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Light Reading Network X Americas
May 21-23, 2024
Irving Convention Center at Las ColinasDallas, Texas

Jim Hodges
Research Director at Heavy Reading


Jim leads research on the security impact of the virtualized cloud, in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the impacts of cloud-based technologies such as 5G from a cyberthreat detection perspective, as well as the business opportunities associated with delivering security capabilities via a managed services model.

Jim previously worked at Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network standards.

He gained additional technical experience at Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation, and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

Agenda Sessions

  • Analyst address: What are enterprises looking for from edge providers?

  • Fireside chat: Enabling network slicing at the edge

  • Panel Discussion: Enterprise Edge use cases: building new revenue streams

  • Panel discussion: Monetizing cloud-native services

  • Fireside Chat: APIs on the edge

  • Panel discussion: The future of Cloud Service Assurance