Faced with the dual threats of rising operating costs and flattening revenues, operators are looking to grow top line revenue and participate in the internet economy. To do this they need a very flexible architecture that will allow them to introduce new services quickly, cost effectively and support new emerging business models. Network service providers are increasingly turning to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technology to keep up with constantly changing market conditions. NFV uses the principles of cloud computing to create service delivery platforms with greater agility and customization.

Featured Speakers:

Chris Bachalo
Director Service Provider Cloud Solutions
Juniper Networks

Chris Bachalo is currently the Director of Service Provider Cloud Solutions for Juniper Networks. Mr Bachalo has accumulated 25 years of experience in the telecom industry. He joined Juniper in 2010 as CTO for Juniper Canada. Chris is focused on building advanced telecommunications solutions for service providers and large enterprise.

Ron Parker
Chief Architect
Affirmed Networks

Ron Parker brings to his role as Affirmed Networks’ Chief Architect more than 25 years of experience in systems architecture, software development, and software management – including stints in all three simultaneously. Ron’s technology expertise includes: large-scale distributed system design, high-performance data plane, queueing and traffic management, signaling and call control, OAM/FCAPS, and service orchestration.


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