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CONFERENCE AGENDA DAY ONE

  • Paris CET Time  Time Converter

  • Registration and Welcome Coffee from 08.30
  • Start of the Conference 10.00
  • Exhibition open from 09.00 to 19.00

MORNING SESSIONS



10.00
Part I
SD-WAN & SASE Basics and Deployments
Introducing the basics of SD-WAN and its components, plus SASE.

Focusing on the integration of network transport, network management, and security components for a successful deployment.
10.30
Part II
Security Aspects and Cloud Solutions
Looking at security aspects in more detail than previously: What do all the security components do and which are needed for which use case.

Covering the integration of cloud and multi-cloud solutions.
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.

11.00
Coffee/Exhibition/Networking Break
11.30
Part III
Testing Considerations for the MEF SD‑WAN Phase 2 Standard
MEF SD‑WAN Phase 2 enhances the baseline SD‑WAN feature set, expands on SD‑WAN policy, and introduces SD‑WAN security capabilities. Security is an essential element of the new standard; MEF is already planning the industry’s first SD‑WAN Security certification as well. Examining the industry’s first SD‑WAN standard, and the role testing plays throughout the entire SD‑WAN Managed Services Lifecycle.

Presented by
Marc Cohn,
Principal Technology Strategist, Spirent Communications

Marc Cohn is Principal Technology Strategist for Virtualization at Spirent. He is responsible for qualifying opportunities that leverage Spirent’s testing/assurance core competencies in SDN, NFV, and automation.   Marc created and lead the MEF SD-WAN Certification Program, working closely with MEF. He was appointed Co-Chair of the MEF Certification Committee (2019-20), and is leads the MEF Security Test and Certification Incubation Group. Marc also authors the MEF SD-WAN Insider Blog on AvidThink.   Recognised as a thought leader for the open SDN/NFV movement, he has held senior leadership roles in the Open Networking Foundation, ETSI NFV ISG, and open source networking projects: OPEN-O (Executive Director), OpenDaylight (Silver Level Board Representative), and PNDA.   Prior to joining Spirent, Marc held senior executive roles for innovative NFV/SDN market leaders such as EnterpriseWeb, the Linux Foundation, ClearPath Networks, among others.   Marc also served as Editor for the industry's most important SDN/NFV publications including the original ONF SDN White Paper, NFV Insider Blog (SDxCentral) on behalf of the ETSI NFV ISG leadership and the Linux Foundation Harmonization White Paper.   Marc earned a MS EE degree from the University of Southern California, where he was a Hughes Fellow, and also received the first Computer Engineering degree granted by the University of Missouri.

12.00
Lunch/Exhibition/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
How SD‑WAN and SASE are the Key Drivers for Network Modernization
Explaining how enterprises should leverage SD‑WAN and SASE to accelerate their Network Modernization goals. Covering the 4 key pillars of a typical network modernization agenda, including WAN branch evolution, adaptation of cloud services, leveraging 5G for IT and IOT as well as the evolution to a software defined campus.

John Volkering, SE Manager EMEA, Versa Networks
14.40
SD‑WAN or SASE? Why Not Both?
  • How SD‑WAN fits into SASE
  • How to evaluate a mature SASE with native SD‑WAN
  • Why the timing for SASE has never been more relevant than it is today

Eyal Webber-Zvik, VP, Product Marketing, Cato Networks

Eyal Webber-Zvik is Cato Networks' Vice President of Product Marketing. 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.

15.00
Don't Sacrifice User Experience for Security
To realize SASE benefits, organizations need a high performing SD-WAN solution, with built in security. Security solutions that add in SD-WAN cannot provide the user experiences organizations transitioning to SASE expect. Don’t sacrifice user experience for security, start with high performing, secure SD-WAN to achieve SASE goals.

Kevin Klett, Senior Director, Product Line Management, Juniper Networks

Kevin Klett serves as a Senior Director of Product Management in Juniper’s AI Driven Enterprise Business Unit. Kevin has broad experience in the communications and networking industry spanning 26 years in roles including product management, marketing, development, systems/sales engineering and professional services. Kevin comes to Juniper by way of its acquisition of 128 Technology where Kevin served as VP of Marketing and Product Management. Prior to 128 Technology, Kevin served for 14 years as Vice President of Product Management at Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle in 2013). Prior to Acme Packet, Kevin served as Vice President of Corporate Systems Engineering at Lucent Technologies/OPENet Division (formerly Excel Switching). Kevin holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering-Telecommunications from the University of Connecticut and lives in Boston, MA.

15.20
The SD-WAN of Yesterday is not Meeting the Requirements of Today
SD-WAN must go beyond just improving application performance. Quality of experience and comprehensive security across both the WAN and LAN edges should also be part of today’s SD-WAN solution. Even more so, SD-WAN must meet the needs of the remote worker as well as the branch office. By integrating technologies such as Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), SD-WAN can be a consistent solution for multiple use cases.

Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

As Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Patrick is responsible for creating and evangelizing key messages about Fortinet’s cyber security solutions.  Prior to joining Fortinet, over the course of the past 30 years he has worked for a number of small to medium size organizations as well as larger companies such as Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Hughes Network Systems and Comtech Mobile Data Communications in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, holding a range of senior level international sales and marketing roles.  Patrick received his technical training while serving in the US Navy.  Patrick is based at Fortinet’s EMEA facilities in Sophia Antipolis, France.

15.40
Coffee/Exhibition/Networking Break


16.10
Actionable Insights for SD‑WAN and MultiCloud
The « What » in SD‑WAN is how to keep SD‑WAN control and optimization of the network policies in a highly complex MultiCloud environment while pro-actively detecting silent failures in both DIY and MSP environment. Focusing on the « How » and customer experience deploying AI/ML technology to get actionable insights in this ecosystem.

Jean-Marc Uzé, VP Sales Engineering, Augtera Networks
16.30
Using Machine Learning for Improving SaaS Quality of Experience
It must be evident that the migration to SaaS based enterprise services is unstoppable. Therefore it is essential that users get best possible connectivity to those SaaS services. Networks are no longer static and leverage dynamic methods to make intelligent decisions where to route SaaS traffic. Explaining how to use ML to influence such decision.

Pierre-Henri Bourdiol, Senior Sales Engineer, Versa Networks

Pierre-Henri Bourdiol holds the position of EMEA Senior Systems Engineer at Versa Networks since 2014 and brings 20+ years of experience in the networking industry across various technology fields.   Prior to Versa, Pierre-Henri spent 7 years at Acme Packet as EMEA Solutions Architect - Director, and 6 years at Juniper Networks as Senior Systems Engineer.

16.50
Improving User Experience with AI and SD‑WAN
Demonstrating how, with the help of AI, IT-users and MSPs can find and resolve network issues faster than ever before, getting advanced visibility and insights into end user experiences.

Kevin Klett, Senior Director, Product Line Management, Juniper Networks

Kevin Klett serves as a Senior Director of Product Management in Juniper’s AI Driven Enterprise Business Unit. Kevin has broad experience in the communications and networking industry spanning 26 years in roles including product management, marketing, development, systems/sales engineering and professional services. Kevin comes to Juniper by way of its acquisition of 128 Technology where Kevin served as VP of Marketing and Product Management. Prior to 128 Technology, Kevin served for 14 years as Vice President of Product Management at Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle in 2013). Prior to Acme Packet, Kevin served as Vice President of Corporate Systems Engineering at Lucent Technologies/OPENet Division (formerly Excel Switching). Kevin holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering-Telecommunications from the University of Connecticut and lives in Boston, MA.

17.10
Towards a Predictive Internet
Describing the first Predictive Internet Engine after several years of work and development. In contrast with previous approaches, the SaaS-based engine gathers a wide range of rich telemetry from a number of sources, runs advanced algorithms capable of predicting application SLA violations and find alternate path free of violation.

JP Vasseur,
PhD, Head of ML/AI for Networking, Cisco Fellow

JP Vasseur, PhD is a Cisco Fellow where he has been working on a number of networking technologies such as IP/MPLS, Quality of Service, Traffic Engineering, network recovery, “The Internet of Things” (as the Chief Architect of the Internet of Things), Security, Wireless Networks since he joined Cisco in 1998. From 1992 to 1998, he worked for Service Providers in large multi-protocol environments. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (co-author of more than 35 IETF RFCs, funders and co-chair of several Working Groups such as the PCE and ROLL WG), and an active member in several SDOs.   JP has been leading world-class engineering teams of advanced networking and Analytics/Machine Learning (Self Learning Networks, Cloud-based Machine Learning) with key applications such as Security, Wifi networks, Devices classification and SD‑WAN to mention a few (network cognitive and predictive analytics). JP is a regular speaker at various international conferences; he is involved in various research projects in the area of IP/IoT/Security/ML and the member of a number of Technical Program Committees. JP Vasseur is also Associate Professor at Telecom Paris.   He is the (co)inventor of more than 500 patents in the area of IP/MPLS, Security, The Internet of Things and Machines Learning / Analytics.   He is the coauthor of “Network Recovery” (Morgan Kaufmann, July 2004), “Definitive MPLS Network Designs” (Cisco Press, March 2005) and "Interconnecting Smart Object with IP: The Next Internet (Morgan Kaufmann, July 2010 - http://www.thenextinternet.org/). JP receives an engineering degree in computer Science (France), a Master of Science in Computer Science (Steven - USA) and PhD in Networking (Mines-Telecom Paris – France).

 


17.30
What Role AI/ML will Play in the Evolution of SD‑WAN & SASE
From operational elements: automated deployments, closed-loop automatic and assisted remediation, application experience/QoE/QoS optimization, to security capabilities: anomaly detection, behavioral user and application profiling, adaptive security, to financial improvements: costs management, link/carrier optimization.

When AI/ML is appropriate, and when it is not.

What value AI/ML will bring and when, based on what we’re seeing in the market today.

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.


Janne Mikola, Technical Product Manager, Telia Company

Janne Mikola is the Product Manager of Telia SD-WAN service at Telia Company. He has been responsible for the service’s technical aspects since, and even before, its inception in 2017.   Mikola is a Master of Science in Computer Science from Tampere University (of Technology) and he originally wrote his M.Sc. thesis on Software-Defined Networks when SDN was in its early days. Mikola sees virtualization, automation and Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) as today’s most important principles in modern networking services. For the immediate future Mikola is looking forward to push Telia’s networks into the direction of Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics and possibly even true AI.   Mikola is an active participant in international and inter-organizational talks which define the future direction of SDN and NFV. Lately, Mikola has made appearances as a Guest Lecturer in academia.


Hector Avalos, VP Sales EMEA & 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.


JP Vasseur,
PhD, Head of ML/AI for Networking, Cisco Fellow

JP Vasseur, PhD is a Cisco Fellow where he has been working on a number of networking technologies such as IP/MPLS, Quality of Service, Traffic Engineering, network recovery, “The Internet of Things” (as the Chief Architect of the Internet of Things), Security, Wireless Networks since he joined Cisco in 1998. From 1992 to 1998, he worked for Service Providers in large multi-protocol environments. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (co-author of more than 35 IETF RFCs, funders and co-chair of several Working Groups such as the PCE and ROLL WG), and an active member in several SDOs.   JP has been leading world-class engineering teams of advanced networking and Analytics/Machine Learning (Self Learning Networks, Cloud-based Machine Learning) with key applications such as Security, Wifi networks, Devices classification and SD‑WAN to mention a few (network cognitive and predictive analytics). JP is a regular speaker at various international conferences; he is involved in various research projects in the area of IP/IoT/Security/ML and the member of a number of Technical Program Committees. JP Vasseur is also Associate Professor at Telecom Paris.   He is the (co)inventor of more than 500 patents in the area of IP/MPLS, Security, The Internet of Things and Machines Learning / Analytics.   He is the coauthor of “Network Recovery” (Morgan Kaufmann, July 2004), “Definitive MPLS Network Designs” (Cisco Press, March 2005) and "Interconnecting Smart Object with IP: The Next Internet (Morgan Kaufmann, July 2010 - http://www.thenextinternet.org/). JP receives an engineering degree in computer Science (France), a Master of Science in Computer Science (Steven - USA) and PhD in Networking (Mines-Telecom Paris – France).


Kevin Klett, Senior Director, Product Line Management, Juniper Networks

Kevin Klett serves as a Senior Director of Product Management in Juniper’s AI Driven Enterprise Business Unit. Kevin has broad experience in the communications and networking industry spanning 26 years in roles including product management, marketing, development, systems/sales engineering and professional services. Kevin comes to Juniper by way of its acquisition of 128 Technology where Kevin served as VP of Marketing and Product Management. Prior to 128 Technology, Kevin served for 14 years as Vice President of Product Management at Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle in 2013). Prior to Acme Packet, Kevin served as Vice President of Corporate Systems Engineering at Lucent Technologies/OPENet Division (formerly Excel Switching). Kevin holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering-Telecommunications from the University of Connecticut and lives in Boston, MA.


Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Fortinet

As Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Patrick is responsible for creating and evangelizing key messages about Fortinet’s cyber security solutions.  Prior to joining Fortinet, over the course of the past 30 years he has worked for a number of small to medium size organizations as well as larger companies such as Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, Nortel Networks, Hughes Network Systems and Comtech Mobile Data Communications in the United States, the United Kingdom and France, holding a range of senior level international sales and marketing roles.  Patrick received his technical training while serving in the US Navy.  Patrick is based at Fortinet’s EMEA facilities in Sophia Antipolis, France.



18.30
End of Conference Day One