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Application Integration for OCP and CNFs
Date / Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London
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Through the use of 5G technology, service providers are now able to offer a large variety of applications at the edge from different vendors – giving the same flexibility inside the network that users see today from public cloud providers. Previously, all services were designed and written by a single vendor. To enable this type of flexible environment, it is very important to build an Application Integration architecture that can interconnect containers, virtual machines and bare metal instances of services from different vendors. Join us to learn more about how Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Application Services provide tools that enable this integration.

Speakers
Sanjay Aiyagari, Principal Architect, Red Hat | bio Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading | bio
 

Sanjay Aiyagari is a Principal Architect at Red Hat working with service providers in their advanced technology initiatives as they embrace the intelligent networks of 5G. He has spent two decades at leading companies in the networking, virtualization, and cloud computing spaces. Prior to Red Hat, he was head of product management and strategy at Siaras, an OpenStack startup. He spent six years at VMware, where he advised the world’s largest telcos and NEPs in virtualizing their critical real-time network functions, and co-created VMware's Cisco alliance to evangelize the VCE vBlock-based software-defined data center. Previously, he led key engineering projects in Cisco's access routing, application delivery, and network management products, and was one of the earliest key contributors to the OASIS AMQP specification, which is widely used in cloud management systems today. He is currently working on improving the automation of network management systems by using AI/ML techniques, is a contributor to the ENI working group of ETSI, and to the IOWN Global Forum.

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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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Thomas Sennhauser is Chief Technologist and Business Lead for APJ for Networking and communication business based in Singapore. He is responsible to support service providers, network equipment providers and partners in their transformation journey with a focus on Intel’s initiatives related to communications network transformation and 5G wireless technology. Thomas holds Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Software Development from Juventus Zurich and Master of Business Administration from University of St. Gallen Switzerland.

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Susan James is senior director of telecommunications strategy at Red Hat. She is a senior leader in the telecommunications industry, and is currently driving technology introductions to mass market deployment. A strategic systems thinker, she has extensive experience with Cloud and has worked on a range of network functions and virtualization platforms in recent years. Her product management expertise is derived from a career-long focus on developing products to address technology transitions and the establishment of new business areas.

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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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