Carrier Cloud Forum
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|Date:||Wednesday, October 3, 2012|
|Time:||9:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Pass Types Required:||1 Workshop Day, 2 Workshop Day, or Interop Conference + Workshop|
The road to cloud services is a complex one, and goes in different directions depending on the focus and intent of the cloud provider. This workshop will provide a step-by-step strategy for moving into the cloud, to include managing vendor engagements, understanding how licensing agreements change in the cloud and wholesale space, and spelling out both the layers of business practices and the technology required. The workshop will explore the differences between pure-play cloud strategies and other approaches, and will examine how cloud services fit into the overall managed services portfolio of a service provider.
|9:30 AM – 10:30 AM||
Registration & Breakfast
|10:30 AM – 10:50 AM||
Heavy Reading Introduction
Ari Banerjee and Caroline Chappell, Senior Analysts, Heavy Reading, will offer their perspectives on the cloud market, detailing where telecom service providers are in their efforts to provide cloud-based services, outlining the current state of standards in the cloud market and presenting some of the ongoing challenges service providers face in the cloud realm. They will also share original Heavy Reading research on industry perspectives of the future of Cloud Computing services.
|10:50 AM – 11:40 AM||
Streamlining BSS/OSS for Delivering Profitable Cloud Services
Having a streamlined underlying BSS/OSS systems will be critical for CSPs for launching and profiting from innovative cloud services. Old legacy BSS/OSS systems will fall short of flexibility, scalability and control which cloud based business models demand. Operator's back office systems which encompass order capture, service delivery, rating, billing and service assurance need to be integrated, streamlined and adhere to best practice business processes for delivering on-demand Cloud based services. This will enable operators to reduce their Opex cost, reduce time to market of services, inject efficiency into their product management strategy and help them maximize their revenue potential from Cloud services. In this panel we will discuss how a nimble order to cash to care value chain is a pre-requisite for operators to create operational efficiency and achieve profitability.
Moderator: Ari Banerjee, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
|11:40 AM – 12:00 PM||
Service Provider Keynote
|12:00 PM – 12:15 PM||
|12:15 PM – 1:00 PM||
Standards for Trusted Cloud: How Soon and at What Cost?
Telecom service providers come to the cloud market having already adopted IT management best practices and security standards to become trusted providers of traditional IT outsourcing services, such as colo and hosting. But it is unclear, in these early days of cloud deployment, whether enterprises will pay more for a standards-heavy, high-performance trusted cloud solution or whether they expect a new generation of cloud standards, aimed at delivering security and resiliency in the multi-tenant, dynamic, and non-geographic cloud realm, but at lower cost. This panel will examine the current state of standards in the cloud market, including the role of industry standards groups, and look at who is driving the standards process.
|1:00 PM – 1:20 PM||
Super Platinum Sponsor Keynote
Keynote Speaker: Dor Skuler, Vice President Cloud Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent
|1:20 PM – 2:20 PM||
Lunch & Networking
|2:20 PM – 3:10 PM||
Creating the Carrier Cloud
What does 'carrier cloud' look like? How are telecom cloud providers marrying their network services and data center-based cloud compute, storage, platform and software services? What comprehensive cloud management and application migration strategies are needed to create and operate a carrier cloud and do existing tools and technologies come up to scratch? How can operators abstract and virtualize their networks so that they are as elastic as IT cloud automation platforms and what benefits will this deliver to them? What role will PaaS and SaaS play in the carrier cloud? This panel will address these questions and more in exploring the evolution of the carrier cloud.
Moderator: Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
|3:10 PM – 3:30 PM||
Service Provider Keynote
Keynote Speaker: Joe Weinman, Senior VP, Telx
|3:30 PM – 4:20 PM||
Mobility and the Cloud
There is a natural link between cloud-based services and data-capable mobile devices. Applications for those devices can be located in the cloud and the data that drives those applications most certainly will be. But what role will telecom cloud providers play in the mobile realm in competition with companies such as Apple and Google? This panel will explore the possibilities, including service delivery platforms for mobile enterprise apps, the M2M market and applying cloud-based IT techniques, as well as virtualization, to storage, applications, collaboration and more for the mobile world.
|4:20 PM – 5:10 PM||
Zero Degrees of Separation: Managed Services and Cloud Computing
Among the key reasons businesses choose to pursue managed services are the need to consolidate multi-vendor relationships and solutions management, limited expertise in specific products and technologies, and reduction in their operational expenditure. Lines are blurring between traditional dedicated hosting and cloud computing services as customers increasingly want a consistent service level across both architectures, complete with comprehensive service level agreements (SLAs).This panel will discuss how Operators, System Integrators and Vendors can effectively use Cloud infrastructure to deliver managed services to their respective customers.
Moderator: Ari Banerjee, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
|5:10 PM – 6:00 PM||
Cocktail Reception and Networking
Joe Rostock, VP and Chief Technologist, ATIS
Prior to ATIS, Joe held various technical and executive management positions during a 25-year career at Verizon Communications. As an Executive Director and Senior Fellow at Verizon, he led the Information Technology (IT) organization that helped shape Verizon's cloud business and technology strategy. Earlier, Joe led a re-engineering effort that significantly improved a major Verizon customer care division. As part of its Network Research and Engineering organization, he spearheaded the deployment of Bell Atlantic's first voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) network and was awarded a patent for web control of multimedia devices.
Joe received a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications from Temple University and completed graduate studies in computer science at St. Joseph's University.
Douglas Smith, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Vice President of IT Systems, NTT America
Joe Weinman, Senior VP, Telx
Joe Weinman is responsible for leading Telx’s fast-growing cloud services business development and strategy. He joined Telx® with over 30 years of experience in executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in areas such as corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D.
Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics, a rigorous, multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to characterize the sometimes counter-intuitive multi-dimensional business, financial, and user experience benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models. He is the author ofCloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing, available from John Wiley & Sons in summer, 2012.
Ari Banerjee, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Banerjee focuses on service provider IT, including all aspects of telecom software research. Banerjee examines the breadth of software used by communications service providers in customer, business, service, and infrastructure management. His area of focus includes all aspects of BSS, OSS, SDP, digital commerce, revenue assurance, service assurance, and elements that span both the infrastructure and network software markets, such as data warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence. Prior to joining Heavy Reading, Banerjee was the VP of Next Generation Software Systems at Yankee Group, leading and overseeing all aspects of their telecom software research. He also worked for the billing and customer care division at Lucent Technologies, and subsequently the global software and services group at CSG Systems. He has worked for utility companies in Asia and Europe in a number of business development and technology functions. Banerjee speaks regularly at leading communications industry events. He holds a B.E. in electronics and communications from Manipal Institute of Technology in India and an M.S. in computer information systems from Bentley College. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Glasgow Business School.
Kip Turco, Senior Vice President, Windstream Hosted Solutions
A seasoned executive with a successful track record leading operations in high growth environments, Turco previously served as chief operating officer at Hosted Solutions, which was acquired by Windstream in 2010. During his tenure there the company more than doubled in revenue and sold for $310 million after only two and a half years. Prior to that, Turco was the senior vice president of operations and engineering at Motricity, a leading provider of mobile data solutions. While at Motricity, Turco restructured all engineering and operations elements to successfully scale the business from $35 million to over $100 million over a two-year period. Prior to Motricity, he was a general manager for SunGard Availability Services, a provider of information availability solutions. As general manager with SunGard, Turco was responsible for P&L, regional sales and marketing, providing data center and managed services.
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Turco was commissioned as an Infantry Officer and later became a platoon leader and rifle company commander with the United States Army for the 10th Mountain Division and 25th Infantry Division respectively.
Dwayne Emerson, Office of the Chief Architect & CTO, BT
| Dwayne is an IT and telecommunications professional with over 22 years of experience and has extensive knowledge in multiple communications platforms, networks and enterprise solutions. |
He has collaborated with and for several very large businesses worldwide with a manufacturing, operator, software development and professional services prospective.
Dwayne holds 7 engineering certifications in multiple wireless communications technologies. He is well versed in the areas of general business, application and solutions architecture and service integration for WAN, LAN, WLAN, Voice, Mobility, Conferencing and Collaboration solutions.
Dwayne has held senior positions in sales, marketing, business development, system engineering product management and service delivery at companies such as General Electric, Ericsson, Cincinnati Bell and HP.
Entering his fourth year at BT, Dwayne is the CTO for Alliance Partners in the Chief Architect's office for BT Global Services focused on driving results for BT and value to the partners and mutual customers.
His demonstrated capabilities at BT include organizing detailed plans that are executable and practical from a business and delivery point of view. Understanding current and future technologies and their application in various industry verticals such as Consumer Packaged Goods, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Education.
Dor Skuler, Vice President Cloud Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent
Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent, Dor served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Safend, end-point security company. In addition, Dor founded and served as President of Zing Interactive Media, a startup in the field of mobile interactive media.
Dor holds a Master's of Science in Marketing and an MBA in International Business. Dor has been recognized as one of the "most exciting, dynamic, and inspiring young executives in the telecom industry" on Global Telecoms Business '40 Under 40 List.'
Bob Gessel, VP and Head of Technology and Network Strategy, Ericsson
Daniel Saks, President & Co-CEO, AppDirect
Peder Ulander, Vice President of Product Marketing, Citrix
Throughout his career, Ulander has held a number of senior management positions at leading technology companies including Sun Microsystems where he was senior vice president of marketing responsible for open-sourcing the Java platform, building a growth business with OpenSolaris and establishing Sun as a leader in the open source enterprise software market.