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Choosing the Right Platform for Cloud-Based Virtualized Managed Services
Date / Time: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 11:00 a.m New York/ 4:00 p.m. London
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Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading

Wayne Cheung, Director, Product Marketing SDN/NFV, Juniper Networks

Charlie Arteaga, Leader, IBM GTS Industry Services

The nature of enterprise demand for network services is changing rapidly with the arrival of new service options like Secure SD-WAN. CSPs have to adapt quickly to customer requirements by deploying a new service delivery approach characterized by speed, agility and automation. In this webinar, Juniper will share valuable lessons on the power of a platform to increase CSP profits and customer satisfaction, and IBM will share a business strategy that can shorten time to market while reducing costs to allow CSPs to capture new enterprise customers profitably.



 

Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading
Jim leads Heavy Reading’s research on the impact of NFV on the control plane and application layers at the core and edge. This includes the evolution path of SIP applications, unified communications (UC), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), session border controllers (SBCs), Diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy controllers and WebRTC. Jim is also focused on the network and subscriber impact of Big Data and Analytics. He authors Heavy Reading's NFV and SDN Market Trackers. Other areas of research coverage include Subscriber Data Management (SDM) and fixed-line TDM replacement. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Wayne Cheung, Director, Product Marketing SDN/NFV, Juniper Networks
Wayne Cheung has more than 20 years of experience in telecom and networking, in roles including software development, technical and product marketing, solution architect and business development. He has developed cloud-based services around voice, video collaboration, security and web conferencing. He has partnered with global service providers to define service offers, develop ROI models, translate to solution architectures, execute implementation strategies and create go-to-market plans for both residential and business customers. He has also worked with targeted enterprise vertical markets including healthcare and government to ensure compliance. Wayne's diverse background brings expertise in transforming networks to best leverage the full benefits of NFV and SDN.

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Charlie Arteaga, Leader, IBM GTS Industry Services
Charlie Arteaga is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and Leader of the IBM GTS (Global Technology Services) Industry Services for Telecom Service providers. Charlie has an M.S. Degree in Information Technology and is certified as an Open Group Distinguished Network Architect. With over thirty-five years of experience in designing, and deploying data communication network solutions, Charlie has helped many customers over the last three decades with developing complex data network solutions for service providers, smarter cities, banking, and smart grid and smart metering applications among others. In his current role, Charlie leads the infrastructure solutions and offerings globally for communication service providers.

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Steven Teitzel, Global Solution Executive, Network & OSS Transformation, IBM
Steven Teitzel is responsible for the strategy and business development for IBM cloud-based networking with NFV/SDN, OSS and security enabling network and OSS transformations. He applies cognitive analytics, cloud, assurance and agile DevOps to build IBM cloud-based networking for the service provider network operations and infrastructure to take out cost and drive monetization of the network. Steven has been with IBM for 35 years as a solution executive, a managing principal, principal, consultant and architect within IBM Sales and Global Services for IT Strategy, Networking and Service Management.

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