New York

8 & 9 April 2019, Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

2019 Speakers


Timothy Reilly
Manager IT – Americas

Tim Reilly is the Manager and Team Lead of IT – Telecom/Network/Hardware for Chain IQ – a global company of 200+ sourcing specialists providing end-to-end indirect procurement services to various end user clients.  He spent many years at AT&T as a Global Marketing Manager, National Account Manager, National Sales Manager and in the Consultant Liaison Program. Tim has experience in Core Infrastructure, Undersea infrastructure, Dark Fiber, Low Latency Connectivity, MPLS, VPLS and Trader Voice. Tim has served as Director at UBS providing sourcing support for the Telecom/Carrier arena and also as a Vice-President of Sales on behalf of the consortium of companies that owned the undersea Japan-US Cable Network.


Leonard Bernstein
Director, Network & Security Operations

Leonard is the Director of Global Enterprise Network and Security Operations for Cotiviti. In his current role, Leonard is responsible for all security and connectivity in, out and between 25+ remote office locations, 4 inter-connected data centers, cloud services, and clients. Leonard has 20+ years of experience involving networking, security, infrastructure service delivery. He is very familiar with the varying and diverse nuances involving carrier services. Connectivity is mission critical to the organization and Leonard's challenge is to deliver sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient services, which is never easy. Prior to Cotiviti, Leonard was with Arcadian Networks, a smart-grid start-up that provided wireless broadband and IP converged networks over secure spectrum communications. Leonard has also spent many years consulting as a hands-on engineer, architect, and advisor of solutions to many organizations.


Sander Barens 

After joining Expereo 11 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 of 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.


Michael Wynston
Director G-FIT Network Architecture

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Barry Bonson-Bruce
Director of Global IT Infrastructure

Barry Bonso-Bruce is Director of Global IT Infrastructure at gategroup, the global leader in airline catering, retail-on-board and hospitality products and services. In his current role Barry is responsible for gategroup’s global WAN network, Datacenters, Cloud environments and core IT services. Barry has over 18 years of experience in the networking and telecom industry, having held previous positions at MegaPath and Covad Communications. Barry has a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Kingston University.


Chris Spain
VP of Enterprise Products and Cloud Services 

Chris Spain is Vice President of Enterprise Products and Cloud Services at Juniper Networks. In his current role, Chris is responsible for driving business growth in the Cloud Delivered Enterprise including SD-WAN and SD-LAN. Chris is an accomplished global networking executive with extensive experience in product, technical and market innovation.  Chris is known for his creative approach to products and keen view to profitability and competitive position. Having enjoyed success across various company sizes and business models, Chris has four patents issued, a number pending, and has been featured in the wall street journal, WIRED and eWeek.


Jonathan Eastern
Global Head, Network Engineering

Jonathan Eastern is currently Global Head of Network Engineering for the Marsh & McLennan Companies, responsible for design and engineering of the voice and data networks, remote access, and mobility platforms.  Prior to MMC, Jonathan managed the Corporate Network Team at Bloomberg.  Before that he held various positions at Morgan Stanley, most recently an Executive Director responsible for Network Production Management, including the Voice and Data Operations Centers. Jonathan received his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University, and his Masters of Business Administration from NYU Stern School of Business. 


Alastair Johnson
Principal Solution Architect 

Alastair Johnson (AJ) is a principal solution architect with Nuage Networks, based in Mountain View, California. AJ’s focus is working directly with customers to introduce, explain, and expand technology based on Nudge Networks portfolio of products - solving customer problems through new, innovative WAN services for Enterprises and Service Providers targeting the Enterprise market. AJ was previously a senior product manager responsible for Alcatel-Lucent’s 7750 SR family of routers focusing on Internet related technologies, such as IPv6 and Internet Peering/Backbone. AJ has been with Alcatel-Lucent for 10 years in a variety of roles located around the world, primarily carrier customer focused in the IP/solutions space.


Laurent Zimmerli
VP Product Marketing 

Laurent Zimmerli studied at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He graduated with an MSc ETH degree in Computer Science. His master's thesis about «Rating Autonomous Systems» won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Internet Monitoring and Protection (ICIMP) in 2009. During his studies, he participated in a development program by Nouvelle Planète in Madagascar and worked at UBS Investment Bank in the area of IT risk management. After graduating, he joined Open Systems AG in 2008, where he joined the development team before taking on various functions in Professional Services and Customer Management as a Technical Account Manager, Key Account Manager and Vice President Customer Management. In mid-2016 Laurent Zimmerli became Vice President Product Marketing and a member of the Extended Executive Board.

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Arkadiy Gulko
Principal Network Architect

Arkadiy Gulko is a Principal Network Architect at Refinitiv. He has more than 20 years of in-depth experience in the network architecture, design, and implementation. Arkadiy, as the principal technologist, has been deeply involved in driving a vision, research and development to proactively approach network challenges and upcoming business requirements.  Throughout his career, he has led on introducing various innovative technologies: he was one of the first operators to support native multicast and later MVPN services; he pioneered on commencing  DWDM, IP/MPLS, AWS Hybrid Cloud, Telemetry Data Analytics solutions within his organization. In his current role, Arkadiy is responsible for transformation to orchestrated connectivity platform to develop and operate a modern, secure and fully automated set of Network Connectivity Services underpinned by Segment Routing and BIER Technology. He is a co-author and contributor to multiple IETF drafts.


Amar Abdelhak
Enterprise Architect


Antonio Santoro
Manager Network Engineering


Evan You 
Head of Global Network Engineering

Evan You is the Head of Global Network Engineering for TD Bank overseeing the strategy, architecture and engineering of over 2500 branches, +600 back offices, and several Data Centers and Cloud Colocations. Before joining TD Bank, Evan was the Network Service Manager for Credit Suisse in the Americas and before transitioning into the financial industry, worked for major global telecom providers MCI Worldcom / Verizon, AT&T, and BT for over 15 years.


Greg Bryan
Senior Manager, Enterprise Research

Senior Manager 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 focused on wholesale and enterprise pricing as well as enterprise services. Mr. Bryan’s primary focus is on enterprise wide area networks including our benchmarking practice and serving as the chair for several of our WAN Summit conferences around the world. 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.


Michael Bisaha
Manager, Data Science

Michael Bisaha is the Manager of Data Science with TeleGeography. His work includes market and pricing trend analyses in the wholesale and enterprise telecom space, with an additional focus on developing TeleGeography’s price forecasting methodologies and suite of analytical tools. 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 an MS in Data Science from Columbia University in New York, and a BA, cum laude, in Economics and Mathematics from Georgetown University in Washington DC. 


Paul Brodsky
Senior Analyst

Senior Analyst Paul Brodsky joined TeleGeography in 2005 and has focused primarily on fiber infrastructure, IP networks, and enterprise and cloud services. Paul has helped to develop and launch several new research services, including TeleGeography’s Global Internet Geography and Cloud and WAN Infrastructure research services. Paul works with European, African, and Middle Eastern providers, and has a thorough knowledge of industry participants and trends. He is a regular presenter and moderator at industry conferences, including ITW, Capacity Africa, and WAN Summit. Paul is a Navy veteran and holds a B.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University.


Louise Fouracre
Manager Business Development

Louise Fouracre is the business development manager for Wide Area Networks at the leading independent communications infrastructure provider, Zayo Group, and has over twenty-years of telecom experience. During the tech boom in the late 90’s, Louise pioneered the way for women in technology by becoming the first female systems engineer hired by Redback Networks, a company acquired by Ericsson in 2006. She furthered her industry expertise at AT&T and Dell until her entrepreneurial spirit led her to found her own successful SaaS and IaaS company. Louise received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of International Management, and Master of Telecommunications degrees from the University of Denver.