Building Open and Disaggregated Networks

Thursday, 10 March 13:00 – 14:00
Theater III

Session Description:

This panel session will provide a technical overview of the technologies that the Open Optical & Packet Transport Project Group is developing as part of the Telecom Infra Project and how those technologies are meeting the different requirements and use cases from operators today. It will be led by a moderator covering from SDN standards for IP/MPLS, Optical and Microwave Transport technologies to an open-source multi-vendor tool for optical network planning.

Moderator: 

Diego Landa, Meta (formerly Facebook), USA

Panelists: 

Juan Pedro Fernández Palacios, Head of Unit Transport Networks, Telefonica, Spain

Gert Grammel, Solutions and Network Architecture, Juniper Networks, Germany

Esther Le Rouzic, Research Engineer, Orange, France

Stefan Melin, Network Architect, Optical Networks, Telia Company, Sweden

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Director of Engineering, Meta (formerly Facebook), USA

Biographies: 

Juan Pedro Fernández Palacios, Head of Unit Transport Networks, Telefonica, Spain

To be determined.
 

Gert Grammel, Solutions and Network Architecture, Juniper Networks, Germany

Gert Grammel holds a master’s degree in Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart. In various positions, he spearheaded the introduction of intelligent control planes in transport networks and modernized the controller architecture to cope with new growth dynamics. Since 2017, Gert has led the Physical Simulation Environment (PSE) group which is the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) enabling disaggregated optical networking with open source software. He is now exploring technological advances in quantum encryption and communication to broaden the application scope of optical technology.
 

Diego Landa, Meta (formerly Facebook), USA

To be determined.
 

Esther Le Rouzic, Research Engineer, Orange, France

To be determined.
 

Stefan Melin, Network Architect, Optical Networks, Telia Company, Sweden

To be determined.
 

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Director of Engineering, Meta (formerly Facebook), USA

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke is Director of Engineering in Facebook's Infrastructure Foundation team based in Menlo Park, CA. In this role he is part of a team that is Engineering Facebook's Network Infrastructure. In previous roles at Juniper Networks, he was VP of Product Management in the CTO office, VP of Advanced Technologies, and Chief Architect for Converged Core.