April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Among the Cloud: Open Source NFV + SDN deployment

Panel discussion

Moderator: Neela Jacques

Panelists: Chris Price (OPNFV); Colin Dixon (ODL); Margaret Chiosi (AT&T); Alex Zhang (China Mobile)

Seven years after the launch of SDN and the development of OpenFlow, SDN and NFV are changing the networking landscape. NFV is quickly going from white paper to POC to deployment and a dominant stack is emerging. Dozens of new products are being released based on open innovation and cloud-based deployments are on the rise. Hear  industry experts discuss the latest new SDN and NFV use cases, how SDN and NFV impact cloud deployments, the evolution of the end user and what’s on the horizon.


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

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn how end users collaborate with open source netowrking projects to actualize SDN and NFV and how the community --vendors, end users, service providers --works together towards a common goal of transforming the networking industry. 


Wednesday, April 27, 9:50am-10:30am (2:50pm - 3:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Executive Director, OpenDaylight
As OpenDaylight's executive director, Nicolas “Neela” Jacques works with the OpenDaylight community to advance SDN and NFV with a developer-driven open source platform for products and technologies that expand the intelligence, programmability and performance of network infrastructures. He oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from governance and technology... FULL PROFILE
President, Ericsson Software Technology
Chris works with open source industry collaboration and development across projects, foundations and industry segments.  He is passionate about open technology and works toward finding the balance in corporate objecives and community needs through open source technologies. FULL PROFILE
Distinguished Network Architect
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