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OPNFV Project Announces Keynotes and Agenda for Open Source NFV Summit in June

By May 5, 2016November 28th, 2016Announcements

Networking community unites to accelerate open source NFV via collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2016–The OPNFV Project, a community-led, industry supported open source platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced the preliminary lineup of keynotes and sessions for its second annual OPNFV Summit. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, the Summit takes place in Berlin June 20-23, 2016 and brings together leading developers, communities and organizations within the networking industry.

OPNFV Summit is an annual conference to collaborate, innovate and explore the latest developments in NFV with keynotes, technical sessions and hands-on design workshops hosted by industry leaders. This year’s topics range from working with upstream projects to performance, containers, MANO, DevOps, and more. In addition, the Summit provides a forum for the community to explore OPNFV’s second platform release, Brahmaputra, via collaborative hands-on support, use cases, testing scenarios, and in-depth discussion to help refine the code as the project prepares for the third release, Colorado. The week will also feature a Design Summit, a technology showcase, PoC zone, project theater, and networking events, including an OPNFV Orientation designed to help newcomers to the project –both technical and non-technical–become familiar with the OPNFV project and community and how to get started.

Headlined by renowned TED speaker and security expert Mikko Hyppönen, this year’s lineup of confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Mikko Hyppönen, security and privacy expert, chief research officer, F-Secure

  • “MANO a MANO: End users on the NFV Frontier and What Lies Ahead,” panel moderated by Caroline Chappell, industry analyst, Heavy Reading. Other participants include:  Margaret Chiosi, distinguished network architect, AT&T Labs; Deng Hui, principal staff, China Mobile; Axel Clauberg, vice president, IP and Optical Architecture, Deutsche Telekom; Diego Lopez, senior technology expert, Telefonica; and David Amzallag, head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV, Vodafone.

  • Susan James, head of Product Line NFV Infrastructure, Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson

  • Prodip Sen, chief technology officer, NFV, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

  • Forrest Lee, OPNFV Open Source Development team director, Huawei

  • John Healy, general manager, Software Defined Networking Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel

  • Chris Wright, vice president and chief technologist, Red Hat

For the full Summit agenda, please visit

“Building on the tremendous momentum from the inaugural OPNFV Summit last November, we’re excited to host the 2016 Summit in the heart of Europe,” said Heather Kirksey, director, OPNFV. “The Summit is a unique, collaborative forum for solving real-world problems and together, charting the course for open source NFV.”

The Summit also includes a developer Design Summit June 20-21, 2016, where the technical community will convene to continue work on the next OPNFV release, Colorado, conduct tutorials, hold project breakout sessions and impromptu or “un-conference”- style meetups. This is the largest gathering of OPNFV developers from around the globe each year.  Hosted in parallel will be community events for the OpenDaylight Project, ONOS+ CORD Mini Summit and the ARM NFV Ecosystem Mini Summit.

Standard registration ends May 20, 2016, after which pricing increases from $325 to $425 USD. To see the current program and register for the OPNFV Summit, please visit:

OPNFV Summit is made possible with generous support from sponsors including of Diamond sponsor Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Platinum sponsors Ericsson, Huawei, Intel and Red Hat.

About Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV)

Open Platform for NFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV. It brings together service providers, vendors and users to collaborate in an open forum on advancing the state-of-the-art in NFV. For more information, please visit:

OPNFV is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

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