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Intent Based Networking and Automation for the Digital Age - How to Build a Network Today that Will Meet the Demands of Tomorrow
Date / Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
sponsored by
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading

Marc-Antoine Boutin, Vice President Product Management, CENX

To manage the growing onslaught of digital services and devices, service provider networks require new levels of intelligence, automation, and agility. Intent-based networking systems (IBNS) promise to deliver greater control through a mix of automation, machine learning, and predictive analytics. The future of service assurance will equip networks with the ability to learn, evolve, predict, and respond to changing demands in real time.

In this webinar, CENX will cover the key service assurance concepts behind intent-based networks and how they can help reduce service on-boarding time and enable automation.

Join us as we share our findings from working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative service providers – because building the superior networks of tomorrow depends on making the right choices today.


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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Marc-Antoine Boutin, Vice President Product Management, CENX
Marc-Antoine Boutin currently leads CENX’s product management team as Vice President of Product Management, driving CENX's vision to deliver industry-leading service assurance capabilities that simplifies network operations and allows service providers to deliver and support new services cost-effectively. He is passionate about products, technologies, and creating successful go-to-market strategies. Marc-Antoine has over 20 years of experience in product management and product development in the networking and OSS industry.

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Yogesh Pathare, Director of Product and Strategy, CENX
Yogesh Pathare is the Director of Product and Strategy at CENX. A veteran of content creation and management, Yogesh currently leads CENX's go-to-market product strategy. He has 15+ years of experience working in the world of technology and communications, holding various roles that span from product architecture to product management. Yogesh has worked with several operators globally to help them achieve their digital transformation goals. He is passionate about product development, GTM strategies, and next-generation technologies. Contributing back to the society through different social initiatives is his mantra of life.

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