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NFV & SDN Middle East Forum: Monday, 27 March 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, coffee and networking

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM Opening remarks by IQPC


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Mohammad Chaudhry

Chair 1916.1 Standard for Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualisation Performance
IEEE

Samer Salah

Sr. Consultant Telco Cloud and Core Network Design
LCC-STC, Saudi Arabia representing ETSI NFV ISG

A STRATEGIC OUTLOOK INTO NFV AND SDN – MAKING A BUSINESS CASE

9:10 AM - 9:10 AM INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: SDN and NFV - Understanding the opportunity

Faraz Shafiq, Associate Managing Director, Global IoT Practice, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, USA
In this keynote, Faraz Shafiq explores the fundamental drivers for SDN and NFV along with key enabling technologies such as IoT, Big Data and 5G. Mr. Shafiq breaks down the core benefits and issues surrounding SDN and NFV along with the industry and technology view of mplementations. Finally, he will discuss key use cases and opportunities along with realistic roadmaps surrounding SDN and NFV.

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Faraz Shafiq

Associate Managing Director, Global IoT Practice
Verizon Enterprise Solutions, USA
  • Where do traditional network designs fail? How does this impact the overall business requirements?
  • What do NFV and SDN mean for service innovation? How can network specialists and senior executives alike develop the business case for NFV programmable networks?
  • How NFV and SDN enable competition with Over The Top (OTT) services?
  • What impact will deployment have across the organisation?
  • How do NFV and SDN impact organisational structure? What are the roles and responsibilities of CTOs and CIOs?

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Jasim AlAwadi

Vice President Network Infrastructure & Services Operations
du
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Mohammad Chaudhry

Chair 1916.1 Standard for Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualisation Performance
IEEE
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David Artuñedo

CEO, OnLife Networks (Telefónica Entrepreneur Startup)
Telefónica, Spain
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Eng. Saeed AlShehri

GM, Planning – Network sector
STC
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Abdullah Al Hamer

General Manager for Networks
Omantel
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David Fraser

Technical Sales Director, Industry Sales Group EMEA
INTEL CORPORATION

PROOF-OF CONCEPT (POC) SEGMENT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Move faster, save money: SDN and NFV in the access network

Thomas Martin, Director of Principal Engineering, Calix
Software-first network design is fundamentally changing the way access networks are built and operated. This showcase reviews recent advances in Software Defined Access and demonstrates Calix contributions to ON.Lab’s CORD project that make configuration of G.fast DPUs with OpenFlow an emerging solution.


Thomas Martin

Director of Principal Engineering
Calix

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Session presented by Canonical


11:05 AM - 11:35 AM Networking coffee break

NFV AND SDN DEPLOYMENT, USE CASES AND EMERGING TRENDS

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM Overview of Etisalat’s NFV and SDN roadmap

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Case study: du’s experience in NFV and SDN deployment

Jasim AlAwadi, Vice President Network Infrastructure & Services Operations, du

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Jasim AlAwadi

Vice President Network Infrastructure & Services Operations
du

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM STC journey toward Telco Cloud: reaching the ripe and avoiding the hype

Eng. Saeed AlShehri, GM, Planning – Network sector, STC
In this session Saeed will discuss STC experience with network virtualization and the proactive steps STC has taken to pave the road towards a clear teleco cloud transformation. He will present
the achieved milestones and some highlight about STC strategy for the network transformation toward NFV and SDN.

Eng. Saeed AlShehri

GM, Planning – Network sector
STC

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM The evolution to autonomous networks

Ravi Mali, Director, Regional Sales Middle East, Ciena
This session will outline the challenges and strategies for network transformation, and the key role network virtualisation software plays in simplifying end-to-end service deployment. It will highlight the business benefits of programmable, scalable and secure network solutions, detailing the advantages of software- centric architectures and how functionality like orchestration, analytics and network function virtualisation (NFV) combine to enable not only greater choice and best-in-breed technology, but also accelerate the move to highly agile autonomous networks.

Ravi Mali

Director, Regional Sales Middle East
Ciena

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Networking lunch break

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Re-architecting the central office as a data centre using open source software

David Artuñedo, CEO, OnLife Networks (Telefónica Entrepreneur Startup), Telefónica, Spain
This presentation will discuss Telefónica’s experience re-architecting the central office as a data centre running in OCP infrastructure with a greenfield approach to build FTTH services combining NFV and SDN technologies and open source products.

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David Artuñedo

CEO, OnLife Networks (Telefónica Entrepreneur Startup)
Telefónica, Spain

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Updates on recent ETSI’s Industry Specification Group on Network Function Virtualization (NFV ISG)

Samer Salah, Sr. Consultant Telco Cloud and Core Network Design, LCC-STC, Saudi Arabia representing ETSI NFV ISG

Samer Salah

Sr. Consultant Telco Cloud and Core Network Design
LCC-STC, Saudi Arabia representing ETSI NFV ISG
This talk will serve as a primer for the individuals interested in knowing about standards for SDN/NFV, their relevance to an enterprise, and the key players. You’ll understand the storyline of SDN/NFV standardisation process, its current state, and possible future timelines. This session will focus on the outgoing efforts for developing a framework to build and operate SDN/NFV service delivery infrastructure that satisfies the expectations of network operators, service/content providers, and end users.

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Mohammad Chaudhry

Chair 1916.1 Standard for Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualisation Performance
IEEE

3:40 PM - 3:55 PM Chairman’s closing remarks & end of conference day

4:15 PM - 6:15 PM IEEE Working Group Meeting: IEEE 1916.1 Standard for Software Defined Networking &Network Function Virtualisation Performance

Mohammad Chaudhry, Chair 1916.1 Standard for Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualisation Performance, IEEE
This working group meeting is opened to all delegates attending the SDN & NFV MENA Forum.
Everyone participating in this working group has technical expertise, knowledge and dedicated interest in NFV and SDN technologies.
This standard provides a framework to build and operate SDN/NFV service delivery infrastructure that satisfies performance expectations of network operators, service/content providers, and end users. It specifies a performance framework including characteristics, metrics, requirements, models, and use cases for Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation (SDN/NFV).

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING?

The IEEE Standard Association (IEEE-SA) has formulated a working group in an effort to develop an industry standard for SDN and NFV. The group members represent key solution providers and leading network operators mainly from the US and Europe. Since the Middle East region is home to many leading industry stakeholders, the next working group meeting will be conducted in Dubai for the first time to attract participation from the region to take part in defining and developing this industry standard.

In the spirit of openness, agendas for working group meetings are distributed beforehand and the results of the group’s deliberations are publicly
available, usually through meeting minutes. The working group has a chairperson who facilitates the group discussions and offers leadership and
guidance to the working group. He also serves as the contact person for technical questions about the standard.

MEETING AGENDA:
  • Call to Order
  • Introduction and affiliation declarations
  • Roll call of individuals (Working Group Establishment)
  • Approval of agenda
  • IEEE patent policy
  • Call for patents
  • IEEE standards development process presentation
  • Entity presentation(s) / technical presentation(s), contribution(s) or discussion(s)
  • New business
  • Future meetings
  • Adjourn


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Mohammad Chaudhry

Chair 1916.1 Standard for Software Defined Networking & Network Function Virtualisation Performance
IEEE
The programme is correct at time of publishing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. You can find the most up-to-date programme on this website.