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ONF recently launched a new virtual series that seeks to deliver valuable industry insights about the fast-growing open source movement for building next generation mobile and broadband infrastructures. The ONF Spotlight Series will incorporate a combination of virtual live and on-demand content that will be accessible to a broad audience across the globe.

The format for each ONF Spotlight includes at least three virtual Live Keynotes along with several pre-recorded plenary and track sessions. The Live Keynotes will be free and open to the public, while the pre-recorded content (including recordings of the live keynotes) will be available to ONF members first before being released (and promoted) publicly.


The ONF Spotlight Series schedule for 2020 will be: 

  • July – Broadband                                                                                                      CFP Close – May 1, 2020 | Release Date - July 7 & 8, 2020 - View on-demand content
  • September – 5G Transformation with Open Source                                             CFP Close – July 1, 2020 | Release Date - September 8 & 9, 2020 - View on-demand content
  • October – Empowering Enterprises for Industry 4.0 Transformation                  CFP Close – August 1, 2020 | Release Date - December 8 & 10, 2020
  • November – SDN Infrastructure                                                                             CFP Close – TBD | Release Date - Early 2021


How can you get involved? There are several ways: 

  • A Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open to invite presentations for panels, breakouts, as well as demonstrations for each Spotlight area of focus. A committee of industry experts together with the ONF technical team will review submissions and select the presentations to be included with each Spotlight forum. 
  • Consider sponsoring one particular Spotlight or the entire Series. 
  • Spread the word by inviting colleagues, friends, and others in your network to attend the Live Keynotes or submit content to the CFPs.
  • Share the final presentations once they become publicly available, so the wider community can learn and benefit from the great content. 


To access the recorded content during the ONF member-only period, you will need to register with a valid member company email address. 


We'd also like to extend a warm thank you to the ONF Spotlight Program Committee, a team of industry experts who have dedicated significant time to reviewing submitted content and moderating stimulating discussions/Q&A following presentations for the ONF Spotlight Series: 

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  • David Bainbridge, Ciena
  • Andrea Campanella, ONF
  • Carmelo Cascone, ONF
  • Charles Chan, ONF
  • Roy Chua, AvidThink
  • Saurav Das, ONF 
  • Louis Donofrio, Comcast

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  • Alireza Ghaffarkhah, Google
  • Amit Ghosh, Radisys
  • Alessio Giorgetti, Sant'Anna
  • Devjit Gopalpur, Google
  • Mahir Gunyel, Netsia
  • Mario Kind, Deutsche Telekom
  • Jian Li, SK Telecom

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  • Khen Nursimulu, Ciena
  • Brian O'Connor, ONF
  • Larry Peterson, ONF
  • Timon Sloane, ONF
  • Bill Snow, ONF
  • Craig Stevens, Dell EMC
  • Oguz Sunay, ONF
  • Thomas Vachuska, ONF
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