AGENDA

Wednesday, January 30 Thursday, January 31 Friday, February 1
Exhibit Hall Hours 5:00 - 7:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm 11:00am - 2:00pm

Days


Tracks

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:30am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Continental Breakfast - Full conference passes only
X-01
  
9:00-9:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Session Details in Development
AN-01
  
9:30-9:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Combatting Complexity and Cybercrime with Behavioral Analytics
AN-02
Juniper Networks
The traditional approach to preventing cyberattacks is insufficient in today’s 24/7 cyberthreat landscape. It’s time for companies to utilize advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence to simplify operations, save resources and speed time to remediation. This session will explore how organizations can get ahead of cybercrime by integrating predictive behavioral analytics into security incident response.
  
10:00-10:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Session Details in Development
AN-03
  
10:30-10:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Keynote Presentation in Development
NIK-01
  
11:00-11:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Keynote Presentation by FixStream
NIK-02
FixStream
  
11:30-11:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Keynote Presentation in Development
NIK-03
  
12:00-12:45pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Adaptive Networking - Working Lunch Session ()
Session Details in Development
AN-04
  Adaptive Networking - Working Lunch Session
1:00-1:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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AI-Based Networking in a Multivendor World
AN-05
KEMP Technologies
Today AI is extremely vendor- and technology-specific. However, the networking world is trying to move away from single-supplier, proprietary solutions to more open solutions that help operators be more agile and avoid vendor lock in. This session will discuss how AI fits into a multivendor, multitechnology environment and what it will take to get from here to there.
  
1:30-1:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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Session Details in Development
AN-06
  
2:00-2:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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How to Use AI to Take Wi-Fi to the Next Level
AN-07
This session will discuss how technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, and machine learning can enable better performance, improved end users experiences, more efficient troubleshooting, and optimal use of resources on Wi-Fi networks.
  
3:00-3:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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How To Intelligently Leverage AI for Smart Business
AN-08
Pax8
We’ve all heard the buzzwords around AI, but how are you using it to profitably grow your business? In this session, we will address ways we are incorporating AI into our technology to help MSPs capture more up-sell and cross-sell opportunities in the market. 
  
3:30-3:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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AI-WAN - Global AI Control and Optimization of Networks
AN-09
Netrolix
This session will explore artificial intelligence in global network connectivity and architecure including virtualization of equipment, service chaining, and deep learning algorithms that control every element.
  
5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
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New Intelligence/AIOps Expo Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
X-03
  
Thursday, January 31, 2019
8:15am
Thursday - 1/31/19
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Continental Breakfast - Full conference passes only
X-04
  
8:30am
Thursday - 1/31/19
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Special Presentation: SD-WAN Leadership Awards
X-05
  
9:00am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation ()
Keynote Presentation by Uber: How Uber is Making IoT & Telecom a Competitive Advantage
K-03
  Keynote Presentation
9:30am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation ()
Keynote Presentation by Google Cloud - Machine Learning and Team Communication
K-04
Google Cloud
  Keynote Presentation
10:00am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation ()
Keynote Presentation by Coredial
K-05
CoreDial, LLC
  Keynote Presentation
10:30am
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation ()
Keynote Presentation
K-06
  Keynote Presentation
11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
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New Intelligence/AIOps Expo Exhibit Hall Open
X-06
  
11:15am
Thursday - 1/31/19
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Lunch Passes provided to full conference badge holders
X-07
  
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
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Session Details in Development
AN-01
  
2:00-2:25pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
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The Importance of Automated, Intelligent Optical Solutions 
AN-11
Infinera
Growing demands on 4G networks and the Internet of Things, the arrival of 5G, and the overall need for more bandwidth, greater flexibility, and business agility are driving network operators to make new investments in their optical networks. Optical network spending is poised to reach $17.8 billion in 2022, according to Ovum. As network operators move to address the needs of the market and their own business goals, many are embracing more automated, disaggregated, and open solutions. This session will explain why and how.
  
2:30-2:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
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An Agile Approach to Network Automation
AN-12
Metaswitch
While a boil-the-ocean approach may promise impressive savings from the vast $1 trillion annual CSPs network opex spend, agile innovation based on learnings from achievable, iterative steps will deliver more reliable results. Building on the bedrock of strong declarative models for config and lifecycle management, plus always-on instrumentation, Paul will discuss how you can work with your Ops team to structure phased automation projects that address the problems they encounter day-to-day.
  
3:00-3:55pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
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Breaking Down the Automation Resistance
AN-13
Companies often cautiously tiptoe around moving towards network automation for a number of reasons-including lack of trust in machine learning, and suspected threats to the workforce. Enabling acceptance of automation begins with the key elements of visibility and control to overcome those barriers. Sasa will discuss how organizations can prepare for the shift to automation and ensure success, and will offer key use cases for automation applicability.
  
4:15pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
General Session ()
IDEA Showcase: Startup Pitch Networking Event & Reception
GS-02
  General Session
4:25pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
Keynote Presentation ()
IDEA Showcase Opening Keynote
GS-03
  Keynote Presentation
8:00pm
Thursday - 1/31/19
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Networking After Dark - Conference Party at The Atlantic Hotel
X-08
  
Friday, February 01, 2019
8:30am
Friday - 2/1/19
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Continental Breakfast - Full conference passes only
X-09
  
9:00-9:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
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The Intent-Based Landscape & How ML Can Accelerate Automation
AN-14
Itential
In this session, Itential CTO Chris Wade will provide an overview of the intent-based vendor ecosystem and address some misperceptions regarding “intent-based” technologies and their capabilities. Additionally, Chris will outline the various components that make up intelligent network automation with a specific focus on how machine learning can expedite the journey to automating the network.
  
10:00-10:25am
Friday - 2/1/19
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How Open RAN is Driving Network Transformation
AN-15
The telecom industry is undergoing a significant transition as service providers and vendors are turning to open telecom solutions to drive disruption and reduce costs. This presentation will provide insight into open RAN solutions and how service providers can leverage these solutions to accelerate their 4G/5G cloud RAN initiatives. It will also address how this evolution of the access network will make it smarter, using real-time analytics for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. Finally, the presentation will address the integration challenges associated when moving to open architectures.
  
10:30-10:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
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Session Details in Development
AN-16
  
11:00-11:55am
Friday - 2/1/19
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Cybersecurity in the Cognitive Era
AN-17
It's no surprise that our organizations are under attack by industrialized threats from highly skilled adversaries. At same time we're drowning in information, facing a growing skills shortage, and often dealing with security infrastructures from the dark ages. It's no wonder that the industry is looking for the latest magic bullet, and cognitive security is now the king of the hype curve. We'll talk about the threats in more detail, the growing migration from compliance to risk-focused security, and how security is fundamentally an information management problem. We'll investigate how cognitive technology is being applied in real organizations today, and try to get beyond the marketing and hype to understand this fundamental shift coming our way.
  
11:00am-2:00pm
Friday - 2/1/19
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New Intelligence/AIOps Expo Exhibit Hall Open
X-10
  
1:45pm
Friday - 2/1/19
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Giveaways!
X-11
  

 

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