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March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Tuesday, March 6 • 5:10pm - 5:40pm
The Challenges of Creating a Sustainable Open Source Business Model - Haseeb Akhtar & Chris Price, Ericsson

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Following topics are addressed:
• Lack of synergies in aligning objectives across industries.
• Too many open source initiatives to fragment available resources. E.g., ONOS, ODL, OpenContrail in SDN-C; MEC, OpenFog, OpenStack, 3GPP etc. for Edge Compute.
• Lack of unifying platform to bring relevant open source initiatives under one umbrella. E.g., Edge stack consisting of Docker, Kubernetes, OpenStack, CNCF, OPNFV for SDN/NFV.
• IPR revenue challenges faced by the vendors for contributing to open source. How do they pivot business models to address the market?
• Comparison between IETF, 3GPP and SDN/NFV open source initiatives? Where is most innovations? Where is cost reduction coming from? Is open source bringing service introduction velocity?
• And finally, where is the money? What business model has a fighting chance to win? What will motivate vendors to contribute in open source?

Speakers
avatar for Haseeb Akhtar

Haseeb Akhtar

Principal Solutions Consultant, Ericsson
20+ years of experience spanned across various roles within the research and product development of telecommunication systems, with a special concentration on wireless and packet based networks. In depth knowledge of IETF (TCP/UDP, IP, LDAP, SIP, SNMP, RTP/RTCP, IPSec, Mobile IP... Read More →
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Chris Price

President, Ericsson software technology
Christopher Price heads the network architecture and standardization team for Ericsson's IP and Broadband division where he focuses on the development of technology and innovation. Across his career he has worked as an integrator, verification engineer, developer and technical leader... Read More →



Tuesday March 6, 2018 5:10pm - 5:40pm
Sonoma Valley Room