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Extending the Perimeter
FIRST VIRTUAL EDITION 26/27 MAY 2021


CONFERENCE AGENDA DAY ONE

  • Paris CET Time  Time Converter

  • Start of the Conference 09.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 18.00
  • Live Debate from 15.30 to 16.10

MORNING SESSIONS



Tutorial Part I
09.00
Understanding the Concept of SASE
This session reviews the basic principles of SASE, the pros and cons of its architecture and the different deployment options. It also looks into the relationship between SD-WAN, security and SASE.
  • How SASE connects Users & Devices with Service & Applications securely and reliably.
  • Having a look into the Service Edge of SASE and the different approaches vendors and service providers have for this part of their SASE services.
  • Discussing the pros and cons of the SASE architecture and the different deployment options.
  • Considering the relationship between SD-WAN, security and SASE.

Sorell Slaymaker,
Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Sorell Slaymaker has 30 years of experience designing, building, securing, and operating IP networks and the communication services that run across them. His mission is to help make communication easier, cheaper and more secure since he believes that the more we communicate, the better we are.  Prior to joining TechVision Research, Sorell was an Evangelist for 128 Technology which is a routing and security software company. Prior to that, Sorell was a Gartner analyst covering enterprise networking, security, and communications. Sorell also led architecture teams at Target, Travelers, Cigna and United Health.   Sorell is an IT Architect with a focus on network, security, and communications architecture. He specializes in IT Architecture – Network Architecture, SIP Trunking, Contact Centers, Unified Communications, and Security Architecture.


Amir Zmora,
CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora is CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the world’s first Open Source SD-WAN & SASE.  Before starting flexiWAN, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow. Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company.

Tutorial Part II
09.35
A Standard for SASE Managed Services
Many enterprises will delegate their SASE requirements to service providers which will ultimately drive the emergence of a large market for SASE managed services.
  • Developing a standard to define the underlying constructs, terminology and attributes for SASE managed services.
  • Outlining and explaining the thinking behind the concepts defined in the current MEF work built upon the convergence of security, connectivity and policy inherent in any SASE managed service.
  • Describing, in the context of other ongoing MEF work to define a standardized Zero Trust Framework, security for application flows in SD-WAN, and the latest release of the MEF 70.x SD-WAN attributes and service definition.

Daniel Bar-Lev,
VP Strategic Programs, Business Development EMEA, MEF

As Vice President Strategic Programs, 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.


Neil Danilowicz,
Standards Co-Editor, MEF
10.10
Coffee/Networking Break
Chairman
Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.




10.30

Justin Barney, Vice President, Global Enterprise Networks Sales, Cisco

Justin Barney is Vice President of Global Intent-Based Networking (IBN) Sales at Cisco. With over 20 years of executive sales leadership experience with enterprises and service providers, Justin leads a global team responsible for accelerating IBN sales worldwide, driving cross-functional IBN sales initiatives across regions, overseeing plans for business expansion through internal alliances, and maintaining pipeline visibility and forecasting.   Justin joined Cisco in 2020 as Managing Director of the Global Routing and SD-WAN Sales Team. Before Cisco, he was Chief Revenue Officer for Pulse Secure, a leading cybersecurity software company. From 2011 to 2018, Justin was CEO of ScaleArc where he led its go-to-market strategy and operations. Prior to ScaleArc, Justin was Vice President of Software Sales in the Americas at Juniper Networks through the acquisition of Ankeena. He has also held sales leadership positions at Citrix Systems.   He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

10.50

Kumar Ramachandran,
SVP of Products for SD-WAN and SASE, Palo Alto Networks

Kumar serves as Senior Vice President of Products for SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) products. Kumar co-founded CloudGenix (now Prisma SD-WAN) in March 2013 and was its CEO, establishing the category of SD-WAN. Prior to founding CloudGenix (now Prisma SD-WAN), Kumar held leadership roles in Product Management and Marketing for the multi-billion dollar branch routing and WAN optimization businesses at Cisco.   Prior to Cisco, he managed applications and infrastructure for companies such as Citibank and Providian Financial. Kumar holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Bombay.

11.10

Milind Mohile, Vice President, Product Management, Citrix
11.30

John Maddison, CMO and Executive VP, Products, Fortinet

John Maddison has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Industries. He joined Fortinet in 2012 to lead Cloud/SaaS Security development teams and is now the Chief Marketing Officer and EVP Products.  He previously held executive leadership positions at Trend Micro focused on Advanced Threat Research and Cloud Delivered Security Services. He started his career with Lucent Technologies Mobile Division, Hewlett Packard Software and Cable & Wireless Global Networking. John holds a B.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Plymouth University, United Kingdom.

11.50

Neil Thacker,
CISO EMEA, Netskope

Neil Thacker is CISO, EMEA for Netskope. Neil holds over 20 years’ experience in the information security industry with previous roles at Swiss Re, Deutsche Bank and Camelot Group.   Neil is advisory board member to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), advisory board member to NeuroCyber, advisor to ENISA (EU agency for Cybersecurity) and co-founder and board member to the Security Advisor Alliance (SAA). Neil is CISSP, CIPP/E and CEH certified and is a frequent speaker and author of cybersecurity, data protection and privacy-related content.


12.10
Lunch/Networking Break

AFTERNOON SESSIONS



14.00

Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.





14.20
SASE: Is it “Secure Access Service Edge” or “So Another Superfluous Effort”?
Since being coined in mid-2019, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) has been embraced by nearly thirty vendors by our count as the best path forward for enterprises. But is it? The networking and – perhaps egregiously at times – the security industry is riddled with hot buzzwords and overinflated expectations. The cynic could quickly think of SASE as “So Another Superfluous Effort.”

Mauricio Sanchez, Research Director, Network Security and Data Center Dell'Oro Group

Mauricio Sanchez joined Dell’Oro Group in 2020, and is responsible for Network Security & Data Center Appliance market research program, as well as Security Access and Service Edge (SASE) Advanced Research Report.  He brings over 20 years of experience as an executive manager in networking and security technologies, products, and solutions spanning data center, campus, and mobile architectures. Mr. Sanchez helps shape the coverage of next-generation networking architectures and services models.  Mr. Sanchez’s research and analysis has been widely cited in leading trade and business publications. Mr. Sanchez is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.

14.40
The CISO Future of Trust Playbook Demands a “Software-Defined Secure Access Approach”
Security has been thrust to centre stage as a fundamental enabler for new business models. Companies need to demonstrate that they can be trusted, not just from a security perspective but in a much more holistic sense. What better way to enforce trusted access than zero-trust concepts in a Software-defined Secure Access (SDSA) security framework?

Joel Stradling,
Research Director, European Security, IDC
15.00
Coffee/Networking Break


What is SASE: an Architecture or a Product?
What problem is SASE aiming to solve? Is it a solution looking for a problem, or is there truly a use case that only SASE can address?

Where do other hot technologies like SD-WAN, Zero-Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA), and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) fit in? Are older technologies like VPNs, Secure Web Gateways (SWG), and firewalls dead?
Chairman
Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink

Roy Chua is Founder and Principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research group. Prior to co-founding SDxCentral and running its research and product teams, Roy was a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting.  As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at technology events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading online publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.





16.15
Cloud Connections: the Next Beachhead for Managed Network Services
Learn how enterprise IT cloud adoption is changing the fundamental requirements of the WAN and how the deployment of an SD-WAN networking fabric and SASE framework can enable service providers to deliver sustainable value to enterprises.

Saurabh Sandhir, Head, Product Management, Nuage Networks from Nokia
16.35
Transitioning to a SASE Architecture
As Zero Trust is not a product, but a series of guiding principles and effective measures, so too is Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), the latest buzz term in the security industry. Success with SASE likely means different things to different organizations depending on their unique needs.

Mike Spanbauer, Security Expert, Juniper Networks

Mike Spanbauer is a security expert for Juniper Networks security organization. Mike’s work and expertise in network and security advisory, consulting, and product strategy over the last 25 years provides a breadth of perspective across network and security execution, as well as approaches to solve for operational and governance needs that organizations face.  Throughout his career, Mike has possessed a passion to help guide organizations to make well-informed decisions that ensure delivery on their intended technical outcomes. He brings this passion to Juniper’s customers, partners, and prospects, listening to their needs and challenges

16.55
End of Day One