Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Virtualization: Innovative Solutions To The Network Challenge
Sterling Perrin has more than 15 years' experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist. His coverage areas at Heavy Reading include optical networking, Perrin also authors Heavy Reading's Packet-Enabled Optical Networking Quarterly Market Tracker, a special quarterly research service. Perrin is a frequent speaker at telecommunications industry events and is a highly sought-after source among the business and trade press. His opinions have appeared in The Financial Times, The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, Lightwave, Telephony, CNET News, Information Week, and CIO Magazine, among many others. Perrin graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College.
President & CEO
John White brings significant experience as an executive and leader in the telecommunications industry. As CEO, John is responsible for Netsocket's strategic direction and growth. Previously, John held executive positions with IBM and AT&T/Avaya Communications. His key experiences in executive leadership include responsibility for organizations exceeding $600 million in revenue, as well as leading large infrastructure outsourcing transactions valued from $50 million to $1.5 billion. He also has held executive positions and driven growth at successful startups such as airBand Communications and Contact Software International.
Richard Platt is responsible for establishing Netsocket’s technical vision and leading all aspects of the company’s technology development. He brings over 25 years experience defining, developing, and commercializing emerging technologies in both start-up and Fortune 100 environments. Often referred to as the “father of Enterprise VoIP,” Richard has earned many patents. His career includes successes as the Director of Engineering at Intecom (a digital PBX company) and as the Co-founder, Vice President and CTO at Selsius Systems, which was acquired by Cisco in 1998. After the Cisco acquisition, Richard grew Selsius into a multi-billion dollar business unit where, as Vice-President/Development for the Cisco Systems Enterprise Voice Division, he oversaw approximately 600 development and test engineers. Richard later incubated and became the GM for a new startup within Cisco that focused on small businesses. Richard briefly retired, but then returned to high-tech entrepreneurship in 2010, when he founded his third company, myRead, Inc. He joined Netsocket in 2012.
Networks have been under a tremendous strain for many years: bits traveling across networks have been growing at a far faster rate than revenue derived from those bits.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization are the two technology solutions that have gained the greatest industry support to address ongoing network challenges.
Join us on for this interactive discussion that:
- Identifies current pain points for service providers and enterprises and discuss what pieces of the SDN architecture are still needed for building out a true virtualized network
- Presents use case scenarios that demonstrate how applying SDN and network virtualization to a complete end-to-end virtual network architecture deployment Reduces CapEx and OpEx
- Reveals techniques to automate networks and help customers generate new revenue streams