September 28-30, 2020
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Monday, September 28 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Panel Discussion: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Open Source and Telco - Thomas Nadeau, Red Hat; Mohammad Zebetian & Luca Martini, Charter Communications, & Catherine Lefevre, AT&T

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This panel brings together prominent tier 1 operators from Charter Communications, Bell Canada and AT&T to discuss their experiences participating in, building, developing and deploying open source networking solutions. The panel will answer questions such as "have we gone too far in operators developing their own distros/products?" and "Are we heading back towards a vendor-led situation?" Please join Tom Nadeau of Red Hat who will host and moderate the discussion with Mohammad Zebetian and Luca Martini from Charter Communications and Catherine Lefevre from AT&T as they discuss and explore these and other questions.

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Mohammad Zebetian

Sr. Director, Datacenter and NFV Architecture, Charter
Mohammad Zebetian is Datacenter and NFV Architecture in the office of CTO. He has been leading an organization that is focusing on Next gen Networking, Automation, SDN, NFV, Edge Cloud, IaaS, and KaaS efforts.
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Thomas D. Nadeau

Technical Director, NFV, Red Hat
Tom is Technical Director for NFV at Red Hat where he leads a team of engineers focusing on the many areas of Open Source Networking including SDN, NFV, data plane acceleration, and container networking efforts. In addition, Tom leads the NFV Partner Engineering team which is focused... Read More →
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Catherine Lefevre

Assistant Vice President, Network Systems Common Platform & Services, AT&T Technology Services
Catherine Lefèvre is in charge of 140+ unique applications, to support key AT&T business initiatives (5G RAN/Access Automation, 5G Core/Network Cloud, Accelerated C-Band Deployment, SD-WAN, Fiber, ROADM, FirstNet, NetBond, Win@Home). She serves as ONAP TSC Chair since September 25th... Read More →
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Luca Martini

VP/Fellow, Charter Communications
Luca joined Charter Communications in late 2017 with a mission of automating network operations and deployments. He created a router configuration closed loop network automation control system that is also used for general configuration and auditing procedures.Previously Luca worked... Read More →

Monday September 28, 2020 2:45pm - 3:15pm EDT
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