Distinguished Expert Panel Sessions

Chair:Dai Kashiwa (NTT Communications, Japan)
Place: Hall

Mr. Hiroaki Sato (a Director of NTT Lab and a specialist of SDN/NFV technology development)
Mr. Hiroaki Sato joined NTT laboratories in 1992 after receiving master's degree in Physics from Tokyo Institute of Technology. I developed PON Access System, IP Multicast CDN System, and IP dual stack backbone for triple play services. When I was working for NTT DOCOMO, I defined “Guidelines for Video Delivery” for content providers and developed SDN System working with NFV (vEPC). After returning NTT laboratories, I currently investigate NetroSphere as future NFV and SDN.
Prof. Li-Chun Wang (Professor of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R. O. C.)
Dr. Li-Chun Wang (M'96 -- SM'06 -- F'11) received Ph. D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1996. From 1996 to 2000, he was with AT&T Laboratories, where he was a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Wireless Communications Research Department. Since August 2000, he has joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan and is the current Chairman of the same department. Dr. Wang won the Distinguished Research Award of National Science Council, Taiwan in 2012, and was elected to the IEEE Fellow grade in 2011 for his contributions to cellular architectures and radio resource management in wireless networks. He was the co-recipient of 2015 IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Board Best Award. He also won the 2013 Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award, and was the co-recipient of the 1997 IEEE Jack Neubauer Best Paper Award.

His current research interests are in the areas of radio resource management and cross-layer optimization techniques for wireless systems, heterogeneous wireless network design, and cloud computing for mobile applications. He is holding 10 US patents and editing a book, “Emerging Technologies for 5G Wireless Systems,” with Cambridge University Press.
Dr. SeungYong Park (CTO of KulCloud; the most active player in SDN and NFV market, Korea, developing programmable data plane platform (PRISM) and high performance SDN control platform (openMUL))
Dr. Sueng Yong Park is currently involved in the Fed4FIRE (Federation for Future Internet Research and Experimentation). It is the integration project of various Future Internet (FI) facilities under the governance of European Union 7th Framework Programme (EU FP7). National Information Society Agency (NIA) of Korea and Yonsei Univ are the partner of the project. And Sueng Yong is in charge of research and technical aspects of contribution from Korea. He is both affiliated with Yonsei University, and a start-up, KulCloud Corp, the first Korean SDN company. Previously he worked for Cisco Systems as a senior software engineer in San Jose, U.S.A. and a principal engineer for Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea. He earned his MS and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A., and BS from Yonsei Univ., Korea.
Prof. Akihiro Nakao (Professor of the university of Tokyo)
Prof. Akihiro NAKAO received B.S.(1991) in Physics, M.E.(1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Yamato Laboratory, Tokyo Research Laboratory, and IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005. He received M.S.(2001) and Ph.D.(2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He is a full professor and also a department chair at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University. He has also been appointed by the Japanese government as a chairman of network architecture committee of the fifth generation mobile network promotion forum (5GMF) in Japan.