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ONAP Unleashed: How the First Release Changes the Network Automation Game

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation

Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation

Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology and Architecture, AT&T Labs

Since its inception in February of this year, the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) has attracted a community of more than 50 leading suppliers and global carriers, who support more than 55% of the world's mobile subscribers. ONAP, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation, was designed as an end-to-end framework for real-time, policy-driven automation of physical and virtual network functions. It not only unifies the telecom sector, but also provides it with a viable roadmap for network orchestration and automation well into the future.



Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation
Mike Robuck is the Editor of Telco Transformation. He has a long history of reporting on the telecom and cable sectors on topics such as SDN, NFV, cloud, wireless and OTT, for publications such as CED Magazine, Communications Technology and Boardwatch. He also reported on high school sports for The Rocky Mountain News, a sure sign that he is destined for some sort of Nobel prize. Mike is based in Montrose, Colorado.

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Arpit Joshipura, GM Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation
Joshipura's primary role at the Linux Foundation is to help harmonize the open source networking ecosystem with the goal of rapidly increasing deployments as open source networking goes mainstream. Prior to the Linux Foundation, he was instrumental in leading major industry disruptions across enterprises, carriers and cloud architectures, including IP, broadband, optical, mobile, routing, switching, security, data center networking, L4-7, cloud, disaggregation, SDN/NFV and open networking. He has served as CMO/VP in startups and larger enterprises such as Prevoty, Dell/Force10, Ericsson/Redback, ONI/CIENA and BNR/Nortel leading strategy, product management, marketing, engineering, and technology standards functions.

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Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology and Architecture, AT&T Labs
Gilbert leads the Intelligent Systems and Platform Research organization for AT&T Labs. His areas of focus include software-defined networking, control loop automation, effortless customer experience, business intelligence and data analytics and management platforms. He has over 25 years of R&D experience from working at British Telecom, BBC, and AT&T and in academia at Rutgers University, Liverpool University, and Princeton University. Gilbert has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and an MBA for Executives from the Wharton Business School.

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