Develop a Strategy to Become an Enterprise Edge Expert
Date / Time: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
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Edge computing will drive a wave of new services and applications that require the low latency and higher bandwidth promised by 5G. Network operators are looking to deliver those services to enterprise end customers to maximize ROI on 5G infrastructure. Enterprises are further along the edge journey than many give them credit for but are still looking for a partner that can help guide them to successful edge implementation and adoption. Technology is just one piece of the puzzle, as successful edge deployments will require vision, strategy, testing and scale out. Join us as we discuss:

  • How enterprise decision makers are approaching edge and what use cases they’re looking to deploy.
  • How service providers should position themselves in the competitive and complex edge ecosystem
  • Tools and resources carriers can utilize to become an enterprise edge expert

Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading | bio Dan Graham, Global Product Leader, World Wide Technology | bio
Baz Khuti , Co-Founder & CEO of QiO | bio Ram Venketaramani, Director of Solutions Management at Telco NFV Business Unit, VMware | 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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Dan Graham recently joined World Wide Technology as Global Product Leader and is responsible for creating and developing the Innovation Studio for 5G and Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC). The Innovation Studio is a living lab to facilitate the creation, from cradle to full production, new digital products and services for the enterprise, media, and service provider customers. Dan recently worked as the global principal product leader at Prime Video in charge of the video playback experience from capture to distribution for web, mobile, and connected devices. Before Amazon, Dan spent six years at Charter Communications as VP of IP Video Products and launched Charter’s Spectrum TV App portfolio encompassing its live IP, IP VOD, and Cloud DVR.

Dan has spent more than 20 years in consumer services and IP video delivery space. Over the years, he developed one of the first movie download services, partnered with Morgan Freemen to deliver first-run feature films, artist-created channels, and original programming, all through a vibrant community that connects film fans, filmmakers. His experience in the field also includes building and running a Network Operations Center for a 24 x 7 live and on-demand video network, producing 1000s of live web broadcasts, development of an automated encoding facility for 1350+ live video feeds, and was an early pioneer and patent holder in the content delivery space. An expert in the end to end delivery of OTT video services, including content delivery networks, DRM, watermarking, dynamic ad insertion, live events, video QoS, and advanced search & discover. Dan has worked with industry leaders from across the board, including Akamai, TV & device manufactures, Accedo, iStreamPlanet, Studios, and many more to deliver global video services to 100s of million subscribers.

Dan holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA and spends his free time skiing, biking, and hiking the Colorado mountains with his wife and three sons.

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A technology and business visionary, Baz has held executive leadership positions at GE (CTO Cloud), Emerson Electric (EVP, Emerson Network Power; Chief Architect, Emerson Electric) and Invensys, now part of Schneider (Chief Architect). Baz has brought to market leading software products from idea to industry standard, with six industrial software patents and winning a number of prestigious industry awards.

With over 30 years of technology experience across the UK, US and Asia Baz has a proven track-record of developing software platforms and industrial applications at scale through the architecture and design of pioneering technologies. Baz holds a MSc in computer science.

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Ram Venketaramani is currently the Director of Solutions Management at the Telco NFV Business Unit at VMware. Here he helped the launch of VMware’s flagship vCloud NFV offering on OpenStack, helped launch the DPDK based NSX virtual switch and other innovations on accelerated switching data path. Currently, as part of Solutions Management, Ram is bringing to market validated end-to-end Telco Solutions in collaboration with select industry partners.

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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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