New York

9 & 10 March 2020, New York Hilton Midtown

2019 Speakers

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Taki Remtulla
Co-Founder & CTO
ABILITA

Taki Remtulla is a senior consultant with over 30 years of experience in the design, procurement and optimization of Wide Area Networks.  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 STC UK; Ericsson in Sweden,  Arabian American Oil Company and Abilita Consulting headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  Taki Remtulla is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK.  He is also a Senior Member of IEEE.

 
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Mike Schicktanz
Global IT Networks Director
AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES 

Mike is the Global Senior Director of Network Services at Agilent Technologies. In 2016, Agilent transformed their global WAN (~115 locations evenly distributed across the world) from an MPLS based service to a SD-WAN architecture using a combination of DIA and MPLS circuits. This transformation has enabled the company to scale enterprise collaboration and digitalization initiatives while keeping telecom expenses in check.

 
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Fran Moniz
Director of Cybersecurity
AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE

 
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Jim Cataudella
SVP, Network Platform & Critical Infrastructure Engineering
BANK OF AMERICA

Jim Cataudella has 36 years of IT experience with over 30 years focused within the financial vertical.  As an SVP within the Bank of America Network Platform & Critical Infrastructure Engineering organization, his responsibilities include strategy, planning and architecture development in support of the bank’s global IP routed backbone and optical transport networks.   To meet an operational Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) goal and as a crucial part of delivering highly available networks, Jim is leading a program to analyze all components that makeup transport network resiliency with extensive focus on terrestrial fiber route and undersea cable system diversity.  

 
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Chris Cannon
President
CANNON GROUP

Chris Cannon is president and co-founder of Cannon Group, a highly successful business consulting and IT management firm. Since the company’s inception in 1995, Chris and his firm have helped clients save +$500M through the strategic selection, integration and management of advanced technology solutions. He has expertly negotiated some of the largest enterprise telecom and IT agreements for the likes of AAA, QVC, SAP, Wawa, ADT and Air Products. An expert in cost optimization, IT transitions and technology management, Chris has spent much of his career helping customers improve productivity, cut costs and build for the future. With a continued focus on solving IT and communications challenges, Chris has built a successful business that puts the customer first.

 
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Timothy Reilly
Manager IT – Americas
CHAIN IQ (UBS)

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.

 
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Lloyd Noronha
SD-WAN Marketing
CISCO

Lloyd Noronha heads SD-WAN marketing at Cisco. He was an early team member at Viptela, and headed their global marketing team. He played a crucial role in defining the SD-WAN category, and driving its widespread adoption in Fortune 500 financials, retailers and healthcare providers; leading to the acquisition by Cisco. At Cisco, he is driving the adoption and success of integrated solution with the enterprises, telecom and influencer community. He has twenty years experience in silicon valley tech/networking companies.

 
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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.  

 
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Stefan Schneider
Director, Product Management, SDN/NFV Platform
COMCAST BUSINESS

Stefan Schneider leads Comcast Business Virtualization efforts for premises and cloud based solutions. He has over 20 years’ experience in Telecommunications Services, Hardware and Software product management. In his current role he oversees virtualization of network functions and product lifecycle management for the Comcast ActiveCore SDN/NFV Platform.

 
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Leonard Bernstein
Sr. Director, Infrastructure Operations and Service Delivery
C&S WHOLESALE GROCERS

Leonard is the Sr. Director of Infrastructure Operations and Service Delivery for C&S Wholesale Grocers. In his current role, Leonard is responsible for all connectivity in, out and between 60+ 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 C&S, Leonard was with Cotiviti, a data analytics driven revenue recovery organization, which provided services to the top 10 healthcare and retail clients in the US, UK, and Canada. Leonard has also spent many years consulting as a hands-on engineer, architect, and advisor of solutions to many organizations.

 
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Sander Barens 
CCO
EXPEREO

After joining Expereo 11 years ago and setting up the first international Expereo office in Singapore back in 2008, Sander now works out of the HQ in Amsterdam as the Chief Commercial Officer. His team is spread out globally across 5 offices. Before joining Expereo Sander worked out of Australia for BT Global Services and Infonet Services Corp. His telecom career started in 1997 with Unisource Business Services and AT&T Unisource in Europe. Nice to know fact: before Sander went into telecom he was a helicopter pilot.

 
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Michael Wynston
Director G-FIT Network Architecture
FIRST DATA CORPORATION

Director for Global Network Engineering Architecture at First Data one of the world’s largest and most established payment processing companies. In this role he manages the team of Global Network Architects that represent each global region and networking technologies. Michael meets regularly with each regional lead architect and review current projects for the region and provide guidance. The networking engineering teams each have a representation from another global architect representing DataCenter, Backbone WAN, Client Services and End User Networking. Michael team identifies new technologies and develop roadmaps for Network Technologies for the next 1 - 3 years. They then put these technologies through a very thorough product development lifecycle focused around 3 key areas - 1. Why are we doing this - Functional Requirements 2. Use cases - how will change the way we do business 3. Technical Requirements

 
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Barry Bonson-Bruce
Director of Global IT Infrastructure
GATE GOURMET

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.

 
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Rich Vidil 
VP Sales Engineering 
GTT COMMUNICATIONS

Rich Vidil is a telecom and software industry veteran of nearly 30 years. He began his career with Bell Laboratories in the 1980's, where he did pioneering development work in signal processing, computer telephony integration, and voice over IP. In the early 2000's he held various senior level engineering positions with UC startup uReach Technologies and 3Com. More recently, Rich led the nationwide Sales Engineering organization for CenturyLink. He joined GTT in September 2017 as VP of Sales Engineering. Rich has a B.S.E.E. from Penn State and an M.S.E.E. in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon.

 
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Chris Spain
VP of Enterprise Products and Cloud Services 
JUNIPER NETWORKS

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.

 
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Jonathan Eastern
Global Head, Network Engineering
MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES

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. 

 
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Michael J. Martin 
Senior Enterprise Architect – Networking and Security
MCKINSEY & COMPANY

Michael J. Martin is the Senior Enterprise Architect for Networking and Security Infrastructure for a global consulting firm. He leads an engineering team responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of the firm’s global network and network security infrastructure. Additionally, he functions as a SME for network virtualization, hybrid cloud and distributed computing network infrastructure, security, availability, caching, and acceleration. Over the last few years he has focused on network and security architectures that support universal portability of container and non-container application workloads in hybrid cloud based SDN. He has extensive experience with network stack virtualization, hybrid network technologies, SD-WAN and SDN overlay network architecture and distributed content delivery and global file systems. He is the author of Understanding the Network: A Practical Guide to Internetworking.

 
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Stan Hubbard
Director of Communications & Research
MEF

Stan is a communications professional with 20+ years of experience in industry analysis, strategic marketing, and event programming. In 2013, he joined MEF, where he directs program development for MEF global networking events, manages press and analyst relations, and leads research initiatives to help accelerate MEF 3.0 adoption. Prior to MEF, Stan was a Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, where he focused on Carrier Ethernet services and technology markets and SDN. He chaired ~20 major Light Reading events. Before Heavy Reading, Stan was Director of Market Intelligence at Ciena. Hubbard holds a B.S. in political science from TCU and a Master's in international diplomacy and security from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University.

 
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Josh Noll
Sr Manager Network Engineering
NETSKOPE

 
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Roy Hilliard
VP Business Development
NJFX

As Vice President of Business Development, Roy Hilliard is responsible for developing and strengthening partnerships for NJFX in the enterprise, financial, gaming, service provider, and educational verticals. Hilliard started his career at AT&T, serving several roles including division leader where he controlled the profit/loss of a $500M portfolio, a 75-person organization, and $25M budget. Roy held Global Sales Director roles for Reliance Global Cloud Exchange as well as Tata Communications. Roy received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Human Resources from Gettysburg College, where he also later was a professor of Marketing. In addition, he earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Fairleigh Dickinson University and CPE of Executive Leadership from New York University.

 
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Alastair Johnson
Principal Solution Architect 
NUAGE NETWORKS

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.

 
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David Fiore
Senior Product Manager
OPENGEAR

David Fiore manages the software product portfolio at Opengear, ensuring IT organizations have resilient, secure, centralized access to their remote devices. Having spent a number of years in Sales Engineering and Technical Leadership roles, he enjoys working to solve problems before they become problems and developing new real-world use cases for existing product lines. As a product manager, working with almost all the departments of an organization helping to design, implement, test and deploy products that drive adoption and revenue growth is imperative. David takes this role head on and enjoys the challenges it provides.

 
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Laurent Zimmerli
VP Product Marketing 
OPEN SYSTEMS

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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John Isch
Director of Network and Voice NAM
ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES

A 30 year veteran of the telecom industry, John Isch started his career at MCI Telecommunications (now Verizon) before moving to Orange Business Services in 1999. He has worked in various operations and presales technical capacities covering a wide array of data networking, voice and internet solutions. He is well versed in networking technologies including SDN/NFV, SD WAN, IP, MPLS and SIP among others. John is currently involved in supporting Fortune 500 clients throughout North America in developing their networking strategies to accommodate the move to cloud and virtualized services. He also ensures the presales engineering team is trained and proficient on the latest products and services. Closely linked with the global Product Management organization, he helps to ensure product development meets customer requirements while tracking industry trends and emerging technologies.

 
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Rich Brownlee
Director of Infrastructure and Operations
PACIFIC DENTAL SERVICES

Richard has a unique IT leadership experience from running IT for start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations such as AWS, Coast Capital Savings, Vancouver Olympic Committee, Terabeam, and Zango.  Today, they Richard leads a the Pacific Dental team that supports Enterprise IT (Application, Core IT Infrastructure, Information Security, Business and other Administrative Services such as Billing, Payroll, Data Management) to over 700 Dental Practices across the USA allowing Dentists to focus on patients, providing industry leading care.

 
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Mike Kalas
VP of Enterprise Sales
QOS NETWORKS

Mike Kalas is an enterprise sales executive with 25 years of IT experience. He has had a multifaceted career in IT, including Sales Engineer, Regional Sales Manager, and Director of IT Operations. His past roles include leading sales efforts at the leading SD-WAN solution, VMware/VeloCloud, NetScout, and MCI Worldcom. He has a strong history of effectively growing multiple organizations from small startups to large successful enterprises. Mike has most recently been involved in orchestrating some of the largest global SD-WAN deployments. He brings a wealth of knowledge in helping enterprises get the best network solutions available. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to exotic locations, and playing softball.

 
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Arkadiy Gulko
Principal Network Architect
REFINITIV

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.

 
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Charles Kaplan
Deputy CTO
RIVERBED

A network veteran for over 20 years, Mr. Kaplan has spent his career making networks hum. Kaplan serves as Deputy CTO for Riverbed Technology where he provides real world operational experience to Engineering and Product Management and operational assistance to clients. Much of Kaplan’s time is spent researching technologies and trends, speaking at industry trade shows, and meeting with partners and clients to optimize business processes. With years under his belt as both a CISO (Verisign and Breakaway Solutions), as well as an executive for network services vendors (Guardent, Mazu Networks, norSEC and Riverbed), Mr. Kaplan is fluent in both the expectations placed upon practitioners today, as well as how to implement and run an effective operations center. His specialties include operationalization of application performance management and security management tools and processes. He explains complex technology with simple and realistic examples to deliver best practices that everybody can leverage for the betterment of their business.

 
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Antonio Santoro
Manager Network Engineering
SANOFI

Antonio Santoro is a Global Network Architect for Sanofi, a Global Healthcare Leader.  He has been designing and implementing enterprise networks for 20 years in Pharmaceutical, Consulting, and Media companies. He currently has his CCIE Emeritus ( #8926) and has his Bachelor’s in  Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

 
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Steve Garson 
President 
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. 

 
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Kevin Lau
Solutions Manager
SINGTEL

Kevin Lau has more than 15 years’ experience as an IT professional in networks and IT infrastructure for multinational companies. He is currently a Solutions Manager at Singtel USA in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Singtel is Asia’s leading communication group, which is headquartered in Singapore.  In his current role, Kevin develops and reviews technical designs and architecture proposals with clients, in the areas of WAN and integrated infocomm solutions that covers voice and data infrastructure, SD-WAN, managed services and cloud computing. 

 
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Shweta Gupta
Director, Procurement and Vendor Management
STATE STREET GLOBAL MARKETS 

Shweta leads Vendor Management for State Street Global Markets, drawing in from experience in the telecom-technology and finance space. She is responsible for owning the technology budget for her business verticals, and cites her biggest challenge as delivering highly profitable-rapidly evolving fin-tech services to the market. Areas of expertise include procurement, budget allocation and forecasting, expense management, vendor risk management and critical service delivery. Prior to State Street, Shweta headed a channel sales team and was responsible for new business development . She is an Electronics Engineer by training and has a graduate degree in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Ohio University. Shweta is passionate about giving back to the community and is involved in youth mentorship and volunteering at the local shelter. 

 
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Peter Juffernholz
AVP, Product Management - Global Network 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. He presently 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 WAN platform. Mr. Juffernholz joined Tata Communications in 2007 as Head of Global MPLS Services.  In that role, he developed and managed the Global MPLS product portfolio, including the deployment and execution of global market strategies and partnerships to successfully deliver services in over 150 countries.    

 
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Evan You 
Head of Global Network Engineering
TD BANK

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.

 
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Erik Kreifeldt
Principal Analyst
TELEGEOGRAPHY

Principal Analyst Erik Kreifeldt tracks the global market for enterprise and wholesale network services for TeleGeography, and he co-chairs the WAN Summit conference series on corporate wide-area network management. Before joining TeleGeography in 2006, Erik was an optical networking industry analyst with RHK, following editorial roles at industry publications including the Optical Society of America, where he covered the first commercial DWDM systems. He holds an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a B.A. from Penn State.

 
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Greg Bryan
Senior Manager, Enterprise Research
TELEGEOGRAPHY

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.

 
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Michael Bisaha
Manager, Data Science
TELEGEOGRAPHY

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. 

 
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Paul Brodsky
Senior Analyst
TELEGEOGRAPHY

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.

 
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Johan Ottosson
Head of Strategy
TELIA CARRIER

As an experienced strategist and manager, Johan has led corporate strategic planning, growth strategy development and M&A across various technology-driven industries. After 10 years with a global consultancy, Johan joined Telia Carrier in 2016 as its Head of Strategy. With the Internet and Cloud adoption growing at the speed of imagination, so are the demands on the network – and the only way to keep up is innovation. For Johan, this means leveraging SDN, automation and data-driven decisions to create an even better customer experience – so that Telia Carrier can continue to empower enterprises, content providers and operators to execute their most critical activities. Johan holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm. 

 
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Troy Drake
Head of Enterprise Sales, Americas
TELSTRA

 
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Steve Evans
Global VP of Solutions Engineering
TENEO

Steve Evans is Sr. VP of Solutions Engineering globally for Teneo. He has over 20 years of experience in network and security engineering, architecture and design. Steve came to Teneo from the public sector where he was the network administrator for 10 years for a 60-site, 30,000-user network with multiple WAN providers for each site and was thus very familiar with load balancing and doing full mesh “the hard way”.  His technical background includes programming, from machine language, to C++, to PHP & Java, Cisco certifications in route/switching, and security focuses including Cisco & Palo Alto Networks firewalls, ethical hacking, and many others.  After joining Teneo, he expanded his expertise to include WAN optimization, visibility, and next generation technologies and now leads the worldwide pre-sales engineering team to provide guidance to Teneo’s customers and help them navigate the complex SD-WAN landscape.

 
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Angelique Medina
Senior Product Marketing Manager
THOUSANDEYES

Angelique has worked in technical marketing roles related to network infrastructure and network visibility for the past ten years, most recently at ThousandEyes, where she works on multi-layer visibility spanning application, DNS, L3, and BGP. She’s particularly focused on performance monitoring for SD-WAN and cloud/SaaS adoption. In 2018, she served as the lead author of the Global DNS Performance Benchmark Report. Prior to joining ThousandEyes, she spent time working on data center networking at Big Switch Networks and visibility switching at VSS Monitoring. You can follow her on Twitter @bitprints

 
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Kevin Gallo
Director, Solutions Development
U.S. GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

Kevin Gallo is the Director of Solutions Development for the Office of Telecommunication Services in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). He provides solutions engineering advice and assistance to federal agencies, including expertise for network modernization and transition, and manages systems for telecommunications contract management, service inventory, billing, analytics and government-wide expense management. He developed the Network Services 2020 (NS2020) strategy, which streamlined program operations and launched the 15-year, multi-billion-dollar Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) acquisition. He was also the program manager for the Future Commercial Satellite Communications Services Acquisition (FCSA), the groundbreaking partnership between GSA and the Department of Defense that quickly became a $500M/year common marketplace for the entire federal government to procure its commercial SATCOM services.

 
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Atchison Frazer
CMO
VERSA NETWORKS

Atchison Frazer brings over 20 years of strategic IT marketing expertise and leadership to Versa Networks, helping to influence growth markets from SD-WAN to High Performance Computing, Infrastructure Performance Management and UTM security. Prior to Versa Networks, he was global marketing leader for SD-WAN pioneer Talari Networks, and before that CMO at Xangati (acquired by Virtual Instruments). Previously, Atchison served as CMO for ADC-vendor KEMP Technologies and also was CMO of HPC and HFT switch-fabric innovator Gnodal Ltd (acquired by Cray). Earlier in his career, Atchison was responsible for services strategy, global marketing and sales enablement for Cisco’s global enterprise theatre and enterprise transformation market segments, including acquisition integration, enterprise security software and network optimization services. Atchison also has held senior marketing and communications management roles with Servgate, Fortinet and HP Enterprise.

 
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Jason Gintert
Co-Founder & CTO
WAN DYNAMICS

Having managed IP/MPLS networks and service provider products for nearly 20 years, Jason co-founded WAN Dynamics based on the belief that SD-WAN will be the way we build wide area networks from now on. Working with networking technologies is not only his profession, but something of a hobby as well. Jason's education consists of hacking on Linux since '97 and surviving the late '90s/early '00s ISP world. He now lives in the woods outside of Cleveland Ohio with his wife, 2 girls, 2 dogs and a rabbit.

 
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Louise Fouracre
Manager Business Development
ZAYO GROUP

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. 

 

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