Open Source Networking Days


Melbourne, Australia

Event Overview

Melbourne, Australia | November 11, 2019
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Telstra Customer Insight Centre (CIC)

Presentations Can Be Found Here

Open Source Networking Day Australia is a one-day mini-summit hosted by Telstra and co-
organized by LF Networking (LFN). This is the first time that LFN has brought an open source networking event to Australia and it will be a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded community members that are passionate about open source networking. The event will bring together service providers, the developer community, industry partners and academia for a day of collaboration and idea exchange on all things related to open-source networking, including LF Networking (LFN) projects like ONAP, OpenDaylight, Tungsten Fabric and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) projects like COMAC, Stratum, ONOS and P4, as well as home-grown innovation such as OpenKilda and many more.

To make open source networking viable in Australia, we need to collectively grow awareness, skills and investment. By attending this event, attendees will learn about the state of open source networking adoption globally and locally, how open source is applied in network automation, evolution of software defined networking and how open source enables exciting use cases in edge computing. Attendees will have plenty of opportunities to interact with global experts, industry peers and developers via keynote sessions, panel Q&A, technical deep-dives and business discussions, and more importantly learn how to get involved in open source networking communities going forward. Registration is free, so register today and we hope to see you in Melbourne!

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There is no cost to participate in Open Source Networking Days.

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Venue Information

Name: Telstra Customer Insight Centre (CIC)
Address: Level 1, 242 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Please access the CIC via the escalators immediately behind the front desk
See the Map

Public Transportation
SkyBus (there is no train service from the airport)

Parliament Station

Airport Information
Departure Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC, 3045

Local Hotels

Please note, we do not have room blocks at these properties and cannot guarantee rates or availability. Contact your choice hotel directly to make reservations.

Marriott Hotel
Corner Exhibition & Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC, 3000
Ph +61 3 9662 3900

186 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Ph +61 3 9662 0511

Hotel Grand Chancellor
131 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Ph +61 3 9656 4000


November 11, 2019

  • 8:30 AM | Registration
  • 9:00 AM | Welcome
  • 9:10 AM | KEYNOTE: Open Source Networking & Edge & AI (Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation)
  • 9:40 AM | KEYNOTE: Bringing Disruptive Innovation to Deployment with Curated Open Source (Aseem Parikh, Open Networking Foundation)
  • 10:10 AM | KEYNOTE: Telstra’s open-source networking journey (Hakan Eriksson & Gary Traver, Telstra)
  • 10:40 AM | Coffee Break
  • 11:00 AM | Enabling Convergent Networks (Tejas Nevrekar, Lumina)
  • 11:30 AM | Open Standards and Open Source: From Yesterday to Tomorrow (Peter Kerney, Intel)
  • 12:00 PM | Lunch + Demonstrations

Breakout Track 1 – “Bringing Open Source Innovation to Network Automation”

  • 1:00 PM | ONAP Release/progress updates (Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation)
  • 1:30 PM | Open Source-Based Automation for Next Generation Networks (Sreekanth Sasidharan, Infosys)
  • 2:00 PM | Getting a grip on Network and Service topology +
    Policy Driven Network Automation – Empowering Operations
    (Brad Peters & Stuart Thompson, NBN Co)
  • 2:30 PM | Using open-source to deliver high-bandwidth researcher services (David Wilde, AARNet)
  • 3:00 PM | Leaders Round Table discussion / Q&A

Breakout Track 2 – “The Programmable Network”

  • 1:00 PM | Feature-based Comparison of Open Source SDN Controllers (Farzaneh Pakzad, Aptira)
  • 1:30 PM | Scaling Open Daylight for a Cloud Native World (Luis Gomez, Lumina)
  • 2:00 PM | An Introduction to OpenKilda – A Day in the Life (Jon Vestal, Telstra)
  • 2:30 PM | Programmable fabrics (P4, Stratum, µONOS) (Brian O’Connor, Open Networking Foundation)
  • 3:00 PM | Leaders Round Table discussion / Q&A

Breakout Track 3 – “The New Edge” (Open-source innovations for 5G and Edge Computing)

  • 1:00 PM | Realising Multi-Access Edge Cloud with SDN and Open Source (Aseem Parikh, Open Networking Foundation)
  • 1:30 PM | The Open Programmable Service Edge (Craig Stevens, Dell)
  • 2:00 PM | Edge Services: The Future Starts Now (Amy Pendergast and Andrew Ridley, Intel)
  • 2:30 PM | The Edge community (LF Edge, Akraino) (Arpit Joshipura, Linux Foundation)
  • 3:00 PM | Leaders Round Table discussion / Q&A

  • 3:30 PM | Afternoon Tea + Demonstrations
  • 4:10 PM | KEYNOTE: Academic Research to Commercial Reality: Leveraging Open-Source Networking (Vijay Sivaraman & Himal Kumar, UNSW / Canopus)
  • 4:40 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION: Progressing the open-source networking ecosystem in Australia
  • 5:20 PM | Raffle Draw & Wrap Up
  • 5:30 PM | Networking Over Canapes and Drinks
  • 6:30 PM | Event Close

Following OSN Days, on November 12 the ONF will be running a Next-Gen SDN tutorial – Click here for more information:

Site Host


Principal Sponsor

Lumina Networks – LFN


Canopus Networks
Dell Technologies

Event Partner


In Partnership With

LF Networking
Tungsten Fabric