ONUG Keynote – The Convergence of Network & Security in Cloud Infrastructure: Advancing Efficiency and Trust through AI

Fall 2023

In this vital ONUG Keynote, Nick Lippis and Dr. Alex Shulman-Peleg will map out the rapidly evolving landscape of Network and Security technology and teams. They will articulate how these traditionally separate domains are fusing to form an increasingly potent force to hasten business value creation and fortify infrastructure trust by building, running and integrating cloud infrastructure with on-premise systems/controls.

-Overview of the transforming landscape of Network and Security teams and Operational Centers
-Discussion on the integration of operations and infrastructure for enhanced cost-efficiency
-Exploration of the pivotal role of AI tools in facilitating operational unification
-Deep dive into full-stack observability and its implications for enhanced infrastructure trust
-Examination of emerging organizational structures fostering cross-functional collaboration
-Forecasting the future of a more efficient, secure, and value-driven operational landscape for businesses

Who should attend:
This keynote is designed for IT leaders, network and security professionals, CISOs, CIOs, and business leaders who are keen to understand the future of integrated Network and Security Operations as well as Hybrid Cloud architectures. It will also be of interest to those looking to harness the potential of AI in driving operational efficiency, and anyone invested in navigating the shifting paradigms of business infrastructure in an increasingly cloud-centric world.


Nick Lippis is an authority on corporate computer networking. He has designed some for the largest computer networks in the world. He has advised many Global 2000 firms on network strategy, architecture, equipment, services and implementation including Hughes Aerospace, Barclays Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Eastman Kodak Company, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Liberty Mutual, Schering-Plough, Sprint, WorldCom, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and a wide range of other equipment suppliers and service providers.

Mr. Lippis is uniquely positioned to comment, analyze and observe computer networking industry trends and developments.

As EY Americas Cloud Cybersecurity Leader, Alex focuses on engineering; architectural controls and processes; and security solutions for public cloud, and container platforms.

She holds a PhD, MSc and BSc in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, has multiple patents and is cited in over 30 scientific publications.

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