Thank You for Attending
Open Networking Summit North America 2018 is a wrap! Thank you to all the attendees and sponsors that joined us in Los Angeles this year. To experience the best of this year’s event, be sure to watch the keynote recordings, view photos from the event, and review session slides from speakers who provided them via the event schedule.
Save the Date for 2019
Open Networking Summit North America 2019 will take place April 2 – 5 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Thank You To Our Speakers
AT&T LabsAndre Fuetsch is responsible for delivering the architecture and design of AT&T’s future networking evolution. This transformation will utilize software-defined networking and network function virtualization to deliver products and services to the customer with greatly reduced time to market and significant operational efficiencies. He leads a team of over 2,000 engineers and computer scientists working on programs encompassing both the business and mass market customer segments.
ArmBob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm server ecosystem and holds a seat on the LFN Board and the Marketing Advisory Committee. Bob also drives engagement and participation in Linaro, ONF/CORD, DPDK and other relevant industry consortia. Bob has been active in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years, starting as a HW/SW engineer for Tellabs after obtaining a BSEE degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Bob then moved into the commercial software arena in 1992, holding a wide range of technical, product management, strategic marketing and business development roles at Ready Systems, Mentor Graphics, Wind River Systems, MontaVista Software, Penguin Computing, QNX Software/Blackberry before joining Arm in October 2012.
Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Open Source Technology Center, IntelImad Sousou is corporate vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation. Sousou is responsible for leading Intel's efforts in open source software across technologies and market segments. These include: Linux-based operating systems such as Linux for data center and devices, Google Android and Chrome OS, and Alibaba AliOS; cloud and data center stacks such as orchestrators, containers, virtualization, as well as cloud and networking system components; and IoT/edge system software including, robotics operating system, drone system software, real-time operating systems, microcontroller operating systems, embedded Linux, and software defined cockpit and client device software. He also leads development of software solutions such as Clear Linux, Zephyr, and Yocto and drives the technical relationship and enabling for Linux operating system vendors, cloud service providers, and original equipment manufacturers supporting customer platforms with on-site engineering and enabling partner products to ensure they include the latest Intel technologies. Sousou joined Intel in 1994 as a senior software engineer. Prior to leading the Open Source Technology Center, he was director of telecom software programs in the Intel Communications Group and director of software engineering in the Home Products Group. He began his career as a software engineer at Central Point Software working on system utilities for the Apple Mac OS. Intel has twice honored Sousou with the Intel Achievement Award; in 2007 for his role in the agreement with Sun Microsystems on Open Solaris, and in 2011 for leadership through open source solutions. Sousou sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation, the Open Connectivity Foundation, the Dronecode Foundation, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation; on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at the Linux Foundation; and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Portland State University.
OrangeJehanne Savi, 48-year old, is currently leading 2 strategic programs for Orange worldwide aiming respectively at the all-IP transformation of the services and networks, and at the industrialization of new on-demand offers on the network layer as well as on the service layer thanks to the virtualization and automatization promises (i.e. NFV&SDN). Besides, she is a board member of French INRIA. Previously, she was executive director of the online channels within Orange France. As such she was responsible for the business development of the digital customer relationship, in terms of usage adoption and channel share as well as in terms of new self-service offering ; she has been an active stakeholder of the SOSH™ launch whose products are a web exclusivity. Earlier, during 9 years, she was head of IT delivery for France within the group IT executive committee, after a few years in charge of defining and implementing business processes and IT for VoIP & TV & internet offers over ADSL & fiber access. She joined the Orange - France Telecom group in 1995 and held until 2001 a series of positions as an operation manager, i.e. transmission manager and then mobile deployment manager for the area of Lyon in France, followed by project manager for the mobile network roll-out of Optimus in Portugal, and at last pre-sales manager for the enterprise business market back in the region of Lyon. She has a degree in telecom management (Telecom Paris Tech) and a PhD in theoretical physics. Mother of 3 young kids, she is also a member of the european network for “Women In Leadership”.
EricssonMats Karlsson leads the group within the Ericsson responsible for the network and implementation architecture for all Ericsson products. He also heads the Ericsson Cloud Program, defining and setting the strategy around cloud for the company. His current focus is to ensure that Ericsson can provide an NFV environment for telco operators, based on OpenStack, that can retain and improve carrier-grade SLAs when applications move from a box-based/native deployment to a cloud-based deployment model. Mats is also responsible for Ericsson’s open source strategy and has been instrumental in driving the foundation of Ericsson-initiated open source projects such as Erlang and OpenSAF.
Nokia SoftwareA seasoned entrepreneur, Ron Haberman is Vice President of Nokia's Emerging Products unit within the Nokia Software Business Group. The Emerging Products unit incubates and nurtures early stage business into fully established product units, which span Cognitive Intelligence, Digital Operations, Digital Experience, and Digital Networks. Product Units include Security, Cloud, SON, IOT and Digital Sales. Emerging products systematically drives a pipeline of innovation and seed investment with its internal Intrapreneurship project. Ron was previously head of Nokia’s CloudBand product unit, where he oversaw the convergence of Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia development teams leading to the successful relaunch of Nokia’s Cloud Management and Orchestration portfolio. Prior to Nokia, Ron co-founded and led cloud gaming company CiiNOW where he developed expertise in cloud and data center technologies, realtime systems, and low latency streaming and control. Previously Ron served in Alcatel-Lucent's IP Routing business group as Director of Business Strategy responsible for Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture for IPTV and served in a range of positions for CSPs such as Masergy Communications Zephion Networks/Broadband Office and UUNet (later MCI Worldcom). Ron has more than 20 years in business strategy, product planning, software engineering and network design and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from Drexel University as well as a graduate of Standford Executive Program (SEP) and a GSB alumni.
Amazon Web ServicesDr. Sarah Cooper is AWS’s GM of IoT Analytics and Applications. With 15yrs experience building IoT devices and platforms, Sarah serves as vice chairwoman of the Internet of Things Community, a 20,000 member organization dedicated to education and information sharing amongst the IoT practitioner community. Formerly, M2Mi’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for engineering, business development and platform strategy, Sarah was named an IS 50 Most Empowering Women in Business, recognized Top 100 Wireless Technology Expert by Wireless World, a top 20 IoT Influencer by Inc. magazine, a National Academy of Engineers Frontiers of Engineering Awardee, multidisciplinary entrepreneur, inventor of an IoT medical battery that runs on body temperature and a PhD in Physics from University of Sydney. Prior to M2Mi, Sarah founded and sold TE-Bio, an IoT device company, NaturalNano, a publically traded advanced nanomaterials company and conducted fundamental research at NASA and DoE.
Alibaba GroupYiqun Cai is a Vice President at Alibaba Group. He is responsible for the development and operation of the global networking platform and infrastructures. Before joining Alibaba Group, he was a Microsoft Partner Engineer in Windows Azure networking team, and prior to that, a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems. He co-authored multiple Internet RFCs and holds many US patents in the area of computer networking. He graduated with a MSc degree from the University of Alberta in Canada and BSc degree from Fudan University in Shanghai.