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Open Networking Summit Announces Initial Keynote Speakers from Amadeus, Andreessen Horowitz, AT&T, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Visa and More

By 2017-02-098月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Top minds from enterprise, cloud & service providers to gather at premier open networking & orchestration event

SAN FRANCISCO – February 9, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, announces the first set of confirmed keynote speakers for Open Networking Summit, taking place April 3-6, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA.

Open Networking Summit, the industry’s premier open networking event, brings enterprises, carriers and cloud service providers together with the ecosystem to share learnings, highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking. The theme of the 2017 event is ‘Harmonize, Harness, Consume’.

Speakers and attendees at Open Networking Summit represent the best and brightest in next-generation open source networking and orchestration technologies. Topics that will be explored at the event include container networking, software-defined data centers, cloud native application development, security, network automation, microservices architecture, orchestration, SDN, NFV and so much more.

Initial keynote speakers who have confirmed attendance to date include:

  • Martin Casado, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

  • John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President – AT&T Technology and Operations with Andre Fuetsch, President AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer at AT&T

  • Justin Dustzadeh, VP, Head of Global Infrastructure Network Services, Visa

  • Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi, technical advisor to Facebook, Chairman & CEO, 2020 Venture Partners

  • Albert Greenberg, Corporate Vice President Azure Networking, Microsoft

  • Rashesh Jethi, SVP Engineering at Amadeus IT Group SA, the world’s leading online travel platform

  • Sandra Rivera, Vice President Datacenter Group, General Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

  • Amin Vahdat, Google Fellow and technical lead for networking, Google

Additional keynote speakers will be announced next week along with the full schedule of speakers and sessions.

Those who register to attend by February 19 will save over $800 over late registration pricing.

Members of the press who would like a complimentary press pass should contact Dan Brown (

Open Networking Summit is made possible by Diamond Sponsor Intel and Platinum Sponsor Huawei.

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