Open Networking Summit 2014 Announces High-Profile and Distinguished Keynote Speakers

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Must-attend conference features four keynote talks, five plenary sessions, two panels, five tracks, three tutorials, most SDN exhibits, SDN Idol, SDN Solutions Showcase and SDN Hackathon.

Open Networking Summit 2014 - The Premier SDN Conference


Open Networking Summits, Inc. (ONS) represents the industry’s premier and only non-profit conference that brings together the entire networking ecosystem to discuss advances in software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow and network functions virtualization (NFV).

The fourth annual ONS will be held March 3-5, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in the heart of Silicon Valley.

ONS is leading the transformation in networking, bringing together the extended ecosystem to advance the understanding of what is being deployed today and what networks will look like tomorrow. The historically sold-out conference will be expanded in 2014 to accommodate increasing demands from customers, operators, architects, vendors, executives, researchers, developers and investors.

Keynote talks will be delivered by four high-profile and distinguished speakers:

Vinod Khosla
Founder, Khosla Ventures
Mr. Khosla will discuss SDN as a disruptive innovation and the role of disruptive innovations in the high-tech industry.

John Donovan
Senior Executive Vice President – AT&T Technology and Network Operations, AT&T Inc.
John Donovan will discuss how SDN-enabled innovations will impact AT&T's plans to transform its infrastructure.

Amin Vahdat
Distinguished Engineer and Technical Lead for Networking, Google
Amin Vahdat will discuss Google's experience with Software Defined Network Function Virtualization at Scale.

Albert Greenberg
Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
Albert Greenberg will present SDN solutions that are at the core of Microsoft's massive Azure infrastructure and discuss how SDN has enabled Microsoft to deliver networking features to customers faster.

ONS has been the showcase for the most SDN exhibits under one roof, featuring early adopters, vendors, startups, academics and industry labs. ONS2014 will have a larger exhibit floor to give attendees more room to interact with exhibitors demonstrating their solutions, discussing use cases and collecting feedback to accelerate adoption of next-generation technologies.

ONS provides a valuable forum for networking opportunities, enabling everyone across the ecosystem—from start-ups and investors to established vendors; from technologists to business executives; from researchers to practitioners; from carriers to enterprises, journalists, analysts, and government agencies—to mingle and discuss their ideas.

About Open Networking Summit (ONS):
With a mission to transform networking, the non-profit ONS is exclusively committed to bringing together the thought leaders, luminaries, creators, and innovators of SDN and OpenFlow to lead the development of the networks of tomorrow. Founded in 2011, ONS produces conferences that attract participants from around the world, who come to discuss, share and shape the future of networking. Through exhibitions, demonstrations, visionary talks, technology tutorials and networking opportunities, ONS helps facilitate the understanding and dialogues that drive the advancements and adoption of new networking technologies. More information on the Open Networking Summit can be found at

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