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Ernest Lefner
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
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CEO and Founder
Nemertes Research
Mark Tierney
CTO
ONUG

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Don Duet
CEO & Co-Founder
Concourse Labs
Johnnie Konstantas
Group VP, North America Cloud Security Engineering
Oracle
Phil Venables
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Google Cloud
Shannon Lietz
VP, Vulnerability Labs
Adobe
Preetha Vijayakumar
VP Enterprise Network & Communications Services
FedEx
Rens Troost
Global Head of Cloud Strategy and Technology
Virtual Clarity, a DXC Technology Company
Sam Gambarin
Executive Director, Cloud Platforms Engineering & Services
Kaiser Permanente
Johna Till Johnson
CEO and Founder
Nemertes Research
Greg Ferro
Co-Founder
Packet Pushers Interactive LLC
Janet Van
Product Manager
IBM
Dr. Douglas Comer
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University
Yesim Akdeniz
Managing Director Global Head of Network Engineering
Citigroup
Michael Thomas Clark
Technology Industry & IT Consulting Executive
Renaissance Tech & Media
Preeti Krishna
Principal Product Manager, Cloud Security
Microsoft
Peter Campbell
Global Security Engineering Leader
Cigna
Paul Silverstein
Managing Director
Cowen & Company
Ann Johnson
Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance & Identity (SCI) Business Development
Microsoft
Guru Chahal
Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Rod Hall
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs
Soni Jiandani
Chief Business Officer
Pensando Systems
Brendan Welter
Chief Security and Technology Officer
Sterling National Bank
Francesca Slaughter
Senior Director of Technology
Target
Fabio Maino
Distinguished Engineer
Cisco
Saritha Mankala
Director CCoE
Fannie Mae
Gene Sun
CVP & CISO
FedEx
Karl Miller
Director of Product Management
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security Products
Sonny Baker
Director of Cloud Architecture
Fidelity
Kate Barclay
Senior Software Engineer
Target
Jerome Bell
VP & CISO
IBM Public Cloud
Nicole Liang
Principal Engineer
Target
Aakash Shah
CTO
Oak9
Stephani LeClaire
Senior Software Engineer
Target
Mark Eisenberg
Developer Support Account Manager
Microsoft
Chitra Elango
Senior Director
FannieMae
Timon Sloane
VP Marketing
Ananki
Aryo Kresnadi
Technical Director, Global Network Architecture
FedEx
Shafeeq Shaikh
Head of Global Network Architecture, Engineering & Automation
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare
Guruprasad Ramamoorthy
VP, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations
S&P Global
Amir Khan
President, CEO and Founder
Alkira
Ralph Munsen
Executive VP and CIO
Warner Music Group
Anton Alekesandrov
Chief Architect
IBM Cloud Security Services
Christian Gilby
Sr. Director of Product Marketing AI-Driven Enterprise
Juniper Networks
Venkat Lakshminarayanan
Sr. Director, IT Infrastructure Engineering & Operations
ServiceNow
Jeff Gray
CEO
Gluware, Inc.
Richard Evers
Global Director of Network Services
WSP
Swamy Kocherlakota
EVP, Chief Information Officer
S&P Global
Tim Van Herck
Director, Technical Product Management
VMware
Dale Smith
EVP, RevOps
Orchestral.ai
Ken Arora
Senior Architect, Office of the CTO, Security Products
F5
Bob Friday
VP/CTO
Mist a Juniper Company
Brian Silverman
Network & Cloud Architect
McKesson
William Collins
Principal Cloud Architect
Alkira
Michael Haugh
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware
Bruce Pinsky
Distinguished Engineer – Product Infrastructure
Intuit
Steve Wood
Principal Engineer, Wide Area Network Architecture & Software-Defined WAN
Cisco
Nuno Ferreira
Volterra Field CTO
F5
Mark Fishburn
President
MarketWord, Inc.
Hammad Alam
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
Brandon Carroll
Director, Technical Evangelist Team
Riverbed
Richard Batelaan
Executive Vice President of North America Operations
Lumen
Chris Wade
CTO
Itential
John Willis
Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office
Red Hat
Vesko Pehlivanov
Head of Solution Architecture & Strategy, Security & Technology Services
Sterling National Bank
Sean Mack
CIO and CISO
Wiley
Michael Wheeler
Managing Director: Enterprise Cloud and Data Center Engineering
Cigna
Saikrishna Kotha
Senior Director, Global Network Services
PayPal
Brett James
Director, Transformation Strategy
Zscaler
Brighten Godfrey
Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Shamus McGillicuddy
VP of Research
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Tony Davis
Chief Strategic Advisor
Broadcom AIOps
Jeremy Rossbach
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, AIOps and Monitoring
Broadcom
Subhadeep Sengupta
Senior Manager, AIOps Product Management
Broadcom
Steve Mullaney
CEO
Aviatrix
Chris Oliver
Senior Network Architect
NI (National Instruments)
Kevin Wade
Senior Director and Product Marketing Team Leader
Ciena - Blue Planet
Marco Naveda
Senior Director, Office of the CTO
Ciena
Mark Molitor
Director, Edge Virtualization Sales and Strategy
Ciena
Todd Poston
Senior Director, Systems Integration Product Services
Ciena
Mark Inoue
Architect of Cloud Native Technology
Net One Systems USA Inc.
Takefumi Murakami
Director of Advanced Technology Strategy
Net One Systems Co., Ltd.
John Gonsalves
Principal Field Evangelist
Aviatrix
Brian Deitch
Solutions Architect
Zscaler
Eyal Webber-Zvik
Vice President of Product Marketing
Cato Networks
Sreekanth Kannan
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.
Robert B. Cohen
Senior Fellow
Economic Strategy Institute
Kevin Cline
Technical Training Manager
Gluware
Syed Ali
Senior Solutions Architect
Alkira
Alex Brown
Partner
Epilogue Ventures
Nick Nocerino
Director of Cloud Engineering
Cigna
Steve Tuck
CEO
Oxide Computer Company
Robert Reeder
VP Technology and CIO
Henley Enterprises
James Weaver
Director Product Marketing
Cradlepoint
Rich Martin
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Itential
James Devine
Vice President of Product Management
Aviatrix
Yinon Costica
Co-Founder and VP of Product
Wiz
Bill Lapp
Customer Success, Global Leader
Zscaler
Tushar Jain
Director, Packet Products Portfolio Management
Ciena
Dave Hegenbarth
VP Systems Engineering
Pliant
Raaz Herzberg
Director of Product Management
Wiz
Rod Stuhlmuller
VP Product Marketing
Aviatrix
Alex Henthorn-Iwane
Chief Marketing Officer
PacketFabric
Praful Lalchandani
Vice President, Product Management
Witesand
Jaspreet Bhatia
Sr. Technical Product Manager
VMware
Peter Scott
VP, Security
DXC Technology
Peter Sprygada
Vice President, Product Management
Itential
Forrest Bennett
Information Security Advisor
FedEx
Mudit Tyagi
Technology Architect
F5
Alba Ferri
Product Marketing Manager
Sysdig
Marina Segal
Director Product Management
Sysdig
Adam Hughes
Software Architect
Sylabs
Adam Raymer
Vice President - Public Cloud
GE Digital
Shane Stakem
Vice President - Internal Cloud
GE Digital
Rabia Hammad
Pre-Sales Engineer
NetBrain Technologies
Sri Paladugu
Product Manager
Arrcus, Inc.
Alex Araujo
Solutions Architect
Gluware
Mike Jacobson
Corporate Sales Engineer, Routing
Cradlepoint
Aaron Maben
Corporate Sales Engineer, Security
Cradlepoint
Nolan Greene
Sr. Marketing Manager
NetBrain Technologies
Anh Thu Vo
Technology Architect
Consultant
Alex Terrell
Global Solutions Engineer
Cradlepoint
Ernest Lefner
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
ONUG
SM - FSO Digital Advisory
Ernst & Young, LLP
James Glover
Director of Product Line Management
Ciena
Jason Gmitter
Principal Systems Engineer
Pensando Systems
John Clinton
Solution Architect, System’s Integration Product Services
Ciena
Johnnie Salim
Director, Product Line Management
Blue Planet
Mark Tierney
CTO
ONUG
Michael Hawkins
Director of Field Systems Engineering
Ciena
Nick Lippis
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
ONUG
Rick Larkin
Manager, North American Sales Engineering
NetBrain Technologies
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DX NetOps outstanding overall scores for functionality, particularly for its network discovery functions, alarming and alert management, troubleshooting workflows, visualization, and reporting capabilities" - 2021 EMA Radar Report for Network Performance Management. Join this session to learn why Broadcom was recently awarded the highest vendor strength score and was selected as having the best alert and alarm management for modern network reliability. With over 80% of enterprises deploying SD-WAN, this technology promises to reduce costs, enhance security and streamline application delivery. But do you really want to add another monitoring tool to your arsenal of network management systems just to monitor another technology? Join Broadcom in this session as we show you how to get easy, informative, one-click access to your multi-vendor SD-WAN deployments in a single dashboard so you have everything you need to realize the full investments of your SD-WAN initiatives. Broadcom has the most comprehensive, full stack visibility into the hottest SD-WAN vendors in the market today like Cisco (Viptela), VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud, Cisco Meraki, Silver Peak, 128 Technology, Nokia Nuage, Juniper, HPe, Versa Networks and so much more.
Speakers:
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, AIOps and Monitoring
Broadcom

Jeremy Rossbach is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for a variety of AIOps solutions at Broadcom. Prior to joining Broadcom/CA Technologies, he spent over 15 years working in IT, across both public and private sectors, managing data centers for startups, healthcare, financial and federal system integrators. His previous roles as a data center administrator, engineer, architect and manager provided him invaluable insights into the challenges and goals of IT consumers.

In this session, we’ll cover the many challenges enterprises face during their digital and cloud transformation journeys with a focus on Public Cloud. We will go through the networking, security, and operational challenges in a single cloud like AWS, Azure, GCP, or OCI as well as the challenges enterprises face when in multiple clouds.
Speakers:
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Hammad is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix specializing in multi-cloud networking and security across AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI. Prior to Aviatrix, he has been leading technical teams at VMware on NSX and Kubernetes, at Riverbed and Microsoft.

You can follow him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cloudhammad/) or on Twitter (@cloudhammad).

Principal Field Evangelist
Aviatrix

John is the Principal Field Evangelist at Aviatrix focusing to partner and build relationships with top customers as well as peers at AWS, Azure and GCP helping to pave the way for the future of networking and security in public clouds. Prior to joining Aviatrix, John spent the past 20 years at Citigroup as the Global Head of Network Engineering. Most of John’s career has been in technology leadership roles working for large financial enterprises helping to drive innovation and adoption next generation technologies.

You can follow John on linkedin: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johngonsalves22/) or on Medium (https://john-gonsalves22.medium.com/)

Today’s network is not a straightforward routing only proposition.  Network engineers not only need to be the expert on all kinds of routing and protocols, but they also need to have a good understanding of security.  The melding of the WAN edge with the security perimeter are the normal now.  Pull in Wireless WAN with 5G and security, you have a whole new way of doing business.  Remember the edge isn’t just in buildings any longer: in-vehicles, pop-up locations, IoT devices, and on and on….  This Academy session with talk about high availability routing and how a centralize cloud hosted combination NOC/SOC will change the game.  Learn how Cradlepoint can change the conversation.
Speakers:

When security breaches happen in the cloud, it’s usually not just one thing that went wrong. In many cases, attackers don’t exploit a single misconfiguration or vulnerability but rather a toxic combination of multiple issues that in isolation wouldn’t make your cloud susceptible to a breach. Until now, the complexity of multi-cloud environments made it challenging to find these toxic combinations and remediate them to reduce your risk. In this session we’ll show you how Wiz helps organizations see their clouds the way an attacker would, allowing them to fix the most critical risks in their cloud environments and harden them against attack.
Speakers:
Director of Product Management
Wiz

With the ongoing shifts to successive waves of Cloud infrastructure, enterprises are becoming eco-systems of inter-connected cloud services, adopting technologies and services from multiple cloud providers in the form of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.  In this new environment, the Cloud has become the new Data Center, and the Internet the new Network.  A key feature on this environment is that most digital enterprises no longer aim to own and manage infrastructure & platforms.  Instead, they are seeking to leverage managed cloud services and relying on automation and orchestration software for end-to-end visibility, accountability, and closed-loop control of these services, from the branch or campus to the cloud.  This shift to a multi-cloud, “any-edge” virtualized environment can be quite complex, even for large enterprises.  Join this session to learn how Ciena’s Multi-Service Virtualized Edge Solution’s combination of multi-vendor edge devices, virtualized and containerized connectivity and application workloads, cloud-native integration, orchestration and automation software stack and full-life cycle systems integration services can facilitate your cloud journey. This session will include discussions with Ciena leaders from each of these solution components, who can delve into the technical “nuts and bolts” of each component and answer any question you may have on how to reduce complexity and risk as you shift to a software-based, virtualized multi-cloud infrastructure.
Speakers:
Director, Packet Products Portfolio Management
Ciena

Tushar is a global technology professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco and networking industry. Tushar is currently serving as Product Management Director for Ciena packet products portfolio. He is driving software virtualization and management products and features for Ciena with key focuses on enterprise, mobility, edge compute, cloud integration, SDN/NFV, 5G, access/aggregation strategy and products. Tushar’s career spans across product management, engineering, and customer support. He has previously held various senior product management and engineering positions with Cisco, Ericsson, Tellabs, Nortel, and various startups. Tushar holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electronics and telecommunications) and post graduate diploma in advanced software design and development. He also holds industry certifications, including certified scrum master and Stanford project management.

Director of Product Line Management
Ciena

James Glover is Director of Product Line Management at Ciena. He leads a team focused on IP Strategy and Execution, Evolution of Ciena’s Service Aware Operating System (SAOS) and delivery of Distributed NFV Infrastructure (D-NFVI) products. Applying market knowledge and technical expertise in networking software, 4G/5G Radio Access Networking (RAN), open computing, application programming interfaces (API), network functions virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN), and lifecycle service orchestration (LSO). Enhancing the customer experience to provide networking and compute services.

He has over 25 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries. Prior to Ciena, James worked at Ericsson for 9 years, both in Europe and North America. He has held various positions in the networking space at Redback Networks, HP, and Fujitsu.

 James holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from San Jose State University and is currently based in San Jose, California.

Director, Product Line Management
Blue Planet

Johnnie Salim is Director of Product Line Management at Blue Planet, a division of Ciena.   He oversees Blue Planet Enterprise product line as well as solution product management for Blue Planet software suite.

Johnnie joined Ciena from Cisco Systems where he held various technical and leadership roles at Cisco Services organization in the areas of network management, operations consulting, and managed services.  He worked with major Enterprise customers and helped them in optimizing both the IT service management processes and network management systems.  Johnnie earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1992.

Solution Architect, System’s Integration Product Services
Ciena

John is a technology professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco and networking industry. John is currently serving as a Solution Architect for Ciena Systems Integration Product Services. He is driving software solutions for customers with key focuses on SDN/NFV, virtualization of the network edge, hybrid cloud integration and 5G.

John’s career spans customer facing roles in product management, engineering, and customer experience. Prior to his current role, John directed product development of Ciena Blue Planet NFVO.  He has previously held various product management and engineering positions with a mix of startups and large tech companies.

Director of Field Systems Engineering
Ciena

In this POC we will look at how GluwareⓇ Intelligent Network Automation software can be used to rapidly automate your existing multi-vendor, multi-domain network across traditional (CLI), modern (API) and public cloud. It’s time to move on from legacy, unintelligent NCCM solutions. Stop doing the heavy lifting coding, testing and maintaining scripts and playbooks. See how Gluware ingests the network through discovery, performs interrogation then enables config drift monitoring, config auditing, config and state query, config management and more - all in under 20 minutes! See the power of Gluware’s intelligent Model Discovery which converts your existing network configs into infrastructure as code creating automation policy. Also, we will highlight the new Data Explorer and Dashboards to provide reporting and visualization of your underlying network data. Don’t miss this session!
Speakers:
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware

Automation is now a business imperative that underpins elasticity and intersects directly with business outcomes. In this demonstration, William Collins, Principal Cloud Architect at Alkira, will deploy a production-grade network spanning multiple clouds and sites with unified segmentation and security services, all via code and delivered using CI/CD. Realize what is possible when Alkira Cloud Services Exchange (CSX) unifies the network and Infrastructure as Code takes the driver's seat.
Speakers:
Principal Cloud Architect
Alkira

William Collins is a highly technical strategic thinker and catalyst for innovation. Over his career, he has helped enterprises build large-scale networks, driven modernization through cloud adoption, and excels at optimizing complex environments through good design practices and automation. As Principal Cloud Architect for Alkira, William focuses on evangelizing Alkira, the company reinventing networking for the cloud era. William has held various senior technical roles across Financial Services and Healthcare, most recently as Associate Director of Cloud Architecture at Humana.

Speakers:
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.

The journey to the cloud may end up being a perilous one, if proper attention is not spent on designing scalable and resilient network and security infrastructure. Unfortunately, many enterprises end up adopting costly hardware-based models or complicated do-it-yourself (DIY) software solutions to address the cloud networking and security needs. Neither of these approaches provide the agility and efficiency required from IT teams in the cloud era. In this interactive session we will take you on the step-by-step network journey to the cloud using Alkira’s Network Cloud, the industry’s first and only cloud network as-a-service solution for enterprise networking and security needs in the cloud era. We will show you how to avoid the most common pitfalls on your way to a better cloud network design.
Speakers:
Senior Solutions Architect
Alkira

IT operations teams often struggle to assemble an effective network performance management (NPM) toolkit because the landscape is becoming increasingly complex each day. The Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) based low fidelity data collection methods e.g. SNMP, ping had been historically targeted towards human operators to monitor and diagnose the Traditional data center networks. With Modern high-definition Network telemetry data from SDN, SD-WAN, Hybrid cloud(s), real time observability becomes a challenge, resulting in blind spots, Higher MTTR. The sheer Volume, Velocity and Veracity of network monitoring data stream isn’t actionable by human operators efficiently anymore; it’s only suitable to be consumed by machines. As the Industry leading NPMD solution provider, DX NetOps from Broadcom is positioned at the forefront of this revolution. We are transparently pairing the Fault, performance, Flow & Log data with appropriate downstream ML algorithms, for gaining contextual analytics by the operators within a single-pane of glass monitoring console. Join us in this session, as we showcase the journey towards modern network observability; combining the power of embedded Log Analytics within the network realm. In this session, learn how our solution is redefining the smart NetOps operator workflows of the future, harnessing advanced insights from our AI engine (available as a SaaS &/or on-premises).
Speakers:
Senior Manager, AIOps Product Management
Broadcom

Subhadeep is in charge of product management for Modern Network Observability as a part of Broadcom Enterprise Software Division. He is considered a pioneer and veteran in ITOM space, spearheading teams for more than a decade that created market-leading enterprise monitoring solutions with embedded AI. Subhadeep is based out of Bangalore, India. When not in office, he is globe-trotting meeting customers, brainstorming solutions for business critical challenges with IT or often speaking in different conferences as an evangelist.

By now, most enterprises understand the benefits of network automation, particularly across hybrid infrastructure spanning public cloud and on-prem datacenters. Yet uncertainty about the state of configuration on parts of their networks has many asking - Should we attempt to automate a network that is out of compliance? The standard answer to that has always been - No! You should get your network in compliance before automating. In this Academy session, Itential will demonstrate how Automation is, in fact, the only way to achieve and maintain compliance and how the Itential Automation Platform delivers a modern and simplified approach, showcasing step by step how to:

  • Manage real-time device inventory across physical, virtual and cloud
  • Use our Configuration Manager to create Golden Configuration templates to enforce compliance across CLI & API infrastructure
  • Automatically validate changes before they are applied to the network
  • Automatically run compliance reporting
  • Automatically remediate non-compliant configurations
Speakers:
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Itential

Digital transformation has brought about unprecedented levels of convergence throughout the IT organization. This has led to new demands on network operations professionals, as the lines between ITOps, NetOps, and CloudOps intersect in new and sometimes confusing ways. In this session, NetBrain’s experts will talk about what this convergence means for network operations and how innovative ways of visualizing and collaborating around IT infrastructure, such as no-code solution development, are helping IT operations professionals navigate these new boundaries to better outcomes. Join our “fireside chat” for an open discussion of how these innovations can enable network teams to move beyond keeping the lights on and onto delivering value through the network.
Speakers:
Manager, North American Sales Engineering
NetBrain Technologies
Sr. Marketing Manager
NetBrain Technologies

In this PoC we are going to show how Cato's SASE Cloud can serve as an elastic infrastructure to connect and secure on-premise and cloud resources all over the world, add more branches to the network with near-zero effort, and onboard thousands of remote workers seamlessly and without compromising on security or performance.
Speakers:
Vice President of Product Marketing
Cato Networks

Previously, Eyal ran Cato’s product management organization where he helped build Cato. He brings more than 20 years of experience in security and networking companies.

Broadcom pushes the limits of modern network monitoring, delivering features like chipset network visibility, high scalability, and one of the strongest suites of network analytics capabilities in the industry,” says Shamus McGillicuddy, VP of Research, EMA. Join Broadcom as we uncover why Broadcom is the leading network observability vendor and recognized for delivering a new approach to monitoring network congestion caused by dynamic and unpredictable workloads. Congestion events and microbursts are hard to detect using traditional monitoring techniques which are mostly polling based. In this session, we will explain how Broadcom leverages gNMI (gRPC network management protocol), a highly efficient open source technology, to stream telemetry data to the collector. We will demonstrate how network hotspots can be easily identified and correlated to affected applications using gNMI and Broadcom silicon.
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In this Proof of Concept, Lead Tech Evangelist Brandon Carroll will examine how full end-to-end visibility from the client to the cloud can help organizations face common challenges in today’s hybrid-multi-cloud environments. Many organizations understand that visibility is key when working in hybrid-multi-cloud environments but are unclear on how to resolve performance issues. Join Brandon as he walks attendees through the journey of SteelDemo Rental Cars, a fictious rental car company that is having issues with performance when agents attempt to use a multi-region cloud app to check customers into their cars, and as it receives reports from customers that are having issues using its RentalApp to book reservations. He’ll close the session by discussing how Riverbed and Aternity solutions, which are powered by Intel, allow organizations to maximize visibility, performance and security as the work environment evolves, and enterprises accelerate digital, cloud and SaaS strategies.
Speakers:
Director, Technical Evangelist Team
Riverbed

Brandon Carroll is Director of the Technical Evangelist team at Riverbed. Brandon is passionate about technology and sharing what he knows with the networking community. At Riverbed he leads the Technical Evangelist team to help build public awareness of its NPM, Application Acceleration and SD-WAN solutions. The Technical Evangelist team developed and maintains the SteelDemo platform, a platform that provides enablement for over hundreds of Riverbed and Partner SE’s globally, delivering high-impact live demonstrations, along with video and written technical content. His technical competencies include multi-vendor knowledge including SD-WAN, Unified NPM and emerging technologies. He’s proficient in Firewalls, Cisco IOS, PIX, ASA, and FWSM, MPF, IPSec, IOS Firewall Technologies, Layer2/3 Attack mitigation, Identity Management, NAC, ACS and Cisco ISE, and many other network technologies.

Staying on top of misconfigurations, suspicious activity and threats across multiple clouds is difficult. Amid all the alerts, which ones actually pose a threat? How can you quickly and efficiently investigate threats with the many siloed container and cloud tools? In this video, Sysdig will share a unified approach to: -Identify new threats immediately by continuously assessing cloud security posture -Centralize visibility of cloud and container security risk in a single console -Reduce mean time to investigate threats across containers and cloud with a detailed activity record -Strengthen security with community-sourced rules and an open-source stack
Speakers:
Product Marketing Manager
Sysdig

Even before COVID-19, Gartner predicted that by 2024, more than 60% of SD-WAN customers will have implemented SASE, compared to 35% in 2020. Why? Because the digital business requires enterprise-grade security and optimized connectivity to everyone, everywhere; and IT can’t deliver this with just SD-WAN, global crisis or not.

Network solutions designed to support only people in the office are no longer relevant. Unlike SD-WAN, SASE was designed in the cloud, as an agile network infrastructure to support the way business is done today. SASE delivers converged networking and security to all edges and locations. With SASE business continues as usual.

You probably have some doubts and many questions. Join our open-ended Q&A session, where Eyal Webber-Zvik, Cato’s VP Product Marketing, will relieve any doubts and answer all your questions.

Here are some examples to get you started:

- What exactly is SASE, and how is it different from SD-WAN, SWG, firewalls, WAN optimizers, etc.?

- Secure and optimized remote access has become absolutely critical. How does SASE help?

- Will I need to manage SASE myself, or is it offered as a managed service?

- SD-WAN reduces MPLS costs, and there’s no way I’m giving that up. Why can’t I just ask my carrier for SASE?

Speakers:
Vice President of Product Marketing
Cato Networks

Previously, Eyal ran Cato’s product management organization where he helped build Cato. He brings more than 20 years of experience in security and networking companies.

In this session, we will discuss Zero Trust basics and why it is important in today’s environment of hybrid cloud and enabling an increasingly virtual workforce. We’ll talk about practical implementations and explain technologies like single packet authentication and conditional access.
Speakers:
VP, Security
DXC Technology

Peter Scott is responsible for helping to secure DXC and its customers.

 He has 25 years’ experience delivering mission-critical, highly scalable digital workplace, IT infrastructure, data center and hybrid cloud services.

 Prior to joining DXC, Peter was responsible for security engineering and additional key roles at BT Plc for 15 years. Most recently he was senior director, IT infrastructure where he led a global team of 1,750 focused on elevating the end user experience, achieving operational excellence and improving team engagement while also creating significant efficiency and driving change. Before that he served as director, end user technology and security, leading a global team of 500 who oversaw BT’s cyber defense and security services.

Earlier in his career, Peter founded an IT consultancy and software development company the UK. He began his career in the UK Ministry of Defence.

Peter graduated from the City University of London with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering.

Infrastructure is your Network, and it has become more complex as it spans multiple public clouds and on-prem campuses and datacenters. Adding to that complexity are siloed cloud and networking teams, the strategic need for high performing delivery systems, and the desire for compliant self-service networking. With the Itential Automation Platform, it is easier than ever to maintain compliance in scenarios like this. In this Proof of Concept, Itential will demo how to maintain compliance across hybrid infrastructure while comfortably enabling self-service networking. This demonstration includes building closed-loop automated workflows with Itential’s drag and drop Automation Studio that allow for compliant self-service networking through: -Validating AWS VPC configuration requests before deploying -Creating AWS cloud infrastructure -Maintaining change management protocols through ServiceNow integration -Automating remediation of non-compliant AWS VPC configurations -Notification of changes made through Slack integration
Speakers:
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Itential

Today’s businesses rely on combinations of traditional, software-defined and public cloud technologies to form their digital infrastructure and deliver their IT business services. And while these networking technologies being deployed have changed dramatically, the operational policies, processes and tools have not kept up. NetBrain has changed all of that. NetBrain provides a robust automation platform to discover, visualize, manage and automate the entire network, end-to-end, regardless of where those ends reside. By creating a comprehensive digital twin of the entire network, NetBrain enables cross-functional teams to implement automation to remediate problems quickly, to manage configuration compliance and security, and to confirm that ultimate the performance design intent is maintained. A key component of NetBrain is its “No-code” automation environment. By using templated, drag-and-drop tools that allow non-coders to build robust network automations, network teams can transform from simply “keeping the lights on” in a reactionary fashion, to drastically reducing the MTTR of network tickets and proactively maintaining the high-performance delivery of IT business services. In this proof-of-concept, NetBrain will demonstrate how to bring no-code automation into a hybrid network infrastructure for more efficient operations and faster response to network tasks and tickets.  
Speakers:
Pre-Sales Engineer
NetBrain Technologies

Speakers:
Technical Training Manager
Gluware
Solutions Architect
Gluware

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about digital business transformation, but has anyone talked to you about what it means for your organization? Why does it matter? What does it entail, and how do you start? In this video whiteboarding session, you’ll have the chance to hear from Zscaler’s Global Customer Success Leader, Brian Deitch, about the drivers of digital transformation, get answers to your questions, and learn how to take the first steps—or the next steps—on your journey. The session will cover a range of topics, including the Gartner SASE framework, SD-WAN, the changing branch architecture, IT simplification and cost reduction, the need to support work-from-home initiatives, and the benefits of cloud-native security that supports secure, any-to-any connectivity, and more.
Speakers:
Solutions Architect
Zscaler

Join network automation veterans Peter Sprygada of Itential and Brad Thornton of Red Hat for a lively discussion on the evolution of network automation technology – where we are today and where the industry is headed as they tackle topics such as pipelines, low-code / no-code, source of truth and more.
Speakers:

Both users and applications are shifting into the uncontrolled facilities like home network and cloud. And it's getting tougher to detect the issues and maintain appropriate security and network configuration as these are affected by various dynamic factors which are also uncontrollable. We have created and would demonstrate the framework and mechanism which provide the observability for uncontrolled facilities and achieve dynamic interaction with security and network operation. With our demonstration, we will show how easily we can detect the security and performance issues thanks to AI and how effectively we can operate multi cloud environment.
Speakers:
Director of Advanced Technology Strategy
Net One Systems Co., Ltd.
Architect of Cloud Native Technology
Net One Systems USA Inc.

In this POC Pensando Principal Systems Engineer Jason Gmitter will demonstrate a new approach to building data center infrastructure and distributing services closer to where data is created, allowing anyone to run their business with cloud-like efficiency and security.

Speakers:
Principal Systems Engineer
Pensando Systems

Jason Gmitter has over 20 years of experience building and deploying enterprise class data center architectures.  Prior to Pensando he has held senior systems engineering and customer-focused roles at Microsoft, Cisco, and ADP.

A main theme of ONUG Fall is the ‘Future of Enterprise Computing.’ Pliant’s vision of that future has network professionals liberated from repetitive, time-consuming and low-value IT tasks. With the Pliant Platform, they can automate all that toil and instead, focus on work that really matters. The Community Edition of the Pliant Platform makes it easy for even non-developers to use our low-code environment to begin building meaningful automations that reduce their toil. Launching at ONUG, the Community Edition is a SaaS-based offering that targets cloud use cases. Its low-code building blocks, pre-built workflows, and out-of-the-box API integrations make building automations fast and easy. Attendees of this session will get a first-hand look at this new, valuable Community Edition for both IT pros and non-technical users.
Speakers:
VP Systems Engineering
Pliant

You’ve probably been hearing a lot of talk about digital business transformation. But has anyone talked to you about what it actually means for your organization? Why does it matter? What does it entail and how do you start? In this video whiteboarding session, you’ll have the chance to hear from Zscaler's Global Customer Success Leader, Bill Lapp about the drivers of digital transformation, get answers to your questions, and learn how to take the first steps—or the next steps—on your journey. The session will cover a range of topics, including the Gartner SASE framework and other digital business enablers, SD-WAN and the changing branch architecture, IT simplification and cost reduction, the need to support work-from-home initiatives, the benefits of cloud-native security that supports secure, any-to-any connectivity, and much more.
Speakers:
Customer Success, Global Leader
Zscaler

Take 15 minutes to understand why hundreds of enterprise customers have chosen Aviatrix as their strategic cloud network platform. Learn how Aviatrix brings the intelligence of BGP traffic engineering into your cloud network, leverages active-active, full-mesh ECMP high-availability, extends network segmentation across clouds, enables wire-speed IPSec encryption across data center-to-cloud connections and provides a multi-cloud Terraform Provider that abstracts the complexities of multi-cloud networking from your Infrastructure as Code automation. Aviatrix cloud network platform delivers the simplicity and automation everyone expects from public cloud, with the enterprise-class visibility and advanced networking and security control cloud network architects need. Session will include a demonstration of the Aviatrix CoPilot visibility platform.
Speakers:
VP Product Marketing
Aviatrix

Today, it’s easy to assume that any sort of “software-defined” or automated WAN must rely on Internet VPN overlay tunnels. But the reality is that telco-grade connections are now automated at the same level, consumable like cloud computing. In this session, learn about the why, what and how and see a demo of private optical WAN that you can deploy in minutes and consume as needed, by the month or even by the hour.
Speakers:
Chief Marketing Officer
PacketFabric

The last year and half have required massive adaptation by enterprise IT teams as employees were sent home to work. Teams have been geographically dispersed across ISPs and home networks with varying capabilities and security. The return of employees to the office will bring its own set of challenges. The ideal would be an enterprise network that employs intent-based network access control, applies and enforce consistent policies automatically, provides IT teams with a 360º view of the network and all endpoints, and employs AI/ML to instantly identify, isolate, and remedy anomalies, even as alerts are being provided. The solution would need to work in multi-vendor infrastructures, support brownfield environments without lift-and-shift of current hardware, be cloud-based, and deliver it all in a single-pane-of-glass portal. This session will look at recent advances in technology from AI/ML to zero trust that make it not just possible, but essential, and include a demo of WiteSand’s approach.
Speakers:
Vice President, Product Management
Witesand

As the global impact of network security breaches continue to grow in scale and scope, IT teams struggle to respond. Forward-thinking organizations apply many standards (including CISA recommended mitigation actions) to address the challenge and use the Gluware® Intelligent Network Automation software solution to quickly implement critical fixes and prevention techniques. Gluware’s intelligent, off-the-shelf automation software delivers the features, simplicity and reliability organizations seek today to manage their complex, multi-vendor networks and enhance their time to value. In this session, learn the top ten ways Gluware’s powerful layer of intelligence is used to automate the network to enhance security and prevent breaches and outages. Gluware offers a solution to automate critical tasks including device inventory, drift detection, network audits, OS upgrades and configuration management. See how companies in the Global 2000 are using Gluware for an intelligent, intent-based approach to automating their mission-critical networks.
Speakers:
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware

Enterprises are accelerating digital transformation by integrating edge compute, multi-cloud and IT infrastructure virtualization initiatives. This enables enterprises across industries to become more agile, reduce operational expense and deliver a higher quality customer experience. But selecting the optimal combination of edge devices, cloud-native virtualization infrastructure software stack, orchestration and automation capabilities while avoiding vendor lock-in, can be challenging. This demonstration will showcase Ciena’s multi-service virtualized solution, that combines enterprise branch edge virtualization with multi-cloud integration and an agile software infrastructure, all running on multi-vendor networking platforms. We will show how Ciena’s solution makes it easy to onboard multiple tenants with centralized management and operational control to support the delivery of network and cloud-based services that accelerate the enterprise path towards Cloud 2.0.
Speakers:
Director, Packet Products Portfolio Management
Ciena

Tushar is a global technology professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco and networking industry. Tushar is currently serving as Product Management Director for Ciena packet products portfolio. He is driving software virtualization and management products and features for Ciena with key focuses on enterprise, mobility, edge compute, cloud integration, SDN/NFV, 5G, access/aggregation strategy and products. Tushar’s career spans across product management, engineering, and customer support. He has previously held various senior product management and engineering positions with Cisco, Ericsson, Tellabs, Nortel, and various startups. Tushar holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electronics and telecommunications) and post graduate diploma in advanced software design and development. He also holds industry certifications, including certified scrum master and Stanford project management.

IT operations teams are being asked to maintain increasingly complex systems using increasingly outdated tools and networking. That’s where AIOps comes in: Applying analytics and machine learning to automate and improve IT operations. Using VMware Edge Network Intelligence for AIOps addresses the ONUG use cases of private and public cloud, SAAS and applications, and content. This session will examine a multi-vendor approach from a branch perspective. We will demonstrate a Windows client accessing a Zoom application, using a MIST AP and a VMware SD-WAN Edge. Come to this session to learn how VMware SD-WAN facilitates correlation, baselining, and automatic detection of anomalies and drives towards problem resolution, recommendations, and eventually remediation.
Speakers:
Sr. Technical Product Manager
VMware

Cradlepoint is the leader in Wireless WAN. Providing 4G and 5G routers in a subscription-based solution that includes the support to power the flexibility and manageability that organizations demand. We provide users with a Router SDK to extend the value of the router to customers to create customer uses that are specific to their needs. In this demo, Cradlepoint is showing off than SDK app called “Auto-Install”. This application runs speed test on the cellular SIMs that are in the router. By having this information, the system can prioritize the SIMs by their download speed to optimize the overall performance.
Speakers:
Global Solutions Engineer
Cradlepoint

Several industries including retail are struggling for need of agility and efficient management as their applications become more distributed and demanding. 5G and edge computing are accelerating the network infrastructure transformation requiring programmable and massively scalable, multi-cloud optimized, cost-effective connectivity for the next generation of distributed applications including remote work environments, industrial automation, and content distribution. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform is powering this network transformation by enabling the convergence of communications and compute infrastructure at the edge, delivering massive network scale and performance, and enabling service providers and enterprises to create new services and deliver superior end-user experiences at a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
Speakers:
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.
Product Manager
Arrcus, Inc.

As enterprises embark on their Industry 4.0 vision, private 5G network connectivity will be needed to connect enterprise assets to the edge cloud, making it possible to apply AI/ML to business processes. Private 5G provides resilient high performance, low latency mobile wireless connectivity, with assured coverage and strong security. These features are essential for connecting hundreds or thousands of IIoT sensors, cameras, robotics and more to the cloud, to give connected industry, smart warehouses and automated manufacturing competitive advantage in their digital transformation journeys.
Speakers:
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Douglas E. Comer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Formerly, he served as VP of Research at Cisco Systems. As a member of the original IAB, he participated in early work on the Internet, and is internationally recognized as an authority on TCP/IP protocols and Internet technologies.

Dr. Comer has written a series of best-selling technical books on Computer Networks, Internets, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. His 3-volume Internetworking series is cited as an authoritative work on Internet protocols and technologies. Dr. Comer’s books have been translated into 16 languages, and are used in industry and academia in many countries.

Dr. Comer consults for industry, and has lectured to thousands of professional engineers and students around the world. For twenty years he was editor-in-chief of the journal Software – Practice and Experience. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

VP Marketing
Ananki

Timon Sloane serves as the VP of marketing for Ananki, commercially delivering a private 5G solution for Industry 4.0 applications.  Ananki is a sister organization to the non-profit Open Networking Foundation, where Timon also serves as the VP of marketing and ecosystem leading the organization’s efforts building an open source ecosystem.

Prior to the ONF, Timon provided product and management consulting services to numerous technology firms, most recently with Ericsson where he was driving product strategy for the networking product lines. He has also held numerous executive roles in product management, marketing and engineering for firms such as Matisse Networks, Extreme Networks, NET, FlowWise and SCO.

Timon received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Leaf-spine and Clos network topologies have become ubiquitous in modern data centers to achieve high throughput for data-intensive applications.  In fact, such designs are not optimal: recent research has developed other topologies, specifically expander graphs, that achieve higher throughput or lower cost, along with potentially easier incremental expansion.  In this talk we'll explore whether this theoretical performance efficiency can be realized in a practical way to improve enterprise leaf-spine data centers.  This leads to a "spineless" data center, with a single type of switch rather than having separate roles for leafs and spines.  We find that such designs can indeed be more efficient even at small to moderate scale, and we introduce an efficient routing scheme for such networks that uses standard hardware and protocols.  This line of work opens new research directions in topology and routing design that can have significant impact for the most common data centers.
Speakers:
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Douglas E. Comer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Formerly, he served as VP of Research at Cisco Systems. As a member of the original IAB, he participated in early work on the Internet, and is internationally recognized as an authority on TCP/IP protocols and Internet technologies.

Dr. Comer has written a series of best-selling technical books on Computer Networks, Internets, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. His 3-volume Internetworking series is cited as an authoritative work on Internet protocols and technologies. Dr. Comer’s books have been translated into 16 languages, and are used in industry and academia in many countries.

Dr. Comer consults for industry, and has lectured to thousands of professional engineers and students around the world. For twenty years he was editor-in-chief of the journal Software – Practice and Experience. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brighten Godfrey is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a technical director at VMware. He co-founded and served as CTO of network verification pioneer Veriflow, through its 2019 acquisition by VMware. He received his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2009, and his B.S. at Carnegie Mellon University in 2002. His research interests lie in the design of networked systems and algorithms. He is a winner of the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, the Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and several best paper awards.

5G will transform the operation of manufacturing LANs and create greater opportunities for analytics in the smart factory. Initially, 5G will make it possible to "untether" machines from their wired connections, making it easier to rearchitect the factory floor rapidly. One PC board plant can change the products it produces over 300 times a day. In addition, the fast, 5G connections between the factory floor and analytics placed at the Edge permit firms to evaluate complex manufacturing processes quickly due to 5G's very low latency. For electric batteries, Ford is using a 5G network slice to send 1000s of readings from smart welding devices to a nearby Edge for analysis in microseconds. This session will explore some of the other impacts of 5G on the factory, including how companies are moving ahead, what benefits they hope to achieve, and how the 5G efforts will change as 6G becomes available.
Speakers:
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Douglas E. Comer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Formerly, he served as VP of Research at Cisco Systems. As a member of the original IAB, he participated in early work on the Internet, and is internationally recognized as an authority on TCP/IP protocols and Internet technologies.

Dr. Comer has written a series of best-selling technical books on Computer Networks, Internets, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. His 3-volume Internetworking series is cited as an authoritative work on Internet protocols and technologies. Dr. Comer’s books have been translated into 16 languages, and are used in industry and academia in many countries.

Dr. Comer consults for industry, and has lectured to thousands of professional engineers and students around the world. For twenty years he was editor-in-chief of the journal Software – Practice and Experience. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

Senior Fellow
Economic Strategy Institute

Robert Cohen is a consultant working on the future of the telecommunications industry with boutique consulting firm, Deep Futures. He has also been economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute where he  directed a study of the impact of cloud computing, machine learning, AI, smart factories and 5G on the U.S. economy. He developed New York State’s first technology strategy and chaired the state’s High Technology Council. With two co-founders, Bill Schrader and Richard Mandelbaum, he created NYSERNet, New York’s part of the U.S. Internet. 

Dr. Cohen has been Associate Professor of International Business and Finance at New York University’s Stern Business School, Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at York College of the City University of New York, and Senior International Economist at the Futures Group. Dr. Cohen served as executive director for the TM Forum’s Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He is a past president of the Forecasters Club of New York. 

He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and a B.A. from Swarthmore College. He is an author, co-author, or editor of four books, including: Changing the Face of the Internet. Virtual Worlds and the Information Economy; Nontariff Barriers to High-Technology Trade; The Multinational Corporation: A Radical Approach – Papers of Stephen H. Hymer; and The New North American Order.

Cloud service providers offer convenience. Need to scale up capacity or scale it down? They deliver. Need to extend your on-prem workload controls to public cloud providers? They don’t deliver. Thus the paradox; you hear, "why aren’t you using the public cloud, as they offer so many conveniences?" At the same time, you hear, "why are you using a public cloud as they don’t offer controls needed to protect your brand?" In this keynote session, Nick Lippis and Ernest Lefner introduce Enterprise Cloud 2.0 and the work being done within the ONUG Community to enable its build and rid us of this trade-off.
Speakers:
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
ONUG

Nick Lippis is an authority on corporate computer networking. He has designed some for the largest computer networks in the world. He has advised many Global 2000 firms on network strategy, architecture, equipment, services and implementation including Hughes Aerospace, Barclays Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Eastman Kodak Company, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Liberty Mutual, Schering-Plough, Sprint, WorldCom, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and a wide range of other equipment suppliers and service providers.

Mr. Lippis is uniquely positioned to comment, analyze and observe computer networking industry trends and developments.

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
ONUG
SM - FSO Digital Advisory
Ernst & Young, LLP

Ernest co-founded ONUG with Nick Lippis after realizing that the user community needed to take control of their own destiny and expedite the network transformation. At the time he was VP of the Internetwork Engineering organization at Fidelity Investments and under his leadership Fidelity hosted the first ONUG in Boston in February 2013.

A 12-year veteran of Fidelity, Ernest was responsible for leading the team that engineered world class network, security, and application delivery services driving value to the customer beyond infrastructure management. Ernest also managed the Network and Voice service portfolio as well as Global Network Operations LAN/WAN teams and has held various technical and leadership roles.

VP, Vulnerability Labs
Adobe

The ONUG Collaborative delivers the industry’s first demonstration of a multi-cloud security notification framework called the decorator. In this session, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Splunk, Qradar, Cisco and F5 demonstrate the decorator’s translational and enchantment capabilities for multi-cloud security logs, events and alarms.
Speakers:
CTO
ONUG

I’m the Co-Founder and Co-Host of The Tech Fugitives Show. The show covers IT news with a dash of science. Mix in some humor and it becomes… “Tech Talk that doesn’t Suck!”

Principal Product Manager, Cloud Security
Microsoft

Preeti is a Principal Product Manager for Microsoft’s Cloud and AI Security group. With over 12 years of experience with Microsoft, Preeti has delivered multiple Bing and .NET products. In her current role, Preeti is responsible for Azure Sentinel ecosystem and community charter. She’s passionate about delivering great customer and developer experiences. Preeti is an active contributor to the ONUG Automated Cloud Governance working group, driving the Cloud Security Notification (CSNF) initiative.

Product Manager
IBM

Janet Van is a Product Manager at IBM Cloud and owns the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center product. The Security and Compliance Center focuses on providing unified visibility across IBM Cloud and its partners as a cloud security posture management tool for central security and compliance management. Her role as the product focal is to own the product life cycle management across teams (development, design, research, tech sales, support, marketing, etc) and to set the long-term vision, priorities and strategic roadmap for the offering. Alongside, she is also driving overall user experience and quality in the offering and managing the go-to-market activities. Previously, she started her technology career as a software developer within CIO at IBM. During her time within the CIO, she deepened her roles in technical delivery in product offerings supporting IAM and MFA security infrastructure at an enterprise level, globally within IBM. With each new role, she has always strived to explore and broaden her passion working across business and organizations to deliver and improve product and customer experience. Outside of work, Janet is a dog-mom who who enjoys spending time with her heeler pups and hiking state parks across North America.

Global Security Engineering Leader
Cigna

Cloud Security Engineering leader responsible for security engineering and security innovation. Enables new and untried technologies, running proof of concepts, designing and engineering security configurations, enabling the business to leverage new technology safely. Led the creation of Cigna’s security assurance framework which ensures that the security vision is consistently executed. Current research focus on the domains of security data lakes, multi-cloud security and automated Cloud governance. ONUG CSNF Speaker and Contributor.

Director of Product Management
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security Products

Karl Miller is a US Navy veteran and works as Director of Product Management for OCI Security Products covering internal and external security. He has more than 20 years of experience in multiple areas of cyber security including cryptography, identity & access management, and Operations. For the past 6 years, he has concentrated on securing cloud services and customer workloads. He holds patents in federated authentication and currently resides near Atlanta, GA, USA.

Chief Architect
IBM Cloud Security Services
Anton Aleksandrov is the Chief Architect of IBM Cloud Security Services – a suite of cloud-native services that lets IBM Cloud customers ensure their applications are running in a secure and reliable way. IBM Cloud Security Services include services that allow customers to easily add authentication, authorization, access control, certificate and secret management, security and compliance monitoring, and many other security capabilities to their cloud applications. Having 15+ years of hands-on software engineering and architecture experience, Anton is playing a leading role in overseeing the design and implementation of highly scalable, innovative, secure, micro-service-based cloud services and customer enterprise-grade solutions.
Prior to joining the IBM Cloud Security Services organization Anton had held leading roles in IBM Cloud Developer Experience, IBM Bluemix Mobile Services and IBM MobileFirst organizations. He has published multiple articles, blogs and papers about Cloud, Web and Mobile technologies, and presented at numerous IT conferences.

The Cloud Security Notification Framework’s Decorator democratizes data. It adds standard attributes to data that can be consumed by a wide range of machines. The ONUG Collaborative started its work on cloud security and is exploring other hybrid/multi-cloud spaces, such as IAM, AIOps, Observability and more. In an interactive session, Steering Committee members explore what’s next for the ONUG Collaborative and its Decorator.
Speakers:
CEO & Co-Founder
Concourse Labs

Don is an accomplished leader in successfully developing and executing business and technology strategy.

Don is co-founder and CEO of Concourse, an emerging leader in public cloud management and governance services, as well as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey Corporation.

Don spent 28 years at Goldman Sachs, during which time he held senior leadership roles in Technology in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Don led the global technology division for Goldman from 2012 to 2016 and was named a partner of the firm in 2006 and Managing Director in 2000. Don was the CIO for Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2006 and served on the Asia management committee. Since relocating to the US in 2006, Don co-chaired the IBD Technology Investment Committee and was a member of the firm’s Firmwide Risk, Market Risk and Business Standards committee.

Don played an integral role in creating Goldman’s business systems architecture, algorithmic trading and risk management platform as well as leading strategic firm wide investments in VDI, Data architecture, AI and Cloud / Software Defined Infrastructure. He also created and led the teams responsible for the development of Symphony and Orbit which were subsequently spun out of the firm as broader industry platforms.

Within the technology industry, Don has been an active and vocal proponent of Open Source and Open Standards communities including acting as a founding board member of the Open Compute Project.

Don and his family reside in New York City where he is actively engaged in education and arts, serving on the board of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Marist College board of trustees and Teaching Matters.

VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Google Cloud

Phil is the Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Google Cloud where he oversees a team of security industry experts and leaders in the Google Cloud Office of the CISO. As CISO of Google Cloud, Phil is focused on ensuring the company’s security and compliance, and engaging customers, partners and stakeholders on security and risk matters.

Prior to joining Google Cloud, Phil was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he held multiple roles over a long career, initially as their first Chief Information Security Officer, a role he held for 17 years. In subsequent roles he was Chief Risk Officer for the firm’s operational risks, an operating partner in their private equity business and a senior advisor to the firm’s clients and executive leadership on cybersecurity, technology risk, digital business risk, and operational resilience. In addition to this, Phil was a Board Director of Goldman Sachs Bank (USA).

Before Goldman Sachs, Phil held multiple Chief Information Security Officer as well as senior engineering roles across a range of finance, energy and technology companies.

Outside of Google, Phil serves on the boards of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the NYU Stern Business School Volatility and Risk Institute. He also serves on the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board of NIST and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Phil earned a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of York and an MSc in Computation and Cryptography from the Queen’s College at Oxford University. He was awarded the designation of Chartered Engineer in 1995 and Chartered Scientist in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2005.

Group VP, North America Cloud Security Engineering
Oracle

As Group VP, North America Cloud Security Engineering, Johnnie leads a team of cloud security experts and advisors who help customers securely deploy and operate on Oracle Cloud. She has spent more than 20 years bringing security technologies to market, most recently for Microsoft’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group. She has, in prior roles, led product, business development and marketing for industry leaders Gigamon, Juniper Networks, Varonis and Check Point software. In earlier years, she designed cellular infrastructure networks for Motorola Inc. Johnnie’s work has been featured in trade, business press as well as security conferences.

Konstantas holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.

VP & CISO
IBM Public Cloud

I am an experienced IT leader who is passionate about information security. My experience and work involve developing innovative programs to cost effectively address IT security risk for enterprises.

I am also the founder and co-host of the Defensive Security Podcast, intended to help information security professionals grow and learn from publicly disclosed security breaches in order to better defend their own organizations.

Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance & Identity (SCI) Business Development
Microsoft

Ann Johnson is Corporate Vice President of SCI Business Development at Microsoft. She oversees the investment and strategic partner strategy roadmap for security, compliance, and identity for one of the largest tech companies on our planet to help organizations become operationally resilient on their digital transformation journey and unlock capabilities of Microsoft’s intelligent cloud and next generation AI. She is a member of the board of advisors for FS-ISAC (The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center), an advisory board member for EWF (Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy), and an advisory board member for HYPR Corp. Ann recently joined the board of advisors for Cybersecurity Ventures. For more about Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions, visit the Microsoft Security Site, or follow Microsoft Security on Twitter at Msft Security Twitter or Msft WDSecurity Twitter. You can also hear her talk with some of the biggest influencers in cybersecurity each week on Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson.

CVP & CISO
FedEx

Gene Sun joined FedEx in 1997 as a System Analyst, focusing on the design and implementation of large-scale eCommerce and Data Warehouse applications.

In 2000, he entered into management and assumed leadership roles including Manager, Managing Director, and Vice President responsible for the creation of the first-generation FedEx pricing system that supported the global FedEx sales force as well as the entire customer base. He also led FedEx’s global Information Security and Risk Management program for four years ensuring security, brand protection, and regulatory compliance.

In his current role as Vice President of Global Network and Communication Services, Gene is accountable for:

  • Long term strategic vision and business plan for Global Network and Communication program
  • Multi-hundred million dollar budget and globally diverse organization
  • Architecture, implementation and operation of global data, voice, video, customer service/call centers and telecom infrastructure as well as social/collaboration tools/solutions

In May 2008, The ComputerWorld magazine named Gene to the “40 under 40 IT Innovators” list of the most promising IT leaders under 40 years old.

Prior to his studying and working in the United States, Gene was employed for two years in China as a sales engineer for Hewlett-Packard, China, LTD.

Gene holds both a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from The University of Memphis.

Distinguished Engineer
Cisco

Fabio Maino is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco’s Enterprise Networking CTO team. He’s exploring the boundaries between application and network where he is focusing on making the network easy to be consumed by cloud native applications.

Enterprise Cloud 2.0 can empower IT leaders to build the kind of digital enterprise that delivers transformative value, but only by putting business results ahead of technical outcomes by making the right investments in the right order and executing them flawlessly. We call this "Cloud Right™" and it represents the best way to take advantage of the hybrid, multicloud world we live in and turn it to your advantage. In this keynote, Rens will share his experiences and views on transforming, building, running and securing hybrid/multicloud IT for the enterprise, and providing the connective tissue between on-prem and a range of CSP services.
Speakers:
Global Head of Cloud Strategy and Technology
Virtual Clarity, a DXC Technology Company

Global Head of Cloud Strategy and Technology at Virtual Clarity, a DXC Technology company

Rens Troost leads DXC Technology’s Cloud Right™ initiative, having joined DXC with the acquisition of Virtual Clarity. Rens is global head of cloud strategy and technology and a founder of Virtual Clarity. A hands-on leader in the strategy and practice of enterprise digital transformation, he focuses on unlocking the business value of IT in both advisory and executive roles. He is equally at home in the largest mission-critical financial IT environments and in building high performing startups from the ground up.

At Virtual Clarity Rens and his team built a highly effective specialist business focused on whole stack technology transformation for complex enterprises, with a strong but not exclusive focus on financial services, leading to the 2019 sale of the business to DXC. His prior career includes roles at UBS, Lehman Brothers, Moore Capital Management and NAME Inc. Rens has served on a number of public company boards in executive and nonexecutive capacities including NAME.COMSMTP.COM and SharpSpring, and he mentors emerging technology leaders.

Rens holds a degree from Columbia University in New York and lives in London.

Cloud-first companies have been the pioneers of building business value with cloud technologies. But as these companies scale, they find that their cloud consumption cost dominates the cost of sales, and for many, they start moving workloads to on-prem facilities. In this session, we explore operational best practices that enable workloads to move between on- and off-prem cloud infrastructure.
Speakers:
VP, Vulnerability Labs
Adobe
Managing Director Global Head of Network Engineering
Citigroup

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.

Chief Business Officer
Pensando Systems

Previously was at Cisco for +20 years, Soni has extensive experience in marketing and driving industry transformation through disruption and commercializing innovative technologies

Held numerous positions including SVP/GM, most recently serving as Cisco’s SVP of Marketing

  • Over the last decade she has been involved with start up ventures as part of the MPLS team
  • Co-founder and part of the spin-in teams for Nuova Systems and Insieme Networks at Cisco where she focused on all aspects of the business related to bringing the product to market with customers and partners, including market validation, product development, competitive analysis, etc.

Prior to joining Cisco, Soni held marketing executive positions at UB Networks and Excelan
Independent Non-Executive Director of The Sage Group plc
B.S. in Computer Science from University of London

Senior Director, Global Network Services
PayPal

NI, formerly National Instruments Corporation, is an American multi-national company with international operations. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. Chris Oliver is the Principal Infrastructure Architect for the I&O Core Infrastructure team at NI and has been part of several IT transformations at NI from a traditional data centric architecture, common for large enterprises, to a far more agile cloud centric architecture and now to a multi-cloud network architecture. Join Chris and Steve Mullaney, CEO of Cloud Network & Security leader Aviatrix, for a dynamic and entertaining exchange as they explore the incredible shift in enterprise architecture that has been driven, not by technology, but by the value it delivers to enterprise businesses.
Speakers:
CEO
Aviatrix

Steve Mullaney brings 30 years of marketing, product management, and engineering experience in network infrastructure and security to Aviatrix. Most recently, Steve was the CEO of Nicira Inc., a network virtualization and software-defined networking company, from 2009 until it was acquired in 2012 by VMware for $1.26 billion. Nicira invented the concept of offering software-based services running on top of networking hardware. Mullaney became the senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Networking and Security business unit following Nicira’s acquisition.

Prior to Nicira, he served as vice president, marketing, and interim CEO for Palo Alto Networks. During his tenure, Mullaney oversaw the company’s invention of the next-generation firewall market category, which helped cement Palo Alto Networks’ reputation as a thought leader and cybersecurity innovator.

Steve also held executive positions at Blue Coat, Force10, Cisco, Growth Networks, ShoreTel, Bay Networks and SynOptics, and began his career as a design engineer at GTE Government Systems. Steve holds a BSEE from the University of Rhode Island

Senior Network Architect
NI (National Instruments)

Enterprises across multiple industry sectors are making the shift from a hardware-centric to a software-centric IT infrastructure to increase operational agility, reduce cost and ensure that employees have ‘always-on’ access to the data, content, and ensure that employees have “always-on” access to applications they need to do their jobs—regardless of their physical location.  This new software-centric, “virtualized” infrastructure combines network connectivity, digital business applications and multi-tenant, multi-cloud integration at the remote branch premises edge, the local data center edge, or the cloud edge.  But the evolution to a multi-service virtualized edge environment is often not a simple task for most enterprises. Migrating from a rigid hardware-centric environment to an agile, software-based, disaggregated environment can be a complex endeavor, especially when it involves multiple virtual network functions, new containerized business applications, and multi-tenant cloud services from a variety of suppliers.  This new environment requires a combination of skill sets and expertise, including edge devices, multi-service edge software stack, orchestration, automation, analytics and assurance software, and multi-vendor system integration.    Join this session to hear from Ciena’s team of cross-functional edge leaders learn the four key ingredients to facilitate the shift to a multi-service cloud virtualization and edge compute infrastructure.  You’ll hear lessons learned and best practices from real-world experience combining edge devices, software and system integration that have enabled enterprises from retail, finance, logistics, manufacturing, and other industries accelerate their evolution to a virtualized, multi-cloud and edge compute IT environment.  
Speakers:
Director, Edge Virtualization Sales and Strategy
Ciena
Senior Director, Office of the CTO
Ciena
Senior Director, Systems Integration Product Services
Ciena
Senior Director and Product Marketing Team Leader
Ciena - Blue Planet

As enterprises embark on their Industry 4.0 vision, private 5G network connectivity will be needed to connect enterprise assets to the edge cloud, making it possible to apply AI/ML to business processes. Private 5G provides resilient high performance, low latency mobile wireless connectivity, with assured coverage and strong security. These features are essential for connecting hundreds or thousands of IIoT sensors, cameras, robotics and more to the cloud, to give connected industry, smart warehouses and automated manufacturing competitive advantage in their digital transformation journeys.
Speakers:
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Douglas E. Comer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Formerly, he served as VP of Research at Cisco Systems. As a member of the original IAB, he participated in early work on the Internet, and is internationally recognized as an authority on TCP/IP protocols and Internet technologies.

Dr. Comer has written a series of best-selling technical books on Computer Networks, Internets, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. His 3-volume Internetworking series is cited as an authoritative work on Internet protocols and technologies. Dr. Comer’s books have been translated into 16 languages, and are used in industry and academia in many countries.

Dr. Comer consults for industry, and has lectured to thousands of professional engineers and students around the world. For twenty years he was editor-in-chief of the journal Software – Practice and Experience. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

VP Marketing
Ananki

Timon Sloane serves as the VP of marketing for Ananki, commercially delivering a private 5G solution for Industry 4.0 applications.  Ananki is a sister organization to the non-profit Open Networking Foundation, where Timon also serves as the VP of marketing and ecosystem leading the organization’s efforts building an open source ecosystem.

Prior to the ONF, Timon provided product and management consulting services to numerous technology firms, most recently with Ericsson where he was driving product strategy for the networking product lines. He has also held numerous executive roles in product management, marketing and engineering for firms such as Matisse Networks, Extreme Networks, NET, FlowWise and SCO.

Timon received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

In this session, we’ll cover the many challenges enterprises face during their digital and cloud transformation journeys with a focus on Public Cloud. We will go through the networking, security, and operational challenges in a single cloud like AWS, Azure, GCP, or OCI as well as the challenges enterprises face when in multiple clouds.
Speakers:
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Hammad is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix specializing in multi-cloud networking and security across AWS, Azure, GCP and OCI. Prior to Aviatrix, he has been leading technical teams at VMware on NSX and Kubernetes, at Riverbed and Microsoft.

You can follow him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/cloudhammad/) or on Twitter (@cloudhammad).

Principal Field Evangelist
Aviatrix

John is the Principal Field Evangelist at Aviatrix focusing to partner and build relationships with top customers as well as peers at AWS, Azure and GCP helping to pave the way for the future of networking and security in public clouds. Prior to joining Aviatrix, John spent the past 20 years at Citigroup as the Global Head of Network Engineering. Most of John’s career has been in technology leadership roles working for large financial enterprises helping to drive innovation and adoption next generation technologies.

You can follow John on linkedin: (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johngonsalves22/) or on Medium (https://john-gonsalves22.medium.com/)

DX NetOps outstanding overall scores for functionality, particularly for its network discovery functions, alarming and alert management, troubleshooting workflows, visualization, and reporting capabilities" - 2021 EMA Radar Report for Network Performance Management. Join this session to learn why Broadcom was recently awarded the highest vendor strength score and was selected as having the best alert and alarm management for modern network reliability. With over 80% of enterprises deploying SD-WAN, this technology promises to reduce costs, enhance security and streamline application delivery. But do you really want to add another monitoring tool to your arsenal of network management systems just to monitor another technology? Join Broadcom in this session as we show you how to get easy, informative, one-click access to your multi-vendor SD-WAN deployments in a single dashboard so you have everything you need to realize the full investments of your SD-WAN initiatives. Broadcom has the most comprehensive, full stack visibility into the hottest SD-WAN vendors in the market today like Cisco (Viptela), VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud, Cisco Meraki, Silver Peak, 128 Technology, Nokia Nuage, Juniper, HPe, Versa Networks and so much more.
Speakers:
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, AIOps and Monitoring
Broadcom

Jeremy Rossbach is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for a variety of AIOps solutions at Broadcom. Prior to joining Broadcom/CA Technologies, he spent over 15 years working in IT, across both public and private sectors, managing data centers for startups, healthcare, financial and federal system integrators. His previous roles as a data center administrator, engineer, architect and manager provided him invaluable insights into the challenges and goals of IT consumers.

Today’s network is not a straightforward routing only proposition.  Network engineers not only need to be the expert on all kinds of routing and protocols, but they also need to have a good understanding of security.  The melding of the WAN edge with the security perimeter are the normal now.  Pull in Wireless WAN with 5G and security, you have a whole new way of doing business.  Remember the edge isn’t just in buildings any longer: in-vehicles, pop-up locations, IoT devices, and on and on….  This Academy session with talk about high availability routing and how a centralize cloud hosted combination NOC/SOC will change the game.  Learn how Cradlepoint can change the conversation.
Speakers:

When security breaches happen in the cloud, it’s usually not just one thing that went wrong. In many cases, attackers don’t exploit a single misconfiguration or vulnerability but rather a toxic combination of multiple issues that in isolation wouldn’t make your cloud susceptible to a breach. Until now, the complexity of multi-cloud environments made it challenging to find these toxic combinations and remediate them to reduce your risk. In this session we’ll show you how Wiz helps organizations see their clouds the way an attacker would, allowing them to fix the most critical risks in their cloud environments and harden them against attack.
Speakers:
Director of Product Management
Wiz

With the ongoing shifts to successive waves of Cloud infrastructure, enterprises are becoming eco-systems of inter-connected cloud services, adopting technologies and services from multiple cloud providers in the form of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.  In this new environment, the Cloud has become the new Data Center, and the Internet the new Network.  A key feature on this environment is that most digital enterprises no longer aim to own and manage infrastructure & platforms.  Instead, they are seeking to leverage managed cloud services and relying on automation and orchestration software for end-to-end visibility, accountability, and closed-loop control of these services, from the branch or campus to the cloud.  This shift to a multi-cloud, “any-edge” virtualized environment can be quite complex, even for large enterprises.  Join this session to learn how Ciena’s Multi-Service Virtualized Edge Solution’s combination of multi-vendor edge devices, virtualized and containerized connectivity and application workloads, cloud-native integration, orchestration and automation software stack and full-life cycle systems integration services can facilitate your cloud journey. This session will include discussions with Ciena leaders from each of these solution components, who can delve into the technical “nuts and bolts” of each component and answer any question you may have on how to reduce complexity and risk as you shift to a software-based, virtualized multi-cloud infrastructure.
Speakers:
Director, Packet Products Portfolio Management
Ciena

Tushar is a global technology professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco and networking industry. Tushar is currently serving as Product Management Director for Ciena packet products portfolio. He is driving software virtualization and management products and features for Ciena with key focuses on enterprise, mobility, edge compute, cloud integration, SDN/NFV, 5G, access/aggregation strategy and products. Tushar’s career spans across product management, engineering, and customer support. He has previously held various senior product management and engineering positions with Cisco, Ericsson, Tellabs, Nortel, and various startups. Tushar holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electronics and telecommunications) and post graduate diploma in advanced software design and development. He also holds industry certifications, including certified scrum master and Stanford project management.

Director of Product Line Management
Ciena

James Glover is Director of Product Line Management at Ciena. He leads a team focused on IP Strategy and Execution, Evolution of Ciena’s Service Aware Operating System (SAOS) and delivery of Distributed NFV Infrastructure (D-NFVI) products. Applying market knowledge and technical expertise in networking software, 4G/5G Radio Access Networking (RAN), open computing, application programming interfaces (API), network functions virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN), and lifecycle service orchestration (LSO). Enhancing the customer experience to provide networking and compute services.

He has over 25 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries. Prior to Ciena, James worked at Ericsson for 9 years, both in Europe and North America. He has held various positions in the networking space at Redback Networks, HP, and Fujitsu.

 James holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from San Jose State University and is currently based in San Jose, California.

Director, Product Line Management
Blue Planet

Johnnie Salim is Director of Product Line Management at Blue Planet, a division of Ciena.   He oversees Blue Planet Enterprise product line as well as solution product management for Blue Planet software suite.

Johnnie joined Ciena from Cisco Systems where he held various technical and leadership roles at Cisco Services organization in the areas of network management, operations consulting, and managed services.  He worked with major Enterprise customers and helped them in optimizing both the IT service management processes and network management systems.  Johnnie earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1992.

Solution Architect, System’s Integration Product Services
Ciena

John is a technology professional with over 20 years of experience in the telco and networking industry. John is currently serving as a Solution Architect for Ciena Systems Integration Product Services. He is driving software solutions for customers with key focuses on SDN/NFV, virtualization of the network edge, hybrid cloud integration and 5G.

John’s career spans customer facing roles in product management, engineering, and customer experience. Prior to his current role, John directed product development of Ciena Blue Planet NFVO.  He has previously held various product management and engineering positions with a mix of startups and large tech companies.

Director of Field Systems Engineering
Ciena

In this POC we will look at how GluwareⓇ Intelligent Network Automation software can be used to rapidly automate your existing multi-vendor, multi-domain network across traditional (CLI), modern (API) and public cloud. It’s time to move on from legacy, unintelligent NCCM solutions. Stop doing the heavy lifting coding, testing and maintaining scripts and playbooks. See how Gluware ingests the network through discovery, performs interrogation then enables config drift monitoring, config auditing, config and state query, config management and more - all in under 20 minutes! See the power of Gluware’s intelligent Model Discovery which converts your existing network configs into infrastructure as code creating automation policy. Also, we will highlight the new Data Explorer and Dashboards to provide reporting and visualization of your underlying network data. Don’t miss this session!
Speakers:
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware

Automation is now a business imperative that underpins elasticity and intersects directly with business outcomes. In this demonstration, William Collins, Principal Cloud Architect at Alkira, will deploy a production-grade network spanning multiple clouds and sites with unified segmentation and security services, all via code and delivered using CI/CD. Realize what is possible when Alkira Cloud Services Exchange (CSX) unifies the network and Infrastructure as Code takes the driver's seat.
Speakers:
Principal Cloud Architect
Alkira

William Collins is a highly technical strategic thinker and catalyst for innovation. Over his career, he has helped enterprises build large-scale networks, driven modernization through cloud adoption, and excels at optimizing complex environments through good design practices and automation. As Principal Cloud Architect for Alkira, William focuses on evangelizing Alkira, the company reinventing networking for the cloud era. William has held various senior technical roles across Financial Services and Healthcare, most recently as Associate Director of Cloud Architecture at Humana.

Speakers:
CEO
Gluware, Inc.

Jeff Gray is the CEO and co-founder of Gluware, the leading provider of Intelligent Network Automation for the Cloud Era. As CEO, he oversees business operations and strategy, as well as the development of enterprise-leading intent-based network automation technologies adopted by the largest and most complex Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises from Pharma to Finance. Gray is credited with bringing the industry’s first SDN orchestration platform to market and achieving significant blue-chip enterprise adoption. He has been a networking industry leader for two decades, starting with the commercial development of innovative high-bandwidth networking solutions as a student at California Polytechnic State University.

Global Director of Network Services
WSP

Richard Evers is the Global Director of Network Services at WSP. He has approximately 20 years of IT experience spanning large enterprise IT, and service provider environments. After spending close to a decade with Verizon as a technical engineer, he joined WSP in 2013 helping to standardise its network architecture globally, and lead a network transformation. Richard is currently responsible for network solution architecture, engineering, and operations covering LAN, WAN, Remote Access, Cloud Networking, and Network Security. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems from Sheffield Hallam University. Outside of work his passions are CrossFit and international travel.

Speakers:
Executive VP and CIO
Warner Music Group

Ralph Munsen is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Warner Music
Group (WMG).

In his role, Ralph provides leadership for all aspects of the company's worldwide technology operations
including, strategy, information security, infrastructure engineering and operations. He also oversees
development of innovative and secure application solutions, systems, and platforms that serve the
creative and commercial needs of WMG’s record labels, divisions, artists, and business partners.

With over twenty years of media and entertainment experience, Ralph joined WMG in 2016. Prior to
joining WMG, he held senior roles at Accenture, EMI Music, Clear Channel/ iHeartMedia, and Hachette
Book Group, where he served a five-year term as CIO. Ralph was most recently Global Managing Partner
of Delivery for GroupM, the media investment giant. He is a graduate of Union College.

President, CEO and Founder
Alkira

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.

As one of the world’s leading communications technology providers, Lumen is always finding better ways to deliver the fastest, most secure platform for next-gen applications and data to their customers. Richard Batelaan, EVP of North American Operations, has led Lumen through its own digital transformation, streamlining and accelerating the delivery of services in an effort to drive better customer experience. Join Richard and Chris Wade, CTO of network and cloud automation leader, Itential, for a discussion on Lumen’s platform strategy, and the automation and orchestration that enables their enterprise customers to rapidly respond to changing market demands through agile, on-demand network and edge cloud services
Speakers:
Executive Vice President of North America Operations
Lumen

Richard Batelaan is Executive Vice President of North America Operations for Lumen. In this role, he is responsible for North America’s operations strategy and planning, network planning and access management, network implementation, field operations, service delivery, service assurance and advanced services operations.

Richard has nearly 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and information technology industries. Prior to joining Lumen, Richard held several leadership roles with AT&T. He also served as Chief Operations Officer for Cbeyond, Inc., BroadRiver Communications and BellSouth.net.

Richard has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in information networking from Carnegie Mellon University.

Richard believes that an amazing digital experience helps businesses realize Lumen’s value. “It’s easy to recognize challenges; the secret is finding the hidden opportunities that will help us all emerge stronger than before.”

At home in Atlanta, Georgia, Richard enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

CTO
Itential

Chris co-founded Itential in 2014 to simplify and accelerate the adoption
of network automation and to transform network operations practices.
Using a model-based approach, Chris leads the innovation and
development of the company’s flagship software portfolio of dynamic
network automation applications.

Two years ago today, Pensando Systems introduced the Distributed Services Platform – a clean slate architectural approach designed to directly address the key issues facing IT departments and bring true cloud-native capabilities to anyone.  At ONUG Fall Pensando will introduce a new category-defining product that makes it even easier for enterprises to operate like a Hyperscaler.  In this session Soni Jiandani will discuss the thinking behind this new approach to data center architectures as well as cover some key use cases and customer examples.
Speakers:
Chief Business Officer
Pensando Systems

Previously was at Cisco for +20 years, Soni has extensive experience in marketing and driving industry transformation through disruption and commercializing innovative technologies

Held numerous positions including SVP/GM, most recently serving as Cisco’s SVP of Marketing

  • Over the last decade she has been involved with start up ventures as part of the MPLS team
  • Co-founder and part of the spin-in teams for Nuova Systems and Insieme Networks at Cisco where she focused on all aspects of the business related to bringing the product to market with customers and partners, including market validation, product development, competitive analysis, etc.

Prior to joining Cisco, Soni held marketing executive positions at UB Networks and Excelan
Independent Non-Executive Director of The Sage Group plc
B.S. in Computer Science from University of London

Speakers:
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.

The journey to the cloud may end up being a perilous one, if proper attention is not spent on designing scalable and resilient network and security infrastructure. Unfortunately, many enterprises end up adopting costly hardware-based models or complicated do-it-yourself (DIY) software solutions to address the cloud networking and security needs. Neither of these approaches provide the agility and efficiency required from IT teams in the cloud era. In this interactive session we will take you on the step-by-step network journey to the cloud using Alkira’s Network Cloud, the industry’s first and only cloud network as-a-service solution for enterprise networking and security needs in the cloud era. We will show you how to avoid the most common pitfalls on your way to a better cloud network design.
Speakers:
Senior Solutions Architect
Alkira

IT operations teams often struggle to assemble an effective network performance management (NPM) toolkit because the landscape is becoming increasingly complex each day. The Operations, Administration and Management (OAM) based low fidelity data collection methods e.g. SNMP, ping had been historically targeted towards human operators to monitor and diagnose the Traditional data center networks. With Modern high-definition Network telemetry data from SDN, SD-WAN, Hybrid cloud(s), real time observability becomes a challenge, resulting in blind spots, Higher MTTR. The sheer Volume, Velocity and Veracity of network monitoring data stream isn’t actionable by human operators efficiently anymore; it’s only suitable to be consumed by machines. As the Industry leading NPMD solution provider, DX NetOps from Broadcom is positioned at the forefront of this revolution. We are transparently pairing the Fault, performance, Flow & Log data with appropriate downstream ML algorithms, for gaining contextual analytics by the operators within a single-pane of glass monitoring console. Join us in this session, as we showcase the journey towards modern network observability; combining the power of embedded Log Analytics within the network realm. In this session, learn how our solution is redefining the smart NetOps operator workflows of the future, harnessing advanced insights from our AI engine (available as a SaaS &/or on-premises).
Speakers:
Senior Manager, AIOps Product Management
Broadcom

Subhadeep is in charge of product management for Modern Network Observability as a part of Broadcom Enterprise Software Division. He is considered a pioneer and veteran in ITOM space, spearheading teams for more than a decade that created market-leading enterprise monitoring solutions with embedded AI. Subhadeep is based out of Bangalore, India. When not in office, he is globe-trotting meeting customers, brainstorming solutions for business critical challenges with IT or often speaking in different conferences as an evangelist.

Leaf-spine and Clos network topologies have become ubiquitous in modern data centers to achieve high throughput for data-intensive applications.  In fact, such designs are not optimal: recent research has developed other topologies, specifically expander graphs, that achieve higher throughput or lower cost, along with potentially easier incremental expansion.  In this talk we'll explore whether this theoretical performance efficiency can be realized in a practical way to improve enterprise leaf-spine data centers.  This leads to a "spineless" data center, with a single type of switch rather than having separate roles for leafs and spines.  We find that such designs can indeed be more efficient even at small to moderate scale, and we introduce an efficient routing scheme for such networks that uses standard hardware and protocols.  This line of work opens new research directions in topology and routing design that can have significant impact for the most common data centers.
Speakers:
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Douglas E. Comer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. Formerly, he served as VP of Research at Cisco Systems. As a member of the original IAB, he participated in early work on the Internet, and is internationally recognized as an authority on TCP/IP protocols and Internet technologies.

Dr. Comer has written a series of best-selling technical books on Computer Networks, Internets, Operating Systems, and Computer Architecture. His 3-volume Internetworking series is cited as an authoritative work on Internet protocols and technologies. Dr. Comer’s books have been translated into 16 languages, and are used in industry and academia in many countries.

Dr. Comer consults for industry, and has lectured to thousands of professional engineers and students around the world. For twenty years he was editor-in-chief of the journal Software – Practice and Experience. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

Professor, Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brighten Godfrey is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a technical director at VMware. He co-founded and served as CTO of network verification pioneer Veriflow, through its 2019 acquisition by VMware. He received his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2009, and his B.S. at Carnegie Mellon University in 2002. His research interests lie in the design of networked systems and algorithms. He is a winner of the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, the Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and several best paper awards.