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As SDN deployments proliferate, the need for greater network programmability is mounting. We discuss the changing face of network software and the role of programmable networks in enterprise cloud and multi-cloud architectures, today and in the future. What steps can people and organizations take to start their transformation?
In this video, you’ll hear from Bruce Davie (VP and CTO, Asia Pacific and Japan at VMware), Bikash Koley (EVP and CTO at Juniper Networks), and Bob Laliberte (Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group).
About the Participants:
Enterprise Strategy Group
ESG Senior Analyst Bob Laliberte focuses on existing and emerging network technologies, software, and services utilized by enterprises and service providers. He is particularly interested in the software-defined and virtual architectures that will drive the next wave of network investment. His coverage includes the network, cloud, and service offerings that telcos (wireless and fixed line), cable operators, and MSPs are delivering to enterprise customers.
In his 25+ year career, Bob has held several senior management roles in marketing, product management, and sales for software and technology companies conducting business in the U.S. and internationally. Bob’s straightforward and thought-provoking insights have made him a popular resource for IT vendors and the media alike.
VP and CTO, Asia Pacific and Japan
Bruce Davie is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Asia Pacific and Japan business. Bruce leads VMware’s APJ technical and engineering community, driving strategic customer engagement, technical innovation and product quality to enable digital transformation.
Bruce has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to his current role, he was the CTO for Networking at VMware, and a Principal Engineer in the Networking and Security BU. Bruce joined VMware as part of the Nicira acquisition in 2012.
Having led the global networking technology team, Bruce has rich experience as a leader, innovator and technologist. He was a Cisco Fellow prior to joining Nicira. At Cisco, he worked closely with leading service providers to enhance the capabilities of their networks. Bruce led the team that developed multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) and contributed to the standards on IP quality of service.
EVP and CTO
Bikash Koley is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Juniper Networks. In this role, Bikash is responsible for charting Juniper’s technology strategy and for leading and executing the company’s critical technology innovations.
Bikash is an industry-leading expert in software-defined networking (SDN), intent-driven networking, packet-optical integration, warehouse-scale computing, and large-scale data center interconnection. Bikash joined Juniper from Google, where he was a Distinguished Engineer and the Head of Network Architecture, Engineering and Planning. At Google, he led design, build and operation of Google’s production network infrastructure, spanning datacenter, backbone(s), optical and the content edge. His team also oversaw Google’s SDN evolution, network technology strategy and networking research and innovation enabling ubiquitous programmability and very high reliability.