NI members role: Laurent Ciavaglia and Imen Grida Ben Yahia are co-organizer of the aiNet conference. The aiNet conference was collocated with the 21st MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress.

It  gathered delegates representing service providers, startups and enterprises from across the globe. More than 1,600 participants were present in this edition. Presentations covered several themes on orchestration, automation, and service delivery. Along with panel discussions on a diversity of topics ranging from SDN, NFV, 5G, SD-WAN to Blockchain they provided ample opportunity for attendees to learn about new technologies, ask questions, and then deep dive with the exhibition floor. Since two years, the The 2nd aiNet conference addresses the current status of AI and ML deployments in Software networks, and answers questions such as where AI and ML are actually being used today, what are the main short and middle term opportunities, and how service providers and major enterprises will transform, both on the technical and organizational side, to exploit the full potential of AI and ML. In these two co-located events, Orange was present with several presentations. 3rd edition of the conference is invited to be organized next year.