TIP Summit '18

ExCeL Centre, London

October 16 + 17

On October 16 & 17 over 1,200 members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) community gathered in London for our third annual TIP Summit, where we highlighted some of our most significant TIP Project Group developments and discussed our vision for the future of TIP.

In the two years since the first TIP Summit, we’ve expanded to encompass numerous Project Groups that touch nearly every aspect of telecom infrastructure and are working to bring TIP technologies closer to maturity through trials and deployments. Learn more about the exciting developments by viewing the presentation videos below.

Spotlight Theater, Day 1

Open Optical & Packet Transport

Moderators: Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Director of Engineering, Facebook
Gert Grammel, Solutions and Network Architecture, Juniper
Speakers: Wataru Ishida, Field Application Engineer, NTT Electronics America
Scott Emery, Principal Engineer, Cumulus Networks
Hirotaka Yoshioka, Director, IP transport technology, NTT Labs
Ivan de Francesca, Engineer, Telefónica
Jean-Luc Auge, R&D Network Architect, Orange
Esther Le Rouzic, Research Engineer, Optical Networks Automation, Orange Labs
Anders Lindgren, Transmission Strategies Manager, Telia
Francesca Parmigiani, Researcher, Cloud Infrastructure Ambition Group, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK

CANDI – Open Technologies Meet Use Cases

Hirotaka Yoshioka

TAI – Transponder Abstraction Interface

Scott Emery, Wataru Ishida

Disaggregating the RAN: Concept to Scaled Deployments

Moderator: Ian Miller, Consultant, Mobile Telecoms, Tech Mahindra
Speakers: Richard Mackenzie, Principal Researcher, BT
Adnan Boustany, 5G Product Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation
Renuka Bhalerao, Connectivity Ecosystems Manager, Facebook
Andy Dunkin, Radio Access Centre of Excellence, Vodafone
Joey Padden, Principal Architect, CableLabs

Disaggregating the Cell Site Gateways

Moderator: Luis MartinGarcia, Network Technologies and Ecosystems Manager, Facebook
Speakers: Christoph Glingener, CTO, Adva
George Tchaparian, CEO, Edge-Core
Jose Antonio Gomez, Senior Optical & SDN Transport Architect, Vodafone
Andy Sutton, Principal Network Architect, BT

Transforming Satellite Businesses to Connect More People

Moderator: Wesley Wong, Head of Satellite Connectivity Programs, Facebook
Panelists: JP Hemmingway, CEO, SES Networks
Ramesh Ramaswamy, SVP and GM, International Division, Hughes Network Systems
Ronald van der Breggen, CCO, Leosat
Jean-Claude Tshipama, CEO Broadband Africa, Konnect Africa
Antonio Abad Martín, Chief Technical and Operations Officer, Hispasat

OpenCellular Grants & Deployments

Moderator: Kashif Ali, PhD, Engineer, OpenCellular Lead, Facebook
Speakers: Michelle Barnes, OC Grants Administrator, TIP
Euan Millar, Grant recipient, Ensemble Pour La Difference, DRC
Troy Etulain, Grant recipient, FHI 360, Nigeria
Andres Meira, Grant recipient, Grillo, Mexico

Power & Connectivity: Enabling Smart Power System Management

Cesar Hernandez-Perez, Manager of Strategic Projects & Investments, Global Innovation, Telefónica
Jamie Yang, PhD, Power & Connectivity Project Group Co-Chair, Facebook
Miriam Tuerk, CEO, Co-Founder, Clear Blue Technologies Inc.

5G RuralFirst

Moderator: Robert Pepper, PhD, Head of Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook
Panelists: Stephen Speirs, Senior Manager, Cloud & Data Center Services Product Management, Cisco
Bob Stewart, Professor of Signal Processing, University of Strathclyde
Karina Maksimiuk, Project Manager, Agri-Epi Centre
Keith Bullock, Delivery Lead, 5G Programmes, UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Ayan Ghosh, Collaborative Trials Principal, BT