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Wednesday, September 28 • 4:50pm - 5:35pm
Keynote Industry Panel: Doing SDN at Scale - Tom Bie, Tencent; Brian Freeman, AT&T; Vijoy Pandey, Google; & Nitin Serro, Serro; Moderated by Neela Jacques, OpenDaylight

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“SDN doesn't scale!”

We keep hearing this, many people seem to have held off deploying an SDN infrastructure due to this belief, but is it true? To answer this question we first have to define what we mean by "scale" - Network Elements? Traffic? Routing Changes? Who better to explore than the people who have architected and deployed some of the highest-scale SDN environments across telco, enterprise and research networks. They will talk about what scalability means to them, the challenges they have faced, and the learnings each of us can leverage for our own environments. 

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Neela Jacques

Executive Director, OpenDaylight Project
A 20-year veteran of the tech industry, Neela Jacques brings a wealth of business, product and open source experience to the role of Executive Director for OpenDaylight. He has taken OpenDaylight from a nascent project whose future was doubted by many to a vibrant, growing open source community that is quickly becoming the de facto standard industry platform. He helped grow VMware’s Virtualization and Cloud business launching... Read More →

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Tom Bie

Tom is in charge of solution and operation of data center and networking infrastructure for Tencent. He and his team has been building and operating industry leading infrastructure including massive scale data centers, backbone network, cloud network, which power a variety of Internet services offered by Tencent, such as QQ, Wechat, Online Gaming, Public Cloud,etc. He has spent many years dedicating on technology and solutions on software defined... Read More →
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Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is a software architect/systems engineer with over 25 years’ experience in emerging service technologies and large system design and delivery. Brian is currently leading the architecture and design efforts for the AT&T Software Defined Network Controller. The SDN Controller platform will be a key part of the AT&T Domain 2. 0 architecture in both implementing new control plane logic into the AT&T... Read More →

Vijoy Pandey

Vijoy Pandey is Head of Engineering ​for Data Center Fabrics and Inter Data Center Backbone Networks at Google. He ​works on SDN and data center, cloud and backbone network architectures looking out 18 months+​, and​ leads ​the ​team responsible for the design, engineering​,​ deployment ​& operations of ​these networks. Prior to Google, he was the CTO of Networking​ at IBM where he led the technical vision &... Read More →
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Nitin Serro

Founder & CEO, Serro
Nitin Serro is the founder and CEO of Serro.  He began a career with Juniper Networks in which he facilitated large-scale proof of concepts for service providers. Nitin worked as an architect for Google and other enterprise service providers as the industry started to incorporate software-defined solutions utilizing open source technologies. Nitin anticipated the shift from end-user to end-resource networking technologies and identified the... Read More →

Wednesday September 28, 2016 4:50pm - 5:35pm
Center Hall B

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