Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Online
Starts at 11:00 AM · Ends at 12:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)
NFV and SDN are clearly revolutionizing network design and operations for service providers of all types. These evolving technologies are also bringing a completely new set of questions to the table.
Join Abel Tong, Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing, and Kevin Wade, Product Marketing Team Leader, for The Essentials of NFV and SDN for Service Providers webinar and get the answers to:
- • What are NFV and SDN and why are they needed?
- • What are the building blocks of a virtualized network?
- • What’s ahead for NFV and SDN?
Grow your knowledge on these two hot topics. And, if you attend live, you’ll receive a digital copy of The Essentials Guide to NFV and SDN for Carriers and Service Providers for easy reference.
- Kevin Wade
Senior Director of Product Marketing, Blue Planet at CienaKevin Wade is Senior Director of Product Marketing for Ciena’s Blue Planet software portfolio. In this role, Kevin is responsible for leading the Blue Planet product marketing team, as well as for driving the creation of programs to drive market awareness and market share for Ciena’s industry-leading SDN/NFV orchestration, analytics and management software solutions. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in the networking industry with successful start-ups and public companies, targeting both the service provider and enterprise markets. Kevin joined Ciena through the Cyan acquisition, where he was responsible for the company’s product marketing and field marketing activities. Before joining Cyan in 2012, Kevin was Sr. Director of Product Marketing with Force10 Networks (now Dell Force10) and also held product marketing positions with Ascend (now part of Nokia) and Cabletron (now Extreme Networks). An accomplished technology marketer, Kevin has presented at leading industry conferences including Supercomm, Comptel, and Cable-Tech Expo, and has published articles in trade magazines such as Data Center Knowledge and Lightwave. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northern Arizona University in 1993.
- Abel Tong
Senior Director, Solutions Marketing at CienaAbel Tong is Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing for Ciena’s Blue Planet Division. He is responsible for helping Ciena customers to transform networks through the application of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), to deliver value and create new services, and to simplify network operations. Abel has over 15 years of networking and telecommunications systems experience. Abel is also a long-time contributor to the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Abel leads MEF’s Project UNITE, an industry wide collaborative initiative bringing standards development organizations together to create the building blocks for Lifecycle Service Orchestration and Third Network. Abel is also a member of Open Cloud Connect (OCC), Open Daylight and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).