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Achieving the transition.
26/28 SEPTEMBER 2017 / NOVOTEL PARIS ROISSY CDG / FRANCE
Tuesday 26 September 2017 | Conference Day One

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 08.00
  • Beginning of the Conference 10.00
  • Exhibition open from 10.00 to 19.00
  • Seated Buffet: 12.30
  • End of conference: 18.30

SD-WAN TUTORIAL PRESENTED BY

Carsten Rossenhoevel,
Managing Director,
EANTC
10.00
Welcome and Introduction
10.10
Defining Key SD-WAN Design Requirements
  • Which aspects service providers should keep in mind when looking for a solution that must fit their requirements
  • What are the defining differences between solutions e.g. intelligent traffic control
  • How to avoid interoperability issues
10.30
Understanding and Validating Solution Parameters
  • Where are the software limitations?
  • Which parts of a portfolio can actually be used in parallel?
  • Which SD-WAN solutions can improve a data center?
10.45
Interpreting Test Results of a Live Demonstration
  • Example solution live test, broadcasted from EANTC’s lab in Berlin
  • Results interpretation
11.00
Coffee Break
11.30
SD-WAN Challenges
  • State-of-the-art: Where promises meet reality
11.45
Avoiding SD-WAN Implementation Pitfalls
  • How to get the most out of SD-WAN in your network
  • Do's and don'ts
12.00
Case Study: Latency-Dependent Path Adaptation
  • Deep dive into SD-WAN technology including a live demonstration, broadcast from EANTC’s lab in Berlin
12.25
Wrap-up
12.30
Seated Buffet


 

MORNING CHAIRMAN

Matthew Palmer,
Co-Founder and Partner,
SDxCentral

OPENING SESSION
SD-WAN market trends & predictions

14.00

Matthew Palmer, Co-Founder and Partner, SDxCentral

Matt has 20+ years of software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, SaaS, & computer networking experience. Matt was most recently co-founder and CEO at Pareto Networks which was acquired by Aerohive Networks. Matt was previously VP Enterprise Planning and Operations at Juniper Networks where he led the Enterprise Business Team, responsible for managing Juniper’s $500M enterprise business. He also held various executive roles at Juniper and Netscreen leading security and enterprise networking strategy and corporate development activities, including strategic partnerships, investment and M&A. Prior to Netscreen, Matt led business development at Qualys.   Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana University and has 7 issued and 6 pending patents in software-defined networking, security and cloud computing.


14.20

Joel Stradling, Research Dir. Business Network & IT Services, GlobalData

As Research Director for the Business Network and IT Services module at Current Analysis, Joel manages a global team of highly regarded industry analysts that provide competitive insights. Joel has been with Current Analysis for fifteen years and has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Joel and team his cover global and European providers of enterprise voice and data network services, as well as the international wholesale carrier-to-carrier services market. Additionally, Joel covers global WAN solutions, including SD-WAN and virtual network functions, and wholesale carrier IP Exchange. Joel is a well known and highly regarded speaker at major conferences, and is read and regularly quoted by telecom industry media.   Prior to Current Analysis, Joel was an independent marketing and technical writer for several companies and prior to that worked for the Japanese Board of Education in Japan. Joel received his B.Sc. in Design & Technology from Loughborough University of Technology in England in 1992.   Coverage Areas Business: Network and IT Services. Wholesale Services


KEYNOTE ADDRESS
14.40
E2E Enterprise Interconnect Solution
SD-WAN can reduce the costs of enterprise interconnect while improving the interconnect quality. However, current campus network management system is separated from the enterprise interconnect management. There is a critical need for carriers and enterprises to utilize the same set of management system to centrally manage both campus and branch connections.
Feng Haisheng, Huawei

MPLS/SD-WAN migration SESSION: experiences
15.00
SD-WAN Deployment Experiences: a Technological View
Sharing experiences on providing SD-WAN services and comparing it with traditional MPLS VPN deployments. Comparing the difference in service capabilities and consumption while showing new capabilities that are being implemented using SD-WAN. Highlighting different SD-WAN technical implementation options.

Wim Henderickx,
Director Network Consulting Engineering – Technology, IP Division, Nokia

Mr.Wim Henderickx is Director Network Consulting Engineering & PLM – Technology in the ION Division at Nokia, based in Belgium. Mr. Henderickx provides senior level consulting on advanced IP solutions for Service provider and Enterprise customers around: Cloud Networking (SDN/NFV), Triple Play, Mobile, IOT, etc.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the communications and networking industry, and is a regular speaker at technical conferences all over the world. He is active in a number of SDO’s like IETF, BBF, openStack, etc.   Mr. Henderickx holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Data Communications and a Masters degree in Economy and is a Bellabs Fellow.

15.20
Case Study: SD-WAN Implementations and Co-existence with MPLS
How to manage a smooth transition from MPLS or current “Internet breakout solution” to SD-WAN in different real situations.
Pros and cons, avantages and disadvantages.
Who manages my SD-WAN after initial implementation ? Tuning, reports, upgrades, etc.

David Dot,

Network Manager,

Interroll
15.40
Coffee Break


SD-WAN technological challenges SESSION
16.10
The Quest For Agility
Discussing the requirements behind ‘agility’, the progress made with modern WANs to provide that agility and challenges ahead as we progress with our IZO secure Cloud Enablement platform. Topics include: soft MAC services, state of underlay network, cloud connectivity options and performance.

Claudio Scola,
Director, European IZO WAN Services, Tata Communications

Claudio Scola is the Director of Product Management for European WAN and Cloud Enablement Services at Tata Communications and based in London.   Claudio has over 25 years’ experience in the international telecommunications industry, spending the last 16 years bringing new data network services to market and growing them into key revenue streams for the business.   One of Claudio’s key priorities, is to address enterprises' evolving network needs for agility, efficiency, growth and transformation. Claudio believes that Tata Communications’ next-generation hybrid services, that leverage the MPLS, Internet, SD-WAN and NFV, are essential for enabling this transformation.   Claudio is also an active and certified member of MEF and a great advocate of Lifecycle Service Orchestration which brings dynamic flexibility and agility to network services.   Prior to joining Tata Communications, Claudio served in various product related roles for Level 3, Easynet, Interoute and Cable & Wireless, bringing Internet and WAN services to the international Enterprise and Wholesale market.

16.30
SRv6 Network Programming Applied to SD-WAN
SRv6 network programming integrates overlay, underlay SLA and NFV while eliminating unnecessary protocols and complexity. As the name implies, it is architected for centralized programming. It interworks with standard signaling techniques such as BGP and LISP.

Clarence Filsfils,
Cisco Fellow

Clarence Filsfils, a Cisco Systems Fellow, has a 20-year expertise leading innovation, productization, marketing and deployment for Cisco Systems.   Trusted and respected by key decision makers across major WEB/OTT, SP’s and large Enterprises, Clarence enjoys working with these operators to listen to their needs and requirements, and then get things done from product design to deployment.   He invented the Segment Routing Technology (over 40 patents) and is leading its productization, marketing and deployment at record execution speed. For this contribution, he received the Pioneer Award - Cisco's most prestigious award honoring innovative engineering. The award celebrates engineering contribution that brings growth in new markets, redefines current markets, and provides game-changing improvements to engineering productivity.   Previously, Clarence invented and led the Fast Routing Convergence Technology (over 30 patents) and was the lead designer for Cisco System’s QoS (20 patents) and large-scale IP/MPLS deployments.   Clarence is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences. He holds over 130 patents and is a prolific writer, either in academic circle (Sigcomm 2015), or standard (8 RFC’s, 20 drafts on standard’s track) or books.   Clarence holds a Masters in Management from Solvay Business School and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liege.

16.50
An SD-WAN Checklist
Listing the different requirements people should look for in an SD-WAN solution.

Amir Zmora,
The NewDialtone

For the last 15 years Amir Zmora held various product, technology, marketing and business positions focused mainly on voice and video communications. Amir works part time for AudioCodes as VP Alliances & Partnership. In his other hat, Amir is an independent consultant working with companies in the area of communications and WebRTC on planning and execution of product, marketing, strategy and Go to Market activities. Amir blogs regularly on TheNewDialTone.   Among other positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for Radvision technology business unit, VP Marketing & Products and later VP BD for Surf Communication Solutions, Co-founder of a web based service creation and video communication startup and head of the H.323 R&D and Product Management groups in the early days of VoIP at Radvision.

17.10
SD-WAN uCPE
A new CPE architecture defined uCPE (Universal CPE) has emerged driven by the need to integrate network services (VNFs) from different suppliers within a single x86 branch appliance (vCPE) in order to reduce branch CPE complexity and cost, while increasing service agility.
Describing different alternatives to deliver SD-WAN services on an uCPE.

Hector Avalos, VP Sales & Business Development EMEA, Versa Networks

Hector Avalos has over 25 years of experience in the computing, networking and telecommunications industries. He currently holds the position of VP EMEA Sales and Business Development at Versa Networks. His current activities are focused on “virtual CPE”, “Software-Defined WAN” and “Software-Defined Security” solutions for Service Providers and Enterprises.   Prior to Versa, Hector worked 4 years at Ericsson as “Head of technology, architectures, solutions and strategy”, and 9 years at Juniper Networks as “Technical Director”.   Hector possesses a BSc. in Computing Science from ‘UDLA’ Mexico.


17.30 DEBATE
The Ingredients of an SD‑WAN Service
  • Is SD-WAN to become the swiss army knife of the network or just one service among others running on a uCPE device?
  • Is the internet a viable underlay or must we work on automating Ethernet/MPLS underlay?
  • Where are Telco’s on the journey to NaaS?


MODERATOR

Amir Zmora,
The NewDialtone

For the last 15 years Amir Zmora held various product, technology, marketing and business positions focused mainly on voice and video communications. Amir works part time for AudioCodes as VP Alliances & Partnership. In his other hat, Amir is an independent consultant working with companies in the area of communications and WebRTC on planning and execution of product, marketing, strategy and Go to Market activities. Amir blogs regularly on TheNewDialTone.   Among other positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for Radvision technology business unit, VP Marketing & Products and later VP BD for Surf Communication Solutions, Co-founder of a web based service creation and video communication startup and head of the H.323 R&D and Product Management groups in the early days of VoIP at Radvision.


Matthew Palmer, Co-Founder and Partner, SDxCentral

Matt has 20+ years of software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, SaaS, & computer networking experience. Matt was most recently co-founder and CEO at Pareto Networks which was acquired by Aerohive Networks. Matt was previously VP Enterprise Planning and Operations at Juniper Networks where he led the Enterprise Business Team, responsible for managing Juniper’s $500M enterprise business. He also held various executive roles at Juniper and Netscreen leading security and enterprise networking strategy and corporate development activities, including strategic partnerships, investment and M&A. Prior to Netscreen, Matt led business development at Qualys.   Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana University and has 7 issued and 6 pending patents in software-defined networking, security and cloud computing.


Joel Stradling, Research Dir. Business Network & IT Services, Current Analysis

As Research Director for the Business Network and IT Services module at Current Analysis, Joel manages a global team of highly regarded industry analysts that provide competitive insights. Joel has been with Current Analysis for fifteen years and has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. Joel and team his cover global and European providers of enterprise voice and data network services, as well as the international wholesale carrier-to-carrier services market. Additionally, Joel covers global WAN solutions, including SD-WAN and virtual network functions, and wholesale carrier IP Exchange. Joel is a well known and highly regarded speaker at major conferences, and is read and regularly quoted by telecom industry media.   Prior to Current Analysis, Joel was an independent marketing and technical writer for several companies and prior to that worked for the Japanese Board of Education in Japan. Joel received his B.Sc. in Design & Technology from Loughborough University of Technology in England in 1992.   Coverage Areas Business: Network and IT Services. Wholesale Services


Claudio Scola, Tata Communications

Claudio Scola is the Director of Product Management for European WAN and Cloud Enablement Services at Tata Communications and based in London.   Claudio has over 25 years’ experience in the international telecommunications industry, spending the last 16 years bringing new data network services to market and growing them into key revenue streams for the business.   One of Claudio’s key priorities, is to address enterprises' evolving network needs for agility, efficiency, growth and transformation. Claudio believes that Tata Communications’ next-generation hybrid services, that leverage the MPLS, Internet, SD-WAN and NFV, are essential for enabling this transformation.   Claudio is also an active and certified member of MEF and a great advocate of Lifecycle Service Orchestration which brings dynamic flexibility and agility to network services.   Prior to joining Tata Communications, Claudio served in various product related roles for Level 3, Easynet, Interoute and Cable & Wireless, bringing Internet and WAN services to the international Enterprise and Wholesale market.


Wim Henderickx,
Director Network Consulting Engineering, Nokia

Mr.Wim Henderickx is Director Network Consulting Engineering & PLM – Technology in the ION Division at Nokia, based in Belgium. Mr. Henderickx provides senior level consulting on advanced IP solutions for Service provider and Enterprise customers around: Cloud Networking (SDN/NFV), Triple Play, Mobile, IOT, etc.  He has over 20 years’ experience in the communications and networking industry, and is a regular speaker at technical conferences all over the world. He is active in a number of SDO’s like IETF, BBF, openStack, etc.   Mr. Henderickx holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Data Communications and a Masters degree in Economy and is a Bellabs Fellow.


Gregory Cauchie, Carrefour

Gregory is since 2016 an IT network specialist within the office of the Carrefour CTO. He is currently leading the IT network team responsible for the development of new architectures and IT network products. His current challenges are the adoption of the DevOps culture and the agile/scrum methodology in the "network layer" in order to build a network Infrastructure as Code.   Prior to joining the retail industry, Gregory has been in the TelCo industry for 15 years. Through his experiences in R&D, NOC, engineering offices and his role as a principal architect, he developed an expertise in the IP/MPLS domain along with a deep knowledge of the fixed and mobile networks for both the residential and the enterprise markets.  


Peter Agnew,

Senior Manager, Innovation,

Colt Technology Services

Zhu Huaqi, Huawei

18.30
End of Conference Day One