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Achieving the transition.
26/28 SEPTEMBER 2017 / NOVOTEL PARIS ROISSY CDG / FRANCE
Wednesday 27 September 2017 | Conference Day Two
  • Registration and welcome coffee from 08.00
  • Beginning of the Conference 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 08.30 to 19.00
  • Seated Buffet: 12.30
  • End of conference: 18.30
  • Wine Show/Cocktail: 18.30/20.30
 

Mike Fratto, Research Director, GlobalData

Mike is a Research Director with GlobalData’s Global IT Technology and Software group covering the enterprise networking market including campus LAN and WLAN, data center networking, SDN, and SD-WAN, and other networking technologies.   Prior to GlobalData, Mike was with TechWeb for over 15 years finishing as Editor of Networking Computing. He has extensive experience evaluating enterprise remote access, security, and network infrastructure products. He previously was Lead Analyst with InformationWeek Analytics, Senior Technology Editor with Network Computing and Executive Editor for Secure Enterprise.   He has served as track chair for Interop’s Data Center and Storage tracks and has spoken at several conferences including SDN World Congress, Interop, MISTI, the Internet Security Conference, as well as to local groups. He also teaches a network security graduate course at Syracuse University.

PERFORMANCE SESSION
08.30
Analysis, Reporting and SLA Policy
SD-WAN solutions should help IT teams to manage global-scale configurations, provide root-cause analysis, and reporting while using powerful SLA policy. They also should implement dynamic load sharing mechanisms to select the best performing path for every user session, by using instantaneous link performance metrics such as capacity, packet loss, latency, and jitter.

Jonathan Forest, 
Vice President of Enterprise Products and Markets, InfoVista

Mr. Forest is the Vice President of Enterprise Products and Markets at InfoVista where he is responsible for the company’s overall SD WAN product strategy. He has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications/networking industry.   Before InfoVista, Mr. Forest has spent time at Hughes Network Systems, Accel Networks, Arbros Networks, and MCI Communications (now owned by Verizon Communications). He has held both technical and business roles throughout his career.   He has a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Maryland.


OSS, management & orchestration SESSION
08.50
Open Integration Capability of SD-WAN
IT administrators would like to have more network manageability, controllability and visibility through SDN (software-defined-network). This requires an open architecture for the controller that is extensible and can be integrated with existing and third-party systems.
Describing a controller that has an open architecture with RESTful APIs for service integration. It can be easily integrated with the service orchestrators and connected to third-party devices and applications.

Jessie Liu,
Director, SDN & Network OSS Marketing Execution, Network Solutions, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Ms. Jessie Liu leads SDN & Network OSS Marketing Execution, responsible for Huawei’s global SDN marketing strategy and sales.   Jessie has over 12 years of experience in the telecom industry and is specialized in operation process, SDN/NFV/Cloud, OSS/NMS architecture and solutions across all network technologies such as optical, access, and IP networks, as well as switches, etc.

09.10
Application-Driven SD-WANs
By combining SD-WAN, routing, SaaS optimization, WAN optimization and branch firewall capabilities in a single, fully integrated “thin branch” solution, enterprises and service providers can greatly simplify WAN edge infrastructure and streamline the management of underlying WAN services.

Derek Granath
VP of Product Marketing, Silver Peak

Derek has more than 20 years of technology product marketing, product management and business development experience with a focus on high-performance enterprise and service provider networking systems. He is Vice President of Product Marketing at Silver Peak where he leads product positioning and messaging for service provider and enterprise SD-WAN and WAN Optimization solution offerings.   Prior to Silver Peak, Derek was vice president of product line management at Extreme Networks where he led the team responsible for product strategy and the roadmap for the company’s wireless and wired enterprise and data center networking products, SDN platforms and network management and security solutions. Before joining Extreme, Derek was vice president of product management for SS8 Networks, a supplier of communications security analytics solutions. Prior to SS8, he served as vice president of Marketing for ConSentry Networks where he drove all aspects of product strategy and marketing for policy-based LAN switches and appliances. At Woven Systems as vice president of marketing, he launched the company out of stealth mode along with its first product, a 144-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fabric data center switch targeted to cloud providers and large enterprises.   Previously, Derek was senior director of product management at Brocade Communications, where he defined and launched several fibre channel product lines including Brocade’s first SAN director. Prior to Brocade, he was senior group manager of product management for ATM and Frame Relay product lines at Stratacom and Cisco Systems.   Derek holds a BSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

09.30
MEF's SD-WAN Use Case: Leveraging Lifecycle Service Orchestration to deliver multi-operator L3VPN Services
Providing the latest information on how SD-WAN is being implemented in a major multi-operator MEF reference implementation of Orchestrated L3VPN, with emphasis on the lessons learned and how they are being used to enhance MEF-defined open APIs and specifications of LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration).

Daniel Bar-Lev,
Director, Office of the CTO, MEF

As director in the MEF's Office of the CTO, Daniel is responsible for the development and implementation of a range of strategic MEF programs that are central to MEF's transformation to an agile-process oriented standards development organization. These innovative programs - including the MEF Software Developer Community, MEFnet global implementation platform, and MEF Reference Implementations - enable MEF's 210+ member companies to implement draft and published service orchestration and definitions work in code, and to make available standardized open APIs that accelerate the availability of highly agile, assured and orchestrated services for today's hyper-connected world.   Daniel has been involved in the networking industry for 25 years holding a variety of positions in RAD Data Communications, as well as co-founding Resolute Networks where he held executive positions. Representing Resolute in the MEF, Daniel served for 3 years as MEF Global Marketing Co-Chair and was elected three times to the MEF Board of Directors. Since 2010, Daniel has been a senior member of the MEF staff.

09.50
Unified Policy Management
Demonstrating how to more easily transition to a cloud-optimized network by exploring the role of the user, the consolidation of onsite appliances, and the unifying role that policy management plays in preparing the branch office for a cloud-optimized world.

Dave Chen, ACSP Product Marketing Manager,
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Dave Chen is a Product Marketing Manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, a leading provider of next-generation network solutions for the digital enterprise.  He specializes in helping customers solve mobility challenges with their branch and traditional infrastructure, especially as it relates to #GenMobile, a type of tech-savvy employees who rely on their mobile devices for work and personal use.   Dave has held a variety of positions encompassing product, sales, and enablement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hewlett-Packard Inc., and Aruba Networks. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science.

10.10
Coffee Break
10.40
Fixing the Last Mile
While SDWAN provides easy deployment and management, it does depend on stable broadband to be available. Looking at available and upcoming solutions to fix the last-mile problem to enable further growth for the SDWAN industry.

Simon Kissel,
CEO, Viprinet Europe

Simon Kissel, born 1977, is the founder, CEO, and head development of Viprinet Europe GmbH, a german company which has been manufacturing innovative network components since 2006.  He is the inventor of a patented SDWAN bonding technology which really aggregates bandwidths of different wide area network connections. Computer nerd, inventor, leading figure, and executive – Simon Kissel unites several extraordinary gifts and qualities. As self-educated person, he started programming at the age of 10; at the age of 17, he dropped out of school, and opened a computer shop. He soon became known through the international community of computer artists, and organized the world's biggest festival of computer art, the Breakpoint, for 8 years. Simon Kissel is known as strong character, able to put up a fight, and bound to put people's backs up due to his analytical and critical reasoning combined with open, direct communication.

11.00
Validation and Monitoring Made Simple
How to measure and monitor continuously SDWAN SLA. It may look complex, time consuming and expensive but it is not.

Arturo Sordo, Principal Systems Engineer, Ixia

Arturo Sordo is a Principal Systems Engineer for the Ixia business unit within Keysight Technologies. With over 16 years of worldwide experience building test and visibility solutions around customer needs, Arturo is the main point of contact within the European organization for service providers and enterprises in the move towards virtualization.

SD-WAN and the Digital Transformation PART 1
11.20
Towards WAN Transformation
Describing how to build app based WAN Fabric, which transform the wide area network of Enterprise customer and demonstrating how SD-WAN lifecycle management services can help customer to transform their network to Software defined WAN.

Dave Chopra,
Vice President, Global Infrastructure Services, Wipro

Dave Chopra is an infrastructure technology leader, with progressive experience in strategic planning, business development, organizational development and program management.   Dave brings decades of deep expertise in global IT Services Architecture, IT Service Management, IT Governance, Transformation and Compliance to his leadership role at Wipro.   Dave has successfully built, managed, and led global teams at Wipro, working closely with clients to help them envision and articulate their long-term technology objectives and business benefits, and to align IT priorities with company objectives that prioritize the business.


Joel Christner,
Senior Director Marketing, CloudGenix

Joel is the Senior Director of Marketing at San Jose-based CloudGenix, a recognized global leader in software-defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN).  Joel has 20 years of experience spanning enterprise technologies including networking, data center, application delivery, cloud computing, and security. A published author with three books and open source contributor, Joel is regarded as an expert in application delivery, application software architecture, and network architectures and technologies to support successful application deployment at scale.  Prior to CloudGenix, Joel held technical leadership positions at Cisco Systems and multiple technology startups. Joel holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Columbia University in the City of New York.

11.40
Analysis, Reporting and SLA Policy
MPLS is hindering digital transformation, legacy technologies were not designed to address the exploding bandwidth usage or the diverse user and application portfolios of today. Hear insights from state of a WAN report effecting application use, speed, and the impact on a cloud first strategy.

Hein Pattyn,
Business Development Director EMEA, Aryaka

Hein Pattyn is responsible for further expansion of sales & channel footprint in the region. Prior to joining Aryaka, Hein spent 7 years with InfoVista (ex Ipanema Technologies), where he was responsible for BeNeLux and Nordics. From a greenfield situation, he brought Ipanema product line to a well established brand into the Application Assurance market.   Before InfoVista, Hein spent 4 years with T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom’s corporate customer arm, where he was responsible for business development in BeLux. Hein is based out of Belgium and focusses on on-boarding new partners, as well as evangelizing the Aryaka SD WAN vision with end-customers.


12.00 PANEL
Management at the edge: capabilities of SD-WAN devices
Moderator
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.


Bob Rodio,
VP, Chief Technologist, Service Providers, Silver Peak

Bob has more than 30 years of experience in technology positions including hardware development, systems engineering, and business development focused on the global service provider market. At Silver Peak, Bob is Vice President, Chief Technologist for service providers where he serves as the technical lead on Silver Peak’s service provider practice responsible for building new business as well as network functions virtualization ecosystem partner development.   Prior to Silver Peak, Bob held senior positions at CrossFiber, Ciena, and AT&T Bell Laboratories / Lucent Technologies. Bob holds a MSEE from Stanford University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.


Ritesh Mukherjee,
Director of Product Management, 128 Technology

Ritesh Mukherjee is Director of Product Management leading routing technology strategy at 128 Technology. His expertise includes routing/switching, data center, cloud, SDN/NFV, and IoT.   Prior to 128 Technology, Ritesh was Director, Network Solutions at Huawei leading the technical solutions team and Manager, Product Management at Cisco leading the software operating systems group. Ritesh holds a PhD in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal.


Sanjay Uppal,
CEO and Co-founder, VeloCloud

Sanjay is the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud where he leads the team that is working to Re-Invent WAN and transform how businesses connect. Prior to VeloCloud, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay also spent time at Citrix through the acquisition he negotiated with Caymas where he was President and CEO. At Citrix, he defined the product strategy and go to market for the Access Management, Delivery Controller and WAN acceleration product lines. Prior, Sanjay served in executive roles at Webvan (Vice President of Engineering and Business Development) and at Hewlett-Packard where he initiated and rapidly grew Internet Infrastructure as a profitable new business for HP. He holds an MS from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology   Sanjay is involved in the application of internet and mobile technology to solve energy problems in emerging countries. He also enjoys bicycling, running, gadgets, watching cult movies (The Big Lebowski), and gardening with his family.


12.30
Seated Buffet


 

AFTERNOON CHAIRMAN

Amir Zmora,
CEO SwitchRTC & Blogger The NewDialtone

Amir Zmora is CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution. Amir has been working for more than 15 years in the telecommunications industry with strong focus on VoIP and WebRTC.   For the last several years Amir is consulting companies in the fields of WebRTC and SD-WAN. Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company, where he led the BU turnaround from low level SDKs to client solutions and complimentary products.   Amir is the author of TheNewDialTone and co-founder of WebRTCStandards.info and WebRTCIndex.

SD-WAN and the Digital Transformation PART 2
14.00
SD-WAN Service Provider Deployment Examples: a Product Marketing View
Providing a status update and lessons learned from service providers in deploying SD-WANs. Discussing the do’s and dont’s (i.e. pitfalls) and the interest and uptake of enterprise customers. All this from a business and product marketing point of view.
Discussing tomorrow’s trends and evolutions in customer requirements with respect to applications and security.

Johan Witters,

IP Regional PLM for evolution of business services to SDN and NFV,
Nokia
14.20
SD-WAN Reimagined: Converged Global Networking
Discussing how the convergence of Networking and Security in the cloud creates a whole new SD-WAN architecture and value creation opportunities. This architecture goes beyond optimizing branch office connectivity, to support direct internet access with full cloud-based network security stack, extend the WAN to mobile users and cloud infrastructure, and enable MPLS replacement with SLA-backed global backbone.

Yishay Yovel, Vice President, Marketing, Cato Networks

Yishay directs Cato Networks’ worldwide marketing. Yishay was previously the Vice President, Marketing for Trusteer, a financial fraud and advanced malware protection company, acquired by IBM in 2013. Prior to Trusteer, Yishay was Director, Product Marketing at Imperva.   Yishay has over 20 years of experience in marketing and product management for enterprise software solutions in the areas of security, fraud prevention, storage and mobile computing.

14.40
Analysing the Digital Transformation Impact
Detailing the ramifications of Digital Transformation on today’s WANs and the role that cloud management, SDN, NFV and 4G/5G play in delivering a nextgen WAN infrastructure. Exploring the attributes and benefits of real-world software-defined WAN implementations with use cases that span several industries as well as branch, in-vehicle, mobile and IoT deployments.

Todd Krautkremer,
SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development, Cradlepoint

Todd brings thirty years of technology executive experience to Cradlepoint where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy, M&A activities and strategic partnerships.   Prior to Cradlepoint, he was CMO at Pertino (acquired by Cradlepoint in 2015), a pioneer in software-defined cloud networking. Previous roles include COO at Red Lambda, CEO at Gearworks (acquired), VP of Worldwide Marketing at Packeteer (IPO, acquired), and VP of Marketing at Sync Research (IPO, acquired).   Earlier in his career, Todd held engineering, product management and regional sales roles at AT&T and Siemens Communications Systems. He is currently a co-founder and board member of the Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory, a non-profit C-level mentoring organization for stage software companies in Minnesota, and holds two patents for application-based managed network services.

15.00
An Outcome Driven Approach to SD-WAN
Exploring how an outcome-driven approach can provide enterprises a better measure of the impact SD-WAN can have on the business, and SD-WAN approaches that would best enable it.


Sanjay Uppal,
CEO and Co-founder, VeloCloud

Sanjay is the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud where he leads the team that is working to Re-Invent WAN and transform how businesses connect. Prior to VeloCloud, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay also spent time at Citrix through the acquisition he negotiated with Caymas where he was President and CEO. At Citrix, he defined the product strategy and go to market for the Access Management, Delivery Controller and WAN acceleration product lines. Prior, Sanjay served in executive roles at Webvan (Vice President of Engineering and Business Development) and at Hewlett-Packard where he initiated and rapidly grew Internet Infrastructure as a profitable new business for HP. He holds an MS from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology   Sanjay is involved in the application of internet and mobile technology to solve energy problems in emerging countries. He also enjoys bicycling, running, gadgets, watching cult movies (The Big Lebowski), and gardening with his family.

15.20
Coffee Break
15.50
SD-WAN Fabric as-a-Service
Addressing how SD-WAN technology can be used as a fabric to connect users to applications in the cloud and enable a Digital Enterprise. Describing how this SD-WAN fabric can be offered as-a-service from systems integrators offering SD-WAN as a managed service.

Ramesh Prabagaran, Vice President of Product Management, Viptela

Ramesh Prabagaran has a track record of bringing disruptive and innovative networking products to market focused on carriers and enterprises.   Prior to getting acquired into Cisco, Ramesh was part of the founding team at Viptela and served as Vice President of Product Management and Partnerships at Viptela driving the product strategy, go-to-market and key technology partnerships. Before that, Ramesh was at Juniper Networks as a senior product line manager establishing the product vision for enterprise and datacenter routing products (M and MX Series), and WAN-focused solutions for Fortune 100 companies.  Ramesh holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

16.10
Bringing Dev Ops to Network Operations through SD-WAN
Discussing how dev ops can be brought down to network operations. Considering the broad networking/LAN/WAN/cloud/security technological and organisational impacts.

Frank Lyonnet, Deputy CTO, Riverbed

16.30
Seamless Migration of Enterprise Apps from WAN-Edge to Cloud
Demonstrating how organizations with distributed data centres and networks can treat the cloud like any other WAN link, which means seamless access to SaaS apps and cloud apps running in AWS and Azure via secure and reliable connection.

Atchison Frazer, Head of Marketing, Talari Networks

Atchison Frazer brings over 20 years of IT strategic marketing expertise to SD-WAN innovator Talari, most recently as CMO of Xangati, a hybrid-cloud IT infrastructure performance management software provider acquired by Virtual Instruments.  Prior to Xangati, Atchison was global marketing leader for ADC-vendor KEMP Technologies and also Gnodal Ltd, a UK innovator of HPC data-fabric technology and HFT fintech infrastructure (now part of supercomputing leader Cray).

Scaling issues SESSION
16.50
Taking Enterprise SD-WAN Services to Large Scale Deployment
Historically, scalability has primarily focused on data and control plane elements of a network service. With the advent of automated services like SD-WAN, new dimensions of scalability related to the management domain have risen to paramount importance. Looking at what is required to scale revenues for the Managed Service Provider in this new era. Specific consideration will be given to the TM Forum Business Process Framework and how that drives requirements for automation systems.

Chris Lewis,
Cisco
17.10
The SD-WAN Building Blocks
How a customer can build an efficient and standard-based SD-WAN solution. What are the components of a SD-WAN solution, what are those interchangeable, how it can be integrated in a network, how it can scale.

Nicolas Marcoux,
Juniper Networks

Nicolas has 10 years experience in networking starting in Orange and then for the last 6 years at Juniper Networks. He has been working primarily on routing and more recently he has been focusing on SDN topics and been deeply involved in key EMEA SDN projects.


17.30 ROUND TABLE SECURITY ISSUES
  • How to handle network firewalls, malware protection, web content-filtering, and device authentication
  • Different options to provide enhanced security at the branch with SD-WAN
  • Advanced security network services


MODERATOR

Amir Zmora,
CEO SwitchRTC & Blogger The NewDialtone

Amir Zmora is CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution. Amir has been working for more than 15 years in the telecommunications industry with strong focus on VoIP and WebRTC.   For the last several years Amir is consulting companies in the fields of WebRTC and SD-WAN. Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company, where he led the BU turnaround from low level SDKs to client solutions and complimentary products.   Amir is the author of TheNewDialTone and co-founder of WebRTCStandards.info and WebRTCIndex.


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.


Dave Chen, ACSP Product Marketing Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Dave Chen is a Product Marketing Manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, a leading provider of next-generation network solutions for the digital enterprise.  He specializes in helping customers solve mobility challenges with their branch and traditional infrastructure, especially as it relates to #GenMobile, a type of tech-savvy employees who rely on their mobile devices for work and personal use.   Dave has held a variety of positions encompassing product, sales, and enablement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hewlett-Packard Inc., and Aruba Networks. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science.


Yishay Yovel, Vice President, Marketing, Cato Networks

Yishay directs Cato Networks’ worldwide marketing. Yishay was previously the Vice President, Marketing for Trusteer, a financial fraud and advanced malware protection company, acquired by IBM in 2013. Prior to Trusteer, Yishay was Director, Product Marketing at Imperva.   Yishay has over 20 years of experience in marketing and product management for enterprise software solutions in the areas of security, fraud prevention, storage and mobile computing.


Karl Brown, Sr. Director of Product Management, NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix

As part of the Citrix networking products team, Karl is responsible for product management and solution architectures for the NetScaler SD-WAN family. Mr. Brown has almost 20 years of experience in networking, spanning wired and wireless, voice and data, as well as enterprise, system vendor and service provider environments. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Brown held marketing positions at Nuance Communications, Nortel Networks, and some successful Silicon Valley startups.   His professional experiences are complemented with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as an MBA from Indiana University.


Luc Imbert, VP Technology and Growth, Jaguar Network


18.30


18.30
End of Conference Day Two


Wine Show