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Harness the Power of Automation through Intent-Based Policy
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m. New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading

Adan K. Pope, Chief Information Technology Officer, Ciena

Network providers are struggling to keep pace with escalating demand. Rapid traffic increases and the threat of network performance failures have put a premium on automation. But it's important for providers to maintain control of their networks as they automate. How can an automation platform help remove obstacles and still give the control providers need to accelerate the business?

The right policy framework is critical. Intent-based policy can guide automated decision-making to deliver on a more adaptive network. Automation platforms like Ciena's Blue Planet can equip providers with the means to enforce business rules through best-in-class policy capabilities.

In this webinar, Ciena will discuss the importance of intent-based policies and how they are investing in Blue Planet's policy capabilities to help providers realize more adaptive networks. Watch this webinar to learn how you can harness the power of automation while staying in command of your network's performance.

 

James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading
James leads Heavy Reading's OSS/BSS research service. He examines the breadth of software used by communications service providers in customer, business, service and infrastructure management. James's areas of focus include BSS, OSS, SDP, policy management, revenue assurance, service assurance, analytics and business intelligence. He is particularly interested in the impact of SDN and NFV on operator's IT systems.

Prior to joining Heavy Reading, James worked for more than 15 years as an analyst covering technology and telecom companies for various investment banks and industry research firms. He previously worked as a management consultant in industry.

James holds a BSc and MEng in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester, England.

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Adan K. Pope, Chief Information Technology Officer, Ciena
Adan Pope is currently Chief Information Technology Officer for Ciena. Adan is responsible for the overall vision and technology strategy for the software and solutions business encompassing Ciena's software platforms and delivery practices. He works with the Software and Services leadership team as well as the CTO team to drive industry-leading technology and value leadership and spearheads Ciena’s strategic engagement with key customers, partners, and other external stakeholders. Prior to transitioning into his current role, he was Chief Industry Architect for Ciena’s office of the Chief Technology Officer.

Prior to joining Ciena, he held a number of senior positions at Ericsson including Vice President of Technology and CTO Support Solutions and head of portfolio management and strategy for the multimedia business unit. Mr. Pope also held senior leadership roles at Telcordia Technologies, Tellabs, Amdocs, and ShopperTrak. He is a member of DeVry University’s Engineering and Information Sciences Advisory Council.

He received an MBA ands Masters of Science in Computer Science from North Central College where he was recognized as Outstanding Graduate Student of his class.

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Glenn Calafati, Global Marketing Director, Ciena
Glenn Calafati has responsibility for business development within the content industries segment. In this role, he consults with cable operators and media companies on next-generation technologies and service development. Prior to joining Ciena, he was Vice President of Product Development and Technology at Sidera Networks and held similar technology roles at the data center operator Telx and Cablevison's Lightpath division. As Chief Engineer at Cablevision, Glenn led the network planning and architecture defining Ethernet Service delivery architectures for voice, video and enterprise data services across core, distribution and access layers. He started his career with Verizon where he held several technology roles in operations.

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