Unlocking the Power of Network-as-a-Service (NaaS): Use Cases and Deployment Options

Fall 2023

Our in-depth exploration into Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) will illuminate its diverse use cases and versatile deployment options, emphasizing the pivotal role of network engineers in shaping next-generation enterprise technology and cloud strategies with NaaS. We will delve into how NaaS is reshaping the network landscape, enabling businesses to achieve greater flexibility, scalability, and operational efficiency.
-Introduction to Network-as-a-Service (NaaS)
-Exploring Diverse Use Cases of NaaS in the Enterprise Environment
-Evaluating NaaS Deployment Options: Best Practices and Considerations
-The Pivotal Role of Network Engineers in the NaaS Era
-Case Study Analysis: Successful NaaS Implementations
-Open Discussion and Q&A: Future Trends in NaaS

Who Should Attend: Network engineers, IT managers, cloud solution architects, CIOs, CTOs, and decision-makers involved in network and cloud strategy development would find this session beneficial. It’s also recommended for any professionals keen on understanding how NaaS can transform network management and facilitate cloud strategy in the next-gen enterprise ecosystem.


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.

Yesim Akdeniz is a senior Managing Director in Citi technology organization and has been responsible to driving significant transformation across the technology infrastructure landscape over the last 5 years. She has been part of the core leadership team that has driven 30%+ savings across the operating expense, while significantly modernizing Citigroup’s technology capabilities, enhancing customer experience, business agility and managing risk.

Citi technology organization supports business operations in 100+ countries that Citi operates in, across multiple lines of business spanning both Institutional and Retail businesses. The technology engineering organization is designing and deploying industry leading solutions across the Citi footprint as the bank continues to leverage product and business model innovation to maintain and increase Citi’s competitive edge in the market place. Yesim is at the forefront of the innovative thinking that CATE (Citigroup Architecture and Technology Engineering) is delivering.

She has held several senior management positions across Citigroup technology, Yesim has a Masters in Business Administration, Wilmington College and a Bachelors of Art in Computer Science, East Carolina University. As one of the senior most women in technology and co-chair of Enterprise O&T Women Leadership Council at Citigroup, Yesim is actively involved with various ‘Women in Technology’ initiatives, including the Women’s Bond Club and Citigroup sponsorship programs. Additionally, Yesim was awarded the top 100 CIOs award by the CIO magazine in 2010, http://www.citigroup.com/citi/press/2010/100603e.htm, and she was inducted into the 42nd Annual YWCA Academy of Women Leaders on in 2016.

Petek Ergul is a Managing Director at HSBC Chief Technology Office, leading a geographically dispersed global engineering organization for the Bank’s all Telecommunications related services. She is accountable for defining and delivering its global transformation, encompassing technology, risk control uplift and organizational strategies; and for managing the relationships with cybersecurity, risk stewards, 2nd line of defence, audit, compliance, and regulatory affairs to ensure compliance across its technologies.

With a career of 20+ years in Mobile Communications and Financial Services industries, Petek is a result-oriented change leader, transforming, building and managing large and complex international technology operations in global infrastructure organizations and in delivering industry leading, scalable, secure and resilient technology solutions and services.

Petek holds an Executive MBA from Bayes Business School in London, a MSc in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks and BEng in Computer Systems Engineering from University of Kent in Canterbury, the UK.

James Walker, is an ONUG Board Member, VP of Strategy & Transformation at IBM Cloud, and has previously held senior executive roles in technology at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse.

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