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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 his role at OpenDaylight executive director. He has taken OpenDaylight from a nascent project to a vibrant, growing open source community quickly becoming the de... 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... Read More →
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Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is an AT&T Fellow working as a software architect/systems engineer 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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