April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Open Source NFV: Lessons Learned from End Users

Panel moderator: Alan Clark

Set to transform the way networks are designed, NFV has seen explosive growth over the past few years, with more telecoms testing PoCs to verify real-world applicability for emerging use cases. Many of the world’s largest communications companies and enterprise network operators—including Orange, Docomo, AT&T and China Mobile—are embracing NFV via open source projects like OPNFV and OpenStack. These communities are tightly integrated and collaborate across projects and teams to innovate rapidly as they work to meet carrier-grade end user requirements and accelerate NFV deployments. In this panel, leading telecoms involved in both OPNFV and OpenStack will discuss emerging NFV use cases; PoCs and testing; how they work with both OpenStack and OPNFV; what’s unique about each project; and what results they’re achieving through open source NFV.


The Telecom/NFV track is brought to you by OpenStack and OPNFV.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees can expect to learn how OPNFV and OpenStack are helping to make NFV a relatiy via concrete, real-world examples from the industry. 

Wednesday, April 27, 5:20pm-6:00pm (10:20pm - 11:00pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Chairman of the Board, Open Stack Foundation; Boar
  Experienced industry leader, open source advocate, a member of the SUSE leadership team, and SUSE strategy adviser for new industry initiatives and open source. FULL PROFILE
Margaret Chiosi has been involved in data networking for 30+ years. Margaret is currently focused on implementing the virtualization platform for network functions as well as SDN in the L1-L3 and mobility space (D2.0 Architecture). She has led organizations of 150+ responsible from concept through development and deployment of emerging network technologies for new global data services,... FULL PROFILE
Rakuten Mobile, Inc., Cloud Engineering and Operations., Vice President
Ashiq Khan received his BE and MSc in Information Engineering from Tohoku University in 2002 and 2004 respectively. He joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. in 2004 and has been engaged in R&D of autonomous mobile networks, Quality-of-Service (QoS) based routing and mobile service delivery platform. Since 2008, his work focus was on network virtualization and he was involved in ETSI NFV standardization,... FULL PROFILE
Thomas is at Orange Labs, mainly involved on SDN and network virtualization for IaaS platforms with activities ranging from architecture/ engineering studies, to lab and software development. Thomas is also active in the IETF, where he contributes to RFCs and has during a few years co-chaired BESS, the working group defining the evolutions of BGP VPN specifications. He has been focusing on... FULL PROFILE
China Mobile
Hui DENG obtained his Doctor degree from Dept. Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University in 2002. He worked as chief researcher in Hitachi (China) R&D Cooperation from 2002 to 2007, and worked as Principal staff between 2007 and 2016 in China Mobile. He joined Huawei and working on NFV related topic quite recently. He acted as the co-chair of IETF MIF working group between... FULL PROFILE