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Nov. 3–4, 2016 – Fraunhofer-Forum, Berlin

Dr. Diego R. Lopez

Technology Exploration Activities, Telefonica I+D

Dr Diego R. Lopez joined Telefonica 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 is actively participating in the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization (chairing its Technical Steering Committee), the ONF, and the IETF WGs connected to these activities, acting as co-chair of 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.


The Whats, the Whys and the Hows. Telefonica’s Activities in Software Network Open-Source Projects

The talk will provide a survey of the current activities carried out by Telefonica in open-source projects related with Software Networks (OpenMANO, OSM, ODL OPNFV…), analyzing the advantages of such involvement, and especially the importance they have in achieving the transformation the company is carrying out. The different ways of organizing these activities and the reasons for them will be discussed, as well as the connection between open-source development and research projects, with special emphasis on 5G projects like SONATA.