Simplifying Network Disaggregation to Accelerate New Services
Date / Time: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m. New York/ 5:00 p.m. London
With the growth of open networking in data centers and mobile access networks, telecom service providers are benefiting from disaggregated networking with faster innovation and lower cost with no vendor lock-in. This webinar addresses the role of hardware and software ecosystem partnerships to advance the benefits of open networking in different market segments.
Topics addressed during this webinar will include:
The outlook of the market trends, drivers and key challenges in the adoption of network disaggregation
Implementing disaggregated networking in different segments including DCSG, provider edge routers and optical transport networks (OTN) to the data center.
Simplifying the procurement process and eliminating the traditional integration pain points for network operators
Simplifying operations in disaggregated networks
How to rapidly launch new services while reducing capital and operating expenses
Sterling Perrin, Senior Principal Analyst – Optical Networks & Transport, Heavy Reading | bioMatt Roman, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Edgecore | bio
Srikanth Krishnamohan, Director of Product Management, IP Infusion | bio
Sterling has more than 20 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport and 5G transport. He also authors Heavy Reading’s Metro Optical Networking Market Tracker and Core Optical Transport Market Tracker. Sterling joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Sterling worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine. In addition to chairing and moderating many Light Reading events, Sterling is a NGON & DCI World Advisory Board member and past member of OFC’s N5 Market Watch Committee. Sterling is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.
Matt serves as the VP of Marketing and Product Line Management for Edgecore. In his role, Matt leads the open networking portfolio strategy, execution and go to market including product management, product marketing, and the marketing communications function. Matt is a 25-year+ veteran in the networking industry with extensive experience in both enterprise and telecom network markets. Matt has previously held senior Product Management and Marketing roles at Extreme Networks, Enterasys Networks and Enablence Technologies.
Srikanth leads IP Infusion’s Open SD-Edge as well as Packet Optical Transport product lines. In addition to his 8 years at IP Infusion, Srikanth founded and led a B2C software startup. He also had held several software engineering and management roles at Lucent and WebToGo. He is open to new ideas and curious to solving interesting problems at scale. He is based in San Jose, California.
Ken has a diverse background in the telecommunications industry spanning more than 30 years. He is currently focused on understanding how virtualization and 5G will change the way people and machines communicate and how the carrier will leverage automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning to manage quality of experience in this new reality—which in the end is all that matters.
Prior to joining EXFO, Ken held leadership roles in Solutions Marketing and Product Line Management with Nortel, Harris Broadcast, ADTRAN and Accedian Networks, focused on optical transport and Carrier Ethernet service assurance and performance monitoring.
Jean Macher is Business Development Director of SaaS Solutions for Harmonic where he drives the marketing effort for next-generation video solutions in the Americas. Macher joined Harmonic as part of the acquisition of Thomson Video Networks, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in MPEG-related solutions and digital television implementation. Macher holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur d'Électronique in Paris.
Dean Stoneback is the Senior Director of Engineering and Standards at SCTE•ISBE and is responsible for the development of standards and operational practices for the broadband communications industry. Specific targets include reducing energy usage through the Energy 2020 program; assuring that networks are ready for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments; enabling advanced and IP video services and digital advertising; developing Internet of things (IoT) deployment methods; and supporting the migration of networks from coax to fiber delivery.
Prior to joining SCTE/ISBE in 2014, Dean spent 26 years with the Jerrold division of General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS. As a senior manager with ARRIS, he most recently was responsible for systems analysis and architecture development for transmission products for the cable industry, including optics, RF, Ethernet and PON products. During his career he has focused primarily on fiber optic, RF and PON transmission systems and has experience in systems engineering, hardware design, and system integration and test.
Dean was editor of and a contributor to the Third Edition of the NCTA Recommended Practices for Measurements on Cable Television Systems in 2002 and the secretary and a contributor to the SCTE Measurement Recommended Practices for Cable Systems, Fourth Edition in 2012. He co-authored a book on the return path entitled, “Broadband Return Systems for Hybrid Fiber/Coax Cable TV Networks.” A longtime participant in the SCTE Standards Program, he was the recipient in 2012 of the SCTE Excellence in Standards award. Dean received a B.S.E.E. degree from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA in 1988 and his M.S.E.E. degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 1993.
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