editor for both the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications & Networking (JOCN) and the Journal of Lightwave Technology (JLT) and has served as a member of the Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Council (TAC-4) and as a commissioner in the TechAmerica Cloud First, Cloud Fast Initiative. He was General Chair of the conference on Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) in 1997.   Mr. Alexander received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been granted 23 patents and has authored a text on Optical Communication Receiver Design as well as numerous conference presentations and journal articles.

11.30

Wim Henderickx, Head of Technology and Architecture IP, Nokia
11.50

Jim Guichard,
Distinguished Engineer, Futurewei

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.




12.10
EANTC MPLS SDN Interoperability Test Report
Insights into the EANTC interop tests, focusing on 5G transport (slicing, edge computing), data center networking for cloud environment, integration of multiple transport domains (WAN, data center), microwave and packet network synchronization.
Presented by
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 and transport network solutions


12.30
Lunch/Networking Break

AFTERNOON SESSIONS


14.00

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.






14.20
A New 5G Transport Network Slicing
Describing a new slicing solution, which can automatically select hard slicing and soft slicing according to service requirements. It is compatible with soft slicing solutions such as FlexAlog, and offers a wider range of slicing functions to make slice O&M management simpler and more intelligent, improving the automation of slicing networks.

Tao Wenqiang, Chief Planning Engineer of IP Product, ZTE Corporation

Mr. Tao Wenqiang, graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications with a Master Degree, is currently the Chief Planing Engineer of IP Product at ZTE.   He has 20 years’ experience in IP technology research and development.   Now he specializes in product planning, network technology research on IP product line of ZTE. He focuses on the research on IP product software & hardware system architecture, SDN technologies, IP backbone technologies, and MAN technologies.

14.40
Differentiated TE Transport for Virtual Cloud Networks by Using SDN Controller
Describing how network slicing is achieved across telco cloud and the transport layer.
In this scheme, the telco cloud controller has direct control over the type of treatment traffic that each slice receives when travelling across the transport network.

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, he worked at BT, 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 also has a Master's degree in Physics from Cambridge University.   He is the holder of several patents in the area of communications technology. He is co-author of the book "MPLS-Enabled Applications: Emerging Developments and New Technologies", by Ina Minei and Julian Lucek.

15.00
Automation, Assurance and Optimization of 5G Transport Slices
Discussing transport and core slicing in the overall context of 5G network slicing architecture.

Reza Rokui, Director of Product Management, Nokia
15.20
Network Slicing to Provide Various Service Types and Differentiated SLAs
Network slicing architecture and key technology development: involving data, control, and management planes.
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.

15.40
Coffee/Networking Break


16.10
AI and Service Assurance at Scale: is it Happening Fast Enough?
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.


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.


Rahul Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Augtera

Harsha Lakshmikanth,
Principal Engineer, Juniper Networks

• Principal Engineer at Juniper Networks, and the prime architect of Paragon Insights, a network analytics product providing diagnostics, root cause analysis, anomaly detection, outlier detection, prediction, remediation, and customizable device and network health views.





17.00
AI Driven Network Operations
The importance of network efficiencies and performance to applications and consumers is at its highest level in the history of modern enterprises.
Addressing these issues requires network intelligence that hasn’t existed before.

Rahul Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Augtera
17.20
Democratizing ML/AI for Network Operations
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.

Harsha Lakshmikanth,
Principal Engineer, Juniper Networks

• Principal Engineer at Juniper Networks, and the prime architect of Paragon Insights, a network analytics product providing diagnostics, root cause analysis, anomaly detection, outlier detection, prediction, remediation, and customizable device and network health views.

17.40
People, Orchestrators, AI: How to Build a United Team
Presenting the journey from manual configuration and ad-hoc scripts to end-to-end closed loop automation. Describing how to combine orchestration, AI and engineers to reach the holy grail of zero-touch automation and to avoid the many pitfalls on this journey.

Stefan Walraven, Co-founder & CEO, Inmanta

Stefan Walraven is co-founder and CEO of Inmanta. He is a regular speaker and evangelist at global telecom events, with focus on end-to-end orchestration and automation.   With his background in software engineering and cloud, Stefan has years of experience and best practices to share with telecom operators in their journey towards more software defined and agile. His mission is to help Inmanta’s customers bring value faster to the market and increase operational excellence.   Stefan holds a PhD in computer science, and more specifically about software engineering and middleware for multi-tenant cloud applications.

18.00
How to Test Continuously and Autonomously
Discussing the various ways in which continuous synthetic monitoring can help to deliver better digital experiences and how marrying synthetics with flow can ease the burden of setting up and maintaining tests and root causing issues faster.

Anil Murty, Director Product Management, Kentik

Anil Murty is a director of product management at Kentik, the network observability company. He oversees Kentik's enterprise product efforts, including Kentik Synthetics, the company's synthetic monitoring product line.   Prior to Kentik, he product-managed HashiCorp's Terraform Cloud product during its early hyper-growth phase.  Anil has also held product management and engineering leadership positions at New Relic, Xirrus (now part of Cambium Networks), Open Mesh (now Datto Networking) and Motorola.

18.20
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, face detection, dynamic allocation of resources for telecommunication networks, targeting of Internet advertising, churn, fraud detection, marketing optimization, Big Data…

18.40
Deterministic IP Bearer Network Solution based on TSN 2.0
Technologies such as network calculus and queuing theory are applied to network's digital twin. Traffic modeling, resource orchestration, and closed-loop control, etc. are used to be compatible with different scheduling algorithms on the data plane, ensuring network certainty in WAN and Campus Network scenarios.

Jiayi Zhang, Network Algorithm Research Engineer, Huawei

Jiayi Zhang is a network algorithm research engineer in data communication network Dept., Huawei, focusing on network calculus and SLA guaranteed solution for IP network.  

19.00
End of Day One