QCT NGCO Launch Event

  • January 24, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

We are pleased to invite you to join our QCT “NGCO Launch” Event , on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at our QCT Solution Center in San Jose, California.

Leveraging own experiences as a leading cloud data center provider, QCT has a clear understanding of network evolution and has partnered with Intel and industry leaders to build the QCT NGCO rack solution. The Next Generation Central Office (NGCO) is a network transformation journey. From central core, regional data center, to the edge; the QCT NGCO rack solution provides the most cutting-edge open infrastructure and optimized NFVI platform, which help carriers transform their networks through virtualization and automation.

This NGCO Launch Event is to officially introduce the Intel NGCO architecture based on QCT infrastructure, and to showcase our latest solutions collaboratively developed with our best-in-class partners. Explore more advanced technologies around the 5G era at this event, and get a sneak peek at what will be presented at MWC 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

 

NGCO Launch Event Agenda

Time slotTopicCompany nameSpeakerTitle
8:30 ~ 9:30Registration
9:30 ~ 10:40

Speech Topic

Next Generation Central Office. Open, Connect and Ecosystem

 

 

 

 

Mike Yang

President, QCT

With more than 25 years of IT industry experience, Mike transforms the organization from an ODM to a leading datacenter solution provider that delivers servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems, and cloud solutions all under one roof. Enabling customer to easily adopt cloud by offering one-stop-shop experience.

Speech Topic

Next Generation Central Office. Open, Connect and Ecosystem

 

 

 

 

Mike Yang

President, QCT

With more than 25 years of IT industry experience, Mike transforms the organization from an ODM to a leading datacenter solution provider that delivers servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems, and cloud solutions all under one roof. Enabling customer to easily adopt cloud by offering one-stop-shop experience.

Speech Topic

Next Generation Central Office. Open, Connect and Ecosystem

 

 

 

 

Mike Yang

President, QCT

With more than 25 years of IT industry experience, Mike transforms the organization from an ODM to a leading datacenter solution provider that delivers servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems, and cloud solutions all under one roof. Enabling customer to easily adopt cloud by offering one-stop-shop experience.

President

Speech Topic

Driving Network Transformation


Speech Abstract

Network transformation is happening now with workload convergence and virtualization. Diverse use cases and increasing network traffic are demanding network to become more flexible and intelligent in order to accelerate network transformation.
The network edge has tremendous opportunity and must be transformed to enable service providers to not only deliver the network efficiently in the 5G era but also utilize it at a strategic location in their network to deliver services, such as smart retail, smart factory, smart city, immersive media and more.

Dan C Rodriguez

Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division, Intel Corporation

Dan Rodriguez is VP in the Data Center Group and GM of the group’s network compute division at Intel Corporation. He leads the Intel business division that drives transformation of network infrastructure strategy and delivers Intel-based products to support the networks of the future. This is one of the Data Center Group’s fastest-growing businesses, enabling Intel to become a market leader for network logic silicon, an annual $20 billion market segment. His organization is responsible for providing innovative networking products and solutions based on workload convergence on Intel architecture. These solutions support network transformation in the wireless infrastructure, wireline, enterprise and cloud networking.

Speech Topic

Driving Network Transformation


Speech Abstract

Network transformation is happening now with workload convergence and virtualization. Diverse use cases and increasing network traffic are demanding network to become more flexible and intelligent in order to accelerate network transformation.
The network edge has tremendous opportunity and must be transformed to enable service providers to not only deliver the network efficiently in the 5G era but also utilize it at a strategic location in their network to deliver services, such as smart retail, smart factory, smart city, immersive media and more.

Dan C Rodriguez

Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division, Intel Corporation

Dan Rodriguez is VP in the Data Center Group and GM of the group’s network compute division at Intel Corporation. He leads the Intel business division that drives transformation of network infrastructure strategy and delivers Intel-based products to support the networks of the future. This is one of the Data Center Group’s fastest-growing businesses, enabling Intel to become a market leader for network logic silicon, an annual $20 billion market segment. His organization is responsible for providing innovative networking products and solutions based on workload convergence on Intel architecture. These solutions support network transformation in the wireless infrastructure, wireline, enterprise and cloud networking.

Speech Topic

Driving Network Transformation


Speech Abstract

Network transformation is happening now with workload convergence and virtualization. Diverse use cases and increasing network traffic are demanding network to become more flexible and intelligent in order to accelerate network transformation.
The network edge has tremendous opportunity and must be transformed to enable service providers to not only deliver the network efficiently in the 5G era but also utilize it at a strategic location in their network to deliver services, such as smart retail, smart factory, smart city, immersive media and more.

Dan C Rodriguez

Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division, Intel Corporation

Dan Rodriguez is VP in the Data Center Group and GM of the group’s network compute division at Intel Corporation. He leads the Intel business division that drives transformation of network infrastructure strategy and delivers Intel-based products to support the networks of the future. This is one of the Data Center Group’s fastest-growing businesses, enabling Intel to become a market leader for network logic silicon, an annual $20 billion market segment. His organization is responsible for providing innovative networking products and solutions based on workload convergence on Intel architecture. These solutions support network transformation in the wireless infrastructure, wireline, enterprise and cloud networking.

Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division

Speech Topic

Building Next Generation, One-Touch Central Offices/Head Ends ….As easy as building ‘LEGOs’!


Speech Abstract

Legacy networks are burdened with scarce spares, power issues, an aging workforce to support and suffer from an inefficient footprint when compared to the fast cadence of technology innovation. As Legacy networks sunset, and newer applications garner additional traffic volume, new practices and methodologies need to be introduced. Connectivity, Compute, and Control are the three biggest motivators for the evolution of next-generation technology. In this presentation, KGPCo highlights the key components that go into building a next-gen CO/HE program. These include Logistics & Inventory Management, Refurbishment & Manufacturing Services, Warranty Coverage, Lab Support and Configure-to-Order Services.

Joe Baeumel

VP of Partner Strategy and Business Development, KGPCo

As VP of Partner Strategy and Business Development for KPGCo, Joe and his team are focused around the Cloud and Virtualization market and partner ecosystem. In this role, he is tasked to develop company strategy and drive the long-term planning for the new partner relationships and growth for KGPCo as customers transition to the cloud and virtualized environment. Joe also has responsibility for developing service engagements and solution offerings in this nuanced space inclusive of NFV/SDN, Cloud, IOT, and 5G. In parallel, he works in enhancing KGP's solutions to accommodate these new partners and players through liaison and collaboration with our business divisions.

Speech Topic

Building Next Generation, One-Touch Central Offices/Head Ends ….As easy as building ‘LEGOs’!


Speech Abstract

Legacy networks are burdened with scarce spares, power issues, an aging workforce to support and suffer from an inefficient footprint when compared to the fast cadence of technology innovation. As Legacy networks sunset, and newer applications garner additional traffic volume, new practices and methodologies need to be introduced. Connectivity, Compute, and Control are the three biggest motivators for the evolution of next-generation technology. In this presentation, KGPCo highlights the key components that go into building a next-gen CO/HE program. These include Logistics & Inventory Management, Refurbishment & Manufacturing Services, Warranty Coverage, Lab Support and Configure-to-Order Services.

Joe Baeumel

VP of Partner Strategy and Business Development, KGPCo

As VP of Partner Strategy and Business Development for KPGCo, Joe and his team are focused around the Cloud and Virtualization market and partner ecosystem. In this role, he is tasked to develop company strategy and drive the long-term planning for the new partner relationships and growth for KGPCo as customers transition to the cloud and virtualized environment. Joe also has responsibility for developing service engagements and solution offerings in this nuanced space inclusive of NFV/SDN, Cloud, IOT, and 5G. In parallel, he works in enhancing KGP's solutions to accommodate these new partners and players through liaison and collaboration with our business divisions.

Speech Topic

Building Next Generation, One-Touch Central Offices/Head Ends ….As easy as building ‘LEGOs’!


Speech Abstract

Legacy networks are burdened with scarce spares, power issues, an aging workforce to support and suffer from an inefficient footprint when compared to the fast cadence of technology innovation. As Legacy networks sunset, and newer applications garner additional traffic volume, new practices and methodologies need to be introduced. Connectivity, Compute, and Control are the three biggest motivators for the evolution of next-generation technology. In this presentation, KGPCo highlights the key components that go into building a next-gen CO/HE program. These include Logistics & Inventory Management, Refurbishment & Manufacturing Services, Warranty Coverage, Lab Support and Configure-to-Order Services.

Joe Baeumel

VP of Partner Strategy and Business Development, KGPCo

As VP of Partner Strategy and Business Development for KPGCo, Joe and his team are focused around the Cloud and Virtualization market and partner ecosystem. In this role, he is tasked to develop company strategy and drive the long-term planning for the new partner relationships and growth for KGPCo as customers transition to the cloud and virtualized environment. Joe also has responsibility for developing service engagements and solution offerings in this nuanced space inclusive of NFV/SDN, Cloud, IOT, and 5G. In parallel, he works in enhancing KGP's solutions to accommodate these new partners and players through liaison and collaboration with our business divisions.

VP, Business Development & Partner Strategy

Speech Topic

Open Platforms. Open Collaboration. Open Innovation.


Speech Abstract

How Red Hat's Approach to Partnering Across the Network Ecosystem Moves Service Providers Forward Faster

Mark Wohlfarth

Vice President - Global CSP Sales, Network Ecosystem, Red Hat, Inc.

Mark Wohlfarth is a member of Red Hat’s global communications service
provider sales leadership team, managing our strategic partnerships with
network ecosystem partners and supporting service providers in their transition to software-defined network operations.

His team’s responsibilities include solution development and positioning, field alignment, and sales & marketing program management. Wohlfarth is based in Red Hat’s Silicon Valley office.

Wohlfarth joined Red Hat in September 2014 to help establish our strategic
partnership with Cisco.

Prior to joining Red Hat, he helped launch a new cloud business at NetApp and before that, spent over 12 years consulting high tech companies on growth strategy, including serving as a Partner at Boston Consulting Group and at Oliver Wyman. He began his career in the technology industry by helping AT&T build its business in the former Soviet Union.

Speech Topic

Open Platforms. Open Collaboration. Open Innovation.


Speech Abstract

How Red Hat's Approach to Partnering Across the Network Ecosystem Moves Service Providers Forward Faster

Mark Wohlfarth

Vice President - Global CSP Sales, Network Ecosystem, Red Hat, Inc.

Mark Wohlfarth is a member of Red Hat’s global communications service
provider sales leadership team, managing our strategic partnerships with
network ecosystem partners and supporting service providers in their transition to software-defined network operations.

His team’s responsibilities include solution development and positioning, field alignment, and sales & marketing program management. Wohlfarth is based in Red Hat’s Silicon Valley office.

Wohlfarth joined Red Hat in September 2014 to help establish our strategic
partnership with Cisco.

Prior to joining Red Hat, he helped launch a new cloud business at NetApp and before that, spent over 12 years consulting high tech companies on growth strategy, including serving as a Partner at Boston Consulting Group and at Oliver Wyman. He began his career in the technology industry by helping AT&T build its business in the former Soviet Union.

Speech Topic

Open Platforms. Open Collaboration. Open Innovation.


Speech Abstract

How Red Hat's Approach to Partnering Across the Network Ecosystem Moves Service Providers Forward Faster

Mark Wohlfarth

Vice President - Global CSP Sales, Network Ecosystem, Red Hat, Inc.

Mark Wohlfarth is a member of Red Hat’s global communications service
provider sales leadership team, managing our strategic partnerships with
network ecosystem partners and supporting service providers in their transition to software-defined network operations.

His team’s responsibilities include solution development and positioning, field alignment, and sales & marketing program management. Wohlfarth is based in Red Hat’s Silicon Valley office.

Wohlfarth joined Red Hat in September 2014 to help establish our strategic
partnership with Cisco.

Prior to joining Red Hat, he helped launch a new cloud business at NetApp and before that, spent over 12 years consulting high tech companies on growth strategy, including serving as a Partner at Boston Consulting Group and at Oliver Wyman. He began his career in the technology industry by helping AT&T build its business in the former Soviet Union.

Vice President - Global CSP Sales, Network Ecosystem

Speech Topic

Evolution of Switching/Routing Data Planes for Next-Gen Carrier Networks


Speech Abstract

As carrier networks undergo the transformation to support 5G, edge computing, and a myriad of software-defined and virtualized end-to-end network services, merchant switch/router silicon is rapidly evolving to deliver across multiple dimensions of demanding interconnect requirements - some of them in opposition to others - to realize a more efficient and agile network infrastructure. Selecting the appropriate fabric solution for various roles in the telco access and cloud network demands a closer look at the latest innovations in merchant switch/router silicon, their capabilities and tradeoffs, and the network hardware/software ecosystem enabling their deployment. What constitutes a carrier-class programmable router fabric, how does it compare and contrast with a high-performance switching fabric, and where is each ideally suited? How is network performance, resiliency, and power scaling to address the needs of the SDN/NFV enabled central office? How healthy is the ecosystem for disaggegration of network hardware and software to support at-scale deployment of vOLT, vBNG, vRouter services? The answers to these questions can help telco network operators establish a fully executable technology strategy matching their infrastructure vision.

Rochan Sankar

Senior Director, Switch Products, Broadcom

Rochan is Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Broadcom’s Ethernet Switching Division, where he is responsible for strategy, technical definition, and management of silicon product lines for data center & cloud networking and its worldwide customer base. Rochan has 19 years of experience in building high-growth networking silicon businesses, including the industry-leading StrataXGS® Trident and Tomahawk switch franchises and their extensive customer/partner ecosystems. He is a co-founder of the 25G Ethernet Consortium and one of the industry’s key drivers for 25GbE technology standardization and adoption. Rochan holds a B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is a co-inventor on 5 issued patents in the area of programmable/networking chip architectures.

Speech Topic

Evolution of Switching/Routing Data Planes for Next-Gen Carrier Networks


Speech Abstract

As carrier networks undergo the transformation to support 5G, edge computing, and a myriad of software-defined and virtualized end-to-end network services, merchant switch/router silicon is rapidly evolving to deliver across multiple dimensions of demanding interconnect requirements - some of them in opposition to others - to realize a more efficient and agile network infrastructure. Selecting the appropriate fabric solution for various roles in the telco access and cloud network demands a closer look at the latest innovations in merchant switch/router silicon, their capabilities and tradeoffs, and the network hardware/software ecosystem enabling their deployment. What constitutes a carrier-class programmable router fabric, how does it compare and contrast with a high-performance switching fabric, and where is each ideally suited? How is network performance, resiliency, and power scaling to address the needs of the SDN/NFV enabled central office? How healthy is the ecosystem for disaggegration of network hardware and software to support at-scale deployment of vOLT, vBNG, vRouter services? The answers to these questions can help telco network operators establish a fully executable technology strategy matching their infrastructure vision.

Rochan Sankar

Senior Director, Switch Products, Broadcom

Rochan is Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Broadcom’s Ethernet Switching Division, where he is responsible for strategy, technical definition, and management of silicon product lines for data center & cloud networking and its worldwide customer base. Rochan has 19 years of experience in building high-growth networking silicon businesses, including the industry-leading StrataXGS® Trident and Tomahawk switch franchises and their extensive customer/partner ecosystems. He is a co-founder of the 25G Ethernet Consortium and one of the industry’s key drivers for 25GbE technology standardization and adoption. Rochan holds a B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is a co-inventor on 5 issued patents in the area of programmable/networking chip architectures.

Speech Topic

Evolution of Switching/Routing Data Planes for Next-Gen Carrier Networks


Speech Abstract

As carrier networks undergo the transformation to support 5G, edge computing, and a myriad of software-defined and virtualized end-to-end network services, merchant switch/router silicon is rapidly evolving to deliver across multiple dimensions of demanding interconnect requirements - some of them in opposition to others - to realize a more efficient and agile network infrastructure. Selecting the appropriate fabric solution for various roles in the telco access and cloud network demands a closer look at the latest innovations in merchant switch/router silicon, their capabilities and tradeoffs, and the network hardware/software ecosystem enabling their deployment. What constitutes a carrier-class programmable router fabric, how does it compare and contrast with a high-performance switching fabric, and where is each ideally suited? How is network performance, resiliency, and power scaling to address the needs of the SDN/NFV enabled central office? How healthy is the ecosystem for disaggegration of network hardware and software to support at-scale deployment of vOLT, vBNG, vRouter services? The answers to these questions can help telco network operators establish a fully executable technology strategy matching their infrastructure vision.

Rochan Sankar

Senior Director, Switch Products, Broadcom

Rochan is Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for Broadcom’s Ethernet Switching Division, where he is responsible for strategy, technical definition, and management of silicon product lines for data center & cloud networking and its worldwide customer base. Rochan has 19 years of experience in building high-growth networking silicon businesses, including the industry-leading StrataXGS® Trident and Tomahawk switch franchises and their extensive customer/partner ecosystems. He is a co-founder of the 25G Ethernet Consortium and one of the industry’s key drivers for 25GbE technology standardization and adoption. Rochan holds a B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is a co-inventor on 5 issued patents in the area of programmable/networking chip architectures.

Senior Director, Switch Products
10:40 ~ 10:55NGCO Launch Ceremony
10:55 ~ 11:25

Speech Topic

An Open Approach: Virtualizing the CO for Mobile Services


Speech Abstract

With the latest developments in orchestration tools and SDN controllers, inbuilt capabilities for a virtualized central office are now available to create solutions that support the delivery of residential, business, and mobile services. The VCO Demo 2.0 recently unveiled in a live keynote in Amsterdam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gvnV5VfhfQ ) showcased mobile services by focusing on the implementation of vRAN (virtual radio access network) as well as the virtualized mobile packet core elements, e.g. vEPC (virtual evolved packet core), and represent a minimum viable mobile access network configuration. In this session, Heather Kirksey will explain the underlying 5G infrastructure, how it all came together, what’s next for 2019, and how to benefit from open source collaboration.

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, OPNFV

As VP Community and Ecosystem Development at the Linux Foundation, Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of the open source networking stack. Before Joining the Linux Foundation, Kirksey led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry including running a partner program for CPE, doing solutions marketing for the IP Division at Alcatel-Lucent, business development, and participating in numerous standards activities. She received her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin.

Speech Topic

An Open Approach: Virtualizing the CO for Mobile Services


Speech Abstract

With the latest developments in orchestration tools and SDN controllers, inbuilt capabilities for a virtualized central office are now available to create solutions that support the delivery of residential, business, and mobile services. The VCO Demo 2.0 recently unveiled in a live keynote in Amsterdam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gvnV5VfhfQ ) showcased mobile services by focusing on the implementation of vRAN (virtual radio access network) as well as the virtualized mobile packet core elements, e.g. vEPC (virtual evolved packet core), and represent a minimum viable mobile access network configuration. In this session, Heather Kirksey will explain the underlying 5G infrastructure, how it all came together, what’s next for 2019, and how to benefit from open source collaboration.

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, OPNFV

As VP Community and Ecosystem Development at the Linux Foundation, Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of the open source networking stack. Before Joining the Linux Foundation, Kirksey led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry including running a partner program for CPE, doing solutions marketing for the IP Division at Alcatel-Lucent, business development, and participating in numerous standards activities. She received her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin.

Speech Topic

An Open Approach: Virtualizing the CO for Mobile Services


Speech Abstract

With the latest developments in orchestration tools and SDN controllers, inbuilt capabilities for a virtualized central office are now available to create solutions that support the delivery of residential, business, and mobile services. The VCO Demo 2.0 recently unveiled in a live keynote in Amsterdam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gvnV5VfhfQ ) showcased mobile services by focusing on the implementation of vRAN (virtual radio access network) as well as the virtualized mobile packet core elements, e.g. vEPC (virtual evolved packet core), and represent a minimum viable mobile access network configuration. In this session, Heather Kirksey will explain the underlying 5G infrastructure, how it all came together, what’s next for 2019, and how to benefit from open source collaboration.

Heather Kirksey

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development, OPNFV

As VP Community and Ecosystem Development at the Linux Foundation, Heather Kirksey works with the community to advance the adoption and implementation of the open source networking stack. Before Joining the Linux Foundation, Kirksey led strategic technology alliances for MongoDB. Earlier in her career she held various leadership positions in the telecom industry including running a partner program for CPE, doing solutions marketing for the IP Division at Alcatel-Lucent, business development, and participating in numerous standards activities. She received her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Texas, Austin.

VP, Community & Ecosystem Development

Speech Topic

ONF - spearheading curated open source collaboration


Speech Abstract

Never before have network operators joined together to collaborate in their pursuit of building next-generation networks. But this has changed!

For the first time, major global operators are collaboratively specifying and deploying common, open source solutions. By working together, operators are building critical mass to ensure a new supply chain ecosystem comes together to support them in this mission.

Timon Sloane

VP of Marketing & Ecosystem, ONF

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 broad transformation of the networking industry through the adoption open source business practices.
As part of driving ecosystem change, Timon is responsible for ONF’s marketing, membership, standards, certification programs.
Prior to the ONF, Timon provided product and management consulting services to numerous technology firms, most recently with Ericsson where he was driving product strategy for the networking product lines. He has also help numerous executive roles in product management, marketing and engineering for firms such as Matisse Networks, Extreme Networks, NET, FlowWise and SCO.
Timon received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Speech Topic

ONF - spearheading curated open source collaboration


Speech Abstract

Never before have network operators joined together to collaborate in their pursuit of building next-generation networks. But this has changed!

For the first time, major global operators are collaboratively specifying and deploying common, open source solutions. By working together, operators are building critical mass to ensure a new supply chain ecosystem comes together to support them in this mission.

Timon Sloane

VP of Marketing & Ecosystem, ONF

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 broad transformation of the networking industry through the adoption open source business practices.
As part of driving ecosystem change, Timon is responsible for ONF’s marketing, membership, standards, certification programs.
Prior to the ONF, Timon provided product and management consulting services to numerous technology firms, most recently with Ericsson where he was driving product strategy for the networking product lines. He has also help numerous executive roles in product management, marketing and engineering for firms such as Matisse Networks, Extreme Networks, NET, FlowWise and SCO.
Timon received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Speech Topic

ONF - spearheading curated open source collaboration


Speech Abstract

Never before have network operators joined together to collaborate in their pursuit of building next-generation networks. But this has changed!

For the first time, major global operators are collaboratively specifying and deploying common, open source solutions. By working together, operators are building critical mass to ensure a new supply chain ecosystem comes together to support them in this mission.

Timon Sloane

VP of Marketing & Ecosystem, ONF

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 broad transformation of the networking industry through the adoption open source business practices.
As part of driving ecosystem change, Timon is responsible for ONF’s marketing, membership, standards, certification programs.
Prior to the ONF, Timon provided product and management consulting services to numerous technology firms, most recently with Ericsson where he was driving product strategy for the networking product lines. He has also help numerous executive roles in product management, marketing and engineering for firms such as Matisse Networks, Extreme Networks, NET, FlowWise and SCO.
Timon received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Vice President, Marketing & Ecosystem
11:25 ~ 12:55Lunch Break
Kiosk Expo + QTec Lab Tour
12:55 ~ 13:15

Gary Lee

AVP, RD Division

Gary Lee is the associate vice president of Quanta Cloud Technology, he leads the engineer team to develop the Telco and SDDC technologies, and focuses on cloud-related software defined solutions as well as the network function virtualized technologies to satisfy the demands of diverse segments of business customers. Gary Lee has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and 5 years of experience as a business consultant.

Gary Lee

AVP, RD Division

Gary Lee is the associate vice president of Quanta Cloud Technology, he leads the engineer team to develop the Telco and SDDC technologies, and focuses on cloud-related software defined solutions as well as the network function virtualized technologies to satisfy the demands of diverse segments of business customers. Gary Lee has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and 5 years of experience as a business consultant.

Gary Lee

AVP, RD Division

Gary Lee is the associate vice president of Quanta Cloud Technology, he leads the engineer team to develop the Telco and SDDC technologies, and focuses on cloud-related software defined solutions as well as the network function virtualized technologies to satisfy the demands of diverse segments of business customers. Gary Lee has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and 5 years of experience as a business consultant.

AVP, RD Division
13:15 ~ 15:30Access: Radisys, Baicells

Speech Topic

Open RAN: The Key to 5G


Speech Abstract

New 5G will put unprecedented pressure on service providers’ networks as they need to support 50B connected devices, 1000x mobile data volumes, 5x lower latency, and 10x-100x end-user data rates. As such, 5G is a key market driver for Open RAN. By leveraging Open RAN technology, service providers will be able to manage explosive traffic growth, and channel resources towards new services and innovation. This presentation will cover:

  • The importance of disaggregation as the RAN is re-architected to deliver a flexible solution that addresses real-world network conditions
  • The move of workloads to the edge to support use cases that are extremely latency sensitive
  • The emergence of open networking communities defining Open RAN
  • The roadmap to commercial deployments of open architectures for 5G

Neeraj Patel

VP, Solutions & GM 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 with expertise in various Wireless RAN (Mobility, LTE Advance, 5G, Fixed and CBRS) as well as deep packet inspection, switching and access technologies. He joined Radisys in 2011 as part of the acquisition of Continuous Computing. Prior to this, he was with Intel and Trillium where he was involved in company strategy, product management, corporate marketing and sales development in highly competitive as well as greenfield markets. Neeraj holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Speech Topic

Open RAN: The Key to 5G


Speech Abstract

New 5G will put unprecedented pressure on service providers’ networks as they need to support 50B connected devices, 1000x mobile data volumes, 5x lower latency, and 10x-100x end-user data rates. As such, 5G is a key market driver for Open RAN. By leveraging Open RAN technology, service providers will be able to manage explosive traffic growth, and channel resources towards new services and innovation. This presentation will cover:

  • The importance of disaggregation as the RAN is re-architected to deliver a flexible solution that addresses real-world network conditions
  • The move of workloads to the edge to support use cases that are extremely latency sensitive
  • The emergence of open networking communities defining Open RAN
  • The roadmap to commercial deployments of open architectures for 5G

Neeraj Patel

VP, Solutions & GM 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 with expertise in various Wireless RAN (Mobility, LTE Advance, 5G, Fixed and CBRS) as well as deep packet inspection, switching and access technologies. He joined Radisys in 2011 as part of the acquisition of Continuous Computing. Prior to this, he was with Intel and Trillium where he was involved in company strategy, product management, corporate marketing and sales development in highly competitive as well as greenfield markets. Neeraj holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

VP, Solutions & GM Services

Speech Topic

Mobile Network Virtualization and Edge Computing


Speech Abstract

New requirements of 5G demand RAN architecture revolution, including the Cloud-nativity, Openness and Manageable MEC Capability. Baicells Modular RAN (M-RAN) provides such a 5G ready platform with open-API, open/flexible xHaul option and MEC-friendly interface through virtualization and modulization design. With on-going collaboration with major MNOs, Baicells is jointly pushing opensource RAN software and white-box hardware reference design. These initiatives will boost a healthy 5G eco-system, significantly lower the operator’s TCO and eventually help to incubate the 5G “killer applications”.

Dr. Bo Wei

President of Baicells North America

Dr. Bo Wei has over 15 years Telecom industry experience on leadership, operational expertise, and mixed operator/vendor background. He has been serving many roles while working for AT&T and Verizon, including capital planning, corporate strategy and M&As, business development etc. He also involved in many technical roles on the vender side while working for Huawei and Nokia, system design and development, operation and support etc.
Dr. Wei has MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Speech Topic

Mobile Network Virtualization and Edge Computing


Speech Abstract

New requirements of 5G demand RAN architecture revolution, including the Cloud-nativity, Openness and Manageable MEC Capability. Baicells Modular RAN (M-RAN) provides such a 5G ready platform with open-API, open/flexible xHaul option and MEC-friendly interface through virtualization and modulization design. With on-going collaboration with major MNOs, Baicells is jointly pushing opensource RAN software and white-box hardware reference design. These initiatives will boost a healthy 5G eco-system, significantly lower the operator’s TCO and eventually help to incubate the 5G “killer applications”.

Dr. Bo Wei

President of Baicells North America

Dr. Bo Wei has over 15 years Telecom industry experience on leadership, operational expertise, and mixed operator/vendor background. He has been serving many roles while working for AT&T and Verizon, including capital planning, corporate strategy and M&As, business development etc. He also involved in many technical roles on the vender side while working for Huawei and Nokia, system design and development, operation and support etc.
Dr. Wei has MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.

President of Baicells North America
Core Network: ASTRI, netElastic

Speech Topic

NGCO enabling 4G to 5G deployments and applications


Speech Abstract

The introduction of 4G and 5G create increasing demands for high speed, low latency mobile communications to enable emerging applications, such as industrial IoT, vehicle-to-everything (V2X). The distributed data plane processing and networking slicing capabilities of 4G and 5G core networks in the edge DC of the NGCO will be critical to enable current and future pre-5G and 5G applications.

Alex Mui

Director, Networking Software, ASTRI

Alex Mui is Director of Networking Software in ASTRI leading the 4G/5G core network and V2X system software. Alex has over 20 years in software R&D focusing on mobile communications and IP networks. The NSOFT team delivered challenging projects such as live deployment of core network in mission critical WuHan Subway, first C-V2X demonstration in Hong Kong, and live nationwide backbone management system in Chung Hua Telecom.

Speech Topic

NGCO enabling 4G to 5G deployments and applications


Speech Abstract

The introduction of 4G and 5G create increasing demands for high speed, low latency mobile communications to enable emerging applications, such as industrial IoT, vehicle-to-everything (V2X). The distributed data plane processing and networking slicing capabilities of 4G and 5G core networks in the edge DC of the NGCO will be critical to enable current and future pre-5G and 5G applications.

Alex Mui

Director, Networking Software, ASTRI

Alex Mui is Director of Networking Software in ASTRI leading the 4G/5G core network and V2X system software. Alex has over 20 years in software R&D focusing on mobile communications and IP networks. The NSOFT team delivered challenging projects such as live deployment of core network in mission critical WuHan Subway, first C-V2X demonstration in Hong Kong, and live nationwide backbone management system in Chung Hua Telecom.

Director, Networking Software

Speech Topic

2nd Generation Scalable vBNG for Ultra Broadband Services


Speech Abstract

Broadband speeds continue to increase to meet consumer demands. Meanwhile, carriers are challenged with high network modernization costs and tighter margins. Virtual BNGs help reduce these costs but have not delivered the scalability and performance needed for real world deployments.
Learn how netElastic’s 2nd generation vBNG can now achieve the performance and scale needed to address modern broadband requirements while delivering flexibility and cost savings on COTS hardware in a Next-Gen CO environment.

David Williams

SVP, Sales & Marketing, netElastic

David Williams has led sales, marketing, and operations for carriers and service providers for over 25 years. Previously, he was the President of MegaPath’s Enterprise division, GM of its carrier wholesale division, and was GM of Covad Communications’ Consumer, SMB, and Enterprise business. Earlier in Mr. Williams career, he helped build two start-up service providers that were later sold to larger carriers. David leverages his years of telecom experience to help netElastic deliver carrier-focused solutions that deliver on the promise of NFV. David has a degree in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.

Speech Topic

2nd Generation Scalable vBNG for Ultra Broadband Services


Speech Abstract

Broadband speeds continue to increase to meet consumer demands. Meanwhile, carriers are challenged with high network modernization costs and tighter margins. Virtual BNGs help reduce these costs but have not delivered the scalability and performance needed for real world deployments.
Learn how netElastic’s 2nd generation vBNG can now achieve the performance and scale needed to address modern broadband requirements while delivering flexibility and cost savings on COTS hardware in a Next-Gen CO environment.

David Williams

SVP, Sales & Marketing, netElastic

David Williams has led sales, marketing, and operations for carriers and service providers for over 25 years. Previously, he was the President of MegaPath’s Enterprise division, GM of its carrier wholesale division, and was GM of Covad Communications’ Consumer, SMB, and Enterprise business. Earlier in Mr. Williams career, he helped build two start-up service providers that were later sold to larger carriers. David leverages his years of telecom experience to help netElastic deliver carrier-focused solutions that deliver on the promise of NFV. David has a degree in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.

SVP, Sales & Marketing, netElastic

Speech Topic

5G – It’s all about the applications


Speech Abstract

5G will bring unique new network and service capabilities such as mission critical services requiring very high reliability, global coverage and very low latency.

We’ll see a fusion of the traditional wireline and wireless access and aggregation networks into a truly Fixed Mobile Network Convergence (FMC) network. As functions are disaggregated, lvirtualized and applications migrate across all points of the network, service providers will migrate their functions towards a multi-cloud architecture and the network will truly become all about the applications – remote surgery, virtual reality, and industry 4.0.

F5 will be the Mesh that enables 5G networks to inspect, manage, secure, intelligently act upon, and scale subscriber (human or machine) traffic and the applications across the network.   F5 will help you evolve to 5G at your own pace as you seek to scale, monetize, and secure your network.

Benito Lopez

Senior Manager, Service Provider Group, F5

Benito Lopez is a Senior Manager for Strategic partnerships at F5 Networks, his experience covers technology companies such as Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, Red Hat, and Atos. His responsibilities are to grow F5’s ecosystem of technology providers, particularly, semiconductors, FPGA’s and GPU’s to support F5’s strategic roadmap.

Benito has substantial work and leadership experience in the telecommunications, semiconductors, networking and online service sectors. Prior to moving to the United States, Benito worked in various countries, namely, Singapore, Taiwan, the Netherlands and the Philippines managing various strategic partnerships and accounts whilst working at F5 Networks, Cisco, Intel, Ericsson and Avaya.

Benito holds an MBA and MBI (Masters in Informatics) from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and has a degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University. He is Singaporean and currently resides in San Francisco.

Speech Topic

5G – It’s all about the applications


Speech Abstract

5G will bring unique new network and service capabilities such as mission critical services requiring very high reliability, global coverage and very low latency.

We’ll see a fusion of the traditional wireline and wireless access and aggregation networks into a truly Fixed Mobile Network Convergence (FMC) network. As functions are disaggregated, lvirtualized and applications migrate across all points of the network, service providers will migrate their functions towards a multi-cloud architecture and the network will truly become all about the applications – remote surgery, virtual reality, and industry 4.0.

F5 will be the Mesh that enables 5G networks to inspect, manage, secure, intelligently act upon, and scale subscriber (human or machine) traffic and the applications across the network.   F5 will help you evolve to 5G at your own pace as you seek to scale, monetize, and secure your network.

Benito Lopez

Senior Manager, Service Provider Group, F5

Benito Lopez is a Senior Manager for Strategic partnerships at F5 Networks, his experience covers technology companies such as Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, Red Hat, and Atos. His responsibilities are to grow F5’s ecosystem of technology providers, particularly, semiconductors, FPGA’s and GPU’s to support F5’s strategic roadmap.

Benito has substantial work and leadership experience in the telecommunications, semiconductors, networking and online service sectors. Prior to moving to the United States, Benito worked in various countries, namely, Singapore, Taiwan, the Netherlands and the Philippines managing various strategic partnerships and accounts whilst working at F5 Networks, Cisco, Intel, Ericsson and Avaya.

Benito holds an MBA and MBI (Masters in Informatics) from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and has a degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University. He is Singaporean and currently resides in San Francisco.

Speech Topic

5G – It’s all about the applications


Speech Abstract

5G will bring unique new network and service capabilities such as mission critical services requiring very high reliability, global coverage and very low latency.

We’ll see a fusion of the traditional wireline and wireless access and aggregation networks into a truly Fixed Mobile Network Convergence (FMC) network. As functions are disaggregated, lvirtualized and applications migrate across all points of the network, service providers will migrate their functions towards a multi-cloud architecture and the network will truly become all about the applications – remote surgery, virtual reality, and industry 4.0.

F5 will be the Mesh that enables 5G networks to inspect, manage, secure, intelligently act upon, and scale subscriber (human or machine) traffic and the applications across the network.   F5 will help you evolve to 5G at your own pace as you seek to scale, monetize, and secure your network.

Benito Lopez

Senior Manager, Service Provider Group, F5

Benito Lopez is a Senior Manager for Strategic partnerships at F5 Networks, his experience covers technology companies such as Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, Red Hat, and Atos. His responsibilities are to grow F5’s ecosystem of technology providers, particularly, semiconductors, FPGA’s and GPU’s to support F5’s strategic roadmap.

Benito has substantial work and leadership experience in the telecommunications, semiconductors, networking and online service sectors. Prior to moving to the United States, Benito worked in various countries, namely, Singapore, Taiwan, the Netherlands and the Philippines managing various strategic partnerships and accounts whilst working at F5 Networks, Cisco, Intel, Ericsson and Avaya.

Benito holds an MBA and MBI (Masters in Informatics) from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and has a degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University. He is Singaporean and currently resides in San Francisco.

Senior Manager, Service Provider Group
Application: Qwilt

Speech Topic

Edge Computing is Transforming Content Delivery


Speech Abstract

The Next Generation Central Office will need to run a vCDN application to address the increasing demand for Live and On Demand video streaming and other content delivery. Activating a vCDN in the NGCO will reduce costs for the service provider, increase quality for the content provider and enable new applications like Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Mark Fisher

VP Marketing and Business Development, Qwilt

Mark leads strategic marketing and business development at Qwilt, bringing over 20 years of marketing, product management and business development experience in communication technology start-ups to the Qwilt team. Mark had an instrumental role on the executive management teams that built a number of great technology companies. Prior to joining Qwilt, Mark was EVP of Marketing and Business Development at Jasper Wireless (acquired by Cisco in 2016), a cloud-based IoT Service Provider, serving mobile network operators around the world. Before Jasper, Mark was SVP of Marketing and Business Development at Danger Inc. (acquired by Microsoft in 2008), a mobile software developer. Prior to Danger, Mark was SVP of Marketing at Concentric Network Corporation (acquired by XO Communications in 2000). Prior to Concentric, Mark held executive marketing and product management roles at SBC/ATT. Mark has an engineering degree from the US Naval Academy and MBA from the Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley.

Speech Topic

Edge Computing is Transforming Content Delivery


Speech Abstract

The Next Generation Central Office will need to run a vCDN application to address the increasing demand for Live and On Demand video streaming and other content delivery. Activating a vCDN in the NGCO will reduce costs for the service provider, increase quality for the content provider and enable new applications like Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Mark Fisher

VP Marketing and Business Development, Qwilt