Workshop "SDN & NFV Impact in the Development of 5G" at CSIR on 18 Sep 2018 and IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lectures at UJ, UP, UCT and SUN on 17-21 Sep 2018
Workshop "SDN & NFV Impact in the Development of 5G" at CSIR on 18 Sep 2018
This first national South African event on software defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV) for 5G, brings together international and South African experts in from industry and academia, and offers a unique opportunity to listen to their talks, participate in the discussions and be a part of developing ultra fast, secure and cost-efficient 5G via SDN/NFV for South Africa.
The speakers and panel members will include Dr Ashutosh Dutta (IEEE 5G Initiative), Dr Ryan van den Bergh (MTN SA), Sabelo Dlamini (CSIR), Dr Joyce Mwangama (UCT), George Debbo (GD Telecoms) - please see the full agenda in below.
09:00 09:15 Welcome
09:15 09:30 About IEEE and IEEE ComSoc
09:30 10:30 Keynote by Dr Ashutosh Dutta, IEEE 5G Initiative: Security in SDN/NFV and 5G Networks – Opportunities and Challenges and 5G initiatives
10:30 10:40 Tea break
10:40 11:20 Dr Ryan van den Bergh, MTN SA: The Drivers and Challenges of Telco Cloudification
11:20 12:00 Sabelo Dlamini, CSIR: Leveraging SDN/NFV as key stepping stones to the 5G era in emerging markets
12:00 13:00 Lunch
13:00 13:40 Dr A Dutta, IEEE 5G Initiative: How to get involved
13:40 14:20 Dr Joyce Mwangama, UCT: SDN and NFV Related Research at the University of Cape Town
14:20 14:30 Tea break
14:30 15:10 George Debbo, George Debbo Telecoms: Developing a Business Case for Evolving to Software Centric Networks in Emerging Markets
15:10 15:55 Panel discussions
15:55 16:10 Closing
IEEE Distinguished Lectures Tour
- “Mobility Handover Optimization Framework & IEEE 5G Initiative” on 17 Sep 2018
- “Security in SDN/NFV & 5G Networks” on 21 Sep 2018
(also captured at http://www.ashutoshdutta.org/comsoc-dl-sa.html )
The events are being registered for ECSA CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points.