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Thursday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel - Is Innovation in Hardware Dead? - Ritch Dusome, CENGN; Bruce Gregory, Corsa; Martin Izzard, Barefoot Networks; Walter Miron, TELUS; and Cliff Grossner, IHS (Moderator)

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Open networking is intended to open innovation to all and drive it at the speed of software development cycles, rather than tie innovation to much longer hardware release cycles. Many believe that this relegates hardware to low cost commodity merchant silicon and white box bare metal systems, yet we still see strong pockets of new hardware.

With the advent of open networking the focus has been on software, but has the pendulum swung too far? Can open networking really make the underlying hardware irrelevant or will hardware such as switch innovation become even more essential? What will solve the open networking industry’s biggest problems – hardware or software innovation? This session will provide valuable insight from a diverse panel of software, hardware and service provider experts.


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Cliff Grossner

Executive Director Research & Technology Fellow, Omdia (formerly IHS Markit)
\"As head of the Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, he is responsible for research quality across the practice and his research is focused on cloud services, data center compute and networking, and software defined networking (SDN). Dr. Grossner has more than 25 years of telecommunications... Read More →

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Ritch Dusome

Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, Internet of Things Gateway, Cloud, Networking, Data Centre
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Bruce Gregory

CEO, Corsa
Bruce is CEO and co-founder of Corsa Technology, leaders in delivering scale, performance and flexibility for Software Defined Networks. Bruce is a strong believer in melding open standard interfaces for network orchestration with high performance programmable hardware to deliver... Read More →
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Martin Izzard

CEO, Barefoot Networks
Martin is CEO and co-founder of Barefoot Networks, a Venture Funded Silicon Valley startup. Martin grew up in Durban, South Africa and holds BS and MS degrees from Natal University in South Africa, and a PhD from Cambridge University, England (Trinity College). He joined Texas... Read More →
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Walter Miron

Director of Technology Strategy, TELUS
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer as the Director of Technology Strategy, Walter Miron is responsible for delivering strategies and technology to better serve our enterprise customers. Most recently Walter led the introduction of SD-WAN at TELUS. He has over 20 years of experience... Read More →

Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom F Santa Clara Convention Center

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