Intel® Network Builders Summit, in conjunction with the NFV & Carrier SDN Congress

Event Description

At the Intel Network Builders summit in conjunction with NFV & Carrier SDN, more than 190 partners attended to discuss top-of-mind network topics like network slicing, NFVI, cloud native and containers, and interoperability and standards. Below find the agenda for this event. Intel Network Builders ecosystem members can see presentations on the member portal.

Agenda Details

Event Details

Event Date

September 26, 2017

Event Time

9:00 am – 5:40 pm (Followed by evening reception)

Event Location

The Westin Westminster
Denver, Colorado

Agenda Description

  • Session
  • Break
  • Reception
TIME SESSION
08:00 am - 09:00 am

Name Badge and Coffee

  NFVI
09:00 am - 09:20 am

NFVI: Building a standard baseline

NFVI: Building a standard baseline

NFVI is a cloud data center containing servers, hypervisors, operating systems, virtual machines, virtual switches and network resources, but after that it gets complicated. Join us for an Intel driven keynote and learn about strides are being made to simplify the deployment and management of the infrastructure to make it easier for companies to virtualize their networks.

Moderator:
Director,
Ecosystem Strategy and Intel Network Builders,
Network Platforms Group,
Intel
 
09:20 am - 09:40 am

Communications Service Provider Keynote

Communications Service Provider Keynote
Presenter:
Director of IT Architecture,
CenturyLink
09:40 am - 10:00 am

Solving NFV Use Cases: Practical Operational Concerns

Solving NFV Use Cases: Practical Operational Concerns

Based on years of experience working with NFV customers and technology, Mirantis will share our perspective on bringing current and next-generation NFV use cases into production reality. We'll cover the operational challenges of cloud infrastructure that must be solved for data center VNFs like vEPC and vCDN, and then look at new challenges for highly distributed use cases like vCPE, video streaming and next generation use cases in Multi-access Edge Computing. We'll wrap up with a brief look at process challenges that ride alongside the infrastructure, and share some thoughts on an effective VNF onboarding workflow.

Moderator:
Director of Engineering, Networking,
Mirantis
 
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Partner Panel

Partner Panel
Moderator:
Director,
Ecosystem Strategy and Intel Network Builders,
Network Platforms Group,
Intel
Director, Carrier Solutions Marketing,
Radware
 
 
Chief Evangelist, NFV,
VMware
Market Development,
Amdocs
 
 
Senior Product Marketing Manager,
Wind River
 
10:45 am - 11:05 am

Break

  Cloud Native/ Containers
11:05 am - 11:25 am

Cloud Native: Can You Contain Your Excitement?

Cloud Native: Can You Contain Your Excitement?

The fundamentals of Cloud Native have been described as container packaging, dynamic management and a Micro-services oriented architecture that will scale to tens of thousands of self-healing multi-tenant nodes. Moving NFV clouds to containers requires high performance container networking, multi-tenancy, container security, orchestration and integration. Attend this Intel keynote and enjoy a lively presentation on how the move is going.

Moderator:
Principal Engineer,
Intel
11:25 am - 11:45 am

Introduction of Container Bare Metal Experience Kits

Introduction of Container Bare Metal Experience Kits
Moderator:
Principal Engineer,
Intel
11:45 am - 12:05 pm

The Road to Cloud-Native NFV

The Road to Cloud-Native NFV

In this session we will discuss the next steps the industry will take to implement a cloud-native architecture on NFV. We will discuss the benefits of cloud-native VNFs and Nokia's view on the steps to implement a cloud-native solution on a telco NFV environment.

Moderator:
Head of Cloud Core Marketing,
Nokia
 
12:05 pm - 12:50 pm

Partner Panel

Partner Panel
Moderator:
Principal Engineer,
Intel
 
 
Presenter:
Director Product Marketing at Juniper Networks,
Juniper
Lead Senior Architect,
Silicom
 
 
Sr. Director of Product Management and Strategy,
Radisys
VP, Partner Strategy and Business Development,
KGPCo
 
 
Director, NFV Strategy,
Canonical
 
12:50 pm - 02:10 pm

Lunch

  Network Slicing
02:10 pm - 02:30 pm

Building the Perfect 5G Pie: One Network Slice at a Time

Building the Perfect 5G Pie: One Network Slice at a Time

Development of the 5G system architecture, and associated core network, is being led by 5G service requirements. To address new commercial opportunities, operators need the ability to create service-specific "network slices" that extend end to end across the infrastructure. Hear about the business opportunities that network slicing brings can bring to our ecosystem as partners work together to meet emerging infrastructure needs.

Moderator:
5G & RAN Solutions Technical Sales Specialist,
Intel
02:30 pm - 02:50 pm

Slicing Today's Network

Slicing Today's Network

Operators do not have to wait until the 5G next generation core rollout to realize the benefits of network slicing. Slicing of the existing network (2G/3G/4G) is possible today. Hear about different slicing methods including innovative vendor solutions that operators can deploy within their existing network along with their associated benefits.

Moderator:
Director Product Management,
Affirmed Networks
 
02:50 pm - 03:35 pm

Partner Panel

Partner Panel

Network slicing is a key concept and requirement to cater different use cases envisioned in 5G. The panel will discuss the technical and business requirements, challenges to realize and enable network slicing in RAN and core part of the network.

Moderator:
5G & RAN Solutions Technical Sales Specialist,
Intel
SVP, Strategic Marketing,
Metaswitch
 
 
Founder, President, and CTO,
Parallel Wireless
Vice President,
Solutions Marketing & Strategy,
GENBAND
 
 
Director of Product Marketing,
Mobility Infrastructure,
Spirent
 
03:35 pm - 03:45 pm

Break

  Interoperability and Standards
03:45 pm - 04:25 pm

Standards, Interoperability, and Yardstick Metrics: How Are We Measuring Up?

Standards, Interoperability, and Yardstick Metrics: How Are We Measuring Up?

Interoperability standards have posed an elusive challenge for the NFV industry as well as developing common tools sets for benchmarking VNF results. Yet, we are making progress as our ecosystem is coming together to characterize, optimize, and establish best known configurations. Join us for a keynote delivered by a senior Intel technologist and learn how the industry is advancing together to reach new potentials.

Moderator:
Strategic Planner,
Intel
 
04:25 pm - 04:45 pm

Taking Complexity Out, Accelerating Network Transformation

Taking Complexity Out, Accelerating Network Transformation

Integration and interoperability are the challenges of our times as lines between standard bodies and open source blur. Hear about the growing role of SIs in taking open innovation to scale deployments: bridging the gap between ideation and implementation. We will share Tech Mahindra's views on how innovators, disruptors, and SIs are closely collaborating to create telco-grade solutions and accelerating network transformation.

Presenter:
Vice President of SDN and NFV Solutions,
Tech Mahindra
04:45 pm - 05:30 pm

Partner Panel

Partner Panel
Moderator:
Strategic Planner,
Intel
VP, Marketing,
Dimetis
 
 
System Architect,
WWT
Director of Product Management,
IP Infusion
 
 
Chief Technology Officer,
ADVA Optical Networking
 
05:30 pm - 05:40 pm

Intel Closing Address

Intel Closing Address
Presenter:
Sr. Ecosystem Development Manager,
Intel
05:40 pm

Reception

Reception

Please stay for our evening reception. Happening right at the summit's venue, this is your chance to take the learnings and conversations from the session even further. Meet with customers and peers and drive your next business opportunity.