ONUG Spring 2017 Agenda

ONUG Spring included keynotes and panels designed to provide a diversity of opinions on open infrastructure deployment from IT business leaders. IT architects and designers took the stage to discuss their motivations for deploying open infrastructure solutions and the business benefits they are receiving from the technology. Industry leaders and early adopters shared best practices to consider when contemplating the move to cloud-based software-defined infrastructure.

Agenda Key

RED – Indicates a Fireside Chat, open only to IT business leaders.

YELLOW – Indicates a Closed Door Session, closed to press, bloggers, vendors, and service providers. 

GREEN – Indicates an Open Door Session, open to everyone. 

ONUG Conference Day 1 – Tuesday, April 25
Time Session PoC Theater Analyst Track
8:00-8:55 Breakfast and Technology Showcase
9:00-9:30 The ONUG Journey

  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
9:35-10:05 Putting Cloud-Based Digital Transformation to Work at Gap Inc.

  • Rathi Murthy, Gap Inc. 
10:05-10:35 eBay’s Cloud Journey & Future Direction

  • Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
  • Ashwin Raveendran, eBay
10:45-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-11:45 Automating a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure in a Mission Critical Environment

  • Truman Boyes, Bloomberg
11:45-12:15 On Premises vs. Off Premises IT: Where Should Investment Dollars Go?

  • Moderator: Natarajan ‘Subu’ Subrahmanyan, AO Asset Management
  • Panelists: Mathews Cherian, Capital Group 
  • Rod Hall, JPMorgan Chase
  • Walter Pritchard, Citi
  • Paul Silverstein, Cowen and Company
12:20-1:20 Lunch and Tech Showcase
1:25-1:45 Luncheon Partnership Series: Transforming to Cloud-Based Applications with SD-WAN

  • Eric Lester, Acadia Healthcare
  • James Winebrenner, Viptela
1:45-2:05 Luncheon Partnership Series: Orange Business Services Selects Riverbed SD-WAN for Hybrid Enterprise Portfolio

  • Philippe Lannes, Orange Business Services
  • Nima Rezainia, Riverbed
2:05-2:25 Open SD-WAN Exchange Update

  • Chairmen: Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Steve Wood, Cisco
  • Panelists: Toshal Dudhwala, Nuage Networks
  • Mahesh Narayanan, Citrix
  • Anusha Vaidyanathan, Silver Peak
ONUG Software-Defined Security Services Update

  •  Chairmen: Fred Lima, eBay
  • Rakesh Kumar, Juniper
  • Panelists: Mukesh Gupta, Illumio
  • Vesko Pehlivanov, Credit Suisse
  • Babak Roushanaee, NetScout
  • Ted Turner, Intuit
2:50 Networking Break
3:05-3:50 ONUG Board Fireside Chat – SD-WAN

  • Snehal Patel, Gap
  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
ONUG Board Fireside Chat – How Secure are Containers?  ONUG Board Fireside Chat – Practical Infrastructure Automation Approaches

  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
ONUG Board Fireside Chat – SRE Round Table Discussion

  • Ted Turner, Intuit
A Framework for Infrastructure Visibility, Analytics and Operational Intelligence

  • (3:05-3:50)
  • Stephen Collins, ACG Research
3:50-4:30 The Cost of Coming to Cloud: A Study of Transition Cost

  • (3:50-4:30)
  • Eric Hanselman, 451 Research
4:30-5:30 Great Discussion: Do Network Engineers Need to Understand Programming?

  • Moderator: Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
  • Truman Boyes, Bloomberg
  • Dr. David Cheriton, Stanford University
  • Vijay Gill, Salesforce
5:30-7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00 Sponsor Customer Dinners


ONUG Conference Day 2 – Wednesday, April 26
8:00-9:00 Breakfast and Technology Showcase
9:00-9:35 Gap Inc’s Technology Transformation

  • Elizabeth Brown, Gap Inc. 
  • Vismay Thakkar, Gap Inc. 
9:35 Enterprise Workload Onboarding Challenges in Hybrid Cloud Environments

  • Moderator: Dan Conde, ESG Global
  • Panelists: Pablo Espinosa, Intuit
  • Nivesh Gopathi, Gap Inc.
  • Carlos Matos, Bank of America
  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
  • Bob Wysocki, GE
Security Service Chaining, Simplified

  • Big Switch Networks
9:45 Versa’s Advanced SD-WAN and SD-Security

  • Dogu Narin, Versa Networks
9:55 Open Network Automation Platform and Standard APIs

  • Raluca Sirbu, AT&T
10:05 Application-Defined Networking for the Cloud Era

  • Vivek Ganti, Riverbed
Amazon Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud  

  • Adrian Cockcroft, Amazon  
Juniper Software Defined Secure Networks – Enhanced Security for “Software Defined Networks”

  • Srinivas Nimmagadda, Juniper 
  • Michael Langdon, Juniper
10:25 Securing Modern Application Environments With Illumio

  • Mukesh Gupta,  Illumio
10:35 NTTi3 CloudWAN: A network for the Disruption Economy

  • Yudai Iwasaki, NTTi3
10:45 Microsoft Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud

  • Ulrich Homann, Microsoft
Securing Critical Applications and Workloads across Physical Servers, Virtual Machines, and Containers

  • Faraz Aladin, vArmour
10:55 SD-WAN API/SDK in Action

  • Rohan Naggi, VeloCloud
  • Phil Hunt, Windstream
11:00 Networking Break
11:05 Value Added Services – VNFs on NSG

  • Prasad Nellipudi, Nuage Networks
11:15 Eliminate Outages and Vulnerabilities in the Network with Veriflow

  • Milind Kulkarni, Veriflow
11:25 Delivering Cloud-Ready Enterprise WAN with Viptela SD-WAN

  • David Klebanov, Viptela
11:30 IBM Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud

  • John Considine, IBM
11:35 Digital Business Transformation: Connecting People, Places, and Things with SD-WAN and SD-Perimeter

  • Bryan Embrey, Cradlepoint
11:45 Fabric Insight – Intelligent O&M for CloudFabric

  • Huawei
11:55 ThousandEyes PoC 

  • Nick Kephart, ThousandEyes
12:00 Equinix Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud

  • Ihab Tarazi, Equinix
12:05 Delivering Network Assurance with Next Generation Analytics

  • Nikhil Handigol, Forward Networks
12:30-1:30 Lunch and Tech Showcase Data Center Networking in a Hybrid Cloud World

  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
  • Jayshree Ullal, Arista
1:30-2:00 Enterprise Workload Onboarding Challenges in Hybrid Cloud Environments: Lessons Learned & Community Discussion

  • Moderator: Rhett Dillingham, Moor Insights & Strategy
  • Panelists: Pablo Espinosa, Intuit
  • Nivesh Gopathi, Gap Inc.
  • Carlos Matos, Bank of America
  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
  • Bob Wysocki, GE
2:00-2:30 The Open Future of Industrial IoT at GE

  • Gabriel Faifman, GE Digital
  • Kyle Forster, Big Switch Networks
  • Herardo Martinez, GE Digital 
  • Shafeeq Shaikh, GE Digital
2:30-3:00 Monitoring & Analytics 2.0

  • Nabil Bitar, Nuage Networks
  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Babak Roushanaee, NetScout
  • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
3:00-3:15 Networking Break
3:15-3:45 From the Front Lines: Infrastructure Automation Best Practices

  • Yihua He, Yahoo
Hierarchical SDN for Hyper-Scale, Hyper-Elastic Data Center and Clouds

  • Luyuan Fang, eBay  
3:45-4:15 Retooling for the Software-Defined Enterprise  

  • Moderator: Stephen Collins, ACG Research
  • Speakers: Dan Ellis, Kentik
  • Ian Flint, Yahoo
  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • David Meyer, Brocade
 Security Threats and Vulnerabilitiies in a Software-Defined World

  • Moderator: Vesko Pehlivanov, Credit Suisse
  • Panelists: Martin Holste, FireEye
  • Ulrich Homann, Microsoft
  • Fred Lima, eBay
  • Jaeson Schultz, Cisco Talos
  • Dimitri Stiliadis, Aporeto
4:15-4:35 Networking Break
4:35-5:30 Town Hall Meeting: New Vendor/Buyer Roles

  • Moderator: Rachael King, Wall Street Journal
  • Panelists: Najam Ahmad, Facebook
  • Chalan Aras, Citrix
  • Ken Duda, Arista
  • Ulrich Homann, Microsoft
  • Dave Ward, Cisco
  • Dominic Wilde, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
5:30-5:40 Closing Remarks
 5:30-8:00 ONUG After Party

Agenda is subject to change.

Attendance Policies

Fireside Chat Policy

ONUG Fireside Chats are open exclusively to IT business leaders from enterprise, education, and government agency sectors. Note that IT executives employed by high tech companies that sell equipment and software plus services are not allowed access to Fireside Chat sessions. IT executives employed by service providers are also excluded from Fireside Chat session access. In addition, financial and industry analysts, consultants, distributors, and integrators are not allowed access.
This policy will be strictly enforced without exception at ONUG. In addition, recording, blogging, tweeting, or posting by all Fireside Chat attendees is strictly prohibited. ONUG Fireside Chat sessions are color coded red in the ONUG Conference schedule.

Closed Door ONUG Conference Session Policy

Select ONUG Conference sessions are CLOSED to press, bloggers, vendors, and service providers. In addition, these sessions are not audio or video recorded. Summary tweets and social media posts are allowed without attribution to presenters or their affiliated firms; however, presentation photos are strictly prohibited and may not be posted to social media. Closed Door ONUG Conference sessions are color coded yellow in the ONUG Conference schedule.

Open Door Conference Session Policy

Select ONUG Conference sessions are OPEN to all attendees including press, analysts, vendors, service providers, and IT executives. These sessions are color coded green in the ONUG Conference schedule.