Eric Carmès

Founder and CEO


Pari Bajpay

Vice President, Services Design and Development


Karthik Sundaresan

Lead Architect


Clark Chen

Senior Researcher

China Mobile

Priya Natarajan

Senior Director, Market Development


Brian Field


Comcast, USA

Jeff Finkelstein

Executive Director of Strategic Architecture

Cox Communications, USA

Nirav Modi

Director of Software Innovations


Susan Hares

Senior Standards Expert


Stanley Aiyanyor Ogbeide

Core Network Engineer

iConnect, South Africa

Sandra Rivera

Sr. Director, Market Development


Michael Haugh

Product Marketing Director


Ian Maclean

Vice President of Strategy & Marketing

Mavenir Systems

Shazia Hasnie

Senior Director

Megapath, USA

Marc Cohn

Chair of the Market Education Committee


Neela Jacques

Executive Director

OpenDaylight Project

Christos Kolias

Senior Research Scientist / Founder Member

Orange Silicon Valley, USA / ETSI NFV ISG

Prayson Pate

CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D


David Krozier

Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure

Ovum, USA

Vinay Bannai

Data Centre SDN Architect

PayPal, USA

Mike Kay

Vice President, Business Development

Procera Networks

Usman Ali Akbar

PMO Lead to CTO

PTCL, Pakistan

Jerome Tollet

CTO & Co-Founder


Yuri Gittik

Head of Strategic Developments and Innovations

RAD Data Communications

Jason Guesman

SVP of Sales and Business Development


Carl Moberg

VP Technology

Tail-f Systems

Francisco-Javier Ramón Salguero

Head of Network Virtualization

Telefónica, Spain

Ravinder Shergill

Senior Technology Architect

Telus, Canada

Victor Mendoza-Grado

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

Verizon, USA

Charlie Ashton

Senior Director, Business Development

Wind River

Randall Schwartz

Principal Consultant

Wireless 20/20

Bringing Carrier SDN and NFV Initiatives to Fruition

Agenda at a Glance

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013

event and for all your positive feedback!

We are now putting together the 2014 agenda and working hard to make this year's event even bigger and better!

Interested in speaking at CNV 2014?

Contact: Georgina Wilczek, Research Manager,

Interested in sponsoring/exhibiting at CNV 2014?

Contact: Owen Lochner, Sales Manager,


  • Developing the Software-Defined Data Centre (Software-Defined Networks, Storage and Compute)
  • Harnessing NFV for a streamlined network
  • Virtualization for mobile carriers
  • Network Functions Virtualization: Creative applications for carriers
  • Transforming OSS/BSS through NFV
  • Traffic, Transport and SDN at the Network Edge (vCDNs, C-RAN, etc)
  • Cable Industry perspective on virtualization
  • Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) Special Focus Day
  • Joined-up API thinking for a virtualized network future
  • Ensuring optimal quality assurance in SDN and NFV operations
  • Security and stability of virtualized solutions


Lauren works closely with our sponsors for each event to identify their targets and understand their objectives. She builds relationships with senior level service providers, offering a superior event experience, whilst also ensuring they are happy to meet with our sponsors. As part of the service Lauren facilitates a 1-to-1 Meeting Service as well as on-site Executive Speed Networking.

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CNV who will you meet

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The event was very good for us. We've made some contacts that will lead to other things for sure

CTO, Evertz

I wanted to take a moment to extend my compliments on the superb work of the SDN World VIP Team. They have been highly attentive, kept meetings and sessions perfectly on track and maintained an attitude of friendly professionalism throughout the proceedings

Senior Manager, Global Strategic Planning, VMWare

Very well-focused and oriented to facilitate networking

AVP Business Innovation, Telkom Indonesia

This event was great and is a good meet up between operators and vendors to understand each others requirements and expectation in developing the future next generation networks solution

AVP Business Innovation, Telkom Indonesia

Key event to exchange views and practices on critival industry shifts enabled by the convergence between cloud computing and telecommunication technologies, such as SDN and NFV

Director, Cloud Solutions Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Really useful, especially good to know what other operators are doing nowadays

Network Engineer, ONO

Very good

Assistant Manager, NEC

It was good to get so many industry leaders in one place to discuss the challenges and strategies for implementing NFV and SDN in a telecom environment

Director, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Oracle

Very interesting and useful event which gave me a more clear picture about further development of SDN and NFV

Head of IP Backbone Unit, Telekom Slovenije

The VIP meeting service was valuable to Tail-f as it provided means to meet with potential customers which otherwise would be difficult to get in contact with

Director EMEA Service Provider Sales

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Speaking Enquiries

Georgina Wilczek Tel: +44 (0)20 3377 3655

Sponsorship & Exhibition Enquiries

Owen Lochner Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 6848

Marketing Enquiries

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Booking Enquiries

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