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OPNFV Summit Keynotes Highlight Next-Gen Networking Trends

By May 24, 2017May 25th, 2017Blog

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The countdown to this year’s OPNFV Summit is on! We’re headed to Beijing June 12-15 for four days of connecting global communities via tutorials, sessions, demos and keynotes targeted toward a diverse set of industry attendees. The largest gathering of OPNFV developers and community members from across the globe, OPNFV Summit is an ​annual ​conference ​to ​collaborate, ​innovate ​and ​explore ​the ​latest ​developments in open source Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). OPNFV is The Linux Foundation’s open source project for integrated testing of the full, next-generation networking stack. Will you join us?

With just a few weeks to go, we are pleased to announce our preliminary lineup of expert keynote speakers ready to share their insights and perspectives along the NFV journey.

The keynote presentations will cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Accelerating the maturity and adoption of NFV
  • Turning networks to meet the needs of global communities
  • Deployment experience of vEPC in commercial networks
  • Cloudification of the telco network

Here are a few of the industry leaders participating as keynote speakers/panelists:

  • Heather Kirksey, Director, OPNFV
  • Zhang Fan, Chief Architect of Packet Core, ZTE
  • John Healy, VP, Data Center Group, GM, Datacenter Network Solutions Group, Intel
  • Susan James, Head of Product Line NFV Infrastructure, Ericsson
  • Forrest Lee, OPNFV Open Source Development Team Director, Huawei
  • Prodip Sen, CTO of NFV, HPE
  • Lingli Deng, Principal Engineer, China Mobile Research Institute
  • Chongfeng Xie, Director, IP and Future Network Research Center, CTBR
  • Eric Debeau, Head of R&D Team, Orange
  • Wei Leping, China SDN/NFV Alliance

Along with our featured keynote presentations, this year’s event will feature a diverse set of more than 65 presentations and demos spanning session tracks that include: Community and Upstream; Futures and Research; NFV Applications and Orchestration; NFV Platform Requirements; NFV Strategy and End User Stories; and Testing, Infrastructure and DevOps. You can view the full Summit agenda, including keynotes, breakout sessions, and demos, here:

OPNFV Summit also includes a handful of co-located events, including those hosted by some of our upstream communities. Included in this year’s line-up are: OPNFV Orientation, Sunday, June 11; The OPNFV Developer Design Forum, Monday & Tuesday, June 12-13; ONAP Mini-Summit, Monday, June 12;  OpenDaylight Mini-Summit, June 12CNCF Day at OPNFV, Tuesday, June 13; and DPDK Mini-Summit, Tuesday, June 13;  OpenStack Upstream Institute, Wednesday & Thursday, June 14-15;  and the Open-NFP Developer Conference, Monday, June 12; and more.

OPNFV Summit 2017 will be here in just a few weeks! Make your plans to join us now.

To register for the OPNFV Summit — including information on traveling, accomodations, and visas — please visit Members of the media who would like to reserve a complimentary press pass to OPNFV Summit should