Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit

Santa Clara, California

November 8 & 9

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About the Event

TIP Summit 2017 is the place to collaborate with Telecom Infra Project members and continue to develop new approaches to transforming telecom networks.

See the latest innovations on the expo floor. Hear thought-provoking keynotes and insightful technical presentations from BT, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Reliance Jio and Telefonica. Network with new industry colleagues. These are just some of the highlights of attending TIP Summit 2017.

TIP members will also get progress updates from the OpenCellular, Open Optical Packet Transport, People and Process, and other TIP project groups.

TIP Summit is open to members and non-members alike.

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Keynote Speakers

Jay ParikhHead of Engineering and Infrastructure,

Axel ClaubergVice President, Technology Innovation,
Deutsche Telekom AG

Yael MaguireVice President, Connectivity,

Lauren WoodmanBIOChief Executive Officer,

Patrick LopezBIOVP, Networks Innovation,

Tareq AminBIOSenior Vice President,
Reliance Jio Infocomm

Mansoor HanifBIODirector of Converged Networks and Innovation,

Brian BronsonBIOPresident & CEO,

Sandeep GuptaBIOSr. VP (Strategy & Architecture),
Bharti Airtel LTD

Yago TenorioHead of Network Strategy & Architecture

Hans-Juergen SchmidtkeDirector of Engineering,

Angela Shen-HsiehBIODirector, Predicting Human Behavior,
Telefonica Product Innovation

Wolfgang WoelkerBIOVP, Group Headquarters,
Deutsche Telekom

Kent BeckBIOFacebook

Navindran NaidooBIOExecutive, Network Planning & Design,
MTN Group

Cesar Hernandez PerezBIOManager, Strategic Projects & Investments,
Telefonica Global Innovation

Bruce W. BatemanBIOCTO,
LITE-ON Technology Corp

Mustafa AykutPrincipal, Advisor to BoD and CEO,

Tom AnschutzDistinguished Member, Technical Staff,

Brett SimpsonPartner & Analyst,
Arete Research

Richard KramerManaging Director & Owner,
Arete Research


Carol WilsonEditor-at-Large,
Light Reading

Subbu SubramanianDirector of Engineering, Spatial Computing,

Steve JarrettMobile Partnerships,

Patrick ParodiFounder,
Wireless Registry

Andy JonesEcosystem Acceleration Consultant,
TIP Foundation

Vijay NatarajanFacebook


John GarritySenior Connectivity Advisor,

Rahul BajpaiEntrepreneurial Business Leader,
Deloitte Consulting

Anat LewinSenior ICT Policy Specialist,
World Bank

Troy EtulainProject Director,
Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) Project

Philippe LucasSVP Strategy, Architecture & Standardization,

Jiyong LeeManager, Technology Strategy Group,
Corporate R&D Center, SK Telecom

Francesca (Check) WarnerPrincipal,
Downing Ventures

João Gabriel AleixoTechnology Specialist,
TIM Brasil

Gabriel J. Vivares AriasTransport Networks Architect & Connectivity Development Engineer,
Product Management, InterNexa S.A

George TchaparianCEO, Edgecore Networks,
Accton Group

Josh LeslieCEO,
Cumulus Networks

Ike ElliottCSO & Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation,

Catarina ReuterInnovation & Technology Lab Manager,
TIM Brasil

Andreas GladischVice President Convergent Networks and Infrastructure,
Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs

Gianluca VerinChief Technical Officer & Co-Founder,

Manish SinghVP of Product Management, Network Services,
Tech Mahindra

Caroline ChanVP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group,

Carlos Ralli UcendoCustomer Centric Networks,
Telefónica I+D

Marko HokkanenWebscale Business Development / E2E Solution Architect,

Arunmozhi BalasubramanianSVP – Sales, Strategy, Solutions & Marketing – Network Services & Communication Technology Providers,
Tech Mahindra

Michael ArcherChief Strategist Mobile Technologies,
Akamai Technologies

Dolan BeckelSmart City Lead,
City of San José

Fahad KananehNetwork Services,
Tech Mahindra

The TIP Summit Experience

Attendees come from around the world to meet and collaborate with peers and colleagues at the annual TIP Summit.

Why Attend?

Hear from Industry Leaders

Attend keynotes and technical deep dives by industry leaders from Deutsche Telekom, BT, Facebook and more.

Connect & Collaborate

Join TIP members & other industry colleagues to share ideas and discuss the latest TIP project group technologies.


Day 1: Wednesday, November 8

8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
10:00 am
Welcome & TIP Update

  • Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
10:20 am
Keynote Speaker

  • Jay Parikh, Facebook
10:40 am
Internet Para Todos: Connecting the Unconnected in LATAM

  • Patrick Lopez, Telefonica
10:55 am
End-to-End Network Slicing

  • Mansoor Hanif, BT
11:10 am
African Rural Connectivity

  • Navindran Naidoo, MTN Group
11:25 am
Scaling vRAN Opportunities

  • Sandeep Gupta, Bharti Airtel LTD
11:40 am
Artificial Intelligence and Applied Machine Learning

  • Angela Shen-Hsieh, Telefonica
  • Wolfgang Woelker, DT
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
Supporting Innovation with OpenRAN Initiatives

  • Yago Tenorio, Vodafone
1:20 pm
Population and Coverage Estimates for
Rural Deployment Business Cases

  • Cesar Hernandez Perez, Telefonica Global Innovation
1:40 pm
Mapping for the Under & Unconnected

  • Subbu Subramanian (Moderator), Cesar Hernandez Perez, John Garrity, Rahul Bajpai, Anat Lewin, Troy Etulain
2:20 pm
Startup – Panel

  • Steve Jarrett (Moderator), Philippe Lucas, Axel Clauberg, Mansoor Hanif, Jiyong Lee, Francessca Warner
3:05 pm
3:30 pm
The Mission of NetHope
& Update from Puerto Rico

  • Lauren Woodman, NetHope
3:50 pm
Building the Network of the Future

  • Tareq Amin, Reliance Jio
4:10 pm
Smart City Deployment in India

  • Tareq Amin, Reliance Jio
  • Bruce Bateman, Lite-On
5:00 pm
Networking Cocktail Hour

Day 2: Thursday, November 9

8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
10:00 am
Keynote Speaker

  • Yael Maguire, Facebook
10:20 am
Open Optical Packet Transport Update

  • Hans-Juergen Schmidtke (Moderator), Philippe Lucas, Joao Gabriel Alexio, Gabriel Jaime Vivares, George Tchaparian, Josh Leslie
11:00 am
Keynote Speaker

  • Richard Kramer, Arete
  • Brett Simpson, Arete
11:20 am
A “Digital Operator” in the course of 5G

  • Mustafa Aykut, Turkcell
11:40 am
People and Process Considerations Across a Service Lifecycle

  • Kent Beck, Facebook
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Update on OCP Telco, Call for Participation

  • Tom Anschutz, AT&T
1:20 pm
Future Telco SW Stack

  • Brian Bronson, Radisys
1:40 pm
TIP Community Lab: Accelerate to Trials

  • Patrick Parodi (Moderator), Ike Elliott, Catarina Reuter, Andreas Gladisch, Gianluca Verin, Manish Singh
2:20 pm
The Promise of Edge Compute

  • Andy Jones (Moderator), Caroline Chan, Carlos Ralli Ucendo, Marko Hokkanen, Arunmozhi Balasubramanian, Michael Archer
3:00 pm
Urban Densification: Solving for Scale

  • Vijay Natarajan (Moderator), Dolan Beckel, Fahad Kananeh

Project Group Breakouts – Day 2

Telecom Infra Project Members Include:

Date & Time

Wednesday, November 8, 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Thursday, November 9, 8:30 am – 4:15 pm


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Santa Clara, CA 95054


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