Help Move the Networking Industry Forward at Open Networking Summit 2017

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I am honored to join The Linux Foundation this month as General Manager of Open Source Networking & Orchestration. As I look at the last three decades, we (networking geeks) have always stepped up to stay ahead of major technology disruptions. Now we are at the next big revolution: open networking, fueled by open source communities.

Through open source projects such as The Linux Foundation’s OpenDaylight, OPNFV, OPEN-O, FD.io, Open vSwitch, OpenSwitch, IO Visor, ON.Lab, CORD and ONOS, hundreds of developers, DevOps professionals and business executives from around the world are working together to undertake a massive transition and to change an industry.

Such rapid transformation is exhilarating. However, if you are an enterprise, carrier, cloud provider, or creator of the networking ecosystem, it can also be mind-boggling. The choices and options to provide services to your customers in this new open source ecosystem are limitless and leave many questions.

  1. How do we harmonize all the open initiatives across the entire stack and industry?

  2. How can I participate in the ‘Open Revolution’, saving potentially millions of dollars and providing a head-start to my core competency?

  3. How has networking had a profound impact on adjacent “hot” industries like Cloud, Big Data, IOT, Analytics, Security, Intelligence, and others?

Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2017 is the place to find the answers to these questions, and more. Developing a formal strategy around the next wave of open networking will be an integral theme at next year’s event.

ONS2017 will be even better than ever before! We have taken your feedback and set the stage for the largest, most comprehensive and most innovative Networking and Orchestration event of 2017 in Silicon Valley on April 3-6, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This is the only industry event where you can:

  • Hear from industry visionaries and leaders on the future of Networking beyond SDN/NFV

  • Attend deep technical tracks on topics that are here today, tomorrow and on the horizon

  • Learn from the use cases of your peers as consumption of Open Source Networking is the “new norm” and mandated by most Enterprise CIOs, Carrier CTOs and Cloud Executives.

Join the leading Enterprises, Carriers and Cloud Service providers in moving the Networking industry forward.  Submit a proposal to speak in one of our five new tracks for 2017 and share your vision and expertise. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 21, 2017.  

Register now with the discount code, LINUXRD5, for 5% off the attendee registration price. And don’t miss the chance to save over $850 with early-bird registration through Feb. 19.

Arpit Joshipura is GM, Networking & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation. Joshipura has served as CMO/VP in startups and larger enterprises such as Prevoty, Dell/Force10, Ericsson/Redback, ONI/CIENA and BNR/Nortel leading strategy, product management, marketing, engineering and technology standards functions.