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Open Networking Summit 2015 Announces Keynote Panel on SDN in Enterprises


SDN Visionaries from Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Gap, National Security Agency and Samsung SDS America to Lead ONS' First Enterprise-Focused Panel

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2015

Open Networking Summits, Inc., (ONS), the premier SDN and NFV conference, today announced an "SDN in Enterprises" keynote panel at ONS2015 on Thursday, June 18. With SDN in the enterprise being a hot topic in previous years, ONS is bringing together a panel of industry thought leaders for a technology-oriented discussion at ONS2015 on advancements in SDN, open networking innovation and first hand experience of evaluating and deploying SDN in enterprise networks.

Participants on the SDN and Enterprises keynote panel include executives from a range of companies from multinational corporations to government. They are: Vesko Pehlivannov, infrastructure architect, Credit Suisse; Colin Constable, technical strategist, Deutsche Bank; Pablo Espinosa, director, network architecture, Gap; Brian Larish, technical director for Enterprise Connectivity & Specialized IT Services, National Security Agency; and Richard Kaufmann, vice president of the Infrastructure group at Samsung SDS America. The panel will be moderated by Ram Appalaraju, executive advisor, ONS2015.

As companies are at various stages of deployment using different SDN technologies, key topics to be addressed on the SDN and Enterprises keynote panel include:

  • The key business and operational benefits of adopting SDN in the enterprise
  • Factors driving use cases' prioritization in enterprises
  • Early experience on pilots and proof of SDN concepts
  • Panel members' vision on deploying SDN over the next few years
  • Topics relating to skills, training and organization
  • Transformation to DevOps model and its impact on SDN deployments
  • Expectations from panel members on SDN tools' availability: open source, etc.
  • Panel members' requests and feedback for the vendor community

"Enterprises clearly realize that SDN principles address complexity in the network. With open source and other SDN offerings entering the market, customers are increasingly evaluating and deploying SDN products and technologies in the network." said Ram Appalaraju, executive advisor to ONS2015. "By bringing the industry together at ONS2015, we will share customer experiences and address challenges that enterprises are currently facing to help accelerate SDN deployment and innovation."

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About ONS, Inc.
Created by the founders of software defined networking (SDN), Open Networking Summits Inc., a non-profit organization delivers events designed to foster an open, productive dialogue around the opportunities, challenges and key developments in the quickly evolving world of OpenFlow, SDN and network function virtualization (NFV). For the past four years, the industry's premiere event – Open Networking Summit (ONS) – has brought the networking ecosystem of end-users, engineers, business leaders and researchers together in Silicon Valley to discuss the possibilities and shape the future of the networking industry. In addition to the annual summit, ONS offers other events to match the increasing pace of innovation in SDN/NFV/OpenFlow. These include the monthly ONS Inspire! Webinar Series, the ONS Accelerate! User-Led Workshop on SDN/NFV in Telecom Networks, the SDN Academy and the SDN Meetup events. More information on the Open Networking Summit and upcoming events can be found at

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