& cplSiteName &
Getting VNFs ready for the Cloud
Date / Time: Friday, May 6, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
Overview:
 
sponsored by



Speakers
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Enrique Algaba, Specialist Sales Manager, Global Customer Unit for Telefonica, Ericsson

Lynn Comp, Senior Director, Market Development Organization, Network Platforms Group, Intel

Doug Tait, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Communications

Sanjeev Mervana, Sr. Director, Product & Solutions Marketing, Cisco

Having laid the foundation through earlier webinars on the Future of Virtualization Project, the Benchmarking Index and initial survey results, this webinar will dig into one of the most urgent requirements – that of getting VNFs prepared to be delivered in the cloud. Often referred to as making them “cloud native,” VNF suppliers are re-architecting their VNFs so they are not only able to operate on standardized x86 platforms, but also to support a cloud delivery model. This will involve new architectural approaches such as microservices, leveraging emerging technologies like containers.

Join Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, as she guides a discussion with leading industry representatives from Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and Oracle about what their companies and customers are doing to make VNFs cloud-native, and the challenges and opportunities this process presents.



 

Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Roz Roseboro has more than 20 years' experience in market research, marketing and product management. Her research focuses on how innovation and change are impacting the compute, network and storage infrastructure domains within the data centers of telecom operators. She monitors trends such as how open source is impacting the development process for telecom, and how telco data centers are transforming to support SDN, NFV and cloud. Roz joined Heavy Reading following eight years at OSS Observer and Analysys Mason, where she most recently managed its Middle East and Africa regional program, and prior to that, its Infrastructure Solutions and Communications Service Provider programs. She spent five years at RHK, where she ran the Switching and Routing and Business Communication Services programs. Prior to becoming an analyst, she worked at Motorola on IT product development and radio and mobile phone product management. Roz holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in marketing, management, and international business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is based in Chicago.

close this window

Enrique Algaba, Specialist Sales Manager, Global Customer Unit for Telefonica, Ericsson
Enrique Algaba is currently Specialist Sales Manager in Ericsson Global Customer Unit for Telefonica. He joined Ericsson in September 2015 and is responsible for business development and engagement in Cloud & NFV areas. Enrique has solid experience in the telco sector and over the years he has carried out and directed research and development activities in a diverse set of network areas. Prior to Ericsson, Enrique held several positions at Telefonica I+D, the Research & Development Labs of Telefónica.

close this window

Lynn Comp, Senior Director, Market Development Organization, Network Platforms Group, Intel
Lynn Comp brings a diversity of experience across multiple digital services touch points, spanning software, datacenter network and communications infrastructure, cellular telephony and multiple technologies that increase operational automation and efficiency in cloud data centers. Currently, Comp's organization is responsible for customer, communications service provider and ecosystem partner collaboration to accelerate and simplify the transformation of the network.

close this window

Doug Tait, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Communications
Setting the telecommunications marketing strategy for Oracle and the industry, Dough Tait is defining and building out the network functions virtualization (NFV) and service delivery platform (SDP) for Communications. As Global Director of Marketing for Oracle Communications, Doug is driving the strategy for SDP, NFV and WebRTC. Prior to Oracle, Doug was the director for Global Telecom Markets at BEA and founded the JAIN initiative defining Java technology for communications at Sun. He organized international standards, community, and user group meetings for creating standards and driving the communications market toward standards-based interfaces, platforms and protocols.

close this window

Sanjeev Mervana, Sr. Director, Product & Solutions Marketing, Cisco
As Senior Director of Marketing for Service Provider Business at Cisco, Sanjeev Mervana is responsible for setting and executing the strategic direction of products and solutions for Cisco Service Provider Architectures around SDN/NFV, cloud, software, mobility and video for Cisco’s global service provider customers. Sanjeev is an expert on a broad portfolio of software-defined networks, network functions virtualization, intelligent routing & switching platforms and cloud solutions. Sanjeev has been with Cisco for over 18 years and has authored various publications, blogs as well as a Cisco Press Book “Design Principles of DSL Based Access Solutions.”

close this window


Webinar Archive Registration

To register for this webinar, please complete the form below. Take care to provide all required information (indicated in red). Press Register to complete your registration. If you have already registered for our site or for one of our webinars, you may login to register without re-entering your information.
Email Address *
Username *
Create a Password
Re-enter Password
First Name *
Last Name *
Job Title *
Company *
Address *
City *
State / Province *
ZIP / Postal Code *
Country *
Phone Number *
What is your area of business? *
Company Annual Revenues *
What is your job function? *
If you selected "Other" above, please clarify your answer.
Please indicate your agreement to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for this web site. *
I agree to abide by the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Occasionally our sponsors may want to send you information about exciting new products and services. If you would like to receive these solicitations, please check this box.
Please indicate your agreement to Light Reading's Webinar Agreement for this webinar. *
I agree to abide by the Light Reading Webinar Agreement (printed in the box below).
Please sign me up for the Virtuapedia, a free resource providing comprehensive information about every facet of the virtualization market, including the people, companies, products and services that are driving the new virtualization economy.
  Yes
  No
I would like to receive communications about products and offerings from Cisco and its family of companies. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Cisco Privacy Policy required
  Yes
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
November 30, 2017, The Westin Times Square
December 5-7, 2017, The Intercontinental Prague
March 20-22, 2018, Denver Marriott Tech Center
May 14-17, 2018, Austin Convention Center
All Upcoming Live Events
Infographics
SmartNICs aren't just about achieving scale. They also have a major impact in reducing CAPEX and OPEX requirements.
Hot Topics
Nokia Bell Labs & Verizon Stretch Fixed 5G to the Home
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/13/2017
Eurobites: Telefónica Reckons Plastic Is Fantastic for FTTH
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/15/2017
Juniper's New Contrail VP Hails From Google
Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 11/15/2017
Animals with Phones
Why Cats Don't Run Tech Support Click Here
Live Digital Audio

Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Partner Perspectives - content from our sponsors
The Mobile Broadband Road Ahead
By Kevin Taylor, for Huawei
All Partner Perspectives