The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Moscone Center,
San Francisco, California, USA

CANCELLED Transforming Network Operations Through Automation

Thursday, 12 March 12:45 - 13:45
Theater II

Session Sponsored and Organized by Juniper Networks


Session Description
The cost to operate a network is much higher than the cost to initially build one—the ratio of OpEx to CapEx for a typical service provider is 4 to 1. This session will explore automation and orchestration over the network lifecycle (Design->Implement->Operate) in Metro, Edge, and Core Networks. Advancements in telemetry, analytics, and machine learning techniques are helping to revolutionize the way networks are managed and operated by simplifying operations, reducing costs, and ensuring network reliability.

Ben Baker, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, USA

Javier Antich Romaguera,
Director, Product Management, Juniper, USA



Ben Baker, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Juniper Networks, USA

Ben Baker runs Cloud & Service Provider Portfolio Marketing at Juniper Networks where he helps network operators and cloud providers worldwide make technology & economic decisions about the evolution of their networks. His responsibilities include product marketing, business case analysis and understanding how broad technology trends will impact the business of the future. 
Ben has 20 years of experience in technology, media & telecom (TMT), including running a wireless consumer applications business unit and, as a management consultant, delivering multidisciplinary strategy projects. Earlier in his career, he designed electronics systems for military satellites. Ben holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Ben spends his spare time trying to wrangle his two kids, a skill which he has found to be very useful in the corporate world.

Javier Antich Romaguera, Director, Product Management, Juniper Networks, USA
Javier Antich is a Networking Industry professional with 20 years of experience. He has spent the last 15 years at Juniper Networks on different systems engineering and architect positions. Currently he is Senior PLM Director in the Automation Software team in Juniper’s CPO organization, focused on Automation, Programmability, Telemetry & Analytics. Previous to that, he witnessed the raise on the Carrier Ethernet market at Riverstone Networks. He is passionate about networking technologies, machine learning,  macro economy, nutrition and Ironman triathlons. He holds a Master’s Degree on Telecommunications by the ETSIT at the Polytechnic University in Valencia, and Executive MBA at the Instituto de Empresa Business School.

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