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Tuesday, September 10
 

8:00am

9:00am

Tutorial: Broadband Access (SEBA)
SEBA is an open source platform that virtualizes broadband networks. By extracting and ‘cloudifying’ the majority of functions that traditionally ran in complicated chassis-based PON systems, operators can leverage (and intermix) white-box single rack-unit PON systems from various vendors while running common control software. This optimizes capex and opex spend, and creates a deployment model that has been embraced by leading operators.The SEBA tutorial is for everyone – architects, developers, engineers, PMs, TMEs, QA, CTOs, curious onlookers, everyone – who are new to SEBA and want a tutorial-style introduction to the SEBA pod, its various components, how they integrate and interact. It is organized around a series of alternating presentations from SEBA experts, and interactive exercises using a fully featured SEBA pod deployed in a VM, aka SEBA-in-a-Box (SiaB).
A large portion of the tutorial will focus on answering the topics below:
  • How is the SEBA profile launched on the CORD platform with Kubernetes and Helm charts?
  • What is VOLTHA and how is it presenting an abstraction of the PON?
  • What do the apps written on the SDN controller (ONOS) do?
  • What are the collections of containers that make up NEM?
  • How are operator workflows implemented in XOS, and what are its internal models and services?
  • How are multiple OLTs aggregated by the AGG switch?
  • How is SEBA doing monitoring, telemetry and FCAPS with ELK stack, Prometheus and Grafana?
  • How do we test functionality end-to-end? How do we test system scale?
  • How do we troubleshoot the system?
Once these topics are covered, late afternoon session will be geared towards developers and will be organized around hands-on exercises that demonstrate a developer workflow when working with SEBA. Instead of focusing on the development of an ONOS app, an XOS service, or a VOLTHA adaptor, we will instead focus on the developer workflow when working in a system such as SEBA which has multiple moving parts. The goal is to answer the question “I have made a change in XXX, now how do I easily try it out in the SEBA pod?”

Speakers
avatar for Saurav Das

Saurav Das

VP of Engineering, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Over 20 years in networking & communications, Saurav has worked on systems as diverse as network virtualization at Big Switch Networks, datacenter switches at Arista, and WDM optics at Enablence. He currently serves as VP of Engineering at the Open Networking Foundation, where he... Read More →


Tuesday September 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

9:00am

Tutorial: Mobile & 5G
5G is one of the biggest transformation of operators’ networks and services. This tutorial is for everyone who is interested in gaining insights into the next-generation mobile projects:COMAC (Converged Multi-Access and Core) – Deliver next-generation services over both mobile and broadband networks to seamlessly support subscriber management and consistent service experience regardless of access technology.
In the COMAC portion of tutorial you will learn about:
  • Access & Core
  • Disaggregation & Virtualization
  • Programmable SDN
  • Coexistence
  • Convergence
  • Role of P4
  • COMAC Edge
Second part of the tutorial will focus on OMEC – Open Mobile Evolved Core (OMEC) is intended to become an open source production grade Evolved Packet Core (EPC).
It is built using an NFV (Network Function Virtualization) architecture and includes all of the areas below which will be covered in the tutorial:
  • Complete connectivity, billing and charging capabilities
  • 3GPP Release 13 compatibility (more on this in a bit)
  • Support for large numbers of subscribers with a high performance DPDK based data plane
  • Optimization for lightweight cost effective deployments and IoT applications
  • Integrated CI/CD test and verification capabilities

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Detailed schedule is as follows:

9:00am - 9:45am - COMAC RD and EP Overview - Oguz Sunay/ONF
9:45am - 10:30am - COMAC EP Platform Deep-Dive - Pingping Lin, Woojoong Kim, Doyoung Lee, Hyunsun Moon/ONF

10:30am - 11:00am - Break

11:00am - 11:45am - Installing and Setting Up the COMAC EP Release - Pingping Lin, Woojoong Kim, Doyoung Lee, Hyunsun Moon/ONF
11:45am - 12:30pm - Hands-On with COMAC-in-a-box on CloudLab - Hyunsun Moon/ONF

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm - OMEC Project Overview - Intel Team
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Submitting code/fixes to OMEC and OMEC CI/CD - Intel/HCL Team

3:00pm - 3:30pm - Break

3:30pm - 4:15pm - Hands-On with OMEC on CloudLab - GSLab Team
4:15pm - 4:40pm - Evolving OMEC - Next Step: Production Grade MME - GSLab Team & Pingping Lin/ONF
4:40pm - 5:00pm - Closing Remarks - Oguz Sunay/ONF




Speakers
avatar for Oguz Sunay

Oguz Sunay

Chief Architect for Mobile Networking, Open Networking Foundation
Oğuz Sunay is the Chief Architect for Mobile Networking at the Open Networking Foundation. Previously, Oğuz was the Chief Technology Officer at Argela-USA where he led the research and development for a programmable RAN architecture that enables dynamically programmable RAN slicing... Read More →


Tuesday September 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

9:00am

Tutorial: Next-Gen SDN
Next-Gen SDN is delivering fine-grained network programmability with zero touch configuration and management, enabling operators’ complete control of their networks. Leveraging P4, P4Runtime, OpenConfig/gNMI and gNOI, NG-SDN is now truly delivering on the ‘software defined’ promise of SDN for future transformation, new applications and unprecedented levels of new value creation.This tutorial is an opportunity for architects and engineers to learn the basics and to practically experiment with some of the building blocks of the NG-SDN architecture, such as:
  • P4 language
  • Stratum (P4Runtime, OpenConfig over gNMI, gNOI)
  • ONOS
The goal of the tutorial is to answer questions such as:
  • What is P4 and how do I use it?
  • How do I go from a P4 program to a complete network solution?
  • What is Stratum and how can I use its interfaces to control packet forwarding, configure ports, or push software upgrades to my network devices?
  • How can I use ONOS to write control-plane apps for my P4 program?
It is organized around a sequence of introductory presentations, as well as hands-on exercises that show how to build a leaf-spine data center fabric from scratch based on IPv6 using P4 and ONOS.
The tutorial will include an introduction to the P4 language, Stratum, and ONOS. Participants will be provided with starter P4 code and an ONOS app implementation, along with instructions to run a Mininet-emulated leaf-spine topology of Stratum-enabled software switches. Only basic programming and networking knowledge is required to complete the hands-on exercises. Knowledge of Java and Python will be helpful to understand some of the starter code.

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Detailed Agenda:

8.00am-8.30am registration and breakfast
8.30am-9.00am technical set up for hands on lab
9.00am-9:20am - NG-SDN overview
9.20am-10.45 - P4 and P4Runtime introduction (with hands-on lab)
10.45am-11.15am - break
11.15am-12.30pm - gNMI and OpenConfig introduction. (with hands-on lab)
12.30pm-1.30pm- lunch
1.30pm-3.00pm - Using ONOS as a control plane (with hands-on lab)
3.00pm-3.30pm - break
3.30pm-5.00pm - Developing SDN apps (with hands-on lab)

Speakers
avatar for Carmelo Cascone

Carmelo Cascone

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
I'm a Member of Technical Staff at Open Networking Foundation (ONF) where I'm currently leading the technical activities around the adoption of programmable data planes, P4, and P4Runtime in ONF projects such as ONOS and CORD. This is a community-driven effort part of the P... Read More →
avatar for Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Brian O’Connor works on open source SDN platforms at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is currently serving as the technical lead for the Stratum project and is a member of the ONOS project’s technical steering team. Brian has given SDN talks and tutorials at several conferences... Read More →


Tuesday September 10, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)
 
Wednesday, September 11
 

8:00am

9:00am

Keynote: "Open Source for Broadband Networking", Andre Fuetsch, President AT&T Labs and CTO at AT&T



Speakers
avatar for Andre Fuetsch

Andre Fuetsch

President, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T Labs
Andre 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... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Salons 5-6

9:30am

State of ONF: Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Speakers
avatar for Guru Parulkar

Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Guru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University.Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean Slate... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
Salons 5-6

10:00am

Distinguished Contributor Awards
Speakers
avatar for Andre Fuetsch

Andre Fuetsch

President, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer, AT&T Labs
Andre 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... Read More →
avatar for Guru Parulkar

Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Guru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University.Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean Slate... Read More →
avatar for Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/Co-Founder, Stanford University/Barefoot Networks
Nick McKeown (PhD/MS UC Berkeley ’95/’92; B.E Univ. of Leeds, ’86) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty Director of the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University. From 1986–1989 he worked for Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol, England... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Salons 5-6

10:15am

Keynote: "How We Might Get Humans out of the Way", Nick McKeown, Stanford University, Professor of Computer Engineering and Barefoot Networks, Co-founder
Nick will talk about how P4 and the PISA switch architecture will be the foundation for fine grained measurement, formal verification and closed loop control of networks.





Speakers
avatar for Nick McKeown

Nick McKeown

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/Co-Founder, Stanford University/Barefoot Networks
Nick McKeown (PhD/MS UC Berkeley ’95/’92; B.E Univ. of Leeds, ’86) is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Faculty Director of the Clean Slate Program at Stanford University. From 1986–1989 he worked for Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bristol, England... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 10:45am
Salons 5-6

10:45am

Coffee Break
Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

Plenary: "Who dares wins! How access transformation can fast-track evolution of operator production platforms"
Arthur DLittle has collaborated with three major operators to provide a view into the impact of cloud technology and IT on the business of broadband access. Hear directly from ADL and these operators on why they are transforming their businesses, why the provider access edge is so important, and how their strategy relates to collaboration in multiple ONF projects. 




Speakers
avatar for Hans-Joerg Kolbe

Hans-Joerg Kolbe

Chief Engineer, Deutsche Telekom AG
Hans-Joerg Kolbe is a chief engineer at Deutsche Telekom Germany working as technical lead for SDN, NFV and broadband access. He is co-responsible for the system design and architecture of DT's Access 4.0 program and is an active member of the Open Networking Foundation's reference... Read More →
avatar for David Artuñedo Guillén

David Artuñedo Guillén

CEO, OnLife Networks/ Telefónica
David Artuñedo Guillén is the CEO at OnLife Networks (a Telefónica Intrapeneur start up) at Product Innovation Inside Chief Commercial Digital Office exploring how to re-architect Central Offices as Datacenters using SDN & Cloud open source technologies, to deliver best user experience... Read More →
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T
Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect, he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s software-centric network, and in progressing the key technologies that support it - SDN and NFV.  He is the editor and chief contributor... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Salons 5-6

11:45am

Panel: 5G and Open Source






Speakers
avatar for Oguz Sunay

Oguz Sunay

Chief Architect for Mobile Networking, Open Networking Foundation
Oğuz Sunay is the Chief Architect for Mobile Networking at the Open Networking Foundation. Previously, Oğuz was the Chief Technology Officer at Argela-USA where he led the research and development for a programmable RAN architecture that enables dynamically programmable RAN slicing... Read More →
avatar for Lyle Bertz

Lyle Bertz

Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint
Lyle Bertz serves as a Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture at Sprint where he is responsible for long-term Core Network and Service System (wireline, enterprise, IOT, LTE & 5G) technology strategy and architecture as well as support of related standards and global ecosystem... Read More →
avatar for Michal Sewera

Michal Sewera

T-Mobile Poland
Michal Sewera is leading the EPC Shared Service Center team (hosted in Warsaw) focused on delivery of ePC engineering services in Deutsche Telekom. He is also responsible for DevOps activities in T-Mobile Poland ePC network. Michal was involved in early development of different Packet... Read More →
avatar for Doug Eng

Doug Eng

Distinguished-Technical Architect, AT&T
avatar for Pranav Mehta

Pranav Mehta

VP & Director, Systems and Software Research, Intel Labs, Intel


Wednesday September 11, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Salons 5-6

12:30pm

Lunch & Expo
Lunch will be served in Sedona Room
Expo will be in Salons 1-4

Wednesday September 11, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salons 1-4

2:00pm

Broadband Access (SEBA & VOLTHA) Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Matt Jeanneret

Matt Jeanneret

Principal Product Development Engineer, AT&T
Matt Jeanneret is a Principal Product Development Engineer at the AT&T Foundry in Atlanta, GA and a member of the SEBA and VOLTHA communities. Matt was one of the original developers working on the design of vOLT (later VOLTHA) and participated in one of the first plugfests in 2016... Read More →
avatar for Saurav Das

Saurav Das

VP of Engineering, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Over 20 years in networking & communications, Saurav has worked on systems as diverse as network virtualization at Big Switch Networks, datacenter switches at Arista, and WDM optics at Enablence. He currently serves as VP of Engineering at the Open Networking Foundation, where he... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

2:00pm

COMAC: Converged Multi Access and Core
COMAC, the newest reference design project at ONF, aims to enable access and core networks by developing a modular, cost-efficient platform and components with well-defined interfaces. The project components will include:

- A streamlined, simple and cost-efficient implementation of 3GPP cellular core,
- A converged user plane function (CUPF) that unifies user plane components of fixed broadband network gateway, 3GPP cellular core and virtualized 3GPP cellular radio access that would be hosted at the multi-access edge cloud,
- A suite of control plane functions/applications that would intelligently be engaged to ensure proper, and standards compliant and programmatic control of CUPF,
- Access and Core Controllers that intelligently and programmatically map CUPF with the corresponding suite of control plane applications.

This talk will provide an overview of COMAC, provide preliminary reference design and exemplar platform architectures, and discuss its proposed evolution in stages.

Speakers
avatar for Oguz Sunay

Oguz Sunay

Chief Architect for Mobile Networking, Open Networking Foundation
Oğuz Sunay is the Chief Architect for Mobile Networking at the Open Networking Foundation. Previously, Oğuz was the Chief Technology Officer at Argela-USA where he led the research and development for a programmable RAN architecture that enables dynamically programmable RAN slicing... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

2:00pm

Open Source in Networking - Ecosystem Update
The open source ecosystem in networking has broadened significantly over the last few years, with different groups having established different points of focus.  In this talk, Roy Chua (AvidThink) will provide an overview and analysis of the current ecosystem, share his predictions for evolution of this ecosystem and suggest recommendations for the ecosystem as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Roy Chua

Roy Chua

Founder & Principal, AvidThink
Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral and prior to that, he was a management consultant working with Fortune 500 and technology startups... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

2:00pm

A Workflow Management Engine in CORD
An operator business workflow is implemented in CORD as an XOS Synchronizer. A workflow is specified by defining data-models, model-policies and event-steps of a Synchronizer. Specifically, the model-policies and the event-steps define actions of a workflow that orchestrate other components in CORD. Programming and debugging complex business workflows are challenging because the code is fragmented across multiple Synchronizer steps, and the relationship between the events (and the corresponding action) is implicit. This also makes monitoring and managing workflows difficult. To address this challenge, we introduce a workflow management system into CORD. In this talk, we will show how an operator’s business workflow can be implemented, debugged, monitored and managed using the workflow management system.

Speakers
avatar for Illyoung Choi

Illyoung Choi

University of Arizona
Illyoung Choi is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Arizona. His research interests are in cloud computing and big data analytics. He has been researching distributed file-systems, large-scale scientific data transfer and genomic sequence analysis. He participated... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

2:00pm

Stratum
This presentation will provide an overview of the Stratum project along with an update of the project's progress. It will include details of the open source release and the project roadmap.

Speakers
avatar for Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Brian O’Connor works on open source SDN platforms at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is currently serving as the technical lead for the Stratum project and is a member of the ONOS project’s technical steering team. Brian has given SDN talks and tutorials at several conferences... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

2:15pm

VOLTHA Roadmap
This presentation will give an overview of the VOLTHA roadmap, including recent progress and next steps.

The presentation will give latest updates on our VOLTHA implementation at DT, which is based on our VOLTHA community engagement. It will address mainly DT usage of VOLTHA as an controller for OCP defined Access Node hardware , our community engagement and what is required from operator perspective to use VOLTHA in a serious roll-out.

Speakers
avatar for Bjoern Nagel

Bjoern Nagel

Deutsche Telekom AG
Bjoern Nagel is a system engineer at Deutsche Telekom. He is responsible for most of the PON based transmission system topics within DTs optical access engineering division, including the Access 4.0 program. The optical access part in the Access 4.0 program encompasses bare metal... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

2:30pm

The Future of Next-Gen Networks: Why 5G’s Success Depends on Disaggregation and Open RAN
Abstract
For 5G to reach its promised potential, core network elements network must evolve from proprietary, single-sourced networks to open, disaggregated and software-centric networks to support the increasing requirements for mission critical, ultra-low-latency applications. The Radio Access Network (RAN) is now undergoing this fundamental transformation with the emergence of Open RAN. 
Disaggregation is critical to the Open RAN evolution, enabling mobile operators to truly open up within the Radio Access Network and leverage solutions from multiple vendors, thereby breaking vendor lock-in, reducing costs, while using best-of-breed components that meet their specific network requirements. As mobile operators build-out their new 5G networks, the move to an Open RAN architecture becomes more urgent.

During this presentation, attendees will learn about:
• Open telecom standards and Open RAN architectures from ONF, the O-RAN Alliance and the Telecom Infra Project are delivering the disaggregated access solutions required for 5G success
• Synergies between these open ecosystems, and how leveraging open source hardware and software allows operators to avoid vendor lock-in and reduce costs
• Specific use cases that are ripe for Open RAN innovation
• The roles and responsibilities of systems integrators to bring all of the components together and deliver turnkey open telecom solutions while still overcoming the interoperability challenges in a multi-vendor ecosystem
•    Lessons learned from mobile operators that are beginning to take Open RAN from the initial concept phase to trials and commercialization

Speakers
avatar for Neeraj Patel

Neeraj Patel

VP, Solutions and GM Software & Services, Radisys
Neeraj heads the Solutions business for Radisys comprising of MobilityEngine, ServiceEngine, FlowEngine and DCEngine. He has held numerous management positions within the company, including sales, business development and product line management. He brings 20 years of telecom experience... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

2:30pm

Using Akraino to Simplify Edge Stack
This talk provides a high level overview of Akraino and how it can help speed up deployments and bring up stacks like SEBA and COMAC by creating blueprints that automate and simplify the process.

Akraino is often used to round out the deployment technology for ONF projects.  This talk will create awareness of that value add and will show how Akraino is symbiotic with ONF projects. It also updates status on Akraino capabilities and how it's being used at ONF.







Speakers
avatar for Kandan Kathirvel

Kandan Kathirvel

Director, AT&T
Kandan Kathirvel is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the TSC-Chair at Akraino Edge Stack, Linux Foundation. Kandan served on the OpenStack board of directors from 2017 to 2018. Kandan leads AT&T’s technology efforts around Edge... Read More →
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T
Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect, he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s software-centric network, and in progressing the key technologies that support it - SDN and NFV.  He is the editor and chief contributor... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

2:30pm

OVSPP: Hybrid Enhanced vSwitch for CORD-Based Telco SFC
Service Function Chaining (SFC) which dynamically steers traffic through an ordered list of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) is important for Telco to provide complex residential services at the network edge. However, SFC when implemented on CORD platform, suffers a serious performance issue of the overwhelmed switching entries it adds to CORD's Open vSwitch (OVS). In order to solve the SFC performance weakness of the OVS, we propose a new hybrid switch OVSPP (OVS+SPP) which leverages our self developed dpdk-enabled vSwitch, Soft Patch Panel (SPP) for handling the simple switching among VNFs while leaving the other switching tasks of the CORD platform for OVS. This new proposed hybrid switch minimizes the number of switching entries added to OVS by SFC at the price of small overhead in SPP operation. This work presents the integration of OVSPP to CIAB CORD platform with 2 VNFs (Firewall and IDS) and the results of their performance comparison.

Speakers
avatar for Tri Trinh

Tri Trinh

Access Network Researcher, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group
Tri Trinh received a Bachelor's as well as a Master's degree from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. From 2004 to 2009, he was with Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group as Access Network Engineer. From 2009 to 2013, he received... Read More →
avatar for Daisuke Hara

Daisuke Hara

NTT
Daisuke Hara received his B.E. degree and M.E. degree in computer science from the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. He is with the Network Service Systems Laboratories in NTT Corporation since 2006, and is currently engaged in planning... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

2:30pm

An Overview of gNMI Support in Stratum
gNMI (gRPC Network Management Interface) is a gRPC-based model for getting, setting and subscribing configurations from a device. In this talk, we will give you an overview of how Stratum supports gNMI with OpenConfig model.

Speakers
avatar for Yi Tseng

Yi Tseng

MTS, Open Networking Foundation


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

2:45pm

Getting VOLTHA to Production - The Boring Stuff
The community's goal is to produce a production quality product, but our behaviors sometimes betray that goal. This presentation will discuss the characteristics of a production system and propose some actions that may help the community move toward their goal.


Speakers
avatar for David Bainbridge

David Bainbridge

Senior Software Architect, Ciena
David Bainbridge is a senior software architect focusing on open source within Ciena's CTO office. David has been a member of the TSC/TST and committer on ODL, ONOS, and CORD projects. David's current focus in open source is split between SDN and machine learning (as it can be applied... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

3:00pm

OMEC Adoption Puzzle: General Challenges for Operator Adoption
Speakers
avatar for Nikhil Joshi

Nikhil Joshi

VP Business development, GS Lab
Head of US operations and business for GS Lab. We offer Research, Engineering and Implementation/support for vEPC VNF's , interfaces and custom features. GS Lab has made significant contribution to ONF's Mobile core repository (MCORD). Look forward to meeting you at ONFConnect.
avatar for Vikram Barate

Vikram Barate

Technical Manager, GS Lab
M-CORD architecture, and development of the EPC core components. CUPS challenges w.r.t. open-source code, performance, conformance, deployment and orchestration.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

3:00pm

Highlights of OCP and Open Spec Hardware
The Open Compute Project is the first and only completely open source hardware specification organization.  As the source and inspiration for white box hardware they have broken new ground in defining open and collaborative solutions.  Tuned to include the latest in OpenEdge hardware for carrier deployments and how that can be applied to ONF projects, this talk gives the telco community a personalized “OCP 101” that details who and what OCP is, what they do, how it matters, and how to get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T
Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect, he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s software-centric network, and in progressing the key technologies that support it - SDN and NFV.  He is the editor and chief contributor... Read More →
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, OCP
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation where he is a visionary and pathfinder on this open source journey. Bill works will the entire OCP community and many other software groups, standards organizations, and industry consortiums to bring together people from around the... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

3:00pm

ONAP Orchestration for Multi-Access Edge
As the converged edge is taking shape due to the dual forces of 5G and Fiber access, it becomes critical to manage the services and components that will be deployed at the edge. We will talk about how the converged edge can be orchestrated using ONAP for both SEBA and vRAN.

Speakers
avatar for Madhu Kashyap

Madhu Kashyap

Director of Product Management & Strategy, Netsia
Madhu Kashyap is Director of Product Management & Strategy at Netsia. A senior product management and product marketing professional with broad experience in cloud, software and the networking industry. He has been active in open source projects such as OpenStack, OPNFV and ONAP... Read More →
avatar for Mesut Soyturk

Mesut Soyturk

Product Development Manager, Turk Telekom
Mesut is a Product Development Manager, earned a degree in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, graduating in 1999. He has experience writing and deploying applications in Java. His background includes full lifecycle product and project management on telecommunication... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

3:00pm

Stratum's Phal Attribute DB: What Is It Good For?
The PHal Attribute DB is an important part of Stratum, providing a single, abstracted and cached view of vital platform configuration, status and metric information.

This presentation will walk through the recently added PHal Attribute DB functionality from the developer's point of view (i.e. how do you write a config file for your platform) with code snippets and a demo.

The following agenda topics will be covered: The PHal architecture (incl attribute DB): Recap how PHal is implemented on the ONLP OS; Describe the attribute DB and how caching policies work; How do the datasources work; The role of the configurator and how it wires the datasources into the attribute DB. PhalDB initialisation file: What is it used for? Detail the PhalDB config file schema (i.e. phal.proto); What happens if you don’t specify a phal db init file. Walk through some examples: basic configuration; specifying ONLP IDs; specifying caching policy; Time permitting might do some demos.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Stevens

Craig Stevens

Principal Solutions Architect, Dell EMC
Craig lives to change the networking world, he is a Principal Solutions Architect at Dell EMC and has held various CTO, architectural and software engineering positions with major networking vendors like Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Cisco & Brocade.  He has worked with Service... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

3:15pm

NEM Management: Service Lifecycle, Upgrades, API, and Tools
Network operators need the ability to maintain a dynamic set of services that can change over time -- services may be added, deleted, or upgraded over the lifecycle of a running pod. In SEBA, the NEM manages not only the containers that implement these services, but also the data model that holds configuration and coordination data on behalf of these services. From a disaggregated set of service specifications, the NEM automatically generates this data model and a gRPC API that enables both inter-component communication and northbound consumers. This presentation will begin by discussing our motivation in creating the data model and API, then we will discuss some of the unique challenges encountered in our design, including how the NEM handles software upgrade. In service software upgrade (ISSU) is a multi-phase process that begins with upgrading the containers via Helm or Kubernetes and concludes with a migration of the NEM's database schema and live data. We will discuss the XOS and NEM specific implementation of data migration in SEBA, and the operational aspects of performing database migration in an operator's production environment. We will conclude with a demo of a new tool that ONF and the community have developed, cordctl, that is a command-line interface to the NEM. Cordctl exercises a wide range of API features, from being able to query and update models (subscribers, devices, etc) in a SEBA pod to being able to initiate backup and restore. We will demonstrate a few common operations using this tool.

Speakers
avatar for Matteo Scandolo

Matteo Scandolo

MTS - CORD TST, Open Networking Foundation
I'm Matteo Scandolo, a software developer from Italy. I built my experience working for a fast growing software agency in Milan building reliable and scalable microservice-based web applications. I joined ON.Lab in November 2015 and found interest in the CORD mission, which I adopted... Read More →
avatar for Zack Williams

Zack Williams

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
CORD and SEBA platform integration, Logging and Monitoring, DevOps, Testing.
avatar for Scott Baker

Scott Baker

Open Networking Foundation


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

3:30pm

Wireless SDN Models and Testing in ONF, ONAP and O-RAN
This talk discusses ONF work on microwave and core information models that has led to successful demonstrations of SDN-controlled microwave devices and to adoption of common information modeling concepts across multiple open source and standardization groups in the RAN industry.  The Wireless Transport group in the ONF Open Transport Config & Control Project has done pioneering work defining a microwave information model that has been implemented and tested in an 11/18 PoC in Telefonica, Munich and is involved in operator pilot testing.  The work on information modeling has been adopted in the ONAP open source consortium as a part of SDN controlled radio access networks in the Casablanca and upcoming Dublin ONAP releases.  More recently the O-RAN consortium has begun work on open, disaggregated RAN architecture and is exploring synergies with ONF work on SDN control and management.

Speakers
avatar for Lyndon Ong

Lyndon Ong

Principal, Advanced Architecture, Office of the CTO, Ciena
Lyndon Ong is Principal, Advanced Architecture in the Office of the CTO at Ciena Corporation, where he is focused on extending SDN to carrier networks and defining Ciena's architecture to support 5G.Since joining Ciena in 2001, he has headed numerous projects in the areas of optical... Read More →
avatar for Tracy van Brakle

Tracy van Brakle

PMTS, AT&T
Tracy Van Brakle is a Principal Member of Technical Staff within AT&T's Access Architecture & Standards group. She is an active participant and contributor within several open source projects. Her current area of interest is integrating wireless PNFs with open platforms, e.g., ONAP... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

3:30pm

Open Community Hardware Designs Used with ONF Reference Design
This presentation will highlight the various Open hardware designs that are used in building ONF reference designs. These hardware designs are Open Source through communities such as Open Compute Project and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Catlin

Jeffrey Catlin

VP Technology, Edgecore Networks
Jeff is the Vice President of Technology at Edgecore Networks.  He is responsible for research and integration of technology into Edgecore's award winning Open Networking product portfolio.  Jeff is an industry recognized technology leader with more than 25 years of in-depth experience... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

3:30pm

OCP Telco Rack for Telco Central Office CORD Deployments
Getting a full pre-build, pre-configured, pre-cabled (OCP) rack into a Telco Central Office is very challenging, but KPN, together with OCP Platinum member Schneider Electric seems to have figured out a solution which enables this and can hopefully be used by other Telcos as well. In this talk KPN will share the concept of this rack.. If with some minor changes this rack will fit more Telcos or non-Telco use cases, please share them with me as now is the time we can still make minor changes before we start we OCP Accepted process for this Rack.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Geensen

Michel Geensen

Principal Architect, KPN
Michel Geensen has 20+ years of experience in Telco IP Networks. At the moment he is working as an Principal Architect in KPN's Technology Office. KPN is the incumbent Telecom Operator from the Netherlands (a very large Telco in a very small country).As a part of his current job... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

3:30pm

P4 on FPM Switches with Stratum
This talk gives an overview over the progress of supporting Fixed Pipeline Model (FPM) switches in Stratum, an open-source next-gen thin NOS. We present the developed P4 compiler backend targeting FPM, that allows generation of switch pipeline configurations from conventional P4 programs. Further, we show how these configurations can be used to program the hardware through P4runtime and how the Stratum runtime translates them into SDKLT call. The talk is concluded by a complete workflow demonstartion of programming a Broadcom Tomahawk switch, from the P4 program to the table rule manifestation in silicon.

Speakers
avatar for Maximilian Pudelko

Maximilian Pudelko

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Maximilian Pudelko graduated from the Technical University Munich in 2018 with a Master’s degree in computer science. His research there focused on high-performance packet processing in software.After joining ONF in 2019, he now works on the Stratum project as a software engineer... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

4:00pm

Coffee Break
Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm

COMAC and OMEC at DT
Share latest status and insights how OMEC is used as basis for a robust, ligthweight evolved packet core implementation compliant with the 3GPP architecture, leveraging the ONF COMAC reference design and open source exemplar platform for convergent access and core network implementations. Discuss next steps, incl. migration to 5G, converged user plane and control plane options, and relevant industry/standards and community collaborations.

Speakers
avatar for Manuel Paul

Manuel Paul

Senior Expert Technology & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG
Deeply engaged in strategy, innovation and engineering projects (incl. leading roles) within the DT group, Manuel coordinates Software-Defined Networking standards & collaborative community activities. He has been involved into the SDN movement since the early days, has driven and... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

4:30pm

vBNG Data Plane in P4-programmable FPGA-based Acceleration Card
Running vBNG as the workload of compute nodes is one of the proposed options for the SEBA Exemplar Platform. This talk will explore what options are there to improve performance parameters of such application with P4 programmability and FPGA SmartNICs. Deutsche Telecom’s open source P4 implementation of BNG pipeline will be used as a reference to provide results and suggest improvements. Non-P4 features such as QoS will be addressed as well in order to emphasize the need for P4 language evolution and interoperability.

Speakers
avatar for Viktor Puš

Viktor Puš

Netcope Technologies


Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

4:30pm

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP): Accelerating Rollout of Open Networks
The Telecom Infra Project brings together network operators, hardware manufacturers, system integrators, software developers and other stakeholders to create new approaches towards building and deploying telecom infrastructure, across access, backhaul, and core networks. In this presentation, we introduce the organization’s motivation, membership, and the wide range of technologies being addressed. We discuss how the members define infrastructure product specifications through project groups that are referenced when members release RFI/RFPs to ecosystem partners and how they demonstrate interoperability of equipment in the TIP Community Labs. We highlight some recent successes in operator lab and production network field trials and some new initiatives just getting off the ground. Finally, we address the importance of cross-industry collaboration through relationships with other key participants such as ONF

Speakers
avatar for Salil Sawhney

Salil Sawhney

Manager for Connectivity Technologies & Ecosystems, Facebook
Salil Sawhney is a Manager for Connectivity Technologies & Ecosystems at Facebook. He leads the wireless systems programs within Facebook Connectivity focused on driving contributions to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). Salil drives development of open and disaggregated 4G/5G radio... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

4:30pm

KPN's Vision On and Steps to Reach On a Fully Programmable Telco Network
In 2018 KPN has created a vision on a fully programmable Telco network and has shared this vision at various summits & congresses. This talk will revisit that vision and provide insight on which steps have been taken and challenges which have been encountered within KPN to reach that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Michel Geensen

Michel Geensen

Principal Architect, KPN
Michel Geensen has 20+ years of experience in Telco IP Networks. At the moment he is working as an Principal Architect in KPN's Technology Office. KPN is the incumbent Telecom Operator from the Netherlands (a very large Telco in a very small country).As a part of his current job... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

4:30pm

Extending and Reusing the New ONOS GUI2
The ONOS Gui has been rearchitected using the latest Angular client side framework, and is open for extending. Additionally it has been modularised to allow components be reused in other projects. This session gives an overview for developers, integrators and architects of how this can fit many different usage scenarios.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Condon

Sean Condon

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Sean Condon is a Member of Technical Staff in Open Networking Foundation and a core member of the ONOS development team and has been a contributor since 2016. Sean is a former System & Software Architect at Microsemi's Frequency & Timing Division, and a Product Architect at Motorola's... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

5:00pm

OMEC Development & Deployment
A review of OMEC architecture and update of features, including an update on Option 3x (5G) support, for the current release will be provided.  This will focus on changes to NGIC and updated components.  The roadmap for the next set of OMEC features will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Lyle Bertz

Lyle Bertz

Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture, Sprint
Lyle Bertz serves as a Director of Technology Innovation & Architecture at Sprint where he is responsible for long-term Core Network and Service System (wireline, enterprise, IOT, LTE & 5G) technology strategy and architecture as well as support of related standards and global ecosystem... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

5:00pm

SEBA with Microplug OLT
SEBA solution which showcases Delta Network's white-box switch with Tibit Communication's Micro Plug OLT and powered by BISDN Linux. We will present and demo the results of our collaboration - the VOLTHA adapter architecture for managing Micro Plug OLT modules, a deployment-ready ONL which packaged a hardened community version OF-DPA, end-to-end broadband subscribers connectivity to SEBA POD and reachability to services.

Speakers
avatar for Chip Boling

Chip Boling

Principal Software Engineer, Tibit Communications
Chip Boling is a Principal Software Engineer at TiBiT Communications and is the lead engineer for TiBiT's VOLTHA OLT Device adapter and is leading their effort to integrate the TiBiT Microplug OLT into the SEBA Architecture. Chip is a member of the VOLTHA TSC/TST and a committer... Read More →
avatar for Hagen Woesner

Hagen Woesner

Managing Director, BISDN
Hagen is managing director of BISDN in Berlin, Germany. BISDN is building telco gateway functions based on various hardware accelerations and a common Linux abstraction over all platforms. He earned his Master and PhD from TU Berlin, then spent a PostDoc period in Italy. He was project... Read More →
avatar for Durga Bodla

Durga Bodla

Sr. Systems and Solutions Engineer at Delta Electronics, Delta Electronics (Americas) Ltd.
I’m  Durga Bodla, currently working as Test and Solution Engineer at Delta Electronics, Fremont. I have 12 years of experience in variety of roles including solutions, platform, system test and sales. I have graduated with a masters in Computer Applications from Osmania University... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

5:00pm

The Courtship of Open Source and Standards
Standards development organizations around the globe are embracing open source and in doing so are pioneering new territory. This session will talk about the common goals of open source and standards; share examples of how open source projects achieve interoperability with and without standards; touch upon the challenges of intermingling intellectual property regimes; and finally, provide early thoughts on how to navigate the landscape.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson

Senior Commercial Counsel, Red Hat Inc.
Scott Peterson is a member of the Red Hat legal team. In 1992 an engineer at HP asked Scott for legal advice on a curious document known as the GPL. That fateful question began a twisting path of exploration of the legal aspects of collaborative development, including both technical... Read More →
avatar for Margaret LaBrecque

Margaret LaBrecque

Product Management and Ecosystem Development, Open Source Technology Group, Intel
Margaret builds partnerships to advance open source projects in areas ranging from IoT to the edge and data center. Having held leadership roles in both open source projects and standards groups, she has a keen interest in their intersection. Margaret was a Visiting Scholar at the... Read More →
avatar for Michael Sirtori

Michael Sirtori

Attorney, Intel
Mike supports Intel’s employees participating in open source software and standards development organizations, foundations and industry consortia.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

5:00pm

Stratum's New Capabilities: Optical Transport Support for Cassini Chassis
Stratum is a next generation network operating system (NOS) for white box switches. It is primarily focused on supporting machine interfaces (P4RT, gNMI and gNOI) to automate network operations and enable user defining network element behavior with P4.

Edgecore's Cassini platform unlike traditional white-box switches enables network operators to integrate the packet switching and optical technology worlds as well as easily extend and migrate existing metro and long-haul networks.

PLVision will share the results of extending the Stratum NOS with optical transceivers configuration for Cassini chassis. This integration project involved:
- Integration of ACO and DCO modules with the help of TAI library that provides an abstraction layer for optical data-source control; 
- Extension of Stratum's internal structures to support this new type of optical interfaces;
- Implementation of Appropriate OpenConfig models for optical interfaces and modules as well as exposure of these models to the control plane via gNMI.

As a result, Stratum is extended to support optical network equipment, enabling the support of Cassini chassis which is a key infrastructure element of ONF's ODTN exemplar platform.

Speakers
avatar for Leonid Khedyk

Leonid Khedyk

CTO, PLVision
I'm focused on software in the networking and embedded systems domains (mainly NOSes and SDN controllers). Leading PLVision’s member contribution to the ONF community (the Stratum Project) and its commitment towards driving networking innovation. Applying diverse technical background... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

5:00pm

Open Flow Typed Message Queues
Inango Systems has developed a mechanism for ONOS that greatly improves system behavior under heavy load conditions.

The mechanism provides a means of directing different types of Open Flow messages to different ONOS messages queues for handling. As a result, high priority may be directed to different message queues than low priority, either totally eliminating or at least greatly reducing packet loss. In our talk we will describe the new Open Flow message processing algorithm, the details of the implementation, and the ways in which these mechanisms can be configured. We will also present our use case in which we first observed the problem in the existing ONOS system.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolai Merinov

Nikolai Merinov

Software Architect, Inango Systems
Nikolai Merinov is a Software Architect at Inango Systems Ltd. For the last 4 years he has taken part in the design and development of CPE software that is being used by some of the largest companies in the world. He is also heavily involved in Inango's collaboration with the FLOSS... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

5:30pm

Open Source EPC: Operators' Journey Towards the Cloud-Native ONF-Based Telco Core
Presentation is addressing challenges and opportunities related with implementation of the ONF based open source EPC platform in a production network bringing significant disruption by offloading heavy user plane mobile data. Fixed mobile substitution case study will be presented considering system architecture, integration of the critical interfaces (billing, LI) and performance data.

Speakers
avatar for Michal Sewera

Michal Sewera

T-Mobile Poland
Michal Sewera is leading the EPC Shared Service Center team (hosted in Warsaw) focused on delivery of ePC engineering services in Deutsche Telekom. He is also responsible for DevOps activities in T-Mobile Poland ePC network. Michal was involved in early development of different Packet... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

5:30pm

SEBA Trials In A Multi-Tenant FTTx Infrastructure Environment
From Fibre unbundling to Bitstream unbundling - this is the transformation journey that STL has embarked on for a multi-tenant FTTx Infrastructure setup, while leveraging the SEBA Exemplar Platform. The work is in-progress, and the STL team has updates and observations to share that can benefit carriers who are in the process of establishing network sharing environments in the last mile access network. STL's journey thus far has involved performance trials of SEBA, planning and deploying the solution in a production trial environment, and running the trial cycles and consolidating the observations. Every stage of this journey has helped the STL team to discover insightful observations. Some of these observations are towards performance stability of the solution, some are towards crucial aspects of production readiness, and some are towards the approach that can change the Access Network Economics.

1) The session will summarize the experience of a field trial as carried out in a shareable FTTx Infrastructure environment.
2) The session will offer a view on how SEBA could potentially influence Access Network Economics.
3) The session will also offer glimpses of performance benchmark data as obtained from various Trial cycles.

Speakers
avatar for Saurabh Chattopadhyay

Saurabh Chattopadhyay

Strategic Technology Lead, Sterlite Technologies Ltd
Saurabh Chattopadhyay is currently spearheading the Product & Solution Engineering activities for STL’s Programmable FTTx portfolio. He has 20+ years of experience, has been driving Telecom aligned Innovation Centers and Research & Development activities in various technology areas... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

5:30pm

Open Source - How to Help Your Lawyers and Execs Become Enthusiastic Supporters
How can an individual successfully evangelize contributing to OSS within their company?  What are the strategic benefits to contributing to OSS, and how can these be articulated to decision-makers in various roles?  What are methods for overcoming common internal obstacles, objections, and concerns about contributing?  This panel will provide pointers and discuss case studies of successful evangelism within companies for contributing to OSS.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Walli

Stephen Walli

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Stephen is a principal program manager in the Azure Office of the CTO at Microsoft. He is the governing board chair for the Confidential Computing Consortium. Prior to Microsoft, he has been a distinguished technologist (HPE), technical executive, a founder, a consultant, a writer... Read More →
avatar for Eddie Satterly

Eddie Satterly

Co-founder, Datanexus
Mr. Satterly has served in a variety of roles including developer, engineer, architect and CTO over his 28+ year career for startups to Fortune 500 companies. At DataNexus he is building a new open source based data application to serve as a context based data router. Previously he... Read More →
avatar for Joanna Lee

Joanna Lee

Partner, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
Joanna Lee is an advisor to open source foundations, technology standards consortia, and major contributors to open source. Joanna is a Partner at the law firm of Gesmer Updegrove.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

5:30pm

The Result of P4 Usecase for Edge Cloud and Introduction of a New Usecase of P4
We develop networks supporting various needs by the maximum use of general-purpose products. For complex processing functions, programmable ASICs are used with advanced traffic control.  In this talk, we talk the result of  the usecase for disaggregate carrier network service edge router for Edge cloud using P4, and we introduce a new use case of P4.

Speakers
avatar for Satoshi Horiuchi

Satoshi Horiuchi

Network Engineer, NTT-EAST


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

5:30pm

A gRPC Based Event Distribution System
Current SDN controllers follow a monolithic approach that integrates all services and applications into one single, huge program. The monolithic design of SDN controllers restricts programmers who build management applications to the specific programming interfaces and the specific services that a given SDN controller provides, making applications dependent on the controller, and thereby restricting portability of management applications across controllers. Furthermore, the monolithic approach means an SDN controller must be recompiled whenever a change is made, even if the change is minor; the approach does not provide an easy way to add new functionality or scale to handle large networks. To overcome the weaknesses inherent in the monolithic approach, the next generation of SDN controllers must use a distributed, microservice architecture that disaggregates the control plane by dividing the monolithic controller into a set of cooperative microservices. In this talk, we consider two potential designs for externalization of event processing, a critical first step involved in moving from a centralized, monolithic design to a decentralized microservice control plane architecture.

Speakers
avatar for Adib Rastegarnia

Adib Rastegarnia

Purdue University
Adib Rastegarnia is a PhD student at Computer Science Department of Purdue University under the supervision of Prof. Douglas Comer. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (IT) Engineering in 2010 from Urmia University of Technology and his Master’s degree in... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

6:00pm

Multi-Layer Multi-Domain Network Topology Abstractions Using ONF Transport API (TAPI)
The recent releases of ONF Transport API (TAPI)  have been focused on management, control and orchestration of connectivity-services across a multi-layer, multi-domain transport network topology. This presentation utilizes an real world scenario of an MEF 63 Subscriber L1 Service over an dis-aggregated photonic network to illustrate key TAPI concepts related to Topology. Concepts such as component-system pattern, recursive node-topology abstraction, partitioning & layering, etc will be introduced and relationship of TAPI Topology to IETF Topology (RFC 8345) will be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Karthik Sethuraman

Karthik Sethuraman

Sr. Software/SDN Architect, NEC
Karthik Sethuraman is a Senior Software/SDN Architect for Optical-IP Development at NEC. He has extensive experience in architecting, designing and hands-on coding of control and management software systems for TDM, WDM and Packet transport networks. He has been active in Transport... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

6:00pm

Reception & Expo
Wednesday September 11, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Salons 1-4

7:00pm

OCP Birds of a Feather (BOF) Session
This Birds of a Feather is an open discussion about topics concerning OCP and that are of interest to ONF-Connect attendees.  Provided in a town hall format, come and learn what you want to know, or provide feedback about what you want or need.  Topics will be driven by demand and can include: Value of OCP specs, Emerging tech, OCP Partners (including ONF, LF and TIP), OCP Supply Chains, Support, Maintenance, Raising the Bar, How can we do better?

Speakers
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T
Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect, he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s software-centric network, and in progressing the key technologies that support it - SDN and NFV.  He is the editor and chief contributor... Read More →
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, OCP
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation where he is a visionary and pathfinder on this open source journey. Bill works will the entire OCP community and many other software groups, standards organizations, and industry consortiums to bring together people from around the... Read More →


Wednesday September 11, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)
 
Thursday, September 12
 

8:00am

9:00am

Keynote: Jason Hoffman , President & CEO, MobiledgeX,
Speakers
avatar for Jason Hoffman

Jason Hoffman

President and CEO, MobiledgeX
Jason Hoffman is President and CEO of MobiledgeX, where his decades of experience in telecommunications and cloud infrastructure have driven him to design the future of mobile edge services, applications, and devices.Jason is considered one of the architects of large scale cloud computing... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Salons 5-6

9:30am

Keynote: "Plotting a Course to a Continued Moore's Law" by Partha Ranganathan and Amin Vahdat, Google
The systems community faces an important and exciting challenge. On one hand, Moore’s law is slowing down, stressing traditional assumptions around cheaper and faster systems every year. Concurrently, demand for computing continues to grow at phenomenal rates, with deeper analysis over ever growing volumes of data, new diverse workloads in the cloud, and smarter edge devices. In this talk, we will summarize recent technology and workload trends and discuss the evolution of system architectures for large "warehouse-scale computing" environments with a focus on the role that networking will play in enabling continued exponential increase in computing capability. Specifically, we will discuss how responding to the current opportunities will require more “out-of-the-box” designs ---considering the entire datacenter as a computer, hierarchical architectures exposing inherent latency variations, and co-designing across hardware and software. Taken together, we sketch a path toward a new Moore’s Law: exponentially increasing compute capability at a fixed cost by increasing the efficiency of the distributed applications running across an auto-balancing warehouse-scale computer, co-optimized across the tens of thousands of compute, storage, and network elements.


Speakers
avatar for Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan

Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan

Distinguished Engineer, Google
Parthasarathy (Partha) Ranganathan is currently a distinguished engineer and area technical lead for server systems and datacenters at Google. Prior to this, he was a HP Fellow and Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs where he led their research on systems and datacenters.  Partha... Read More →
avatar for Amin Vahdat

Amin Vahdat

Engineering Fellow and Vice President, Google
At Google, Vahdat focuses on Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networking, Network Virtualization, Data Center and Wide Area Networking. Vahdat has published more than 200 papers in computer systems, with fundamental contributions to cloud computing, data consistency, energy-efficient... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Salons 5-6

10:30am

Coffee Break
Thursday September 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

Plenary: Next-Gen SDN Stack
Next-Gen SDN open source stack is creating truly programmable and verifiable network infrastructure. Learn about how P4, Stratum, and µONOS are all playing a role to create a comprehensive stack to enable the next major innovation in network infrastructure.


Speakers
avatar for Nate Foster

Nate Foster

Associate Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University
Nate Foster is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. The primary goal of his research is to develop languages and tools that make it easy for programmers to build secure and reliable systems. His current work focuses on the design and implementation of... Read More →
avatar for Timon Sloane

Timon Sloane

VP, Marketing and Ecosystem, Open Networking Foundation
Timon Sloane is the vice president of marketing and ecosystem of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He leads the organization’s efforts building an open source ecosystem, thus helping to enable the broad transformation of the networking industry through the adoption of open source... Read More →
avatar for Brian O'Connor

Brian O'Connor

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
Brian O’Connor works on open source SDN platforms at the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is currently serving as the technical lead for the Stratum project and is a member of the ONOS project’s technical steering team. Brian has given SDN talks and tutorials at several conferences... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Vachuska

Thomas Vachuska

Chief Architect, Open Networking Foundation


Thursday September 12, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Salons 5-6

11:45am

Panel: Edge Cloud - Different Perspectives on Edge

The edge cloud has tremendous potential, with the promise of supporting low-latency/high-bandwidth applications ranging from Internet-of-Things (IoT) to Immersive UIs to Autonomous Vehicles. At the same time, ONF is working with network operators to transition their access networks from closed and proprietary hardware to disaggregated and virtualized software running on white-box servers and switches, the very same platform architecture as will power the edge cloud. The panel will bring together technical leaders from three startups that are bringing innovative "edge cloud enabling" products to market. Moderated by ONF CTO Larry Peterson, the panel will discuss their respective company's insights into where the opportunities are, and what this means to network operators and commodity cloud providers.


Speakers
avatar for Zack Butcher

Zack Butcher

Founding Engineer, Tetrate
Zack is core contributor @IstioMesh and a founding engineer at Tetrate. Prior to Tetrate, he worked at Google as one of the earliest engineers on Istio. Before that he worked on a variety of teams across Google Cloud Platform, focusing on authorization, policy, data retention, and... Read More →
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Larry Peterson

CTO, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Larry Peterson came to ONF from Princeton, where he was the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium. He served as chair of the CS Department from 2003-2009. In 2007, Peterson co-founded CoBlitz LLC to commercialize CDN... Read More →
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John Dilley

Chief Architect, Rafay Systems
John Dilley (Jad) is Chief Architect at Rafay Systems, a 2017 start-up that eases the management and operation of container-based applications.  He helps design systems that enable global, multi-cloud placement, distribution, and traffic managementPrior to Rafay he spent 16 years... Read More →
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Wiqar Chaudry

COO, NALEJ Corporation


Thursday September 12, 2019 11:45am - 12:30pm
Salons 5-6

12:30pm

Lunch & Expo
Lunch will be served in Sedona Room
Expo will be in Salons 1-4

Thursday September 12, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salons 1-4

2:00pm

OMEC in a Kubernetes Orchestrated Environment
In this presentation we'll present the Open Mobile Evolved Core (OMEC) operating in a containerized and dynamically orchestrated environment under Kubernetes (K8s).  We'll show how we address some K8s related challenges to support multiple network interfaces per POD through the use of plug-in for K8s Container Network Interface (CNI), as well as achieving near bare-metal performance through the use of Enhanced Platform Awareness features enabling CPU core pinning and isolation, huge pages and high I/O throughput with SR/IOV based interfaces. Additionally we'll describe our custom K8s operator enabling automating scaling, life-cycle management and complete streamlining of the deployment process, as well as showing use of additional opensource tools to facilitate custom scaling.

Speakers
avatar for Saikrishna Edupuganti

Saikrishna Edupuganti

Research Scientist, Intel
Saikrishna is a Research Scientist at Intel Labs. He has primarily worked in Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization areas. He has contributed to the OMEC project. Enabling orchestration of network functions on Kubernetes while maintaining high performance... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

2:00pm

Implementation Details for Technology Profiles and Speed Profiles
The presentation will describe the changes required for ONOS and the ONOS applications as well as VOLTHA the Open OLT Adapter, Open ONU Adapter and Open OLT Driver in order to support XPON Technology Profiles and the Speed Profiles, both generically and specifically for the Edgecore OLT. Traffic Management models derived from the Technology Profile both Upstream and Downstream using the 2.6.x version of the BAL will be described.  Specific issues with the initial architecture and implementation will be discussed as well as the solutions implemented will also be discussed.

Speakers
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Shaun Missett

Engineering Manager, Radisys
Working at Radisys out of the office of the CTO on Business Development and contributing to the ONF SEBA and VOLTHA groups where I am currently a member of the VOLTHA Technical Steering Team.I have spent the last 30 years working in Access as both an individual contributor in software... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

2:00pm

Lighter-weight Virtualization for Edge Computing
Edge computing increasingly supports a wide variety of industries, including Oil & Gas, Consumer Products, and Retail. The traditional methodology for providing the infrastructure necessary for this edge computing has been based on many of the same technologies used for traditional server virtualization including containers and Kubernetes. Unfortunately maintaining a Kubernetes cluster requires providing customers with dedicated containerized processes in every edge point of presence, limiting network density and keeping edge provider costs high.

We believe that the ideal way to provide compute in a dense network is not to adapt technology developed for traditional servers. Our experience with our 180 PoP edge network has shown that lighter-weight forms of virtualization can consume an order of magnitude less server memory, while supporting scaling of capacity in single-digit milliseconds. This reduction in cost can make edge computing cost competitive with other forms of compute, dramatically widing the pyramid of use-cases it is suitable for, and consequently the industry’s total addressable market. Just as importantly, it can do it while improving margins, and while pushing compute closer and closer to devices, enabling an entire new catalog of consumer experiences.

Speakers
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Zack Bloom

Director of Product, Cloudflare
Zack Bloom is a Director of Product at Cloudflare where he helps build a better Internet. Zack served as the engineering manager for Cloudflare's Edge Compute product, Cloudflare Workers, as it was brought to market. He joined Cloudflare through the acquisition of his company, Eager... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

2:00pm

Leveraging Dataplane Disaggregation to Improve Testing Pipeline
The importance of solution testing has always been present but with rapid iterations of a fully flexible forwarding platform the target test suite must be able to adapt. Each change runs the chance of breaking the testing setup and pipeline.

However, with the introduction of custom forwarding pipelines more efficient, fully automated and intent-based validation strategies are possible.

Our approach uses automated test packets/flows that are seeded by the underlying p4 instructions. Instead of planning the tests at each stage of the pipeline, we are leveraging virtualization and container technology to model the topology and configs while generating automatic packets based on intended traffic flows.

Traditional testing pipelines include many points of potential breakage and in this discussion we'll focus on these integration points as well as how we are able to mitigate the disruption to pipelines with new testing strategies.

Speakers
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Mark Cannon

One Source Integrations
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Rich Renner

Solutions Architect, One Source Integrations


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

2:00pm

ODTN: Brief Overview and Update
This Talk provides a brief overview of the ODTN project for those who are new to it and then delves deep into the updates that the project received in the last year. Details will be given about the OLS integration, the power configuration workflow, the extensions for ROADMS. Attention will be also given to other types of transponder configuration such as FEC. Failure handling features will be described. Heavy focus will be also placed on community efforts and collaborations.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Campanella

Andrea Campanella

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
Andrea Campanella, 27 from Milan, Italy, is employed as a Member of Technical staff (MTS) at Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Andrea obtained a Master's degree (110/110) in computer science at the Public University of Milan in December 2016 after a Bachelor degree in Digital communication... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

2:30pm

OMEC - Architectural Challenges with Evolution Standards, Road Ahead, and 5G
Speakers
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Vikram Barate

Technical Manager, GS Lab
M-CORD architecture, and development of the EPC core components. CUPS challenges w.r.t. open-source code, performance, conformance, deployment and orchestration.
HP

Himanshu Purohit

Associate Architect, GS Lab


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

2:30pm

Implementing the Programmable Service Edge
Present latest status & achievements implementing a Service Edge (BNG) using programmable hardware, as covered within SEBA, for large-scale deployment in a production network. We will show achievements, requirements / fit into SEBA as well as APIs and a proposal for common hardware design. This will be a first hand view from a leading operator, deeply engaged into the SEBA community.

Speakers
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Hans-Joerg Kolbe

Chief Engineer, Deutsche Telekom AG
Hans-Joerg Kolbe is a chief engineer at Deutsche Telekom Germany working as technical lead for SDN, NFV and broadband access. He is co-responsible for the system design and architecture of DT's Access 4.0 program and is an active member of the Open Networking Foundation's reference... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

2:30pm

Edge Cloud and Application Lifecycle Management
The benefits of edge computing in MEC and other use cases have been presented.  Analysts forecast massive numbers of future workloads running there.  This talk explores the need for improved, yet simplified operations and management automation as compute migrates to the edge cloud.  Modern applications, built using a containerized microservices architecture, enable the latency-critical portions of an application to be placed nearby users and device endpoints.  This presents some operational challenges for application developers and network operators for infrastructure creation and setup, or "day-0 operations;" application deployment, initialization, and bring-up, "day-1 operations," and ongoing application monitoring and upgrade life cycle, "day-2 operations."  In this talk we explore challenges MEC deployments will require, including  placement selection and application distribution at MEC scale; compute and storage abstraction, simplifying multi-cloud DevOps; full lifecycle management for DevOps, day-2 operations.

Speakers
avatar for John Dilley

John Dilley

Chief Architect, Rafay Systems
John Dilley (Jad) is Chief Architect at Rafay Systems, a 2017 start-up that eases the management and operation of container-based applications.  He helps design systems that enable global, multi-cloud placement, distribution, and traffic managementPrior to Rafay he spent 16 years... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

2:30pm

Automated Validation of Fixed-Function Switch Against a P4 Program
To use a fully-programmable switch chip, one has to describe the switch pipeline using P4. However, Google, like most of the industry, still relies on fixed-function switch chips in our infrastructure. This will continue for years to come. We believe that using a single contract to specify forwarding behavior across our entire infrastructure has huge value, beyond the benefits of dynamic switch reconfiguration in a subset of the fabric:

First, having a P4 program that clearly describes the semantics of our switches enables automated validation. Second, making our requirements use-case-centric, rather than based on switch capability, simplifies portability across vendors. Our P4 programs model what we need from the switch in a particular role, not what the switch provides. Third, many fixed function switch chips have some programmable parts. We have a compiler that inspects our P4 programs, and generates the appropriate switch configuration for these.

In this talk we will explain how we leveraged P4 to automatically validate a switch against the desired specification, expressed as a P4 program. We employ a range of techniques to validate both the dataplane and controlplane interfaces of a switch:
- Fuzzing the controlplane (through P4Runtime) by randomly generating flows, groups and members;
- Automatically generating interesting input packets that validate the packet forwarding behavior of the switch. We define a notion of “test coverage” for testing the dataplane and show that our approach automatically achieves 100% coverage.
- Validating table counters, meters, and other aspects of the forwarding pipeline.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Heule

Stefan Heule

Software Engineer, Google
Stefan Heule is a software engineer at Google. He works on the SDN controller for Google's network, where he leverages the P4 programming language to improve how switches are controlled and tested.


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

2:30pm

Advancements in ONF Transport API for Orchestration of Multi-Layer Connectivity Service
The recent releases of ONF Transport API (TAPI)  have been focused on management, control and orchestration of connectivity-services across a multi-layer, multi-domain transport network. This presentation walks through a use case of provisioning and managing an MEF 63 Subscriber L1 Service over an dis-aggregated photonic network that illustrates key TAPI concepts related Topology, Connectivity, Path-Computation, OAM and Notification modules. Concepts such as component-system pattern, recursive node-topology abstraction, partitioning & layering, connection-route decomposition, connection-monitoring, etc. will be introduced.

Speakers
avatar for Karthik Sethuraman

Karthik Sethuraman

Sr. Software/SDN Architect, NEC
Karthik Sethuraman is a Senior Software/SDN Architect for Optical-IP Development at NEC. He has extensive experience in architecting, designing and hands-on coding of control and management software systems for TDM, WDM and Packet transport networks. He has been active in Transport... Read More →
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Andrea Mazzini

Senior Systems and Standards Engineer, Nokia
Andrea is a Senior Systems and Standards Engineer at Nokia. He has contributed to TM Forum for a decade, designing MTNM and MTOSI standard management interfaces for SDH, ASON/GMPLS, MPLS-TP, Carrier Ethernet, DWDM/OTN technologies.More recently Andrea has been contributing to MEF... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

3:00pm

Magma and OMEC

Facebook Connectivity is committed to bring more people online to a faster Internet. Magma is expected to bring more people online by enabling operators with open, flexible and extensible network solutions. At the heart of Magma lies a distributed Evolved Packet Core (EPC), a Federation Gateway, and a cloud-based Orchestrator - all of which are open-source. The technology stack is built ground-up using modern technologies like cloud-native principles, DevOps model, containerized control / mgmt. plane and virtualized data plane. It aims to greatly simplify the core network architecture with a goal to reach the remote, unconnected and under-connected parts of the world across a wide variety of use cases: Fixed Wireless Access, Private LTE / CBRS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Broadband (4G / LTE, 5G), Massive and Industrial IoT, and the Network-as-a-Service (NaaS).

The proposed session is to present the ongoing work between Magma and COMAC / OMEC projects of ONF on identifying synergies and collaboration plans. Both teams are working together to cross-leverage concepts and technologies towards and thereby, build stronger solutions for each team's targeted use cases and markets.

Speakers
avatar for Shah Rahman

Shah Rahman

Engineering Manager, Facebook, Inc.
Shah is the Engineering Manager at Facebook, where he manages the Magma team to bring more people online by enabling operators with open, flexible and extensible network solutions. His team is managing the distributed packet core technology that Facebook open sourced at Mobile World... Read More →
AP

Amar Padmanabhan

Lead Developer, Facebook
Amar is a Lead Developer on the Magma project at Facebook where he focuses on the distributed EPC and software datapath implementations. Prior to Facebook, Amar was a software architect at Nicira leading the Controller team which pioneered many of the approaches in SDN today. With... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

3:00pm

How I Stuffed My Laptop Inside a K8s Pod
Developing apps to run in k8s pods has always been a nuisance.
The typical build-run-test cycle becomes build-push-(wait)-redeploy-(wait)-test-recoverlogs.
Application development would be so much easier if I could just put my laptop inside a container...

Anyone who develops apps to run in k8s is likely to appreciate this talk.
Focus is around a (hypothetical, free) tool to make development of k8s containerized apps easier & faster. The talk is intended to foster a "use better tools, make better tools" mentality.

Speakers
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Kent Hagerman

Software Engineer, Ciena
Kent Hagerman is a software engineering graduate from the University of Ottawa, who has been working at Ciena since 2014. He has worked on projects ranging across network orchestration (Blue Planet, CORD), container networking & vNF chaining (spanneti), switch virtualization, and... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

3:00pm

Accelerating the Pace of Innovation
The pace of innovation has never better faster and yet it will never be this slow again. 5G presents unprecedented opportunity for Network Operators to deliver a wider range of services for both B2B and B2C markets. With 5G, network will be dynamically sliced and differentially priced. To sieze this opportunity, CSPs have to accelerate the pace of network innovation. Network DevOps supporting open innovation and robust multi-vendor supply chain holds the key to creating truly agile networks. Tech Mahindra recently launched it's "netOps.ai" framework to drive hyper-automation throughout the network lifecycle and to implement the CI/CD pipeline. The solution is already being leveraged by multiple CSPs today. Talk will share more details on the need to develop the right framework and the CI/CD pipeline leveraging open source solutions that will enable CSPs to rapidly absorb open source innovation coming from ONF and deploy agile networks that will meet the growing and varying demands of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Vivek Tiwary

Vivek Tiwary

VP of Core & OSS Business Unit, North America, Tech Mahindra
Vivek Tiwary is VP of Core & OSS Business Unit, North America for Tech Mahindra. He also runs Tech Mahindra’s VNF Exchange & SDN/NFV/5G practice, a major catalyst to new technology adoption.


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

3:00pm

Test Vector Framework for Stratum Enabled Switches
Based on google’s test vector definition, we will introduce test vector framework that can run the tests and provide results given some test vectors and switch/device under test.  We will present various test vectors related to gNMI, P4 Runtime, packet flows. These test vectors will be hand written for multiple vendor switches and demonstrated as part of the talk. We will discuss how this framework enables running tests to certify multiple vendor devices and possibility of Automated Test Vector Generation (ATVG) based on templates.

Speakers
avatar for Abhilash Endurthi

Abhilash Endurthi

QA Engineer, Open Networking Foundation
Abhilash Endurthi joined ONF in April 2019 as a QA Engineer. He is working on framework to automate stratum testing using test vectors.
avatar for You Wang

You Wang

MTS, Open Networking Foundation
You Wang received his Ph.D. degree from Network Architecture Lab, Tsinghua University where he focused his research on topics related to Internet mobility, Software Defined Networking and Internet architectures. He joined ONF in 2016 and has been involved in QA-related activities... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

3:00pm

Enabling Automation in Open Software Defined Optical Network
Openness, Programmability and Automation are key enablers for the disaggregation and SW transformation of next generation self-driving network infrastructure. Multi-layer network control will enable Service Providers to automate their services life cycles (birth, operation, modification) and to optimise their network efficiency over the full range of changing service demand. To achieve this multi-layer control the Optical Line System infrastructure must embrace both openness and disaggregation. The ONOS-ODTN ecosystem already provides both a suite of integrated architectural solutions and rich tool box of programmable features. Further steps towards self-driving architecture call for enhancements in optical control loops and data points, exposing state data through telemetry streaming. This will allow controllers to ensure effective performance in presence of dynamic events and to orchestrate resiliency in network operation in the event of unplanned route changes. This dynamic multi-layer control offers a way to avoid overprovisioning of network resources, driving up complexity and ultimately both CapEx and OpeEx costs. Based on the experience of implementing Open Line Systems and centralized control loops, a solution can be outlined allowing to operate the optical network together with the routed IP Network in a seamless and vendor-independent manner.

Speakers
avatar for Puneet Jain

Puneet Jain

Director, Software Development, Juniper Networks
Puneet leads Multi-Layer SDN product development at Juniper Networks. These include hybrid cloud solutions, network orchestration, planning and packet-optical controllers. Prior to this he was responsible for software development of core router platforms at Juniper. Before joining... Read More →
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Domenico Di Mola

VP of Engineering, Juniper
Born in Southern Italy (Puglie), Domenico DiMola received his Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and post doctorate from Polytechnic of Turin-Italy. In 2008, Domenico led the Alcatel-Lucent high-speed engineering team that develop the first single carrier 100G QPSK Coherent... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

3:30pm

OMEC over the Berkeley Extensible Soft Switch Infrastructure
The Berkeley Extensible Software Switch (BESS) is a lightweight programmable framework to develop highly modularized network functions. A typical BESS-based network function can be designed as a directed graph of inter-connecting modules, thereby forming packet processing chains. In this talk, we show our on-going efforts to build Open Mobile Evolved Core (OMEC) EPC's (https://www.opennetworking.org/omec/) service and packet gateway functions into BESS. The updated EPC prototype has a more flexible and modular pipeline. We highlight the additional benefits we attain with our new design, and we show that the overall performance is comparable with the OMEC's EPC. We finally discuss our future work in transitioning the EPC framework to the 5G Service-Based Architecture.

Speakers
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Muhammad (Asim) Jamshed

Research Scientist, Intel
M. Asim Jamshed works as a research scientist in the Telco Systems Research Group in Intel Labs. His work mainly focuses on devising highly scalable and flexible solutions for LTE/5G core infrastructure. He is also interested in the design and implementation user space stacks that... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

3:30pm

Taking SEBA Into Production
As SEBA is quickly maturing, we will talk about how we are taking SEBA into production at a major operator.

Speakers
avatar for Mehmet Ozdem

Mehmet Ozdem

Network Architecture & Design Group Manager, Turk Telekom
Mehmet Özdem has more than 15 years of experience in Telecommunications industry and during this time, he is involved in huge projects like NFV/SDN, IP/MPLS network design, IPTv, NGN Transformation, ATM optimization, DPI, L2/L3 VPN service developments. He is currently the group... Read More →
avatar for Serkant Uluderya

Serkant Uluderya

Engineering Manager, Netsia
Serkant Uluderya is currently working as an Engineering Manager at Netsia, and contributing to the ONF's SEBA and ONAP's OSAM groups. He is an ICT professional with more than 15 years of experience in software development primarily in telecommunications. He spent his past 5 years... Read More →
avatar for Mahir Gunyel

Mahir Gunyel

Senior Technology Architect, Netsia
Mahir is working in Netsia as Senior Technology Architect, fulfilling the architecting, development and requirement management roles. He is contributing to ONF’s SEBA and VOLTHA projects and also a member of COMAC RD team. He has been working in telecommunication software development... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

3:30pm

Management Plane in Distributed Infrastructures - A Historical View
This presentation will take a historical view of how telecom and data center architectures evolved and argue that, as we architect CORD, the design must include a resilient management plane that can reach the edge even in the presence of infrastructure disruptions.

Outline:

  • The PSTN was originally designed with control/management and payload (voice) sharing the same wires (in-band pulse dialing, in-band tone dialing, manual switching)
  • In the 1970’s, the PSTN was modernized and control/management were decoupled from voice circuits (SS7 out-of-band signaling, TDM circuits, automated switching)
  • In the 1990’s, I was part of the team designing the data center management infrastructure (working as a technology/product supplier to Yahoo! and other Internet pioneers). We borrowed the term “out-of-band” (OOB) from telecom and it became an established concept in IT infrastructure architecture.
  • In the early 2010's we saw a centralization of IT complexity at the core, with the emergence of web-scale cloud data centers. Within those environments, use of distributed software and hyperconnected networks allow us to assume network disruptions as rare events that do not affect the availability of service. OOB remains important in enterprise data centers and in WAN networking, but the reliance on OOB declined in the largest data centers.
  • As of 2019, we see IT complexity moving back to the edge and Telecom is borrowing back from IT (CORD) to cope with new bandwidth requirements, but neither the Telecom Architects nor the hyperscale IT architects remember the reasons why separation of the management plane was implemented in Telecom and in data centers decades ago.

So, we argue, as we architect CORD, we need to consider implementation of a resilient management plane that is analogous to the telecom SS7 and the Data Center OOB infrastructures. That management plane must be designed not only to enable remote human intervention, but also to extend the reach of other automated management systems to the infrastructure edge even (and especially) in the presence of data network disruptions.

Speakers
avatar for Marcio Saito

Marcio Saito

CTO, Opengear
Marcio Saito is the Chief Technology Officer at Opengear, a company building network resilience solutions for enterprises and carriers. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he was a an early Linux kernel developer and a pioneer in the use of Open Source Software in Networking Applications... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

3:30pm

How Can You Query Your Network Like a Database and Why Would You Want To
Even before packets start flowing, enterprise networks are complex repositories of information. This information is often required to solve operational issues — like finding sources of unwanted traffic drops or protocol configuration errors — or, to find problems before they become issues.

Yet, this information typically goes untapped, because getting it requires too much work. The data is scattered and stored in different formats, with disparate methods to access it.

Answering even basic questions about a network can be challenging. Consider this simple task: find all devices in your network whose operational status does not match their configured status. For example, if an interface is configured to be UP, but is operationally DOWN, we want to know about this!

In this session, Andreas Voellmy, Senior Engineer at Forward Networks, will discuss how to implement a simple network check and how to take in vendor-specific data and organize it into a structured and normalized data model.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Voellmy

Andreas Voellmy

Senior Engineer, Forward Networks
Andreas received his PhD in Computer Science from Yale. As senior engineer at Forward Networks, Andreas has led many projects at the company, including the Network Query Engine capabilities addition that was released in January 2019. Previously, Andreas has held positions such as... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

3:30pm

Enabling Open and Disaggregated Transport Network with Modularized Network Gear Using Open Standards and Common Data Models
Key drivers for Service Providers’ network transformation are: vendor interoperability, reduced operational costs, faster service delivery, and automated control and management. The Open and Disaggregated Transport Network project (ODTN) is enabling this transition by defining a reference implementation for Open Line Systems (OLS), and leveraging open source, open standards, and common data models like T-API, ONOS, OpenConfig, and OpenROADM. Fujitsu has fully embraced open and disaggregated networking principles with modularized network blades that include open and standardized APIs that leverage next generation interfaces such as gRPC/gNMI. In this session, we will discuss the elements of our implementation and some of the use cases that were enabled in collaboration with the ODTN project.

Speakers
avatar for Yanbing Li

Yanbing Li

Fujitsu
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Calvin Wan

Fujitsu
Calvin Wan is a software architect at Fujitsu Network Communications. He has many years of experience in developing telecommunication software, from control plane, data plane, and management plane, and covering products from layer 0 to layer 3. Technologies in which Calvin has experience... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

4:00pm

Coffee Break
Thursday September 12, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm

Extending Network Slicing to the RAN: Benefits, Requirements and the Road Ahead
Network slicing is one of the foundational pillars for 5G as it aims to open new business opportunities to mobile network operators on a common infrastructure. While core network slicing has been an active study item in 3GPP, slicing of the RAN have yet to be a standards component. In this talk, we will overview the architectural evolution of RAN - from disaggregation to software-defined control and present dynamic and elastic slicing of the RAN as an important next step in this evolution. We will discuss potential benefits, as well as architectural requirements. We will also discuss how network slicing, including that of the RAN could be automated and orchestrated.

Speakers
avatar for Oguz Sunay

Oguz Sunay

Chief Architect for Mobile Networking, Open Networking Foundation
Oğuz Sunay is the Chief Architect for Mobile Networking at the Open Networking Foundation. Previously, Oğuz was the Chief Technology Officer at Argela-USA where he led the research and development for a programmable RAN architecture that enables dynamically programmable RAN slicing... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

4:30pm

Access4.0 Program Update
DT's program Access 4.0 develops and engineers DT's next generation SDN-based access with initial focus on fixed line business FTTH/B/C. Key ingredients are bare metal hardware, open source software and merchant silicon. We will share an update on our progress on the path towards productization and deployment in 2020.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Soukup

Robert Soukup

Program Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG
vOLTHA, Access4.0, vBNG, CUPS, bare metal, OLT-MAC
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Hans-Joerg Kolbe

Chief Engineer, Deutsche Telekom AG
Hans-Joerg Kolbe is a chief engineer at Deutsche Telekom Germany working as technical lead for SDN, NFV and broadband access. He is co-responsible for the system design and architecture of DT's Access 4.0 program and is an active member of the Open Networking Foundation's reference... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

4:30pm

Refactoring OpenFlow Solutions to P4 Runtime
This presentation explores the evolution of SDN from OpenFlow to P4 and P4Runtime, outlining the key differences and advantages of each. Special focus will be placed on the value of the programmable match-action pipeline, the programmable parser and the OpenFlow and P4Runtime protocols, including a look at specific commercial implementations of each, and the refactoring of a specific commercial OpenFlow solution into a P4 Runtime solution. Key benefits in this transition will then be examined such as increased flexibility responding to new customer requirements and shorter time to market for implementing new features.

Speakers
avatar for Jesper Eriksson

Jesper Eriksson

Co-founder and VP Product Management, Noviflow.com
SDN, P4/P4 Runtime, OpenFlow, programmable match-action pipelines, stateful vs stateless packet processing, Mellanox network processors, Barefoot Tofino, in-band network telemetry, load balancing, NFV scaling and offloading, CG-NAT, DDoS, IPS, FW


Thursday September 12, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

4:30pm

Programmable Optical Transport System for Seamless Network Optimization and Smart Congestion Management
With the rapidly expanding edge applications, there is an increase in traffic demands. Prioritization and optimization of the edge traffic are inevitable for managing this increasing traffic demands. Effective utilization of the channel bandwidth on the optical domain is the only way out. One of the challenging targets for these edge applications is the cost per bit, which has to be addressed without compromising the SLAs and time to scale up these innovative services.

Programmable Optical Transport System solution addresses these requirements by providing the converged platform and an integrated approach to provision the ethernet services across the optical domain. It also offers the control and feedback mechanism for effective channel utilization, signal regeneration and overlapping protections across the packet and optical layers.

Speakers
avatar for Puneet Agarwal

Puneet Agarwal

Head Engineering - Programmable Optical Transport, Sterlite Technologies Limited
Puneet Agarwal is Head of Programmable Optical Network Engineering at STL in India. In this role, he is leading the development activities for building up the Programmable, Open and Disaggregated solution for Optical DWDM Transport Networks using SDN/NFV technologies.


Thursday September 12, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

4:30pm

Integrating Trellis into a Carrier-grade NFV Platform
This talk will focus on the experiences of integrating Trellis ONOS CORD into a operationally ready NFV Platform. A Micro-services style Architecture managed by kubernetes with a fully integrated Agile CI/CD framework was built for this solution. This was also integrated into a real-time streaming Telemetry and Logging framework that gives detailed operational visibility on the health of the solution and the network. The talk will focus on the challenges, learnings and approaches from this engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Chan

Charles Chan

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
Charles is the lead developer of Trellis, a production-ready multi-purpose leaf-spine fabric based on open source software, open disaggregated hardware and SDN.In addition to Trellis, Charles is also participating various ONF projects such as ONOS, NG-SDN and SEBA.Charles is a founding... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

5:00pm

Opening up ROADMs: Let's Build a Disaggregated Open Optical Line System
An audience member kicked off a lively discussion at last year's ONF Connect, asking about status of truly open ROADMs. Were any manufacturers providing these? Are there open hardware designs available to third parties? Are they ready for production deployments? In this talk, we present ROADM designs developed at CESNET, including their YANG models and the NETCONF software stack. We have built these ROADMs in a lab from commercially available components, and we would like others to start building them as well.

(This presentation provides a summary of our previous work including information published in Journal of Lightwave Technology, "Opening up ROADMs: Let's Build a Disaggregated Open Optical Line System", doi: 10.1109/JLT.2019.2906620, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8675347 .)

Speakers
JK

Jan Kundrát

researcher, CESNET
Jan is a Linux-focused programmer who has contributed to various open source projects, including the Linux kernel and OpenStack cloud orchestration system. At CESNET, he is responsible for design and development of an open Optical Line System (OLS). At the Telecom Infra Project (TIP... Read More →



Thursday September 12, 2019 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

5:00pm

Building True Programmable, Open and Disaggregated Solutions to Meet the Requirements for Next Generation RAN
"Building true Programmable, Open and Disaggregated Solutions to meet the requirements for next generation RAN" : Around 65-70% of total cost of ownership of a network is in the RAN. The recent trends brought significant change in the core with the innovative technologies like SDN & NFV but the RAN has largely remained untouched.  The STL approach is to disaggregate the RAN,  Virtualize some of its components, Realize virtualized components in the edge cloud and SDNize it for programability.   Some of the Key Benefits are:
1) Frequent changing traffic conditions, Faults and new service requirements can be addressed through frameworks capability for dynamic configuration, scalability, reconfiguration of logical nodes. 2) Open interfaces also enable multi-vendor deployments, enabling a more competitive and vibrant supplier ecosystem.
3) Will support QoE based Load balancing and QoE aware ICIC effectively via SDN based Ran Controller (RIC).
4) Data from the network can be fed to machine learning models which can provide practical usage benefits like optimizing handover for cars driving along a highway, or load-balancing, or power-saving to start.

Speakers
avatar for Amit Kulkarni

Amit Kulkarni

Senior Technical Manager, Sterlite Technologies Limited.
Amit is Senior Technical Manager at Sterlite focused on SDN Controller based solutions.In this role, he leads development for technologies like Multi-Access Controller, RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), Wifi SDN Controller, NOS, pWDM SDN Controller.Before Sterlite, Amit was Technical... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

5:00pm

NTT's Activities in SEBA Development
Our contributions to the SEBA project including BBSim development are reviewed. Furthermore, a concept of leveraging SEBA to mobile fronthaul systems by using a disaggregated low-latency DBA with APIs specified as BBF TR-402/403 is provided.

NTT will share the information on our contributions to the SEBA project with attendees. Therefore, attendees can understand our activities at ONF as well as our requirements from operator's point of view. Moreover, NTT will provide a concept regarding a possible SEBA's use case for mobile fronthaul systems achieved by a disaggregated low-latency DBA software component. This should draw the attendees' attentions because we can potentially use a common optical access system as a platform not only for a conventional FTTH service but also for new services including a mobile service.

Speakers
avatar for Kota Asaka

Kota Asaka

Senior Research Engineer, NTT Access Network Systems Lab
In 1999, Kota joined NTT Photonics Laboratories, where he engaged in research on several photonics integrated circuits and low-cost optical subassemblies for access networks. Since 2012, he has been with NTT Access Service System Laboratories, where he is engaged in R&D of next-generation... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

5:00pm

What We Can Expect from Switching System Vendors: Opportunities, Tools, and Benefits
The availability of P4-programmable switching chips offers new opportunities to various players in the networking arena, from switching system vendors, to end users (service providers, enterprise networks, data centers), to third party developers. This talk focuses on how switching system vendors can leverage devices with a programmable data plane to meet the needs of their customers in new and potentially very beneficial ways. However, while doing so, vendors must must go through a non-negligible effort and transformation to ensure that such a potential does not remain unrealized.


Speakers
avatar for Mario Baldi

Mario Baldi

Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
Mario Baldi is a Professor at the Computer and Control Engineering Department of Politecnico di Torino (Technical University of Turin), Italy, where he teaches graduate level courses on computer networks.Mario Baldi holds an M.S. with honours (Summa Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

5:30pm

Virtualized, Disaggregated 3GPP 5G RAN and Small Cells
mmWave Spectrum with very limited coverage is being deployed as 5G Capacity layer. As user traffic continues to grow rapidly, today's largely macro cell networks will evolve into dense and ultra-dense Heterogeneous networks. Soon, these Ultra Dense Heterogeneous Networks are expected to cover both indoor and outdoor areas in most of the Urban centers.

Infrastructure hosting antennas may include, Towers, streetlights, traffic lights, utility poles and, in some locations even street furniture like kiosks, Dustbins and Manholes. Indoor antennas will be placed within 10m of each other costing a fortune to deploy.

With an ultra-low latency (>10ms) and seamless handoff's between licensed and unlicensed spectrums these networks should be designed to maximize User QoE. At the same time, to minimize TCO, networks needs to be shared between multiple types of users with varied requirement of latency, throughput and availability.

I will be presenting what are the different components of a typical 5G Fixed or Mobile deployment and how different components are getting virtualized. I will also be presenting some of the challenges we are facing from a 5G RAN deployment standpoint our experiences with carriers.

Speakers
avatar for Prasad Bhandaru

Prasad Bhandaru

Program Manager of Wireless and Emerging Accounts, Cyient
Prasad Bhandaru is the Program Manager of Wireless and Emerging Accounts for Cyient, a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, network and operations management services. He is responsible for managing all wireless projects and customer relationships throughout... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

5:30pm

SEBA Reality Check! How to Take the Design to the Next Level?
Tasked with developing a disaggregated access POD for nation-wide roll out we find ourselves not wholeheartedly consuming the SEBA design and its open-source building blocks. In this talk we shed some light on our approach of building a disaggregated, modern and designed-to-cost access POD, and highlight some decisions that differ from the "proper" SEBA design. The presentation will be looking at our implementation plans from a control plane point of view. It addresses how we plan to be as vendor-lock safe as possible, treating open-source project the same way as commercial solutions. We further acknowledge that orchestration is often a very operator and deployment specific task and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution.  A crucial ingredient to our approach are well-defined (ideally community agreed) interfaces between the various components of the control plane stack in order to enable a strong functional decomposition. We believe that some of our design decisions can help others in the same situation and we are happy to engage in efforts to advance the SEBA design and bring the data models that define our interface into the open and improve them with the help of the industry community.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Anschutz

Tom Anschutz

Distinguished Member of Tech Staff, AT&T
Tom Anschutz is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. In his role as a network architect, he is instrumental in the development of AT&T’s software-centric network, and in progressing the key technologies that support it - SDN and NFV.  He is the editor and chief contributor... Read More →
avatar for Fabian Schneider

Fabian Schneider

Senior Expert Access Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG
Fabian Schneider is responsible for the SDN Control & E2E System Development in the Access 4.0 Program at Deutsche Telekom. He has been active since the beginning in the research and standards community around software-defined networks where he fostered the advancements of SDN, OpenFlow... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

5:30pm

The Changing Landscape of Compute - RISC-V Open Architecture and P4 Enabling New Compute and Memory Architectures
RISC-V is a free and open instruction set architecture defined through open standards-based collaboration.  The Chips Alliance organization was created recently to host open source implementations of hardware IP blocks, including RISC-V based cores.  We expect the RISC-V ecosystem to change the landscape of compute by enabling open industry-wide collaboration around highly flexible enterprise-grade embedded processors and cores.  This ecosystem will provide an opportunity for networking equipment vendors to source and collaborate on high-quality open source cores, and build their platforms around an open and flexible standards-based architecture.  RISC-V, together with P4-enabled switches, will enable new low-latency interconnects required for demanding next-generation wireless infrastructure, including coherent memory-fabrics to enable ultra-low latency shared memory between systems.  Please join us to learn how RISC-V and P4 will change the landscape of compute and enable next-generation system architectures in the telecommunications industry and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Richard New

Richard New

Vice President of Research, Western Digital
Richard New has served as the vice president of research at Western Digital since 2016 where he oversees the company’s advanced research across a range of topics relating to storage, memory and compute. In this role, he manages the Western Digital Research Lab, focusing on exploratory... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

5:30pm

One Size Does Not Fit All – Tungsten Fabric as an Enabler of Intent-based Security in Diverse Multicloud Architectures
The word "multicloud" is one of those mantras that the community keeps hearing these days. However, there are many possible interpretations of this word and even more approaches to interconnect clouds. This talk describes and compares a selection of architectures that leverage a long experience in designing and implementing high-scale, multiservice, and secure networks.

Speakers
RR

Richard Roberts

Cloud Architect, Juniper Networks
AS

Ato Sanchez-Monge

SDN Architect, Juniper Networks


Thursday September 12, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

6:00pm

Transforming Network Infrastructure towards 5G
Speakers
avatar for Metin Balci

Metin Balci

CEO, ULAK Communications
Dr. Balci graduated from Naval War Academy in 1986, got his MS in CS from NPGS in California/USA in 1991, and Ph.D. degree from Bogaziçi University, CmpE Department in 2000.As a proud member of Turkish Navy, after serving four years on board of different ships, he joined as one of... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

6:00pm

Reception & Expo
Thursday September 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Salons 1-4

7:00pm

Cord Certification Brigade BOF
Agenda:
Overview of Certification Brigade Activities to date
Review Certification Process including Switch and Lab requirements
Discuss Future Roadmap for the Certification Brigade




Thursday September 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Salon 9
 
Friday, September 13
 

8:00am

9:00am

Keynote: Elad Nafshi, Sr. VP, Next Generation Access Network, Comcast
Speakers
avatar for Elad Nafshi

Elad Nafshi

Sr. VP, Next Generation Access Network, Comcast


Friday September 13, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Salons 5-6

9:30am

Distinguished Contributor Team Award
Speakers
avatar for Elad Nafshi

Elad Nafshi

Sr. VP, Next Generation Access Network, Comcast


Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Salons 5-6

9:45am

Keynote: Trellis – The First ONF Production-Ready Solution
Speakers
avatar for Nitesh Bansal

Nitesh Bansal

SVP and Global Head Engineering Services, Infosys
Nitesh is passionate about bridging the physical-digital divide, advocating AI, machine learning and process automation to amplify business value. He has worked with numerous clients helping them understand ways to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT technologies leading to digitization... Read More →
avatar for George Tchaparian

George Tchaparian

President & CEO, Edgecore Networks
George is a seasoned technology executive who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Edgecore Networks Corporation's networking business. George is also the GM for Accton Group's Open Networking Business, serves as the Co-Chair of Open Compute Project (OCP) Taiwan, and... Read More →
avatar for Saurav Das

Saurav Das

VP of Engineering, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Over 20 years in networking & communications, Saurav has worked on systems as diverse as network virtualization at Big Switch Networks, datacenter switches at Arista, and WDM optics at Enablence. He currently serves as VP of Engineering at the Open Networking Foundation, where he... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 9:45am - 10:30am
Salons 5-6

10:30am

Coffee Break
Friday September 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

Keynote: Jochen Appel, VP Access Network Engineering, Deutsche Telekom
Speakers
avatar for Jochen Appel

Jochen Appel

VP of Access Network & Cost Engineering, Deutsche Telekom
Jochen Appel is the Vice President of Access Network Engineering at Deutsche Telekom Technik in Germany. In this role he is leading the development of Deutsche Telekom’s software-defined Gigabit access network. In a dual role, Jochen is also responsible as Vice President at Deutsche... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Salons 5-6

11:30am

Keynote: CORD TAM Research Update
"CORD is projected to used by a majority of network operators.  Insight into the latest third-party research exploring the scale and scope of the market impact of CORD will be shared."

Speakers
avatar for Chris DePuy

Chris DePuy

Founding Analyst, 650 Group
Chris DePuy is Technology Analyst/Co-Founder at 650 Group, a leading market intelligence research firm for communications, data center, and cloud markets. He was previously a Vice President at Dell’Oro Group, responsible for the Carrier IP Telephony, Enterprise Edge, Wireless LAN... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 11:30am - 11:50am
Salons 5-6

11:50am

Panel: Technical Leadership Team (TLT)
ONF's Technical Leadership Team will share insights into the latest developments of ONF's work, and will take questions from the audience.


Speakers
avatar for Roy Chua

Roy Chua

Founder & Principal, AvidThink
Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral and prior to that, he was a management consultant working with Fortune 500 and technology startups... Read More →
avatar for Wenyu Shen

Wenyu Shen

Manager of Technology Development, NTT Communications
Wenyu Shen has over 10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and currently serves as a technology development manager in NTT Communications. In this role, he drives NTT Communications’ SD-WAN/NFV strategy and leads a team developing a next generation SD-WAN/NFV... Read More →
avatar for Hank Kafka

Hank Kafka

VP, Access Architecture & Standards, AT&T
Hank is currently responsible for driving the transformation, virtualization, and convergence of AT&T’s advanced access technologies, including wireless technologies such as 5G and wireline technologies such as passive optical networks. Hank is also responsible for AT&T’s contributions... Read More →
avatar for Manuel Paul

Manuel Paul

Senior Expert Technology & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG
Deeply engaged in strategy, innovation and engineering projects (incl. leading roles) within the DT group, Manuel coordinates Software-Defined Networking standards & collaborative community activities. He has been involved into the SDN movement since the early days, has driven and... Read More →
avatar for Bora Eliacik

Bora Eliacik

., Netsia
Bora is an ICT professional with more than 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Throughout his career, Bora Eliacik has participated in large-scale software integration and development projects as a project manager, product manager and architect in a wide variety... Read More →
avatar for Louis Donofrio

Louis Donofrio

Sr. Director, Product Management, Comcast
Lou joined Comcast in 2015 working on Next Generation Access Networks within the Technology, Product and Experience organization. Lou is responsible for Product Management of Comcast's Trellis implementation, as well as, the virtual CMTS and Remote Phy Devices. Prior to Comcast, Lou... Read More →
avatar for Guru Parulkar

Guru Parulkar

Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation
Guru Parulkar is Executive Director of ONF and ON.Lab, and Executive Director of Stanford Platform Lab, and Consulting Professor of EE at Stanford University.Guru has been in the field of networking for over 25 years. He joined Stanford in 2007 as Executive Director of its Clean Slate... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 11:50am - 12:30pm
Salons 5-6

12:30pm

Lunch & Expo
Lunch will be served in Sedona Room
Expo will be in Salons 1-4

Friday September 13, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Salons 1-4

2:00pm

5G Mobile Platform with P4-Enabled Network Slicing and MEC
This presentation introduces a 5G virtualization platform with P4-enabled network slicing and MEC services. The platform is a variant of the ONF M-CORD reference design. We first develop an Ansible playbook to build Kubernetes automatically and configure the container network with Container Network Interfaces (CNIs): Calico, Multus, and SR-IOV. After the instantiation of Kubernetes cluster, the platform uses RedHat Operator Framework to deploy 5G core network services, namely free5GC. The free5GC core network is compliant with the 3GPP Release 15 Service Based Architecture and is an open source project hosted by National Chiao Tung University. However, the AMF and UPF modules of the free5GC have an S1 interface so that the free5GC can interwork with commercial 4th Generation Femtocells.  The components of free5GC, such as AMF, SMF, UPF, etc., are all containerized and running in the Pods monitored by Kubernetes. Furthermore, the platform also adopts Kubernetes CustomResourceDefinition (CRD) to define free5GC as a custom resource (CR) type and a custom controller to watch for new free5GC CR instances and create free5GC instances on-demand. We also implemented GTP Tunnel encapsulation/decapsulation and bandwidth control in P4 switches to support service offloading for Mobile Edge Computing and bandwidth control for Network Slices with different QoS, respectively. Network Slice Selection Function (NSSF) can then select network slices with different bandwidth requirements for users or devices.

Speakers
avatar for Wei-Cheng Wang

Wei-Cheng Wang

Ph.D. Candidate, National Chiao Tung University
Wei-Cheng Wang received the M.Sc. degree in computer science from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2016. Since then, he has been with Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently the R&D Engineer, and also a Ph.D. candidate... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

2:00pm

Efficient Computing at the Edge with ARM for SEBA
This talk will present on how ARM-based implementations can benefit a SEBA deployment.

For users of Virtual broadband access (XGS-PON which is a higher bandwidth, symmetric version of GPON), Ampere demonstrated SDN Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) validation on Arm. The SEBA blueprint in the Akraino Edge Stack Project, can run applications of Virtual broadband access – vOLT access and aggregation for 5000 edge locations. There are three servers per POD, with x86 and Arm (with 8-16 cores each). The power consumption is restricted to less than 1 kW and includes NEBS compliance and 48V DC. The Ampere eMAG-based server delivers competitive performance per watt with 32 Armv8 CPU cores at 3+ GHz with Turbo.  The foundation of the SEBA validation on Arm demo is built on Integration Edge Cloud (IEC) blueprint family. The Integrated Edge Cloud (IEC) enables new functionality and business models on the network edge with benefits such as lower latency for end users, less load on the network since more data an be processed locally, and full utilization of the computational power of the edge devices. VMWare proposed multi-cloud xConnection to interconnect different kinds of clouds of IT and Telco. The IEC had several deployment models that each support different business case such as telco/enterprise edge cloud (ex. MEC or brand office data center) or telco/enterprise remote edge locations (ex. SD-WAN, IoT Gateways). The demonstration included Ubuntu, Kubernetes, and Calico on Arm.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Tsou

Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
Tina Tsou is an innovator and a visionary with far-reaching accomplishments within the technical engineering realm. As Arm’s Enterprise Architect, Tina serves in the highly visible Technical Lead role for the Enterprise Open Source Enablement team, where she analyzes, designs, and... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

2:00pm

Open Edge Ecosystem Opportunities
A review of the current state of the openEDGE project, from the Open Compute Project, including new contributions, new initiatives, and exploring various deployment opportunities for openEDGE.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Moore

Mike Moore

Edge Cloud Platform Product Sales, Nokia
Over 20 years of R&D experience in both the Wireless and Defense Industries prior to transitioning into a customer facing sales and support role.  Now the Western Hemisphere Regional Product Manager for Nokia’s AirFrame Data Center Portfolio, with a focus on creating highly available... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

2:00pm

μONOS Project Overview
Micro ONOS is the next generation SDN platform from ONF for configuration and control. We will present an overview of the µONOS project and its architecture.

The presentation will also outline the contribution processes and how developers can get involved with the project.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Milkey

Ray Milkey

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
avatar for Thomas Vachuska

Thomas Vachuska

Chief Architect, Open Networking Foundation


Friday September 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

2:00pm

Tuning and Hardening Trellis for Large-scale Deployment
This talk is about the journey of Trellis open networking solution from supporting the basic infrastructure for a telco's access network to a production grade full scale solution, through iterative analysis and tuning of parameters. The tuning of parameters involved analyzing challenges faced during the trials and resolving them without major architectural changes.

Speakers
avatar for Hariprasad Rajendran

Hariprasad Rajendran

Senior Technology Architect, Infosys
Hariprasad Rajendran is a Senior Technology Architect with Infosys Engineering - Networking division.Hari is responsible for helping clients in Networking OEM and SP space with network design, software development, solutions and implementation.Currently he is working with Comcast... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

2:30pm

Enabling 5G Backhaul: 5G SDN Backhaul in the Post Release 16 Era
This talk will highlight the new challenges that are facing any network architect planning post Release 16 5G transport (backhaul and fronthaul) expansion, introduce new emerging technologies and how to implement new concepts (like network slicing)


Speakers
avatar for Nir Halachmi

Nir Halachmi

Network Research Product Management, Huawei
Nir Halachmi is leading Network Research Product Management at Huawei European Research Center (ERC).Nir is a subject matter expert for innovative SDN and NFV solutions, carriers and cloud technologies as well as Service Providers enterprise services and mobile backhaul (LTE 5G and... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

2:30pm

Bringing DOCSIS to SEBA - How Cable DAA and PON Come Together
Cable operators are deploying the Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) in a journey that moves PHY and MAC functions, introduces virtualization along with dependencies for new network fabric interconnect. Many of these changes have also been occurring for GPON and EPON systems. In this presentation we will explore development and testing done with a Tier 1 operator enabling Trellis fabric to become 'DAA aware' by extending VOLTHA southbound support for GCP communications with Remote PHY devices. As part of a unified on-boarding process we may now use SEBA to both learn the Remote PHY device association as well as support operator network and VNF provisioning in near real time.

Extending VOLTHA to speak the CableLabs GCP standard is a new opportunity to make Trellis and Stratum 'DAA Aware'. Beyond the technical aspects, the audience take away primarily is the opportunity to demonstrate how cable operator access may converge with other FTTH systems already part of the SEBA platform. Further the opportunity for edge compute co-ordination above the access layer still within SEBA presents additional opportunity for operators seeking VNFs spanning DOCSIS and PON systems.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Busch

Chris Busch

Fellow - CTO Networks, CommScope
avatar for Jaspreet Sachdev

Jaspreet Sachdev

Engineering/Product Management, CommScope
Over twenty years experience in building products and services using open source technologies. Spent the early part of the career building Linux based networking products. Ran a software consulting business focusing on rapid prototype using leading edge technologies. Currently working... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

2:30pm

Next Generation Firmware
OCP has established new projects to tackle Open System Firmware and Security.  In conjunction with the Management Project, these provide the basis for next generation openness in the software that comes embedded in open spec hardware.  Harmonization and openness at this layer has a strong ability to affect the Opex for using varied equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Carter

Bill Carter

CTO, OCP
Bill is CTO for the Open Compute Project Foundation where he is a visionary and pathfinder on this open source journey. Bill works will the entire OCP community and many other software groups, standards organizations, and industry consortiums to bring together people from around the... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

2:30pm

Micro ONOS for Developers
We will present a deep dive into the µONOS code base for developers interested in using and contributing to µONOS. The presentation will also include overview of how µONOS is deployed in a Kubernetes cluster.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Campanella

Andrea Campanella

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
Andrea Campanella, 27 from Milan, Italy, is employed as a Member of Technical staff (MTS) at Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Andrea obtained a Master's degree (110/110) in computer science at the Public University of Milan in December 2016 after a Bachelor degree in Digital communication... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Halterman

Jordan Halterman

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
Jordan is a member of the ONOS platform team at ONF and the architect of distributed systems in ONOS. He is also the author and maintainer of Atomix, the distributed systems framework at the core of ONOS. His work focuses on using proven distributed systems protocols and algorithms... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

2:45pm

Enabling 5G Backhaul: Slicing Packet Network (SPN) Enabling the 5G Backhaul
Slicing Packet Network (SPN) is a multi-service network platform that can potentially meet the new requirements of the 5G transport, data centre interconnection, enterprise customer services and residential access network services. The SDN technology allows the SPN to transform from vertical management of individual NEs, networks, and services to closed-loop management covering deployment of network and service to evaluation feedback.

The presentation will provide the consideration on the SDN solution for SPN,including the controller architecture, the information modeling, the interface design, the deployment aspects, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Weiqiang Cheng

Weiqiang Cheng

Technical Manager, China Mobile
Cheng Weiqiang is the technical manager from China Mobile Research Institute. His current focus includes 5G transport network and IP bearer network. He is active in many standardization orgnazations including ITU-T, IETF, ONF.


Friday September 13, 2019 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

3:00pm

5G and Security: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You
Clearly, 5G is emerging, and on everyone's mind. At the same time, a daily barrage of security (bad) news provides a backdrop against which every new emerging frontier must be understood, evaluated, and deployed. This talk will help most of the ONF attendees started on their 5G journey, while keeping the focus on the security of their customers, and by extension, of their own.

With any new and emerging technology, what you don't know will hurt you and your customers. 5G will provide an entirely new attack surface to bad actors. Hackers routinely look for new attack surfaces, and marry them with other known surfaces in innovative (!) ways, to create new vulnerabilities. When they become known, one can usually shut the vulnerabilities and surfaces down. Those become the known-unknowns that you watch for. It's the "unknown unknowns", however, that can hurt you and your customers in ways unimaginable, because they can remain hidden from the technology practitioners for a long duration of time.

In this presentation, we will explore a few areas of 5G technology to watch for many aspects of security. We will provide a primer on mobile infrastructure security, highlight use-cases that hackers may see as attack vehicles, understand the implications of malicious attacks (e.g. ransomware), and discuss deep attacks involving weaponization of exploits (e.g. immobilization of national critical infrastructure). For a new and exciting technology such as 5G to truly succeed, all known-unknowns should be handled head-on, and all possible unknown-unknowns should be anticipated and addressed as they arise.

Join us for an exciting presentation and discussion.

Speakers
avatar for David Lake

David Lake

Dell
David Lake is an Engineering Technologist in the Office of the CTO with Dell. He has more than 25 years of network design and deployment experience, ranging from X.25 and SNA, through the era of multiprotocol routing to IP. He has extensive experience in transporting rich-media technologies... Read More →
avatar for Sumedh Sathaye

Sumedh Sathaye

Dell
Sumedh Sathaye is a Distinguished Engineer in the Dell EMC Service Provider Solutions engineering organization. Sumedh leads a team of talented engineers and partners who develop data analytics, infrastructure automation, NFV, and cloud solutions for the service provider market vertical... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

3:00pm

SEBA Automation and Management at Any Scale for Operators
This presentation will address the enablers for effective SEBA deployment and operations at any scale of number of SEBA sites, and over any geographic distribution.  It will provide a consolidated view of the SEBA architecture and technologies that provide effective external integration to OSSs and automation platforms.  It will identify the roles of the open-source automation platforms - ONAP and Akraino – and their capabilities for operators.

A survey of FCAPS (Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security) capabilities exposed within SEBA and via external interfaces will be related to the flexibility of managing SEBA for a variety of operator approaches. Common data modeling in SEBA will enable external SDN management interfaces that will be effective for a large scale and distribution of SEBA sites. Flexible extension of SEBA to include GUIs and analytics functions can be effective for some operators to minimize external SDN management and OSS functions by more direct management functions.

The Cloud-native SEBA environment will benefit from the vibrant open-source community development of deployment, monitoring and analytics support for Kubernetes. This presentation will explore how Operators will benefit from improved agility and reliability to deploy new features and services.

Speakers
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Tom Moore

Principal Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
Tom leads the vAccess architecture efforts for the AT&T Converged Access & Device Technology group. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in software development, software management, product management, and network architecture and requirements. He has architected and integrated... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

3:00pm

SEBA White Box Access: XGS-PON and Beyond
This presentation will give a brief overview of the white box access products available today for use SEBA deployments. A view into future hardware designs/products that are on the horizon will be provided as well.

Speakers
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Jeffrey Catlin

VP Technology, Edgecore Networks
Jeff is the Vice President of Technology at Edgecore Networks.  He is responsible for research and integration of technology into Edgecore's award winning Open Networking product portfolio.  Jeff is an industry recognized technology leader with more than 25 years of in-depth experience... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

3:00pm

Device Configuration in µONOS
We will present an in depth description of the configuration and model management subsystem of µONOS.

Speakers
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Andrea Campanella

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation
Andrea Campanella, 27 from Milan, Italy, is employed as a Member of Technical staff (MTS) at Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Andrea obtained a Master's degree (110/110) in computer science at the Public University of Milan in December 2016 after a Bachelor degree in Digital communication... Read More →
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Sean Condon

Member of Technical Staff, Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Sean Condon is a Member of Technical Staff in Open Networking Foundation and a core member of the ONOS development team and has been a contributor since 2016. Sean is a former System & Software Architect at Microsemi's Frequency & Timing Division, and a Product Architect at Motorola's... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

3:00pm

VNFs in CNFs Environment
Our industry is moving further and further into the world of containerization. The VNF future seems to be clear - with network functions running on Kubernetes, and everything crucial working as CNFs… But… Everything? There are already a ton of battle tested VNFs. They can’t be simply turned into CNFs, because they depend on proprietary linux kernel modules. They use kernels other than Linux ones (pf on *bsd, unikernels, proprietary blackbox software), or because there is another reason to guard them with hardware-assisted virtualization. When we have such functions, do we need to keep around our future Kubernetes cluster another cluster solution like OpenStack or VMware over or under it? This talk will look at the possibility of running VNFs natively for a CNF Kubernetes cluster, leveraging the advantage of Kubernetes (running VNFs as a part of DaemonSets) in a converged open source-based solution and using virtual machines as pods.

Speakers
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Monika Antoniak

R&D Director, CodiLime
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Piotr Skamruk

Senior Software Engineer, CodiLime
Piotr is a long-time GNU/Linux and Forth language enthusiast, sys administrator and sys developer. He has worked on kernel sources, backend apps and even on frontends in a wide variety of languages. At Intel he did the kvm flavor for CoreOS RKT, enabling it to run containers on VMs... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)

3:30pm

Secure EPC Data Plane and Charging with Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
In this presentation we’ll describe the usage of Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) to secure various components and features of OMEC while operating in a cloud environment, closing a critical security gap when migrating to open platforms in the cloud. More specifically, we’ll describe a novel system architecture that allows operators to scale out billing/charging records at network speed by using distributed Intel SGX platforms to meet necessary security and performance requirements. Securing charging/billing records facilitate operators’ internal and external auditing process with regulatory authorities.  Additionally, we’ll also show how we can protect the data plane path using Intel SGX thus providing a secure communication path through the platform operating in the cloud.  OMEC has been released in the Open Networking Foundation and undergoes field trials with operators testing and validating Intel SGX in an operational deployment.

Speakers
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Somnath Chakrabarti

Senior Security Researcher, Intel
Somnath Chakrabarti is a senior security researcher at Intel Labs. He is one of the Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) architects and has made significant contributions to various SGX architectural extensions including the recently announced Intel® SGX Card. He conducts... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon C)

3:30pm

Device Management and Monitoring Through Redfish
Industry’s ever-increasing demands for scalability in today’s data centers is commonly achieved through horizontal scale-out solutions, resulting in the utilization of large quantities of network nodes. Such a usage model requires the traditional enterprise platforms to be managed by a new automatable approach. Edgcore’s Data Importer, based on Edgecore OLT implementation for REDFISH API, introduces a scalable, highly portable, and fully automatable support for device information and configuration. By using the industry standard Redfish APIs, Edgecore Data Importer provides the necessary data to analyze and detect possible future device health or out of state issues, enabling management and monitoring functionality for the entire infrastructure (including networking, storage, server).

Speakers
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Taskin Ucpina

Senior Director of SW Development, Edgecore
Taskin Ucpinar is a Senior Director at Edgecore , where he leads and coordinates Edgecore’s software development activities for next generation opensource projects, including SONiC and vOLTHA.Taskin has worked for small to large organizations, including Cisco, Symantec, Webroot... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon B)

3:30pm

Emerging Wireless White Boxes, 5G and Mobile
This presentation will provide an overview of the RAN fronthaul transport switch for emerging 5G use cases as it evolves to time sensitive ethernet transport for 4G LTE and 5G. Will share ongoing work in OCP as we develop the base specification for hardware required in the fronthaul transport network.

Speakers
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Sumithra Bhojan

PMTS, AT&T
Sumithra Bhojan is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T with a focus on Technology Design and Architecture for Broadband Wireline Access systems and RAN Fronthaul Transport. In her current role in AT&T labs, she has been focused on AT&T’s vision of transitioning access... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon A)

3:30pm

Building Efficient Network Stack with SDKLT and NPL
The design of high-performance networks requires efficient design at all layers of the network as well as building on abstractions at each layer. This talk introduces key technologies of Broadcom at each layer and their design to support an efficient implementation.

Network controllers need device data reliably and quickly to configure the switches to run smoothly. Controllers also need to react quickly to faults and steer the traffic to avoid congested or non-functional parts of the network. This requires an SDK that provides a high performance Device interface. Logical Table SDK(SDKLT) is a new approach to switch configuration using Logical Tables to solve these problems.

At the device layer, performance, features and scalability requirements must be balanced with latency, power and silicon area constraints. For programmable devices, programming languages must focus equally on codifying packet processing flows and enabling efficient use of available hardware resources.

Earlier this year, Broadcom open sourced the NPL (Network Programming Language) specification in conjunction with the release of Trident 4, a 12.8Tbps fully programmable network switch ASIC. NPL introduces new concepts such as “function primitives” that separate action logic from table lookups; “object strengths” that simplify resolution across various table lookups and explicit support for multiple lookup tables. NPL and SDKLT are designed to work in conjunction to provide an efficient implementation of a networking stack.

Speakers
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Venkat Pullela

Distinguished Engineer, Broadcom
Venkat Pullela is a Distinguished Engineer in the Switch Architecture team at Broadcom. Prior to Broadcom, he was a Sr. Director of Engineering at Cisco leading Cat6K, Nexus 1K teams. He contributed to 8 generations of switching engines at Cisco resulting in 20+ patents and Cisco’s... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon D)

3:30pm

What Can SDN Do For NFV Cloud Network
Introduces the differences in network requirements between NFV  elements and traditional IT service, and defines what SDN can do and how SDN can do in NFV Cloud data center. Finally, sharing our thoughts on China Mobile's future 5G slices and other scenarios.

Speakers
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Ruixue Wang

Project Manager, China Mobile
Ruixue Wang is a reacher at China Mobile Research Institute Bearer Access Network. As the project manager of SDN based data center, she is engaged in SDN based network research in China Mobile's private cloud, public cloud and telecom integrated cloud in promoting SDN commercial deployment... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom (Salon E)