Network Transformation Summit Day 1 - Presented in Partnership with IDC

Speakers:

Brandon Butler -- Event Emcee (Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks, IDC)

Luis Castillo (Global Network Engineering Manage, National Instuments)

Denise Donohue (Network Architect, Chesapeake NetCraftsmen)

Arpit Joshipura (General Manager, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation)

Amy Lewis (Director of Influence Marketing, VMware)

Lori MacVittie (Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks)

Jordan Martin (Technical Architect, Core BTS; Cofounder, Network Collective)

Radia Perlman (Fellow, Dell EMC)

Aaron Sullivan (Chair, Open Compute Project Incubation Committee & Director of Hardware Engineering, Facebook)

Jose Tellado (Fellow, Network Analytics, Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Location: Grand Ballroom E

Date: Monday, April 30

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Pass Type: All Access, Summits & Workshops

Format: Summit

Track: Infrastructure

Conference Journey: IT Architect

Audience: Intermediate

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: Intermediate

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As enterprises build out their digital transformation strategies, IT infrastructure is rapidly evolving to keep up. Businesses are focusing on modernizing their networks to support skyrocketing connectivity demands while improving agility and service levels. This ushers in a new breed of software-defined, service-based, and open source network infrastructure that allows flexibility, automation, and integration with cloud models and applications.

This two-day program, hosted by IDC senior analyst Brandon Butler, will explore how today's enterprise networks must adapt to meet the needs of today's technology-centric businesses and will explore how those who build these networks need to prepare for challenges on the horizon.

9:00 - 9:05 Welcome
Brandon Butler -- Event Emcee (Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks, IDC)

9:05 - 9:45 Protocol Myths, Missteps and Mysteries
Radia Perlman (Fellow, Dell EMC)
Networking pioneer Radia Perlman takes a thought-provoking look at fads like Blockchain, “information-centric networking” and SDN, and breaks down some commonly held misconceptions about networking protocols and technology.

9:45 – 10:30 The Open Source Perfect Storm
Arpit Joshipura (General Manager, Networking & Orchestration, Linux Foundation)

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45 How Hyperscale Networking Practices Can be More than Just a Fun Story
Aaron Sullivan (Chair, Open Compute Project Incubation Committee & Director of Hardware Engineering, Facebook)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 Business-Driven Network Design
Denise Donohue (Network Architect, Chesapeake NetCraftsmen)
As technology becomes an integral part of companies, network architects need to understand how to translate business requirements into network solutions.

1:45 - 2:30 Realizing Security and Speed at Scale
Lori MacVittie (Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks)
Becoming an “applications-first” IT organization requires digital transformation. Learn how to survive the transition and avoid turning your network into a cloudy, containerized vortex of chaos.

2:30 - 3:00 - Break

3:00 - 3:15 National Instruments Transformation with Cisco SD-WAN
Luis Castillo (Global Network Engineering Manager, National Instruments)

Luis will describe his experience in migrating from a traditional to an SD-WAN network across global locations at National Instruments.

3:15 - 4:00 Advancements in Wireless Networking
Jose Tellado (Fellow, Network Analytics, Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Major changes in all aspects of our business and personal lives are requiring changes in the networks our technology runs on. Learn about the latest advances in wired and wireless technologies with the greatest impact, including AI and machine learning, behavioral analytics, and 802.11ax.

4:00 - 5:00 Networking Careers: The Evolving Networking Professional and Team
Amy Lewis (Director of Influence Marketing, VMware) -- Moderator
Denise Donohue (Network Architect, Chesapeake NetCraftsmen)
Jordan Martin (Technical Architect, Core BTS; Cofounder, Network Collective)
Our panel of networking professionals and IT leaders discusses the changing IT landscape and how organizations and practitioners are adapting in order to survive and thrive.

View the schedule for Day 2.