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Achieving the transition.
Thursday 28 September 2017 | Conference Day Three
  • Registration and welcome coffee from 08.00
  • Beginning of the Conference 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 08.30 to 16.00
  • Seated Buffet: 12.00
  • End of conference: 12.00


Jean-Marc Uzé, Consultant
Service providers and enterprises experiences SESSION
Exponential-e Cloudnet (SD-WAN) and Cloud Service Offering
The importance of an end to end service offering including automation in the WAN, through SD-WAN, as well as automation in the DC to get to an end to end automated business app consumption
The role of the portal in the service offering
The customer and service provider benefit
Future evolution of the product

Chris Christou,

Director of Engineering,

Enterprise Services Innovation through Multi-vendor SD-WAN
Discussing a real-world experience, challenges and benefits of deploying SD-WAN for enterprise services based on lessons learned from an in-production SD-WAN implementation at a tier-1 service provider. Sharing details of the essential capabilities that are enabling the service provider to optimize the value of SD-WAN, including zero-touch provisioning, multi-domain control, chaining, and orchestration. Detailing different use cases.

Menachem Konorty,
Head of Solution Architecture,
Amdocs Network Solutions Group

With over 20 years of experience in OSS and Network arena, Menny Konorty has played a key role as chief architect of some of the industry’s largest network IT and OSS transformation/modernization projects, and has worked closely with over 40 communication service providers across the globe. In his current role as Head of Solution Architecture for Amdocs’ Network Solutions Group, he is responsible for defining the target architecture for the latest, most innovative Amdocs solutions for the open network, including End-to-End Service Orchestration, Enterprise Sales-to-Delivery and Hybrid Networks initiatives.   An expert in SD-WAN, Menny is also playing a principal role in integrating an SD-WAN solution into the architectural blueprint of a leading Tier 1 CSP, as well in developing Amdocs’ overall B2B/Enterprise solution, which includes a starter pack for SD-WAN with key partners.   As one of the original founders of Amdocs’ OSS division, Menny has been instrumental in developing products that now help Amdocs service-provider customers to automate order fulfillment for hundreds of millions of subscribers.   Menny has been an active contributor to various TM Forum Frameworx programs (TAM, SID, eTOM), has issued multiple whitepapers, patents and webinars, and is often asked to brief analysts and lead executive thought-leadership events for C-level service providers.

Telia’s View on How and Why to Implement SD-WAN in (and before) 2017
Drivers for Telia to go for SD-WAN
What did Telia build and how?
What were the organisational challenges in doing so
What were the main technological challenges and how they were addressed?
Telia’s view on future directions for SD-WAN

Janne Mikola,

Offering Manager,

Verizon: Customers Experiences & Feedback
Verizon was the first global operator to launch SD-WAN and a wide range of NFV services hosted in an Openstack cloud.
Reviewing a range of European and global customers using the SD-WAN solutions today. Discussing actual experiences from customers, their feedback and how that drives the future developments.

Peter Konings, Director Products EMEA, Verizon

Peter Konings is Enterprise Networks and Managed Services for EMEA, LATAM and Canada at Verizon and brings with him more than 20 years of product managing IT and Telecom solutions for enterprise customers. In his current role he is responsible for managing the regional requirements for the Verizon global managed network services, enabling products for resellers in region and optimizing access solutions.   Since joining the company in 1998, he has headed up the Global Managed MPLS & Ethernet product teams, the managed services product team for Europe and the European & APAC Advanced Data team for Verizon.   Before this, he has worked as a product manager for data and internet services. Prior to this, Konings worked at Digital Equipment Corporation for the Belgium and Luxembourg region as a Product Manager for UNIX servers, messaging software and Year 2000.   Peter holds a master's degree in applied linguistics from the VUB- University in Brussels. He is based in Brussels.

Coffee Break
Orange: End-user Experience through an Application Driven Architecture
Explaining how to respond to the customers evolution in the Cloud transformation with a Network as a Service (NaaS) approach.
Detailing how an hybrid services strategy allows the evolution towards SD-WAN and SDN. 
Showing how SD-WAN virtualized functions will be embedded in uCPE

Franck Morales, VP Marketing France, BU Connectivity,
Orange Business Services

Within OBS/Business Unit Connectivity, Franck Morales is in charge of developing the portfolio of product & services to meet Orange Business Services customer needs. Main objectives are to maintain OBS market share and to grow the value of our business. Franck was appointed VP Marketing France for Connectivity France in 2013, and then he has positioned an aggressive strategy around Hybrid Networks with Value Added Services, and by managing the evolution towards SDN/NFV technologies. This strategy has enabled OBS to stabilize its position as market leader on the French BtoB market and bring back business growth.  Franck has recently enlarge his responsibility to address as well OBS international customer needs.   With more than 30 years within the Orange Group (Formally France Telecom) Franck has an extensive experience in driving Business Unit.   Before joining OBS, Franck dedicated 12 years to the Mobile Business within Orange France, with several high level responsibilities, such as Wireless Broadband Director for the Business Market, and VP for MVNO & Branded Resellers.   In addition, he also has a solid and widespread, business development experiences with more than 15 years of commercial responsibilities within the BtoB. Franck has spent his all career facing Business customers or managing strategic Partnerships.

SD-WAN: MPLS VPN Service Disruption or Enhancement?
Many proponents see SD-WAN as disruption while others say IPSec tunnels over the Internet will not replace the tried and test MPLS VPN.
Discussing a third way where a hybrid of SDWAN and MPLS provides a managed network service that solves a real root cause problem with MPLS VPNs where customers need more bandwidth but do have the additional budgets.

Peter Agnew,

Senior Manager, Innovation,

Colt Technology Services
Atos: an Enterprise Use Case
Speaker from Atos

11.20 PANEL SD-WAN integration with NFV & SDN: standard interfaces or proprietary?

Seated Buffet

End of the Exhibition