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09-12 Apr, 2019
MPLS + SDN + NFV World 2019
Marriott Paris River Gauche Hotel & Conference Centre - Paris, France

Meet Nokia in Paris for the 21st Edition of the MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress. This year’s theme focuses on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technical and architectural challenges.

Our experts will take the stage to discuss key topics and share insights. The keynote will be presented by Sunil Khandekar, Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks, with 11 additional notable talks and round table discussions, and three demos, presented by Nokia experts slotted across all three days.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

10:30-10:50, Keynote session 
Sunil Khandekar, Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks

Mr. Khandekar leads the vision and direction at Nuage Networks. He brings over 15 years of experience in the communications and networking industry, including his former role as VP of business development for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), as well as VP of global product management for Alcatel Lucent’s IP Division. He gained expertise in the networking startup space in his time at TiMetra Networks, where he led product management and standardization. Before that, he held a variety of product management and consulting engineering management roles with Bay and Nortel Networks in New York and Santa Clara. Mr. Khandekar has co-authored and contributed to multiple IETF drafts; he is also a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in CIS.

14:00-14:20, Network Functions Interconnect Fabric for Cloud, IoT and 5G
Wim Henderickx, Director Network Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Mr. Henderickx provides senior level consulting on advanced IP solutions such as Cloud Networking (SDN/NFV), Triple Play, network routing, mobile and the enterprise to service providers throughout EMEA. He is also actively engaged in assessing and defining future technologies that will help shape communications networks and services of tomorrow.

14:00-14:20, Describing an Autonomic Network (Track 3)
Laurent Ciavaglia, Senior Research Manager, Nokia

17:10, Round table: AI Platforms for IP Networks (Track 3)
Benoît Drooghaag, Senior Data Scientist and Technical Lead, Nokia
Mr. Drooghaag has significant experience applying data science concepts to access networks for troubleshooting and quality of end user experience predictions. He was a lead on one of Nokia’s top data science teams; within this role he helped integrate deep learning into commercially available products. One of Mr. Drooghaag’s current focus is the Nokia Analytics Platform, an AI platform specifically designed for Digital Service Providers.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

8:30-8:50, A Comparison of Segment Routing Data-plane Encodings 
Gunter Van de Velde, Product Line Manager, Nokia

Mr. Van de Velde is a networking technologist with more than 20 years of experience with the implementation, architecture and operation of technologies involving routing, IPv6 and SDN driven network services. He was the founding co-chairman of the Belgian IPv6 Task-Force (2010), chair at the IETF for the OPSEC (Operational Security) working group (2011-2018), and recently became chair for the LSVR (Link State Vector Routing) working group focused on Hyperscale Datacenter routing. 
9:00-9:20, Introduction to ETSI ZSM (Track 3)
Nurit Sprecher, Vice-Chair of the ETSI ZSM ISG WG

10:50-11:10, Model-driven Management 
James Cumming, Product Line Manager, Nokia

Mr. Cumming has worked as the lead Network Architect in several global service providers leading the efforts in network integration, product and service development as well as end-to-end network architecture across all technologies. Currently he is the Product Line Manager for Virtualization, the Virtualized Service Router (VSR) and Network Programmability (NETCONF/YANG/MD-CLI) within Nokia’s IP and Optical Networks Division. 

11:40, IPv6 Round Table 
Bruno De Troch, Head of IP Product Line Management, Nokia

Mr. De Troch has over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, and currently focuses on Service Provider core, edge and aggregation networks and solutions. Prior to his current role with Nokia, he was a Technical Lead providing guidance to carriers and large enterprises on how to deploy and optimize their IP/MPLS and Carrier Ethernet networks. 

Afternoon Chairman
Roland Thienpont, Director IP Product Marketing EMEA, Nokia

Mr. Thienpont has over 25 years of experience within the networking and data communications industry, in the areas of engineering, technology and product strategy, and product management. 

14:00-14:20, Optimizing Path Programming Technologies for SDN
Matthew Bocci, Director, Product Line Manager, Nokia

15:00-15:20, Automated Peering Engineering with Real-time Analytics and SDN Control 
Hamid Ould-Brahim, SDN Product Manager, Nokia

With over 25 years of industry experience in telecommunications, Mr. Ould-Brahim holds over 130 patents worldwide that cover a wide spectrum of technologies such as BGP, MPLS, GMPLS, VPNS, Ethernet Virtual Private LAN, IEEE 8021ah, Optical VPNs, and MPLS traffic engineering. He architected and led a number of Internet related technologies and was a member of the first IETF industry design team that architected the concept of Provider-based VPNs. 

17:40-18:00, Simplify Multicast with EVPN Optimized Inter-Subnet Multicast
Gilles Geerts, Senior IP Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Mr. Geerts has more than 17 years of experience working on Enterprise and Provider IP/MPLS networks throughout the world. He provides design guidelines based upon best practices and customer requirements with a special focus on Carrier Wi-Fi, IP/MPLS architectures and next-gen Business Services. 

Friday, 12 April 2019

8:30-9:00, Rethinking Network Security 
Philippe Bergeon, Product Line Manager, IP Optical Networks Division, Nokia



1. Insight-driven automation

As the network increases in complexity, operators need intelligent, automated network services that pinpoint and resolve security and performance issues—automatically. Our solutions provide multi-dimensional visibility (Deepfield) and control (Nokia NSP) that let operators quickly respond to traffic dynamics and deliver the quality of experience their customers demand in a cost-effective way.

This demo covers three distinct areas around automation:

  • Automated peering engineering: the demo shows how to automate steering of egress and ingress peering traffic to optimize performance in real time.
  • Network assurance with machine learning: the demo shows how machine learning can help reduce the huge number of events/alarms into a few situations to quickly fix network incidents.
  • Model-driven mediation: the demo shows how YANG model and REST/RESTCONF APIs enable automated network and service configurations for both SR-OS and 3rd party IP devices.

2. Network Functions Interconnect for cloud, IoT and 5G

Networks are evolving, traffic continues to explode; virtualization is becoming a reality and 5G use cases drives lower latency and distributed datacenters. The Nokia NFIX fabric addresses these requirements and network slicing with a combination of industry standard mechanisms. This demo will show how centralized automation, control and feedback enables seamless interconnection of physical and virtual network functions in central or edge clouds.

3. SD-WAN: addressing IT requirements illustrated in live Service Provider portal demos

The portal is a key component of the SD-WAN service. To illustrate this, Nokia experts will demonstrate live Service Provider customer portals and the latest Nokia SD-WAN Portal. Attendees will be guided through all aspects of what makes or breaks a portal for a managed SD-WAN service offering.


In addition to hearing our speakers, visit us at our booth, #103 in the exhibition hall where we will showcase three of our most relevant demos to service providers and enterprises alike, focusing on distinct areas of virtualization and automation that are transforming and innovating networks today.

The Congress will take place at the Marriott Paris River Gauche Hotel & Conference Centre, Paris, France.

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