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The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of NFV: Understanding the Full Lifecycle Costs
Date / Time: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:00 p.m. EST
Sponsored By
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Honoré LaBourdette, VP, Market Development, Telco Group, VMWare

CSPs have begun the transformation of their hardware-based infrastructure to software-based infrastructure to address both technology and commercial issues. No longer is it a matter of if it makes sense to transform to software driven; but when it makes sense to transform. As solutions have become available, and operators have started transitioning to a software-driven architecture, we have better insight into the cost savings and business value possible with NFV. In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • What are the market drivers for NFV and virtualized services?
  • Multiple deployment scenarios for NFV cost savings and business impact
  • What are the various soft and hard costs associated with the entire lifecycle of virtualized services?
  • What are the potential returns on investment for NFV?


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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Honoré LaBourdette, VP, Market Development, Telco Group, VMWare
Honoré LaBourdette joined VMware in 2010 to build and lead the companys’ vertical industry solutions and GTM focus. In her current role as Vice President Global Market Development, Telco Business Group, LaBourdette is responsible for all market development functions for VMware's NFV Solutions in the Telco Business Group including customer, partner and solution adoption success. LaBourdette brings 25 years of senior leadership in vertical industry domain expertise along with marketing, business and solutions development experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining VMware, LaBourdette held senior roles at Cisco/NetSolve, Nortel & AT&T.

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Dennis Duckworth, Senior Director of Product Marketing, VoltDB
Dennis Duckworth heads product marketing for VoltDB. He is a seasoned veteran of the data game, starting off as a Lisp programmer in artificial intelligence and then working on content delivery networks, data warehousing and now fast data. He's responsible for helping translate VoltDB's incredible technical capabilities into business value for prospects and customers as well as helping to guide product direction for VoltDB.

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