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October 17 & 18 Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

Fall 2014 Agenda

In keeping with tradition, and to ensure an open, interactive dialogue among IT users, no press or equipment vendors are permitted to attend the morning keynote and panel sessions on either day. However, to foster collaboration and share IT business leader requirements, all afternoon sessions are open to the entire industry.

The full ONUG Fall 2014 agenda included keynotes and panels, designed to provide a diversity of opinions on SDN deployment from IT business leaders. IT architects and designers took the stage to discuss their motivations for deploying SDN and the business benefits they received from the technology. Industry leaders and early adopters shared best practices to consider when contemplating the move to an SDN strategy. Moreover, the ONUG Use Case Working Groups on SD-WAN, NSV, and Virtual Networks/Overlays presented what they have been working on.

 

Time Day 1 – Tuesday, October 28
8:00 – 8:50 Breakfast and Technology Showcase
8:50-9:00 Welcome to ONUG

  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
9:00-9:45 Open Networking at Credit Suisse

  • Graeme Hay, Credit Suisse
9:45 – 10:30 Overlay Working Group Update Session

  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
  • Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments
  • Mike Cohen, Cisco
  • Sunay Tripathi, Pluribus
  • Dimitri Stiliadis, Nuage Networks
10:30 – 11:00 Technology Showcase Break
11:00 – 11:45 SD-WAN Working Group Update Session

  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
  • Pablo Espinosa, Gap, Inc.
  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Mike Elmore, Cigna
  • Amir Khan, Viptela
  • Kumar Ramachandran, CloudGenix
  • Jeff Gray, Glue Networks
11:45 – 12:15 NSV Working Group Update

  • Vesko Pehlivanov, Credit Suisse
  • Kevin Irwin, Fidelity Investments
  • Don Clark, NEC
  • Darrell Long, Versa Networks
  • Gary Hemminger, vArmour
12:15 – 2:00 Lunch and Technology Showcase
1:00 – 1:30 State of Open Networking

  • Nick Lippis, ONUG
  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
1:30 – 2:00 SD-WAN Deployment at MWH

  • Eric Williams, MWH Global
  • Jeff Reed, Cisco
Tutorials Conference Sessions
2:00 – 2:45 Bridges and Tunnels: A Drive Through OpenStack Networking

  • Mark McClain, Yahoo
Understanding White Box Networking

  • Rob Sherwood, Big Switch Networks
Under the Hood of Symantec’s Private Cloud

  • Lane Patterson, Symantec
2:45 – 3:30

Container Networks and Network Containment

  • Chris Swan, CohesiveFT
3:30 – 4:00 Technology Showcase Break
4:00 – 5:00 ONUG Great Debate: What’s the Winning Strategy for Embracing SDN?

  • Moderator
    • Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
  • Debaters
    • Dr. Paul Mockapetris, Universite de Pierre et Marie Curie
    • Dr. Douglas Comer, Purdue University
5:00 – 7:00 Intel Cocktail Party

 

Time Day 2 – Wednesday, October 29
8:00 – 9:30 Breakfast and Technology
Showcase
Fireside Chat Session 1

  • Ernest Lefner, Bank of America
  • Nelson Tai, Pfizer
  • Aryo Kresnadi, FedEx
  • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
  • Mike Elmore, Cigna
  • Pablo Espinosa, Gap, Inc.
Fireside Chat Session 2

  • Michael Payne, JPMorgan Chase
  • Gene Sun, FedEx
  • Carlos Matos, Fidelity Investments
  • Lane Patterson, Symantec
  • Vesko Pehlivanov, Credit Suisse
  • Conrad Menezes, Bank of America
9:30-10:00 Open Networking in the U.S. Government

  • Bryan Larish, U.S. Government
10:00-10:30 ADP’s SDN Journey – “All gain, no pain”

  • Vincent Patrizio, ADP
10:30 – 11:00 Technology Showcase Break
11:00 – 11:45 IT Business Leader Panel Discussion Open Networking Deployments and Concerns

  • Moderator
    • Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy
  • Panelists
    • Gene Sun, FedEx
    • Harmen Van der Linde, Citigroup
    • Michael Payne JPMorgan Chase
    • Nelson Tai, Pfizer
    • Lane Patterson, Symantec
    • Andy Kulawiak, Bank of America

 

11:45 – 12:15 Transforming the Enterprise Network for the Cloud Age

  • Alex Petrov, Whirlpool
12:15 – 2:00 Lunch and Technology Showcase
1:00 – 1:30 The Operational and Business Challenges and Benefits of SDN

  • David Chandler, World Wide Technology, WWT
  • Sandra Rivera, Intel
1:30 – 2:00 Business Enablement with SD-WAN: Building the Business Case for a Next-Generation WAN Architecture

  • Dan Vaught, Cardinal Health
  • James Winebrenner, Viptela
Tutorials Conference Sessions
2:00 – 2:45 Open Programmable Networks

  • Nate Foster, Cornell University
  • Arjun Guha, UMass Amherst
  • Spiros Eliopoulos, Cornell University
Understanding Network and Service Virtualization

  • Srini Seetharaman, SDN Hub
Networking Investment Implications

  • Moderator:
    • Natarajan ‘Subu’ Subrahmanyan, The Juda Group
  • Panelists:
    • Philip Winslow, Credit Suisse
    • Paul Silverstein, Cowen and Company
    • Jayson Noland, Robert W. Baird & Co.
    • Rod Hall, JPMorgan Chase
2:45 – 3:30

Does SD-WAN Change the Value Conversation with your WAN Service Provider?

 

  • Moderator
    • Andre Kindness, Forrester research
  • Panelists
    • Mike Elmore, Cigna
    • Lane Patterson, Symantec
    • Eric Williams, MWH Global
    • Dan Vaught, Cardinal Health
3:30 – 4:00 Technology Showcase Break
4:00 – 5:00 Town Hall Meeting: Without Open Networking Standards How Can You Operationalize?

  • Moderator
    • Greg Lavender, Citigroup
  • Panelists
    • Ken Duda, Arista
    • Dimitri Stiliadis, Nuage Networks
    • Dave Meyer, Brocade
    • Guido Appenzeller, VMware
    • Tom Edsall, Cisco Systems
5:30 – 10:00 ONUG After Party

*Agenda is subject to change.

ONUG Board Pledge to IT Business Leaders Attending ONUG

The ONUG Board pledges that ONUG will endeavor to provide secure environments during ONUG conferences free from press, bloggers, social networkers, and vendors so that IT business leaders can discuss and share IT project experiences in closed door, private sessions. To meet that end, the ONUG board promises to strictly enforce the following ONUG 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, etc. 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 colored red in the ONUG conference schedule.

Closed Door ONUG Conference Session Policy

Select ONUG conference sessions are closed to press, bloggers, vendors, and service provider sales representatives. In addition, these sessions are not audio or video recorded. Tweeting and social media posting is allowed without attribution to presenters or their affiliated firms. Closed Door ONUG Conference Sessions are colored yellow in the ONUG conference schedule.

Open Door Conference Session Policy

Select ONUG conference sessions are open to all. These sessions are colored green in the ONUG conference schedule.

Who Should Attend

  • Large Scale Corporate/Enterprise IT staff
  • Cloud and Service Provider Network Engineering and Application Performance Executives
  • Executive IT Research & Development
  • Global Network Strategist, Architects, Designers and Planners
  • IT Network Infrastructure and planning
  • Chief Technical Officers of Networks and Telecommunications
  • IT Business Leaders and IT Application Performance Engineering
  • IT Data Center Architects

Why You Should Attend

It’s all about the networking as the Open Network User Group is a meeting for users by users. No vendors are permitted in the conference sessions.

The Open Network User Group is a unique meeting exclusively for IT professionals interested in Open Networking and Software-Defined Networking.

You will learn from others who have implemented SDN projects both during their presentations and during social events throughout the day.

You will also have access to a demo area with innovative companies that were hand picked by the founding members, all of whom are IT executives.