Warner Music Group Advances Business with Cloud Networking As-a-Service – Warner Music Group with Alkira Keynote Presentation

Fall 2021

Ralph Munsen is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Warner Music
Group (WMG).

In his role, Ralph provides leadership for all aspects of the company's worldwide technology operations
including, strategy, information security, infrastructure engineering and operations. He also oversees
development of innovative and secure application solutions, systems, and platforms that serve the
creative and commercial needs of WMG’s record labels, divisions, artists, and business partners.

With over twenty years of media and entertainment experience, Ralph joined WMG in 2016. Prior to
joining WMG, he held senior roles at Accenture, EMI Music, Clear Channel/ iHeartMedia, and Hachette
Book Group, where he served a five-year term as CIO. Ralph was most recently Global Managing Partner
of Delivery for GroupM, the media investment giant. He is a graduate of Union College.

Amir Khan is a computer networking visionary who founded and led Viptela’s market-leading, cloud-first, Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) business before the acquisition by Cisco. As prescient as he was in identifying the $8B opportunity for SD-WAN, Amir recognized that network hampered the cloud journey and founded Alkira in 2018 with Atif Khan to reinvent networking for the cloud era. Amir’s vision is to deliver the cloud network as a utility. As CEO/Founder, he has led Alkira’s delivery of the industry’s first on-demand, as-a-service, point and click, unified multi-cloud networking service that enables cloud architects to design, build, and deploy a global multi-cloud network in minutes. Alkira enables enterprises to implement 50% less firewall capacity, and reduce TCO by up to 40%. Before Viptela, Amir held leadership roles at Cisco, Juniper, and Nortel. He holds 4 patents. Amir earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi.

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