Understanding NaaS Use Cases and How To Deploy Them

Spring 2023

The world of networking is rapidly changing, with the emergence of Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions that allow for greater flexibility, scalability, and cost savings. This session will cover the latest NaaS advancements in technology and its practical applications in various use cases. Attendees will learn about cloud (SaaS/IaaS/PaaS, Hybrid & Multi-cloud) connectivity, SD-WAN replacement, LAN/WLAN, B2B network use cases and their associated benefits. We will cover the steps required to successfully deploy NaaS in your organizations.
Session Outline:
-Introduction to NaaS and its evolution in the networking landscape
-Overview of common NaaS use cases in various industries, including healthcare, finance, and retail
– Benefits of NaaS, such as increased operational efficiency, agility, and improved security
– Guidance on how to evaluate NaaS services, key requirements to look for
– Presentation of practical steps for successful NaaS deployment, including assessing
infrastructure, defining business objectives, and evolving operations
– Best practices for integrating NaaS with existing network infrastructure and managing NaaS
services in production
– Q&A session with industry experts
Target Audience:
This session is intended for network administrators, IT managers, and professionals responsible for planning and deploying network services in their organizations. It is also relevant for individuals interested in understanding the benefits and challenges of NaaS and its applications in various industries.


Christopher Moretti has been an executive leader with Cigna since October, 2015 and is currently responsible for all infrastructure engineering Leading the Global Engineering & Infrastructure Services.  In this role, Chris provides executive leadership over the teams that deliver Cigna’s voice & data networks, security engineering, contact center, database, compute, storage, information management, mainframe, cloud & devops.

Previous to Cigna, Chris spent 14 years at General Electric and its subsidiaries in various executive leadership roles supporting its insurance, consumer and commercial banking businesses.  While at GE, Chris attended and graduated many of their prestigious management training classes including AIMC and EIMP.  Most recently, Christopher was Managing Director of Global Networks for J.P. Morgan Chase & Company based in midtown Manhattan.

Chris started his career in IT performing many different hands on technical roles in client/server, network and security for various sized firms in the greater New York market including a period where he consulted for Greenwich Technology Partners.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and currently resides in Shelton, CT with his wife and 3 sons.

Amir Khan is a computer networking visionary who founded and led Viptela’s market-leading, cloud-first, Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) business before the acquisition by Cisco. As prescient as he was in identifying the $8B opportunity for SD-WAN, Amir recognized that network hampered the cloud journey and founded Alkira in 2018 with Atif Khan to reinvent networking for the cloud era. Amir’s vision is to deliver the cloud network as a utility. As CEO/Founder, he has led Alkira’s delivery of the industry’s first on-demand, as-a-service, point and click, unified multi-cloud networking service that enables cloud architects to design, build, and deploy a global multi-cloud network in minutes. Alkira enables enterprises to implement 50% less firewall capacity, and reduce TCO by up to 40%. Before Viptela, Amir held leadership roles at Cisco, Juniper, and Nortel. He holds 4 patents. Amir earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi.

Vishal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Valtix. Vishal is a seasoned executive and has held engineering leadership roles across many successful startups and big companies in the networking and security space. Vishal was an early member of Andiamo Systems, Nuova Systems, and Insieme Networks, which were acquired by Cisco Systems. Vishal was also responsible for leading the security engineering team at Akamai and built their live streaming service in their early days. Prior to starting Valtix, Vishal was co-founder at Pensando Systems where he was leading security and infrastructure teams. Vishal holds an M.S in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Suresh has over 20 years of leadership experience across engineering, product management, business development, and M&A from notable technology leaders including Cisco, Aruba Networks, and AWS. At AWS, Suresh led Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and Internet of Things technology partnerships.

Suresh’s innovative mindset is evident in his work. He has co-authored technology standards, published AI research papers, and has 40 patents in networking and security. Suresh has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management, UCLA, an M.S. in C.S. from Arizona State University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India.

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