AI-Driven Integration: Transforming NOC/SOC Operations for Enhanced Efficiency

Spring 2024

The ONUG Spring 2024 conference is excited to unveil a key panel session, “AI-Driven Integration: Transforming NOC/SOC Operations for Enhanced Efficiency.” This session will feature a panel of distinguished experts to discuss Othe transformative role of Artificial Intelligence in integrating Network Operations Centers (NOCs) and Security Operations Centers (SOCs).

Panel Discussion Points:

  • AI as the Catalyst for Integration: Unpacking the pivotal role of AI in merging NOCs and SOCs, focusing on how AI-driven technologies enable a seamless, efficient operational framework that bridges network management and security.
  • Overcoming Integration Challenges with AI: Tackling the complexities of merging NOCs and SOCs through AI, from organizational restructuring to technical harmonization, and showcasing AI’s capability to navigate and resolve these challenges.
  • AI-Enhanced Incident Response: Exploring the impact of AI on incident response within integrated NOC/SOC environments, including real-world examples where AI has expedited threat detection and resolution.
  • The Role of AI in Automation and Proactive Security: Delving into how AI and automation contribute to the proactive identification and mitigation of security risks, enhancing operational efficiency and safeguarding network integrity.
  • Success Stories of AI-Enabled Integration: Sharing insights from organizations that have leveraged AI to successfully integrate their NOCs and SOCs, highlighting key takeaways and best practices.
  • The Future of AI in NOC/SOC Integration: Projecting the trajectory of AI in the evolution of integrated NOC and SOC operations, considering upcoming AI advancements and the changing landscape of cyber threats.

Who Should Attend:

-Professionals in network and security aiming to leverage AI for NOC and SOC integration
-IT Leaders and Managers seeking AI-driven strategies to optimize network and security operations
-Cybersecurity Experts and Consultants interested in cutting-edge AI applications in integrated IT environments
-Business Executives exploring the operational and risk management impacts of AI-enabled NOC and SOC integration

Session Takeaways:

Participants will leave with a deep understanding of AI’s pivotal role in the integration of network and security operations. They will benefit from expert insights, learn about innovative AI applications, and acquire strategic approaches to harness AI for enhancing their organization’s IT and security efficiency.

This session is essential for those committed to staying ahead in the field of network and security management, offering a unique perspective on how AI-driven integration can serve as a cornerstone for operational success and security resilience.


Phil Tee is a VP Strategy and Operations, ISG AIOps at Dell and the former CEO and co-founder of Moogsoft,  the pioneer and leading provider of artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps). Phil is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and expert in IT service assurance — a category he was instrumental in shaping through his invention of Netcool (acquired by IBM) nearly 25 years ago. Within 5 years of graduating from Sussex, he co-founded Omnibus Transport Technologies Limited (OTT) to build and market Netcool/Omnibus. Since then, Phil has led numerous companies to successful exits, including RiverSoft (IPO) and Njini (acquired by Riverbed).

More recently at Moogsoft that he co-founded in 2011, he invented the technology that supports over 200 customers worldwide, including SAP, American Airlines, Yahoo!, Verizon, Outsystems, BNYM and HCL Technologies. Moogsoft has 72 patents and more than two dozen peer reviewed publications covering the technology, many of them authored or co-authored by Phil. Phil holds a PhD in Informatics and is also a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence.

James Beeson is the former Chief Information Security Office at Cigna (retired). He is responsible for all aspects of cyber security and digital information protection for Cigna globally. James also had a robust 20-year career working for General Electric in various security and technology leadership positions.

He has an MBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business and a BBA in Business from Amberton University.

Pradeep Kathail is the CTO, Enterprise Networking at Cisco, and is responsible for architecture, technology and standards strategy, innovation, and incubation of new technology.

His current focus areas are trustworthiness of network, rules-based engines for network diagnostics and compliance, as well as new market disruption coming from software defined IT infrastructure. He has led many large-scale OS infrastructure and system development projects.

Prior to Cisco, Pradeep held various technology management jobs at Apple, Novell, SITA and IBM.

He holds a MS Computer Science degree from IIT Roorkee, India.


Yves (pronounced “eve”) is a systems engineering director at Palo Alto Networks. He leads the SOC Transformation Platform field engineering team in North America.

Prior to his current role, Yves was the director of architecture at World Wide Technology where he led a multi-disciplinary and cross functional team focused on digital transformation and cyber resilience.

Yves operates as a technology advisor to senior executives and board members on a variety of subject matters including cyber resilience, cyber security strategy and security operations modernization.

Yves is a senior leader with success leading through change and building diverse teams who excel in delivering technical and business outcomes for global clients.
Recognized by colleagues and clients as enthusiastic and creative, Yves has built strategies and assembled teams to deliver digital and secops transformation for some of the largest global organizations in the world.

Yves serves as a mentor for Big Brother Big sister, a volunteer for Child Advocate and a community supporter for Gigi’s playhouse, a down syndrome chromosomal disability support organization.
Yves is fluent in 4 languages and earned his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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