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Visionary Theater

Join us in the Visionary Theater (located on the Expo Floor) during lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday for special presentations from our sponsors.


Tuesday, March 15


Creating an Intelligent Enterprise Network : Lessons Learned from over 250 SDN Deployments
Speaker: Don Clark, Director, NEC Corporation of America
Network administrators face many challenges, as complexity and critical demands strain today’s networks. SDN addresses many of these challenges, including performance constraints, enterprise wide security, interoperability and manageability, through new and enhanced capabilities. In this presentation, Don Clark, Director for NEC, will share the insights and lessons learned by NEC from over 250 SDN deployments.

It’s Not About More Nerd-Knobs
Speaker: Bryan Stiekes, Fellow & VP Open Systems & Solutions, HPE Networking
The intersection of evolving highly programmable and transparent network operating systems, disaggregated network control planes, and next generation management monitoring & analytics systems lead to dramatically simpler, auto-tuning and auto-healing networks. OpenSwitch is shown as an example of an open system that can let monitoring systems and disaggregated control planes see every blink of a LED and intervene in any communication inside the system.

How to Orchestrate Next-Generation Wireless Network Slices
Speakers: Casem Majd and Mike McBride, Huawei
Session Description to come.


Wednesday, March 16


Blue Planet ONOS
Speaker: Dr. Recep Ozdag, Sr. Director of SDN/NFV Solutions at Blue Planet, a division of Ciena
This presentation will focus on Blue Planet ONOS, the industry’s first commercial-grade version of ONOS that will be demonstrated live at ONS 2016. In addition to explaining the role of Ciena's Blue Planet division with respect to ONOS, this talk will highlight the overall importance and impact of the ONOS CORD use case.

Using NFV to deploy new revenues generating VAS
Speaker: Nir Halachmi, Network Research Product Management, Huawei
Service providers are facing the problems of becoming a connectivity provider where most of the value will go to the OTT.
Service providers today are looking for new revenue sources and new services they can offer to up sale and increase the ARPU. In this talk we will highlight how to harness NFV technology and deploy new revenue generating Value Added Services (VAS). By providing these services from within the network, the service providers will gain competitive advantage compared to the OTT. We will deep dive into a use case of providing Desktop as a Service (DaaS) services using NFV and SDN technologies and highlight the benefits and concept of such a service.

New Revenues Enabled by Telco Cloud
Speaker: Bala Thekkedath, Director of Marketing, Telecommunications Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
In this session, the speaker will introduce in detail, the types of new services rendered possible by the Telcos moving to SDN/NFV enabled Telco Cloud. The new services can be categorized and mapped along a revenue impact V ease of implementation. The speaker will talk about business modeling approach to evaluate revenue potential for each service over the next 5 years. The research being presented here has been done by HPE and STL Partners.

Thursday, March 17


Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC)
Speaker: Albert Greenberg, Director Azure Networking and Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft
Talk details coming soon.


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