Introduced and Chaired by: Shin Umeda, Vice President, Carrier Ethernet, Mobile Backhaul & Routers Market Research, Dell’Oro Group
‘Take the red pill’ and escape The Matrix… Full SDN/NFV uptake has the potential to transform Telco reality with new freedoms, new flexibility, and new business models — just as dinosaurs evolved into flocks of birds. But it’s a scary transition that demands enormous commitment.
What can be done to keep that vision in sight, while making the migration path less painful? How soon can pioneers expect ROI in compensation for being the ones who make the mistakes while others watch and learn? We are asking for the big picture here: embracing technological innovation, open standards and new business models to ease the pain and accelerate the rewards.
We have a panel representing the top vendors—do they think they can make a strong case for Service Providers to take the next step?
Panellists: Steve West, CTO, Cyan; Arpit Joshipura, Vice President of Product Marketing, Dell ; Don McCullough, Director Strategic Communication, Ericsson; Mike Capuano, VP Corporate Marketing, Infinera; Bob Mandeville, President, Iometrix; Doug Wills, Senior Director, Product Marketing, JUNOS & SDN, Juniper Networks; Viral Vimawala, Architect — Virtualization Solutions, Spirent Communications