Revolutionizing B2B Connectivity: Building a NaaS Backbone for Customer, Partner & Supplier Engagement

Fall 2023

In this engaging session, we will discuss the critical role of connectivity in modern businesses, highlighting the challenges of managing highly distributed IT environments and the necessity of reliable access to mission-critical applications. We’ll delve into the concept of Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) as a transformative solution, demonstrating how it can simplify the cumbersome process of building Extranets, mitigate security risks, and ensure seamless, on-demand connectivity for B2B customer, partner, and supplier interactions.
-The Role of Connectivity in Today’s Businesses
-Challenges in Managing Highly Distributed IT Environments
-The Role of Extranets in Linking Disparate IT and Cloud Networks
-Traditional vs. Cloud-Native Networking Tools: A Comparative Analysis
-Introduction to Network-as-a-Service (NaaS): A Game Changer
-Building a NaaS Backbone: Benefits, Considerations, and Best Practices
-Open Discussion and Q&A: Future Trends in B2B Connectivity

Who Should Attend: This session will be of great value to network engineers, IT managers, technology strategists, CIOs, CTOs, and decision-makers involved in network and cloud strategy development. It will also benefit those interested in improving B2B connectivity, enhancing network security, and simplifying management of highly distributed IT environments.


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.

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.

Xiaobo leads a team to deliver leading edge technology solutions in support of Citi IT strategy. She drives critical solutions to secure Citi’s hybrid cloud environments to enable Citi to reduce risks and stay compliant while allowing Citi’s businesses to benefit from the opportunities that cloud services provide. Xiaobo started her career as a Network Engineer at Goldman Sachs in 2009 after she got her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has been selected for “Rising Star Award” to represent Citi at the Women’s Bond Club in the financial industry in 2017. She is also on Palo Alto Network Vendor’s Cloud Customer Advisory Board.

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