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Open Networking Summit 2017
April 3-6, 2017 - Santa Clara Convention Center

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Tuesday, April 4 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Panel Discussion: IoT in Action - Architecting, Securing & Scaling Applications - Moderated by Cliff Grossner & Elizabeth Cruz, IHS Markit

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Smart Cities require a large scale and high performance open network, tasked with carrying vast amounts of IoT data from connected devices and building infrastructure while simultaneously guaranteeing sensitive information remains private. To do this many factors need to be considered: policy for traffic prioritization, techniques for network partitioning, common APIs and standards, and shared data and security models. Should a smart city network be a shared infrastructure following a public utility model? To what extent do smart city networks need to be open while remaining secure? What open network initiatives do we need to enable building large scale networks for smart cities?

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Elizabeth Cruz

Associate Director, IHS Markit
Liz Cruz has a decade of experience in the technology sector and has spent the last 7 years understanding how digitization, the outsourcing of data center management, economic factors, and a focus on sustainability is changing the physical infrastructure for data centers. As a frequent commentator on industry trends, speaker at data center related events, and contributor to technology news publications, she is considered an expert on colocation... Read More →
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Cliff Grossner

Ph.D., Senior Research Director and Advisor, Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, IHS Markit
Data center and enterprise networking expert Cliff Grossner joined Infonetics (now IHS) in July 2013, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in technology and market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing, and scientific research.  Prior to joining Infonetics, Cliff headed strategic marketing at Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise Network Business Unit, where he drove the vision and messaging... Read More →

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Ritch Dusome

CEO & President, CENGN
Ritch Dusome is President & CEO of CENGN – Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks. He has held this position since its inception in September 2014 and is also a Board Member for the organization. CENGN is a federal- and industry-funded consortium focused on Next Generation Networking including areas such as Open Compute Data Centre, Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization and the Internet of... Read More →
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Bruce Gregory

CEO, Corsa
Bruce is CEO and co-founder of Corsa Technology, leaders in delivering scale, performance and flexibility for Software Defined Networks. Bruce is a strong believer in melding open standard interfaces for network orchestration with high performance programmable hardware to deliver the experience customers are demanding from SDN.
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Mathieu Lemay

President & CEO, Inocybe Technologies
Mathieu Lemay is CEO of Inocybe Technologies, a company funded in 2005, a SDN pioneer and now specializing in Real World OpenDaylight-based deployment solutions, training and services and CTO of Civimetrix Telecom a company deploying Open Access Networks. Mathieu has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. At the age of 10 he was programming C++, ADA and x86 ASM and then got involved in networking from the early Bulletin Board... Read More →
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Ali Tizghadam

Technology Strategy, TELUS Communications
Ali Tizghadam is a member of TELUS team. Ali earned his PhD from Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Toronto in 2009. Before pursuing his PhD Ali has been working for over 10 years in Telecom Industry and he led the design and architecture of an award-winning homegrown Digital Local Exchange in Middle East during 90’s. Ali is currently leading two projects within TELUS organization: 1) Transforming traffic... Read More →
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Jason Venner

VP of Architecture and Technical Marketing, Contrail and Cloud, Juniper Networks
Jason Venner is VP of Engineering for Contrail at Juniper Networks, responsible for architecture and technical marketing. Prior to joining Juniper, he was Chief Architect at Mirantis, leveraging Contrail with Mirantis OpenStack to help enterprises operate large production OpenStack clouds with SDN to improve their DC performance, automation, and scalability.

Tuesday April 4, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Grand Ballroom F

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