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 is responsible for the Services, Advisory, and Field Technical Functions in World Wide Technology’s Eastern Operations.

Most recently Brian was responsible for transforming and leading global technical operations, engineering, and architecture for a large UK Based Global Pharmaceutical as part of their Digital
Transformation across Operating Model, Agile Transformation, Infrastructure modernization, Cyber Uplift, Hosting and Cloud Transformation, End User Experience, Service Management, and FinOPs Agile Funding Executive team.

As a Client he also led JPMorganChase’s Global Network Engineering and Operations teams, where
his teams successfully deployed an industry leading private fiber WAN and drove a major global refresh and insourcing effort.

At Cisco Systems, Brian led the global sales and field engineering teams serving their largest clients and launched the Server Entry into those clients, also acting in the role of Corporate Engineering Liaison for all Data Center Products.Brian’s diverse experience and exposure as an executive in large tech companies, founder and leader of startup Tech and MedTech Device companies, advisor to multiple VC Tech companies, and as a non-profit Board member, has provided a unique view of the entire tech landscape including the funding, business, and operational vectors.

A father of 2, avid musician, former marathon runner turned cyclist, reader, and boating enthusiast,
Brian and his wife Mary, reside in the Cleveland Ohio Metro Area.

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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