Latest update: The Chasm Group joins our panel of presenters!
Join experts from Indiana University, The Chasm Group and Wiretap Ventures as they share relevant insights and lessons learned from real-world experience in working with end-customers and vendors, and from operating one of the few production software-defined networks in the world.
- Introduction to SDN and OpenFlow
- Key SDN technologies and their maturity
- Customer feedback around SDN
- Examples of production SDN deployments today
- SDN Ecosystem - what are the categories, who are the players, what are incumbents doing and relevant startups
- Critical elements for potential SDN strategies - success factors for business executives
- Next-generation applications using SDN and the business benefits
As part of the seminar, we will be facilitating roundtable discussion with your peers and other like-minded individuals in the security and networking space. Bring your questions and ideas for a lively exchange.
- What are my peers in the industry doing around SDN? And how do I join an SDN community?
- How is SDN and OpenFlow relevant to my business?
- How do I take advantage of the inexorable march towards programmable networks?
- Who should feature in my ecosystem strategy around SDN? Who are the potential winners and losers?
- What are the pitfalls of embracing SDN? What are the risks of not embracing SDN?
Our seminar consists of both a technical track and a business track. This business track is designed for business executives at technology companies and investment professionals looking to understand the relevance of SDN and its implications for go-to-market strategy, partnerships, and product and corporate initiatives.
We also offer a technical track for architects, technologists and network engineers with responsibilities for design, deployment and operations of networking equipment and large-scale service provider and enterprise networks. To register for the technical track, visit this seminar page.
About the Presenters
Paul Wiefels is a managing director and original partner in The Chasm Group having joined Geoffrey Moore at the inception of the firm. He provides counsel to companies and organizations—from start-ups to the Fortune 500—in the areas of corporate, business, and market development strategy and specializes in marketing and positioning strategy. He is the author of The Chasm Companion: Implementing Effective Marketing Strategies for High Technology Companies, published in 2002 by HarperCollins. Many of Mr. Wiefels' global clients are recognized leaders in their fields including Adobe, Agilent, Chartered Semiconductor, Citrix Systems, Hyperion, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, OMX AB, and Opera Software. He has worked with clients in virtually every sector of high technology including biotechnology and medical instrumentation.
Matthew Davy is director of InCNTRE and Indiana University's chief network architect. Before coming to Indiana University (IU) in 1999, he served as a network engineer for Tier 1 Internet Service Providers focused primarily on backbone traffic engineering. Davy has spent the last twelve years providing leadership in the design and management of large-scale, advanced R&E networks. At IU, he is responsible for the long-term design and planning of the university's enterprise network, which includes over 100,000 data connections across eight campuses. Recently he has focused on supporting network research related to Software-Defined Networking and building collaborations among the faculty, students, and IT staff who support R&E networks.
Chris Small is network researcher at Indiana University. He is the principal investigator for the Indiana University GENI OpenFlow Campus Trials, and co-principal investigator and designer of the NetKarma project to create a provenance registry for GENI. He was formally the manager of the Systems group at the Indiana University GlobalNOC, leading a group of system administrators maintaining hundreds of systems used by the GlobalNOC and external partners. He also coordinated research activities at the GlobalNOC, collaborating with members of the worldwide research and education networking community. Small has extensive experience as a systems and software architect and project leader for both Tier 1 Internet Service Provider networks and startup technology companies. He has been responsible for creating and deploying advanced tools for the measurement and management of large complex networks.
Wiretap Ventures is a strategy and management consultancy focused on enabling organizations to exploit the market disruption created by mobility, virtualization and cloud computing technologies and accelerate revenue, profit and market share. The principals at Wiretap Ventures have consulted to organizations on software-defined networks strategy, and have organized educational classes focused around SDNs for executives and technology leaders at both Fortune 500 corporations as well as technology companies.
Although we do not offer refunds, we would be glad to process a substitution should you be unable to attend the seminar after you have registered. Substitutions are allowed up to 48 hours prior to start of seminar--contact the organizer via Eventbrite with the original purchaser information and the name of the substitute.