Featured Event - Interop Las Vegas 2011

Interop 2010, May 8-12 2011, Las Vegas, booth 1851

05/08/2011 - 05/12/2011

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada,  United States
Booth: 1851

Featured Event - Interop Las Vegas 2011

Featured Event - Interop Las Vegas 2011

"See the Future of IT at Interop"

Interop Las Vegas 2011

Attend the leading business technology event and learn about important innovations that help get business done while cutting costs and increasing productivity.

Visit our booth and chat with our experts to learn about the latest in Application Fluent Networks, Visual Communication, SIP solution and Network and Performance Management solutions that help you Change the Conversation.

Please join us for the following sponsored speaking sessions, open to all Interop attendees:

1. Adopting a Dual Vendor Network to Reduce Costs and Improve Operations

2:15 – 3:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Mandalay Bay J
David Fortini, Business Development, Data Solutions Group, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Gartner reports indicate a single vendor network costs, can be reduced between 15-25%, by adopting a dual vendor network strategy. Hear about best practices of implementing a dual vendor network solution, the myths of the naysayers, and how Alcatel-Lucent's Application Fluent Network approach can deliver increased resiliency and security, streamlined operations, lower power demands and an enhanced user experience using its market leading switching portfolio, making it the vendor of choice to be included in your network.

About the speaker:
David Fortini's experience in telecom, engineering, programming and business development spans over 25 years, with separate stints at several multinationals and Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Science Applications International, Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent. He is currently Director of Business Development promoting Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Data and Security Portfolio.
He is a computer science graduate of Pennsylvania State University and also possesses a Masters in computer science at George Mason University. He also has a Master Certificate in Information Technology Project Management from George Washington University

2.The Cloud Ready Data Center

3:15 – 4:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Mandalay Bay J
Khurram Khawaja, Product Line Management, Data Solutions Group, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Successful consolidation in the data center means introducing a high performance two-layer L2 switching mesh that is resilient, low latency, low power and follows an application fluent approach with automated controls for high quality application delivery. Support for future convergence of data and storage networks with loss-less Ethernets and FCoE is also a must. Hear about how this can be achieved while including a true services-based architecture enabling seamless private and public cloud application delivery as well as providing for interconnect of data centers over a WAN.

About the speaker:
Khurram Khawaja is responsible for the modular chassis data products at Alcatel-Lucent's networking group. With Alcatel-Lucent for more than ten years, he has held positions of progressive responsibility in the customer support and product management. Prior to his current position he was the Director of Service & Support Americas for Enterprise products at Alcatel-Lucent. He holds Masters Degrees in Global Business Management and Computer Science with bachelors in Computer Systems Engineering.
Khurram recently presented at Interop NY 2010.

3. Video, Voice and Data on a Single IP Network for the Virtualized Enterprise

4:15 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Mandalay Bay J
Clifford Grossner, PhD., Strategic Marketing, Data Solutions Group, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

New devices such as smart phones and tablets, new applications and virtualization have changed everything. Existing networks can no longer deliver the end user experience and reliability demanded as new applications such as video, enterprise TV, and voice become mission critical. Simply adding raw bandwidth is not enough; a new approach is needed where bandwidth is allocated dynamically based on business priority. Learn about how introducing application fluency into your network can help you provide high quality application delivery with reduced complexity and improved ROI.

About the speaker:
Cliff is currently responsible for Strategic Marketing covering Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's Network business.
Cliff has over 20 years of experience in bringing new products to market in information and communications technology industries. He was Vice President, Product Marketing at Sesame Networks, where Cliff was responsible for product vision, go-to-market strategy and product positioning for the company's products, media and analyst relations. Previous to Sesame, Cliff was the Vice President, of Product Line Management for NewStep Networks, a successful telecom start-up. Cliff has also served in a variety of senior positions at both March Networks and Nortel. Previous to Nortel, Cliff worked as a Research Scientist and Faculty Lecturer in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Computing, and Computer Architecture.
Cliff has a Ph.D. from McGill University and M.Sc. Computer Science from Concordia University, Montreal.