Speakers

Run Almog
Head of Product Strategy
DriveNets

Run is the head of product strategy for DriveNets. Previously, he ran the ethernet switch product management and marketing teams at Mellanox Technologies, playing a central role in promoting disaggregation for data center networking. At Nokia Siemens Networks, Run served in the packet networks business unit. Run holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Tel Aviv, Israel.

Miguel Carames
Director of Network and Technology Planning
Verizon

Miguel Carames is currently a Director of Network and Technology planning at Verizon. Leading a team of engineers responsible for planning, engineering and design of the Verizon wireless core network including the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), 5G Core (5GC) as well as a number of critical services including the wireless enterprise portfolio, public safety core, messaging, and OSS/BSS evolution. Miguel has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in R&D in 3G (UMTS), 4G (WiMAX and LTE) and now 5G. Prior to Verizon, Miguel worked at Motorola for nine years.  

Nathan Rader
VP Cloudified Production
Deutsche Telekom

Nathan Rader is responsible for the technology and innovation around the Cloudification of the Core, RAN and Edge. He also actively engaged with the various Hyperscalers to determine the feasibility of their solutions within the Deutsche Telekom network. Before joining Deutsche Telekom, he was working for Canonical the company behind Ubuntu. He also has experience of bringing cloud and virtualization to the Tele2 Group as Head of Cloud and Data Center.  He was also responsible for launching the first LTE network in the world with Telia in Sweden while he was working for Nokia. 

Rupesh Chokshi
Vice President
AT&T Cybersecurity 

Rupesh Chokshi is an innovative leader with a strategic focus on growth in global telecommunications and technology. He leads the Cybersecurity portfolio and is responsible for the strategy and execution for delivering commercial services and solutions to drive revenue and market share. His portfolio also includes AT&T Alien Labs, the threat intelligence unit of AT&T Cybersecurity. AT&T Cybersecurity services and solutions help make an organization’s network more resilient, and safer for them to innovate.