Telecoms, Media & Technology is part of the Knowledge and Networking Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Informa
May 22
Show Filter
08:30 - 09:00

NAME BADGE AND COFFEE

09:00 - 09:05
Welcome address

Welcome address

  • Tony Dempsey - ISV Ecosystem Strategy Manager, EMEA, Intel
09:05 - 09:20

Network Transformation 2018 Challenges and Opportunities

  • The session will kick-off the event with a brief overview of challenges communications service providers are having in transforming their networks and ways in which Intel and the ecosystem are addressing these needs.
  • Chandresh Ruparel - Intel Network Builders Director , Intel
more
09:20 - 09:40

Network Virtualization: Achieving the Next Wave of Innovation at Telefónica

  • Join this Communications Service Provider led session to learn Telefónica’s view of network virtualization. This session will provide insights into Telefónica’s network transformation journey and how this industry leader to working to conquer the next wave of innovation that will continue to transform their network.
  • Patrick Lopez - VP, Networks Innovation, Telefonica
more
09:40 - 10:20

Orchestration: Best Solutions to Drive Greater Efficiency - Panel Discussion

Our panelists will share their practical experiences and examine the status of the industry as it relates to orchestration. They will discuss how best to Orchestrate towards making network services Automated and platforms Consumable.

  • Moderator Petar Torre - Lead Architect, Intel
  • Panelist Johanne Meyer - Evangelist, Telstra
  • Panelist Pal Gronsund - Researcher, Telenor
  • Panelist Manish Singh - VP of Network Services Strategy & Marketing, Tech Mahindra
more
10:20 - 10:40

Benefits of Using a NaaS Architecture

With advances in virtualization, SDN, cloud and AI, network domains (ND) are more autonomous relying less on OSS/BSS systems. The telecom industry requires a rethink in its ND to management architecture if it’s to achieve agility, cost controls and time to market expectations.

  • Speaker Johanne Meyer - Evangelist, Telstra
more
10:40 - 11:00

NFV Characterization - Best Known Methodologies

  • The lack of a standards-based testing framework has hindered the planning, procurement and deployment of virtualized networks and functions. Intel launched the Network Services Benchmarking (NSB) program to address this issue by developing a common framework for Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) and Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) characterization. The NSB framework, which has been added to the OPNFV Yardstick project, will help facilitate deterministic and repeatable benchmarking. In this session, you will learn about the new NSB features available in the OPNFV Fraser release, new sample VNF examples, and commercial integration projects.
  • Nick Hamblin - Vice President and Business Unit Head for Cloud and IP, Tieto
  • Xavier Simonart - Senior Network Software Engineer, Intel
more
11:00 - 11:10

Networking coffee break

11:10 - 11:40

Building the Next Generation Central Office (NGCO) with Intel® Architecture

As we approach the deployment of 5G, the convergence and integration of fixed and mobile networks at the Service Provider CO, and associated new service delivery , SDN and NFV technologies prove the perfect fit for the Next Generation Central Office (NGCO).

  • Rory Brown - SDN/NFV Solutions Architect, Intel
more
11:40 - 12:10

Accelerating the Move to the Network Edge

Network Edge is emerging as a critical topic for communications service providers working to develop and deploy edge-centric solutions to their enterprise customer. Join this session to get insights from ACS on the advancements of network edge. ACS is also a member of the new Intel Network Builders Network Edge ecosystem.

  • Bob Pike - CTO - Network & Mobile Broadband, ACS
more
12:10 - 12:50

Intel® Network Builders: Network Edge, what is the opportunity for Communication Service Providers and how should they address this? - Panel Discussion

  • The Network Edge represents a unique opportunity for Communication Service Providers to unlock the value of their real estate assets by providing secure, low latency and aggregated peering connectivity while reducing backhaul costs for a wide range of applications that are time and location sensitive. The types of vertical markets that require this type of connectivity include retail, industrial, automotive, health care and utility companies to name just a few. What is the opportunity for Communication Service Providers and how should they address this?
  • Moderator Tony Dempsey - ISV Ecosystem Strategy Manager, EMEA, Intel
  • Panelist Bob Pike - CTO - Network & Mobile Broadband, ACS
  • Panelist Paul Stevens - Marketing Director Telecom Sector, Advantech
  • Panelist Alla Goldner - Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization, Amdocs
  • Panelist Ulrich Kohn - Director Tech Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking
more
12:50 - 13:40

Lunch break

Showing of Streams
08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
NAME BADGE AND COFFEE
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Welcome address
  • Tony Dempsey - ISV Ecosystem Strategy Manager, EMEA, Intel
09:05 - 09:20 15 mins
Network Transformation 2018 Challenges and Opportunities
  • Chandresh Ruparel - Intel Network Builders Director , Intel
more
  • The session will kick-off the event with a brief overview of challenges communications service providers are having in transforming their networks and ways in which Intel and the ecosystem are addressing these needs.
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Network Virtualization: Achieving the Next Wave of Innovation at Telefónica
  • Patrick Lopez - VP, Networks Innovation, Telefonica
more
  • Join this Communications Service Provider led session to learn Telefónica’s view of network virtualization. This session will provide insights into Telefónica’s network transformation journey and how this industry leader to working to conquer the next wave of innovation that will continue to transform their network.
09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
Orchestration: Best Solutions to Drive Greater Efficiency - Panel Discussion
  • Moderator Petar Torre - Lead Architect, Intel
  • Panelist Johanne Meyer - Evangelist, Telstra
  • Panelist Pal Gronsund - Researcher, Telenor
  • Panelist Manish Singh - VP of Network Services Strategy & Marketing, Tech Mahindra
more

Our panelists will share their practical experiences and examine the status of the industry as it relates to orchestration. They will discuss how best to Orchestrate towards making network services Automated and platforms Consumable.

10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
Benefits of Using a NaaS Architecture
  • Speaker Johanne Meyer - Evangelist, Telstra
more

With advances in virtualization, SDN, cloud and AI, network domains (ND) are more autonomous relying less on OSS/BSS systems. The telecom industry requires a rethink in its ND to management architecture if it’s to achieve agility, cost controls and time to market expectations.

10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
NFV Characterization - Best Known Methodologies
  • Nick Hamblin - Vice President and Business Unit Head for Cloud and IP, Tieto
  • Xavier Simonart - Senior Network Software Engineer, Intel
more
  • The lack of a standards-based testing framework has hindered the planning, procurement and deployment of virtualized networks and functions. Intel launched the Network Services Benchmarking (NSB) program to address this issue by developing a common framework for Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) and Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) characterization. The NSB framework, which has been added to the OPNFV Yardstick project, will help facilitate deterministic and repeatable benchmarking. In this session, you will learn about the new NSB features available in the OPNFV Fraser release, new sample VNF examples, and commercial integration projects.
11:00 - 11:10 10 mins
Networking coffee break
11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
Building the Next Generation Central Office (NGCO) with Intel® Architecture
  • Rory Brown - SDN/NFV Solutions Architect, Intel
more

As we approach the deployment of 5G, the convergence and integration of fixed and mobile networks at the Service Provider CO, and associated new service delivery , SDN and NFV technologies prove the perfect fit for the Next Generation Central Office (NGCO).

11:40 - 12:10 30 mins
Accelerating the Move to the Network Edge
  • Bob Pike - CTO - Network & Mobile Broadband, ACS
more

Network Edge is emerging as a critical topic for communications service providers working to develop and deploy edge-centric solutions to their enterprise customer. Join this session to get insights from ACS on the advancements of network edge. ACS is also a member of the new Intel Network Builders Network Edge ecosystem.

12:10 - 12:50 40 mins
Intel® Network Builders: Network Edge, what is the opportunity for Communication Service Providers and how should they address this? - Panel Discussion
  • Moderator Tony Dempsey - ISV Ecosystem Strategy Manager, EMEA, Intel
  • Panelist Bob Pike - CTO - Network & Mobile Broadband, ACS
  • Panelist Paul Stevens - Marketing Director Telecom Sector, Advantech
  • Panelist Alla Goldner - Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization, Amdocs
  • Panelist Ulrich Kohn - Director Tech Marketing, ADVA Optical Networking
more
  • The Network Edge represents a unique opportunity for Communication Service Providers to unlock the value of their real estate assets by providing secure, low latency and aggregated peering connectivity while reducing backhaul costs for a wide range of applications that are time and location sensitive. The types of vertical markets that require this type of connectivity include retail, industrial, automotive, health care and utility companies to name just a few. What is the opportunity for Communication Service Providers and how should they address this?
12:50 - 13:40 50 mins
Lunch break
13:40 - 13:45 5 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Welcome back
  • Yaacov Slizak - Market Development Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel
more
13:40 - 13:45 5 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Welcome back
13:45 - 14:15 30 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Accelerating Network Transformation towards 5G Realization
  • Caroline Chan - General Manager, 5G Infrastructure Division, INTEL
more

Join Intel’s Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of 5G Infrastructure Division, Caroline Chan, in a keynote presentation to explore the many ways Intel is leading the industry on the path of 5G. As a trusted partner and advisor, Intel stands behind a mature ecosystem of global providers working together to accelerate optimized and tested solutions for the data center. In this presentation, Communication Services Providers will hear in an NDA setting about Intel’s strategies guiding the acceleration of solution deployments that will bring define and deliver 5G as a reality.

13:45 - 14:05 20 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Intel Network Builders Presentation on Edge
  • Tony Dempsey - ISV Ecosystem Strategy Manager, EMEA, Intel
more
  • What is the Network Edge and how is Intel defining this? This presentation will examine what the Network Edge is, the potential benefits of the network edge and how the industry is looking to address this opportunity for Communication Service Providers. The presentation will also talk about how Intel’s Network Builders ecosystem will support partner companies that have or who are developing Network Edge based products and solutions and how partners and communication service providers can benefit from this dedicated Network Edge Ecosystem.
14:05 - 14:35 30 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Lenovo Intel® Select Solution for Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)
  • Oscar Jimenez - Alliance & Tech Sales Manager Data Center Group, Lenovo Spain
more

Communications service providers (CoSPs) are looking to transform their infrastructure to better support 5G and IoT. CoSPs are evaluating and implementing network functions virtualization (NFV). This allows running applications in a performance-optimized, secure, and cost-effective manner—spanning the data center to the central office and to the network edge. Cloud-scale agility, scalability, and rapid deployment of network services are critical considerations, guiding CoSPs as they deploy this next-generation infrastructure.
This session will examine how Lenovo and Intel are collaborating on solutions to simplify the selection and deployment of hardware and software needed for today’s network workloads and accelerate CoSPs’ migration to NFV. Participants will also learn the key benefits of deploying an Intel® Select Solution for NFVI from Lenovo.

14:15 - 14:45 30 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Exploring Intel's Artificial Inteligence (AI) Strategy
  • Steven Graham - Solution Architect, Intel
more

With the evolution of the communications infrastructure and the explosion in data, IoT and next generation mobile networks, artificial intelligence is key in the strive to achieve cognitive networking and enable enhanced service offerings. This session will illustrate the current landscape and typical use cases of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in the Telco domain. Attendees will also be introduced to Intel’s strategy and products for Network AI, including focus areas, hardware portfolio, software stacks and ecosystem enablement.

14:35 - 15:05 30 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Leveraging the Advantages with Cloud Native and Containers
  • Petar Torre - Lead Architect, Intel
more

Network transformation stages, VNF re-architecting, industry readiness. Progress and enablement, challenges and recommendations

14:45 - 15:15 30 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Mobile core evolution towards 5G
  • Rory Brown - SDN/NFV Solutions Architect, Intel
more

This session will provide an overview of the major differences between LTE cores and 5G. How 5G Service Based Architecture (SBA) will open up the core for innovation and new service delivery and what Intel is doing to help operators to deliver 5G performance requirements.

15:05 - 15:15 10 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Networking coffee break
15:15 - 15:25 10 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Break
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Control the Hype: Service Assurance as it relates to Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning
  • Dr. Stefan Vallin - Director of Product Strategy, Netrounds
more

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.

15:25 - 15:55 30 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Network Transformation Design Principles and Impact to Processes and Organizations
  • Petar Torre - Lead Architect, Intel
more
  • This session will introduce network functions virtualization (NFV) and review deployment and maturity model. We will also discuss changes in structure of Telco Operators that accompanies introduction of NFV, like changes in structure of departments and organizational units and their responsibilities.
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Secure SD-WAN – Deployed on Cost Efficient uCPE
  • Erik Engstrom - Vice President of Global Service Provider Sales, Clavister
more
  • Deployed on the network edge, uCPE platforms has to be very cost efficient, but at the same time provide key security functions to protect the network edge and the services provided by VNFs on the uCPE. Clavister can provide a Secure SD-WAN solution that combines secure WAN connectivity and strong network security functions in a single resource efficient VNF.
15:55 - 16:25 30 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Simplifying Network Transformation with Optimized End to End Solutions
  • Deepak Kumar Nim - Principal Solutions Architect, Tech Mahindra
  • Manish Singh - VP of Network Services Strategy & Marketing, Tech Mahindra
more

Join Intel Network Builders partner and industry leader, Tech Mahindra, in a valuable presentation that will help Communications Service Providers accelerate their roadmap of end to end network solutions and meet the ever increase demands of connectivity. In an engaging format, Tech Mahindra will deliver pertinent content that can be applicable to various operators' environments, bring your questions!

16:15 - 16:45 30 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
5G and Network Slicing
  • Speaker Daniel Lynch - FlexRAN Platform and Product Line Director, Intel
more

This session will provide a high-level view of 5G and discuss target services for 5G networks. The concept of network slicing will also be covered and how it can be used in 5G networks. Network slicing is the use of NFV and SDN to create a virtualized network that meets a set of requirements. Slicing can be described as separating the network into different domains, enabling distinct management of different parts of the network that are used for different services.

16:25 - 16:45 20 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Intel Network Builders University - Delivering the Right Skillset to Accelerate Network Transformation
  • George Ranallo - Business Developer Manager, Intel Network Builders University
more
  • This session will provide an overview of the Intel® Network Builders University and the value of cutting edge technical training in the network transformation landscape. Learn how Communications Service Providers are using the program to educate their employees and to how to apply these resources to your organizational structure.
16:45 - 17:05 20 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
The Future of the Network - a Path of Collaboration Toward Innovation
  • Chandresh Ruparel - Intel Network Builders Director , Intel
more

This session will recap the ways that Intel can assist with your network transformation from technology, training and ecosystem connection. You will also learn the best ways to engage with Intel on your network transformation journey.

16:45 - 16:55 10 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Closing remarks
  • Tony Dempsey - ISV Ecosystem Strategy Manager, EMEA, Intel
more
16:55 - 19:05 130 mins
INB Partner Track - No-NDA Content and Open to all Informa Registrants
Drinks reception
17:05 - 19:15 130 mins
Next Wave Communications Service Provider Track - NDA Content - By Invitation
Drinks reception