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Control App Services To Be Agile: Network Transformation Strategies for Service Providers
Date / Time: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading

James Feger, General Manager – Service Provider, F5 Networks

We're delivering the highest volume of data traffic in history, with mobile traffic projected to grow to 131 EB/month in 2024 (74% of which will be video). Service providers must be deliberate with their application services for fast adaptation, as they are challenged by telcos as well as nontraditional competitors, while simultaneously transitioning to 5G. Industry leader James Feger, general manager of service provider for F5, will lead this session on how to do so.

Join this webinar and learn how F5 is visualizing and preparing secure and distributed application services that support agile and automated network transformation.

What you will learn:

  • Key concepts for how to be more software-driven, leveraging multi-cloud strategies
  • Automation in the right places to enable changing customer needs
  • How to push edge compute as close to your customers as possible with webscaling



 

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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James Feger, General Manager – Service Provider, F5 Networks
As General Manager of Service Provider (SP), James Feger is responsible for F5’s worldwide SP business, overseeing F5’s investments across product, business development, marketing, and go-to-market strategies. James has been instrumental in driving innovations for network virtualization and agile network infrastructure across the SP portfolio, leading to F5 building the world’s first 100% cloud-native mobile network.

Feger brings more than 17 years of experience in the technology and telecommunications industries, including roles with CenturyLink and AT&T. He was VP of Network Virtualization at CenturyLink, responsible for the development of all virtual services and products, including infrastructure routing, switching, compute, and automation. He also managed Cloud and IT infrastructure teams, pioneered the company’s SDN/NFV program, and served as interim Chief Technology Officer.

James is an IT and Cybersecurity graduate from Colorado State University and is based in Denver, Colorado.

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James Thomson, Sr. Solution Architect for Service Provider, F5 Networks
James Thomson is a 19-year veteran of F5 Networks. Over the last five years, he has been working with Tier 1 providers in North America focusing on efforts to virtualize and orchestrate their service delivery and security architectures.

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