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ONUG Spring 2017 April 25 & 26 ONUG Fall 2017 October 17 & 18

ONUG Agenda

ONUG Spring will include keynotes and panels designed to provide a diversity of opinions on open infrastructure deployment from IT business leaders. IT architects and designers will take 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 share best practices to consider when contemplating the move to cloud-based software-defined infrastructure.

Below is a sample agenda and is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.

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 ONUG Academy
8:00-8:56 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. 
  • F.S. Nooruddin, Gap Inc.
10:05-10:35 Running a Private Cloud at Scale – Learnings from a Practitioner

  • Suneet Nandwani, eBay
10:45-11:15 Networking Break
11:15-11:45 Networking at Bloomberg

  • Truman Boyes, Bloomberg
11:45-12:15 Keynote
12:20-1:20 Lunch and Tech Showcase
1:25-1:45 Luncheon Partnership Series Session ONUG Academy Tutorial (1:20-4:20)
1:45-2:05 Luncheon Partnership Series Session 
2:05-2:25 Luncheon Partnership Series Session
2:25-3:05 Open SD-WAN Exchange Update 

  • Chairmen: Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Steve Wood, Cisco
ONUG Software-Defined Security Services

  •  Chairmen: Fred Lima, eBay
  • Rakesh Kumar, Juniper
2:35 PoC
2:50 PoC
3:05 PoC
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 ONUG Board Fireside Chat – SRE Round Table Discussion A Framework for Infrastructure Visibility, Analytics and Operational Intelligence

  • (3:05-3:50)
  • Stephen Collins, ACG Research
3:50-4:30 ANALYST SESSION 3:50-4:30
4:30-5:30 Great Discussion: Do Network Engineers Need to Understand Programming?

  • Moderator: Tom Hollingsworth, Tech Field Day
  • Truman Boyes, Bloomberg
  • Vijay Gill,
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 The IT Ops, Culture and Skills Gap of Embracing Cloud-Based Software-Defined Infrastructure at Gap, Inc.

  • Elizabeth Brown, Gap Inc. 
  • Vismay Thakkar, Gap Inc. 
9:45 Enterprise Workload Onboarding Challenges in Hybrid Cloud Environments PoC ONUG Academy Tutorial


10:00 PoC
Amazon Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud  

  • Adrian Cockcroft, Amazon  
10:30 PoC
10:45 Microsoft Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud

  • Ulrich Homann, Microsoft
11:00 Networking Break PoC
11:15 PoC
11:30 IBM Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud

  • John Considine, IBM
11:45 PoC
12:00 Equinix Addresses Obstacles to Deploy Enterprise Workloads in the Cloud

  • Ihab Tarazi, Equinix
12:15 PoC
12:30-1:30 Lunch and Tech Showcase
1:30-2:00 Enterprise Workload Onboarding Challenges in Hybrid Cloud Environments: Lessons Learned & Community Discussion ONUG Academy Tutorial


2:00-2:20 Luncheon Partnership Series Session
2:20-2:45 Networking Break
2:45-3:15 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  
3:15-3:45 Monitoring & Analytics 2.0

  • Chairman: Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon

IoT Data Analytics & Security

  • Shafeeq Shaikh, GE
3:45-4:15 Retooling for the Software-Defined Enterprise  

  • Moderator: Steve Collins (ACG)
  • Speakers: Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Dave Meyer, Brocade
 Security Threats and Vulnerabilitiies in a Software-Defined World

  • Vesko Pehlivanov, Credit Suisse
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
  • Adrian Cockcroft, Amazon
  • 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.