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April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Monday, April 3 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Implications of 5G to All Layers of Stack - Moderated by Prodip Sen, HPE

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5G is the natural evolution of today’s mobile networks, but it is far more than a faster radio access technology. Like the previous generations of mobile network standards (2G, 3G, 4G …), 5G is driven by the promise of faster and more efficient radio access technology that promises ubiquitous broadband (50Mbps everywhere), lower latency, seamless communication for mobility at higher speeds, and extreme scale. But the 5G architecture is also introducing a re-architecture of the core, incorporating new technologies and approaches that have emerged in the telco networking industry – software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and mobile edge computing (MEC) to name a few. 

There are several industry-wide open development efforts relevant to many of the component technologies and architectures mentioned above. But given the focus on performance, scale, reliability and manageability for 5G networks, can open development and open networking be relevant here? The challenge is to design a common network infrastructure that can serve disparate use cases. The diversity of requirements necessitates a network architecture that is flexible, programmable, intelligent and distributed.  This panel will discuss the question of how we can harness the power of openness to achieve this goal. The panel will cover the point of view both of owners and operators of 5G networks, as well as solution, software and system providers.

Sample questions (exemplary only):

·       What constitutes a 5 G network for you – do you consider it as a better radio access, or something more?

·       Are you in the process of transforming your network? How is that related to 5G?

·       Do you see a relationship between the network transformation being undertaken by CSPs and 5G networks, and what is it?

·       What business problems are you attempting to solve by transitioning to 5G networks?

·       Do you see 5G enabling new devices or new customer sets for you?

·       A lot of emphasis has been placed on standards and standardization for 5G networks. Is there a role for open development and open source here?

·       How do you balance the stringent requirements that 5G networks are expected to address, and the nature of open development?

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Prodip Sen

Dr. Prodip Sen is currently Chief Technology Officer of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) at HPE’s Communications Solutions Business (CSB), where he is responsible for the technology strategy and industry engagement for the NFV. His current focus is to foster the generation of solutions and techniques that will accelerate the use of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and NFV approaches in service provider networks. Prodip is part of the... Read More →

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Jamil Chawki

Leads cloud computing, NFV & SDN standards and open source activities, Orange
Jamil leads cloud computing, NFV and SDN standards and open source activities at Orange. Before this position, Jamil was a deputy director of Enterprise 2.0 research program working on Software as a Service marketplace architecture for France Telecom. In 2004 he was in charge of the first Fibre To The Home ‘FTTH’ Triple Play pilot project for Jordan Telecom. From 2000 to 2002, Jamil was Chairman and CEO of a telecom operator in... Read More →
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Alex Choi

CTO, Executive VP & Head of Corporate R&D Center, SK Telecom
Dr. Alex Jinsung Choi is serving as CTO, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate R&D Center. Dr. Choi joined SK Telecom in 2012 as Executive Vice President and Head of Technology Strategy Office. He is responsible for building the company’s technology roadmaps and strategies aimed at securing technology leadership in the rapidly-evolving mobile marketplace. In line with the company’s efforts to open a new 5G era, his... Read More →
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Balaji Ethirajulu

Director Product Marketing, Ericsson
Balaji Ethirajulu, Director Product Marketing at Ericsson Silicon valley, has over 25 years of experience in telecom industry. He has worked in Product management, Marketing, Sales, development unit, and professional services. His current focus & passion is in the area of Management & Orchestration (MANO), NFV & SDN transformation, open source projects and service assurance for hybrid networks. Previously, he worked in many technology... Read More →
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Heather Kirksey

Director, OPNFV, OPNFV
As OPNFV Director, Heather works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of open source NFV platforms. She oversees and provides guidance for all aspects of the project, from technology to community and marketing, and reports to the OPNFV board of directors. Before joining The Linux Foundation, Heather led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom... Read More →
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Jonne Soininen

Head of Open Source Initiatives, Nokia

Tom Tofigh

Principal Member of Technical Staff in the AT&T’s Domain 2.0 architecture and planning Labs at AT&T. Currently involved in development activities at Open Networking Lab with various use cases including SDN/NFV, Mobile Cord.

Monday April 3, 2017 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Grand Ballroom G

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