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Mobile Network and Device
Virtualization - Workshop
March 18, 2014
5000 W. Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
Hosted by Intel Corporation
Map of location here.
Chair: Peter Rysavy, Rysavy Research
workshops emphasize technical depth combined with
market and business perspective, and keep
commercial content to a minimum. The format
consists of presentations on key topics followed
by Q&A discussion and panel discussions.
Agenda and schedule subject to change.
7:30 to 8:20 Registration, Continental Breakfast provided
8:20 to 8:30 Peter Rysavy, Executive Director, PCCA. Introductions. PCCA Workshop Schedule and Association Update.
8:30 to 9:00 John Healy, General Manager, SDN Division, Intel. Host Presentation.
9:00 to 9:45 Satyajit Doctor, President, Award Solutions. Vision of Future Communications Service Provider Networks. Technology drivers, cloud computing details, network functions virtualization details, software defined networking details, end-to-end transformed network.
9:45 to 10:00 Break
10:00 to 10:45 Davide Ricci, Wind River. High Performance, Open Standard Virtualization with NFV and SDN.
10:45 to 11:30 Vance Heredia, Director – Cloud Strategy, Solutions and Services,
Ericsson North America. Virtualization Models. A holistic framework on NFV/SDN spanning RAN and core network, including abstraction layers, needed interfaces, and context beyond the networking industry.
11:30 to 12:45 Lunch Provided by Intel
12:45 to 1:30 Nick Stavrakos, Distinguished Engineer and CTO office member, Citrix. Considerations in Trialing NFV. It's a matter of when, not if, for NFV. Like many advances in technology, the road to NFV will experience growing pains and will take time. Unlike the fast paced IP world where virtualization has been adopted quickly, the telco world is known for being more methodical and slow paced. The first steps toward NFV adoption will be through proof of concept (POC) trials by mobile network operators - which have already been taking place well ahead of the ETSI ISG final report. During this presentation we will explore these trials and discuss what operators are hoping to learn, how we expect them to evolve, and share our thoughts on how new telcos can begin their own trials as they look to adopt the NFV concept.
1:20 to 2:15 Travis Lanier, Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies. Virtualization in Mobile and Consumer Devices. Virtualization is more commonly known for its use in the enterprise environment. However, mobile and consumer devices have rapidly increased in capability and can now support this technology for a variety of tasks. This quick survey will include: Evolution of support in mobile devices; Use cases; Issues in supporting a consumer/mobile vs. enterprise device.
2:15 to 2:30 Break
2:30 to 4:00 Panel Discussion. The Future of Virtualization in Mobile Networks. What are the biggest barriers to adoption of NFV/SDN and how can the industry overcome these? Will NFV/SDN transform wireless networks or will it play just a point role for select functions?
Doug Eng, Distinguished Technical Architect, Technology & Network Operations, AT&T.
Nick Stavrakos, Distinguished Engineer and CTO office member, Citrix.
Valerie Young, Strategic Software Technologist/Software Wireless PLM, Intel.
Dr. Venkat Rayapati, President & CEO, SAI Technology.
Francisco-Javier Ramón Salguero, Head of Network Virtualisation Labs, Telefonica.
The workshop will be held at:
5000 W. Chandler Blvd
Chandler, AZ 85226
Map of facility is available here.
Nearby hotels include the following. We do not have a room block.
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa.
5594 West Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
1-602-225-0100 or 1-800-325-3535
SpringHill Suites Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center
225 N. Metro Boulevard Chandler, AZ 85226
Residence Inn Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center
200 North Federal Street Chandler, AZ 85226
Courtyard Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center
1100 South Price Road Chandler, AZ 85286
Fairfield Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center
1100 South Price Road Chandler Arizona 85286 USA
For assistance with travel, the PCCA recommends Tom Smith Travel, 503-477-5341 or 877-604-3107.
The registration deadline is one week before the workshop.
Workshops are intended primarily for PCCA members. However, non-member organizations may attend for a fee of $325 per person if registering one month or more before the workshop, otherwise $375 if less than a month before the workshop. This fee can be applied towards future membership. Executive-level members may send five people, associate-level members may send two people and affiliate-level members may send one person without incurring meeting charges.
no attendance charge for members of the press.
If you intend to come, please register soon.
The following information is for people presenting at this PCCA workshop: