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Don’t miss the VMware NFV activities at Mobile World Congress 2017!

MWC-bannerVisit VMware at Stand K10, Hall 3.

VMware will be hosting a range of activities and things to do at this year’s Mobile World Congress; from an experiential demonstration of a 5G world, through to IoT and the connected car . See how VMware is not only helping service providers generate value today, but is shaping the future of NFV!

Below is a summary of the main activities for your event planner…

Keynote: Wednesday March 1, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, & Patrick Adiba, Group Chief Commercial Officer for Atos, will provide Mobile World Congress attendees with a look behind the curtain at how these  companies are collaborating to make 5G a reality at the 2020 Olympic Tokyo Games.


In an earlier post I provided an overview of the demonstrations on display at the stand. Drop by any time during the event to talk to our experts on anything from building a cross-cloud service delivery platform to the finer details of ‘day 2’ operations; the life blood of cloud platforms for network applications.

  • What’s New in vCloud NFV
  • vCloud NFV Global Partner Ecosystem Showcase
  • NFV Solutions for Today’s Most Dynamic VNF’s
  • Achieving Operational Agility with vRealize Operations
  • Deploying Virtual IMS Using OpenStack
  • vCloud NFV Enables New Revenue Streams for Connected Cars

Harman Connected Car

Visit our partners Harman, for more connected car demonstrations leveraging the Harman Vehicle Hub. See in-car entertainment, video telephony, emergency services, and policy control, all running on the VMware vCloud NFV platform.
At the Harman Stand
Hall 2, Stand K30

Theatre Sessions

Hear industry experts from VMware and our partner ecosystem present on a range of topics at the on-stand theatre. See below for a snapshot of some of the sessions on offer.

Date/Time Title Speakers
Monday, February 27, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Demystifying Mobile NFV deployment and creating early value, with Validated Solutions from Dell EMC, VMware and Affirmed Networks- Amit Tiwari, VP Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering, Affirmed Networks, Phill Kippen, Senior Director NFV Solutions VMware, Kevin Shatzkamer, Vice President, Service Provider Solutions and Strategy, Dell-EMC


Monday, February 27,  5:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Power of SDWAN for Managed Services Phil Kippen, Senior Director NFV Solutions VMware , Sanjay Uppal, CEO VeloCloud


Tuesday February 28 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Ubiquitous Ulta-Broadband for IOT Jean Nemhe,  Senior NFV Partner Architect, VMware

Vinai Sirkay, Vice President Business Development, Mobile Core at Nokia


Wednesday March 1, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm VNF Onboarding Co-Innovation for NFV Vanessa Little: Sr. Manager VMware Global NFV Ecosystem Architecture, Uri Elzur, CTO Intel Data Center Network Services Group, Nati Shalom,  CTO



Wednesday March 1, 6:00 pm  – 6:30pm Evolution to Micro-VoLTE, & 5G services Phill Kippen,Senior Director NFV Solution Architects VMware, Gianluca Vernin, CTO Anthonet

VMware and HCL Virtualization Ecosystem Event – Making NFV work for you.

VMware will be joining our accreditation and certification partner, HCL, to discuss the power of the ecosystem for delivering successful NFV deployments. Join executive speakers from HCL, VMware and our partner Gigaspaces for presentations, discussion and refreshments.

Note: This event takes place at the HCL Chalet:

Feb 27 5:00 -7:00 pm. HCL Chalet No 2H30, Hall 2, Fira gran Via.

VNF Onboarding Hackathon

VMwareIntel and Cloudify will be hosting an open VNF on-boarding hackathon at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC). The hackathon aims to accelerate cloud-based telecom service deployments by addressing one of the key challenges of Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV); the ease of onboarding Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).

The hackathon will walk delegates through the use of the tools to achieve three outcomes:

  • Create a basic TOSCA blueprint for their VNF
  • Customize the blueprint with more advanced settings[NS2]
  • Working with other participants, combine VNF blueprints into a fully featured Network Service Blueprint.

Hackathon event timings

Wednesday March 1st, 2017

  • 2:30 – 3:00 Theater Session (all welcome)
  • 3:00 – 5:30 VNF Onboarding Hackathon (registration required)
  • 5:30 – 6:30 VMware sponsored VNF Hackathon Reception (registration required)

Happy Hour!

Finally, why not join us for refreshments at the VMware/Dell EMC Happy Hour and unwind after a day at the exhibition and conference.

Tuesday February 28

6:00 – 7:00pm

See you at the VMware Stand Hall 3 K10!

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