CQR 2014 Keynote Speakers

David Lu, VP, AT&T, USA

David is currently, Vice President of Business Network & Corporate Solution IT, responsible for Global Service Assurance, Network Capacity Management, Field Operation Dispatching, and Business Billing Solutions at AT&T. He leads an organization with over 3,500 people across the globe.

David is an well respected leader in software architecture and engineering, network performance and traffic management, large data DB implementation/mining/analytics, software reliability and quality, and network operations process engineering.

Since joining AT&T Bell Labs in 1987, he served in various lead positions at AT&T. He holds 21 patents and has frequently appeared as a guest speaker at technical and leadership seminars and conferences throughout the world.

David is married with two Children, and currently lives in Dallas, Texas.

Country of Birth: Shanghai, China (中国, 上海)

Personal Interests: Classical music (performs and teaches cello), history, traveling, arts, and table tennis.

Topic: ETE Reliability Challenges and Opportunities in User Defined Network Cloud

Hang Nguyen, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel

Hang Nguyen holds a BSEE degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and an MSEE degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She worked at General Electric Semiconductor before joining Intel in 1987. She has contributed to multiple Intel CPU architectures and micro-architectures spanning from XScaleTM to Itanium Processor Family to Intel Architecture. She was the lead architect for Intelís first Embedded Xeon-class processor with PCI Express and Storage acceleration integration. Hang became a Senior Principal Engineer in 2010 and is currently the lead CPU and IA products architect for the Communications and Storage Infrastructure Group. Her areas of research interest include resilient computing and real time architectures. Hang holds more than 20 patents with many more pending.

Topic: Reliability Challenges and Mitigation Options in NFV Infrastructure


The Telecommunications industry is in the midst of a major transition to a Cloud-based infrastructure in support of Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The goals are to lower TCOs by OPEX/CAPEX savings using standard IT technologies like virtualization and building on open source industry efforts for cloud management like Openstack/CloudStack and OpenDayLight, and secondly to achieve higher operational and foundational flexibilities. These efforts will lead to better business opportunities and profits. NFVI is expected to provide the same level of service availability as in the traditional network deployment. The onus of resiliency to achieve high Reliability Availability Serviceability (RAS) capabilities is on the middleware (or the virtualized infrastructure management and orchestration systems) that maintains a global resource view across all virtual Network Functions (vNFs) by monitoring and collecting the infrastructure performance and health indicators for anomaly detection to avoid or prevent failure and to provide failure identification to isolate and replace marginal or failed infrastructure elements.

This talk will start by highlighting the reliability challenges that come with advanced process technologies and higher levels of integration. Next, the proposed platform and infrastructure requirements to enable the dynamic provisioning of the infrastructure to achieve high level of RAS capabilities will be discussed. 

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Last updated on Wednesday, May 14, 2014