IETF 102 - Wednesday Lunch Host Speaker Series

Topic: Networking 3.0

Key Info

Over the last decade, networking has seen some fundamental shifts. Much of that has been driven by how network is consumed today by users and applications. Network’s evolution from a rigid, human-driven, connectivity mechanism to a programmable, self-driving and intent-drive infrastructure continues. Bikash is going to share his experience of the past decade in building such a self-driving network at Google and how he sees this evolution only accelerating in every enterprise and service provider networks going forward. Bikash will put into perspective some of the leading technologies that are disrupting networking today. For instance, does disaggregation end with white box, or are there other opportunities to separate traditionally tightly-integrated technology components? How do monitoring and programmability ultimately have to come together to support highly automated infrastructure leveraging DevOps ambitions and event-driven infrastructure? How does security change when policy and control extend well beyond a single domain? Bikash has a practitioner’s view of what is important, what is different, and what should be leveraged in embracing Networking 3.0.


Date: Wednesday, July 18

Time: 12:30 - 13:15

Room: Laurier

Lunch will NOT be provided.
Bikash Koley
Speaker: Bikash Koley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Juniper Networks

Bikash Koley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Juniper Networks. In this role, Bikash is responsible for charting Juniper's technology strategy and for leading and executing the company’s critical technology innovations.

 Bikash is an industry-leading expert in software-defined networking (SDN), intent-driven networking, packet-optical integration, warehouse-scale computing, and large-scale data center interconnection.

Bikash joined Juniper from Google, where he was a Distinguished Engineer and the Head of Network Architecture, Engineering and Planning. At Google, he led design, build and operation of Google's production network infrastructure, spanning datacenter, backbone(s), optical and the content edge. His team also oversaw Google's SDN evolution, network technology strategy and networking research and innovation enabling ubiquitous programmability and very high reliability.

Prior to Google, Bikash was the CTO of Qstreams Networks, a company he co-founded. He also spent several years at Ciena Corporation in various technical roles developing DWDM and Ethernet technologies.

Bikash is a frequent speaker in conferences and industry forums. He has published many research papers and received 18 patents related to networking technologies.

He received a Bachelors in Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.