Westin Singapore, 11-12 September 2018

Agenda 2017

Advisory Board:

Shishir Belbase, Head, Communications & Networks Unit, Asia Development Bank 
Peter Leong, Head, Regional IT – Asia, Petronas Lubricants International
Tanya Tang, Chief Economic and Policy Advisor, Rajah & Tann Singapore, LLP
Lucas Goh, IT Director, Infrastructure & Operations, Volex
Michael Becerra, Head of Network Architecture, DHL

Conference Day One: September 12

8:15     Registration and Refreshments

9:00     Opening Remarks by the Chair

9:05    Live Poll  

9:10     How Smart Networks are Changing the Corporate WAN
The WAN is finally becoming programmable, and this is changing how corporations design, buy, and implement changes to their networks. This keynote will highlight what changes the SDx technologies are bringing and what business problems they can solve for the IT team and the WAN manager.
Mark Bennett, Head of Fixed Connectivity Products, VODAFONE

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.  
Gavin Yeoh, Technical Manager, SE Asia, COEVOLVE

10:00    Panel: Hybrid Transformations – Experiences with Adopting SD-WAN and Integrating Internet into the WAN
Many enterprise IT teams plan to integrate SD-WAN in the near term but are still in the early stages of the process. The justifications for adopting SD-WAN are clear to many, but corporate network teams are still learning how to evaluate vendors, right size the network, and design a network that incorporates a variety of access and network technologies. This session will examine experiences from WAN managers, SD-WAN vendors, consultants, and carriers on how to move forward towards SD-WAN and hybrids.
•    What are the top two or three criteria for selecting an SD-WAN vendor?
•    How do WAN managers choose between a multi-vendor or a one stop shop solution?
o    How can business structure and needs influence this decision? 
•    Now that more enterprises have rolled out hybrid WANs, what have been the impacts on overall WAN spend?
•    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?
•    How are SLAs changing in the hybrid network environment?
Michael Becerra, Head of Network Architecture, DHL
Sander Barens, VP Commercial Development, EXPEREO INTERNATIONAL
Cedric Gouliardon, CTO & Head of Product, MYREPUBLIC LTD
Alastair Johnson, Principal Solution Architect, NUAGE NETWORKS
Hon Kit Lam, Vice President, Global IP and Managed Network Services, TATA COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL
Moderator: Rob Schult, Research Director, TELEGEOGRAPHY    

10:40    Morning Coffee Break

11:10     Enterprise Case Study: Hybrid WAN Proof of Value

Michael Becerra, Head of Network Architecture, DHL

These sessions provide delegates with an opportunity to explore questions raised by the summit in more depth, with audience members determining their own needs and outcomes based on experience from within their own organizations. Those not interested in a round table are welcome to explore the exhibit hall. 

11:55    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. 
Greg Bryan, Senior Manager, Enterprise Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY

12:20     Lunch

13:40     Live Poll

13:45    Enterprise Case Study:
Network Evolution and Transformation at Cargill
Daryl Yeo, Senior Network Technology Advisor, CARGILL

14:10    Panel: Cloudify the WAN – How to Adapt your WAN to Accommodate Cloud-Based Applications
As corporate computing is increasingly shifting to the cloud, WAN managers ensure that the network can accommodate the resulting shifts in traffic. The geography and technology of the network is intertwined with the location of corporate data centers, neutral colocation facilities, and cloud service provider presence. This panel will highlight issues and experiences with adapting network strategy to meet the new demands that cloud services present for the WAN. 
•    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?    
Idris Vasi, Managing Director, Viptela APAC, CISCO
Samir Desai, Senior Product Manager, GTT
Martin Bishop, Head of Programmable Networks and Cloud Managed Services, TELSTRA
Joseph Chung, AVP Asia Pacific, VELOCLOUD
Lucas Goh, IT Director, Infrastructure & Operations, VOLEX
Moderator: Paul Brodsky, Senior Analyst, TELEGEOGRAPHY

14:55     Afternoon Coffee Break

15:20     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.  
Pascal Menezes, CTO, MEF

These sessions provide delegates with an opportunity to explore questions raised by the summit in more depth, with audience members determining their own needs and outcomes based on experience from within their own organizations. Those not interested in a round table are welcome to explore the exhibit hall. 

16:05    Enterprise Case Study: Oracle’s Vodafone WAN Solution

16:30     Panel: Migration of the Corporate DataCenter—Moving Corporate Data to Shared Spaces
Many enterprises have already completed or are in the process of transitioning from company-owned datacenters and servers to private servers in shared colocation/datacenter spaces or the public cloud. Whereas the cloud panel focused specifically on cloud connectivity, this panel will review the factors that go in to selecting a datacenter strategy and allow enterprise WAN managers, vendors, and datacenter providers to offer experiences with the process.
•    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?
•    How do data protection and reporting rules vary across the APAC region and how do they affect DC location choices? 
•    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 considerations go into vendor choice and what are vendor management best practices?
Anup Changaroth, Senior Director, APAC CTO Office & Strategic Business Deveopment, CIENA
Diamid Massey, Senior Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific, EQUINIX
Mandeshpal Singh, Senior Product Technology Manager, VERIZON
Moderator: Stephan Beckert, VP Strategy, TELEGEOGRAPHY

17:10     Live Poll and Extended Q&A

17:20    Closing Remarks by the Chair & Drinks Sponsor Speech

17:25     Networking Drinks

18:45     Close of Day One

Conference Day Two: September 13

8:30     Registration and Refreshments

9:00     Opening Remarks by the Chair        

9:05     Live Poll

9:10     Case Study: Lessons Learned from Global SD-WAN Deployments
Interface and Coevolve’s share the experience to test and then deploy managed SD-WAN using both internet and MPLS circuits to connect sites across 6 countries in APAC. The project was initiated mid-2016 and completed early 2017 and will cover:

•    How the business case for the adoption of SD-WAN was made
•    How it was determined where SD-WAN would utilize Internet only to replace existing MPLS or where MPLS would be retained
•    Testing and deployment observations  
•    Considerations for a managed SD-WAN service and the differences to a traditional managed service offering (automated MACs via the orchestrator etc.)
Kelvin Wong, CIO APAC & ANZ, INTERFACE & Tim Sullivan, CEO, COEVOLVE

9:35    Panel: WAN Monitoring and Security – Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN
As the network gets smarter, there are an increasingly complex array of tools enterprises can employ to balance traffic, monitor the network, create virtual firewalls, and manage applications. This panel will explore various ancillary WAN services and how they can be best employed in the post-all MPLS network.
•    Is there any need for WAN Optimization/Acceleration in the SD-WAN enabled network?
•    What monitoring services should enterprises keep after adopting SD-WAN?
•    How does SD-WAN change security needs and how does this differ by industry?
•    Can cloud monitoring improve application performance and enhance security?
•    How can enterprises prepare for known threats such as DDOS?
•    Can monitoring and traffic profiling assist in keeping costs down?
•    What role can analytics and monitoring play in security?

Ricky Chau, VP, Asia Pacific, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS
Jeff Yeo, Network Security and Mobility, ARUBA, A HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE COMPANY
Tun Tun Myint, VP Network Services, FRONTIIR
Brent Angus, General Manager – Networking, DIMENSION DATA

10:15     Morning Coffee Break

10:45     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

11:10      Enterprise Case Study: Adopting SD-WAN for Fugro’s Global Network
Cliff Neo, Global Enterprise Architect, FUGRO

These sessions provide delegates with an opportunity to explore questions raised by the summit in more depth, with audience members determining their own needs and outcomes based on experience from within their own organizations. Those not interested in a round table are welcome to explore the exhibit hall.

11:55    Panel: The Future of your WAN – Growing your WAN to Meet the Demands of the Modern Workplace
Cloud, telework, mobility, BYOD, OTT communications, collaboration, IoT, and a host of other changes are having a large impact not just on how we work, but on how WAN managers ensure an available, reliable, and secure network. This panel will explore how the nature of work is changing and what tools are now available to accommodate these changes. The panelists will discuss monitoring, SD-WAN, cloud and software based services, security, and emerging managed services and how they will enable the WAN of the present and future: 
•    What are the strategies WAN managers need to get from the network they have today to the network they need a few years from now? 
•    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?
•    What challenges are coming from changing rules on security?
•    What impact do OTT communication tools have on bandwidth needs?
•    How are the new smart networks affecting WAN services contracts?
•    Does IoT and machine-to-machine add to capacity constraints or is it too small to matter?
•    How does the WAN accommodate the growing amount of data? 

Shehzad Karkhanawala, Director of Marketing, ARYAKA
Adrian Teo, VP Global Connectivity Transport Product Manager, BARCLAYS
Bertrand Boittiaux, Cost Reduction and Procurement Executive, CITI
Tanya Tang, Chief Economic and Policy Advisor, RAJAH & TANN SINGAPORE, LLP
Moderator: Rob Schult, Director of Research, TELEGEOGRAPHY

12:35    Lunch & Exhibit Hall

14:00    Close of Summit