IT Business Leaders Share Valuable Insights from the Front Lines of the IT Infrastructure Transformation

Industry Innovators Take the Stage to Address Open Cloud Infrastructure Deployments, Changing IT Skill Sets, and More


September 29, 2015 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) today announced the lineup of speakers who will address the driving forces behind the next wave of corporate IT Infrastructure at ONUG Fall 2015 hosted by Morgan Stanley and New York University at the Kimmel Center, November 3-5, 2015.

The overarching theme of all sessions at this ONUG is building open software-defined cloud infrastructure. Changes brought about by cloud computing, mobile, big data, and the internet of things are driving fundamental and systemic change. IT business leaders will take the stage to discuss a new open software-defined cloud infrastructure that scales and is agile to support today’s business initiatives and value creation.

“We are lucky to be able to hear directly from executives at the forefront of this revolution at ONUG Fall,” said Nick Lippis, Co-chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “Tsvi Gal, Enterprise Infrastructure CTO, of Morgan Stanley, will provide his perspective on the use of open cloud infrastructure technologies to address business challenges. The Wall Street Journal’s Steven Rosenbush will moderate a panel of leading analysts from Forrester, IHS, IDC, and 451 Research, who will discuss the network evolution as it becomes more virtualized, open, software-defined and flexible.”

Speakers at ONUG Fall 2015 include:

  • ARIN – John Curran
  • Bank of America – Andrew Kulawiak
  • Cigna – Mike Elmore
  • FedEx – Aryo Kresnadi, Gene Sun
  • Fidelity Investments – Carlos Matos
  • Forrester Research – Glenn O’Donnell
  • Dell’Oro Group – Alan Weckel
  • Gap, Inc. – Vishal Goradia
  • General Electric – Chris Drumgoole
  • IDC – Elisabeth Rainge
  • IHS – Cliff Grossner
  • Intuit – Pablo Espinosa
  • Morgan Stanley – Tsvi Gal, Steve Russell, John Storm
  • NYU – Jim Kyriannis, Dr. Lakshminarayanan Subramanian
  • Pfizer – Nelson Tai
  • Purdue University – Doug Comer
  • UBS – James Younan
  • Verizon – Samir Vaidya
  • Wells Fargo – John Burns
  • Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal – Steven Rosenbush
  • Yahoo – Lane Patterson
  • ZK Research – Zeus Kerravala
  • 451 Research – Eric Hanselman

The following sponsor companies will have a presence at ONUG Fall 2015 and many will discuss how they are addressing the new open networking market requirements: A10, Appcito, Arista, Avni, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, CloudGenix, Dispersive Technologies, FatPipe Networks, F5 Networks, Gigamon, Glue Networks, HP, Infinera, Ixia, NEC, NetBrain, Nuage Networks, Pluribus Networks, Project Calico, Riverbed, SevOne, Silver Peak, Talari, vArmour, VeloCloud, Verizon, Versa Networks, Viptela, and VMware.

Visit the ONUG website to learn about additional speakers as they are added and register to attend ONUG Fall.

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, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap, Inc., Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, UBS, and Yahoo. For more on ONUG, go to or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_

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