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ONUG Spring 2022 brought together the Enterprise Cloud Community to address the challenges and
develop solutions to the most pressing issues faced by today’s hybrid multi-cloud enterprise consumer.

Over the course of two days, the ONUG Community of Enterprise IT Professionals, Multi-Cloud Solutions Providers, Cloud Service Providers and DevSecOps professionals explored, discussed and found common ground on the best ways to build cost effective, networked, secure and observable multi-cloud architectures

If you missed ONUG Spring, be sure to join us for ONUG Fall when we are back in New York City, October 19-20 at Center415 on Fifth Ave.

As an ONUG Community member, you can access some of the materials presented at the event by logging into your ONUG.net account.

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DevSecOps@ONUG Spring Debuts at Meadowlands Expo Center

Held in concert with ONUG Spring ’22, the first ever DevSecOps@ONUG conference will address the challenges to operationalizing DevSecOps in the enterprise.

Agenda topics will focus on integrating security into your DevOps processes and playbooks, chaos security engineering, secure development, automated testing, cultures of learning, the paved path to DevOps success and more.

Join industry stalwarts John Willis from Red Hat, Aaron Rinehart, CTO of Verica and Chaos Security Engineering expert, and the Founder of Prowler Open Source, Toni de la Fuente, as they provide their perspectives on the benefits of embracing DevSecOps practices.

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Your ONUG Spring Hosts


Johna Till Johnson
CEO and Founder
Nemertes Research
Mark Tierney
CTO
ONUG
Ben Cooper
Senior Director, Corporate Innovation
Flex
Jerald Murphy
SVP, Research and Consulting
Nemertes Research

Featured Speakers


Ernest Lefner
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
ONUG
Aryo Kresnadi
Technical Director, Global Network Architecture
FedEx
Yesim Akdeniz
Managing Director for Network Services
Citi
Peter Campbell
Director of Global Security Engineering
Cigna
Tsvi Gal
Head of Enterprise Technology Services (Infrastructure)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Johnnie Konstantas
Group Vice President, Cloud Engineering
Oracle
Michael Wheeler
Managing Director: Enterprise Cloud and Data Center Engineering
Cigna
Karl Miller
Director of Product Management
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Security Products
Kyle Rose
Senior Manager & Capability Architect of the Adversary Management
Intuit
Swamy Kocherlakota
EVP, Chief Information Officer
S&P Global
Preeti Krishna
Principal Product Manager, Cloud Security
Microsoft
Christopher Moretti
Vice President, Global Technology & Cloud Transformation
Cigna
Steve MacIntyre
SVP – Product Area Lead for Data Protection and Analytics
Fidelity
Umesh Shankar
Chief Technologist
Google Cloud Security
Shafeeq Shaikh
Head of Global Network Architecture, Engineering & Automation
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare
Steve Wood
Principal Engineer, Wide Area Network Architecture & Software-Defined WAN
Cisco
Brian Silverman
Network & Cloud Architect
McKesson
Janet Van
Product Manager
IBM
Nabil Bitar
CTO - Head of Network Architecture
Bloomberg LP
Vesko Pehlivanov
Former Senior Managing Director, Security and Technology Services, Solution Strategy and Architecture
Sterling National Bank
Don Duet
Chairman & Co-Founder
Concourse Labs
Mark Eisenberg
Developer Support Account Manager
Microsoft
Gosia Steinder
IBM Fellow, Hybrid Cloud Research
IBM
Pablo Espinosa
Vice President, Network Engineering
Target
Cathy Horst Forsyth
Founder & CEO
Strongbow Consulting Group
James Walker
Managing Director, Network Services
Bank of America
Michael Thomas Clark
Technology Industry & IT Consulting Executive
Renaissance Tech & Media
Co-Chair
DevSecOps@ONUG Spring ‘22
James Wickett
Co-Chair
DevSecOps@ONUG Fall ‘22
Toni de la Fuente
Founder
Prowler Open Source
Lead of Prowler Pro
Verica
Joe Friedrichsen
Managing Director, Infrastructure and Operations
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Greg Ferro
Co-Founder
Packet Pushers Interactive LLC
Xiaobo Long
Sr. VP of Cloud Platform Security Engineering
Citi
Dr. Douglas Comer
Distinguished Professor
Purdue University
Donna Johnson
Sr VP of Marketing
Cradlepoint
Daniele Loffreda
Senior Advisor, Edge Virtualization and Vertical Solutions Marketing
Ciena
Mark Molitor
Director Edge Virtualization Sales and Strategy
Ciena
Jeremiah Ginn
Director, Innovation & Strategy Advisory
AT&T Business Solution
Todd Poston
Senior Director, Systems Integration Product Services
Ciena
Yunchi Nam
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
Nate Foster
Professor of Computer Science
Cornell University
Jennifer Rexford
Chair, Computer Science Department
Princeton University
Dr. Theophilus Benson
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
Brown University
Amir Khan
President, CEO and Founder
Alkira
Oguz Sunay
Vice President of Research & Development
Open Networking Foundation
Eric Hanselman
Principal Research Analyst
451 Research
Ramani Pathak
VP of Engineering and Chief Architect
SecureX
Larry Peterson
CTO
Open Networking Foundation
Aaron Rinehart
Cofounder, CTO and Author
Verica
Rick Casarez
Technical Director, Network Software Engineering & Operations
eBay
Matthew Titmus
Author of Cloud Native Go (O'Reilly Media)
Engineering Team Lead
Yext
Cody Rae Lazri
DevOps Engineer
Harvard University
Dan Capetta
Sr. Director, Enablement and Platform Engineering
Grainger
Forrest Bennett
Information Security Advisor
FedEx
Anna Phelan
IT Service Manager and Team Lead
Harvard University
Scott Kennedy
Security Architect for Adversary Management
Intuit
Woo Jin Ho
Senior Hardware Analyst
Bloomberg Intelligence
Michael Haugh
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware
Nuno Ferreira
Volterra Field CTO
F5
William Collins
Principal Cloud Architect
Alkira
Mark Fishburn
President
MarketWord, Inc.
Dale Smith
EVP, RevOps
Orchestral.ai
Joshua Matheus
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs
Peter Fetterolf
Network Technology, Architecture and Economic Analysis Expert
ACG Research
Jim Beyers
Senior Director of Engineering
Target
Gilles Deworm
Principal Network Architect
Johnson & Johnson
Faraz Siddiqui
Head of Solution Architecture
Prosimo
Rabia Hammad
Pre-Sales Engineer
NetBrain Technologies
Kunal Thakkar
Head of Solution Engineering
Apcela
Jeremy Rossbach
Lead, DX NetOps Product Marketing
Broadcom Software
Brian Pavane
Senior Sales Engineer
Aviatrix
Natale Ruello
Sr. Director of Product Management & UX
Forward Networks
Koroush Saraf
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
ZPE Systems
Rene Neumann
Director of Solution Engineering
ZPE Systems
Mark Inoue
Business development of Cloud Native Technology
Net One Systems USA Inc.
Dave Hegenbarth
VP Systems Engineering
Pliant
Takefumi Murakami
Director of Advanced Technology Strategy
Net One Systems Co., Ltd.
Josh Hammer
Field Chief Security Architect
Oracle
Cameron Byers
Principal Solutions Architect
Concourse Labs
Ted Turner
Cloud Solutions Architect
Kentik
Mike Krygeris
Solutions Engineer
Kentik
Chris DeHoust
Sr. Director Americas SD-WAN
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Erik Radvon
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Alkira
Tim Chase
Field CISO
Lacework
John Heintz
Director of North America SE
Augtera Networks
Jason Skrzypek
Sales Engineer
SUSE
David Bainbridge
Senior Director, Software Engineering
Ciena
Ashish Swaroop
Director Product Management
Arrcus
Dan Baxter
Sales Engineering Manager, Americas
Opengear
Deba Mohanty
VP, Product Management
Selector Analytics
Robin James
Senior Product Manager
Alkira
Ahmed Datoo
Chief Marketing Officer
Alkira
Alec Peterson
Vice President
Amazon Web Services
Alec Pinkham
Head of Product Marketing
AppNeta by Broadcom Software
Alex Amaya
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Product and Technical Marketing
Aruba, an HPE Company
Anthony Evans
Solutions Engineer
StackState
Arun Satyanarayana
Sr. Distinguished Engineer
Juniper Networks
Ben Cooper
Senior Director, Corporate Innovation
Flex
Don Luchini
Staff Engineer
SimpliSafe
George Tchaparian
CEO
Open Compute Project
James Raulinaitis
Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Rakuten
Jason Forrester
Sr. Director Open Networking
Target
Jason Gmitter
Senior Director of Solution Engineering
Pensando Systems
Jeff Gray
CEO
Gluware, Inc.
Jeff Strande
Director of Engineer for Open Switching Fabrics
Target
Johna Till Johnson
CEO and Founder
Nemertes Research
Jon Pruskowski
Sr. Manager of Cloud and Connectivity Engineering
Capital One
Kelly Baig
Director of Market Strategy
Blue Planet a division of Ciena
Keyur Patel
CTO
Arrcus
Mark Hinkle
CEO and Co-Founder
TriggerMesh
Mark Tierney
CTO
ONUG
Michael D’Aniello
Senior Infrastructure Platform Architect
VMware Carbon Black
Neal Secher
Vice President, Head of Network Services
TD Bank
Nick Lippis
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
ONUG
Paul McCluskey
Vice President – Global Enterprise GTM
Blue Planet Software a division of Ciena
Ramesh Prabagaran
CEO
Prosimo
Rick Hamilton
Senior Vice President, General Manager,
Blue Planet Software, A Division of Ciena
Rick Lapointe
Customer Engineer
Arrcus
Roopa Chowbey
Founder and President
FORMMI
Sachin Saswade
Director of Enterprise Product Line
Blue Planet a division of Ciena
Scott Stevens
Field CTO & VP, Global Systems Engineering
Pensando Systems
Shane Jenkins
Senior Director, Data Center and Infrastructure Engineering
First Republic Bank
Sreekanth Kannan
Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
Arrcus, Inc.
Steve Bolding
Senior Director Enterprise Go-to Market
Blue Planet Software a division of Ciena
Steve Mullaney
CEO
Aviatrix
Vishal Goradia
Director - Network Engineering & Architecture
Gap Inc.
ONUG Spring– Key Topics:

Actionable solutions to Multi-Cloud Security, Observability and Networking.

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Customers are at different stages of multi-cloud adoption. With more applications and services migrating to the cloud, network teams face increased MTTR with growing cloud cost, degrading the speed they can deploy and manage their networking infrastructure in multiple cloud service providers. Current Cloud networking approaches increase complexity; virtualized network appliances do NOT scale, lack observability, are expensive to operate, and take months of change control. Cloud providers' native networking capabilities scale with varied levels of feature maturity, but the onus is on the enterprise to create a blueprint that works seamlessly across any cloud. Prosimo delivers a simplified multi-cloud networking platform for distributed enterprise cloud journeys. Prosimo's integrated stack combines cloud networking, performance, security, observability, and cost management powered by data insights and machine learning models. Prosimo Network Transit integrates with cloud-native networking constructs like transit gateways, virtual WAN hub, and private link and runs within customers' cloud administrative control. Prosimo App Transit enables companies to go beyond networking with a layer that understands applications to provide one architecture to interconnect to PaaS, IaaS, and SaaS and goes beyond connectivity to include app-native networking and app performance, and continuous secure access, all with observability. Cloud Operations can integrate with the current NetDevOps process to show how autonomous and straightforward multi-cloud can be. Prosimo will present a PoC that simplifies deploying a network transit to expand into a region and then to another cloud. The PoC will show how quickly applications are onboarded to Prosimo AXI to provide consistent connectivity. With the rich visibility, the PoC will provide recommendations based on compliance, cost, and performance requirements and see the infrastructure change to meet these needs with a click of a button. As expansion occurs, you will see how performance and security are natively included, allowing customers to create application-centric access policies for users and the interaction between apps and services. Prosimo PoC will highlight the following: - Automated Day 0 and Day 1 configuration of the new cloud-based network to expand across regions and cloud - Seamless onboarding of cloud applications and deployment of network transit for the user to app or app to app traffic flow - Data-driven recommendations to ensure compliance of traffic flow and performance needs
Speakers:
Head of Solution Architecture
Prosimo

The core network paths today's applications take primarily live outside of IT’s control and sight, even though the burden of fixing these paths still resides with network operations. Understanding the dynamic delivery paths is critical to being able to drive successful digital transformation across the enterprise. Without this insight, there is significant risk to end-user experience, IT efficiency and the ability to support an increasingly remote workforce. In this demo we’ll explore key use cases that the combination of AppNeta and Broadcom Software can help NetOps teams monitor and deliver reliable user experiences no matter what network it’s delivered over; from the enterprise data center, over ISP, through hybrid-cloud and out to SaaS.
Speakers:
Lead, DX NetOps Product Marketing
Broadcom Software

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

Do you know what’s in your cloud? The speed of business is rapidly accelerating and shadow clouds are creating an unprecedented sprawl of resources that IT is responsible for managing. With the fast pace of DevOps and cloud-native workloads, maintaining a complete cloud inventory, ensuring security, controlling costs, and boosting performance are complex challenges for even the most experienced IT teams. To control the cloud, you need maximum visibility into four key areas: inventory, security, costs, and operations. Join Alkira as we explore the processes involved in gaining comprehensive visibility into AWS and Azure deployments, how critical insights into your cloud environments can help lockdown security vulnerabilities and cut costs, and how aligning cloud networking and security to best practices can help boost application performance in the multi-cloud era.
Speakers:
Chief Marketing Officer
Alkira

In an era when hybrid multi-cloud environments are the norm, extending the carefully architected network security policies is virtually impossible because IT teams cannot visualize their multi-cloud estate or monitor traffic behavior past the point of egress. Piecing together the cloud security posture requires combining data from multiple siloed applications. In this POC, we will demonstrate how Forward Enterprise makes it easy to prove security posture from on-premises through the cloud. With support for all major cloud providers (Amazon Web Services [AWS], Azure, and Google Cloud Platform [GCP]), Forward Enterprise enables IT engineers to: ● Visualize topology from a global level down to device detail. ● Perform hop-by-hop traffic analysis for on-prem, on-prem to cloud, and cloud to cloud; all in a single view. ● Verify zone-to-zone security policy compliance, on-prem and in the cloud. ● Prove compliance in the cloud.
Speakers:
Sr. Director of Product Management & UX
Forward Networks

In recent years, networks have grown exponentially more complex from edge to cloud. The adoption of multi-cloud architectures, SD-WAN, and other next-generation networking technologies have made the path to root-cause diagnosis more complicated. This leads to a huge volume of service tickets that consumes NetOps time and hinders the network innovation needed to stay competitive. Consequently, reducing the mean-time-to-repair (MTTR) of service tickets is becoming even more critical for business. Even though 95% of network problems are repetitive, they continue to be diagnosed manually in an ad-hoc manner. Moreover, 50% of network problems are preventable, but organizations lack methods to enforce rules and assure best practices are followed. In this POC, NetBrain will demonstrate the new Problem Diagnosis Automation System (PDAS) and show how automating problem diagnosis and applying network intent across the hybrid network reduces MTTR and ensures network uptime, so that NetOps can think beyond “keeping the lights on” and spend more time on network innovation.
Speakers:
Pre-Sales Engineer
NetBrain Technologies

Experienced Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, Software development, and services
industry. Skilled in Wide Area (WAN) Networks SD-WAN, Public Cloud(Azure/AWS), Wireless Technologies, Voice over IP (VolP), Switches, and Unified Communications. Strong sales engineering professional with a Bachelor of Computer Science and 8+ years of highly accomplished experience.

Modern enterprise IT teams are tasked with managing networks that are constantly in a state of transformation. These migrations are complex, requiring new types of visibility into applications, traffic flows, distributed locations, or include managing cloud workflows in order to maintain good end-user experience. Increasingly apps and network delivery paths are moving out of IT’s control, but remain IT’s responsibility when problems arise. AppNeta by Broadcom Software  has been helping the largest enterprises in the world manage performance through these transformations. Join us to learn our guide to successful transformation through a combination of active and passive monitoring methodologies that provide app performance baselines, migration validation, and continuous performance insight.
Speakers:
Head of Product Marketing
AppNeta by Broadcom Software
Alec Pinkham is the head of Product Marketing for AppNeta by Broadcom Software. Alec spent 7 years in technical marketing for AppNeta before coming to Broadcom with a background in software product management, testing, and mechanical engineering. Off the clock, he is an avid hiker, runner, and skier depending on the weather.

IT organizations often find that their legacy networks are not fit for hybrid- and multi-cloud consumption, as they move workloads beyond the datacenter to IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS cloud platforms. In this session, learn how to use modern SD-WAN tools and virtualized networking platforms to accelerate multi-cloud network performance and improve security. Too often IT organizations recognize too late that their current network doesn't meet the performance, security, or reliability needs of their cloud adoption roadmap. This leads to a complex patchwork of bespoke cloud connectivity solutions. At one end the Internet becomes the new WAN for enterprise cloud apps, but this option often lacks the security, visibility and performance associated with private, typically MPLS based WANs. At the other end are MPLS based extensions to cloud platforms and/or a bevy of private line based direct connect options from cloud services providers, but these all add both cost and complexity. In this session you'll learn how to build an SD-WAN based multi-cloud router for low latency prem-to-cloud, and cloud-to-cloud private connectivity with the performance characteristics MPLS based WANs, while reducing cost and simplifying complexity. As a bonus -- how to easily convert existing dedicated 1G/10G cloud direct connects into high-performance multi-cloud on-ramps.
Speakers:
Head of Solution Engineering
Apcela

Visibility and control of cloud risk remains a critical challenge for enterprises. Yet the pressure to migrate to the cloud continues unabated, with little tolerance for slowing innovation. How can you solve this cloud dilemma? Learn the secret. Join Cameron Byers, Principal Solutions Architect at Concourse Labs, as he unveils the secret and demonstrates how you can prevent, detect, and correct cloud misconfiguration at every stage of the cloud application lifecycle - from development thru runtime - and at the pace at which development operates. In this 10-minute session, you will see how to manage a growing number of third-party standards and apply them automatically, without fear, across diverse parts of your business, all while enabling developers to self-service the security of their infrastructure as code without slowing them down. Isn’t it time you stopped not knowing and got control of your cloud risk?
Speakers:
Principal Solutions Architect
Concourse Labs

Some of the key challenges hindering enterprise cloud adoption today are - incomplete inventory, shadow IT, disparate cloud architectures, inconsistent security, cloud drift, overlapping IP addresses just to name a few. In this session, we will cover how Alkira removes the blindfolds of the cloud and multi-cloud environments by offering enterprises an unprecedented degree of visibility, analytics and actionable insights.
Speakers:
Senior Product Manager
Alkira

Robin James is a Senior Product Manager at Alkira focused on multi-cloud solutions for enterprise networks. In his role he is responsible for cloud networking and connectivity strategies for modern enterprise networks. Prior to joining Alkira in 2018, Robin held Engineering and Product Management roles at the SD-WAN startup Viptela which was acquired by Cisco.

The vast adoption of cloud infrastructure is creating significant challenges for network teams. If you can’t see across all of your infrastructure – including the networks you own and those you don’t – how can you find and fix problems fast? In this proof-of-concept demonstration, you’ll see the Kentik Network Observability Cloud and learn how this comprehensive, integrated platform gives you visibility across public and private clouds, on-premises networks, SaaS apps, and other critical workloads – all to deliver compelling, actionable intelligence to plan, run and fix any network.
Speakers:
Cloud Solutions Architect
Kentik

Ted is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in building, operating and scaling production environments. Using DevOps principles at AvidXchange he is helping to change monolithic code into smaller manageable components while migrating services out into the Cloud. Making systems observable throughout the microservice creation and cloud migration.

Solutions Engineer
Kentik

 

 

Today, not only ecommerce, but also various business functions such as customer and internal communication, CRM, ERP and others are deployed on the cloud, and there is no doubt that multi-cloud is now an important business platform.However, it is also true that it is becoming increasingly difficult to optimally utilize multi cloud with different performance requirements and security risks for each application, as well as more laws and compliance to be addressed. Also, we should consider about the increasing number of new features and services from multiple stakeholders like cloud service providers and vendors. In this PoC, we introduce the architecture and automation mechanism to maximize the ROI of cloud utilization in such a fast-changing environment.
Speakers:
Business development of Cloud Native Technology
Net One Systems USA Inc.
Director of Advanced Technology Strategy
Net One Systems Co., Ltd.

Whether you call it “plan, build, operate” or “monitor, implement, manage,” the network lifecycle is a familiar concept for IT organizations. While the frameworks themselves haven’t changed much, the importance of addressing the lifecycle and the capabilities for managing it are constantly evolving. In this session, you’ll hear from a panel of experts at Blue Planet as they discuss:
  • Why is it urgent that enterprises take a lifecycle approach to network management?
  • What makes network lifecycle management a complex problem to solve?
  • What critical functions should be considered as part of a solution?
  • How are the different teams within the IT organization impacted?
  • Which benefits can the business expect by implementing an end-to-end approach?
Speakers:
Senior Vice President, General Manager,
Blue Planet Software, A Division of Ciena

Rick Hamilton is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Blue Planet Software, a division
of Ciena. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for Ciena’s Blue Planet software platform and global services
organization, including consulting and support services for designing, deploying, managing, and
maintaining communications networks.

Hamilton has led Blue Planet Software since its incorporation as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ciena in
2019. Ciena created this separate division to drive added focus on a key element of its Adaptive Network
strategy, and to enable greater business independence, including with respect to Blue Planet’s practices,
go-to-market strategy, customer engagement and commercial model.

Before joining Cisco, Hamilton was Senior Vice President and CIO of The DFS Group (a division of LVMH
Group), a luxury retailer catering to the traveling audience. Previously, he led the Applications and
Technology Services team that serviced 135 stores throughout the United States for Cost Plus World
Market, and he led the applications development team for Discovery Channel’s consumer division.

Hamilton holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the University of Phoenix and a master’s
degree in software engineering from Golden Gate University. A licensed commercial pilot and flight
instructor, he also holds an undergraduate degree in aeronautics.

Vice President – Global Enterprise GTM
Blue Planet Software a division of Ciena

Paul McCluskey is Vice President of Global Enterprise GTM for Blue Planet. His primary focus is building strategic partnerships and new routes to market that create broad value propositions for our joint customers. Paul also owns the Blue Orbit Partner Program which is critical to enabling our ecosystem.

With over 30 years of experience in networking and operations, Paul has an established grasp of the ongoing operational challenges facing service providers and large enterprises.

Prior to joining Blue Planet, Paul served as Vice President of Business Development at Ericsson managing global market development for its OSS solution. He also served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at CENX where he ran partner channels and managed the marketing organization.

Paul studied at the Royal Signals Army Apprentice College in Harrogate, United Kingdom where he received a BTEC diploma in Electronics and Communications. He jointly developed the patent for a Method and System for Specifying Planned Changes to a Communications Network.

Director of Enterprise Product Line
Blue Planet a division of Ciena

Sachin has more than 20 years of product management experience managing network and services lifecycle management products. Before Ciena, he was the CEO and Co-founder of IndusIntel, Inc., a silicon valley based startup offering industry 4.0 industrial IoT solutions. Before that, Sachin’s longest career was with Cisco, where he managed Unified Communications services lifecycle management products targeted at enterprises and service provider customers.

Director of Market Strategy
Blue Planet a division of Ciena

Kelly Baig has worked in information technology and networking for over 30 years. Her past experience includes HPE and Aruba, where Kelly helped to introduce the GreenLake for Aruba NaaS solution to the market. Kelly is excited to be part of the Blue Planet Enterprise Automation Suite program at Ciena, working with partners and customers to identify key problems to solve in network lifecycle management.

Senior Director Enterprise Go-to Market
Blue Planet Software a division of Ciena

Steve is responsible for securing customer adoption and growth for a new set of Blue Planet offering, targeting multiple Enterprise verticals. This role will focus on Blue Planet development of Global Distribution, Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners operating in all regions. Steve leads a team of director level partner engagement leads and provides direction and support for their in-country channel engagements.

Steve’s background spans 4 decades working with Product vendors & Service firms dealing with large networks in both Service Provider and Enterprise markets. Companies include Nortel, IBM, JDSU, Viavi Solutions, Hitachi and Blue Planet a Ciena Company.

In recent years, high-profile network outages, such as the ones experienced by AWS, Fastly, CloudFlare, and thousands of intermittent service degradations have frustrated end-users while leading to poor overall business outcomes. Believe it or not, many of these outages and degradations have common culprits. This means their resolution – and future prevention - can be streamlined with the intelligent use of data and automation for proactive enforcement. This presentation with NetBrain’s Rabia Hammad, will discuss the why and how of getting started with preventative problem diagnosis automation to ensure the network can run as intended.
Speakers:
Pre-Sales Engineer
NetBrain Technologies

Experienced Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology, Software development, and services
industry. Skilled in Wide Area (WAN) Networks SD-WAN, Public Cloud(Azure/AWS), Wireless Technologies, Voice over IP (VolP), Switches, and Unified Communications. Strong sales engineering professional with a Bachelor of Computer Science and 8+ years of highly accomplished experience.

Quickly and easily sharing security information across an organization’s multi-cloud deployment is key to the success of a secure multi-cloud deployment.  Without a central method to detect insecure activity and address and resolve these issues, organizations with a multi-cloud deployment are susceptible to security vulnerabilities. In this Proof-of-Concept demonstration, Oracle will demonstrate how Oracle Cloud Infrastructure security services integrate with the ONUG Cloud Security Network Framework decorator to help organizations quickly and centrally identify and remediate security misconfigurations, threats, and insecure activities.
Speakers:
Field Chief Security Architect
Oracle

Josh Hammer is a Field Chief Cloud Security Architect with Oracle. In this role he works with customers to help them build innovative cloud security architectures and strategies that standardize and accelerate adoption of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Digital technology is transforming the world around us at an ever-increasing pace, changing every aspect of business and consumer experience. Discover how the power of one can help propel that digital transformation seamlessly. One simple network, one scalable architecture, and one seamless experience connecting any service, anytime, anywhere.

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

We spend our days on voice and video conferencing and performance is a constant struggle, especially with the rise in popularity of hybrid work. With apps like Microsoft Teams hosted outside of traditional infrastructure how can you get actionable insight to solve issues faster or quickly isolate the root cause–even if it’s outside your sphere of influence. Join AppNeta by Broadcom Software to see what active monitoring can do for these key apps that enable business-critical collaboration. Speed up MTTR or prove your innocence when last-mile ISPs or end-user environments are really to blame.
Speakers:
Head of Product Marketing
AppNeta by Broadcom Software
Alec Pinkham is the head of Product Marketing for AppNeta by Broadcom Software. Alec spent 7 years in technical marketing for AppNeta before coming to Broadcom with a background in software product management, testing, and mechanical engineering. Off the clock, he is an avid hiker, runner, and skier depending on the weather.

Speakers:
Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Product and Technical Marketing
Aruba, an HPE Company

Join us and take a peek at what we have available for the AWS platform, and soon to be released Azure platform.
Speakers:

Simplify Enterprise Cloud Networking The Aviatrix cloud network platform delivers the advanced networking, security and operational visibility services required by enterprises, while maintaining the simplicity and automation of cloud. Advanced Multi-Cloud Network Transit Aviatrix software enables enterprise IT to easily deploy a high-availability, multi-cloud network data plane with end-to-end and highperformance encryption, multi-cloud security domains and operational data IT teams need. Aviatrix transit provides the intelligence to ensure network correctness and the traffic engineering control network architects are missing from the basic transit constructs CSPs deliver. Enterprise Class Operational Visibility The Aviatrix platform brings day-two operational visibility required by enterprises to help you pinpoint traffic anomalies and suspicious behavior, resolve connectivity problems faster, and share network health metrics and dynamic network topology maps with staff and management
Speakers:
Senior Sales Engineer
Aviatrix

See how NetDevOps is real and achievable using a drag-and-drop, no-code approach to build, test and operate workflows to automate processes in your infrastructure lifecycle management. Gluware provides a suite of no-code applications powered by an intelligent network orchestration engine supporting 30+ vendors along with the ability to integrate 3rd party APIs. In this POC, see how workflows can be built then run, scheduled or triggered for autonomous operations. A featured use case will perform drift detection and config remediation with ServiceNow approval integration and notification.
Speakers:
VP of Product Marketing
Gluware

Retailers, financial institutions, and other enterprises are evolving towards “branch of the future” model to improve the customer experience, maximize per-store revenue and reduce cost. This requires a shift towards a software-centric converged IT and network infrastructure and “any-edge, any-cloud” environment that enables real-time access to applications regardless of where they reside. But shifting from a multi-hardware, multi-rack and multi-domain infrastructure in each store to a cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service environment can be tricky. This proof of concept demonstrates how Ciena’s Virtualized Edge Solution with a cloud-native, multi-service edge software stack enables geographically dispersed stores to become “smart enterprise branches” by accessing multi-cloud digital retail applications like inventory management, customer relationship management and security in real-time.
Speakers:
Senior Director, Software Engineering
Ciena

David Bainbridge is a Senior Director of Software Engineering with a focus on open-source software working as part of Ciena’s office of the CTO. In this role, David participates in developing prototypes, demonstrations, and product integrations that leverage the best practices and trends of the open-source community. Further, David and his team work to understand how these practices and trends can be applied to existing Ciena products as well as help influence product direction to better address the needs of Ciena’s customers.

David’s software architecture and development practice has spanned more than 40 years and covered diverse domains including human-machine interaction, security, distributed systems, AR/VR, simulation, IT operations, network management, and education. David continues to contribute to open-source projects and occasionally presents at industry conferences around the globe.

Global enterprises with servers in Ukraine asked ZPE Systems how to safely keep data & intellectual property from falling into the wrong hands. With the proliferation of PoP and edge locations, sensitive data is increasingly at risk. Whether an appliance is stolen or hacked, a secure decommissioning strategy is critical…especially when remote access is no longer possible because Internet lines are cut. See ZPE Systems’s out-of-band infrastructure blueprint for protecting sensitive data & IP using the ONUG orchestration and automation framework open to Gluware, Ansible, SALT stack or your own custom scripts. In this demo, see how ZPE Systems puts immutable principles into real life action to easily, safely, and quickly build, destroy, and rebuild networks.
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Vice President of Product Management and Marketing
ZPE Systems

Koroush Saraf leads product positioning and marketing initiatives for ZPE Systems and brings 20 years of networking and security experience to the team. Koroush served as VP of Product management at Palo Alto Networks and Fortinet bringing to market leading products in SASE, SD-WAN, LTE/5G, SD-Branch and IAM. And now at ZPE we are bringing the same security reliability and simplicity of public cloud to private cloud infrastructure from Datacenter to the edge. Koroush holds a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Stanford & USC.

Director of Solution Engineering
ZPE Systems

As part of the Solution Engineering group is Rene Neumann working closely with customers and helps delivering the right solutions to ZPE customers.
His IT & data center expertise spans over 20 years, covering a broad range of technologies from Data Center and Infrastructure Management implementations and solutions to Network Management and Automation technologies. Using ZPE’s powerful platform of consolidated devices and intuitive software, Rene continues to improve network architecture for companies across the globe.

You have plenty of tools. Now you need unified insights into your entire stack. StackState gives IT operations teams a new dimension of visibility to improve the health, performance and reliability of cloud and hybrid environments. Based on our unique 4T® Data Model, you can: * Correlate topology with telemetry at every point in time * Find root cause and see impact fast * Detect and fix problems before they affect the business Watch this PoC to learn how you can use topology-powered observability to obtain the most complete picture of the state of your stack and the intelligence you need to quickly find, fix and prevent problems.
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Solutions Engineer
StackState

Enterprise organizations will continue to keep workloads on-prem while making these workloads integrate seamlessly with public cloud. As cloud becomes an integral part of the IT infrastructure, hybrid multi-cloud will become the default configuration for these organizations. As these organizations adopt hybrid multi-cloud, a few challenges emerge: 1. Incompatible connectivity options with each cloud provider 2. Manual and tedious deployment and management 3. Security is an after-thought 4. Lack of automation for routine maintenance Arrcus ACE virtual routers support customers to accelerate cloud adoption and gain a competitive edge while lowering TCO. Customers can quickly establish direct and secure virtual connections to multiple service providers and to the public cloud providers for rapid, automated provisioning. Seamlessly deploy and manage secure connections between on-premise infrastructure to any cloud provider with automation and consistent operations.
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Director Product Management
Arrcus
Customer Engineer
Arrcus

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Founder
Prowler Open Source
Lead of Prowler Pro
Verica

Toni de la Fuente is the founder of Prowler Open Source, the tool for enabling AWS security best practices. He has also worked for AWS as a security engineer and consultant. He’s passionate about FLOSS – Free Libre Open Source Software – in general and Information Security, Incident Response, and Digital Forensics in particular. He enjoys everything related to cloud computing and automation. Toni has contributed to several security and Open Source community projects such as Prowler, phpRADmin, the Nagios plugin for Alfresco, and Alfresco BART (backup tool). He’s also contributed to books and courses related to Linux, Monitoring, and AWS Security for PacktPublishing.

Ernest Lefner, Chief Product Officer, Gluware, will review their new product announcement and highlight the path to self-operating networks in an era of rapidly evolving enterprise needs. Lefner will discuss how no-code/low-code NRPA and NetDevOps provides the software ‘glue’ between API interfaces to progress from task-based automation to end-to-end event-based automation along with a demo from Michael Haugh, VP of Product Marketing.
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Co-Founder and Co-Chairman 
ONUG

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

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

VP of Product Marketing
Gluware

A multi-cloud enabled SD-WAN is key for enterprises to achieve the highest return from their investments and initiatives by delivering better economics, control, reliability, and performance. This demonstration will leverage Aruba Edge Connect’s integrations with Cloud providers and Network as-a-Service offerings to deploy, secure, and automate a true multi-cloud capable SD-WAN.
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Sr. Director Americas SD-WAN
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Building a security strategy for the cloud can be challenging. It requires understanding the threat landscape and understanding how to respond quickly. In this session, we will talk about an approach that will help form a strategy for securing your cloud and cloud workloads.
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Field CISO
Lacework

NetOps teams operating Data Center and WAN networks are challenged by endless noise and reactive processes. Hybrid and multi-cloud networks present additional new difficulties. The infrastructure is mixed, with diverse telemetry formats and sources, and the tooling for detection and troubleshooting is siloed across multiple vendors and infrastructure providers. On top of all this, the pressure is greater than ever to maintain peak availability and performance for critical applications. In this PoC, Augtera will demonstrate how machine learning can transform NetOps from reactive to proactive. We will show how Augtera’s Network AI platform stops the noise, detects operationally relevant anomalies and automates NetOps processes -- dramatically reducing mean-time-to-detection and remediation. We'll show real world application of topology aware ML to auto-correlate events across mixed telemetry types from data center and hybrid infrastructure, including syslog, SNMP, flow data and more. Augtera's ML platform will use these data sources to detect multiple operationally relevant failures as they happen, pinpoint the infrastructure components involved, and even predict impending failures before they affect application availability.
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Director of North America SE
Augtera Networks

While many of today’s networks have redundant network paths, the Out-of-Band (OOB) and Management traffic for those networks is sometimes entirely dependent on the state of the network it is managing. Providing an independent path for that traffic is critical to assuring strong uptime and fast remediation to outages. In this demo we will explore how Opengear combines Lighthouse Central Management, LTE and our NetOps functionality within our console servers to deliver an Independent Management Plane for network infrastructure.
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Sales Engineering Manager, Americas
Opengear

More and more container environments are going into production where there is sensitive data to protect, and PCI or other types of compliance needs to be ensured. In a cloud native environment, traditional security tools don't provide the visibility and protection your enterprise needs. And today you need to protect not only the runtime environment but your entire software supply chain. So cloud native security starts with the build and test phase and extends to runtime protection to protect against zero day exploits. With a full stack of protections from vulnerability scanning, compliance scanning, and admission control, to runtime scanning, threat based controls, and zero-trust controls, SUSE's NeuVector can protect all your containerized workloads from threats at every point in the development, deployment, and production.
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Sales Engineer
SUSE

Selector Analytics is a platform for operational intelligence of multi-cloud infrastructure and performance-sensitive managed services. By adopting an AI/ML-based data analytics approach, Selector Analytics provides actionable multi-dimensional insights to network, cloud, and application operators. In the presentation, Selector will demonstrate how operators receive actionable insights through collaborative platforms such as Slack and Microsoft teams without spending time writing complex SQL queries and drilling down to current issues with a few clicks. Selector Analytics provides this information by correlating config change events, alerts, metrics, events, and logs from siloed data sources, connecting the dots and pointing operations teams to where triage should begin.
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VP, Product Management
Selector Analytics

Deba Mohanty is VP of Product Management at Selector. He is responsible for product management and marketing at Selector. Deba has over fifteen years of experience in the design, development, and product management of Computer Networking products and data analytics solutions. His experiences include product development and management roles at Intel and Juniper Networks and data-analytics product management roles at AWS (Amazon Web Services).Deba graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Electrical Engineering. He also has a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A & M University and an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

As East-West traffic continues to grow exponentially, traditional segmentation approaches require increasingly complex approaches to Network design. In most instances these designs rely on tromboning to individual services appliances which not only introduces complexity, but significant additional latency, congestion and cost. This equates to end users experiencing performance degradation or a complete lack of application availability due to the inability of administrators and critical services, such as firewalls and load balancers, to provide resources in a timely manner. In this POC we will outline and demonstrate a simple step by step path to a more secure data center environment leveraging the Aruba CX 10000. The CX 10000 can easily integrate into any enterprise or cloud environment regardless of whether it is public, private or hybrid. This approach does not require changes to server hardware or software, does not make any assumptions on the server operating systems nor does it require any driver or agent to be installed on the server, all while providing distributed services at scale and wire-rate.
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Senior Director of Solution Engineering
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.

We will show how Prowler supports CSNF and can be used to use its findings and events in an automated fashion.
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Founder
Prowler Open Source
Lead of Prowler Pro
Verica

Toni de la Fuente is the founder of Prowler Open Source, the tool for enabling AWS security best practices. He has also worked for AWS as a security engineer and consultant. He’s passionate about FLOSS – Free Libre Open Source Software – in general and Information Security, Incident Response, and Digital Forensics in particular. He enjoys everything related to cloud computing and automation. Toni has contributed to several security and Open Source community projects such as Prowler, phpRADmin, the Nagios plugin for Alfresco, and Alfresco BART (backup tool). He’s also contributed to books and courses related to Linux, Monitoring, and AWS Security for PacktPublishing.

Abstract: P4 is a domain-specific language for programming and specifying packet-processing systems. It is based on an elegant design with high-level abstractions like parsers and match-action pipelines that can be compiled to efficient implementations in software or hardware. This talk will discuss how P4 can be used to provide a new foundation for computer networks, with end-to-end network programmability and formal verification of network behavior using static and dynamic techniques.
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Professor of Computer Science
Cornell University
Nate Foster is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and a Platform Architect at Intel. The goal of his research is to develop languages and tools that make it easy for programmers to build secure and reliable systems. His current work focuses on the design and implementation of languages for programming software-defined networks. In the past he has also worked on bidirectional languages (also known as “lenses”), database query languages, data provenance, type systems, mechanized proof, and formal semantics. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University, and a BA in Computer Science from Williams College. His awards include a Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award, the SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, a Most Influential POPL Paper Award, a most Influential ICFP Paper Award, a Tien ‘72 Teaching Award, several Google Research Awards, a Yahoo! Academic Career Enhancement Award, a Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award, and the Morris and Dorothy Rubinoff Award.
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.

Large scale infrastructures have recently turned to application-offloads to improve the performance, security and functionality of their applications.  In particular, these trends range from using eBPF to offload edge functionality into the kernel or using languages like P4 to offload cluster functionality into smartNiCs and smartSwitches.  Although these approaches promise improved functionality, they often introduce performance degradation and regressions. Yet, existing observability and diagnosis tools generally do not provide visibility into these programmable offload substrates.
In this talk, I will highlight the management and performance implications of eBPF-based offloads, then I will discuss challenges which prevent us from directly extending existing observability techniques into such substrates, and finally I will discuss on going work to directly provide visibility into eBPF and P4 based programs.
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Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
Brown University

Dr. Benson is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Brown University.  His group focuses on developing models and designing algorithms and frameworks to improve the performance and availability of computer networks. In particular, his group explores the critical role that network state plays in determining network performance and availability with the state’s inherent semantics and emergent state management techniques by investigating designs and algorithms to more holistically understand and manage this state. More recently, this approach has been applied to addressing the digital divide, improving microservices/clouds, managing software defined networks, and rethinking CDN designs. These designs and systems have been deployed at web scale companies, adopted by opensource systems, and acquired by a large hardware manufacturer.

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.

The proliferation of communication services that we depend on every day makes managing computer networks more important than ever. The increasing security, availability, and performance demands of these services suggest that these network-management problems must be solved in real time---and inside the network.  In this new era, network management requires a fundamentally new approach.  Instead of performing offline analysis of network traces, future networks should make real-time, closed-loop decisions---to block unwanted traffic, to reroute traffic to avoid congestion, and more.  This talk explores how to bring together network measurement, analysis, and control, by leveraging recent advances in programmable network devices and the P4 programming language (www.p4.org). We present several example network "apps" that detect and fix performance and security problems, while still processing packets at line rate in high-speed switches with limited memory, and discuss our deployment experience using Intel Tofino switches in the Princeton campus network (https://p4campus.cs.princeton.edu/) and the Open Networking Foundation’s Aether platform as part of the Pronto project (https://prontoproject.org/).
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Chair, Computer Science Department
Princeton University

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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.