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Have CSPs Gotten Virtualization Back on Track?
Date / Time: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Johanne Mayer, Director, Product Marketing, Oracle

Lynn Comp, Senior Director, CoSP Business Acceleration Team, Network Platform Group, Intel Corporation

Chitti Nimmagadda, Senior Director, Network Virtualization, Ericsson CTO Office

Late last year, the Future of Virtualization indexes, developed by Heavy Reading, working with Ericsson, Intel and Oracle, showed that CSPs' virtualization efforts were losing some momentum. This unique series of virtualization indexes aggregates input from CSPs around the world to get a detailed, up-to-the-minute picture of the status of virtualization initiatives. Updated every six months, the indexes provide all CSPs with a compelling reality check for measuring their own progress in three critical areas: planning, deployment and spending. In this webinar, Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading, will share the results from the May indexes, noting the changes since the fall update, and lead a panel discussion on what the results mean for CSPs and the entire telecom ecosystem.



 

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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Johanne Mayer, Director, Product Marketing, Oracle
Johanne Mayer, Director, Product Marketing, Oracle With more than 20 years in the OSS/BSS industry, Johanne Mayer focuses on orchestration at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, she was ICT Account Manager with Ericsson Australia, Senior Analyst with Analysys Mason leading the service provider program and Marketing Director with Alcatel-Lucent's OSS/BSS solutions. She is a frequent speaker at conferences. Following her tenure as board and executive committee member, Johanne was recipient of the TM Forum Distinguished Fellow in 2010.

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Lynn Comp, Senior Director, CoSP Business Acceleration Team, Network Platform Group, Intel Corporation
Lynn Comp brings a diversity of experience across multiple digital services touch points, spanning software, datacenter network and communications infrastructure, cellular telephony and multiple technologies that increase operational automation and efficiency in cloud datacenters. Currently, her organization is responsible for customer, communications service provider and ecosystem partner collaboration to accelerate and simplify the transformation of the network.

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Chitti Nimmagadda, Senior Director, Network Virtualization, Ericsson CTO Office
Chitti Nimmagadda is Senior Director of Network Virtualization at the Ericsson CTO office. He has over 18 years of experience in the software industry, and his current focus is in bringing the cloud and virtualization technologies to the telecom industry. Most recently, he was a Principal Architect at Citrix and helped build the high-performance datacenter networking product NetScaler SDX from the ground up using virtualization technologies. Previously, he worked in many technology areas, including embedded systems, real-time operating systems and data warehousing.

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Henrik Bäckström, Product Marketing Manager, Ericsson
Henrik Bäckström works as a Product Marketing Manager at Business Area Digital Services and is based in Sweden. He has 18 years of experience of working in various marketing and product management roles covering fixed access and several core network products. His work has included a broad spectrum of marketing assignments including the preparation of product launches, communications, event management and many other go-to-market activities. Henrik’s current assignment is product marketing for cloud infrastructure and network applications.He has worked for Ericsson since 1999, starting with product management and commercial management. Henrik has a MSc BA from Stockholm University.

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