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ONUG Fall - October 24-26
New York City
May 9-11 Intuit Building 6 Mountain View, CA

ONUG Agenda

The ONUG Spring 2016 conference 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 SDN 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 an SDN strategy.

Please check back frequently for updates and session descriptions.

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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, May 10th
8:00-8:30 Breakfast and Technology Showcase
8:30-9:00
THE ONUG JOURNEY
  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
9:05-9:45
OPEN CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
  • Major General Sarah Zabel, DISA
9:45-10:45
INFRASTRUCTURE AS CODE: BROWN AND GREENFIELD NETWORK AUTOMATION STRATEGIES
  • Moderator: David Cheriton, Stanford University
  • Panelists: Pablo Espinosa, Intuit
  • Joe Ferrell, GE
  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
  • James Younan, UBS
10:45-11:15 Technology Showcase Break
11:15-11:45
SD-WAN 2.0 UPDATE
  • Chairman: Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
THE FUTURE OF OVERLAYS AND CONTAINER NETWORKS
  • Chairman: Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments
Traffic MONITORING/VISIBILITY UPDATE
  • Chairman: Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Panelist: Michael Haugh, Glue Networks
11:50-12:20
NETWORK SERVICES BROKER UPDATE
  • Chairmen: Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments
  • Vesko Pehlivanov, Credit Suisse
  • Panelist: Ted Turner, Intuit
SDN FEDERATION UPDATE
  • ChairmanMaxime Bugat
  • Panelists: Don Clark, NEC
  • Stefan Dietrich, Glue Networks
  • Michael Haugh, Glue Networks
  • Jenny Oshima, NEC
12:20-1:40 Lunch and Technology Showcase
1:40-2:05
Agilent’s Global Network Transformation with SD-WAN
  • Pascal Heger, Agilent
  • James Winebrenner, Viptela
2:05-2:50
OPEN HYBRID CLOUD FRAMEWORK
  • Moderator: Nick Lippis, ONUG
  • Panelists: Larry Abrahams, Citigroup
  • Pablo Espinosa, Intuit
  • Joe Ferrell, GE
  • Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments
  • Gene Sun, FedEx
  • James Younan, UBS
2:50-3:50
IS THE OPEN SOFTWARE-DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET SUSTAINABLE?
  • Moderator: Quentin Hardy, New York Times
  • Panelists: Peter Christy, 451 Research
  • Barry Eggers, Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Rod Hall, JPMorgan Chase
  • Peter Levine, Andreessen Horowitz
  • Jayson Noland, Baird
3:50-4:20 Technology Showcase Break
4:20-5:20
GREAT DEBATE: PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE CLOUD
  • Moderator: Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
  • Pro Private: Dr. Douglas Comer, Purdue University
  • Pro Public: Bill Coughran, Sequoia Capital
5:30-7:00 Cocktail Reception
ONUG Conference Day 2 – Wednesday, May 11th
8:00-9:30 Breakfast and Technology Showcase
8:00-9:30
Fireside Chat: An Inside Peek at Intuit IT
  •  Pablo Espinosa, Intuit
  • Ted Turner, Intuit
 Fireside Chat: SD-WAN
  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Snehal Patel, Gap
Fireside Chat: Containers and OpenStack – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • Vishal Goradia, Gap
  • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
  • Jim Younan, UBS
Fireside Chat: PaaS – From the front lines with Kaiser Permanente 
  • Sam Gambarin, Kaiser Permanente
9:30-10:00
Technology Research Review
  • Jim Younan, UBS
10:00-10:30
Orchestration, The Conductor’s Score: The Approach to Infrastructure and Application Scale at Salesforce
  • David Lucey, Salesforce
10:30-11:15
IT Business Leader Panel Discussion: Takeaways from the Fireside Chats
  • Moderator: Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy
  • Panelists: Sam Gambarin, Kaiser Permanente
  • Vishal Goradia, Gap
  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
  • Ted Turner, Intuit
11:15-11:40 Technology Showcase Break
11:40-12:10
Open Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure at Intuit
  • Tayloe Stansbury, Intuit
12:10-12:50 Lunch and Technology Showcase
12:50-1:10
IT Agility Through Software Driven Operator Centric Networking
  • Jay Etchings, Arizona State University
  • Yousuf Hasan, Brocade
1:10-1:30
How CloudGenix SD-WAN Secures Remote Offices, Improves Remote Office App Performance and Availability, and Significantly Lowers WAN Costs
  • Asad Jafari, Restoration Hardware
  • Kumar Ramachandran, CloudGenix
1:30-1:50
Case Studies in Large SD-WAN Deployments
  • Scott Allen, Verizon
  • Amir Khan, Viptela
2:00-2:45
ONUG Software-Managed Infrastructure Framework
  • Chairmen: Neal Secher, BNY Mellon
  •  Ted Turner, Intuit
  • Panelists: Anees Shaikh, OpenConfig/Google
  • Tim Verrall, Intel
HACKATHON WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Fault Tolerance for Network Functions and Middleboxes

Justine Sherry, UC Berkeley (2:00-2:30)

2:45-3:15
Software-Defined Security Services Update
  • Moderator: Michael Clark, Exceptional Leaders International
  • Panelists: John Burns, Wells Fargo
  • Fred Lima, Visa
  • David Lucey, Salesforce
  • Marc Woolward, vArmour
SoftRAN: Software Defined Radio Access Network

Sachin Katti, Stanford University (2:30-3:00)

3:15-3:30
National Science Foundation Update
  • Dr. Douglas Comer, Purdue University
A Distributed Network Services Stack for SD-WANs

Lakshmi Subramanian, NYU (3:00-3:30)

3:30-4:00 Technology Showcase Break
4:00-5:00
Town Hall Meeting: Networking is Fast Becoming the Bottleneck for Storage and Compute; How Do We Fix It?
  • Moderator: Lane Patterson, Yahoo
  • Panelists: Tom Edsall, Cisco
  • Roy Kaser, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • David Meyer, Brocade
  • Allwyn Sequeira, VMware
  • Andy Warfield, Coho Data
5:00-5:15
Closing Remarks
  • Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
5:15-8:30 After Party Sponsored by Cisco

  • Tom Edsall, Cisco

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.