The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Transport SDN - Getting Down to Business

Tuesday, 22 March, 14:45 - 15:45
Expo Theater III, Exhibit Hall A

Session organized by the OIF

Session Description

Market adoption for transport or carrier SDN has progressed from field trials to deployments by innovators and early adopters. Now all carriers are seriously evaluating and gearing up for deployments. The key objectives in all these efforts is to profitably deliver on-demand services by not only simplifying and optimizing networks but by automating and differentiating their service offerings. The ability to implement open and standard APIs and well-defined services for transport SDN is a key to success.

In this session, OIF expert panelists will assess the state of the transport SDN market and provide an update on work related to APIs and service definitions.


Dave Brown, Director, Optical Networking Product Marketing, Nokia; Board Member and Vice President of Marketing, Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)

Dave Brown is an Optical Networking Product Marketing Director at Alcatel-Lucent where he is responsible for metro packet-optical and transport SDN products and solutions. Dave has gained extensive experience in product and services marketing roles with Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, and McGraw-Edison. He is a board member and Vice President of Marketing of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF).


Lyndon Ong, OIF Market Awareness & Education Co-Chair-Networking, Ciena
Dr. Ong is a Principal Network Architect at Ciena Corporation and a Ciena Technical Fellow.  He has been a major contributor to work on optical control plane and SDN, currently chairing the Optical Transport Working Group of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).  He is an active member of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), co-chairing its Market Awareness Committee and previously serving on the OIF Board of Directors and as Technical Committee Chair, and an active participant in IETF, having chaired the Signaling Transport Working Group in the past.  Dr. Ong joined Ciena in 2001, after previous stints at Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Bellcore.  He received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1991

Jonathan Sadler, OIF Technical Committee Vice Chair, Coriant

Jonathan Sadler is a Principal Engineer in the Packet Optical Group at Coriant.  With over 25 years of data communications experience as a protocol implementer, network element designer, carrier network operations manager, and carrier network planner, Jonathan brings a broad set of knowledge and experiences to the design and analysis of carrier network technology.  Currently, Jonathan is involved in developing technologies to efficiently transport packet oriented services in Carrier Networks.  Jonathan is Vice-Chairman of the Optical Internetworking Forum's Technical Committee and an active participant in the ITU and ONF.  Jonathan studied Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Vishnu Shukla, Carrier Working Group chair for the Optical Internetworking Forum

More than 30 years of experience in network architecture, design and development, technology transfer, overall technology planning and international business analysis. Current responsibilities include development of the next generation architecture, analyzing the current state-of-the-art technology trends and developments, and evaluation of its strategic impact on Verizon. Currently serving as Carrier Working Group chair for the Optical Internetworking Forum and active member of the Open Networking Forum.


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