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November 5 - OSS Event
November 5 - OSS Event
November 5 - OSS Event
Thursday, November 5, 2015
7:15 AM - 8:50 AM
Women in Comms Breakfast
Women in Comms Breakfast Speakers:
Mervat El Dabae
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
General Event Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Introduction & Welcome
Caroline Chappell, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, will welcome attendees and outline the aims of the day.
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Operator Keynote: Vodafone
9:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Research Presentation: Industry Progress Towards a Next-gen OSS for a Virtualizing Network
Caroline Chappell will summarize the key developments contributing to the definition of a next-generation OSS that supports SDN and NFV and explore the emerging set of requirements for a model-driven, real-time, modular OSS that interacts with the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack and SDN controllers. The presentation will discuss the architectural building blocks for managing a hybrid physical/virtualized network, provide a status report on operator plans for and approaches to virtualized network management, drawing on Heavy Reading research, and suggest next steps from both a vendor and an operator perspective.
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
Super Platinum Keynote Presentation: HP
Can't make it Thursday? Tune into
HP's live streamed keynote here
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Panel Discussion I: Service Orchestration and the New Speed of Service Delivery
This panel will discuss service orchestration and its role in programming the network for rapid service delivery. It will explore what service orchestration is and its relationship with SDN and NFV. Is service orchestration synonymous with NETCONF/YANG or can other approaches be taken? What role, if any, do cloud configuration tools and techniques, such as TOSCA, Chef, Puppet and Ansible play in service orchestration? What are the key capabilities of a service orchestration system and how applicable are they to a traditional as well as a virtualized network environment? Are there DevOps implications for service orchestration and how do operators successfully adopt a service orchestration approach? These are examples of questions this panel will address. It will also identify business benefits that the market is already seeing from service orchestration adoption
Stefan Vallin, PhD
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Platinum Sponsor Presentations: Comptel, Amdocs
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion II: Approaches to Service Assurance for NFV/SDN-enabled Networks
This panel will debate the impact of virtualization on service assurance, troubleshooting and maintaining customer experience of the network. In a virtualized network where virtual network functions (VNFs) and connectivity are spun up on demand and need instantly to be managed, operators can’t afford to treat assurance as an afterthought. How far do service orchestration and assurance need to be tackled together and how far can/should they be driven by the same service models? What does a next-generation assurance system need to look like and where do analytics come in? What about separation of concerns, with different layers of the operational stack carrying out their own assurance activities, eg of NFV infrastructure, VNFs, simply exposing SLAs to upper layers? Service assurance is a critical but currently overlooked area of the next-gen OSS which urgently needs debate.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch & Table-Top Displays
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Operator Keynote: BT
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Alcatel-Lucent
Abstraction as the Key to Dynamic Network Service Orchestration
Tanja de Groot
2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Huawei
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
Operator Keynote: Colt
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Discussion III: SDN/NFV Impact on Service Creation and Inventory
How important is it to visualize the network in real-time for service creation and management purposes and to SDN and NFV make this easier or more complex? Where should this visualization take place – in an ‘active’ real-time inventory? And how should that inventory be populated? Through network discovery mechanisms or through service orchestration and assurance systems? How do the NFV MANO and SDN controller contribute to an ‘active’ inventory and where are the boundaries? What effect does the ability to visualize the network have on service creation – is it a prerequisite for faster service delivery? How should service creation tools and network visualization work together?
4:30 PM - 5:20 PM
Panel Discussion IV: Drivers for OSS Change and Migration Strategies
This panel will look at the industry drivers for OSS change, the timescales in which it needs to happen and what successful migration strategies look like. Is network virtualization finally the catalyst that will push operators to re-invent their OSS and will this reinvention include BSS, service composition and security management functions too? How quickly do these new management capabilities need to be in place and where will they first be introduced? Are there pressures to deliver a self-service user experience of network management and what are the B/OSS building blocks for managing network as a service? How can operators ensure that their OSS are future-proof given the next wave of virtualization-driven technology changes, including 5G, coming along?
5:20 PM - 6:30 PM
Community Networking and Cocktails
An opportunity for conference attendees to mingle and network in an informal setting to discuss topics arising from the day’s panels or other concerns with their peers, analysts, and sponsors.
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