Carrier Virtualization Event Speakers

Larry J. Horner
CTO, Solution Architect

Larry is a CTO, Solution Architect in Intel’s Communication Service Provider vertical focusing on accelerating the NFV transformation in the global network. His work at Intel covers all aspects of this virtualization from innovation to scale deployment from the enterprise premise equipment into the core.

Larry holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and specialized on information and communication theory beyond the Masters level. He holds two U.S patents relating to fundamental changes in the communication processes transitioning to the all IP network. He has held various senior level positions in the Network Equipment Provider community in design, operations, test, support and influencer roles. He has been a key technical and management contributor to the IP transformation of the communications community for over 18 years. Larry has designed, developed and supported critical systems for the CSP network that have gone into over 300 networks world-wide. Larry also has direct experience with a U.S based Tier 1 carrier where he was both a Principal Member of Technical Staff and Area Manager of Advanced Technical Support for their business and mobile VoIP network that carried over 100B VoIP calls per year. In this role he was part of a team introducing large scale EPC and IMS solutions and beginning the transformation to the virtualized network envisioned for 2020. A Senior Member of the IEEE and chair of the local Communication Society. A consummate builder; in his spare time he volunteers building homes both locally and internationally with Habitat for Humanity and has been known to produce quality furniture from time to time.

Bryan Larish
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, SDN/NFV Architecture Planning

Bryan Larish is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff for Verizon SDN/NFV Architecture Planning. As SDN/NFV hardware architecture and security lead, Bryan is responsible for designing and selecting the hardware components Verizon will use in its next-generation data centers and developing the security architectures for Verizon's SDN/NFV deployments.

Prior to joining Verizon, Bryan was Technical Director for Enterprise Connectivity & Specialized IT Services at a U.S. Government agency where he was responsible for setting the technical direction of the development and operation of the agency's global network infrastructure. Bryan also worked in the Chief Engineer’s office at the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). In that role, he was responsible for implementing engineering techniques used to manage, architect, and plan the U.S. Navy’s communications/IT systems portfolio. Bryan’s other experience includes Technical Director for Navy engineering policy and various engineering roles at SPAWAR.

Bryan holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S.E. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.

Christoph Schuba
Head of Network Security Technology Strategy

Christoph Schuba earned his MS and PhD degrees at Purdue University in Computer Science in 1992 and 1997 as a Fulbright Scholar. He held a number of security research and development positions at Sun Microsystems and served as chair of information security at Linkopings Universitet in Sweden. At Oracle Corporation he directed the global product security assurance programs on Secure Coding and Design Standards, Security Training Programs, and Security Tools. He joined the Ericsson Group in 2013 and serves as the Head of Network Security Technology Strategy in Group Function Strategy and Technology. Christoph has authored numerous scientific articles and holds 30 US and international patents.