Keynotes

 

TIM Roadmap to 5G

Enrico Bagnasco

Abstract – “Differently from the previous Mobile generations, 5G is not just a new radio access and core but a complete End 2 End enabling platform for the telecommunication needs of the 2020 Digital Society. Specifically, the 5G network becomes an enabling platform not only for the consumer and business markets, but for all Vertical Markets shaping the advent of the digital economy and requiring more flexibility, more automation, more data processing, and in this sense it is a boost for the design of new processes and new digital skills. The keynote will present the TIM Roadmap to 5G”.
Bio – Enrico Bagnasco entered in Telecom Italia in 1988. He has coordinated several TI and TIM R&D projects, also chairing standardization groups in international bodies such as ETSI, ITU e TMForum.He has taken several leading roles in the TI and TIM areas of OSS, fixed and mobile Core Network and Service Platforms. Currently he is Director of TIM Innovation.

Accelerating 5G​ with Mobile CORD

Bill Snow

Abstract – ​The 5G infrastructure will be vastly different from the current mobile infrastructure. The goals for decreasing latency, increasing data rates, enabling new services are very ambitious. But how does one begin to build, demonstrate and trial new capabilities? Mobile CORD (M-CORD) is the part of the CORD project focused on enabling an open source ecosystem for 5G infrastructure. This presentation will look at the current status of the M-CORD project and where it is headed.​

Bio – Bill Snow is the Chief Development Officer with the Open Networking Laboratory (ON.Lab). He is responsible for all engineering and operations at ON.Lab and leads the teams providing core engineering to the ONOS and CORD projects. Prior to joining ON.Lab, Mr. Snow spent over 25 years in the industry building development teams and delivering innovative products. He has led engineering teams for both startups and public companies in the networking and security spaces. He was responsible for the routing and high availability teams delivering the Cisco CRS-1. He was also responsible for the Centillion LAN switching product line prior to Centillion’s acquisition by Bay Networks. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Stanford University as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Stanford University.

5G for Vertical Industries, driving “Software Networks”

Bernard Barani

Abstract – ​5G concepts have been researched for several years and early deployments are currently in sight, notably in the US and in Asia. The first 5G operational “releases” will probably focus on the eMBB use case and address super broadband access rates, with NR access connected with a 4G LTE core to start with. On the other hand, the 5G vision developed by Europe goes beyond this specific use case and envisages 5G as a platform to support digitisation of industry at large and the emergence of new digital business models based on tailored Quality of Service and the satisfaction of ad-hoc requirements emerging from different vertical industries. This in turns requires to avail from much more flexible, versatile, and programmable networks compared to what is available today, with redesigned core networks. In this presentation, the relevant EU work related to this domain will be presented together with future plans driving the 5G PPP phase 3 implementation.

Bio – After 11 years as Communication engineer in industry and then with the European Space Agency, Bernard Barani joined the European Commission in 1994 as responsible for implementation of research and policy issues in wireless communication. He is currently Acting head of unit in the CONNECT Directorate General of the European Commission where he leads the implementation of the 5G Public Private Partnership launched in 2013, as the flagship EC initiative in support of 5G European R&D. His field of activities cover the implementation of the 5G PPP, standardisation, international cooperation, demonstration and pilot programmes. He also leads the implementation of the 5G Action Plan published by the Commission in 2016 to support early 5G deployment in Europe. He is also vice chairman of the Steering committee of the EUCNC conference, the main showcasing event for telecom research sponsored by the EU programmes. He has an engineering degree from the “Ecole National Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne”.

5G for Vertical Industries, driving “Software Networks” Enterprise Estates

Bryan Stiekes

Abstract – ​Cloud providers tend to focus attention on ‘inside-the-cloud’ technology, explaining how they meet the needs of customers whose applications can live entirely in the warm, soft cocoon of the cloud.  Most academic cloud research has therefore focused on inside-the-cloud issues such as network-fabric evolution, virtualization, and resource management within a provider’s exclusive control.  But many real enterprises need to combine cloud and “on-premises” resources into a seamless whole, which creates challenges not just for cloud providers, but also for the enterprises.   Enterprises must evolve to gain the benefits of the cloud — not just in how they build their applications and services, but how they are structured.

Bio – Bryan has nearly 20 years of experience in enterprise & datacenter  networking, security, and systems development. At Google, Bryan works with Google customers to evolve their networks and security models to comprehend the emerging IT ecosystem,  identify and solve new and valuable problems with Google’s cloud products, and works across Google’s product engineering and management teams to develop new and meaningful services and solutions. Prior to joining Google, Bryan was a Fellow & Vice President at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he was responsible for pulling together a cohesive networking strategy within HPE’s Software Defined and Cloud products group. Throughout his career with EDS, HP, and HPE Bryan had the opportunity to design and build both IT systems and products within the Enterprise Services, Public Cloud, and Networking business units.