NFV: moving from vision to reality


Here is the presentation that I covered on Tuesday, January 28 (just yesterday) for the Society of Telecommunications Consultants. I would like to thank Dennis H. Goodhart, Principal and Founder of IP Network Consulting for the invitation as well as his kind words and remarks on my contributions when introducing me to yesterday’s attendees. I couldn’t be happier to hear that the presentation went very well and that the content was not just relevant but also regarded as high quality. I am also grateful to Cathy Cimaglia, STC’s Administrative Director, whose support and patience made this online conference happen in spite of technical challenges.

An earlier version of this presentation was unveiled at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam and was first covered by Alcatel-Lucent’s Dor Skuler, Vice President – General Manager of CloudBand Business Unit. Cassidy Shield, VP of Marketing supporting the IP Platforms Division, also discussed these materials in his keynote at the Software Telco Congress. Sue White and I worked on preparing and structuring the presentation’s storyboard and insights. The leg work involved consulting with other subject matter experts in our business and crafting a discussion with a narrative that couples both messaging and visuals addressing a basic “what/why/who/how/when” framework. This communication approach is working well in the mist of (1) emerging technologies that are set to become (2) radical game changers, and what it takes (3) to cross the chasm between today’s exciting research and operating in production environments with live traffic and mission critical systems. If you are wondering what about “where” – we happen to be involved in projects globally.

These materials have been very well received in all forums. They reflect our teams’ experience and key learning on what it takes to deliver cloud computing technologies specifically engineered for the telecommunications industry. This talk encompasses first hand insights drawing from work done with leading customers and partners worldwide.


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