Improve Network Performance and Accelerate NFV Deployment
Date / Time: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
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Service providers and enterprises are on the journey to transform their networks using NFV/SDN. As they progress along this path, many are adopting a cloud-native architecture while beginning to transition their networks to 5G. During this transition, companies are continuously challenged to maximize performance as they deploy NFVi on standards-based hardware.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Analyst view of 5G demands on successful NFVi deployment
  • How programmable acceleration can enhance the performance for 5G and NFVi
  • What SmartNICs are, and how they can be utilized across the network
  • How HCL’s NFV Acceleration software products for SmartNICs solution improve network performance while lowering your TCO by up to 35%
Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading | bio Dr. Parviz Yegani, VP & Chief 5G Network Architect, HCL | bio
Chuck Tato, Director of the Wireline & NFV Business Division, Intel | bio

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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Dr. Parviz Yegani is the Vice President & Chief 5G Network Architect at HCL. He has had leading roles in telecom, cloud, and networking industries. Parviz has a PhD in EE from Purdue University. He is a prolific inventor (50+ patents), a visionary who is highly recognized for his pioneering work “Software-defined 5G/Cloud Networks”. He has published over 50 papers in leading journals and conferences.

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Chuck Tato is the Director of the Wireline and NFV business division in the Programmable Solutions Group at Intel. He is focused on delivering innovative FPGA based solutions for the networking and transmission markets as well as leading the way into acceleration of virtualized networking workloads for next generation networks.

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Previous to his role at F5 in Product Management, Chris was as a Security Automation engineer at Comcast. Leveraging his nearly 20 years of application developing expertise, while at Comcast he developed a customer portal for Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) DDoS Service to fully provision all new DDoS enterprise, business and residential customers, still in use today.

Chris brings his deep knowledge of Security Reporting to F5, for building improvements to BIG-IQ, AFM and CGNAT, and helps teams around the global design and build features Service Providers rely on to protect their customers.

Chris has a BS in Computing and Security Technology, Cum Laude, from Drexel University.

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Francois is a Senior Solutions Architect in the Red Hat’s Telco Technology Office and collaborates with telecom service providers and partners across EMEA. Passionate about security, Francois leads the NFV security domain and is the Red Hat’s technical interface to the National Cybersecurity Agency of France (ANSSI). Before Red Hat, he spent more than 15 years contributing to network evolution especially towards cloud platforms.

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