The Linux Foundation Seeks Technical and Business Speakers for Open Networking Summit 2017

By December 6, 2016Blog

Help shape the future of open networking! The Linux Foundation is now seeking business and technical leaders to speak at Open Networking Summit 2017.

On April 3-6 in Santa Clara, CA, ONS will gather more than 2,000 executives, developers and network architects to discuss innovations in networking and orchestration. It is the only event that brings together the business and technical leaders across carriers and cloud service providers, vendors, start-ups and investors, and open source and open standards projects in software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

Submit a talk to speak in one of our five new tracks for 2017 and share your vision and expertise. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 21, 2017.

The theme this year is “Open Networking: Harmonize, Harness and Consume.” Tracks and suggested topics include:

General Interest Track

  • State of Union on Open Source Projects (Technical updates and latest roadmaps)

  • Programmable Open Hardware including Silicon & White Boxes + Open Forwarding Innovations/Interfaces

  • Security in a Software Defined World

Enterprise DevOps/Technical Track

  • Software Defined Data Center Learnings including networking interactions with Software Defined Storage

  • Cloud Networking, End to End Solution Stacks – Hypervisor Based

  • Container Networking

Enterprise Business/Architecture Track

  • ROI on Use Cases

  • Automation – network and beyond Analytics

  • NFV for Enterprise (vPE

Carriers DevOps/Technical Track

  • NFV use Cases – VNFs

  • Scale & Performance of VNFs

  • Next Gen Orchestration OSS/BSS & FCAPS models

Carriers Business/Architecture Track

  • SDN/NFV learnings

  • ROI on Use Cases

  • Architecture Learnings from Cloud

See the full list of potential topics on the ONS website.

Not interested in speaking but want to attend? Linux.com readers can register now with the discount code, LINUXRD5, for 5% off the attendee registration price. Register by February 19 to save over $850.