Open Networking in Canada
Moderator: Cliff Grossner – Senior Research Director, Data center, Cloud, & SDN iHS Markit

This panel will discuss how to make Canada a world leader in open networking innovation and drive the development of Canada’s digital economy.
Open networking provides end users with an independent choice of hardware and software, unleashing new possibilities for innovation by ‘all’, not simply select network equipment vendors. It enables any developer to leverage advanced networking capabilities to conceive, test and deploy switch resident software into production. It also allows innovators to address a host of new opportunities and challenges presented by micro-segmented application architectures via software containers, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics with machine learning, and embedded algorithmics for wide scale distributed parallel processing. The novel application of these capabilities will be required to help Canada achieve its vision for a digital economy and smart cities. For example, imagine an open network that securely accommodates many different service providers, and provides an impactful and cost-effective platform for ‘on-demand’ innovative smart city services. Open networking can help us to capitalize on these and many other opportunities.

Featured Speakers:

  • Chung-Horng Lung, Professor, Carleton University
  • Bruce Gregory, CEO, CORSA Technology
  • Paul Senyshyn, VP and General Manager of Networking Solutions, Wind River

Read our blog on the CENGN Summit Event here:
CENGN Summit Blog

Read our blog on the Pre-Summit Training Course here:
Introduction to SDN Training Course Blog

Read our blog on the Pre-Summit Meetup here:
Ottawa Open Source Networking Meetup Blog

Event Date: December 7th, 2016