For the past seven years, Open Networking Summit (ONS) has brought together the networking industry’s ecosystem of network operators, vendors, open source projects, leading researchers, and investors to discuss the latest SDN and NFV developments that will shape the future of the networking industry. With this year’s event, taking place March 26-29, 2018 in Los Angeles, ONS will evolve its approach as the premier open source networking event. We’re excited to share three new aspects of this year’s ONS that you won’t want to miss:
- Present Less, Engage More
Sometimes it’s good to break the traditional mold. As ONS is an open source event, we hope to foster more collaboration with fewer formal presentations and more discussion within our keynotes. Attendees can expect more time to ask questions and explore demos while attending keynotes. This year’s sessions will cover forward-looking vision, disruption and strategy with an enterprise, cloud and server provider focus. Keynote presenters for this year include industry leaders from AT&T Labs, Arm, Ericsson, Google, Uber and many more. Learn more about ONS 2018 keynotes here.
- Networking: Reimagined for Future Networks
Open source networking deployments are now expanding beyond the carrier world. Hear from industry visionaries and leaders on the future of networking beyond SDN/NFV, including 5G & IoT; cloud networking (Kubernetes); AI & ML applied to networks; and the use of networking technologies within other industry verticals such as FinTech and automotive. Whether you are new to these emerging technologies or want to deepen your technical understanding, our agenda will connect you with many organizations deploying open source networking solutions. Full agenda can be found here.
- Welcome to Los Angeles!
We’re excited to feature ONS 2018 in a new location this year: Los Angeles! Unofficially known as the City of Dreams, we hope attendees will be inspired by the innovation and creativity of the area. The change of scenery brings us to the heart of Los Angeles, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown, and will provide opportunities for networking (in every sense of the word).
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This article originally appeared at The Linux Foundation.