Featured Event - Interop Las Vegas 2012

Interop 2012: May 8-10 Las Vegas--booth 1359

05/06/2012 - 05/10/2012

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada,  United States
Booth: 1359

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Featured Event - Interop Las Vegas 2012

Interop Las Vegas 2012

Attend the world's largest independent & comprehensive event for IT professionals. As in the past 26 years, Interop will serve as the headquarters for learning, networking and inspiration for the global information technology industry.

Network IQ….The Application Aware Network

As the evolving enterprise includes smart device applications, it is essential to understand conversations in context. You need a network with a higher IQ - one that speaks applications.

What if your network had a higher IQ – a network fluent in applications?


  • A converged network solution that is the ultimate BYOD enabler
  • Your ROI over 5 years is 60% greater than with other vendors
  • A network that is smart enough to intuitively configure traffic flows to your applications and devices for optimal performance
  • A data center switching solution that takes you to the cloud and enables real-time application delivery
  • A comprehensive partner and application ecosystem that is committed to open standards

Are you ready to raise your Networks' IQ? Visit Alcatel-Lucent at Interop to get started today.

Join Alcatel-Lucent for our FREE sponsored sessions, open to all Interop attendees.

Wednesday, May 9th, room: Mandalay Bay K

  • Preparing for the Network Storm
    12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
    Joseph Raccuglia
    Director of Product and Solution Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Network Business Division
    Enterprise networks are facing a perfect storm of challenges resulting from the pressure and strain to support the explosion of new devices and applications that are being used / deployed in the network.
    IT Consumerization & BYOD, with smart devices such as ipads and tablets, coupled with increased reliance on social networks, VoIP, collaboration tools and unified communications mean that legacy networks are no longer able to cope with the increase in demand for bandwidth. Join Alcatel-Lucent to understand these challenges and how to effectively re-think the network to provide the high-quality user-experience needed to maximize the productivity-enhancing capabilities of these new devices and applications.
  • BYOD – Beware of Your Own Devices
    1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
    David Fortini
    Director of Strategic Alliances, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Network Business Division
    Embrace or prevent BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) in the workplace. This is the critical question that enterprise IT departments are faced with today. Managing an increasingly mobile workforce has become one of the most challenging -and important-responsibilities for IT departments.
    Users want freedom of choice when it comes to using their smart phones, tablets and other devices in the workplace. This freedom can introduced added risks in security while also introducing issues such as compliance, data liability and network consumption. Learn how you can gain the visibility needed to manage and secure your network in this new era of mobile devices.
  • SAVE the Data Center Network: S – Scalability, A – Agility, V – Virtualization, E – Elasticity
    2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
    Clifford Grossner Ph.D
    Director of Strategic Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Network Business Division
    2012 has been labeled the year of the data center fabric. A properly architected data center fabric has the potential to bring scalability, agility, virtualization and elasticity to the data center unleashing the, as yet, untapped potential from exiting investments in server visualization platforms.
    However, the marketplace is abundant with solutions offering vastly different and sometimes confusing alternatives. This session on data center fabrics will provide insight on some of the critical technology choices and best practices to maximize success and minimize risk in the deployment of a data center fabric. We will also provide an overview of Alcatel-Lucent's award winning data center fabric: the Alcatel-Lucent Mesh.

And hear from Alcatel-Lucent panelists in these Interop Conference Sessions:

  • Session Management: The New Communications Paradigm?
    Tuesday, May 8 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Location: Breakers F
    There are plenty of PBXs out there, but as a concept, the PBX—i.e., the voice-only switch—is dead. Emerging in its place is the concept of session management.
    A middleware platform that, like the PBX, centralizes and manages the establishment of communications among end users—but that, unlike the PBX, handles all media (voice, video and data), serving any endpoint and any application that the user might be on. The heart of Session Management is the SIP protocol, but SIP is being implemented in different ways by different vendors, complicating any enterprise's attempt to unify its session management around a single middleware platform. In this breakout, you'll learn how session management works, how (and whether) to migrate from PBXs to session management middleware, and how your decisions around session management limit or open up your options for empowering end user collaboration.
    Moderator - Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK ResearchZ
  • Enabling Endpoints for Collaboration: Hardphones, Softphones, Mobiles
    Wednesday, May 9 10:15 AM–11:15 AM, Location: Breakers F
    Increasingly, voice and video communications can be embedded in applications that enterprise users work in throughout the day. This may consist of a plug-in or a presence indicator, from which the user can find and connect with those in their enterprise directory.
    -and potentially even those outside the enterprise (where the two entities' systems are federated). But are vendors really delivering on the potential of these "Communications Enabled Business Processes" (CEBP), and are enterprises ready to implement such integrations? In this session, you'll learn how communications systems can be integrated with business applications; what the potential benefits of doing so might be for your enterprise; and how to go about implementing the integration. You'll learn what it will take to transform this capability from a "nice to have" into a business-critical integration, and how to support these systems once they're integrated.
    Moderator - Robin Gareiss, Executive VP and Founder, Nemertes Research

Joseph Raccuglia
Joseph Raccuglia is the Director of Product/Solutions Marketing for the Data and Security Group of Alcatel-Lucent, with over 20 years of experience in developing and managing networking products. He is currently responsible for the overall development of the group's Application Fluent Network vision/strategy and award-winning, highly scalable data center switching solution. In addition, he is responsible for the end-to-end marketing programs, go-to-market strategies and business development support for the data infrastructure and security portfolio with the goal to help drive significant growth and awareness of this portfolio in the market. Previous work includes managing the day-to-day operations of the several Alcatel-Lucent product lines, including network security and IP router portfolios; providing data center network management design and consulting for AT&T IP data services; directing the overall product development for a start-up custom network management solutions company; and performing a range of project/product management, engineering, development and testing responsibilities for several networking products within AT&T and NCR. Mr. Raccuglia graduated with a Masters in Computer Science from Steven's Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

David Fortini
Dave is currently the Director of Strategic Alliances for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's Network Division. He is responsible for the business development and joint marketing for ALE's key technical alliance partners. He is also the resident expert of Alcatel-Lucent's Safe Network Access Control solution which is a comprehensive solution enabling an enterprise to safely provide controlled access to its LAN, WLAN and applications for guests, partners, contractors and employees.
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 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

Clifford Grossner Ph.D.
Cliff is currently responsible for Strategic Marketing covering Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's Network business. His current duties include responsibility for market message of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise vision, data center switching solution and converged network solution.
Previously within Alcatel-Lucent, Cliff was responsible for commercialization of technology from Bell Labs resulting in the market launch of unique Alcatel•Lucent Enterprise products.
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.