The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

The Path to Open, Interoperable Optical Networking

Thursday, 7 March, 11:15-12:15
Theater II, Hall E
 

Session organized by Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)

Moderator: Dave Brown, Director of Communications, OIF, Product Marketing Senior Manager, Optical Networking, Nokia, USA

 

Session Description

The goal of SDN is to enable flexible, automated and programmable networks that reduce Opex and accelerate service delivery. Realizing open, interoperable multi-vendor optical networking is one key to achieving this goal. A panel of industry experts will discuss the drivers, needs, and challenges in the evolution to widescale adoption of open, interoperable optical networks:
- Definition and specific requirements

- Risks, trade-offs and benefits

- Disaggregation, open line systems, and APIs

- Use cases, interop testing, trials and deployment scenarios

- Implementation agreements, interoperability demonstrations and certification testing

Speakers

Junjie Li, Network Operator Working Group Chair, OIF and China Telecom, China
Victor Lopez, Technology Expert at Systems and Network Global Direction, Telefónica gCTIO, Spain
Lyndon Ong, MA&E - Networking, OIf and Ciena, USA
Jonathan Sadler, Network Interoperability Working Group Chair OIF and Infinera, USA
 

Biographies:

Doug BrownDave Brown, Director of Communications, OIF, Product Marketing Senior Manager, Optical Networking, Nokia, USA

Dave Brown is a Senior Manager of Optical Networking Product Marketing at Nokia responsible for open optical networking solutions. Dave has held marketing roles with Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T. He has been actively involved in the OIF for 13 years. Dave has held OIF roles as VP of Marketing and is the Immediate Past President. He is currently Director of Communications reporting to the OIF Board.

 

Jungjie LiJunjie Li, Network Operator Working Group Chair, OIF and China Telecom, China

 

 

 

 

 

Victor LopezVictor Lopez, Technology Expert at Systems and Network Global Direction, Telefónica gCTIO, Spain

Víctor López (M.Sc. 2005 - Ph.D. 2009) is a Technology Expert at Systems and Network Global Direction in Telefónica gCTIO. He works on the global IP and optical processes of the Telefonica group. Moreover, he is involved in the research projects as well as in the definition of the Telefonica network guidelines for IP/optical segment. He started his carrier in Telefónica I+D as a researcher (2004). He moved to Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 2006, where he obtained the Ph.D. He worked as an Assistant Professor at UAM (2009) working on metro-backbone evolution projects (BONE, MAINS). In 2011, he joined Telefonica I+D as Technology specialist working on funded research project from the Telefonica group and the European Commission. He has co-authored more than 150 publications, 4 patents and contributed to IETF and ONF.

 

Lyndon OngLyndon Ong, MA&E - Networking, OIf and Ciena, USA

Dr. Ong is a Principal, Advanced Architecture at Ciena Corporation and a Ciena Technical Fellow. He is an active member of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF), co-chairing its Market Awareness & Education Committee and previously serving on the OIF Board of Directors and as Technical Committee Chair.  He has been a major contributor to work on transport SDN and currently is Project Lead of the Open Transport Configuration & Control Project of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). 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 SadlerJonathan Sadler, Network Interoperability Working Group Chair OIF and Infinera, USA

Jonathan Sadler is a Solutions Architect at Infinera. 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 Service Provider Networks. Jonathan is OIF's acting Network Interoperability Working Group Chair and an active participant in the ITU. Jonathan studied Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

 

Sponsored by: