Telecom Infra Project 2017 Summit

Santa Clara, California

November 8 & 9

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.

Keynote Speakers

Jay ParikhHead of Engineering and Infrastructure,

Axel ClaubergVice President, Technology Innovation,
Deutsche Telekom AG

Yael MaguireVice President, Connectivity,

Lauren WoodmanChief Executive Officer,

Patrick LopezVP, Networks Innovation,

Tareq AminSenior Vice President,
Reliance Jio Infocomm

Mansoor HanifDirector of Converged Networks and Innovation,

Brian BronsonPresident & CEO,

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

Yago TenorioHead of Network Strategy & Architecture

Hans-Juergen SchmidtkeDirector of Engineering,

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

Wolfgang WoelkerVP, Group Headquarters,
Deutsche Telekom

Kent BeckFacebook

Navindran NaidooExecutive, Network Planning & Design,
MTN Group

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

Bruce W. BatemanCTO,
LITE-ON Technology Corp

Mustafa AykutPrincipal, Advisor to BoD and CEO,

Tom AnschutzDistinguished Member, Technical Staff,


Carol WilsonEditor-at-Large,
Light Reading

Patrick ParodiFounder,
Wireless Registry

Subbu SubramanianDirector of Engineering, Spatial Computing,

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


Ike ElliottCSO & Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation,

Gianluca VerinChief Technical Officer & Co-Founder,

Yan GrunenbergerResearch Scientist,
Telefonica Global Innovation

John GarritySenior Connectivity Advisor,

Rahul BajpaiEntrepreneurial Business Leader,
Deloitte Consulting

Anat LewinSenior ICT Policy Specialist,
World Bank

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

Valerie J ParkerDirector of the 5G Infrastructure Software Strategy,
Intel Network Platform Group

Philippe LucasSVP Strategy, Architecture & Standardization,

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

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

10:00 am
Welcome & TIP Update
  • Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom AG
10:20 am
Keynote Speaker
  • Jay Parikh, Facebook
10:40 am
Keynote Speaker
  • Patrick Lopez, Telefonica
10:55 am
Keynote Speaker
  • Mansoor Hanif, BT
11:10 am
Keynote Speaker
  • Navindran Naidoo, MTN Group
11:25 am
Keynote Speaker
  • Sandeep Gupta, Bharti Airtel LTD
11:40 am
Keynote Speaker
  • Angela Shen-Hsieh, Telefonica
  • Wolfgang Woelker, DT
12:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
  • 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, Facebook
2:20 pm
Startup – Panel
  • Steve Jarrett, Facebook
3:05 pm
3:30 pm
The Mission of NetHope
& Update from Puerto Rico
  • Lauren Woodman, NetHope
3:50 pm
Keynote Speaker
  • 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

10:00 am
Keynote Speaker
  • Yael Maguire, Facebook
10:20 am
Open Optical Packet Transport Update
  • Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Facebook
  • OOPT
11:20 am
Future Telco SW Stack
  • Brian Bronson, Radisys
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
TIP Community Lab: Accelerate to Trials
  • Patrick Parodi, Wireless Registry
2:00 pm
The Promise of Edge Compute
  • Caroline Chan, Intel
2:40 pm
Urban Densification Lesson
  • Tech Mahindra, San Jose

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


Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great American Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054


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Area Hotels

  • Hilton Santa Clara

    4949 Great America Pkwy
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

  • Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

    5101 Great America Pkwy
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

  • Embassy Suites Santa Clara

    2885 Lakeside Drive
    Santa Clara, CA 95054

  • Santa Clara Marriott

    2700 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95054


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