Cloud Native – The Next Frontier of Network Transformation
Date / Time: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 3:00 p.m. New York / 8:00 p.m. London
Cloud-native transformation is the next phase of network transformation. While considerable progress has been achieved over the last few years with NFV, further disaggregation of hardware and software is necessary to make applications composable and deployable anywhere. This includes on-premises in the enterprise, at the edge, in the network cloud and in hyperscale cloud data centers. In addition to disaggregation, automation will also play a key role in the uniform application of cloud-native principles.
This webinar will discuss the key tenets of cloud native and the key network transformation challenges ahead, as well as the critical role of containers and microservices.
Jim Hodges, Chief Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bioRajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Intel | bio
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.
Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture efforts to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Edge Cloud, and AI in Networking.
Since joining Intel in 2000, he has held several positions in Engineering, Professional Services, Strategic Planning and Architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He brings several years of experience in networking products, architecture, protocols, standards and software development for Voice over IP, cellular, broadband, mobile telephony and data networks. He represents Intel as a Governing Board member of the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. Rajesh has a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Chris is a Data Scientist at TELUS Communications (a Canadian national telecommunications provider), with 10 years experience in telco, and over 15 years experience with data driven decision making, ranging from Database Marketing to Decision Management. For the past 4 years Chris has been part of the Wireless Reliability team where his main focus has been on identifying useful network measures that impact our customers perception of reliability and having the data ingested into our datalake. His time is also filled with generating various visualizations and models to help explain reliability across our wireless network.
Chris’ is a fully fledged data aficionada whose passion started out in more informative years during science class, which eventually lead him to an undergraduate degree in Medical Biochemistry. The fun really began after completing his MSc in Business Intelligence.
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