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Sana Tariq

TELUS Communications
Principal Technology Architect
Vancouver, BC
Sana Tariq is Ph.D. in Computer Science majoring in optical communications, cloud computing, and software-defined networking. She earned the Fulbright scholarship and CREOL fellowship awards. She has been working in the telecommunications industry for the past 15 years with multiple service providers like Telenor, and T-Mobile US where She has been among the leading team in supporting T-Mobile’s NFV/SDN vision and worked on launching numerous voice services. In her current role at TELUS communications Inc., Sana is a Principal Technology Architect leading the architecture and long-term roadmap of E2E Service Orchestration for supporting 5G/edge services over a hybrid telco cloud. She has been leading initiatives to improve cloud-native adoption through DevOps, open source solutions, and implementing organization-wide automation principles. She has been involved in leading industry initiatives on making telco automation agile and cloud-native, founding partner of TELUS OSPO, project Nephio and leading industry efforts around cloud-native automation through AI/ML. She is actively working and leading various efforts with Linux Foundation, ATIS, and research across North American universities. Sana has been a frequent speaker in the organization's internal and external events. Previous Industry speaking engagements: A short list of previous presentations/events below 1. Google's Design Partner and founding member of Open Source Project Nephio, Author of Blog: 12 Factors and 5G Public Cloud 2. Open Networking and Edge summit October 11-12, 2021 (Panel) - House of Cards Telco 5G 3. DTWS TM Forum October 2022 (Panel)- Cloud-native automation 4. Open Networking Summit (Integrate, Automate, Accelerate) 2018 (Speaker) “Telecom Service Providers PoC Learnings from ONAP Policy with AI/ML”-https://onsna18.sched.com/event/E75z/lfn-dev-forum-telecom-service-providers-pocs-leanings-from-onap-policy-engine-with-aiml-predictive-inputs 5. Open stack Summit - 2018 (Speaker) “Artificial Intelligence driven Orchestration, Challenges, and Opportunities” https://www.openstack.org/summit/vancouver-2018/summit-schedule/speakers/13854 6. OSSNA -2018 (Keynote Speaker) “Opportunities for AI/ML with Cloud Native Applications” https://ossna18.sched.com/event/FAGa/keynote-opportunities-for-aiml-with-cloud-native-applications-sana-tariq-senior-architect-e2e-service-orchestration-telus 7. Conducted workshop at OSSNA-2018 Vancouver, BC on Cloud Native Applications https://ossna18.sched.com/list/descriptions/ 8. "QAMO-SDN: QoS aware Multipath TCP for software-defined optical networks" (Speaker) Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC), 2015, Las Vegas, NV, USA 9. "Performance evaluation of MPTCP over optical burst switching in data centers" (Speaker) Telecommunications Symposium (ITS), 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil 10. "QAMO: QoS Aware Multipath-TCP Over Optical Burst Switching in Data Centers" (Speaker) International Conference on Optical Communication Systems (OPTICS 2014) Vienna, Austria 11. "Improving Fairness of OBS Routing Protocols in Multimode Fiber Networks" (Speaker) Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), 2013 International Conference San Diego, CA, USA
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