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High Profile Plenary Session

Organizers
Dr. Afrodite Sevasti - Chief Business Development Officer at GRNET & Senior Project Manager in GÉANT
Gaby Lenhart - ETSI
Description

The High Profile Plenary opens the FIA2014 event with a series of talks from renowned speakers of the industry and the research community, focusing on the foreseen commercial developments and innovation in network and service platforms brought by Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

Agenda

45'
Presentation(s)
  • Welcome address by the Secretary General of Research and Technology, Dr. Ch. Vasilakos
  • Welcome address by the organizer, Prof. P. Tsanakas (GRNET Chairman)
  • Welcome address by the Secretary General of Telecommunications & Post, Mr. M. Daskalakis
  • Welcome address by VP of European Commission, Ms. Neelie Kroes
90'
Presentation(s)

The session is intended to review the promise and status of SDN/NFV deployment, and to provide views on how the technology can benefit the economy at large, with possibility to move towards more open networks and possibility to create downstream third party markets in services.

Fritz-Joachim Westphal T-Labs, Director Network Economics
Mr. Diego Lopez Telefonica I+D
Nicola Ciulli Nextworks, Head of Research & Development
Yanick Pouffary Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist, Technology Services — Networking, Hewlett Packard Company
75'
Presentation(s)

Multiple research and experimental infrastructure exist across Europe and beyond, also providing advanced networking capabilities. The goal of this session is to identify how developments in these domains can be leveraged to support future commercial developments and innovation for network and service platforms

Dorte Olesen Chair, NREN Policy Committee
Heinrich Stuettgen VP of NECLABS Europe
Simon Leinen SWITCH, Team Leader Peta Solutions Projects: GÉANT (GN3plus)
15'
Presentation(s)
Dr. Andreas Enotiadis CTO, SDN & NFV Cisco Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia
15'
Presentation(s)
Dr. Afrodite Sevasti Chief Business Development Officer at GRNET & Senior Project Manager in GÉANT
Tuesday, 18 Mar
Plenary Session
14:30
19:00

Speakers

T-Labs, Director Network Economics
Telefonica I+D
Nextworks, Head of Research & Development
Distinguished Technologist and Chief Technologist, Technology Services — Networking, Hewlett Packard Company
Chair, NREN Policy Committee
VP of NECLABS Europe
SWITCH, Team Leader Peta Solutions
CTO, SDN & NFV Cisco Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia
Chief Business Development Officer at GRNET & Senior Project Manager in GÉANT