Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Thursday, April 6 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
MEF LSO: Connecting Open Source and Standards to Implement and Deliver Dynamic Third Network Services - Pascal Menezes, MEF

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We are currently witnessing a major shift in the networking landscape which requires industry stakeholders to not only rapidly create specifications and code, but to also ensure that they avoid inadvertently forming new technological and operational silos that leave the market fragmented and unable to scale to meet the challenges of tomorrow. This session will be threefold and present how MEF innovates with its development model and how it interacts with other industry stakeholders.

Introduction to MEF and to MEF LSO -  SDNFV Service Orchestration (10 min) - Dan Pitt, Senior Vice President, MEF
MEF and TM Forum are collaborating with major service providers such as AT&T, Orange, Colt Technology Services, Comcast, Level 3, PCCW Global, Sparkle, Verizon, and CableLabs’ Kyrio in a transformational initiative to standardize Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) application programming interfaces (APIs) for orchestrating connectivity services across multiple networks worldwide. This session will provide an introduction to the MEF LSO and its APIs.

Connecting Open Source & Standards -  A New Agile Development Model (20 min) - Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF
MEF has adopted a more agile development model that involves realizing specifications in code more quickly, testing specifications out in reference implementations involving open and closed source solutions, and providing a feedback loop for further specification development.  MEF has created OpenLSO (Open Lifecycle Service Orchestration) and OpenCS (Open Connectivity Services) reference implementations and is working with prominent open source projects and member companies in order to maximize alignment of market implementations with MEF published and emerging LSO and connectivity services specs. In addition, the MEF LSO Hackathons bring together software developers and network experts for hands-on development of OpenLSO and OpenCS implementations.  This first part of the presentation will cover the different aspect of connecting Open Source and Standards.

The Orchestration Landscape: Open Source Projects & Specifications (20 min) - Rami Yaron VP, Strategy & Business Development, Telco Systems, Global Marketing Co-chair, MEF
This part of the presentation highlights how key industry SDOs and Open Source projects address major challenges in balancing the need to innovate and provide solutions quickly in their respective fields of expertise with the need to maximize interconnectivity and interchangeability of those solutions for service providers in the long term in a very complex and rapidly changing ecosystem. How can open APIs be developed that ensure commonality of underlying information models straddling different domains of expertise? How should companies deal with the use of different but rapidly evolving tools in different organizations? How to deal with releases from different Open Source projects and SDOs at different times? These are just some of the challenges being faced today which this presentation will discuss.

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Pascal Menezes

Pascal serves as CTO and Advisory Director for MEF and is a former Principal at Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group. Pascal is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager and seasoned IP architect with close to 30 years of experience in internetworking... Read More →
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Dan Pitt

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

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

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