Virtual CEO Roundtables

Virtual CEO Roundtables 2017-08-28T15:23:03+00:00

The New Age of Interconnectivity

November 30, 2017 - 11:30 am EST

The New Age of Interconnectivity

Technological advances and increasing network capacity demands are posing new and progressively difficult challenges for network interconnection and cloud service providers. This virtual roundtable will examine these challenges and detail how forward-thinking companies are addressing interconnectivity challenges today; and how they’ll meet the demands of tomorrow.

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  • Todd Mostak - CEO and Founder of MapD
  • Ben Edmond - CEO and Founder of Connected2Fiber

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    Predictions for New Year Technology & Its Impact on Networks

    January 12, 2018 - 11:30 am EST

    Predictions for New Year Technology & Its Impact on Networks

    Pundits focused heavily on some key technology and network advances in 2017, including IoT, wireless migration and 5G advances and, perhaps more than any other, network security. This roundtable will review the year that was 2017 and provide insights and predictions for 2018. Will carriers continue to invest in IoT? How will the wireless networking trend impact network technologies, security and the traditional wireline business? Will 5G technology be a game changer? How will network operators address security issues as new technologies mature. Join our roundtable and hear what our esteemed panelists have to say.

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        IoT and the Data Center

        March 9, 2018 - 11:30 am EST

        IoT and the Data Center

        Companies and consumers continue to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution and the incredible impact it has had on businesses and lifestyles across the globe. With an estimated 50 Billion+ connected devices by 2020 (according to Cisco), how will all this data be accommodated once connected to the Internet? Some of the answers lie within data centers. The modern-day data center must be aptly equipped to increase its capacity by increasing data pipes and the density of servers to best utilize existing resources. Data centers will also be required to be more efficient and self-directed to maintain the highest standards of uptime and reliability. CIOs will need to carefully examine their data center strategy, ensuring it provides the flexibility, scalability, security, availability and connectivity that IoT demands. This Virtual CEO Roundtable will review how data centers are leading the charge on IoT, and what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the industry.

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            Requirements and Expectations for Network AI

            April 13, 2018 - 11:30 am EST

            Requirements and Expectations for Network AI

            AI and Machine Learning have been billed as the 'future of networks'- however how soon are we from the development and deployment of machine-based intelligence, such as design optimization, capacity planning, event correlation, log analysis, and more. Can we get at least a portion of this technology today?  What is the realistic expectation for deployment over a bandwidth-intensive network, such as regional service providers?  How quickly can automated tasks like intrusion detection and fault isolation help further strengthen the security of our networks today? By sitting down with the industry's top network operators and technologists, we will talk about the reality of today's realistic AI, including service automation, network management and security monitoring, and what we can expect in terms of timelines, availability and potential next steps.

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                The State of Dark Fiber: Challenges, Opportunities and its Future

                May 3, 2018 - 11:30 am EST

                The State of Dark Fiber: Challenges, Opportunities and its Future

                Telecom capabilities are enhanced considerably with dark fiber infrastructure, and currently, strategic acquisitions, rebounding corporate profit, falling lease prices and increasing bandwidth needs are all facilitating significant dark fiber industry growth. According to a 2017 market research report by IBISWorld, the five-year range of 2017 to 2021 will mark continued heavy bandwidth demand from companies as they move towards cloud computing and Internet streaming. Dark fiber network operators are benefiting from the rising demand by assisting enterprises and SMBs with scaling their growing bandwidth needs. Wireless operators are also realizing the important role dark fiber plays in 4G and future 5G network wireless plans. Even with all this dark fiber growth comes the challenges – financing, competitors, ability to serve rural markets, and even the actual dark fiber installations themselves. This Virtual CEO Roundtable will assess the current state of the dark fiber industry, upcoming developments, and predictions about the future.

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                    AI & IoT: Network Automation and Service Design for Complex Networks

                    July 19, 2018 - 11:30 am EST

                    AI & IoT: Network Automation and Service Design for Complex Networks

                    As networks grow more complex, as more objects are added, tracked and optimized, and as security is tested and at times compromised, how can we best prepare ourselves for this onslaught of data hitting our network infrastructure? How can we serve up Network Analytics with AI to provide a useful cognitive network management, for an efficient, flexible and automated IoT network, including deployment and growth?  This Roundtable of experts will talk real-life use cases on how large networks are tackling these growing IoT demands and provide educated tips based on real-world deployment and analysis.

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                        The New Age of Financial Networks

                        August 10, 2018 - 11:30 am EST

                        The New Age of Financial Networks

                        While cash is king, data is the emperor. The transformation of finance and technology is welcoming in a wealth of consumers who are educated, empowered, and ambitious as they scout for the best services and prices. Today’s financial networks (traders, firms, banks, financial exchanges, fintech startups) continue to focus on the importance of data and ongoing shift in consumer and business needs and expectations. It’s no surprise that competitive advantages are held by those financial institutions that can harness the power of technology and innovation in order to ensure convenience, efficiency and security for consumers and businesses. Non-traditional, digital companies are taking prime opportunities to offer banking options that go beyond long-established banking systems. This Virtual CEO Roundtable will explore how the changing finance and business models are affecting the world’s largest financial networks, and the banking industry as a whole.

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                            TransPacific Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities

                            September 28, 2018 - 11:30 am EST

                            TransPacific Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities

                            A shared (and largely untapped) opportunity exists between American technology companies and their Asian counterparts. As tech companies pursue new business opportunities across the Pacific, high-speed interconnection and datacenter access between the continents is critical. And while Asia-PAC has bolstered its bandwidth resources with the completion of the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable, and the Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC), there remains significant opportunities for growth. This roundtable will explore the burgeoning opportunities and challenges for TransPacific cable builders, datacenter operators, OTTs and more.

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