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Intel® Network Builders Summit at The Big 5G Event

Intel® Network Builders Summit

After a period without face-to-face summits, the Intel Network Builders program is re-launching our Summits Series in alignment with The Big 5G Event. Happening on May 16, in Austin, Texas, the Summit will focus on the Cloudification of the network, the next wave of RAN innovation, and the new opportunities at the Edge of the Network.

Meet with Intel senior executives, attend top of mind sessions, keynotes, and panel discussions. At the end of the day, join us for a networking reception with other Big 5G attendees.

About The Big 5G Event – from May 16-18, this event will deep dive into the hottest industry topics, giving you more opportunities to connect with the industry, hear from leading experts, and discover the latest innovations and solutions that are driving 5G. The event will explore the enterprise opportunity, open & disaggregated networks, cloud, core, the most cutting-edge 5G network technologies and more across our five tracks of content.

Agenda

  • Session
  • Break
  • Reception
TIME (CDT) SESSION PRESENTER
08:15 am - 09:00 am

Name Badge and Coffee

 
09:00 am - 09:20 am

Welcome to the Intel Network Builders Summit. Network Innovation Starts Here, Intel

Welcome to the Intel Network Builders Summit. Network Innovation Starts Here

Network Innovation Happens Here, at the Intel Network Builder Program

The Intel Network Builders program has been driving technical innovation and accelerated adoption of open network infrastructures since the advent of NFV & SDN. Join Keate Despain, Intel Network Builders Director, and learn how the ecosystem has grown over the years. Keate will discuss the benefits of being a partner within the program which includes early technology access, training resources, co-marketing support, and match making opportunities. Come and find out what is next for the Intel Network builders program as together we move to a cloud native foundation for delivering the needs of the world's communication networks.

Keate Despain

Keate Despain
Keate Despain
Intel® Network Builders Director, Network Platforms Group,
Intel

Keate Despain is head of the Intel® Network Builders program within the Network Platforms Group at Intel. He has been leading this team for two years. Keate has been working in the Communications industry ecosystem in and out of Intel for over 20 years. His experience includes IOT client, Telecom servers, middleware, and real-time operating system product management. He has worked with the communication ecosystem partners across the globe, including expatriate assignments in China, for over seven years. Keate has an MBA from Arizona State University and resides in Oregon, USA.
09:20 am - 09:50 am

5G Core Implementation Benefits & Challenges, Intel, Red Hat

5G Core Implementation Benefits & Challenges

As the deployment of 5G networks become more prevalent around the world, it is vital for service providers to reap the full benefits of their upgraded network infrastructure. To do such, the cloud native based 5G core is a foundational element that when transformed unlocks the many benefits sought by the service providers that provides the enhanced experiences for end users. This keynote will address the key benefits that the stand alone 5G core provides while also exploring the new challenges facing the industry including power management, security and service assurance. Come hear how our partners and customers are utilizing built-in features of the Intel architecture that address these challenges while improving performance and sustainability.

Alex Quach

Alex Quach
Alex Quach
Vice President and General Manager, Wireline and Core, Network Division,
Intel

Alexander (Alex) D. Quach is a vice president of the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division (WCND) within the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. As part of the Intel Data Platforms Group, he is responsible for driving Intel’s business across service provider wireline access networks (broadband, cable) as well as the wireless core networks. WCND is specifically focused on the industry transition to virtualized and cloud native solutions along with the 5G next generation core to edge network.

Quach was a marketing manager for test and measurement products at Tektronix Inc. before joining Intel® in 1997 as a product marketing engineer for desktop products. He was responsible for promoting the growth of Intel's wireless connectivity business in multiple market segments, including machine-to-machine communication, the automotive sector, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and client connectivity. Prior to that, Quach led Intel's wireless connectivity solutions business within the Client Computing Group, where he focused on mobile client platforms based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless gigabit (WiGig) and cellular technologies. Earlier in his Intel career, as director of wireless marketing for the company's mobile wireless business unit, he led marketing for Intel's WiMAX product portfolio. Quach also spent several years as a customer marketing manager in the service provider group.

Quach has dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and psychology and an MBA from the University of Washington

Fatih Nar

Fatih Nar
Fatih Nar
Chief Architect for Telco Partner Solutions,
Red Hat

In his role of chief architect for telco partner solutions, Fatih has been involved over several years in Kubernetes and OpenStack communities, influencing development and ecosystem cultivation, including for workloads specific to telecom, media, and entertainment needs. Prior to joining Red Hat, Fatih held roles at Google, Verizon Wireless, Canonical Ubuntu, and Ericsson. He holds an MSc degree in information technology and a BSc degree in electronics engineering.
09:50 am - 10:10 am

Achieving simplicity and automation with Network AI, EXFO

Ken Gold

Ken Gold
Ken Gold
Director of Solutions Strategy
EXFO

Ken has a diverse background in the telecommunications industry spanning more than 30 years. He is currently focused on developing cloud-native service assurance solutions to address the unique challenges that service providers face in reducing operations costs while at the same time delivering on the promise of 5G service innovation and improved quality of experience.

Prior to joining EXFO, Ken held leadership roles in Product Development, Solutions Marketing and Product Line Management with Nortel, Harris Broadcast, ADTRAN and Accedian Networks, focused on optical transport and Carrier Ethernet service assurance and performance monitoring.

Ken holds a Batchelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston Ontario.
10:10 am - 10:55 am

The Future of the Cloud Native Networks, Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mavenir, HCL

The Future of the Cloud Native Networks

A key facet of an agile 5G Network is the fact that it is built on a cloud native architecture that provides key benefits such as flexibility, efficiency, automation and service creation. These benefits are realized due to the distributed nature of the software, associated microservices and the linkages between them. In this panel discussion you will hear from key vendors Mavenir, Intel, HPE and others on how the software and underlying infrastructure work together to provide operators with the agility to create new services for their end customers. In addition, you will learn about the open standards and tools that are available to ease the deployment of cloud native designs while also hearing directly from the participants on the best ways to scale the adoption and meet the growing needs of the network providers.

Alex Quach

Alex Quach
Alex Quach
Vice President and General Manager, Wireline and Core, Network Division,
Intel

Alexander (Alex) D. Quach is a vice president of the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division (WCND) within the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. As part of the Intel Data Platforms Group, he is responsible for driving Intel’s business across service provider wireline access networks (broadband, cable) as well as the wireless core networks. WCND is specifically focused on the industry transition to virtualized and cloud native solutions along with the 5G next generation core to edge network.

Quach was a marketing manager for test and measurement products at Tektronix Inc. before joining Intel® in 1997 as a product marketing engineer for desktop products. He was responsible for promoting the growth of Intel's wireless connectivity business in multiple market segments, including machine-to-machine communication, the automotive sector, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and client connectivity. Prior to that, Quach led Intel's wireless connectivity solutions business within the Client Computing Group, where he focused on mobile client platforms based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless gigabit (WiGig) and cellular technologies. Earlier in his Intel career, as director of wireless marketing for the company's mobile wireless business unit, he led marketing for Intel's WiMAX product portfolio. Quach also spent several years as a customer marketing manager in the service provider group.

Quach has dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and psychology and an MBA from the University of Washington

Anders Askerup

Anders Askerup
Anders Askerup
Distinguished Technologist, Communications and Technology Group,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Anders Askerup is a Distinguished Technologist in Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's Communication and Media Solution business.

Anders is currently assigned as a principal architect to the HPE 5G Core project, which is responsible for defining and building a service based architecture with AUSF, UDM, UDSF and UDR 5G Network Functions.

Anders is HPE’s delegate to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project and attend core network and system architecture working groups.

Anders is also currently chairing an ad-hoc group of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) responsible for ATSC3.0 and 5G Harmonization.

Anders is an SBI, MAP and DIAMETER protocol expert and has written numerous contributions to the 3GPP stage 2 and stage 3 protocol and interface specifications involving the 5G Core Network Functions, HLR, HSS, AAA and other network elements.

John Baker

John Baker
John Baker
SVP, Ecosystem Business Development,
Mavenir

Mark Burgbacher

Mark Burgbacher
Mark Burgbacher
VP - Industry Principal - Telco, Media, Technology (TMT) / Retail and CPG (RCPG),
HCL

Mark Burgbacher is the Vice President and Industry Principal for TMT & RPCG for HCL CloudSMART.

Mark drives industry solutions and consulting services related to continuous cloud modernization in a Cloud 3.0 environment. His primary focus is on the Telco, Media, Technology (TMT) / Retail and CPG (RCPG) customer segments with the HCL CloudSMART program offerings of Adaptive Cloud Consulting, Application Modernization, SAP on Cloud, Data on Cloud, 5G/Edge Cloud and Adaptive Cloud Services.

Mark is strategic thinker with in-depth technology expertise in 5G/Edge, Cloud, and As a Service, technologies. He is passionate about technology and has successfully developed next-generation technology growth programs within systems integrator and service provider environments.
10:55 am - 11:10 am

Break

 
11:10 am - 11:40 am

The Transformation to Cloud Native Virtualized RAN, Intel

The Transformation to Cloud Native Virtualized RAN

Ten years ago, network operators realized that the software-defined network was the way to deploy their network Core, and also the way to deploy the Edge. Today, the extension of Cloud-Native capabilities to a virtualized RAN is bringing web-scale benefits to operators, and virtualizing the network end-to-end – all the way through Layer 1 – is unlocking the greatest benefits possible.

This session will highlight recent milestones in industry’s transformation to cloud-native virtualized RAN, and the role that innovations from Intel Network Builders and the OpenRAN ecosystem will play in fulfilling the industry’s long-term goals for network performance, sustainability and efficiency.

Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez
Cristina Rodriguez
Vice President Network & Edge Group, General Manager Wireless Access Network Division,
Intel

Cristina Rodriguez is vice president in the Network & Edge Group, general manager of the group's Wireless Access Network Division (WAND), and general manager of the Austin Design Center at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s efforts to provide innovative wireless access solutions in both traditional and cloud native networks, enabling the RAN of the future by bringing together 5G, the build out of the Edge and Artificial Intelligence. Rodriguez has full PnL ownership, responsible for strategy and business plans, technical product marketing, roadmaps, product definition, forecasting, customer relationships, investment decisions and GTM.

Rodriguez joined Intel in 2014 with the acquisition of LSI Corp.'s Axxia Networking Business from Avago Technologies Ltd., where she led and carried out software strategy. In her first Intel role as senior director of software for WAND, Rodriguez managed the division's worldwide software engineering and product development efforts. She also led the successful integration of the Axxia team into Intel and aligned the team's focus with Intel's networking business. Since joining Intel in 2014, her team has been recognized multiple times with Intel’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, for their contribution to the company’s 5G leadership efforts.

Before her tenure at LSI and Avago, Rodriguez spent seven years holding leadership roles in software development at Agere Systems Inc. and its parent company, Lucent Technologies Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Zilog Inc. and at two startup ventures.

Rodriguez earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría in Havana, Cuba; her master's degree in computer science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain; and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Rodriguez is also a member of the Intel Latinx Leadership Council.
11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Partner Session - Cloud RAN as a Platform for Innovation, Ericsson

Matteo Fioriani

Matteo Fioriani
Matteo Fioriani
Cloud RAN Strategic Product Manager
Ericsson
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm

Rakuten Symphony Journey & Ecosystem Collaboration as a Key Enabler, Rakuten Symphony

Rakuten Symphony Journey & Ecosystem Collaboration as a Key Enabler

For their next upgrade MNOs have a critical choice: stick with the legacy network approach – costly, proprietary, closed ecosystems – or choose a new one that is cloud-based, agile, open and automated.

This new open approach to building networks might look risky to some but sticking to the status quo could saddle MNOs with a network that is too expensive and rigid for the next generation of telco. As we move into the future, flexible and simplified service deployments, spurred on by a growing ecosystem of innovative vendors, are the key to success. In this session, hear from CMO Geoff Hollingworth on how Rakuten Symphony is charting a new path with partners such as Intel to help MNOs become more competitive and more profitable.

Geoff Hollingworth

Geoff Hollingworth
Geoff Hollingworth
Chief Marketing Officer,
Rakuten Symphony

Geoff has been in the mobile communications industry for more than 30 years, beginning his career with Ericsson in 1991 and with 2G. Throughout his journey in telecom and cloud, he’s been a software engineer and led research and development, business development, network rollouts, consulting, marketing campaigns and strategic communications for his teams.

He has been embedded in AT&T, helping to catapult their Silicon Valley innovation initiatives and delivered the world’s first live global mobile sports channel with the Volvo Ocean Race Round the World Race.

Geoff also served as chief marketing officer for MobiledgeX, a startup founded by Deutsche Telekom, focusing on the mobile edge computing space.

At his core, Geoff is a software engineer with his First Class Honors bachelor’s degree in computing science. He received the computing science prize of excellence from Aston University in Birmingham, United Kingdom, with his first experience at the European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) writing accelerator beam control software.

Geoff is currently based in Dallas, Texas.
12:20 pm - 01:05 pm

Operators’ Perspective on Virtualized RAN Growth & Partnerships, Intel, Verizon, AT&T Labs

Operators’ Perspective on Virtualized RAN Growth & Partnerships

As Greenfield operators launch virtualized RAN deployments to great acclaim, Brownfield operators are also planning large rollouts based on cloud-native network architectures. Scaling virtualized RAN for mass-market coverage requires a combination of innovative deployment strategies and broad ecosystem support to achieve the full benefits of a flexible, programmable and fully virtualized radio network.

This session will explore the current state of operators’ deployments, their plans for the coming years, and what operators require from ecosystem partners to succeed.

Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez
Cristina Rodriguez
Vice President Network & Edge Group, General Manager Wireless Access Network Division,
Intel

Cristina Rodriguez is vice president in the Network & Edge Group, general manager of the group's Wireless Access Network Division (WAND), and general manager of the Austin Design Center at Intel Corporation. She leads Intel’s efforts to provide innovative wireless access solutions in both traditional and cloud native networks, enabling the RAN of the future by bringing together 5G, the build out of the Edge and Artificial Intelligence. Rodriguez has full PnL ownership, responsible for strategy and business plans, technical product marketing, roadmaps, product definition, forecasting, customer relationships, investment decisions and GTM.

Rodriguez joined Intel in 2014 with the acquisition of LSI Corp.'s Axxia Networking Business from Avago Technologies Ltd., where she led and carried out software strategy. In her first Intel role as senior director of software for WAND, Rodriguez managed the division's worldwide software engineering and product development efforts. She also led the successful integration of the Axxia team into Intel and aligned the team's focus with Intel's networking business. Since joining Intel in 2014, her team has been recognized multiple times with Intel’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, for their contribution to the company’s 5G leadership efforts.

Before her tenure at LSI and Avago, Rodriguez spent seven years holding leadership roles in software development at Agere Systems Inc. and its parent company, Lucent Technologies Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Zilog Inc. and at two startup ventures.

Rodriguez earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría in Havana, Cuba; her master's degree in computer science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain; and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Rodriguez is also a member of the Intel Latinx Leadership Council.

Miguel Carames

Miguel Carames
Miguel Carames
Executive Director of Cloud Technology
Verizon

Miguel Carames is currently an Executive Director of Cloud Technology planning at Verizon. Leading a team of engineers responsible for planning, engineering and design of the Verizon Cloud Infrastructure, Multi-Access Edge Compute, Service Orchestration and Emerging Technologies. Prior to this role, Miguel had planning responsibilities for Verizon's wireless core network including the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), 5G Core (5GC) as well as a number of critical services including the wireless enterprise portfolio, private networks, public safety core, messaging, and OSS/BSS evolution. Miguel has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in R&D in 3G (UMTS), 4G (WiMAX and LTE) and now 5G. Prior to Verizon, Miguel worked at Motorola for nine years.

Miguel holds a Masters in Telecommunications by the Polytechnical University of Valencia (Spain) and an MBA by the Jack Welch Management Institute. Miguel has been an active participant and speaker in multiple industry forums and conferences including GSMA, IEEE, Big5G, TelecomTV and so on. Miguel has been awarded 30+ patents and has filed 20+ more.

Kaustubh Joshi

Kaustubh Joshi
Kaustubh Joshi
Director,
AT&T Labs

Kaustubh “KJ” Joshi is a Director at AT&T Labs responsible for Wireless Network Services planning and innovation. His expertise is in Open RAN, AI/ML based network optimization and analytics-based services, and edge cloud. He was one of the pioneers in AT&T’s industry leading network function virtualization initiative. KJ has led the creation and commercial deployment of systems for online optimization for distributed network clouds, high performance data planes for network functions, and RAN optimization in AT&T’s wired and wireless networks. Currently, KJ helps drive AT&T’s strategy and architecture on Open RAN and Cloud RAN, and serves on the TSC of the O-RAN Alliance, leading its work on cloudification and orchestration. KJ maintains strong ties to the academic community, authoring over 100+ technical papers/patents and having served as TPC chair of leading IEEE systems and networking conferences such as DSN. KJ holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.
01:05 pm - 01:35 pm

Unleash the Power of the Network through a vibrant ecosystem, Intel

Unleash the Power of the Network through a vibrant ecosystem

As the industry shifts to a software defined infrastructure, the opportunities for innovation have exploded across the network and edge. The ecosystem and the breadth of developers globally are critical to this transformation. To unleash these new waves of innovation, Intel is committed to delivering programmable hardware and open software through the broadest ecosystem. In this session, hear about the biggest opportunities across the network and edge, and how we will continue to win and innovate together by adopting the power of Open.

Daniel (Dan) C. Rodriguez

Daniel (Dan) C. Rodriguez
Daniel (Dan) C. Rodriguez
Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Network Platforms Group,
Intel

Daniel (Dan) C. Rodriguez is corporate vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. He leads the organization that delivers innovative technologies and solutions for network infrastructure, from the core to access to edge. Rodriguez is responsible for the group’s product lines and business strategies that are driving a transformation of the network for 5G and edge buildout. He is also the executive co-sponsor for Intel’s edge computing strategy.

Before assuming his current role, he was the general manager of Data Center Group’s network compute division. In that position, he was responsible for networking products, solutions, and business strategies that drove workload convergence on Intel architecture in wireless infrastructure, wireline, enterprise and cloud networking.

Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and earned his MBA degree from the University of Southern California.
01:35 pm - 02:35 pm

Lunch Break

 
02:35 pm - 03:05 pm

Going Edge Native: delivering to the promise of a resilient Edge with secure, affordable and flexible solutions, Intel

Going Edge Native: delivering to the promise of a resilient Edge with secure, affordable and flexible solutions

As network infrastructure shifts towards being software-defined and fully programmable all the way from the cloud out to the Intelligent Edge, enterprises and developers are looking for edge infrastructure and distributed computing to support new services and drive automation and business transformation. Edge Native applications are bringing cloud-like scalability and agility to help build, deploy, and manage multi access and private network solutions. Learn about the key features of Edge Native technology and hear about how Intel is bringing exciting, affordable and flexible solutions to Edge Native use cases across industries to transform the way business is conducted.

Prakash Kartha

Prakash Kartha
Prakash Kartha
Segment Director, Edge Services, Network Platforms Group,
Intel

Prakash leads the Edge Services segment within the Network Platforms Group in Intel, where he and team are building critical technology solutions to accelerate the next wave of Edge Computing. Prakash bring years of experience driving IoT and cloud end-user applications to the Network Edge, in partnership with the ecosystem.
03:05 pm - 03:35 pm

Harnessing Business Value through secure deployment of Private Networks, Intel, Dell Technologies

Harnessing Business Value through secure deployment of Private Networks

Intel’s complete set of network technology solutions—from silicon to accelerators, software, and reference solutions are best suited to meet the demands of today’s and tomorrow’s private networks for a wide variety of verticals. Come hear how you can work with Intel and the ecosystem to accelerate the deployment of private networks across a variety of vertical markets such as education, transportation, agriculture, ports, and factories.

Caroline Y. Chan

Caroline Y. Chan
Caroline Y. Chan
Vice President, Network and Edge Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division,
Intel

Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Network and Edge Group and general manager of the group’s Network Business Incubator Division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for driving new services running across the network infrastructure, working closely with network service cloud service providers and enterprises. Chan and her team will lead pathfinding of advanced technology solutions that are enabled and accelerated by 5G capabilities such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Immersive Media, Cloud gaming, and others.

Chan was previously VP and GM of Intel 5G Infrastructure Division and had overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identified and developed use cases that incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new service providers and enterprise networks.

Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors, operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and business development.

Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.

She serves as an independent director on EnerSys Inc. (NYSE: ENS) board. In addition, Chan serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) and CBRS Alliance. She is also an advisory board member for Advisory Council for Rural Edge Solutions (ACRES) and 5G Open Innovation (5GOI) Lab. Her contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016. Chan was elected to be among the top 25 movers and shakers in the telecom industry 2018 by Fierce Telecom and among the top 5G 100 most influential individuals charting the course for the next generation of global communications in 2020 by Light Reading.

Chan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively.

Sandro Tavares

Sandro Tavares
Sandro Tavares
Director, Telecom Solutions Marketing,
Dell Technologies

Sandro joined Dell Technologies in January 2021, leading the team responsible for the marketing activities for the telecommunications market. He brings more than 20 years of international experience in the telecoms industry, with most of these years spent at Nokia, where he has served in sales and marketing positions, working in Brazil, Argentina, Finland, and the U.S. His last role at Nokia was Head of Mobile Networks Marketing, a position in which he led a global team focused on developing the 5G market and promoting Nokia's solutions in this domain.

Sandro is a sought-after industry speaker presenting such industry developments as NFV, Cloud, 5G, and Open RAN. He has also published opinion articles in several specialized media outlets. His technical interest topics include 5G, Open RAN, Cloud RAN, NFV, Data Center Infrastructure, and VoLTE/VoWiFi. In October 2020, Sandro was nominated a "Rising Star" by Fierce Wireless, a recognition for executives making a strong contribution to the wireless industry's development.

Sandro holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidade de Brasilia and an Executive MBA from Fundacao Dom Cabral in Brazil.
03:35 pm - 03:55 pm

Accelerating Adoption of Video Services at the Edge with a Multi-service Video Optimized Network Edge Platform, Intel, VMWare

Accelerating Adoption of Video Services at the Edge with a Multi-service Video Optimized Network Edge Platform

Recent growth in video traffic has created a unique opportunity for our customers to incrementally monetize visual services at the edge. There is an increasing need we see from our customers in deploying multi services at the Edge. This session will talk about how Intel and VMware is looking at enabling multi-service and co-existing video solutions for CoSPs via an Edge Video Platform and a cloud native approach. Edge Video platform brings in multiple Network Edge media/video services together on a “similar "Cloud Native infrastructure and easy to deploy model, that maximizes ROI and minimizes hardware footprint.

Krithika Moorti

Krithika Moorti
Krithika Moorti
Global Head - Edge Video Division, Edge & Cloud Video Division,
Intel

Krithika Moorti, heads the Edge Video Division at Intel and is responsible for leading video workloads such as Cloud Gaming, CDN, Immersive Media, Metaverse video and Cloud graphics infrastructure. She has over 15 years of experience in the Telco network infrastructure space. She is extremely passionate about the media and entertainment space and through her current work is striving to position Visual Cloud as one of the next major innovation cycles that will transform how we experience and interpret the world.

Muneyb Minhazuddin

Muneyb Minhazuddin
Muneyb Minhazuddin
Vice President Edge Computing,
VMWare

Muneyb has overall responsibility for product, go to market, growth and profitability of VMware Edge Compute Solutions spanning across Enterprise and Telco segments. He has been with VMware for 9 years, he spent his first 5 years with VMware in the field building and scaling GTM for SDDC, EUC and Cloud solutions. And the last 4 years driving GTM strategy, positioning & messaging, growth and profitability of Cloud, Workspace and Security solutions.

Muneyb has more than 23 years of IT experience having previously held positions at Apple, CSIRO and before VMware as the CTO for Avaya. He started his career with a very strong technical background filing 33 international technology patents and developing industry standards for ITU, ATM Forum, IEEE and IETF. He quickly evolved to a business savvy professional who built several new differentiating global products and solutions growing them to billion-dollar businesses.

Muneyb holds a Master of Engineering in Telecommunications and a Master of Business Administration.
03:55 pm - 04:25 pm

Exploring how the innovation at the edge of the network is driving service offerings from an operator perspective, Intel, Lanner, Orange, Tech Mahindra

Exploring how the innovation at the edge of the network is driving service offerings from an operator perspective

With the shift of networks toward a software defined, fully programmable infrastructure, the four superpowers (ubiquitous computing, pervasive connectivity, AI, and the build-up of the intelligent edge) are transforming the way we do business and drive innovation at the edge. Networks are becoming more programmable and flexible, which means that network operators can rapidly improve and optimize it and make it more reliable, more secure and offer differentiated services. Join this session to hear the discussion on how companies are leveraging the promise of technologies and innovations such as software-defined, agile, and scalable infrastructure across multiple edge locations to deliver unique service offerings.

Gloria Nogales

Gloria Nogales
Gloria Nogales
Intel® Network Builders, Software Ecosystem Director,
Intel

Gloria Nogales is part of the Intel® Network Builders program and is responsible for directing the team to conceive, plan and execute on strategic enabling initiatives to support business objectives across the broad and well diversified global ecosystem. She and her team work closely with key customers and leading partners to accelerate the industry transition to virtualized and cloud native solutions along with the 5G next generation networks.

Prior to this position, Gloria held a variety of leadership positions at Intel and other leading companies such as Vodafone and Cisco. Gloria is passionate about technology innovation and resides in Silicon Valley. She holds executive education from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, an MBA in Technology Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Sven Freudenfeld

Sven Freudenfeld
Sven Freudenfeld
Chief Technology Officer,
Lanner

Sven Freudenfeld is the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Lanner’s Telecom Applications Business Unit. Sven possesses 30 years of experience in telecommunications, network computing, product management and business development.

Prior to assuming this position in Lanner, Sven had taken several managerial positions in global business developments for Noviflow, LEI Technology (a subsidiary of Lanner in Canada) and Kontron, and had greatly contributed in the cloud, media and telecom market segments. He was fundamental in accelerating the adoption for P4 and OpenFlow based packet forwarding technology, virtual CPE/SD-WAN, and Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture (ATCA) technology in the service provider market. Prior to his tenure at Kontron, Sven had held several engineering positions: Network Engineering at Deutsche Telekom, System Architect at Abewa GMBH, Systems Engineering at Nortel and Test Engineering at Sanmina-SCI.

Christos Kolias

Christos Kolias
Christos Kolias
Principal,
Orange

Christos Kolias is a Principal and an Orange Expert at Orange Silicon Valley, leading programs and startup partnerships for emerging networks projects. He is a co-founder of NFV and the ETSI group and had led the formation of the ONF's Wireless & Mobile working group of which he was its first chair. He has been a frequent speaker on NFV, SDN, Edge Computing, SD-WAN and IoT. Christos holds a PhD in computer science from UCLA where he studied under Prof. L. Kleinrock.

Manish Mangal

Manish Mangal
Manish Mangal
Global Business Head - 5G & Network Services,
Tech Mahindra

Accomplished telecom industry veteran with 20 years of professional experience. Held various leadership roles in Fortune 100 companies leading technology initiatives from incubation to operationalization that transformed businesses and increased enterprise value.

Driven corporate-wide technology initiatives through cross functional leadership, robust planning and astute execution.

Expert in leading large and global teams, developing end to end technology solutions, and creating / managing strategic partnerships that directly improve enterprise value.

Excellent leadership and management abilities, acknowledged and awarded to deliver superior results in the midst of fast moving changes.

Skilled in analyzing industry trends, assessing threats & opportunities and developing fact-based actionable plans targeted towards business owners and CEOs to increase enterprise value and fulfill company's business missions.
04:25 pm - 04:40 pm

Break

 
04:40 pm - 04:55 pm

Partner Session - The Benefits of Open and Optimized MEC Applications, VSBILTY

Partner Session - The Benefits of Open and Optimized MEC Applications

Delivering Hyperscale Computer Vision to the Edge

VSBLTY is at the intersection of marketing and security, deploying disruptive computer vision based products at the edge for retail, smart cities, and security. We are building out multiple media and security networks with differing requirements, configurations, and software partners for a variety of customers while experiencing exponential growth in deployments by delivering hyperscale computer vision to the edge using cloud methodologies at the edge on Intel Smart Edge

Gary Gibson

Gary Gibson
Gary Gibson
Chief Technology Officer,
VSBILTY

Gary Gibson is VSBLTY’s Chief Technology Officer with more than 20 years of innovation-driven new product development across cloud, mobile, telecommunications and IoT. He leads global multi-disciplinary teams delivering IoT based in-store retail digital Ad tech and smart-city security platforms using artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision at scale. Driving product development with a philosophy of relentless innovation and improvement on behalf of customers, he has been awarded 12 Patents, and created technologies used by billions of people every day.
04:55 pm - 05:10 pm

Partner Session - Spotlight on MEC Applications, A5G Networks, Inc.

Kaitki Agarwal

Kaitki Agarwal
Kaitki Agarwal
Founder, President and CTO,
A5G Networks, Inc.

Kaitki Agarwal is the co-founder, President, and CTO at A5G Networks. A5G Networks is an emerging leader in converged 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi autonomous core system for secure edge and distributed Networks.

Before A5G Networks, Kaitki co-founded Parallel Wireless in 2012. Kaitki was the Chief Product Officer at Parallel Wireless and led product and operations. She led the disruption of the traditional RAN market with the open RAN movement. She established global operations in the US, India, UK, and Israel and grew the team to 600+.

Before founding Parallel Wireless, Kaitki was at Starent Networks/Cisco where she led the multimedia team and architecture for various packet gateways, VoLTE products, led customer engagements with several customer wins.

She created a culture of innovation and has 50+ patents pending and granted. Kaitki has a strong track record of innovation and leading disruptions in the end-to-end telecom networks for RAN, Voice, and packet core.

Kaitki holds an MBA from Babson College, Product Strategy from Kellogg, and a BS in computer science from IIT Roorkee.

As women in technology leader, Kaitki is driving several initiatives for women via forbeswomen and women in tech forums. She recently got nominated by the government of India and the British high commissioner for SheIs – 75 women in STEAM, a book that will showcase women role models for youth, make visible the leadership of women, and generate interest in the SDGs
05:10 pm - 05:40 pm

Partner Panel – Security at the edge, Intel, Radar, Exium, Robin.io

Partner Panel – Security at the edge

Security at the edge requires a fundamentally different approach. Outside of the physical security of the data center, edge deployments are more exposed to bad actors and malware that can compromise entire networks. Learn how Zero-trust security is being applied to better manage risks at the edge from three innovative companies on the front lines.

Prakash Kartha

Prakash Kartha
Prakash Kartha
Segment Director, Edge Services, Network Platforms Group,
Intel

Prakash leads the Edge Services segment within the Network Platforms Group in Intel, where he and team are building critical technology solutions to accelerate the next wave of Edge Computing. Prakash bring years of experience driving IoT and cloud end-user applications to the Network Edge, in partnership with the ecosystem.

Rodrigo Calderon

Rodrigo Calderon
Rodrigo Calderon
Co-Founder,
Radar

Rodrigo is a passionate entrepreneur focused on the tech IoT industry. He is co-founder and former CEO of Energetika Tech, an Energy IoT Management company with more than 10 years in the market, ranked Top 3 in Mexico. He is also co-founder of Radar App Security, the 1st collaborative security platform in the World with +15,000 cameras in the network. In addition, Rodrigo co-founded R2 Call Center, a service center with more than +800 employees.

Selected Top 10 entrepreneurs of the year CNN-Expansion (2012)

Selected Future Mexican Leader by LIDERES (2014)

Selected 30 Promises in their 30s by Forbes (2016)

Farooq Khan

Farooq Khan
Farooq Khan
CEO,
Exium

Farooq Khan is Founder and CEO of Exium, a cloud-native networking and security company that helps global corporations securely connect their users, locations and devices to their applications with high performance. Prior to that he was the Founder and CEO of PHAZR, a 5G RAN start-up that developed and commercialized World’s first 5G Millimeter wave systems. Farooq Khan is also the former President of Samsung R&D, and the visionary behind 5G and the Space Internet technology rolled out by companies like SpaceX. Farooq’s credentials are varied and include a Ph.D. in Computer Science, and qualifications from MIT and Harvard Business School.

Mehran Hadipour

Mehran Hadipour
Mehran Hadipour
VP Global Business Development & Alliances,
Robin.io

Mehran Hadipour leads alliances at Robin, Now part of Rakuten Symphony Globally and is responsible for Robin’s Industry Partnerships and Alliance strategy. A respected industry veteran, who is passionate about driving business success through alliances and win-win partnerships, Mehran brings to the table 30 years of experience in executing and driving change at major infrastructure and Enterprise software players such as EMC and IBM as well as at several Silicon Valley-based startups and high technology firms.
05:40 pm - 06:25 pm

How a software driven network opens opportunities for a vibrant ecosystem - a panel discussion, Intel, Accenture, Red Hat, Capgemini, VMWare

How a software driven network opens opportunities for a vibrant ecosystem

The network has been transforming in order to meet the immense demands of a connected world. From legacy infrastructure where scalability, dynamic security, and lower latencies were not achievable, the network is now innovating and moving to a software driven network where processing is done closer to the point where data is generated, and virtualization of workloads can be traced all the back to the network core.

As this transformation happens, network infrastructures can deliver a more dynamic, open, programmatically efficient, and scalable services that are more alike to cloud computing. Join us in this panel discussion to learn how open software architectures and applications are making this evolution of the network possible. Hear first-hand from members of our ecosystem on the value of working together to capitalize on the opportunities that a cloud-like network has to offer.

Keate Despain

Keate Despain
Keate Despain
Intel® Network Builders Director, Network Platforms Group,
Intel

Keate Despain is head of the Intel® Network Builders program within the Network Platforms Group at Intel. He has been leading this team for two years. Keate has been working in the Communications industry ecosystem in and out of Intel for over 20 years. His experience includes IOT client, Telecom servers, middleware, and real-time operating system product management. He has worked with the communication ecosystem partners across the globe, including expatriate assignments in China, for over seven years. Keate has an MBA from Arizona State University and resides in Oregon, USA.

Jorge Gomez

Jorge Gomez
Jorge Gomez
Network Offering Associate Director,
Accenture

Jorge Gomez serves an Associate Director within Accenture’s Cloud First Networks organization, leading enterprise IT, industry OT and edge network offerings and innovation activities.

Working with colleagues across the world, Jorge leads some of Accenture’s network transformation engagements, driving innovation, strategic advisory and engineering initiatives that help accelerate the adoption of nascent technologies such as 5G, private wireless and edge at Accenture’s wide breadth of clients across industries.

Jorge obtained his B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Tec de Monterrey and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two dogs.

Fatih Nar

Fatih Nar
Fatih Nar
Chief Architect for Telco Partner Solutions,
Red Hat

In his role of chief architect for telco partner solutions, Fatih has been involved over several years in Kubernetes and OpenStack communities, influencing development and ecosystem cultivation, including for workloads specific to telecom, media, and entertainment needs. Prior to joining Red Hat, Fatih held roles at Google, Verizon Wireless, Canonical Ubuntu, and Ericsson. He holds an MSc degree in information technology and a BSc degree in electronics engineering.

Subhankar Pal

Subhankar Pal
Subhankar Pal
Senior Director, Innovation,
Capgemini

Subhankar Pal is Senior Director and global Innovation leader for Intelligent Networks program in Capgemini Engineering. He has close to 22 years of experience in commutation industry. His responsibilities include technology product incubation, product strategy and roadmap development, consulting & service offer definition for telecommunication and related markets. His interest areas include advanced network automation using cloud native principles and machine learning for 5G and beyond networks. Prior to joining Capgemini, he worked at Nokia Networks and C-DOT. Subhankar has extensive experience in speaking at international conferences and presenting technical papers in various forums. He has several blogs and whitepapers published in international journals and event proceedings.

Lakshmi Mandyam

Lakshmi Mandyam
Lakshmi Mandyam
Vice President, Service Provider Product Mgmt & Partner Ecosystem for the Telco Edge Cloud BU,
VMWare

Lakshmi Mandyam - serves as the VP, Service Provider Product Mgmt & Partner Ecosystem for the Telco Edge Cloud BU. Prior to VMware, she has held various management positions in the Industry including at Arm where she was the VP of Automotive and the Director of Server Systems and Ecosystems where she led ARM’s initiatives on Servers and Networking infrastructure. Prior to ARM, Lakshmi worked in engineering, marketing, and management roles at various companies, including Freescale Semiconductor and ColdWatt, building technology for enterprise applications. She has a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin.
06:25 pm - 06:30 pm

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06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

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