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Where in the World is OpenNFV: NFV World Congress, Santa Clara May 5-7


We hope to see you in San Jose, California forHPJO23178_SoMeGraphics_OpenNFV_NFVWorldCongress_300x300.jpg NFV World Congress, May 5-7. We'll have lots of presentations – a workshop, a keynote by Saar Gillai, SVP of HP's Network Functions Virtualization Business Unit, forums, panel debates, and a lunchtime debating table with Prodip Sen, CTO, Network Functions Virtualization, HP, and Chair, Board of Directors, OPNFV.


Please stop by our booth, #37-38, where we will show the following demonstrations:

  • NFV OSS and Orchestration
  • CSP NFV Cloud – Operating VNFS in your NFV Datacenter
  • CSP NFV Cloud – Use Case: Next Gen HP Enterprise Virtual Customer Premise Equipment Services
  • Overview of OpenNFV Partner Program and Labs

 We also invite you to join us for the following conference presentations that feature HP:


Tuesday, May 5


Workshop: The promise of SDN and NFV:  Where do you start? May 5, 3:50-5:50pm. Yanick Pouffary, Distinguished Technologist & Chief Technologist, Network and Mobility Services, HP. For years we have been looking for ways to make the network more agile and flexible. The ability to rapidly and dynamically deliver network resources based on business needs has continued to elude us. SDN and NFV may be the missing pieces to complete our ability to truly deliver on an elastic network. How do you take advantage of the promise of SDN and NFV, and where do you start? Join us for a holistic view and an actionable approach on how to plan for and embrace the benefits of SDN and NFV within your environment.


Wednesday, May 6

  • Keynote: NFV – An engine of innovation for CSPs, May 6, 11:40am – 12:05pm. Saar Gillai, SVP, GM of HP's Network Functions Virtualization Business Unit and Global Telecommunications Business Lead.
  • Lunchtime debating table: The Journey to NFV, May 6, 1:00 – 1:55pm. Prodip Sen, CTO, Network Functions Virtualization, HP, and Chair, Board of Directors, OPNFV.
  • Forum: Building the Next Generation NFV Platform, May 6, 3:00 - 3:25pm. Vinay Saxena, Chief Architect, Network Functions Virtualization Business, HP.
  • Panel debate: Perform & Accelerate – NFVI, May 6, 5:25pm. Vinay Saxena, Chief Architect, Network Functions Virtualization Business, HP.
  • Forum: Policy & Orchestrate – NFV+SDN Management, May 6, 5:35pm. Prodip Sen, CTO, Network Functions Virtualization, HP, and Chair, Board of Directors, OPNFV.

Thursday, May 7

  • Forum: Transforming operations towards NFV, May 7, 2:20 – 2:34pm. Rolf Eberhardt, Global Practice Principal OSS Fulfilment, CMS, HP.
  • Panel debate: Policy & Orchestrate – NFV Management. May 7, 5:10 – 6:05pm. Rolf Eberhardt, Global Practice Principal OSS Fulfilment, CMS, HP.

Don't forget to pick up your HP OpenNFV Partner Passport and get it stamped in at least five OpenNFV Partner activities for your chance to win an HP Slate.


Attending OpenNFV partners include:


 Application partners

  • Affirmed Networks - Dr. Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Affirmed Networks, will participate in a panel discussion on "Use Cases & Revenue – NFV Applications" on Wednesday, May 6 at 5:35pm.
  • Clearpath - ClearPath will demonstrate a PoC that shows how federated OPNFV-based platforms can enable CSPs to quickly and cost-effectively expand their geographic service coverage.
  • ConteXtream – Stop by the ConteXtream booth (#33) and see a demonstration of ETSI PoC #34 (HP is a participating vendor in that PoC). In addition, Nachman Shelef, CEO of ConteXtream, will present "Leveraging SDN to fully utilize virtual and physical resources while simplifying operations" on Thursday, May 7 at 4:20pm.
  • F5 - Mallik Tatipamula, VP Service Provider Solutions at F5, will present, "NFV – moving from vision to reality" on Friday, May 8 at 10:15am.
  • Metaswitch Networks - Martin Taylor, Chief Technology Officer, Metaswitch Networks, will present "Architecting Web-scale Virtualized Network Functions" on Thursday, May 7 at 5:00pm.
  • Procera – Come by the Procera booth to see the ETSI PoC NFV demo #32. This demo shows virtualized distributed policy and charging control interworking with OSS/BSS to deliver NFV business benefits. Mike Kay, VP Business Development at Procera, will be speaking on Mobile Policy Control on Friday May 8th at 11:15am. In addition, Procera will host a drinks reception on Thursday May 7 during the extended show floor hours.
  • Qosmos - Meet with Qosmos at NFV World Congress (booth #51) to learn about the critical area of DPI as a service and how they are facilitating the integration of SDN and NFV through network intelligence technologies. Erik Larsson, Qosmos VP of Marketing, will present "Service Classifier as a Key Enabler for Dynamic Service Chaining of Mobile Services" on Thursday, May 7 at 4:40pm.

Technology partners

  • 6WIND - 6WIND will promote their Speed Series networking for NFV. This includes 6WIND’s Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec software appliances and Virtual Accelerator for NFV Infrastructure. 6WIND helps HP customers obtain the best performance when transitioning to NFV on HP servers.
  • Intel – Intel has a number of workshops, speaking and panel sessions planned, as well as interviews with Telecom TV, and demos in their booth.
  • WindRiver – WindRiver will demonstrate Titanium Server. In addition, Charlie Ashton, Director of Business Development, WindRiver, will participate in a panel session on "Infrastructure stream" on Wednesday, May 6 at 5:25pm and will present "Taking your NFVi strategy from concept to deployment " on Thursday, May 7 at 4:20pm.

Keep an eye out for our NFV Q&A Bus Stop where you will get the opportunity to ask and answer questions about NFV! We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara!

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