Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

Huawei’s open source journey

Sanqi Li (Huawei)
9:45am–9:53am Wednesday, 05/18/2016
Location: Ballroom D
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As the leading ICT infrastructure solution provider in the new digital economy, Huawei has greatly accelerated its investment in building an open source community over the last five years, especially embracing an open network cloud transformation ranging from abstraction and programmability to automation and multitenant service orchestration in the rapidly emerging digital ecosystem. Today, its active open source engagement and community ecosystem have been well integrated into Huawei’s business strategy, R&D process, and solution partnership program.

Sanqi Li shares Huawei’s open source stories, covering not only its significant contributions and leading activities in some major open source projects, including Hadoop, Spark, OpenStack, ONOS, OPNFV, OCI, and so on, but also its new initiatives in building open developer platform and open lab partnership programs to further embrace the open, collaborative, and shared digital economy.

This keynote sponsored by Huawei.

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Sanqi Li


Sanqi Li is the CTO of products and solutions at Huawei. Previously, Sanqi served as CTO at Tekelec, CTO of Carrier Network Business Group’s IT product line and Core Network product line, president of Data Center & Media Network’s business unit, and as a full tenured professor in the ECE Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He cofounded the high-tech companies GaoHong Telecommunication Technology Inc. in China (acquired by Datang Telecom Group in 2000) and Santera Systems Inc. in the US (acquired by Tekelec in 2003) and co-led and architected the original spin-off of Santera Softswitch to form Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel in 2004). Over his distinguished career, Sanqi has provided technical consulting services to companies including Cisco, AT&T, Verizon, KT, and Samsung and served on the advisory boards of several high-tech startups. He has over 25 patents filed or granted and over 160 papers published in international academic archival journals and best-in-class refereed international conference proceedings. Over 20 PhD students graduated under his supervision.