IEEE NetSoft 2016

Dongmyun Lee


Speaker: Dongmyun Lee – CTO & SEVP, KT, Korea

Title: Vision and Issues for Network Softwarization


The first generation of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) has been focused on performance enhancement of networking software against that of dedicated-hardware. Global operators and vendors have tried to deploy SDN/NFV based on their own innovation strategies and core competencies. Those commercial cases include enterprise network virtualization, operator’s central office virtualization, mobile core network virtualization, transport SDN, WAN-scale NFV, and much more. Based on those experiences, they are analyzing new requirements and setting up strategies for the next generation SDN and NFV commercialization.

This talk introduces the experiences of SDN and NFV trials, then addresses the new requirements, issues and perspectives for commercializing next generation SDN and NFV. Notable areas include end-to-end orchestration, operation-and-maintenance, third-party solution integration, standardized evaluation, and so on. They envision sustainable SDN/NFV commercialization system with virtuous circular scheme for networking and IT integrated development and operation.


Dongmyun Lee is currently the CTO and the head of the Institute of Convergence Technology in KT. He joined KT in 1991 and has worked on the networking areas including ATM, broadband network management, CDN, and enterprise total service businesses until 2002. After leading the technology strategy team during 2003~2004, he has been in charge of BcN (Broadband Convergence Network) group in KT until 2007. During 2008~2010, he led the development of next generation residential and enterprise services. Starting from 2011, he has been in charge of the technology strategy and the network/service innovation initiative in KT.

He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Seoul National University in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in 1987 and 1991, respectively. His Main research areas were real-time distributed operating system and parallel computing.