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ONUG Fall 2016 Agenda

ONUG Fall included keynotes and panels designed to provide a diversity of opinions on open infrastructure deployment from IT business leaders. IT architects and designers took 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.

Agenda Key

RED – Indicates a Fireside Chat, open only to IT business leaders.

YELLOW – Indicates a Closed Door Session, closed to press, bloggers, vendors, and service providers. 

GREEN – Indicates an Open Door Session, open to everyone. 

ONUG Conference Day 1 – October 24th
8:00-8:30 Breakfast and Technology Showcase
8:30-9:00 The ONUG Journey

  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
9:00-9:05 Digital Transformation Strategies

  • Kevin Humphries, FedEx
9:05-9:40 The FedEx Journey to Cloud Based Open IT Frameworks

  • Gene Sun, FedEx
9:45-10:30 Open IT Frameworks Bridge Legacy and Cloud Based Applications at GE

  • Chris Drumgoole, GE
10:30-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-12:00 IT for the Next Business Cycle: The IT Executive View

  • Moderator: Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
  • Panelists: George Maddaloni, AIG
  • Bruce Pinsky, Intuit
  • Gene Sun, FedEx
12:00-12:10 Open Hybrid Cloud Framework

  • Moderator: John Fruehe, Moor Insights & Strategy
  • Panelists: Vishal Goradia, Gap Inc.
  • Ali Iloglu, Citigroup
  • Nelson Tai, Pfizer
  • Bob Wysocki, GE
VMware PoC – Network Virtualization with Open Virtual Network (OVN)

  • Scott Lowe, VMware
12:10-12:20 Nuage Networks PoC – Nuage VSP – SD-Security Use Cases

  • Mauricio Rojas, Nuage Networks
12:20-12:30 Versa Networks PoC – Software-Defined Security Services

  • Dogu Narin, Versa Networks


12:30-12:40  Viptela PoC – 

Enterprise-Grade SD-WAN and End-to-End Secure Segmentation

  • David Klebanov, Viptela
12:40-12:50 Lunch and Networking Break Silver Peak PoC – Building a Better WAN: First Packet Application Intelligence for Software-Defined Security

  • Rolf Muralt, Silver Peak
12:50-1:00 Nuage Networks PoC – Boundaryless Software Defined-WAN

  • Alistair Johnson, Nuage Networks
1:00-1:10 Glue Networks PoC – Achieving 75% or Greater Operational Efficiency In Multi-Vendor Switch Networks Leveraging Software-Defined Network Orchestration

  • Olivier Huynh Van, Glue Networks
1:10-1:20 Citrix PoC – Building an Application-centric Network with SD-WAN

  • Gopinath Durairaj, Citrix
  • Marco Murgia, Citrix
1:20-1:30 Apstra PoC – Multivendor ZTP Boot Process

  • Josh Saul, Apstra
1:30-1:40 Cisco PoC – Going Beyond SD-WAN with Enterprise NFV

  • Liad Ofek, Cisco
1:40-1:50 Pluribus Luncheon Partnership –
Brave New World: The Courage to Innovate the Network at Steelcase

  • Matt Bielecki, Steelcase
  • Kumar Srikantan, Pluribus Networks
Bringing Model-Driven Intelligence to your Existing Network Through Software-Defined Network Orchestration

  • Michael Haugh, Glue Networks
  • Olivier Huynh Van, Glue Networks
Complete Communications PoC – Building the Carrier Architecture and ROI of an SD-WAN Solution

  • Blake Darling, Complete Communications
1:50-2:00 Versa Networks PoC – SD-WAN

  • Dogu Narin, Versa Networks
2:00-2:10 CloudGenix Luncheon Partnership – Blackstone Launches Branch-in-a-Box with SD-WAN

  • John Fitzpatrick, Blackstone
  • Mike Korenbaum, CloudGenix
Viptela PoC – Building Secure and Programmable Enterprise-Grade SD-WAN for the Cloud Era

  • David Klebanov, Viptela
2:10-2:20 NTTi3 PoC – Project CloudWAN

  •  Ravi Srivatsav, NTTi3
2:20-2:30 Viptela Luncheon Partnership –
Kindred Healthcare’s SD-WAN Vision Realized: A Practical Approach

  • Eric Murray, Kindred Healthcare
  • James Winebrenner, Viptela
VeloCloud PoC – SD-WAN Interoperability with Provider Backbones

  • Steve Woo, VeloCloud
2:30-2:40 Riverbed PoC – SD-WAN

  • Anita Power, Riverbed
2:40-3:10 Networking Break
3:10-3:40 Open SD-WAN Exchange (OSE) Update

  • Chairmen: Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Steve Wood, Cisco Systems
  • Panelists: Toshal Dudhwala, Nuage Networks
  • Dogu Narin, Versa Networks
  • Steve Woo, VeloCloud
Brilliant Box Switch = (White + Brite) Box for the Enterprise?

  • Moderator: Brad Casemore, IDC
  • Speakers: David Fermor, Delta Products Corporation
  • Yan Filyurin, Bloomberg
  • Brighten Godfrey, Veriflow
  • Olivier Huynh Van, Glue Networks
  • Dominic Wilde, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Yang Yang, Huawei
3:40-4:10 Networking Break
4:10-5:10 The ONUG Great Debate – Two Roads to Open Networking

  • Moderator: Scott Bradner, Legendary Figure in Internet Governance
  • Debaters: Dr. David Cheriton, Stanford University
  • Dr. Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University
5:10-7:00 Cocktail Reception
ONUG Conference Day 2 – Tuesday, October 25th
8:00-8:30 Breakfast and Technology Showcase Fireside Chat: An Inside Peek at FedEx

  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Gene Sun, FedEx


Fireside Chat: SD-WAN Deployments

  • Nick Feamster, Princeton University
  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Snehal Patel, Gap, Inc.
  • Salvatore Rannazzisi, Merck
Fireside Chat: Full Stack Engineer Development

    • Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments
    • Lakshmi Subramanian, NYU
ONUG Board Fireside Chat: IT Organizational Design

    • Vishal Goradia, Gap, Inc.
    • Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
    • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
9:30-9:40 Move to Main Conference Sessions
9:40-10:25 Modern Enterprise IT Infrastructure Management: New Paradigms for Infrastructure Monitoring

  • Moderator: Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
  • Panelists: Steve Kearns, Elastic
  • Hari Krishnan, Nuage Networks
  • Karthik Rau, SignalFx
  • Richard Whitehead, Moogsoft
ANALYST SESSION: Cloud, SDN and Dev/Ops: Forces Shaping 2020 IT

  • Dr. Cliff Grossner, IHS Markit Technology
10:25-11:05 DevDev – DevOps Skill Set Demands are Greater than the Supply: How to Develop DevOps Staff For Modern Data Center Architecture and Operations

  • Bryan Larish, Verizon
  • Lane Patterson, Yahoo
ANALYST SESSION: What’s Driving Open Networking in the Enterprise?

  • Jim Duffy, 451 Research
11:05-11:15 Move Upstairs to Breakout Rooms
11:15-11:45 Infrastructure Analytics Applications

  • Chairmen: Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
  • Brighten Godfrey, Veriflow
  • Panelists: Dr. Stefan Dietrich, Glue Networks
  • Nikhil Handigol, Forward Networks
  • Josh Saul, Apstra
Infrastructure Monitoring 2.0

  • Chairmen: Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Babak Roushanaee, NetScout
  • Panelists: Ted Turner, Intuit
  • Don Fedyk, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Open Interoperable Control Plane (OICP) Update

  • Chairmen: Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments
  • Senad Palislamovic, Nuage Networks
11:45-11:55 Lunch and Networking Break Pluribus Networks PoC – Virtualization Centric Fabric + VCFcenter: Traffic Monitoring & Visibility Proof of Concept Demonstration

  • Sunay Tripathi, Pluribus Networks
  • Jonathan Cornell, Pluribus Networks
11:55-12:05 Big Switch Networks PoC – Simplifying Active Security Tool Deployments with Whitebox/Britebox

  • Syed Ghayur, Big Switch Networks
12:05-12:15 Huawei PoC – Huawei Data Center SDN Solution

  • Yang Yang, Huawei
12:15-12:25 Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Altoline PoC

  • Tomasz Lis, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
12:25-12:35 PoC
12:35-12:45 PoC
12:45-12:55 Cybera Luncheon Partnership – ExxonMobil:  Operationalizing a Secure, Agile SD-WAN Environment at Scale

  • Moderator: Rohit Mehra, IDC
  • Speakers: Chris Curington, ExxonMobil
  • Cliff Duffey, Cybera
  • Greg Garten, Cybera
Eliminating the ‘Effective Manual Tax Rate’ That Cripples Your Business

  • Mansour Karam, Apstra
  • Derick Winkworth, Apstra
12:55-1:05 PoC
1:05-1:10 PoC
1:10-1:15 Riverbed Luncheon Partnership – SimplePay Group Selects Riverbed as its Software-Defined Networking Partner to Scale its Business Globally

  • Angelo Comazzetto, Riverbed
  • Rob Gillan, SimplePay
1:15-1:25 PoC
1:25-1:30 PoC
1:30-1:35 Cisco Luncheon Partnership – MTD Products Improves User Experience and Lowers Costs with Cisco Intelligent WAN

  • Chris Bregar, MTD Products
  • Blake Darling, Complete Communications
  • Kiran Ghodgaonkar, Cisco Systems
1:35-1:45 PoC
1:45-1:50 PoC
1:50-1:55 Networking Break
2:00-2:20 ANALYST SESSION: Delivering Digital Transformation at Scale- Network Trends and Architectures

  • Brad Casemore, IDC
  • Rohit Mehra, IDC
2:20-2:50 ONUG Software-Defined Security Services

  • Moderator: Fred Lima, Visa
  • Panelists: John Burns, Wells Fargo
  • Bryan Larish, Verizon
  • Vesko Pehlivanov, Credit Suisse
  • Ali Sydney, BBN
2:55-3:40 Financial Panel – IT Infrastructure for the Next Business Cycle

  • Moderator: Peter Burrows, Technology Journalist
  • Panelists: Rod Hall, JPMorgan Chase
  • Walt Pritchard, Citigroup
  • Paul Silverstein, Cowen & Company
  • Subu Subrahmanyan, AO Asset Management
3:40-4:10 Networking Break Break
4:10-5:10 Town Hall Meeting – Big Network Data Analytics: How Ready Are Networks to be Analytics Friendly?

  • Moderator: Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
  • Panelists: Basil Alwan, Nokia
  • John Medamana, AT&T
  • Toby Redshaw, Verizon
  • Sunay Tripathi, Pluribus Networks
  • Dave Ward, Cisco Systems
  • Dominic Wilde, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
5:10-5:20 Closing Remarks
5:20-8:30 ONUG After Party

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, and integrators 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 color coded 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. Summary tweets and social media posts are allowed without attribution to presenters or their affiliated firms; however, presentation photos are strictly prohibited and may not be posted to social media. Closed Door ONUG Conference sessions are color coded yellow in the ONUG Conference schedule.

Open Door Conference Session Policy

Select ONUG Conference sessions are OPEN to all attendees including press, analysts, vendors, service providers, and IT executives. These sessions are color coded green in the ONUG Conference schedule.