Microsoft Azure ONAP-based NFV and SD-WAN solution
Date / Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 pm London
sponsored by
Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading

Oren Marmur, Head of NFV, Amdocs

Gint Atkinson, VP Network Strategy & Architecture, SES Networks

Eric Troup, Chief Technology Officer, Worldwide Communications & Media Industries, Microsoft

SES has teamed with Amdocs to operationalize the first ONAP-based NFV and SD-WAN solution. This solution running on the public cloud utilizes an open, standards-based network automation and service orchestration platform. In this session, Amdocs, SES and Microsoft will share with the audience how a network automation and service orchestration platform, together with Microsoft Azure cloud, are used for scalable, automated delivery of intelligent network services.


Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Oren Marmur, Head of NFV, Amdocs
Oren is the Head of NFV at Amdocs, leading all business related activities in the Network Function Virtualization space, NFV Orchestration, VNF Management and NFV Ecosystem and Partnership program. Oren has over 20 years of experience in the telecom and optical industries, holding several executive, business and technical related positions and specializing in leading advanced technologies into successful execution, market penetration and strong business growth. Prior to Amdocs Oren was the CEO of Mishor 3D, developing an innovative Augmented Reality solution for the automotive market. Prior to Mishor, Oren was the CEO of Mobix, a leading communication solution provider for the Smart Grid and Smart Metering market. Before Mobix, Oren was the Head of the Optical Networking & CESR Line of Business at ECI Telecom, a leading supplier of networking infrastructure for carrier and service provider networks worldwide, and has successfully managed the transition and growth of the Optical Networking business at ECI to being the major growth engine for ECI and one of the most profitable businesses for the company. Earlier, Oren was the Founder of FlexLight Networks, a venture capital-backed startup company that pioneered the GPON optical-access market. Oren has also held several technical positions in the telecom and defense markets.

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Gint Atkinson, VP Network Strategy & Architecture, SES Networks
Gint Atkinson is Vice President Network Strategy and Architecture and leads the transformation for SES’s 5G, virtualization, cloud and network platform architectures that unify multiple satellite constellations and deliver 5G services from the edge to the cloud. Prior to SES, he was Head of Technology for Colt, where he pioneered and launched the first large-scale SDN, SD-WAN and global Datacenter Interconnect services in 2012, offering on-demand elastic terabit services across 100 datacenters in Asia Pacific. Gint has worked in the networking, mobile and emerging media industries for over 32 years as a serial entrepreneur and innovator for startups and large service providers, including T-Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, AT&T, KDDI, Virgin Media and others where he has led the development and first-to-market launch of industry-changing technologies and services.

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Eric Troup, Chief Technology Officer, Worldwide Communications & Media Industries, Microsoft
Eric Troup was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Worldwide Communications and Media Industries in June 2011. As the lead industry technology strategist for the Telecom, Cable and Media sectors, he is responsible for guiding the evolution of a growing ecosystem of enterprise solutions spanning BSS/OSS, media creation and delivery, cloud, device management and service lifecycle management/delivery in collaboration with customers, partners, industry organizations and Microsoft product groups. As a TM Forum Distinguished Fellow, Eric has been elected to the Executive Committee overseeing management of the Forum and monitoring the actions and activities of the organization against agreed goals, objectives and budgets. He is also a member of the Strategy and Adoption Subcommittee responsible for guiding the technical strategy and various programs supporting adoption of industry standards and best practices.

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