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FTTx: Fibre to the eXponential
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m. London
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Denise Culver, Online Research Director, Heavy Reading

Dr. Badri Gomatam, Chief Technology Officer, Sterlite Tech

Today end users and enterprises generate and consume more data than an entire city would do till almost a decade ago! As data consumption explodes, service providers go under constant pressure to deliver hyper connectivity and ultra low latency. With fibre powering the future of hyper-connected lives, FTTx solutions are the perfect answer for ultra high speed last mile data connectivity enabling truly digital lives. However, CSPs across the globe are struggling with high per-home-pass cost to effectively implement highly dense fiberised network infrastructure.

In this webinar, Dr. Badri Gomatam, Chief Technology Officer, Sterlite Tech will elaborate on:

  1. What are the key FTTx network considerations?
  2. How Software Defined Access solution simplifies the broadband network design and brings in service agility?
  3. How web-scale, open & agile networks help CSPs bring operational and capital efficiencies in network deployment?
  4. Key takeaways from Sterlite Tech's experience with Hyper Dense Urban FTTH deployments


Denise Culver, Online Research Director, Heavy Reading
Denise manages Heavy Reading's Thought Leadership Council, which uses a focus group approach to glean insights from CSPs on topics ranging from automation, IoT, 5G, B/OSS transformation, SD-WAN and emerging technologies. Additionally, Denise covers the test and measurement industry as an analyst, focusing on how T&M vendors are addressing telco transformation, as well as the impact that technologies such as IoT are having on service provider networks. Denise also continues to oversee development of Light Reading's Pedia projects, including Virtuapedia and Testapedia. Previously, she was a Contributing Analyst with Heavy Reading for seven years, covering a wide range of areas, including mobile, IP transformation and T&M. Her career in technology journalism began in 1996, and she is a past winner of the American Business Media Association's Jesse Neal Award for editorial achievement. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.

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Dr. Badri Gomatam, Chief Technology Officer, Sterlite Tech
Dr Badri Gomatam, CTO, Sterlite Technologies has been in the Telecommunications industry for over two decades. A graduate of Electronics & Communications from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, he received his Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in Electrical Engineering.

A photonics expert, Badri leads core research on optical communications products and innovation on network solutions. With a view on emerging network technologies, Badri guides the Company’s technology vision. Under his leadership, the Company today has 189 patents to its credit.

He started his career with research in optical communications and subsequently moved to the US semiconductor and optical communications industry in the high-speed Enterprise, Server, Transport and Broadband Access sectors. He has led several successful product introductions as well as standards efforts within the industry including the IEEE, OIF, FSAN, Fibre Channel and the ITU. A market focused technologist, he is widely travelled internationally with personal interest in Asia and emerging economies.

After spending 25 years in the US, Badri moved to India in 2011 to set up the Centre of Excellence for broadband research at Sterlite Technologies.

As CTO, Badri’s core function is to oversee technology strategy for the company, including the technology roadmap and portfolio, product and solutions development, intellectual property as well as customer technical engagement. His team works through in-house research as well as collaborates with academic institutions. At Sterlite Tech, he and his colleagues have worked to enable the ‘smarter networks’ concept, which offers its customers end-to-end network solutions including network designing, commissioning , maintenance and training.

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Charlie Arteaga, Leader, IBM GTS Industry Services
Charlie Arteaga is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and Leader of the IBM GTS (Global Technology Services) Industry Services for Telecom Service providers. Charlie has an M.S. Degree in Information Technology and is certified as an Open Group Distinguished Network Architect. With over thirty-five years of experience in designing, and deploying data communication network solutions, Charlie has helped many customers over the last three decades with developing complex data network solutions for service providers, smarter cities, banking, and smart grid and smart metering applications among others. In his current role, Charlie leads the infrastructure solutions and offerings globally for communication service providers.

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Steven Teitzel, Global Solution Executive, Network & OSS Transformation, IBM
Steven Teitzel is responsible for the strategy and business development for IBM cloud-based networking with NFV/SDN, OSS and security enabling network and OSS transformations. He applies cognitive analytics, cloud, assurance and agile DevOps to build IBM cloud-based networking for the service provider network operations and infrastructure to take out cost and drive monetization of the network. Steven has been with IBM for 35 years as a solution executive, a managing principal, principal, consultant and architect within IBM Sales and Global Services for IT Strategy, Networking and Service Management.

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