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Enabling the 4th Network Revolution with the Self-Driving Network™ and Intelligent Operations
Date / Time: Wednesday, September 12, 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

Kireeti Kompella, Chief Technology Officer, Engineering, Juniper Networks

Aurelio Nocerino, Programmable Network Platforms Lead, Europe, Accenture

The speed of current technological breakthroughs is disrupting almost every industry, fundamentally altering the way we live, work, and communicate with each other.

The World Economic Forum has framed recent technological revolution as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In parallel, the networking industry is following a similar revolution.

  • The First Network Revolution was the invention of telephone that introduced a new medium of personal communication.
  • The Second Network Revolution was the appearance of wide area network (WAN) and packet transport that brought the dawn of digital communication.
  • The Third introduced multiple networking protocols such as TCP/IP, SMTP, BGP; culminating with the introduction of consumer internet services, mass digitization, and cloudification.
  • The Fourth Network Revolution is building on the Third, characterized by the emergence of machine learning and artificial intelligence that automates the implementation, analysis, and operation of networks.

Advances in artificial intelligence are pushing us toward an economically feasible Self-Driving Network™. An autonomous network that will self-configure, monitor, manage, correct, defend, and analyze, all with minimal human intervention. It will also transform communication service providers (CSPs) into Digital Platform Providers, with an agile and data-driven infrastructure, enabling operational transformation and new service innovation.

Join us as Accenture and Juniper Networks explore the emerging technologies and business models accelerating the Fourth Network Revolution. Our experts will discuss the considerations and opportunities presented by multi-speed technology and operations, AI-driven assurance and software-defined Networking (SDN), and their role and impact in realizing the promise of the Self-Driving Network.


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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Kireeti Kompella, Chief Technology Officer, Engineering, Juniper Networks
Dr. Kireeti Kompella is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Juniper's engineering team. Before taking on his current role, he served as CTO of SDN at Juniper Networks. Previously, he was CTO at Contrail Systems, which was acquired by Juniper in December 2012. Prior to joining Contrail, he was CTO and Chief Architect, Junos at Juniper Networks. Kireeti has deep experience in Packet Transport, large-scale MPLS, VPNs, VPLS and Layer 1 to Layer 3 networking, and has been active in the IETF, as former chair of the CCAMP Working Group and as author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs (in the CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, NVO3, OSPF, and TE WGs). Prior to joining Juniper in 1997, he worked on file systems at NetApp, SGI, and ACSC (acquired by Veritas). At heart, Kompella is still an engineer and a coder, and loves talking to ASIC folks.

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Aurelio Nocerino, Programmable Network Platforms Lead, Europe, Accenture
Aurelio Nocerino leads Accenture's Programmable Network Platforms practice across Europe. Working closely with Accenture's client account teams, Aurelio is responsible for defining how Accenture supports Telecommunication and Media clients in radically transforming their network platform, and organization and operating models, to realize the opportunities presented by the cloudification of the network (leveraging SDN, NFV, agile, devops and open source). Aurelio has more than 20 years of experience working across the telecommunication and media industries, including several management positions leading large-scale multi-country system integration and outsourcing projects in Network, OSS and BSS domains.

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Dan Voyer, Technical Fellow, Bell Canada
Dan Voyer leverages 20 years in the telecommunication industry. He is currently technical fellow and lead architect for networking and data center at Bell Canada. His role involves research and development that solve networking challenges and promotes innovative architecture strategies. He is active within IETF in various working groups.

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