San Jose

Hilton DoubleTree, June 14-15, 2017


Advisory Board

Michael Thornton, IT Senior Manager, Telecom Management Services, IT Global Infrastructure Services, CISCO SYSTEMS
Snehal Patel, Network Architect, GAP, INC.
Manish Gupta, Principal Architect – Workforce Technology Infrastructure, INTUIT, INC.

Conference Day One: June 14

8:15     Registration and Refreshments

9:00     Opening Remarks

Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY

9:10     Keynote: How Smart Networks are Changing the Corporate WAN
Networks are now catching up with Cloud and data center technology. Software Defined Networking (SDN) and SD-WAN are making the networks as “elastic” as the Cloud.  This keynote will highlight what changes the SDx technologies are bringing and what a true value creator in the global infrastructure space must deliver.
Bill Barney, CEO, Global Cloud Xchange

9:35     Presentation: SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, VNF: I’m Confused!
With all the buzzwords it is hard to sort out exactly what each means for the corporate WAN manager. This presentation will offer a brief explanation of each concept and how it all comes together.  
Ciaran Roche, CTO, COEVOLVE

10:00    Panel: Hybrid Transformations – Experiences with Adopting SD-WAN and Integrating Internet into the WAN

•    What are the top two or three criteria for selecting an SD-WAN vendor?
•    Now that more enterprises have rolled out hybrid WANs, what have been the impacts on overall WAN spend?
•    In selecting among various CPE and hardware options, what are the benefits and costs of solutions such as vCPE on an x86 server versus vendor-supplied hardware? Does zero touch live up to its promise? 
•    Is SD-WAN ready for IPv6?
•    How does SD-WAN affect the last mile? Are enterprises integrating broadband, LTE, and other last mile alternatives in new ways as a result?
•    How does SD-WAN change the on-site IT skills needed at branch offices?
•    Was there a requirement to rip and replace current infrastructure, if so, did this fall into EOL, KEC (keep environment current)?

Snehal Patel, Network Architect, GAP, INC.
Chris Alberding, Sr. VP, Product, GLOBAL CAPACITY
Shashidhar Merugu, Technical Director, RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY

Moderator: Steve Garson, CEO, SD-WAN EXPERTS



10:55     Morning Coffee Break

11:25     Enterprise Case Study: Adopting an SD-WAN Enabled Network
Jeremiah Ginn, Network Manager, Trinity Industries

11:50    TeleGeography Presentation: Benchmarking Enterprise Networks — Modeling Hybrid Network Costs

This TeleGeography presentation will examine several hybrid network alternatives and see how adopting a hybrid solution might alter network and access spend for a hypothetical global enterprise network. 
Mike Bisaha, Manager, Data Science, TELEGEOGRAPHY

12:15     Lunch

13:45     Panel: Cloudify the WAN – How to Adapt your WAN to Accommodate Cloud-Based Applications

•    How are most enterprises connecting to cloud providers and should this change going forward? Are there different strategies for connecting to multiple cloud providers?
•    What implications do cloud services pose for clear security standards and logical architectures? 
o    What specific methods do you use to secure this new cloud environment?
•    How can enterprises design their network to ensure performance of applications that are being accessed remotely? How do you delineate responsibility for performance assurance between the network provider and cloud service provider? 
•    What are the costs and network factors enterprises should consider when moving an application to the cloud?
•    What additional issues does IoT bring to enterprise cloud strategy?
•    How does cloud provider geography affect network design?
•    How has private vs. public cloud impacted the WAN?
•    What new security challenges have the change in cloud utilization lead to?    

Ofir Agasi, Director of Product Marketing, CATO NETWORKS
Kevin F. R. Suitor, Chief Marketing Officer, TELoIP
Steve Woo, VP, Product & Co-Founder, VELOCLOUD
Chandro Prasad, VP Product Management, VIPTELA
Moderator: Paul Brodsky, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY

14:25    Adopting SD-WAN to Adopt the Cloud, Improve Service Quality and Reduce WAN Costs
Autodesk, which makes 3D design and engineering software, is an early adopter of SD-WAN. Prakash Kota, VP of IT at Autodesk will share their experiences deploying CloudGenix SD-WAN and some of the gains they’re realizing from the technology, including:

* Unified connectivity – all their offices, including remote small offices, are connected in a mesh network to data centers, Cloud and SaaS apps;
* Increased access speed and performance of their enterprise applications – helping end users to be more efficient and productive; 
* Faster time to provision branch offices – will be able to provide their business with Internet access in days versus months;
* Reduced cost – able to utilize commodity services such as purchasing Internet circuits instead of MPLS hardware;
* Faster troubleshooting – deep application and network analytics to speed up “time to innocence” and reduce downtime
Prakash Kota, Vice President of IT, AUTODESK


15:05     Afternoon Coffee Break

15:35     Presentation:
Evolution of connectivity in the era of cloud
The software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) revolution is well underway in response to evolving needs of the enterprises that want to connect their offices and mobile workers to applications in the cloud. Service providers are key catalyzers of that revolution by embracing network-as-a-service paradigm, which allows them to quickly roll out and scale even highly customized connectivity offerings.
Orange Business Services in March announced it is integrating Riverbed’s SD-WAN solution SteelConnect into its hybrid network offering. Join this session to learn how the two companies are working together to develop a virtual network function (VNF) of Riverbed SteelConnect, and how the SD-WAN solution will enable customers to simplify the management of their hybrid networks and optimize the performance of both corporate and cloud applications.
Phil Harris, GM Service Provider Segment Vertical, RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY
Phillippe Lannes, Head of Business Development North America, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES

16:00     Panel: Migration of the Corporate DataCenter—Moving Corporate Data to Shared Spaces

•    What’s driving this shift? What are the key factors in coming up with a new datacenter strategy?
•    What services or applications stay on private servers, and what is shifting to public cloud?
•    What impact does this change have on network design? What are the challenges with connectivity between private DC /cloud, and connectivity from offices to DC/cloud?
•    What are key criteria in selecting DCs and colo sites?
•    How does moving data offsite affect the last mile and site bandwidth needs?
•    What are the user and application impacts of changing datacenter strategy?
•    What is the security impact of this change?
•    What role does the application design play?

Michael Thornton, IT Senior Manager, Telecom Management Services, IT Global Infrastructure Services, CISCO SYSTEMS
Brian Eichman, Cloud Ecosystem Manager, CORESITE

Moderator: Brianna Boudreau, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY
Sandeep Dhingra, Head of Network Consulting, IBM

16:40     Closing Remarks—Drink Sponsor speech

17:00    Networking Drinks

18:15     Close of Day One

Conference Day Two: June 15

8:30     Registration and Refreshments

9:00     Opening Remarks

Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY

9:10     Panel: WAN Monitoring and Security – Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN
•    Is there any need for WAN Optimization/Acceleration in the SD-WAN enabled network?
•    How does SD-WAN change security needs and how does this differ by industry?
•    Are cloud-based firewalls a workable alternative security strategy? In what situations?
•    Is cloud security a roadblock for some users in adopting SD-WAN?
•    What challenges does the move from private to public cloud for business applications present?
•    Can cloud monitoring improve application performance and enhance security?
•    How can enterprises prepare for known threats such as DDOS?
•    What tools are available for managing IoT?
Ronald Sackman, Principal Network Security Architect, BOEING
Alastair Johnson, Principal Solution Architect, NUAGE NETWORKS
Derek Granath, VP Product Marketing, SILVER PEAK
Dogu Narin, Sr. Director Product Management, VERSA NETWORKS

Moderator: Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY

9:50     Presentation: SD-WANs and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO)
While the industry has recently embraced SD-WANs, there are many definitions and scenarios of SD-WANs that have yet to be played out.  Today, SD-WANs come in all types and flavors in which enterprises worldwide can reduce their cost of WAN networks while having similar business grade ubiquitous WAN performance guarantees.   However one thing is for sure, SD-WANs must be operated by either the enterprise themselves or by a service provider.  
In this session MEF will discuss how SD-WANs will be offered as a managed service by Communication Service Providers (CSP) worldwide in which Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) will play a critical role.  As most CSP are amidst of modernizing their operations and billing systems (OSS and BSS) into cloud native platforms, LSO will play a critical role in providing the coordination and automation of a requested customer service to the rich set of technology domains that the service might traverse.  This includes ensuring continuity and consistency of policies and security in the SD-WAN overlay through LSO orchestration of the various underlay network segments.  This session will cover how LSO will define and orchestrate SD-WANs via a rich set of APIs using the MEF defined LSO framework in which machine-to-machine APIs will communicate and orchestrate the various operational workflow processes to provision and assure a SD-WAN quality of the service for a given set of enterprise requirements.   Learn how the MEF is defining a rich set of open and standardized LSO automated APIs thereby allowing customers to express their service requirements by a set of high level business policies and application assurance.  The MEF LSO APIs will also allow CSPs to additionally offer new virtualized overlay services such as Security-as-a-Service, L4-L7 point services and advanced application analytics thereby ensuring a high quality of application experience from the end-user device to the cloud. 
Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF

10:15      TeleGeography Presentation: Global Enterprise Networks and Submarine Cable Capacity

A TeleGeography presentation reviewing data trends in enterprise network footprints, connections to the cloud, and carrier SD-WAN service as well as the global submarine networks and their paths, pricing, traffic levels and how these trends affect the corporate network.
Paul Brodsky, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY


10:55     Morning Coffee Break

11:25      Panel: Internet of Things — WAN and Datacenter Strategies for the Coming Flood of Devices

IoT has already exploded in certain industries such as manufacturing, but it is certainly coming for everyone else in the next few years. The panel will explore how IoT adoption across different industries is creating new challenges in the WAN and the datacenter. Panelists will offer experience with and possible solutions to a host of issues IoT raises for the corporate network: 

•    BYOD has introduced the concept of managing many devices on the LAN and WAN but IoT magifies this many times. How does the sheer number of devices and vendors affect security and network management? Is it difficult to even maintain device inventory?
•    With the potential of the office teapot to be hacking gateways, what new or existing tools are available to the WAN manager to police devices no human may ever interact with? 
•    How does IoT complicate the LAN? With devices connecting across the full spectrum of access options including broadband, wifi, LTE, etc. how does the corporate IT team identify devices, secure them, and insure availability and application functionality across disparate technologies?
•    IoT traffic generally flows in one direction: toward the datacenter. How does this change datacenter strategy and capacity management?
•    IoT traffic may be much less even and predictable than human-driven traffic. How can corporate IT teams model traffic patterns in the IoT world?
Ciaran Roche, VP, Office of CTO, COEVOLVE
Kaustubh Phanse, VP, Office of the CTO, MOJO NETWORKS

Moderator: Mike Bisaha, Manager, Data Science, TELEGEOGRAPHY

12:05    Panel: The Future of your WAN – Growing your WAN to Meet the Demands of the Modern Workplace

•    How do you extend the corporate network and its security and QoS requirements to employees that are increasingly mobile, on outside devices, and on consumer-sourced connections?
•    How do enterprises understand and forecast bandwidth needs at each site? Are there tools or do they rely on carriers and vendors based on business needs?
•    What impact do OTT communication tools have on bandwidth needs?
•    Does IoT and machine-to-machine add to capacity constraints or is it too small to matter?
•    IPv6 has been on the horizon for quite some time, but rollouts are now finally coming. Are WANs ready to adapt?
•    Are there particular challenges for highly regulated industries such as banking/finance?
•    How do IoT and big data change the job of the WAN manager and what tools can help?

Dave Nuti, VP Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, ARYAKA
Justin Castillo, Head of Legal, BT AMERICAS    
Kumar Ramachandran, CEO, CLOUDGENIX
Ellaury Hernandez, Head of Product Management, Network, UC&C, Security, TELEFONICA
Mike Frane, VP of Product Management, WINDSTREAM
Moderator: Brianna Boudreau, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY

12:45    Closing Remarks From The Chair


13:10    Networking Lunch

15:00    Close of Summit