Achieving “Same Day” Delivery of Network Services Through Automation – S&P Global with Itential Keynote Presentation

Spring 2021

The network landscape has changed significantly in recent years. After a long period of a relatively standardized, static model of layer 2 and layer 3 services based on LAN and core network topologies, new capabilities have become more prevalent. These include technologies like public/private/hybrid cloud networking, SDN, SD-WAN, virtualization/containerization of network functions, and the explosive growth in demand for fully functional, remote worker access. Due to these new technology additions, the CLI-centric network of the past has been disrupted by dynamic, virtualized, API-centric functions and applications. With each new technology introducing additional complexity to the operations and management of the network, developers and users need access to “same day” availability of network services with the same agility and flexibility that has come to be associated with the public cloud providers. 

In this keynote, hear how S&P Global Digital Network Services team has developed an automation strategy using the Itential Automation Platform to automate and orchestrate both traditional and emerging network technologies and provide self service capabilities in order to significantly improve agility, velocity, and to better align network services and capabilities with business objectives.

Speakers:

Chris co-founded Itential in 2014 to simplify and accelerate the adoption
of network automation and to transform network operations practices.
Using a model-based approach, Chris leads the innovation and
development of the company’s flagship software portfolio of dynamic
network automation applications.

Guruprasad Ramamoorthy is the, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations and Site Lead for S&P Global India. He has been with the company since 2017 and is a hands-on technology executive with a unique blend of Product Development, Digital Infrastructure, End User Computing and Cybersecurity experience. 

Mr. Guruprasad is responsible for plan-build-run functions of our global network that spans across 80+ offices, 10+ on-premise Data Centers and 4+ multi-cloud environments. He also leads various enterprise wide initiatives to rapidly transform our infrastructure to software-defined, re-imagine the edge and strengthen the cybersecurity.

In the last two years, Mr. Guruprasad was responsible for building S&P Global’s Technology center of excellence in India from ground-up while attracting the best talent in the region. The site in India (Hyderabad) accommodates more than 1000 associates and is purpose-built to facilitate innovation by providing employees with access to latest technologies and infrastructure, as well as physical spaces that enable highly collaborative teams. 

Mr. Guruprasad represents the company’s commitment to develop talent to deliver new insights, accelerate the speed of operations and value delivery for our customers while establishing S&P Global as the most innovative company. To achieve this, he works closely with the global leaders to enable S&P Global’s product and systems with the help of 1000 + technology associates. 

Mr. Guruprasad has about 18 years of experience. He was previously associated with companies such as Visa, BNY Mellon and Sify Technologies. 

He completed his Master’s in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University and holds a Bachelor’s in Technology from Anna University.  

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