April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Ericsson - Changing the Context with OpenStack Orchestration to Support SDN/NFV

Today’s orchestration and management systems are highly integrated to support a relatively stable CSP business model based on direct relationships with subscribers. SDN/NFV is destined to accelerate changes that are already occurring within CSPs to support new business models such as two-sided models and value based/yield models.

This ongoing network evolution marked by SDN and NFV powered by OpenStack is creating a new channel for service agility that is enabling business innovation across networks and IT at an unprecedented scale.

During this session we will present the opportunities for Orchestration around OpenStack to play an essential role in fulfilling the promise of a software-based approach to networking. Additionally we will address how programmability and automation of exposed network assets is collapsing time to market, decreasing total cost of ownership and opening up network capabilities for innovation in a controlled, profitable way.

Tuesday, April 26, 2:50pm-3:30pm (7:50pm - 8:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
VP of Cloud, SDN and NFV Solutions, Ericsson
Swamy Vasudevan is the CTO and Vice President for Ericsson North America’s Cloud, SDN and NFV business and has responsibility for Strategy, Solution Architecture & Offer Development for this line of business.  Areas of focus include IT-Network Convergence, Cloud, SDN and NFV. He has 20+ years of business and technical experience selling, architecting, developing, delivering, and managing... FULL PROFILE
Fred Oliveira joined Verizon through the acquisition of CloudSwitch Corporation (, where as Chief Architect , he led the technology architecture and direction, and brought a wealth of experience in envisioning, designing and developing cutting-edge products. Prior to joining CloudSwitch, Fred was Chief Architect of the Cloud... FULL PROFILE
AT&T, Assistant Vice President
Gregory Stiegler is currently responsible for delivering the AT&T Integrated Cloud (AIC) to support internal technology deployments, including business systems and network functions.  In addition, his organization is delivering on the 2020 cloud support strategy, which has been branded “Tools 2020”.  This includes the development and support of tools required to... FULL PROFILE
Head of Network Virtualisation Initiative and NFV Reference Lab, Telefónica GCTO Unit | TI+DChairman of Open Source MANO Community Project | ETSI OSG OSM Since 2000 Francisco-Javier has worked in Telefónica. Former head of the IP Network Technologies group in Telefónica I+D, since 2008 he is head of the Network Virtualisation Initiative and the NFV Reference Lab in... FULL PROFILE