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An Update on CSP Virtualization Progress
Date / Time: Thursday, June 9, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Eric Ericsson, Head, Program Office, Business Cloud & IP, Ericsson Sweden

Steve Adams, Network Platforms Group, Market Development Organization GTM Strategy and Consumption Strategist, Intel

Doug Tait, Director of Product Marketing, Oracle Communications

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

Heavy Reading, working with Cisco, Ericsson, Intel and Oracle, has developed a unique series of virtualization indexes, aggregating input from CSPs around the world to get a detailed, up-to-the-minute picture of the status of virtualization initiatives. The indexes provide all CSPs with a compelling reality check for measuring their own progress in three critical areas: planning, deployment and spending. In this webinar, Roz Roseboro, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, shares the results from the recently updated set of indexes and leads a panel discussion on what the results mean for CSPs and the entire telecom ecosystem.



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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.

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Eric Ericsson, Head, Program Office, Business Cloud & IP, Ericsson Sweden
Mr. Ericsson, joined Ericsson in 1998, and has during the career been responsible for the enterprise voice portfolio, and driving the development of VoLTE .Mr Ericsson has spent the last three years in Japan, introducing VoLTE and cloud solutions towards service providers. Current position in the Ericsson group is as responsible for Ericsson NFV program. Mr Ericsson has during the last years been invited as guest speaker at many different industry events, such as World Broadband Forum, IMS World Forum and LTE World Summit.

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Steve Adams, Network Platforms Group, Market Development Organization GTM Strategy and Consumption Strategist, Intel
A veteran of Intel’s communication business for more than 20 years, Steve Adams’s current focus is on developing go-to-market strategies to address the transformations taking place within communication service providers and their supply chain as they adopt cloud equipment and business practices in their networks and data centers.

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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.

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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.”

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