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Tuesday, April 4 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Time: Show me the Money - Business Challenge in Open Source & Disaggregation: Sandra Rivera, Intel, John Vrionis, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dave Ward, Cisco, Chris Rice, AT&T & Rob Howard, Comcast

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Service providers want to turn their networks into a platform for revenue generating innovative service delivery with significantly lower capex and opex and without vendor lock-in. Yes they want production quality open source platforms and production ready customized open source solutions based on white boxes. That is great. However in this new model, who makes what investments and who can have a sustainable business model. Without this clarity we have a significant risk that the current business models will continue and realizing the full potential of disaggregation and open source will be difficult or impossible.  The purpose of this panel is to try to get this clarity so the community can make investments with some idea how they can get the return on their investments and what type of business models are likely to work. 

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Sandra Rivera

VP, Data Center Group and GM, Network Platforms Group, Intel
Sandra L. Rivera is vice president in the Data Center Group and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the Intel business group charged with providing innovative technology and solutions to the networking industry. | | Rivera joined Intel in 2000 as marketing director for the new Intel division that resulted from the company’s acquisition of Dialogic Corporation. During her Intel career... Read More →

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Rob Howald

Comcast, VP Network Architecture
Dr. Robert Howald has over 25 years of technology and executive experience in commercial and military communications systems. He is Vice President of Network Architecture at Comcast, focused on the evolution of cable systems and services, future network architectures, and emerging broadband technologies. He held a similar role at ARRIS and the former Motorola Mobility. Prior to this, Dr. Howald was the Vice President of Engineering at Xytrans... Read More →
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Chris Rice

AT&T, Senior Vice President of AT&T Labs, Domain 2.0 Architecture and Design
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John Vrionis

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
John joined Lightspeed in 2006 and invests in enterprise and consumer IT companies. In addition, John is the founder of Lightspeed’s Summer Fellowship Program. John is privileged to be a continuing supporter of the management teams at Affirmed Networks, AppDynamics, Applatix, Arctic Wolf Networks, Athos, Barefoot Networks, CloudBees, DataStax, Datos IO, Datrium... Read More →
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Dave Ward

SVP, CTO-Engineering, Chief Architect, Cisco
David Ward is CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect at Cisco where he is responsible for leading research and development of new Cisco technologies.Recognized in the industry for his expertise in routing, systems software and network design, he was also one of the chief architects of Cisco's IOS-XR software.

Tuesday April 4, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom A/B

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