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Unlocking the Value of NFV with Data Analytics
Date / Time: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Dejan Leskaroski, Senior Product Manager, Affirmed Networks

Bradley Wilson, Director, Market Development, Dell EMC Office of CTO

The commercialization of network functions virtualization (NFV) is enhancing the relationship between the cloud and big data and analytics (BDA) systems. Accordingly, this webinar will focus on the drivers and use cases that are fusing these technologies. Specific topics to be addressed include:

  • The value proposition of applying analytics to network workloads to provide real-time insight into overall network performance and efficiency
  • The business opportunity to leverage analytics to break down data silos to optimize cost and efficiency, as well as unlocking data to enhance organizational and marketing efficiency
  • Documenting NFV network probing capabilities requirements that enable linear scale to ensure the right amount of data is delivered with minimal performance impacts

The webinar will also examine how Dell EMC and Affirmed Networks have partnered to deliver an innovative new solution designed to address these criteria and provide network operators with a competitive edge.



 

Jim Hodges, Senior Analyst, Core Network Evolution & Analytics, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Dejan Leskaroski, Senior Product Manager, Affirmed Networks
Dejan Leskaroski is responsible for Affirmed's Virtual Probe and Analytics portfolio. He is a telecom veteran with more than 15 years of experience in the wireless industry. He has worked for industry leaders Airvana and Nortel where he led cross-functional teams and managed the delivery of a variety of software solutions currently deployed across some of the world’s largest service providers.

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Bradley Wilson, Director, Market Development, Dell EMC Office of CTO
Bradley Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in the telecom equipment vendor market. He has participated in roles of market development and delivery, including OSS and wireless and wireline network equipment. He leads market development for EMC's Telecom Transformation business with a focus on driving innovative technologies from EMC's strategically aligned businesses (EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, VMware, Virtustream, VCE, RSA) into the communications services provider market, with a special focus on bringing next-generation telecom data analytics solutions to market.

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Steve Bayless, Vice President, ITS America
Steven H. Bayless is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, and Senior Director of Telecommunications and Telematics at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). He is responsible for providing guidance to ITS America’s Board of Directors and senior staff on matters involving new technologies, wireless services and evolving automotive platforms, intelligent transportation infrastructure, operations and customer services.

Steven previously served as staff advisor and Presidential Management Fellow in the Secretary of Transportation’s policy office at US DOT headquarters. Steven had cabinet-level lead in policy related to research and development, spectrum management and telecommunications policy.

As a detailee to the White House, he assisted in formulation of several presidential directives on aerospace policy, focusing in particular on satellite navigation. He also advised the State Department and the Federal Aviation Administration in negotiations on space and aviation cooperation with the European Union, the Russian Federation and Japan. In the surface transportation domain, Bayless supported secretarial policy initiatives regarding the reorientation of federal research and development, highway safety, and transportation infrastructure finance reform.

Steven’s career also includes tenure as a management consultant with American Management Systems (now CGI) in Washington DC, and as a Project Coordinator for DuPont Europe in Budapest, Hungary. Steven holds a specialized masters degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in International Security Studies and Business. His bachelor degree is in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He has also completed graduate work at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

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