IT Business Leaders from U.S. Government, Credit Suisse, Whirlpool, ADP, and others to Share Open Networking Deployments at ONUG

 ONUG Working Groups to Announce Requirements for Software-Defined WAN, Virtual Networks/Overlays, and Network Services Virtualization

October 1, 2014 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) Board of Directors today announced initial keynote and speaker panels including IT business leaders that will address a range of open networking deployments from Proof of Concept (PoCs) trials to best practices in fully deployed Software-Defined WAN deployments. ONUG Fall 2014 will be hosted at Credit Suisse in New York City, October 28-29, 2014. This fall’s speaker line-up includes IT business leaders who have contributed to the ONUG technical working groups and speakers who will address open networking deployments. Speakers include:

  • ADP – Vincent Patrizio
  • Bank of America – Andy Kulawiak, Conrad Menezes
  • Cardinal Health – Dan Vaught
  • Cigna – Mike Elmore
  • Citigroup – Greg Lavender, Harmen Van der Linde
  • Credit Suisse – Graeme Hay, Vesko Pehlivanov
  • FedEx – Gene Sun and Aryo Kresnadi
  • Fidelity Investments – Carlos Matos
  • Gap, Inc. – Pablo Espinosa
  • JPMorgan Chase – Michael Payne
  • Pfizer – Nelson Tai
  • Purdue University – Dr. Douglas Comer
  • Symantec – Lane Patterson
  • Whirlpool – Alex Petrov
  • UBS – Jim Younan
  • U.S. Government – Bryan Larish

Additional speakers are posted on the ONUG website. Register now for ONUG Fall 2014.

ONUG attendees will hear from the following demonstrators or sponsors about how they are addressing the new open networking market requirements: Arista Networks, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, Cisco, CloudGenix, Dell, Glue Networks, Intel, NEC, Nuage Networks, Pluribus Networks, Silver Peak, vArmour, Versa Networks, Viptela, VMware, and VSS Monitoring.

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About ONUG

ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT executives focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, Cigna, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Gap Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Symantec, UBS, Nick Lippis of the Lippis Report and others. For more on ONUG, go to