Network Transformation Summit Day 2 - Presented in Partnership with IDC

Speakers:

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

Martin Casado (General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz)

Leslie Daigle (Principal, ThinkingCat Enterprises)

Charlie Gero (CTO, Enterprise Division, Akamai)

Brighten Godfrey (Co-Founder and CTO, Veriflow)

Christos Kolias (Principal Research Scientist and Orange Expert, Orange Silicon Valley)

Peyton Maynard-Koran (Senior Director - Worldwide Infrastructure, Whole Foods/Amazon)

Chris McCain (Director Of Product Marketing, Networking & Security, VMware)

Harry Moseley (CIO, Zoom)

Location: Grand Ballroom E

Date: Tuesday, May 1

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.

View the schedule for Day 1.

DAY 2

9:00 - 9:45 Networking Past, Present and Future
Martin Casado (General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz)
In this fireside chat, emcee Brandon Butler talks with SDN inventor Martin Casado about how far networking has come and where it’s heading. Audience questions encouraged.

9:45 – 10:30 The Enterprise Network Is Dead…Or Is It?
Peyton Maynard-Koran (Senior Director - Worldwide Infrastructure, Whole Foods/Amazon)
Enterprise infrastructure mimics the same way we built software in the 1970s and 80s, and it is time for a change. However, many companies are preferring to rent "managed" infrastructure, webscale providers are building their own network operating systems, and the open source ecosystem is growing. Will enterprises be able to adapt? It's all up to them.

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:45 Intent-Based Verification: Taking a Practical Step Towards Autonomous Networks
Brighten Godfrey (Co-Founder and CTO, Veriflow)

Intent-based verification can be a practical first step towards autonomous networks, providing a new level of awareness of the entire state of the network to support business goals. With automated, mathematically-rigorous assurance that these goals are met, verification improves the resilience and security of existing networks while providing a foundation for evolution towards the autonomous network of the future.

11:45 – 12:00 Zoom Lightning Talk
Harry Moseley (CIO, Zoom)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 Keeping the 'Inter' in 'Internet'
Leslie Daigle (Principal, ThinkingCat Enterprises)
The Internet was conceived in an era when it was not physically or financially feasible for any single entity to build a globe-spanning network. Today's large corporations are closer to achieving such networks, and it’s tempting to seek such exclusivity. However, that misses the power and the point of inter-networking, which is at least as valuable today as it was 40 years ago.

1:45 - 2:30 The Zero Trust Revolution
Charlie Gero (CTO, Enterprise Division, Akamai)
Perimeter-based security architectures are inherently flawed, resulting in some major attacks. Learn how the theory of Zero Trust and its development is addressing these challenges, and how implementing the concepts can achieve a greater security posture.

2:30 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 3:15 VMware Lightning Talk: A Network Built for Today and Ready for Tomorrow
Chris McCain (Director, Networking & Security)
Why the platform of business innovation starts with networking

3:15 - 4:00 Advancement at the Edge: Harnessing Mobility and Networking for IoT

Christos Kolias (Principal Research Scientist and Orange Expert, Orange Silicon Valley)
Edge computing technologies are transforming network infrastructure. But what underlying technologies are involved in these new networks, and what infrastructure challenges must be addressed to yield the greatest benefit for next-generation IoT applications?


4:00 - 5:00 Networking for the Next Decade
Brandon Butler -- Event Emcee (Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks, IDC)
Leslie Daigle (Principal, ThinkingCat Enterprises)
Charlie Gero (CTO, Enterprise Division, Akamai)
Lori MacVittie (Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Networks)

Peyton Maynard-Koran (Senior Director - Worldwide Infrastructure, Whole Foods/Amazon)
In this closing panel, our speakers discuss the major themes of the program and offer advice for attendees to ensure their networks are ready to face the future.