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Inaugural OPNFV Summit Schedule Announced, Sessions Span Technical and Business Tracks

By August 31, 2015November 28th, 2016Blog

We are gearing up for our inaugural OPNFV Summit happening November 9-12 in Burlingame, CA. After reviewing an astounding 131 submissions, we are pleased to announced our final agenda that includes over 65 technical tracks including a focus on business and use cases, as well as hands-on sessions and tutorials.

We start the week with the OPNFV Design Summit, which gives our developer community the opportunity to come together and collaborate face-to-face on the upcoming Brahmaputra release, conduct project breakout sessions and organic meetups. Our friends from the OpenDataPlane project and OpenDaylight Project will also host tracks at the Design Summit, which can be added to any OPNFV Summit registration at no additional cost.

Our main conference is divided into tracks and session groups that highlight a number of key focus areas for the project. These provide a focused way to collect talks, panels, and tutorials related to a particular area and will enable the community to hear a range of perspectives from service providers, developers, and other community members on a given topic.

Schedule Overview & Highlights:

  • Introduction to OPNFV Technical Track covering the Nature of OPNFV (Technology, Status & Evolution) and Community
  • An OPNFV in Depth Technical Track reviewing Security, SFC and Hands-on Deployment
  • A Looking Outward Technical Track covering SDN and Standards and Fora
  • The Looking Ahead and Getting Real Technical Track with sessions on Futures and Testing
  • An OPNFV Qualities Technical Track investigating Telco Grade Requirements and Efficient Forwarding
  • A Business & Use Case track including user stories and use cases from Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Cisco, Akamai and a panel of cable operators moderated by CableLabs

Previously announced keynotes include:Voice of the Customer Keynote Panel featuring:

    • Jacob Loveless, CEO of Lucera
    • Hal Stern, Executive Director of Advanced Technology and IT Planning at Merck
    • Bikash Koley, Principal Architect & Director, Network Architecture and Engineering at Google
    • Alan Blackburn, VP Architecture & Design for AT&T
    • Philippe Lucas, SVP, Standardisation, Orange
    • Moderated by Ulf Ewaldsson, CTO of Ericsson
  • Sandra Rivera, VP, Data Center Group and General Manager of Intel’s Network Platforms Group, Intel; OPNFV Marketing Chair
  • Dr. Prodip Sen, CTO of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Business Unit, HP. OPNFV Chair
  • Strategic Technology Upstream Panel featuring:
    • Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation
    • Neela Jacques, Executive Director of the OpenDaylight Project
    • Pere Monclus, CTO of Plumgrid
    • Brandon Phillips, CTO of CoreOS
    • Reynold Xin, Co-Founder of Databricks
    • Moderated by Peter Jarich of Current Analysis
  • Chris Wright, Technical Director of SDN, Red Hat
  • Heather Kirksey, Director of the OPNFV Project

Given the high number and caliber of entries, it was an incredibly tough process for our committee to whittle it down to just 65. We are very excited for this inaugural event that is bringing together the end users, developers, networking industry and open source communities to advance the development and adoption of an open source NFV platform. Thank you to everyone who submitted — it’s each and every one of you who keep us going and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have such an awesome line-up planned for our very first Summit!

Access the full agenda here and go here to register now — only US$299 through October 15th!

Thank you to our Sponsors, inlcuding HP, Intel and RedHat. See here for a full list of all event sponsors: