Heavy Reading 2013 Outlook: It's All About SDN

Heavy Reading 2013 Outlook: It's All About SDN

 

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Duration 60min
Speakers
Sterling Perrin
Senior Analyst
Heavy Reading
Sterling Perrin
Perrin has more than 12 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include optical networking, cable MSO infrastructure and services, and digital content. Perrin joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Perrin worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press. Perrin has more than 12 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include optical networking, cable MSO infrastructure and services, and digital content. Perrin joined Heavy Reading after five years at IDC, where he served as lead optical networks analyst, responsible for the firm's optical networking subscription research and custom consulting activities. Prior to IDC, Perrin worked for Standard & Poor's, where he delivered global industry analysis on a range of IT segments. He is a former journalist and editor at Telecommunications Magazine, and has also done consulting work for the research firm Current Analysis. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecom industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press.
Jim Hodges
Senior Analyst
Heavy Reading
Jim Hodges
Hodges has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years, with experience in both marketing and technology roles. His primary areas of research coverage at Heavy Reading include softswitch, IMS, and application server architectures, protocols, and service enablers such as SOA. Hodges joined Heavy Reading after nine years at Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VOIP and application server market landscape, most recently as a senior marketing manager. Additional industry experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed Intelligent Network and SS7 planning, numbering administration, and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Hodges holds a B.A. in Politics from Queen's University, as well as a BComm from the University of Windsor. He is based in Ottawa.
Caroline Chappell
Analyst at Large
Heavy Reading
Caroline Chappell
Chappell was most recently with Ovum, where she wrote a number of market reports and led large market research projects for clients including IBM and BT. She has been a freelancer since 1993, focusing on various aspects of the IP market and IT/telecom convergence. Chappell's clients have included the European Commission, for which she carried out several research projects in conjunction with European partners, a range of U.K. ITC services companies, and several other analyst firms. She writes regularly for Capacity magazine. She is based in North Dorset, U.K.
Graham Finnie
Chief Analyst
Heavy Reading
Graham Finnie
Finnie has been researching telecommunications for more than 20 years, formerly as a journalist and latterly as an analyst and consultant. Since joining Heavy Reading in September 2004, following a ten-year tenure at the Yankee Group, Finnie has been responsible for a wide range of research, focusing primarily on next-generation broadband services and IMS. He became Chief Analyst of Heavy Reading in February 2007. He has also hosted numerous Webinars and Live events for Light Reading, and is a regular speaker at other major industry events. As a journalist, Finnie was formerly editor-in-chief of the award-winning industry paper Communications Week International and has edited several other leading trade publications. He is based in the U.K.
Stan Hubbard
Senior Analyst
Heavy Reading
Stan Hubbard
A communications professional with extensive experience in wireline-related business analysis and strategic marketing, prior to joining Heavy Reading Hubbard spent seven years with Ciena - most recently as director of market intelligence. During his tenure there he led the analyst team conducting industry, customer, and competitive analysis and managed relations with more than 60 optical, data, broadband access, and storage analysts worldwide. Hubbard's current focus is on carrier Ethernet services and equipment markets, optical/data network convergence, and various wireline technologies. He also authors Heavy Reading's Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Quarterly Market Tracker, a special quarterly research service. He frequently speaks at industry events and hosts Webinars on carrier Ethernet topics.

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are taking the telecom industry by storm and are likely to dominate the network strategy agenda in 2013 and beyond. In this special webinar, Heavy Reading's top analysts will preview their SDN research agendas for 2013, offering their unique insights into what SDN is (and isn't) and how it is likely to transform the telecom landscape. What’s hype and what’s real? What can we expect to see deployed, and when? And who will be the winners and the losers?

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