Extreme CEO: Leading with software to win retail, stadium deals

From FedEx to the NFL, Extreme Networks is working with a range of customers on cloud adoption and monetizing data analytics. CEO Ed Meyercord joins the podcast to explain why Extreme is focused on becoming more software-centric, how the company works with customers to better utilize their data and why digital twins can speed up network transformations.

You can download a lightly edited transcript of the podcast here.

Here are a few topics we covered:

  • How industry trends such as AI, ML, cloud and more have "fundamentally changed networking." (00:31)
  • Why companies such as Extreme and Juniper Networks are pulling ahead of traditional enterprise networking companies such as Cisco. (02:12)
  • Managing data analytics and providing network visibility. Use of digital twins to test and change the network. (05:21)
  • More on Extreme Networks' customers. (09:29)
  • Monetizing data analytics for the NFL. (14:21)
  • Using network data to improve the NFL fan experience. (16:27)
  • Other use cases for utilizing digital twins. (21:12)
  • Looking ahead to new business opportunities as Extreme Networks becomes more software-centric. (22:23)

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— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading

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