Realizing Convergence at the Enterprise Edge: Panel
Aug 4, 2020
- Enterprise & Cloud Networking vSummit
- Release Date:
- Tuesday, 4th August, 2020
Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation
Brian Lappin, Head of Product Management at BT
David Shacochis, VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink
David López Meco, Manager - Connectivity Innovation – Project Lead, Enterprise Networking & Edge Computing at Telefónica
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV
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Hear from industry experts what they think about Convergence at the Enterprise Edge, and future insights.
General Manager, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation
Bob Ghaffari is currently General Manager of the Enterprise and Cloud Network Division (ECND) within Intel’s Data / Network Platforms Group and is responsible for driving network solutions for Enterprise and Cloud. He works closely with leading Enterprise/Cloud customers as well as with industry leading partners to deliver agile, secure, scalable and cost-effective solutions to enable best in class TCO / OpEx with transformational capabilities for the Enterprise Network Edge as well as network solutions for multi / hybrid clouds. Prior to this position, Bob spent time in a variety of business development and marketing positions. Bob has an EECS degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Head of Product Management at BT
Brian has a wide range of knowledge developing and managing Network Services for the business market, based on over 15 years of experience. This includes developing and running MPLS products and services on a global basis, rolling out the first European Network Service Provider interconnects with Azure and more recently developing BT’s Edge Network Virtualisation capability.
VP of Enterprise Technology and Field CTO at CenturyLink
David Shacochis currently leads the Product Management team for Hybrid IT Solutions at CenturyLink, responsible for managed solutions across applications, infrastructure, and hybrid cloud. As a senior leader within the product organization, he is commercially responsible for profitable growth, service design and roadmap development across the global cloud core and the distributed cloud edge. His experience with firms at the heart of the cloud computing revolution - such as UUNET, Exodus, Digital Island, Qwest, Savvis, Tier 3 and Level 3 - has built a wealth of IT service provider experience with a variety of clients across the public and private sector.
David López Meco
Manager - Connectivity Innovation – Project Lead, Enterprise Networking & Edge Computing at Telefónica
David is a Product Manager at the Telefónica’s Global Innovation Unit. In this role, he has participated in several projects such as central office transformation based on CORD, edge computing and private 5G networks. Currently, he is leading a project focused on accelerating SME digitalization starting by software defined networking and security products and participating as internal consultant in other projects within the Global Innovation Unit.
Previously, David worked as Management Consultant in both Deloitte and Capgemini Invent (former Capgemini Consulting) in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology area.
David has a Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Director of Content, TelecomTV
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