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 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.
Intel® Network Builders, Software Ecosystem Director, Intel
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.
Chief Technology Officer, Lanner
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.
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.
Global Business Head - 5G & Network Services, Tech Mahindra