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(Virtual) Open Networking & Edge Summit

September 28, 2020 - September 30, 2020

LF Edge, the Linux Foundation and LF Networking are hosting Open Networking & Edge Summit on September 28-30! Formerly called ONS, the new ONES will be a virtual experience.

You can view several demos including the Real-Time Sensor Fusion for Loss Detection (EdgeX Foundry), Managing Industrial IoT Data Using LF Edge (Project EVE and Fledge) and Low-touch Automated Onboarding and Application Delivery with SDO and Open Horizon. Stop by the LF Edge/LF Networking pavilion to learn more!

The full conference schedule can be found here:

Register here (US $50): 

Additionally, many of our members will give presentations about various edge topics and project updates. Add these to your schedule:

Monday, September 28 (All times are in EDT): 

10:30 – 11 am: Distributed Cloud for Telco Networks and EdgeBill Lambertson, IBM

11:15 – 11:25 am: Lightning Talk: Self Checkout Theft Detection Showcase Using EdgeX FrameworkHenry Lau, HP Inc

NRF 2020 is one of the largest retail conference and expo and was held in January in New York City. In a section of the HP booth, we demonstrated solving complex retail problems with an EdgeX Foundry powered HP Retail IoT Gateway. By making use of self-checkout theft detection use case, it showcased the ability to bring together multiple sensor data streams using EdgeX industry-leading open framework that is cloud-agnostic and sensor-agnostic.
11:15 – 11:45 am: How Akraino is used (Panel Discussion)Tina Tsou, Arm; Sha Rahman, Facebook; Changming Bai, Alibaba; Mark Shan, Tencent; Yongsu Zhang and Hechun Zhang, Bytedance
In this panel, we will share the end user stories and opinions on how Akraino is used in 5G, the AI Edge, Connected Vehicle, mixed reality AR/VR, and Private LTE/5G.


12 – 12:10 pm: Welcome & State of Open Networking and Edge (Keynote) – Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation

12:35 – 12: 55 pm: Keynote – Andre Fuetsch, AT&T

1:15 – 1:35 pm: Keynote – Justin Dustzadeh, Equinix

2:00-2:30 pm: The Making of 5G with AI and Open SourceMazin Gilbert, AT&T

Over the next decade, we will be transformed by new revolutionary experiences that will radically change the way we work, live and play. The marriage of 5G with edge cloud will enable holograms for gatherings and meetings, mobile and untethered xR experiences for gaming and remote surgery, and immersive experiences for digital shopping. These experiences can only be brought to life through an intelligent 5G network that employs AI and open interfaces to enable zero-touch network automation, and elasticity to optimize traffic flow and spectrum. In this talk, Mazin will present the making of 5G with AI and Open Source as foundational elements to enable these next generation experiences and network automation. The role of ORAN-SC, ONAP, Akraino and Acumos-AI will be discussed.

2:45 – 3:15 pm: Panel Discussion: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Open Source and TelcoThomas Nadeau, Red Hat; Mohammad Zebetian & Luca Martini, Charter Communications; Catherine Lefevre, AT&T; Daniel Bernier, Bell Canada.

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Building the Android for the IoT Edge – Roman Shaposhnik and Jason Shepherd, ZEDEDA

Project EVE aims to do for the IoT edge what Android did for mobile by creating an open computing engine that simplifies the development, orchestration and security of both legacy and cloud-native applications on distributed edge hardware. Supporting containers, VMs and unikernels, EVE provides a flexible foundation for IoT edge computing deployments with choice of hardware, application and cloud.

This session will highlight the key challenges of edge computing, the unique requirements of the IoT edge and why EVE is critical for IoT scale by serving as an open, standardized edge computing engine. We will host a brief demo and talk to what’s next, including integrating EVE with Kubernetes to extend the benefits from the data center to the IoT edge.

Tuesday, September 29 (All times are in EDT):

10:30 – 11:00 am: Edge Lab: Open Reference Architecture (RPis and More!) – Rob Hirschfield, RackN

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Tutorial – Bringing Enterprise Workloads from the Cloud to the Edge with 5G –  Sponsored by IBM (Pre-registration Required)

12:20-12:40 pm: KeynoteBill Ren, Huawei Technologies

12:40 – 12:45 pm: Keynote – Marisa Viveros, IBM 

3:15 – 3:45 pm: Serverless in Akraino – Experiences with uMEC Project – Tapio Tallgreen, Nokia

We had decided to use our Akraino uMEC project in Junction which is the biggest hackathon in Europe. Our concept was to use a scaled-down version of a smart city, with sensors and servers running in lightpoles. All servers were in the same k3s cluster and connected to the Internet. We wanted to make it possible for developers to create applications that can run on the cluster, and do it in 48 hours or less! We also wanted to leverage ETSI MEC, kubernetes, REST interfaces, and microservice architecture.

After some brainstorming, we realized that serverless is the perfect solution! It supports the selected architecture while removing most of the boilerplate code that writing a normal Kubernetes application requires. After we selected OpenFAAS as our serverless platform, we also realized that we can use the OpenFAAS Cloud for user management. This presentation details our journey to leveraging OpenFAAS and what we learned.

Wednesday, September 30 (All times are in EDT):

10:30 – 11:00 am: How LF Edge Powers the IoT Vertical Across the Stack (Panel Discussion)Thomas Nadeau, Red Hat; Malini Bhandaru, VMware; Jason Shepherd, ZEDEDA; Daniel Lazaro, OSISoft; Vikram Siwach, MobileedgeX

To help enable the transformation that the edge emergence is driving the community formed LF Edge, an umbrella project that hosts a wide range of open-sourced edge projects. These projects have collaborated over last year to enable the edge computing needs driven by privacy and latency needs of key market verticals. Fledge, EVE, Akraino plan to demo an industrial use case along with the white paper which details the reference architecture and blueprint details along with open sourced code for audience to learn and drive this community effort. This panel session will discuss contributions across key edge projects: Akraino, Baetyl, EdgeX Foundry, Fledge, Glossary, and HomeEdge. It will also talk about cross-project synergies. We will endeavor to allow time for audience questions and answers.

11:15 – 11:45 am: 5G MEC Open Source Platform and Practice DemoYang (Gabriel) Yu & Bin Wang, Huawei

12:55 – 1:15 pm: Keynote – Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation

1:45 – 2:15 pm: Living on the Edge to Meet Today’s Demands (Panel Discussion) – Balaji Ethirajulu, Ericsson,  Malini Bhandaru, Roman Shaposhnik, ZEDEDA; Tina Tsou, Arm

LF Edge is an umbrella organization to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, will help ensure greater harmonization to accelerate deployment and bridge the gaps in the open source technologies to support the emerging Edge use cases. In this panel, attendees will learn:
1. Edge use cases being addressed to satisfy the industry needs
2. Collaboration between the LF Edge Projects and scope of each project
3. How to engage and contribute to each project

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Leveraging Open Source for Realization of Network Service and Slice Orchestration in the Indigenous End-to-end 5G Test BedSwaminathan Seetharaman, Wipro Limited

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Your Path to Edge Computing w/AkrainoKandan Kathirvel, AT&T, and Tina Tsou, Arm

The Akraino community was proud to announce the availability of its release 2 in January 2020. The community has experienced extremely rapid growth over the past year, in terms of both membership and community activity.

Akraino R2 includes 6 blueprint families and 14 blueprints, all tested and validated on real hardware labs supported by users and community members. This release enhances the edge stacks delivered in R1 for cross-disciplinary edge use cases as well as new edge stacks to support connected vehicles, AR/VR, NFV, Telco Access, integration with SDN solutions and project promotions to maturity, with rigorous community standards

An Akraino Blueprint is not just a diagram; it’s a real code that brings everything together to address a specific edge use case. In this talk, we will share details about

1. A deep dive into R2 blueprints and R3 community goals.
2. How to engage and contribute to the Akraino Community
4. Demo of selective Blueprints

Thursday, October 1:

Launching the LF Edge End User Community

October 1, 2020 | 10:00 am – 1:15 pm EDT 
Registration Fee: Complimentary to all ONES Attendees

Providing a platform for discussing the utilization of LF Edge Projects in real-world applications, this kick-off event will feature a keynote panel followed by a series of discussions on technology needs in key verticals. The goal of these sessions is to educate the LF Edge community (both new and existing) to make sure we appropriately tailor the output of our project collaborations to meet end user needs. All are welcome to attend.

Check out the schedule here: