- Panelists: Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division, ADVA Optical Networking; Jim Hodges (moderator), senior analyst, Heavy Reading; Abel Aberra, senior director, Fortinet, Margaret T. Chiosi, network architect, formerly AT&T, Simon Osborne, CTO, service orchestration, Comptel, Anthony Soong, chief scientist, Huawei Technologies USA
- Topic: Making Sense of the MANO
- When: Tuesday, September 13, 3:15 p.m.
- Where: Light Reading’s NFV and Carrier SDN 2016, The Curtis Hotel, Denver, Colorado, USA
Operational challenges have been at the forefront of the NFV discussion for years, but defining NFV management and orchestration still seems elusive. Prayson Pate and the other industry experts will discuss the key players who are tackling these challenges. The panel will also look at what the new converged SDN/NFV operational stack will likely resemble and spell out the pieces that still need to be defined and assembled in order to move forward.