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How to Differentiate & Accelerate Your Managed SD-WAN & Security Offerings
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 10:00 a.m New York / 3:00 p.m London
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James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading

Oren Marmur, VP, Head of NFV, Amdocs Open Network, Amdocs

Rajoo Nagar, Director of Product Marketing, Fortinet

Dogu Narin, Head of Product Management, Versa Networks

As demand for SD-WAN gathers pace, service providers are racing to implement this new technology to maintain and grow revenue streams from their enterprise customers. To differentiate themselves and enhance their competitive positioning, service providers need to offer a variety of SD-WAN based products combined with specialized security solutions and an ever-expanding portfolio of value-added services. To deliver these capabilities efficiently and scalably requires the latest in network functions virtualization technology. While deploying all these new technologies it is critical to make sure you are still able to meet your ongoing business, performance and cost requirements.

In this webinar we will:

  • Examine the increasing importance of SD-WAN in enterprise telecoms.
  • Discuss the upside and challenges facing service providers when delivering managed SD-WAN and value-added services.
  • Explore the critical role of orchestration in managing a portfolio of SD-WAN and security solutions.
  • Discuss how pre-integrated solutions can simplify implementation, reduce time to market and enable service providers to rapidly monetize SD-WAN, security and value-added services.



 

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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Oren Marmur, VP, Head of NFV, Amdocs Open Network, Amdocs
Oren is the Head of NFV at Amdocs, leading all business related activities in the Network Function Virtualization space, NFV Orchestration, VNF Management and NFV Ecosystem and Partnership program. Oren has over 20 years of experience in the telecom and optical industries, holding several executive, business and technical related positions and specializing in leading advanced technologies into successful execution, market penetration and strong business growth. Prior to Amdocs Oren was the CEO of Mishor 3D, developing an innovative Augmented Reality solution for the automotive market. Prior to Mishor, Oren was the CEO of Mobix, a leading communication solution provider for the Smart Grid and Smart Metering market. Before Mobix, Oren was the Head of the Optical Networking & CESR Line of Business at ECI Telecom, a leading supplier of networking infrastructure for carrier and service provider networks worldwide, and has successfully managed the transition and growth of the Optical Networking business at ECI to being the major growth engine for ECI and one of the most profitable businesses for the company. Earlier, Oren was the Founder of FlexLight Networks, a venture capital-backed startup company that pioneered the GPON optical-access market. Oren has also held several technical positions in the telecom and defense markets.

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Rajoo Nagar, Director of Product Marketing, Fortinet
Rajoo Nagar is Director of Product Marketing at Fortinet, responsible for SDN, private cloud, and virtual next generation firewalls. She has over 20 years of experience in network security, and is a published author of the book “Telecom Service Rollouts”. Rajoo holds an MBA, and a Masters in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Dogu Narin, Head of Product Management, Versa Networks
Dogu is a seasoned product management leader with 20+ years of experience with various technology and product management leadership roles. Prior to Versa Networks, Dogu served as the overall Product Mgmt leader for various areas for Juniper Networks; most recently for the NFV, vCPE/uCPE and Cloud domains and associated products, and prior to that for Data Center, Routing Services, Application and Subscription Aware Services for wireline and wireless technologies and products. His background also includes Nortel Networks and several international companies.

Dogu holds B.Sc degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and MBA Degree from Santa Clara University.

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