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

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Wednesday, April 5 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
SDN-WAN a Reality Check - Dick Chen, ZTE Corporation & Pascal Menezes, MEF

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SD-WAN is a hot technology that is moving from the drawing board to production. It has changed the WAN equation forever and resulted in enterprises looking at the Connectively and Carrier Services quite differently. 

It is an SDN use case to connect enterprise locations over large distances. It promises to reduce enterprises’ IT expenses by using broadband connections and running managed services in the cloud. 

It simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling the networking hardware from its control mechanism. Panel will discuss details of use cases that standards and Operators are deploying e.g. including major multi-operator MEF reference implementation of Orchestrated L3VPN. 

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Dick Chen

Principal Architect, ZTE Corporation
Dr. Dick Chen is currently a Principal Architect in the corporate CTO Group in ZTE, focused on new technology and product strategy.  Prior to joining ZTE, he had worked for BNR/Nortel, GDC, and Alcatel, where he held various positions in product R&D, strategic planning, marketing... Read More →
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Pascal Menezes

Pascal serves as CTO and Advisory Director for MEF and is a former Principal at Microsoft Skype for Business Global Carrier Group. Pascal is a proven technology thought leader, sales evangelist, product manager and seasoned IP architect with close to 30 years of experience in internetworking... Read More →

Wednesday April 5, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
Grand Ballroom E
  Enterprise - Business
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