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Segment Routing: Make Your Network Infrastructure SDN-Ready
Date / Time: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:00:00 AM ET
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Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, Heavy Reading

Daniel Voyer, Technical Fellow, Bell Canada

Clarence Filsfils, Cisco Fellow, Cisco

This webinar will give an overview of segment routing technology at the time when this technology is becoming increasingly adopted by service providers that want to make their network infrastructure SDN-ready. Some questions to be addressed during this webinar include:

  • What is segment routing and how is it used to simplify operations?
  • How does segment routing push scalability one step further?
  • What are the key use cases that segment routing enables for service providers?
In addition, attendees will hear directly from major Tier 1 service provider Bell Canada about why it considers segment routing a key technical enabler for transformation of its architecture.


Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst – Optical Networking & Transport, 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. Prior to IDC, Sterling worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Sterling is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.

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Daniel Voyer, Technical Fellow, Bell Canada
Dan Voyer leverages 20 years in the telecommunication industry. He is currently technical fellow and lead architect for networking and data center at Bell Canada. His role involves research and development that solve networking challenges and promotes innovative architecture strategies. He is active within IETF in various working groups.

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Clarence Filsfils, Cisco Fellow, Cisco
Clarence Filsfils, a Cisco Systems Fellow, has a 20-year expertise leading innovation, productization, marketing and deployment for Cisco Systems.

Trusted and respected by key decision makers across major WEB/OTT, SP’s and large Enterprises, Clarence enjoys working with these operators to listen to their needs and requirements, and then get things done from product design to deployment.

He invented the Segment Routing Technology (over 40 patents) and is leading its productization, marketing and deployment at record execution speed. For this contribution, he received the Pioneer Award - Cisco's most prestigious award honoring innovative engineering. The award celebrates engineering contribution that brings growth in new markets, redefines current markets, and provides game-changing improvements to engineering productivity.

Previously, Clarence invented and led the Fast Routing Convergence Technology (over 30 patents) and was the lead designer for Cisco System’s QoS (20 patents) and large-scale IP/MPLS deployments.

Clarence is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences. He holds over 130 patents and is a prolific writer, either in academic circle (Sigcomm 2015), or standard (8 RFC’s, 20 drafts on standard’s track) or books.

Clarence holds a Masters in Management from Solvay Business School and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liege.

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