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Fall 2015 Agenda

The ONUG Fall 2015 conference agenda will include keynotes and panels, designed to provide a diversity of opinions on open infrastructure deployment from IT business leaders. SDN IT architects and designers will take the stage to discuss their motivations for deploying SDN and the business benefits they are receiving from the technology. Industry leaders and early adopters shared best practices to consider when contemplating the move to an SDN strategy.

Please check back frequently for updated agendas and session descriptions.

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Conference – November 4
8:45-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-9:35 NYU Welcome
9:35-10:15 ONUG: Navigating the Sea Change

  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
10:15-11:00 Morgan Stanley and Open Frameworks – Why Do We Care?

  • Tsvi Gal, Morgan Stanley
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 IPv6: An Open Cloud Infrastructure Enabler or Corporate Tax?

  • Moderator: John Curran, ARIN
  • Speakers: John Burns, Wells Fargo
  • Jim Kyriannis, NYU
  • Samir Vaidya, Verizon
Open Cloud Infrastructure Security Vulnerabilities and Mitigation

  • Moderator: Christos Christou, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Speakers: Rita Marty, AT&T
  • Bala Rajagopalan, BlueMountain
  • Dr. Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, NYU
Successful Selling of SDNs Requires Knowing Your Market

Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

12:00-12:40 Lunch in Technology Showcase
12:40-1:40 Gigamon Partnership Series: The Haystack Problem

  • Simon Gibson, Gigamon
  • Daniel Hertzberg, PNC Financial Services
Riverbed Partnership Series: The Future of SD-WAN is Application-Defined

  • Hansang Bae, Riverbed
  • Michel Boulay, FM Logistic
Verizon & Cisco Partnership Series: Global Manufacturer Migrates to a Managed SD-WAN Service

  • Moderator: David Larkin, Cigna
  • Speakers: John Kohlwey, Verizon
  • Chris Painter, Verizon
  • Jason Rolleston, Cisco
1:45-2:15 ONUG Service Lifecycle Management Automation Framework

  • Maxime Bugat, Deloitte
  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
  • Ted Turner, Intuit
Software Defined Data Center Security Fabric Update

  • Michael Clark, Exceptional Leaders International
Virtual Network Overlays PoC Demonstrations

  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
2:30-2:45 The Future of Overlays and Container Networking

  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
SD-WAN PoC Demonstrations

  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
3:15-4:00 Great Debate: Will Software Make Everything Better?

  • Moderator: Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
  • Debaters: Dr. Douglas Comer, Purdue
  • Dr. P. Brighten Godfrey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4:00-6:30 Cocktail Party
Conference – November 5
Time Main Conference Track Research Track Vendor Track
8:00-9:30 Fireside Chat: SD-WAN Fireside Chat: Hybrid Cloud Fireside Chat:OpenStack in the Enterprise Fireside Chat: Open Cloud Infrastructure Security Breakfast Breakfast
9:30-9:45 Consumption Models Change with Software Defined Cloud Infrastructure

  • Chris Drumgoole, GE
PGA: Using Graphs to Express and Automatically Reconcile Network Policies

Dr. Aditya Akella, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Markets of SDN – How Big Are They and How Do Legacy Vendors Adapt?

Alan Weckel, Dell’Oro Group

10:00-10:15 From the Front Lines: Open Software-Defined Cloud Infrastructure at Morgan Stanley

  • David Birnbaum, Morgan Stanley
Micro Load Balancing in Data Centers with DRILL

Dr. P. Brighten Godfrey, Universityof Illinois a Urbana-Champaign

10:15-10:30 Analyst Session
10:30-10:45 From the Front Lines: Automated Infrastructure at Yahoo

  • Lane Patterson, Yahoo

Scenario-Based Programming for SDN Policies

Dr. Boon Thau Loo, University of Pennsylvania

11:00-11:30 Technology Showcase Break
11:30-11:50 IT Business Leader Panel: Open Cloud Infrastructure Deployments

  • Moderator: Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy
  • Speakers: Vishal Goradia, Gap, Inc.
  • Andrew Kulawiak, Bank of America
  • Dave Larkin, Cigna
  • Sam Poozhikala, First Technology Federal Credit Union
  • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
  • Nelson Tai, Pfizer
  • James Younan, UBS
SDN Applications and Operations in the Global Environment for Network Innovations

Heidi Dempsey, Raytheon BBN Technologies

Ryan Izard, Clemson University 

SD-WAN PoC Demonstrations
11:50-12:15 Software-Defined Virtual Cellular ISPs

Dr. Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, NYU 

12:15-1:00 Lunch in Technology Showcase
1:00-2:00 Cisco Partnership Series: San Diego Court System Deploys an SD-WAN Solution

  • Derrick Ray, SIGMAnet
  • Jason Rolleston, Cisco
Viptela Partnership Series: SD-WAN Transformation at a Large Retailer

  • Snehal Patel, Gap
  • James Winebrenner, Viptela
Glue Networks Partnership Series: SD-WAN Orchestration: A Global Pharma Case Study

  • Rahsaan Akbar, Dimension Data
  • Jeff Gray, Glue Networks
2:00-2:35 Why Computer Scientists are Running Open Cloud Infrastructure

  • Moderator: Eric Hanselman, 451 Research
  • Speakers: Dr. Aditya Akella, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Pablo Espinosa, Intuit
  • Steve Russell, Morgan Stanley
  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
The Evolving Face of Networking

  • Moderator: Steven Rosenbush, Wall Street Journal
  • Speakers: 
  • Cliff Grossner, IHS
  • Glenn O’Donnell, Forrester Research
  • Elisabeth Rainge, IDC
2:35-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 Town Hall Meeting: How to Use Hybrid Cloud Services with Split Application Architecture

  • Moderator: Greg Lavender, Citigroup
  • Speakers: Martin Casado, VMware
  • Ken Duda, Arista
  • Tim Hockin, Google
  • Tobias Knaup, Mesosphere
  • Madhu Venugopal, Docker
  • Dave Ward, Cisco
3:45-4:30 Closing /Use Case Voting Results
4:30-9:00 After Party at Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker Street

Agenda is subject to change.

Attendance Policies

Fireside Chat Policy

ONUG Fireside Chats are open exclusively to IT business leaders from enterprise, education, and government agency sectors. Note that IT executives employed by high tech companies that sell equipment and software plus services are not allowed access to Fireside Chat sessions. IT executives employed by service providers are also excluded from Fireside Chat session access. In addition, financial and industry analysts, consultants, distributors, etc. are not allowed access.

This policy will be strictly enforced without exception at ONUG. In addition, recording, blogging, tweeting, or posting by all Fireside Chat attendees is strictly prohibited. ONUG Fireside Chat sessions are colored red in the ONUG conference schedule.

Closed Door ONUG Conference Session Policy

Select ONUG conference sessions are closed to press, bloggers, vendors, and service providers. In addition, these sessions are not audio or video recorded. Tweeting and social media posting is allowed without attribution to presenters or their affiliated firms. Closed Door ONUG Conference Sessions are colored yellow in the ONUG conference schedule.

Open Door Conference Session Policy

Select ONUG conference sessions are open to all. These sessions are colored green in the ONUG conference schedule.