The High Profile Plenary opens the FIA2014 event with a series of talks from renowned speakers of the industry and the research community, focusing on the foreseen commercial developments and innovation in network and service platforms brought by Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).
- Welcome address by the Secretary General of Research and Technology, Dr. Ch. Vasilakos
- Welcome address by the organizer, Prof. P. Tsanakas (GRNET Chairman)
- Welcome address by the Secretary General of Telecommunications & Post, Mr. M. Daskalakis
- Welcome address by VP of European Commission, Ms. Neelie Kroes
The session is intended to review the promise and status of SDN/NFV deployment, and to provide views on how the technology can benefit the economy at large, with possibility to move towards more open networks and possibility to create downstream third party markets in services.
Multiple research and experimental infrastructure exist across Europe and beyond, also providing advanced networking capabilities. The goal of this session is to identify how developments in these domains can be leveraged to support future commercial developments and innovation for network and service platforms