WAN Summit 2017

3-4 April 2017
Marriott Marquis, New York

Key IT trends, such as cloud services, virtualization, collaboration and big data are impacting the evolution of the enterprise WAN, including the ongoing migration of applications to the cloud, the limitations of the public Internet and the impact of networking problems on application performance.

Attended by over 150 organizations, the WAN Summit series will bring together corporate WAN strategists and service provider executives to discuss common challenges, gain new perspectives, and to build business relationships with potential suppliers, customers, and peers. No other event offers comparable opportunities for meaningful interaction between the providers and buyers of enterprise network services.

The only event bringing together the enterprise and service provider communities to examine WAN market drivers and technologies.

Conference Day One – April 3

8:15Registration and Refreshments
9:00Opening Remarks
9:10Keynote: How Smart Networks are Changing Corporate Networks
9:35Presentation: SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, VNF: I'm Confused!
10:00Panel: Hybrid Transformations – Experiences with Adopting SD-WAN and Integrating Internet into the WAN
10:40Roundtable Peer to Peer Exchange
10:55Morning Coffee Break
11:25Enterprise Case Study: Adopting an SD-WAN Enabled Network
11:50TeleGeography Presentation: Benchmarking Enterprise Networks – Modeling Hybrid Network Costs
12:15Lunch
13:45Panel: Cloudify the WAN – How to Adapt your WAN to Accommodate Cloud-Based Applications
14:50Roundtable Peer to Peer Exchange
15:05Afternoon Coffee Break
15:35Internet Peering as a Cloud Enabler for Enterprises
16:00Panel: Migration of the Corporate DataCenter – Moving Corporate Data to Shared Spaces
16:40Live Polls and Extended Q&A
17:05Closing Remarks
17:15Networking Drinks


Conference Day Two – April 4

8:30Registration and Refreshments
9:00Opening Remarks
9:10Keynote: How SD-WAN is Changing the Design and Technology of the WAN
9:35Panel: WAN Monitoring and Security – Utilizing WAN Acceleration/Optimization, Cloud Security, and Performance Data in the New Hybrid WAN
10:15Roundtable Peer to Peer Exchange
10:30Enterprise Case Study: Hybrid Network Architecture
10:55Morning Coffee Break
11:25TeleGeography Presentation: Global Enterprise Networks and Submarine Cable Capacity
11:50Enterprise Case Study: Lessons Learned From an SD-WAN Rollout
12:15Lunch
13:45Panel: Getting to the WAN – Challenges and Strategies in the Last Mile
14:25Panel: The Future of Your WAN – Growing Your WAN to Meet the Demands of the Modern Workplace
15:05Roundtable Peer to Peer Exchange
15:35Closing Remarks From the Chair
15:45Close of Summit & Networking Coffee

For more information, see the official website.

The event is due to take place at Marriott Marquis, New York City,
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

For further questions about the event, please contact Andy Weiss at anw@open.ch or +1 (212) 266-0092.



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