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The Interoperability Challenge.
26/28 SEPT 2018 / NOVOTEL CONVENTION & SPA PARIS CDG
Wednesday 26 September 2018 | Day One

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 08.00
  • Tutorial from 10.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.00
  • Seated Buffet: 12.30
  • End of conference: 18.10
  • Welcome Reception & Social Event: from 19.00

SD-WAN TUTORIAL PRESENTED BY 

Carsten Rossenhoevel,
Managing Director, EANTC

Carsten Rossenhövel is Managing Director and co-founder of EANTC AG (European Advanced Networking Test Center). Based in Berlin, Germany, EANTC is a test lab specializing in telecommunication technologies and offers vendor-neutral network testing services for manufacturers, service providers, and enterprise customers.   In this role Carsten has over 20 years of experience in telecommunication networks testing and is responsible for EANTC's business development and marketing. His technical areas of expertise include Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and transport network solutions (MPLS; SDN; Carrier Ethernet).   Before joining EANTC, he studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and worked as a Software Engineer as well as Consultant in the financial services and media sector. In 1999 he founded EANTC together with Gabriele Schrenk and Herbert Almus.

10.00
Welcome and Introduction
10.10
Short overview of basic SD-WAN principles
10.25
A Year On: Where SD-WAN Stands Today
  • Changes in the SD-WAN landscape in the past 12 months
  • State of adoption
10.40
Answering Demands with SD-WAN
  • Where SD-WAN makes a difference
  • Areas of application
11.00
Coffee Break/Exhibition
11.30
Testing SD-WAN: Why We Tested What We Tested
  • Key points to verify and the reason why
11.50
Results
  • Demonstration and analyses of EANTC’s recent tests with leading SD-WAN vendors
  • What the findings reveal about the state of SD-WAN
12.15
Outlook
  • Expected future trends
12.25
Wrap-up
12.30
Seated Buffet


 
Afternoon Chairman
Amir Zmora,
Consultant & Blogger, TheNewDialtone & SDnetIndex

Amir Zmora is consulting companies in the fields of SD-WAN and WebRTC. Until recently, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow to which he consults today.   Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company   Amir is the author of TheNewDialTone and founder of several technology and informational websites around SD-WAN and WebRTC, among others, SDnetIndex which offers a structured free listing of SD-WAN related products and services.


OPENING SESSION
Which future for SD-WAN?

14.00

Roy Chua, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, SDxCentral

Roy Chua is co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SDxCentral, a leading B2B technology media company focused on providing independent, trusted, news coverage and cutting-edge research on software-defined infrastructure.   Roy has 20+ years of experience in enterprise SaaS, cloud computing, networking and security, and has co-founded companies in the networking, security and identity management space. In addition, Roy has held executive roles at early software-defined infrastructure companies, and enterprise SaaS companies.


KEYNOTES Session
14.20
Solving SD-WAN Interoperation Challenge with Open Source Collaboration
Covering SD-WAN solution and the use of Intent-Driven Network (IDN) for simplified, fast, efficient interconnection with ultimate experience. Discussing SD-WAN deployment and operation challenges including interoperability and the need of E2E automation across carriers, networks, domains, and layers. Providing an overview of using ONAP for E2E automation across carriers and domains to realize cross-layer VPN automation.

Nermin Mohamed, Vice President, Solutions Strategy and Marketing, Strategy & Business Development, Products & Solutions, Huawei

Dr. Nermin is VP Solutions and Marketing at Huawei USA. In her role, she is leading solution strategy and opensource engagement for network and business transformation. During her 20+ years of experience, Nermin has held a number of senior positions in telecom industry as well as academia including Nortel Networks, Ericsson, and Alexandria University.   Nermin holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

14.40
End-to-End Software-Defined Business Networking
Demonstrating how SD-CORE, a carrier-grade, software-based global network that brings the value of software-defined infrastructure to the network core, works with SD-WAN to form a true end-to-end software-defined business network.

Paul Dawes,
CEO, Mode

Paul Dawes is the CEO of MODE. Paul has created, managed, and sold technology products and services for the past 25 years in Silicon Valley.  Paul served as CEO and then General Manager for icontrol networks, a leading provider of SaaS IoT smart home software, purchased by Comcast in 2017. Paul led the sales team at Liberate, closing deals with the largest US cable operators, and enabling Liberate’s 1999 IPO.

Technology Challenges Session
15.00
Taking Advantage of SR & MPLS Networks
How can SDWAN solutions use paths within the providers network to meet SLAs with guaranteed up time, bandwidth, latency? Exploring the ability of an SDWAN solution to programatically request and use paths over internet that meet specific SLA needs.

Darren Dukes, Principal Engineer, Cisco

Darren Dukes is a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems. Over the past 20+ years he has designed and built Enterprise and Service Provider networking software covering a wide array of products and technologies. From IKEv2 standardization and IPsec VPNs, through industry leading firewalls, large scale core routers, and Enterprise class routing and switching systems, Darren has lead designs across the networking stack.   Currently Darren is working on Segment Routing and solutions that support network programming. Defining and developing Enterprise Networking solutions that are simple, scalable and programmable is his primary focus.

15.20
Delivering Application Assurance with SD-WAN
Broadband comes with a unique set of challenges for today’s distributed enterprises, which require a specific set of technology solutions. Discussing these challenges facing enterprises today and highlighting the most important technologies needed to provide application assurance.

Nick Coval, Sr Network Architect, Hughes

Nick is an seasoned Enterprise Architect who has, for over 17 years, been building complex enterprise-class network solutions for large organizations with distributed locations and workforces. He is a passionate technologist with a progressive vision for developing solutions with the customer and end-user objectives in mind.   Throughout his career, he has held a variety of roles, including engineering management, product line management, marketing and business development.  In his current role at Hughes, he is the Chief Architect for the Enterprise Solutions division focusing on emerging technologies in Cloud, SDN, SD-WAN, Application Assurance, NFV, WAN Optimization and network security. Nick also leads the product and service development for the HughesON™ Managed SD-WAN solution.

15.40
IPv6 with SD-WAN
The challenges with respect to IPv6 in the underlay.
Which services and scenarios could be taken to deploy IPv6.
How to handle LAN/WAN scenario’s.
Security implications with IPv6 deployments.

Wim Henderickx, Director Network Consulting Engineering, Nuage Networks from 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.

16.00
SD-WAN GWs vs SD-WAN Hub Nodes for Connecting Disjoint Network Domains
Describing the different schemes to interconnect SD-WAN domains to legacy CPEs residing in MPLS networks.

Pierre-Henri Bourdiol, Consulting Engineer, Versa Networks

Pierre-Henri Bourdiol holds the position of EMEA Senior Systems Engineer at Versa Networks since 2014 and brings 20+ years of experience in the networking industry across various technology fields.   Prior to Versa, Pierre-Henri spent 7 years at Acme Packet as EMEA Solutions Architect - Director, and 6 years at Juniper Networks as Senior Systems Engineer.

16.20
Designing the Network for the Digital Transformation
Digital transformation is driving further cloud adoption. Legacy connectivity options, such as public internet or MPLS, were not designed for Cloud/SaaS. Hear more about how a digital-native network drives a digital-native enterprise.

Lisette Sens, Channel Director, Aryaka

As Channel Director for Aryaka, Lisette is responsible for the recruitment and engagement of Aryaka’s partner community across EMEA and has over twenty years of experience in the technology sector.   Within her previous roles, in both technology start-ups and market leading technology firms, Lisette built successful sales channels, doubled revenues and developed strategic alliance partnerships. A seasoned business academic, Lisette holds an MBA from University of Oregon.

16.40
Coffee Break/Exhibition



17.10 DEBATE
The role of the Self-Service Portal as Part of a Managed Service
Is the management of the service really being handed over to the customer or is there a clear line emerging in the management demarcation?
Moderator
Amir Zmora,
Consultant & Blogger, TheNewDialtone & SDnetIndex

Amir Zmora is consulting companies in the fields of SD-WAN and WebRTC. Until recently, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow to which he consults today.   Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company   Amir is the author of TheNewDialTone and founder of several technology and informational websites around SD-WAN and WebRTC, among others, SDnetIndex which offers a structured free listing of SD-WAN related products and services.


Roy Chua, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, SDxCentral

Roy Chua is co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at SDxCentral, a leading B2B technology media company focused on providing independent, trusted, news coverage and cutting-edge research on software-defined infrastructure.   Roy has 20+ years of experience in enterprise SaaS, cloud computing, networking and security, and has co-founded companies in the networking, security and identity management space. In addition, Roy has held executive roles at early software-defined infrastructure companies, and enterprise SaaS companies.


Claudio Scola,
Director of Product Management, EMEA, CenturyLink

Claudio Scola heads the Product Management team for CenturyLink and is responsible for go-to-market strategy and planning for network based services.   Claudio has over 25 years’ experience in the international telecommunications industry, spending the last 16 years bringing new products and services to market and growing them into key revenue streams for the business.   Prior to joining CenturyLink, Claudio served in various product related roles for Tata Communications, Level 3, Easynet, Interoute and Cable & Wireless, bringing Internet and network services to the international enterprise and wholesale market with particular experience in the European managed network services.  Claudio is British and based in CenturyLink’s EMEA regional headquarters in London.  


Hector Avalos, VP Strategy & Business Development, 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.


Fahim Sabir, Director Architecture and Development, Colt

Fahim is Director of Architecture and Development at Colt, responsible for the delivery of next generation connectivity service platforms, specializing in SDN and NFV technologies. Fahim is passionate about driving industry initiatives and is a leader in Colt’s work with industry partners and bodies to standardise on key elements to enable easier integration.   Fahim has almost two decades experience in telecoms, managed IT and network services, and cloud computing, focusing on the architecture, development and operation of complex platforms, with a keen interest in orchestration, automation and interoperability.  


Tony Sarathchandra,
Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks

Tony Sarathchandra, as Director of Product Management at Juniper Networks, leads Cloud Services, SD-WAN and NFV/SDN solutions across the company’s product portfolio. In this role, he’s responsible for defining overall solution strategy, roadmap and delivery timelines based on customer requirements across both key service provide and enterprise customer segments.   Prior to Juniper Tony has held product management, product marketing and business development roles at Cisco Systems and Nortel Networks spanning over 16 years. Tony holds a Bachelors in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.


18.30

19.00
End of Conference Day One

Social Event