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Key Sessions

Shawn Hakl

Keynote Presentation: Verizon

Verizon

Kelly Ahuja

Sponsor Keynote Presentation: Versa Networks

Versa Networks

Rick Hubbard

Keynote Presentation: AT&T Business Solutions

AT&T Business Solutions

Bill Grubbs

Keynote Presentation: CenturyLink

CenturyLink Business

Jun 06
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8:45am - 9:00am 15 mins
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Welcome
  • Presenter Sterling Perrin - Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
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Welcome refreshments will be served.

9:00am - 9:20am 20 mins
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Keynote Presentation: Verizon
  • Keynote Shawn Hakl - Vice President, Product and New Business Innovation, Verizon
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9:20am - 9:35am 15 mins
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Sponsor Keynote Presentation: Versa Networks
  • Keynote Kelly Ahuja - CEO & President, Versa Networks
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9:35am - 9:50am 15 mins
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Sponsor Keynote Presentation: Nuage Networks
  • Keynote Sunil Khandekar - Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks, Nuage Networks
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9:50am - 10:50am 60 mins
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SD-WAN Evolution Strategies: From Appliance-Based to Integrated NFV
  • Moderator Sterling Perrin - Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Jim Sabey - Head of USA BT Connect & Compute Sales Specialists, BT Americas
  • Panelist Kelly Ahuja - CEO & President, Versa Networks
  • Panelist Ken Kiser - VP, Telecom Strategy, Arista Networks
  • Panelist Prayson Pate - Chief Technical Officer, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking
  • Panelist Ramesh Prabagaran - Vice President of Product Management, Viptela
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The earliest operator of SD-WAN managed services simply took ownership of enterprise SD-WAN appliances and managed the network on the customers' behalf without significant value-add beyond convenience. But smart operators have realized that there is a much more strategic approach to managed SD-WANs and have started rolling out SD-WAN services that add the value of integration. By combining multiple virtualized network functions (VNFs) and services together, operators are able to add real value to SD-WANs that enterprise customers cannot match on their own. This panel session explores how SD-WAN can serve as the gateway to multiple VNFs and as the anchor to operators' NFV strategies for the branch.

10:50am - 11:05am 15 mins
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Coffee Break
11:05am - 11:25am 20 mins
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Keynote Presentation: AT&T Business Solutions
  • Keynote Rick Hubbard - Senior Vice President, Networking Product Management, AT&T Business Solutions
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11:45am - 12:45pm 60 mins
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SD-WANs of Many Stripes
  • Moderator Jim Hodges - Principal Analyst – Cloud & Security, Heavy Reading
  • Panelist Paul Ruelas - Director of Network Products, Masergy Communications
  • Panelist Sanjay Uppal - CEO & Co-Founder, VeloCloud
  • Panelist Sunil Khandekar - Founder & CEO, Nuage Networks, Nuage Networks
  • Panelist Edward Fox III - Vice President of Network Services, MetTel
  • Panelist Scott Arnett - Major Account Executive, Fortinet
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The SD-WAN service market boomed so fast that there are already many competing services and service providers are looking for ways to differentiate and add value for enterprise customers. This panel will explore some of the options for doing that including developing integrated security solutions, adding WAN optimization or building end-to-end visibility and higher SLAs as part of an SD-WAN offer.

12:45pm - 1:30pm 45 mins
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Networking Lunch