Multi-Cloud Connectivity To Support End User Experience- WAN Track Sponsored by Nokia

Fall 2022

What is the best networking approach to connect users/employees/partners/suppliers to your corporate applications? Using the internet forces security solutions to be considerate and implemented such as zero trust, identify access management etc some of which are bundled in SASE offerings. Traditional MPLS WAN forced services to be deployed such as geographic load balancing for best performance, web gateways, firewalls etc all of which increases cost and complexity. What is the best WAN option for providing a great user experience when corporations are multi-cloud.


Brian Gilbert is a senior technology executive with broad global experience in managing
digital transformation in large global organizations. Brian and his Advisory team at WWT
work with large enterprises across verticals and he has a special interest in Healthcare
and Life Sciences. Prior to joining WWT Brian was the Global VP of Technology at
GlaxoSmithKline leading operations, engineering, and architecture for and helped
transform to a DevOps Operating model working closely with Cyber and Cloud Platform
teams to enable GSK’s Digital Transformation and building the baseline models for the
GSK /Haleon Divestiture for infrastructure and core services.

He served as leader of JPMorgan’s Global Network Architecture, Engineering and Tier
3 Operations teams driving their first in industry private global Fibre Wan, Colo, and
Trading infrastructures, and later their L4-7 Industry leading perimeter and content
caching networks and architectures.

Brian has a history of a formal advisor to next generation connectivity companies
including Viptela (Cisco Exit) , NanoSec (McAfee Exit), and other venture funded
current early stage ventures.

Brian spent many years in Senior positions at Cisco, F5, Brocade, and as an
entrepreneur in Medical Devices and Hospital EMR’s with one exit to Microsoft.

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+ global offices, 20+ 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.


Evan Marks is a 36 year veteran of the IT industry, and currently works  at Raytheon Technologies, where he leads Platform Architecture and Digital Transformation initiatives. In addition to his role at RTX, Evan also volunteers as chairman of the Town of Simsbury’s Technology Task Force, and serves on the leadership team  of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year program.  Evan is the co-author of the book “Solaris Solutions for System Administrators”  Prior to Raytheon Technologies, Evan has held leadership roles in Financial Services and Insurance industries.   In his limited spare time, Evan enjoys walking, hiking, and spending time with his family.

In 2008, Greg joined Cigna’s Technology Leadership Program and has since held numerous technical leadership positions.  In 2018, Greg joined Cigna’s Cloud Center of Enablement leading the Cloud Network Engineering team where he is responsible for hybrid connectivity and core cloud networking.

Greg earned advanced degrees from Drexel University and Villanova University and currently resides in South Jersey with his family.

As CEO of Apcela, a four-time Deloitte Tech Fast 500 company, Mark leads the team in revolutionizing high performance networking and security for enterprises on a digital transformation journey to cloud. Apcela’s software-defined, cloud-optimized Arcus Platform™, is a low latency global prem-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud network, seamlessly distributing security infrastructure closer to users and applications, paving the way to zero trust adoption.
Prior to Apcela, Mark held senior roles in sales, marketing, and finance at AT&T, Verizon, and CSX.

As Head of Technology at Nokia enterprises, Senad Palislamovic is responsible for the strategy and technical evolution of Nokia’s enterprise presales organization, solution architecture and sales engineering teams.  As part of his role, Senad is directly engaged with the customer base spanning from Fortune 500, large and small enterprises all the way to public and private utilities and energy companies.  Senad’s technical involvement with Nokia’s enterprise customer base spans the entire Nokia ION wireline and wireless portfolio.  His current focus is in data center technologies and ongoing DC evolution.  Prior to this role, Senad led a sales engineering organization focusing on SDN and SDWAN technologies as part of Nuage Networks BU.  Before Nuage, Senad worked as Consulting Engineer within Nokia’s RBC ION organization focusing on the service provider market.  And before joining Nokia, Senad spent ten years with Juniper Networks in various customer facing engineering roles.  Senad holds a BS Degree in Telecommunications from Weber State University and has over 20 years of experience in networking and telecom industry, is a co-author of JUNOS High Availability Book, and numerous IETF RFC Standards in the area of IP/MPLS Control Plane signaling.

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