September 28-30, 2020
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Tuesday, September 29 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Panel Discussion: The Cloud iNfrastructure Telco Taskforce (CNTT): From Zero to First Deliverable in 3 Months - Beth Cohen, Verizon; Gergely Csatari, Nokia; Marc Cohn, Spirent; Tom Van Pelt, GSMA & Scott Steinbrueck, AT&T

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It has certainly been a wild ride, from the first meeting at ONS San Jose; not only has the CNTT struck a chord with the LF Networking community, but it shipped the Botrange release in September, Snezka in January, and Baldy in June. Telecoms are deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to support critical business services.

However, the telecom community has struggled with too many custom solutions – just the opposite of the NFV promise. To address this gap, CNTT was created by a coalition of global companies to create models, architectures, and deployments to share with the larger community, with the goal of increasing interoperability, and simplifying infrastructure testing. After an introduction to the CNTT framework, we will discuss how the task force built so much in so little time. Starting from the organizational structure, the joint GSMA/OPNFV sponsorship, and details of the effort to build a common reference language and architecture.

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Gergely Csatari

Senior Open Source Specialist, Nokia
Gergely is working in the central part of Nokia-s OSPO and partially responsible for the outgoing contributions. He is a contributor for cloud infrastructure to Anuket, the OpenInfra ECG and the CNCF TUG communities. Speaker experiences cover several presentations in OpenStack and... Read More →
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Beth Cohen

SDN Product Strategist, Verizon
In her role at Verizon, Beth develops Software Defined Network and Edge products by leveraging the Verizon global network. She has been responsible for the launch of several successful products including Secure Cloud Interconnect, which allows companies to connect to public cloud... Read More →
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Scott Steinbrueck

Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
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Marc Cohn

Head of Network Virtualization, Spirent
Marc Cohn is the Head of Virtualization at Spirent. In this capacity, Marc is responsible for qualifying new opportunities that leverage Spirent’s core competencies in the areas of SDN, NFV, and Network Automation. He is also active in the open standards/open source communities... Read More →
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Tom Van Pelt

Technical Director, GSMA
Tom is a Technical Director within the GSMA, the trade organisation of Mobile Network operators and the organiser of the MWC and Mobile 360 events. In this position, Tom has been responsible for the developments around RCS Messaging, which as a successor to SMS and MMS, is bringing... Read More →

Tuesday September 29, 2020 1:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
Carriers Theater
  Carriers - Core / Edge / Access
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