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08:45 - 08:50 5 mins
Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Chair Anuradha Udunuwara - Senior Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom
08:50 - 09:10 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Transforming Your Network for the Digital Economy
  • Ricky Chua - Senior Representative, CenturyLink
  • Is digital transformation really data transformation in Asia Pacific?
  • Why is an adaptive network important for Asia Pacific’s digital economy?
  • Key considerations for the Next Generation Network Transformation
  • SDWAN and IoT – Bane or Boon?
  • How is SDWAN being leveraged today?
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Roads to the Era of future intelligent network
  • Li Li - VP of New H3C Group, President of Technology Strategy BU, H3C

Enterprises require agile, intelligent, simple, reliable and full-portfolio products and solutions on their way to digital transformation. As a leading digital solutions provider, New H3C Group is committed to be the most trusted partner for our customers to achieve business innovation and industrial upgrades. Li li, VP of New H3C Group, will share our understanding of NV& SDN solution which has already been applied in hundreds of local cases. Li will also talk about H3C AD-Net 3.0 integrated with AI technology.

09:30 - 10:10 40 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Keynote Panel: The Road to Virtualization: Our Deployment Experience, Technical Implications and Impact on Operations
  • Ming Kiat Lim - Director - Product Development, Group Enterprise, SingTel
  • Divesh Gupta - Vice President - Technology and Sales Operations, PCCW Global
  • James Chin Sze Yih - Principal Engineer, IP Network Planning, TIME dotCom
  • Sang Soo Jeong - GM, Communications & Media Solutions, HPE Korea
  • Moderator Neil Shah - Research Director, Devices & Ecosystems, Counterpoint Technology Market Research
  • Vasile Nedelcu - Global Service Portfolio Director - MS IT & ADM Portfolio and Offering, Ericsson

- Are we closing in on the initial drivers for NFV and SDN investment?
- Starting down the right path: what to virtualise first and how?
- Where did you initially have concerns and what obstacles did you encounter?
- How did you overcome technical challenges?
- How significant a role has SD-WAN come to play?
- What hybrid/interim solutions have been used to bridge the gap to virtualization?
- Are we starting to build a picture of the process between traditional and virtual networks?
- Have you any advice to offer other operators? If you were to offer a few key takeaways, what would they be?

10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
HPE Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) Strategy for Telco
  • Claus Pedersen - Director Global Telco Segment and NFV Solutions, HPE
  • Global Telco and IT trends that will influence future telecommunications architectures
  • HPEs development activity to deliver SDI
  • Why HPE?

Through this session, HPE will present its Open Telco Software Defined Infrastructure for optimized and highly distributed data centers supporting next generation networks.

10:30 - 10:50 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Building a 5G-Oriented Cloud Network
  • Charlie Xu - Marketing department, Network Business Unit, Fiberhome
  • Assessing the values and challenges
  • Presenting the network solution by FiberHome
  • SDWAN solution
  • FitBNG Solution
10:50 - 11:45 55 mins
Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Morning Coffee & Networking Break
11:45 - 12:05 20 mins
Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Update From Verizon
  • Lee Field - Associate Director – Global Pre-Sales, Verizon, Asia Pacific
12:05 - 12:25 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Panel: Learning Virtual Competencies: Providing Employees with the Skills for Virtual World
  • Amila Saputhanthri - Telecommunications Engineer, Dialog Axiata
  • Moderator Anuradha Udunuwara - Senior Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom
  • Roger Gibson - Partner, Infosys Consulting
  • What role and skill-set changes need to be adopted to successfully implement a cloud-based network infrastructure?
  • Adjusting mindset and behaviour to a digital focus
  • Full DevOps to manage the work force
  • Changing roles and responsibilities within a network – combining skills of system administrators and network administrators.
12:25 - 12:40 15 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
5G: Dynamically Sliced, Differentially Priced
  • Manish Singh - Vice President, Product Management SDN/NFV, Tech Mahindra

5G will be the transformational tipping point that will deliver unprecedented productivity gains, redefine competitive advantages and accelerate global market reach reshaping every industry vertical. Businesses will reexamine their P&L with a 5G lens. Thus, The Network will become the differentiator that will redefine business processes, foster business innovation and pioneer new production, distribution and consumption models.

5G thus presents a unique opportunity for CSPs by putting the customer back in the driver’s seat and letting them pick and choose what network capabilities they want, what resources they need and accordingly are willing to pay for. The Network of the Future will be dynamically sliced and differentially priced. It's time to monetize digital.

12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Why Are We Waiting? Where Are We Now With NFV & SDN Compared to Initial Estimations and Has This Changed Our Opinions?
  • Anuradha Udunuwara - Senior Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom

- Has there been a drop in enthusiasm of NFV/SDN development?
- Are some operators getting cold feet? Why?
- Re-assessing the opportunities and challenges of virtualization
- How can their concerns be addressed?
- What realistic effect is NFV/SDN deployment expected to have on business success in the next 5 years, compared with initial expectations?
- Have we learned anything unexpected?
- Navigating the short-term

13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Lunch & Networking Break
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Spotlight Session: How are Service Providers Approaching Interoperability?
  • Keiko Kuriu - Research Engineer, NTT
  • Dian Agung Nugroho - Senior Expert Cloud & Virtualization, Telkom Indonesia

- The role of Open Source Platforms
- How cohesive is the industry?
- Standardising the networks of the future
- Achieving an end-to-end service in a in a multi-vendor environment
- What impact does this have on MANO?
- Can we expect a “Virtualization Gap” – how will time-scale variation across APAC regions effect virtualization deployment?
- How will this change the relationship between operators and vendors?

14:20 - 14:35 15 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Better ways for the life cycle management of SDN/NFV services
  • Sreekanth Sasidharan - Senior Principal Technology Architect, Infosys
14:35 - 14:50 15 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Securing Virtual Networks
  • Stefan Brodin - Commercial Solution Manager, Clavister

- How is increasing network complexity effecting security concerns?
- What changes are required to security architectures?
- Ops models from other carriers

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
SDN & NFV Opportunities and Challenges: A Real-Life Use Case of SDN/NFV Deployment for a Large Enterprise Customer in APAC.
  • Simon Delord - Principal Architect, Telstra

- How SDN and NFV can be used to meet customer business requirements
- What are some real life and concrete challenges associated with such deployments?
- What are some of the key learnings and recommendations for those technologies moving forward?

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
NFV Service Assurance - The Path to Closed-Loop Orchestration
  • Steve Plotkin - Global Solution Architect, SevOne
  • Monitoring OpenStack NFV
  • Monitoring OpenStack Services and Endpoints
  • Closed loop Orchestration
  • Use cases
  • SevOne Advantage
  • Discuss SevOne Solution
15:30 - 15:50 20 mins
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Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Control the Hype! A look at service assurance systems and how they relate to Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning
  • Mats Nordlund - CEO & Co-Founder, Netrounds

This presentation will discuss recent research on current service assurance systems and how they relate to the industry’s most widely discussed technology topics today – Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. We also introduce the concept of Small Data – using active testing and monitoring to provide direct answers to the relevant service quality questions and as the prerequisite high quality data inputs for effective Big Data and Machine Learning processes.

15:50 - 15:55 5 mins
Network Virtualization & SDN Asia (Sands A 5101)
Chairman's Closing Remarks
  • Chairman Anuradha Udunuwara - Senior Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom