The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Network Function Virtualization – Hype or Reality?

Network Function Virtualization – Hype or Reality?

Wednesday, 23 March
10:30 - 11:00

Panel Description:

Keynote Speaker

Margaret Chiosi, Distinguished Network Architect, AT&T, USA

Talk will focus on the realities and current challenges of implementing Software Defined Networks through virtualization and control technologies, the current state of standards and open source as well as AT&T’s progression to an SDN enabled cloud for 75% of the targeted network by 2020.


Margaret Chiosi, Distinguished Network Architect AT&T Labs, has been involved in data networking for 30+ years. Margaret’s current focus is on implementing AT&T’s User Defined Network Cloud (UDNC) which is based on SDN and Virtualization building blocks. She has led large organizations responsible from concept through development and deployment of emerging global network services, development of data networking equipment, and strategic direction for data services and products. Margaret was one of the key members in the creation of the ETSI ISG – Network Virtualization Forum as well as the Linux Foundation Open Platform for NFV, OPNFV.

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