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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.

 



Moderators
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Cliff Grossner

Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN, IHS
Data center and enterprise networking expert Cliff Grossner joined Infonetics (now IHS) in July 2013, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in technology and market analysis, corporate and product strategy, product management and marketing, and scientific research.  Prior to joining Infonetics, Cliff headed strategic marketing at Alcatel-Lucent’s Enterprise Network Business Unit, where he drove the vision and messaging... Read More →

Speakers
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Ritch Dusome

CEO, CENGN
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 the experience customers are demanding from SDN.
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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 Instruments in 1991 where he held a variety of technical and general management roles in both the digital and analog divisions. He was instrumental in building the... Read More →


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