This week saw the Open Networking Summit grow to 1,500 people from just 400 in 2011, turning what had been an academic-community gathering into a full-blown commercial conference. Here's our photo tour of the event, held in Santa Clara, Calif.
We start with the set of SDN Idol, a best-of-show contest where attendees voted on the winner by cellphone. More about that later.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.