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You've seen storage move to the cloud. You've seen compute move the cloud. Time for automated, assured networking.
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Take your opportunity to speak with all your Tier 1 and Tier 2 network service suppliers from across the globe.

Capitalize on having both current and potential network service partners in one place to understand, discuss and debate their roadmaps to a more dynamic and automated network environment. See how these align with your strategies, and help influence the eco-system.

Discover the latest from the analyst community’s perspective and other enterprises.

Speaker Highlights for Enterprises

Josh Goodell

VP of Intelligent Edge, AT&T

Shawn Hakl

SVP Business Products, Verizon

Bill Martin

CIO, AEG (Ownership in Staples Center, LA Lakers, etc.)

Gert Vanderstraeten

Network Architect – Microsoft IT Network Infrastructure Services (CSEO)

Jonathan Beasley

GlobalPrincipal Architect, Rifinitiv (formerly part of Thomson Reuters)

Brian Washburn

Practice Leader, Network Transformation & Cloud, Ovum

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Discover how to best partner with your network service suppliers to enable frictionless business operations, moving toward automated provisioning.
Get the latest on the APIs that can free the network to deliver an agile and assured experience. Investigate the state of adoption of these APIs and how that can help support your business objectives.
An Era of End-to-End Service Automation

Your Carrier & You

The network service provider industry is rapidly adopting software-based approaches for automation, orchestration and agility in their offerings. APIs are at the center of this movement. The question remains how that automation will extend into the architecture of the enterprise, transitioning the network to a more cloud-like experience. Experience sessions including “Your Carrier & You – What to Expect in an Era of End-to-End Service Automation” with panelists from leading multi-national enterprises, industry analysts and executives from service providers from across the globe.

WAN Exchange Track brought to you by

Discover the latest on networking services and technologies. The WAN Exchange track brings together leading enterprise, analysts and service providers to discuss, debate and reveal the state of adoption of automation and assured services including SD-WAN, SLAs and application-aware networks.

Speaker Highlights

Pascal Menezes

Chief Technology Officer, MEF

Robert Schult

Research Director, TeleGeography

John Downs

Global Communications Manager, Bloomberg

Jonathan Beasley

Principal Architect, Refinitiv (former Finance and Risk business unit of Thomson Reuters)

Gunnar Peters

Senior Director, Emerging Networks, Spectrum Enterprise

Aamir Hussain

Executive Vice President & CTO, CenturyLink

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How will you tackle SD-WAN and manage application performance while minimizing spending and maximizing network utility?
Understand what’s coming with interoperable, SD-WAN standardized services, and their impact on your strategy.
Assess the true state of SD-WAN

SD-WAN Adoption Experiences & its Role in Digital Transformation

Listen in to the perspectives of key analysts, enterprise architects, technology suppliers and service providers covering proof-of-concept, pilot and full service roll-outs of various SD-WAN service solutions.

WAN Exchange Track (brought to you by WAN Summit)

Absorb a full afternoon of networking services and technologies and how they address the needs of enterprises transforming to address the current economic opportunities and challenges posed by so many disparate technologies and architectures. The WAN Exchange track brings together leading enterprise, analysts and service providers to discuss, debate and reveal the state of adoption of automation and assured services including SD-WAN.

Proof-of-Concept Demonstrations

Enjoy multiple PoC demonstrations led by network service providers, including three PoCs focusing on SD-WAN:

  • Instantiation and Delivery of SD-WAN over a Virtualized and Orchestrated Wholesale Carrier Ethernet Access Service
  • Towards a Multi-vendor Orchestrated SD-WAN: LSO-enabled Solution with Open Source Orchestrator and Contain-based uCPEs
  • Zero Touch Services with SD-WAN

Speaker Highlights

Manish Gupta

Chief Infrastructure Architect, Intuit

Michael Martin

Senior Enterprise Architect for Networking & Security Infrastructure, McKinsey

Bill Martin

CIO, AEG (Ownership in Staples Center, LA Lakers, etc.)

Gert Vanderstraeten

Network Architect – Microsoft IT Network Infrastructure Services (CSEO)

Jeff Lewis

VP of Product Management Comcast Business

Greg Bryan

Senior Manager, TeleGeography

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Be there for the inaugural launch of MEF’s Enterprise Advisory Council!
Listen, network and participate with leading global enterprises in guiding the global eco-system to best support your digital economic strategies and business growth.
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Where is network automation and orchestration heading? Get the latest CIO perspective of an all-cloud approach in the keynotes.
Explore current implementations, recommended approaches and proof-of-concept demonstrations related to SD-WAN, uCPE, application-aware networks and more.
Network Automation – State of the Industry

CIO Insights

The breadth of what AEG Worldwide does as a business - sports, concerts, festivals, facilities management - presents daunting challenges and amazing opportunities for the IT function. CIO Bill Martin shares how his "digital services" team has taken enterprise grade to a new level and how an entrepreneurial company has ‘grown up’. He explains how IT keeps AEG's vast portfolio of independent businesses connected as it transitions to an all-cloud approach and shutters its data center.

WAN Exchange Track (brought to you by WAN Summit)

Discover the latest on networking services and technologies. The WAN Exchange track brings together leading enterprise, analysts and service providers to discuss, debate and reveal the state of adoption of automation and assured services including SD-WAN.

Speaker Highlights

Bill Martin

CIO, AEG (Ownership in Staples Center, LA Lakers, etc.)

Michael Martin

Senior Enterprise Architect for Networking and Security Infrastructure, McKinsey & Company

Manish Gupta

Chief Infrastructure Architect, Intuit

Gert Vanderstraeten

Network Architect – Microsoft IT Network Infrastructure Services (CSEO)

Roopa Honnachari

Industry Director, Business Communication Services & Cloud Services, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan

Brian Washburn

Practice Leader, Network Transformation & Cloud, Ovum

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