Program

SReXperts gives you unique insights on our strategic directions of networking industry and IP technology evolution for the 5G and Cloud era.

Live sessions

These presentations will be broadcast live in the event platform at the times listed below.

Tuesday 21 September 2021

Conference Day 1

Plenary Sessions

1:00 pm

Welcome & Logistics – Day 1

Roland Thienpont Director IP Product Marketing, Nokia

1:03 pm

Regional Leader Welcome

Jim Tindall Senior Vice President, Americas, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia

1:06 pm

Master the unexpected

Vach Kompella Vice President IP Networks Division, Nokia

1:25 pm

IP Innovations

Ken Kutzler Vice President IP Routing Hardware, IP Networks Division, Nokia

1:45 pm

The future of IP network security

Manish Gulyani Vice President and General Manager, Deepfield Business Unit, IP and Optical Networks, Nokia

2:05 pm

Network automation: From theory to practice

Sasa Nijemcevic Vice President and General Manager, Network and Service Management Business Unit, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Conference Day 2

Plenary Sessions

1:00 pm

Welcome & Logistics – Day 2

Roland Thienpont Director IP Product Marketing, Nokia

1:03 pm

Hot topics in IP networking

Rudy Hoebeke Vice President, Product Management – IP Routing & Mobile Packet Core, Nokia

1:30 pm

Data center networks – the way you want them

Bruce Wallis Senior Director of Product Management​ SR Linux and Fabric Services System, Nokia

1:55 pm

IP hardware update

Jeff Jakab Director, Hardware PLM​ - IP Networks, Nokia

2:25 pm

SROS update

Alfred Nothaft Senior Director, Product Management, Service Router, IP/Optical Networks, Nokia

2:45 pm

Evolution of the Enterprise WAN

Lindsay Newell Head of Marketing, Nuage Networks, Nokia

On-demand content

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Demonstrations

Making an impact with learning and certifications

Karyn Lennon reviews the latest updates to the SRC training portfolio including changes to the NRS II and SRA requirements, new EVPN courses and exams and the Data Center Fabric program.

Fabric Services System – design and deployment with intent and the Digital Sandbox

Reda Liachi walks you through the process of creating some data center architectures using templates in the Fabric Services System to populate a Digital Sandbox with routers so you can model various network architectures before pushing configurations out to a real network.

Network Evolution and Strategy

Designing 5G transport networks

Igor Giangrossi covers key network design considerations that transport 5G traffic including forwarding architecture options, timing requirements, flow-based QoS models and operational automation tools.

Igor Giangrossi Senior Director of Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Broadband Edge Evolution with CUPS and FMC

Sanjay Wadhwa reviews the architectural evolution of Nokia’s BNG towards control and user plane separation (aka CUPS) and fixed-mobile convergence. The presentation will discuss use-cases, and a roadmap for CUPS for 4G/5G fixed-wireless access on SR/VSR based BNGs. Sanjay will also propose a potential architecture for integrating fixed-access with a common 5G core.

Sanjay Wadhwa PLM Head - BNG and Mobile Packet Core, Nokia

IP Network Security – silicon enabled new features

Hooman Bidgoli presents new features we have added to the SR portfolio to deal with the encryption of user data as it transits Nokia SR platform enabled service provider networks.

Hooman Bidgoli Product Line Manager, Nokia

Intent-based 5G transport slice lifecycle management using NSP

Reza Rokui reviews the components of an end-to-end transport slice, discuss the steps involved with the creation and management of the lifecycle of a transport slice. Special attention will be given to explaining how a network slice and 5G QoS are orthogonal and independent of one another.

Reza Rokui Director, NSP Product Management​, Nokia

Nokia Deepfield Subscriber intelligence

Craig Patten presents the Nokia Deepfield subscriber intelligence solution and highlights how the power of multidimensional queries and actionable intelligence can be used to optimize your understanding of traffic flows within your network.

Craig Patten Consulting Engineer, Nokia

Nokia Deepfield Defender – DDoS detection and mitigation solution

Leonardo Serodio talks about how DDoS attacks have grown over the last couple of years, discuss various attack mitigation strategies and detail how, using the routers in your network, you can generate significant cost savings by creating a security perimeter to mitigate attacks.

Leonardo Serodio Principal Consulting Engineer, Nokia Deepfield, Nokia

Edge Cloud – Use cases, services

Kazuo Nakashima will review the development of edge clouds and some of the emerging use cases driving the demand for compute, storage, and networking resources to be closer to the edge. To meet the needs of this new edge functionality, Nokia solutions for Edge/Private Clouds will be described at a high level.

Kaz Nakashima Nokia Consulting Engineering, Nokia

RAN and fronthaul – technology overview

This presentation will review RAN architectures, cover anchor points for key RAN functionality and the impact of transport requirements. New standards for fronthaul transport over packet will be discussed along with requirements for fronthaul switching in the evolution to D-RAN with vRAN.

Rakesh Bodar IP RBC (North America), Nokia

Building the next IP/optical network

Amir Birjandi covers the use cases for 400G in a variety of network types – access, metro-aggregation, regional core, high performance, and long-haul core. A 400G TCO modelling study will be looked at along with the application specific pluggable optics Nokia offers and the impact network architecture and performance requirements have on the choice of 400G optics.

Amir Birjandi Consultant Engineer, Nokia

IP and optical coordination using NSP

Peter Landon reviews why IP/optical control and automation is important as well as cover the NSP use cases for management of 400G ZR point-to-point and hybrid architectures.

Peter Landon PLM, IP/Optical Network Automation, Nokia

Syncronization in 5G anyhaul networks

Wisely Ng talks about synchronization and timing standards for 5G anyhaul as well as solution and design considerations for synchronization in 5G transport networks.

Wisely Ng Senior Regional Product Line Manager, APAC, Nokia

Network Automation and Programmability

Evolution of NSP’s service fulfillment

Steve Aubrey talks about the NSP’s ability to provide service configuration assurance with intent-based automated fulfillment and assurance tools for a wide range of service types (ELINE/ETREE/EVPN-VPLS/VPRN/CLINE/IES).

Stephen Aubrey Manager IP PLM, Nokia

Automation tools – NSP programmability

Sven Wisotzky reviews the tools available for network automation, automation frameworks – workflow manager and integrating python scripts as well as feature candidates for workflow manager, intent manager, and large-scale operations in terms of execution control and programmable triggers.

Sven Wisotzky NSP Product Line Manager, Nokia

NSP Assurance and analytics update

Yves Thibeault presents an update on the NSP features for network and service assurance, inventory, and dashboards along with an update on analytics baselining and the use of network/service metrics and key performance indicators for the generation of threshold alarms.

Yves Thibeault Senior NSP Product Line Manager, Nokia

Automation practice – automation use cases for service providers

Mike Thompson presents a series of use cases for automation that are helping our customers leverage network automation to reduce costs, increase productivity and increase the competitiveness of their services.

Mike Thompson Network Automation Practice Global Leader, Nokia

Part 1 – Path control in the 5G era

David Watkinson reviews the types of telemetry-based optimization options available to service providers using the NSP. He will cover sources of telemetry information and how that information can be used to optimize bandwidth consumption in their networks. Additionally, the NSP Path Control Engine (PCE) will be touched on to show how it can be used  to visualize paths and create a full view of a network, how it can be used to simulate paths in what-if scenarios and then optimize paths using traffic engineered ECMP to balance traffic flows from the data center to the cell site.

David Watkinson NSP PCE PLM, Nokia

Part 2 – NSP Telemetry based optimization

David Watkinson reviews the types of telemetry-based optimization options available to service providers using the NSP. He will cover sources of telemetry information and how that information can be used to optimize bandwidth consumption in their networks. Additionally, the NSP Path Control Engine (PCE) will be touched on to show how it can be used  to visualize paths and create a full view of a network, how it can be used to simulate paths in what-if scenarios and then optimize paths using traffic engineered ECMP to balance traffic flows from the data center to the cell site.

David Watkinson NSP PCE PLM, Nokia

Part 1 – SR Linux – Building for Open

Bruce Wallis presents the Nokia’s data center fabric solution covering the motivation for building it as well as its multi-faced management infrastructure and model-driven architecture.

Bruce Wallis Senior Director of Product Management​ SR Linux and Fabric Services System, Nokia

Part 2 – SR Linux – Extensibility as a first-class citizen

In part 2, Bruce will address how the open infrastructure of SR Linux enables boundless possibilities for extensibility using the NetOps development kit and Python-based CLI.

Bruce Wallis Senior Director of Product Management​ SR Linux and Fabric Services System, Nokia

Part 1 – Fabric services system – Building with intent

Bruce Wallis focuses this presentation on the Fabric Services System’s (FSS) automation and operations toolkit, covering intent-driven design, the use of a digital sandbox for deployment emulation and cloud-native integration models for operational insights, workload intent and scalable telemetry.

Bruce Wallis Senior Director of Product Management​ SR Linux and Fabric Services System, Nokia

Part 2 – Fabric services system – Embracing CI/CD

Part 2 of this presentation will cover how the FSS’s can be used as a digital sandbox to validate design, deploy fabric and workload intent, make configuration changes, and upgrade the network elements without risk.

Bruce Wallis Senior Director of Product Management​ SR Linux and Fabric Services System, Nokia

Nokia cloud-hosted SD-WAN: Unlock your business potential with Nuage SASE PoP

Chandan Mohapatra reviews enterprise digital transformation trends and present how Nokia’s cloud-managed SD-WAN services can be used to create multi-cloud secure access services with no transit VPC required and no vendor gateway design and operation costs.

Chandan Mohapatra Director, Consulting Engineering (RBC)​ DC Fabric Solutions and Nuage, Nokia

SD-WAN as a universal network fabric for the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)

Hari Krishnan presents the Nuage Networks approach to SASE leveraging the convergence of WAN networking and security to enable the delivery of SASE as a managed cloud service to enterprises using a thin branch and heavy cloud model.

Hari Krishnan Sr. Director, Product Line Management​ Nuage Networks, Nokia

Product and Feature Updates

Part 1 – 7250 IXR portfolio update

Pl Srikkanth presents some of the major new software features included in the Release 21 of the 7250 IXR as well as review the key areas for future investment.

PI Srikkanth Senior Product Line Management, Nokia

Part 2 – 7250 IXR portfolio update

In part 2, Pierre El-Haddad will review the latest hardware updates in the portfolio.

Pierre El-Haddad Senior Product Line Manager, IP Hardware, Nokia

7750 SR Hardware update

Jeff Jakab reviews the latest hardware updates that are being applied across the entire 7750 SR portfolio.

Jeff Jakab Director, Hardware PLM​ - IP Networks, Nokia

IP Optics roadmap and deployment options

Dennis Porteous presents a roadmap for optics in the 7250 IXR and 7750 SR portfolios covering 400G and beyond. The presentation will include new breakout solutions for IXR and SR platforms.

Dennis Porteous HW Product Line Manager, Nokia

Introduction to segment routing flexible algorithms

Gunter Van de Velde introduces flexible algorithms then take a deep dive into the technology before reviewing customer use case adoption across 5G, finance and WAN transport networks.

Gunter Van De Velde PLM, Nokia IP Routing, Nokia

Part 1 – SR OS Model-driven management update

James Cumming introduces “modeled YANG operations”, recap on unstructured data operations and introduce structured operations.

James Cumming Product Line Manager, Nokia

Part 2 – Modeled operations in SR OS

In part 2 James will discuss Python applications in SR OS that enhance automation flexibility.

James Cumming Product Line Manager, Nokia

Part 3 – Enhanced automation flexibility – Python applications on SR OS

Part 3 will give you an update on model-driven management in SR OS.

James Cumming Product Line Manager, Nokia

Making the best of the SR OS segment routing toolbox

Matthew Bocci introduces the network control and programmability tools in the segment routing toolbox and discuss how they can be used to traffic engineer SR-TE LSPs in multi-domain networks and data center SR-enabled IP fabrics.

Matthew Bocci Director or Technology and Standards, Nokia

SRv6 Introduction and use cases

Mustapha Aissaoui reviews the SR OS SRv6 roadmap and discuss how it is implemented in the data and control planes, how OAM is encapsulated over SRv6, what service extension have been added for SRv6 and, how a packet flows through both origination and termination on SRv6 FPE’s as well as interworking between SR-MPLS and SRv6.

Mustapha Aissaoui Product Line Manager, Nokia IP Routing, Nokia

SR OS EVPN update – growing ubiquity of EVPN

Jorge Rabadan presents the new SR OS features for EVPN Layer 2, Layer 3 and multicast use cases that are driving EVPN to become the service provisioning control plane protocol of choice for most service providers.

Jorge Rabadan Product Management, Nokia

SR OS – OAM feature update

Footer presents new SR OS features for IP dynamic link delay measurement, CFM security for protecting domain hierarchies and a CFM YANG update.

Footer Foote OAM Proponent and PLM, Nokia

7210 SAS-24 – IP/MPLS Anyhaul gateway

Hooman Bidgoli discusses the evolution of 5G towards a unified packet transport network and introduces the 7210 SAS 24, designed, and optimized for ultra-broadband, IoT and the evolution of 5G fronthaul.

Hooman Bidgoli Product Line Manager, Nokia

SR Linux data center hardware update

Jeff Jakab reviews the Nokia data center router portfolio and covers the new components that will be available in Q1 2022.

Jeff Jakab Director, Hardware PLM​ - IP Networks, Nokia

ESA 400G, firewall and security gateway update

Steve Morin reviews the Scalable Services Appliance and its use cases for services processing (firewall/VSR-a/5G anyhaul security) and details the architecture of the new ESA 400G platform and the release roadmap for its introduction in 2022.

Steve Morin SR OS Director PLM, Nokia

Industries and Enterprise

Evolution of automation in industries networks

Flavio Caracas discusses trends in control and monitoring of industries networks and the need for more security and automation in the evolution to seamless communications between WAN network services and the data center/cloud where applications reside.

Flavio Caracas Sr. Director – IP and Optical Networking, Nokia

Engineering high capacity industrial IP networks

Steve Dyck (a.k.a. Billy Gibbons) takes a deep dive into the engineering of high capacity industrial IP networks with a rethink of network design, review of new technologies coming to the forefront (pluggable optics, segment routing, data center fabrics and security) in the context of some critical networks use cases.

Steve Dyck Principal, Consulting Engineer, Nokia

Teleprotection – Evolution of teleprotection for utilities

Rob Wright reviews network requirements for protection and teleprotection of critical utilities networks and then details the resources available in Nokia’s industry leading teleprotection solution for IP/MPLS networks.

Rob Wright Senior Consultant, Nokia

7705 SAR Hm/Hmc update

Carl Rajic presents details of the new variants of the SAR-Hm series of routers and reviews the capabilities that have been introduced in Release 21.

Carl Rajsic Product Manager, Nokia

IP-Optical integration – but where?

Tim Drake looks at where IP-optical integration makes sense and how the range of pluggable optics that Nokia delivers can best be made use of depending on your networking requirements.

Tim Drake Consulting Engineer, Nokia

Network synchronization solutions for utilities

Kin-Yee Wong reviews the importance of synchronization, looks at modern synchronization technologies and the options for deployment.

Kin-Yee Wong Product Manager, Nokia

Automation and service fulfillment in industry networks

Denis Bouffard presents an overview of the automation tools available for intent-based service activation, network and service assurance along with new NSP deployment options.

Denis Bouffard NSP PLM, Nokia

Broadband evolution for cities and rural communities

Omair Naim introduces you to broadband networking and then highlight the functions and features of Nokia’s BNG solution that make it the smartest and most scalable solution for management of subscribers in a network delivering voice, video and data services to a residential customer base.

Omair Naim Senior Consulting Engineer, Nokia