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Wednesday, February 15 • 4:10pm - 5:20pm
Panel Discussion: How Open Source is Reshaping Standardization - Thomas Li, Huawei; Pascal Menzes, MEF; David Rudin, Microsoft; Ildikó Váncsa, OpenStack Foundation; Steven Wright, AT&T

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Networking and telecommunications technology adoption has been traditionally driven by standardization, which meticulously specified detailed requirements because of the high-cost of productization. Conventional methods prove to be infeasible to standardize software-based functionality, considering the complexity and scope.

This panel discussion addresses why open source will play a vital role in technical standardization in the cloud era. Our panelists consist of experts who are actively participating in SDOs and open source projects, who will reveal how open source is transforming the standardization process to accelerate the entire technology adoption lifecycle.


Marc Cohn

VP of Network Strategy, The Linux Foundation
Marc Cohn is Vice President of Network Strategy for The Linux Foundation based in Silicon Valley. He is currently leading the OPEN-O open source orchestration project that offers operators end-to-end service orchestration, bridging the gap between NFV, SDN, and legacy services. | | Marc has been a major contributor to the Software Defined Networking community. He served as the Market Area Director for the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), and... Read More →

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Thomas Li

Director, Standardization and Industry Development, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
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Pascal Menezes

Pascal serves as CTO and Advisory Director for MEF and is a former Principal at Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group. Pascal is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager and seasoned IP architect with close to 30 years of experience in internetworking, next-generation information systems, and communication architectures. As the founder of TSCM Technology he is focused on the building of cloud... Read More →

David Rudin

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
from standards and interoperability collaborations. He works on topics covering the entire standards lifecycle, including the formation of standard setting organizations, governance, technology submissions, patent licensing obligations, disclosures, antitrust, implementation issues, open source, corporate law and general counseling. This includes representing Microsoft in multiparty negotiations with information technology, content, and... Read More →

Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
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Steven Wright

Dr Wright (AT&T) chairs ETSI’s ISG on NFV and was a contributor to influential operator white papers on NFV. Spanning 30+ years in the communications industry, and 4 different countries, his career has involved a number of roles including research, development, program management, product management and university faculty; and resulted in 40+ patents and a number of diverse publications. He is a frequent keynote speaker and founded the... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 5:20pm
Grand Sierra B

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