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Enabling Network Programmability & Automation With NETCONF/YANG
Date / Time: Thursday, June 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London
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James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading

John Lawitzke, ConfD Product Manager, Tail-F

The network equipment provider (NEP) market is going through a period of unprecedented change with advanced approaches including SDN and NFV. Change is happening, and fast.

So how do NEPs cope with exponential change? Through automation. This webinar will discuss programmability as the key to automation and ultimately in making devices more programmable. Attendees will learn:

  • The challenges with current programmability approaches to automation
  • The need for consistent data modelling language to model both configuration data as well as state data of network elements
  • How leveraging a standardized approach to programmability like NETCONF and YANG is critical to network automation
  • Network automation use cases
 

James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, 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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John Lawitzke, ConfD Product Manager, Tail-F
During his multi-decade career, John has worked as a software developer, software development manager, field applications engineer, solutions architect and technical product manager with a focus on embedded systems and networking. John began working with NETCONF, YANG and network element programmability after joining Tail-f in 2007. Since that time, he has spoken numerous times about these technologies; educating people about what they are and how to best implement them.

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Clarence Filsfils, Cisco Fellow, Cisco
Clarence Filsfils, a Cisco Systems Fellow, has a 20-year expertise leading innovation, productization, marketing and deployment for Cisco Systems.

Trusted and respected by key decision makers across major WEB/OTT, SP’s and large Enterprises, Clarence enjoys working with these operators to listen to their needs and requirements, and then get things done from product design to deployment.

He invented the Segment Routing Technology (over 40 patents) and is leading its productization, marketing and deployment at record execution speed. For this contribution, he received the Pioneer Award - Cisco's most prestigious award honoring innovative engineering. The award celebrates engineering contribution that brings growth in new markets, redefines current markets, and provides game-changing improvements to engineering productivity.

Previously, Clarence invented and led the Fast Routing Convergence Technology (over 30 patents) and was the lead designer for Cisco System’s QoS (20 patents) and large-scale IP/MPLS deployments.

Clarence is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences. He holds over 130 patents and is a prolific writer, either in academic circle (Sigcomm 2015), or standard (8 RFC’s, 20 drafts on standard’s track) or books.

Clarence holds a Masters in Management from Solvay Business School and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liege.

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