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The Interoperability Challenge.
26/28 SEPT 2018 / NOVOTEL CONVENTION & SPA PARIS CDG
Thursday 27 September 2018 | Day Two

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 08.00
  • Conference from 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 08.30 to 19.00
  • Seated Buffet: 12.30
  • End of conference: 18.50
  • Cocktail: 18.50
 
Chairman
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.


Management & Orchestration Session
08.30
Virtual Networks Orchestration: Radical Automation of Network Service Chaining
Discussing automation across the full life cycle of end-end Network Services as they live in the cloud, from design, over development, validation, and execution towards the Networks.
Describing use cases.

Jason Sones, NFV Subject Matter Expert, Nokia

Jason is a Cloud NFV Subject Matter Expert at Nokia. He provides consultation on Nokia's Virtual Networks Orchestration (VNO) solution deploying SD-WAN and DC services to provide end-to-end packet flow while also interconnecting and deploying Value-Added Services. Prior to working in orchestration, Jason was a leader in VNF CSAR design. This experience has allowed Jason to have a unique full perspective of NFV management and orchestration.   Jason is also a strong believer in open communities. He was a mentor and speaker at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. He co-organized the first official OpenStack Days in Canada and continues to be a part of the OpenStack Canada community.   Jason was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with the highest standing in Electrical Engineering.

08.50
Next Gen Master Orchestrator for Multi-Vendor SD-WAN Ecosystem
There is a strong need for a NextGen solution which can operate multiple vendor components in the overall SD-WAN ecosystem through standard protocols and APIs. The two key components which are critical to a Next Gen Multi-vendor SD-WAN Solution are Master Orchestrator and Unified Portal.

Manish Aggarwal, Assistant Vice President – Technology, Aricent

Manish Aggarwal is a Assistant Vice President – Technology, in Aricent, a global design and engineering company, and has 18 years of industry experience in Datacom & Telecom Domain.   In Aricent, he is working as Solution Architect and his responsibilities include technology consulting, solution creation & service offering definition in area of SDN, NFV, Cloud & DevOps. He has extensive experience on Openstack, ONOS, CORD, OpenDayLight, OpenContrail and SDWAN. He also has significant knowledge and experience in architecture, product development and integration services for different kind of Switching / Routing Solutions in Access, Aggregation & Core networks.   He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi.

09.10
SD-WAN & Software-defined Branch
Describing the benefits of a common platform supporting SD-WAN and SD-Branch services, with a shared control and management planes.

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.

Service Provider Managed SD-WAN Session
09.30
The Autonomous Network: Concept to Reality
The notion of automation, and its adjacent concepts of self-provisioning, self-diagnosing, and self-healing, have been around for some time. The latest technologies have turned fanciful notion into palpable reality. Examining the process of this transformation.

Nithin Michael, CTO and Co-Founder, Mode

Nithin Michael is the CTO and co-­Founder of MODE. MODE is a commercial implementation of Nithin’s graduate work at Cornell with advisor, and now MODE co-founder, Kevin Tang.  Nithin received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Cornell University.

09.50
Update on the Successes and Challenges of Managed SDWAN Services
What are the main reasons for MNCs to move to SD-WAN
What are the most important features and things MNCs are looking for in the vendor/service provider
What are the concerns & challenges MNCs have
What are the typical deployment milestones

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.  

10.10
Coffee Break/Exhibition
10.40
The Need for integration and Flexibility from SP Point of View
SD-WAN solution will need to be integrated into SP ecosystem in multiple ways. To outline some examples : MPLS network integration to take advantage of the inherent SP MPLS benefits, or Northbound with API integration for smooth automation, or how to leverage auto-generated UI pages to expose new features.

Nicolas Marcoux,
Consulting Systems Engineer, Juniper Networks

Nicolas is a Consulting Engineer at Juniper Networks. He has 12 years experience in networking. He has been working primarily on routing topics and last 4 years extensively working on SDN and SD-WAN projects

Security Session
11.00
From SD-WAN to Full-featured, Cloud-ready “Secure SD-WAN”
Dispersed corporate networks with optimized SaaS- and IaaS-connectivity add new challenges for IT infrastructure. Demonstrating how to implement seamless Branch-to-Branch-, Branch-to-Cloud-, and even Cloud-to-Cloud connectivity – quickly, safely, and economically.

Christophe Rup, Pre Sales Engineer, Barracuda Networks

Graduated of Telecom Lille, Christophe Rup started his career in 2001 at Dimension Data, before joining Netasq in 2002, first as a Support Engineer, then as a Training Engineer, before taking over the responsibility of pre-sales team in 2009. He had held this position for 4 years before joining Barracuda Networks.

11.20
Embedded SD-WAN Security
Focusing on the need for an embedded SD-WAN security in the context of the below three aspects:
The enterprise overall security posture/architecture.
Gartner’s suggested architectures for implementing SD-WAN security.
Overall visibility and management.

Ronen Shpirer, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

Ronen Shpirer is responsible for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Cloud solutions marketing for Fortinet in EMEA. Ronen has over 20 years of international pre-sales and marketing experience in networkingand security in the CSP markets and enterprise markets.   Prior to joining Fortinet, he worked for a number of leading networking and VAS companies including Motorola, Cisco Systems, Bay Networks, and Comverse.   Ronen Shpirer holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Shpirer is based at Fortinet’s EMEA headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.


11.40 PANEL
Interoperability Issues
Is cross-vendor interoperability something we should expect?
Should northbound APIs allow for management/controller compatibility?
What should standard bodies be working on for interoperability?
Moderator
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.


Gary Barton, Principal Analyst, GlobalData

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.


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.


12.30
Seated Buffet


SD-WAN at the Edge Session
14.00
Measuring Internet Latency
Presenting a meta-analysis of last and middle-mile network performance metrics. Using this analysis to give context to the trajectory of the SD-WAN market, and to emphasize the need for SD-CORE.

Nithin Michael, CTO and Co-Founder, Mode

Nithin Michael is the CTO and co-­Founder of MODE. MODE is a commercial implementation of Nithin’s graduate work at Cornell with advisor, and now MODE co-founder, Kevin Tang.  Nithin received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from Cornell University.


Steve Garson, CEO, SD-WAN Experts

Steve Garson is a leading expert on SD-WAN and Managed Security Infrastructure for global enterprise networks.   He is a regular contributor to the widely read NetworkWorld - Ask the WAN Expert column.

14.20
Moving Beyond the Router to an Application-driven SD-WAN Edge
By integrating SD-WAN, WAN optimization, routing and security into an advanced application-driven SD-WAN edge, enterprises can centrally orchestrate WAN management, accelerate time to value and realize greater business agility.

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.

14.40
Application QoE and Security in the Context of SD-WAN
How to scale for large enterprises? How to bring security (FW, SWG ...)?
How to guarantee the Quality of Experience for time sensitive applications, in regards of Business Priorities?
New challenges that SD-WAN solutions need to address now.

Sylvain Quartier, SVP Enterprises Solutions, Infovista

Mr. Quartier oversees InfoVista’s global product management, product marketing and strategic alliances activities. Since joining the company in 2002, he has held a number of other positions in R&D and product management. Mr. Quartier’s prior industry experience encompasses various engineering, sales engineering and product management roles, including head of product management at TraceOne, a global leader in collaborative and SaaS solutions for the private label and branded goods industry.   He previously co-founded and served as the Chief Technical Officer at Clariteam, a managed service provider supporting quality of service and performance analysis of businesses’ IT systems, and sales engineer at ARCHE Communications, a market-leading French value-added reseller of ICT and network solutions to public and private sector organizations and communications service providers. Mr. Quartier received a master’s degree in network and system engineering from the Engineering School of Information and Digital Technologies (EFREI) in Paris, France.

15.00
The Blueprint for Virtual Cloud Networking
Exploring how SD-WAN architectures of the future will need to seamlessly extend deeper into datacenters, the edge and the cloud for connecting and securing applications, data and users end to end across the entire network.

Sanjay Uppal, VP & GM VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware

Sanjay is VP and General Manager of the VeloCloud Business Unit in the Networking and Security business at VMware, after the acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware in December 2017. Prior to VMware, Sanjay was the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud Networks.   Earlier, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay was at Citrix as VP of the Application Networking business through the acquisition of Caymas Systems where he was President and CEO. In the past, Sanjay has served in executive roles at Webvan (Vice President of Engineering and Business Development) and at Hewlett-Packard where ran the Internet Infrastructure Division as VP & GM prior to his departure in 1999.   He holds an MS in the Management of Technology from Stanford University, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

15.20
Coffee Break/Exhibition
Deployment/Integration/Interconnect SESSION
15.50
MEF's SD-WAN Use Case: Leveraging LSO to Achieve SD-WAN interoperability
Demonstrating how MEF-defined LSO principles can be used to enable orchestration of connectivity services across SD-WANs from different vendors through standardized APIs on the northbound interface of the SD-WAN controllers.

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.

16.10
Openness and Cooperation, Prospering the SD-WAN Industry Ecosystem
Demonstrating how to interconnect with partners and promote the prosperity of the SD-WAN industry ecosystem through a fully-open SD-WAN architecture, ARM64- and x86-based uCPEs, open Agile Controller, and cloud-ready architecture.

Speaker from
Huawei
16.30
New User Experience Challenges
Showing how to ensure SD-WAN transition and operation success by describing practices in service readiness verification before roll out and ongoing monitoring of SD-WAN links.

Nicolas Ribault, Senior Product Manager, Ixia
SD-WAN at Scale SESSION
16.50
SD-WAN without Tunnels
Demonstrating how intelligent session based routing can remove tunnels, reduce bandwidth overhead, enhance scale, enable end-to-end solutions, and supercharge the network.

Ritesh Mukherjee,
Vice President of Product Management, 128 Technology

Ritesh Mukherjee is Vice President of Product Management leading 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 their Technical Solutions Team.  Prior to that he was Manager, Product Management at Cisco responsible for LISP, Multicast, Routing, and other technologies across IOS, NX-OS, and IOS-XR.  Ritesh holds a PhD in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal.

17.10
Large-scale Deployment Architecture Considerations
Deploying SD-WAN on a large enterprise network or providing it as a service to a large enterprise introduces new challenges that are related to the architecture of the SD-WAN solution. There are different approaches to connecting the branches between themselves and connecting them with cloud SaaS applications and data centers. The approach selected will impact the way services are offered, performance and cost.
Reviewing the different approaches as well as their pros and cons.

Speaker from
Hughes
17.30
Scalability and Reliability of SD-WAN Controllers
How can large volumes of performance data be processed quickly? How can the device management scale be quickly expanded without affecting services on the live network? How can the reliability of the entire network be improved?

Speaker from
Huawei


17.50 Panel
SD-WAN Architectures: Pros and Cons
Discussing the architectures vendors and service providers are offering:
  • Centralized architecture with tunnels between the branches
  • Full mesh architecture
  • Hybrid architecture
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.


Johan Witters,

IP Regional PLM for evolution of business services to SDN and NFV,
Nokia

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.


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.


Patrice Boies,
VP, Enterprise Sales, Martello Technologies

As Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Patrice oversees management of sales team and Channel Partners, in order to deliver profitable growth. For several years, Patrice managed a global network or Value Added Resellers, Partners and customers.  Patrice has over 20 years of experience in executive and management positions in sales, marketing and operations in the telecommunications, networking and digital transformation industries.


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.


Sanjay Uppal, VP & GM VeloCloud Business Unit, VMware

Sanjay is VP and General Manager of the VeloCloud Business Unit in the Networking and Security business at VMware, after the acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware in December 2017. Prior to VMware, Sanjay was the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud Networks.   Earlier, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay was at Citrix as VP of the Application Networking business through the acquisition of Caymas Systems where he was President and CEO. In the past, Sanjay has served in executive roles at Webvan (Vice President of Engineering and Business Development) and at Hewlett-Packard where ran the Internet Infrastructure Division as VP & GM prior to his departure in 1999.   He holds an MS in the Management of Technology from Stanford University, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


18.50

18.50
End of Conference Day Two

Cocktail