Webinar: An IT Manager’s Essential Checklist for Choosing the Right SD-WAN

Sponsored by: Tata Communications

Focused on:

  • Sd Wan
  • Enterprise Wan
  • Hybrid Wan
  • Cloud Ready Wan
  • Cloud Enablement

Date: 20 June

156

Time: 8AM London/12:30PM India/3PM Singapore

Insights and analysis for supporting sensible and realistic SD-WAN buying decisions

SD-WAN services are now available from a large variety of suppliers including telcos, systems integrators, platform developers, hardware vendors, cloud providers and software developers.

This Webinar provides insights into how to approach this potentially bewildering range of offerings giving the enterprise buyer to decide which is the appropriate choice for them. Anyone considering the benefits of SD-WAN to their organization is welcome to participate.

We will provide sensible advice and recommendations around the purchasing considerations for choosing an appropriate SD-WAN service, including which architecture works best for what scenarios, and whether you should adopt a DIY approach; and in which cases it makes sense to adopt a DIY approach or when it may be preferable to opt for a fully-managed service.

We will examine the economic, functional, and technical demands that SD-WAN solutions should meet and exceed, and will provide suggestions on how IT can position the new solution to the various stakeholders within the enterprise organization from sales and marketing to production and finance.

Presented by

Joel Stradling,

Research Director, Global IT Managed & Hosted Services, GlobalData

Joel has been with GlobalData for sixteen years and has 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry.

As a Research Director within the Global Managed and Hosted IT Services analyst team, Joel's coverage area includes global and European providers of enterprise voice and data network services, as well as the international wholesale carrier-to-carrier services market.

Additionally, Joel covers global WAN solutions, including SD-WAN and virtual network functions, and wholesale carrier IP Exchange. Joel is a well known and highly regarded speaker at major conferences, and is read and regularly quoted by telecom industry media.

Before joining GlobalData, Joel was an independent marketing and technical writer for several companies, for example IBM, Terayon, and EMC2, and prior to that worked for the Japanese Board of Education in Japan. Joel received his B.Sc. in Design & Technology from Loughborough University of Technology in England in 1992.

Hon-Kit Lam,

Vice President, Global IP and Managed Network Services,
Tata Communications

Hon Kit Lam is Vice President, Global IP and Managed Network Services, Global Network, Cloud and Data Centre Services at Tata Communications, part of the Tata Group. Lam has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT industry, particularly in product management and product development for Internet, VPN, International Transmission, Ethernet, IPVPN, and Cloud Connectivity services.

Before joining Tata Communications, Lam worked for Asia Netcom (now part of Telstra), Wharf T&T, and Reuters (now Thomson Reuters) in product development and management roles.

Lam holds a Bachelor of Science (Eng.) degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of London.

Key Learning Objectives

  • How to approach this potentially bewildering range of offerings giving the enterprise buyer to decide which is the appropriate choice for them
  • Sensible advice and recommendations around the purchasing considerations for choosing an appropriate SD-WAN service, including which architecture works best for what scenarios, and whether you should adopt a DIY approach
  • How IT can position the new solution to the various stakeholders within the enterprise organization from sales and marketing to production and finance

Audience

  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • COO
  • Technology Advisor/Strategist
  • VP IT
  • VP Infrastructure
  • IT Director
  • IT Manager
  • IT Professionals