NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION & SDN AMERICAS 2019

17 – 19 September 2019 Dallas, Texas

Join Mavenir at the Network Virtualization & SDN Americas conference in Dallas, TX on 17-19 September 2019.

5G networks will be dependent on virtualization and cloud native microservice architectures to support growing data demands. As a proven expert, Mavenir is committed to a cloud-centric infrastructure across its end-to-end 5G portfolio (vRANvEPCIMSSecurity, and other critical solutions), using open development techniques and programming tools to deliver networks of the future. With award-winning 5G Core and vRAN solutions, Mavenir is uniquely positioned as a full end-to-end 4G LTE and 5G, IoT network provider.

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    Bejoy Pankajakshan
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    Bejoy Pankajakshan
    EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

    Bejoy is the Chief Strategy Officer at Mavenir. He is responsible for the development and communication of Mavenir’s technology and product strategy, as well as facilitating execution of the corporate strategic initiatives. In this role, Bejoy will lead and orchestrate strategic alignment of Mavenir’s product portfolio across all functions and stakeholders and engage external business and industry experts on product & technology strategies that support accelerating innovation across the company’s products. Previously he led the Product Line Management and Solution Architecture teams at Mitel Mobile (Mavenir).

    Bejoy has extensive mobile and telecommunications experience with leadership positions in Technology Development, Product Strategy, Network Engineering and Design. He had led multiple industry-first innovations including spearheading the world’s 1st launch of VoLTE service by MetroPCS in August 2012 and the 1st North American RCS launch in October 2012.

    Bejoy is backed by solid credentials including MS, MBA, CCIE and 25 granted patents.

    SESSIONS
    Keynote: WebScale from IT to Telco
    19 September 19 at 09:25
    • What is Webscale?
    • What are the specific requirements between Webscale and telco players
    • What gaps do we have in the container management eco-system to achieve telco-grade performance?
    • Which segments are critical from a latency perspective?
    • What features are required to support micro-services architecture in all the segments?
    • Which factors are difficult to implement in the telco
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    Lightning Talk: Telco Cloud Strategy: Pick A Cloud – Any Cloud
    18 September 19 at 14:30

    One of the most important decisions service providers must make in their virtualization journey is whether to implement virtualized services in private, public or hybrid clouds.

    These lightning talks will document the factors and related decision points that will drive this selection process including considering the impact of deploying cloud-native services in whatever configuration(s) is implemented.

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    Brandon Larson
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    Brandon Larson
    SVP, GM, Multimedia Business Unit

    Brandon Larson is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mavenir’s Multimedia Business Unit. He joined Mavenir from Tango Networks, where he served as their Chief Strategy Officer. He is also a former employee of Mavenir, having previously run the Sales Engineering organization for America’s region where he was instrumental in many key Mavenir projects including the world’s first IMS VoWiFi, VoLTE, and RCS 5.0 service launches.

    Brandon has diverse experience having held roles in sales, marketing, product line management, and program management in his previous companies, Nokia and Ciena.

    Brandon started his career as a Nuclear Engineering Officer in the United States Navy. He is a graduate of Navy Nuclear Power School and received his nuclear engineer certification from the Department of Naval Reactors. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with High Honors from Rutgers University.

    SESSIONS
    Keynote Panel: Why the Dream of Network Slicing Needs the Reality of SDN & NFV
    19 September 19 at 09:40
    • Network slicing is positioned as the next big thing in service delivery, but for it to be worth implementing at scale, telcos must be able to dynamically assign network resources.
    • SDN and NFV are often quoted as being the lynchpin for delivering this more agile network management.
    • With the evolution of cloud architectures, how is that affecting the development of network slicing architectures and management models?
    • What more needs to be built in to operationalize network slices for real industry verticals?
    • How can we enforce SLAs for individual network slices?
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