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4TH EDITION. 24/26 SEPTEMBER 2019. NOVOTEL CONVENTION & SPA. PARIS CDG
Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 | Day 2
Wednesday 25 September 2019 | Conference Day 2

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Morning: Conference starts at 08.30
  • Afternoon: Conference starts at 14.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.00
  • Seated Buffet: 12.30
  • End of conference: 17.50
  • Social Event: from 17.50
 
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.

MORNING SESSIONS
Automation
08.30
SD-WAN: Automated Proven Technology
SD-WANs foundation is nothing more than the 'Good-Old’ proven MPLS and IPSEC implementations, but then fully automated to absorb the complexity.
Once it's clear that the foundation is not new, SDNbucks transforms the “Network” that needs applications, towards a customer that uses an “Application” and the network needs to be there as commodity.

Niek Van Der Ven, Founder, Sdnbucks
08.50
Accelerating Global Enterprise SD-WAN Deployments through Automation
Demonstrating how we have automated configuration of cloud-hosted security services and policies to apply network-wide security policies in a matter of minutes instead of weeks or days. Automation not only steamlines IT operations but minimizes human error, ensuring consistent security policy enforcement across the global enterprise.

Nav Chander,
Senior Director for Service Provider Marketing, Silver Peak

Nav Chander is responsible for leading service provider marketing, positioning Silver Peak as a key enabling channel for service providers to expand managed service offerings, become more customer centric and identify new use cases for driving revenue streams.   Prior to joining Silver Peak Chander served as the research manager for enterprise, telecommunications and networking at IDC where he led the managed network services, virtualized services and worldwide networking infrastructure research programs including SD-WAN.   Chander has had over 20 years of product management and product marketing experience in driving new products and services to market at leading and start-up telecom, networking and managed service vendors throughout his career. He has an undergraduate engineering degree and MBA from the University of Ottawa, Canada

09.10
SD-Branch Automation Use Case
uCPE (Universal CPE) is an emerging CPE architecture driven by the need to integrate network services (VNFs) from different suppliers within a single x86 branch appliance in order to simplify the branch CPE complexity, reduce operational costs and increase service agility. Describing a SD-Branch automation example.

Hector Avalos, VP Sales and 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.

09.30
Telia SD-WAN: From Lean Start-up to Maturity
Describing how BSS integration of Telia SD-WAN was heavily extended to allow more in-depth interaction with existing mechanisms like device replacement, device delivery, installation service and so on.

Janne Mikola,
Product Manager, Telia

Janne Mikola is the Product Manager for Telia SD-WAN service, situated in the Technology unit of Telia, in Finland. Originally he started his career as a software developer / programmer, but at the same time Janne wrote his M.Sc. thesis on Software-defined Networking (SDN), especially focusing on consuming its northbound APIs.   Since then, Janne's thesis has been referenced twice in peer-reviewed academic IEEE releases. Programmability of networks has interested Janne from the very beginning, and he believes he was the first person to set up a functioning SDN controller and a set of OpenFlow enabled switches in a lab in whole of Telia.   Nowadays, Janne is leading the development of Telia SD-WAN service, which is built upon Nuage Networks VNS. Janne is based in Tampere, Finland.

09.50
Coffee Break/Exhibition
Open Source
10.20
The Anatomy of Networking Open Source
Reviewing the evolution of open source from being rebellious in nature to mainstream. Going into the different open source components that make a complete networking/SD-WAN stack. Talking about the 3 promises of SD-WAN for enhanced openness and flexibility: Transport agnostic, service provider agnostic and vendor agnostic.

Amir Zmora,
CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the first SD-WAN Open Source. 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.

10.40
VP Innovative Factory
Discussing how open-source and/or vendor solutions can enhance SD-WAN configuration automation. One of today’s SD-WAN benefit is the centralized management of configurations through the use of policy templates. Automation solely performed in this way is a force multiplier, but doing it thoughtlessly can create as many problems as it solves.

Gregory Cauchie, CTO, Italtel France

11.00 Panel
Enterprise & Service Provider Open Source Strategy
Enterprises and service providers have various options when they come to select networking technology and SD-WAN in particular: to use a product of a commercial vendor, to use an open source offered by a commercial vendor with a commercial license, support and other services or to build their own solution using the open source elements available.

Analysing the pros and cons of each option they consider.
Moderator
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.


Amir Zmora,
CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN

Amir Zmora CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the first SD-WAN Open Source. 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.


Gregory Cauchie, CTO, Italtel France

David Lopez Meco, Product Leader, Telefonica

David Lopez Meco have been always trying to understand technology and how it affects and disrupts businesses. He studied Telecommunications Engineering in the first place and started my professional career on business and strategy consulting.  Now at Telefonica, he is enjoying every day expanding his technical knowledge with the experts and putting all his consulting background at service of Product Innovation as a Manager and Product Leader.


12.30

Seated Buffet
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Security & Resiliency
14.00
Keep your SD-WAN running on LTE
SD-WAN clients around the world currently use LTE/4G (and soon 5G) as an alternative to wired ISPs in basic failover for the office, or even alongside other wireless solutions in emergency vehicles being deployed in response to events requiring telecom coordination. In a time when driver-less cars are about to hit the road, resilient cellular connectivity has never been so important.

Speaker from Martello
14.20
Ensuring Reliability
  • How to leverage Session Smart routing to securely deploy applications across diverse infrastructure
  • How Secure Vector Routing uniquely improves performance for distributed hybrid cloud applications
  • How to ensure that diverse networks reliably deliver cloud services

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.

14.40
Software-Defined and Security-Driven: The Case for the SD-Branch The next move of the enterprise edge will evolve beyond SD-WAN into a Security Driven, Software-Defined Branch/Edge. Introducing the drivers and solutions behind this necessary evolution.

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.

Service Orchestration
15.00
Virtual Networks Orchestration: Radical Automation of Enterprise SD-WAN and vCPE Networking
Discussing automation across the full life cycle of end-end network services.
Outlining the principles of the virtual networks orchestration studio, a framework for network service descriptor authoring and generation, and continuous integration/continuous deployment. Presenting use cases.

Hans Vanderstraeten, VP Technical Sales North Europe, Nokia
15.20
How Network Orchestration is overcoming SD-WAN and Virtual Network Services Operation Challenges
What critical role is NFV orchestration playing?
Covering the lessons being learned, as well as the key principals that are critical to a successful launch of managed SD-WAN and other virtual network services launch, and the ongoing lifecycle automation.

Oren Marmur,
Head of NFV, Amdocs

Oren Marmur is the Head of NFV at Amdocs, and leads all business and product-related activities in the Network Function Virtualization space, including NFV Orchestration, VNF Management, and NFV Ecosystem and Partnership program. He has also been leading all of Amdocs’ SD WAN-related activities as part of Amdocs overall NFV strategy, including key projects already deployed at several Tier-1 operator customers, where SD-WAN is the main use case being supported.   With over 20 years of experience in the telecom and optical industries, Oren has held several executive, business and technical-related positions and specializes in leading advanced technologies into successful execution, market penetration and strong business growth. Previous senior roles prior to Amdocs include CEO of Mishor 3D (developing an innovative Augmented Reality solution for the automotive market), and CEO of Mobix, a leading communication solution provider for the Smart-Grid and Smart-Metering market. Oren was also Head of the Optical Networking & CESR Line of Business at ECI Telecom, a leading supplier of networking infrastructure for carrier and service provider networks worldwide, and has successfully managed the transition of ECI’s Optical Networking business to become ECI’s major growth engine and one of the company’s most profitable businesses. Oren was also the Founder of FlexLight Networks, a venture capital-backed startup company that pioneered the GPON optical-access market.

15.40
Coffee Break/Exhibition
Enterprise Deployments
16.10
Lessons from the field - Migrating Large Multinationals to SD WAN
When marketing Hype meets reality
Common Drivers
Proof of concepts
What’s important criteria in the MNC space - and why its important to look beyond SD WAN feature set - to other aspects like visibility, security, availability, field support.

Gail Smith,
Director SD-WAN Pratctice & Education, Cavell Group
16.30
Focus on Enterprises: Key findings around the real Customer Demand
Why are most customer demands today fulfilled with a SD-WAN solution?
What is still missing in today's requirements and need to be addressed by vendors?
What is the enterprise expectation on “End user experience” as a result of implementing a SD-WAN solution?

Gert Torfs,
Senior Consultant, Tam Tam Consulting

Gert Torfs is working as Senior Consultant for Tam Tam Consulting, using his 20 years’ experience in the different ICT domains. He is inspired by the ever-changing world of ICT and eager to learn every day new things.   As dedicated expert for Tam Tam Consulting, Gert has worked on different projects covering architecture and design of (SD) WAN and UC&C infrastructure, benchmarking exercises, full RFP processes, strategy and business alignment, …

SD-WAN Standards
16.50
The First Industry-Neutral SD-WAN Certification Program
Describing the first industry-neutral SD-WAN service definition – MEF-70. This standard of defining SD-WAN service and its various attributes was developed and approved by leading service providers and vendors.Reviewing the main attributes of the MEF SD-WAN service definitions and how MEF’s LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) framework handles SD-WAN service orchestration.

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.



17.10 Panel
What should and what shouldn't be Standardized
As the MEF is finalizing its work on a standard for SD-WAN, this panel will discuss the needs for a standard and who it will serve. We will also discuss what typically should be standardized and what should be left out of scope.

This will be done with reference to SD-WAN but we will also want to look at successful and unsuccessful standardization initiatives, try to learn from these cases and compare them to the case of SD-WAN.

17.50

17.50


End of Conference Day Two

Social Event sponsored by 128 Technology