Join this virtual summit to discover how you can enable the connected future through smarter networks

Calendar  Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 11:00 - 12:00 EST

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The network is the foundation of digital transformation that enables an organization’s business and future growth.

However, as networks have grown in complexity – with more mobile users connecting from everywhere and with the expansion to cloud – IT teams have been challenged to keep pace.

Based on findings from our 2022- 2023 Global Network Report:

  • More than 90% of senior executives globally say that the network is vital in bringing business outcomes to life, yet over 70% say their level of network maturity is negatively affecting business delivery.
  • While over 80% are embracing technologies such as Private 5G, IoT, data management, AI and ML, 70% struggle to keep up with the pace due to rising technical debt and lack of expertise
  • More than 9 in 10 executives agree – most very strongly – that network dependency will grow in the next two years.

All participants will receive a copy of the 2022-23 Global Network Report.

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Chad Kneisly, Director of SD-WAN Sales at Cisco
KJ Trivedi, President of SASE and Strategic Accounts at Palo Alto Networks
Tom Wilburn, Vice President of Global AI Driven Enterprise Sales at Juniper

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Meet our speakers

Chris Barnard

Vice President, European Telecoms and Infrastructure, IDC

Chris Barnard is vice president, European Telecoms and Infrastructure, at IDC. He joined the company in 2000 and is responsible for European research covering all aspects of telecoms and IoT, datacenter infrastructure, networking, unified communications & collaboration, related professional services.

Based in Amsterdam, Chris and IDC’s region-wide team of analysts focus on the major shifts taking place in the markets, as organizations move from physical, premise-based environments to services delivered via virtual and cloud solutions in a business world that is mobility-centric. Chris and team work very closely with a range of telecoms providers and infrastructure vendors, from industry leaders to start-ups, to identify the drivers and opportunities on offer.

Amit Dhingra

Executive Vice President Network Services, NTT

Amit is leading our global business in Network Services Business, which is one of our key strategic focus and growth pillar for NTT Ltd. Amit did his engineering in Electronics & Communication and he holds MBA degree from London Business School.  

Tyler Affolter

Senior Vice President Managed Network Services Division, NTT

Tyler has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology and Communications industries. While managing a profitable and growing business unit, Tyler’s organization works with NTT’s clients to enable the digital transformation of their business and achieve critical business outcomes key to success. 

Chad Kneisly

Americas Sales Director SD-WAN / SASE / WAN Insights, Cisco

Chad plays a critical role in defining and leading Cisco’s strategy for the orchestration and policy automation of Cisco’s next generation edge; including SD-WAN software and hardware, cloud and on-premises security, WAN Insights and observability along with responsibility to simplify the consumption options for Cisco’s partners and customers.  

KJ Trivedi

Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts and President of SASE Americas, Palo Alto Networks

As SVP of Strategic Accounts and President of SASE Americas, KJ has go to market responsibilities for Palo Alto Networks’ largest customers as well as the Americas SASE business.

KJ has over 20 years of sales experience.

Tom Wilburn

Vice President of Global AI Driven Enterprise Sales, Juniper

Tom Wilburn is responsible Juniper’s Global AI Driven Enterprise business, and for global field operations of the Mist and 128T organizations. He has extensive experience in the wireless and networking industry.
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