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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: 18.00
  • Social Event: from 18.00
 
Morning 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
Taking SD-WAN to the Next Level with Service Automation
Discussing how to scale and add value to SD-WAN by automating from the service layer, enabling multivendor offers, across multiple cloud and network environments with a unifying digital user experience.

Susan White, Head of SDN/NFV Portfolio Marketing, Netcracker

Sue leads portfolio marketing of SDN/NFV at Netcracker responsible for the go-to-market strategy to help generate business growth and drives strategic initiatives across the SDN/NFV and operations business groups.   She brings over 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry, spanning a variety of roles including product management, strategy and technical sales. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of technologies from SDN/NFV to edge and core networking and 5G with a strong focus on business strategy.   Sue has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering with Communications from the University of Sheffield in the U.K.

09.50
SD-WAN Automation in Multi-Vendor Environment
It is imperative for service providers to enable rapid and automated network provisioning for large distributed SD-WAN deployments, especially with multi-vendor network functions. In addition, close-loop feedback through model-driven streaming telemetry and analytics can help in automating policies at runtime.

Manish Aggarwal,
Assistant Vice President, Technology, Altran

Manish Aggarwal is Assistant Vice President, Technology at Altran, a global design and engineering company and has 19 years of industry experience in Datacom & Telecom Domain.   Currently, he is working as a Solution Architect and his responsibilities include technology consulting, solution creation & service offering definition in the areas of SDN, NFV, Cloud & DevOps.   He also has significant knowledge and experience in architecture, product development and integration services for different kinds of Switching / Routing Solutions in Access, Aggregation & Core networks. Additionally, he has led successful solution integration and development teams at Altran for its multiple Tier-1 OEM customers across various geographies.   Manish has extensive experience in speaking at international conferences. His most recent talks were at Network Virtualization Europe Summit in Madrid and SDWAN Summit in Paris in 2018.   He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi.

10.10
Coffee Break/Exhibition
Open Source
10.40
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.   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.

11.00
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

11.20 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.   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 Chairman
Mike Fratto, Senior Analyst, Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops, 451 Research

Mike is a senior analyst in 451 Research’s Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops team covering enterprise networking. He has extensive experience reviewing and writing about enterprise remote access, security and network infrastructure products as well as consulting with enterprise IT, equipment and software vendors, and service providers.   Prior to joining 451 Research, he was with GlobalData as Research Director with the Global IT Technology & Software team covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Mike was with TechWeb for over 15 years finishing as Editor of Network Computing. He was Lead Analyst with InformationWeek Analytics, Senior Technology Editor with Network Computing and Executive Editor for Secure Enterprise. He has spoken at several conferences including Interop, SD-WAN Summit, MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress, SDN NFV World Congress, as well as to local groups. He served as the chair for Interop's Data Center and Storage tracks. He also teaches a network security graduate course at Syracuse University. Prior to Network Computing, Mike was an independent consultant.   Mike teaches a graduate course in network security at Syracuse University’s Information Science and Technology which presents a technical and theoretical overview of network security strategies and technologies and how network security can fit into an organizations overall IT architecture.   Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Information Science and Technology.

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.

Sébastien Tellier, Head of Product Marketing, Martello Technologies

Sébastien Tellier is responsible for defining the company’s products and services being offered, including managing the pricing strategy and coordinating between the different services for development, sales and marketing purposes. His expertise helps to identify business development opportunities for the company and leads the team to the next phase of innovation to fill market gaps as they present themselves.  Prior to joining Martello, Sébastien worked at Elfiq Networks, a pioneer in the field of SD-WAN technologies, until it was acquired by Martello in January 2018. Moving into the role of Head of Product Marketing at Martello, Sébastien was able to use his experience to bring fresh ideas for organic growth to the company. Sébastien is savvy in policy and market analysis, with an expertise in fieldwork.   Sébastien holds a Master of Science in Marketing from HEC Montreal.

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.

15.00
Security-centric Approach Adoption for the Branch
Learning how software defined branch improves overall security through simplification of the network design and automation of role-based policy across wired, wireless and SD-WAN to protect the ever-evolving threat surface.

Marius Venter, Category Lead for SD-Branch and Access Switching, EMEA, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

Marius started his career as an MCSE and moved through scripting and internet design to finally settle on the networking portion of IT where his focus was Security. This is where he has spent the majority of his 20+ year career and what he is passionate about.  He spent time in the industry working for Training companies, Service Providers and Major Vendors in this space. For the last 8 years Marius was and is focused on L3 and L3 concepts and specifically around WAN edge automation.   In the last 2 years he has moved his focus to specifically SDWAN and the impact on the future of the Branch.

Service Orchestration
15.20
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
15.40
How Network Orchestration is Overcoming SD-WAN and Virtual Service Operation Challenges
Sharing how a network automation and service orchestration platform, together with Microsoft Azure cloud, are used for scalable, automated delivery of intelligent network services.

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.


Gint Atkinson,
VP Network Strategy & Architecture, SES Networks

Gint Atkinson is Vice President Network Strategy and Architecture and leads the transformation for SES’s 5G, virtualization, cloud, and network platform architectures that unify multiple satelliteconstellations and deliver 5G services from the edge to the cloud.   Prior to SES he was head of technology for Colt where he pioneered and launched the first large scale SDN, SD-WAN, and global Datacenter Interconnect services in 2012 offering on-demand elastic terabit services across 100 datacenters in Asia Pacific.   Gint has worked in the networking, mobile, and emerging media industries over 32 years as a serial entrepreneur and innovator for start-ups and large service providers including T-Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, AT&T, KDDI, Virgin Media and others where he has led the development and first to market launch of industry changing technologies and services.

16.00
Coffee Break/Exhibition
Enterprise Deployments
16.30
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

Gail is a founder of Cavell and delivers advisory services to investors, boards and senior executives throughout EMEA. She leads Cavell’s SD WAN practice, which provides insight and advice to Service providers as well as engineering services for large enterprise SD WAN migrations.   Prior to Cavell she led Service Providers that disrupted the European Internet industry. She was President Europe, Level 3 Communications (CenturyLink) and VP, General Manager of International Networks for MFS International (Verizon). Gail is also focused on the governance of cyber risk and is a non-executive director for two public companies.

16.50
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
17.10
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.

Rami Yaron, Board Member, Chair, Global Marketing & Education Committee and Chair, 5G Focus Group, MEF

Rami has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a technology leader. Currently Rami serves as an advisor for few telecommunication companies.   He is also a member of the Board of Directors of MEF where he co-chairs the Global Marketing & Education Committee as well as the 5G Focus Group. Previously, Rami held various senior leadership positions in architecture, product strategy, and business development at NEC, Telco Systems, DragonWave, Axerra Networks, Carrier Access, and Paragon Networks.   Rami holds an MS in Computer Science and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven.


17.30 Panel
What should and what shouldn't be Standardized
Discussing the needs for a standard and who it will serve. Explaining what typically should be standardized and what should be left out of scope. 
Chairman
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.   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.


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.


Mike Fratto, Senior Analyst, Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops, 451 Research

Mike is a senior analyst in 451 Research’s Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops team covering enterprise networking. He has extensive experience reviewing and writing about enterprise remote access, security and network infrastructure products as well as consulting with enterprise IT, equipment and software vendors, and service providers.   Prior to joining 451 Research, he was with GlobalData as Research Director with the Global IT Technology & Software team covering the Enterprise Networking and Data Center Technology markets. Mike was with TechWeb for over 15 years finishing as Editor of Network Computing. He was Lead Analyst with InformationWeek Analytics, Senior Technology Editor with Network Computing and Executive Editor for Secure Enterprise. He has spoken at several conferences including Interop, SD-WAN Summit, MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress, SDN NFV World Congress, as well as to local groups. He served as the chair for Interop's Data Center and Storage tracks. He also teaches a network security graduate course at Syracuse University. Prior to Network Computing, Mike was an independent consultant.   Mike teaches a graduate course in network security at Syracuse University’s Information Science and Technology which presents a technical and theoretical overview of network security strategies and technologies and how network security can fit into an organizations overall IT architecture.   Mike graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Information Science and Technology.


Tony Sarathchandra, Director of Product Management, Juniper Networks

Tony Sarathchandra, as Director of Product Management at Juniper Networks, leads Cloud Services, SD-WAN/LAN 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 provider 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 18 years. Tony holds a Bachelors in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.



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End of Conference Day Two

Social Event sponsored by 128 Technology