New York

Marriott Marquis, April 3-4 2017

Speakers

 

Dan Greer

Systems Engineer Manager
EXTRAHOP NETWORKS

Dan is the Systems Engineer for ExtraHop Networks. For Dan, over a decade in the IT industry - - working in highly complex, massively scaled environments at companies such as Juniper Networks - - highlighted the lack of cross-tier visibility so critical for rapid, fact-based decisions. Recognizing that ExtraHop was able to provide rich wire-based data analytics turned Dan into a true ExtraHop evangelist. In his role, Dan works with ExtraHop's largest customers to provide cross-tier visibility using the ExtraHop Platform.

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Mark De Lorenzo

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Senior Director, Technology Services
SENSATA DATA

Mark joined Sensata in 2015 as Senior Director of Global Technology Services. Mark is responsible for Global Infrastructure Services and Operations,
including Data Centers and Application Hosting, Global Voice and Data Networks, Collaboration and Messaging Services and Client / Deskside
Services. Prior to Sensata, Mark was Executive Director at Morgan Stanley and also led Global Infrastructure Services at Sony Corporation. Mark
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Fordham University, MS in Information Systems from Pace University and MBA from Columbia
Graduate School of Business.

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Scot Clark 

Consultant
CLARK CONSUTLING

Scot has over 20 years of IT experience, as an IT leader, solutions architect, project manager and consultant. Prior to becoming a consultant, he was the Solutions Effectiveness Manager, in Network Services Enterprise Support for Unilever where he is responsible for network solution designs, vendor management, key partner relationships, commercials, and aligning Unilever’s IT needs with current and next generation technology. He has extensive cross-functional knowledge having worked across many IT disciplines during the past nearly 20 years with Unilever.
Prior to joining Unilever, he worked in various industries including Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Education, and within construction field.

Scot graduated from UCONN with a Bachelors Science of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and an Associates in Information Systems from Middlesex Community College

Scot has spoken at various industry and vendor partner conferences on a wide range of topics from network security, mobile usage as WAN alternative to voice best practices within a wireless office.

 

Colin Spence

VP, Eastern Region
BT GLOBAL SERVICES

Colin Spence is responsible for managing BT’s relationships with major strategic clients in the Eastern Region of North America. In this role he drives sales of BT’s extensive portfolio of global networked IT services, ensures that projects are delivered to time and budget, while maximizing client satisfaction and BT profit.  BT provides services to more than 170 countries worldwide and serves over 1000 companies in US & Canada including 75% of the Fortune 500. 

Colin began his career in telecommunications in 1981 with British Telecom in London and has more than 30 years of experience in international sales, marketing, business development, M&A and product management.   Colin has been based in the US for the last 22 years and recently became a US citizen.  His favorite pastime is boating on the Chesapeake Bay.

Colin holds a degree from Aston University in Birmingham, England and attended school at Farnham College, Farnham, England.

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Sander Barens

Global Director Carrier Relations
EXPEREO INTERNATIONAL

After joining Expereo 10 years ago and setting up its first international office in Singapore back in 2008, Sander now works out of the Global Head Quarters in Amsterdam as the VP Commercial Development. His team is spread out globally across 5 offices and combined manage about 2,500 local partners that make up all the portfolio and buying options of Expereo. Before joining Expereo Sander worked out of Australia for BT Global Services and Infonet Services Corp. His Telecom career started in 2006 with Unisource Business Services in Europe. Nice to know fact: before Sander went into telecom he was a helicopter pilot.

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Chris Alberding

Sr. VP, Product
GLOBAL CAPACITY

Chris Alberding is Senior Vice President, Product at Global Capacity. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech, IT services and telecom industry sectors. He has held various senior executive positions in product management, sales and marketing, business planning and operations. Previously, Chris was Vice President, Product Management at FairPoint Communications. He was also Vice President, Product Management at EarthLink Business, Vice President, Product Management at DeltaCom, and Director, Product Development at ITC DeltaCom. Additionally, Chris has been a senior executive with AT&T and Hughes Space and Communications. He has a proven track record in organizational structure, process and discipline, as well as planning and executing strategic product visions across multiple sales channels, including, direct, indirect, inside and VAR teams. Chris has been successful in formulating go-to-market strategies and working with cross-functional teams while exceeding forecasts for growth products. He studied business management at the University of Texas at Austin. Chris is also a Junior Vice Commandant with the Marine Corps League and attended non-commissioned officer and leadership training with the United States Marine Corps. He currently resides in Waltham, MA.

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Javier Pereira 

Vice President Customer Solutions
C&W NETWORKS

Javier has been part of the CWC/Columbus family for the last 6 years and currently serves as Senior Director of Market Development. Javier has played important roles in the closing of key projects and market development such as the outsourcing services contract for Orange Business Services in the Caribbean. Orange chose to move all their global multinational customers in the Caribbean to C&W Networks,  representing incremental annual revenue growth over US3MM.  Additionally, Javier played an important role in the network design of the largest customer solutions deals closed by the company, the Bell Canada/Scotia Bank. Currently he is serving in a key role in providing the network solution for various new business development in the Riviera Maya where we are collaborating with our Mexico wholesale channel Partner.  In combination with our Mexico partner, we are creating a new wholesale ecosystem for the Hospitality and Tourism industries with projected revenues that should exceed US20MM in the next 5/6 years. 

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Mike McGahan

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Executive Director, IT
NPD GROUP

Mike McGahan, Executive Director for IT at the NPD Group, has been working at Cisco for 16 years. Mike graduated with a dual Master degree in Computer Science and Business Administration at Long Island University CW Post. His role is to bring Data Center technologies to the market and to support insurance and financial services that enable highly resilient platforms for critical applications. Mike is currently responsible for the delivery and operation of business analytics for major retail corporations that will help to improve their customer experiences.

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Ronald van der Breggen

Chief Commercial Officer
LEOSAT

Ronald van der Breggen, Chief Commercial Officer of LeoSat Enterprises, has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom and satellite sectors.  A native of the Netherlands, van der Breggen began his telecom career at Dutch Telecom incumbent KPN, rising to the position of VP IP Services.  From 2003 to 2013, he served as Vice President Customer Account Management at SES, one of the world’s leading satellite operators.  Having worked in both the fiber and satellite industries, Ronald knows first hand the traditional limitation for data on satellites as compared to fiber.  With LeoSat’s unique constellation network this will now change as it brings opportunities for customers they never had before.  Ronald holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Nijenrode University as well as a Masters in Business Telecommunications from the Technical University of Delft, both in the Netherlands.   

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Michele McCann

Business Development
TERACO

Michele McCann is the "Head of Business Development, Interconnection & Peering" at NAPAfrica, an open peering exchange located regionally across South Africa. Michele is an industry expert in peering, content and carrier aggregation in Africa and has a key understanding of the opportunities and challenges within the African market as well as experience with diversification for a global market.

Prior to Teraco, McCann served as Commercial Director at Arc Telecoms. Her role included development of new infrastructures focusing on delivering ISP products and services to the market.  Currently a key strategic focus for her is on relationship development with new and existing Teraco carriers and content providers in order to grow future opportunities locally and internationally.

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Steve Garson

Founder and CEO
SD-WAN-EXPERTS

Steve Garson is the president of SD-WAN Experts, an independent WAN consultancy, and author of the popular “Ask the WAN Expert” column in Network World. He brings more than a decade of experience helping global enterprises design, source, and implement wide area networks with all major SD-WAN providers, MPLS services, and telcos.  His neutral methodology to WAN assessment and selection makes Steve the trusted advisor to enterprise IT.  You can learn more about SD-WAN Experts at https://www.sd-wan-experts.com or on Twitter at @WANExperts. 

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Ciaran Roche

Co-Founder & CTO
COEVOLVE

Ciaran Roche is the co-founder and CTO of Coevolve. Ciaran has worked in a range of technology strategy roles in Europe and the US, and has established Coevolve as a leader in driving enterprise adoption of next-generation technologies such as SD-WAN.

Ciaran has over 16 years of experience in enterprise network architecture and management, with a specific focus on the use of Internet technologies in enterprise WANs. He led a number of teams at Vanco (later Reliance Globalcom / Global Cloud Xchange), responsible for technical solutions for its largest clients including a 1,200 site network for Avis Europe, a global VPN solution for British Airways and complex solutions for Siemens, SGS, Ernst & Young (now EY) and Pfizer.

Ciaran also spent several years working in the enterprise networking practice of Pace Harmon, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in IT strategy and transformation projects for major global businesses. There he led the delivery of a number of significant projects for large clients including Molson Coors, Capital One Bank, CSC and several of the largest technology and media companies in the world.

As the CTO of Coevolve, Ciaran leverages this experience that spans many technologies and geographies, to help enterprises drive new levels of efficiency in their environments. Ciaran has presented to, and worked with major enterprise CIOs, CFOs and CEOs around the world to deliver effective, high quality networking and cloud-based solutions. Ciaran is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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Snehal Patel

Network Architect
GAP INC.

Lionel is currently Lead Architect, Global Internet & Cloud Connectivity for Schneider Electric, a French-based leader in the energy management market, with 160,000+ employees and 1,400+ sites located in 100+ countries. 

With a strong background in the Internet Industry, he has been transforming the Global Internet access of Schneider Electric, from a « commodity access » to a « Cloud ready » network. 

Schneider Electric is now connected to different Internet Exchange Points around the world, and uses private peering links to provide best of class access toward major Cloud players (Salesforce, AWS, O365, …)

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Greg Bryan

Senior Manager, Enterprise Research
TELEGEOGRAPHY

Senior Analyst Greg Bryan joined TeleGeography in 2006 and has specialized in pricing and market analysis for the wholesale and enterprise long haul and network markets. While at TeleGeography, he has worked on designing, creating, and launching several new data products including the Enterprise Networks Pricing Service, IP Transit Pricing Database, Ethernet Pricing Service and Global Enterprise Networks. Most recently he has helped TeleGeography’s pricing practice move beyond the long haul network with the creation of the Local Access Pricing Service.

Mr. Bryan’s primary focus is on networks and pricing for the Americas, however, he tracks and is familiar with global markets. He is a frequent presenter on the geography and pricing of submarine cables and enterprise networks, particularly at telecom conferences with a focus on the Americas.

Mr. Bryan earned a B.A. in Political Science from American University, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He previously taught Geography as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University in Virginia.

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Thomas Brosnan

Senior VP Infrastructure Services
CONVERGYS

Thomas J. Brosnan is Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Services for Convergys Corporation, a global leader in relationship management.  
Thomas is responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of the Infrastructure Services and Data Center Operations for the Company.  The Infrastructure support encompasses 150 locations in 31 countries, with over 8 Billion contacts a year. 
Brosnan holds a degree in Applied Sciences (Marketing). 

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Lionel Marie 

Lead Network Architect, Global Internet & Cloud Connectivity
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

Lionel is currently Lead Architect, Global Internet & Cloud Connectivity for Schneider Electric, a French-based leader in the energy management market, with 160,000+ employees and 1,400+ sites located in 100+ countries. 

With a strong background in the Internet Industry, he has been transforming the Global Internet access of Schneider Electric, from a « commodity access » to a « Cloud ready » network. 

Schneider Electric is now connected to different Internet Exchange Points around the world, and uses private peering links to provide best of class access toward major Cloud players (Salesforce, AWS, O365, …)

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Sen Chokkan

Senior Manager, Network Engineering
VWR

Bio coming soon. 

 

John Dickey

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President and Chief Operating Officer
TALARI NETWORKS

Before co-founding Talari, John was senior director of software engineering at Applied Microcircuits (AMCC), where he led the architecture, design, and development of a broad array of switching and routing protocol software implementations for embedded systems. John joined AMCC upon its acquisition of MMC Networks, the pioneering maker of network-optimized processors (NPUs). He was also the founding Chair of the Network Processing Forum industry standards organization's Software Working Group and holds patents in multiple areas of networking technology. Prior to MMC, John held a variety of engineering and management positions at IBM and was distinguished as an Advisory Engineer. John earned a degree cum laude in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Sean McCarthy

Consulting Systems Engineer
CATO NETWORKS

Sean McCarthy is a Consulting Systems Engineer at Cato Networks. Sean leads Cato Networks' pre-sales engineering teams in the Americas. Sean joined Cato Networks after spending years focusing on appliance-based Next-Generation firewalls, toiling over the best ways to deploy and manage them in order to ensure they were being fully utilized without overburdening the IT staff, only to realize this was impossible.

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Garth Gray

VP Infrastructure Services
GATE GOURMET

Garth Gray is the VP of Infrastructure Services at gategroup, the leading independent provider of in-flight products and services. Garth is responsible for the delivery of the Infrastructure, Data Center, Security, and Support services for the 10 brands within the gategroup family which spans 124 locations across 35 countries. 

He also holds a BSc and an MBA in MIS and Corporate Strategy.

 

 

Christian Koch

Co-Founder, President, Board of Directors

NYNOG

Manager Core Network Planning 

PILOT FIBER

Christian currently leads Core Network Planning and Implementation for Pilot Fiber, an Internet Service Provider that provides better internet to businesses in New York City and now Philadelphia.  

He is also a Co-Founder of the New York Network Operators Group, a Non-Profit organization that aims to connect Networking and IT professionals in the New York City area by providing educational programs and networking events throughout the year.

Passionate about the Internet and bringing people together, He has also previously served on the Board of Directors for the Open-IX Association, a Non-Profit organization that develops and promotes Interconnection and Datacenter Standards.

Over the past 15 years he has held various Strategy and Engineering roles at organizations such as Megaport, Microsoft, Twitter, and QTS Datacenters. 

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Derek Granath

VP Product Marketing
SILVER PEAK

Derek has more than 20 years of technology product marketing, product management and business development experience with a focus on high-performance enterprise and service provider networking systems.  At Silver Peak, he leads product positioning and messaging for service provider and enterprise SD-WAN offerings. Before joining Silver Peak, Derek held a number of senior management positions in marketing and product management at networking companies including Extreme Networks, ConSentry Networks, Woven Systems, Brocade, and Cisco Systems via the Stratacom acquisition. Derek holds a BSEE from Stanford University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Geoff Bloss

CIO
BCM ONE

With a rich professional history and a drive for building thriving teams, Geoff Bloss, Chief Information Officer, is responsible for the underlying systems that support BCM One’s leading technology solutions, and the strong commitment to flawless executions for client installations and deployments.  In addition, Bloss is the executive lead for our cloud solutions and Microsoft practice, initiating new innovative solutions for BCM One to offer to our clients and partners. 

Drawn to BCM One by the company’s tight-knit, entrepreneurial atmosphere and mission of providing customers with a world-class experience, Bloss spent his career largely between corporate leadership and telecom consulting positions. Most recently, he was senior IT leader for FlightSafety International, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, where he led a technology organization that modernized the company’s technology footprint while supporting 50 training locations and more than 5,000 teammates worldwide. As a consultant, Bloss spent significant time working with Telecom Management Consulting Group (TMCG) and American Management Systems (AMS), where he led the deployment of custom Operational Support Systems for the firm’s telecom clients.

Bloss received a M.B.A from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Mathematical Science with Honors from the University of North Carolina.

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Andy Weiss

VP Sales
OPEN SYSTEMS OF SWITZERLAND

Andreas Weiss studied at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) in Basel. He completed his education there by earning a degree as a business economist FHNW. Additionally, Andreas Weiss holds a Bachelor of Honors degree from Open University of London, and a Master of Commerce and Sales certificate from University of Haute-Alsace, as well as a diploma in business economy from the Cooperative State University Loerrach. As part of his studies, Andreas Weiss completed internships in Spain and India. After graduating, he worked as a Product Manager and Business Development Manager with international responsibility for companies such as Fossil Switzerland and Bridge2Think. 

At Open Systems Andreas Weiss held different positions in the Consulting division, the most recent being Consultant Key Accounts. In 2016, Andreas Weiss started working as the Vice President of Consulting and Sales for Open Systems of Switzerland, Ltd., which focuses on the American market.

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Shweta Gupta

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Director, Vendor Management and Procurement
STATE STREET GLOBAL MARKETS

Shweta serves as the Director of Procurement and Vendor Management at State Street Global Markets in New York. Her core expertise  is in negotiating large technology based contracts. She manages procurement, technology budgeting and making procurement decisions in the co-location, technology and telecom domain.

Shweta has a degree in Electronics Engineering followed by a graduate degree in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Ohio University.

 
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Peter Juffernholz

Associate Vice President, Global VPN Services
TATA COMMUNICATIONS

Peter Juffernholz is a seasoned expert in the field of VPN and Internet solutions with over two decades of experience successfully selling, developing, managing, and consulting a wide range of networking products and services in the global marketspace. 

Peter is the Head of Global MPLS Services at Tata Communications where he oversees the creation of innovative, software driven and virtualized network overlay and integration services. His team is responsible to onboard SD-WAN, NFV and Orchestration services that form part of the companies IZO platform.

Mr. Juffernholz studied Philosophies and Middle Eastern Archeology at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He is an active contributor in numerous industry associations, including North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG), TeleManagement Forum (TMF) and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

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Stu Elby

SVP Cloud Network Strategy & Technology
INFINERA

Dr. Stuart Elby is Senior Vice President, Data Center Business Group at Infinera, where he is responsible for data center networking product management and platform development targeted at cloud and data center operators. Prior to Infinera, Dr. Elby served as VP and Chief Technologist of Verizon Labs and Verizon Digital Media Service. During his tenure at Verizon, he had significant influence in the architecture and development of Verizon's networks and services platforms including the migration to packet voice, the adoption of MPLS, introduction of wavelength switching/ROADM platforms, the first live carrier 100G LH link, and automated digital media distribution services. Previously, he served as a research associate at the NSF Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University, lead technologist at a laser surgery start-up and staff engineer at StorageTek. He serves on several university and industry advisory boards. Dr. Elby holds a B.S. in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an MSEE and Doctorate from Columbia University.

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Taki Remtulla

CTO
ABILITIA

Taki Remtulla heads up the technology infrastructure team that focuses on the design, procurement and optimization of Wide Area Networks
(WANs) and Enterprise Contact Center. He is a senior consultant with other 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and project management
of Communications Technology solutions. He has successfully designed and negotiated multi-million dollar global WAN contracts with major
carriers in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His expertise in WAN optimization has resulted in large savings for the enterprise
client (up to 30% of the spend), while at the same time building a robust and fault tolerant network. Prior to co-founding Abilita, Taki held senior
technical positions at Standard Telephone and Cable UK; L M Ericsson Sweden; Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco); ViaLight Canada and
Schooley Mitchel Telecom Consultants Canada. Abilita Inc. is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Taki Remtulla is an Electrical Engineering Graduate
from Portsmouth Polytechnic, England. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK. He is a Senior
Member of IEEE. He also holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK.

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Mark Sheard

Managing Director                             TECHCALIBER CONSULTING

Mark Sheard is Managing Director of TC2 UK, based in London and has a long-standing record of successful projects for public and private sector clients. From over 30 years working in networking and information systems, Mark is intimately familiar with all the key elements of telecommunications and managed service procurement, and is adept at helping clients develop and execute successful transformation and sourcing strategies.

In other roles, Mark has been the program lead on a £250 million command and control rationalization project for the English Fire and Rescue Services, running a 165 strong team.  He was a board Director for a UK national installation services company, where he specialized in negotiating and establishing agreements for large scale implementation projects. Originally, Mark had a successful career in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Highlights included commanding 500 staff across 7 sites running the UK’s defense satellites operations, and also acting as the RAF’s telecommunications authority during a period of major outsourcing initiatives.

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Ellaury Hernandez

Head of Product Management, Network, UCC & Security
TELEFONICA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Ellaury joined the Telefónica Group in 2005 as Network Planning Engineer at Telefónica Puerto Rico. Since 2014, he serves as Head of Product Management, Network, UCC and Security services acting as main liaison with the global factory to develop new services. He’s also part of the innovation programme, winning an award in 2015 for the development of WebRTC services. Ellaury has a Master in Science degree in Computer and Information Networks from University of Essex (UK) and holds Executive Certificates in Strategy/Innovation & Management/Leadership from MIT’s Sloan School of Management (USA).

 

Simon Kissel

CEO & Head of Development
VIPRINET EUROPE

Simon Kissel, born 1977, is the founder, CEO, and head development of Viprinet Europe GmbH, a medium-sized company which has been manufacturing innovative network components since 2006. He is the inventor of a patented Hybrid WAN bonding technology which really aggregates bandwidths of different wide area network connections. Computer nerd, inventor, leading figure, and executive – Simon Kissel unites several extraordinary gifts and qualities. As self-educated person, he started programming at the age of 10; at the age of 17, he dropped out of school, and opened a computer shop. He soon became known through the international community of computer artists, and organized the world's biggest festival of computer art, the Breakpoint, for 8 years. Simon Kissel is known as strong character, able to put up a fight, and bound to put people's backs up due to his analytical and critical reasoning combined with open, direct communication.

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Samir Desai

Senior Project Manager
GTT

Samir Desai is Director of Product Management and leads the managed services portfolio at GTT. He’s also responsible for next generation enterprise WAN solutions, including software-defined networking,  cloud connectivity and security services on the GTT global network. Samir has over 15 years of wide-ranging product development and marketing management experience in the Telecommunications industry. Prior to joining GTT, Samir spent nine years at Level 3 Communications where he managed their security, IPVPN and managed network services. Samir holds an MSc in Data Communications from Brunel University in London. 

 

Yulia Duryea

Director, Product Management
WINDSTREAM

Yulia Duryea is Director of Product Management at Windstream where she is the product lead over the Enterprise WAN and Managed Services portfolio. Prior to joining Windstream, Yulia spent 8 years at Level 3 Communications, where she managed the product lifecycle of various services, including managed security services, managed router, managed UCC, Ethernet and IP-VPN. Yulia holds an MBA from Oregon State University, and a BS from Université Lyon 3, in Lyon France.

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Dave Nuti

VP of Business Development
ARYAKA 

David Nuti is the Vice President of Business Development at Aryaka. He has over 20 years of experience driving market adoption of next-generation software and technology solutions. Prior to joining Aryaka, Dave has held senior sales and leadership roles with some of the leading cloud and SaaS, SDN, and ERP providers in the industry.

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Ramesh Prabagaran

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VP of Product Management & Partnerships
VIPTELA

Ramesh Prabagaran has a track record of bringing disruptive and innovative networking products to market focused on carriers and enterprises. At Viptela he is responsible for the product strategy, vision and execution along with strategic partnerships. Prior to Viptela, Ramesh was at Juniper Networks as a senior product line manager establishing the product vision for enterprise and datacenter routing products (M and MX Series), and WAN-focused solutions for Fortune 100 companies.        Ramesh holds a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  

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Chalan Aras

VP & General Manager, NetScaler SD-WAN
CITRIX SYSTEMS

Chalan Aras leads WAN Delivery solutions within the Delivery Networking Business Unit in Citrix. The product line includes WAN Optimization and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solutions.

The NetScaler SD-WAN family enables enterprises to seamlessly deliver applications and virtualized desktop services from their data centers or the cloud. The family also delivers secure, scalable and seamless connectivity between private to public and public to public cloud services for enterprises to leverage the growing expanse of elastic cloud services.

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 five U.S. patents and is fluent in Turkish and French.

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Dave Chen

Product Marketing
ARUBA, A HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE COMPANY

Dave Chen is a Product Marketing Manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, a leading provider of next-generation network solutions for the digital enterprise. Dave specializes in enterprise branch and remote solutions to secure #GenMobile, a type of tech-savvy employee who relies on their mobile devices for work and personal use. Over the course of his career, Dave has held a variety of positions encompassing product, sales, and enablement at Hewlett-Packard and Aruba Networks. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science.

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Patrick Christian

Senior Analyst
TELEGEOGRAPHY

Patrick Christian is a Senior Analyst with TeleGeography. Patrick has over 15 years of telecom market research experience. His
focus in on West African and European markets specializing in international bandwidth markets, terrestrial and submarine cable
systems,international Internet infrastructure and international voice traffic analysis. He holds an M.A. from Arizona State University.

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Michael Bisaha

Manager, Data Science
TELEGEOGRAPHY

Michael Bisaha is a research analyst with TeleGeography. His work includes market and pricing trend analyses in the wholesale and enterprise telecom
space, with a focus on private line, IP transit, Ethernet, VPN, and local access services, and he is also involved in developing TeleGeography’s price
forecasting methodologies and other internal analytical tools. Michael’s geographic focus is centered on the US and European markets, though he
also works regularly with clients of a more global scale. He manages TeleGeography’s research relationships with many major U.S. and European
service providers, and is a regular participant at leading industry conferences. Michael holds a BA, cum laude, in Economics and Mathematics from
Georgetown University in Washington DC.

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Erik Kreifeldt

Senior Analyst
TELEGEOGRAPHY

Senior Analyst Erik Kreifeldt covers the global bandwidth market, focusing on IP transit, private line, Ethernet, and IP VPN services for
wholesale and enterprise customers. Before joining TeleGeography in 2006, he began covering optical physics in 1994 for the Optical
Society of America. After subsequent trade journalism roles at Fiber Optics News and Fiber Optics Online, Erik joined RHK as an optical
networking industry analyst. He holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a B.A. from Penn State.

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Steve Woo

VP Product & Co-founder
VELOCLOUD NETWORKS

Steve cofounded
VeloCloud and leads product and marketing strategy. Prior, he led the cloud strategy at Aerohive Networks after it acquired Pareto
Networks, a cloudbased
networking innovator, where he was VP of Product Management. Steve also spent time as VP of Product Management
at McAfee, where he led the development of a next generation firewall after McAfee acquired Secure Computing / Securify where he was VP of
Products. Steve worked for Cisco Systems twice, after acquisitions of two companies where he was an executive (Riverhead Networks and Class
Data Systems) that resulted in 50x return on investment to investors. Early in his career he worked at SynOptics Communications / Bay Networks
where his product line generated $1.7 billion of cumulative revenue, and he also spent time at McKinsey & Company. Steve has an MBA and MSEE
from Stanford, and a BSEE from Cornell. 

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