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March 26-29, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
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Monday, March 26
 

7:30am

8:00am

LF Networking Developer Forum Kickoff
Speakers
avatar for Phil Robb

Phil Robb

VP of Operations – Networking & Orchestration, The Linux Foundation
Phil Robb is VP of Operations for the Linux Foundation Networking projects. Phil is a widely respected expert in the area of open source strategy, business impact, and governance. He is frequently asked to speak at international technology and business events and he has been consulted... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

8:00am

ONOS / CORD Project Board Meeting (Invitation Only)
The ONOS / CORD Project Board Meeting is an invitation only event. Please direct any questions to Cassandra Blair, Open Networking Foundation (cassandra.blair@opennetworking.org).

Monday March 26, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt A&B

9:00am

Acumos Mini Summit: Acumos Welcome - Mazin Gilbert, AT&T (RSVP Required)
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Acumos Welcome -
Welcome and Introduction to the day's agenda

Speakers
avatar for Mazin Gilbert

Mazin Gilbert

Vice President - Advanced Technology, AT&T
Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced technology of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Hollywood Ballroom II

9:00am

LFN Dev Forum Panel: Lessons Learned: Integration, From the Cradle to the Stage
In this panel, developers from OPNFV, OpenDaylight, OpenStack and ONAP communities will discuss the challenges in E2E Integration and Testing faced by the open source networking projects and what each community is doing to address them in a collaborative manner.
Participants will learn more about the initiatives driven collectively by these communities and get to know the latest developments in CI/CD and DevOps area in open source.

Speakers
avatar for Fatih Degirmenci

Fatih Degirmenci

Principal Developer, Ericsson
Fatih Degirmenci is a Principal Developer at Ericsson Product Development Unit 5G. He is specialized in automation, CI/CD, and DevOps, and currently involved in several large scale CI/CD activities across Ericsson. He is a member of the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee and Project... Read More →
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Daniel Farrell

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Daniel Farrell is a Software Engineer on Red Hat’s SDN Team, where he contributes to upstream OpenDaylight and OPNFV. He has been involved in SDN’s development since it emerged from Stanford, including early OpenFlow and OpenStack work. During ODL’s Helium release cycle he bootstrapped... Read More →
avatar for Gildas Lanilis

Gildas Lanilis

Release Manager, Huawei
ONAP Release Manager at Huawei. | Gildas Lanilis serves as the ONAP Release Manager and is based in Santa Clara, CA, USA. He previously hold the OPEN-O Release Manager. In his role Gildas is running the delicate art of getting things done without formal authority. | | Gildas is coming... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

9:00am

LFN Dev Forum: Building Cloud Native, Web Scale, Deployable VNFs with Service Mesh Architecture
In the Cloud Native communities, 2018 is turning out to be the Year of Service Mesh. In this talk, we will introduce to the audience of What's and Why's of the mirco-service architecture based on a Service Mesh, the competing open source options of Service Mesh (e.g. Istio / Envoy, Conduit, NginMesh ...), and the challenges we need to solve to implement a service mesh based micro-service architecture for CSPs, e.g. container networking choices, supporting stateful VNFs, service policy interfaces etc. We will weave in some of the ongoing work in the OPNFV Clover project addressing these challenges along the way, but the content is broadly applicable to anyone interested in learning about how to build web scale, deployable, cloud native network services with a service mesh architecture. This will be equally applicable to developers and operators.

Speakers
avatar for Wenjing Chu

Wenjing Chu

Senior Director of Open Source and Research, Huawei
Wenjing is a senior director of research in Futurewei Technologies, and a leader in open source communities. His current work is focused on cloud computing, edge computing and learning systems for networks and networked applications. He speaks frequently in community and technology... Read More →
avatar for Dave Neary

Dave Neary

SDN & NFV Community Strategy, Red Hat
Dave Neary works on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) as part the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat. Previously, he has served as community manager to the oVirt project, co-ordinated the launch of RDO, a distribution of OpenStack... Read More →
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Rossella Sblendido

Team Lead Networking, SUSE
Rossella works for SUSE, leading the engineering team in charge of SDN and NFV. Prior to SUSE, she worked for Midokura, contributing to the creation of MidoNet, Midokura’s SDN solution. She was a Core Reviewer for OpenStack Neutron, now she represents SUSE in the OPNFV TSC and in... Read More →
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Stephen Wong

Architect, Huawei Technologies, Inc.
Contributing to OpenStack since Icehouse
avatar for Isaku Yamahata

Isaku Yamahata

Cloud Architect, Intel
Isaku Yamahata is a Software architect in the Open Source Technology Center, Intel. His main focus is Network virtualization as Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization. Isaku is an actively contributing to OpenStack Neutron (networking), OpenDaylight and ONAP... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Echo Park

9:00am

LFN Dev Forum: Telecom Service Providers PoCs Leanings From ONAP Policy Engine With AI/ML Predictive Inputs
This session will share key learnings from ONAP PoCs using CLAMP project closed loop orchestration use-cases with real-time analytics and AI/ML predictive inputs to drive policy decisions. We will address telecom service providers use-cases for AI and machine learning and desired state of ONAP policy engine to optimize cloud/network resource management, enhance security and drive better customer experience for supporting future services landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Sana Tariq

Sana Tariq

Sr. Architect E2E Service Orchestration, Telus Communications Inc.
Sana Tariq is a member of TELUS team acting as senior architectect for E2E Service Orchestration. Sana earned her doctoral degree in Computer Science specializing in optical communications, cloud computing, network functions virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDNs) from... Read More →



Monday March 26, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
K-Town

9:00am

LFN Dev Forum: Collaboration Between Open Source(ONAP) and SDO for SDN/NFV Modeling/API
The coordination between standard and open source become more imperative when ONAP would like to support more commercial use case, different SDOs and forum have a different model for key artifacts such as service, resources. The danger is that when API is built, different SDO, Forum, and ONAP will not be able to interoperable. For NFV, some vendors have already implemented the product reference on ETSI NFV/OASIS TOSCA standard, for inter-operator interworking, MEF also proposed interlude interface. TMF API has been widely used, ONF TAPI has been integrated into MEF core and resource models. This panel will discuss how open source and standard would work better to get alignment to avoid the fragmentation of the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Hui Deng

Hui Deng

Chief NFV Strategy Officer, Huawei
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... Read More →
avatar for Lingli Deng

Lingli Deng

Senior Project Manager,, China Mobile
Lingli Deng is a Senior Project Manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Doctor’s degree in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Huang

Jenny Huang

Standards & Industry Alliances, AT&T
Jenny is a lead member of the AT&T Standards and Industry Alliances organization, leading the Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) strategy development. She provides leadership to identify, drive and advocate industry cooperation required to enable Service Providers to... Read More →
avatar for Dan Pitt

Dan Pitt

Senior Vice President, MEF
Dan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development... Read More →
avatar for Phil Robb

Phil Robb

VP of Operations – Networking & Orchestration, The Linux Foundation
Phil Robb is VP of Operations for the Linux Foundation Networking projects. Phil is a widely respected expert in the area of open source strategy, business impact, and governance. He is frequently asked to speak at international technology and business events and he has been consulted... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hancock Park

9:15am

Acumos Mini Summit: Acumos Keynote - Jack Murray, AT&T (RSVP Required)
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Acumos Keynote - Jack Murrry, AT&T
Introduction to the Acumos Project: vision, rationale, strategic goals, architecture, and modeler/user experience at a high level. Focused on cementing the value of participation in Acumos and the rest of the day's agenda to current and potential members. Set broad agenda for what's next for the day and platform (e.g. features, technologies, release schedule).

Speakers

Monday March 26, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Hollywood Ballroom II

9:30am

LFN Dev Forum: Experience Sharing: The National Experiment Network for NFV Testing in China Mobile
This session will introduce work and experience in the national NFV experiment network in China Mobile. This network covers 4 provinces in China, including 6 DC sites, and cover more than 20 vendors, including hardware vendors, virtualized infrustructure vendors, VNF vendors and MANO vendors. SDN is used to manage the network within and between different DC.Services including vBRAS, vCPE, vEPC are tested. We construct this network to fully explose the problems and interfaces we will face when we construct a 3 layer decoupled NFV network. In this session, we would like to share how we manage such network, experience we learned from the integration and interoperability testing, and what are further needed to consider for future deployment of NFV network.

Speakers
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Fu Qiao

Project Manager, China Mobile
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Master's degree from Dept. Electronic and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2013. She joined China Mobile after graduation and is working on the research of network technology. Qiao Fu is now leading... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
K-Town

9:30am

LFN Dev Forum: Managing State in Cloud Native VNFs
The classic advice for cloud native application development is to avoid stateful components. However, most Telco applications include multiple types of stateful data - events, telemetry, call records, customer data, application session state, and more. This presentation will cover common cloud native data design patterns which allow developers and operators to scale applications and provide resiliency for important data. Attendees will learn about common data patterns including sharding and master/slave replication, the many ways to cache data to improve performance and scalability, and modern storage back-ends which are tolerant to failure.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Neary

Dave Neary

SDN & NFV Community Strategy, Red Hat
Dave Neary works on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) as part the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat. Previously, he has served as community manager to the oVirt project, co-ordinated the launch of RDO, a distribution of OpenStack... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Echo Park

10:00am

OpenContrail Mini Summit: Welcome (RSVP Required)
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Welcome -
Gathering and general organization. Open Zoom bridge and test out audio/video.

Monday March 26, 2018 10:00am - 10:20am
Palace

10:00am

Acumos Mini Summit: Acumos Overview - Sachin Janokar and Rajaram Balasubramanian, Tech Mahindra (RSVP Required)
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Acumos Overview - Sachin Janokar, Tech Mahindra
Technical overview of the project: next level overview of architecture, software, and modeler/use experience at a demo level (e.g. walkthrough of workflows for a demo model).

Speakers
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Rajaram Balasubramanian

Client Partner, Tech Mahindra
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Sachin Janorkar

Sachin Janorkar, Tech Mahindra


Monday March 26, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom II

10:15am

LFN Dev Forum: Building Container-Based NFV Solutions With VPP Integration and ONAP Orchestration
Containers are becoming popular choices for NFV solutions due to the benefits provided: easier to deploy, better scalability and lower overhead. Kubernetes has become another choice for Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) in NFV deployment. Some key challenges still need to be addressed for container-based NFV solutions, e.g., requirements of high performance container networking solutions and ease of orchestration and management of VNFs, which are pain points for many server providers to deploy container-based NFV solutions.
This presentation will show a reference design of container-based VNFs with integration of Vector Packet Processing (VPP) from FD.io and ONAP orchestration on Arm NFV infrastructure. We are building this Arm-based solution in OPNFV Container4NFV and Auto projects. Kubernetes is used as VIM to deploy Docker cluster for OPNFV platform. ONAP key components like APP-C, DCAE, SDN-C are deployed on this OPNFV platform for Edge Cloud, Resiliency, and Enterprise vCPE use cases. The VPP vhost-user interfaces are used to create L2 bridge and VxLAN overlay to connect between containers, which can be on the same host or different hosts. Two local cloud stacks (OpenStack, and cloud-native) are used in combination to represent one type of "hybrid cloud" environment.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Tao

Trevor Tao

Staff Software Engineer, arm
Zijin Tao is a Ph.D in Computer Networking, who has worked in this area for more than 15 years. He has worked as a network engineer in research institute of university for more than 10 years. Then he worked in IBM for almost 5 years for SDN and Cloud Networking. | Now he is working... Read More →
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Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm



Monday March 26, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Echo Park

10:15am

LFN Dev Forum: Early Insights from ONAP/OPNFV Cross-Community Collaboration PoC
This session will provide a preview into how the ONAP VNF SDK project can deliver test content through the OPNFV Dovetail compliance verification framework. A hands-on demo will show how Dovetail driven onboarding/lifecycle VNF validations can be triggered upon uploads to the ONAP VNF Marketplace. The demo will further expound on how the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP) web portal can be leveraged to provide infrastructure in the context of a broader LFN ‘Verified’ program. This common infrastructure includes a centralized, LF-managed result repository online to foster collaboration and self-testing with community reviews. In turn, the additional VNF SDK validation content will make a unified ‘Verified’ program more compelling.

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Arrage

Eddie Arrage

Senior Architect, Huawei
Eddie Arrage is a Senior Architect in the Cloud Business Unit at Huawei in Santa Clara, CA. He has more than 15 years of experience delivering validation and benchmarking solutions spanning SDN/NFV, networking, computing, storage, security, 4G wireless and web technologies. He's held... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson

President, Thompson International Services LLC
Bruce Thompson has over 36 years of experience in software development and system architecture, with focus on Voice / Video over IP and Network Function Virtualization. Bruce has been involved in a number of successful startup companies including Silicon Graphics and NVidia. Bruce... Read More →



Monday March 26, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
K-Town

10:15am

LFN Dev Forum: ETSI NFV & LFN Collaboration - Functionality, API
A high-level map of the functionalities and concept behind the ETSI NFV APIs will be introduced. Also, support of API client authentication/authorization based on TLS certificates as an alternative to OAuth, management interfaces between MANO and OSS/BSS, and OpenAPI work status will be addressed in order to discuss how ETSI NFV APIs can work with the LFN.

Speakers
avatar for Thinh Nguyenphu

Thinh Nguyenphu

Sr Specialist-NFV Architect, Nokia


Monday March 26, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Hancock Park

10:15am

LFN Dev Forum: LFN Compliance/Verification Governance
This session will discuss existing and planned compliance/verification programs (such as OVP, Powered by OpenDaylight, and VVP). We will also talk about how to harmonize under the LFN umbrella, and discuss a proposal for a new governance structure for LFN compliance and verification that encourages collaboration and re-use, while preserving each community's oversight and engagement.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Donley

Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

10:20am

OpenContrail Mini Summit: Governance and Community Updates (RSVP Required)
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Governance and Community Updates -
  • Governance - Greg Elkinbard (20 minutes)
  • Tech, ARB, Infra - Joseph, Sukhdev, Paul (20 minutes)

Monday March 26, 2018 10:20am - 11:00am
Palace

10:45am

LFN Dev Forum: Cross Community Infra/CICD
All of our communities strive to apply CI/CD and Infra best practices and use certain tools supporting these. There has been substantial amount of work going on in this area and this session will give update on these and how to involve.

Speakers
avatar for Fatih Degirmenci

Fatih Degirmenci

Principal Developer, Ericsson
Fatih Degirmenci is a Principal Developer at Ericsson Product Development Unit 5G. He is specialized in automation, CI/CD, and DevOps, and currently involved in several large scale CI/CD activities across Ericsson. He is a member of the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee and Project... Read More →
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Daniel Farrell

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Daniel Farrell is a Software Engineer on Red Hat’s SDN Team, where he contributes to upstream OpenDaylight and OPNFV. He has been involved in SDN’s development since it emerged from Stanford, including early OpenFlow and OpenStack work. During ODL’s Helium release cycle he bootstrapped... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

10:45am

LFN Dev Forum: ETSI NFV & LFN Collaboration - VNF Package, VNF Descriptors
The latest status and details of ETSI NFV VNF package specifications including ability to include non-MANO artifacts in a VNF package will be introduced.

Speakers
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Andrei Kojukhov

system architect, Amdocs
avatar for Thinh Nguyenphu

Thinh Nguyenphu

Sr Specialist-NFV Architect, Nokia


Monday March 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
Hancock Park

10:45am

LFN Dev Forum: Kubernetes Networking in the Telco Space
The main purpose of VNFs is to route different types of network traffic into the right direction. This means that VNFs are handling a high amount of network traffic and have special networking needs. The networking solution provided by Kubernetes does not fulfill these requirements, therefore we built a CNI plugin. This presentation lists the requirements and architecture of CNI plugin and alternatives, which were investigated.

Speakers


Monday March 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am
Echo Park

10:45am

LFN Dev Forum: Network Operating Systems (NOSs). What's Out There and How are They Evolving.
Advances in general purpose hardware continue to enable the white-box movement in the Networking Industry. Network Operating Systems provide the required foundational software to turn these white-boxes into highly functional and efficient network switches. This presentation will provide an introduction and overview of three of the most popular NOSes available today; DANOS, SONIC, and Stratum. In addition, this panel of experts will discuss how the NOS landscape is evolving with collaboration and harmonization efforts occurring between and across several NOS projects. This session will share key learnings from ONAP PoCs using CLAMP project closed loop orchestration use-cases with real-time analytics and AI/ML predictive inputs to drive policy decisions. We will address telecom service providers use-cases for AI and machine learning and desired state of ONAP policy engine to optimize cloud/network resource management, enhance security and drive better customer experience for supporting future services landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bays

Robert Bays

AVP Packet Optical Networking, AT&T
avatar for David Maltz

David Maltz

Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft
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​Brian O'Connor

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Brian O’Connor works on open source SDN platforms at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is currently serving as ONF’s technical lead for the recently launched Stratum project. He is a contributor to the ONOS project and severs on the project’s technical steering team... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
K-Town

11:00am

OpenContrail Mini Summit: v5.0 Release Content Review and v5.1 Preliminary Planning (RSVP Required)
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v5.0 Release Content Review - 
  • Blueprint Review
v5.1 Preliminary Planning - 
  • Timeline planning (freeze dates, etc)
  • Priorities (e.g. top blueprints)

Monday March 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palace

11:15am

LFN Dev Forum: Harmonizing documentation across LFN
Documentation is key to get fast adoption by a broad ecosystem. Various LFN projects are using the same chain documentation tooling based on RST+Sphinx.
However, there is a lack of harmonization for Documentation presentation, API documentation, figures, call flows.
Identify how to better harmonize Documentation and provide the best practices

Speakers
avatar for Eric Debeau

Eric Debeau

Head of Network Automation Platform Team, Orange
Eric Debeau has a solid 20 years experience in the telecommunications area with a particular focus to adopt IT techniques in networks and OSS domains. Through his broad experience as network architect (SDH, VoIP, IMS), he is recognized as an Orange expert in future network domain... Read More →
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Gregory Glover

Lead System Architect, AT&T
Greg's is part of the Target Architecture organization at AT&T. Two of his primary responsibilities are serving as Project Technical Lead (PTL) for the ONAP Documentation project, and coordinating documentation for ECOMP - AT&T's internal version of ONAP.Greg has successfully brought... Read More →
avatar for Thanh Ha

Thanh Ha

Release Manager, The Linux Foundation
Thanh Ha is primarily responsible for Release Engineering for the OpenDaylight project. He has been a member of OpenDaylight’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) since 2016 where he provides release engineering expertise to the project. His area of focus is in build automation and... Read More →
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Sofia Wallin

R&D Project Manager, Ericsson AB
As part of the Ericsson Cloud Systems and Technology organization, she is involved in driving open source engagements as well as internal strategies. She is currently heading up the OPNFV docs project and is co-leading the LFN Cross-Community working group for documentation... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

11:15am

LFN Dev Forum: Introduction to MEF 3.0
This session outlines MEF's role in the digital economy and the opportunity for service providers to participate in the MEF transformational journey towards a new generation of services that are more cloud-like, automated and global in nature.
The MEF 3.0 services framework is introduced, covering services, LSO APIs, certification and an expanded MEF community. Discussion will include roadmaps for existing and new MEF works and how companies can engage in MEF activities.

Speakers
avatar for Rami Yaron

Rami Yaron

Co-Chair, MEF
Rami has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is Co-Chairing the Global Marketing & Education Committee as well as the 5G Focus Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the MEF.In his current role at NEC/Netcracker, Rami oversees SDN/NFV solutions... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Hancock Park

11:15am

LFN Dev Forum: Long Duration Stability Test
Long duration tests are introduced in OPNFV by test working group and cooperate with Infra working group. Tests for long term stability could be manipulated elaborately to reflect and validate many aspects of the system for stable production usage purpose.The background, methodology, set-ups, specification, upstream and results of stability validation in OPNFV will be discussed.


Monday March 26, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Echo Park

11:30am

Acumos Mini Summit: Model Use Cases - Ofer Hermoni, Amdocs (RSVP Required)
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Model Use Cases - Ofer Hermoni, Amdocs
What can you do with the platform; current included model examples, additional use cases for modelers and federated Portal providers: telecom, healthcare, IoT, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Ofer Hermoni

Ofer Hermoni

Director of Product Strategy, Amdocs


Monday March 26, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

11:45am

LFN Dev Forum: CORD and ONAP Integration
Speakers
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Bora Eliacik

VP of Engineering, Netsia, Inc


Monday March 26, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
K-Town

11:45am

LFN Dev Forum: IETF and LFN Project coordination
Speakers
avatar for Jari Arkko

Jari Arkko

Senior Expert, Ericsson Research
Jari Arkko is a Senior Expert with Ericsson Research. He has also served as the Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet technology standards development organisation, from 2013 to 2017. He has published 45 technical specifications (RFCs) at the IETF. He is... Read More →
avatar for Charles Eckel

Charles Eckel

Open Source Developer Evangelist, Cisco
Charles Eckel is a developer evangelist with a passion for open source and standards. His open source journey began in 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, where he developed some of the industry’s first open source Voice over IP (VoIP) protocol stacks and applications... Read More →



Monday March 26, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Hancock Park

11:45am

LFN Dev Forum: NFV and DevOps Networking Needs in Kubernetes: A Unifying Vision
Kubernetes has done a brilliant job of expressing its network API in a manner which meets precisely the needs of Enterprise DevOps app developers.  NFV traditionally views itself as having very different needs.  The perception that difference in NFV needs have impeded progress on getting them met, out of concern that either they would damage the DevOps user experience, or lead to a fork in the network stack in which 'normal' Kubernetes Networking and NFV Kubernetes Networking would be served by distinct and subtly incompatible stacks.

This talk attempts to bridge that gap by unifying conceptually the DevOps KubernetesNetworking needs and the NFV Kubernetes Networking needs in a language that clearly expresses them as very very close to each other, in the hopes of making it easier to get everyone's needs met.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Cisco Chief Technology and Architecture Office on Open Source related initiatives throughout the company. Ed has worked extensively and broadly in Open Source for over a decade, including among other things representing Cisco... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Echo Park

11:45am

LFN Dev Forum: Re-using OPNFV framework tests for LFN projects
OPNFV defined a powerful framework for functional tests to check the various OPNFV scenarios. This framework is very flexible and enables with a lighweight Docker to run a set of rich functional tests and automatically reports results in DB. ONAP project started to use FuncTest framework to validate the end-to-end solutions using the various installers (Heat and Kubernetes).

Speakers
avatar for Eric Debeau

Eric Debeau

Head of Network Automation Platform Team, Orange
Eric Debeau has a solid 20 years experience in the telecommunications area with a particular focus to adopt IT techniques in networks and OSS domains. Through his broad experience as network architect (SDH, VoIP, IMS), he is recognized as an Orange expert in future network domain... Read More →
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Cédric Ollivier

Functest PTL, Orange
Cédric Ollivier is involved on new network architectures and then contributes to opensource projects in relation with SDN and NVF: OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, ONAP, etc. He currently leads OPNFV Functest and is committer in OpenDaylight TransportPCE.


Monday March 26, 2018 11:45am - 12:15pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

12:00pm

OpenContrail Mini Summit: Introduction to contrail-dev-env and Installing a Single Node Cluster Using Containers with Microservices (RSVP Required)
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Introduction to contrail-dev-env - Paul + anyone from CI team
Installing a Single Node Cluster Using Containers with Microservices
  • Lunch Break On Own (30 minutes)
  • Inspect/Debug the code in containers

Monday March 26, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Palace

12:30pm

1:00pm

ONF Vision Day: ONF's New Strategic Plan - Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, ONF (RSVP Required)
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Speakers
avatar for Guru Parulkar

Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, ON.Lab/ONF
Guru Parulkar is a consulting professor of electrical engineering and the executive director of the Open Network Research Center (ONRC) at Stanford University. He is also the executive director and event chair of the Open Networking Summit. From 2007 to 2012, he was the execuitve... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Roosevelt A&B

1:00pm

OpenDaylight Project Breakout: Kernel Project Planning
Discussion of features planned for Fluorine in kernel projects.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Kitt

Stephen Kitt

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat


Monday March 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Echo Park

1:00pm

OPNFV Project Breakout: OPNFV Releases - How to Best Serve the Community with a Release Cadence
Speakers
avatar for Tim Irnich

Tim Irnich

Program Manager Cloud Open Source & Ecosystem, Ericsson
Tim heads the Open Source & Ecosystem team within Ericsson’s Cloud Systems and Technology unit. The team has the role to support development teams in their open source community work, ensure open source policy compliance and to drive strategic upstream projects. In OPNFV, Tim is... Read More →
avatar for David McBride

David McBride

Release Manager, Linux Foundation


Monday March 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
K-Town

1:00pm

ONAP Project Breakout: ONAP Use Cases and Functional Requirements
Casablanca Initial Requirements Presentation and Brainstorming on Directions Casablanca Should Take

Speakers
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Amdocs, Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization


Monday March 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

1:25pm

ONF Vision Day: ONF Board Q&A on Strategic Plan - Rob Howald, Comcast; Dai Kashiwa, NTT; David Guillen, Telefonica; Nick McKeown, Stanford (RSVP Required)
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Speakers
avatar for Dai Kashiwa

Dai Kashiwa

Director, NTT Communications
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Nick McKeown

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
Nick McKeown has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University since 1995. In 2005 he started the Clean Slate Program at Stanford, which with Martin Casado and Scott Shenker led to "Software Defined Networking". He co-founded Nicira (now part... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 1:25pm - 1:45pm
Roosevelt A&B

1:30pm

FD.io Mini Summit: Welcome and Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Cisco Chief Technology and Architecture Office on Open Source related initiatives throughout the company. Ed has worked extensively and broadly in Open Source for over a decade, including among other things representing Cisco... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Hancock Park

1:45pm

ONF Vision Day: Reference Designs to Deployment - Al Blackburn, AT&T (RSVP Required)
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Discussion Points - 
  • Fixed-Access Broadband
  • 5G Mobile
  • Disaggregated Optical
  • NG-SDN Datacenter

Speakers

Monday March 26, 2018 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Roosevelt A&B

1:50pm

FD.io Mini Summit: Cloud Native NFV = FD.io + Kubernetes
The path to Cloud Native for the Communication Service Providers is a path requiring real and significant transformation. Cloud Native is more than the simplistic "born in the cloud" definition and understanding the principles is key to delivering on its value propositions. In this session, Intel will cover the Cloud Native principles and their sometimes difficult relationship with NFV. We will discuss the technologies and solutions currently being adopted and how FD.io related projects such as kube-proxy and Ligato are enabling further advances on the path to Cloud Native. Join us to gain an understanding of the options currently available and an insight into what is coming next on this journey of transformation.

Speakers
IC

Ivan Coughlan

Senior Software Architect, Intel
Ivan Coughlan is a Senior Software Architect working for the Intel Software Defined Datacenter Solutions Group (SDSG) with a broad range of experience from embedded real time product development for the Telecoms industry to manufacturing IT systems development, integration and control.Currently... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 1:50pm - 2:25pm
Hancock Park

2:00pm

OPNFV Project Breakout: Scenarios Consolidation: How to Move Forward
Speakers
RS

Rossella Sblendido

Team Lead Networking, SUSE
Rossella works for SUSE, leading the engineering team in charge of SDN and NFV. Prior to SUSE, she worked for Midokura, contributing to the creation of MidoNet, Midokura’s SDN solution. She was a Core Reviewer for OpenStack Neutron, now she represents SUSE in the OPNFV TSC and in... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
K-Town

2:00pm

Acumos Mini Summit: Technical Deep-Dive - Mukesh Mantan, Tech Mahindra and Manoop Talasila, AT&T (RSVP Required)
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Technical Deep-Dive - Manoop Talasila, AT&T 

How the platform is conceptualized/designed to work in detail, what technologies it leverages. Dive into the limited detail on the components of the platform and additional information available. Demos/examples of those technologies in action: tool sand workflow in detail for different modeling toolkits, how the modeler uses the design studio to build model applications.

Speakers
MM

Mukesh Mantan

Principal Solution Architect, Tech Mahindra
avatar for Manoop Talasila

Manoop Talasila

Principal-Inventive Scientist, AT&T
Manoop Talasila is from AT&T Labs working as Principal-Inventive Scientist and currently holding the PTL position for ONAP Portal Platform project. He has been working as software architect for over 11 years and have led platform development projects in various domains. Since 2015... Read More →



Monday March 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

2:00pm

OpenContrail Mini Summit: SmartNIC Update (RSVP Required)
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SmartNIC Update -
  • Discussion and Presentation
Break - 5 minutes

Monday March 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Palace

2:00pm

OpenDaylight Project Breakout: What Utilities are Available to You From Project Infrautils
We'll take a closer look at the various technical platform features available from project infrautils, what's in, what's new and what's coming: ready, caches, jobcoordinator, diagstatus, inject, testutils, itestutils, other utils incl. concurrent, parent incl. error-prone & modernizer-maven-plugin, metrics, odl.simple, tracing.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Vorburger

Michael Vorburger

OpenDaylight.org, Red Hat
Geek Father. EPFL alumni. Speaks Esperanto, Java, no Klingon, but a few other langs.



Monday March 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Echo Park

2:00pm

ONF Vision Day: Highlighted Component Projects (RSVP Required)
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Discussion Topics - 
  • Stratum
  • ONOS (production readiness)
  • Trellis / Cable
  • VOLTHA
  • XOS


Monday March 26, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Roosevelt A&B

2:25pm

FD.io Mini Summit: Empowering Container-based NFV infrastructure with VPP
The presentation will show a reference design of containerized VNFs with VPP integration on Arm-based NFV infrastructure. Kubernetes is used as VIM to deploy Docker cluster for OPNFV platform. DPDK is used to accelerate containerized VNFs, meanwhile, the VPP vhost-user interfaces are used to create L2 bridge and VxLAN overlay to connect between containers, which can be on the same host or different hosts. The design ensures high throughput performance for VNFs, as well as provides high scalability. This presentation will be useful for audience who want to understand the progress of NFV on Arm and who have plan to deploy their containerized NFV solutions on Arm architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Tao

Trevor Tao

Staff Software Engineer, arm
Zijin Tao is a Ph.D in Computer Networking, who has worked in this area for more than 15 years. He has worked as a network engineer in research institute of university for more than 10 years. Then he worked in IBM for almost 5 years for SDN and Cloud Networking. | Now he is working... Read More →



Monday March 26, 2018 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Hancock Park

2:30pm

ONAP Project Breakout: ONAP Platform Integration Test Strategy with External Systems
Speakers
CW

Chengli Wang

Project Manager, China Mobile
YX

Yang Xu

Network Software Architect, Huawei


Monday March 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

2:30pm

OPNFV Project Breakout: Automatic Integration & Testing System at China Mobile
Speakers
YF

Yamei Fan

Project Manager, China Mobile
FQ

Fu Qiao

Project Manager, China Mobile
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Master's degree from Dept. Electronic and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2013. She joined China Mobile after graduation and is working on the research of network technology. Qiao Fu is now leading... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
K-Town

3:00pm

FD.io Mini Summit: Accelerated Open Source vBRAS Solution Based on OpenBRAS and VPP/DPDK
BRAS is used to authenticate, authorize and route broadband subscriber data traffic according to customized policies. Traditionally BRAS equipment is expensive and implemented with dedicated silicon platform, which is often vendor-locked. The presentation will show virtualized BRAS(vBRAS) solution that runs on COTS. It includes below key elements: 1) A solution framework with separated Control Plane and Data Plane. Control Plane leverages OpenBRAS, an open source project initiated by China Telecom, and Data Plane leverages VPP and DPDK. 2) An advanced flow steering technique to distribute PPPoE packets on a standard NIC to multiple queues, hence handled by multiple cores evenly. 3) ACL and rate limiting is used for uplink flows and Hierarchical QoS(HQoS) for downlink flows.

Speakers
avatar for Hongjun Ni

Hongjun Ni

Technical Lead, Intel
Hongjun Ni is focusing on high performance data plane and Cloud Native Networking. He is FD.io VPP Maintainer, NSH_SFC PTL and Hc2vpp Committer. | He has fourteen years' rich experience on Cloud Native, SmartNIC, Wireless, Wireline and AI. | He had many talks at OSS NA, OSS Japan... Read More →
LO

Liang Ou

Network Architect, China Telecom
Liang Ou is a Network Architect of Data Network Communication Division in China Telecom Guangzhou Research Institute. He is the advisor of Advisory Group in OpenDaylight Community and group leader of Requirement & Architecture WG in China SDN/NFV Industry Alliance.



Monday March 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:35pm
Hancock Park

3:00pm

Acumos Mini Summit: Acumos Panel Discussion - Moderated by Eyal Felstaine, Head of Technology Office, Amdocs (RSVP Required)
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Acumos Panel Discussion - Moderated by Eyal Felstaine, Head of Technology Office, Amdocs
Panelists:
+ Alla Goldner - Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization, Amdocs
+ Paul Andre-Raymond - SVP Technology, B.yond (AI-based 5G Network Automation)
+ Jesse Steinweg-Woods - Senior Data Scientist, Tronc
+ Ewing Gillaspy - Worldwide Lead for IBM Watson: Talent

Moderators
avatar for Eyal Felstaine

Eyal Felstaine

Chief Technical Officer, Amdocs
Dr. Eyal Felstaine he is responsible for shaping Amdocs’ product vision, strategy, and long-term roadmap for Network Cloud Service Orchestration and NG OSS. An innovator and entrepreneur by nature, Eyal has co-founded and held CXO positions in several successful start ups in the... Read More →

Speakers
EG

Ewing Gillaspy

Worldwide Leader: Artificial Intelligence for Talent, IBM
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Amdocs, Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization


Monday March 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

3:00pm

OpenContrail Mini Summit: Overview of CI System, Testing Practices, and Coding Practices (RSVP Required)
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Overview of CI System, Zuul, Pipelines, Gates, Jobs, etc (15 minutes)
Testing Practices - Current and Proposed Improvements (30 minutes)
  • Unit Test
  • Functional Tests
  • Tests run on ever change vs daily (or even weekly?)
Coding Practices, Style Guide, Areas for Improvement (15 minutes)


Monday March 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Palace

3:00pm

Akraino Breakout: Meet-and-Greet Akraino
The Linux Foundation recently launched a new open source project called Akraino Edge Stack, based off of code from AT&T that’s intended to create a fully integrated open source software stack supporting high-availability cloud services optimized for edge computing systems and applications.
Unlike other open source-based integration projects, Akraino Edge Stack exclusively focuses on everything about the edge.

The platform integrates multiple open source projects and introduces new components to supply a holistic set of Edge platform, application building blocks, and APIs. Akraino Edge Stack is complementary to existing open source projects and standards such as OpenStack, ONAP, Kubernetes, Ceph, Acumos AI, and
EdgeX Foundry, among others, and interfaces with these adjacent projects to develop fully-integrated edge solutions.

The Akraino Edge Stack community will bridge gaps in the current technology, upstream enhancements to existing projects, and host innovative edge projects within the platform.
Come and Join us for this meet-and-greet session on Akraino.
Anyone interested in the Edge Computing is welcome to join.

Monday March 26, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Los Feliz

3:10pm

ONAP Project Breakout: Modeling Subcommittee + HPA
3:10: Status & Plan Hui Deng
3:20 IM Lingli Deng, Andy Mayer
3:30 DM Anatoly & Victor Gao
3:40 HPA requirements in VNFD Alexander Vul

Speakers
avatar for Hui Deng

Hui Deng

Chief NFV Strategy Officer, Huawei
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... Read More →
avatar for Lingli Deng

Lingli Deng

Senior Project Manager,, China Mobile
Lingli Deng is a Senior Project Manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Doctor’s degree in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project... Read More →
AM

Andy Mayer

PMTS, AT&T
AV

Alexander Vul

Solutions Architect, Intel


Monday March 26, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

3:30pm

OPNFV Project Breakout: Extending CI/CD to Support Cloud Native VNFs and Operations: A Proposal to the Community for Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Wenjing Chu

Wenjing Chu

Senior Director of Open Source and Research, Huawei
Wenjing is a senior director of research in Futurewei Technologies, and a leader in open source communities. His current work is focused on cloud computing, edge computing and learning systems for networks and networked applications. He speaks frequently in community and technology... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
K-Town

3:30pm

OpenDaylight Project Breakout: Introduction and Demo of the Infrautils. Metrics API and Its Implementations, Incl. Support for Prometheus.io From the CNCF
The ODL infrautils project proposes a new API to expose metrics from ODL SDN applications. This API is currently in the process of being adopted accross the genius and netvirt projects, and could be of interest and used by other ODL projects as well. The infrautils.metrics API currently already has 2 implementations available (and more could be written). The first one uses a built-in Codehale's Dropwizard Metrics library and exposes metrics via JMX and can dump metrics to local files at regular intervals. The second one offers up metrics over HTTP to an external https://prometheus.io metrics server scraping from ODL, and can do all sorts of interesting things... (Prometheus is one of the projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation https://www.cncf.io.). A 3rd implementation supporting OpenStack Ceilometer from contributors would be interesting.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Vorburger

Michael Vorburger

OpenDaylight.org, Red Hat
Geek Father. EPFL alumni. Speaks Esperanto, Java, no Klingon, but a few other langs.



Monday March 26, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Echo Park

3:45pm

ONF Vision Day: Exemplar Platforms - Larry Peterson, ONF; Dai Kashiwa, NTT; Marc De Leenheer, ONF (RSVP Required)
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Speakers
avatar for Dai Kashiwa

Dai Kashiwa

Director, NTT Communications
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Marc De Leenheer

MTS, ONF
Marc De Leenheer is a Member of Technical Staff at the Open Networking Foundation, an operator-led consortium that is transforming networks into agile platforms for service delivery. Marc leads the teams for packet/optical convergence and Enterprise CORD; the resulting software platforms... Read More →
avatar for Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson

CTO, Open Networking Foundation
Larry Peterson is the CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook "Computer Networks: A Systems Approach," and has been the technical lead... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Roosevelt A&B

3:50pm

FD.io Mini Summit: Integration of a BGP Daemon With VPP.
Ligato is an open source platform for development of cloud native VNFs. Among other plugins, it provides a vpp-agent plugins, which we used by the bgp-agent plugin to integrate an existing BGP daemon with the vpp forwarder. This is an alternative solution to the Honeycomb BGP capabilities, aimed for integrators and companies, who do not speak Java.

Speakers
avatar for Miroslav Miklus

Miroslav Miklus

VP of Engineering, Pantheon Technologies s.r.o.
Miroslav Miklus is a VP of Engineering at Pantheon technologies, a software development company, with more than 15 years of experience in networking software development.



Monday March 26, 2018 3:50pm - 4:25pm
Hancock Park

4:00pm

ONAP Project Breakout: AAF overview and Casablanca Security Planning
Jonathan Gathaman will overview the AAF security strategy
Amy Zwarico will open the discussion on the ONAP Casablanca security deliverables.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Gathman

Jonathan Gathman

Principal Technical Architect, AT&T
Talk to me about AAF, Authentication and Authorization. What's new about Beijing release.
avatar for Stephen Terrill

Stephen Terrill

Expert, Automation, Ericsson
avatar for Amy Zwarico

Amy Zwarico

Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T



Monday March 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

4:00pm

OPNFV Project Breakout: ETSI NFV & LFN Collaboration – Testing
Speakers
avatar for Pierre Lynch

Pierre Lynch

Lead Technologist, Ixia
- ETSI NFV ISG TST working group chair- Lead Technologist, Ixia- In the test industry for the past 20 years- Working at Ixia for the past 11 years, always in the product management team for wireless test products- Most of my experience has been with mobility testing: GSM, UMTS, LTE... Read More →
TN

Tetsuya Nakamura

Principal Architect, CableLabs


Monday March 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
K-Town

4:00pm

Acumos Mini Summit: Community Deep Dive - LF IT Staff, Bryan Sullivan, AT&T, and Sachin Janokar, Tech Mahindra (RSVP Required)
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Community Deep Dive - LF IT Staff, Bryan Sullivan, AT&T and Sachin Janokar, Tech Mahindra
Developer onboarding, repos, code, maven and organization.

Speakers
SJ

Sachin Janorkar

Sachin Janorkar, Tech Mahindra
avatar for Bryan Sullivan

Bryan Sullivan

Director of Open Source Strategy, AT&T


Monday March 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

4:00pm

OpenContrail Mini Summit: OpenContrail Key Features in Release 5.0 (RSVP Required)
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OpenContrail Key Features in Release 5.0 - 60 minutes
  • Remote Compute - 20 minutes
  • Contrail Fabric - 20 minutes
  • Bare-metal Support Using Ironic - 20 minutes

Monday March 26, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Palace

4:15pm

OpenDaylight Project Breakout: OpenDaylight Performance and Scale Considerations in OpenStack
We will go over some of the performance and scale testing that has been done in the previous releases and touch upon items that need attention from the developers in this release. Scale, stability and performance of networking-odl and ODL will be the main focus of this talk. We will also try to arrive at a plan for identifying performance and scale issues pre-emptively.

Speakers
avatar for Sridhar Gaddam

Sridhar Gaddam

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd.
avatar for Sai Sindhur Malleni

Sai Sindhur Malleni

Red Hat
Sai is a Senior Software engineer working on OpenStack performance. He enjoys working at all levels of the stack to analyze and debug performance bottlenecks. He also takes keen interesting in building test frameworks and monitoring tools.
AS

Aswin Suryanarayanan

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd.


Monday March 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Echo Park

4:15pm

ONF Vision Day: Operator Deployment Plans with ONF Platforms (RSVP Required)
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Discussion Topics - 
  • Comcast
  • AT&T
  • Turk Telekom
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Telefonica
  • China Unicom
  • NTT 
  • Google

Monday March 26, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Roosevelt A&B

4:25pm

FD.io Mini Summit: Building the Infrastructure of MEC and IOT Based on FD.io/VPP
Integrating the advantages of FD.io/VPP framework -- high performance and low latency into MEC and IOT network function components, we can achieve efficient flow classification, LB and application layer protocol processing, speed up the localization of business functions and improve user experience.

Speakers
YW

Yong Wang

Senior Software Engineer, ZTE
I am a sofeware engineer of ZTE corporation. I have been worked in developing fast datapath software with DPDK for 4years and with VPP for 2years.


Monday March 26, 2018 4:25pm - 5:00pm
Hancock Park

4:30pm

OPNFV Project Breakout: XCI
Speakers
avatar for Fatih Degirmenci

Fatih Degirmenci

Principal Developer, Ericsson
Fatih Degirmenci is a Principal Developer at Ericsson Product Development Unit 5G. He is specialized in automation, CI/CD, and DevOps, and currently involved in several large scale CI/CD activities across Ericsson. He is a member of the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee and Project... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
K-Town

4:30pm

ONAP Project Breakout: Control Loop Sub Committee - Cassablanca Planning; Policy Framework; Optimization
4:30 - 5 pm OOF/Optimization ramki krishnan:
OOF/Optimization agenda:
  • Group discussion on Use Case Requirements - 5G, Edge Computing, VOLTE
  • Architecture for Casablanca and beyond
    • Interaction with key components A&AI, Multi Cloud, Policy etc.
    • @Scale implementation for large distributed clouds
5-6 pm Control Loop and Policy

Speakers
PD

Pamela Dragosh

Lead Inventive Scientist, AT&T
Pamela Dragosh has 27 years experience in designing and building software platforms in AT&T Research. Her projects have ranged from speech recognition, text-to-speech, digital rights management, music encryption, big data, location-based services, software defined networking, and... Read More →
RK

Ram Krishnan

Lead Technologist, OpenSource NFV, VMware
Ramki has a deep understanding of various technologies and strong business acumen to lead and transform innovation into customer-winning products. His expertise includes a wide range of technologies and markets - SDN, Virtualization etc. Ramki drove an extremely successful differentiated... Read More →
avatar for Marco Platania

Marco Platania

Inventive Scientist, AT&T


Monday March 26, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

5:00pm

OpenContrail Mini Summit: Deployer Session (RSVP Required)
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Deployer Session - 
Deployment using OpenStack-Helm and Contrail-Helm-Deployer

Monday March 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Palace

5:00pm

FD.io Mini Summit: Empower diverse Open Transport Layer Protocol in the Cloud Networking
With the development of cloud network infrastructure, the network stack needs to be re-invented to meet the highly diversified and ultimate QoS/SLA requirements from the next generation Internet applications. There are some challenges as the following:- Legacy TCP is best effort based, no performance guarantee.- One-size-fits-all protocol or algorithm becomes less feasible.- Complicated and heterogeneous network environments makes common optimization less possible.- Growing concern on security on any given protocol.Huawei designed a new open source protocol development kit - DMM(Dual-domain,Multi-protocol, Multi-instance), which provides an extendable transport protocol framework and runtime library, enables application-transparent and dynamic protocol engagement and adaption. Now, Huawei wants to contribute DMM to the FD.IO Community to accelerate traffic transportation together.

Speakers
avatar for 曹水

曹水

Senior Researcher, 华为
Liang Wang and Jerry Li are senior architects from Huawei Cloud Network Lab. They focus on Smart NIC , vSwitch, have rich experiences on Packet Processing optimization and DPDK appliances.


Monday March 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:35pm
Hancock Park

5:00pm

OpenDaylight Project Breakout: ODL SW Quality Metrics
I would like to discuss starting to collect automated ODL Software Quality metrics from areas like findbugs, checkstyle, and Sonar. For the Fluorine release, I would like to just start collecting these metrics, and starting in the Neon release, these metrics should be a part of the Managed release process.

Speakers
BJ

Brady Johnson

Principal Software Engineer, Inocybe
TP

Thomas Pantelis

Principal Software Engineer, Inocybe Thechnologies


Monday March 26, 2018 5:00pm - 5:55pm
Echo Park

5:15pm

OPNFV Project Breakout: Pharos Specification 2.0
Speakers
JM

Jack Morgan

Network Software Engineer, Intel
Jack Morgan is a Network Software Engineer in the Data Center Network Solutions Group at Intel Corporation, managing the Intel OPNFV Pharos Lab. He is the PTL for the Pharos project within OPNFV and a member of the Technical Steering Committee. He has extensive Linux experience in... Read More →


Monday March 26, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm
K-Town

5:30pm

OpenContrail Mini Summit: Refreshments and New User Session (RSVP Required)
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Hors-d'oeuvres and drinks from 5:30 - 6:00 pm

New User Session -
  • Introduction to Tungsten Fabric for New Members
  • Use Cases for Edge Compute and Data Centers

Monday March 26, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Palace

5:35pm

FD.io Mini Summit: The Path to Fast Data on Arm
In this talk we share our experience from running switching and routing workloads on Arm-based machines including next steps to achieving fast data.

Speakers
BB

Brian Brooks

Software Engineer, Arm



Monday March 26, 2018 5:35pm - 6:10pm
Hancock Park

5:45pm

ONF Vision Day: Q&A and Wrap-Up
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Monday March 26, 2018 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Roosevelt A&B

5:55pm

 
Tuesday, March 27
 

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday March 27, 2018 7:30am - 5:00pm
Wilshire Grand Foyer

8:00am

LFN Dev Forum: LF Networking TAC Meeting
You must be registered for LFN Developer Forum to attend this session. To sign up, please add LFN Developer Forum to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

This session is a public meeting and open to all ONS attendees.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

9:00am

Ericsson Tutorial: Welcome and a Glance in to Future Networks - Balaji Ethirajulu, Ericsson
Speakers
avatar for Balaji Ethirajulu

Balaji Ethirajulu

Director Product Marketing, Ericsson
Balaji Ethirajulu, Director Product Marketing at Ericsson Silicon Valley, has over 25 years of experience in telecom industry. He has worked in Product management, Marketing, Sales, Engineering, and professional services. His current focus & passion is around Management & Orchestration... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Majestic

9:00am

ONAP Project Breakout: Open Source 201
How to build interest in new project ideas, drive x-project alignment, and lead distributed development teams

Speakers
avatar for Chris Donley

Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

9:00am

Intel Tutorial: 5G, Containerization, Challenges and Lightweight Virtualized Containers for NFV - Sujata Tibrewala & James Chamings, Intel
We will introduce the requirements of 5G, packet processing challenges and jump right into what container technology can do to meet these challenges.

We’ll introduce lightweight virtualized containers such as Intel Clear Containers and Kata Containers, discuss how they are assembled and managed, and how they may be of nearly-immediate use to NFV developers and operators.  We’ll have a short hands-on session allowing participants to explore the technology.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Chamings

Jim Chamings

Jim Chamings, Intel Corporation
avatar for Sujata Tibrewala

Sujata Tibrewala

Networking Communities Manager, Intel
Sujata Tibrewala is an Intel community development manager and technology evangelist who defines programs and training events to ensure that the network developer ecosystem works together toward a common goal: to drive SDN/NFV adoption in the industry using open source ingredients... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Hollywood Ballroom I

9:00am

LFN Dev Forum: OPNFV TSC Meeting
You must be registered for LFN Developer Forum to attend this session. To sign up, please add LFN Developer Forum to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
K-Town

9:00am

OpenDaylight Project Breakout: Pragmatic Upgrades of OpenDaylight By "Full Journal Replay" from OpenStack Neutron
We'll describe how we are going about addressing both minor & major upgrades of ODL.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Hershberg

Josh Hershberg

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
avatar for Michael Vorburger

Michael Vorburger

OpenDaylight.org, Red Hat
Geek Father. EPFL alumni. Speaks Esperanto, Java, no Klingon, but a few other langs.


Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Echo Park

9:00am

Open Networking Innovation Forum (By Invitation Only)
ONIF is an invitation-only think tank, gathering open networking visionaries, thought leaders and innovators for valuable dialogue about the state of open networking (successes, hurdles, things to look out for in planning, picking and deploying SDN/NFV solutions), opportunities and challenges, accelerating adoption and more.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

9:00am

Arm Mini-Summit: Arm Innovation in LFN - Presented by the ARM Ecosystem
The Arm ecosystem is bringing unique value to the Linux Foundation Open Networking community, with a range of workload-optimized system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for efficiencies in performance, power, density, and scalability. And collectively the Arm ecosystem is contributing to a broad range of work projects under the Linux Foundation umbrella as well as the broader open source community to unleash the innovation that we bring to market in the software frameworks the industry is working together to build and optimize to realize the vision of NFV and SDN in networking infrastructure.

Join us for a line up of insightful panels and presentations on the impact of cloud-native approaches, fast data plane optimization and real-world use cases from contributors driving innovation in OPNFV, ONAP, FD.io, DPDK and broader upstream communities in making these frameworks available and optimized for efficiencies in these communities and proof points with end users.

Agenda:
9:00am - 9:20am
Welcome and Overview of Arm Innovation in LFN    
Bob Monkman, Director Networking Software, Arm

9:20am - 9:40am
The Impact of Cloud Native Innovation in NFV
Ed Warnicke, Cisco; Christos Kolias, Orange; Bob Monkman, Arm

9:40am - 10:05am
Advantages of an Arm-based SoC for a Universal CPE 
Gabi Podolosky, Telco Systems

10:05am - 10:30am
Lightweight, Scalable Computing Platform at the Edge
Paul Marchione, Enea Software
With the explosive growth in edge computing and Network Function Virtualization, uCPE edge devices must provide the ability to scale down to low and up to high end in terms of cost, power, resource usage, throughput, and processing.  ARM and Enea have partnered together to deliver a fully scalable virtual CPE platform that can achieve the most cost-effective solution in terms of both software, hardware, and deployment.

Enea’s NFV Access is a lightweight virtualization software platform for vCPE deployment on the ARM architecture.  NFV Access has minimum core and memory requirements with its ‘No OpenStack’ option to host VNF’s at the edge with high compute and networking performance.  To deliver these unique features, Enea provides a complete VIM (virtual Infrastructure Manager) that leverages NETCONF to drive the native Linux virtualization infrastructure provided by KVM.  In this session, you will learn about the combined capabilities of ARM and Enea for optimized uCPE computing at the edge.

10:30am - 10:50am
Qualcomm Centriq Arm-based Servers for Edge Computing
Chaitali Sengupta, Sr. Dir of Technology, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies
Edge Computing is emerging as a promising new opportunity to support novel use cases that require a trifecta of low latency (as perceived by the end user), intensive data computation, and energy efficiency. This includes applications such as augmented and virtual reality, cognitive assistance, connected cars, and IoT based use cases. The device, edge, and cloud each have a distinct role in supporting these use cases, which have implications on server SoC design and SW stack supporting open APIs, and co-operative processing with low overhead. We will discuss how the 48-core Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 Arm-based server processor, fits these requirements for edge computing due to its high performance/ high thread density, low power, and QoS features. We will also discuss the landscape of industry initiatives in software platform development for edge computing, and where we can collaborate to strengthen the Arm eco-system’s value proposition to the telecom Edge Computing market.

10:50am - 11:20am
Containerized  NFV solutions with VPP, OPNFV, and ONAP: A Deep Dive
Tina Tsou & Trevor Tao, Architect Arm 
Containers are becoming popular choices for NFV solutions due to the benefits provided: easier to deploy, better scalability and lower overhead. Kubernetes has become another choice for Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) in NFV deployment. Some key challenges still need to be addressed for container-based NFV solutions, e.g., requirements of high-performance container networking solutions and ease of orchestration and management of VNFs, which are pain points for many service providers to deploy container-based NFV solutions.
This presentation will show a reference design of container-based VNFs with the integration of Vector Packet Processing (VPP) from FD.io and ONAP orchestration on Arm NFV infrastructure. We are building this Arm-based solution in OPNFV Container4NFV and Auto projects. Kubernetes is used as VIM to deploy Docker cluster for OPNFV platform. ONAP key components like APP-C, DCAE, SDN-C are deployed on this OPNFV platform for Edge Cloud, Resiliency, and Enterprise vCPE use cases. The VPP vhost-user interfaces are used to create L2 bridge and VxLAN overlay to connect between containers, which can be on the same host or different hosts. Two local cloud stacks (OpenStack, and cloud-native) are used in combination to represent one type of "hybrid cloud" environment. In addition, a brief overview of how the Arm ecosystem is adding Arm innovation generally in the FD.io project, leveraging its multi-core, hardware acceleration, and low power hallmarks.

11:20am - 11:45am
Enea NFV Core delivers 5’ 9s High Availability with Network Slicing deployments on the ARM platform
Christophe Fontaine, Enea

Enea’s NFV Core for ARM has been engineered to deliver Telco grade Edge Data Centers a unique set of differentiators to meet both Carrier Grade and next-gen requirements for OPNFV deployments.  Two such features that will be discussed in this session are High Availability and Network slicing.  Enea’s OPNFV for ARM Architectures supports Automatic failure detection and recovery at the hardware, software platform and VNF level.  Both Control and Compute node redundancy are supported and have been verified and optimized for ARMv8 and Cavium Thunder X.  Additional details on Enea’s NFV Core HA solution and Network Slicing will be discussed.

11:45am – 12pm
Wrap Up and Demo Expo Overview at ONS
Bob Monkman, Arm
                                                           

Speakers
CF

Christophe Fontaine

OpenSource Software Engineer, ENEA
avatar for Christos Kolias

Christos Kolias

Principal Research Scientist, Orange Expert, Orange Silicon Valley
Christos Kolias is a Principal Research Scientist and an Orange Expert. He is a co-founder of NFV and the ETSI group and had led the formation of the ONF's Wireless & Mobile working group of which it was its first chair. He has been a frequent speaker on NFV, SDN, SD-WAN and MEC... Read More →
PM

Paul Marchione

Sr. Systems Engineer, Enea
avatar for Bob Monkman

Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Strategy, Arm, Ltd.
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →
avatar for Chaitali Sengupta

Chaitali Sengupta

Sr. Director, Technology, Qualcomm
avatar for Trevor Tao

Trevor Tao

Staff Software Engineer, arm
Zijin Tao is a Ph.D in Computer Networking, who has worked in this area for more than 15 years. He has worked as a network engineer in research institute of university for more than 10 years. Then he worked in IBM for almost 5 years for SDN and Cloud Networking. | Now he is working... Read More →
TT

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
avatar for Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Cisco Chief Technology and Architecture Office on Open Source related initiatives throughout the company. Ed has worked extensively and broadly in Open Source for over a decade, including among other things representing Cisco... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt A&B

9:05am

9:15am

9:20am

Arm Mini-Summit: The Impact of Cloud Native Innovation in NFV - Ed Warnicke, Cisco; Christos Kolias, Orange; Bob Monkman, Arm
Speakers
avatar for Christos Kolias

Christos Kolias

Principal Research Scientist, Orange Expert, Orange Silicon Valley
Christos Kolias is a Principal Research Scientist and an Orange Expert. He is a co-founder of NFV and the ETSI group and had led the formation of the ONF's Wireless & Mobile working group of which it was its first chair. He has been a frequent speaker on NFV, SDN, SD-WAN and MEC... Read More →
avatar for Bob Monkman

Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Strategy, Arm, Ltd.
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →
avatar for Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Cisco Chief Technology and Architecture Office on Open Source related initiatives throughout the company. Ed has worked extensively and broadly in Open Source for over a decade, including among other things representing Cisco... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:20am - 9:40am
Roosevelt A&B

9:30am

9:40am

Arm Mini-Summit: Advantages of an Arm-based SoC for a Universal uCPE - Gabi Podolosky, Telco Systems
 
  • Examining the benefits of the Arm™  processor ecosystem for diverse set of differentiated offerings
  • Exploring Datapath-optimized solutions to facilitate virtualization of network functions at the customer site
  • Delivering the benefits of full programmability in an optimal power/performance/price envelope
  • Creating the ideal processing solution for the virtual network edge

Speakers

Tuesday March 27, 2018 9:40am - 10:05am
Roosevelt A&B

10:00am

Intel Tutorial: Cloud Native to NFV - Alon Bernstein, Cisco & Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan, Intel
The first wave of NFV was about taking a network function and running it as-is in a virtual environment. The web giants follow a different approach called Cloud Native. Cloud Native views the cloud as a huge distributed compute platform, applications are broken into micro-services and deployed in a container based environment using DevOps.
Communication Service Providers are looking to adopt Cloud Native, yet the existing Cloud Native principles are not sufficient to meet their business and NFV use case needs. In this session, Intel and Cisco will explore and share experiences addressing challenges, technology gaps and migration path to Cloud Native for NFV.
Join us to alleviate your concerns around data plane performance, control, and DevOps deployment when using micro-services, Containers, and Kubernetes implementations. 

Speakers
AB

Alon Bernstein

distinguished engoneer, cisco systems
avatar for Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan

Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan

Senior Software Engineer, Intel
Kuralamudhan Ramakrishnan is working as a Senior Network Software Engineer in Intel, Shannon Ireland. Kuralamudhan has specialised in the field of Networking for past 8 years in storage and data management and worked in Telco industries. He is very new to could computing and containers... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Hollywood Ballroom I

10:05am

Arm Mini-Summit: Lightweight, Scalable Computing Platform at the Edge - Paul Marchione, Enea Software
With the explosive growth in edge computing and Network Function Virtualization, uCPE edge devices must provide the ability to scale down to low and up to high end in terms of cost, power, resource usage, throughput, and processing.  ARM and Enea have partnered together to deliver a fully scalable virtual CPE platform that can achieve the most cost-effective solution in terms of both software, hardware, and deployment.

Enea’s NFV Access is a lightweight virtualization software platform for vCPE deployment on the ARM architecture.  NFV Access has minimum core and memory requirements with its ‘No OpenStack’ option to host VNF’s at the edge with high compute and networking performance.  To deliver these unique features, Enea provides a complete VIM (virtual Infrastructure Manager) that leverages NETCONF to drive the native Linux virtualization infrastructure provided by KVM.  In this session, you will learn about the combined capabilities of ARM and Enea for optimized uCPE computing at the edge.

Speakers
PM

Paul Marchione

Sr. Systems Engineer, Enea


Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:05am - 10:30am
Roosevelt A&B

10:15am

ONAP Project Breakout: Service Orchestration Platform Refactoring
Speakers
SS

Steve Smokowski

Principle Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
AT&T SO Lead Developer


Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

10:15am

Ericsson Tutorial: Policy 2.0 - Using Theory and Design Patterns to Design and Build Immutable Policy Infrastructure for Automation - Sven van der Meer, Ericsson
Speakers
avatar for Sven van der Meer

Sven van der Meer

Master Engineer, Ericsson
I am a Master Engineer at the Network Management Lab at Ericsson. My team started designing a closed control loop pattern called Sahara, which resulted into a major contribution to Ericsson's COMPA architecture. We then moved to adaptive policies; a topic I've been working on for... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Majestic

10:15am

OpenDaylight Project Breakout: ODL Distribution Tutorial
To those interested in learning how the distribution gets assembled in ODL, how to do regular operations like add/remove project from distribution and how to troubleshoot typical issues: distribution build failure, SFT memory problems, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Gomez

Luis Gomez

Test Engineer, Lumina Networks
Luis Gomez is a Principal Test Engineer in the Open Source Software group at Brocade and is active contributor in the Integration and Releng groups in OpenDaylight. Previously, he was a Staff Solution Integration Engineer at Ericsson where he spent more than a decade integrating and... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Echo Park

10:15am

OPNFV Project Breakout: Unconference
You must be registered for LFN Developer Forum to attend this session. To sign up, please add LFN Developer Forum to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:15am - 11:30am
K-Town

10:30am

Arm Mini-Summit: Qualcomm Centriq Arm-based Servers for Edge Computing - Chaitali Sengupta, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies
Edge Computing is emerging as a promising new opportunity to support novel use cases that require a trifecta of low latency (as perceived by the end user), intensive data computation, and energy efficiency. This includes applications such as augmented and virtual reality, cognitive assistance, connected cars, and IoT based use cases. The device, edge, and cloud each have a distinct role in supporting these use cases, which have implications on server SoC design and SW stack supporting open APIs, and co-operative processing with low overhead. We will discuss how the 48-core Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 Arm-based server processor, fits these requirements for edge computing due to its high performance/ high thread density, low power, and QoS features. We will also discuss the landscape of industry initiatives in software platform development for edge computing, and where we can collaborate to strengthen the Arm eco-system’s value proposition to the telecom Edge Computing market.

Speakers
avatar for Chaitali Sengupta

Chaitali Sengupta

Sr. Director, Technology, Qualcomm



Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:30am - 10:50am
Roosevelt A&B

10:45am

10:50am

Arm Mini-Summit: Containerized NFV solutions with VPP, OPNFV, and ONAP: A Deep Dive - Tina Tsou & Trevor Tao, Architect Arm
Containers are becoming popular choices for NFV solutions due to the benefits provided: easier to deploy, better scalability and lower overhead. Kubernetes has become another choice for Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) in NFV deployment. Some key challenges still need to be addressed for container-based NFV solutions, e.g., requirements of high-performance container networking solutions and ease of orchestration and management of VNFs, which are pain points for many service providers to deploy container-based NFV solutions.
This presentation will show a reference design of container-based VNFs with the integration of Vector Packet Processing (VPP) from FD.io and ONAP orchestration on Arm NFV infrastructure. We are building this Arm-based solution in OPNFV Container4NFV and Auto projects. Kubernetes is used as VIM to deploy Docker cluster for OPNFV platform. ONAP key components like APP-C, DCAE, SDN-C are deployed on this OPNFV platform for Edge Cloud, Resiliency, and Enterprise vCPE use cases. The VPP vhost-user interfaces are used to create L2 bridge and VxLAN overlay to connect between containers, which can be on the same host or different hosts. Two local cloud stacks (OpenStack, and cloud-native) are used in combination to represent one type of "hybrid cloud" environment. In addition, a brief overview of how the Arm ecosystem is adding Arm innovation generally in the FD.io project, leveraging its multi-core, hardware acceleration, and low power hallmarks.

Speakers
TT

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm


Tuesday March 27, 2018 10:50am - 11:20am
Roosevelt A&B

11:00am

Intel Tutorial: High-Performance Virtual Switching for Mobile Core and Edge - Deepal Mehta, Heqing Zhu & Gerald Rogers, Intel
With increasing network throughput and low latency requirements driven by 5G and the move to the edge, there is an increasing need to optimize vswitch performance and latency. We will show how using FPGA acceleration together with Intel Xeon processors, we can not only optimize the performance but also enable increased VNF density per server and reduced TCO. We will review the DPDK SW architecture and show how today’s VNF and orchestration SW can be seamlessly integrated into this solution including the VNF abstraction and migration.

Speakers
DM

Deepal Mehta

Market Development Manager, Intel Corporation
avatar for Heqing Zhu

Heqing Zhu

Product Manager, Intel
Heqing is leading the open source data plane software efforts at Intel Network Platform Group, focus on software optimization techniques to accelerate network, security, virtualization, container data plane technology such as DPDK, Hyperscan and multiple virtual switching software... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

11:15am

ONAP Project Breakout: ETSI/ONAP Alignment
Speakers
avatar for Jamil Chawki

Jamil Chawki

Director IT & Cloud Standards & Open source, Orange
Director IT and Cloud Network Standards and open source | Jamil leads cloud computing, NFV and SDN standards and Open Source activities at Orange. He is currently coordinating and member of several open source governance projects (Acumos AI, OPNFV, ONAP and Opendaylight). | Jamil... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Terrill

Stephen Terrill

Expert, Automation, Ericsson



Tuesday March 27, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

11:15am

11:15am

Ericsson Tutorial: Demonstration of Adaptive Policy - Liam Fallon, Ericsson
Speakers
avatar for Liam Fallon

Liam Fallon

Principal Engineer, Ericsson
Dr. Liam Fallon is a Principal Engineer at Ericsson's Network Management Product Development Unit. Liam is a network management practitioner with over 30 years of industrial experience in crafting software systems in that domain. He has specified, designed, and led the development... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Majestic

11:20am

Arm Mini-Summit: Enea NFV Core delivers 5’ 9s High Availability with Network Slicing Deployments on the ARM Platform - Christophe Fontaine, Enea
Enea’s NFV Core for ARM has been engineered to deliver Telco grade Edge Data Centers a unique set of differentiators to meet both Carrier Grade and next-gen requirements for OPNFV deployments.  Two such features that will be discussed in this session are High Availability and Network slicing.  Enea’s OPNFV for ARM Architectures supports Automatic failure detection and recovery at the hardware, software platform and VNF level.  Both Control and Compute node redundancy are supported and have been verified and optimized for ARMv8 and Cavium Thunder X.  Additional details on Enea’s NFV Core HA solution and Network Slicing will be discussed.

Speakers
CF

Christophe Fontaine

OpenSource Software Engineer, ENEA


Tuesday March 27, 2018 11:20am - 11:45am
Roosevelt A&B

11:30am

LF Networking Developer Forum Wrap-Up
You must be registered for LFN Developer Forum to attend this session. To sign up, please add LFN Developer Forum to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hancock Park

11:45am

Arm Mini-Summit: Wrap Up and Demo Expo Overview at ONS - Bob Monkman, Arm
Speakers
avatar for Bob Monkman

Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Strategy, Arm, Ltd.
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt A&B

1:00pm

Keynote: What a Year for Networking, Where Do We Head Next? - Jim Zemlin, Executive Director and Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

GM Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud architectures including IP, Broadband, Optical, Mobile, Routing... Read More →
avatar for Jim Zemlin

Jim Zemlin

Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Jim Zemlin’s career spans three of the largest technology trends to rise over the last decade: mobile computing, cloud computing, and open source software. Today, as executive director of The Linux Foundation, he uses this experience to accelerate innovation in technology through... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

1:25pm

Keynote: Flipping the Switch to 5G - Andre Fuetsch, President, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T
Andre Fuetsch, chief technology officer, and president, AT&T Labs, will discuss how the company’s open network mission will drive the 5G era.

Speakers
avatar for Andre Fuetsch

Andre Fuetsch

Chief Technology Officer & President, AT&T Labs
Andre Fuetsch is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of AT&T’s future networking evolution. This transformation will utilize software-defined networking and network function virtualization to deliver products and services to the customer with greatly reduced time... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 1:25pm - 1:45pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

1:50pm

Keynote: Journey to Transformation - Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Network Platforms Group General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division & Melissa Evers-Hood, Sr. Director of Cloud & Edge Software, Open Source Technology Center, Intel
We as the industry has made great progress in moving the market to a more flexible and nimble network in order to get ready for the massive amounts of data generated by billions of connected devices. We need to continue evolving network transformation with NFV and Cloud-ready solutions as we migrate to 5G. We are only in the middle of the journey. Intel continues to invest in technologies innovations while actively participating in open communities and collaborating with ecosystem partners on the journey of network transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Evers-Hood

Melissa Evers-Hood

Sr. Director of Open Cloud and Edge Software, Intel
Deep roots in Intel's open source presence from drivers, Linux OSs and friends, Cloud, Edge, and what's next for Intel in OSS.
avatar for Dan Rodriguez

Dan Rodriguez

Vice President, Data Center Group & General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division, Intel
Dan Rodriguez is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the group’s Communications Infrastructure Division at Intel Corporation. He leads strategy for the division’s various market segments and manages Intel’s business in those segments, which include... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 1:50pm - 2:05pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

2:10pm

Keynote Panel: SDN/NFV Deployment Progress - Ecosystem Perspective - Ayush Sharma, Reliance Jio; Ron Haberman, Nokia Software; Alla Goldner, Amdocs; Jehanne Savi, Orange; Adan Pope, Ciena; Chris Rice, AT&T
Moderators
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Amdocs, Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization

Speakers
avatar for Ron Haberman

Ron Haberman

Vice President of Emerging Products, Nokia Software
A seasoned entrepreneur, Ron Haberman is Vice President of Nokia's Emerging Products unit within the Nokia Software Business Group. The Emerging Products unit incubates and nurtures early stage business into fully established product units, which span Cognitive Intelligence, Digital... Read More →
avatar for Adan K. Pope

Adan K. Pope

Chief Information Technology Officer, Ciena
Adan Pope is currently Chief Information Technology Officer for Ciena. Adan is responsible for the overall vision and technology strategy for the software and solutions business encompassing Ciena's software platforms and delivery practices. He works with the Software and Services... Read More →
avatar for Chris Rice

Chris Rice

SVP-Architecture & Design, Research & Labs, AT&T, Inc. Services
Chris Rice is senior vice president of AT&T Labs. He is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of Domain 2.0, the software-centric AT&T network. This transformation uses software-defined networking and network function virtualization to make AT&T’s network faster... Read More →
avatar for Jehanne Savi

Jehanne Savi

Program Director, Orange
ehanne Savi, 48-year old, is currently leading 2 strategic programs for Orange worldwide aiming respectively at the all-IP transformation of the services and networks, and at the industrialization of new on-demand offers on the network layer as well as on the service layer thanks... Read More →
avatar for Ayush Sharma

Ayush Sharma

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Reliance Jio
As an SVP of Engineering & Technology, Ayush serves a vital, twofold role balancing advanced technology development and managing large-scale new technologies deployment and operations, leading to the creation of new values sustaining substantial revenue. In this role, he is responsible... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 2:10pm - 2:45pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

2:50pm

Keynote: Making the Best Out of Your Time at ONS - Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Arpit Joshipura

Arpit Joshipura

GM Networking, The Linux Foundation
Arpit brings over 25 years of networking expertise and vision to The Linux Foundation with technical depth and business breadth. He has instrumented and led major industry disruptions across Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud architectures including IP, Broadband, Optical, Mobile, Routing... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Wilshire Grand Foyer

3:00pm

3:45pm

Kubernetes Should Scare You - In a Good Way - Sidhartha Mani, koki.io
Kubernetes has clearly emerged as the mind share leader in the race for container orchestration. Now, what will this new world, which has embraced Kubernetes look like in a few years?

Technologies like this automate and commoditize away whole industries at once. For instance, when the cloud took off - The IT infrastructure procurement, engineering and associated roles disappeared. The flip side was that it was easier to start companies, and go to market by relying on the cloud.

Another fundamental shift happened when the iPhone came about - the non-smart phone market disappeared. The flip side was that a new industry of apps emerged.

As a technical leader, this talk will share my vision of what this new world will look like, how to get there, what role open source will play in this, and how an enterprise of today can prepare for the new world to maximize the benefits from it.

Speakers
avatar for Sidhartha Mani

Sidhartha Mani

Founder, Koki
Sidhartha Mani is the founder of koki.io. An avid writer, speaker at open source conferences and previously senior software engineer at Rancher Labs. Sid is a community leader in the Kubernetes community, where he leads the cloud integration efforts of Kubernetes. Sid owns the South... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

3:45pm

Automate or Die: 5 Network Automation Things You Have to Do - Eric Hanselman, 451 Research
Enterprises have had a tough time automating networking. There's risk in meddling with things that are working and the perils of existing operations haven't seemed that bad. But the situation is changing rapidly and organizations that don't move forward face being crushed by a collision of forces. This session will cover five critical networking tasks that need to be automated and techniques and tools to get it done. Security threats are advancing, workloads are scattering to new clouds, and containers are taxing resources. But even with all of these pressures, it can be difficult to decide where to start. We'll sort out a way to triage the work needed and looking what key projects can and can't do for you.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hanselman

Eric Hanselman

Chief Analyst, 451 Research
Eric is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research and coordinates industry analysis across the broad portfolio of 451 research disciplines, with an extensive, hands-on understanding of a range of subject areas, including networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors and their intersection... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Hancock Park

3:45pm

Platform Approach for SDN Predictive Management Using AI and ML - David Lu & George Sultana, AT&T
AI and ML are the latest hot buzz words not only from the top technology companies but also from businesses large or small around the world. AT&T has promoted the cause of AI/ML over the last 20 years in predictive network management. AT&T is upping its game in AI/ML analytics by partnering with the industry and open source communities with new AI/ML platforms like ACUMOS, as well as by using ONAP as a platform to provide a framework for easy integration. We recognized early on that one of the challenges in applying new ML is the conflict of aggressive prediction from AI/ML vs. network reliability. AT&T has implemented a “sandbox” to enable experts in operation to trial AI/ML rules with real time production data in an experimental environment first, then deploy them into production without code changes. This talk will describe the strategy and implementation with a quick video demo.

Speakers
avatar for David Lu

David Lu

Vice President, D2 Platforms & Systems Development, AT&T
David H. Lu | Vice President, D2 Platform & Systems Development | AT&T Labs | | David Lu, Vice President, D2 Platform & Systems Development, is currently responsible for development and engineering of AT&T next generation ECOMP platform and Open ECOMP (ONAP) to enable the AT&T... Read More →
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George Sultana

Assistant Vice President, AT&T
With degrees in Electrical Engineering from City College of NY and Georgia Institute of Technology, George joined AT&T Bell Labs in 1982 and has held various leadership positions in systems engineering, network planning and engineering, network operations planning, network operations... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

3:45pm

Can Humans Efficiently Deal with ALL the Complexities of the NFV Network, or are We Ready for Artificial-intelligence-assisted Network Orchestration and Management? (Will it be Cyber-Security Safe?) - Dr. Eyal Felstaine, Amdocs
We’ve learned so much since the advent of NFV 5 years ago. We have live deployments and a global solution (ONAP), and our live-network experience has taught us to use model-driven approaches to reduce human engineering and operation efforts, and also overheads. But can these approaches handle the huge complexities of NFV-related network, technologies and applications – or is autonomous networks the answer?

NFV & Cyber expert Dr Eyal Felstaine played a key role in introducing NFV, and actively continues to shape its direction. In this session, he discusses the network of the near future – designed and operated by humans, but ASSISTED by AI “agents”.From automated operations to service design, AI can reduce management overheads and make operations easier – providing you understand how much (and where) to apply AI to alleviate increases in complexity and associated cyber-security threats

Speakers
avatar for Eyal Felstaine

Eyal Felstaine

Chief Technical Officer, Amdocs
Dr. Eyal Felstaine he is responsible for shaping Amdocs’ product vision, strategy, and long-term roadmap for Network Cloud Service Orchestration and NG OSS. An innovator and entrepreneur by nature, Eyal has co-founded and held CXO positions in several successful start ups in the... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Roosevelt A&B

3:45pm

Intelligent Network Infrastructure: The "Next Hop" of Internet - David Meyer & Zhibo Gong, Huawei
An AI + Network proposal called Intelligence Driven Network will be proposed. The network, especially the OAM, will develop toward intelligent and high-level automatic. The next hop of Internet potentially transits from current to intelligence driven. We use the AI method in modelling and decision-making then implement the close-loop control of network traffic optimization. The core technologies are AI modelling (deep generative model) and Reinforcement Learning. In this presentation, the speaker will introduce how AI algorithms are used in network decision-making and how to optimizes the network traffic in several different scenarios, such as SD-WAN and Data Center. We believe that the combination of AI and Network potentially bring huge benefits for ISP and other service providers. Moreover, there will be a demo of Intelligence Driven Network in ONS.

Speakers
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Zhibo Gong

Principle Engineer, HUAWEI
Gong Zhibo is research leader of Huawei Intelligence Driven Network project. He has been working in IP networks solution development and planning for nearly two decades. In recent four years he was exploring the potential of Machine Learning in networking industry with an algorithm... Read More →
avatar for Dave Meyer

Dave Meyer

Chief Scientist & Consultant, Huawei/University of Oregon
David Meyer is currently Chief Scientist and Consultant at Huawei Network Technology Laboratory, where he works on future directions for Internet technologies. His current focus is the use machine learning (and in particular deep learning) for networking applications. Prior to joining... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

3:45pm

Panel Discussion: Team Work Makes the Dream Work - How Open Source Technical Communities Collaborate - Moderated by Heather Kirksey, The Linux Foundation
Collaboration is key when it comes to open source, and the Linux Foundation Networking Fund is no different. This panel, which is comprised of TSC chairs from several of The Linux Foundation’s networking projects, will address the upcoming advantages of cross-community collaboration specifically within technical and developer communities across infrastructure, CI/CD integration, release timing and processes, and more. Learn how various communities are working together towards the common goal of accelerating open networking technologies, with emphasis on: key focus areas for the next 6-12 months; expected areas for potential collaboration; and best practices from each project that can benefit the larger community.

Moderators
avatar for Heather Kirksey

Heather Kirksey

VP, community and ecosystem development, LF Networking, The Linux Foundation
Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms. | | Before joining The Linux Foundation, she led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mazin Gilbert

Mazin Gilbert

Vice President - Advanced Technology, AT&T
Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced technology of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial... Read More →
avatar for Tim Irnich

Tim Irnich

Program Manager Cloud Open Source & Ecosystem, Ericsson
Tim heads the Open Source & Ecosystem team within Ericsson’s Cloud Systems and Technology unit. The team has the role to support development teams in their open source community work, ensure open source policy compliance and to drive strategic upstream projects. In OPNFV, Tim is... Read More →
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Abhijit Kumbhare

OpenDaylight TSC Chair, Ericsson
Abhijit is the Chair of the OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee. He was involved in OpenDaylight from the inception and was the | project lead (PTL) for the OpenFlow Plugin project for its first four and half years. He is technical lead for Ericsson OpenDaylight efforts and... Read More →
avatar for Ed Warnicke

Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Cisco Chief Technology and Architecture Office on Open Source related initiatives throughout the company. Ed has worked extensively and broadly in Open Source for over a decade, including among other things representing Cisco... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

3:45pm

Open Network API Development - Lyndon Ong, Ciena

Service providers need Analytics and Intelligence, Software Control and Automation, and Programmable Infrastructure to manage the transition to the Adaptive Network. A common requirement will be the use of open interfaces to express capabilities, state intent and allow access to data in a multi-domain, multi-vendor environment. The ONF, in coordination with other industry bodies, is playing a key role in developing an infrastructure for the definition of model-driven, machine-oriented open APIs for SDN control of service provider networks. As part of its Adaptive Network vision, Ciena leads industry efforts to create open APIs using automated specification and code generation and avoiding the need for manual protocol definition. This talk will describe ONF common information modeling, associated tooling and work on the Transport API, considering both current capability and future directions.


Speakers
avatar for Lyndon Ong

Lyndon Ong

Principal, Advanced Architecture, Office of the CTO, Ciena Corporation
Lyndon Ong is Principal, Advanced Architecture in the Office of the CTO at Ciena Corporation, where he is focused on extending SDN to carrier networks and defining Ciena's architecture to support 5G. | | Since joining Ciena in 2001, he has headed numerous projects in the areas of... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 3:45pm - 4:35pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

4:45pm

Economic Gains from Enterprise IT DevOps, Data Analytics and Open Source - Robert Cohen, Economic Strategy Institute
Enterprise adopters of IoT and Big Data have achieved significant gains when they apply new analytics to their operations; gains likely to be magnified as firms adopt intelligent analytics tied to AI and ML. The talk provides CXOs and IT architects with a new perspective for examining the potential economic benefits of DevOps and Open Source when combined with IoT, AI, ML and intelligent analytics.

The talk uses case studies to explore new trends such as "Live Factories," zero-downtime guarantees and "generalized" service monitoring. Many of the cases include quantified estimates of ROI when these transformative technologies are adopted. The talk will also explore differences in "success factors" as industries move to adopt the new technologies. It will identify the role Open Source is playing in determining the success of firms that are trying to become "Front Runners."

Speakers
avatar for Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen

Senior Fellow, Economic Strategy Institute
Robert Cohen is an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute. He analyzes the economic impact of new telecommunications and computing technologies. His current work explores the emergence of software as the fundamental building block for networks, data centers... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Hancock Park

4:45pm

Panel Discussion: If It’s Edge It's Containers! But Not Exclusively - Moderated by Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation
Network connected devices are getting more powerful to support emerging technologies such as connected cars (Telematics), remote medicine (Telemedicine) and other distributed applications. This technology trend is often referred to as Edge, or Edge Computing.

While a centralized cloud data center can be a part of an edge computing architecture, the focus today is on resources distributed across the available network and ways of leveraging them. Recent discussions have focused on container workloads, however serverless, virtual machines, cloudlets and unikernels are all viable options for application deployment and execution. But is there a right way to deliver these services?

This panel will explore and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these technologies, coupled with an understanding of the technology maturity and market forces involved in the practical application.

Moderators
avatar for Ildiko Vancsa

Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beth Cohen

Beth Cohen

Distinghished Member of Technical Staff, Verizon
Beth Cohen, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Verizon, working on developing new advanced networking and cloud products and services. Most recently, she has been instrumental in driving community engagement and development of Edge Computing as an emerging technology within... Read More →
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Christopher Price

Head of Ericsson Software Technology, Ericssoin Software Technology
Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons' IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams and a rich history with the development of technology... Read More →
avatar for Allison Randal

Allison Randal

PhD Student, University of Cambridge
Allison is a software developer and open source strategist. She is a board member of the OpenStack Foundation, a board member of the Open Source Initiative, a board member of the Perl Foundation, and co-founder of the FLOSS Foundations group for open source leaders. She previously... Read More →
avatar for Ian Wells

Ian Wells

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
An Openstack developer and user since the Essex release, Ian works on the internals of Openstack, on applications to run on top of Openstack, and on making Openstack easy for people to use and operate.  He is heavily involved in NFV, the work to use Openstack to provide high performance... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

4:45pm

Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Networks - Moderated by Mazin Gilbert, AT&T
The global communication network that connects people and devices with each other is the most complex system on the face of our planet. This network continues to undergo a massive transformation from hardware to software and from being reactive to being proactive. Today, the network is shifting to a second generation – a shift toward a software-centric network in which service functions are virtualized and run on commodity cloud hardware.

Over the next decade, the industry will be launching a third generation of this network transformation; the autonomous network. The autonomous network is powered by data and adopts artificial intelligence (AI). Autonomous networks are self-healing and are capable of learning quickly and defending themselves against all forms of cyber-attacks.
This panel will discuss the challenges, applications and the future of the autonomous network.

Moderators
avatar for Mazin Gilbert

Mazin Gilbert

Vice President - Advanced Technology, AT&T
Dr. Mazin Gilbert is the Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. He leads AT&T’s research and advanced technology of its software-defined network. In this role, Mazin oversees advancements in networking and IP network management, big data, video technologies, artificial... Read More →

Speakers
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Laurie Bigler

Assistant Vice President, Access Architecture and Analytics Wireless Network Architecture and Design, AT&T
Laurie has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications, focused on identifying key emerging technologies, shaping them to meet customer and service provider needs, and moving them from the lab into the network.  Laurie started her career in SBC TRI Labs, holding various technical... Read More →
avatar for Eyal Felstaine

Eyal Felstaine

Chief Technical Officer, Amdocs
Dr. Eyal Felstaine he is responsible for shaping Amdocs’ product vision, strategy, and long-term roadmap for Network Cloud Service Orchestration and NG OSS. An innovator and entrepreneur by nature, Eyal has co-founded and held CXO positions in several successful start ups in the... Read More →
avatar for Anit Lohtia

Anit Lohtia

Vice President, Advanced Technology, Tech Mahindra
Anit Lohtia, VP Advanced Technology, is responsible for leading SDN/NFV and AI transformation initiatives for Tech Mahindra. Anit has more than 25 years of experience in wireless industry in various senior executive roles in product development, product management and business development... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Roosevelt A&B

4:45pm

The SOC Summit: Standards and Open Source Collaboration - Charles Eckel, Cisco Systems; Alla Goldner; Amdocs; Jari Arkko, Ericsson Research
Much of today’s work on networking crosses boundaries of organizations that specify or build the technology. Dependencies exist between open source components, standards and implementations developed in parallel by different organizations. Working across multiple large simultaneous projects is naturally difficult, and it is not always easy to understand what technologies are available, why certain design choices are being made, or to find ways to effectively impact the developments in an ecosystem. What can be done do to increase the understanding of what is happening in different places, increase communication, and facilitate better ways of working together across the ecosystem?

This session begins with short presentation by each of the speakers on experiences, gaps, and challenges working within this ecosystem, followed by an open discussion focusing on practical information exchange among contributors and users of projects and technologies across this ecosystem. This session is meant to foster a larger and ongoing discussion aimed at improving collaboration among different open source communities and standards organizations.


Speakers
avatar for Jari Arkko

Jari Arkko

Senior Expert, Ericsson Research
Jari Arkko is a Senior Expert with Ericsson Research. He has also served as the Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet technology standards development organisation, from 2013 to 2017. He has published 45 technical specifications (RFCs) at the IETF. He is... Read More →
avatar for Charles Eckel

Charles Eckel

Open Source Developer Evangelist, Cisco
Charles Eckel is a developer evangelist with a passion for open source and standards. His open source journey began in 1999 as a founding member of Vovida Networks, where he developed some of the industry’s first open source Voice over IP (VoIP) protocol stacks and applications... Read More →
avatar for Alla Goldner

Alla Goldner

Amdocs, Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization



Tuesday March 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

4:45pm

AT&T Blueprint for a Successful Edge Cloud - Kandan Kathirvel, AT&T
The advent of 5G in Telco industry will change the momentum of Telco industry and millions of end users. 5G brings the possibility of virtualizing the Radio Access Network and running in an Edge cloud.

Applications that will ride on 5G such as IOT, Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) will bring additional use cases to host applications at the Edge and these use cases were not addressed in the traditional data center cloud deployments.

The additional use cases include thin deployments (2-3 servers), large-scale (10K plus locations), zero touch provisioning, support for GPU, etc.,

We have explored several architecture options to run edge applications and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) at the Edge and developed a full edge solution using Kubernetes, OpenStack, and ONAP, etc.,

In this talk, we will share our insights of edge computing and open source edge solution.

Speakers
avatar for Kandan Kathirvel

Kandan Kathirvel

Director - Cloud Strategy and Architecture, AT&T
Kandan is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the Board of Directors at OpenStack. He is currently responsible for shepherding Edge computing, Cloud and NFV projects of AT&T and big Open Source advocate. Kandan is the chief architect... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

4:45pm

Multi-Cloud Practices with NFV and ONAP - Xinhui Li, VMware & Lingli Deng, China Mobile
Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) is a very critical component in NFV architecture. The service providers always look for flexibility in its choice of VIM implementations and avoid vendor lock-in when they deploy and manage SDN/NFV services over heterogeneous Clouds using a unified Orchestrator, such as ONAP. Besides, the orchestrator needs to maintain the platform backward compatibility with every new release. It would be a headache if different VIM might be chosen for different use cases or application scenarios. To resolve these problems, we provided a micro service based Multi-Cloud framework which enable Orchestrator to deploy virtualized NE or services that run on multiple Clouds and decouples the evolution of Orchestrator from the underlying Clouds. This presentation will share the related innovative designs and how to support the typical NFV use cases like VoLTE and vCPE.

Speakers
avatar for Lingli Deng

Lingli Deng

Senior Project Manager,, China Mobile
Lingli Deng is a Senior Project Manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Doctor’s degree in Computer Application Technology from the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences and joined China Mobile in 2009. She is a core member of the Novonet project... Read More →
avatar for Xinhui Li

Xinhui Li

Senior Architect, VMware
Xinhui Li is currently serving as ONAP TSC member representing VMware. She has more than 10 years’ experience at Cloud Computing and is familiar at mainstream open source and commercial Cloud system evolvement. She is the PTL of Multi-Cloud project in ONAP community and tightly... Read More →



Tuesday March 27, 2018 4:45pm - 5:35pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

5:45pm

Edge Working Group
Open discussion about edge computing, everyone is welcome to join!

Speakers
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Christopher Price

Head of Ericsson Software Technology, Ericssoin Software Technology
Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons' IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams and a rich history with the development of technology... Read More →


Tuesday March 27, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Los Feliz

6:30pm

ONS Partner Reception & Acumos Launch sponsored by Tech Mahindra and The Linux Foundation (Invitation Required, open to speakers, media and sponsors only)
ONS Partner Reception & Acumos Launch sponsored by Tech Mahindra and The Linux Foundation

Invited guests will gather for drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking at the first Open Networking Summit North America Partner Reception. Explore the GRAMMY Museum's expansive and interactive exhibits while mingling with fellow speakers, ONIF attendees, media and select sponsors.

All attendees will pass through security at the entrance to the Grammy Museum.  Large bags (backpacks) and professional cameras are prohibited.  If you bring a prohibited item to the museum, you will have to leave it with Security and reclaim it upon leaving the museum.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
GRAMMY Museum 800 West Olympic Boulevard
 
Wednesday, March 28
 

6:45am

5K Fun Run (RSVP Required)
Don’t forget to pack your running gear because the Open Networking Summit North America 2018 Fun Run is on! Join us for an early morning 5K (3.02 mile) run and see nearby downtown Los Angeles landmarks. This will be the perfect way to wake up and get your energy going.

Participants will be required to provide their own running attire and water.

To participate in the Fun Run, please complete this quick RSVP form.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:45am - 8:00am
InterContinental LA Downtown Gallery/Coffee Shop Ground Level of hotel

7:30am

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday March 28, 2018 7:30am - 5:40pm
Wilshire Grand Foyer

7:45am

New Comers to Open Source Birds-Of-A-Feather (Grab your breakfast and join us!)
With the ever-expanding rollout of open source projects that affect networking, we at the Linux Foundation often hear from newcomers that it can be difficult to figure out how to engage and who to talk with.  If you find yourself in that position, or recently through it and want to share your experiences and hear from others in a similar position, please grab some food from the ONS Breakfast Area and join us in room Broadway (6th Floor) on Wednesday morning.  I will have technical leaders from several of our communities in attendance to help explain the best ways to engage in their communities and who to turn to for help when the path becomes dark and full of terrors.


Moderators
avatar for Phil Robb

Phil Robb

VP of Operations – Networking & Orchestration, The Linux Foundation
Phil Robb is VP of Operations for the Linux Foundation Networking projects. Phil is a widely respected expert in the area of open source strategy, business impact, and governance. He is frequently asked to speak at international technology and business events and he has been consulted... Read More →

Wednesday March 28, 2018 7:45am - 8:45am
Broadway

8:45am

SOSR Opening Session & Plenary Talks
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

8:45 - 9:00 am: Welcome from General Chair and PC Chairs - Monia Ghobadi (Microsoft Research), Laurent Vanbever (ETH Zurich), Dave Maltz (Microsoft)

9:00 - 9:30 am: SOSR Software Announcement and Talk -
10 Years of Open vSwitch - Ben Pfaff, Justin Pettit, Jesse Gross, Ethan Jackson

9:30 - 10:30 am: SOSR Plenary Talk Session 1 - Changhoon Kim (Barefoot Networks)


Wednesday March 28, 2018 8:45am - 10:30am
Roosevelt A&B

9:00am

Keynote: Software-Defined Infrastructure at Uber Scale - Justin Dustzadeh, Head of Global Network & Software Platform, Uber
Speakers
avatar for Justin Dustzadeh

Justin Dustzadeh

Head of Global Network & Software Platform, Uber
Justin Dustzadeh is Uber’s Head of Global Network & Software Platform. He leads a team responsible for the engineering and operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure, as well as the software-based automation capabilities and tools that help ensure Uber’s infrastructure... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

9:25am

Keynote: The Road to 1 Trillion Begins at the Edge - Bob Monkman, Director, Software Strategy and Ecosystem Programs, Network Infrastructure, Arm

Today’s cloud is not built to support the demands of tomorrow’s network infrastructure, where the edge of the network is lined with up to 1 trillion intelligent devices by 2035, many requiring very low latency and efficient acceleration. A massive transformation in network infrastructure is underway and the Arm ecosystem will play a prominent role in the realization of this vision, bringing unique and compelling solutions based on lower TCO, efficiencies in compute density, performance/watt, greater scalability, and security in the face of challenging industry goals for virtualization and 5G metrics. Join us for a comprehensive and insightful view into the approach taken by the Arm ecosystem to deliver efficient, heterogeneous, scale-out architecture for next-generation infrastructure support AI/AR/ML use cases and more. Attendees will walk away with an appreciation for the fundamental Arm value proposition, our contribution and initiatives within the Linux Foundation Open Networking community, proof points and progress to date in enabling this vision.

 


Speakers
avatar for Bob Monkman

Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Strategy, Arm, Ltd.
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:25am - 9:45am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

9:50am

Keynote: Open Networking 2.0 – Raising the Game for the Networking Industry - Gavin Cato, Senior Vice President, Network Development Engineering, Dell EMC
If you haven’t heard Networking is back in the game and cool again invigorated by open standards, open source and open communities of innovation. It started by disaggregating networking hardware and software. We call that Open Networking 1.0. But the Networking industry is not standing still and neither is Dell EMC. Come hear Gavin Cato, Sr. Vice President Engineering Dell EMC Networking, share Dell EMC’s plans to raise the Open Networking bar once again for the industry with Open Networking 2.0. Come listen and get in the game with us.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Cato

Gavin Cato

Senior Vice President of Development Engineering for Networking, Dell EMC
Gavin Cato serves as the Senior Vice President of Development Engineering for Networking at Dell EMC.  In this role, he is responsible for the worldwide hardware and software engineering teams that research, design, and develop networking solutions for data center, campus, and service... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:50am - 9:55am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Keynote: Make Infrastructure Relevant to A Better Future - Bill Ren, VP, Network Industry & Ecosystem Development, Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd.
Speakers
avatar for Bill Ren

Bill Ren

VP, Network Industry & Ecosystem Development, Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd.
Bill Ren is responsible for the industry and ecosystem development in Huawei Product& Solution Strategy Department. After he joined Huawei in 2000, Mr Ren was working in the network management area until 2003. From 2005-2006, he was the Product leader of the Huawei OSS product line... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:00am - 10:10am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

10:15am

Keynote: Inter-dependence of IOT & Network - Sarah Cooper, General Manager of IoT Analytics and Applications, Amazon Web Services
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

GM, IoT Analytics and Solutions, Amazon Web Services
Dr. Sarah Cooper is AWS’s GM of IoT Analytics and Applications. With 15yrs experience building IoT devices and platforms, Sarah serves as vice chairwoman of the Internet of Things Community, a 20,000 member organization dedicated to education and information sharing amongst the... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:15am - 10:35am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

10:35am

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:35am - 11:15am
Wilshire Grand Foyer

10:35am

11:00am

SOSR Session 1: Security
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

  • Taking Control of SDN-based Cloud Systems via the Data Plane - Kashyap Thimmaraju and Bhargava Shastry (TU Berlin), Tobias Fiebig (TU Delft), Felicitas Hetzelt and Jean-Pierre Seifert (TU Berlin), Anja Feldmann (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik), Stefan Schmid (University of Vienna)
  • ShieldBox: Secure Middleboxes using Shielded Execution - Bohdan Trach, Alfred Krohmer, Franz Gregor, and Sergei Arnautov (TU Dresden), Pramod Bhatotia (University of Edinburgh), Christof Fetzer (TU Dresden)
  • PivotWall: SDN-Based Information Flow Control - TJ OConnor and William Enck (North Carolina State University), W. Michael Petullo (United States Military Academy), Akash Verma (North Carolina State University)

Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Roosevelt A&B

11:15am

Secure DevOps - Luke Hinds, Red Hat
DevOps allows fast automation of every part of a software's life cycle from a unit test to an entire NFV cloud deployment. If we boil down DevOps to its components, DevOps is no more then a chosen set of tools, coupled with scripts and config files and realised as a unified methodology.

As with any powerful tool set, there are inherent risks around security. These are also not just theoretical risks, many large scale corporate companies have been hacked as a result of insecure implementation of DevOps tooling.

This talk will discuss some recent attacks and what we can learn from these attacks. It will also include clear examples of common risks and how to remediate those risks and improve the security posture of a users CI / CD environment. Included in this will be an overview of the tool 'anteater' - a security audit tool we have developed in OPNFV release engineering.


Speakers
LH

Luke Hinds

Senior Principle Software Engineer, Red Hat
Luke Hinds is the current Security Manager for OpenDayLight and the PTL of the OpenStack Security Project. He is also the co-chair of the OPNFV Infra Working Group. | | Luke is employed as a Senior Principle Software Engineer in the CTO office of Red Hat.



Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:05pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

11:15am

Intelligence Dissemination: Order From Chaos - Ali Tizghadam, TELUS Communications Inc
Service providers try to transition to an Autonomic mode of operations, where one can define an intent; the intent triggers a set of actions, consequently some policies will be inserted or modified to guarantee the overall objective is met. This talk will explore a hierarchy of needs to build an intent-based autonomic networking architecture and explains how that could be achieved by means of a programmable network and service delivery platform along with a closed loop control system to build and disseminate intelligence throughout. The talk will focus on the application of machine learning and data orchestration in building an intent-based networking, and provides recommendations on how to use the intelligence gained from network exploration, learning, analytics, and data orchestration to manage policies in the autonomic network control loop to robustly adopt to new network conditions.

Speakers
avatar for Ali Tizghadam

Ali Tizghadam

Chief Network Softwarization Architect, TELUS Communications Inc
Ali Tizghadam is a member of TELUS team acting as chief architect of network softwarization initiative. Ali earned his PhD from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Toronto in 2009. Before pursuing his PhD Ali has been working for over 10 years in Telecom... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:05pm
Hancock Park

11:15am

Network Reliability Engineering (NRE) and DevNetOps - James Kelly & Matt Oswalt, Juniper Networks
If big changes begin inside-out and not have-do-be but be-do-have, then goals of automation require us to focus on our core being and behaviors instead of products, tools and programmability/APIs.

To engineer of network simplicity, it’s time to lose the title of network admin, operator or architect and embrace a new identity as a Network Reliability Engineer.

Like sysadmins graduated from technicians to technologists as SREs, the NRE title stakes a new culture and zenith for engineering network invincibility. Like SREs describe their practices as DevOps, network reliability engineering embraces DevNetOps behaviors.

Through real-life examples, we examine the shift to an NRE culture and DevNetOps behaviors that embody the role: networks as code, timelines as pipelines, microservice and immutable infrastructure, pipeline CD, chaos engineering, and continuous measurement and response.

Speakers
avatar for James Kelly

James Kelly

Automation and multicloud lead, Juniper Networks
James loves helping businesses transform with technology. Using his skills with cloud-native design, DevOps, SDN and infrastructure as code, James’s software and business experience have been applied over the last decade at Juniper Networks in the areas of customer-facing engineering... Read More →
avatar for Matt Oswalt

Matt Oswalt

Automation Lead, Juniper Networks
Matt Oswalt focuses on the intersection of network infrastructure, automation, systems, and software engineering. He’s passionate about breaking down the barriers that separate traditional IT silos, and enabling engineers to evolve their careers to the next level. You can often... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:05pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

11:15am

Are the First Machine Learning Applications for Network the Most Lucrative? "Intelligent Network" - Present, Near future and "Nirvana" - Uri Elzur, Intel
The exponential growth is network complexity is old news. More use cases, more realtime and on-demand, more component comprise each service as Telco moves to VM, and Containers. humans response time and humans ability to comprehend in real time these complex environments are challenged. Some urgent needs: optimized total cost of ownership, optimized power, best visibility/trace-ability, insights into network trends etc. what does ETSI ENI WG do to address these and other challenges? how does the new ML functionality interact with MANO? Orchestration? Infrastructure? when will it be available? what are the industry latest ML developments and more....

Speakers
avatar for Uri Elzer

Uri Elzer

Architect, Intel
Uri Elzur is working on a new project starting from 3/2018. Since 12/2017 he is also representing Intel at ETSI ENI WG. Prior to that Uri used to be the CTO for the Data Center Network Solution Group (DNSG) of Intel’s Data Center Group. In this role, he was responsible for creating... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:05pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

11:15am

“Network Edge As Service" Experience Based on CORD - Wei Zhou & Tang Xiongyan, China Unicom
Basically, CORD is seen as a reference solution of edge cloud. In fact, in many business usecases, the value of edge cloud depend on how many new service and new revenue can be introduced by edge cloud including operator and 3rd party(such as OTT player). Thus in order to expand the benefit from CORD, it is proposed to explore how to realize “network edge as service “by CORD.The experience and deployment about how to provide “network edge as service“ in mobile scenario both in single CORD PoD and multi CORD PoDs will be introduced. In addition, to facilitate “network edge as service“ , the requirements of container and microservice in CORD architecture is necessary and urgent.

Speakers
avatar for Tang Xiongyan

Tang Xiongyan

Chief Scientist, China Unicom
Dr.Tang is Chief Scientist in ChinaUnicom.He has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunication technologies development. He is the alternative Board member of ONF, CORD and ONOS. He is the speaker in ONS 2016 and SDN NFV world congress 2017.
avatar for Wei Zhou

Wei Zhou

director, China Unicom
Dr. Wei Zhou is a director in Network Technology Research Institute of China Unicom. He has more than 10 years of experience in telecommunication technologies development and more than 5 patents granted in USA and EU as the first inventor. Now he is the member of ONF Use case steering... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:05pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

11:15am

Panel Discussion: Becoming "OPNFV Verified": What This Means for Participants and the NFV Ecosystem - Moderated by Ray Paik, The Linux Foundation
Designed to simplify adoption of NFV in commercial products by establishing an industry threshold based on explicitly defined interfaces, behaviors and key features, the OPNFV community recently announced availability of the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP). OVP facilitates both vendor self-testing and third-party lab testing of NFV infrastructure components using the Dovetail test suite. Hear representatives from OVP’s inaugural group of graduates: Huawei, Nokia, Wind River and ZTE on how the program came about, why they got involved, how it will impact the NFV ecosystem, and ways you can participate.

Moderators
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Ray Paik

Operations Manager, Linux Foundation
Ray Paik works at the Linux Foundation and has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OPNFV community since its launch in 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in roles ranging from software engineer, product manager, program manager, account... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Donley

Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →
SF

Serena Feng

Senior Software Engineer, ZTE
avatar for Tommy Lindgren

Tommy Lindgren

Cloud Market Development, Nokia
Tommy is an Internet and telecommunications professional responsible for corporate wide market positioning of cloud solutions and technology at Nokia. Having worked in the industry for 20 years, Tommy has extensive knowledge in both fixed and mobile networks, from both CSP and vendor... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Seiler

Glenn Seiler

VP Product Mgmt and Strategy, Wind River
Glenn is responsible for portfolio strategy for Wind River's Software Defined Infrastructure business unit. He has been a strong advocate of Open Source for over 20 years and was a founding member of the Linux Foundation Carrier Grade Linux Workgroup. Glenn is currently acting as... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 11:15am - 12:05pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

12:15pm

SOSR Session 2: Verification
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

  • Uncovering Bugs in P4 Programs with Assertion-based Verification - Lucas Freire, Miguel Neves, Lucas Leal, and Alberto Schaeffer-Filho (UFRGS), Kirill Levchenko (UC San Diego), Marinho Barcellos (UFRGS)
  • p4pktgen: Automated Test-Case Generation for P4 Programs - Andres Noetzli (Stanford University), Jehandad Khan (Virginia Tech), Andy Fingerhut (Cisco), Clark Barrett (Stanford University), Peter Athanas (Virginia Tech)

Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Roosevelt A&B

12:15pm

ONAP Continuous Deployment on OOM Kubernetes via Public Cloud - Michael O'Brien, Amdocs
This presentation will describe the Kubernetes based ONAP OOM docker deployment of the Amsterdam release in support of orchestration and management of the ONAP system.

Using a Microsoft Azure public subscription - we will run a live deployment demo of the ONAP microservices ecosystem on a clean Azure cluster using the ARM (Azure Resource Manager) template language to describe the deployment from VM to ONAP healtcheck.

The CD system can be cloud agnostic (Azure, AWS, GCE - anything that can run a Kubernetes cluster) - as we use Rancher as the bootstrapped Kubernetes undercloud and a helm based script to deploy ONAP - a fully automated oneclick deploy.

This CD system as presented is running on Microsoft Azure.

In parallel we will be monitoring a triggered Jenkins CD job that deploys/health-validates ONAP before running a partial vFirewall VNF use case as part of a developer git merge.
Results of the deployment are quickly reviewed on the logging ELK stack and the Kibana deployment history dashboard.

General DevOps architecture including containerization, hybrid deployments, resiliency and developer level questions will be answered.

Speakers
avatar for Michael O'Brien

Michael O'Brien

Software Architect NFV, Amdocs
Michael O'Brien is a overly enthusiastic Software Architect with Amdocs working with the open-source ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) within the LInux Foundation. Ongoing work is with the OOM (ONAP Operations Manager) and the Logging-Analytics projects. These projects involve... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

12:15pm

Why Businesses Need an Intelligent Network for Digital Transformation - Josh Goodell, AT&T Business
Digital transformation is changing the dynamics of businesses in every industry and the speed in which we all have to compete. In order to digitally transform, businesses large and small need an Intelligent Network. It’s the tissue that connects the ecosystem of devices, sensors, applications, clouds, and end-users…some of those end users being human and, increasingly, some of them not. This session will explore how a networking fabric consisting of not one technology, but all technologies can help support the devices and workloads necessary for digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Goodell

Josh Goodell

VP, Edge Solutions, AT&T Business
Josh Goodell is currently delivering market-leading capabilities that provide AT&T’s business customers dynamic, virtualized and intelligent edge solutions. With a focus on both premise and cloud technologies, Josh is expanding AT&T’s core networking value proposition to customer’s... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Hancock Park

12:15pm

SDN/Cloud Cybersecurity - Defending the Industrial Cloud - Brett Young & Siobhan Moran, Leidos Cyber Inc.
Process control networks run our industrial delivery systems including power plants, refineries, and manufacturing. These systems are increasingly reliant on SDN and cloud elements, which exposes them to an expanding attack surface and accelerating threat landscape. An effective defense requires new architectures, new technologies, and a higher level of vigilance. This presentation gives an overview of the problem and solutions that are being implemented in a variety of industries, using proven designs and tools strategies.

In this session, Brett Young and Siobhan Moran will present on:
• An overview of the threats facing utilities, manufacturing, oil and gas
• Cloud-based support services industrial control operators are implementing
• The open network approach to an industrial standard: the Purdue Model
• Things to avoid: stories from the field
• Transformation and operational tools

Speakers
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Siobhan Moran

Principal Consultant, Leidos Cyber Inc.
Siobhan Moran: | With over 20 years in cybersecurity, Siobhan has served as an advisor to executive leadership in creating the CISO organization's vision, transformations, and implementation. She is an active member of High Technology Crimes Investigation Association and holds CISSP... Read More →
avatar for Brett Young

Brett Young

Principal Consultant, Leidos Cyber Inc.
Brett Young is a consultant at Leidos Cyber, specializing in architecture assessment and design for process control environments. His customers include oil and gas, electric utility and manufacturers. He works with teams to transform their operations to a more defensible posture... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

12:15pm

State of Container Networking: Where Are We and Where are We Going? - Frederick F. Kautz IV, Red Hat & Faseela K., Ericsson
In this talk, we discuss the current state of container networking including recent development and future trends.

Container Networking and SDN integration have hit several important milestones that are unlocking solutions to important use cases held by both enterprise and telco customers. We dive into these developments describing what they are, why they are important, and give insight into how they may be leveraged to solve connectivity and performance problems.

Finally, we also discuss recent changes and patterns in orchestration and container networking that impact container networking such service meshes.

Speakers
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Frederick F. Kautz IV

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Frederick Kautz is a Principal Software Engineer in the Office of Technology at Red Hat where he focuses on improving the overall state of container networking and container+SDN integration. Frederick is an active contributor to the Network Service Mesh project which is helping bring... Read More →
avatar for Faseela K

Faseela K

Technical Lead, Ericsson
Faseela is a Technical Lead in the SDN Controller group at Ericsson R&D, and is an active participant of Ericsson contributions to the Opendaylight community. | | She is a member of the team driving SDN solutions, architecture, design, and product development on the Ericsson Cloud... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

12:15pm

How to Build KDDI “Kaizen” Hands-On Lab ~TERAKOYA~ Toward 5G Networks - Hajime Miyamoto & Yuki Kasuya, KDDI
To introduce the 5G network, telco must employ several technologies such as NFV/MEC/vRAN. These are based on OSS. In KDDI, we have experienced a major change from the support & maintenance phase through developing the OSS based NFV environment. We realize that skillful OSS engineers are the key to this change.

How do we secure OSS engineers? KDDI’s solution is education, not recruitment. According to our strategy, we have launched an OSS hands-on lab named “Terakoya” which features (1) learning VIM/NFVI through building and troubleshooting, and (2) CI/CD platform for Kaizen using Rancher/Jenkins and etc. Documents and codes are maintained by participants through the full CI/CD process. We have 100+ yearly alumni who are Level 3 LPI-Japan classified. In this session, you can learn the benefits of educating existing members and how to build labs that yield agility/flexibility/dynamicity.

Speakers
avatar for Yuki Kasuya

Yuki Kasuya

Research Engineer, KDDI
Yuki Kasuya has been engaged in research on infrastructure management in KDDI Research. He is currently investigating the infrastructure operation for NFV, especially, virtual switch acceleration, VIM and NFVI. He also works as a technical advisor for KDDI’s cloud platform with... Read More →
avatar for Hajime Miyamoto

Hajime Miyamoto

Cloud Architect, KDDI
Hajime Miyamoto is a cloud architect at KDDI in Japan. He has worked in enterprise business unit as a developer and operator of IaaS and virtual private network service for over a decade. In this engineering experience, he leads a development for public IT cloud based on many open... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

12:15pm

Verizon Connect – How Open Networking Enabled Our Next-Generation Infrastructure - Drew Schulke, Dell EMC & Rick Davis, Verizon
In early 2016, Verizon Telematics (now Verizon Connect) launched an initiative to modernize their application stack leveraging the latest microservice, messaging, and database frameworks, and needed a next generation infrastructure platform to support it. This session will review the infrastructure framework and architecture of the Telematics Container Cloud Platform (TCCP), the role of open networking, how we collaborated and automated the platform, as well as a few of our lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Davis

Rick Davis

Infrastructure Architecture & DevOps, Verizon Connect
Rick Davis is an Infrastructure Architect and DevOps Leader for Verizon Telematics (now Verizon Connect). He joined the Verizon Connect team two years ago to drive the design and development of the next generation infrastructure platform for hosting of Verizon Connect’s core applications... Read More →
avatar for Drew Schulke

Drew Schulke

Vice President, Networking Business Unit, Dell EMC
Drew Schulke is Vice President in Dell EMC’s Networking Business Unit where he is responsible for product management, solutions engineering, and technical marketing.  Drew joined Dell in 1999, with previous roles in product development, operations, enterprise services, and seven... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:15pm - 1:05pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

1:05pm

Women in Networking Lunch (Registration Required)
We’d like to invite all attendees that identify as a woman or non binary attendees to join us at the lunch. In addition, allies of Women in Networking may also attend. This is a chance to connect and network with each other onsite in a small group setting, while sharing and learning about other attendees, and working to increase the diversity of the networking community.

All attendees must identify as a woman, non binary, or be an 'ally', and will need to be registered for Open Networking Summit North America to attend.

Space is limited, and you will need to register.

Date: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 1:05 - 2:30 pm (subject to change based on final event schedule)
Location: Miro Restaurant (888 Wilshire Blvd - Across from InterContinental LA Downtown)


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:05pm - 2:30pm
Miro Restaurant 888 Wilshire Blvd. (Across from InterContinental LA Downtown)

1:05pm

2:00pm

SOSR Session 3: Programmability
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

  • Software Resolved Networks: Rethinking Enterprise Networks with IPv6 Segment Routing - David Lebrun and Mathieu Jadin (UCLouvain), Francois Clad and Clarence Filsfils (Cisco), Olivier Bonaventure (UCLouvain)
  • Pausing and Resuming Network Flows using Programmable Buffers - Yikai Lin (University of Michigan), Ulas C. Kozat and John Kaippallimalil (Huawei R&D), Mehrdad Moradi (University of Michigan), Anthony C.K. Soong (Huawei R&D), Z. Morley Mao (University of Michigan)
  • Network-Wide Heavy Hitter Detection with Commodity Switches - Rob Harrison, Qizhe Cai, Arpit Gupta, and Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University)
  • How to Implement Complex Policies on Existing Networking Infrastructure -  Pavel Chuprikov (IMDEA Networks Institute and Steklov Institute of Mathematics at St. Petersburg), Kirill Kogan (IMDEA Networks Institute), Sergey Nikolenko (Steklov Institute of Mathematics at St. Petersburg)
  • Life in the Fast Lane: A Line-Rate Linear Road - Theo Jepsen (Università della Svizzera italiana, Barefoot Networks), Masoud Moshref (Barefoot Networks), Antonio Carzaniga (Università della Svizzera italiana), Nate Foster (Cornell University, Barefoot Networks), Robert Soulé (Università della Svizzera italiana, Barefoot Networks)

Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:35pm
Roosevelt A&B

2:30pm

NetDevOps Developer Environments with Vagrant - Hank Preston, Cisco DevNet
Vagrant, it’s not just for software developers. Come “vagrant up” a network development environment right on your laptop. Useful for testing APIs, writing scripts, or exploring Ansible, Puppet, Salt, etc! It’s all hands on so BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) and you’ll leave armed to the teeth!

This session will help you add some serious developer cred to your approach to NetDevOps and network development by building familiarity with the OpenSource tool Vagrant. It can be used to quickly “up” networking platforms on your laptop for fast development, code testing, API exploration and more! In this session we’ll cover the basics of using Vagrant, focusing on the networking elements of managing interfaces, protocols, and automating the initial provisioning with another OpenSource tool, Ansible. Leave with everything you need to get started today!

Speakers
avatar for Hank Preston

Hank Preston

NetDevOps Evangelist, Cisco DevNet
Hank started his career in network engineering like many, by cracking open a CCNA book and learning all about subnetting, the OSI model, and CLI interfaces. He fell in love with the deceptive simplicity and elegance of network communication and TCP/IP and dove in head first. His journey... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

2:30pm

Building an Infrastructure for 5G - Azhar Sayeed, Red Hat

RAN Virtualization and Mobile Edge Compute are two of the many capabilities 5G purports to provide. However, both these capabilities rely on virtualization of the infrastructure. To address VRAN and MEC requirements how will the virtualization models need to evolve? Will OpenStack, today's IaaS platform be able to address all the requirements of MEC and VRAN? 

This presentation will explore answers to some of these questions and propose some infrastructure virtualization models for deployment of MEC and VRAN for 5G. It will discuss the architecture of VRAN and 5G deployment and then look at the deployment of Virtual Machines and Containers to host services for MEC and VRAN

Speakers
avatar for Azhar Sayeed

Azhar Sayeed

Chief Architect, Red Hat Inc.
Azhar Sayeed is currently at Red Hat Inc., as a Chief Architect driving their Service Provider Architectures and solutions with Openstack, Kubernetes, SDN, NFV and DC orchestration. Prior to Red Hat, Azhar is a 17 year veteran of Cisco Systems Inc. His last responsibility there was... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Hancock Park

2:30pm

From Whitebox to Controller : Reassembling the Puzzle Pieces - Mathieu Lemay, Inocybe
In this session, we present work that has been done on OpenSwitch (OPX 2.0) in order to make it seamlessly integrated with OpenDaylight-based controllers. Moreover, by leveraging FD.io's Honeycomb we show how a lightweight OpenDaylight instance can be used to provide the OpenSwitch project with a proper Management Plane. This session shows the importance of coordination and challenges in putting all the pieces of the stack together in a working solution.

Speakers
avatar for Mathieu Lemay

Mathieu Lemay

CEO, Kontron/Inocybe
Mathieu Lemay is CEO of Inocybe Technologies, a company funded in 2005, a SDN pioneer and now specializing in real-world OpenDaylight-based deployment solutions, training, and services and CTO of Civimetrix Telecom a company deploying Open Access Networks. Mathieu has more than 20... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

2:30pm

Shift to White Box & dNOS - John Medamana, AT&T
Historically, the barrier to entry to creating a Network Operating System has been high due to the magnitude and complexity of the functional requirements for both hardware and software. Hardware is only as useful as the software that runs on it. We need an open and flexible operating system to take full advantage of open platforms, such as white box routers and switches.

AT&T has made no secret about our move to white box hardware as a critical component of our network.

ONAP is well on its way to being accepted as the global industry platform for SDN and NFV, with members representing more than 55% of global mobile subscribers.

But each individual device in the network needs its own operating system. Open Architecture for a Disaggregated Network Operating System (dNOS) will help foster an ecosystem of application and hardware options from multiple vendors.

Speakers
avatar for John Medamana

John Medamana

AT&T Fellow, Vice President, Packet-Optical Network, AT&T
John Medamana leads the organization responsible for the technical strategy, design and development of Packet-Optical Network Platforms for AT&T. | | John began his AT&T career as a Member of Technical Staff. He has extensive experience in the areas of network architecture, development... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

2:30pm

Using Microservices Architecture and Patterns to Address Applications Requirements on MEC - Prem Sankar Gopannan, Ericsson & Prakash Ramachandran, Dell Technologies
Edge Computing Infrastructure needs to be closer to end-user yet provide ability to offload compute from End user devices for apps such that it can manage both real-time and lossless applications. MEC architecture is inherently complex and of several challenges; state management of applications is key. This talk focuses on aspects of microservices patterns, container workload and persistent stores to address and improve application latency, to match SLAs with use cases like AR; extending home gateway to pole gateway for IoT and address optimization techniques needed for the same

Speakers
avatar for Prem Sankar Gopannan

Prem Sankar Gopannan

Principal Architect, Ericsson
Prem Sankar works for Ericsson Opensource Ecosystem team and part of the Opendaylight team in Ericsson. Prem evangelizes Microservices architecture, SDN and Telco and Edge Cloud and has given many sessions and conducted workshops around Microservices based VNF and Kubernetes. Prem... Read More →
avatar for Prakash Ramchandran

Prakash Ramchandran

Principal Architect, Dell Technologies
Prakash has 30+ years of Telco/ICT experience with MSEE from IIT Bombay. He is an active OpenStack participant, and has been a veteran consultant on NFV/SDN in the areas of data center and carrier network operations. The companies he has served for include Micronic Devices, IDM, Microdata... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

2:30pm

5G and Open Source Networking - Jamil Chawki & Vincent Colas, Orange
5G is the next generation of mobile networks. In addition to a low latency and very fast 1Gb/s radio access, 5G architecture introducing new core features like network slicing, new control plane interface and service base architecture. The Panel will introduce the last 5G architecture progress and discuss the question on how we can use the power of open source networking to meet 5G requirements and standards.

Speakers
avatar for Jamil Chawki

Jamil Chawki

Director IT & Cloud Standards & Open source, Orange
Director IT and Cloud Network Standards and open source | Jamil leads cloud computing, NFV and SDN standards and Open Source activities at Orange. He is currently coordinating and member of several open source governance projects (Acumos AI, OPNFV, ONAP and Opendaylight). | Jamil... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Colas

Vincent Colas

OSS program manager, Orange
Vincent has a solid 22 years experience in the telecommunications area covering software design&tests, operations management and corporate OSS activities. | Through his broad experience in Operations, he is recognized as an Orange Expert in Network Operations domain. | He is currently... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

3:20pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Wilshire Grand Foyer

3:50pm

The Networking Challenges Enterprise IT in a SD-IoT World - Said Ouissal, ZEDEDA, Inc
The challenge at the enterprise network edge revolves around moving from 10s or 100s of branch offices to accommodating millions of microprocessor devices that are multi-homed, support ‘east-west’ traffic, have real-time applications that require autonomy, and more often than not are mobile. What’s required is a software-defined architecture that is purpose built for this new reality.

This session covers fundamental understanding of the challenges of Edge vs Cloud and why the concept of scaling up a SD-WAN technologies satisfies some needs but complications introduced in the network edge - both the control plane and data plane - require a purpose built architecture.

Topics include:
* Edge vs Cloud - differences to be addressed by deployment architecture
* Challenges the scale of IoT create that impact edge architectures
* Impact of 5G and mobility on edge deployment architectures

Speakers
SO

Said Ouissal

CEO, ZEDEDA, Inc
Said Ouissal is the CEO and Founder of ZEDEDA. Prior to ZEDEDA, Said held executive product management and (technical) sales roles at various infrastructure companies like Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Redback Networks and Violin Memory. Next to his customer engagement experience, Said... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Hancock Park

3:50pm

DDoS Mitigation: From High Level to Bare Metal - Tomer Shani, Imperva
Fighting DDoS brings to the table challenges which are unique in the software development landscape, on the one hand we require highly programmable, highly sophisticated logic to perform mitigation while avoiding false positives, on the other hand the performance requirements are uncompromising. In this talk I will provide an overview of the DDoS landscape, the DDoS for hires, botnets and the challenges to a mitigation service. I will then continue to a technical review of DDoS mitigation architectures, and then deep dive into writing high performance, packet processing software, covering topics such as lockless programming, knowing your hardware, memory efficiency, DPDK and more .

Speakers
avatar for Tomer Shani

Tomer Shani

Engineering group manager, Imperva
Tomer is an engineering group manager at Imperva-Incapsula (named the top vendor for DDoS mitigation in Q4 2017 by "forrester wave" *), who is responsible for developing the cloud based layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation products. The mitigation appliances who run the cloud service are home... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

3:50pm

Edge Computing: The Epicenter of 5G Service Innovation - Rajesh Gadiyar, Intel
In this presentation, Rajesh will discuss the rapidly evolving space of Edge Applications. He will discuss the multi-access edge opportunities and a few compelling use cases; He will then discuss ‘Cloud Native’ as a key design thrust for the Edge Cloud. He will also touch on the key considerations for designing Edge Functions including E2E service orchestration.

Speakers
avatar for Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar

Vice President, Data Center Group & CTO Network Platforms Group, Intel
Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

3:50pm

Delivering Network Services at the Edge with Open Source - Beth Cohen, Verizon & Ildiko Vancsa, OpenStack Foundation
Coming from the need to deliver an identical user experience in radically different environments, the Virtual Network Services (VNS) product uses Cloud/Container components as its underlying platform to create a massively distributed Network as a Service solution.

VNS is a portfolio of network services delivered in a flexible framework on x86 hardware allowing customers to choose the services, network architecture and delivery models best suit their needs. This leads to a radically different approach when to automation, administration, orchestration and integration tools.

Through Verizon’s VNS case study this presentation will describe the challenges of today's service provider. The presenters will highlight projects and activities in the open source ecosystem working towards a common understanding of the problem space and solutions that fulfill the requirements the services demand.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Cohen

Beth Cohen

Distinghished Member of Technical Staff, Verizon
Beth Cohen, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Verizon, working on developing new advanced networking and cloud products and services. Most recently, she has been instrumental in driving community engagement and development of Edge Computing as an emerging technology within... Read More →
avatar for Ildiko Vancsa

Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

3:50pm

Future Broadband Network Virtualization – Cloud Central Office - Yue Chang, Huawei

In this Cloud-centric, 5G and IoT era, operators are facing challenges of current network and transformation towards the Cloud-centric network. The Cloud CO architecture is the cornerstone of NG broadband network to enable network & service decoupling, SDN, NFV and cloud technologies in order to address multi-access, multi-tenant and fast service innovation, with various of flexible network modes.  We present Huawei’s understandings, experiences, and learnings from the executive projects in the scenarios of access, metro network, overlay VPN and NFVI. The details of network abstraction, slicing and centralized control, VNF/VNFC diversity and use cases, overlay networking and I/O technologies in NFVI, domain orchestration and enhanced assurance based on data analysis will be discussed. Open ecosystem and Huawei vision will be shared.


Speakers
YC

Yue Chang

Chief Architect, Network BU, Huawei



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

3:50pm

Hybrid Orchestration Model for NFVi Domain Orchestration - Adam Dunstan, Centurylink
NFVi Orchestration has followed a carrier centric path while webscale automation remains focus on simplicity. Centurylinks NFVi domain orchestration targets the delivery of a hybrid solution, simplicity of webscale while meeting service requirements for VNF services, but not legacy infrastructure. We will discuss the in-house developed solutions design decisions, architecture and specific open-source tools used

Speakers
avatar for Adam Dunstan

Adam Dunstan

VP SDN/NFV Engineering, Centurylink
Adam Dunstan is the Vice President of SDN/NFV Engineering at CenturyLink. He leads the development engineering team responsible for delivering Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure and services. Before CenturyLink acquired the networking assets from Active Broadband Networks... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

4:05pm

SOSR Session 4: Simulation Platforms
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

  • YATES: Rapid Prototyping for Traffic Engineering Systems - Praveen Kumar (Cornell University), Chris Yu (Carnegie Mellon University), Yang Yuan, Nate Foster, and Robert Kleinberg (Cornell University); Robert Soulé (Università della Svizzera italiana)
  • NS4: Enabling Programmable Data Plane Simulation - Jiasong Bai, Jun Bi, Peng Kuang, Chengze Fan, Yu Zhou, and Cheng Zhang (Tsinghua University)

Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:05pm - 4:35pm
Roosevelt A&B

4:35pm

SOSR Demo/Poster Session
Demo/Posters -
  • A Zero Flow Entry Expiration Timeout P4 Switch - Cheng-Hung He, Brian Y. Chang, Suchandra Chakraborty, Chien Chen, Li Chun Wang (National Chiao Tung University)
  • KeySight: A Scalable Troubleshooting Platform Based on Network Telemetry - Zhaoyue Xia, Jun Bi, Yu Zhou, Cheng Zhang (Tsinghua University)
  • OpenNetVM: A Platform for High Performance NFV Service Chains - Mykola Yurchenko, Patrick Cody, Aaron Coplan, Riley Kennedy, Timothy Wood (George Washington University), K. K. Ramakrishnan (University of California Riverside)
  • SBAR: SDN Flow-Based Monitoring and Application Recognition - José Suárez-Varela (UPC BarcelonaTech), Pere Barlet-Ros (UPC BarcelonaTech / Talaia Networks)
  • Software-Defined Networking in an Industrial Multi-Radio Access Technology Environment - Patrick Engelhard, Bernd Holfeld, Julius Schulz-Zander (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI), Michael Oberle (Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA)
  • *Invited Poster* Umbrella : A Deployable SDN-Enabled IXP Switching Fabric - Marc Bruyere (The University of Tokyo), Eder Leao Fernandes (Queen Mary University of London), Rémy Lapeyrade (LAAS CNRS), Ignacio Castro (Queen Mary University of London), Philippe Owezarski (LAAS CNRS), Steve Uhlig (Queen Mary University of London), Andrew W. Moore, Gianni Antichi (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:35pm - 5:30pm
Wilshire Grand Foyer

4:50pm

K8Guard an Auditing System for Kubernetes - Medya Ghazizadeh, Google
K8Guard is an open source auditing system written in Golang to provide security, stability availability and efficiency for Kubernetes clusters.

Learn how Target Corp managed record-breaking traffic on black-friday on K8S clusters using K8Guard.



Speakers
avatar for Medya Ghazizadeh

Medya Ghazizadeh

Senior Software Engineer, Google
Master of Computer Science from DePaul University in Chicago. Author of two open source tools (Winnaker and K8Guard) used for Spinnaker and Kubernetes across multiple companies, Experienced in infrastructure automation and system design.



Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

4:50pm

SDN Certified User: Maximize the Value of SDN in Your Organization - Yaxuan Qi, Yunshan Networks
SDN is strict with its user. Traditional technology aligned organization structures are ineffective at supporting the dynamics of an SDN approach of enabling a digital business. Organizations are going to have layered abstractions as same as network since fine-grained closed control loop is the key to solve the complexity, ineffectiveness and fragility. SDN is really the way implementing IBN and you have to re-organize to fit new SDN/IBN decoupling. Are you a qualified user of SDN? Aligning organization and network’s abstraction layers provides great dividends and maximizes the value of SDN. However, few of network users have a clue where to start with organization abstraction. We are going to share the first-hand experience gained from Fortune 500 companies in China and the opportunities to build an ecosystem.

Speakers
YQ

Yaxuan Qi

CEO, Yunshan Networks
Yaxuan Qi, Founder & CEO, Yunshan Networks Inc., member of Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club (TEEC), he received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and the visiting scholar of University of Southern California. He has co-authored more than 20 international conference... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Hancock Park

4:50pm

The ONAP Journey to Platform Maturity: Resiliency, Scalability, Security & More - Jason Hunt, IBM, Alexis de Talhouet, Bell Canada & Helen Chen, Huawei
The move to NFV does not relieve the networking industry from delivering services that have the highest availability & security. Yet, the approach to achieve those "carrier-grade" requirements is different in a software-based world. ONAP delivers functionality so that VNFs can be recovered & scaled, but what about the ONAP platform itself? In this talk, we'll discuss the journey that the ONAP community has embarked upon to achieve "Platform Maturity", including performance, stability, resiliency, security, scalability, manageability, and usability. We'll review how to accomplish this in an open source project and discuss how we're using containers & cloud-native design to achieve these requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Helen Chen

Helen Chen

Principal Architect, Huawei
Helen Chen is a Principal Architect in the Global Technical Service BU at Huawei and PTL of ONAP Integration project. She has years of experience in networking/SDN/NFV, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML), Video / Multimedia/AR/VR/MR as well as bringing... Read More →
avatar for Jason Hunt

Jason Hunt

Executive Software Architect, IBM
Jason is an executive software architect at IBM, focused on distributed architectures across the convergence of enterprise applications and network services, with a particular focus on designing highly available, reliable, and resilient software architectures. He serves as IBM’s... Read More →
avatar for Alexis de Talhouet

Alexis de Talhouet

Senior Technical Architect, Bell Canada



Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

4:50pm

Edge Compute - Oliver Spatscheck, AT&T
Edge compute is the next step in the evolution of our network. Next-gen applications such as autonomous cars and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) will demand massive amounts of near real-time computation. To provide rich content experiences that consumers want and need, we must harness the power of cloud computing resources.
AT&T has been working on defining and implementing a zero-touch, deployable edge platform which can support a multitude of applications in an efficient manor – in tens of thousands of locations across the world.
The AT&T Edge Cloud (AEC) combines many open source technologies such as OpenStack, ONAP, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, DPDK, SR-IOV and more to build a high performance, zero-touch provisioned cloud environment – providing full automation not only on the cloud layer, but also on the VNF layer.

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Spatscheck

Oliver Spatscheck

Assistant Vice President, Inventive Science, AT&T
Oliver Spatscheck received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1999 at which point he joined AT&T Labs. He was named AT&T fellow in 2013 and is currently the Assistant Vice President for Cloud Strategy, Architecture and Innovation at AT&T. Dr. Spatscheck holds over 100 patents... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

4:50pm

Building and Operating a Virtualized Telecom Infrastructure - Amrith Kumar, Verizon Wireless & Fernando Oliveira, Verizon, Inc
Verizon operates an enormous infrastructure in support of its telecommunication business. The talk focuses on learnings from building and operating parts of this architecture using open source technologies, and virtualizing workloads that have traditionally been appliances and physical network functions.

The architectural choices made in constructing this environment reflect a long term investment in, and a highly opinionated view of the evolution of computing trends.

The talk describes the architecture of the Verizon Cloud Platform which offers a computing infrastructure for core, edge, and far edge services. The talk addresses key considerations in arriving at this architecture, and the evolution of the architecture over time.

In addition, the talk also describes key application design, architecture, and deployment considerations, and will feature a demonstration.

Speakers
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Amrith Kumar

Fellow, Verizon, Verizon Wireless
Amrith is a Fellow at Verizon Wireless, and is responsible for defining, articulating and communicating the cloud computing strategy for the business. Prior to Verizon, he founded Tesora and was its CTO, a company focused on databases in the cloud, and Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS... Read More →
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Fernando Oliveira

Fellow, Verizon
Fred Oliveira joined Verizon through the acquisition of CloudSwitch Corporation (http://web.archive.org/web/20130823173303/http://www.cloudswitch.com/), where as Chief Architect , he led the technology architecture and direction, and brought a wealth of experience in envisioning... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

4:50pm

Offloading VNFs to Programmable Switches Using P4 - Carmelo Cascone & Uyen Chau, Open Networking Foundation
Today operators can buy high-performance switches that are entirely programmable and use languages like P4 to program their behavior. This offers excellent opportunities for NFV architectures, as it can improve performance and costs, by moving some of the virtualized network functions (VNF) from the slower servers to the switches. We present our experience building a variant of the CORD architecture for the mobile use case, in which user traffic is processed uniquely on a multi-terabit programmable switching fabric. For this purpose, we built a P4-enabled CORD fabric and implemented on it the LTE’s Serving and Packet Gateway, using P4 to provide capabilities for GTP termination, filtering, and billing. This talk will present benefits and challenges of VNF offloading to programmable switches, cover design principles of a P4-enabled CORD fabric, and discuss plans for other CORD use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Carmelo Cascone

Carmelo Cascone

Member Of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
Member of Technical Staff at Open Networking Foundation (ONF) where he's currently leading the technical activities around the adoption of P4 and P4Runtime in ONF projects such as ONOS and CORD. Before joining ONF, he received a Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano in 2017, in a joint... Read More →
avatar for Uyen Chau

Uyen Chau

Member of Technical Staff, ONF
Member of Technical Staff at Open Networking Foundation working across the ONOS, CORD, and VOLTHA platforms. Previously worked at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as a Principal Engineer responsible for System Architecture across a wide range of HPE Networking products for Enterprise, Campus... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

5:40pm

 
Thursday, March 29
 

7:00am

Morning Meditation
Start the day with a focused and calm mind by participating in our complimentary morning meditation session! The meditation will be led by a trained instructor and is sure to be a great way to start your day!

Join us out on the Pool Deck and bring your favorite yoga mat/towel or use one of the complimentary ones provided. Please be sure to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

To participate in the morning meditation session, please complete this quick RSVP form.

Thursday March 29, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
7th Floor Foyer

7:30am

8:00am

Registration
Thursday March 29, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm
Wilshire Grand Foyer

9:00am

Keynote: Social and Economic Effects of Open Networking - Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Speakers
avatar for Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 9:00am - 9:20am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

9:25am

Keynote Panel: SDN@10 - Wendy Cartee, Sr. Director, Marketing, Cloud Native Applications, VMware; Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation; Nick McKeown, Co-Founder of Barefoot Networks; Chris Wright, VP & CTO, Red Hat
Moderators
avatar for Wendy Cartee

Wendy Cartee

Marketing, VMware
Wendy Cartee is senior director of product and technical marketing for Cloud-Native Applications at VMware where she leads marketing initiatives for container-based solutions. Prior to VMware, she led product management and marketing at companies such as Cisco Systems, HP, and Juniper... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
Nick McKeown has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University since 1995. In 2005 he started the Clean Slate Program at Stanford, which with Martin Casado and Scott Shenker led to "Software Defined Networking". He co-founded Nicira (now part... Read More →
avatar for Guru Parulkar

Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, ON.Lab/ONF
Guru Parulkar is a consulting professor of electrical engineering and the executive director of the Open Network Research Center (ONRC) at Stanford University. He is also the executive director and event chair of the Open Networking Summit. From 2007 to 2012, he was the execuitve... Read More →
avatar for Chris Wright

Chris Wright

Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat
Chris Wright is vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at Red Hat. Wright leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 9:25am - 9:55am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

9:55am

Keynote: The Challenge and Opportunity to Build a Transparent Network - Yiqun Cai, Vice President, Alibaba Group
Today’s applications running in massive scale data centers demand the underlying networks to be not only fast and resilient but also transparent.  The challenges we face test the principles we have followed to build the networks in the past. Scale, programmability, and interoperability are the ever-present and yet increasingly harder problems to deal with. But this is also an opportunity to create a new generation of networking infrastructure towards a better tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Yiqun Cai

Yiqun Cai

Vice President, Alibaba Group
Yiqun Cai is a Vice President at Alibaba Group. He is responsible for the development and operation of the global networking platform and infrastructures. Before joining Alibaba Group, he was a Microsoft Partner Engineer in Windows Azure networking team, and prior to that, a Distinguished... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 9:55am - 10:05am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

10:05am

Keynote: 5G as Platform for Innovation and the Role of Open Source in the 5G Network Evolution - Mats Karlsson, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Ericsson & Anil Guntupalli, Executive Director – Architecture Planning, Verizon

In this keynote, Ericsson and Verizon together address how 5G enables innovation and creates new business opportunities across all industries. The talk will give an overview of how various technologies will help to shape 5G evolution and how open source is playing a key role in creating and enabling these technologies. The talk will also explore some use cases Verizon sees as key for their 5G networks, and how opensource & vendors playing a vital role together in the network evolution towards 5G.



Speakers
avatar for Mats Karlsson

Mats Karlsson

Head of R&D and Portfolio, Ericsson
Mats Karlsson leads the group within the Ericsson responsible for the network and implementation architecture for all Ericsson products. He also heads the Ericsson Cloud Program, defining and setting the strategy around cloud for the company.His current focus is to ensure that Ericsson... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:05am - 10:25am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

10:25am

Keynote: Lessons and Rhythms from the Hybrid Cloud - Francis Arigo, Principal Architect, Ticketmaster

Many large enterprises have chosen to integrate public cloud providers while still maintaining their private cloud infrastructure; the hybrid cloud. Some see the hybrid approach as "the best of both worlds", while others use hybrid as an intermediate step to the public cloud. However, going hybrid comes with its own set of complications. In this Keynote, Francis Arigo will use music to share Ticketmaster's journey that led to them choosing the hybrid cloud strategy and the some of the real-world challenges that decision brings.


Speakers
avatar for Francis Arigo

Francis Arigo

Principal Architect, Ticketmaster
Over 16 years of experience designing, building, supporting networks for retail websites and large scale web operations. | | Experienced with creating infrastructure that materially strengthens reliability, visibility, and performance. | | Passionate about automation and building... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:25am - 10:45am
Wilshire Grand Ballroom

10:45am

Coffee Break
Thursday March 29, 2018 10:45am - 11:20am
Wilshire Grand Foyer

10:45am

11:20am

SOSR Plenary Talk
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

11:20 am - 12:00 pm - SOSR Plenary Session 2 - Sujata Banerjee (VMware Research)

Thursday March 29, 2018 11:20am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt A&B

11:20am

A New Software Engineering Methodology for Creating Resilient Microservices - Pethuru Raj & Babu Jayaraj, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.
Worldwide business houses are increasingly mandated to be agile and reliable in their operations, offerings and outputs. As IT is the greatest enabler of businesses, IT professionals and professors across the globe are meticulously unearthing the workable and winnable ways and means of achieving agile and reliable IT. We have agile programming methods and DevOps for IT agility. The challenge ahead is to realize IT reliability. However, ensuring IT reliability is beset with challenges and concerns. We have arrived at a fresh, automated and end-to-end engineering methodology for producing resilient microservices that lead to reliable cloud applications (native and enabled). We leverage the following technologies and tools: software repository, Jenkins, Docker Hub, Kubernetes, Istio, Spinnaker and Artificial-inspired log analytics of container and microservices data for predictive insights

Speakers
avatar for Babu Jayaraj

Babu Jayaraj

Babu Jayaraj has been working on building highly scalable and distributed systems and integrating them for the past 17+ years. He has donned multiple hats as consultant, architect, delivery lead & tech pre-sales for multiple clients including Apple, Target.com, TESCO, British Telecom... Read More →
avatar for Pethuru Raj

Pethuru Raj

Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd.
Have been working in the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Center of Excellence, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (RJIL), Bangalore. Previously worked as a cloud infrastructure architect in the IBM Global Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE), IBM India Bangalore for four years. Prior to that... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

11:20am

Hold My Beer While I Open Source with TOSCA, ONAP, and ETSI - DeWayne Filppi, Cloudify
“The biggest problem in open source today is not innovation; it’s integration.”

So how do we find a happy medium and claim the benefits of both open source and standards to ensure integration and, ultimately, scalability?

Here are a few suggestions:
1) Open source should drive standards, not the other way around.
2) We need to define “just enough standards”

In this talk, I will dive into how open source is already driving standards, discuss examples for how to just enough standards works in practice, and how taking a programmatic approach to standards, this degree of interoperability, integration, and scalability can be achieved even today.

Speakers

Thursday March 29, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Hancock Park

11:20am

Creating a Safer, Smart Ride: NFV for Automotive - Steven Furr & Nelson Yang, NXP
While NFV and SDN have showcases their potential in cloud Data centers, experts are looking to bring its expertise for creating a secured safer smart ride through the integration of vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-infrastructure communications which create smart locales. Today we have understood the requirements and networking involved to realize centralized and distributed clouds to support customer premise services and IIoT. But we have a partial gain from these technologies. To unlock the real potential of Edge networks, the Automotive industry is moving towards integrating ADAS and intelligent roadside infrastructure with Cloud Edge and NFV technologies to create a Safer and Smarter Ride.

This presentation showcases on NFV for Automotive to create safer and smart ride.
 

Speakers
SF

Steven Furr

Sr. Principal Engineer, Sr. Software Architect - Virtualization, NXP
Steven Furr is Senior Principle Engineer and Senior Software Architect - Virtualization at NXP responsible for building NFV and SDN solutions/strategies like vCPE, vPE and vAccess and IIoT defining software needs for Systems and Solutions for the NXP Digital Networking Group product... Read More →
NY

Nelson Yang

DN FAE, NXP



Thursday March 29, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

11:20am

5G a Platform for Innovation - Anders Rosengren, Ericsson
The 5th generation of communication networks is approaching now. 5G is more than an evolution of the radio networks, it is a platform for innovation that covers fixed, mobile and core transformation. New network architectures and technologies, many based on Open Source, will enable the new business and operational models

Speakers
avatar for Anders Rosengren

Anders Rosengren

Head of Technology & Industry Engagement, Ericsson Digital Services



Thursday March 29, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

11:20am

Colt's Evolution: From MPLS to Cloud Networking - Javier Benitez, Colt Technology Services
The main objective of this presentation is to share Colt's evolution from traditional MPLS towards innovative Cloud Networking technologies to offer managed networking services to customers.

We will cover first the introduction of SD WAN as a stand-alone alternative (and complement) to MPLS to deliver VPN services based on a new software controlled paradigm, opening the door to on demand models. Secondly, we will explain how SD WAN is extended and partially replaced by a true cloud networking platform thanks to a fully distributed NFV architecture, currently under evaluation and deployment in Colt.


Speakers
avatar for Javier Benitez

Javier Benitez

Senior Network Architect, Colt Technology services
| | | Javier lives in Barcelona, Spain, and is member of the Network On Demand Strategy & Architecture team, responsible for defining Colt’s mid to long term Network & Platform architecture. His main areas of responsibility and research are Optical, Ethernet, IP, MPLS and... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

11:20am

Challenges in Lifecycle Management for the Multi-Access Edge Cloud - Larry Peterson, Open Networking Foundation
The multi-access edge cloud -- able to support multiple access technologies and host third-party tenants -- has significant potential for enabling a new generation of cloud applications that benefit from an edge presence. The challenge, however, is how to operationalize such a system, stressing the state-of-the-art in building, configuring, deploying, operating, provisioning, and upgrading potentially hundreds or thousands of edge sites. This talk frames the problem in general terms, taking into account the perspective of several stakeholders: service developers, system integrators, platform architects, and network operators. It also walks through the approach taken to deploy CORD as a multi-access edge platform, and highlights the lessons learned in that process.

Speakers
avatar for Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson

CTO, Open Networking Foundation
Larry Peterson is the CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook "Computer Networks: A Systems Approach," and has been the technical lead... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 11:20am - 12:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

12:00pm

SOSR Session 5: Network Function Virtualization
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

  • Oko: Extending Open vSwitch with Stateful Filters - Paul Chaignon (Orange Labs and Inria Nancy Grand Est), Kahina Lazri (Orange Labs), Jerome Francois (Inria Nancy Grand Est), Thibault Delmas (Telecom ParisTech), Olivier Festor (Telecom Nancy, University of Lorraine, and Inria Nancy Grand Est)
  • Probius: Automated Approach for VNF and Service Chain Analysis in Software-Defined NFV - Jaehyun Nam, Junsik Seo, and Seungwon Shin (KAIST)
  • Memory and Performance Isolation for a Multi-Tenant Function-based Dataplane - Wei Zhang (The George Washington University), Abhigyan Sharma and Kaustubh Joshi (AT&T Labs Research), Timothy Wood (The George Washington University)

Thursday March 29, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Roosevelt A&B

12:20pm

Container4NFV: How Refactoring VM-based VNF to Container-Based Microservice VNF - Fu Qiao & Xuan Jia, China Mobile
Cloud-native is an approach to building and running applications that fully exploit the advantages of the cloud computing delivery model. Cloud-native applications/VNFs(Virtual Network Functions ) are purpose-built for the cloud model. Most of VNF in telecom files are running on virtual machines. Vendor is still using the traditional method to design application, they want the platform(OpenStack/Kubernetes) to support many inconceivable requirements. Indeed they don’t have the thought of cloud-native.

In this presentation, we will share the experience how refactoring VM-based application/VNF into container-based Microservice application/VNF. It contains state migration, state decoupling, distributed architecture for state storage and so on. And show what’s the most important challenges when designing stateless application/VNF. 

Speakers
XJ

Xuan Jia

Project Manager, China Mobile
Xuan Jia, graduated from Tsinghua University, project leader in China Mobile Institute Research, PTL of Container4NFV in OPNFV community, has contribution on Kubernetes, OPNFV, OpenStack community, the perimary contact people of CNCF in China Mobile. | | Previous speaking experience... Read More →
FQ

Fu Qiao

Project Manager, China Mobile
Qiao Fu is a project manager at China Mobile Research Institute. She obtained her Master's degree from Dept. Electronic and Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2013. She joined China Mobile after graduation and is working on the research of network technology. Qiao Fu is now leading... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

12:20pm

Building an Open, Transparent NOS and Ecosystem Using Linux as the Key - Shrijeet Mukherjee, Cumulus Networks
The network a component of a system and needs to provide features, scale and speed. The most important attribute however maybe the ability to integrate at all levels i.e. from supply chain to the application that the system supports.

We will examine how picking a well understood, vibrant and ubiquitous community like the Linux kernel accelerates getting to the that goal. We will also discuss some of the downsides of this approach and the mitigation strategies that we have used for them.




Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Hancock Park

12:20pm

Where Are We on Data Plane Acceleration and Where Do We Need to Go? - Margaret Chiosi & Kai Zhen, Huawei, inc
The industry has made a lot of progress on having a structure for moving data plane applications onto a COTS environment – but we still have much more improvements.
This talk will review a data plane framework in the open ecosystem, types of VNFs working, areas to focus on and current challenges and Huawei's solution using dual model, multi-protocol and multi-instance (DMM) to empower open transport layer protocol in the cloud networking.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Chiosi

Margaret Chiosi

VP, Futurewei
Margaret is currently a Huawei VP of Open Ecosystem in the US focused on the realization of open source and standards into the fixed network product line which includes IOT devices. She has helped shape the SDN/NFV industry by being a founding member of the ETSI ISG NFV and Linux... Read More →
DK

Dr. Kai Zhen

Kai Zheng (M’02–SM’12) received his PhD degrees from Tsinghua University, China, in 2006. He joined Huawei Technologies in 2015 as Chief Architecture and Director of the Protocol Research Lab. Before that, he was a senior research staff member of IBM. His current research interests... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

12:20pm

Panel: Open Networking Driving Data Center and Cloud Innovation - Moderated by Cliff Grossner, IHS Markit
Open networking encourages innovation through collaboration. Open specifications and the reference code also allow vendors to leverage external networking competencies to formulate and commercialize new technologies at a rapid pace. Within a few years, the open source community has produced several breakthrough projects in cloud, NFV, SDN, and big data analytics. A switchover from closed to open networks will be essential to a high-tech economy. With this decision comes many potential challenges: deciding the key enabling technologies for Open Networking, avoiding OINO (Open-In-Name-Only) traps, picking through different open APIs options for Open Networking. This panel will explore the growing importance of open networking in driving creative, scientific and technological advancement, including automation leveraging AI and machine learning (ML).

Moderators
avatar for Clifford Grossner, Ph.D.

Clifford Grossner, Ph.D.

Senior Research Director & Advisor, IHS Markit
"Dr. Cliff Grossner is a Senior Research Director & Advisor for the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice at IHS Markit technology . He has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience covering market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Deierling

Kevin Deierling

Kevin Deierling is VP of marketing at Mellanox Technologies, responsible for enterprise, cloud, storage, big data, and machine learning businesses. Previously he served as VP of technology at Genia Technologies, Chief Architect at Silver Spring Networks, and VP marketing and business... Read More →
avatar for Andre Fredette

Andre Fredette

Technical Director, Networking, Red Hat
Andre Fredette is the Technical Director for Networking in the Red Hat Office of the CTO, where he and his team work on emerging open source technologies in support of networking for cloud computing and NFV in projects like OpenDaylight, OPNFV and fd.io. Andre and his team also work... Read More →
avatar for Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar

Vice President, Data Center Group & CTO Network Platforms Group, Intel
Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture... Read More →
avatar for Bhavani Krishnan

Bhavani Krishnan

VP of Program and Product Management, CENGN
Bhavani is the VP of Program and Product Management at CENGN. She has 25+ years experience in the Telecom Services sector with Bell Canada, and in Product Management at Cisco Systems. Some of her notable career achievements include, the launch of the first data network in Canada... Read More →
avatar for Ali Tizghadam

Ali Tizghadam

Chief Network Softwarization Architect, TELUS Communications Inc
Ali Tizghadam is a member of TELUS team acting as chief architect of network softwarization initiative. Ali earned his PhD from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Toronto in 2009. Before pursuing his PhD Ali has been working for over 10 years in Telecom... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

12:20pm

Panel Discussion: Verification, Validation and Standards in Open Source - Moderated by Eddie Arrage, Huawei
This panel will explore the interplay of verification programs, validation projects and relevant standard bodies as they establish their new roles in the LFN umbrella structure. The panel has lead constituents from the ONAP/OPNFV communities, participants in the OPNFV Verified Program (OVP) / ETSI NFV Plugtest events and core contributors in ETSI NFV and IETF standards.

OPNFV defines a system that is mainly comprised of NFVI and VIM elements. Under the newly minted LFN structure, there are opportunities for ONAP and OPNFV to collaborate further with validation projects that integrate an ONAP driven MANO. Recent graduates of OVP will cover the business value of using the program to showcase ‘hardened’ commercial solutions based on open-source. The role of ETSI NFV / IETF test standards and commercial test vendors in enabling LFN validation and verification projects will be discussed.

Moderators
avatar for Eddie Arrage

Eddie Arrage

Senior Architect, Huawei
Eddie Arrage is a Senior Architect in the Cloud Business Unit at Huawei in Santa Clara, CA. He has more than 15 years of experience delivering validation and benchmarking solutions spanning SDN/NFV, networking, computing, storage, security, 4G wireless and web technologies. He's held... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helen Chen

Helen Chen

Principal Architect, Huawei
Helen Chen is a Principal Architect in the Global Technical Service BU at Huawei and PTL of ONAP Integration project. She has years of experience in networking/SDN/NFV, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning (ML), Video / Multimedia/AR/VR/MR as well as bringing... Read More →
avatar for Gil Hellmann

Gil Hellmann

VP. Global Solutions Engineering, Wind River
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Pierre Lynch

Lead Technologist, Ixia
- ETSI NFV ISG TST working group chair- Lead Technologist, Ixia- In the test industry for the past 20 years- Working at Ixia for the past 11 years, always in the product management team for wireless test products- Most of my experience has been with mobility testing: GSM, UMTS, LTE... Read More →
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Al Morton

Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Labs
Al Morton is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs, Middletown, New Jersey. He has been a chairman and recognized contributor in US and International network performance standards committees for more than 30 years. He authored or co-authored more than 31 IETF RFCs, and is... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

12:20pm

Open Source as a Platform for 5G Network - Juha Oravainen & Tapio Tallgren, Nokia
First 5G trials are happening right now. 5G standards will be completed in 2018. In the near future we will see self-driving cars, VR/AR applications and M2M communication becoming part of our everyday life. All this and mission critical applications require extremely low latency mobile networks. In this context NFV is expected to be a game changer and Open Source SW and HW will be a key enabler for 5G and NFV.

In this talk we tell what role Open Source NFV components will play in future 5G networks and what kind of Telco use cases exist. We will cover also what is going on in 5G and what is needed to overcome low latency, high data peak rates, M2M communication and massive traffic growth challenges. Realizing all this requires full stack optimization.

Speakers
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Juha Oravainen

Head of Open Source SW for Cloud, Nokia
Juha Oravainen is Head of Open Source SW for Cloud at Nokia. He has extensive experience in telecommunication world after joining Nokia 1994. Juha has had several responsibilities in GSM, 3G and 4G after moving to open source area some years ago. Currently Juha is coordinating Nokia’s... Read More →
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Tapio Tallgren

Technical Leader, Nokia
Tapio Tallgren works at Nokia Mobile Networks with cloud infrastructure topics. He started with virtualization when that was the state of the art, and did his first internal OpenStack trainings in 2015. He joined the OPNFV in the very first meeting, has been a member of the Technical... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

1:10pm

2:00pm

SOSR Session 6: Measurement
You must be registered for SOSR to attend this session. To sign up, please add SOSR to your existing Open Networking Summit North America 2018 registration here.

  • Instrumenting Open vSwitch with Monitoring Capabilities: Designs and Challenges - Zili Zha and An Wang (George Mason University), Yang Guo and Doug Montgomery (NIST, USA), Songqing Chen (George Mason University)
  • SDProber: A Software Defined Prober for SDN - Sivaramakrishnan Ramanathan (University of Southern California), Yaron Kanza and Balachander Krishnamurthy (ATT Labs-Research)
  • A Comparison of Performance and Accuracy of Measurement Algorithms in Software - Omid Alipourfard (Yale University), Masoud Moshref (Barefoot Networks), Yang Zhou and Tong Yang (Peking University), Minlan Yu (Harvard University)

Thursday March 29, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Roosevelt A&B

2:40pm

Analytics-Driven Canary and Blue/Green Continuous Delivery of Cloud Applications - Gaurav Rastogi, Avi Networks
Continuous delivery is becoming increasingly critical as it enables business agility, hypothesis driven development, and software stability. However, implementing continuous delivery is a hard problem many enterprises struggle with due to live users in production environment.

Canary upgrades and Blue/Green deployment are the two commonly used patterns to implement continuous delivery. In Canary upgrades, a small portion of the production traffic is sent to the new version under test. In Blue/Green deployments, all the traffic is switched to the new version.

We will show how to fully automate above steps to achieve true continuous delivery in K8s. We will show how to use analytics to express and automate application evaluation and ML-based traffic switching without any downtime. We will demo both schemes on a web application.

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Rastogi

Gaurav Rastogi

Sr. Director, Engineering, Avi Networks
Gaurav Rastogi is lead Analytics Architect at Avi Networks. The Avi Networks brings the benefits of hyperscale application delivery to every enterprise, at any scale. He works on architecture of inline and streaming analytics to provide end-to-end visibility, insights, and autoscaling... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

2:40pm

Enterprise Cloud Cost Management Framework - Faisal Mushtaq & Tushar Agarwal, GlobalLogic
More and more enterprises are on the path to modernize their IT infrastructure through cloud adoption. This requires a change in approach to procurement and provisioning, a move from CAPEX to OPEX models. Therefore, cost management becomes a central pillar in an entprise's cloud journey. However, many enterprises don't look at ongoing cost management beyond the initial sizing exercise. This leads to (sometimes massive) cost overruns. In this presentation, we discuss some cost management strategies and best practices to monitor and control costs through an enterprise's cloud journey. Cost overruns often are a big reason for enterprises to abandon cloud adoption. When implemented correctly, the best practices described in this presentation ensure enterprise success on cloud, and prevent cloud churn.

Speakers
avatar for Tushar Agarwal

Tushar Agarwal

Senior Solution Architect, GlobalLogic
Tushar is a technology enthusiast with over 18 years of international IT experience. He has worked across a wide range of technologies (mobility, middleware, systems integration, cloud) and domains (telecom, BFSI, e-commerce). Tushar's current focus is on end-to-end Cloud Consulting... Read More →
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Faisal Mushtaq

VP Technology, GlobalLogic
Faisal is an innovative, dynamic, and inspirational executive and entrepreneur with extensive leadership experience in building global organizations, delivering innovative products, driving growth, improving efficiencies and gaining market share, both in fast pace startup environment... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Hancock Park

2:40pm

DPDK and Accelerated Networking in Microsoft Azure - Daniel Firestone, Microsoft
DPDK is taking off in the public cloud, helping to answer a key question about the SDN networks that drive public clouds like Microsoft Azure: how do we make a software network scale to an era of 50+ gigabit networks and provide great performance for network applications and NFV in VMs? In this presentation, we will detail Azure Accelerated Networking for Linux with DPDK, using Azure's FPGA-based SmartNICs to accelerate Linux workloads using SR-IOV. They will detail how this has led to huge performance increases for Linux-based NFV appliances using DPDK, giving Azure industry-leading network performance, and show how developers can use the latest DPDK technologies in containerized workloads to build their own cloud-scale NFV applications in Azure at very high packet rates. They will also show how we make DPDK cloud-ready and resilient to maintenance events such as VM migration.

Speakers
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Daniel Firestone

Tech Lead and Group Manager, Azure Host Networking, Microsoft
Daniel Firestone is the tech lead and group manager for the Azure Host Networking team at Microsoft. His team builds the Azure virtual switch, which serves as the datapath for Azure virtual networks, load balancers, security groups, QoS, and more, as well as SmartNIC, the Azure platform... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

2:40pm

Network Telemetry for Hyper-scale Data Center Network - Dennis Cai, Alibaba
It may not be that challenging to design and deploy hyper-scale data center network with over 100K servers in one single cluster. But it still remains challenging to get sufficient data from the network and fully automate the network operation. With the new programmable HW chip in the industry, the network telemetry capability has gone to next level. The HW chip is capable of providing not only some new network telemetry such as in-band network telemetry but also with high performance. In this presentation, we will share our experience of how to combine this new HW capability and our in-house intelligent SW to automate the operation of a hyper-scale cloud data center network.

Speakers
DC

Dennis Cai

Alibaba
Dennis Cai, chief architect of Alibaba network infrastructure, responsible for the architecture and the future evolution of the Alibaba production network, including data center, metro, backbone, and edge network. Before joining Alibaba, Dennis was a distinguished engineer at Cisco... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

2:40pm

Architecting the Mobile Edge: SDN Versus NFV - Oguz Sunay, Open Networking Foundation
A telco transformation is underway. As part of this, a re-thinking of the cloud is necessary, one where we move from a centralized cloud computing paradigm to a distributed one. Moving the resources closer to consumers reduces the round-trip latency, paving the way for new service offerings. The distributed cloud architecture for the mobile edge, which will serve a wide variety of use cases, needs to support mobility, as well as network slicing. In addition, while traditional cloud architectures have compute and storage as main resource groups with networking playing a secondary role, the roles they play in the mobile edge cloud need to be flipped. This is because, the mobile edge aims to facilitate better user experiences and operator economics by enhancing access technologies, thereby placing a primary role for SDN. However, most frameworks to date have the given the primary role to NFV. This talk will provide an overview of mobile edge cloud, and discuss design principles in determining the roles cloud, SDN and NFV will play in it.

Speakers
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Oguz Sunay

M-CORD Chief Architect, ONF
Oğuz Sunay is the Chief Architect for M-CORD at the Open Networking Foundation. Previously, Oğuz was the Chief Technology Officer at Argela-USA where he led the research and development for a programmable RAN architecture that enables dynamically programmable RAN slicing. Oğuz... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

2:40pm

VNF Onboarding Challenges and Opportunities - Chris Donley, Huawei
One of the most significant challenges to NFV deployment is VNF Onboarding. We are hampered by lack of a standardized packaging format and significant integration testing requirements. This session will discuss efforts in ONAP to simplify the problem for both service providers and vendors. This includes VNF packaging and validation tools, and steps towards a standardized validation program. We will also discuss how service providers can use these tools internally as part of their vendor engagement program.

Speakers
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Chris Donley

Sr Director Open Source Ecosystems, Huawei
Chris Donley serves as Senior Director, Open Source Ecosystems at Huawei. He is providing open source leadership in several Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network function Virtualization (NfV) initiatives, including ONAP and OPNFV. He previously served as Director, Virtualization... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

3:40pm

OPX and Open Networking 2.0 - Cliff Winchmann, Dell

From the perspective of Openswitch (OPX), discussing how having composable open networking software provides capabilities, agility, and supportability.


Speakers
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Cliff Winchmann

Distinguished Engineer/Architect, Dell
Cliff Wichmann is a Distinguished Engineer/Architect in Dell Networking.   Cliff was part of the lead architect team for Dell’s next generation Open Networking platform, OS10.  Before arriving at Dell, Cliff had held various technical leadership  positions evolving embedded... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

3:40pm

Transition of a Telecom Vendor to the World of Open Source - Jonne Soininen, Nokia

This presentation outlines the growing importance of open source to the telecommunication industry and shows the transition of a telecom vendor to the world of open source. It will show the path through the stages of open source and analyze what is needed to for open source to be successful in this space. We also look at the openness in a wider sense and explain how for example open source, commercial software, standardization and partner ecosystems complement each other.


Speakers
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Jonne Soininen

Head of Open Source Initiatives, Nokia
Open source enthusiast and Head of Open Source Initiatives in Nokia, Jonne serves as a board member of Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). Prior to Nokia, he worked in different positions with Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Renesas Mobile, and... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Hancock Park

3:40pm

Protect Network Automation through Securing Keys in Hardware - Dhananjay Pavgi, Tech Mahindra Ltd & Srinivasa Rao Addepalli, Intel
Network automation platforms are increasingly adopting Microservices. For example ONAP. ONAP Security loopholes, can significantly disrupt operations. Microservices spanning across geographies, need for deployments at edges, scale-out of these services add to security challenges. Trusted infrastructure is needed to enable secure communication among microservices with auto certificate enrolment. To keep private keys, secrets secure from adversaries and to eliminate passwords proliferation across microservices, file systems etc. This presentation discusses security challenges and potential solutions related to X.509v3 certificate enrolment, secure private key storage, secure cryptography execution, secure password storage and attestation of underlying platform/OS. It also discusses hardware technologies that help in providing root of trust for both key management and attestation.

Speakers
SR

Srinivasa Rao Addepalli

Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corp
Srini Addepalli has been in Intel for last 2 years working as Sr. Principal Engineer. In his recent role, he was instrumental in NFV/Cloud security initiatives including virtual network packet broker, container security, centralized configuration of network security functions and... Read More →
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Dhananjay Pavgi

Competency Head, Tech Mahindra Ltd
With more than 2 decades of industry experience, Dhananjay Pavgi is an established Thought Leader in Telecommunications IT domain. At present, Dhananjay heads Center of Excellence for OSS2.0 at Tech Mahindra Ltd. Dhananjay is a member of Linux Foundation's ONAP TSC. In the past, Dhananjay... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

3:40pm

Istio and Envoy: Enabling Sidecars for Microservices - Angela Chin, Pivotal
The migration from monolith to microservices has empowered engineering teams to develop modular code quickly and efficiently. While offering many benefits, this movement has also introduced challenges-- namely, how to enable fast, secure communication across microservices.

One solution to container networking for polyglot microservices is the sidecar model, in which a separate process that manages all network traffic is deployed alongside your microservice. In this talk, we’ll explore the benefits of sidecars and see how they are implemented through two open-source projects: Envoy and Istio. By examining how these technologies could be used in both Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry, users will be introduced to the true potential of sidecars.

Speakers
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Angela Chin

Senior Software Engineer, Pivotal
Angela is a software engineer at Pivotal, currently working on the Pivotal Container Service (PKS) team. Prior to this, she was a major contributor to Cloud Foundry, working on the CF Networking and CF Infrastructure teams. Angela has previously given talks at KubeCon, Open Source... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

3:40pm

Open Data Center Interconnect - Marc De Leenheer, ONF
The desire to simplify network operations in complex multi-layer transport networks is driving commoditization of equipment along with intelligent software tools to control, configure and observe such networks. This so-called disaggregation of both packet and optical networks is a major source of innovation in transport networks. We introduce the newly launched ODTN project (short for Open and Disaggregated Transport Networks), an industry-wide initiative to build an open source reference platform and deliver production-ready solutions using an innovative supply chain model.

Speakers
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Marc De Leenheer

MTS, ONF
Marc De Leenheer is a Member of Technical Staff at the Open Networking Foundation, an operator-led consortium that is transforming networks into agile platforms for service delivery. Marc leads the teams for packet/optical convergence and Enterprise CORD; the resulting software platforms... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

3:40pm

SDN Practice for Cloud Overlay Network: From Infrastructure to Products - Gang Cheng, Alibaba
With the development of cloud computing, cloud service providers build more and more services such as cloud virtual machine and database on top of overlay networks. Compared with running the services directly on the physical network, doing so can easily obtain the advantages such as flexibility, security, easiness for migration, and elasticity, etc.

In this presentation, we will introduce the practice of building one of the world's largest SDN networks. In addition, we will also share our experience and vision of leveraging the latest SDN technologies and concepts in creating and optimizing cloud network solutions. E.g. Building scalable and easy-to-operate network solutions with SDN.

Speakers
GC

Gang Cheng

Director of Advanced Network Technology, Alibaba Inc.



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

4:40pm

Using Route Reflectors to Setup a K8s Multi-Cluster - William Vail, Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks
This presentation will be a live demo showing two Kubernetes clusters interconnected by a Cisco router. The router will be acting as a route-reflector iBGP peering with a goBGP container deployed on each cluster. This will setup the control plane to enable the multi-cluster functionality in a standardized and scalable way. To showcase this functionality each cluster will be hosting an application, with the application on one cluster being entirely dependent on the application hosted on the other. During the presentation I will be discussing FD.io's vector packet processing (vpp) as a potential overlay network for each cluster.  Each step of setting this goBGP container and it's peerings will be demonstrated in the live demo as well as showcasing Ligato's Kubernetes deployment of FD.io's / vpp.

Speakers
avatar for William Vail

William Vail

Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks
Will has worked with CENGN for a year to mature and develop the day 2 operations of the core networking environment. He has focused on several different areas of open source networking, with particular focus on leveraging VNFs for Kubernetes, moderating changes made across the core... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom II

4:40pm

Containers and Clusters for Customer Success - Balasubramaniyan Kannan, Equinix
How to deploy application services with container and clusters , baked in with fault tolerance, automated recovery. Manage multiple environments using a single pane of glass and enable visibility to development and customer success teams. Our IoT monitoring product lead us in the track of innovation zero downtime production environments.

Speakers
BK

Balasubramaniyan Kannan

SRE Architect, Equinix
As an Architect of Software systems and services having worked in both startups and enterprises enabling DevOps and SRE principles for product teams i have helped organizations to bake in Security with CI / CD pipelines. | This what I am passionate about and keep innovating in these... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Hancock Park

4:40pm

MEF 3.0 – Agile, Assured, and Orchestrated Communication Services Across Multi-Providers’ Automated Networks Using ONAP - Rami Yaron & Dan Pitt, MEF
In November 2017, MEF introduced MEF 3.0, a transformational framework for defining, delivering, and certifying agile, assured, and orchestrated communication services across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 is the next step in MEF's journey to transform the industry with services and networks that are easy to manage and monetize and that deliver lasting value to customers. In this talk we will introduce the major elements of MEF 3.0 and explain their significance to the community and the market. We will also describe two recent POCs instantiating MEF 3.0 with ONAP. One showed the establishment of an end-to-end enterprise service across two continents using two service providers, each with its own ONAP instance and implementation of the MEF LSO APIs. The second POC showed the establishment of an end-to-end enterprise service across two continents using two service providers and a cloud data center. In this POC only one of the operators deployed an ONAP instance; the other did not, but the MEF LSO APIs enabled the successful concatenation of the orchestration frameworks to achieve a consistent, end-end service.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Pitt

Dan Pitt

Senior Vice President, MEF
Dan Pitt has been a leading voice of the SDNFV movement since its inception. He served as executive director of ONF from its public launch in March 2011 until September 2016 and since January 2017 has been senior vice president of MEF, driving technical and ecosystem development... Read More →
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Rami Yaron

Co-Chair, MEF
Rami has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is Co-Chairing the Global Marketing & Education Committee as well as the 5G Focus Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the MEF.In his current role at NEC/Netcracker, Rami oversees SDN/NFV solutions... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

4:40pm

Packet Processing and Containerization for 5G - Sujata Tibrewala, Muthurajan Jayakumar & Jim Chamings, Intel
Need for High Performance Data Plane -Sujata:
We will focus on how packet processing operations get translated onto CPU cycles while implementing VNFs. We will take an example of Quality of Service implementation and how it can be used for 5G applications like Network Slicing and Service Assurance


DPDK in Open Networking Platforms – role modeling flexibility, agility and scalability - Mjay:

DPDK with its high performant libraries - shines with the three pillars – Flexibility, Agility and Scalability. We will study a few key DPDK features that role models the above characteristics

Enabling Kata (Clear) Containers in OPNFV- James Chamings
We’ll walk through the modification of a virtual OPNFV installation to allow the use of ‘Kata Containers’. This technology allows the flexibility and speed of containers to be combined with the security and isolation of virtual machines.

Speakers
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Jim Chamings

Jim Chamings, Intel Corporation
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M Jayakumar

Software Application Engineer, Intel
M Jay has worked with the Intel DPDK team since 2009. He joined Intel, Folsom, California  in 1991 working in APIC and moved to Intel Santa Clara in 1993 to work as 64 bit CPU architect. M Jay holds 21 US patents, both individually and jointly, all issued while working at Intel... Read More →
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Sujata Tibrewala

Networking Communities Manager, Intel
Sujata Tibrewala is an Intel community development manager and technology evangelist who defines programs and training events to ensure that the network developer ecosystem works together toward a common goal: to drive SDN/NFV adoption in the industry using open source ingredients... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom II

4:40pm

China Mobile’s Network Vision and Architecture Towards an Automated Network - Yachen Wang, China Mobile
Speakers
avatar for Yachen Wang

Yachen Wang

Deputy Director, China Mobile & ONAP President
Mr. Yachen Wang is ONAP President, Deputy Director of Network Technology Department in China Mobile Research Institute and Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG13 IMT-2020/5G Working Party. Now he is leading in the research and development of Network evolution, NFV/SDN, 5G network architecture... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom III

4:40pm

Lab as a Service: Compose Your Cloud Automatically with Few Clicks - Fatih Degirmenci, Ericsson; Parker Barberian, UNH; Jack Morgan, Intel
Getting NFV Platform and numerous networking features up and running can tie you in knots, you need to make a number of decisions where each decision leads you down a path where options you may want can start to disappear. Apart from that, not everyone is lucky enough to have DC in their basement either, missing the chance to deploy production-like stack.

So, would you like to have Ubuntu, CentOS, or openSUSE? OpenStack or Kubernetes? What about SDN Controller? Forwarding technology? We have baremetal nodes for you as well. Lab as a Service can take care of this and even more for you so you just make your selections and watch things happening automagically. In the end, your cloud will be composed, tested and delivered to your mailbox. Learn how to bypass the common roadblocks and work in a fully automated ecosystem of choice and stability thanks to Lab as a Service.

Speakers
PB

Parker Berberian

OPNFV Technician, UNH Interoperability Lab
I develop and run OPNFV LaaS on the hardware hosted at the UNH-IOL.
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Fatih Degirmenci

Principal Developer, Ericsson
Fatih Degirmenci is a Principal Developer at Ericsson Product Development Unit 5G. He is specialized in automation, CI/CD, and DevOps, and currently involved in several large scale CI/CD activities across Ericsson. He is a member of the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee and Project... Read More →
JM

Jack Morgan

Network Software Engineer, Intel
Jack Morgan is a Network Software Engineer in the Data Center Network Solutions Group at Intel Corporation, managing the Intel OPNFV Pharos Lab. He is the PTL for the Pharos project within OPNFV and a member of the Technical Steering Committee. He has extensive Linux experience in... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 4:40pm - 5:30pm
Wilshire Grand Ballroom I

6:00pm

Attendee Reception at The Majestic Downtown (All Attendees Welcome)
Be sure to stay in LA on Thursday night for our ONS Attendee Reception at the Majestic Downtown featuring great food, drinks, networking, and entertainment!

The Majestic is an iconic filming location that is recognized as being a historical masterpiece in Downtown LA since 1924. The Majestic has been featured in hundreds of feature films, television series, and music videos:
  • Bridesmaids
  • Spider Man 2
  • 13 going on 30
  • Ghost
  • The Mask                   
  • Seven
  • The Prestige
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Marathon Man
  • St. Elmo's Fire
  • Traffic
  • Blow
  • The Dark Knight
  • Heartbreaker
  • Mad Men
  • My Fair Wedding
  • Scandal
  • 24
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Castle
  • Revenge
  • CSI
  • Criminal Minds
  • Agents of Shield
  • You're The Worst
  • Brooklyn 99
  • The Good Place
  • American Horror Story


Thursday March 29, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Majestic Downtown 650 South Spring Street
 
Friday, March 30
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday March 30, 2018 7:30am - 10:00am
Wilshire Grand Foyer

8:00am

ONAP100: Introduction to ONAP-Complete Network Automation (Additional Fee; Registration Required)
This half-day course is designed for managers and technologist at telecom operators who wish to gain a business perspective and high-level understanding of the Linux Foundation Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) project. The course is also meant for technologists and business leaders at technology vendors that wish to determine how to position or sell their products into an ONAP ecosystem. The course provides participants with a solid understanding of core concepts around ONAP, the ONAP project, its use cases, constituent projects and how to get involved. The course is taught by engineers experienced in ONAP.

Friday March 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Silver Lake A&B

8:00am

OPNFV100: Introduction to OPNFV-NFV Acceleration (Additional Fee; Registration Required)
This half-day course is designed for managers and technologist at telecom operators who wish to gain a business perspective and high-level understanding of the Linux Foundation Open Platform for NFV project. The course is also meant for technologists and business leaders at technology vendors that wish to determine how to position or sell their products into an OPNFV ecosystem. The course provides participants with a solid understanding of OPNFV overview, upstream projects utilized, feature projects, integration and test projects. Finally the course covers how you can benefit from OPNFV. The course is taught by engineers experienced in OPNFV.

Friday March 30, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Hancock Park

1:00pm

ONAP200: ONAP Fundamentals (Additional Fee; Registration Required)
This full day course is designed for managers and technologist at telecom operators who wish to gain a business perspective and basic understanding of the Linux Foundation Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP) project. The course is also meant for technologists and business leaders at technology vendors that wish to determine how to position or sell their products into an ONAP ecosystem. The course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of core concepts around ONAP, the ONAP project, its use cases, overview of ONAP deployment, the portal, design-time and run-time projects, OSS/BSS interfaces and how to get involved. The course is taught by engineers experienced in ONAP and builds on the ONAP100 course by adding hands-on labs.

Friday March 30, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Silver Lake A&B

1:00pm

OPNFV200: OPNFV Fundamentals (Additional Fee; Registration Required)
This full day course is designed for managers and technologist at telecom operators who wish to gain a business perspective and basic understanding of the Linux Foundation Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) project. The course is also meant for technologists and business leaders at technology vendors that wish to determine how to position or sell their products into an OPNFV ecosystem. The course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of OPNFV overview, upstream projects utilized, feature projects, integration and test projects. Finally the course covers how you can benefit from OPNFV. The course is taught by engineers experienced in OPNFV and builds on the OPNFV100 course by adding hands-on labs.

Friday March 30, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hancock Park