The IEEE Young Professionals Session is aimed to help career development for young professionals (defined by IEEE as within 15 years from first professional degree such as Bachelor’s or equivalent), and get the next generation of NOMS/IM participants more actively involved in our conferences and in our field.

SDN/NFV technology trends and academic research in Canada
by Chris Bachal, CTO Juniper Networks Canada

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Room: 106

Traditional network designs are failing service providers as recurring and new revenue streams fail to keep pace with escalating operational costs. In today’s marketplace, dependence on purpose-built hardware and use of manual systems interfaces lead to complex hardware stacks, over-provisioning, and lengthy service cycles. 
We will examine market trends that are leading to the adoption of SDN and NFV technologies in both the service provider and large enterprise markets.  We will also review some of the academic research initiatives in Canada that are investigating use cases attempting to leverage the full potential of these new technologies.

Speaker's Bio
Chris Bachalo is currently the Chief Technical Officer for Juniper Networks Canada.  Mr Bachalo has accumulated 25 years of experience in the Canadian telecom industry.  He joined Juniper in 2010 from Alcatel-Lucent (and former Newbridge Networks) where he was VP of Systems Engineering for 17 years.  Chris is focused on building telecommunications solutions for Canadian service providers and large enterprise. He is also heavily engaged in Canadian academic research and has participated in multiple technology advisory boards including: University of Toronto Masters of Engineering in Telecommunications Advisory Board, NodeLogic Networks Technical Advisory Board and currently serves on Algonquin College Photonics and Laser Technology Advisory Board, BRIC/University of Regina (Bridging Research and Interoperability Center) Industry Advisory Board,  SAVI/University of Toronto/York University (Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructure) Industry Advisory Board, CENGN (Center of Excellence for Next Generation Networking) Industry Advisory Board, Invest Ottawa ICT Industry Sector Advisor, BCNet Industry Advisor, Nuvollo Networks industry advisor and is cofounder/technology advisor/co-author of primary patent for Enermotion Inc, a Canadian cleantech company.  Chris has a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor and studied at the University of Toronto toward an MEng in Electrical Engineering.



For registration, go here

Note: Lunch is included

IEEE ComSoc Members Free

IEEE Member (none ComSoc) $10

none IEEE members $15

If you wish to stay for other session offered by the IM 2015 conference:

IEEE ComSoc Members $25

IEEE Member (none ComSoc) $30

none IEEE members $35

If you have any questions please contact Alawi
Assaggaf , IM 2015 Young Professionals (GOLD) Program Co-Chair.