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FIFTH VIRTUAL EDITION 24/26 NOVEMBER 2020


CONFERENCE AGENDA DAY ONE

  • Paris CET Time (UTC+1)

  • Start of the Conference 08.30
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.00
  • Live Debate from 16.00 to 16.30

MORNING SESSIONS



Tutorial Part I
08.30
Analytics about Market Deployment and Pain Points
New terms starting with SD-... are continually created, expanding SD-WANs wealth of solutions while increasing confusion at the same time. Explaining today’s application areas for enterprises as a WAN connectivity solution and suggested extensions for other network areas, including mobile (5G)-enabled solutions and local area networks (LANs).
Tutorial Part II
08.50
Performance, Availability, Security, Manageability: Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios
Providing a vendor-independent view on major innovation areas differentiating vendor solutions, such as provisioning efficiency and scale, network security, automated fault management and performance monitoring. Putting the functional, performance, availability, security, and manageability requirements into perspective with the planned application use cases and deployment scenarios.
Part I & Part II 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.

Tutorial Part III
09.10
MEF Works Update
Discussing the white paper that MEF has released on SASE.
Giving a market update.
Covering the next phase of MEF SD-WAN specs (MEF 70.1) as well as other projects such as Security for SD-WAN and SD-WAN Service Activation & Performance Monitoring, APIs, etc.
Part III presented by
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.

09.40
Coffee/Networking Break


10.10

Chalan Aras, VP, SD-WAN, Security and IRM Citrix

Chalan Aras leads the SD-WAN, Secure Access and Intelligent traffic management product lines within Citrix Networking. His portfolio includes offerings for enterprise and service provider SD-WAN, enterprise security, cloud partnerships, SaaS and cloud performance, Workspace delivery, and traffic management solutions.   Chalan’s background includes significant general management and product leadership roles in leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. Chalan joined Citrix in 2012 from Cisco where he led the Enterprise Mobility (Wi-Fi) strategy as VP of Marketing for the Wireless Networking Business Unit. Prior to Cisco, Chalan was Acting GM and VP of Product Management for Polycom’s Voice Communications Solutions Division, and the VP of Marketing and Strategy at Ditech Networks, a Mobility and Interexchange carrier VoIP Platforms provider. He has held other senior marketing roles at various voice and video networking startups, and started his career at IBM.   Chalan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from the North Carolina State University, and attained his MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has secured six U.S. patents and is fluent in Turkish and French.

10.30

Sunil Khandekar,
Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks

Sunil founded Nuage Networks in 2013 with the goal of making networking as easily consumable as cloud compute and storage, starting with SDN in the data center and expanding to the WAN with the introduction of Virtualized Network Services (VNS) in 2014. Sunil has led the Nuage Networks business through 7 years of growth, winning numerous industry awards along the way and being recognized as an innovator and leader in SDN and SD-WAN.  Prior to Nuage Networks, Sunil led EMEA business development and global product management for the IP business at Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia). He was an early employee at TiMetra Networks (sold to Alcatel for $155m) and previously worked in product management and consulting engineering at Bay Networks and Nortel Networks. Sunil has co-authored and contributed to multiple IETF drafts, including VPLS and SDN, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.  He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in CIS.

10.50

Nicolas Fischbach, Global CTO, Forcepoint

As Global CTO, Nicolas Fischbach drives corporate level vision, defines the research agenda and pilots technology and architecture roadmaps which underpin Forcepoint’s human-centric cybersecurity solutions. He is responsible for company-wide innovation as well as Forcepoint Security Labs, and is instrumental in developing thought leadership for the brand. In addition, Nico leads the office of the CTO, pilots C-level engagements with chief security strategists and architects, and sponsors University R&D partnerships and Raytheon technology transfers.   Prior to this role, Nicolas led Forcepoint’s cloud-first transformation as the CTO for the company’s cloud security business, where he oversaw technical direction and innovation. Before joining Forcepoint, he spent 17 years at Colt, a global B2B service provider, starting as a senior network engineer and being ultimately responsible for company-wide strategy, architecture and innovation. Under his leadership Colt received significant industry awards as a SDN, NFV and telco transformation pioneer.

11.10

Dr. Carl Windsor, Field Chief Technology Officer, Fortinet

Dr Carl Windsor is Fortinet Field Chief Technology Officer having worked at Fortinet for 14 years and has a focus on SD-WAN, SASE and application security strategy.  Prior to working at Fortinet Carl ran managed service strategy in European Datacenter company TeleCity and holds a PhD in Computational Chemistry & Quantum Mechanics.

11.30

Kailem Anderson,
Vice President of Portfolio & Engineering, Blue Planet, a Ciena company

Kailem Anderson is Vice President of Portfolio and Engineering for Blue Planet, a division of Ciena. His responsibilities include global ownership of Blue Planet’s portfolio strategy, direction, development and introduction of new offerings in the areas of automation, orchestration, analytics, software, SaaS and global services.   Well-established in the networking industry for 20 years, Kailem has held various leadership positions at Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft, where he focused on introducing new technologies to market in the areas of networking, security, data center, automation and SaaS. Kailem holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from the University of New South Wales and resides in Sydney, Australia.


11.50
Lunch/Networking Break

AFTERNOON SESSIONS



14.00

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.





14.20
Why SASE is the Future of SD-WAN and Security
IT teams worldwide have come to realize that deploying point products to address emerging connectivity, security, cloud, and mobility requirements at a global scale – is simply not sustainable.
The resulting cost, complexity, and rigidity contrast with the needs of a modern, digital business. There is a better solution.

Eyal Webber-Zvik, Sr. Director of Product Marketing and Business Development, Cato Networks

Eyal Webber-Zvik is Cato Networks' Senior Director of Product Marketing and Business Development. Previously, Eyal ran Cato’s product management organization where he helped build the Cato platform.  Eyal brings more than 20 years of experience in security and networking companies.

14.40
Getting SASE with SD-WAN
Reviewing shortcomings of a single prolonged approach and discussing how a combination of traditional approaches, modern breakthroughs, cloud based, and zero-trust networking techniques can be used to secure SD-WAN deployments.

Ritesh Mukherjee,
Vice President of Product Management, 128 Technology

Dr. Ritesh Mukherjee, VP of Product management, leads Routing strategy at 128 Technology. His expertise includes routing and switching, Data center, Cloud, SDN/NFV, and IoT.  Prior to 128 Technology, Ritesh was Director of Network Solutions at Huawei leading the technical solutions team. At Huawei, he directed network solution sales in Canada, which encompasses leading sales strategy and solution development for all accounts. He also created business plans, technical solutions and go-to-market strategies for network products and was responsible for driving Cloud, SDN/NFV, M2M/IoT, C-RAN, and 4KTV architecture in the Canadian marketplace.  Prior to Huawei, Ritesh was Manager of Product Management at Cisco leading the software operating systems group. There, he drove routing, switching, video, cloud, data center, and SDN/NFV software features and enhancements on Cisco platforms.   Ritesh holds a PhD in Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal.

15.00
How SDWAN + SASE could Help SMEs on their Transition to the Cloud
Digital SMEs are adopting more and more cloud-applications and remote working. Nevertheless, legacy on-premise systems have to co-exist with new cloud-based applications, mobile employees and teleworking. SDWAN & SASE are part of the technological toolkit to address this new needs minimizing security, data-protection and operational risks.

Francisco Guerrero, Chief Business Officer of SD-Networking, Teldat
15.20
Coffee/Networking Break


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.


Hector Avalos, VP Sales Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia, 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.


Amit Bareket, Founder and CEO, Perimeter 81

Amit Bareket is the Founder and CEO of Perimeter 81. Amit is a cybersecurity expert with extensive experience in system architecture and software development. He is the author of 8 patents issued by the USPTO for storage, mobile applications and user interface. Prior to Perimeter 81, Amit founded SaferVPN, sold in 2019 to J2 Global, and worked as a Software Engineer for major enterprises including IBM XIV Storage and BigBand Networks.  He served in the Israel Defense Force’s elite cyber intelligence unit (Unit 81) and graduated Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.


Tom Yin, Senior Business Development for SDN/NFV, Equinix

Tom Yin heads the Equinix SDN/NFV Business Development effort. Since joining Equinix in 2017, he led the launch of Equinix Network Edge Service. Prior to Equinix, Tom served in variety of leadership roles in sales, business development and technical sales at IBM-USA for 17 years, and prior to that was the Chief Wireless Architect of Optus (Australia Network Provider), during major infrastructure build-out following spectrum win.   Earlier in Tom’s career, he was a UNIX kernel developer focused on Inter-Process Communications, various network protocols and Telco’s Advance Intelligent Network (AIN) services.   Tom holds dual-degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Sydney, Australia.


Dawane Young, Verizon

Yishay Yovel, Chief Marketing Officer, Cato Networks

Yishay Yovel directs Cato’s global marketing. Yishay was previously the Vice President, Marketing for Trusteer, a financial fraud and advanced malware protection company, acquired by IBM in 2013.   Prior to Trusteer, Yishay was Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Imperva. Yishay has over 25 years of experience in marketing and product management for enterprise software solutions in the areas of security, networking, fraud, storage, and mobile computing.





16.30
SASE and SD-WAN: Passing Down a Security Legacy
The SASE model not only unifies security services, it also encompasses the organization’s infrastructure, including both cloud and on-premises resources much like SD-WAN centralized visibility over resources in its heyday. Explaining the connection between SASE and SD-WAN and how they are the key to each others’ success.

Amit Bareket, Founder and CEO, Perimeter 81

Amit Bareket is the Founder and CEO of Perimeter 81. Amit is a cybersecurity expert with extensive experience in system architecture and software development. He is the author of 8 patents issued by the USPTO for storage, mobile applications and user interface. Prior to Perimeter 81, Amit founded SaferVPN, sold in 2019 to J2 Global, and worked as a Software Engineer for major enterprises including IBM XIV Storage and BigBand Networks.  He served in the Israel Defense Force’s elite cyber intelligence unit (Unit 81) and graduated Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

16.50
SASE - One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Focusing on the key elements of the SASE framework and their objectives and highlighting how they can be achieved by focusing on the customer’s needs and requirements. Particular emphasis will be placed on how service providers can bring to market a SASE solution that leverages their existing infrastructure.

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.

17.10
How SASE is Transforming the Network Edge
Discussing a cloud delivered platform that is ready to combat the adversaries of tomorrow. Showing how this works with a customer use case.

Speaker from VMware
17.30
To SASE or not? Delivering value-added services through an SD-WAN Infrastructure
Security should not only be about perimeter security, but should also include flow-based security together with automation. The need for a versatile SD-WAN solution that can be part of SASE as well as of alternatives such as SD-Branch.

Jeroen Rommens, Senior Consulting Engineer for SD-WAN, Nokia
17.50
Resolving Issues Organizations Report with SD-WAN and SASE
When moving from on-premise to cloud, network and security teams often face the challenge of complicated management and weakened control of business services. Showing how to resolve the recurring issues organizations report when connecting branch offices to SASE services.

Klaus Majewski, Principal Product Management, Forcepoint

Klaus Majewski is a product management Principal at Forcepoint and holds a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Helsinki University of Technology.   With more than 20 years of expertise in network security, his accumulated experience includes ethical hacking, security audits, Common Criteria certifications and product management of network security products. Klaus has authored a number of books and technical articles and is a frequent speaker at industry events across the globe.  His CISSP and CISA certificates are among the various other qualifications of his career.

18.10
End of Day One