Track 1

Chih-Lin I

China Mobile
Chih-Lin I
Chih-Lin I is the Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies, China Mobile Research Institute, where she is leading research on new wireless internet and green communication technologies. Dr. I joined China Mobile Research Institute as a recipient of the CCCP “National Thousand Talent Program”. She established the Green Communications Research Center of China Mobile, currently spearheading major initiatives including high energy efficiency system architecture, technologies, and devices; advanced R&D for 5G; green energy, power and carbon reduction.

Dr. I received her Ph.D degree from Electrical Engineering Department of Stanford University in 1987. After that, she joined wireless communication fundamental research department of AT&T Bell Labs, and has been one of the pioneers in CDMA technologies. With almost 30 years experience in wireless communication area, Dr. I worked in various world-class companies and research institutes, including: Headquarter of AT&T, as Director of Wireless Communications Infrastructure and Access Technology; ITRI of Taiwan, as Director of Wireless Communication Technology Department; Hong Kong ASTRI, as VP and GD of Communications Technology Domain.

In addition, Dr. I has actively engaged in management and consultation affair in many international professional societies and world-class universities/institutes. She is an Executive Board Member of GreenTouch. She has been a Board member of IEEE ComSoc, the Director of IEEE ComSoc Meetings and Conferences Board, and the Founding Chair of Steering Committee of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking. She has also been the Chair of Steering Committee of ASTRI-Tsinghua MBC Joint Research Lab, the Chair of Advisory Committee of ECE Dept of HKUST, the Honorary Director of AWTRC of CAS-ICT, and the Chinese State Council Foreign Expert in communication technologies, etc.


Track 2

Axel Clauberg

Axel Clauberg

Deutsche Telecom

The Software Defined Operator
Abstract: Globally, carriers continue to be under heavy cost pressure. Traffic in fixed and mobile networks continues to grow exponentially while ARPU for traditional dual-, triple- and quad- play services remains flat or even declines. The current carrier multi protocol network architecture with IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS control, presents a complex service production process using some features in network elements, some data centre components, integrated under the control of a complex OSS system and does not meet future scalability and cost requirements.
This presentation will introduce Deutsche Telekom’s vision for a future, software orientated operator. A drastically simplified native IPv6 network, combined with the infrastructure cloud model, introducing Network Function Virtualization. Control will move to a SDN-based Realtime-OSS.

Axel Clauberg joined Deutsche Telekom AG in September 2011. Within the Group CTO team, Axel is responsible for DT’s Aggregation, Transport & IP and Fixed Access strategy. Since December 2011, he represents DT in the Open Networking Foundation Board of Directors.

Axel has more than 30 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry. From 1998 until August 2011, he had various international leadership roles at Cisco Systems, his last role was Sales CTO in Cisco’s Emerging Markets theatre.


Track 3

Roberto Saracco

Roberto Saracco


Linear Evolution Leading to a Revolution: Technology Disrupting the Biz
Abstract: Technology evolution is relentless and so predictable that we have become used to it and organised the business accordingly. However, once certain thresholds are reached the impact on the business is no longer liner, nor easy to predict. We reach a disruption point where the rules of the game are turned upside down. This might be the case for the evolutions happening in the area of networking, SDN, mesh networks and data infrastructures are pieces in a puzzle that might be reshaping the telecommunications environment.

Roberto Saracco is the President of EIT ICTLABS Italy and Italy Node Director (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). His background is in math and computer science. Up to December 2011 he was the Director of the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, looking at the interplay of technology evolution, economics and society. At the turn of the century he has led a World Bank-Infodev project to stimulate entrepreneurship in Latin America.

He is a senior member of IEEE where he leads the Future Direction Committee. He has published over 100 papers in journals and magazines and 11 books.