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Network Virtualization & SDN Americas
September 15-16, 2020
The Westin WestminsterDenver

Sterling Perrin
Principal Analyst, Optical Networking & Transport at Heavy Reading


Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities.

Agenda Sessions

  • Heavy Reading Research Presentation

  • Lightning Talk - WAN OFF: SD-WAN, a Longterm Business Model for Virtualized Services, or just a One-Off?

  • Fireside Chat: Has Virtualization Made it's Return Yet?

  • Fireside Chat with a Service Provider: ROI of uCPE: Does It Add Up?

  • Heavy Reading Presentation

  • Fireside Chat with Service Provider: Network Automation and Virtualization at the Cloud/Data Center Edge--deliver flexible services with high velocity!

  • Breakout Panel: Revolutionizing the Edge with SDN