How a software driven network opens opportunities for a vibrant ecosystem
The network has been transforming in order to meet the immense demands of a connected world. From legacy infrastructure where scalability, dynamic security, and lower latencies were not achievable, the network is now innovating and moving to a software driven network where processing is done closer to the point where data is generated, and virtualization of workloads can be traced all the back to the network core.
As this transformation happens, network infrastructures can deliver a more dynamic, open, programmatically efficient, and scalable services that are more alike to cloud computing. Join us in this panel discussion to learn how open software architectures and applications are making this evolution of the network possible. Hear first-hand from members of our ecosystem on the value of working together to capitalize on the opportunities that a cloud-like network has to offer.
Keate Despain is head of the Intel® Network Builders program within the Network Platforms Group at Intel. He has been leading this team for two years. Keate has been working in the Communications industry ecosystem in and out of Intel for over 20 years. His experience includes IOT client, Telecom servers, middleware, and real-time operating system product management. He has worked with the communication ecosystem partners across the globe, including expatriate assignments in China, for over seven years. Keate has an MBA from Arizona State University and resides in Oregon, USA.
Intel® Network Builders Director, Network Platforms Group, Intel
Jorge Gomez serves an Associate Director within Accenture’s Cloud First Networks organization, leading enterprise IT, industry OT and edge network offerings and innovation activities.
Working with colleagues across the world, Jorge leads some of Accenture’s network transformation engagements, driving innovation, strategic advisory and engineering initiatives that help accelerate the adoption of nascent technologies such as 5G, private wireless and edge at Accenture’s wide breadth of clients across industries.
Jorge obtained his B.S. in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Tec de Monterrey and lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and two dogs.
Network Offering Associate Director, Accenture
In his role of chief architect for telco partner solutions, Fatih has been involved over several years in Kubernetes and OpenStack communities, influencing development and ecosystem cultivation, including for workloads specific to telecom, media, and entertainment needs. Prior to joining Red Hat, Fatih held roles at Google, Verizon Wireless, Canonical Ubuntu, and Ericsson. He holds an MSc degree in information technology and a BSc degree in electronics engineering.
Chief Architect for Telco Partner Solutions, Red Hat
Subhankar Pal is Senior Director and global Innovation leader for Intelligent Networks program in Capgemini Engineering. He has close to 22 years of experience in commutation industry. His responsibilities include technology product incubation, product strategy and roadmap development, consulting & service offer definition for telecommunication and related markets. His interest areas include advanced network automation using cloud native principles and machine learning for 5G and beyond networks. Prior to joining Capgemini, he worked at Nokia Networks and C-DOT. Subhankar has extensive experience in speaking at international conferences and presenting technical papers in various forums. He has several blogs and whitepapers published in international journals and event proceedings.
Senior Director, Innovation, Capgemini
Lakshmi Mandyam - serves as the VP, Service Provider Product Mgmt & Partner Ecosystem for the Telco Edge Cloud BU. Prior to VMware, she has held various management positions in the Industry including at Arm where she was the VP of Automotive and the Director of Server Systems and Ecosystems where she led ARM’s initiatives on Servers and Networking infrastructure. Prior to ARM, Lakshmi worked in engineering, marketing, and management roles at various companies, including Freescale Semiconductor and ColdWatt, building technology for enterprise applications. She has a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President, Service Provider Product Mgmt & Partner Ecosystem for the Telco Edge Cloud BU, VMWare