Multi-Vendor 5G Core: Best-in-Breed Subscriber Data Management
Date / Time: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
The evolution from 4G to 5G leads to an architectural overhaul of the network, requiring operators to rethink how they manage data coming, going, and moving through the network. The introduction of a 5G core architecture also means that operators can use a multi-sourcing strategy to improve flexibility and cost-efficiency of their overall solution.
This webinar addresses key issues in the transition to cloud native 5G core, with a particular focus on data management in a multi-vendor environment.
This webinar will explore:
The benefits of a cloud native 5G core
How operators can avoid vendor lock-in, today and in the future
How to leverage a multi-vendor approach for robust 5G data management
Common interworking scenarios between 5G core and 4G core
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst – Mobile Networks and 5G, Heavy Reading | bioOliver Korfmacher, Vice President of Product Management, Enea | bio
Fergus Wills, Director of Product Management, ENEA Openwave | bioMartin Gysi, Nework Architect, Swisscom | bio
Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. He covers system architecture including RAN, core, and service-layer platforms. Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking. Gabriel has more than 15 years’ experience as a mobile network analyst. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, he was Chief Analyst for Light Reading’s Insider research service; before that, he was editor of IP Wireline and Wireless Week at London's Euromoney Institutional Investor.
Oliver Korfmacher is responsible for portfolio and product management of Enea’s Telco Solutions for Core Subscriber, Policy, Authentication network functions. He is defining and developing solutions scope in the telecommunications space as well as the company’s strategic position in this challenging market. His current focus is to pave the way to cloud native architectures and align the standardization definitions (for instance from the emerging 5G concepts) with the market realities for user and machine communications networks. Prior to this position, he served as stream lead for Policy solutions in various large telco vendors and system integrators, and as principal consultant for an international mobile messaging and identity management company for many years.
Fergus Wills is Director of Product Management for ENEA Openwave, and has over 20 years of experience in telecoms, 15 of which have been spent in product management primarily of large scale server-side mobile internet data products and value added services. During his time at Enea Openwave, Fergus has been heavily involved in the development and implementation of new standards for mobile data access, development & adoption of NFVI and 5G Infrastructure evolution . Fergus holds a BSc (Hons) in Information Technology from the Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Martin Gysi works as a network architect at Swisscom, currently focusing on the B2B network services. He has held various positions in research and engineering and was president of the Swiss IPv6 task force. He holds an MSc in telecommunication systems.
Joe Mocerino oversees solutions strategy and marketing for the Fujitsu 1FINITY, Smart xHaul Transport and FLASHWAVE Packet Optical Portfolio. He has written numerous whitepapers and served in speaking roles for telecom and CATV forums, currently focusing on Mobile xhaul Optimization and service delivery. He has a 30-year track record in product line management, marketing, business development, sales, engineering and manufacturing. Joe's technology expertise includes Packet ONP, OTN, CPRI, SONET/SDH/PDH, DSL, WAN/mesh networks, packet networking and CATV headend optics platforms.
Clarke is Principal Architect of emerging technologies at Shaw Communications. In this role, he analyzes emerging technologies and works with senior executives to develop product strategy. Prior to Shaw, Clarke spent over a decade at CableLabs analyzing and developing new technologies for the cable television industry. He is a public speaker on the Internet of Things (IoT) and a board member of Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an international IoT standards organization. He has occasionally been a judge for the CES Innovation Awards. Clarke served on the board of directors of Universal Plug-n-Play Forum (UPnP), chaired the Technical Committee, and led the Internet of Things task force until UPnP was acquired by OCF. He currently chairs the developer tools group in OCF. He has also chaired various task forces related to video and television in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has developed key technologies for the delivery of IP video and other cable services through the web. In general, Clarke relishes developing connected services as they cross traditional product boundaries.
Over his career Clarke has worked in engineering, research, product management and strategy around digital media and communications at Shaw, CableLabs, MediaOne, SonicBlue and Qwest. He built the world’s largest subwoofer and holds over twenty issued patents (and dozens not yet issued). In his spare time, he designs and builds home recording studios, theaters and other custom home improvements. He holds MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
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