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Jennifer Clark
Principal Analyst, Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing at Heavy Reading

Profile

Jennifer Pigg Clark is Principal Aalyst with Heavy Reading.  Clark provides actionable insight into the evolution of service provider infrastructure, examining the challenges and opportunities facing network operators in automation and digital transformation and the solutions and technology that will meet the demands of mobile networking and cloud computing. These technologies include Edge Computing, Open Source, OpenStack, container networking, Network Orchestration, Data Center Interconnect, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Clark started her industry research career with the Yankee Group, which was acquired by 451 Research in 2013. She held the role of Sr. Vice President at Yankee Group. Prior to joining Yankee Group, Clark was Manager of Network Planning and Strategy for Wang Laboratories'corporate data network. She began her career at Wang with responsibility for the domestic and international roll-out of Wang's packet network, connecting more than 250 locations in 14 countries. Before joining Wang, she was a member of the IT research and development division of Commercial Union Insurance Companies.

Clark is a highly regarded speaker at industry seminars and conferences, and is frequently cited by the commercial and trade press. She has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a member of the IEEE. She holds a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College.

Agenda Sessions

  • Breakout Panel: Automation & Orchestration for NFV - What is Holding up Adoption?

    2:15pm
  • Heavy Reading Presentation

    1:30pm
  • Lightning Talks - Transformation to Automated Networking - Where are We on the Journey?

    11:30am