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8 - 10 October 2024
Paris Expo Porte de VersaillesParis, France

Gerardo Garcia de Blas
Technology Expert and ETSI OSM TSC Chair at Telefonica Group


Gerardo García is Technology Expert in Telefónica. He is working for Telefónica’s Global CTIO Unit in the Cloud & Infrastructure Area, where he is involved on different topics related to muti-cloud tools and technologies, Kubernetes, GitOps, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Open-Source MANO (OSM), Network Function testing on top of public and private clouds, orchestration and automation in the telco area.

Gerardo has been technically involved in the NFV ecosystem from its birth, contributing to the ETSI NFV ISG, with special dedication to data plane performance of Network Functions.

In April 2016, with the foundation of ETSI OSM, he became one of the TSC members. As part of the OSM community, he has been actively contributing to the code and has led different key technical discussions such as the introduction of the micro-service architecture, the support of Kubernetes-based Network Functions and the connectors to public cloud platforms. He currently performs the role of chair of ETSI OSM Technical Steering Committee.

He is also author of several patents and over 20 research papers related to traffic measurements, routing, network QoS, P2P and content-aware networks.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Building Cloud-Native for Telco with Open Source

  • Panel Discussion: The Automation of 5G Network Slicing with AI and ML Algorithms