Event Description

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) are driving network transformation and changing the market landscape for both Telco and enterprise. The Intel Network Builders event series aims to deliver the perfect opportunity for our ecosystem partners and broader industry to gather and explore the latest developments and challenges that NFV and SDN have to offer.

Taking place in conjunction with NFV World Congress, the Intel Network Builders Summit is a one-day event with a compelling agenda where partners and end users will have the opportunity to engage with industry leaders, share best practices, and align their procurement and adoption strategies to the latest solutions in the marketplace.

Event Registration

As a valuable Intel Partner, you are cordially invited to attend this event. Please follow the registration link on this page to guarantee your space.

Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the beginning of the first session in order to pick your badge.

Agenda Details

Event Details

Event Date

May 04, 2015

Event Time

11:00 am – 05:00 pm (Summit)
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Reception)

Event Location

The Fairmont San Jose Hotel
170 South Market Street, San Jose,
California, United States, 95113

Agenda Description

  • Session
  • Break
  • Reception
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Open Registration and Badge Pickup

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Accelerating today's cloud transformation - A Welcome Keynote from Intel

Accelerating today's cloud transformation - A Welcome Keynote from Intel

This keynote will discuss key Intel technologies (both silicon and software) that are helping to drive NFV and SDN as well as how Intel’s contributions to open source and open standards are critical to these efforts. You will also hear Intel’s vision of how our technologies can enable the performance, security, programmability, and flexibility that are required for the success of the Intel Network Builders ecosystem and the industry as a whole.

Presenter: Nikhil Jayaram

VP Data Center Group,
CTO Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

11:30 am – 11:45 am


11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Open Ecosystem Collaboration - A PoC Panel Discussion

Open Ecosystem Collaboration - A PoC Panel Discussion
Moderator: Renu Navale

Director - Intel Network Builders,
Network Platforms Group,
Intel Corp

Presenter: Mike Kay

Vice President of Business Development
Procera Networks

John Fitzpatrick PhD

Openet Labs

  Glenn Rudolph

Red Hat

Michael Kearns

Co-Founder and CEO

Tech Talk: Building Blocks of an Efficient, High Performance NFV Infrastructure

Tech Talk: Building Blocks of an Efficient, High Performance NFV Infrastructure

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is poised to transform how the networks of tomorrow are designed, deployed and managed across Telco, Enterprise and Cloud. Open source and Open standards combined with a rapidly growing software ecosystem will play a critical role in shaping how this transformation takes place. Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) has established significant credibility that Data Planes can be efficiently implemented on standard high volume (SHV) server platforms. Along with Quick Assist Acceleration Technology, Hyperscan Technology for DPI applications, Media Processing Optimizations and Open Vswitch, Intel is investing in a portfolio of technologies to enable flexible and efficient NFV solutions. In this session, Rajesh Gadiyar will provide an overview of these technologies and Intel’s vision of building a strong ecosystem of Applications & Solutions optimized with these technologies.

Presenter: Rajesh Gadiyar

Director of Architecture,
Software Defined Infrastructure, Network Platforms Group,
Intel Corp.

Keith Wiles

Principal Engineer

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Networking Lunch

01:15 pm – 01:45 pm

Open Ecosystem Collaboration - A PoC Presentation

Open Ecosystem Collaboration - A PoC Presentation

This session will present the deterministic placement of VNFs using an intelligent NFV orchestrator that can digest standard information models describing the underlying infrastructure and VNF capabilities to deliver carrier-grade services. The resulting Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) capability allows an NFV orchestration platform to intelligently deploy VNF workloads onto the underlying infrastructure, enabling the optimal performance, efficient use of resources and adherence to certain performance SLAs.

The demonstration provides two separate deployment environments for comparing an NFV-optimized and an un-optimized cloud-based deployment:

  • An NFV-ready infrastructure with advanced VNF deployment.
  • A standard cloud infrastructure - vanilla cloud computing - without using the enhanced information model.

Presenter: Recep Ozdag

Director of Solutions Marketing
Cyan Inc.

Robert McBride

Senior Product Manager

Tech talk continues

01:45 pm – 2:00 pm


02:00 pm – 02:20 pm

Ecosystem Partner Presentation, a collaboration between HP and Wind River

Ecosystem Partner Presentation, a collaboration between HP and Wind River

Cloud-Enabled Carrier Grade NFV Today
Together HP and Wind River are accelerating CSPs' network transformation by helping customers quickly address NFV applications and lower total cost of ownership through the adoption of commercial off-the shelf hardware. Earlier this year Wind River also began certifying its networking and communications software on HP ProLiant servers, providing network equipment providers and service providers the performance, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency of proven enterprise platforms together with the reliability of carrier-grade platforms. This discussion will focus on our partnership and we will share some of the feedback we’ve received as we’ve gone to market.

Presenter: Amitabh Dey

Product Enablement Manager
Hewlett Packard

Glenn Seiler

Vice President, Product Management
Wind River

DPDK, a technical deep dive

DPDK, a technical deep dive

Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) 2.0 & Beyond
DPDK has matured since it was launched five years ago, and active development continues on new frontiers of efficiency, performance, and new features. This session will provide you information on latest DPDK roadmap features, performance data points, and deployment uses cases. It also delves into challenges involved in building optimum networking products and shares Best Known Methods (BKMs) to overcome those challenges.

Presenter: Pravin Kantak

Product Marketing Manager, NPG
Intel Corporation

M Jay

Lead Platform Application Engineer, NPG
Intel Corporation

02:20 pm – 02:40 pm

A Billion here, A Billion there... Ecosystem Partner Presentation delivered from Affirmed

A Billion here, A Billion there... Ecosystem Partner Presentation delivered from Affirmed

A Billion here, A Billion there...
NFV based virtualization has enabled truly transformative architectures like the Affirmed Mobile Content CloudTM that empower mobile operators to deploy a very cost-effective services framework. Dynamic and on-demand utilization of large scale network resources is key for mobile operators to handle Billions of connections across subscriber, enterprise, MVNO and M2M networks. Natively decomposed and virtualized architectures are key to scaling mobile networks from millions of subscribers to billions of devices with appropriate treatment of individual sessions.

Presenter: Amit Tiwari

Vice President,
Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering

02:40 pm - 02:50 pm


02:50 pm – 03:20 pm

Ecosystem Partner Presentation, a presentation from 6Wind

Ecosystem Partner Presentation, a presentation from 6Wind

6WIND: Crank Up NFV Performance
With 6WIND, you will never sacrifice performance when transitioning to NFV. 6WIND's Speed Series family includes the new Turbo Appliances, which can be installed quickly onto standard x86 servers within bare metal and VM environments for the best price/performance ratios when transitioning from hardware to software based appliances. Compared to competing software routers, 6WIND's Turbo Router can deliver up to twice the performance at 1/4 the price. Compared to hardware-based IPsec Gateways, 6WIND's Turbo IPsec can save 80% of the cost per gigabit of IPsec throughput. The Turbo Appliances can also be quickly integrated with 6WIND Virtual Accelerator, which runs in the hypervisor domain to reduce compute resources and maximize VM density and performance for 6WIND and third-party VMs.

Presenter: Eric Carmès

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

03:20 pm - 03:40 pm

Ecosystem Partner Presentation, a presentation from Overture

Ecosystem Partner Presentation, a presentation from Overture

Making NFV Real: Performance Benchmarking & Real-World Deployments
Overture Networks is a well-established networking vendor that has been developing and deploying programmable data path solutions for nearly 15 years. With the rise of NFV and SDN technologies, Overture is now delivering pure-play virtualization solutions that enable CSPs to rapidly and dynamically deploy revenue generating services in a cost effective manner. Overture is also building a multi-vendor ecosystem of hardware, software, and services partners who have aligned efforts to accelerate communication service providers' NFV and SDN initiatives. Collectively with these partners, Overture is developing a real-world performance benchmarking index, which demonstrates how vendors can deliver virtualized, programmable, software-based solutions that provide high throughput and low latency. Overture is not only demonstrating the power of NFV performance in the lab, they are also working with several leading service provides to demonstrate how these solutions can be leveraged in real-world deployments to deliver value across a variety of use cases. A few of the most popular case studies will be examined during this session.

Presenter: Mike Heffner

Senior Director of Technical Product Marketing

03:40 pm – 03:50 pm


03:50 pm – 04:20 pm

End User Presentation delivered by Sprint

End User Presentation delivered by Sprint

In this presentation, Arun Rajagopal will present an overview of the state of NFV and SDN and how carriers perceive the differences between NFV and SDN. Arun will discuss the challenges of NFV and how Sprint is working with the ecosystem, especially Intel, to address thesm. You will hear about the research and collaboration between Sprint and Intel and how the companies are collaborating to accelerate the momentum for NFV adoption.

Presenter: Arun Rajagopal

Technology Architect, NFV and Wireless Core

ONP Presentation

ONP Presentation
Presenter: Dana Nehama

Sr. Product Marketing Manager,
Network Platforms Group (NPG),

04:20 pm – 04:30 pm  
04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Intel technologies supporting NFV solutions, a panel discussion

Intel technologies supporting NFV solutions, a panel discussion

In this panel, our ecosystem partners will discuss how they’re using key optimization technologies, including the Intel® Virtualization Technology, the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), and Intel’s Media SDK. Conversation topics will include performance benefits, deployment models, and future enhancements.

Moderator: Rajesh Gadiyar

Director of Architecture,
Software Defined Infrastructure, Network Platforms Group,
Intel Corp.

Presenter: Don Bowman

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Paine

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

  Sven Freudenfeld

Kontron Cloud – Telecom EMEA Business Development

Anshu Agarwal

VP of Marketing

  Guru Chahal

Vice President, Product
Avi Networks

05:00 pm – 07:00 pm