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Big Telecom Event 2015: Speaker Session

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Big Telecom Event 2015

Keynote Session

Think Big, Start Now: Harnessing the Power of the New IP

Date & Time
Wednesday, Jun 10, 9:30 am – 9:50 am
Jack Rondoni

Christine Heckart

SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Brocade

It’s what we might call a one-two punch: device growth, data growth, and bandwidth-hungry new applications have dramatically increased performance requirements on a network infrastructure that has changed very little in the past ten years. At the same time, the evolving competitive landscape is creating tremendous pressure for operators to lower costs, improve agility and introduce new, revenue generating services. In short, the network must perform profitably and sustainably on a business level, while being flexible and scalable enough to perform reliably on a technology level. That’s a tall order – and it’s not going to get any easier. Fortunately, New IP technologies can not only transform the network architecture to meet today’s performance requirements and user expectations, they can also provide new business models with which to enable long-term strategies for success. And the best part is that operators can deploy these technologies incrementally over time and on their own terms. In her keynote address, Christine Heckart, Senior Vice President, Ecosystems and Chief Marketing Officer for Brocade, will discuss how the New IP can enable operators to unlock the full potential of their networks by thinking big and starting now.


Panel Sessions

IoT : Prepping Your Network for IoT

Date & Time
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Andrew Coward

VP, Service Provider Strategy

IoT is neither a single technology nor a single market; it is a mishmash of networks, systems and technologies, enabling a plethora of market opportunities in multiple industries. This panel will examine how operators’ networks will need to evolve in order to address this diverse IoT opportunity, realizing that the solutions that need to be delivered will draw on all parts the network but will require complex interactions not previously anticipated. It will also address key questions as to how accelerating NFV and SDN will enable IoT configuration agility and smart service flexibility for vertical industries, as well as challenges in the transition to virtualization.


VIRTUALIZATION : Re-architecting VNFs for New Services

Date & Time
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Milind Kulkarni

Director, Product Management, Software Networking Business

NFV's ultimate success rides on how it will not just automate new service creation and delivery but also enable services that weren’t possible in the past. The early focus on the performance of VNFs on new platforms can sometimes obscure the need to re-architect these functions to take advantage of new platform capabilities. This session will shine a light on the more forward-thinking approaches to new service creation, and on efforts to push for NFV to truly enable something new, not just a different way of delivering services.