Connectivity Solutions for the Remote Workforce

November 9, 2023
11:00am-5:00pm ET

Connectivity Choices Abound

Enterprises now have a wide selection of new and emerging broadband services to choose from, as well as options that combine networking and security.

This event will look at the variety of connectivity choices on the market today and how to best leverage different ones for particular networking scenarios.

Topics Include:
New architecting for enterprise campus
Challenges of secure access in a work-from-anywhere world
Focus on combining networking and security for remote work
A look at the variety of connectivity choices in the market today
Agenda
Keynote and Fireside Chat
11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Why Bandwidth and Security are Both in High Demand

Sponsored by: Fortinet
Presented by: Candy Alexander & Peter Newton
Moderated by: Steve Hill | Independent Analyst, Data Center Technologies, ToneCurve Technology, LLC

Modern business relies on ubiquitous secure access to data, systems, applications, and other enterprise resources. Providing that access is now more challenging as companies become more decentralized and they embrace a work-from-anywhere philosophy. This keynote will discuss how the changes in the way businesses operate require the use of new secure, high-bandwidth connectivity options. And fortunately , as the keynote will spell out, there are many new services available today to help achieve this.

Keynote and Fireside Chat
12:15pm – 1:15pm ET

Reinventing the Enterprise Campus

Sponsored by: Juniper
Presented by: Rituraj Patil & Jonathan Davis
Moderated by: Steve Hill | Independent Analyst, Data Center Technologies, ToneCurve Technology, LLC

The enterprise campus network has long been used to provide network and communication services to users spread over a single location. The availability of 5G and Wi-Fi 6E give enterprises new options for architecting such networks. This session will look at the features, capabilities, and points to consider when using such new technologies as 5G and Wi-Fi 6E for campus networks

Premier Session
1:30pm ET

Transform Your WAN with Lumen

Sponsored by: Lumen
Presented by: Brad Olsen, Steve Belcher, Shane Gledhill, & Joshua Salz

In today’s business environment secure access to applications for remote employees and vendors is key to success and survival. Transform Your WAN with Lumen summarizes the risks facing businesses today and describes holistic solutions that will transform your Wide Area Network to meet today’s business needs.

Premier Session
2:15 – 3:00pm ET

Exploring the Path to Single-Vendor SASE: Insights from Fortinet & Gartner

Sponsored by: Fortinet
Presented by: Jonathan Forest & John Maddison

N/A

Premier Session
3:00pm ET

AIOPS and Network Visibility

Sponsored by: Juniper
Presented by: Jonathan Davis

The “Network Visibility Imperative” is the need to gain comprehensive insights into network infrastructure, applications, and services to identify issues, troubleshoot problems, and optimize performance. The needed visibility becomes impossible without AIOps.
In this webinar, we’ll examine how AIOps automatically collects and analyzes mammoth volumes of data from across the network to quickly pinpoint potential issues and their root causes.

Panel
3:45pm ET

Security Connecting Remote Offices and Users

Sponsored by: Palo Alto Networks
Presented by: Tashya Denose & Rob Ferrill
Moderated by: Steve Hill | Independent Analyst, Data Center Technologies, ToneCurve Technology, LLC
Panelists: Nia Luckey and Anupam Upadhyaya

Networking and security must merge when supporting remote offices and workers. The traditional approach has been to put the network in place and then overlay security in some manner. This session will discuss how treating the two separately, or merely layering on security after the fact, is not practical today. And as such, the session will discuss the move to offerings that combine networking and security, such as SASE, Secure Service Edge, and other services based on Zero Trust principles.

Connectivity Solutions for the Remote Workforce
November 9, 2023
11:00am-5:00pm ET

Speakers
Jonathan Forest
Sr. Director Analyst, Gartner
Shane Gledhill
Sr. Lead Consultant, Advanced Solutions, Lumen
Shane Gledhill supports the Lumen indirect partner channel by creating understanding and awareness of Lumen Advanced Solutions offerings through a regular cadence of training and enablement, as well as providing guidance on identifying, prospecting, and qualifying potential opportunities with these technologies.
Brad Olson
Indirect Marketing Manager, Lumen
Brad Olson supports Indirect Partners by providing them with educational, informative collateral on Lumen solutions for use with their customers to address their business needs. Brad has been involved in the telecommunications industry in various capacities for over 30 years.
Joshua Salz
Product Strategy for Indirect and Mid-Market, Lumen 
Aligning people, process, policy, and systems to drive exceptional customer, partner, and employee experiences related to Lumen products and services.
Steve Belcher
Sr. Manager, SASE Product Management, Lumen
Steve Belcher supports the sales and customer facing aspects of product management at Lumen. With 27 years of experience in the industry, Steve brings a strong background of global operations and expansion of network and security solutions, spending the last 7 years managing the growth of security, SD-WAN, and SASE solutions.
Nia Luckey
CIO/CISO Principal Advisor
Nia Luckey is a highly experienced cybersecurity expert with over 14 years of experience in strategic management, cybersecurity operations, and solution implementation across various industries, including retail, financial, technical, and public sectors.
John Maddison
CMO & EVP, Products, Fortinet
Jonathan Davis (JD) is passionate about Wi-Fi and networking. He is a regular delegate with Tech Field Day, and often writes about technology. He speaks at industry events including: Wireless LAN Professionals Conference, Cisco Live US, and The Wireless Technology Forum.
Cristian Raducanu
Director of Product Management, Palo Alto Networks
Cristian has over 20 years of experience in product management and 10 years of experience in networking and security. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Cristian held senior product management roles at Cisco Systems. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business.
Steve Hill
Independent Analyst, Data Center Technologies, ToneCurve Technology, LLC
Rob Ferrill
CISO @ UAB, Board Member, Keynote Speaker, Veteran
Coming Soon
Tashya Denose
GRC, CISSP, Podcaster – Do We Belong Here, Cyber Whisperer, Thought Leader, Public Speaker, @BlackgirlsinCyber Board Member
Coming Soon
Jonathan Davis
Product Marketing Manager, Juniper Networks
Coming Soon
Peter Newton
Senior Director of Product Marketing, Fortinet
Coming Soon
Candy Alexander
CISO, NeuEon and Cyber Practice Lead
Coming Soon
Rituraj Patil
Agile, Product Coach at HelloFresh
Coming Soon
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