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The OpenDaylight Project

May 12, 2016 08:00 ET

OpenDaylight Project Announces Keynote Lineup for OpenDaylight Summit in September

Networking Community Comes Together to Accelerate the Implementation of a Common Platform for SDN and NFV

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) -  The OpenDaylight Project, a community-led and industry-supported open source platform to advance Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), today announced the preliminary keynote lineup for the annual OpenDaylight Summit taking place near Seattle, Wash., September 27-29, 2016.

Now in its third iteration, the OpenDaylight Summit is one of the networking industry's flagship events, providing a forum for developers, users, and others within the SDN community to come together and collaborate on the latest technologies and trends in open SDN. With the launch of OpenDaylight's fourth platform release, 'Beryllium,' (and its fifth release, 'Boron,' in the works), the Summit provides a forum for users to explore the platform, learn how it is being tested in production and get hands-on support for implementing their own Proofs-of-Concept (PoCs). Attendees will hear directly from developers about how OpenDaylight can be used to solve a range of use cases such as automated service delivery, network resources optimization, visibility and control, network automation, and cloud and NFV, among others, and will provide the community with direct feedback on which use cases matter most.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Tom Bie, vice president, Technology and Engineering Group, Tencent
  • Dave Ward, senior vice president and CTO, Cisco
  • Chris Rice, vice president, Research, Platforms, and Network Architecture, AT&T Labs
  • Jan Heglund, vice president, head of Product Area Network Analytics & Control, Ericsson

OpenDaylight Summit is made possible with support of Platinum sponsors Cisco and Ericsson. For a comprehensive list of sponsors, please visit:

"Over the last three years, we've seen OpenDaylight transform from an idea to a platform being deployed at the heart of the world's biggest networks," said Neela Jacques, executive director, OpenDaylight. "The community is what makes this possible. The OpenDaylight Summit brings together end-users, developers and other contributors to the community. This is the world's premier event for the doers in the industry, facilitating real education, exploration and deep engagement in the technology that is quickly becoming the de-facto standard for building and managing the next generation of networks."

This year's Summit also features a Carbon Developer Design Forum September 28-29, which will allow the developer community to come together and discuss plans for the future OpenDaylight release, "Carbon." OpenDaylight Developer Design Forums are the largest gathering of OpenDaylight developers from around the globe.

The call for papers (CFP) deadline has just been extended to May 13, 2016. Visit the CFP website to get more information and to submit your presentation today.

Early registration closes June 19, 2016 after which the conference price will increase from $650 to $800. Discounted hotel rates are also available until September 5, 2016. To register for the OpenDaylight Summit, please visit:

About the OpenDaylight Project
The OpenDaylight Project is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate adoption of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for a more transparent approach that fosters new innovation and reduces risk. Founded by industry leaders and open to all, the OpenDaylight community is developing a common, open SDN framework consisting of code and blueprints. Get involved:

OpenDaylight is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

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