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The Path to Open Transport Networking
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT
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Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Steve Pelosi, Vice President & Head, Optical Business Unit, Fujitsu Network Communications

Igor Bergman, Vice President & Head, Software Business Unit, Fujitsu Network Communications

Cloud agility, virtualization and software-defined networking are fueling rapid change in today's transport networks. New open groups, standards and concepts are introducing software-driven networking paradigms to achieve innovation, flexibility and interoperability. Network operators are being driven to replace converged, proprietary systems with modular platforms that have open programmability. But, as a service provider, why must you change operating models or risk being left behind? What derived benefits will enable you to maintain a competitive advantage? And, how do you find the right partner to collaborate on this network evolution?

This webinar will cover:

  • Top network challenges facing the present mode of operation
  • Different degrees of "openness" in transport networks
  • Key benefits of an open source software and hardware development model
  • Operator's checklist for selecting an open networking partner



Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Sterling has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport. He also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Market Tracker and Next-Gen Core Packet-Optical Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities.

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Steve Pelosi, Vice President & Head, Optical Business Unit, Fujitsu Network Communications
Steve Pelosi drives the technical product strategy and direction for the Fujitsu optical networking portfolio. During his career at Fujitsu, he has held leadership positions in network operations, software, optical transmission, and wireless. Steve began his career at Bell Labs and Bellcore, working in transmission from 1982 to 1987. He then spent five years at Bell Northern Research, working in switching.

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Igor Bergman, Vice President & Head, Software Business Unit, Fujitsu Network Communications
Igor Bergman is Vice President and Head of the Software Business Unit at Fujitsu Network Communications. He brings an exceptional level of expertise in carrier market requirements for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to his role launching and deploying SDN and NFV products and solutions. Before joining Fujitsu, Igor led the SDN planning, product management and product marketing groups at Juniper Networks. Igor has also worked at CA Technologies, where he brought to market an innovative DevOps solution and managed a portfolio of application and network performance management products. While working at Dell, he was awarded a patent for the first server-embedded hypervisor (the ESXi Lifecycle Controller). In addition to over 15 years of experience with hardware-centric and pure software IT solutions.

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