Future:NET Charter

What is Future:NET?

Future:NET is not a think tank because it makes things happen. It’s not a forum because it’s closed to the public. It’s not an incubator because that’s just cruel. Future:NET is for anyone who has forecast, created or disseminated change. It’s for those lured by new technology and its ability to transform the world—and for anyone who enjoys collaborating with like minds.

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The Experts at Future:NET 2019

Omar Baldonado—Director of Engineering, Network Infrastructure / Facebook

Forrest Bennett—Cyber Security Advisor / FedEx Services

Truman Boyes—SVP Infrastructure / Major League Baseball (MLB)

Andrew Clay ShaferSenior Director of Technology / Pivotal

Grant Dasher—Senior Staff Software Engineer / Google

Ken Duda—CTO and SVP Software Engineering / Arista

David EricksonCo-Founder, CEO / Forward Networks

Dino Farinacci—Founder / Lispers.net

Mike Frane—VP Product Management-Network, Security, and Digital Experience / Windstream Enterprise

Albert Greenberg—Corporate Vice President / Microsoft Azure Networking

Arun GuptaPrincipal Open Source Technologist / AWS

Cameron Haight—VP & CTO, Americas/ VMware

Arpit Joshipura—GM Networking & Orchestration + Edge/IOT / Linux Foundation

Mansour KaramCEO and Founder / Apstra

Bikash Koley—CTO & Executive Vice President / Juniper Networks

Stephan Massalt—VP Cloud Labs / Swisscom CLoud Labs Ltd.

Nick McKeown—Professor / Stanford University

Pere Monclus—CTO Network and Security / VMware

Vijoy PandeyVP & CTO, Cloud & Distributed Systems / Cisco Cloud

Lane Patterson—Co-Founder, Investor, Board Member, Infrastructure & Devops Expert / Global Webscale

John Pescatore—Director, Emerging Security Trends / SANS Institute

Joe Skorupa—VP Distinguished Analyst / Gartner

Rajiv Ramaswami—Chief Operating Officer / VMware

 


Forward Doing

It’s the advantage of vantage—our heads are already in the clouds so flying the plane from here makes good sense. We believe in putting words to work. Forward thinking is great—we need forward doing.

Deconstruct / Reconstruct

Sometimes you have to tear things down in order to rebuild. Starting from scratch takes courage, but the people in the room understand that risk translates into massive rewards.

Debate to Understand

Controversy leads to opportunity. We believe debate is the best way to get there because understanding all implications is key to making the right decision. After all, the future of networking is at stake.

Future:NET Sessions

Engage in live debate with cross-industry technical experts, join lighting rounds with networking moguls, and help drive conversation as industry luminaries and pace-setting front runners connect the dots. Experience has its dividends.

EXPERT
DEEP-DIVES

LIGHTNING ROUNDS

POINT / COUNTERPOINT

    • 8/28

      5 PM ~ Evening Reception

    • 8/29

      8 AM ~ Breakfast

    • 8:45

      Welcome. It’s go time.

      Tom Gillis will be your MC as he kicks off a day of deep networking dialogue promptly at 8:45. Get your coffee and bagel (or Redbull and donut). You will need the energy as you engage.

    • 9:15

      The wizards of networking predict architectural shifts to happen by 2025.

      Prediction or certainty? Each wizard will have a chance to forecast the future state of networking in this lightning round capturing the impact of security, from the bits and bytes of hardware, to the role of software, to multi-cloud. How will networking architectures shift? Containers? Going serverless? No tarot here, these are experts.

      Albert Greenberg—Corporate Vice President / Microsoft Azure Networking
      Arun Gupta—Principal Open Source Technologist / AWS
      Bikash Koley—CTO & Executive Vice President / Juniper Networks
      Nick McKeown—Professor / Stanford University
      Pere Monclus—CTO Network and Security / VMware
      Vijoy Pandey—VP & CTO, Cloud & Distributed Systems / Cisco Cloud
      Ken Duda—CTO/SVP Software Engineering / Arista

    • 11:00

      Break

    • 11:15

      DC network-focused, or DC infrastructure-focused? Other?

      For decades IT professionals focused on buying, building, and managing infrastructure. The emergence of XaaS is completely changing what is procured, provisioned, and managed. Pundits have proposed with the advent of AI/ML and new cloud services, Infrastructure and Operations teams will simply buy SLAs. Is that paradise possible? Is it just another cruel promise never to be fulfilled? There might be one man on the planet with the answer, and he’s got the chops to guide you through it.

      Joe Skorupa—VP Distinguished Analyst / Gartner

    • 11:45

      Networking—from automation to operations.

      The internet was designed to keep running even after a nuclear attack, but now it can't survive when the lead network engineer goes out on PTO. AI Ops, DevOps, chaos monkeys, distributed visibility, self-healing, roles and responsibilities, and changing interactions... (deep breath). You will be nodding your head in agreement as experts describe fails, follies, and fixes.

      Omar Baldonado—Director of Engineering, Network Infrastructure / Facebook
      Andrew Clay Shafer—Senior Director of Technology / Pivotal
      David Erickson—Co-founder, CEO / Forward Networks
      Cameron Haight—VP & CTO, Americas / VMware
      Mansour Karam—CEO and Founder / Apstra

    • 12:30

      Lunch

    • 1:30

      Afternoon Kickoff

    • 1:45

      Networks should be simple, right?

      Simplify, simplify, simplify. What’s the best approach? That’s open for debate—as in “open source” hardware and software, hyperscale designs, and automation. How will the transitions around IP, MPLS, v6, LISP, and 5G impact the future of networking? Let’s hear from the specialists.

      Omar Baldonado—Director of Engineering, Network Infrastructure / Facebook
      Dino Farinacci—Founder / Lispers.net
      Arpit Joshipura—GM Networking & Orchestration + Edge/IOT / Linux Foundation

    • 2:35

      SOCs? NOCs? Both, just one, or maybe one and a half?

      Do we really need both? What could an integrated operation model unlock? Is the technology ready? Are the people? Can the mindset really be shifted? Thirty minutes, so many questions. Fortunately, we have John Pescatore who is the authority on the matter and brings SANS’ unique points of view.

      John Pescatore—Director, Emerging Security Trends / SANS Institute

    • 3:05

      Break

    • 3:15

      The keepers—who should have control?

      Network admins, security admins, and developers all carry sets of keys. But who should really hold the identity, network policy, and security policy keys to the kingdom? This group of tech leaders will get on their respective soapboxes and rationalize their stance, but ultimately you get to decide the outcome through an audience poll.

      Forrest Bennett—Cyber Security Advisor / FedEX Services
      Grant Dasher—Senior Staff Software Engineer / Google
      Lane Patterson—Co-founder, Investor, Board Member, Infras. & DevOps Expert / Global Webscale
      John Pescatore—Director, Emerging Security Trends / SANS Institute

    • 3:55

      What’s next in Branch+?

      Let's delve into the world of edge networking, the Internet of Things, 5G, and innovations in SD-WAN. Join Mike Frane as he spells out the impact of these developments on emerging networking architectures and infrastructure. He’s got the expertise and the real-world experience to do it.

      Mike Frane—VP Product Management of Network, Security, Digital Experience / Windstream Enterprise

    • 4:15

      IT organizations of the future—a tale of org charts.

      Buckle up for skill gaps, siloless IT, and the role of networking—structure, operational models, tooling, and worst of all, certifications—as two esteemed leaders propose their vision for the org chart of the future. Dog fight? Maybe. Thought provoking? Definitely. Either way, you’ll be compelled to listen.

      Truman Boyes—SVP Infrastructure / Major League Baseball (MLB)
      Stephan Massalt—VP Cloud Labs / Swisscom Cloud Labs Ltd.

    • 4:50

      Close…

      ...but not the end.

Contact

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