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Programmable Infrastructure For Edge Computing: Unleashing Scalable Innovation
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 11am New York / 8am Pacific
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The network edge must scale to support an exponential growth in bandwidth demand, in the number of connected devices and in the volume of applications demanding low-latency. To meet this demand – the edge requires a scalable, high-performance, power-and-space-efficient computing platform on which to develop, deploy and upgrade network functions. Emerging edge platforms need to satisfy the diverse and varying infrastructure needs of a multiple network constituents including cloud providers, communication service providers and enterprises.

In this webinar, Lanner, Noviflow, Fortinet, and Intel will present the Lanner HTCA 6600 platform which combines Intel's Xeon Scalable processors with the P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino switch silicon to deliver a fully-programmable platform for developing and deploying microservices-based edge computing applications providing significant OpEx savings to network operators. The webinar will include details of key edge workloads that are being enabled by this platform.



Speakers
Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading

Jesper Eriksson, VP Product Management, Noviflow Inc.

Sven Freudenfeld, Chief Technology Officer, Telecom Applications Business Unit, Lanner Electronics

Prem Jonnalagadda, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, Barefoot Networks, an Intel company

Nicholas Thomas, Standards, MANO and VNF Strategist @Fortinet NFV pioneer – CSE, Fortinet
 

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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Jesper Eriksson, VP Product Management, Noviflow Inc.
Jesper has more than 20 years of experience working in the high tech industries. Most recently he co-founded several start-ups developing software solutions leveraging cloud computing and smart phones/tablets. Previously, Jesper was Head of the T-Mobile USA Customer Team at Nokia Siemens Networks and VP Sales at Siemens Communications USA. He was Director of Sales at Alcatel-Lucent. He was VP Sales and Business Development at Spatial Wireless, a mobile soft-switch start-up company (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent). Jesper started his professional career at Ericsson, where he worked for 15 years and held various positions in development, customer project management, customer technical support, sales and business development in Sweden and the USA.

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Sven Freudenfeld, Chief Technology Officer Telecom Applications Business Unit, Lanner
Sven Freudenfeld is the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Lanner’s Telecom Applications Business Unit. Sven possesses 30 years of experience in telecommunications, network computing, product management and business development.

Prior to assuming this position in Lanner, Sven had taken several managerial positions in global business developments for Noviflow, LEI Technology (a subsidiary of Lanner in Canada) and Kontron, and had greatly contributed in the cloud, media and telecom market segments. He was fundamental in accelerating the adoption for P4 and OpenFlow based packet forwarding technology, virtual CPE/SD-WAN, and Advanced Telecommunication Computing Architecture (ATCA) technology in the service provider market. Prior to his tenure at Kontron, Sven had held several engineering positions: Network Engineering at Deutsche Telekom, System Architect at Abewa GMBH, Systems Engineering at Nortel and Test Engineering at Sanmina-SCI.

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Prem Jonnalagadda, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, Barefoot Networks, an Intel company
Prem Jonnalagadda is a Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at Intel where he is responsible for Global Marketing for Barefoot Technology, Products and Solutions and Product Management for Infrastructure Analytics and Computational Fabrics Products and Solutions. He has extensive experience in the computer networking industry spanning the areas of software, hardware, systems & architecture. He is an avid supporter of programmability and openness in the networking industry.

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Nicholas Thomas, Standards, MANO and VNF Strategist @Fortinet NFV pioneer – CSE, Fortinet
20+ years of experience in distributed systems, commoditized in the Cloud. NFV pioneer spreadhead the telco industry move to VMs and clouds. A strategist in the field in a cybersecurity organization. Public speaker. Standard editor (Security as a service). Range from standards to sales (c-level) and coding. In a nutshell: helped organizations ride the waves of changes consistently before the hype.

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