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Intel® Network Builders End User Summit, in conjunction with Carrier Network Virtualization

Event Description

The transformation of the network has moved from being an uncertain business opportunity to representing the necessary foundation for communications service providers (CommSPs) to meet evolving customer demands while staying competitive. The successful adoption of SDN- and NFV-based solutions is a fundamental step toward network transformation, and staying connected with a vibrant ecosystem of providers is the fastest and most assured path to achieve all the benefits of a virtualized network.

The Intel® Network Builders End User Summit is an exclusive opportunity to engage with solutions providers, meet peer CommSPs, and discuss the latest solution innovations that will help drive your network and cloud services roadmap forward. The summit will deliver a full-day agenda with pertinent sessions and presentations on key network topics, and provide engagement opportunities for you and your company to connect with peers and customers who are also driving the network transformation.

Event Registration

Spaces are limited, so please register today to guarantee your place. Full agenda details will be available soon.

Agenda Details

Event Details

Event Date

December 5, 2016

Event Time

10:30 am - 05:40 pm (Summit) 5:40 pm - 06:40 pm (Reception)

Event Location

Crowne Plaza Palo Alto
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Agenda Description

  • Session
  • Break
  • Reception
TIME SESSION
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Welcome to the Intel® Network Builders End User Summit

Welcome to the Intel® Network Builders End User Summit

In the welcome address, Chandresh Ruparel will talk about the vision and the opportunity with network transformation and 5G, and how the Intel® Network Builders Program is building on its success to provide a strong impetus and momentum to further accelerate this transformation.

Presenter:
Intel Network Builders Director,
Intel
  Verizon Innovation Challenge
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Verizon and Intel Network Builders Innovation Challenge: Meet the Winners

The Verizon and Intel Network Builders Innovation Challenge: Meet the Winners

Join us as we unveil the finalists of the Verizon* and Intel Network Builders Innovation Challenge.

Presenter:
Director of Technology,
Verizon
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Lunch Break

  Operational Agility
01:30 pm - 02:20 pm

Reaching Operational Agility Through VNFs Adoption

Reaching Operational Agility Through VNFs Adoption

In today's fast-paced world of ever-changing line-of-business (LOB) pain points and on-demand service expectations, your networks need to keep pace. Instead of static network infrastructure, you can achieve operational agility and exceed your customers' expectations by deploying virtualized network functions (VNFs) on efficient general purpose infrastructure built on Intel® architecture (IA). Learn about VNF solutions that are carrier-grade ready and commercially available from a panel of experts. These SDN/NFV partners will share information about current solutions and BKMs from real-world PoCs.

Moderator:
Director of Next Wave CoSP Business Acceleration,
Intel
 
 
Presenter:
CEO,
Infosim
Martin Bäckström
Head of Industry Area Datacom,
Ericsson
 
 
Vice President,
Global Business Development,
Radisys
Director of Product Marketing,
Juniper Networks
  SDN & NFV Orchestration (OpenStandards)
02:20 pm - 02:40 pm

The Importance of Open Source in the Transformation of the Network

The Importance of Open Source in the Transformation of the Network

Learn about the role Intel plays in advancing the open source efforts that are shaping network transformation.

Presenter:
Brian Yoshinaka
Ecosystem Program Manager,
Intel
02:40 pm - 03:30 pm

Understanding and Conquering the Obstacles Slowing Adoption Today

Understanding and Conquering the Obstacles Slowing Adoption Today

The benefits of network transformation from physical to virtual appliances have been extensively discussed and understood. But adoption and deployment have been slowed by industry fragmentation. This panel will examine the practical challenges the NFV industry (end-users and suppliers) is facing on the path to adoption, deployment, and scaling. What are the obstacles slowing adoption? How can the industry promote a vibrant virtual network function (VNF) supplier ecosystem? How to simplify the consumption and life cycle management of network services? How to decouple VNF supplier development cycles from end-user service development cycles?

Moderator:
Gershon Schatzberg
Intel
 
 
Presenter:
Sr. Director,
Product Marketing,
Mirantis
Director,
Solution Architect in the CTO Office,
Gigaspaces
 
 
Technology Director,
Argela
Mike Heffner
Vice President PLM, Ensemble Division,
ADVA Optical Networking
 
 
Sanjay Aiyagari
Red Hat
  Service Assurance (manage/control/maintain)
03:30 pm - 04:20 pm

Achieving Service Assurance on the Path of NFV Adoption

Achieving Service Assurance on the Path of NFV Adoption

NFV has certainly caught the interest of the industry. The benefits are increasingly obvious and initial solutions, proofs of concepts, and pilot implementations are sprawling across the industry. While virtualizing these functions is absolutely possible, the questions still lingering in the market are largely based on the ability to manage, secure, and report these virtualized functions in the same manner and with the same tools traditionally used to demonstrate service assurance. This may indeed be the final gap to close in order to unleash the widespread deployment and adoption of NFV solutions. Come join industry experts from the Intel Network Builders ecosystem in a pragmatic discussion on the needs, requirements, and timelines to enable equivalence in service assurance for virtual and physical solutions.

Moderator:
Brian Yoshinaka
Ecosystem Program Manager,
Intel
 
 
Presenter:
Vice President,
Global Thought Leadership Advisory Services,
Amdocs
Senior Product Line Manager,
Anuta Networks
 
 
Chief Product Officer & Co-founder,
Netrounds
CTO,
A10
04:20 pm - 04:30 pm

Break

  Benchmarking and Interoperability
04:30 pm - 05:20 pm

Accelerating Solution Adoption Through Benchmarking and Testing

Accelerating Solution Adoption Through Benchmarking and Testing

As the first wave of NFV deployments mature, there are still barriers for the next wave of developers to evaluate the performance of different VNFs and NFVI. Communications service providers have multiple options to test the performance of different VNFs and NFVI, including commercial (EANTC), open community (OPNFV), and proprietary approaches. Intel announced the Industry Standard Benchmark initiative at the SDN World Congress in October as a way to help communications service providers accelerate evaluations. Join industry experts in a spirited discussion on the relative advantages of different approaches.

Moderator:
Intel Network Builders Director,
Intel
 
 
Presenter:
Director of Product Marketing,
Oracle Communications,
Oracle
Hieu Tran
CEO,
Viosoft
 
 
Vice President of Marketing,
6WIND
Vice President of SDN and NFV Solutions,
Tech Mahindra
 
 
Sanjay Bhatia
Vice President, Solutions Marketing & Strategy,
GENBAND
 
  Intel Network Builders 2017 - the path forward
05:20 pm - 05:40 pm

Intel® Network Builders University: Driving the Transformation of the Network Through Technical Training

Intel® Network Builders University: Driving the Transformation of the Network Through Technical Training

Join us for a brief overview of the very successful Intel® Network Builders University program, a learning center dedicated to building NFV/SDN technology knowledge and skills across our partner ecosystem and CommSP communities. Come learn more about how this program can benefit your company.

Presenter:
George Ranallo
Business Developer Manager,
Intel
 
05:40 pm - 07:00 pm

Reception