Wednesday Keynote Speakers

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Keynote Session

Wednesday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President—AT&T Technology and Network Operations, is responsible for AT&T’s technology and global network including the company’s best-in-class mobile broadband network.His responsibilities also include oversight of the company’s global information and network technology strategy; IT planning, engineering, implementation and operations; network planning, construction and operations; field operations, installation and maintenance; global supply chain; corporate fleet operations and corporate real estate.Mr. Donovan previously served as Chief Technology Officer for AT&T, overseeing the company’s global technology direction and innovation road map, including product development, network and engineering operations, AT&T Labs and the security and intellectual property organizations.Under Donovan’s leadership, AT&T has turbo-charged its innovation programs and now is recognized as an industry leader in working with application developers and others to make AT&T’s network open to collaboration and innovation.

Donovan previously was executive vice president of product, sales, marketing and operations at VeriSign Inc., a technology company that provides Internet infrastructure services. At VeriSign, Donovan was responsible for leading its global sales organization, driving the expansion of broad solutions offerings, and integrating a global professional services capability.

Before that, he was chairman and CEO of inCode Telecom Group Inc., where he helped shape strategic direction and positioning for wireless network operators around the globe. Previously, Mr. Donovan was a partner with Deloitte Consulting, where he was the Americas Industry Practice director for telecom.

He has authored two books, The Value Enterprise, published in January 1998, and Value Creating Growth, published in 1999. Donovan received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Notre Dame and earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Minnesota.

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Keynote Session

Wednesday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Abstract: Microsoft

The scale and automation requirements of “hyper-scale” public cloud are driving the move of control systems from hardware devices into software in a trend called Software Defined Datacenter. Azure has been driving this transition in its systems from its inception, and has applied the principles of virtualized, scale-out, partitioned cloud design and central control to everything from the Azure compute plane implementation to cloud storage, and of course to networking. In his keynote, Mark Russinovich will describe Azure’s high-level approach with examples from across its services, including a look at the capabilities and design of new networking advancements.

Bio

Mark Russinovich is Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform. He is a widely recognized expert in distributed systems and operating systems. Russinovich is the author of three cyberthrillers, Zero Day, Trojan Horse and Rogue Code, co-author of the Microsoft Press Windows Internals books, and co-author of the Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference. He also authors and publishes the Sysinternals tools, which include dozens of popular Windows administration and diagnostic utilities. He is a featured speaker at major industry conferences, including Microsoft TechEd, RSA Conference, BlackHat and BUILD.

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Keynote Session

Wednesday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Abstract: A Look Inside Google’s Data Center Network

Google’s data centers power the most demanding interactive, storage, and cloud services in the Internet, all requiring the highest levels of availability. Bandwidth and scale demands are growing exponentially, doubling approximately every year. Thus, Google’s data center network architecture must deliver cost-effective networking operating at the granularity of tens of thousands of servers, all while maintaining operational simplicity. We present a first look into Google’s data center network design and implementation, focusing on the data, control, and management plane principles underpinning five generations of our network architecture.

Bio

Amin Vahdat is a Google Fellow and Technical Lead for networking at Google. He has contributed to Google’s data center, wide area, edge/CDN, and cloud networking infrastructure, with a particular focus on driving vertical integration across large-scale compute, networking, and storage. Vahdat has published more than 150 papers in computer systems, with fundamental contributions to cloud computing, data consistency, energy-efficient computing, data center architecture, and optical networking. In the past, he served as the SAIC Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego and the Director of UCSD’s Center for Networked Systems. Vahdat received his PhD from UC Berkeley in Computer Science, is an ACM Fellow and a past recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Duke University David and Janet Vaughn Teaching Award.

Keynote Panel: SDN in Enterprises

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Opening Keynote Panel: SDN in Enterprises

Thursday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Vesko Pehlivanov is Vice President in the Technology Services Architecture and Strategy team at Credit Suisse and Member of the Open Networking User Group Board of Directors. Credit Suisse Group is a leading financial services company, advising companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland, in all aspects of finance across the globe. The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) was created in early 2012 as a strictly user-based forum for enterprise IT executives to share experiences with open networking and make informed deployment decisions within their own companies.
Vesko joined Credit Suisse in July 2010 as an Infrastructure Architect responsible for network and network security strategy and architecture across a global footprint of production, non-production and test environments. In this role, he evaluates emerging technologies and companies in the software defined networking, network virtualization, data center and cloud networking and unified communication areas.
In addition to working closely with Credit Suisse’s engineering and operations teams, Vesko also serves as technical advisor to the Technology Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Prime Investments business units.
Vesko has an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University with concentration in Network Systems and Network Security. He is currently based in New York City.

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Opening Keynote Panel: SDN in Enterprises

Thursday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Richard Kaufmann is VP of the infrastructure group at Samsung SDS Research America center.  Prior to Samsung, he was CTO of HP Cloud Services, an architect in the scalable computing group at HP, and technical director of high performance computing at DEC/Compaq.

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Opening Keynote Panel: SDN in Enterprises

Thursday at 8.30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom


Chair

Data Center: OpenStack and SDN Solutions

Thursday at 10.30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Colin works within the Silicon Valley communities to bring innovative new approaches to technology and user experience to the Bank and its clients.
Colin joined Deutsche Bank from Juniper Networks in July 2014, where he spent the previous 6 years, most recently as VP Executive Engagement.
Colin’s previous roles at Juniper include Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Strategic Alliances and Chief Enterprise Architect, Office of the CTO. At Juniper Colin worked closely with Juniper’s alliance partners and enterprise customers to define next generation architectures supporting emerging requirements in cloud computing, mobility, security and video, among others. Prior to Juniper Colin spent the previous 12 years at Credit Suisse, most recently as the Chief Network Architect & EMEA Infrastructure CTO.
Colin has a broad background in financial services IT, telecommunications, computing and engineering, as well as a strong interest in shaping the future use of technology.

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Opening Keynote Panel: SDN in Enterprises

Thursday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom


Chair

Data Center: SDN Solutions

Thursday at 2.00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

As Technical Director for Enterprise Connectivity & Specialized IT Services at the National Security Agency (NSA), Bryan Larish is responsible for setting the technical direction of the development and operation of NSA’s global network infrastructure.

Prior to joining NSA, Bryan worked in the Chief Engineer’s office at the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).  In that role, he was responsible for implementing engineering techniques used to manage, architect, and plan the U.S. Navy’s communications/IT systems portfolio.  Bryan’s other experience includes Technical Director for Navy engineering policy and various engineering roles at SPAWAR.

Bryan holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.

Opening Keynote Panel: Service Provider Adoption of SDN/NFV: From Talk to Action

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Opening Keynote Panels: Service Provider Adoption of SDN/NFV: From Talk to Action

Tuesday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

As Senior Vice President of Domain 2.0 Architecture & Design, 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 to market and significant operational efficiencies. He leads a team of over 2,000 engineers and computer scientists working on programs encompassing both the business and mass market customer segments.

Since joining AT&T in 1995, Mr. Fuetsch has supported and led several organizations responsible for information technology, systems and network architecture, planning and engineering, and software systems development, where he holds six patents in the field of network traffic optimization and relational database design.

Mr. Fuetsch earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at U.C. Berkeley and completed his graduate coursework in Computer Science at Stanford University.

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Opening Keynote Panel: Service Provider Adoption of SDN/NFV: From Talk to Action

Tuesday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Yukio Ito joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation after graduating graduate school, having previously worked for the SwitchingSystem of PSTN and the Business Communication Network. After the reorganization of NTT in 1999, he designed the architecture of the Transport Network of NTT Communications andintroduced new technology in the Transport Network of NTT Communications. After June 2010, he had been in charge ofengineering, construction and operation of the IP & L1, L2 backbone network in NTT Communications. He was in charge of the entire NTT Communications service infrastructure and was introducing SDN-OpenFlow technologies into NTT communications’ Business Network. Since August 2014, he is responsible for Technology Development to strengthen cross-service technological development capability in accordance with NTT Communications’-wide business strategies. Since December 2011, he has been a member of the Board of Open Networking Foundation.

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Opening Keynote Panel: Service Provider Adoption of SDN/NFV: From Talk to Action

Tuesday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Vish Nandlall is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Telstra Corporation. He is a highly regarded telecom visionary, and was recently named by Wireless World as one of the “Top 100 Wireless Wave Makers” globally.
Prior to joining Telstra in June 2014, Vish was the CTO for Ericsson in North America. While at Ericsson, he was responsible for defining Ericsson’s strategy and technology in virtual networking and in-building connectivity solutions, establishing novel open innovation processes to drive business and feature requirements in disruptive technology areas.
Vish started his career at Nortel Networks, during which he developed the industry’s first distributed processing system for telecom applications, and pioneered high-availability technologies in shared disk computing. Vish was also responsible for early research in mobile IP networking and advanced edge router scheduling engines for real time packet delivery.
In 2005, Vish was named Nortel’s CTO for the Carrier Networks Group, responsible for all wireless, wireline and voice architecture and standards development. Vish has been awarded several fundamental patents for LTE channel estimation, has had several widely cited articles outlining key LTE technologies in IEEE, and led Nortel’s industry first LTE proof of concept live air system.
In 2009, Vish was appointed CTO for Extreme Networks. During his short time at Extreme, Vish led the acquisition of Soapstone, positioning Extreme for transition into the carrier switching market. Vish rapidly established Extreme as a early adopter of SDN, leveraging Extreme’s modular operating system and scripting capabilities to create a novel programmability layer for rapid deployment of new IP services.
Vish is widely recognized for his contributions to the telecom industry, serving as a director and policy chair for TIA, as well as being a member of the FCC technology advisory committee under Chairman Wheeler. Vish is an active thought leadership contributor, most recently authoring a GigaOM featurette entitled “The 2020 Network”.

Plenary & Track Speakers

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SDN & NFV Use Cases

Tuesday at 4:00p

SCCC – Ballroom GH

Bio

Abel is responsible for helping network operators transform their networks by leveraging Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to create new services and deliver higher-order value by simplifying their operations and applying packet-optical transport platforms. Abel has over 15 years of networking and telecommunications systems experience. Abel is also a long-time contributor to the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). At MEF, Abel is Co-Chair of the SDN Working Group and a member of the Marketing Leadership Council. Abel is also a member of the Cloud Ethernet Forum (CEF), Open Daylight and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

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Open Source SDN I

Tuesday at 4:00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Adam Simpkins is a software engineer at Facebook. He works primarily on networking infrastructure projects, building network switches, HTTP load balancers, and contributing to thrift development. Prior to Facebook he worked at Cisco and some smaller start-ups working on CIFS and NFS network file system protocols.

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SDN in Enterprise Campus- Early Adoption

Tuesday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Ajay Malik, a 20-year veteran of wireless and IT infrastructure and the author of RTLS for Dummies, is responsible for the vision, WLAN solutions (including hardware, software development, system architecture, and quality assurance), and product strategy of Meru Networks. He has been instrumental in crafting the vision of Meru SDN Wi-Fi, which enables unified wired/wireless networks and empowers IT organizations to become more responsive to the needs of the business, as well as to more effectively manage their networks and deliver services. Prior to joining Meru, Mr. Malik held leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard, where he was vice president of engineering, mobility solutions, and the HP Networking Group; and at Cisco’s Wireless Networking Group, where he was responsible for controller, management, and services functions across the wireless product portfolio. Previously, he was head of engineering and advanced development in the Wireless LAN Division of Symbol Technologies/Motorola and championed Motorola’s foray into real-time Wi-Fi location. Mr. Malik holds a BE in computer science from IIT Roorkee (India) and more than 70 patents issued/pending in Wi-Fi, location, and management.

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SDN & NFV Use Cases

Tuesday at 4:00p

SCCC- Ballroom GH

Abstract: SDN/NFV Trials and PoCs – Beyond the technology discussions

SDN PoCs and Trials over the past year have confirmed a lot of the hypotheses we had around the SDN/NFV transformation in Operator Networks – that to be considered a viable proposition, the discussion needs to go beyond exhibiting and proving technical feasibility. We need to engage in a holistic discussion that includes not just the engineering and planning teams, but the operations and marketing teams at the very least. Other areas of consideration include the role of orchestration, the need for legacy support, existing operational processes for procurement/acceptance, organizational competence planning among others.

Bio

Alan Ganson is a 25-year plus IT and Telecom professional who has worked in a variety of Sales, Marketing and Management positions in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Hungary. He is passionate member of the Networked Society and enjoys working globally, with experience in a large number of European, Asian, North American and African countries. After graduating from Glasgow’s Caledonian University Alan began his career working for McDonnell Douglas Information Systems selling and supporting Relational Database Solutions, MRP systems and Unix Systems. After moving to Sweden for love, he continued his career working for one of the early movers in the Geographical Information System market, MapInfo. In 2000 Alan joined Ericsson, and has worked in a variety of Management and Operational roles, culminating in his current position as Head of Product Marketing in Business Unit Cloud and IP. Alan actively enjoys playing squash badly and injuring himself when skiing, however the majority of free time he has is spent with his two children and wife Mari.

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Tutorial T3: ONOS

Sunday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Lafayette


Developer Track #1: ONOS

Monday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Ali Al-Shabibi is the lead engineer and maintainer of FlowVisor, a network hypervisor, at the Open Networking Laboratory. Previously, he was a post-doc at Stanford University researching OpenFlow and SDNs in Nick McKeown’s group. He received his Ph.D from the University of Heidelberg in Germany in 2011 after performing his doctoral research at CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research) in the ATLAS (A Toroidal Lhc ApparatuS) Networking group, where he contributed to the design and development of the TDAQ (Trigger and Data Acquisition ) Network. Ali Al-Shabibi brings vast knowledge of flow models and congestion avoidance protocols. He comes to ON.Lab from Stanford and CERN, where he analyzed large, mountainous systems, such as ‘Portes du Soleil’ and ‘Argentiere.’ Urban wannabe, unrelenting espresso consumer and dedicated traveler, Ali Al-Shabibi is an avid soccer and table tennis player. While he was born in Baghdad, he grew up in Geneva, Switzerland, where he attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) for his BSc and MSc degrees. Nowadays, Al-Shabibi can be found theorizing and philosophizing about SDNs or dreaming up cool networking applications with the ONRC crew over many coffees.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 1:15p

Second Floor Theater / SCCC

Abstract: Enabling Intercloud and IoT using Unified Secure Channel

Security and performance are major concerns for any enterprises looking to adopt Intercloud and Internet of Things (IoT). USC enables secure and high performance communication between SDN controllers and network elements across wide area networks (WAN). By establishing a unified secure tunnel, USC facilitates secure and reliable management and control of various devices, including network devices, cloud gateways, IoT devices, etc. USC provides call home, mutual authentication, andprotocol multiplexing.

This presentation will cover:

1. USC Architecture: a fault tolerant and scalable clustering architecture that can support multiple protocols, such as Netconf.

2. Real Use Cases: a case study in adopting USC for hybrid cloud and Intercloud scenarios.

3. API: a platform for building client plugins on top of USC as well as extending the USC core capabilities.

4. UI: a visualization of the USC environment that is integrated into the OpenDaylight User Interface (DLUX)

 

Bio

An Ho serves as a Senior Engineer at Futurewei Technologies, Inc. and works with enterprise network technologies. An is an active contributor to OpenDaylight, particularly with the Unified Secure Channel project. An is passionate about software defined networking, next generation cloud technology, and Internet of Things. An believes that open industry collaboration in networking and SDN has the potential to produce significant progress and innovation.

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Open Source SDN: OSS/BSS for the New SDN Era

Wednesday at 4:30p

Hyatt- Ballroom ABC

Abstract: An Open Management Plane

The era of open networking has brought many benefits to network operators looking for better agility, increased control, programming APIs, and lower costs. Open data planes with well-defined protocols or APIs enable delivering new functionality into the network at software speeds. Open merchant-silicon based switching platforms running commodity operating systems provide a familiar programming environment while also driving down costs.

Despite the growing adoption of SDN and open networking, core elements of network management remain relegated to proprietary, arcane interfaces (e.g., CLIs) and inflexible legacy protocols (e.g., SNMP). It’s clear that software defined networks need software defined operation. In this talk, we describe OpenConfig, a group of network operators working to develop open, vendor-neutral APIs for configuration and network visibility. This is the first industry-wide initiative driving an open, software defined, and declarative network configuration and management plane that allows programmatic operation of physical and virtual networks across the OSI stack. OpenConfig is part of a larger effort to move away from manual, box-at-a-time configuration, which will result in a more reliable and evolvable network infrastructure.

Bio

Anees Shaikh is with the Network Architecture team at Google where he works on operational aspects related to SDN, cloud networking, network visibility, and configuration and management in Google’s production networks.  Prior to joining Google, he was the Chief SDN Architect in IBM System Networking where he was responsible for IBM’s software-defined networking product architecture and technical strategy, including leading IBM’s open source networking engagements.  For over a decade, Anees was a Research Staff Member and Manager at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center working on innovation in networking and systems in support of IBM’s products and services.  Anees has published widely in the areas of networking, cloud computing, and system management.

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Data Center: SDN Solutions

Thursday at 2:30p

Hyatt- Ballroom ABC

Bio

Anshul Sadana has over a decade of experience in engineering management, design & software development in the networking industry. Anshul joined Arista in 2007 and is responsible for product definition and development priorities of Arista’s next generation products. He also leads all systems engineering and customer advocacy functions.
Previously at Cisco, Anshul led the development of the Catalyst 4500 and 4900 product lines and also managed strategic customer relations.

Anshul has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

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Open Source SDN: OSS/BSS for the New SDN Era

Wednesday at 4:30p

Hyatt- Ballroom ABC

Bio

Ari Banerjee is the Senior Director of Strategy at NetCracker Technology. He is responsible for all aspects of NetCracker’s strategic initiatives across its BSS/OSS, CEM and Big Data Analytics business lines, including customer, product and technology management, market direction and corporate communications.
Before joining NetCracker, Ari was a Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading and led the company’s Service Provider IT Total Access research service, including all aspects of telecom software research. His area of focus included BSS, OSS, SDP, API exposure, policy management, digital commerce, revenue assurance, service assurance, as well as data warehousing, analytics and business intelligence. He was actively involved in research associated with operator cloud strategies and how SDN and NFV will impact operator IT systems.
Prior to joining Heavy Reading, Ari was the Vice President of Next-Generation Software Systems at Yankee Group, leading and overseeing all aspects of the company’s telecom software research. Prior to working at Yankee Group, he worked for the billing and customer care division at Lucent Technologies, and subsequently the global software and services group at

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Closing Panel

Thursday at 4.00p

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Arpit Joshipura heads up Dell Networking & Network Function Virtualization product management & strategy at Dell. He has been instrumental in moving closed & proprietary Networking industry to Open Networking. As a veteran industry speaker and thought leader, Arpit focuses on software-defined enterprises, carriers & cloud transformation. He joined Dell through the Force10 Acquisition where he served as Chief Marketing Officer since October 2010. Arpit has served in executive leadership positions (VP/CTO/CMO ) at Redback Networks (acquired by Ericsson), ONI (Acquired by CIENA) and held engineering leadership positions at start-ups like Caspian and research positions at BNR (part of Nortel) Mr. Joshipura has an MBA, MS in computer engineering & BS in electrical engineering and brings over 25 years of industry experience.

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NFV: OPNFV Open Source Carrier Networking

Thursday at 10:30a

2nd Floor Theatre / SCCC

Abstract: An Open Management Plane

The era of open networking has brought many benefits to network operators looking for better agility, increased control, programming APIs, and lower costs. Open data planes with well-defined protocols or APIs enable delivering new functionality into the network at software speeds. Open merchant-silicon based switching platforms running commodity operating systems provide a familiar programming environment while also driving down costs.

Despite the growing adoption of SDN and open networking, core elements of network management remain relegated to proprietary, arcane interfaces (e.g., CLIs) and inflexible legacy protocols (e.g., SNMP). It’s clear that software defined networks need software defined operation. In this talk, we describe OpenConfig, a group of network operators working to develop open, vendor-neutral APIs for configuration and network visibility. This is the first industry-wide initiative driving an open, software defined, and declarative network configuration and management plane that allows programmatic operation of physical and virtual networks across the OSI stack. OpenConfig is part of a larger effort to move away from manual, box-at-a-time configuration, which will result in a more reliable and evolvable network infrastructure.

Bio

Ashiq Khan is an Assistant Manager at NTT DOCOMO, INC. where he is involved in research and development of virtualization-based mobile network ecosystem and its commercial roll-out. Before that, he was posted in DOCOMO Communications Labs in Germany where he led the network virtualization research project. He is an active participant in ETSI NFV and has contributed to multiple Group Specifications (GS) including the NFV End-to-End Architecture. He holds a Master of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from Tohoku University and is currently based in Japan.

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SDN for Service Providers- Open Source Approaches

Wednesday at 11:00a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

As CTO and SVP of Networks business division of Huawei, Ayush leads a global team of technologists responsible for driving future architecture, research, innovation, standardization and open source strategy leading to the induction of technologies and architectural concepts into products & services. He is known in the industry because of his knowledge and expertise in leading technology adoptions in Carrier networks. Ayush is a strategic member of several corporate decision making councils at Huawei and executive member at various Open source bodies. He is one of the driving forces behind “China SDN Industry alliance” and many other Service Provider SDN/NFV industry driven initiatives. Most recently, he served as VP and head of systems and technologies at Ericsson, where he was responsible for driving customer centric innovation & developing technology strategy and ecosystem centric solutions for their Cloud and IP business unit. He was instrumental in helping create some of the products that reflect Ericsson’s technology leadership. Prior to Ericsson and Huawei, he held several technical leadership positions at Cisco systems globally within its advanced services group where he led design & deployment efforts for more than 20+ Service provider networks in more than 10+ countries. Ayush holds Master’s degree in Data Communications and has graduated from Brunel University in London; He also holds three CCIE certifications in Routing & Switching, Voice and Service Provider domains.

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Hot Startups & Investing: Building Business with Open Source: VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2:00p

SCCC – Ballroom GH

Bio

Known for his leadership of innovative teams, Bill works as a coach to founders to help them build technology-centric organizations. Previously Bill was on the board of Clearwell (SYMC) and he currently serves as a Director of Altiscale, Blue Danube Systems, Cohesity, FireEye (FEYE), and Metanautix. Bill serves as a Board Observer at Avalanche Technology and Docker. Prior to joining Sequoia in 2011, Bill was SVP Engineering at Google, on the executive committee, and advisor to the founders and Eric Schmidt. Bill’s far-ranging activities at Google included Chrome, YouTube, maps, google.com (search), infrastructure systems, and security. While Bill was at Google, its engineering organization grew from hundreds to over 10,000 globally. Before Google, Bill was co-founder & CEO of Entrisphere (ERIC). Earlier, he was VP of Bell Labs’ Computing Sciences Research Center where C, C++, Unix, Plan 9, and Inferno were created. Bill has held adjunct and visiting faculty roles at Stanford, Duke, and ETH Zurich. Bill has a B.S. and M.S. in Math from Caltech and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford.

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Tutorial T5: OPNFV- a Multivendor, Interoperable NFV Solution

Monday at 10:15a

Hyatt / Lafayette – San Tomas

Abstract: OPNFV – a Multivendor, Interoperable NFV Solution

OPNFV has developed Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) to demonstrate its vision of a multivendor, interoperableNFV solution. The OPNFV platform intends to achieve consistency, performance and interoperability for NFV infrastructure platforms. PoC #1 (OPNFV Infrastructure-as-a-Service) will demonstrate interoperabilityaspects of OPNFV-based infrastructure across multiple service providers. PoC #2 (OPNFV Site Failover) demonstrates service orchestration for a policy-based, SDN Controller-directed site failover use case.

Bio

Convenor of Technical Community | OPNFV

Bin is an innovation thought-leader and instrumental in diverse technology domains ranging from mobile Internet and web platform to network virtualization, SDN and cloud computing.

He currently focuses on implementing AT&T’s open source strategy in network virtualization, primarily through active participation in OPNFV. Bin is the convenor of OPNFV’s technical community, driving the consensus of OPNFV projects from ideation and initiation (eg. project proposals) to execution and deliverables (eg. Blueprints) through weekly technical discussion.

Bin was a recipient of OMA Contributor and Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution in Content Delivery and Cloud Computing. Bin was also the Chairman of IEEE ComSoc SCV Chapter (2007 and 2009). Under his leadership, SCV Chapter won IEEE ComSoc Chapter Achievement Award of North America Region in 2009.

In his spare time, Bin is an AYSO Referee, and was on the Board of Directors of Los Altos Educational Foundation (2007-2010) and other community involvement

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SDN in Enterprise Campus- Early Adoption

Tuesday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Bithika Khargharia is a Principal Solutions Architect/Intrapreneur at Extreme Networks and Director of Product/Community Management at ONF. At Extreme Networks she is responsible for bringing disruptive technologies to market, most recently SDN. Additionally, she is spear heading the innovation charter at Extreme Networks via the US Ignite SDN Innovation Challenge.  At ONF, she is driving the Open Source SDN movement hinged around real-world market needs. Bithika has 17+ years of technology research and development experience that spans Systems Engineering including Green, Manageability and Performance; Server, Network and Large-scale Data Center Architectures; Distributed (Grid) Computing; Autonomic Computing; and Software-defined Networking. She has over 17 peer-reviewed publications, 2 patents and has contributed to 4 books on Autonomic and Green Computing. She is an Ambassador at the Anita Borg Institute and is intimately involved with shaping its flagship conference – The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, most recently as the program co-chair for the Open Source Day. Bithika received her Masters & PhD from University of Arizona on Energy-efficient Large-scale Data Centers.

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SDN for Service Provider Networks: Central Office of the Future

Wednesday at 2:30p

Second Floor Theatre / SCCC

Bio

Brad Casemore is IDC’s Research Director, Datacenter Networks. He covers networking products and related technologies and platforms typically deployed in the datacenter.

Mr. Casemore leads IDC’s Datacenter Networks program, and works closely with IDC’s Enterprise Networking, Server, Storage, Cloud and Security programs to assess the impact of emerging IT and converged-infrastructure solutions. He researches technology areas such as Ethernet Fabrics, Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), WAN Optimization, Network Virtualization, Network Programmability, and Software Defined Networks (SDN). In this capacity, Mr. Casemore provides ongoing research for IDC’s Continuous Information Service (CIS), market forecasts, custom consulting, and Go-To-Market services.

Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Casemore spent more than 20 years in the information-technology industry, holding various positions in the areas of enterprise computing and applications, enterprise/datacenternetworking, and security and mobile/wireless technologies. He most recently served as VP Partners at Echoworx Corporation, and has held senior business-development positions at companies such as BorderWare Technologies, Sitraka (now part of Quest Software), and Platform Computing. Earlier in his career, Mr. Casemore worked at Cisco Systems. He began working in the technology industry as a market analyst, covering the early LAN and WAN markets – including NICs, hubs, routers, repeaters, and bridges – as well as UNIX servers and workstations.

Mr. Casemore has also written a popular blog, Twilight in the Valley of the Nerds, that covered enterprise and datacenter networking. In that forum, he has written extensively about software-defined networking (SDN), network fabrics and architectures, and Layer 4-7 services.

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Tutorial T3: ONOS

Sunday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Lafayette


Developer Track #1: ONOS

Monday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC


Open Source SDN Technologies: Open Source II

Wednesday at 2:00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

 

Abstract

As control of our networks shift from fully-distributed, protocol-based legacy systems to SDN-enabled network applications and services, abstractions play a critical role in ensuring simplicity, visibility, and agility. ONOS provides APIs that enable applications to view the network topology and to inspect and control the devices that compose it. These APIs are crucial, but also low-level, and the network operating system primarily serves as a translator between application and device. However, many application developers would rather operate at a network-level, rather than a device-level, and do not need specific control of all parameters, leaving them for the network operating system to optimize as network conditions change. This talk will focus on the Intent abstraction in ONOS, and how network-level requests can be dynamically compiled in a vendor-agnostic manner and be maintained as the network changes.

Bio

Brian O’Connor is a core developer for ONOS and Mininet at ON.Lab. He is currently focused on developing the northbound abstractions for ONOS, like the Intent framework, and creating APIs that make it easier to build network applications. Brian received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University. At Stanford, he helped develop “An Introduction to Computer Networking,” one of Stanford’s first MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), and has taught a number of SDN-related tutorials.

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Network Control and Orchestration for Virtual Functions

Thursday at 2:00p

Second Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

With 32 years experience in the telecom industry, Bryan has a broad background in software development, system engineering, and standards for private and public switching, data communications, and wireless data services. As part of the team that launched the first mobile web service in the U.S., AT&T PocketNet, Bryan served as lead architect for AT&T’s mobile browsing and push service architectures, and has represented AT&T with significant contributions to mobility-focused standards in the WAP Forum, Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), Open Mobile Terminal Platform (OMTP), and W3C. As Director of Service Standards for AT&T, Bryan currently leads a team representing AT&T in a diverse set of standards-setting organizations and industry alliances including the W3C, OMA, GSMA, ETSI, and IETF, with an overall mission to promote open standards supporting services that are innovative, ubiquitous, resource-efficient, and most of all, are driven by what developers need, in order to deliver what users want.

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SDN in Enterprise – SDN WAN

Tuesday at 4:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Abstract: The Role of Analytics in Orchestrating Services End-to-End Between Enterprise Sites and Data Centers Across a WAN

Industry focus on software defined networking (SDN) has been in three segments: the data center, the enterprise-WAN edge, and the WAN itself. The next area of focus will be the orchestration of services and applications end-to-end across these segments. For example, when data center compute resources become unavailable, some virtual machines (VMs) will need to be moved to other data centers. External traffic to these VMs, as well as the east-west traffic that was confined to the data center, will now have to traverse the WAN. Therefore, paths with sufficient performance characteristics will need to be set up. Or, when an enterprise-WAN edge orchestrator chooses a particular WAN connection for a town hall meeting, CoS treatment and capacity reservation will need to be provisioned in the WAN. Setting up paths for these new workloads without actually understanding their impact on other applications and services running on the network can be detrimental to both the existing applications and to the application making the request.

In this talk, we present how analytics, by monitoring and correlating the performance and topology of each of these three segments, can help successfully deploy services and applications end-to-end across the WAN.

Bio

Cengiz Alaettinoglu is a founding member of Packet Design’s R&D staff and provides technical direction for the product portfolio. His early experimental work, analyzing routing convergence and scalability properties, and correlating network performance issues to routing protocol incidents, lead to the creation of route analytics technology and the Packet Design product suite. He is currently working on real-time SDN analytics and orchestration applications that intelligently satisfy path and bandwidth demands without negatively impacting other services. Prior to Packet Design, Cengiz was with USC’s Information Sciences Institute where he worked on the Routing Arbiter project. He was co-chair of the IETF’s Routing Policy System Working Group, has been published widely, and is a popular lecturer at industry events worldwide. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and a MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 10:45a & 1:45p

Hyatt- Stevens Creek


NFV: OPNFV Open Source Carrier Networking

Thursday at 10:30a

2nd Floor Theatre / SCCC

Bio

Visionary information technology leader with a passion for innovation. A strategist and change agent who drives technology advances and business process improvements. Combines business acumen and technical savvy to lead technical organizations, identify opportunities for change, build high performance teams, and accomplish breakthrough objectives. Possesses broad, deep knowledge of networking, security, telecommunications and operating systems including UNIX, Linux, MacOS, and Windows.

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Closing Panel

Thursday at 4.00p

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Chris is a technologist who currently concerns himself with the architecture and practical application of programmable behaviors in the Comcast network. As a Senior Principal Engineer within the Network Architecture group, Chris is building the framework for network automation which provides the foundation for Comcast’s SDN strategy. Chris also actively acts as teacher and mentor for internal training programs aiming to give network engineers the skills and mental tools to operate in a more software-driven world.

Chris joined Comcast in 2011. Prior to Comcast, Chris was the Principal Technologist at Easynet GlobalServices where he developed the architectural foundations for their global multi service network and its support systems.Chris is an active open source participant with code contributed to several well-known projects, including Linux, FreeBSD, Open vSwitch, Bird, Quagga and others.

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Tutorial T5: OPNFV- The NFV Revolution Must Be Open

Monday at 11:00a

Hyatt / Lafayette – San Tomas

Bio

Chris Wright is the Technical Director of SDN and NFV at Red Hat. During his nearly 20 years as a software engineer he has worked in the telecom industry on high availability and distributed systems and in the Linux industry on security and virtualization. He has been a Linux developer for over a decade, most of that time spent deep in the Linux kernel working on security and virtualization. He is intrigued by the challenges that cloud computing brings to virtualization and networking, and is now focused on the cloud, KVM, network virtualization, and virtualizing network functions. He lives in sunny Portland, OR where he is happliy hacking on OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, and OpenStack.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 9:15a

SCCC – Second Floor Theater


OPNFV Code: Release 1 & Beyond

Monday at 1:00p

Ballroom GH

Bio

Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden and is an active member of the technical steering comitee’s of the OpenDaylight and OPNFV Projects. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons’ IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams with a rich history in development of systems and technology in the areas of network management, policy control and user service management, user session control plane solutions, and DPI technologies.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 10:30a & 4:45p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater


Open Source SDN Technologies: Open Source II

Wednesday at 2:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Presentation Title: YANG Modeling: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

At it’s core, OpenDaylight uses the YANG modeling language to define interfaces between components. This has huge upsides including having simple, relatively easy-to-read interface descriptions, automatic-generation of REST APIs via RESTCONF, and extensible interfaces. However, there are some caveats and design considerations which need to be taken into account. In particular, when there are multiple layers of modeling, e.g., one modeled interface calls another modeled interface, some care needs to be take to make sure the combination are extensible as either one individually. Further, certain features (or absent) features of YANG make it more complex to work with, but understanding those limitations will make sure you get the most out of it.

Bio

Colin Dixon is the Chair of OpenDaylight’s Technical Steering Committee and a Principal Engineer at Brocade. In both roles, he focuses on leveraging open source software to build innovative networking solutions. Beyond that, he is active in open standards bodies including the Open Networking Foundation, where he has won two outstanding technical contributor awards for his contributions to Table Type Patterns that support using OpenFlow with diverse hardware. Colin is also a researcher focusing on distributed systems, networking, operating systems and security with over a dozen published academic papers. He holds a PhD in networking and distributed systems from the University of Washington. You can find more information at his website colindixon.com or follow him on twitter @colin_dixon

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SDN for Service Provider Networks: Transport SDN

Wednesday at 4:30p

SCCC- Second Floor Theater

Bio

Managing Editor Craig Matsumoto joined SDNCentral in July 2013, having become one of the pre-eminent journalists covering the topics of software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization. Craig is a fixture in the Silicon Valley tech community, fervently covering the companies and events that have become foundational in the rapid development of SDN.

He previously spent 11 years at Light Reading covering telecom infrastructure — particularly, routing, Ethernet, and optical transmission — tracking network equipment vendors from technological and financial angles. His technological savvy, strong writing voice, and sense of humor have earned him a following that he is now bringing to SDNCentral.

Prior to Light Reading, Craig spent seven years with EE Times, first on the business beat and eventually on the front lines of the optical-networking frenzy that accompanied the dot-com boom circa 1999. He also distinguished himself in covering the rise of a semiconductor category known as network processors.

Craig’s early career included the semiconductor beat at the San Jose Business Journal and the real estate beat at the Fresno Business Journal. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in engineering mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. Follow Craig on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

Craig Matsumoto covers all manner of software-defined infrastructure for SDNCentral, writing about networking, DevOps, and data center convergence, among other areas. He joined in July 2013 after more than 10 years covering networking with Light Reading. Prior to that, he spent 7 years at EE Times.

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Chair

SDN in Enterprise- SDN WAN

Tuesday at 4:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Dan Conde is an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group covering enterprise networking technologies including software-defined networking, network virtualization, data center and campus networking, WAN optimization, and network performance management. His experience in product management, marketing, professional services and software development provide a broad view into the needs of vendors and end-users. Prior to joining ESG, Dan was Director of Products at Midokura where he was responsible for product management & marketing for the firm’s OpenStack-based network virtualization product. Prior to that, Dan enjoyed successful product management positions at vendors like VMware, Rendition Networks, NetIQ, and Microsoft. Dan is an alumni of the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a BA in Computer Science and an MBA from the Haas School of Business.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 9:30a & 4:15p

Hyatt – Stevens Creek


Chair

SDN & NFV Use Cases

Tuesday at 4:00p

SCCC – Ballroom GH


Closing Panel

Thursday at 4:00p

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Dan Pitt is Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Dan helped launch ONF in March, 2011, following a distinguished and varied career in networking and engineering. As Executive Director, Dan manages ONF’s strategy, technical activities, external relations, Board of Directors, finance, operations, and legal matters. Dan is instrumental in building the organization’s infrastructure to serve members and fulfill ONF’s mission of fostering a vibrant commercial market for SDN products and services.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 3:15p & 4:45p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater

Abstract: Deploying OpenDaylight / Docker, Vagrant, Puppet, Ansible, RPMs- oh my!

Quite a few new ways to deploy OpenDaylight were developed during the Lithium release cycle. This talk will guide you through the options, providing a technical overview and examples of each.

The speaker, Daniel Farrell, created most of the deployment options mentioned above. He’s also supporting OPNFV’s major OpenDaylight+OpenStack deployment effort from the upstream OpenDaylight side

Bio

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. He’s now an active committer on OpenDaylight’s Integration Team. During ODL’s Helium release cycle he did much of ODL’s performance work. Since Lithium, he has been focused on building ODL’s upstream deployment story, which so far includes a Puppet module, an RPM, a Docker image, the `vagrant-opendaylight` project, (in progress) an Ansible module and (in progress) a Vagrant base image.

Daniel has given SDN/OpenDaylight talks at LinuxCon 2014, two OpenDaylight developer events, two NCSU FOSS Fairs, various LUG meetings and has been accepted to speak at the 2015 OpenDaylight Summit.

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Open SDN: OSS/BSS for the New SDN Era

Wednesday at 4:30p

Ballroom ABC


Developer Track #2: OPNFV
OPNFV Getting Down to Business

Monday at 2:00p

Ballroom GH

Abstract

A guided tour of what has been produced In the Arno release. We will highlight some of the functions and features that have been developed in R1 highlighting the benefits to the Developer, Operator and VNF End-User. As well as some forward looking ideas and approached going into R2.

Bio

This Canadian native, Daniel Smith has worked for Ericsson for the past 15 years and in that time has had the opportunity to travel and implement carrier-grade rollouts, customizations, upgrades and consultations in more than 50 countries and some 200+ customers and vendor environments. With a passion for prototyping and trying new things, Daniel has been involved with the Ericsson Cloud System, PoC Labs and other Ericsson Cloud Events (MWC 2014, EuroLab Days) as a primary collaborator since their onset within the company and has spent time living in Sweden, Germany, Seattle, England as well as areas of the Far East.

An avid snowboarder with a love of the out outdoors Daniel lives in a small ski-village, 30 minutes north of Montreal called Morin-Heights, QC when not travelling.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 2:00p & 4:45p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater

Bio

David Bainbridge is an architect for Ciena focusing on SDN controller and applications. He is project technical lead on the OpenDaylight Network Intent Composition (NIC) project as well as participates in ONF NBI WG with respect to an intent interfaces. David has a diverse background where he has worked in many domains while focusing on ease of use, scalability, extensibility, and high availability of systems.

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Tutorial T5: OPNFV- a Multivendor, Interoperable NFV Solution

Monday at 10:15a

Hyatt / Lafayette – San Tomas


Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 2:00p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater

Abstract: OPNFV – a Multivendor, Interoperable NFV Solution

OPNFV has developed Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) to demonstrate its vision of a multivendor, interoperableNFV solution. The OPNFV platform intends to achieve consistency, performance and interoperability for NFV infrastructure platforms. PoC #1 (OPNFV Infrastructure-as-a-Service) will demonstrate interoperabilityaspects of OPNFV-based infrastructure across multiple service providers. PoC #2 (OPNFV Site Failover) demonstrates service orchestration for a policy-based, SDN Controller-directed site failover use case.

Bio

David Lenrow is an architect in the CTO’s office at Hewlett Packard Networking, is vice-chair cloud/data-center in the ONF NBI WG, and active in the OpenDaylight, OpenStack, and Open Compute (OCP) communities. He has spent more than 20 years driving innovation in digital technology with an emphasis on networks, storage and media. David is a passionate advocate for open innovation and seeking to make contributions to the cloud revolution currently sweeping the tech industry. He studied computer science and engineering at Dartmouth College.

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NFV: OPNFV Open Source Carrier Networking

Thursday at 10:30a

2nd Floor Theatre / SCCC

Bio

Dr. Dirk Kutscher is a Chief Researcher and SDN Architect at NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg in Germany, where he works on network and service programmability. Dirk is one of the main drivers of Information-Centric Networking (ICN), and he co-chairs the IRTF Research Group on ICN (ICNRG). Before joining NEC, he worked as a visiting researcher at KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc. in Japan and as a postdoc at Universität Bremen

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Tutorial T4: SDN Market Ops

Monday at 4:15p

Hyatt – Stevens Creek

Bio

Don Clarke is a leading member of the Network Technologies team at CableLabs. He is responsible for progressing Virtualization and Network Evolution R&D on behalf of cable operators. In his former R&D leadership role at BT, Don initiated and co-founded the ETSI Network Functions Virtualisation Industry Specification Group (NFV ISG). This forum has grown to over 270 companies including 38 network operators. The NFV ISG is the leading industry forum specifying industry requirements for NFV technology. He is a member of the NFV ISG leadership team and chairs the Network Operator Council.

Don edited the joint-carrier white paper on NFV published in October 2012 co-authored by 13 carriers. This document is widely regarded as the seminal document heralding NFV as the future direction for telecommunications networks. He also edited the two follow-up joint-carrier papers published in October 2013 and October 2014.

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Experiences with SDN and NFV Deployments

Tuesday at 10:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Dr. David A. Maltz leads Azure’s Physical Network team, which is responsible for developing, deploying, and operating the network devices and software that connect the servers of Microsoft’s largest services, including the Azure Public Cloud and Bing.  Prior to joining Azure, he worked on the Autopilot team, which won Microsoft’s 2013 Technology Achievement Award for advances in cloud-scale data centers (http://www.microsoft.com/about/technicalrecognition/Autopilot.aspx).  He works on a broad array of hardware and software projects that strive to improve the usability, performance, and cost of cloud computing.  Prior to joining Autopilot, he worked in industry research and academia.  He founded two startup companies in network traffic management and wireless networking, and he was part of the GroupLens team that won the 2010 ACM Systems Software Award.

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SDN for Service Provider Networks: Transport SDN

Wednesday at 4:30p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Abstract: Service Provider Multilayer SDN Deployment: Present and Future

After years of lab work and research network field trials, the first large scale Service Provider SDN deployments are now live.  Real deployment hurdles and benefits will be presented.  Trending forward from the first deployments, the future of multilayer SDN in SP networks will be discussed.

Bio

Dr. Stuart Elby is SVP, Data Center Technology at Infinera Corporation, where he is responsible for data center product line management and SDN product development targeted at the Internet Content Provider, Data Center Operator and Enterprise markets.

Prior to Infinera, Dr. Elby served as VP and Chief Technologist of Verizon Labs and Verizon Digital Media Service. During his tenure at Verizon, he had significant influence in the network architecture and development of Verizon’s metro and long haul networks and services platforms including VoIP/IMS, video, and cloud. Prior to joining Verizon, he served as a Research Associate at the NSF Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University performing R&D in all-optical networks and developing ATM/WDM platforms. He serves on the advisory boards of several university, government and industry consortia. Dr. Elby holds a BS in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an MS and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.

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Tutorial T5: OPNFV – Operating OPNFV: Deploy it, test it, run your VNF

Monday at 9:15a

Hyatt / Lafayette – San Tomas

Bio

Frank Brockners is Distinguished Engineer in Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture Office, driving software and architecture development for software defined devices. Frank holds a diploma degree in Electrical Engineering (Aachen University) and a PhD/Dr degree in Information Science (University of Cologne).

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SDN in Enterprise Campus- Early Adoption

Tuesday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Abstract: The Role of SDN in Enterprise Cloud Networking

As cloud services become a key part of enterprise IT environments, networking architectures must be reconsidered. The migration of applications to the cloud will allow enterprises to simplify their on-premise networks. However, delivery of cloud services over an external WAN makes security and good application performance more difficult to achieve.

What is the role of Software Defined Networking (SDN) in enterprise cloud networking? Early use cases from actual enterprises focus on network access control, VLAN replacement, and network address translation. A typical implementation architecture includes an OpenFlow controller, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) components, and other modules in the enterprise SDN stack.

Bio

Geng Lin is CTO of Corporate Networks at Google, where he leads the development of enterprise networking architecture to support the cloud-based IT service model both within Google and with Google cloud customers. He was previously CTO of Networking Business (and Dell Fellow) at Dell where he led technology strategy, system architecture, product innovation, and partnership and acquisition of key technologies. A 20-year veteran of the networking industry, he has prior experience with Cisco, Netopia, and Nortel. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.

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Chair

Experiences with SDN and NFV Deployments

Tuesday at 10:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom


Data Center: SDN Solutions

Thursday at 2:00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Guido Appenzeller is currently the CTSO of Networking & Security at VMware. Before VMware he co-founded Big Switch Networks and led the company for 4 years as CEO. Previously Guido founded and was CTO at Voltage Security that he helped from to profitability and over 1,000 Enterprise Customers. From 2008 to 2010 Guido was a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University where he led team that developed the OpenFlow standard. Guido was named a top Technology Leader on the MIT TR35, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and M.S. (Diploma) from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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Hot Startups & Investing l
Building Business with Open Source – VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2:00p

SCCC – Ballroom GH

Bio

Guru is the Vice President of Products at Avi Networks, where he helped define the product, drove initial customer development, product messaging, and technical partnerships. Prior to joining Avi, Guru was an investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, where he focused on networking, security, cloud, data analytics, and infrastructure management. Before his work with LSVP, Guru was the Director of Product Management at Cisco Systems for the Unified Computing System product line – a multi-billion dollar business for Cisco. Guru joined the UCS team before it shipped, helped define the product strategy and roadmaps, and was instrumental in ramping up UCS traction. Before his time at Cisco, Guru held operational roles at Nuova Systems (acquired by Cisco Systems), and Tropos Networks (acquired by ABB). An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Purdue University, Guru holds several patents in networking

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 4:15p

Hyatt- Stevens Creek


Chair

Opening Keynote Panels: Service Provider Adoption of SDN/NFV: From Talk to Action

Tuesday at 2:00p

Ballroom ABC


Chair

Closing Panel

Thursday at 4:00p

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

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 executive director of the Clean Slate Internet Design Program at Stanford, whose mission was “to explore what kind of Internet we would design if we were to start with a clean slate and 20-30 years of hindsight.” Clean Slate led to OpenFlow and SDN among other interesting research results.
Prior to Clean Slate, Guru was program director at the National Science Foundation and led creation of a few exciting programs including GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovation), FIND (Future Internet Design) and Network of Sensor Systems. He received NSF’s Program Management Excellence award.
Guru co-founded and served as CTO and board member of Growth Networks (acquired by Cisco), Tenaya Networks (went out of business), and Sceos (became Ruckus Wireless and IPO’d).
Guru worked at Cisco, as senior manager, HFR/CRS business units and new markets and technologies, and NEA as EIR, where he received their entrepreneurship award for Growth Networks. He started his career at Washington University in St. Louis, where he led research and prototyping of high performance networking and multimedia systems.
He served on the board of NetSift (acquired by Cisco), was an early investor in Mocana, Nicira (acquired by VMWare) and Kumu Networks. He got his PhD from University of Delaware and has received their Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award and Frank A. Pehrson Graduate Student Achievement Award. Check outhttp://parulkar.com for more information.

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Experiences with SDN and NFV Deployments

Tuesday at 10:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Abstract

The move to NFV in service provider networks is dictated by real market forces affecting the operators; it is not simply the next step in technology evolution. NFV has clearly reached a tipping point in the industry. This shift is in line with the broader industry as technology developments enabling NFV are evolving quickly and are closely aligned with the evolutions in the software and the computing space. As we move from trials to real world deployments NFV there is room for considerable architectural innovation which results in “good” and “bad” approaches for moving operator networks to a software centric model. Based on our experience with Tier One operators worldwide, we are seeing that the choices made by operators can have significant impact on performance and service flexibility.

And, make no mistake, service agility is certainly the key here. We have seen operators move from having a “cost problem” which led them to consider NFV, to now having a “revenue problem” where NFV’s inherent ability to quickly and easily develop new service offerings is becoming the key difference maker in moving to deployment. Specifically, today operators are able to develop and deliver new service offerings in days, when it used to take years using legacy solutions. Regardless of which approach is taken, it is clear that the time is clearly now for NFV adoption and we are seeing acceleration interest globally. Perhaps more importantly, what we are doing today is really setting the stage for how networks, services and monetization will be natively structured in the 5G transition which makes it an exciting time to be at the forefront of this evolution.

Bio

Prior to starting Affirmed Networks, Hassan worked as a Senior Advisor at Charles River Ventures. Hassan served as Chairman and CEO of Sonus Networks (Nasdaq:SONS) for 10 years growing it from an idea into a publicly traded company focused on enabling the transformation of telephony to IP. Before Sonus, he served as EVP and GM of the Core Switching division of Ascend Communications and VP Engineering and Chief Technology Officer of Cascade Communications. Hassan has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Carleton University and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  A guest lecturer at MIT, Hassan also serves on the board of many successful technology companies and is on the board of overseers at Boston’s Museum of Science.

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Tutorial T5: OPNFV- Project Overview and Vision

Monday at 8:30a

Hyatt / Lafayette – San Tomas


OPNFV Open Source Carrier Networking

Thursday at 10:30a

Second Floor Theatre / SCCC

Abstract

Open source software is gaining importance in carrier networks and with the rise of Network Functional Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN), its role is only growing. In this session, you will hear about the role of open source software from the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) project about carrier network transformation, including what OPNFV’s goals are and which problems it is trying to solve. You’ll also hear from both the Network Equipment Provider and Operator side as they share their experiences getting their hands dirty while trialling and using open source in their products and networks.

Bio

As the director of the project Heather Kirksey works with the OPNFV community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platform. She oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from technology to community and marketing and reports to OPNFV board of directors. Most recently Kirksey led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry including running a partner program for CPE, doing solutions marketing for the IP Division at Alcatel-Lucent, business development, and participating in numerous standards activities. While at Broadband Forum she helped create and launch TR-069, served as BroadbandHome Technical Working Group Chair, served on the board, and oversaw collaborative activities with ATIS, 3GPP, OSGi, ITU-T, OMA, IETF, Small Cell Forum, UPnP Forum, Home Gateway Initiative, and other groups. She received her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 1:15p & 4:45p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater

Abstract: Enabling Intercloud and IoT using Unified Secure Channel

Security and performance are major concerns for any enterprises looking to adopt Intercloud and Internet of Things (IoT). USC enables secure and high performance communication between SDN controllers and network elements across wide area networks (WAN). By establishing a unified secure tunnel, USC facilitates secure and reliable management and control of various devices, including network devices, cloud gateways, IoT devices, etc. USC provides call home, mutual authentication, and protocol multiplexing.
This presentation will cover:
1. USC Architecture: a fault tolerant and scalable clustering architecture that can support multiple protocols, such as Netconf.
2. Real Use Cases: a case study in adopting USC for hybrid cloud and Intercloud scenarios.
3. API: a platform for building client plugins on top of USC as well as extending the USC core capabilities.
4. UI: a visualization of the USC environment that is integrated into the OpenDaylight User Interface (DLUX)

Bio

Helen Chen is a principal engineer and lead software architect in the Enterprise Network IP Solution at Huawei Technologies, where she is leading several projects related to converging cloud, SDN/NFV, BYOD, and big data analytics. She has years of experience in SDN/NFV, cloud architectures, user experience, multimedia analytics, and social networking at Huawei, Cisco, Sourceforge, etc., and the Open Source community.

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SDN in Enterprise- SDN WAN

Tuesday at 4:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Ian is responsible for all Finance and Direction at Freewire. Before founding Freewire, Ian began his telecommunications career with Sprint’s Business Services Group and American Telephone. His experience in sales, operations and executive leadership has paved the way for Freewire. Freewire is known for creative network design and delivering private network solutions with microwave and software defined networks. In the community Ian is active or has been active with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, Portland Ambassador Group, Portland Baseball Group, and The Freshwater Trust. A New England native, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and lives in Portland with his family where he has a passion for fishing, coaching lacrosse, and building Freewire.

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Developer Track #2 – OPNFV

Building OPNFV as a platform: OPNFV Qualities

Monday at 3:15p

Ballroom GH

Bio

Iben Rodriguez is an Architect and Security Advisor who develops Testing Solutions for Businesses that leverage Cloud Technology.

Iben is considered one of the foremost industry experts in cloud and enterprise security product testing. Trained in Agile, ITIL, SOX, PCI-DSS, ISO27001 he develops, delivers, and tests both new architecture designs as well as assessments and remediation for existing environments.

Iben started his security career maintaining the data communication systems used by military reconnaissance, followed by stints in the global pharmaceutical and fabless semiconductor industries. Over the past 10 years, he has assisted executive teams from both enterprise and government organizations in his roles as a cloud solution strategist and security architect at leading companies such as CA, Intuit, VMware and eBay.

As a volunteer for the Center for Internet Security, Iben initiated and maintains the Benchmark Standards for hardening hypervisors used for virtual workloads. As part of the Virtualization Security Roundtable podcast series, he also works closely with vendors to stay ahead of the latest products and trends in cloud computing.

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Open Source SDN Technologies: Open Source II

Wednesday at 2:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Jan Medved is a Distinguished Engineer in the Engineering CTO office at Cisco Systems. He has been involved with the OpenDaylight project since February 2013. In addition to OpenDaylight, Jan works on several SDN-related projects at Cisco, and is active in IETF and other standards organizations. Jan studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University Ilmenau, Germany (Dipl.-Ing.) and at the University of Toronto, Canada (MASc.).

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Tutorial T2- Open Daylight

Sunday at 8.30a

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

Jan-Simon Möller is a consultant and trainer for the Linux Foundations Training Program. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering with strong background in Embedded Linux ranging from realtime to selinux. More recently, his expertise includes power management and integration of new compilers.

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SDN for Service Providers- Open Source Approaches

Wednesday at 11:00a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Jennifer Rexford is the Gordon Y. S. Wu Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. While working at AT&T Research from 1996-2005, she was one the designers of the Routing Control Platform (RCP)—an early SDN solution deployed in AT&T’s backbone network—and the 4D architecture for logically-centralized control of computer networks. Jennifer is involved in the Frenetic project that is creating higher-level languages for programming SDNs, and is a member of the Open Networking Foundation’s Board of Directors and CTO Council. She was the 2004 winner of ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding young computer professional for her work on interdomain routing, and appeared on MIT Technology Review’s 2004 TR-100 list of innovators under the age of 35.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 10:45a

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

Jim Wanderer leads a team at Google responsible for the design and development of Google’s internal production networking systems.

Since joining Google in 2006, he has helped design and develop high performance and large scale networks for Google’s unique environment. A close collaboration with Stanford University led to Google’s switch to OpenFlow and provided the opportunity for Jim to lead the development of the worlds largest SDN network to date.

Jim has more than 20 years experience in the development of networking systems and network management systems and is the veteran of multiple Silicon Valley start-ups.

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Building Business with Open Source — VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2:00p

SCCC – Ballroom GH


Closing Panel

Thursday at 4:00p

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

John joined Lightspeed in 2006 and focuses primarily on information technology infrastructure, with a particular investment interest in datacenter technologies; he was named a Top Investor in the Cloud market by GigaOm in 2012. In addition, John is the founder of Lightspeed’s Summer Grant Program. Previously, he worked in product management and marketing with Determina (acquired by VMware). John was also an initial member of the executive team at Freedom Financial Network, where he helped design and implement the company’s customer relationship management software, drove its partnership strategy and managed the marketing and sales team. John is privileged to be a continuing supporter of the management teams at Affirmed Networks, AppDynamics, Arctic Wolf Networks, Barefoot Networks, Boundary, Click Security, CloudBees, DataStax, Delphix, Mulesoft and Tintri. His past investments include Nimble Storage (NMBL), Nicira (acquired by VMware), IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io) and Pliant Technology (acquired by Sandisk). John holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and a BA from Harvard University.

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Data Center: OpenStack and SDN

Thursday at 10:30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

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SDN for Service Providers: Transport SDN

Wednesday at 4:30p

Second Floor Theatre / SCCC

Abstract: Connecting the Cloud: Transforming Packet Networks with Open Optical Transport

A programmable optical layer with open northbound interfaces is key to future-proof packet-optical integration.This talk discusses architectural choices along with their benefits and challenges.Use cases will be analyzed and results from recent demonstrations will be presented.

Bio

Jörg-Peter Elbers is Vice President Advanced Technology in the CTO Office at ADVA Optical Networking in Munich, Germany, and responsible for technology strategy, new product concepts, standardization & IPR, and research. Prior to joining ADVA in 2007, Jörg was Director of Technology in the Optical Product Unit of Marconi (now Ericsson). From 1999 to 2001, he worked at Siemens AG, last as Director of Network Architecture in Siemens Optical Networks. Jörg holds a diploma and Dr.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering from Dortmund University, Germany. Jörg is a member of the IEEE, heads the VDE (German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies) expert committee for optical communications, serves on the program committee of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), and is associate editor of the OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN). He also serves on the board of the European Technology Platform on Photonics and the European 5G Infrastructure Association.

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SDN & NFV Use Cases

Tuesday at 4:00p

SCCC – Ballroom GH

Bio

Joseph Tardo is a Technical Director in Broadcom’s Infrastructure and Networking Switching Group. His current focus is architecting advanced features for upcoming devices, including for SDN and NFV. Joseph is the architect for OF-DPA, a hardware abstraction layer that provides an API that implements an ONF Table Type Pattern description for switch ASICs. OF-DPA enables OpenFlow control for existing switchesusing standard OpenFlow 1.3 controllers. He is active in ONF/SDN and ETSI/NFV standardization efforts,and has been extending OF-DPA with service provider features. Joseph holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Computer Science from UCLA.

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Hot Startups & Investing Building Business with Open Source – VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2:00p

SCCC- Ballroom GH

Bio

JR is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Networks where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company. JR has been involved with networking since Ethernet only ran on coaxial cables. He’s worked on some of the most foundational networking products of their time, from early Network Interface Cards at 3Com through switching and routing products at Cisco. JR’s early involvement in home-grown networking at Google and as the VP of System Architecture for Cisco’s Unified Computing System both helped fine tune his perspective on networking for the modern datacenter.

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Opening Keynote Panel: Service Provider Adoption of SDN/NFV: From Talk to Action

Tuesday at 8:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom


SDN for Service Provider Networks: Central Office of the Future

Wednesday at 2:30p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Dr. Kang-Won Lee is a Senior Vice President of R&D for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at SK Telecom. He is directing technology development in the areas of Network and IT Convergence. Specific areas of focus are Software-Defined Networks, Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Intelligent Network Analytics, and Secure IoT Solutions. Prior to joining SK Telecom, he worked at IBM Watson Research in Yorktown Heights, NY for 14 years. At IBM he worked on Network Analytics, Spatiotemporal Analytics, Network Function Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Sensor Information Processing. His team developed major features for IBM TPC SAN Configuration Manager, Informix, SPSS, G2, and Tivoli Netcool products. He also led major government projects sponsored by NIST, US Army, UK MOD at multi-million dollar funding level. Kang-Won published more than 100 technical articles in premier ACM/IEEE conferences and journals. He serves the technical community as a technical society president, advisor, journal editor, conference chair, keynote speaker, and mentor. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Seoul National University. He was a Master Inventor at IBM. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and IEEE Senior Member.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 2:00p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater

Bio

Keith Burns is the Project Technical Lead for the OpenDaylight GroupBasedPolicy project.

He has been an active code contributor across multiple open-source projects, and has contributed to OpenDaylight since its first release, Hydrogen.

He has held multiple roles in Service Provider both in vendor Sales, Marketing and Product Development as well as within service providers in a Principal Architect role.

Amongst this, he has spent 5 years as an equity quant, and has researched AI and robotics in Japan.

He currently is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems.

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SDN for Service Providers: Open Source Approaches

Wednesday at 11:00a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

As vice president and general manager of the Software Business Unit at Brocade, Kelly Herrell leads software networking strategy and execution at the company. He leads an organization responsible for driving growth through the delivery of an innovative virtual networking platform and advancing the company’s technology portfolio and customer base in cloud and service provider markets. Herrell previously served as CEO of Vyatta, a pioneer and industry leader of virtual routing, which was acquired by Brocade in 2012. Prior to Vyatta, he played key leadership roles in a series of successful disruptive IT companies including Blue Coat, Cobalt Networks and MontaVista Software, and directed strategic product and marketing initiatives for Oracle and Teradata. Herrell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and economics from Washington State University and an MBA from Cornell University.

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SDN for Service Provider Networks: Transport SDN

Wednesday at 4:30p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Kevin Sheehan has over 25 years of award-winning experience leading high-performance cross-functional teams and building very successful product lines and early stage companies. Kevin is currently the General Manager of Ciena Agility where he is responsible for leading Ciena’s software business. Prior to this role Kevin was Vice President of Product Line Management at Ciena and was viewed as a key leader and strategist within one of Ciena’s fastest growing business segments. Prior to joining Ciena, Kevin was CEO of Hatteras Networks from 2003 to 2011 where he led the company from zero revenue to tens of millions of annual revenue with continuous annual growth with profitability. Before joining Hatteras Kevin had senior leadership positions with Alcatel, Packet Engines and SMC.

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Network Control and Orchestration for Virtual Functions

Thursday  at 2.00p

Second Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Kevin Woods is Director of Product Management for Brocade’s Software Networking Business Unit. Kevin joined Brocade in February 2014 and is responsible for the Brocade Vyatta Controller, the SDN applications ecosystem and developer tools.

Kevin has over 25 years of experience in public and private communications infrastructure and has been an early adopter of new technologies such as OpenFlow, voice-over-IP, DOCSIS, DSL and Ethernet switching.

Prior to Brocade, Kevin led the SDN strategy efforts for Cisco and was responsible for onePK, Cisco ONE and the programmability interfaces within Cisco’s IOS. While at Cisco, he helped put together the Cisco ONE project that involved the development of applications, plugins and agents that help existing Cisco platform customers adopt SDN operational models.

Kevin is fascinated in new and emerging networking technologies and is especially interested in how new technologies impact people’s work and their business models.

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Experiences with SDN and NFV Deployments

Tuesday at 10:30a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

As the Chairwoman of Technical Architecture Committee for Alibaba Infrastructure Service (AIS), Kitty leads the technical design and development of networking services at Alibaba’s datacenters worldwide. Kitty joined Aliyun (Alibaba Cloud Computing Service) in 2009 with the focus on networks design and operation to enhance the cloud service infrastructure. She led the complete customized datacenter TOR switch. In 2011, Kitty transferred to Alipay and led the networking restructure to achieve the 100% availability of Alipay service. Kitty took the new role in 2012 at AIS to unify Alibaba’s networking architecture. She was also assigned as the Chairman of Technical Architecture Committee for AIS. Previous to Alibaba, she has worked for many years at CISCO in various roles. She also serves as Vice Director of China Data Center Committee (CDCC), specializing in datacenter network group. She has recently been focusing on introducing SDN networks to address challenges around network scale and reliability at Alibaba and research in high performance networking field.

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Data Center: SDN Solutions

Thursday at 2:00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Kyle has been with Big Switch since inception, and at different times has led the Product, Marketing, Business Development and Sales organizations.  As a company founder and board member, he raised $46m in venture capital and played a key role in recruiting the management team and CEO as the company evolved.  He has been an active participant in the design of the company’s products, and led the relationships with the company’s first four $1m+ customers and partners.  Kyle led the re-build of the company’s brand in 2014, culminating in the marketing launch of the company’s flagship Big Cloud Fabric.  He currently serves as a Founder-At-Large, working with key customers and partners.  Prior to Big Switch, Kyle spent most of his career at Cisco, initially as the technical assistant to SVP Mike Volpi and later as a Product Manager in various service provider and enterprise business units.  He holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton, a MS in Computer Science and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Hot Startups & Investing Building Business with Open Source – VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2:00pm

SCCC- Ballroom GH

Bio

Larry Lang is a senior business leader with extensive management and product development experience in start-up, early stage, and Fortune 100 environments. Larry serves on the board of Violin Memory, and also held board positions at Infineta Systems and BelAir Networks, acquired by Ericsson. Previously, Mr. Lang served as president and CEO of QuorumLabs, which provides disaster recovery as a cloud service, where he was influential in driving significant revenue growth, developing the leadership team, and raising capital. Prior to joining Quorum, Larry served as vice president and general manager of the mobile service provider business unit at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Larry was vice president of product management at start-up company Ipsilon Networks, acquired by Nokia. He started his career at Bellcore. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Stanford University.

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SDN for Service Provider Networks: Central Office of the Future

Wednesday at 2:30p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Larry Peterson is Chief Architect at the Open Networking Laboratory, Director of the PlanetLab Consortium, and the Robert E. Kahn Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He currently splits his time between Silicon Valley, Princeton, and Tucson, where he has an appointment at the University of Arizona. Peterson is also co-author of the best selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach. In 2007 he co-founded CoBlitz LLC to CDN technology developed on PlanetLab. CoBlitz was acquired by Verivue in 2010, and subsequently by Akamai in 2012. Peterson is a former Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, and served as program chair for SOSP, NSDI, and HotNets. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a past recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Award and the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1985.

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Tutorial T3: ONOS

Sunday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Lafayette


Developer Track #1: ONOS

Monday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC


Open Source SDN Technologies: Open Source II

Wednesday at 2:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Abstract:

ONOS is a open-source SDN OS architected to meet the stringent availability, scalability and performance demands of Service provider networks. This talk provides an overview ONOS’ distributed architecture and covers how ONOS tackles the various state management challenges inherent in building a robust distributed SDN controller.

Bio

Madan Jampani is a Software Architect at ON.Lab working on ONOS. Prior to joining ON.Lab in Sep 2014, Madan was a Senior Engineer at Amazon. At Amazon Madan was responsible for building Dynamo, a highly influential and groundbreaking work in the area of distributed key value storage. More recently at Amazon Madan lead creation of the large scale data analytics and machine learning infrastructure for various Amazon digital products such as Amazon Echo. At ON.Lab Madan leads the effort on ONOS’ core distributed systems architecture.

Madan holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from NIT, Warangal, India and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

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Hot Startups & Investing Building Business with Open Source – VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2.00p

SCCC- Ballroom GH

Bio

Madhu Venugopal is the Sr. Director & Head of Networking at Docker Inc, where he is responsible for bringing open networking innovation into Docker ecosystem. Prior to Docker inc, he was the founder and CEO of Socketplane, which was acquired by Docker Inc in early 2015. Madhu is an active contributor to open source projects such as docker, libnetwork, opendaylight, openvswitch and spends his time evangelizing open networking to the developer & devops community.

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Open Source SDN: OSS/BSS for the New SDN Era

Wednesday at 4:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Malcolm Orr is a Senior Platform Architect for Colt. He has over 20 years of IT/Telco experience in enterprise, solution and application architecture working for both development and operational teams for a number of global service providers. In his current role, Malcolm works within the Colt Architecture and Innovation group helping drive business change and IT strategy around emerging technologies such as NFV, Cloud and OSS. He is the co-author of “Cloud Computing: Automating the Virtualized Data Center” published in 2011 and has been the lead architect for a number of Global Telco’s public cloud programmes. He’s specialises in platform architecture, using the platform to address agility and innovation goals, with a particular focus on Cloud, NFV, Development/Operational tools, culture and technology roadmaps.

He earned a bachelor¹s degree in computing for industry from Newcastle Polytechnic in the UK, where he graduated with a first. Malcolm and his wife, Alison, live in Middlesex, with their young son, Thomas. When he¹s not in at work, Malcolm can be found sliding down mountains on a snowboard and struggling up them on a bike.

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T4 – SDN for Market Ops: Use-cases & Deployments

Monday at 9:45a & 10:45a & 4:15a & 5:15p

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

Marc Cohn is a Senior Director, Market Development at Ciena Corporation based in San Jose, where he has been a major contributor to Ciena’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) initiative, and responsible for marketing Ciena’s Multilayer WAN Controller.

Marc is an active participant in the SDN and NFV community, chairing the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Market Education Committee (MEC). Marc also was elected to the OpenDaylight Board of Directors, where he represents the Silver-level members. He also represents Ciena on the ETSI Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) ISG and is the ONF liaison to the Open Networking User Group (ONUG).

Marc also speaks extensively on SDN, and has organized successful SDN tutorials and workshops for major SDN and NFV events, including the Open Networking Summit, SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, NFV & SDN Summit, and SDN & OpenFlow APAC Congress. In addition, Marc is a frequent contributor to the ONF Blog, ETSI NFV Blog, and SDN Central where he edits the popular NFV Insider’s Perspective series.

Prior to joining Ciena, Marc held senior marketing and product management roles with IP Infusion, Amdocs, Lucent Technologies, Alidian Networks, and International Network Services. He has over 20 technical publications and has been a frequent contributor to networking standards, along with newsletters, Blogs, etc. Marc earned a MS EE degree from the University of Southern California where he was a Hughes Fellow, a BS EE degree in Electrical Engineering and was the first Computer Engineering graduate from the University of Missouri.

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Data Center: OpenStack and SDN

Thursday at 10:30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Mark Carroll, Vice President of Advanced Technology Group and CTO for HP Networking, leads the technical and strategic direction of the HP Networking Business Unit. In his role at HP, mark oversees the technical and strategic direction for Data Center, Enterprise as well as Converged Campus and SDN. Mark previously worked at Qualcomm, where he served as Vice President, Engineering and Product Management, Wireless Infrastructure and Networking. In this role, he was responsible for connectivity and networking products. He grew the business 28% y/y with Wi-Fi and processor leadership products attaining #1 in retail and enterprise market segments. Prior to Qualcomm, Mark was Vice President, Engineering and Product Management, Linksys Division at Cisco, where he led engineering and product management for carrier, SMB and retail and created cloud networking-based products and services for enterprise and home. While at Cisco, he held additional leadership roles as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Director of Engineering for the Service Provider Technology Group. Mark has been an integral part of the telecommunications and networking business for 25 years, holding GM, CTO and VP Engineering roles with Qualcomm, Cisco, and other companies including Stratacom, Siemens, IBM and ROLM systems where he introduced first-time industry products into the market. Additionally, Mark founded two startups in networking and hospitality sectors and completed 10 successful merger and acquisition deals in the networking, SW and consumer markets. Mark has served on multiple boards including non-profit Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and California Polytechnic University – San Luis Obispo and holds several patents. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics and currently lives in Saratoga, California.

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Data Center: OpenStack and SDN

Thursday at 10:30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

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SDN for Service Provider Networks: Transport SDN

Wednesday at 4:30p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Martin Birk received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Germany’s University of Ulm in 1994 and 1999, respectively. Since 1999, he has been with AT&T Labs in New Jersey, working on high-speed optical transmission at data rates of 100Gbit/s and above.

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HotStartups & Investing l
Building Business with Open Source – VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2:00p

SCCC- Ballroom GH

Bio

Martin grew up in Durban, South Africa and holds BS and MS degrees from Natal University in South Africa, and a PhD from Cambridge University, England (Trinity College). He joined Texas Instruments in 1991 where he held a variety of technical and general management roles in both the digital and analog divisions. He was instrumental in building the TI custom ASIC business in the networking space into a profitable $500M run rate. Before leaving in 2013, he was a Vice President and responsible for the R&D labs chartered with creating opportunities for TI in new markets.

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Hot Startups & Investing l
Building Business with Open Source – VC Perspective

Tuesday at 2:00p

SCCC- Ballroom GH

Bio

Plexxi co-founder and Vice President of Product Management Mat Mathews has spent 20 years in the networking industry observing, experimenting and ultimately honing his technology vision. The resulting product — a combination of traditional networking, software-defined networking and photonic switching — represents the best of Mat’s career experiences. Prior to Plexxi, Mat held VP of Product Management roles at Arbor Networks and Crossbeam Systems. Mat began his career as a software engineer for Wellfleet Communications, building high speed Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 11:15a & 4:45p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater


Open Source SDN: OSS/BSS for the New SDN Era

Wednesday at 4:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Abstract: OpenDaylight: In Depth Performance Analysis

In this talk we go over performance analysis and chart of a variety of OpenDaylight components. While OpenFlow performance (CBench) tests have been controversial this talk goes over why OpenDaylight make some of its design choices and what is the current performance of its internal architecture. Moreover, it will go in how performance will be addressed in the future.

Abstract: Creating Portable Intent-based Applications

In this talk we go over how the Open Networking Foundation’s sponsored Intent Northbound project called Boulder that can be used to create applications that can be ported across different controllers. In this talk we present the Boulder prototype and available objects and APIs that can be used create deployable applications that can leverage both On.Lab’s ONOS as well as OpenDaylight’s controller platforms. Using this approach, provides a way to Future Proof applications and guard them against underlying controller infrastructure changes.

Bio

Mathieu Lemay is CEO of Inocybe Technologies, a company funded in 2005, a SDN pioneer and now specializing in Pure Play OpenDaylight-based deployment solutions, training and services. Mathieu has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. At the age of 10 he was programming C++, ADA and x86 ASM and then got involved in networking from the early Bulletin Board Systems to the first commodity Internet. He earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Wireless and Optical Telecommunications. Inocybe Technologies is a member of OpenDaylight since June 2013 and Mathieu is currently a committer to the Docs and Reservation projects. After 9 years at being CEO, Mathieu has acquired intensive knowledge business administration. He is also well versed in financial management of IT resources and assets.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 11:45a

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

Matt has 20+ years of software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, SaaS, & computer networking experience. Matt was most recently co-founder and CEO at Pareto Networks which was acquired by Aerohive Networks. At Pareto, Matt successfully incubated and launched the company, being recognized as Most Innovative Cloud Computing Provider at UP-START 2010 and Hot Emerging Vendor by CRN Magazine.

Matt was previously VP Enterprise Planning and Operations at Juniper Networks where he led the EnterpriseBusiness Team, responsible for managing Juniper’s $500M enterprise business. He previously held various executive roles at Juniper and Netscreen leading security and enterprise networking strategy and corporatedevelopment activities, including strategic partnerships, investment and M&A. Prior, Matt led business development at Qualys.

Matt received his bachelor of science in Business Management from Indiana University and has 7 issued and 6 pending patents in software-defined networking, security and cloud computing

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SDN for Service Provider Networks: Central Office of the Future

Wednesday at 2:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Mounire El Houmaidi is a Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a Technology Developer he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s SDN and NFV architecture for Access technologies: Broadband wireless and wireline. His top assignments include the areas of Emerging Innovations in IPTV/Video, Networking/Operations/IT, Mobile Advertising/Commerce, and Vehicular/Fleet Management. He’s been granted 13 patents, earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Central Florida and an MBA at Marquette

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 4:15p

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

Nan founded and is president of the MEF, a leading standards/certification organization in the networking industry with aggregated member market capitalization of $2 trillion. He also co-founded CENX, a pioneer and leader in service orchestration solution for software defined and virtualized networks. Prior to founding CENX, Nan held executive roles at Atrica (acquired by Nokia) and Bay Networks/SynOptics (acquired by Nortel). Nan has been well-recognized with awards/accolades, including the Leader of the Year in telecom, and one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Industry. In his past life, Nan was a record holder for pole vault at Beijing University.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 4:15p

Hyatt- Stevens Creek


Chair

Open Source SDN I

Tuesday at 4:00p

Hyatt- Ballroom ABC


Closing Panel

Thursday at 4:00p

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

As OpenDaylight’s executive director, Nicolas “Neela” Jacques works with the OpenDaylight community to advance SDN and NFV with a developer-driven open source platform for products and technologies that expand the intelligence, programmability and performance of network infrastructures. He oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from governance and technology to community and marketing and reports to the OpenDaylight board of directors. Formerly at VMware, Jacques was part of the core team that took virtualization from a niche development and testing product to ubiquitous use. He developed and took to market the company’s software-defined data center vision and strategy including VMware’s vCloud Suite. Jacques also founded and launched VMware’s first cloud computing initiative in 2007. Prior to VMware, Jacques was a consultant with Bain & Company. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with High Honors and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 3:30p

Hyatt- Stevens Creek


Plenary Session: Experiences with SDN and NFV Deployments

Tuesday at 10.30 a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Omar Baldonado is part of Facebook’s networking software team, responsible for large-scale software systems that control and manage Facebook’s expanding global network. He also manages the team’s initiatives in software-defined networking and the Open Compute Project (OCP), where the networking group is working to create a set of disaggregated and fully open networking technologies. Prior to Facebook, he led product management at Big Switch Networks, working on the SDN company’s initial OpenFlow-based applications and controller. A veteran of multiple startups, Omar has been developing networking software for over 20 years. He is the co-lead of the OCP networking project and on the board of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

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Chair

SDN for Service Providers: Open Source Approaches

Wednesday at 11:00a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Paul Parker-Johnson (PJ) leads ACG’s cloud computing and data center virtualization market research and consulting practice. His work examines market sizes, innovations and trends in cloud computing, service delivery platforms, and the virtualization technologies that enable them.

PJ brings his trademark analytic skills to bear on developments in virtual computing, cloud services software, service orchestration, network simplification and related enablers of cloud computing services. In-depth market segmentation and sizing is complemented by point topics research on innovations, early adopter use cases, and factors critical to success in developing platforms and services for the cloud.

PJ’s passion for the cloud springs from a rich history of engagement in network and application innovations for over 30 years. Prior to joining ACG he was director of cloud computing solutions development and marketing at Juniper Networks, delivering advanced network, software, and partner platform solutions to service provider and enterprise customers globally. Direct experience designing and delivering solutions in the XaaS and virtual data center landscapes informs his work. Prior to his work in data centers and the cloud PJ served in Juniper’s service provider and emerging markets strategy teams, bringing numerous platforms and innovations in routing, switching, security and advanced network services to market over a ten year span.

Prior to joining Juniper he held senior product management and marketing positions in switching and routing with Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems, participating in early delivery of ASIC-based and gigabit scale forwarding technologies for Ethernet and IP networks. Prior to Cisco PJ was a member of BBN Communications’ professional services and network engineering teams, developing and deploying X.25 and early stage IP networking platforms into experimental and production networks. His initial experience in large scale computing and networking platforms came with IBM deploying online trading and transaction processing systems for financial services customers in New York from 1978 to 1983.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 8:30a & 4:45p

SCCC – Second Floor Theater

Bio

Phil Robb is the Director of Networking Solutions at the Linux Foundation. In this role Phil is supporting the rapid and robust growth of open source software defined networking (SDN) through the OpenDaylight Project.

Prior to joining the Linux Foundation Phil was the director of HP’s Open Source Program Office where he had responsibility for HP’s corporate open source strategy, engagement with the open source community, oversight of the Open Source Review Board, and a variety of software development projects. Phil was focused on open source at HP from 2001 through 2012.

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 & business events and he has been consulted by policy makers including the European Commission, and the United States Department of Justice as well as numerous high technology trade organisations.

Prior to joining HP, Phil held senior management and technical positions at Critical Path, Fisher Scientific, Motorola and Honeywell-Bull focused on wireless, and wireline high speed telecommunications software and services.

Phil holds a bachelor of science degree in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University and performed graduate studies in Computer Science at Colorado State University.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 4:15p

Hyatt- Stevens Creek


Network Control and Orchestration for Virtual Functions

Thursday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Abstract

In an environment running virtualized network functions, an SDN Controller, an NFV Orchestrator and a manual Operations console all have a centralized view of “the network”, each implicitly expecting total control of the resources under its domain. The situation is compounded by a multiplicity of controllers due to the many layers that compose our networks today. So where is the center of power? Do we need a power sharing structure involving federation and hierarchy? Or are we doing this all wrong and need to think of a different paradigm. This panel will discuss these issues from the points of view of network users, vendors implementing solutions and the research community.

Bio

Dr. Prodip Sen is currently Chief Technology Officer of Network Functions Virtualization at HP, where he is responsible for the technology strategy and industry engagement for the NFV business unit. His current focus is to foster the generation of solutions and techniques that will accelerate the use of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Networking Functions Virtualization (NFV) approaches in service provider networks. Dr. Sen is part of the core group of individuals who have been instrumental in creating the NFV industry movement, and continue to energize the industry and push its boundaries. This included authoring the oft-quoted white paper that called the industry to action in the cause of NFV, and creating a major industry forum – the ETSI Industry Specification Group on Network Function Virtualization (ETSI NFV ISG) – to address the issues raised by the white paper. He served as the first Chair of this forum from January 2013 to July 2014, is still active in helping set the strategic direction for its activities.

 

Dr. Sen and his industry colleagues have recently created a new industry activity to help accelerate the implementation of software and platforms for NFV – Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV). This is an open source activity hosted under the Linux Foundation, which will leverage existing open source projects to create a reference platform for NFV. Dr. Sen is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for OPNFV. He is a former board member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and currently serves on the Executive Council of the ONF.

 

Prior to joining HP he was at Verizon, where he was most recently Director of Advanced Network Architecture, responsible for assessment of new technologies and architectures, definition of the target architecture and network evolution strategy. Previous assignments at Verizon cover a variety of architecture, design and system engineering activities, in support of data and multimedia services. Prior to joining Verizon, he has held positions at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn NY (now NYU Poly) and at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Sen has conducted research in computer communication networks, network management, decision theory, system theory and control theory. He has taught courses in communication networks, digital communications, signal processing, and control theory. Dr. Sen is a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

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Developer Track #3 – ODL

Monday at 4:oop

SCCC – Second Floor Theater

Abstract: Getting ODL-based Controllers Ready for High-scale Deployments

As networks evolve to being software-defined, the modern open network devices must co-exist with traditional Ethernet switches running VLANs, MPLS, and routing protocols like BGP, OSPF, and IS-IS. These devices must also prove scalability and performance across multi-site data centers, virtualized cloud computing and big data networks. Come join us to learn on how ODL community and Spirent work together in creating a Continuous Integration environment starting from setting up the testbed, to creating Jenkins projects, to automating test cases, to creating test methodologies that allow developers to leverage them for their test environments.

Bio

In the past ten years Ralph Daniels has successfully held high level positions in Direct Sales, Sales Management, and Product Marketing for the test and measurement industry. He has worked with Equipment manufactures, Carriers, Service Providers, Utilities, and Field Service Technicians. Ralph is technically proficient with technologies from T1 to 100 Gig with a large understanding of network design and protocols needed to support that design.

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Keynote Panel: SDN in Enterprises

Thursday at 8:30a

SCCC- Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Ram Appalaraju serves as an advisor to Open Networking Summit and Open Networking Labs. Until September 2014 Ram served as a Vice President of Technology and Product Management/Marketing and Solutions Engineering at Cisco’s Data Center Group. In this role he was responsible for Cisco’s multi-billion dollar data center business consisting of UCS servers, Nexus switching fabrics, SDN and Cloud Networking Services product lines.

He has more than 25 years of experience in IT technology marketing. In addition to successfully executing high growth strategies for major IT companies, he has shared his insight into the needs of enterprise customers by authoring several technical articles and offering extensive consultative guidance to Global 1000 companies on both IT and business.

Ram has held executive management positions at GE, Digital Equipment and HP. As a Vice President at Hewlett-Packard, Ram led the adaptive enterprise Program – a strategic initiative for IT transformation for enterprise customers Virtualize, Automate and Manage data center infrastructure to enable business application delivery. Charged with development and execution of IT solutions worldwide, he was responsible for comprehensive value delivery systems for key vertical markets, driving adoption of a broad portfolio of server, software and storage products and services. Ram also held senior leadershippositions in the business critical systems business unit where he headed marketing of enterprise servers, operating environments, and middleware for mission critical solutions.

Ram has held CMO position at Isilon, and Meru Networks. While at Isilon, he spearheaded company effort to align storage solutions with virtualized data centers. At Meru, he managed corporate marketing efforts through IPO process; from contributing to developing of S1 to ringing of the opening bell at NASDAQ.

Ram holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Madras in India and an M.S.E.E. from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended an M.B.A. program at the University of Rhode Island and an executive leadership program at Stanford University.

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Data Center: OpenStack and SDN

Thursday at 10:30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Rob Hirschfeld got involved in SaaS and Cloud in 1999 and never looked back. He self-identifies as a software architect with an educational background in Mechanical (Duke) and Industrial (LSU) engineering. That perspective led him to be an early adopter of Agile/Lean and DevOps process.

Today, he leads a company, RackN, pioneering open physical infrastructure automation based on the OpenCrowbar project that he co-founded while building OpenStack and Hadoop solutions for Dell. He is also a founding and still-active Board member of the OpenStack Foundation where he leads their core definition efforts.

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Chair

Open Source SDN I

Tuesday at 4:00p

Hyatt- Ballroom ABC


Open Source SDN Technologies: Open Source II

Wednesday at 2:30p

Hyatt- Ballroom ABC

 

Bio

Rob serves as the CTO for Big Switch Networks, where he spends his time internally leading software architecture and externally evangelizing SDN to customers and partners. Rob is an active contributor to open source projects such as Switch Light and Floodlight as well as the Open Compute Project. He was the former Chair of the ONF’s Architecture & Framework Working Group as well as vice-chair of the ONF’s Testing & Interoperability Working Group. Rob prototyped the first OpenFlow-based network hypervisor, the “FlowVisor,” allowing production and experimental traffic to safely co-exist on the same physical network, and is involved in various standards efforts, and partner and customer engagements. Rob holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

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SDN in Enterprise Campus- Early Adoption

Tuesday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Abstract

Asurion’s IT organization supports more than 11KVM’s. We are not a network shop! We roll-out hundreds of software changes on a weekly basis to introduce new product offerings. The relentless pace of our growth emphasizes our ability to support development, testing and new production environments. Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service continue to drive down the cost and time to build and deploy servers. Software as a Service is driving down the cost and time to build, deploy and release custom software. However, these efforts highlight the organizational fragility of traditional networks. A near term goal for organizations such as ours is to create, provision and deploy scalable modular systems to be used for development, testing and even production. To achieve this goal, SDN is not an option! IaaS/PaaS/SaaS efforts give us the ability to build a fully provisioned system comprised of UI, Middle-tier, Database and ancillary systems — a small one being 50 or so servers — in a couple of hours. These systems, however, can’t be used until they are configured for the corporate network and unfortunately that effort is largely manual. SDN with policy driven network administration automates this effort; the ability to make each system identical by having the same IP addresses, names, etc., helps standardize environments. In this talk, we describe our real-world experience deploying and using SDN within a complex data center. We identify some technology gaps, relate our efforts to introduce cutting edge technology within a large, yet fast moving organization and discuss how the operation, administration and maintenance of SDN differs from traditional network approaches — and how these differences affect large IT organizations.

Bio

Robert T. Bauer is an IT Director within Asurion.  He has over 15 years of software development, engineering and quality management experience. At Asurion, he leads DevOps and is responsible for IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and SDN efforts.

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SDN in Enterprise Campus- Early Adoption

Tuesday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Rohit Mehra is IDC’s Vice President of Network Infrastructure, covering Enterprise and Datacenter Networks. He provides expert insight and analysis into global industry and technology trends as they relate to enterprise networking and related areas of Ethernet and Layer 4-7 switching, routing, wireless and WAN Optimization. His breadth of coverage allows him to take a holistic view of network infrastructure- from enterprise mobility and BYOD, to cloud networking. In this capacity, he is responsible for market share and forecast reports as well as global go-to-market strategies. As part of his research on Datacenter networking, Mr. Mehra covers current and emerging trends in converged systems and infrastructures, Ethernet fabrics, network virtualization and the broader area of Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Mr. Mehra has a Master’s in engineering management from BITS, Pilani, India, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 11:45a

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

SDxCentral co-founder, Roy Chua, is an entrepreneurial marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise SaaS, cloud computing, networking, and security. Roy is also partner at Wiretap Ventures and holds several patents in network and distributed identity management.

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Sessions

Tutorial T1- SDN Essentials

Sunday at 8:30a

Hyatt – Winchester


Open Source SDN I

Tuesday at 4:00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC


SDN for Service Provider Networks: Central Office of the Future

Wednesday at 2:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Saurav Das was part of the original team at Stanford that made SDN popular. His pioneering research on SDN in WANs generated great interest in the industry among vendors and operators alike. His research proposed, demonstrated and analyzed a converged  IP/MPLS/Optical WAN architecturally based on SDN and OpenFlow.  After Stanford, he joined Big Switch Networks and investigated controller platform scalability in large data center networks. He currently serves as the Principal System Architect at the ONF, where he leads open-source projects like Anchor Stack and SPRING-OPEN that demonstrate SDN on white-box routers. Before Stanford, he spent several years in the networking industry designing optical systems at Enablence. He holds an MS from the University of Arizona and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

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Tutorial T4- SDN Market Ops

Monday at 10:45a

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

Shahar has joined PCCW Global in 2001 and has served in various sales, pre-sales product development and management roles. In his current assignment Shahar explores the applicability of new technologies to PCCW Global’s current and future product portfolio. Shahar represents PCCW Global in numerous Standard bodies such as MEF, ONF, OVCC and others with focus on inter-carrier operation standardization. Shahar has been involved in the international telecoms arena for over 20 years and has seen the progress from traditional SDH platforms, ATM, Frame-Relay and MPLS through VPLS, Ethernet and Optical technologies through to today’s SDN and NFV.

Prior to his current role in PCCW Global Shahar has worked for Teleglobe Inc. and for NetVision, an Israeli ISP.

Shahar is also a board member of MEF and a Co-Chair of the MEF Service Operations Committee, a Deputy chair of the ONF Services-Area and an External Advisory Board member at ETSI T-Nova.

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Session

SDN in Enterprise – SDN WAN

Tuesday at 4:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC


Network Control and Orchestration for Virtual Functions

Thursday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Sharon Barkai, co-founder of ConteXtream. Sharon conceived of and began ConteXtream in 2006 after a career spent founding and managing highly successful technology companies. Before ConteXtream, he was founder & CEO of Xeround Systems, which developed an innovative map-reduce approach to performance and scalability. Prior to Xeround, Sharon was founder and CEO of Sheer Networks (acquired by Cisco in 2005) that developed a highly successful control & management plane for Consumer Broadband networks, which was adopted by Tier 1 Operators worldwide. Sharon began his career in engineering at 3Com. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hebrew University, and an MSc from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Session

SDN & NFV Use Cases

Tuesday at 4:00p

SCCC – Ballroom GH

Bio

SHINYA NAKAMURA received his B.E. and M.E degrees in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo Japan) in 1981 and 1983, respectively. In 1983, he joined NEC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, where he had been engaged in optical transmission systems design such as PDH, SDH, OTN, WDM systems, and Network Management Systems architecture for the global market, and has been with Optical Network Technology Group for NEC Central Research Laboratories as Senior Research Manager. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Assistant Vice President for Optical IP development division with NEC Corporation of America, Virginia USA. He has published more than 40 technical papers and contributions to standardization organization, taken part of telecommunications conferences and symposiums as session chairman, technical committee member or invited speaker. He currently serves as Deputy General Manager and Chief Product Planner/Strategist for Converged Network Division and SDN Business Development Office. Mr. Nakamura is a member of the IEEE Communications Society and IEICE in Japan.

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Session

Tutorial T2- Open Daylight

Sunday at 8.30a

Hyatt- Stevens Creek

Bio

Srini Seetharaman is Cloud Platform Architect at Infinera and the Founder of SDN Hub. He is also an Ambassador for the OpenDaylight project. Previously he was the Technical Lead for SDN at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Center and an early member of the OpenFlow/SDN team at Stanford, where he lead the SDN deployments in several nation-wide campus enterprise networks. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

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Tutorial T4: SDN Market Ops

Monday at 10:45a

Hyatt – Stevens Creek

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Session

Chair

Open Source SDN: OSS/BSS for the New SDN Era

Wednesday at 4:30p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Chairman of the Open Networking Foundation’s Software Leadership Council

Stuart defines the company’s technological vision. Before founding Infoblox in 1999, Stuart spent five years as technical lead for the Laboratory for Advanced Computing/National Center for Data Mining at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he led teams in developing advanced distributed data architectures.

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Open Source SDN I

Tuesday at 4:00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Abstract: Open Networking Software Development

Open Development has enabled the ecosystem to deliver large scale, complex software that far exceeds those from single vendor/closed sources.
Attributes of these solutions include generics (to avoid repetition), (cloud-level) scalability and (carrier-grade) availability. Communication with
enhanced data models has made interoperation between software components well defined and easily managed, thus reducing the need for
application specific protocols. Software disaggregation has allowed systems to scale dramatically. It has also allowed the best of breed implementations
to be leveraged by a large community, and has enabled the experts at each layer to deliver content at a rapid pace. It has significantly reduced the time to fail.

In this presentation, will try to illustrate the success we see with OCP, ONOS and ODL in terms of how innovation speed can be accelerated.
Will discuss the success DELL has had with open collaboration between DELL, ONOS, BigSwitch and Cumulus Networks. We will discuss
Open Hardware and Open Network partnerships and what problems they solve. We will also demonstrate the SAI layer integration done by
Broadcom, Mellanox, DELL and Microsoft as evidence that networking software can be developed in open environments. Also, will talk about
ONF disaggregation leading to quick demonstration of Source-routing. Leave with a note that future is in data models/schemas than protocols
as we see huge movement towards scale out and best of breed components.

Bio

Mr. Subi Krishnamurthy currently the CTO for DELL Networking. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Technology at Force10 Networks since 2007. Mr. Subi Krishnamurthy worked on leading edge silicon design for design automation at Zycad, 3D Graphics at Rendition(Micron) and delivered multiple Networking processing chips at Force10 Networks. Mr. Subi Krishnamurthy led the architecture for 3rd generation high density chassis for Force10 Networks. He is Open Day Light board member. Mr. Subi Krishnamurthy holds multiple patents in 3d Graphics and Networking.

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Tutorial T4: SDN Market Ops

Monday at 2:30p

Hyatt – Stevens Creek

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Session

Network Control and Orchestration for Virtual Functions

Thursday at 2:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Sylvia Ratnasamy is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. Prior to joining the faculty at U.C. Berkeley, Sylvia was a senior research scientist at Intel where her work focused on the design and implementation of energy-efficient and programmable networks. She is a recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Test-of-Time award, the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star award, and the Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship (2011).

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Session

Tutorial T4: SDN Market Ops

Monday at 10:45a

Hyatt – Stevens Creek

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Session

Tutorial T3: ONOS

Sunday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Lafayette


Developer Track #1: ONOS

Monday at 8.30a

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Thomas joins ON.Lab after a 27-year career in HP and brings with him a solid background in software architecture of distributed systems and modular object-oriented design. He is an avid proponent of agile & test-driven development processes and is an unceasing advocate for elegance through simplicity. Thomas continues to stay familiar with a wide field of evolving technologies and software development tools and manages to remain actively engaged in code development. While at HP, Thomas worked in a number of different divisions, where he architected, designed and helped develop distributed software systems for a variety of domains, spanning from manufacturing control, network & storage management, data de-duplication, and most recently, software defined networking. His tenure included two extended trips to Böblingen, Germany, where he worked with local teams to develop custom manufacturing control systems. Thomas is a principal author of a number of software patents held by HP.

Thomas studied mathematics and physics at Charles University in Prague and after immigrating to the United States in 1982, continued his education at California State University, Sacramento where he earned a BA degree in mathematics.

Outside of work, Thomas enjoys traveling, skiing, kayaking, biking and generally spending time outdoors with his wife Carol and their grown children.

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SDN in Enterprise – SDN WAN

Tuesday at 4:00p

2nd Floor Theater / SCCC

Bio

Todd Krautkremer is CMO at Pertino, a first-mover in the emerging SD-WAN space with its cloud-based network as a service platform. Pertino has over 360 paid customers to date with deployments spanning over 80 countries and strategic partnerships with Dell and SoftBank. Krautkremer has over 25 years of experience in enterprise and carrier networking with expertise in IP, QoS, traffic management, security, wireless, LBS and big data analytics. Previous roles included CEO at Gearworks (acquired), VP of Worldwide Marketing at Packeteer (IPO, acquired), product management at Siemens Communications Systems and network planning and design at AT&T. He was a finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and holds two patents regarding application-driven networking.

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SDN for Service Providers- Open Source Approaches

Wednesday at 11:00a

SCCC – Mission City Ballroom

Bio

Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s SDN and NFV architecture, called Domain 2.0. He is the editor and chief contributor to AT&T’s public white paper that describes the vision of what will become a large transformative initiative to improve public networking and cloud computing; and continues that work through collaborative R&D engagements with various universities and ON.Lab. Tom has been working on network and data center architectures for most of his 28 year career, but has also gained experience in product management and standards development, where he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Broadband Forum. He’s been granted fifty patents, and earned a MSEE at Georgia Tech in 1986.

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Data Center: SDN Solutions

Thursday at 2:00p

Hyatt – Ballroom ABC

Bio

Tom Edsall is the Chief Technology Officer of Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit, a Cisco Fellow and a co-founder of Insieme Networks, a developer of application-centric infrastructure products, where he is responsible for system architecture and product evangelism.  Insieme Networks was described in Network World as “one of the most anticipated events in the networking industry over the past 18 months or so, ever since word leaked that Cisco was funding the spin-in as its response to the software-defined networking trend.”   At Insieme (recently spun back into Cisco), Edsall has led the development of the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), which includes a new line of Nexus 9000 switches that form an application-aware switching fabric along with a centralized controller that manages both virtual and physical network infrastructures. Edsall has been with Cisco since 1993, except for a stint as CTO and co-founder of spin-in Andiamo Systems (building SAN switches). One of Cisco’s leading switch architects, he has been responsible for the MDS, Nexus 7000, and Catalyst 5000 and 6000 product lines.  Two of his products, the Catalyst 6000 and Nexus 7000, have been the recipients of the prestigious Cisco Pioneer Award. During this time he has been awarded more than 70 patents in the networking industry and was recently an author of “CONGA: Distributed Congestion-Aware Load Balancing for Data Centers” that won the prestigious Sigcomm 2014 best paper award. Before joining Cisco, he was a co-founder and a member of the senior engineering management team at Crescendo Communications, Cisco’s first acquisition.  Edsall holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford, where he has also been a Visiting Scholar and occasional lecturer.

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Judge

SDN Idol

Bio

Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research.

Kerravala provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the current business climate and long term strategic advice. Kerravala provides research and advice to the following constituents: End user IT and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services and the financial community looking to invest in the companies that he covers.

Kerravala does research through a mix of end user and channel interviews, surveys of IT buyers, investor interviews as well as briefings from the IT vendor community. This gives Kerravala a 360 degree view of the technologies he covers from buyers of technology, investors, resellers and manufacturers.

Kerravala uses the traditional on line and email distribution channel for the research but heavily augments opinion and insight through social media including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Blogs. Kerravala is also heavily quoted in business press and the technology press and is a regular speaker at events such as Interop and Enterprise Connect.

Prior to ZK Research, Zeus Kerravala spent 10 years as an analyst at Yankee Group. He joined Yankee Group in March of 2001 as a Director and left Yankee Group as a Senior Vice President and Distinguished Research Fellow, the firm’s most senior research analyst. Before Yankee Group, Kerravala had a number of technical roles including a senior technical position at Greenwich Technology Partners (GTP). Prior to GTP, Kerravala had numerous internal IT positions including VP of IT and Deputy CIO of Ferris, Baker Watts and Senior Project Manager at Alex. Brown and Sons, Inc.

Kerravala holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

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