That's a wrap!
The WAN Summit Singapore 2016 is now over. The inaugural event surpassed even our expectations! We thank all our attendees, speakers and sponsors for making the event launch go as well as it did. Check back in the coming weeks to view our event archive of photos, videos and presentation slides from the event.
We're hard at work putting the final touches on the next WAN Summit in London, October 18-19, 2016. Check back early next year to learn about speaking, sponsorship and registration opportunities for WAN Summit Singapore 2017.
What is the WAN Summit Singapore?
The only event examining the WAN market drivers and evolving technologies for the enterprise and service provider communities
Wide-area networks lie at the heart of today’s most important enterprise IT trends, such as cloud services, virtualization, collaboration, and big data. While conferences on each of these themes abound, few opportunities exist to explore the networks that deliver these applications, or the wave of change in network requirements, technologies, and designs that is sweeping the industry.
To that end and following the huge success of the WAN Summits in London and New York, we will be launching WAN Summit Singapore in September 2016. The Summit will bring together corporate WAN strategists and service provider executives to discuss common challenges, gain new perspectives, and build business relationships with potential suppliers, customers, and peers. No other event offers comparable opportunities for meaningful interaction between the providers and buyers of enterprise network services.
An Agenda That Meets The Demands Of The Enterprise
IT departments are under increasing pressure and to succeed they must understand the real impact they have on their businesses. Distributed network, consolidation and mobility are key network characteristics of more and more companies around the world. This summit will offer network managers guidance and insights on how they are meeting and continue to meet the demands of their users:
- Understand how to match WAN networks to shifting business needs
- Explore the pros and cons of embracing the Internet for WAN services
- Refresh thinking on how the cloud is changing the enterprise network
- Gain an in-depth pricing analysis and guidance on meeting procurement challenges
- Take-away insights on future of the wireless WAN and the impact of emerging disruptive technologies across the workplace
- Hear analysis of SDN and NFV and how to build a business case for a next generation WAN architecture
Early Confirmed Speakers
- Bertrand Boittiaux, SVP --- Head of Telecom Sourcing, APAC, Citi
- Rajat Arora, Global Converged Infrastructure Lead, DIEBOLD NIXDORF
- Ricky Chau, VP, APAC, Level 3
- Peter Leong, Head, Regional IT --- Asia, Petronas Lubricants International
- Steve Woo, Co-Founder, VP Product, Velocloud
- Mark Bennett, Head of Global Fixed Connectivity, Vodafone
2016 Singapore Program Advisory Council
To ensure that the conference program focuses squarely on the issues that matter to corporate networks teams, the agenda has been developed and reviewed by a Program Advisory Council comprised of senior corporate network executives. We are working with these leading networking experts with deep regional knowledge to help us put together a strong agenda with a sharp Asia-focus.
Shishir Belbase, Head Communication and Networks Unit, Asian Development Bank
Oliver Bauer, IT-Manager, Audi SIngapore
Daryl Yeo, Senior Technology Advisor, Cargill
Arun Ravi, Service Manager, Networks, Novo Nordisk
Feedback from previous WAN Summits
"The best conference to attend to get an impartial focus on enterprise WAN."
— Kris Kline, Kaiser Permanente
"All presentations and panels were concise and very informative. Overall, a really good summit!"
— Lionel Scurville, The Network Collective
"I had a very good time at the summit. It was great to speak to other companies and exchange experiences. Looking forward to coming next year."
— Pascal Balzarini, Actelion Pharmaceuticals
“I didn't know what to expect, but the information density was just off the charts!”
— Ray Watson, Masergy
"Excellent Summit—keep up the great event. It is great to have a conference that focuses on the WAN."
— Peter Mylonas, Citigroup
"Well balanced topics for service providers, enterprises."
— Michael Thornton, Cisco
“Good content, good depth and breadth. Very good mix of voices from enterprises, telcos, and equipment manufacturers.”
— Frans Meuwissen, Perseus
"Discussion was very well orchestrated. Excellent program execution and very good lineup of speakers."
— Randy Slack, Windstream
“The overall agenda is just fantastic. You are spot on with what we see emerging with customers.”
— Frank Lyonnet, Riverbed
We are actively recruiting case studies for the WAN Summit Singapore. Don't miss this opportunity to share best practice in a fertile environment for knowledge exchange, networking and insight.
Claire Tranah, Conferences
Tel. +44 (0) 7747 012 119
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities
Chris Thompson, Sales Manager
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7779 7231
Registration or Marketing Enquiries
Victoria Gross, Marketing Manager
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7779 7227