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Blue Planet Virtual Insiders Forum
Gain the inside edge on transformation

29-30 September

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Featured Sessions

As the communication industry evolves in the face of disruption, the need for network transformation and operational simplification has only intensified. How will you progress in the face of these changing demands?

Join us for the Blue Planet® Virtual Insiders Forum, 29-30 September—an exclusive event designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to accelerate your business transformation.

Blue Planet executives Rick Hamilton, SVP and GM, and Kailem Anderson, VP, Portfolio and Engineering, will host this event. We’ll explore the latest automation innovations and strategic technologies that are driving our industry—including new solutions designed to enable network and OSS transformation.

During the Blue Planet Virtual Insiders Forum, you’ll have access to:

  • Innovative solution demonstrations including NaaS, Actionable Inventory, 5G and Intelligent Edge, and more
  • Briefings from Blue Planet executives and leading industry analysts
  • Customer insights
  • Product demos by expert solution architects
  • Breakout sessions and networking


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Featured Speakers

Kailem Anderson

Vice President, Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet

Rick Hamilton

Senior Vice President, Blue Planet

Mark Gibson

Director of Product Management, Blue Planet

Peter Briscoe

Vice President of Software, Americas, Blue Planet

Anand Gonuguntla

VP of Assurance and Solution Architecture, Blue Planet

Grant Lenahan

Partner and Principal Analyst, Appledore Research

David Robertson

Executive, International Networks Telstra

Anil Rao

Anil Rao

Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason

Mark Smith

Director - Network Operations / Engineering at Crown Castle Fiber


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Network as a Service - Accelerate the Transformation of Your Business

NaaS is not just a vision anymore. Learn how service providers worldwide are applying NaaS concepts to deliver more compelling and differentiated services, while simplifying and transforming their operations.

Speakers: Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet
Grant Lenahan, Partner and Principal Analyst at Appledore Research

Federation– Building the Single Source of Truth for your Network

You can’t automate what you can’t see. Federating operational data to build a comprehensive, single source of truth for your network provides the foundation of a successful automation strategy.

Speakers: David Robertson, Executive at Telstra International
Mark Gibson, Director of Product Management, Blue Planet

Intelligent Edge and 5G Automation – Delivering a New Connected Experience

5G and Edge Computing fundamentally transform the way new digital services are created and operated, ultimately offering end-customers an entirely new connected experience. This session focuses on the latest innovations in end-to-end network slicing and Edge Computing as a Services (ECaaS). 

Speakers: Peter Briscoe, VP of Solution Architecture, Blue Planet
Anil Rao, Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason


Evolving the NOC / SOC – Automating Service Lifecycle Management

Network and Service Operation Centers are rapidly evolving to support more proactive, automated operations. This session explores the transformative power of zero-touch service lifecycle management that leverages the combination of AI/machine learning-based service assurance and orchestration.

Speakers: Mark Smith, Director - Network Operations / Engineering at Crown Castle Fiber
Anand Gonuguntla, VP of Assurance and Solution Architecture, Blue Planet


Agenda

Tuesday, 29 September 2020
09:00am-09:15am EDT
3:00pm-3:15pm CET
Blue Planet Executive Welcome
Rick Hamilton, SVP, Blue Planet 
09:15am-09:45am EDT
3:15pm-3:45pm CET
Network as a Service – Accelerate the Transformation of your Business
Grant Lenahan, Partner and Principal Analyst at Appledore Research
Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio & Engineering, Blue Planet
09:45am-10:00am EDT
3:45pm - 4:00pm CET
Breakout and Q&A - Network as a Service – Accelerate the Transformation of your Business
10:00am-10:15am EDT
4:00pm- 4:15pm CET
BREAK

10:15am-10:45am EDT
4:15pm-4:45pm CET
Federation – Building the Single Source of Truth for your Network
David Robertson, Executive at Telstra International
Mark Gibson, Director of Product Management, Blue Planet
10:45am-11:00am EDT
4:45pm-5:00pm CET
Breakout and Q&A - Federation – Building the Single Source of Truth for your Network
11:00am-11:30am EDT
5:00pm-5:30pm CET
Demos and networking

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
09:00am-09:15am EDT
3:00pm-3:15pm CET
Blue Planet Executive Welcome
Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio & Engineering, Blue Planet
09:15am-09:45am EDT
3:15pm-3:45pm CET
Intelligent Edge and 5G Automation – Delivering a New Connected Experience
Anil Rao, Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason
Peter Briscoe, VP of Solution Architecture, Blue Planet
09:45am-10:00am EDT
3:45pm-4:00pm CET
Breakout and Q&A - Intelligent Edge and 5G Automation – Delivering a New Connected Experience
10:00am-10:15am EDT
4:00pm-4:15pm CET
BREAK 

10:15am-10:45am EDT
4:15pm-4:45pm CET
Evolving the NOC / SOC – Automating Service Lifecycle Management
Mark Smith, Director - Network Operations / Engineering at Crown Castle Fiber
Anand Gonuguntla, VP of Assurance and Solution Architecture, Blue Planet
10:45am-11:00am EDT
4:45pm-5:00pm CET
Breakout and Q&A - Evolving the NOC / SOC – Automating Service Lifecycle Management
11:00am-11:30am EDT
5:00pm-5:30pm CET
Demos and networking

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Kailem Anderson

Vice President, Portfolio and Engineering, Blue Planet

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Join us for this invitation-only event focused on the innovations and use cases driving network and OSS transformation.

Top network industry leaders will come together to discuss the new network and cloud technologies that are driving transformation at an unprecedented pace. You’ll be invited to share your views and be part of a thought-leading report—The 2020 Insiders’ Network View—which will provide exclusive insights to help your business gain the inside edge on transformation.

Hosted by Rick Hamilton, Blue Planet SVP and GM, and Kailem Anderson, VP of Portfolio and Engineering, this event features innovative solution demonstrations and insights into new networking and automated operations innovations. Choose the sessions most relevant to your specific challenges. Plus, you can interact and share ideas with peers and contribute your views. 

Here’s what’s in store:
  • Briefings from Blue Planet experts on new use cases and technologies that are driving network and OSS transformation
  • Innovative solution demonstrations including NaaS, 5G and Intelligent Edge, and Federation
  • Exclusive insights from leading industry analysts and service providers worldwide
  • Tailored breakout sessions
  • Networking with peers from service providers worldwide
  • Real-time ‘ask-the-expert’ Q&A




Rick Hamilton, Blue Planet SVP
“Successful digital transformation isn’t just about the technology —it’s about connecting the right people with the right knowledge to focus on the right outcomes for the business. Join our Virtual Insiders Forum to learn more.”

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