Ashok Sunder Rajan, Principal Engineer at Intel, to Give Tech Talk on Software-Defined Networks

When: Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 12:50-1:50 p.m.

Where: You can attend at a lecture hall on the Mies campus or virtually. For more information and to sign up, visit: This talk is open to anyone at Illinois Tech.

Abstract of the talk: Software-Defined Networks has held the industry’s interest for the past few years. But why does the industry need SDN? What is the problem space addressed by SDN? What is the state of the union of SDN in the industry today: the HW/SW technologies delivering pieces of SDN, products shipping, and industry drivers. This talk will attempt address these questions from the ground up, to give the audience a sense of the maturity of the technologies and industry.

Speaker’s bio: Ashok Sunder Rajan is a Principal Engineer at Intel in the Ethernet Networking Division. He is part of the Linux Open Source Software Development team, where he drives technologies for operationally scalable 5G infrastructure. During his tenure at Intel Labs, Ashok initiated research on mobile packet core infrastructure and delivered the Open Mobile Evolved Core (OMEC), a comprehensive set of telecom infrastructure stacks — integrating SDN technologies based on Intel-based standard high-volume servers. OMEC, open sourced at Open Networking Foundation (Linux Foundation), pivots transformation of the $200Bn/Year Telecom Network to Cloud Infrastructure.