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2019年4月9-12日 法国,巴黎,Marriott Conference Center

Wednesday 10 April Morning Conference Day One Tracks 1+2+3

    Conference Room Level O

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Start of the Conference 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 20.00
  • Seated Lunch: 12.30
  • End of Conference: 17.40
  • 20th Anniversary Social Event: 19.30

08.30 Opening Session
Service Providers Experiences with AI and Machine Learning

Amy Cameron, Senior Analyst, STL Partners

Amy is a Senior Analyst at STL Partners, where her research focuses on how telcos should approach new technologies like AI and blockchain and adjacent verticals such as healthcare.   Before joining STL in 2017, Amy was Head of ICT Research at BMI Research, as well as the lead analyst covering telecoms markets in the Middle East and Africa.  Amy speaks fluent French and intermediate level Mandarin and holds an MSc in Chinese Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies.


Imen Grida Ben Yahia,
Expert in Future Networks, Orange Labs

Imen Grida Ben Yahia is currently with Orange Labs, France, as Orange Expert in Future Networks. She is leading a research project, on Autonomic & Cognitive Management for software networks. She received her PhD degree in Telecommunication Networks from Pierre et Marie Curie University in conjunction with Telecom SudParis in 2008.   Her current research interests are autonomic and cognitive management for software and programmable networks that include artificial intelligence for SLA and fault management, knowledge and abstraction for management operations, intent- and policy-based management. As such, she contributed to several European research projects like Servery, FP7 UniverSelf and the H2020 CogNet and authored several scientific conference and journal papers in the field of autonomic and cognitive management. Imen is Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Network Intelligence (ongoing). She is currently TPC chair of Netsoft 2018 and also a member of several TPCs and conference organizing committees.


Valery Augais,
Senior Network Architect, Colt

Valery Augais is a senior network architect in Colt's Network On-Demand Architecture & Design team. He joined Colt's engineering department in 1998 as an access and metro technologies specialist.  In the 2010's he has been actively involved in: the design and roll-out of next-generation packet-based Carrier Ethernet networks and services; the modular integration of the optical, Ethernet and IP layers with the aim of simplifying the transport and service architectures; the evolution of the access network for a smarter mobile backhaul offering; the assessment and development of FTTx technologies and architectures for Colt. Since more recently his current research focus is on optical SDN services, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and NFV infrastructure.   Valery holds two M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunications and Computing from Telecom ParisTech and UPMC University, France.

09.30 Keynotes Session

Jim Guichard,
Distinguished Engineer, Huawei

Jim Guichard, a Distinguished Engineer and Head of IP protocol innovation at Huawei, is an experienced network and protocol architect with 25+ years of industry experience and expertise in areas such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), IP routing, L3VPN's, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Service Chaining.   Jim is the inventor of 100+ US & international patents related to IP, MPLS, and network services, and is widely respected for his MPLS/IP, routing, SDN/NFV expertise. He is also the author of several books including "MPLS & VPN Architectures, volumes I & II" and "Definitive MPLS Network Designs".


Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks

Michael Beesley,
CTO, SP Networking, Cisco

Sunil Khandekar,
Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks

Sunil leads the vision and direction at Nuage Networks, a Silicon Valley-based business that brings a combination of technologies and networking expertise to the enterprise and telecommunications industries.   He has built 15+ years of expertise in product management and consulting engineering in leadership roles working with the IP Division of former Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) and networking start-up TiMetra Networks, as well as Bay and Nortel Networks in New York and Santa Clara, California. His first professional job came before even earning his degree when he was able to convince a local company in his hometown to hire him as a design engineer during a university-wide strike.   Sunil believes that the key to successful leadership is having the ability to define your vision and inspire people to follow it. Nuage Networks' success so far is due to hiring top talent and building a team of dedicated players focused on bringing new thinking to industry problems.  A co-author and contributor to multiple IETF drafts, he is also a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in CIS.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event

11.20 DEBATE
AI for Networks: Status and Perspectives
  • Current status of AI deployment in IP/MPLS networks
  • Where AI is actually being used today
  • What are the main short and middle term opportunities
  • How service providers and major enterprises will transform, both on technical and organizational side, to exploit the full potential of AI in our industry

Seated Lunch
Wednesday 10 April Afternoon Conference Day One Tracks 1+2

    Conference Room Level O

  • Exhibition open from 08.00 to 20.00
  • End of Conference: 18.00
  • 20th Anniversary Social Event: 19.30

14.00 Cloud & Egde Architectures Session
Network Functions Interconnect Fabric for Cloud, IoT and 5G
NF-IX establishes a dynamic, seamless and automated connectivity model that overcomes the operational barriers and interworking issues between data centers and the WAN and maximizes the synergies between IT and IP.

NF-IX minimizes deployment risk, cost and time by leveraging open standards and proven technologies.

Wim Henderickx, Director Network Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Mr.Wim Henderickx is Director Network Consulting Engineering & PLM - Technology in the ION Division at Nokia, based in Belgium. Mr. Henderickx provides senior level consulting on advanced IP solutions for Service provider and Enterprise customers around: Cloud Networking (SDN/NFV), Triple Play, Mobile, IOT, etc.  He has over 20 years' experience in the communications and networking industry, and is a regular speaker at technical conferences all over the world. He is active in a number of SDO's like IETF, BBF, openStack, etc.   Mr. Henderickx holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Data Communications and a Masters degree in Economy and is a Bellabs Fellow.

Cloud Native Evolution of Mobile Packet Core
Discussing Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) architecture in 4G and 5G wireless networks. Describing how the user plane functions can be placed flexibly (e.g., closer to the RAN) while the control plane functions remain centralized. Presenting a Distributed Data Center approach that incorporates so called Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Microservices Architecture.

Maria Napierala, Technology Architect, AT&T
The Automated Edge Cloud: Delivering Low Latency Services in the 5G Network
Examining how new services can be delivered by the Software Defined Edge Cloud using SDN/NFV techniques, matched with necessary mobile protocol and security capability to allow applications to be deployed close to base stations and hence the users.

Ian Goetz, Chief Architect, Mobile Solutions, Juniper Networks

Kirill Kasavchenko is Principal Security Technologist in the Office of the CTO in Netscout Arbor. Kirill has 14 years of experience in various post- and presales roles dealing with telecom operators and large enterprises in more than 30 countries of Europe, Middle East, Russia and CIS. His areas of interest are network design and network security at a large scale.  On the CTO team at Netscout Arbor, Kirill focuses on emerging technologies and global research projects, applying his expertise in routing and protocol analysis to find new ways for Arbor Networks to protect customers' networks.   Kirill holds B.S. and M.S. with honors in Computer Sciences from the Saint-Petersburg University of IT, Mechanics and Optics as well as a number of industry certifications including Cisco CCIE. Prior to joining Arbor in 2011 he spent seven years on different positions ranging from network technician to chief engineer at systems integrators and network infrastructure vendors.

The Benefits of VNF Service Chaining
Drawing on real-world challenges experienced by operators in their bid to test and deliver VNF service chains. Sharing pragmatic recommendations on how operators can address the problem and enable progress while keeping their migration options open and without ceding control to any one vendor.

Pravin Mirchandani,
CMO, OneAccess, an Ekinops Brand
Assuring Five 9's and Low Latency in the NFV Edge Cloud
Describing a layered approach to validating the NFV cloud infrastructure, MANO and VNFs. Demonstrating the need for fault co-relation and NFVI analytics in testing VNFs. Presenting test methodologies and results from a successful vCPE deployment.

Rajesh Rajamani,
Director of Marketing, Service Provider Networks and NFV, Spirent Communications

Rajesh Rajamani is the Director of Marketing, Service Provider Networks and NFV, where he is responsible for developing Spirent's End-to-End Test Methodology for the Service Provider SDN and NFV domains.   Rajesh has worked in the telecoms industry for over 20 years and prior to joining Spirent, Rajesh has worked in various technical and marketing roles at CenturyLink, Redback & Nortel.  Rajesh attended Duke University in Durham, NC where he obtained a Master's degree in Business Administration.

To Interop or not to Interop? The 2019 Showcase
High-light talk about the 2019 interoperability test and showcase.

Carsten Rossenhoevel,
Managing Director, EANTC

Carsten Rossenhovel is Managing Director and co-founder of EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Based in Berlin, Germany, EANTC is a test lab specializing in telecommunication technologies and offers vendor-neutral network testing services for manufacturers, service providers, and enterprise customers.   In this role Carsten has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication networks testing and is responsible for EANTC's business development and marketing. His technical areas of expertise include Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and transport network solutions (MPLS; SDN; Carrier Ethernet).   Before joining EANTC, he studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and worked as a Software Engineer as well as Consultant in the financial services and media sector. In 1999 he founded EANTC together with Gabriele Schrenk and Herbert Almus.

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Interop Event
16.20 Network Slicing Session
Demand Admission Control in Network Slicing
One of the enablers that 5G requires for the new use cases is network slicing, which require operators to manage the network using a completely new approach. While Segment Routing (SR) can cost-effectively deliver this flexibility in the transport network, a new paradigm of controller is also needed that is capable to manage demand admission for each network slice.

Sonny Franslay,
Product Manager, Cisco

Sonny is Product Line Manager in Cisco Service Provider Networking Automation and Analytics Business Unit and currently manages the product line of WAN AutomationEngine (WAE), including WAE's integrated solution with Cisco's XR Traffic Controller (XTC).   Sonny has over seventeen years' experience in the industry. He has spent a good number of those years in the field as a Consulting System Engineer, working with service provider customers, helping them with solutions for network management, planning, and optimization. He has also worked as a Network Engineer for several global service providers, providing him with an intimate insight and understanding of the challenges and needs of service provider customers.   Sonny holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from National University of Singapore, and Master's degree in Finance from Singapore Management University. He is also a CCIE holder.

Operationalizing Network Slicing
Dynamic network slicing, the goal for many 5G use cases, requires orchestration and control across many geo-distributed network and service domains that will be a mix of virtualized and physical components. Discussing how this can be achieved with domain orchestration to simplify the creation and management of end-to-end network slices.

Speaker from Netcracker
Combining Hard Slicing and Soft Slicing
Currently, the 5G network slicing solution focuses more on intra-domain SR-TE path optimization, less on inter-domain end-to-end slicing. Furthermore, some proposals are based on IGP multi-topology protocol, which makes it complicated and inefficient to implement and maintain.
Describing a brand-new Slice+ solution combining hard slicing and soft slicing to solve the above dilemma.

Greg Mirsky,
Senior Pre-research and Standardization Expert, ZTE

25+ years experience in developing networking solutions and further advancing networking technology. Area of research - network resiliency and quality assurance by enhancing fault management and performance monitoring methods.   An active contributor to SDOs (IETF, BBF, and MEF).   An inventor with 10+ granted patents.   BS in Physics degree from Latvian University (Riga, Latvia). .

SRv6 for Network Slicing
Describing mechanisms to realize network slicing in transport network. Demonstrating especially how SRv6 can be enhanced for network slicing.

Dong Jie, System Architect, Huawei

End of Conference Day One

20th Anniversary Reception

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