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KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED

Combatting Cybersecurity Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Jennifer Blatnik
VP, Cloud, Security, Enterprise Marketing

Wednesday, January 30 Thursday, January 31 Friday, February 1
Exhibit Hall Hours 5:00-7:00pm 11am-4:00pm 11:00am-2:00pm
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
9:00-9:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
If the Cloud is the New Data Center, the Internet is the New LAN
HT-01
Vice President
Teridion
SaaS applications are quickly becoming the norm for enterprises of all sizes.  Gartner has forecasted that enterprise cloud application services will growth with a CAGR ~15% between 2016 and 2020, with a TAM of $75 billion dollars.  The aggressive growth of SaaS in the enterprise has significant productivity and user experience implications, particularly as core business applications switch to SaaS delivery.  If the cloud is the new data center, then the Internet is the New LAN, but the overarching question is:  Is the Internet ready?  Will the ‘Internet’ provide the requisite level of performance?   This session will provide an overview of Internet routing, explore and discuss the challenges the Internet presents for fast, reliable application connectivity, and industry validated end user expectations and requirements.  
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
9:30-9:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
How Open RAN is Driving Network Transformation
HT-02
VP of Global Marketing, Channels & Sales
Radisys
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.
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
10:00-10:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
DIY: Building a Next-Gen Carrier
HT-03
Vice President Product Management & Marketing
netsapiens
President & Founder
SkySwitch
CTO & VP of Technology
Unified Office
President
RAD-INFO, Inc.
Director of Sales
Telnyx
With all the new communications platforms and applications being built, there is a need for VoIP carriers to evolve as well.  It is one thing to simply resell dial tone, it is another thing altogether to actually be a carrier.  So, what would a next-gen carrier look like?  What is an internet-centric telecom built on?  What does it mean to be API-driven?  What does it take for a VoIP provider to also be a licensed carrier?  What's possible with a communications platform that's truly global and next-gen?
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:00-11:25am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Continuous Security with Containers in Telco
HT-04
Chief Technologist, West
Red Hat
When it comes to adopting containers in Telco, Security is the highest adoption barrier.  Are you ready to address the security risks with containers?  In this presentation, you'll learn about best practices for addressing the top container security risks in a container environment including images, builds, registry, deployment, hosts, network, storage, APIs, monitoring & logging, and federation, automating and integrating security vulnerability management & compliance checking for container images in a DevOps CI/CD pipeline, Deployment strategies for deploying container security updates.
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
11:30-11:55am
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Telecom Regulatory Update
HT-05
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
What's the latest from the FCC on 911, robocall, rural call completion, spectrum and broadband issues and from Capitol Hill following the midterm elections.  
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
12:00-12:45pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Data Privacy - What's Next after GDPR?
HT-06
Chief Revenue Office
Call Cabinet
CTO
24/7 Software
Now that GDPR has gone into effect, how have the new rules impacted businesses and customers and what should you expect to see going forward with regards to data privacy and security.  What new requirements may be coming?
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
1:00-1:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
We Will Bankrupt Ourselves in the Vain Search for Absolute Security
HT-07
Security Evangelist
IBM
During his farewell address to the nation, Dwight Eisenhower, said, “We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.” It’s a statement that still applies nearly 6 decades later. In fact, Security is now more vital than it ever has been, and if I was to venture a guess it will be more so in the years to come. But we are fooling ourselves if I state that security is an absolute. One can argue that it doesn’t exist at all. Nothing is 100% secure, but what is secure enough? Even if we do everything right, all it takes is one mistake.
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
1:30-1:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Innovative Use Cases for Enterprise SBCs
HT-08
Senior Director of Product Marketing
TelcoBridges
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
2:00-2:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Communications Services for the App Economy
HT-09
COO
Cloudonix
VP of Global Marketing, Channels & Sales
Radisys
Chief Technologist, West
Red Hat
To remain competitive, communications providers have to constantly innovate and reinvent their service capabilities.   How are new technologies enabling more agile response to customer demands?  What role do virtualization, DevOps, APIs, containerization, and open source technologies have in driving innovation and competition?  
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  Asterisk World
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
3:00-3:25pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
The Power of Multiparty Innovation
HT-10
President
Ingate Systems
Today’s opportunities are too big for any one company to seize on its own.  They cross industries, span the globe, and require rapid implementation of fast-moving technologies. Only by bringing together a multiparty ecosystem of complementary partners can we hope to efficiently address the many facets of a complex global challenge.  This session discusses an innovation model based on “massive inclusion,” which requires that everyone needed to move a solution forward should be in the room together communicating.  Massive inclusion stems from an expanded view of diversity and emphasizes unified collaboration. It brings together everyone affected by an industry issue—from the CEO, to the warehouse worker, to the end customer—and embraces the full spectrum of ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, cultures, orientations, and workstyles. 
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  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo
3:30-3:55pm
Wednesday - 1/30/19
Hot Topics in Tech (Room 209)
Best Frenemies: Aligning your Sales & Marketing Strategies for Maximum Results
HT-11
Chief Mojo-Making Officer
Mojo Marketing
  Communications Application
  Hot Topics in Tech
  MSP Expo
  SD-WAN Expo

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