Thursday 22, May 2014

K-1 "Next Steps in the SDN/OpenFlow Network Innovation"
Yukio Ito, SVP Service Infrastructure NTT Communications, Japan
Yukio Ito


Yukio Ito joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation in 1983, having previously worked for the Switching System of PSTN and the Business Communication Network. After the reorganization of NTT in 1999, he designed the architecture of the Transport Network of NTT Communications and introduced new technology to the network. Since June 2010, he has been in charge of engineering, construction and operation of the IP & L1, L2 backbone network in NTT Communications. At present, he is in charge of the entire NTT Communications service infrastructure and is introducing SDN-OpenFlow technologies into NTT communications' Business Network. Since December 2011, he has been a member of the Board of Open Networking Foundation.

K-2 "Driving Network Transformation through SDN-based IP & Optical Synergy"
Justin Dustzadeh
Justin Dustzadeh, Ph.D., CTO & VP Technology Strategy Networks Huawei, USA


Justin Dustzadeh is the CTO & VP Technology Strategy of Huawei's fixed network business unit which delivers $8B in annual revenue for the company. He leads a team of industry experts responsible for driving technology innovation and next-generation product architectures, as well as corporate-wide SDN technology direction, network architecture evolution, and standardizations strategy for packet, IP and SDN, including collaboration with the Open Networking Foundation. Dr. Dustzadeh serves as the Chair of the ONF Migration Working Group and is a founding Board member of the CloudEthernet Forum.

Previously, he served as VP and Head of Network Architecture at Ericsson IP & Broadband Technology where he led a team responsible for network evolution, standardization and technology innovation for IP, transport and cloud networking. Other prior positions include CTO & Co-Founder of a Silicon Valley software technology startup, senior technology and management roles at AT&T Labs (CTO support including driving target architectures and transformation of AT&T's networks & systems), as well as senior technology roles with French service providers Cegetel/SFR and Orange (France Telecom).

He holds a Ph.D. and master's degree in Computer Science and a bachelor's degree in Theoretical Physics and has graduated from ENST (Ecole Nationale Supèrieure des Telecommunications) and ENS Ulm (Ecole Normale Supèrieure) in Paris, France.