Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit

Santa Clara, California
November 8 & 9

Over 1,000 attendees from 39 countries came together at the second annual TIP Summit to learn, connect, and collaborate.

During the two-day event, the TIP community discussed progress on project groups, heard from TIP board members and industry voices, and shared new ideas to shape the future of the telecom industry.

Day 1

Welcome and TIP Update

Axel Clauberg, TIP Chairman and Vice President, Technology Innovation, Deutsche Telekom AG


Jay Parikh, Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, Facebook

Internet Para Todos: Connecting the Unconnected in LATAM

Patrick Lopez, VP, Networks Innovation, Telefonica

End-to-End Network Slicing

Mansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks and Innovation, BT

African Rural Connectivity

Navindran Naidoo, Executive, Network Planning & Design, MTN Group

Scaling vRAN Opportunities

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

Artificial Intelligence and Applied Machine Learning

Wolfgang Woelker, VP, Group Headquarters, Deutsche Telekom
Angela Shen-Hsieh, Director, Predicting Human Behavior, Telefonica Product Innovation

Supporting Innovation with OpenRAN Initiatives

Yago Tenorio, Head of Network Strategy & Architecture, Vodafone

Population and Coverage Estimates forRural Deployment Business Cases

Cesar Hernandez Perez, Manager, Strategic Projects & Investments, Telefonica Global Innovation

Mapping for the Under & Unconnected – Panel Discussion

Subbu Subramanian, Facebook (Moderator)
Cesar Hernandez Perez, Telefonica Global Innovation
John Garrity, USAID
Rahul Bajpai, Deloitte Consulting
Anat Lewin, World Bank
Troy Etulain, Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) Project

Startup Panel Discussion

Steve Jarrett, Facebook (Moderator)
Philippe Lucas, Orange
Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
Mansoor Hanif, BT
Jiyong Lee, SK Telecom
Francesca Warner, Downing Ventures

The Mission of NetHope& Update from Puerto Rico

Lauren Woodman, Chief Executive Officer, NetHope

Building the Network of the Future

Tareq Amin, Senior Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm

Smart City Deployment in India

Tareq Amin, Senior Vice President, Reliance Jio Infocomm
Bruce Bateman, CTO, LITE-ON Technology Corp

Day 2


Yael Maguire, Vice President, Connectivity, Facebook

Open Optical Packet Transport: Driving Openness into the Optical Network

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Director of Engineering, Facebook

Open Optical Packet Transport Update – Panel Discussion

Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Facebook (Moderator)
Philippe Lucas, Orange
Joao Gabriel Alexio, TIM Brasil
Gabriel Jaime Vivares, InterNexa S.A
George Tchaparian, Accton Group
Josh Leslie, Cumulus Networks


Richard Kramer, Managing Director & Owner, Arete Research
Brett Simpson, Partner & Analyst, Arete Research

A “Digital Operator” in the course of 5G

Mustafa Aykut, Principal, Advisor to BoD and CEO,Turkcell

People and Process Considerations Across a Service Lifecycle

Kent Beck, Facebook

Update on OCP Telco, Call for Participation

Tom Anschutz, Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, AT&T

Future Telco SW Stack

Brian Bronson, President & CEO, Radisys

TIP Community Lab: Accelerate to Trials – Panel Discussion

Patrick Parodi, Wireless Registry (Moderator),
Ike Elliott, CableLabs
Catarina Reuter, TIM Brasil
Andreas Gladisch, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Labs
Gianluca Verin, Athonet
Manish Singh, Tech Mahindra

The Promise of Edge Compute – Panel Discussion

Andy Jones, TIP Foundation (Moderator),
Caroline Chan, Intel
Carlos Ralli Ucendo, Telefónica I+D
Marko Hokkanen, Nokia
Arunmozhi Balasubramanian, Tech Mahindra
Michael Archer, Akamai Technologies

Urban Densification: Solving for Scale

Vijay Natarajan, Facebook (Moderator),
Dolan Beckel, City of San Jose
Fahad Kananeh, Tech Mahindra