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Automation and Optimization: A Business Objective-Driven Approach
Date / Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST
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Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading

Jay Perrett, Chief Technology Officer, Aria Networks

In the face of rapidly changing demand, service providers recognize the need for a high degree of automation in how they deliver services. But at the same time, it’s imperative to ensure resources are being used in the most effective way. Virtualized functions will increase the speed and variety of options available, making the job of determining “what’s good for business?” quickly enough that much more challenging. This webinar explores the evolving context for automation and optimization, introducing the concept of a ‘business objective-driven’ approach leveraging AI techniques to meet the needs of a transformed market.


Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
Caroline leads Heavy Reading's research into service provider cloud adoption for internal IT, enterprise service delivery and network functions virtualization (NFV) purposes. She also covers technologies that support telco application development and delivery and customer experience management. She is currently tracking the impact of SDN and NFV on telecom organizations and has a major interest in the new architectures and management systems needed for operating SDN and NFV-based networks.

Caroline has more than 25 years' experience researching and writing about the information and communications technology industry for global analyst firms and publications, and has led major research projects for communications service providers, vendors, financial institutions and government bodies. She is an authority on the global wholesale telecom industry, and her work synthesizes a broad understanding of technology innovation with a deep knowledge of telecom market dynamics.

She is based in the U.K..

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Jay Perrett, Chief Technology Officer, Aria Networks
Jay Perrett is the founder, CTO and visionary behind Aria Networks’ Artificial Intelligence-based automation and optimization solutions. An acknowledged expert in the field of Genetic Algorithms, Jay has spent over 25 years applying AI to complex, business-critical problems in telecom (Bell Labs, Lucent, Redback), Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals.

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