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Thursday 26 Sep 2019 | Day 3
Thursday 26 September 2019 | Conference Day 3

  • Registration and welcome coffee from 07.30
  • Conference starts at 09.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 16.00
  • Seated Buffet: 12.30
  • End of conference: 12.15

SD-WAN Deployment Challenges
Importance of Underlay in the era of SD-WAN
There are options to make our foundation stronger by fortifying the internet path using deterministic routing and comprehensive QoS. Creating a stronger underlay network will make the SD-WAN overlay stronger and more consistent globally.

Peter Konings, Director Products EMEA, Verizon

Peter Konings is Enterprise Networks and Managed Services for EMEA, LATAM and Canada at Verizon and brings with him more than 20 years of product managing IT and Telecom solutions for enterprise customers. In his current role he is responsible for managing the regional requirements for the Verizon global managed network services, enabling products for resellers in region and optimizing access solutions.   Since joining the company in 1998, he has headed up the Global Managed MPLS & Ethernet product teams, the managed services product team for Europe and the European & APAC Advanced Data team for Verizon.   Before this, he has worked as a product manager for data and internet services. Prior to this, Konings worked at Digital Equipment Corporation for the Belgium and Luxembourg region as a Product Manager for UNIX servers, messaging software and Year 2000.   Peter holds a master's degree in applied linguistics from the VUB- University in Brussels. He is based in Brussels.

SDx for an optimized Business-driven Connectivity
Sharing our vision of the evolution of SD-WANs, SD-Branches, SD-LANs, SD-WLAN and SD-Security – which are all part of the software-defined everything (SDx) trend. Detailing what is their role in enabling multi-cloud workflows, IoT, Industry 4.0, business ecosystems, M&A and edge computing

Franck Morales,  
Vice President Marketing Connectivity Services, Orange Business Services

Within Orange Business Services, Franck is in charge of developing the portfolio of connectivity services to meet Orange Business Services customer needs. Since his appointment in 2013, he has developed an ambitious strategy around Hybrid Networks with Value Added Services, with strong evolution now towards SDWAN, Orchestration and Virtualization technologies.   With more than 30 years within the Orange Group (formerly France Telecom), Franck has extensive experience including 12 years in Mobile Business within Orange France. Franck has spent his all career facing business customers or managing strategic partnerships.   Outside his professional life Franck enjoys cultural activities such as Opera, especially Italian ones, and also loves the theatre. Sport also figures in his freetime, especially cycling, running, and skiing.

SD-WAN is a Stepping Stone, Are you ready for the Real Change?
As we move to a software defined world, built with virtualised network functions, are you ready to orchestrate and service chain these services?
Do you have the tools and systems to quickly deploy new software updates, with the capability to roll back if something goes wrong?
Do you have the tools, systems and security to bring down the traditional barriers between WAN, LAN, DC and Cloud?

Anne-Gaëlle Santos, Head of Product Management, BT Global Services

Anne-Gaëlle leads the Dynamic Network Service (DyNS) programme for BT at a global level. She has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, of which 10 years has been spent on networking solutions, including application performance services, for global organisations. In her current role, she is responsible for defining innovative solutions to fulfil the needs of global customers and the new market drivers for global managed network services.   Prior to this, Anne-Gaëlle worked as Channel manager for the French market, developing solutions based on specific market needs but also supporting local sales and bid teams to be successful with French customers within our global operation. Before this, she worked on the wireless market supporting operators business cases for 3G licenses and finding the right business model through application partner engagements.

Coffee Break/Exhibition
Tata Communications: the WAN Challenges
Talking about various deployment models (fully managed, overlay only, co managed, on premise deployment etc) of SDWAN and what are the challenges associated with those deployment models. How MSP’s can help Enterprises address those deployment challenges of SDWAN. What are the key parameters enterprises needs to evaluate the right MSP.

Rajesh Mongia,
AVP and Global Head of Hybrid WAN Connectivity Services, Tata Communications

Rajesh Mongia is an Associate Vice President, Hybrid WAN Connectivity Services at Tata Communications, part of the Tata Group. Rajesh Mongia, is an IT professional with more than 17 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT industry, particularly in product management, product development, business development, presales consulting for Internet WAN, IP VPN, SDWAN, and Cloud Connectivity services.   Before joining Tata Communications, Rajesh has worked for Bharti Airtel, New Delhi, Sify Technologies, Chennai and was holding key positions in solution engineering, product development and management roles.   Rajesh holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical (Eng.) from Punjab University and M.B.A in Telecom Management from the Symbiosis University, Pune.

Wireless SDWAN, the Missing Piece
With Wireless SDWAN, industries can now follow the exponential IT growth with on demand bandwidth, same day deployment and multi-network architectures.

Pierre-Gilles Dehaye,
Founder & CEO, Venn Telecom

Pierre-Gilles Dehaye is the founder and CEO of Venn Telecom, an innovative company that provides SDWAN as a service. He has a master in Telecom Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles.   Before starting Venn in 2014, Pierre-Gilles worked at Altran, Nokia, Thales, Orange Belgium and Proximus.

Closing remarks




End of Conference Day Three

Seated Buffet

End of the Event