Gain cloud native business agility Building a digital foundation for flexibility, speed, and success
Date / Time: Friday, October 18, 2019, On Demand
sponsored by
Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading

Ian Hood, Chief Technologist, Global Service Provider - Red Hat

New technologies like cloud, 5G, and machine learning are revolutionizing the telecommunications industry. Service providers are increasingly turning to open, cloud-native technologies to deliver new digital services, increase business agility, and optimize costs. NEPs can take advantage of these same technologies to build an adaptable, standardized foundation for their own business. With a consistent infrastructure, you can reduce infrastructure complexity, streamline operations and development, and improve security and scalability. Plus, you’ll gain the experience you need to create and deliver cloud-native offerings to your own customers in the future.

Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of cloud-native operations and application development for NEPs and how you can start your journey to the cloud.

Key topics include:

  • How Open technologies can help deliver new digital services
  • How to create and deliver cloud native offerings
  • Establish a consistent infrastructure for scale
  • Differentiate your cloud offerings


Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading
Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing. Clark provides actionable insight into service provider evolution, examining the challenges and opportunities facing network operators as they move towards 5G and IoT with an increasingly virtualized and cloud native infrastructure. Clark examines the solutions and technology reshaping the telco data center, technologies such as Edge Computing, Open Source, OpenStack, container networking, Network Orchestration, Data Center Interconnect, Software Defined Networks (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

Clark started her industry research career with the Yankee Group, which was acquired by 451 Research in 2013. She held the role of Sr. Vice President at Yankee Group. Prior to joining Yankee Group, Clark was Manager of Network Planning and Strategy for Wang Laboratories'corporate data network. She began her career at Wang with responsibility for the domestic and international roll-out of Wang's packet network, connecting more than 250 locations in 14 countries. Before joining Wang, she was a member of the IT research and development division of Commercial Union Insurance Companies.

Clark is a highly regarded speaker at industry seminars and conferences and is frequently cited by the commercial and trade press. She has been a guest lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a member of the IEEE. She holds a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College.

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Ian Hood, Chief Technologist, Global Service Provider - Red Hat
Ian brings more than 30 years of engineering and telecommunications technology leadership to Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of in open source technologies. Acting as a catalyst and trusted advisor, Ian brings together a wealth of industry and open source community insight to help Red Hat customers flourish in the digital transformation era.

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Ashwin Moranganti, Senior Product Management Leader - Affirmed Networks
Ashwin Moranganti is a successful senior product management leader with over 18 years’ experience in Product Strategy and Management. A Passionate “Lean Startup” practitioner, who drives constant innovation, increasing enterprise value. He successfully led the journey of several products from concept to market, which resulted in over Billion dollars in revenue. Ashwin has been part of both Large Enterprises like Cisco, Ascend, Lucent and several startups like BigBand, PeerApp, Ineoquest that had either an IPO and or a successful acquisition.

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