IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
29 June-3 July 2020 // Ghent, Belgium

Keynotes

Keynote #1
5G as the Nexus of New Value

Speaker
Ingrid Van de Voorde, Nokia, Belgium

Description
How 5G networks have the potential to create more than $1 trillion in new value by 2028 by enabling the modernization of industries and industrial Internet of Things.

Biography
Ingrid Van de Voorde received a MSc degree in electrical engineering from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) in 1990. That same year, she joined the Alcatel Corporate Research Center in Antwerp (Belgium). Starting research on ATM-based Passive Optical Networks, she moved to more advanced PON systems and lead the first European funded project on SuperPONs. In 2000, she moved to the Network Strategy group of Alcatel where she elaborated with her team the introduction of Ethernet in Access. In 2003, she moved back to the Research & Innovation center to lead the research activities related to fixed access. With the international team she pushed several innovations towards the business group, the major ones being Ethernet based DSL access node, DSL network Analyzer, and GPON. In 2008, she joined Bell Labs in the new merged company Alcatel-Lucent, to lead the BL Research Domain Fixed Access & Multimedia, which comprises next to fixed access, home networking and multi-media technology. Major achievements of the team were a new packet processor for the high speed VDSL line card in the ISAM product, the world-record DSL phantom mode, 10Gbps XGPON1, Home service manager with Home QoS & diagnostics, and in the area of video, Fast Channel Change/Retransmissions, video algo’s for Immersive Communications, Low latency HAS video delivery over fixed and wireless networks and advanced video analytics for trend detection. Since 2014, she took up the role of Head of Bell Labs Belgium, fostering internal and external collaborations. Ingrid also represents Nokia at the board of the 5G Infrastructure Association, where she takes the role of treasurer.

 

Keynote #2
Virtualized Networks and Services

Speaker
Mehmet Toy, Verizon, USA

Description
Proliferation of virtualization revolutionized the industry in building networks and services, and maintaining them. This talk will describe architectures for highly available virtualized systems, networks and services; and associated challenges. Virtualization has accelerated automation in delivering and modifying services dynamically. This talk will describe processes and APIs for service ordering and modifications dynamically. The ITU-T FGNET2030 Architecture Subgroup has been working on a network architecture for 2030 and beyond. Virtualization is a key component of this architecture. This talk will briefly describe the FGNET2030 preliminary architecture.

Biography
Mehmet Toy
holds a Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. He is an Associate Fellow in Verizon Communications and involved in the architecture, implementation, testing, automation, and standardization of Virtual Network Services/Hosted Network Services, Carrier Ethernet Services, 5G, Network Slicing, Multi-Access Edge Computing, and AI. Prior to this position, Dr. Toy has held technical and management positions at various levels in several well-known companies and startups including Comcast, Intel Corp., Axiowave Networks, Fujitsu Network Communications, AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. He has also been a tenure-track faculty and adjunct professor in several universities including Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, and University of North Caroline at Charlotte. Dr. Toy contributed to research, development and standardization of Cloud Services, Overlay Networks, Self-Managed Networks, SDN, Virtualization, Carrier Ethernet, IP Multimedia Systems (IMS), Optical, IP/MPLS, Wireless, ATM, and Signal Processing technologies. He holds fourteen issued or pending patents. He has also published numerous articles, seven books and a video tutorial in these areas. Three of his books are used as college text books.

Dr. Toy has served in the Open Cloud Connect Board, the IEEE Network Magazine, the IEEE Communications Magazine, the IEE-USA and the IEEE ComSoc in various capacities. He has received various awards from Verizon, Comcast, AT&T Bell Labs and IEEE-USA for his accomplishments in these fields. He is currently a Life Time Sr. Member of IEEE, Vice-Chair of ITU-T FGNET2030 Focus Group, Chair of ITU-T FGNET2030 Future Internet Architecture teams of nine; and serves in MEF, ETSI-NFV, CNTT, and ONAP.

 

Keynote #3
To be decided

Speaker
Wolfgang Kellerer, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Description
To be decided

Biography
The research area of Wolfgang Kellerer covers methods and systems for communication networks as an infrastructure for the future Internet. Focus of his research are flexible, dynamic networking based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network (Function) Virtualization as well as wireless network resource management.

After studying Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Munic (TUM), he obtained his PhD degree from TUM in 2002. After a research visit to Stanford University, USA, in 2001, he joined NTT DOCOMO’s European research institute (DOCOMO Euro-Labs) where most recently he served as the head of the research department for wireless communication and networking. Since July 2012, Prof. Kellerer is full professor at TUM. He is also an adjunct professor in the department of Informatics. He is member of the Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreises für Regulierungsfragen (WAR) of the Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur) and of the Board of Directors of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). Prof. Kellerer is Senior Member of IEEE.