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Deliver Dynamic Network Services: The Business Case for Carrier SDN
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 2:00 p.m. New York / 7:00 p.m. London
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Dan O’Shea, Analyst, Heavy Reading

Tony Kourlas, Director, Carrier SDN & NSM product marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Paul Parker-Johnson, Analyst, ACG Research

Traditional networks are not optimized to deliver the on-demand bandwidth that enterprises need today. Traditional business processes used to plan, build and operate network infrastructure present obstacles to implementing an on-demand model. Additionally, the network infrastructure itself lacks the agility to deliver on-demand services quickly and cost-effectively. Independent research, conducted by ACG, found that costs are driven too high to profitably deliver services at attractive prices. Carrier SDN promises to change all this. It unifies service automation with network optimization so that network operators can deliver new on-demand network services cost-effectively and with great scale. How do you turn today’s costs into business strengths and profitability?

ACG’s independent study quantitatively shows how automated management of Layer 0 to Layer 3 will:

  • Reduce service creation time from 12 weeks to five weeks
  • Generate eight to nine times the revenue of present mode of operations (PMO) based services
  • Lower costs to deploy with payback of four months and five-year ROI of 400%
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Dan O’Shea, Analyst, Heavy Reading
Dan O'Shea has been covering the telecom industry for more than 20 years, writing about virtually every technology and market segment, and winning several ASBPE awards in the process. He previously served as managing editor of Light Reading, editor-in-chief of Telephony magazine, founding editor of FierceTelecom and also spent several years as a freelance writer covering a variety of topics inside and outside of telecom. Currently, he writes Heavy Reading Insider reports and whitepapers, and also moderates webinars.

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Tony Kourlas, Director, Carrier SDN & NSM product marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
Tony is part of the IP Routing and Transport product marketing team at Alcatel-Lucent responsible for Carrier SDN & NSM. Tony has over 15 years’ experience in carrier routing and network-based services in product management and product marketing roles at Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Nortel and Symantec.

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Paul Parker-Johnson, Analyst, ACG Research
Paul Parker-Johnson (PJ) leads ACG’s cloud computing and data center virtualization market research and consulting practice. His work examines market sizes, innovations and trends in cloud computing, service delivery platforms and the virtualization technologies that enable them. Prior to joining ACG he was director of cloud computing solutions development and marketing at Juniper Networks, delivering advanced network, software, and partner platform solutions to service provider and enterprise customers globally. Prior to his work in data centers and the cloud PJ served in Juniper’s service provider and emerging markets strategy teams, bringing numerous platforms and innovations in routing, switching, security and advanced network services to market over a ten-year span. Before he joined Juniper he held senior product management and marketing positions in switching and routing with Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems.

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