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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: 12.00
  • End of conference: 17.30
  • Wine Show/Cocktail: 18.30/20.30
 

MORNING CHAIRMAN

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

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.

Speaker from Infovista
08.50
Carrefour Use Case: End to end Software Defined
VNF implementation
Performance issues
Orchestration

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.  


OSS, management & orchestration SESSION
09.10
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.

Long Hua,

Huawei
09.30
MEF's SD-WAN Use Case: Lifecycle Service Orchestration
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).

Pascal Menezes,
CTO, MEF

Pascal serves as CTO and Advisory Director for MEF and is a former Principal at Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group.   Pascal is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager and seasoned IP architect with decades of experience in internetworking, next-generation information systems, and communication architectures.   As the founder of TSCM Technology he is focused on the building of cloud scale architectures and real-time media networks using Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO).   As one of the leading industry experts in Unified Communication (UC) and SDN he is a UCStrategies Expert, pioneer of Unified Communications (UC and Software Defined Networks (SDN), Chair of UC SDN Task Group at International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC), Vice-Chair of Open Network Foundation (ONF) NBI Working Group and Co-Founder and former Vice-Chair of Wi-Fi Alliance Task Group Mobile Multimedia Over Wi-Fi.   Pascal has done five startups with multiple successes, has received numerous industry awards and has presented extensively in numerous events globally . Pascal holds 4 patents with 25 additional patents pending and has co-authored many standards in the IETF, MEF, IMTC and Broadband Forum (MPLS).

09.50
Coffee Break
10.20
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.

10.40
Cloud Management for Telco SD-WAN
Focusing on automation (provisioning, configuration process), image management, auto scaling, administration & monitoring of virtual appliances, analytics and security.

Ganesh Narayan,
Technology Architect, Infosys

Ganesh Narayan is a seasoned technology architect with Infosys with close to 12 years of experience in conceptualizing solutions and delivering them. He has worked with telecom service providers and OEM vendors across US, UK and Australia. He is working with the SDN/NFV practice at Infosys building world class solutions for Tier-1 Service Providers.


11.00 PANEL SD-WAN at the Edge
  • HW versus SW
  • Capabilities of SD-WAN edge devices

12.00
Seated Buffet


 

AFTERNOON CHAIRMAN

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.

SD-WAN and the Digital Transformation
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.

Ken Hosac,
VP of Business Development, Cradlepoint

At Cradlepoint, Ken is responsible for driving strategic industry partnerships to accelerate the company’s market growth and leadership. He frequently represents the company at industry conferences and events, and served on the original Advisory Board for the IoT/M2M Evolution Magazine.   Ken holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Stanford University.

15.00
Coffee Break
15.30
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.

Ariful Huck, Viptela

Ariful Huq is a Principal Product Manager at Viptela and has 10+ years of experience across Product Management, Sales Engineering, Customer Support and Network Engineering roles. At Viptela Arif manages their software and virtualized solutions.  Prior to Viptela Arif was a senior product manager at Juniper where he managed the industry leading MX product line.

Scaling issues SESSION
15.50
Taking Enterprise SD-WAN Services to Large Scale Deployment
Reviewing the latest developments in application recognition and classification (NBAR2 and Software Defined Application Visibility), scalable QoS (Easy QoS), performance monitoring (Easy PM) and traffic steering (Intelligent Path Control).

Chris Lewis,
Cisco
16.10
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.


16.30 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


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.


17.30


19.30
End of Conference Day One


Wine Show and Cocktail