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At ONUG Spring 2021, we will reflect on the lessons learned during the tumultuous past year. We will digest the changes we experienced together and discuss the technologies and strategies critical to our digital transformation business models in 2021 and beyond. 

Brands in all industry sectors need to become digital to survive and thrive

Join us as we explore the software building blocks required to create flexible, transformative IT business platforms

Join the ONUG Community of Global 2000 companies, enterprise architects, cloud providers and thought leaders on May 5th-6th. 

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Ernest Lefner
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
ONUG
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Suzan Mahboob
Lead Programs Engineer
Blizzard Entertainment
Ben Cooper
Senior Director, Corporate Innovation
Flex
Mark Tierney
CTO
ONUG

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Sigal Zarmi
International CIO
Morgan Stanley
Daniel Conroy
Chief Technology Officer, Digital
Raytheon Technologies
Preetha Vijayakumar
VP Enterprise Network & Communications Services
FedEx
Tsvi Gal
Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ann Johnson
Corporate Vice President of Security, Compliance & Identity (SCI) Business Development
Microsoft
Michael Parks
VP, Distributed Infrastructure Services
USAA
Johna Till Johnson
CEO and Founder
Nemertes Research
Phil Venables
VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Google Cloud
Leslie Rosenberg
Research VP, Network Life Cycle and Infrastructure Services
IDC
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CEO & Co-Founder
Concourse Labs
Michee Smith
Product Manager
Google
Dr. Douglas Comer
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University
Paul Silverstein
Managing Director
Cowen & Company
Preeti Krishna
Principal Product Manager, Cloud Security
Microsoft
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Managing Director
Accenture
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Head of Network and Security Services, Information and Technology
CSL Behring
Zhen Fan
Director IT
FedEx
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Harness
Steve Wood
Principal Engineer, Wide Area Network Architecture & Software-Defined WAN
Cisco
Steve Mullaney
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Head of Sales
Alkira
Mick Currey
Enterprise Cloud Architect
Fidelity Investments
Guru Chahal
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CTO
Koch Business Solutions (a unit of Koch Industries)
Amir Khan
President, CEO and Founder
Alkira
Jeff Gray
CEO
Gluware, Inc.
Subu Subrahmanyan
Principal
AO Asset Management
Brian Silverman
Network & Cloud Architect
McKesson
Ethan Mason
Global Head of Core and Data Center Network Architecture and Engineering
Bank of America
Behnaz Arzani
Senior Researcher
Microsoft Research
Jerome Bell
VP & CISO
IBM Public Cloud
Shane Jenkins
Senior Director Network Engineering
First Republic Bank
Mike Blunt
Architect, Practice Lead
NetCraftsmen
Hardik Modi
AVP, Threat and Mitigation Products
NETSCOUT
Larry Peterson
CTO
Open Networking Foundation
Manan Shah
VP of Product Management
Alkira
Brian Deitch
Solutions Architect
Zscaler
John Willis
Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office
Red Hat
Anaf Durrani
VP of Engineering
Grainger
Michael Thomas Clark
Technology Industry & IT Consulting Executive
Renaissance Tech & Media
Greg Ferro
Co-Founder
Packet Pushers Interactive LLC
Don Luchini
Staff Engineer
SimpliSafe
Michael D’Aniello
Senior Infrastructure Platform Architect
VMware Carbon Black
Cody Rae Lazri
DevOps Engineer
Harvard University
Tim Van Herck
Director, Technical Product Management
VMware
Bob Friday
VP/CTO
Mist a Juniper Company
Anatoliy Panasyuk
Partner Architect in Cloud+AI Security team
Microsoft
Peter Campbell
Global Security Engineering Leader
Cigna
Janet Van
Product Manager
IBM
Michael Haugh
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware
Mark Eisenberg
Developer Support Account Manager
Microsoft
Thomas Behnke
Chief Enterprise Architect
Kellogg Company
Rod Hall
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs
Alex Brown
Partner
Epilogue Ventures
Jeff Mogul
Principal Software Engineer
Google
Anh Thu Vo
Staff Engineer II/Network Architect
VMWare Cloud Foundation at VMware
Ranveer Chandra
Managing Director, Research for Industry, Head of Networking Research, MSR
Microsoft Corporation
Thomas Vachuska
ONOS Chief Architect
Open Networking Foundation
Yishay Yovel
Chief Marketing Officer
Cato Networks
Nick Feamster
Neubauer Professor
University of Chicago
Bill Schmarzo
Data Science and Data Monetization Strategic Advisor
Truman Boyes
SVP Infrastructure
MLB
Christopher Liljenstolpe
Chief Architect
Cloud at Cisco
Smriti Talwar
Architect, Engineer, Leader, Master Inventor
IBM
Edet Nkposong
Principal Engineering Manager
Microsoft
Bill Lapp
Customer Success, Global Leader
Zscaler
Mark Inoue
Architect of Cloud Native Technology
Net One Systems USA Inc.
Shangxin Du
Technical Marketing Engineer
Cisco
Chris Villemez
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
NetBrain Technologies
Ray Krug
Director, Product Marketing
NETSCOUT
Dave Hegenbarth
VP Systems Engineering
Pliant.io
Toby Makepeace
Systems Engineer
Pensando Systems
Rich Martin
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Itential
Derick Winkworth
Technical Solutions Architect
Forward Networks
Keith Burns
Technical Marketing
PacketFabric
Jaspreet Bhatia
Sr. Technical Product Manager
VMware
Aakash Shah
CTO
Oak9
David Klebanov
Head of Product Marketing
Alkira
Takefumi Murakami
Director of Advanced Technology Strategy
Net One Systems Co., Ltd.
Mike Elrom
Senior Solution Architect
Itential
Fabrizio Maccioni
Director of Technical Marketing
Forward Networks
Anvitha Jain
Technical Marketing Engineer
Cisco
Shreyas Srish
Business Analyst
Cisco
Mandeep Dhami
Director, Software Development
Cisco
Shafeeq Shaikh
Head of Global Network Architecture, Engineering & Automation
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare
Ali lloglu
Managing Director, Head of Global Networks
UBS
Raj Gulani
Senior Director, Product Management for Cisco SD-WAN and Cloud Networking
Cisco
Nikhil Kelshikar
Director, Product Management
Google Enterprise
Geng Lin
EVP and Chief Technology Officer
F5
Bruce Pinsky
Distinguished Engineer – Product Infrastructure
Intuit
Nuno Ferreira
Volterra Field CTO
F5
Scott Stevens
Field CTO & VP, Global Systems Engineering
Pensando Systems
Edward Arcuri
DevOps Architect
Pensando Systems
Jason Gmitter
Principal Systems Engineer
Pensando Systems
Eyal Webber-Zvik
Vice President of Product Marketing
Cato Networks
Dale Smith
EVP, RevOps
Orchestral.ai
Brandon Carroll
Director, Technical Evangelist Team
Riverbed
Jay Chaudhry
CEO, Chairman & Founder
Zscaler
Olivier Huynh Van
CSO
Gluware
Alex Araujo
Solutions Architect
Gluware
Chris Wade
CTO
Itential
Guruprasad Ramamoorthy
VP, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations
S&P Global
Jamie Fox
Sr. Manager Implementation Technology
Tekion
Gregory Simpson
Former CTO and AI Leader
Synchrony Financial
Forrest Bennett
Information Security Advisor
FedEx
Etay Maor
Senior Director Security Strategy
Cato Networks
Ken Arora
Senior Architect, Office of the CTO, Security Products
F5
Vincent Berk
CTO and Chief Security Architect
Riverbed
Mark Fishburn
President
MarketWord, Inc.
John Gonsalves
Principal Field Evangelist
Aviatrix
Hammad Alam
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
Salil Ahuja
Program Director, Product Management Watson AIOps , IBM Cloud Integration
IBM
Adithya Mopuri
Product Management
Arrcus, Inc.
Ben Cooper
Senior Director, Corporate Innovation
Flex
Brad Hedlund
Principal Solution Architect
Aviatrix
Bryan Ashley
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
Cesar Vallejos
Director, Global Network Services
EY
Ernest Lefner
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
ONUG
SM - FSO Digital Advisory
Ernst & Young, LLP
James Devine
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
Jim Briody
Solution Architect
BlueCat
Mark Tierney
CTO
ONUG
Murali Gandluru
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.
Nick Lippis
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
ONUG
Ravi Rao
CEO
Orchestral.ai
Rick Larkin
Manager, North American Sales Engineering
NetBrain Technologies
Saad Mirza
Principal Cloud Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
Scott Miserendino, Ph.D.
V.P. of Engineering
BluVector
Shahzad Ali
Networking and Security Expert
Aviatrix
Sreekanth Kannan
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.
Sri Paladugu
Product Manager
Arrcus, Inc.
Suzan Mahboob
Lead Programs Engineer
Blizzard Entertainment
Tomasz Klimczyk
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
Travis Mitchell
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
Umair Hoodbhoy
Senior Solutions Architect
Aviatrix
ONUG Spring– Key Topics:

Leveraging the Enterprise Cloud to Manage People, Processes and Technology

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Be prepared for 2021 and beyond with the tools need to operationalize flexible IT business platforms at scale

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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.

Managing ACL Conflicts and Chaos Problems managing your enterprise network ACLs? ACL management and enforcing policies can be tedious like weeding a garden - it’s difficult to stay on top of it. With multiple vendors all with different syntax, rules are complicated and implementing rules can have an unanticipated impact on the network. You may not know all the syntax necessary or find yourself without all the necessary credentials. A mathematical model from Forward Networks can help. By modeling the whole forwarding plane, Forward can: * Verify if a policy is being implemented at the edge * Pinpoint if an ACL rule or a network path is the problem * Test ACL changes within Forward’s platform to anticipate the impact once implemented
Speakers:
Technical Solutions Architect
Forward Networks

In today’s data center infrastructure, the lack of end-to-end observability creates serious limitations for IT when troubleshooting problems. Is the problem in the server, the network interface card (NIC), top-of-rack (ToR) switch, or something deeper in the network? This lack of visibility often results in mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) challenges, and can be exacerbated by new data center paradigms such as the increasing deployment of zero-trust and encryption-everywhere security models in hybrid, multi-cloud, and hyper-converged environments. In this PoC we will highlight a new approach that gives administrators and application developers the ability to quickly identify and root cause system issues across their entire infrastructure even with end-to-end encryption in place.
Speakers:
Systems Engineer
Pensando Systems

Your network has changed dramatically as the enterprise has sprawled to take advantage of multiple cloud providers. You still have datacenters and other forms of edge computing getting built out. But your governance hasn’t changed, and the need for availability and security across this is still your mandate. While the platforms have gotten better at providing visibility, with varying degrees of parity at the feature level, the actual implementations make integrations expensive and prohibitively so when you’re working with multiple clouds. This talk will focus on how NETSCOUT is approaching this problem.’
Speakers:
AVP, Threat and Mitigation Products
NETSCOUT

Hardik Modi is AVP, Threat and Mitigation Products at NETSCOUT. In this role, he oversees the teams responsible for mitigation products as well as the creation of security content for NETSCOUTs products, enabling best-in-class protection for users, as well as the continuous delivery and publication of impactful research across the DDoS and Intrusion landscapes.

Prior to joining NETSCOUT, Hardik was Vice President Threat Research at a network security vendor. He has nearly 20 years of experience in networks, product design and security research. He is a frequent author of blogs and speaker at security events.

Hardik holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Gujarat University, India.

Many Enterprise IT organizations are struggling to meet the business demand for agility around cloud adoption. When thinking about cloud, network and security teams are still bogged down by the costly hardware investments, complicated do-it yourself software configurations and the need to learn cloud-specific architectures and automation tools. It’s time to finally remove the pain and realize the vision of cloud agility for network and security! Join David Klebanov (@davidklebanov), industry veteran and a head of product marketing for Alkira, to discuss the most common enterprise networking and security use cases. Learn how you can take your first steps in stress-free networking for the cloud era.
Speakers:
Head of Product Marketing
Alkira

David Klebanov is a 20+ years networking industry veteran. Throughout his career David has engaged in architecting and
building a multitude of multi-dimensional network solutions for a variety of Enterprise and Service Provider customers.
His expertise extends across the wide area network, data center and the cloud. David currently leads product marketing
for Alkira, the company reinventing networking for the cloud era. Prior to Alkira, David led technical marketing at Viptela,
a company that started a multi-billion dollars SD-WAN market and was acquired by Cisco in 2017. @DavidKlebanov.

How can you track the behavior and health of your network when it’s composed of 10’s of thousands of devices that span on-premises, hybrid cloud, multi cloud, and virtual environments? Especially when every cloud, every device type, every model, every version, and every configuration behaves in a slightly different way? Join this session to learn how the mathematical model that powers the Forward Networks digital twin accurately models every possible behavior of your network. With this information at your fingertips, you can move from reactive to proactive, enhance your security posture and make your network more agile and predictable.
Speakers:
Director of Technical Marketing
Forward Networks

As enterprises of all sizes rapidly adopt SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) deployment models in the branch, traffic steering, routing, and processing takes place in an increasingly distributed fashion. This makes it challenging to diagnose functional and performance issues with the existing tools available to network administrators. Come to this session to learn how SASE will optimize branch networking and how VMware Edge Network Intelligence can use AIops best practices to gain actionable insights into branch and cloud network operation.
Speakers:
Director, Technical Product Management
VMware

Tim Van Herck is the Director of Technical Product Management at VeloCloud, now part of VMware. He has over 15 years of experience in networking, currently leading his team in strategy and development for training, content, and sales support. Prior to joining VMware, Tim held notable positions with Aryaka Networks, Cisco Systems, and Alcatel/Nokia. He has a Masters in Computer Science from Hogeschool Antwerpen.

Sr. Technical Product Manager
VMware

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

As there are increasing number of events cause the performance and security degradation in today's cloud infrastructure, we should have the framework and mechanism to dynamically adapt those kinds of the situation. We believe that Elasitc Infrastructure Framework can be appliied to enable dynamic policy enforcement for cloud infrastructure. We will show the framework and mechanism to reconfigure multiple PEPs in user side, edge and application side in the case of upstream events.
Speakers:
Architect of Cloud Native Technology
Net One Systems USA Inc.
Director of Advanced Technology Strategy
Net One Systems Co., Ltd.

In this POC we will look at how GluwareⓇ Intelligent Network Automation can be used to automate public cloud infrastructure, in this example deploying a specific pod design in AWS. Gluware leverages the integrated Terraform adapter and providers (including public clouds like AWS, Azure and Google Cloud). Using the Config Modeling app in Gluware, see how users can build and customize the required cloud constructs using the native Terraform Resources and corresponding attributes along with the Data Sources. For the Terraform AWS provider Gluware has onboarded the full library of 644 resource types and 220 data sources. This POC will showcase how Gluware can simplify usage of the TF resources, creation of the required TF file and maintain the TF state file after provisioning. In addition to showing the provisioning of cloud resources, Gluware will also demonstrate how it can use native calls to the cloud provider and also automate 3rd party network functions, like a virtual Cisco CSR 1000v which is part of the example pod being spun up.
Speakers:
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware

In this ONUG Academy session from Pensando we will discuss the importance of data integration and the difficulties that are often encountered in collecting, normalizing and modelling data in a way that is easily consumable.   Developer focus on internals and API’s often results in useful, feature rich applications that never realize their full value as they are too hard to operationalize.   Topics covered in this session:
  • The benefits of leveraging open source vs bespoke applications
  • The challenges of data integration and real-time stream processing
  • The advantages of presenting data in a standardized model
  • How Pensando has designed and built a Kubernetes and Kafka -based model to separate the end-user from the complexities of the Pensando platform and facilitates the rapid integration of ecosystem applications
Who should attend: Anyone in Enterprise IT who is struggling to consume data, in a meaningful fashion, from a vast ecosystem of disparate applications and systems.
Speakers:
DevOps Architect
Pensando Systems

Edward Arcuri has over 20 years of experience building, automating and deploying enterprise class data center architectures.  Prior to Pensando he has held senior DevOps roles at Palo Alto Networks, Juniper Networks, and IBM.

With the growing complexity of the modern data center network, there are compelling requirements for network engineers to embrace automation frameworks like Ansible. Cisco DCNM provides comprehensive automation of VXLAN EVPN fabric, with Ansible provides the right path to Network as Code. This POC demo will walk you through how to apply CI/CD pipeline on network operation in action with open source tools.  
Speakers:
Technical Marketing Engineer
Cisco

In this session, Gluware will demonstrate three automation use cases to progress NetOps enabling a DevOps approach and integrating with CI/CD pipelines.  The first use case will look at how to leverage the published REST API from Gluware, GluAPI, to interact programmatically with Gluware. The second use case will demonstrate how the Gluware Lab IDE can be used to build a custom data model, using VLANs as an example, to store data and also expose a REST API to feed in variables from an external source and provision multi-vendor switches. The third example will show how custom external API interactions can be rapidly integrated with Gluware using the example of making API calls to ServiceNow.
Speakers:
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware
CSO
Gluware
Solutions Architect
Gluware

Organizations are embracing multi-cloud environments to bring simplicity and agility to the process of scaling enterprise networks. But today’s enterprise networks are often Frankenstein’s monsters of different network technologies– multi-cloud, traditional, virtual and software-defined – from dozens of vendors that support applications and users across the entire hybrid network. So how do you effectively ensure network uptime, efficient troubleshooting, change management, and documentation across these hybrid networks with disparate and siloed tools for monitoring and managing? In this POC, NetBrain discusses a platform and architecture to automate and accelerate network operations across the entire hybrid multi-cloud network to reduce MTTR and maximize network uptime.
Speakers:
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
NetBrain Technologies

Experienced technical leader providing thought leadership and technical expertise for NetBrain’s network automation solution.

Design technical collateral like white papers, reference architecture and technical assets for successful go-to-market and product launches working closely with the product team.

Establish data-driven business cases using internal and external data sources for product feature value.

Support internal business intelligence requests, including delivery of high-quality solutions to align business strategy and support key business decisions.

Develop product-based technical content collaborating with internal engineers and developers.

Deliver high-quality training material to internal technical audiences through events and webinars.

Pliant provides a secure, low code automation platform, specifically designed to allow network engineers and operations to quickly automate common network tasks.  The O&A working group is working to present a maturity model on how companies go about tackling network automation in 2021.  Recognizing that automation is not an easy task in enterprises with hybrid networks, Pliant helps companies get further up the maturity stack by taking complex programming out of the equation.  Pliant allows companies to quickly transform automation from simple task based automation to orchestration of multiple vendors using a low code interface!
Speakers:
VP Systems Engineering
Pliant.io

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.

What does the network of the future look like? Riverbed will delve into this topic, including the critical role of visibility in identifying and mitigating cybersecurity threats, in a live open session. Join us for a fireside chat with networking and security experts who will share Riverbed’s vision to provide the breadth and depth of analysis that is needed for NetSecOps to quickly address and remediate issues across complex and hybrid environments.
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.

CTO and Chief Security Architect
Riverbed

Vincent Berk is CTO and Chief Security Architect at Riverbed and is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the network performance monitoring (NPM) business unit in the cyber security space. Berk joined Riverbed through the acquisition of FlowTraq, an enterprise security analytics company where he served as founder and CEO. Previously, Berk taught computer science at Dartmouth College. He has a Ph.D. in machine learning and large-scale data analytics from Leiden University and holds several patents in the application of large-scale data analytics in cyber security.

With the growing complexity of the modern data center network, there are compelling requirements for network engineers to embrace automation frameworks like Ansible. Cisco offers a large set of Ansible collections for its datacenter products containing hundreds of modules but sometimes a specific use case is not covered. In this session we will show you how you can build an Ansible module for the Cisco ACI Ansible collection and how to contribute it to the ACI collection open source project (https://github.com/CiscoDevNet/ansible-aci).
Speakers:
Technical Marketing Engineer
Cisco
Business Analyst
Cisco

This demonstration will show NETSCOUT Omnis Cyber Investigator in action, showing workflows to help investigate, and identify cyberthreats present in your hybrid AWS environment, to provide details to other systems such as firewalls or IDS’s, and NETSCOUT Arbor Edge Defense technology, to block these events for ongoing protection. Additionally it will detail some examples of how Cyber Investigator fits into an existing Security Ecosystem; how it delivers it’s cyber events to third party SIEMs such as Splunk, and AWS Security Hub as well as how it provides contextual drilldown from these systems into Cyber Investigator security data, sessions, and even packets for further host analysis and investigation, no matter where the events originate.
Speakers:
Director, Product Marketing
NETSCOUT

Excited about the promises of a SASE architecture but don’t know where to start?

On our Academy Session, we'll show how you can migrate on your schedule and will offer a few actionable use cases to kickstart your SASE migration.

Join us and learn:

Which of your network migration projects would be good for an initial SASE deployment

Understand which components will need to migrate – and which can stay on your legacy solution

What to look for in a SASE solution to ensure it supports a gradual migration

Speakers:
Chief Marketing Officer
Cato Networks

Yishay Yovel is Cato Networks’ Chief Marketing Officer. Yishay has over 25 years of experience in marketing and product management for enterprise software companies and cloud-based services in the areas of networking, security, and mobility.

Enterprise organizations are challenged by their ability to automate and orchestrate changes across both traditional CLI-centric networks and newer API-centric network infrastructure. Existing automation techniques may take too long to implement and may only allow for automation across a very specific network domain. To respond to business requirements, enterprises must have a solution that supports automation across both types of network infrastructure and allows for rapid development of end-to-end integration and automation that can be delivered via self-service capabilities across varying roles and teams. With Itential, S&P Global’s Network Services team was able to develop an automation strategy using the Itential Automation Platform to automate and orchestrate both traditional and emerging network technologies and provide self-service capabilities in order to significantly improve agility, velocity, and to better align network services and capabilities with business objectives.   In this Proof of Concept session, we will dive into how enterprise organizations leverage the Itential Automation Platform to:
  • Create a modular, end-to-end automation framework. 
  • Deliver rapid automation capabilities with Itential’s pre-built use cases .
  • Accelerate the creation of new automations with Itential’s drag-and-drop Automation Studio.
  • Integrate their network ecosystem with their IT systems for freedom of choice and flexibility.
  • Enable easy consumption of network services by other IT teams with a self-service network API.
 
Speakers:
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Itential

In this Proof of Concept, Brandon Carroll, Technical Evangelist at Riverbed, will discuss how Riverbed can help today’s organizations face common challenges when deploying applications in large-scale, hybrid multi-cloud environments: * Visibility Gaps: Since the journey usually begins with the migration of on-prem apps to the cloud, customers face visibility gaps in identifying which applications exist and which ones are best suited for the cloud. * Performance: Once migrated to a Hybrid Multi-cloud environment organizations often face difficulty in the realization of ROI, and performance suffers when users move out of the branch and use corporate VPNs to access cloud resources. * Security: And along with all of this the security footprint expands, introducing visibility challenges into new attack vectors. As part of the discussion, Brandon will showcase Riverbed's Unified NPM that provides the ability to see all applications in your environment and map application dependencies when evaluating which applications are best suited for the cloud. He’ll demonstrate how Riverbed's Cloud Acceleration helps IT organizations to realize a higher ROI by reducing cloud egress costs especially in Hybrid multi-cloud environments. He’ll also show how Riverbed’s Client Accelerator provides enhanced performance for users working-from-anywhere (WFA) accessing cloud resources through the corporate VPN. He’ll close out by discussing how while the security footprint increases as an organization moves to a multi-cloud environment with WFA users, Riverbed provides deep insights into security events ensuring that you have full visibility before, during, and after your migration to the cloud.
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.

See how BlueCat Cloud Discovery & Visibility helps resolve cloud and data center IP space conflicts to reduce downtime and accelerate application delivery. Cloud and DevOps teams are continually standing up new compute in multi-cloud environments, tearing it down and moving workloads. But many legacy DDI systems weren’t designed to scale up and down at the speed of DevOps resulting in IP conflicts, errors and costly outages. Network teams need automated visibility of IP utilization to ensure they can see beyond network silos and blind spots in a hybrid and multi-cloud environment. Learn how BlueCat Cloud Discovery and Visibility: - Provides end-to-end visibility of resources and IP addresses across environments -Automates the reconciliation of IP addresses and DNS records to limit conflicts and errors. - Centralizes management and integration with native DNS and IP configuration services for many public clouds. - Allows visibility into overlapping IP space that is facilitated and often purposefully provisioned with cloud infrastructures and micro-segmented networks.
Speakers:
Solution Architect
BlueCat

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

Arrcus Multi-cloud networking solution simplifies hybrid cloud connectivity between data center, edge and cloud providers with a routing-centric, hyperscale software. Designed from first principles, Arrcus MCN comprising of ArcEdge and ArcOrchestrator provides a flexible solution to integrate into any of the brownfield network to support onramps to cloud with low latency and hyperscale performance. Enterprises can deploy ArcEdge in any location of their choice and interconnect distributed application sites with ease.
Speakers:
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.
Product Manager
Arrcus, Inc.
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.
Product Management
Arrcus, Inc.

This PoC begins by detailing BluVector's core product - Advanced Threat Detection (ATD) and how it expands visibility in your network traffic analysis by providing more quality analytics. This is done with multiple Machine-Learning Engines (MLEs) correlating all network events with Speculative Code Execution Engines (SCEs), probability & analytics engines, and other asset illuminators to prioritize threat notifications at line speed. We then take the viewer on a journey into our newest product - Automated Threat Hunting (ATH) and how it can be used to correlate the threat landscape across your cloud and on-premise infrastructure. It produces and tracks the risk associated with all the entities that it identifies and enumerates in your network - and present and correlate adversarial campaigns across these entities. This specific portion of the PoC is from a real exercise that was conducted at the National Cyber Range and how ATH was able to put together a story around a Red Team attack, thus correlating the what, when, and how the system, entities, users, and other objects were attacked.
Speakers:
V.P. of Engineering
BluVector

Your cloud core runs mission-critical app to app workflows. In a multi-cloud setting, how do your connectivity options support critical service flows like transactional systems? Join Keith Burns from PacketFabric as he compares the effective throughput of Internet VPN overlay versus on-demand private optical transport--a form of elastic network infrastructure. You’ll see a demo showing the impact of network latency on an AWS to Azure Kafka Data Pipeline, comparing Internet VPN and PacketFabric’s Cloud Router.
Speakers:
Technical Marketing
PacketFabric

The concept of “network intent” has generated a lot of discussions in networking and IT circles over the past few years, but what does intent actually mean for network uptime and smoother network operations? As it turns out, intent means a whole lot – networks are not just clusters of nodes, but rather consist of thousands of intents, such as application paths, security policies, and so much more. In this open session, join NetBrain’s Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Chris Villemez and Rick Larkin, Manager, Pre-Sale Engineering as they discuss Intent-Based Automation and how this innovation helps users quickly build complex automations for verification, validation, and pre-emptive troubleshooting. During this session, they will also provide a brief demo that gives a view into the “art of the possible” with intent-based automation.
Speakers:
Manager, North American Sales Engineering
NetBrain Technologies

Orchestral.ai's concept of Autonomous Infrastructure comes to life in our vendor agnostic platform - "Intent-Based Intelligent Infrastructure Orchestration (iBiio)". Consisting of two products iBiioAI and iBiioST2, the platform enables real-time impact analysis, anomalous event detection, dynamic remediation and business process workflow automation. iBiioAI is a neural networks based AIOps solution that detects complex relationships, interdependencies and anomalies for intelligent, event-driven infrastructure orchestration. iBiioST2 is based on the open source StackStorm project with the addition of enterprise grade features that combine with hundreds of available integrations to simplify the creation of event-driven business process workflows. Our iBiio platform easily integrates into the most complex, multi-vendor, multi-domain, multi-cloud environments to enable autonomous infrastructure, at scale. Our PoC will provide a hands-on introduction to the platform and its capabilities while demonstrating its ease of use.
Speakers:
CEO
Orchestral.ai

Ravi Rao leads Orchestral with years of experience as a technologist and entrepreneur. He is responsible for defining and delivering Orchestral’s vision of the AI-Driven Autonomous Enterprise.

EVP, RevOps
Orchestral.ai

Dale Smith heads Orchestral’s revenue operations team. He is responsible for ensuring Orchestral delivers extraordinary customer experiences throughout the lifecycle of customer engagement.

Speakers:
VP of Product Management
Alkira

In this ONUG Academy session with Itential, we will discuss the importance of network compliance, the difficulties that are often encountered with achieving compliance in traditional networks, and the additional challenges with establishing compliance in an environment where networking has expanded into multiple clouds and cloud-based services.  This session will explain why networking teams should use APIs for cloud networking services for compliance and demonstrate how Itential can combine Network Automation with Configuration, Remediation and Validation to deliver compliance across both traditional, CLI-based and modern, API-based network infrastructure.

Topics covered in this session:

  • The importance of network compliance to your organization
  • The challenges of compliance with CLI-based networking
  • The new challenges with compliance in Multi-Cloud networking
  • The advantages of Automating Compliance across the entire network

Who should attend:

Network Practitioners and IT Managers in an Enterprise organization who are responsible for building and ensuring the most secure and resilient networks possible but need real solutions for delivering on that goal across both traditional networking and cloud-based networking services.

Speakers:
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer
Itential

To build performant network orchestration, analytics, or operations tools, we need a high thruput, reliable, distributed event streaming platform. We use Apache Kafka for that purpose as it is an excellent tool for event processing. Unfortunately, Kafka is not built for true autonomous operations as critical operational / recovery steps still need manual intervention. This session will review our journey in reducing that exposure and in making Kafka secure and autonomous.
Speakers:
Director, Software Development
Cisco

As enterprise data centers adopt turn-key technologies to drive agility and cost efficiencies, the network layer, when contrasted with compute and virtualization infrastructure, is typically the least agile component to design, configure, and operate. When it comes to troubleshooting and driving operational efficiencies, network issues such as congestion and packet errors are heightened due to the complex interaction between the network and the teams managing multi-vendor, hyper-converged solutions in both large-scale data centers and remote office IT environments.  In this open session we will outline the challenges for two key data center groups—server administrators and network managers—and demonstrate how each can quickly connect the dots and identify the root cause of issues.
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.

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

Network Automation is a key component of closed-loop automation, but it is not complete without the proper safeguards provided by Network Verification. In this open session, join Itential’s Senior Solution Architect, Mike Elrom and Forward Networks Director of Technical Marketing, Fabrizio Maccioni as they discuss the benefits of organizations combining automaton with visualization and predictive capabilities to automate complex, business-critical changes within hybrid, multi-cloud networks. During this session they will also demo the technology integrations of Itential’s Automation Platform with Forward Networks platform that assures network operators that any changes made in the network had the intended effect and that no unexpected behaviors were introduced when automating network changes.  
Speakers:
Senior Solution Architect
Itential
Director of Technical Marketing
Forward Networks

Advances in Software-Defined Networks (SDN) make it possible to treat the network as a programmable platform: Programmable both top-to-bottom (including the forwarding plane) and end-to-end (including the access network). This talk discusses how this programmability can be used to support verifiable closed-loop control, including throughout 5G mobile networks. The talk also describes our experiences building an open source 5G-enabled edge cloud that demonstrates the value of treating the network as a programmable platform. A pilot deployment is now running in campuses and enterprises around the world, and available for others interested in deep programmability to join.
Speakers:
CTO
Open Networking Foundation

Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus at Princeton University, where he served as Chair from 2003-2009. He is a co-author of the best selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (6e), which is now available as open source on GitHub. His research focuses on the design, implementation, and operation of Internet-scale distributed systems, including the widely used PlanetLab and MeasurementLab platforms. He is currently working on a pilot 5G-enabled edge cloud, called Aether, an open source project of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), where he serves CTO.

Professor Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computer and Communication Award, and the 2013 recipient of the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1985.

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 Researcher
Microsoft Research

I am a senior researcher at Microsoft Research in the Mobility and Networking group. I got my PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 working with my advisors Prof. Boon Thau Loo and Prof. Roch Guerin. I completed my dual masters degree in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the same year. I completed my B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2010. My work mainly focuses on automated network management and data center networking.

Our invited panel, researchers from academia and industry, will examine and discuss the viability of AI techniques, especially Machine Learning (ML) in automating network management. We discuss how ML can help operators in situations in which a network must detect and recover rapidly from failures and attacks as well as in managing large networks that require frequent reconfiguration (e.g., a public or private cloud data center. We also discuss whether operators from the industry find the risk of running ML for such operations acceptable and what guarantees they will need to see before using these solutions in practice.
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 Researcher
Microsoft Research

I am a senior researcher at Microsoft Research in the Mobility and Networking group. I got my PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 working with my advisors Prof. Boon Thau Loo and Prof. Roch Guerin. I completed my dual masters degree in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the same year. I completed my B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2010. My work mainly focuses on automated network management and data center networking.

Principal Software Engineer
Google

Jeff Mogul works on fast, cheap, reliable, and flexible networking infrastructure for Google. Until 2013, he was Fellow at HP Labs, doing research primarily on computer networks and operating systems issues for enterprise and cloud computer systems; previously, he worked at the DEC/Compaq Western Research Lab. He received his PhD from Stanford in 1986, an MS from Stanford in 1980, and an SB from MIT in 1979. He is an ACM Fellow. Jeff is the author or co-author of several Internet Standards; he contributed extensively to the HTTP/1.1 specification. He was an associate editor of Internetworking: Research and Experience, and has been the chair or co-chair of a variety of conferences and workshops, including SIGCOMM, OSDI, NSDI, USENIX, HotOS, and ANCS

Neubauer Professor
University of Chicago

Nick Feamster is Neubauer Professor of Computer Science and the Director of Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was a full professor in the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, where he directed the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP); prior to Princeton, he was a full professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech.

His research focuses on many aspects of computer networking and networked systems, with a focus on network operations, network security, and censorship-resistant communication systems. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT in 2005, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000 and 2001, respectively. He was an early-stage employee at Looksmart (acquired by AltaVista), where he wrote the company’s first web crawler; and at Damballa, where he helped design the company’s first botnet-detection algorithm.

Nick is an ACM Fellow. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) for his contributions to cybersecurity, notably spam filtering. His other honors include the Technology Review 35 “Top Young Innovators Under 35” award, the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize, and award papers at ACM SIGCOMM (network-level behavior of spammers), the SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (measuring Web performance bottlenecks), and award papers at USENIX Security (circumventing web censorship using Infranet, web cookie analysis) and USENIX Networked Systems Design and Implementation (fault detection in router configuration, software-defined networking). His seminal work on the Routing Control Platform won the USENIX Test of Time Award for its influence on Software Defined Networking.

Principal Engineering Manager
Microsoft

A member of Azure’s Physical Network team, which is responsible for developing, deploying, and operating the software and network devices that connect the servers of Microsoft’s largest services, including the Azure Public Cloud and Bing. He is responsible for building solutions for Network Health and Auto Mitigation at scale.

Both public and private cloud data centers used Software Defined Networking (SDN) to configure and manage their networks. The technology uses software known as an SDN Controller to accepts requests from management applications and configure network switches with forwarding rules to implement each request. One controller, the Network Operating System (ONOS) from the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), has emerged as a leader. This talk, from an eminent Computer Scientist, describes ONF's forward-looking design for the next generation of ONOS. It explains how functionality will be disaggregated into microservices. the motivation behind the change. and the advantages of the disaggregated approach.
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 Researcher
Microsoft Research

I am a senior researcher at Microsoft Research in the Mobility and Networking group. I got my PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 working with my advisors Prof. Boon Thau Loo and Prof. Roch Guerin. I completed my dual masters degree in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the same year. I completed my B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2010. My work mainly focuses on automated network management and data center networking.

ONOS Chief Architect
Open Networking Foundation

Thomas Vachuska is the Chief Architect for ONOS and actively contributes to the ONOS codebase. He has a solid background in software architecture of distributed systems and modular object-oriented design. He was previously at HP where he architected, designed and helped develop distributed software systems for a variety of domains.

Two emerging wireless technologies -- 5G wireless and Wi-Fi -- both promise to extend wireless connectivity and capabilities. Researchers in industry and academia are working to find new ways to the technologies an be used to provide always-on, instant-access, low-latency responsive computing. In this session, presenters review the overall goal and report on some of the progress being made to achieve it.
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 Researcher
Microsoft Research

I am a senior researcher at Microsoft Research in the Mobility and Networking group. I got my PhD in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 working with my advisors Prof. Boon Thau Loo and Prof. Roch Guerin. I completed my dual masters degree in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in the same year. I completed my B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in 2010. My work mainly focuses on automated network management and data center networking.

Managing Director, Research for Industry, Head of Networking Research, MSR
Microsoft Corporation

Ranveer Chandra is the CTO of Agri-Food, Managing Director of Research for Industry, and head of Networking Research at Microsoft. Ranveer’s research has shipped in multiple Microsoft products, including XBOX, Azure, Windows, and Visual Studio. He designed the wireless controller protocol for the XBOX, which is being used by over 50 million controllers. He started the FarmBeats project in 2015, which shipped as a Microsoft product in 2019, and has led to partnerships with multiple large agri-food companies. Bill Gates featured his work on FarmBeats on GatesNotes, and he has been invited to present on FarmBeats to the Secretary of Agriculture, and on TV White Spaces to the FCC Chairman. Ranveer has published over 100 research papers and has over 125 patents granted by the USPTO. He is an IEEE Fellow, and has won several awards, including best paper awards in computer science conferences and the MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators Under 35 award in 2010. Ranveer has an undergraduate degree from IIT Kharagpur, India, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Speakers:
Senior Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Umair is a Senior Solutions Architect at Aviatrix in charge of the technical content of the ACE program. Prior to Aviatrix, he spent 10 years at Cisco, HPE, and Juniper Networks in customer-facing and product management roles. You can find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/umairhoodbhoy/) and follow his musings at https://umairhoodbhoy.net.

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).

  • Networking principles in the cloud
  • AWS Networking 101
  • Azure Networking 101
  • GCP Networking 101
  • OCI Networking 101
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).

Speakers:
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

James Devine is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix. He joined from AWS, where he was a global AWS Networking SME. He brings a deep knowledge of AWS networking combined with an on-premises knowledge of networking, storage, and compute infrastructures. Prior to AWS, James was a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at MITRE where he helped some of the largest US government agencies build infrastructure and modernize with cloud. He enjoys helping customers solve their toughest networking challenges with eloquent solutions.

Speakers:
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Bryan Ashley is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix focusing on Azure.  Prior to joining Aviatrix, Bryan was working at Microsoft as part of the Global Black Belt team for Azure Networking.

His goal is to provide architectural best practices and guidance for organizations leveraging Azure as well as provide customer insights and education around the Aviatrix platform

He has over 15 years experience in networking from SMC to Service Provider environments as well as many years as an independent consultant.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events, a contributor to many blogs, and loves the opportunity to educate and discuss cloud networking.

Speakers:
Networking and Security Expert
Aviatrix

Shahzad is well-known in the networking industry, considered a top technical resource and influencer by many. As a seasoned professional, he has over a decade of experience at Cisco Systems under his belt, and even played a key role on VMware’s NSX team.

For last two years, he’s a part of Aviatrix. He is an expert on networking and security. He is equipped with deep knowledge in both private and public clouds. Shahzad often speaks at industry conferences and hosts his own YouTube Channel, called netJoints.

Speakers:
Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Tomasz is Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix, covering the EMEA region. Apart from working closely with the European customers of Aviatrix in all of the public clouds, he is focusing on technical partnership between Oracle Cloud OCI and Aviatrix, and also on the visibility and monitoring aspects of the Aviatrix Platform. He shares his observations and interesting findings in the blog https://tomnetworking.medium.com/

Prior to Aviatrix, he had worked at Big Switch Networks, a startup which got eventually acquired by Arista. Back there he was most recently working with the customers in the role of EMEA SE, helping them with the DC SDN-networking and monitoring solutions.

Speakers:
Senior Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Umair is a Senior Solutions Architect at Aviatrix in charge of the technical content of the ACE program. Prior to Aviatrix, he spent 10 years at Cisco, HPE, and Juniper Networks in customer-facing and product management roles. You can find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/umairhoodbhoy/) and follow his musings at https://umairhoodbhoy.net.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

James Devine is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix. He joined from AWS, where he was a global AWS Networking SME. He brings a deep knowledge of AWS networking combined with an on-premises knowledge of networking, storage, and compute infrastructures. Prior to AWS, James was a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at MITRE where he helped some of the largest US government agencies build infrastructure and modernize with cloud. He enjoys helping customers solve their toughest networking challenges with eloquent solutions.

Principal Solution Architect
Aviatrix

Brad Hedlund is a Principal Solution Architect at Aviatrix with over 20 years of experience in enterprise networking. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Brad is well-known in the networking industry as an influencer, having held senior technical roles at AWS, Cisco, and VMware with specific experience in transformational technologies such as AWS Outposts, Cisco UCS, and VMware NSX. Now at Aviatrix, Brad will be helping customers enter the era of enterprise cloud networking as a technical evangelist for the Aviatrix cloud network platform.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Bryan Ashley is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix focusing on Azure.  Prior to joining Aviatrix, Bryan was working at Microsoft as part of the Global Black Belt team for Azure Networking.

His goal is to provide architectural best practices and guidance for organizations leveraging Azure as well as provide customer insights and education around the Aviatrix platform

He has over 15 years experience in networking from SMC to Service Provider environments as well as many years as an independent consultant.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events, a contributor to many blogs, and loves the opportunity to educate and discuss cloud networking.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Travis Mitchell is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix. He joined from Oracle, where he led development of the first OCI Cloud Adoption Frameworks. He brings a deep knowledge of OCI combined with automation, database, process, and systems engineering helping customers to accelerate their journey. Prior to Oracle, Travis was a Senior Cloud Architect at Extreme Scale Solutions where he helped some of the largest US Banking institutions architect and build cloud environments to deliver DBaaS supporting the backend Financial infrastructure critical to the economy. He enjoys working with customers through their cloud transformation using Terraform and DevOps techniques to improve efficiencies delivering projects in creative ways using Agile methods.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Tomasz is Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix, covering the EMEA region. Apart from working closely with the European customers of Aviatrix in all of the public clouds, he is focusing on technical partnership between Oracle Cloud OCI and Aviatrix, and also on the visibility and monitoring aspects of the Aviatrix Platform. He shares his observations and interesting findings in the blog https://tomnetworking.medium.com/

Prior to Aviatrix, he had worked at Big Switch Networks, a startup which got eventually acquired by Arista. Back there he was most recently working with the customers in the role of EMEA SE, helping them with the DC SDN-networking and monitoring solutions.

Networking and Security Expert
Aviatrix

Shahzad is well-known in the networking industry, considered a top technical resource and influencer by many. As a seasoned professional, he has over a decade of experience at Cisco Systems under his belt, and even played a key role on VMware’s NSX team.

For last two years, he’s a part of Aviatrix. He is an expert on networking and security. He is equipped with deep knowledge in both private and public clouds. Shahzad often speaks at industry conferences and hosts his own YouTube Channel, called netJoints.

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 Cloud Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Saad Mirza is a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Aviatrix with 20+ years of experience in networking and security. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Saad was working at VMware as a global NSX and Velocloud SME. He has been solving enterprise’s complex challenges by providing guidance and architectural best practices for hybrid and multi-cloud networking and security. Saad is a frequent speaker at well-known industry events and webinars. He also enjoys writing technical blogs around cloud networking.

Speakers:
Principal Cloud Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Saad Mirza is a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Aviatrix with 20+ years of experience in networking and security. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Saad was working at VMware as a global NSX and Velocloud SME. He has been solving enterprise’s complex challenges by providing guidance and architectural best practices for hybrid and multi-cloud networking and security. Saad is a frequent speaker at well-known industry events and webinars. He also enjoys writing technical blogs around cloud networking.

Speakers:
Networking and Security Expert
Aviatrix

Shahzad is well-known in the networking industry, considered a top technical resource and influencer by many. As a seasoned professional, he has over a decade of experience at Cisco Systems under his belt, and even played a key role on VMware’s NSX team.

For last two years, he’s a part of Aviatrix. He is an expert on networking and security. He is equipped with deep knowledge in both private and public clouds. Shahzad often speaks at industry conferences and hosts his own YouTube Channel, called netJoints.

Speakers:
Principal Cloud Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Saad Mirza is a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Aviatrix with 20+ years of experience in networking and security. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Saad was working at VMware as a global NSX and Velocloud SME. He has been solving enterprise’s complex challenges by providing guidance and architectural best practices for hybrid and multi-cloud networking and security. Saad is a frequent speaker at well-known industry events and webinars. He also enjoys writing technical blogs around cloud networking.

Speakers:
Senior Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Umair is a Senior Solutions Architect at Aviatrix in charge of the technical content of the ACE program. Prior to Aviatrix, he spent 10 years at Cisco, HPE, and Juniper Networks in customer-facing and product management roles. You can find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/umairhoodbhoy/) and follow his musings at https://umairhoodbhoy.net.

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).

Speakers:
Senior Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Umair is a Senior Solutions Architect at Aviatrix in charge of the technical content of the ACE program. Prior to Aviatrix, he spent 10 years at Cisco, HPE, and Juniper Networks in customer-facing and product management roles. You can find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/umairhoodbhoy/) and follow his musings at https://umairhoodbhoy.net.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

James Devine is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix. He joined from AWS, where he was a global AWS Networking SME. He brings a deep knowledge of AWS networking combined with an on-premises knowledge of networking, storage, and compute infrastructures. Prior to AWS, James was a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at MITRE where he helped some of the largest US government agencies build infrastructure and modernize with cloud. He enjoys helping customers solve their toughest networking challenges with eloquent solutions.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Bryan Ashley is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix focusing on Azure.  Prior to joining Aviatrix, Bryan was working at Microsoft as part of the Global Black Belt team for Azure Networking.

His goal is to provide architectural best practices and guidance for organizations leveraging Azure as well as provide customer insights and education around the Aviatrix platform

He has over 15 years experience in networking from SMC to Service Provider environments as well as many years as an independent consultant.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events, a contributor to many blogs, and loves the opportunity to educate and discuss cloud networking.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Travis Mitchell is a Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix. He joined from Oracle, where he led development of the first OCI Cloud Adoption Frameworks. He brings a deep knowledge of OCI combined with automation, database, process, and systems engineering helping customers to accelerate their journey. Prior to Oracle, Travis was a Senior Cloud Architect at Extreme Scale Solutions where he helped some of the largest US Banking institutions architect and build cloud environments to deliver DBaaS supporting the backend Financial infrastructure critical to the economy. He enjoys working with customers through their cloud transformation using Terraform and DevOps techniques to improve efficiencies delivering projects in creative ways using Agile methods.

Principal Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Tomasz is Principal Solutions Architect at Aviatrix, covering the EMEA region. Apart from working closely with the European customers of Aviatrix in all of the public clouds, he is focusing on technical partnership between Oracle Cloud OCI and Aviatrix, and also on the visibility and monitoring aspects of the Aviatrix Platform. He shares his observations and interesting findings in the blog https://tomnetworking.medium.com/

Prior to Aviatrix, he had worked at Big Switch Networks, a startup which got eventually acquired by Arista. Back there he was most recently working with the customers in the role of EMEA SE, helping them with the DC SDN-networking and monitoring solutions.

Networking and Security Expert
Aviatrix

Shahzad is well-known in the networking industry, considered a top technical resource and influencer by many. As a seasoned professional, he has over a decade of experience at Cisco Systems under his belt, and even played a key role on VMware’s NSX team.

For last two years, he’s a part of Aviatrix. He is an expert on networking and security. He is equipped with deep knowledge in both private and public clouds. Shahzad often speaks at industry conferences and hosts his own YouTube Channel, called netJoints.

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 Solution Architect
Aviatrix

Brad Hedlund is a Principal Solution Architect at Aviatrix with over 20 years of experience in enterprise networking. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Brad is well-known in the networking industry as an influencer, having held senior technical roles at AWS, Cisco, and VMware with specific experience in transformational technologies such as AWS Outposts, Cisco UCS, and VMware NSX. Now at Aviatrix, Brad will be helping customers enter the era of enterprise cloud networking as a technical evangelist for the Aviatrix cloud network platform.

Principal Cloud Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Saad Mirza is a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect at Aviatrix with 20+ years of experience in networking and security. Prior to joining Aviatrix, Saad was working at VMware as a global NSX and Velocloud SME. He has been solving enterprise’s complex challenges by providing guidance and architectural best practices for hybrid and multi-cloud networking and security. Saad is a frequent speaker at well-known industry events and webinars. He also enjoys writing technical blogs around cloud networking.

Speakers:
Senior Solutions Architect
Aviatrix

Umair is a Senior Solutions Architect at Aviatrix in charge of the technical content of the ACE program. Prior to Aviatrix, he spent 10 years at Cisco, HPE, and Juniper Networks in customer-facing and product management roles. You can find him on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/umairhoodbhoy/) and follow his musings at https://umairhoodbhoy.net.

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
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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.

Senior Director, Corporate Innovation
Flex

Ben is an award-winning entrepreneur whose insights have made an immeasurable impact on the emerging smart textiles market. Prior to Flex, Ben founded IoClothes, the first B2B industry platform providing tools, resources and key insights for the emerging area of smart textiles, apparel and footwear. Before that, Ben was a founding member of VF Corporation’s Global Innovation Center where he led research and testing initiatives for the North Face, Timberland and Vans.

Earlier in his career, Ben co-founded the “smart” infant monitoring start-up, Sensible Baby, which gained international recognition for its innovative approach to disrupting the juvenile product space. Prior to that, he was the Lead Footwear Project Engineer for the US Army and successfully led many fast-paced multi-million-dollar development efforts for the United States Department of Defense.

Ben received a B.S. in Biomedical Physics from Northeastern University and M.S. in Biomechanics with high distinction from Boise State University.

Lead Programs Engineer
Blizzard Entertainment

Suzan Mahboob enjoys everything Infrastructure Innovation. She is an active member of the technology community, speaking regularly at conferences, covering topics that are pushing boundaries and helping us transform the way we do things. She knows the challenges we face when working within monolithic, matrixed, large enterprises and hopes to bring her experiences detangling and decommissioning brownfield technologies while advancing greenfield initiatives. When she isn’t putting out production fires, she’s busy writing her blog, partnering and advocating for diversity in technology and exploring the great city of Toronto.

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!”

Systemic change occurred rapidly last year with the largest one being the need for all brands in all industry sectors to become digital to survive and thrive. As a result, digital transformation transcended IT organizations to the executive suites and in the process, flexible IT platforms like cloud computing transformed IT to a business platform.  With this transformation comes great opportunity and responsibility for executives and technologists who will use it to service customers, partners and suppliers digitally. In this ONUG keynote, Nick Lippis and Ernest Lefner discuss how IT is now unvarnished, not only as a full participant in business value delivery, but responsible for results and outcomes.  This is a sea change in IT’s evolutionary business role.  You don’t want to miss this ONUG opener. 
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
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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.

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.

Every corporation is building their own security data consumption systems of significant size, complexity, cost and staffing to answer specific security and governance control related questions.   These systems are typically called a Security Data Lake with the goal of ingesting curated events from across CSP’s and on-prem devices; then enriching, filtering, applying ML and retaining this data for short to medium term.  The ONUG Collaborative,  feels strongly of the importance of partnering with CSPs in creating a standardized security information model (and related outputs).   During this session this panel will describe what we learned about security data lakes and how a standardized security information model will help reduce complexity and cognitive load that so many ONUG members experience in the support of disparate security alert message types allowing security teams to focus on the events that are most important.
Speakers:
Director IT
FedEx
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
Google
Architect, Engineer, Leader, Master Inventor
IBM

There is a wall of worry descending upon every large enterprise.   As their public cloud  consumption increases so too does the volume of security alerts, notifications, events etc.  There are no common definitions of similar cloud security notifications, driving up tool and personal bloat.  There is no cloud loop feedback between cloud providers and their tenants for GRC (Governance, Risk and Controls).  This notification crisis increased the gaps between CSPs to the point where their tenants do not have minimal viable security posture.  There needs to be common language, definition and syntax for CSPs to send security notifications to their customers.  This is the problem that the ONUG Collaborative is tackling in the Cloud Security Notification Framework or CSNF.  In this session hear from ONUG Collaborative Steering Committee members on CSNF and its market adoption progress.
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.

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.

Chief Technology Officer, Digital
Raytheon Technologies

Chief Technology Officer, Digital, at Raytheon Technologies (RTX), responsible for the technical interests of the company’s Enterprise Services including the implementation of RTX’s technology strategy and vision, and the integrity of the company’s infrastructure and resources.

Previously responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the company’s assets and its customers’ assets globally.

Experienced keynote / public speaker at Information Security events, and contributor to Information Security publications, such as:

  • secureCISO New York
  • RSA panelist
  • CISO Executive Summits
  • NEACS Cyber Security Summit
  • Feats of Strength Magazine
  • Security Current
  • FBI Academy
  • PC Magazine Desk-side Briefing
  • SC Magazine Congress
  • FS-ISAC Summits
  • BITS Working Group Meetings
  • BITS Emerging Payments Forum
  • Retail Forum
  • Shark Tank at RSA – 2016 and 2017
  • RSA Keynotes
  • Profiles in Confidence
  • Conversations with a CISO
  • Risk Committee Meetings
  • Board Meetings
  • OCC Meetings
  • Best Practice Seminars
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.

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.

IT is now responsible for digital business outcomes being measured on results and outcomes.  This is a huge shift from the days when IT delivered productivity gains as its core business value.  How is this transformation occurring and what are the operating models for IT’s role as digital business architects and delivery.  In this keynote discussion, Sigal Zarmi of Morgan Stanley shares her insights of operating models that put digital technologies (cloud, AI, 5G, automation) to use delivering digital solutions for Morgan Stanley’s ecosystem of customers, partners, employees and suppliers.  She will share lessons learned and how IT’s role is forever changed in the enterprise cloud era.  
Speakers:
International CIO
Morgan Stanley

• Sigal Zarmi is the International CIOat Morgan Stanley. She manages the Firm’s diverse global Technology footprint including the Technology teams in the Global In house Centers (GICs), leveraging her expertise in digital transformation to optimize our organization, functions and platform to thrive in a continually evolving economic and market climate.
• Sigal joined Morgan Stanley in 2018 as Head of Transformation. She was responsible for driving the firm’s innovation agenda through emerging technologies, building out capabilities across data, cloud, AI/ML, Agile/DevOps and Automation to modernize the digital experience for clients and employees and unlock value for the firm.
• Sigal is a member of the Technology Operating Committee and the EMEA Operating Committee.
• Prior to Morgan Stanley, Sigal was Vice Chairman and CIO of PwC, where she led a global network transformation. Before that, she was the CIO of GE Capital Americas, where she spent 18 years in various technology and operations leadership positions. She began her career as a developer at Motorola.
• She holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York City and a B.S. in Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.
• Sigal is a senior advisor to multiple technology and cyber companies, start-ups and VCs. She is a passionate advocate for women in technology providing mentorship to aspiring entrepreneurs and technologists, among other community commitments. She was inducted into CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2021 for her contributions.

Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tsvi has over 25 years of technology and operations experience mostly in financial services, media and telecom and is known across the industry for his technology leadership, innovation and business acumen.

As CTO of Morgan Stanley’s shared services (infrastructure & data) since early 2012, Tsvi has been responsible for transforming the bank into a modern, efficient and effective organization.

He is leading the divisional Agile & DevOps transformation and the changes to the ways of work in technology, workforce strategy and front-to-back initiative.

He also completed a hundreds of million net cost reduction initiative while productivity and satisfaction improved.

Working collaboratively with the leaders of business technology, Tsvi led the creation and implementation of Morgan Stanley’s multi-year strategy and target state architecture along with the standards, guidelines, blueprints and use patterns that made it actionable to the engineering and development communities, broke the silo mentality and aggressively reduced technology debt.

Tsvi’s work helped position the bank as a leader in algorithmic trading/ ultra-low latency, migration to public cloud and containers, AI & machine learning, cyber security, mainframe optimization, data center consolidation, modern client experience, global network and near-fault tolerant operations.

Tsvi also oversaw the governance and regulatory compliance work with internal and external auditors and examiners.

Tsvi is the winner of the Einstein Award for technology excellence and known as a provider of strategic thought leadership and excellence in execution and transformation.
His experience ranges from traditional (server, storage, networks, operations, mainframes) to modern (public and private cloud, containers, cyber security) infrastructure as well as application development and Agile/DevOps transformation, with the focus on creating business value.

Greatest achievements are rooted from understanding and enabling the business to deliver both existing and new offerings in a combination of efficiency (cost), delivery focus (execution) and future-proofing (innovation).

2021 is a planning year. It’s about being reflective on the decisions that were made during the pandemic and choosing which ones to operationalize. Many corporations will be exiting public cloud experiments, or proofs of concept, in 2021 and moving into production. This sums up 2021: it’s to get ready for 2022, the year of the great enterprise cloud scale up. But to scale you need to operationalize and automate.  In this ONUG C-level roundtable learn what decisions made in 2020 will be operationalized to scale and how.
Speakers:
Managing Director
Accenture

As a Managing Director in Accenture’s Boston Office, Theo helps to lead its Technology Strategy & Advisory Services across North America. Theo’s client work focuses on partnering with C-level executives on their digital transformation strategies including digital technology roadmaps for cloud migrations, re-imagining user experiences for the digital economy, architecting enterprise scale deployments of automation and machine learning solutions to drive operational excellence, and helping to lead disruptive management for blue chip companies. Theo works closely with clients to realize their bottom and topline goals through the strategic deployment of technology to drive new forms of economic and customer value. 

CTO
Koch Business Solutions (a unit of Koch Industries)

Matt has been with Koch for over 20 years serving in various technology related roles. In his role as an Enterprise Architect, he has overseen significant technology transformation efforts such as the global SD-WAN deployment, improvement of bandwidth and internet access for hundreds of locations around the world, and developing and executing strategies for cloud on-ramps to support the broad move to adopt cloud services, modernize applications, and develop digital products and services across the enterprise.

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
ONUG
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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.

It used to be that you had to beg and plead to get telemetry feeds from your infrastructure, your applications, frankly anything. Now EVERYTHING has a telemetry feed, sometimes it’s even in an ‘open’ format. You’re drowning in data, correlation is uncorrelated, and it’s just sitting in S3 buckets making Jeff happy, but no-one else. We’ll be talking with Truman Boyes from Major League Baseball about strategies on how to correlate telemetry, what telemetry is actually useful, and more importantly, how to extract meaningful intelligence about your applications and infrastructure estate from the sea that is threatening to swamp you.
Speakers:
Chief Architect
Cloud at Cisco
SVP Infrastructure
MLB
Distinguished Engineer – Product Infrastructure
Intuit

Bruce Pinsky is a Distinguished Engineer in the Product Infrastructure and Reliability Engineering team at Intuit, Inc. with over 25 years of network experience. Mr. Pinsky leads the development of vision and strategy for the network supporting Intuit’s SaaS platform for products such as TurboTax Online and QuickBooks Online.

Mr. Pinsky is a Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) and is one of the earliest CCIEs (#1045) and CCDEs (#2007::0003).

Mr. Pinsky is co-author of the book Cisco Router Configuration: A Practical Introduction to Cisco IOS Configuration, 1st and 2nd edition and co-inventor of U.S. Patents 6,130,890, 6,870,851, 7,623,528, and 7,969,992, A Method and system for optimizing routing of data packets and U.S. Patent 7,733,798, Evaluation of network data aggregation.

Speakers:
CEO
Gluware, Inc.

Jeff Gray has led Gluware since 2011, bringing the first SDN orchestration platform to market and achieving blue-chip enterprise adoption. Prior to Gluware, Jeff was VP of BD at Yelofin–a virtual network operator, Director of BD at Firefly–a Cisco learning partner, and was a management consultant at Deutsche Bank GTS/Cards. Jeff holds a B.A. from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo has two US patents, and has received a US Special Congressional Recognition and a US Congressional Commendation for service to the community and business entrepreneurship.

Director, Global Network Services
EY