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Open Networking Innovation Forum

The Open Networking Innovation Forum will be held on April 4, 2017 as part of Open Networking Summit.

ONIF is an invitation-only think tank, gathering an elite group of open networking visionaries, thought leaders and innovators in an intimate setting for valuable dialogue about the state of open networking (successes, hurdles, things to look out for in planning, picking and deploying SDN/NFV solutions), opportunities and challenges, accelerating adoption and more. The program will include open discussions in the form of lightning talks, panel discussions and small group interactions.

Open Networking & Orchestration are characterized by innovation across the ecosystem, ranging from Silicon and Whiteboxes to Software-Defined architectures, shaping the future of Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud. Leaders representing the entire ecosystem will join: enterprise, carriers, cloud providers/technologists from silicon to software, and other influencers including venture capitalists, press and analysts. ONIF is a great venue to influence, share ideas and learn from other leaders and to shape your corporation's strategy and direction for open networking.

Some of our confirmed participants include:
Rashesh Jethi, SVP Engineering, Amadeus Travel
Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
Andre Fuetsch, CTO, AT&T
Petri Lyytikainen, VP Technology Strategy & Planning, Bell Canada
Tang Xiongyan, Chief Technologist of China Unicom Network Technology Research Institute, China Unicom
Robert Howald, VP Network Architecture, Comcast
Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix
Urs Hölzle, SVP Engineering, Google
Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation
Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, ONF, ON.Lab and Stanford Platform Lab
Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director, OpenStack
Ed Chan, SVP - Technology Strategy & Planning, Verizon

VP Network Architecture, Comcast
CTO, SVP Solutions, Product Planning & Portfolio Management - Fujitsu
CTO, Radisys
CTO, VMware
VP/Chief Technologist, Red Hat
Head of Open Source and Research, Huawei
VP, Head of Global Infrastructure Network Services, Visa
CTO, Nokia
VP/GM Blue Planet, Ciena
VP - Global Technology and Supplier Strategy, Verizon
CTO, Corporate Network, Google
SVP, GM, Data Center Business Group, Cisco
Head of NGA Network Architecture, Technology, Services & Operations, BT
VP Cloud & Compute, Target
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure Networking, Microsoft
Sr. Director, Infrastructure Engineering, LinkedIn
Founder, SnapRoute

Plus senior executives from Big Switch Networks, BNY Mellon, CenturyLink, China Mobile, Ciena, Cisco, Delta Products, Deutsche Telekom, FedEx, Ericsson, Facebook, Fidelity Investments, Forward Networks, Fujitsu, The Gap, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Microsoft, Nano Global, NEC, Nokia, Radisys, Red Hat, SK Telecom, SnapRoute, SUSE, Visa, VMware, Walmart and other enterprise, cloud and service providers.

While the Open Networking Innovation Forum is now at capacity, we have held a few spots for VP/C-level thought leaders from enterprise and cloud providers.


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