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NETWORK & EDGE vSUMMIT SERIES

Open source organizations foster industry-wide collaboration and innovation on technologies that propel the industry forward

Join us for the Network & Edge vSummit Series

Building on the in-person summit format, this virtual summit series brings you the latest on technologies driving the evolution of network and edge infrastructure. With a new vSummit session released every two weeks, each session includes dynamic keynotes, interviews, and panel discussions from thought leaders on the technologies, topics, and issues facing the networking industry today. Following each vSummit session, you can register for an exclusive opportunity to join a Network & Edge Q&A Panel call with the presenters to ask questions and make connections. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and connect virtually with industry leaders and members of the Intel® Network Builders community.

NETWORK & EDGE vSUMMIT SESSIONS

Lynn Comp
June 9, 2020
Lynn Comp Vice President

Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division & NPG Strategy, Intel

Jeni Panhorst & Rajesh Gadiyar
June 23, 2020
Jeni Panhorst Vice President

Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division, Intel

Rajesh Gadiyar Vice President

Data Platforms Group, CTO Network Platforms Group, Intel

Renu Navale & Caroline Chan
July 7, 2020
Renu Navale Vice President

Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling Division, Intel

Caroline Chan Vice President

Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Cristina Rodriguez & Alex Quach
July 21, 2020
Cristina Rodriguez Vice President

Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel

Alex Quach Vice President

Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline & Core Network Division, Intel

Bob Ghaffari
August 4, 2020
Bob Ghaffari General Manager

Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division, Intel

VISUAL CLOUD vSUMMIT

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

To view the full vSummit, click here. For individual sessions, see below.


Learn about the latest technologies driving the evolution of Visual Cloud computing as the industry works to meet the ever-increasing demand for visual experiences.

In this session, industry experts from CenturyLink, Cellnex and Lenovo will share their insights to help expand your knowledge of providing visual experiences at the Edge and Content Delivery Networks (CDN).

Starting June 9, the Visual Cloud vSummit video interviews will be available to view on this page. Please register here if you are interested in attending the live Network & Edge Q&A Panel with the presenters.

Agenda

Click presenter name for more information.

Edge Analytics and CDN: How to Keep the Best Content Close to the Customer

IP video traffic will be 82 percent of all IP traffic in the world by 2022, increasing by four-fold since 20171. Video on demand alone is doubling in the same period, an amount equal to 10 billion DVDs per month. Service providers need Edge services and platforms that can scale in order to meet what has become an insatiable demand for visual experiences. See how Intel has the extensible hardware, software and ecosystem partners to address these challenges head on.

In our Visual Cloud session, you’ll hear from CenturyLink, Cellnex and Lenovo on how they are meeting visual computing and CDN demands while optimizing those experiences through evolving Edge architectures.

1Cisco Annual Internet Report Updated March 9, 2020

Lynn Comp, Vice President, Data Platforms Group; General Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division, Intel Corporation
Lynn A. Comp

Lynn Comp

Lynn A. Comp is a vice president of the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Visual Infrastructure Division & NPG Strategy within the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. As part of the Intel Data Platforms Group, she oversees the strategy and execution of hardware and software deliverables for compelling solutions in media processing, immersive media, media analytics, and cloud graphics as well as the strategy, market development, and industry marketing for all business units in the Network Platforms Group.

Lynn has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Lynn Comp
Vice President, Data Platforms Group; General Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division
Intel Corporation

Cellnex Enables the Edge for the Next Generation Visual Cloud Experiences

Hear how Cellnex provides real time services built on flexible and modular elements that can lower TCO, supporting multi-tenancy as neutral host, while solving deployment challenges.

José Antonio Aranda, Innovation and Product Strategy Director, Cellnex
José Antonio

José Antonio Aranda

José Antonio is a technology evangelist who believes Innovation is the tool to boost the development of the digital society. As Innovation & Product Strategy Director at Cellnex, he’s contributing with his wealth of experience to creating new solutions for the different industry segments. He’s leading two multidisciplinary teams with high-level results and engagement with his partners.

His decade at GSMA, Global Mobile Trade Association with roles like Technology Director has let him share expertise with the main ecosystem players from Europe and Latin-America. This knowledge has enabled him to face, all the innovative initiatives developed by Cellnex with a broader perspective. He’s also currently contributing to enrich the company’s presence at Mobile World Congress, an event he had the honor to personally manage as Event Director in its first years.

His nearly additional decade in Vodafone has helped José Antonio to be now a referent on developing concepts as connected vehicles, edge computing, smart cities or 5G and turn them into mainstream realities of our times.

José Antonio Aranda
Innovation and Product Strategy Director
Cellnex

Francesc Guim, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Francesc Guim

Francesc Guim

Cesc has been working on processor, platform and system architecture over the course of the last 18 years. Cesc joined Intel in 2008 as a processor architect for the high end server CPUS. From 2012, Cesc has been leading edge platform architectures as well as driving other pathfinding activities in the area of system architecture. Cesc has 50 granted patents and over 270 filled patents. Cesc holds a PhD in compute architecture with more 65 publications in international conferences and journals.

Francesc Guim
Principal Engineer
Intel Corporation

Innovating at the Edge: CenturyLink Leads Global CDN Transformation for Flexible and Seamless Rich Media Delivery

Hear how CDN has transformed from simple web caching to delivery of rich visual experiences optimized from the core to the edge.

William Wohnoutka, Vice President, Global Internet & Content Delivery Services, CenturyLink
Bill Wohnoutka

William Wohnoutka

Bill Wohnoutka is currently Vice President of Global Internet & Content Delivery Services at CenturyLink. In this role, he leads a team of product managers responsible for CenturyLink’s Internet Access, Content Delivery Network and Vyvx Broadcast Transport services, a product line that generates nearly $2B in annual revenue.

Over the past 20 years, Bill has held various leadership roles in CenturyLink’s sales and marketing organizations. Bill is an accomplished public speaker and industry thought leader, with vertical specialization in Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, Healthcare. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical and Professional Writing from San Francisco State University.

William Wohnoutka
Vice President, Global Internet & Content Delivery Services
CenturyLink

Nehal Mehta, CDN Segment Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division, Intel Corporation
Nehal Mehta

Nehal Mehta

Nehal Mehta has 19 years of experience in the computing and communications industry. He manages the Content Delivery Network segment at Intel Corporation and leads edge initiatives for Visual Cloud applications as part of Telco cloud transformation.

Nehal Mehta
CDN Segment Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division
Intel Corporation

Cellnex, CenturyLink, Lenovo, and Intel Panel Discussion

Hear from these leading companies how Edge computing is shaping the delivery and optimization of visual experiences.

Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group; General Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division, Intel Corporation
Lynn A. Comp

Lynn Comp

Lynn A. Comp is a vice president of the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Visual Infrastructure Division & NPG Strategy within the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. As part of the Intel Data Platforms Group, she oversees the strategy and execution of hardware and software deliverables for compelling solutions in media processing, immersive media, media analytics, and cloud graphics as well as the strategy, market development, and industry marketing for all business units in the Network Platforms Group.

Lynn has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Lynn Comp
Vice President, Network Platforms Group; General Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division
Intel Corporation

Chadie Ghadie, Director of Business Development, CoSP, Lenovo
Chadie Ghadie

Chadie Ghadie

Chadie is worldwide director of business development at Lenovo focused on Communication Service Providers. Chadie has over 20 years of experience within the networking and communications industry. Throughout his career, he has held many roles including software design, pre-sales engineer, solution architect, product management and business development. With his deep knowledge on SDN, NFV, data center networking, IP/MPLS, WAN networking, server & network virtualization, and cloud networking, Chadie has a focus on the go to market strategy for Lenovo Telco. In his current role, Chadie works closely with customer and partners to help define and promote next generation solutions. Prior to Lenovo, Chadie was head of partner business development at Nuage Networks from Nokia. Chadie is based out of Ottawa, Canada.

Chadie Ghadie
Director of Business Development, CoSP
Lenovo

José Antonio Aranda, Innovation and Product Strategy Director, Cellnex
José Antonio

José Antonio Aranda

José Antonio is a technology evangelist who believes Innovation is the tool to boost the development of the digital society. As Innovation & Product Strategy Director at Cellnex, he’s contributing with his wealth of experience to creating new solutions for the different industry segments. He’s leading two multidisciplinary teams with high-level results and engagement with his partners.

His decade at GSMA, Global Mobile Trade Association with roles like Technology Director has let him share expertise with the main ecosystem players from Europe and Latin-America. This knowledge has enabled him to face, all the innovative initiatives developed by Cellnex with a broader perspective. He’s also currently contributing to enrich the company’s presence at Mobile World Congress, an event he had the honor to personally manage as Event Director in its first years. 

His nearly additional decade in Vodafone has helped José Antonio to be now a referent on developing concepts as connected vehicles, edge computing, smart cities or 5G and turn them into mainstream realities of our times.

José Antonio Aranda
Innovation and Product Strategy Director
Cellnex

William Wohnoutka, Vice President, Global Internet & Content Delivery Services, CenturyLink
Bill Wohnoutka

William Wohnoutka

Bill Wohnoutka is currently Vice President of Global Internet & Content Delivery Services at CenturyLink. In this role, he leads a team of product managers responsible for CenturyLink’s Internet Access, Content Delivery Network and Vyvx Broadcast Transport services, a product line that generates nearly $2B in annual revenue.

Over the past 20 years, Bill has held various leadership roles in CenturyLink’s sales and marketing organizations. Bill is an accomplished public speaker and industry thought leader, with vertical specialization in Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, Healthcare. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical and Professional Writing from San Francisco State University.

William Wohnoutka
Vice President, Global Internet & Content Delivery Services
CenturyLink

Visual Cloud vSummit Q&A Panel

To view the Visual Cloud vSummit Q&A Panel recording, please register here.

Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group; General Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division, Intel Corporation
Lynn A. Comp

Lynn Comp

Lynn A. Comp is a vice president of the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Visual Infrastructure Division & NPG Strategy within the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. As part of the Intel Data Platforms Group, she oversees the strategy and execution of hardware and software deliverables for compelling solutions in media processing, immersive media, media analytics, and cloud graphics as well as the strategy, market development, and industry marketing for all business units in the Network Platforms Group.

Lynn has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

Lynn Comp
Vice President, Network Platforms Group; General Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division
Intel Corporation

José Antonio Aranda, Innovation and Product Strategy Director, Cellnex
José Antonio

José Antonio Aranda

José Antonio is a technology evangelist who believes Innovation is the tool to boost the development of the digital society. As Innovation & Product Strategy Director at Cellnex, he’s contributing with his wealth of experience to creating new solutions for the different industry segments. He’s leading two multidisciplinary teams with high-level results and engagement with his partners.

His decade at GSMA, Global Mobile Trade Association with roles like Technology Director has let him share expertise with the main ecosystem players from Europe and Latin-America. This knowledge has enabled him to face, all the innovative initiatives developed by Cellnex with a broader perspective. He’s also currently contributing to enrich the company’s presence at Mobile World Congress, an event he had the honor to personally manage as Event Director in its first years. 

His nearly additional decade in Vodafone has helped José Antonio to be now a referent on developing concepts as connected vehicles, edge computing, smart cities or 5G and turn them into mainstream realities of our times.

José Antonio Aranda
Innovation and Product Strategy Director
Cellnex

Francesc Guim, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Francesc Guim

Francesc Guim

Cesc has been working on processor, platform and system architecture over the course of the last 18 years. Cesc joined Intel in 2008 as a processor architect for the high end server CPUS. From 2012, Cesc has been leading edge platform architectures as well as driving other pathfinding activities in the area of system architecture. Cesc has 50 granted patents and over 270 filled patents. Cesc holds a PhD in compute architecture with more 65 publications in international conferences and journals.

Francesc Guim
Principal Engineer
Intel Corporation

William Wohnoutka, Vice President, Global Internet & Content Delivery Services, CenturyLink
Bill Wohnoutka

William Wohnoutka

Bill Wohnoutka is currently Vice President of Global Internet & Content Delivery Services at CenturyLink. In this role, he leads a team of product managers responsible for CenturyLink’s Internet Access, Content Delivery Network and Vyvx Broadcast Transport services, a product line that generates nearly $2B in annual revenue.

Over the past 20 years, Bill has held various leadership roles in CenturyLink’s sales and marketing organizations. Bill is an accomplished public speaker and industry thought leader, with vertical specialization in Media & Entertainment, Financial Services, Healthcare. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Technical and Professional Writing from San Francisco State University.

William Wohnoutka
Vice President, Global Internet & Content Delivery Services
CenturyLink

Nehal Mehta, CDN Segment Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division, Intel Corporation
Nehal Mehta

Nehal Mehta

Nehal Mehta has 19 years of experience in the computing and communications industry. He manages the Content Delivery Network segment at Intel Corporation and leads edge initiatives for Visual Cloud applications as part of Telco cloud transformation.

Nehal Mehta
CDN Segment Manager, Visual Infrastructure Division
Intel Corporation

Chadie Ghadie, Director of Business Development, CoSP, Lenovo
Chadie Ghadie

Chadie Ghadie

Chadie is worldwide director of business development at Lenovo focused on Communication Service Providers. Chadie has over 20 years of experience within the networking and communications industry. Throughout his career, he has held many roles including software design, pre-sales engineer, solution architect, product management and business development. With his deep knowledge on SDN, NFV, data center networking, IP/MPLS, WAN networking, server & network virtualization, and cloud networking, Chadie has a focus on the go to market strategy for Lenovo Telco. In his current role, Chadie works closely with customer and partners to help define and promote next generation solutions. Prior to Lenovo, Chadie was head of partner business development at Nuage Networks from Nokia. Chadie is based out of Ottawa, Canada.

Chadie Ghadie
Director of Business Development, CoSP
Lenovo

vSummit Q&A Panel

The Path to Cloud-Native Networks vSUMMIT

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

To view the full vSummit, click here. For individual sessions, see below.


Communications service providers have made substantial progress in driving down capital costs and increasing services agility though the use of network functions virtualization (NFV).

This virtual summit will discuss the current state of NFV in the market and cover emerging technologies, including cloud-native computing. These technologies have advanced cloud computing architectures, and this panel will consider their impact on future network infrastructure.

Starting June 23, the Cloud-Native NFV vSummit video interviews will be available to view on this page. Please register if you are interested in attending the live Cloud-Native NFV vSummit Q&A Panel with the presenters.

Agenda

Click presenter name for more information.

Cloud-Native Networks Accelerate Innovation and Scale

Intel has been on this NFV journey supporting our customer and partner strategies since 2011. There is more work to be done to fully realize the potential of cloud-native efficiencies and scale in response to changing demands on the infrastructure. Join us as we review learnings from NFV and discuss how we are embracing the cloud-native opportunity.

Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division, Intel Corporation
Jeni Panhorst

Jeni Panhorst

Jeni Panhorst is a vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Network & Edge Platforms Division at Intel Corporation. She leads the business responsible for delivering silicon, software, and platforms for network and edge computing infrastructure, driving transformation across wireline, wireless, cloud and enterprise networks.

Upon graduating college, Panhorst joined Intel in 1999 as part of the Rotation Engineers Program. Since then, she has held a variety of technical and leadership positions. As platform applications engineer, she drove the creation of the first low-power Intel® Xeon® processors and served as technical account owner for one of Intel’s largest customers. She was a platform application engineering manager in the Embedded Intel Architecture Division where she was responsible for leading a worldwide customer enabling organization. In her role as platform solutions architect, she helped establish the foundation for Intel’s network media processing business. Panhorst also served as the product line director for the Communications Infrastructure Division responsible for defining and marketing Intel products for network infrastructure equipment. More recently, Panhorst was responsible for business, technology, and product strategy for the Network Platforms Group.

Panhorst graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a minor in artificial intelligence from Case Western Reserve University. A strong advocate for causes in education and women in technology, she serves in leadership roles for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Arizona Academic Decathlon Association, National Charity League, and numerous Intel diversity and inclusion initiatives and Arizona community organizations.

Jeni Panhorst
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division
Intel Corporation

Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture efforts to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Edge Cloud, and AI in Networking.

Since joining Intel in 2000, he has held several positions in engineering, professional services, strategic planning and architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He brings several years of experience in networking products, architecture, protocols, standards and software development for voice over IP, cellular, broadband, mobile telephony and data networks. He represents Intel as a governing board member of the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences.

Rajesh has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Rajesh Gadiyar
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

AT&T’s Network Virtualization Journey

A brief overview of AT&T’s journey to virtualize 75% of its network functions by the end of 2020. Starting the journey over six years ago with immature technologies and many unknowns provided ample opportunity for AT&T to iterate and learn. While AT&T started the journey using virtual machine technology, the infrastructure control was migrated to container technology in order to address lifecycle management and scale challenges. Now that network functions themselves are migrating to container technology, the learnings from the infrastructure are being applied with the hope of achieving true cloud-native network functions. This network virtualization evolution can be accelerated through strong industry collaboration and vibrant open source.

Brian Bearden, Assistant Vice President, Network Cloud Design and Delivery Management, AT&T
Brian Bearden

Brian Bearden

Brian's professional career spans 28 years in the delivery of advanced software systems such as decision support systems for international purchasing, payroll systems and inventory systems for large manufacturers, business and operational support systems for large telecoms, distributed computing platforms, cloud infrastructure and software defined networking. Brian has contributed both as a individual and as a leader across systems operations, software development, and enterprise architecture and planning. As a leader Brian has led individual software development teams as well as enterprise architects working on large scale integration projects. Over the last five years, Brian has been leading the engineering and delivery management teams engaged in delivering AT&T's Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure for its Software Defined Networking.

Brian Bearden
Assistant Vice President, Network Cloud Design and Delivery Management
AT&T

Virtualization to Monetization with Dell and Intel

The telecommunications industry is transforming fast with the advent of 5G and IoT applications. As volumes of data increase, the requirement to quickly transport, scale, process, and securely store the data becomes challenging. To address this, network builders and solution providers must create an infrastructure solution that is cost effective, easy to deploy, and scales effectively. This session will explore Dell Technologies’ solutions for telecommunications networks from cloud to the core to the edge and how Intel products and technologies are helping drive the transformation.

Eric Vallone, Director of Product Management, Service Provider Solutions, Dell
Eric Vallone

Eric Vallone

Eric Vallone is the Director of Product Management and Architecture for Dell’s Service Provider Solutions organization that is focused on delivering solutions to tele-communication and cloud service providers, including, but not limited to, Mobility, NFV, SDN, Analytics, Next Gen Access and SD-WAN. Eric is a marketing and corporate development executive that has in-depth experience delivering next generation technologies with an emphasis on the service provider industry (cloud, wireline, and wireless). Eric joined Dell in July 2017 after 6 successful years at Cisco where he led product management teams in both the Cloud and Network Services BU and the Service Provider Access / Small Cell Technology BU. Prior to that Eric was Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Actelis Networks. Eric has also held leadership positions at AT&T, ADTRAN, and Paradyne Networks.

Eric Vallone
Director of Product Management, Service Provider Solutions
Dell

Brian Aherne, Senior Director, Network Platforms & Systems, Intel Corporation
Brian Aherne

Brian Aherne

Brian Aherne is the Senior Director of Network Platforms & Systems (NPS) and the General Manager of Intel Shannon, Ireland. Brian has over 20 years of experience in the Networking and Telecommunications Industry in various technical and marketing roles. Brian holds a BSc Applied Computing from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Brian Aherne
Senior Director, Network Platforms & Systems,
Intel Corporation

Industry Insight: Building the Cloud Native Network of the Future

Join our panel of industry leaders from Dell, AT&T, and Intel as they discuss the status of communication network functions virtualization and how cloud-native technologies will continue to drive network transformation.

Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division, Intel Corporation
Jeni Panhorst

Jeni Panhorst

Jeni Panhorst is a vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Network & Edge Platforms Division at Intel Corporation. She leads the business responsible for delivering silicon, software, and platforms for network and edge computing infrastructure, driving transformation across wireline, wireless, cloud and enterprise networks.

Upon graduating college, Panhorst joined Intel in 1999 as part of the Rotation Engineers Program. Since then, she has held a variety of technical and leadership positions. As platform applications engineer, she drove the creation of the first low-power Intel® Xeon® processors and served as technical account owner for one of Intel’s largest customers. She was a platform application engineering manager in the Embedded Intel Architecture Division where she was responsible for leading a worldwide customer enabling organization. In her role as platform solutions architect, she helped establish the foundation for Intel’s network media processing business. Panhorst also served as the product line director for the Communications Infrastructure Division responsible for defining and marketing Intel products for network infrastructure equipment. More recently, Panhorst was responsible for business, technology, and product strategy for the Network Platforms Group.

Panhorst graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a minor in artificial intelligence from Case Western Reserve University. A strong advocate for causes in education and women in technology, she serves in leadership roles for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Arizona Academic Decathlon Association, National Charity League, and numerous Intel diversity and inclusion initiatives and Arizona community organizations.

Jeni Panhorst
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division
Intel Corporation

Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture efforts to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Edge Cloud, and AI in Networking.

Since joining Intel in 2000, he has held several positions in engineering, professional services, strategic planning and architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He brings several years of experience in networking products, architecture, protocols, standards and software development for voice over IP, cellular, broadband, mobile telephony and data networks. He represents Intel as a governing board member of the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences.

Rajesh has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Rajesh Gadiyar
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

Brian Bearden, Assistant Vice President, Network Cloud Design and Delivery Management, AT&T
Brian Bearden

Brian Bearden

Brian's professional career spans 28 years in the delivery of advanced software systems such as decision support systems for international purchasing, payroll systems and inventory systems for large manufacturers, business and operational support systems for large telecoms, distributed computing platforms, cloud infrastructure and software defined networking. Brian has contributed both as a individual and as a leader across systems operations, software development, and enterprise architecture and planning. As a leader Brian has led individual software development teams as well as enterprise architects working on large scale integration projects. Over the last five years, Brian has been leading the engineering and delivery management teams engaged in delivering AT&T's Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure for its Software Defined Networking.

Brian Bearden
Assistant Vice President, Network Cloud Design and Delivery Management
AT&T

Eric Vallone, Director of Product Management, Service Provider Solutions, Dell
Eric Vallone

Eric Vallone

Eric Vallone is the Director of Product Management and Architecture for Dell’s Service Provider Solutions organization that is focused on delivering solutions to tele-communication and cloud service providers, including, but not limited to, Mobility, NFV, SDN, Analytics, Next Gen Access and SD-WAN. Eric is a marketing and corporate development executive that has in-depth experience delivering next generation technologies with an emphasis on the service provider industry (cloud, wireline, and wireless). Eric joined Dell in July 2017 after 6 successful years at Cisco where he led product management teams in both the Cloud and Network Services BU and the Service Provider Access / Small Cell Technology BU. Prior to that Eric was Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Actelis Networks. Eric has also held leadership positions at AT&T, ADTRAN, and Paradyne Networks.

Eric Vallone
Director of Product Management, Service Provider Solutions
Dell

Cloud-Native NFV vSummit Q&A Panel

To view the Cloud-Native NFV vSummit Q&A Panel recording, please register here.

Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division, Intel Corporation
Jeni Panhorst

Jeni Panhorst

Jeni Panhorst is a vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the Network & Edge Platforms Division at Intel Corporation. She leads the business responsible for delivering silicon, software, and platforms for network and edge computing infrastructure, driving transformation across wireline, wireless, cloud and enterprise networks.

Upon graduating college, Panhorst joined Intel in 1999 as part of the Rotation Engineers Program. Since then, she has held a variety of technical and leadership positions. As platform applications engineer, she drove the creation of the first low-power Intel® Xeon® processors and served as technical account owner for one of Intel’s largest customers. She was a platform application engineering manager in the Embedded Intel Architecture Division where she was responsible for leading a worldwide customer enabling organization. In her role as platform solutions architect, she helped establish the foundation for Intel’s network media processing business. Panhorst also served as the product line director for the Communications Infrastructure Division responsible for defining and marketing Intel products for network infrastructure equipment. More recently, Panhorst was responsible for business, technology, and product strategy for the Network Platforms Group.

Panhorst graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a minor in artificial intelligence from Case Western Reserve University. A strong advocate for causes in education and women in technology, she serves in leadership roles for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Arizona Academic Decathlon Association, National Charity League, and numerous Intel diversity and inclusion initiatives and Arizona community organizations.

Jeni Panhorst
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division
Intel Corporation

Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar

Rajesh Gadiyar is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Network Platforms Group and leads the Architecture & Systems Engineering organization. He is focused on delivering a scalable and efficient architecture for next generation communications platforms. He leads the architecture efforts to accelerate Network Function Virtualization (NFV) including 5G infrastructure, Edge Cloud, and AI in Networking.

Since joining Intel in 2000, he has held several positions in engineering, professional services, strategic planning and architecture. Prior to joining Intel, he led various engineering teams at Trillium Digital Systems and Wipro Ltd. He brings several years of experience in networking products, architecture, protocols, standards and software development for voice over IP, cellular, broadband, mobile telephony and data networks. He represents Intel as a governing board member of the Linux Foundation Networking (LFN) and Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). He is a regular speaker at industry events and conferences.

Rajesh has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Rajesh Gadiyar
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, Chief Technology Officer, Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

Brian Bearden, Assistant Vice President, Network Cloud Design and Delivery Management, AT&T
Brian Bearden

Brian Bearden

Brian's professional career spans 28 years in the delivery of advanced software systems such as decision support systems for international purchasing, payroll systems and inventory systems for large manufacturers, business and operational support systems for large telecoms, distributed computing platforms, cloud infrastructure and software defined networking. Brian has contributed both as a individual and as a leader across systems operations, software development, and enterprise architecture and planning. As a leader Brian has led individual software development teams as well as enterprise architects working on large scale integration projects. Over the last five years, Brian has been leading the engineering and delivery management teams engaged in delivering AT&T's Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure for its Software Defined Networking.

Brian Bearden
Assistant Vice President, Network Cloud Design and Delivery Management
AT&T

Eric Vallone, Director of Product Management, Service Provider Solutions, Dell
Eric Vallone

Eric Vallone

Eric Vallone is the Director of Product Management and Architecture for Dell’s Service Provider Solutions organization that is focused on delivering solutions to tele-communication and cloud service providers, including, but not limited to, Mobility, NFV, SDN, Analytics, Next Gen Access and SD-WAN. Eric is a marketing and corporate development executive that has in-depth experience delivering next generation technologies with an emphasis on the service provider industry (cloud, wireline, and wireless). Eric joined Dell in July 2017 after 6 successful years at Cisco where he led product management teams in both the Cloud and Network Services BU and the Service Provider Access / Small Cell Technology BU. Prior to that Eric was Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Actelis Networks. Eric has also held leadership positions at AT&T, ADTRAN, and Paradyne Networks.

Eric Vallone
Director of Product Management, Service Provider Solutions
Dell

Brian Aherne, Senior Director, Network Platforms & Systems, Intel Corporation
Brian Aherne

Brian Aherne

Brian Aherne is the Senior Director of Network Platforms & Systems (NPS) and the General Manager of Intel Shannon, Ireland. Brian has over 20 years of experience in the Networking and Telecommunications Industry in various technical and marketing roles. Brian holds a BSc Applied Computing from Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Brian Aherne
Senior Director, Network Platforms & Systems,
Intel Corporation

Cloud-Native NFV vSummit Q&A Panel

Network at the Edge vSummit

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The edge is undergoing a massive transformation and is driving compute closer to where data is created. This proximity to intelligent data is proliferating rich use cases that are transforming several segments and verticals as well as enhancing lives with new experiences.

In this session, industry experts from Telefonica, Ericsson, SkyLab, and EXOR share their insights on key challenges as well as their strategies and initiatives to provide the products and solutions that will lay the foundation for an edge that is ready to take on some of the most compelling use cases.

Starting July 7, the Network at the Edge vSummit will be available to view on this page. Please register here if you are interested in attending the live Network at the Edge Q&A Panel with the presenters.

Agenda

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Enabling the Edge - Laying the Foundation for Service Innovation

To stay resilient and agile, industries are embracing edge computing, which processes data locally, at the point of impact, where it can generate maximum return. From storefronts to cell towers to factory floors, every edge has its unique requirements and challenges. In this session you will hear about Intel's initiatives at the edge as well as some of the leading use cases that are being enabled to accelerate services innovation.

Renu Navale, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling Division, Intel Corporation
Renu Navale

Renu Navale

Renu N. Navale is vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the edge computing and ecosystem enabling division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for overall strategy, software and platforms that strengthen Intel’s presence in the network edge computing business sector. She also leads ecosystem enabling for the Network Platforms Group (NPG) to accelerate network and edge transformation, and she fosters scale and industrywide collaboration through open source initiatives.

Navale joined Intel in 2004 with extensive experience in networking and software. During her Intel career, she has held positions in strategic planning, product management, software marketing and engineering, and in 2015, she earned an Intel Achievement Award, the company’s highest recognition.

Before assuming her current role in 2017, Navale served as technical assistant and chief of staff to the vice president and general manager of NPG. Earlier in her Intel career, she oversaw the creation and launch of the Intel Network Builders program. Her tenure at Intel also includes managing the strategic planning team in the Internet of Things Group’s automotive division, where she led autonomous driving and connected car strategies.

Before joining Intel, Navale worked on wireless, VoIP and network management technologies at Nokia Networks. Her achievements were recognized twice with the company’s highest award for software design and innovation during her eight-year tenure.

Navale holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Bangalore University in India, a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has published multiple papers on topics related to wireless technologies.

An active champion of STEM education, Navale volunteers as a programming coach and science fair mentor and judge. She also champions diversity and inclusion efforts for NPG as part of the People First initiative.

Renu Navale
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling Division
Intel Corporation

Caroline Chan, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Caroline Chan

Caroline Chan

Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the group’s Network Business Incubator Division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for driving new services running across the network infrastructure, working closely with network service cloud service providers and enterprises. Chan and her team will lead pathfinding of advanced technology solutions that are enabled and accelerated by 5G capabilities such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Immersive Media, Cloud gaming, and others.

Chan was previously VP and GM of Intel 5G Infrastructure Division and had overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identified and developed use cases that incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new service providers and enterprise networks.

Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors, operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and business development.

Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.

She serves as an independent director on EnerSys Inc. (NYSE: ENS) board. In addition, Chan serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) and CBRS Alliance. Her contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016. Chan was elected to be among the top 25 movers and shakers in the telecom industry 2018 by Fierce Telecom.

Chan holds bachelors and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively.

Caroline Chan
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Federated Telco Edge Cloud - Shared Services & Applications

The edge is turning out to be more than we envisioned. Collaboration across the industry is accelerating the pace of transformation and compounding benefits to customers at a rapid rate. Network operators are seeing value in shared service offerings by interoperating their edge platforms and delivering a rich set of experiences to customers. In this session, we will hear Telefonica talk about the Federated Telco Edge Cloud, an initiative led by several operators, and their vision for shared service offerings.

Juan Carlos García López, SVP Technology and Ecosystem, Telefonica
Juan Carlos García López

Juan Carlos García López

Juan Carlos is SVP Technology and Ecosystem at Telefonica global CTIO unit, leading technical projects like edge computing, private networks or network slicing. He is in charge of Telefonica’s participation in standardization bodies and industry fora (GSMA, O-RAN, 3GPP, etc.).

He has taken other VP positions at Telefonica GCTIO unit along the years: Technology and Architecture (2017-19), Radio Access (2016-17), Transport Optimization (2015-16), Operations and Plans (2010-11), Transport, Architecture and Plans (2008-9), Fixed Access (2006-7).

He has worked in different Telefonica companies along his career: VP Engineering Access & Transport Telefónica Germany (2011-14), director Technical & Business Development Telefonica Data Europe (Italy 2000-2, Germany 2003-5), Manager Operations & Resources Telefonica Latam (1998-2000), Senior R&D Engineer Telefonica R&D (1990-97). He works during 1997 at BellCore Labs (NJ, USA) in TINA-C, an international research project.

He has a Telecom Engineering degree at the Politechnical University of Madrid and works as associate professor of Computer Science at Carlos III University in Madrid, from 1990 till 1997.

Juan Carlos García López
SVP Technology and Ecosystem
Telefonica

Enabling Flex and Scale for Enterprise Edge Use Cases

The edge is undergoing a massive transformation to support innovative emerging 5G use cases and services. The advanced platforms required will support not only virtual network functions (VNFs), but also cloud-native applications and services. Platforms that integrate VNFs & services become indispensable as we architect edge solutions that can scale and flex seamlessly while also keeping TCO low. Hear from Ericsson on their collaboration with Intel to integrate OpenNESS microservices into their edge platform that will provide service capabilities for enterprise use cases at the network edge.

Martin Bäckström, Head of Technology & Portfolio, Cloud & NFVi, Ericsson
Martin Bäckström

Martin Bäckström

Martin possesses over 20 years of strong experience in wireless data and a track record in managing technology, products and solutions that support business requirements.

Prior to Ericsson, Martin Bäckström was joining Smart and PLDT in Manila, Philippines, as Chief Technology Advisor and worked in the operator for several years. His earlier positions in Ericsson include head of Radio Technology Development, principal designer of GPRS and Packet PDC. He was also working with the latest technology development starting with things like as UMA; GSM over IP, mobile GSM Systems, and an improved GSM architecture all the way to 5G bare metal systems. Martin has also been heading the Technology portion of Ericsson APAC Innovation.​

Martin Bäckström
Head of Technology & Portfolio, Cloud & NFVi
Ericsson

Prakash Kartha, Segment Director, Edge Services, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Prakash Kartha

Prakash Kartha

Prakash leads the Edge Services segment within the Network Platforms Group in Intel, where he and his team are building critical technology solutions to accelerate the next wave of edge computing. Prakash brings years of experience driving IoT and cloud end-user applications to the network edge, in partnership with the ecosystem.

Prakash Kartha
Segment Director, Edge Services, Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

Delivering Smart City Infrastructures with 5G & AI

A growing number of edge use cases demand a diverse set of workloads. Convergence of these workloads into a unified architecture results in optimized platforms and lower TCO. The worlds of networking and IoT are coming closer to enable rich use cases across several industries. Hear from SkyLab on how they are enabling advanced smart city use cases with optimized platforms that support 5G and AI. You will also hear how Intel is helping by driving converged architectures with a holistic approach that spans from hardware to software to ecosystem.

Stephen Ho, Group Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, SkyLab Holding Pte Ltd
Stephen Ho

Stephen Ho

Stephen Ho joined SkyLab as Group Chief Operating Officer in 2018 to spearhead the growth of SkyLab’s enterprise-grade and mission-critical IoT edge computing solutions in the areas of smart cities, maritime and logistics after more than 20 years in city planning, design and technology consultancy. Prior to SkyLab, Stephen held leadership roles in international firms overseeing real estate development and large-scale urbanization projects in Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Currently based in Singapore, he is a member of several professional associations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. Stephen holds an executive MBA (high honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School as well as a master’s in electrical engineering and master of arts on contemporary China.

Stephen Ho
Group Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, SkyLab Holding Pte Ltd

Steen Graham, General Manager, Ecosystem & Developer Scale, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation
Steen Graham

Steen Graham

Steen Graham is the general manager of Edge Computing Ecosystem & Developer Scale at Intel Corporation. In this role, he leads a worldwide organization responsible for delivering Intel® Edge Computing solutions with ecosystem partners driving business outcomes across leading edge use cases. Graham also leads scale initiatives for Intel® Edge AI & IoT developer tools enabling developer innovations and industry transformation.

Before assuming his current role, Graham was director of the Asia Pacific Japan Embedded Sales Group, which encompassed the sales and marketing efforts for manufacturing, retail, transportation, storage, communications, networking, home building, and emerging IoT market segments. In this role, Graham was instrumental in establishing Intel’s leadership in the Internet of Things (IoT) and software defined infrastructure (SDS, NFV) market shifts, as well as exceeding sales goals.

Prior to the role in Asia, Graham worked as the storage global sales director, driving efforts to transform storage to open and scalable solutions and leading the shift in Intel’s transformation from component memory to solid state drives. Before joining the Sales and Marketing Group, Graham held numerous positions providing business support to Intel’s research and development and business unit teams.

Graham holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Oregon.

Steen Graham
General Manager, Ecosystem & Developer Scale, Internet of Things Group
Intel Corporation

Industry 4.0 - Rethinking Manufacturing in the World of 5G and AI

Industrial enterprises are deploying edge platforms closer to where data is created to support advanced vision and networking applications. A rising number of factories are relying on vision/AI techniques for improving manufacturing processes and quality control. In this panel, we will hear from EXOR and Intel executives on key challenges for realizing Industry 4.0 and how Intel technologies are bringing 5G & AI capabilities to factories.

Caroline Chan, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Caroline Chan

Caroline Chan

Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the group’s Network Business Incubator Division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for driving new services running across the network infrastructure, working closely with network service cloud service providers and enterprises. Chan and her team will lead pathfinding of advanced technology solutions that are enabled and accelerated by 5G capabilities such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Immersive Media, Cloud gaming, and others.

Chan was previously VP and GM of Intel 5G Infrastructure Division and had overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identified and developed use cases that incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new service providers and enterprise networks.

Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors, operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and business development.

Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.

She serves as an independent director on EnerSys Inc. (NYSE: ENS) board. In addition, Chan serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) and CBRS Alliance. Her contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016. Chan was elected to be among the top 25 movers and shakers in the telecom industry 2018 by Fierce Telecom.

Chan holds bachelors and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively.

Caroline Chan
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Brian McCarson, Vice President and Senior Principal Engineer, Director Industrial Systems Engineering and Architecture, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation
Brian McCarson

Brian McCarson

Brian McCarson leads the Industrial Solutions Division Systems Engineering and Architecture team within the Internet of Things Group. He has a MS in materials science and electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and is adjunct faculty at Arizona State University teaching materials science and manufacturing. Brian specializes in system architectures and systems engineering for IoT, industrial automation and control systems, data visualization, innovative data analytics, multivariate problem solving and artificial intelligence technologies.

Brian McCarson
Vice President and Senior Principal Engineer, Director Industrial Systems Engineering and Architecture, Internet of Things Group
Intel Corporation

Mark Olding, Chief Marketing Officer, EXOR International
Mark Olding

Mark Olding
Chief Marketing Officer
EXOR International

Robert Pike, General Manager, Smart Edge Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Robert Pike

Robert Pike

Robert (Bob) Pike is General Manager of the Smart Edge Division, in the Network & Edge Platforms Division, leading the team responsible for driving the intelligent edge platform that will fuel a joint roadmap aligning with Intel’s OpenNESS project and Smart Edge’s commercial offering. Smart Edge is built to run on Intel technologies such as high-performing Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors today and, going forward, Optane™ memory, Intel FPGAs and other accelerators. Smart Edge’s software is also highly complementary Intel’s OpenVINO and Open Visual Cloud.

Bob joined Intel in October 2019 as part of the acquisition of the Smart Edge™ intelligent-edge platform business from Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. Previously, as one of the original developers of the Smart Edge™ platform, he was the Chief Technology Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pike served as: CTO for Network & Mobile Broadband solutions at ACS (US), a Pivot subsidiary specializing in enterprise infrastructure; President and COO of MDSI, a provider of RAN and network integration services; and, at AT&T where he won high-performance recognition in bringing digital data services to Enterprise clients.

Bob is a graduate of Auburn University. He is a strong advocate for youth, and serves as a teacher/mentor for church youth, targeting working with young men just going into or coming out of college to assist in finding their passion. He is also involved in a Bereaved Parent Support – Specifically supporting Fathers who have lost children.

Robert Pike
General Manager, Smart Edge Division, Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

Network at the Edge vSummit Q&A Panel

To view the Network at the Edge vSummit Q&A Panel recording, please register here.

Renu Navale, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling Division, Intel Corporation
Renu Navale

Renu Navale

Renu N. Navale is vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the edge computing and ecosystem enabling division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for overall strategy, software and platforms that strengthen Intel’s presence in the network edge computing business sector. She also leads ecosystem enabling for the Network Platforms Group (NPG) to accelerate network and edge transformation, and she fosters scale and industrywide collaboration through open source initiatives.

Navale joined Intel in 2004 with extensive experience in networking and software. During her Intel career, she has held positions in strategic planning, product management, software marketing and engineering, and in 2015, she earned an Intel Achievement Award, the company’s highest recognition.

Before assuming her current role in 2017, Navale served as technical assistant and chief of staff to the vice president and general manager of NPG. Earlier in her Intel career, she oversaw the creation and launch of the Intel Network Builders program. Her tenure at Intel also includes managing the strategic planning team in the Internet of Things Group’s automotive division, where she led autonomous driving and connected car strategies.

Before joining Intel, Navale worked on wireless, VoIP and network management technologies at Nokia Networks. Her achievements were recognized twice with the company’s highest award for software design and innovation during her eight-year tenure.

Navale holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Bangalore University in India, a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Arizona State University, and an MBA degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has published multiple papers on topics related to wireless technologies.

An active champion of STEM education, Navale volunteers as a programming coach and science fair mentor and judge. She also champions diversity and inclusion efforts for NPG as part of the People First initiative.

Renu Navale
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling Division Intel Corporation

Caroline Chan, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Caroline Chan

Caroline Chan

Caroline Y. Chan is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the group’s Network Business Incubator Division at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for driving new services running across the network infrastructure, working closely with network service cloud service providers and enterprises. Chan and her team will lead pathfinding of advanced technology solutions that are enabled and accelerated by 5G capabilities such as AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Data Analytics, Immersive Media, Cloud gaming, and others.

Chan was previously VP and GM of Intel 5G Infrastructure Division and had overall responsibility for Intel’s global network infrastructure strategy and solution development related to 5th-generation wireless technology. Chan and her team identified and developed use cases that incorporate the Internet of Things, innovation in wireless technologies and deployment models, such as mobile edge computing and alternative spectrums that will enable new service providers and enterprise networks.

Since joining Intel in 2009, Chan has worked closely with telecommunications vendors, operators and application developers to advance strategy and marketing in virtual RAN, mini Cloud-RAN and mobile edge computing technologies. Before leading the 5G infrastructure division, she spent six years as director of wireless technology and strategy. In that position, Chan oversaw server CPU extension into Intel’s wireless infrastructure business, a role that encompassed investment strategy, CPU adoption and modification, marketing, and business development.

Before joining Intel, Chan had a 15-year career at Nortel Networks Corp., culminating in her role as director of 4G wireless product management.

She serves as an independent director on EnerSys Inc. (NYSE: ENS) board. In addition, Chan serves on the board of the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) and CBRS Alliance. Her contributions in the area of virtualized wireless radio access networks earned Chan an Intel Achievement Award in 2016. Chan was elected to be among the top 25 movers and shakers in the telecom industry 2018 by Fierce Telecom.

Chan holds bachelors and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, respectively.

Caroline Chan
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Juan Carlos García López, SVP Technology and Ecosystem, Telefonica 
Juan Carlos García López

Juan Carlos García López

Juan Carlos is SVP Technology and Ecosystem at Telefonica global CTIO unit, leading technical projects like edge computing, private networks or network slicing. He is in charge of Telefonica’s participation in standardization bodies and industry fora (GSMA, O-RAN, 3GPP, etc.).

He has taken other VP positions at Telefonica GCTIO unit along the years: Technology and Architecture (2017-19), Radio Access (2016-17), Transport Optimization (2015-16), Operations and Plans (2010-11), Transport, Architecture and Plans (2008-9), Fixed Access (2006-7).

He has worked in different Telefonica companies along his career: VP Engineering Access & Transport Telefónica Germany (2011-14), director Technical & Business Development Telefonica Data Europe (Italy 2000-2, Germany 2003-5), Manager Operations & Resources Telefonica Latam (1998-2000), Senior R&D Engineer Telefonica R&D (1990-97). He works during 1997 at BellCore Labs (NJ, USA) in TINA-C, an international research project.

He has a Telecom Engineering degree at the Politechnical University of Madrid and works as associate professor of Computer Science at Carlos III University in Madrid, from 1990 till 1997.

Juan Carlos García López
SVP Technology and Ecosystem Telefonica

Martin Bäckström, Head of Technology & Portfolio, Cloud & NFVi, Ericsson
Martin Bäckström

Martin Bäckström

Martin possesses over 20 years of strong experience in wireless data and a track record in managing technology, products and solutions that support business requirements.

Prior to Ericsson, Martin Bäckström was joining Smart and PLDT in Manila, Philippines, as Chief Technology Advisor and worked in the operator for several years. His earlier positions in Ericsson include head of Radio Technology Development, principal designer of GPRS and Packet PDC. He was also working with the latest technology development starting with things like as UMA; GSM over IP, mobile GSM Systems, and an improved GSM architecture all the way to 5G bare metal systems. Martin has also been heading the Technology portion of Ericsson APAC Innovation.​

Martin Bäckström
Head of Technology & Portfolio, Cloud & NFVi
Ericsson

Prakash Kartha, Segment Director, Edge Services, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Prakash Kartha

Prakash Kartha

Prakash leads the Edge Services segment within the Network Platforms Group in Intel, where he and his team are building critical technology solutions to accelerate the next wave of edge computing. Prakash brings years of experience driving IoT and cloud end-user applications to the network edge, in partnership with the ecosystem.

Prakash Kartha
Segment Director, Edge Services, Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

Stephen Ho, Group Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, SkyLab Holding Pte Ltd
Stephen Ho

Stephen Ho

Stephen Ho joined SkyLab as Group Chief Operating Officer in 2018 to spearhead the growth of SkyLab’s enterprise-grade and mission-critical IoT edge computing solutions in the areas of smart cities, maritime and logistics after more than 20 years in city planning, design and technology consultancy. Prior to SkyLab, Stephen held leadership roles in international firms overseeing real estate development and large-scale urbanization projects in Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Currently based in Singapore, he is a member of several professional associations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. Stephen holds an executive MBA (high honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School as well as a master’s in electrical engineering and master of arts on contemporary China.

Stephen Ho
Group Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, SkyLab Holding Pte Ltd

Steen Graham, General Manager, Ecosystem & Developer Scale, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation
Steen Graham

Steen Graham

Steen Graham is the general manager of Edge Computing Ecosystem & Developer Scale at Intel Corporation. In this role, he leads a worldwide organization responsible for delivering Intel® Edge Computing solutions with ecosystem partners driving business outcomes across leading edge use cases. Graham also leads scale initiatives for Intel® Edge AI & IoT developer tools enabling developer innovations and industry transformation.

Before assuming his current role, Graham was director of the Asia Pacific Japan Embedded Sales Group, which encompassed the sales and marketing efforts for manufacturing, retail, transportation, storage, communications, networking, home building, and emerging IoT market segments. In this role, Graham was instrumental in establishing Intel’s leadership in the Internet of Things (IoT) and software defined infrastructure (SDS, NFV) market shifts, as well as exceeding sales goals.

Prior to the role in Asia, Graham worked as the storage global sales director, driving efforts to transform storage to open and scalable solutions and leading the shift in Intel’s transformation from component memory to solid state drives. Before joining the Sales and Marketing Group, Graham held numerous positions providing business support to Intel’s research and development and business unit teams.

Graham holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Oregon.

Steen Graham
General Manager, Ecosystem & Developer Scale, Internet of Things Group
Intel Corporation

Mark Olding, Chief Marketing Officer, EXOR International
Mark Olding

Mark Olding
Chief Marketing Officer
EXOR International

Brian McCarson, Vice President and Senior Principal Engineer, Director Industrial Systems Engineering and Architecture, Internet of Things Group, Intel Corporation
Brian McCarson

Brian McCarson

Brian McCarson leads the Industrial Solutions Division Systems Engineering and Architecture team within the Internet of Things Group. He has a MS in materials science and electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and is adjunct faculty at Arizona State University teaching materials science and manufacturing. Brian specializes in system architectures and systems engineering for IoT, industrial automation and control systems, data visualization, innovative data analytics, multivariate problem solving and artificial intelligence technologies.

Brian McCarson
Vice President and Senior Principal Engineer, Director Industrial Systems Engineering and Architecture, Internet of Things Group
Intel Corporation

Robert Pike, General Manager, Smart Edge Division, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation
Robert Pike

Robert Pike

Robert (Bob) Pike is General Manager of the Smart Edge Division, in the Network & Edge Platforms Division, leading the team responsible for driving the intelligent edge platform that will fuel a joint roadmap aligning with Intel’s OpenNESS project and Smart Edge’s commercial offering. Smart Edge is built to run on Intel technologies such as high-performing Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors today and, going forward, Optane™ memory, Intel FPGAs and other accelerators. Smart Edge’s software is also highly complementary Intel’s OpenVINO and Open Visual Cloud.

Bob joined Intel in October 2019 as part of the acquisition of the Smart Edge™ intelligent-edge platform business from Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. Previously, as one of the original developers of the Smart Edge™ platform, he was the Chief Technology Officer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pike served as: CTO for Network & Mobile Broadband solutions at ACS (US), a Pivot subsidiary specializing in enterprise infrastructure; President and COO of MDSI, a provider of RAN and network integration services; and, at AT&T where he won high-performance recognition in bringing digital data services to Enterprise clients.

Bob is a graduate of Auburn University. He is a strong advocate for youth, and serves as a teacher/mentor for church youth, targeting working with young men just going into or coming out of college to assist in finding their passion. He is also involved in a Bereaved Parent Support – Specifically supporting Fathers who have lost children.

Robert Pike
General Manager, Smart Edge Division, Network Platforms Group
Intel Corporation

Network at the Edge vSummit Q&A Panel Panel

Delivering on the promise of 5G

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

5G is getting a lot of buzz lately and many are wondering when it will be deployed in their local market. Prior to this rollout, many years of planning and coordination were required to bring 5G to the masses. The industry is making substantial progress with deployments around the world. In this virtual summit industry experts will share how technology and the ecosystem have come together to accelerate the deployment of 5G.

EVENT DETAILS

5G RAN & 5G Core vSummit Video Interviews Release Date

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

No registration required
Videos will be viewable on this page


5G RAN vSummit Q&A Panel

July 28, 2020

5G Core vSummit Q&A Panel

July 29, 2020

Agenda

Click presenter name for more information.

Bringing 5G Networks to Life

5G rollouts are underway with deployments worldwide. Intel has been at the forefront of this journey to 5G where the underlying network is foundational. Working with our customers and partners is vital to bring 5G to life and together we have been on this journey for over a decade. We are beginning to see early deployments at the 5G Core and RAN and there is more work to be done to fully realize the potential of 5G. Join us as we share how our technologies, partnerships, and investments are accelerating 5G deployments and associated services.

Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel Corporation
Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez is vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the group's Wireless Access Network Division (WAND) at Intel Corporation. She is also general manager of the Austin Design Center. She leads Intel’s efforts in the wireless access network including innovative solutions for highly scalable, fully virtualized networks, as well as highly optimized custom deployment models with a focus on 5G, the next generation of wireless networks. Rodriguez is responsible for strategy, roadmaps, product definition, forecasting, investment decisions and profit and loss for the business.

Rodriguez joined Intel in 2014 with the acquisition of LSI Corporation's Axxia Networking Business from Avago Technologies Ltd., where she led and carried out software strategy and was part of the small divestiture team. In her first Intel role as director of software for WAND, Rodriguez managed the division's worldwide software engineering and product development efforts. She also led the successful integration of the Axxia team into Intel and aligned the team's focus with Intel's networking business. Since joining Intel in 2014, her team has been recognized twice with Intel’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, for their contribution to the company’s 5G leadership efforts.

Before her tenure at LSI and Avago, Rodriguez spent seven years holding leadership roles in software development at Agere Systems Inc. and its parent company, Lucent Technologies Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Zilog Inc. and at two startup ventures.

Rodriguez earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría in Havana, Cuba; her master's degree in computer science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain; and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Rodriguez is also a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.

Cristina Rodriguez
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division
Intel Corporation

Alex Quach, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division, Intel Corporation
Alex Quach

Alex Quach

Alexander (Alex) D. Quach is a vice president of the Network Platforms Group and general manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for network transformation for all wireline access networks as well as wireless core. As part of the Intel Network Platforms Group, he oversees driving overall 5G strategy and execution framework that encompasses industry and ecosystem engagement, customer commitments, product planning, internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing strategy.

Quach was a marketing manager for test and measurement products at Tektronix Inc. before joining Intel in 1997 as a product marketing engineer for desktop products. He was responsible for promoting the growth of Intel's wireless connectivity business in multiple market segments, including machine-to-machine communication, the automotive sector, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and client connectivity. Prior to that, Quach led Intel's wireless connectivity solutions business within the Client Computing Group, where he focused on mobile client platforms based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless gigabit (WiGig) and cellular technologies. Earlier in his Intel career, as director of wireless marketing for the company's mobile wireless business unit, he led marketing for Intel's WiMAX product portfolio. Quach also spent several years as a customer marketing manager in the service provider group.

Quach has dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and psychology and an MBA from University of Washington.

Alex Quach
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division
Intel Corporation

5G RAN Track

Verizon is transforming the RAN to provide the rapid delivery of 5G services and use cases

Hear about how the 5G RAN is being transformed from handling wireless phone calls to delivering innovative and rich experiences to users via the RAN and edge computing.

Shankar Venkatraman, Technical Fellow, RAN Planning, Verizon
Shankar Venkatraman

Shankar Venkatraman

Shankar is the lead technical architect behind Verizon’s vRAN. He has over 15 years of experience designing and deploying wireless technologies. At Verizon, he leads architecture efforts working with vendors and standards bodies to build an open and virtualized radio access network and co-chairs O-RAN fronthaul working group.

Shankar Venkatraman
Technical Fellow, RAN Planning
Verizon

HPE is Making it Easier to Deploy RAN Infrastructure and 5G Services

Hear how the use of HPE’s line of commercial servers save time and money to design and deliver 5G RAN infrastructure and services.

Claus Pedersen, Vice President, Telco Sales, Hybrid IT Group, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise 
Claus Pedersen

Claus Pedersen

Throughout his 33-year career with HPE, Claus Pedersen has worked in many roles, always focusing on taking projects from innovative concept to solutions which benefits HPE and its customers.

In his current role as Vice President of the HPE Telecommunications segment, Claus is responsible for growing the Hybrid IT groups business with HPEs telecommunication customers and partners. Claus and his team work to enable segment specific product features, solutions, services, and go to market relationships, which provides HPE Telecommunication customers with unique capabilities that empower their business.

Claus has been at forefront of enabling Communication Service Providers to take advantage of advanced IT technologies in their network infrastructure. Prior to his current role, Claus was responsible for HPE’s business in the Communications Media & Entertainment (CME) segment through and with Network Equipment Providers. Claus established several Go to Market Alliances for equipment providers in the Communication Service Provider segment. Over a decade ago, Claus spearheaded HPE’s work to enable Industry Standard Servers to meet the demands of telecommunication workloads.

Claus has held management positions at HPE in Laboratories, Storage and Software, as well as various sales and business development functions.

Claus holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Aarhus University, Denmark. He lives with his family in Grenoble, France.

Claus Pedersen
Vice President, Telco Sales, Hybrid IT Group
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Working Together to Deploy RAN is Vital to Deliver the Promise of 5G

Hear how the ecosystem is coming together to collectively address the challenges of deploying the 5G RAN and offer new services to consumers and businesses.

Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel Corporation
Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez is vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the group's Wireless Access Network Division (WAND) at Intel Corporation. She is also general manager of the Austin Design Center. She leads Intel’s efforts in the wireless access network including, innovative solutions for highly scalable, fully virtualized networks, as well as highly optimized custom deployment models with a focus on 5G, the next generation of wireless networks. Rodriguez is responsible for strategy, roadmaps, product definition, forecasting, investment decisions and profit and loss for the business.

Rodriguez joined Intel in 2014 with the acquisition of LSI Corporation's Axxia Networking Business from Avago Technologies Ltd., where she led and carried out software strategy and was part of the small divestiture team. In her first Intel role as director of software for WAND, Rodriguez managed the division's worldwide software engineering and product development efforts. She also led the successful integration of the Axxia team into Intel and aligned the team's focus with Intel's networking business. Since joining Intel in 2014, her team has been recognized twice with Intel’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, for their contribution to the company’s 5G leadership efforts.

Before her tenure at LSI and Avago, Rodriguez spent seven years holding leadership roles in software development at Agere Systems Inc. and its parent company, Lucent Technologies Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Zilog Inc. and at two startup ventures.

Rodriguez earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría in Havana, Cuba; her master's degree in computer science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain; and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Rodriguez is also a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.

Cristina Rodriguez
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division
Intel Corporation

Mike Kondratiuk, Director of RAN Planning, Verizon
Mike Kondratiuk

Mike Kondratiuk

Mike has spent over 20 years at Verizon in roles spanning Operations, Engineering, System Performance and Planning. Mike presently leads the Emerging RAN Technology Group within the Verizon Planning organization. Mike and his team are leading the architecture and successful introduction of Virtualized RAN at Verizon.

Mike Kondratiuk
Director of RAN Planning, Cristina Rodriguez
Verizon

Claus Pedersen, Vice President, Telco Sales, Hybrid IT Group, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Claus Pedersen

Claus Pedersen

Throughout his 33-year career with HPE, Claus Pedersen has worked in many roles, always focusing on taking projects from innovative concept to solutions which benefits HPE and its customers.

In his current role as Vice President of the HPE Telecommunications segment, Claus is responsible for growing the Hybrid IT groups business with HPEs telecommunication customers and partners. Claus and his team work to enable segment specific product features, solutions, services, and go to market relationships, which provides HPE Telecommunication customers with unique capabilities that empower their business.

Claus has been at forefront of enabling Communication Service Providers to take advantage of advanced IT technologies in their network infrastructure. Prior to his current role, Claus was responsible for HPE’s business in the Communications Media & Entertainment (CME) segment through and with Network Equipment Providers. Claus established several Go to Market Alliances for equipment providers in the Communication Service Provider segment. Over a decade ago, Claus spearheaded HPE’s work to enable Industry Standard Servers to meet the demands of telecommunication workloads.

Claus has held management positions at HPE in Laboratories, Storage and Software, as well as various sales and business development functions.

Claus holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Aarhus University, Denmark. He lives with his family in Grenoble, France.

Claus Pedersen
Vice President, Telco Sales, Hybrid IT Group
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

5G RAN vSummit Q&A Panel

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Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel Corporation
Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina Rodriguez is vice president in the Data Platforms Group and general manager of the group's Wireless Access Network Division (WAND) at Intel Corporation. She is also general manager of the Austin Design Center. She leads Intel’s efforts in the wireless access network including, innovative solutions for highly scalable, fully virtualized networks, as well as highly optimized custom deployment models with a focus on 5G, the next generation of wireless networks. Rodriguez is responsible for strategy, roadmaps, product definition, forecasting, investment decisions and profit and loss for the business.

Rodriguez joined Intel in 2014 with the acquisition of LSI Corporation's Axxia Networking Business from Avago Technologies Ltd., where she led and carried out software strategy and was part of the small divestiture team. In her first Intel role as director of software for WAND, Rodriguez managed the division's worldwide software engineering and product development efforts. She also led the successful integration of the Axxia team into Intel and aligned the team's focus with Intel's networking business. Since joining Intel in 2014, her team has been recognized twice with Intel’s highest honor, the Intel Achievement Award, for their contribution to the company’s 5G leadership efforts.

Before her tenure at LSI and Avago, Rodriguez spent seven years holding leadership roles in software development at Agere Systems Inc. and its parent company, Lucent Technologies Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked at Zilog Inc. and at two startup ventures.

Rodriguez earned her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría in Havana, Cuba; her master's degree in computer science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Madrid, Spain; and completed the Stanford Executive Program at Stanford University. Rodriguez is also a member of the Intel Hispanic Leadership Council.

Cristina Rodriguez
Vice President, General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division Intel Corporation

Shankar Venkatraman, Technical Fellow, RAN Planning, Verizon
Shankar Venkatraman

Shankar Venkatraman

Shankar is the lead technical architect behind Verizon’s vRAN. He has over 15 years of experience designing and deploying wireless technologies. At Verizon, he leads architecture efforts working with vendors and standards bodies to build an open and virtualized radio access network and co-chairs O-RAN fronthaul working group.

Shankar Venkatraman
Technical Fellow, RAN Planning Verizon

Claus Pedersen, Vice President, Telco Sales, Hybrid IT Group, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise 
Claus Pedersen

Claus Pedersen

Throughout his 33-year career with HPE, Claus Pedersen has worked in many roles, always focusing on taking projects from innovative concept to solutions which benefits HPE and its customers.

In his current role as Vice President of the HPE Telecommunications segment, Claus is responsible for growing the Hybrid IT groups business with HPEs telecommunication customers and partners. Claus and his team work to enable segment specific product features, solutions, services, and go to market relationships, which provides HPE Telecommunication customers with unique capabilities that empower their business.

Claus has been at forefront of enabling Communication Service Providers to take advantage of advanced IT technologies in their network infrastructure. Prior to his current role, Claus was responsible for HPE’s business in the Communications Media & Entertainment (CME) segment through and with Network Equipment Providers. Claus established several Go to Market Alliances for equipment providers in the Communication Service Provider segment. Over a decade ago, Claus spearheaded HPE’s work to enable Industry Standard Servers to meet the demands of telecommunication workloads.

Claus has held management positions at HPE in Laboratories, Storage and Software, as well as various sales and business development functions.

Claus holds a Master of Computer Science degree from Aarhus University, Denmark. He lives with his family in Grenoble, France.

Claus Pedersen
Vice President, Telco Sales, Hybrid IT Group Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

5G RAN vSummit Q&A Panel

5G Core Track

Rapidly Deploying 5G through Close Collaborations

Hear how Verizon has chosen specific technologies, partners and deployment models to accelerate the deployment of their 5G core network and associated services.

Miguel Carames, Director Network and Technology planning, Verizon
Miguel Carames

Miguel Carames

Miguel Carames is currently a Director of Network and Technology planning at Verizon. Leading a team of engineers responsible for planning, engineering and design of the Verizon wireless core network including the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), 5G Core (5GC) as well as a number of critical services including the wireless enterprise portfolio, public safety core, messaging, and OSS/BSS evolution. Miguel has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in R&D in 3G (UMTS), 4G (WiMAX and LTE) and now 5G. Prior to Verizon, Miguel worked at Motorola for nine years.

Miguel holds a master’s in telecommunications by the Polytechnical University of Valencia (Spain) and is currently pursuing his MBA with the Jack Welch Management Institute. Miguel has been an active participant in multiple industry forums including multiple GSMA working groups. Miguel has been awarded 20 patents and has filed 20 more.

Miguel Carames
Director Network and Technology planning
Verizon

Evolve your network and offer 5G services via the Ericsson dual-mode 5G Core

Hear how the use of Ericsson’s 5G core technology delivers the performance and innovation needed to deliver dynamic new services while consuming less energy.

Arvinder S Anand, Vice President - Head of Architecture, Technology & End-to-End Solutions, Ericsson North America Digital Services CTO Organization
Arvinder S Anand

Arvinder S Anand

Globally recognized trailblazer in Digital Transformation, spearheading transformation in Cross-Domain Solutioning and Sales Fulfillment. Proven leader in business development and fostering engagement with Product Units, specifically in delivering cutting-edge deliverables for 5G Solutions for OSS, Core, Cloud & BSS. Passionate about using adaptive and strategic technology innovation to drive forward-thinking outcomes.

Arvinder S Anand
Vice President - Head of Architecture, Technology & End-to-End Solutions
Ericsson North America Digital Services CTO Organization

The 5G Core is Vital to Deliver the Promise of 5G

Hear how the ecosystem is coming together to collectively address the challenges of deploying a cloud-native based 5G Core network and provide the ability to offer new services.

Alex Quach, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division, Intel Corporation
Alex Quach

Alex Quach

Alexander (Alex) D. Quach is a vice president of the Network Platforms Group and general manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for network transformation for all wireline access networks as well as wireless core. As part of the Intel Network Platforms Group, he oversees driving overall 5G strategy and execution framework that encompasses industry and ecosystem engagement, customer commitments, product planning, internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing strategy.

Quach was a marketing manager for test and measurement products at Tektronix Inc. before joining Intel in 1997 as a product marketing engineer for desktop products. He was responsible for promoting the growth of Intel's wireless connectivity business in multiple market segments, including machine-to-machine communication, the automotive sector, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and client connectivity. Prior to that, Quach led Intel's wireless connectivity solutions business within the Client Computing Group, where he focused on mobile client platforms based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless gigabit (WiGig) and cellular technologies. Earlier in his Intel career, as director of wireless marketing for the company's mobile wireless business unit, he led marketing for Intel's WiMAX product portfolio. Quach also spent several years as a customer marketing manager in the service provider group.

Quach has dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and psychology and an MBA from University of Washington.

Alex Quach
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division
Intel Corporation

Miguel Carames, Director Network and Technology planning, Verizon
Miguel Carames

Miguel Carames

Miguel Carames is currently a Director of Network and Technology planning at Verizon. Leading a team of engineers responsible for planning, engineering and design of the Verizon wireless core network including the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), 5G Core (5GC) as well as a number of critical services including the wireless enterprise portfolio, public safety core, messaging, and OSS/BSS evolution. Miguel has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in R&D in 3G (UMTS), 4G (WiMAX and LTE) and now 5G. Prior to Verizon, Miguel worked at Motorola for nine years.

Miguel holds a master’s in telecommunications by the Polytechnical University of Valencia (Spain) and is currently pursuing his MBA with the Jack Welch Management Institute. Miguel has been an active participant in multiple industry forums including multiple GSMA working groups. Miguel has been awarded 20 patents and has filed 20 more.

Miguel Carames
Director Network and Technology planning
Verizon

Akhil Gokul, Chief Technology Officer - Core & IT, Ericsson
Akhil Gokul

Akhil Gokul

Akhil Gokul is a Business & Technology Transformation leader. As CTO - Core & IT, he is part of the Ericsson customer unit leadership team, driving the CTO & business development office towards E2E network transformation for 5G, IOT & Cloud.

Mr. Gokul has a sound understanding of the ICT industry stemming from more than a decade of experience working with operators and ecosystem partners across Strategy, Network and IT organizations in various roles, including software engineering, solution & product development, corporate and GTM strategy, business development and consultative sales.

Mr. Gokul has held positions at CenturyLink, India (formerly Qwest Communications) and EchoStar Corporation. He holds a Master of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Akhil Gokul
Chief Technology Officer - Core & IT
Ericsson

5G Core vSummit Q&A Panel

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Alex Quach, Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division, Intel Corporation
Alex Quach

Alex Quach

Alexander (Alex) D. Quach is a vice president of the Network Platforms Group and general manager of the Wireline and Core Network Division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for network transformation for all wireline access networks as well as wireless core. As part of the Intel Network Platforms Group, he oversees driving overall 5G strategy and execution framework that encompasses industry and ecosystem engagement, customer commitments, product planning, internal and external communications, public relations, and marketing strategy.

Quach was a marketing manager for test and measurement products at Tektronix Inc. before joining Intel in 1997 as a product marketing engineer for desktop products. He was responsible for promoting the growth of Intel's wireless connectivity business in multiple market segments, including machine-to-machine communication, the automotive sector, low-power wide-area (LPWA) networking and client connectivity. Prior to that, Quach led Intel's wireless connectivity solutions business within the Client Computing Group, where he focused on mobile client platforms based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, wireless gigabit (WiGig) and cellular technologies. Earlier in his Intel career, as director of wireless marketing for the company's mobile wireless business unit, he led marketing for Intel's WiMAX product portfolio. Quach also spent several years as a customer marketing manager in the service provider group.

Quach has dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and psychology and an MBA from University of Washington.

Alex Quach
Vice President, Data Platforms Group, General Manager, Wireline and Core Network Division
Intel Corporation

Miguel Carames, Director Network and Technology planning, Verizon
Miguel Carames

Miguel Carames

Miguel Carames is currently a Director of Network and Technology planning at Verizon. Leading a team of engineers responsible for planning, engineering and design of the Verizon wireless core network including the Evolved Packet Core (EPC), 5G Core (5GC) as well as a number of critical services including the wireless enterprise portfolio, public safety core, messaging, and OSS/BSS evolution. Miguel has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked in R&D in 3G (UMTS), 4G (WiMAX and LTE) and now 5G. Prior to Verizon, Miguel worked at Motorola for nine years.

Miguel holds a master’s in telecommunications by the Polytechnical University of Valencia (Spain) and is currently pursuing his MBA with the Jack Welch Management Institute. Miguel has been an active participant in multiple industry forums including multiple GSMA working groups. Miguel has been awarded 20 patents and has filed 20 more.

Miguel Carames
Director Network and Technology planning
Verizon

Akhil Gokul, Chief Technology Officer - Core & IT, Ericsson
Akhil Gokul

Akhil Gokul

Akhil Gokul is a Business & Technology Transformation leader. As CTO - Core & IT, he is part of the Ericsson customer unit leadership team, driving the CTO & business development office towards E2E network transformation for 5G, IOT & Cloud.

Mr. Gokul has a sound understanding of the ICT industry stemming from more than a decade of experience working with operators and ecosystem partners across Strategy, Network and IT organizations in various roles, including software engineering, solution & product development, corporate and GTM strategy, business development and consultative sales.

Mr. Gokul has held positions at CenturyLink, India (formerly Qwest Communications) and EchoStar Corporation. He holds a Master of Engineering Management from Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Akhil Gokul
Chief Technology Officer - Core & IT
Ericsson

5G Core vSummit Q&A Panel

Building Enterprise Edge with Intelligence vSummit

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020

Drivers such as latency, bandwidth, security, and connectivity and the need to process data locally are pushing enterprise workloads to the enterprise edge. Service providers and the ecosystem are innovating and building infrastructures to enable edge computing at the optimal location for the enterprises.

In this session, hear from experts from BT, CenturyLink, Telefonica and Intel on how they are working towards building enterprise edge with intelligence.

Starting August 4th the Building Enterprise Edge with Intelligence vSummit will be available to view on this page. Please register here if you are interested in attending the live Enterprise & Cloud Networking Q&A Panel with the presenters.

EVENT DETAILS

Enterprise & Cloud Networking vSummit Video Interviews Release Date

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

No registration required
Videos will be viewable on this page


Enterprise & Cloud Networking vSummit Q&A Panel

August 11, 2020

Agenda

Click presenter name for more information.

Building Enterprise Edge with Intelligence

As the demand for edge computing increases for various enterprise use cases and requirements, it is becoming increasingly important to connect enterprise edge to data centers and clouds in a secure and optimized way. Enterprise edge platforms also need the ability to serve additional IT, OT needs in an intelligent way. In this session hear the key deployment considerations for building enterprise edge to get the benefits.

Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation
Bob Ghaffari

Bob Ghaffari

Bob Ghaffari is currently General Manager of the Enterprise and Cloud Network Division (ECND) within Intel’s Data / Network Platforms Group and is responsible for driving network solutions for Enterprise and Cloud.  He works closely with leading Enterprise/Cloud customers as well as with industry leading partners to deliver agile, secure, scalable and cost-effective solutions to enable best in class TCO / OpEx with transformational capabilities for the Enterprise Network Edge as well as network solutions for multi / hybrid clouds.  Prior to this position, Bob spent time in a variety of business development and marketing positions. Bob has an EECS degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University. 

Bob Ghaffari
General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division
Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation

Delivering Innovative Services at the Edge: BT

Hear about why the Edge is important to BT and their enterprise customers, the challenges of deploying and managing services at the Enterprise Edge and how BT is working with Intel to help address these challenges.

Brian Lappin, Head of Product Management at BT
Brian Lappin

Brian Lappin

Brian has a wide range of knowledge developing and managing Network Services for the business market, based on over 15 years of experience. This includes developing and running MPLS products and services on a global basis, rolling out the first European Network Service Provider interconnects with Azure and more recently developing BT’s Edge Network Virtualisation capability.

Brian Lappin
Head of Product Management at BT

Service Provider Strategies for the Edge: CenturyLink and Telefonica

Hear from service providers about the edge opportunity and offerings in enterprise.  CenturyLink will discuss its cloud-inspired approach for orchestrating and managing lifecycle for a range of VNFs from different partners, across cloud, network and edge environments

Telefonica will share its innovative open approach to Edge in the areas of user experience & TCO, ecosystem, architecture and methodology and cloud, and specifics on how uCPE, SD-WAN, and Security plays a critical role for Enterprise Edge.

Hear how Intel technologies and ingredients specific to networking, security and IoT can be used to help build an intelligent enterprise edge

David Shacochis, VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink 
David Shacochis

David Shacochis

David Shacochis currently leads the Product Management team for Hybrid IT Solutions at CenturyLink, responsible for managed solutions across applications, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. As a senior leader within the product organization, he is commercially responsible for profitable growth, service design and roadmap development across the global cloud core and the distributed cloud edge.  His experience with firms at the heart of the cloud computing revolution - such as UUNET, Exodus, Digital Island, Qwest, Savvis, Tier 3 and Level 3 - has built a wealth of IT service provider experience with a variety of clients across the public and private sector .

David Shacochis
VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink

David Lopez Meco, Manager - Connectivity Innovation – Project Lead, Enterprise Networking & Edge Computing at Telefonica
David Lopez Meco

David Lopez Meco

David is a Product Manager at the Telefonica’s Global Innovation Unit. In this role, he has participated in several projects such as central office transformation based on CORD, edge computing and private 5G networks. Currently, he is leading a project focused on accelerating SME digitalization starting by software defined networking and security products and participating as internal consultant in other projects within the Global Innovation Unit

Previously, David worked as Management Consultant in both Deloitte and Capgemini Invent (former Capgemini Consulting) in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology area.

David has a Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid .

David Lopez Meco
Manager - Connectivity Innovation – Project Lead, Enterprise Networking & Edge Computing at Telefonica

Goker Ozturk, Segment Manager for Enterprise Networking, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation
Goker Ozturk

Goker Ozturk

With more than 21 years of experience in the IT industry, and 14+ years with Intel, Mr. Ozturk currently serves as Segment Manager for Enterprise Networking in Network Platforms Group business unit at Intel. He is responsible from accelerating adoption of Hybrid/Multi-cloud networking from Edge to Clouds and SD-WAN/uCPE for Enterprise Edge technologies and solutions in the Enterprise segment. He is working with key partners (SIs, OEMs, ISVs), field teams, key enterprise end users and service providers for this purpose on joint solution creation and joint go to market. Before his current role at Intel, he carried a wide spectrum of roles in sales and marketing group in Intel, working with service providers, enterprises and partners. He holds B.S in Computer Engineering and MBA degrees.

Goker Ozturk
Segment Manager for Enterprise Networking, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation

Realizing Convergence at the Enterprise Edge: Panel

Hear from industry experts what they think about Convergence at the Enterprise Edge, and future insights.

Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation
Bob Ghaffari

Bob Ghaffari

Bob Ghaffari is currently General Manager of the Enterprise and Cloud Network Division (ECND) within Intel’s Data / Network Platforms Group and is responsible for driving network solutions for Enterprise and Cloud.  He works closely with leading Enterprise/Cloud customers as well as with industry leading partners to deliver agile, secure, scalable and cost-effective solutions to enable best in class TCO / OpEx with transformational capabilities for the Enterprise Network Edge as well as network solutions for multi / hybrid clouds.  Prior to this position, Bob spent time in a variety of business development and marketing positions. Bob has an EECS degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University. 

Bob Ghaffari
General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division
Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation

Brian Lappin, Head of Product Management at BT
Brian Lappin

Brian Lappin

Brian has a wide range of knowledge developing and managing Network Services for the business market, based on over 15 years of experience. This includes developing and running MPLS products and services on a global basis, rolling out the first European Network Service Provider interconnects with Azure and more recently developing BT’s Edge Network Virtualisation capability.

Brian Lappin
Head of Product Management at BT

David Shacochis, VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink 
David Shacochis

David Shacochis

David Shacochis currently leads the Product Management team for Hybrid IT Solutions at CenturyLink, responsible for managed solutions across applications, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. As a senior leader within the product organization, he is commercially responsible for profitable growth, service design and roadmap development across the global cloud core and the distributed cloud edge.  His experience with firms at the heart of the cloud computing revolution - such as UUNET, Exodus, Digital Island, Qwest, Savvis, Tier 3 and Level 3 - has built a wealth of IT service provider experience with a variety of clients across the public and private sector .

David Shacochis
VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink

David Lopez Meco, Manager - Connectivity Innovation – Project Lead, Enterprise Networking & Edge Computing at Telefonica
David Lopez Meco

David Lopez Meco

David is a Product Manager at the Telefonica’s Global Innovation Unit. In this role, he has participated in several projects such as central office transformation based on CORD, edge computing and private 5G networks. Currently, he is leading a project focused on accelerating SME digitalization starting by software defined networking and security products and participating as internal consultant in other projects within the Global Innovation Unit

Previously, David worked as Management Consultant in both Deloitte and Capgemini Invent (former Capgemini Consulting) in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology area.

David has a Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid .

David Lopez Meco
Manager - Connectivity Innovation – Project Lead, Enterprise Networking & Edge Computing at Telefonica

Enterprise & Cloud Networking vSummit Q&A Panel

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Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation
Bob Ghaffari

Bob Ghaffari

Bob Ghaffari is currently General Manager of the Enterprise and Cloud Network Division (ECND) within Intel’s Data / Network Platforms Group and is responsible for driving network solutions for Enterprise and Cloud.  He works closely with leading Enterprise/Cloud customers as well as with industry leading partners to deliver agile, secure, scalable and cost-effective solutions to enable best in class TCO / OpEx with transformational capabilities for the Enterprise Network Edge as well as network solutions for multi / hybrid clouds.  Prior to this position, Bob spent time in a variety of business development and marketing positions. Bob has an EECS degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University. 

Bob Ghaffari
General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division
Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation

Brian Lappin, Head of Product Management at BT
Brian Lappin

Brian Lappin

Brian has a wide range of knowledge developing and managing Network Services for the business market, based on over 15 years of experience. This includes developing and running MPLS products and services on a global basis, rolling out the first European Network Service Provider interconnects with Azure and more recently developing BT’s Edge Network Virtualisation capability.

Brian Lappin
Head of Product Management at BT

David Shacochis, VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink 
David Shacochis

David Shacochis

David Shacochis currently leads the Product Management team for Hybrid IT Solutions at CenturyLink, responsible for managed solutions across applications, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. As a senior leader within the product organization, he is commercially responsible for profitable growth, service design and roadmap development across the global cloud core and the distributed cloud edge.  His experience with firms at the heart of the cloud computing revolution - such as UUNET, Exodus, Digital Island, Qwest, Savvis, Tier 3 and Level 3 - has built a wealth of IT service provider experience with a variety of clients across the public and private sector .

David Shacochis
VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink

Juan Campillo, Connectivity Innovation Director at Telefónica
Juan Campillo

Juan Campillo
Connectivity Innovation Director at
Telefónica

Enterprise & Cloud Networking vSummit Q&A Panel