Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy 

McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University

10/30/2019 - 09:30 to 12:00
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Agenda

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Opening Keynote Remarks by Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel

10:20 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Technology Panel Discussion – What are the precise technical aspects of software-based networking including Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), what are the relevant standards and their status, what vendors are involved, how applicable is the technology to both 4G and 5G, how is security improved, how are new 5G features such as network slicing enabled, why is edge computing so important, how is AI incorporated, and what does a software emphasis mean for the future of wireless technology?

Panelists:

  • Moderator: Peter Rysavy, President, Rysavy Research.

  • Hank Kafka, Vice President or Network Architecture, AT&T

  • Ken Gray, Senior Director, Cisco (Author of SDN: Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization.)

  • Rodrigo Morales, Head of NFV Infrastructure, Ericsson North America, Ericsson

  • Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Policy Panel Discussion. Government recommendations on interoperability, R&D investment, global policy engagement, policies that promote rapid U.S. 5G deployment, etc.

Panelists:

  • Moderator: Carolyn Brandon, Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

  • Panelists to be announced



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