Brandenburger Tor
Nov. 15–16, 2018 – Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Diego R. Lopez

Telefónica I+D, Spain

Dr. Diego R. Lopez joined Telefónica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions and the development of APIs based on them. During this period he was appointed as member of the High-Level Expert Group on Scientific Data Infrastructures by the European Commission.
Diego is currently focused on identifying and evaluating new opportunities in technologies applicable to network infrastructures, and the coordination of national and international collaboration activities. His current interests are related to network virtualization, infrastructural services, network mamagement, new network architectures, and network security. Diego chairs the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization, and the NFVRG within the IRTF.

Apart from this, Diego is a more than acceptable Iberian ham carver and extremely fond of seeking and enjoying comics, wines, and cheeses.

Abstract 1 (Track 1, WS 1, Session 2)

The OSM Ecology. The Equilibrium of Openness and Production Readiness

OSM Is consolidating as a production-ready, open-source solution for E2E network orchestration while preserving an innovative edge able to attract entrepreneurs in the industry willing to fulfill the network transformation promise. The community is achieving this by maintaining a delicate ecologic equilibrium to combine production readiness and research activities. This talk will introduce the essential aspects of this balance.

Abstract 2 (Day 2, Session 2)

5G Network Lifecycle Management

One of the main characteristics of the 5G networks is their being realized and managed by means of software. While this adds an unprecedented degree of flexibility to network deployments, it implies the need to address a new management dimension: the lifecycle of the software entities providing network functionalities. We will analyze lifecycle management implications and the main features of the practical solutions provided by the 5GTANGO initiative.