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Telecom Blitz Week

Summer Edition

  June 7-9, 2021          Free Virtual Event 

 

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AGENDA
MONDAY, JUNE 7

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
THE ROAD TO CLOUD NATIVE ARCHITECTURES

The term “cloud native” is bandied about freely in the telecommunications space these days. It refers to the trend to move functions beyond legacy physical infrastructure and even beyond virtual machines (VMs) to an entirely different paradigm that relies on containers and microservices. What are the benefits of cloud-native architectures? What role does Kubernetes container management play in cloud-native environments? How can telcos best implement cloud-native technology into their networks, and how can they build a cloud-native culture at their companies?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote with Roy Chua, AvidThink's Founder and Principal
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Craig Wilson, IBM's Vice President, Global Telecom Industry
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

Roy Chua

KEYNOTE & MODERATOR
Roy Chua
Founder and Principal
AvidThink

Craig Wilson

PARTNER KEYNOTE
Craig Wilson
Vice President, Global Telecom Industry
IBM

Run Almog

PANELIST
Run Almog
Head of Product Strategy
DriveNets

Miguel Carames

PANELIST
Miguel Carames
Director of Network and Technology Planning
Verizon

Nathan Rader

PANELIST
Nathan Rader
VP Cloudified Production
Deutsche Telekom

Ravi Vaidyanathan

PANELIST
Ravi Vaidyanathan
Vice President, Head of Core, IT & Cloud Technology
Ericsson North America

AGENDA
MONDAY, JUNE 7

 

2:00PM-3:15PM ET:
SASE: THE RISING TIDE

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a new technology that views security as a fabric running across the network and endpoint devices. Instead of implementing security in various locations on a corporation's premises, SASE performs these functions in the cloud. According to the Dell'Oro Group, more than 20 vendors from various backgrounds such as networking, cybersecurity and content delivery are now competing for SASE market share. Do the approaches from various SASE providers differ in important ways? What role does SD-WAN play in the SASE ecosystem? And does edge computing factor into a SASE offering?

2:00PM-2:20PM: Keynote Interview with Rupesh Chokshi, AT&T Cybersecurity's Vice President
2:20PM-3:15PM: Panel Discussion

Rupesh Chokshi

KEYNOTE
Rupesh Chokshi
Vice President
AT&T Cybersecurity

Linda Hardesty

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
Linda Hardesty
Editor-in-Chief
Fierce Wireless

Amit Bareket

PANELIST
Amit Bareket
CEO
Perimeter 81

Jonathan Eastern

PANELIST
Jonathan Eastern
Global Head of Network Engineering and Operations
Marsh & McLennan Companies

Pascal Menezes

PANELIST
Pascal Menezes
Chief Technology Officer
MEF

Greg Shields

PANELIST
Greg Shields
Director, Strategic Alliances
NetFoundry

Mauricio Sanchez

MODERATOR
Mauricio Sanchez
Research Director
Dell’Oro Group

AGENDA
MONDAY, JUNE 7

3:15PM-4:15PM ET:
PARTNER WORKSHOP: HOW NON-INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS CHALLENGE OVERALL ENTERPRISE SECURITY: SASE'S ROLE IN TODAY'S MODERN CYBER SECURITY ARCHITECTURE 

The stakes have never been higher for TSP’s to have a sound cyber security infrastructure in place. The reality of the new distributed office and workforce has pushed SASE to the forefront of security conversations.  With an increase in the sophistication of cyber-attacks, there must be the desire to consolidate architecture, secure everything, and prevent attacks before a breach, from everywhere your enterprise extends.


Join cyber security thought leaders Grant Asplund and Marco Garcia as they share insights into how it is possible for businesses of all sizes to adopt a simple approach to SASE as part of their enterprise security architecture.

Grant Asplund

SPEAKER
Grant Asplund 
Growth Technologies Evangelist
Check Point Software Technologies

Marco Garcia

SPEAKER
Marco Garcia
Director of Engineering, Global SI & Telco
Check Point Software Technologies

AGENDA
TUESDAY, JUNE 8

 

11:00AM-12:15PM ET:
NAAS, PAAS, IAAS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are big trends. Enterprises are looking for providers to obtain these services, rather than having to handle them in-house. They want a co-managed and co-creation experience with access to all-encompassing customer portals. But what do the terms NaaS, PaaS, and IaaS encompass? Who’s better positioned to provide these services: telcos or big cloud providers, and will telcos lose market share to the public clouds? Or would enterprises be best served if telcos and public clouds worked together to provide joint services?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Keynote Interview with Massimo Peselli, Verizon Business' Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote with Jim Poole, Equinix's Vice President of Global Business Development
11:30AM-12:15PM: Panel Discussion

Massimo Peselli

KEYNOTE
Massimo Peselli
Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise
Verizon Business

Linda Hardesty

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
Linda Hardesty
Editor-in-Chief
Fierce Wireless

Jim Poole

PARTNER KEYNOTE &
PANELIST

Jim Poole
Vice President of Global Business Development
Equinix

Gabriele Di Piazza

PANELIST
Gabriele Di Piazza
Senior Director, Outbound Product Management - Telecom
Google Cloud

Chris McReynolds

PANELIST
Chris McReynolds
VP
Lumen 

Tom Schnarr

PANELIST
Tom Schnarr
Director, Product Management
ServiceNow

R. Scott Raynovich

MODERATOR
R. Scott Raynovich
Founder and Principal Analyst
Futuriom

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

 

11:00AM-11:45AM ET:
2021 FIBER TECHNOLOGIES AND STRATEGIES: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

A couple of factors are driving momentum behind fiber build-outs in the United States in 2021. One is the deployment of 5G and the necessity of fiber for backhaul, and the other is motivation to close the digital divide, which became more urgent because of Covid. There’s real money on the table in both cases. The wireless carriers are spending capex to deploy fiber backhaul, and the fed is spending money via the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) to close the digital divide. What are the most current fiber technologies that telcos need to understand for 5G backhaul? What issues must be considered for rural deployments of fiber? And what’s the status of next-gen optical such as 400G and beyond?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Interview with Bruce McClelland, President, CEO & Director of Ribbon Communications
11:15AM-11:30AM: Interview with Mark Gilmour, Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions of Colt Technology Services
11:30AM-11:45AM: Interview with Gary Bolton, President and CEO of Fiber Broadband Association

Gary Bolton

SPEAKER
Gary Bolton
President and CEO
Fiber Broadband Association

Mark Gilmour

SPEAKER
Mark Gilmour
Head of Mobile Connectivity Solutions
Colt Technology Services

Bruce McClelland

SPEAKER
Bruce McClelland
President, CEO & Director
Ribbon Communications

Diana Goovaerts

MODERATOR
Diana Goovaerts
Senior Editor
Fierce Wireless

Kevin Gray

MODERATOR
Kevin Gray
VP and Market Leader, Technology, Media & Telecom
Fierce Telecom

Linda Hardesty

MODERATOR
Linda Hardesty
Editor-in-Chief
Fierce Wireless

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