Panel II: Using Disaggregation as a Strategy to Modernize the Network

Wednesday, 09 March 13:30 – 15:00
Theater I

Session Description:

Disaggregated optical networking is shifting from an aspirational strategy to a reality in service provider networks. This panel will explore the benefits of disaggregation and which application spaces best harness its advantages and will discuss the obstacles involved for widespread adoption/deployment. It will also explore what strategies and innovations have been developed to approach challenges with multi-vendor architectures. Finally, this panel hopes to provide a call to action for the vendor community on what functions are most needed in this area.

Moderator: 

Art Nichols, VP, Technology, Windstream, USA

Panelists: 

Vivek Gaur, VP Network Engineering, Colt, India

Aaron Werley, VP Technology, Zayo Group, USA

Gert Sarlet, Director Product Management, II-IV, Sweden

Biographies: 

Vivek Gaur, VP Network Engineering, Colt, India

To be determined.
 

Art Nichols, VP, Technology, Windstream, USA

To be determined.
 

Aaron Werley, VP Technology, Zayo Group, USA

To be determined.
 

Gert Sarlet, Director Product Management, II-IV, Sweden

To be determined.