The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Enabling the Key Applications for Transport SDN

Tuesday, 13 March, 14:30-15:30
Theater III, Hall B2
Session organized by the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)

Session Description

The goal of SDN is to enable flexible, automated and programmable networks that reduce opex and accelerate service delivery. This requires standardized and commercially available SDN transport API solutions. The OIF‘s work on SDN transport APIs is helping operators unlock the benefits of SDN for their optical networks through three interrelated projects: 
  • Interop events directed by participating operators with vendors testing interoperability of Transport SDN interfaces;
  • Implementation Agreements that document the use of industry standards;
  • OIF Certification to bridge the gap between paper specification or early implementation and products that carriers can deploy. 
Learn how OIF is helping to realize commercial Transport SDN deployment and enabling key applications for Transport SDN such as Network Slicing, Virtual Transport Network Services, Network Resiliency and Carrier CORD/DC Interconnection.


Doug BrownDave Brown, Product Marketing Senior Manager, Optical Networking, Nokia, USA

Dave Brown is a Senior Manager of Optical Networking Product Marketing responsible for metro packet-optical products and solutions. Dave has held marketing roles with Alcatel-Lucent and
AT&T. He is a board member and President of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF).


Lyndon OngLyndon Ong, Principal Network Architect, Ciena, USA

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 Project Lead of the Open Transport Configuration & Control Project 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, Principal Engineer, Packet Optical Group, Coriant, USA

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 Service Provider Networks.  Jonathan is Vice President of the Optical Internetworking Forum, the Chair of the OIF's Network Interoperability Working Group Committee and an active participant in the ITU.  Jonathan studied Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Ricard VilaltaRicard Vilalta, Senior Researcher at Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Spain

Ricard Vilalta (Girona, 1983) graduated in telecommunications engineering in 2007 and received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 2013, both from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. He also has studied Audiovisual Communication at UOC (Open University of Catalonia) and is a master degree on Technology-based business innovation and administration at Barcelona University (UB). Ricard Vilalta is a senior researcher at CTTC, in the Optical Networks and Systems Department. He is an active contributor in several standardization bodies such as ONF, ETSI and IETF. He is also a member of the technical steering team of Open Transport Configuration & Control in ONF.  His research is focused on SDN/NFV, Network Virtualization and Network Orchestration. He has been involved in several international, EU, national and industrial research projects: 5GTANGO, 5GCAR, 5G-Crosshaul, EU-Japan STRAUSS, ICT IDEALIST, ICT COMBO, ICT STRONGEST, ICT OFELIA, FP6 E-Cab. He has also authored and co-authored more than 200 journals, conference papers and invited talks.


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