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OPNFV: A Key Driver for NFV Infrastructure?

Join us as we explore the current state of the OPNFV project, where it is coming from and where it wants to go.
Thursday, June 25th, 2015 | 6:30-9:00 PM|
ITRI International Inc.,
2870 Zanker Rd. Suite 140,
San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Speakers:    Wenjing Chu, NFV CTO, Dell
                 Kelly LeBlanc, VP Marketing, 6Wind
                 Emre Eraltan, Principal Engineer, 6Wind


6:30 pm     Registration & Networking
7:00 pm     Welcome Remarks
7:10 pm     Speakers & Panel Discussion
9:00 pm     Adjourn

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Oct 2015 will mark the 3 year anniversary of Network Function Virtualization (NFV). NFV has taken the industry by storm and transformed the relationship between major operators and standards.  By replacing custom hardware running network functions with virtual servers running on a cloud platform on commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, NFV allows telecom and data center operators to build software-centric networks much faster, leading to increased velocity in the creation and deployment of new features for their customers. It also reduces both capital and operating expenditures on network functions.

The next major development in the NFV story is the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), an important step forward in driving NFV adoption. OPNFV has been characterized by many as giving an open source speed boost to NFV.

The OPNFV project, a collaborative project hosted by The Linux Foundation is a key enabler in helping carriers and the OSS community to come together to collaborate to build an open source NFV reference platform. The project seeks to integrate components from upstream projects, including OpenDaylight and OpenStack and to coordinate continuous integration and testing while filling development gaps. With more than 50 members OPNFV has quickly emerged as a key place where discussions are taking place. Join us to learn how OPNFV is collaborating with other OSS projects, service providers and vendors to advance the development and deployment of a carrier-grade integrated, open source reference platform for NFV.

Speakers Biography
Wenjing Chu, NFV CTO, Dell

Wenjing is a Distinguished Technologist at Dell Research, where he drives Dell’s technology vision and strategy for NFV and is an early leader in building open source and multi-vendor solutions based on open ETSI NFV architecture. He also leads Dell’s research and innovation projects focused on High Velocity Cloud, Seamless Mobility and Real-Time Big Data. Before his current role, he was with the Office of the CTO for Enterprise Solutions in Dell, focusing on cloud computing and wireless technologies and strategy. Prior to Dell, Wenjing was an entrepreneur, software architect, and development leader of several Silicon Valley startups in the networking industry, including Sentient Networks, and Airespace which popularized enterprise Wi-Fi. He was a major contributor to the popular GateD Internet routing suite designing its virtual router, BGP VPN and MPLS code base. He started his career at Bell Northern Research. Wenjing holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Peking University, China, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Kelly LeBlanc, VP Marketing, 6Wind    
Kelly is responsible for 6WIND’s global marketing program. She also manages 6WIND’s global partner program with semiconductor companies, subsystem providers and software companies. Based in Silicon Valley, Kelly is a seasoned marketing professional with over 15 years of experience across multiple technology markets.

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