NFV Made Efficient: Living at the Edge
Date / Time: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m New York / 4:00 p.m London
sponsored by
Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading

Robert (Bob) Monkman, Sr. Enterprise Marketing Manager- Networking Software Strategy & Ecosystem Programs, ARM

Karl Mörner, Senior Vice President Product Management, Enea Software AB

Virtualizing network functions between the network core and customer edge, with dynamic and distributed capability driven by zero-touch automation, is the ultimate goal of service providers seeking to deliver greater flexibility and agility in new revenue-generating services.

Configuring, monitoring and maintaining this automation remotely at scale is key, and puts high requirements on both policy-based and data-driven orchestration. Cost, space and power efficiency are also critical factors when provisioning more VNF capability at the provider or customer edge, while improving end customers' experience.

In this presentation, ARM and Enea will examine some of the challenges faced in virtualizing the next-generation network, trends in lightweight virtualization techniques being applied in vCPE use cases at the network edge, as well as observations and solutions that will help those in the industry realize their goals in the most efficient manner.


Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading
Simon is founder and principal consultant of Earlswood Marketing, an independent market analysis and consulting company based in the U.K. His work has included investment due diligence, market analysis for investors and business/product strategy for semiconductor companies. Simon has written extensively for Heavy Reading and Light Reading, and he authors the bimonthly Heavy Reading Components Insiderresearch newsletter, covering the latest developments in telecom silicon and subsystems. His reports and Webinars cover a variety of communications-related subjects, including LTE, policy management, SDN/NFV, IMS, ATCA, 100/400G optical components, multicore processors, switch chipsets, network processors and optical transport. He has also run several Light Reading events, including Next-Generation Network Components and ATCA. Simon holds a bachelor's degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London.

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Robert (Bob) Monkman, Sr. Enterprise Marketing Manager- Networking Software Strategy & Ecosystem Programs
Bob Monkman is part of the Network Segment Marketing Team at ARM, based in San Jose, CA and focused on Software/Open Source Initiatives for the Networking Segment such as the Linaro, OPNFV, ONF, ONAP etc. Bob sits on the OPNFV Board as a Silver Member Director, and is the Project Lead for the Armband project, ensuring multi-architecture support with the ARM server ecosystem to OPNFV.

Bob has been active in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years, starting as a HW/SW engineer for Tellabs after obtaining a BSEE degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Bob then moved into the commercial software arena in 1992, holding a wide range of technical, product management, marketing and business development roles at Ready Systems, Mentor Graphics, Wind River Systems, MontaVista Software, Penguin Computing, Enea Software, QNX Software/Blackberry, before joining ARM in 2012.

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Karl Mörner, Senior Vice President Product Management, Enea Software AB
Karl Mörner is the Senior Vice President for Product Management at Enea Software AB, located in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden. Karl run a group of Product Managers focusing on Operating Systems, Device and Network Management and Network Virtualization related products including the Enea NFV product line targeting the NFV Edge. Karl joined Enea 1998 and started out in R&D as an engineer and later systems architect and SVP R&D before accepting the role as SVP Product Manager at Enea in 2016.

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Jason Hoffman, Head of Technology, Cloud Systems, Ericsson
Jason Hoffman is the Head of Cloud Technology at Ericsson where he's responsible for product, architecture and engineering. Previously he was the Head of Product Line, Ericsson Cloud System and Platforms in Business Unit Cloud and IP. Prior to that he was a founder and the CTO at Joyent, a pioneering high performance cloud IaaS and software provider, where he ran product, engineering, operations and commercial management for nearly a decade. He is considered to be one the pioneers of large scale cloud computing, in particular the use of container technologies, asynchronous, high concurrency runtimes and converged server, storage and networking systems. Jason is also an angel investor, strategy and execution advisor, venture and private equity advisor and on the boards of the Wordpress Foundation and New Context, a Digital Garage company. Jason has a BS and MS from UCLA and a PhD from UCSD. He is a San Francisco native that now lives in Stockholm with his wife and daughters.

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Robin Brown, VP Portfolio, Colt Data Centre Services

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Sundeep Samra, Product Strategy Manager Datacenter & CDN, Level 3

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