Case Study: Telefonica, flexiWAN and Intel Make the SD-WAN Open Source Vision a Reality for Production Telco Services
Date / Time: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 11:00 am New York / 4:00 pm London
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Telefonica has taken the flexiWAN open source from an SD-WAN innovation initiative to a production ready reality for offering SD-WAN services. In this webinar, Telefonica, Intel and flexiWAN will review the journey they have jointly walked through to successfully bring an open source startup to a tier 1 telco service offering.

Jennifer Clark, Principal Analyst - Cloud Infrastructure and Edge Computing, Heavy Reading | bio William (Bill) McDonald, Segment Manager for the Enterprise Edge / uCPE, Intel Network Platforms Group | bio
Amir Zmora, CEO & Co-founder, flexiWAN | bio David Lopez, Product Manager, Telefonica | 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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Bill is Intel’s segment manager for the enterprise edge / uCPE, responsible for enabling ecosystem partners with Intel’s current generation enterprise edge / uCPE platforms, connectivity, and technologies, planning for the next generation, and driving Tier 1 design wins. Before joining NPG, he was responsible for influencing communications service providers to deploy residential gateways based on Intel Connected Home Division (CHD) products and platforms. Bill joined Intel thru the Lantiq acquisition in 2015.

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Amir Zmora is CEO & Co-founder of flexiWAN, the world’s first Open Source SD-WAN.

Before starting flexiWAN, Amir was CEO & Co-founder of SwitchRTC, a Real-time, interactive WebRTC based video CDN and B2B/B2C collaboration solution acquired by YouNow. Among his previous positions, Amir was VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company.

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David is a Product Manager at the Telefonica’s Global Innovation Unit. In this role, he has participated in several projects such as central office transformation based on CORD, edge computing and private 5G networks. Currently, he is leading a project focused on accelerating SME digitalization starting by software defined networking and security products and participating as internal consultant in other projects within the Global Innovation Unit.

Previously, David worked as Management Consultant in both Deloitte and Capgemini Invent (former Capgemini Consulting) in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology area.

David has a Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

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