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TeleGeography Deep Dives: Adjusting to Your New Hybrid Workforce

By Elizabeth ThorneAug 24, 2021

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It's time to talk about the office.

On Tuesday, September 14, TeleGeography's WAN Forum Team is doing another Deep Dive. This time, we're bringing data on corporate plans for returning to the workplace. We'll use this info as background to discuss how WAN & IT infrastructure managers can think about the underlay.

Our agenda is pretty packed. We'll also examine MPLS and DIA pricing, review some hypothetical network TCOs, check on 5G deployments, and see how our WAN Manager Survey-takers have adjusted their networks in 2021.

Plus, we've got a panel.

We're inviting end-users, MSPs, sourcing professionals, and telcos to discuss enterprise options for right-sizing and optimizing their network infrastructure given the likely persistence of remote and distributed workers.

This event has concluded. You can watch TeleGeography's presentation on underlay decision-making and related pricing considerations over here.

 

Meet Our Panelists

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Nav Chander, Aruba
Head of Service Provider Product Marketing

Nav Chander leads service provider marketing, positioning Aruba as a channel for service providers to expand managed service offerings, become more customer-centric, and identify use cases for driving revenue.

Prior to joining Aruba via the Silver Peak acquisition, Chander served as the research manager for enterprise, telecommunications, and networking at IDC. In that role, he led the managed network services, virtualized services, and worldwide networking infrastructure research programs including SD-WAN.
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Carl Flaherty, Main Line Health
Manager of Network Services

Carl is currently the Manager of Network Services at Main Line Health and has 20+ years of network, security, and telecommunications leadership experience in the healthcare, telecom, and financial sectors.

While leading diverse local and global teams, he has been recognized as an innovator and customer champion and has contributed to several publications and panels. Carl has a BA from Temple University and is ITIL, CSM, and CSPO certified.
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Kevin Gallo, U.S. General Services Administration
Director of Technical Account Management

Kevin Gallo leads the Technical Account Management Division in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, Information Technology Category. The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to federal, state, and local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services.

In his role, Kevin provides solutions engineering advice and assistance to federal agencies for a portfolio of services underpinning the government’s digital infrastructure. His division includes a team of customer representatives,  provides technical leadership for the multi-billion-dollar Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions program, leads managed networking and cybersecurity initiatives, and manages the Commercial SATCOM and Enterprise Mobility programs.


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John Isch, Orange Business Services
Director, Connectivity Solutions

A 30-year veteran of the telecom industry, John started his career at MCI Telecommunications (now Verizon) before moving to Orange Business Services in 1999. He has worked in various operations and presales technical capacities covering an array of data networking, voice, and internet solutions. He is well versed in networking technologies, including SDN/NFV, SD-WAN, IP, MPLS, and SIP, among others.

John currently supports Fortune 500 customers throughout North America in developing their networking strategies to accommodate the move to SD-WAN, SASE, cloud, and virtualized services.

 

If your schedule changes and you can no longer join us on September 14, know that WAN Forum members will be able to enjoy the full recording through our video archive.

Greg Bryan

Greg Bryan

Greg is Senior Manager, Enterprise Research at TeleGeography. He's spent the last decade and a half at TeleGeography developing many of our pricing products and reports about enterprise networks. He is a frequent speaker at conferences about corporate wide area networks and enterprise telecom services. He also hosts the WAN Manager Podcast.

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Elizabeth Thorne

Elizabeth Thorne

Elizabeth Thorne is a Research Analyst at TeleGeography. Her work is focused on enterprise network research.