Speakers and Sessions at future:net 2017 Discuss the Future of Networking

VMware is excited to host the second annual future:net conference from Wednesday, August 30, through Thursday, August 31. The event brings together an impressive lineup of major players in the industry to progress the discussion on “The Future of Networking.”

Digital transformation is ever-present and constantly evolving, requiring a new network strategy for businesses to stay ahead of the curve. The network is a critical platform and stands as the underpinning of the digital transformations that all businesses are going through. future:net 2017 will bring together technology leaders who are responsible for shaping this new outlook as they showcase what is in store for the future of information technology.

Speaker Lineup

Over the course of the next two days, top tech speakers will discuss how digital transformation is demanding a new, more connected network strategy.

Ratul Mahajan, CEO & Co-Founder of Intentionet and Affiliate Professor at University of Washington will present the opening keynote for the conference on Wednesday morning. Peter DeSantis, Vice President of Infrastructure Leadership at Amazon Web Services (AWS) will close the conference on Thursday with a keynote address.

The conference features an impressive lineup of speakers, including:

  • Manish Mehta, Sr Security Engineer, Netflix
  • Peter DeSantis, Vice President AWS Global Infrastructure, Amazon
  • David Cheriton, Founder and Chief Scientist at Apstra
  • Brighten Godfrey, Co-founder and CTO of Veriflow and Associate Professor at University of Illinois

Topics of Discussion

Attendees and thought leaders will convene to discuss a variety of topics, including:

  • Networking-as-a-Service
  • API driven networking
  • Container networking
  • Multi-cloud networking and security
  • OpenStack networking
  • Fabric automation and monitoring
  • SD-WAN

future:net 2017 will take place from Wednesday, August 30, through Thursday, August 31, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Visit the future:net website to check out additional topics and speakers featured at this year’s event.   

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