5G, the Digital Transformation, and Open Source Software Collaborative Development

5G, the Digital Transformation, and Open Source Software Collaborative Development

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  • August 8, 2018
    10:30 am - 1:00 pm

The networking and telecommunications industries are all “a-buzz” talking about 5G and the digital transformation looming on the horizon. Key tools to make this happen include last-year’s buzz words such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Many of the technology components of this next-generation-networking stack are being built collaboratively across the industry in open source development projects.

In this presentation Phil will give a brief overview of these key open source projects including ONAP, OpenStack, OpenDaylight, OPNFV, Fd.io, PaNDA, Akraino, Acumos, DaNOS and others.   These projects are to form the foundation for next generation networks with vastly improved programability, and flexibility leading to deeply automated operation when compared to the systems of today.

Phil Robb – Vice President of Operations – Networking, The Linux Foundation

Phil’s experience spans more than 30 years working on the leading edge of software and networking technology, beginning with the launch of the personal computer in the early 1980s. He began working with open source in 2001 at Hewlett Packard where he ultimately formed and led their open source program office to create and guide the open source strategy and processes for the company. Today, as the Vice President of Operations – Networking for the Linux Foundation, Phil uses this breadth of business, technical, and open source experience to guide leading networking and telecom organizations to participate in and leverage open source projects to deliver rapid, disruptive innovation to their customers at an unprecedented rate. Joining the Linux Foundation in 2013, Phil launched the OpenDaylight project and continues to help oversee the project’s operations. He also was instrumental in the formation and launch of the OPNFV, and Open-O projects. Most recently, Phil is responsible for the formation and operational oversight of the ONAP technical community which brings the Open-O and OpenECOMP projects together building the most significant end-to-end service orchestration platform for communication service providers to date.
Phil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University and performed graduate studies in Computer Science at Colorado State University.

Registration & Networking 10:30AM-11AM

Meeting 11:00AM-1:00PM

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