Eric Carmès

Founder and CEO


Ron Haberman

VP & GM of Cloudband Business Group


Guy Machlev

Director, Cloud Solutions


Dr Eyal Felstaine

VP of Network Cloud Service Orchestration


Pari Bajpay

Vice President, Services Design and Development


Dan Freudenberg

Director and Chief Architect of Strategy and Innovation, Advanced Mobile and Hosted Platforms


Javan Erfanian

Distinguished Member of Technical Staff

Bell Mobility, Canada

Ashwin Krishnan

Head of Products


Jean-Marc Frangos

MD, External Innovation


Don Clarke

Principal Architect, Network Technologies


Karthik Sundaresan

Lead Architect


Narendra Dhara

CTO & Senior VP

Calsoft Labs

Clark Chen

Senior Researcher

China Mobile

Priya Natarajan

Senior Director, Market Development


John Lehane

Product Marketing Manager


Chris Luke

Principal Engineer


Brian Field


Comcast, USA

Sharon Barkai



Brett Brock

System Design Engineer IV

Cox Communications

Jeff Finkelstein

Executive Director of Strategic Architecture

Cox Communications, USA

Peter Jarich

Vice President

Current Analysis

Nirav Modi

Director of Software Innovations


Shin Umeda

Vice President

Dell'Oro Group

Dhananjay Sampath

Senior Research Engineer

Deutsche Telekom R&D Labs

David Boswarthick

Director of Committee Support Center


Giuseppe Carella


Fraunhofer FOKUS

Sanjay Bhatia

Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing


Craig McLuckie

Product Manager


Prodip Sen



Susan Hares

Senior Standards Expert


Haoyu Song

Network Architect & Technology Strategist


Stanley Aiyanyor Ogbeide

Core Network Engineer

iConnect, South Africa

Stéphane Téral

Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics


Christie Rice

Ecosystem Business Development Manager


Sandra Rivera

Sr. Director, Market Development


Michael Haugh

Product Marketing Director


Ian Maclean

Vice President of Strategy & Marketing

Mavenir Systems

Rami Yaron

Mobile Backhaul Co-Chair & CE 2.0 Specialist


Vishal Sharma

Founder and CEO

Metanoia, Inc.

Simon Dredge

Director of Technical Marketing


Sergio Pellizzari

Solutions Architect

Nakina Systems

Aloke Tusnial

VP, Strategic Accounts


Kari Korkala

VP, Global Sales


Marc LeClerc

VP Strategy and Marketing

NoviFlow Inc

Atsuyoshi Shirato

Senior Research Engineer


Marc Cohn

Chair of the Market Education Committee


Neela Jacques

Executive Director

OpenDaylight Project

Randy Bias

Board of Directors

OpenStack Foundation

Barry Hill

Global Head, NFV


Christos Kolias

Senior Research Scientist / Founder Member

Orange Silicon Valley, USA / ETSI NFV ISG

Prayson Pate

CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D


Sanjay Nayak

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development


Vinay Bannai

Data Centre SDN Architect

PayPal, USA

Ajay Dankar

Senior Director, Product & Program Management

Paypal/eBay Inc.

David Hughes

VP Engineering

PCCW Global

Mike Kay

Vice President, Business Development

Procera Networks

Usman Ali Akbar

General Manager (Project Management Office)

PTCL, Pakistan

Gilles d'Aramon

VP, Worldwide Service Providers


Edward Schneider

Managing Director

Quan Funds, Switzerland

Yuri Gittik

Head of Strategic Developments and Innovations

RAD Data Communications

Shazia Hasnie

Founder and Chief Architect

Sapientis Networks

Dong Kee Lee

Manager of Core Network Lab

SK Telecom, South Korea

Jason Guesman

SVP of Sales and Business Development


David Byte

Senior Technology Strategist, OEM & Integrated Systems


Carl Moberg

VP Technology

Tail-f Systems

Ravinder Shergill

Senior Technology Architect

Telus, Canada

Sandeep Sharma

Architect – Cloud Network Technology and Strategy


Ashay Chaudhary

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

Verizon Global Enterprise Network Services

Victor Mendoza-Grado

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect

Verizon, USA

Charlie Ashton

Senior Director, Business Development

Wind River

Randall Schwartz

Principal Consultant

Wireless 20/20

Don Clarke

Principal Architect, Network Technologies


Kari Korkala

VP, Global Sales


David Hughes

VP Engineering

PCCW Global

Barry Hill

Global Head, NFV


Jason Guesman

SVP of Sales and Business Development


Dhananjay Sampath

Senior Research Engineer

Deutsche Telekom R&D Labs

Ravinder Shergill

Senior Technology Architect

Telus, Canada

Sharon Barkai



John Lehane

Product Marketing Manager


Clark Chen

Senior Researcher

China Mobile

Informa Telecoms & Media is delighted to reunite the global SDN & Network Virtualization community for this comprehensive SDN & NFV event for the carrier community, packed with case studies from the pioneers at the very forefront of SDN and NFV advancements worldwide. Set in California, the heartland of SDN & NFV solutions, Carrier Network Virtualization brings the industry together to discuss Carrier Class SDN from a unique strategic carrier-led perspective. The event will examine the steps needed to further deployments of SDN and NFV, featuring the Intel Network Builders workshop and a brand new MEC focus day in addition to dedicated tracks and keynotes on Business Models and Evolution, Openness and Collaboration, Management and Orchestration, Monetization and Quality Assurance.          

KEY FOCUS AREAS IN 2015 will be:

  • Evaluating the role of the carrier in solving the SDN challenge
  • Harnessing NFV for a streamlined network
  • Virtualization for mobile carriers
  • Network Functions Virtualization: Creative applications for carriers
  • Transforming OSS/BSS through NFV
  • Virtualization grows up - analyzing the current maturity of NFV & SDN solutions
  • Cable Industry perspective on virtualization
  • Defining the business case for virtualization
  • Joined-up API thinking for a virtualized network future
  • Ensuring optimal quality assurance in SDN and NFV operations
  • Security and stability of virtualized solutions


Anna 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 Anna facilitates a 1-to-1 Meeting Service as well as on-site Executive Speed Networking. NO other telco events company offers such a high-value networking service!

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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

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