Director, Technology, Strategy & Standardization, AmdocsA member of ONAP’s Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and the chair of ONAP’s Use-case Subcommittee, Alla Goldner also leads all ONAP activities and internal decision-making at Amdocs – a $3.7 billion revenue (2017), 25,000-employee company providing software and services to the world’s leading communications and media businesses. Her responsibilities include defining and implementing Amdocs’ ONAP strategy, working directly with ONAP members from service providers, vendors and partners, and playing a key role in Amdocs’ TSC. Her current focus is NFV and SDN network evolution, and in particular, the standardization and open-source domains. With over 20 years of experience in developing technology strategy and system architecture at global companies including Alcatel, Motorola, and Intel, she also has extensive experience in leading standardization efforts in 3GPP, IETF, ETSI NFV, BBF, ETSI and MEC – examples of standards she has created include TDF (Traffic Detection Function) into 3GPP Packet Core Architecture, Network Congestion handling into 3GPP architecture, and also traffic-steering architecture. A key member of the group-defined service-functional chaining in IETF, she is also a leading contributor of multiple work items in the areas of 5G, Policy Control and Charging, NFV, SDN, control-user plane split and congestion management. She has also served on the program committees of several conferences including IEEE ICC and IEEE CSCN, and has multiple patents to her name. Alla holds an MSc in Technology Management from NYU and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
President, AT&T Labs & Chief Technology Officer, AT&TAndre oversees the global technology direction for AT&T. This includes network planning, the company’s innovation road map, AT&T Labs, AT&T Foundry, and the intellectual property organization. His responsibilities include spearheading the design of the company’s next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative. He’s also heavily involved in AT&T’s push into open source software and other open standards, and engagement and collaboration with the broader developer community.
Chief Open Source Liaison Officer, ICT Infrastructure Open Source GM, HuaweiBill Ren holds an EMBA and Master Degree from Peking University, and a CS Bachelor Degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Since joining Huawei in 2000，Bill served as an Intelligent Network Research and Development Engineer, Product Manager and Architect of India Branch, General Manager of Business OSS, Vice President of Network OSS, Vice President of Network OSS Strategy and MKT, Vice President of Solution MKTG, etc. We have accumulated rich experience in R&D, marketing and product management. Mr. Ren Xudong（Bill Ren）serves as the General Manager of ICT Infrastructure Open Source Business at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, and as the chief liaison officer of Huawei. In this role，he is fully responsible for the implementation of open source solutions for operators/enterprises in the network automation industry, using open source means to build industrial ecology, expand industrial space, build a healthy and harmonious industrial environment, and support the success of the company's business.
ArmBob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm server ecosystem and holds a seat on the LFN Board and the Marketing Advisory Committee. Bob also drives engagement and participation in Linaro, ONF/CORD, DPDK and other relevant industry consortia. Bob has been active in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years, starting as a HW/SW engineer for Tellabs after obtaining a BSEE degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Bob then moved into the commercial software arena in 1992, holding a wide range of technical, product management, strategic marketing and business development roles at Ready Systems, Mentor Graphics, Wind River Systems, MontaVista Software, Penguin Computing, QNX Software/Blackberry before joining Arm in October 2012.
Chief Technology Officer, Red HatChris Wright is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat. Chris leads the Office of the CTO, which is responsible for incubating emerging technologies and developing forward-looking perspectives on innovations such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, distributed storage, software defined networking and network functions virtualization, containers, automation and continuous delivery, and distributed ledger. During his more than 20 years as a software engineer, Chris has worked in the telecommunications industry on high availability and distributed systems, and in the Linux industry on security, virtualization, and networking. He has been a Linux developer for more than 15 years, most of that time spent working deep in the Linux kernel. He is passionate about open source software serving as the foundation for next generation IT systems. He lives in sunny Portland, OR, where he is happily engaged in open source projects such as OpenDaylight, Open vSwitch, OPNFV, OpenStack, Open Container Initiative, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Intel CorporationDan Rodriguez is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the group’s Communications Infrastructure Division at Intel Corporation. He leads strategy for the division’s various market segments and manages Intel’s business in those segments, which include wireless core, cable infrastructure, routers and switches, and network security. Rodriguez and his organization are key contributors to Intel’s network transformation strategy, which focuses on workload convergence on Intel architecture and developing platforms to support network functions virtualization. Before assuming his current role in 2015, he spent four years as wireless infrastructure marketing director expanding that aspect of Intel’s networking business. Rodriguez has also played an influential role in several of Intel’s flagship networking products and technologies, including Intel® QuickAssist Technology and the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit. Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and earned his MBA degree from the University of Southern California.
Dell EMCGavin Cato serves as the Senior Vice President of Development Engineering for Networking at Dell EMC. In this role, he is responsible for the worldwide hardware and software engineering teams that research, design, and develop networking solutions for data center, campus, and service provider customers. He has been instrumental in establishing Dell EMC’s Open Networking and OpenSwitch approach in the transformation to disaggregated networking solutions. Gavin came to Dell in 2013 from Extreme Networks where he was responsible for global Engineering. During his tenure, Gavin led initiatives to improve the velocity of development, solution quality, and engineering process efficiency. Earlier in his career, Gavin has served in a number of key executive positions, including Vice President of Market Development and Corporate Strategy, Vice President of Strategic Solutions, and Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing at Tekelec and Vice President of Product Management at Arsenal Digital Solutions. Prior to joining Arsenal Digital Solutions, Gavin worked with Nortel Networks, IBM, Duke University Medical Center, and military contracting companies. Gavin received his BS and MS in electrical engineering and his MBA from Duke University where he later served on the Industrial Board of Advisors for the Fitzpatrick Photonics Center. He also received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University where he developed algorithm scheduling techniques for digital signal processing algorithms on VLSI architectures.
Corporate Vice President, General Manager, System Software Products, IntelImad Sousou is Corporate Vice President at Intel and General Manager of System Software. He is responsible for the company’s efforts in system firmware and BIOS, operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Google Chrome, and others), data-centric infrastructure system software such as orchestration, virtualization, runtimes (Java, web platform), and big data analytics. Additionally, Imad is responsible for overall system software stacks for uses from cloud to edge to device and leads Intel efforts enabling operating system vendors, cloud service providers, and system software partners. Previously, Imad was General Manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, an industry-leading open source organization he founded in 2001.
OrangeJehanne Savi, 48-year old, is currently leading 2 strategic programs for Orange worldwide aiming respectively at the all-IP transformation of the services and networks, and at the industrialization of new on-demand offers on the network layer as well as on the service layer thanks to the virtualization and automatization promises (i.e. NFV&SDN). Besides, she is a board member of French INRIA. Previously, she was executive director of the online channels within Orange France. As such she was responsible for the business development of the digital customer relationship, in terms of usage adoption and channel share as well as in terms of new self-service offering ; she has been an active stakeholder of the SOSH™ launch whose products are a web exclusivity. Earlier, during 9 years, she was head of IT delivery for France within the group IT executive committee, after a few years in charge of defining and implementing business processes and IT for VoIP & TV & internet offers over ADSL & fiber access. She joined the Orange - France Telecom group in 1995 and held until 2001 a series of positions as an operation manager, i.e. transmission manager and then mobile deployment manager for the area of Lyon in France, followed by project manager for the mobile network roll-out of Optimus in Portugal, and at last pre-sales manager for the enterprise business market back in the region of Lyon. She has a degree in telecom management (Telecom Paris Tech) and a PhD in theoretical physics. Mother of 3 young kids, she is also a member of the european network for “Women In Leadership”.
UberJustin Dustzadeh is Uber’s Head of Global Network & Software Platform. He leads a team responsible for the engineering and operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure, as well as the software-based automation capabilities and tools that help ensure Uber’s infrastructure (compute, network, DC) is always available and functions at peak performance. Previously, Justin served as the VP and Head of Global Infrastructure Network Services at Visa, where he led the architecture, engineering, and 24x7 operations & security of Visa’s global datacenter and wide-area networks, and drove the modernization and transformation of Visa’s infrastructure toward open, software-defined networking & cloud technologies. Prior to Visa, Justin served as the CTO & VP of Technology Strategy for Huawei’s $9B Networks business while helping to drive the development and adoption of open SDN & NFV in the industry as a visible and active member of the open networking community. Other previous positions include VP of Technology & Head of Network Architecture at Ericsson, CTO & Co-Founder of a Silicon Valley software technology startup, senior technology and management roles at AT&T Labs (CTO support including driving the transformation of AT&T’s technical infrastructure), as well as senior technology roles with French service providers Cegetel/SFR and Orange. Justin holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in Computer Science from Telecom ParisTech and a bachelor's degree in Theoretical Physics from Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris).
EricssonMats Karlsson leads the group within the Ericsson responsible for the network and implementation architecture for all Ericsson products. He also heads the Ericsson Cloud Program, defining and setting the strategy around cloud for the company. His current focus is to ensure that Ericsson can provide an NFV environment for telco operators, based on OpenStack, that can retain and improve carrier-grade SLAs when applications move from a box-based/native deployment to a cloud-based deployment model. Mats is also responsible for Ericsson’s open source strategy and has been instrumental in driving the foundation of Ericsson-initiated open source projects such as Erlang and OpenSAF.
Stanford UniversityNick McKeown has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University since 1995. In 2005 he started the Clean Slate Program at Stanford, which with Martin Casado and Scott Shenker led to "Software Defined Networking". He co-founded Nicira (now part of VMware), Abrizio and Nemo ("Network Memory", now part of Cisco), as well as ONF, ON.Lab and P4.org. In 2013 he co-founded Barefoot Networks, where he is Chairman and Chief Scientist. His current passion is to move the network data-plane from fixed-function hardware up and into software where it belongs. He hopes this will foster much faster innovation in networking, and finally hand over the keys to those who own and operate networks, to customize them to best suit their needs. Nick is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK). He received the British Computer Society Lovelace Medal (2005), the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communications Award (2009), the ACM Sigcomm Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), and an Honorary Doctorate from ETH (Zurich, 2014).
Nokia SoftwareA seasoned entrepreneur, Ron Haberman is Vice President of Nokia's Emerging Products unit within the Nokia Software Business Group. The Emerging Products unit incubates and nurtures early stage business into fully established product units, which span Cognitive Intelligence, Digital Operations, Digital Experience, and Digital Networks. Product Units include Security, Cloud, SON, IOT and Digital Sales. Emerging products systematically drives a pipeline of innovation and seed investment with its internal Intrapreneurship project. Ron was previously head of Nokia’s CloudBand product unit, where he oversaw the convergence of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia development teams leading to the successful relaunch of Nokia’s Cloud Management and Orchestration portfolio. Prior to Nokia, Ron co-founded and led cloud gaming company CiiNOW where he developed expertise in cloud and data center technologies, realtime systems, and low latency streaming and control. Previously Ron served in Alcatel-Lucent's IP Routing business group as Director of Business Strategy responsible for Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture for IPTV and served in a range of positions for CSPs such as Masergy Communications Zephion Networks/Broadband Office and UUNet (later MCI Worldcom). Ron has more than 20 years in business strategy, product planning, software engineering and network design and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Drexel University as well as a graduate of Standford Executive Program (SEP) and a GSB alumni.
Amazon Web ServicesDr. Sarah Cooper is AWS’s GM of IoT Analytics and Applications. With 15yrs experience building IoT devices and platforms, Sarah serves as vice chairwoman of the Internet of Things Community, a 20,000 member organization dedicated to education and information sharing amongst the IoT practitioner community. Formerly, M2Mi’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for engineering, business development and platform strategy, Sarah was named an IS 50 Most Empowering Women in Business, recognized Top 100 Wireless Technology Expert by Wireless World, a top 20 IoT Influencer by Inc. magazine, a National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Awardee, multidisciplinary entrepreneur, inventor of an IoT medical battery that runs on body temperature and a PhD in Physics from University of Sydney. Prior to M2Mi, Sarah founded and sold TE-Bio, an IoT device company, NaturalNano, a publically traded advanced nanomaterials company and conducted fundamental research at NASA and DoE.
Alibaba GroupYiqun Cai is a Vice President at Alibaba Group. He is responsible for the development and operation of the global networking platform and infrastructures. Before joining Alibaba Group, he was a Microsoft Partner Engineer in Windows Azure networking team, and prior to that, a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems. He co-authored multiple Internet RFCs and holds many US patents in the area of computer networking. He graduated with a MSc degree from the University of Alberta in Canada and BSc degree from Fudan University in Shanghai.
ADDITIONAL FEATURED SPEAKERS
- Wendy Cartee, Senior Director of Cloud-Native Applications Marketing, VMware
- Anil Guntupalli, Executive Director – Architecture Planning, Verizon
- Guru Parulkar, Executive Director of the Open Networking Foundation and Stanford Platform Lab at Stanford University