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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.

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Marc Cohn

VP Network Strategy, The Linux Foundation
Marc is Vice President of Network Strategy for The Linux Foundation, based in Silicon Valley. In this role, Marc is responsible for forging a network vision and strategy for the open source networking projects spanning The Linux Foundation and the entire SDN/NFV community. Marc has... Read More →

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Li Li

VP, Standardization & Industry, Huawei
Li Li (Thomas Li) received his Bachelor’s degree of radio technologies from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and his Master of Business Administrations from Tsing Hua University. He has worked at Huawei for 21 years, with broad standards experiences in many SDOs like IEEE, 3GPP, IETF... Read More →
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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... Read More →

David Rudin

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft/
David Rudin, Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, is founder and President of the Joint Development Foundation, which enables groups to quickly establish and operate lightweight collaborations to develop technical specifications, standards, and source code.
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Ildiko Vancsa

Ecosystem Technical Lead, OpenStack Foundation
Ildikó started her journey with virtualization during the university years and has been in connection with this technology different ways since then. She started her career at a small research and development company in Budapest, where she was focusing on areas like system management... Read More →
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Steven Wright

Lead MTS, AT&T
Steven Wright is a Lead Member of Technical Staff with AT&T where I convert challenges at the intersection of business, technology and law into opportunities. I am most excited when I have the opportunity to negotiate industry technology agreements that enable new ecosystems. The... Read More →

Wednesday February 15, 2017 4:10pm - 5:20pm PST
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