Henning Sanneck heads the “Network Automation” Research Department in the
Standards unit of Nokia Strategy & Technology, Munich, Germany.
He received his Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree in Electrical Engineering from the
Technical University of Berlin with a thesis on Voice over IP QoS in 2000.
Then, Henning joined Siemens - Mobile Networks as a Senior Research
Engineer, becoming an Innovation Project Manager in Radio Network Management
in 2003. In 2007, at the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks, he started to
lead a line team driving Self Organizing Networks (SON) concepts, IPR and
demos for LTE using policy-based management technologies. Since 2009,
Henning and his team are working on applying and adapting analytics and
machine learning technologies to Radio Network Management (in particular for
anomaly detection and diagnosis) using network data- and simulation-based
approaches. In 2014/15, as "Head of Cognitive Network Management" for Nokia
Networks Research, he has also acted as the coordinator of the research &
standardization work in that technical area which included the strategy
development and technology transfer supervision. Henning’s team has been
continuously involved in nationally (BMBF) and internationally (EU) funded
His current research interests are in (Beyond) 5G Network Management and
Orchestration, in particular configuration, healing and the operation of
Cognitive Functions in virtualized, sliced radio access networks (across
public and private deployment scenarios). Henning has published 80 papers
and has 30 patents granted or published. He has been co-editor and -author
of the book "LTE Self-Organizing Networks" (2011) and co-author of the book
"Towards Cognitive Autonomous Networks" (2020).