Real-World Stories in 5G WAN Transformation – Sponsored by Cradlepoint

Spring 2022

As organizations are dealing with transformation everywhere, the enterprise WAN needs a new level of agility. This reality is driving companies to deploy WAN options that provide new levels of agility, reach, and security to support cloud-based applications and business imperatives. 5G is one new technology that enterprises are turning to. 5G, in either a public or a private form, is turning traditional WAN assumptions on its head. In this session we will talk with several corporations who have already started down this path of WAN transformation with 5G and explain the benefits they are realizing and expect.

Speakers:

Woo Jin Ho is the senior networking and semiconductor analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence. His research has focused on enabling technologies next generation networks, such as software defined networking (SDN), high speed optics and 5G, and the direction of smartphone and data center chips in the semiconductor sectors. Prior to joining Bloomberg Intelligence in 2015, he was a sell-side equity analyst for Nomura Securities, Merrill Lynch and CIBC Oppenheimer over a 15-year span. He covered the networking, enterprise software and imaging sectors during his tenure on Wall Street.

As Technical Director, Aryo Kresnadi is responsible for setting network architecture strategies, futures and solutions for FedEx Global Enterprise Network supporting all FedEx information movement to ensure on-time delivery for all FedEx packages.

Current responsibility includes research and development of architecture, design and implementation of the next-generation network for FedEx data center, multi-cloud, and edge network for the FedEx field locations to support next-generation sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

Aryo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Ohio State University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from University of Pittsburgh. Aryo is currently based in Collierville, TN, the home of FedEx World Technology Center.

Donna Johnson is the Sr VP of Marketing at Cradlepoint. Donna specializes in helping startup and early
stage companies bring new, innovative products to market, and is currently focused on driving
technology adoption in the areas of 5G, IoT, and SD-WAN. Prior to Cradlepoint, Donna held product
management and product marketing positions at Talari, an early pioneer in SD-WAN technology, and
Citrix. Donna holds a Electrical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University.

Gilles Deworm is a Principal Network Architect at Johnson & Johnson. 

Currently, Gilles is looking into transforming Johnson & Johnson network for Industry 4.0 to a cloud and Internet first, software defined architecture integrated into a secure access service edge with Zero Trust and 5G access.

In his past roles since 2002 at Johnson & Johnson, Gilles has engineered advanced wireless capabilities, deployed large scale data centers, secured connectivity for warehouses, manufacturing and business partners, introduced WAN Optimization and QoS services and architected the WAN transition to an Hybrid Internet/MPLS network.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2002, Gilles architected EBONE/KPNQwest pan-european Internet backbone and Internet peering strategy. For WIN S.A he implemented innovative VPN solutions on the first MPLS network in Belgium. For Igretec S.A he designed and implemented a high-speed ATM metro network with cable modems access on Brutele network.

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