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Conference Panel - "Harnessing SDN and NFV for a Streamlined Network"

Carrier Network Virtualization - Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - Palo Alto, CA

- Moderated by: Randall Schwartz, Principal Consultant, Wireless 20/20
- Christos Kolias, Senior Research Scientist, Orange, USA
- Eric Carmès, Founder and CEO, 6WIND
- David Hughes, VP Engineering, PCCW Global
- Prayson Pate, CTO and Senior Vice President of R&D, Overture Networks
- Eitan Schwartz, VP, Service Provider Line of Business, RAD Data Communications
- Narendra Dhara, CTO & Senior VP, Calsoft Labs
- Sanjay Bhatia, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Genband


Round Table - "Virtualization 100"

Carrier Network Virtualization - Tuesday, December 9th 2014 - Palo Alto, CA


Round Table - "Getting down to business"

MEF GEN14 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:45 - 11:45 am - Washington DC


Panel Moderator - "Service Provider CTO/Senior Technologist Perspectives - How More Automated, Orchestrated, And Interconnected Networks Will Redefine The Services Landscape"

MEF GEN14 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:00 - 11:00 am  - Washington DC

- Moderator: Prayson Pate – CTO, SVP R&D and Co-Founder at Overture Networks

- Randy Nicklas, EVP - Engineering & CTO, Windstream
- David Hughes, VP of IP Engineering, PCCW Global
- Axel Clauberg, VP of Aggr., Transport, IP (CTO-ATI) & Fixed Access (CTO-FIA), Deutsche Telekom
- James Feger, Vice President - Network Strategy & Development, CenturyLink


Conference Panel - "Combining CE, SDN, NFV, and Optical Technology Innovations To Drive Business Transformation"

MEF GEN14 - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:25 – 5:15 pm - Washington DC

- Moderator:  Michael Howard,  Co-Founder & Principal Analyst Carrier Networks
- Prayson Pate, CTO, SVP R&D and Co-Founder at Overture Networks
- Ralph Santitoro, Dir. of Solutions Planning-Emerging Markets, Fujitsu
- Mitch Auster, Senior Director, Market Development, Ciena
- Zeev Draer,      VP of Strategic Marketing, MRV


Conference Presentation - "End to End Service Intelligence with NFV: Leveraging Insights from the Physical and Virtual Worlds" - Video

SDN and OpenFlow World Congress - Dusseldorf, Germany - October 17, 2014 - 14:15 pm


Video - "Where are SDN and NFV Today?"

SDN and OpenFlow World Congress - Dusseldorf, Germany - October 15, 2014


Discussion Panel - "How mature is your network? What can you do to drive the transformation to NFV, or SDN?"

SDN and OpenFlow World Congress - Dusseldorf, Germany - October 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Telecom Ramblings Writeup  - November 13, 2014


Panel Moderator - "Network Function Virtualization (NFV): Hope, Hype or Honest Value?"

COMPTEL Plus 2014 - October 7, 2014 - 9:30 am - Dallas, TX - Audio

- Moderator: Prayson Pate – CTO, SVP R&D and Co-Founder at Overture Networks

- Tim Naramore – CTO, Masergy

- Ray Patalano – Director, Solutions Marketing, Cyan

- Eitan Schwartz - VP, Service Provider Line of Business, North America, RAD


Webinar - "Intel Network Builders: Carrier-Class Environment for NFV Lifecycle Management"

BrightTALK - August 12, 2014 - noon EDT
- Prayson Pate – CTO, SVP R&D and Co-Founder at Overture Networks

- Charlie Ashton - Director of Business Development, Wind River


Discussion Panel - "To Fix or Not to Fix"

Telecom Council of Silicon Valley - Deep Dive: The Last Mile - June 11, 2014 - San Jose, CA

- Moderator: Jon Metzler, President at Blue Field Strategies
- Prayson Pate, CTO, SVP R&D and Co-Founder at Overture Networks
- Daniel Feldman, VP Business Development at Microsemi
- David Sumi, SVP Engineering at Proxim Wireless


Conference Panel - "Broadband Capacity - Where will a 10X Increase Come From?"

TIA 2014 - Network of the Future - June 3, 2014 - Dallas, TX

- Moderator: Erik Keith, Principal Analyst, Fixed Access & Digital Media Infrastructure, Current Analysis
- Gary Bolton, VP, Global Marketing, ADTRAN
- Prayson Pate, CTO & SVP of R&D, Overture Networks
- Rob Marson, Strategic Marketing Manager, JDSU


Video - Increasing Network Intelligence - TIA Now!

June 3, 2014


Conference Panel - "Strategic leadership Insight: how SDN and NFV Stands to Alter the Revenue Model"

- Hugh Bradlow, CTO, Telstra, Australia (via Skype)
- Colin Bannon, Chief Architect and CTO, BT Global Services, UK
- Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technologies at PCCW Global
- Phil Braden, SVP Technology & Applications, PCCW, Hong Kong
- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks
- Phil Tilley, Marketing Director, Cloud Solutions and Strategy, Alcatel Lucent

Speech - "Ensemble OSA - Orchestration at the Edge of the Network"

JDSU Tech Synergy - Raleigh, NC - April 8, 2014


TIA Advisory Council Meeting

January 29, 2014 - Washington DC

                                                              2012                                                               

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Conference Session Chair – Trends in Clouds and Datacentres

Carrier Ethernet APAC - Hong Kong - December 4, 2012

Chaired Day 1 Stream A sessions on Trends in Clouds and Datacentres
14:00 PANEL: POSITIONING THE ETHERNET COMMUNITY FOR CLOUD SERVICE DELIVERY
- Yoshinori Koike, Senior Engineer, NTT
- Per Dahlberg, CEO, ASIA CLOUD COMPUTING ASSOCIATION
- Dr. Cheng-KunWang, Principle Engineer, CISCO SYSTEMS INC.
- Magnus Broden, Director, Business Development ACCEDIAN NETWORKS

14.45: THE ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD SERVICE DELIVERY VIA CARRIER ETHERNET WANS - Shahar Steiff, VP - Business Operations, PCCW HONG KONG
15.10: BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS IN THE CLOUD MODEL: A HOLISTIC DEFINITION OF THE CLOUD BROKER - Abel Tong, Director of Product Management, CYAN & METRO ETHERNET FORUM
16.20 : THE VALUE OF ETHERNET IN PLDT’S DATA CENTRE BUSINESS? Gary F. Ignacio, Head of IP & Data Center Product Management Category, PLDT PHILIPPINES
16.45: NTT COMMUNICATIONS ETHERNET – TODAY AND TOMORROW? Kempei Fukuda, Director, Network Services, NTT COMMUNICATIONS
17:10 : NTT – LAYER CONVERGED TRANSPORT NETWORKS Yoshinori Koike, Senior Engineer, NTT CORPORATION


Conference Panel: Making the most of the next big thing - Remaking CE Revenue Streams

Carrier Ethernet APAC - Hong Kong - December 4, 2012

Chair: Michael Howard, Principal Analyst & Co-founder, Infonetics
- Victor Y. Tria, Vice President and Head of Corporate Business Solutions, PLDT
- Prayson Pate, Co-founder & CTO, OVERTURE NETWORKS
- Munira Jannati, Director - Ethernet Product Management, TATA COMMUNICATIONST
- Sten Nordell, CTO, TRANSMODE
- Zeev Draer, VP, Strategic Marketing, MRV OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS


Conference Presentation - "CE 2.0 and Delivery of Private Cloud Services"

Ethernet Expo 2012 Panel - "Architecting Dynamic, CE 2.0-Enabled Carrier Cloud Networks" - New York City - November 6, 2012

Moderator: Stan Hubbard, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Panelists:
- Marc Holness, Product Line Architect, Ciena
- Ralph Santitoro, Director, Carrier Ethernet Market Development, Fujitsu Network Communications
- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks
- Nir Halachmi, Product Line Manager, Mobile Backhaul, Telco Systems


Conference Presentation - "Ethernet over Copper – A Technology Roadmap"

COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2012 - Dallas - October 9, 2012

Moderator: Craig Easley, Carrier Ethernet Academy, and Director, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
Speakers:
- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks
- Kurt Raaflaub, Product Manager, Ethernet and Optical Solutions, Carrier Networks Division, ADTRAN Inc
- Hossam Salib, VP, Product Management & Marketing, Positron Access
- David Williams, Senior Vice President, MegaPath


Conference Presentation - "Virtualising the Service Edge (VSE) to Streamline Service Delivery"

Carrier Ethernet World Congress 2012 - Barcelona - September 19, 2012

Moderator: Mark Durrett
Speakers:

- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks

- Patryk Konczyk, Senior Designer - Transport Design, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE - "Ethernet OAM reality check - mobile service provider perspective"

- Chiara Moriondo, Senior Engineer, Fixed Access Broadband Innovation, TELECOM ITALIA - "Introduction of Seamless MPLS in Telecom Italia Network"


Conference Panel - "Access Virtualization"

TIA 2012 "Inside the Network" - Dallas - June 6, 2012

Moderator: Sean Buckley of Fierce Telecom
Panelists:
- Prayson Pate
- Mike Kozlowski of Integra


Conference Presentation - "The Competitive Advantage of Multiple Access Options"

Light Reading Ethernet Europe 2012 - Munich - April 18, 2012

Moderator: Carol Wilson - Light Reading
Panelists:
- Prayson Pate - CTO - Overture Networks
- Joe Manuele - Actelis

                                                   1984 - 2009                                                  


Conference Presentation - "Role of MPLS Pseudowires in the Access Network"

MPLS & Ethernet World Conference 2009 - Paris - February 10, 2009

There is a raging debate about the relative merits of using technologies like MPLS Pseudowires, PBB/PBB-TE, Q-in-Q and GRE in the Access Network. The opposing camps often provide arcane and political arguments for their positions. Conspicuously absent from these discussions is, “what problem is being solved?” This presentation describes some of today’s pressing problems, and provides four real-...more


Conference Session Chair - "Multi-service Enabling Gigabit Ethernet"

SuperComm 2005 - Session T07B - Chicago - June 7, 2005

Chaired session with these speakers:
- Michael Howard – Infonetics
- Bert Buescher - Tellabs
- Nick DelRegno – MCI
- Tony Thakur – Time Warner Telecom


Conference Presentation - "VPLS: Extending the benefits of MPLS to the metro edge"

Supercomm 2004 - Session IP-11 - June 22, 2004

Discussion topics:
- What is VPLS?
- What are the advantages of VPLS over previous Transparent LAN Service (TLS) technologies?
- Can VPLS support the required MAN/WAN services?
- Can service providers make money from VPLS?
- Can VPLS scale?


Conference Presentation - "Multi-service Alternatives in the Metro Network"

Expocomm 2004 - Mexico City - February 12, 2004

Discussion topics:
- Four dimensions of multi-service
- Multi-service alternatives
- A four-dimensional approach
- Case studies


Conference Presentation - Centralized Collision Detection in Fiber Optic Ethernet

FOCLAN 1985 - September 1985

Describes methods for detecting collisions in an optical Ethernet network constructed using a passive star coupler.


Conference Presentation - Transceiver Design and Implementation Experience in an Ethernet-Compatible Fiber Optic LAN

IEEE 1984 Proceedings of Infocom - 1984

                                              2013                                               




Speech - "Innovation and Transformation" - Cisco Innovation Day

December 4, 2013 - RTP NC


Video - "Overture's Prayson Pate Lays Out Requirements for Carrier Class NFV Orchestration"

October 22, 2013


Conference Panel - "SDN Cloud Perspective: Virtualization and Automation"

TIA 2013 - The Future of the Network - Washington, DC - Monday, October 7, 2013
- Moderator - Christos Kolias, Research Scientist, Orange SV
- Chris Rivera, Sr. Director, Systems Engineering and Architecture, U.S., Cisco
- Stuart Mackie, SDN Architect, Marketing, Juniper
- John Healy, Director, Strategic Marketing, Intel
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technologist, Overture Networks


Conference Panel - "Network Automation & Orchestration With Carrier SDN & NFV"

 Ethernet & SDN Expo - NYC -  3:40 - 4:40 Wednesday, October 2, 2013
- Moderator: Caroline Chappell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

- Margaret Chiosi, AVP Individual Contributor, Technical Strategy, AT&T
- Ralph Santitoro, Director of Strategic Market Development, Fujitsu
- Manish Gulyani, Vice President, Fixed Networks Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
- Nirav Modi, Director of Software Innovations, Cyan
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technologist, Overture


Conference Panel - "Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet over Copper: A Status Report"

Comptel Plus - Orlando, Florida - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

- Moderator: Raymond Chiu, CTO, Local Backhaul Networks
- Craig Drinkhall, Vice President, Product Management & Engineering, Lumos Networks
- Chad Hoyle, Senior Director Network Architecture, Duke Net Communications
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technologist, Overture

 

Video - "Prayson Pate explains SDN versus NFV"

August 13, 2013


Keynote Address - "Simple, But Hard"

Psi Upsilon Convention - Durham, NC - June 29, 2013


Meeting Address - "Simple, But Hard"

Raleigh Young Executives Club - Raleigh, NC -  May 13, 2013

See also my blog adaptation of this talk.


Conference Session - "A Key to Network Evolution: Trends in Ethernet over Copper"

Comptel Plus Spring 2013 - Las Vegas - March 11, 2013

Moderator: Sean Buckley, Editor, FierceTelecom

- Prayson Pate, Chief Technologist, Overture

- Kurt Raaflaub, Senior Manager, Carrier Networks Product Marketing, ADTRAN, Inc.,

- Sameer Shah, Director of Product Management, Positron Access

- Russ Shipley, Senior Vice President, Wholesale and Network Services Telepacific


Conference Session - "Software Defined Networks (SDN) - The future of the Network?"

MetroConnect 2013 - Miami - February 20, 2013

Moderator: Aaron Blazar, VP, ATLANTIC-ACM
Panellists:

- Tad Deriso, CEO, LIT NETWORKS

- Prayson Pate, CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST, OvERTURE

- Steve West, CTO, CYAN INC

- Michael Rouleau, SVP – Business Development & Strategy, TW TELECOM

 

                                          2017                                     

Conference Panel - “Industry Challenges and Initiatives

SDN NFV World Congress - The Hague, NL - Friday, October 13th, 2017 / 12:15-12:45

Moderated by: Abel Tong - Representative MEF - Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing, Ciena
- Prayson Pate - CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking
- Johan Witters - RPLM SD-WAN bussdev, Nokia
- Randy Levensalor - Lead Architect, Cloud and Managed Services, CableLabs
- Gert Vanderstraeten - Network Architect, Microsoft


Conference Presentation - "Don't Use Hardware-Based Appliances for Software Defined WAN"

SDN NFV World Congress - The Hague, NL - Tuesday, October 10th / 16:00-16:20


Keynote: "Network Virtualization Simplified"

NFV & Carrier SDN 2017 - Westminster CO - Thursday, September 28, 2017 / 9:20-9:40


Conference Panel: "Achieving Carrier- Grade NFV Performance"

NFV & Carrier SDN 2017 - Westminster CO - Thursday, September 28, 2017 / 2:30-3:30
Moderator: Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Telco Data Center, Heavy Reading
Panelists:
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking
- Kevin Riley, VP, Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Sonus
- Ted Studwell, Senior Vice President, Virtela - An NTT Communications Company
- Pravin Mirchandani, Chief Marketing Officer, OneAccess Networks


Conference Panel: "Getting to "Cloud-Native"

NFV & Carrier SDN 2017 - Westminster CO - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 / 4:15-5:15
Moderator: Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Telco Data Center, Heavy Reading
Panelists
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking
- Doug Nassaur, General Manager, Lead Principal Technical Architect, AT&T
- Shubh Agarwal, SVP, Strategic Marketing, Metaswitch
- Matt Goldberg, Vice President, Global Strategic Solutions, SevOne
- Stefan Vallin, Director of Product Strategy, Netrounds 


Conference Panel: "Interoperability and Standards"

NFV & Carrier SDN 2017 - Westminster CO - Tuesday, September 26, 2017 / 4:45-5:30 

Moderator - Pankur Agarwal, Strategic Planner, Intel
Panelists
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking
- Glenn Booth, VP, Marketing, Dimetis
- Tetsuya Murakami, Chief Technology Officer, IP Infusion


Conference Panel - "SD-WAN Evolution Strategies: From Appliance-Based to Integrated NFV"

SD-WAN Strategies for Success - Dallas, TX - Tuesday, June 6 2017 / 9:40 am-10:40 am

MODERATOR: Sterling Perrin - Senior Analyst - Heavy Reading
PANELISTS

- Prayson Pate - Chief Technical Officer, Ensemble - ADVA Optical Networking
- Jim Sabey - Head of USA BT Connect & Compute Sales Specialists - BT Americas
- Kelly Ahuja - CEO & President - Versa Networks
- Ramesh Prabagaran - VP of Product Management & Marketing - Viptela


Video - "Open & Multivendor uCPE From ADVA"

Light Reading - May 30, 2017


Conference Panel - "How can SDN effectively tackle real-time change with performance monitoring solutions?" 

Network Virtualization Europe - Madrid - May 30, 2017 / 16:30-17:00

Moderator: Dr Michael Fritsch - Independent Consultant
- Prayson Pate - CTO, Ensemble, a Division of ADVA Optical Networking
- Juan Fernandez-Palacios - Head of Unit on "Core Netwok Evolution", Telefonica i+d GCTO unit
- Cyril Doussau - Senior Director, Service Assurance Products and Markets, InfoVista
- Lukasz Mendyk - SDN/NFV Product Manager, Comarch
- Iain Wilkinson - Principal Enterprise Architect - Resource Management - Systems Architecture Centre Of Excellence, Vodafone Group


Conference Panel - "Solving Deployment Challenges in order to Scale Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Adoption" 

Intel Network Builders at Network Virtualization Europe - Madrid - May 29, 2017 / 11:05 am

Moderator: Chandresh Ruparel - Intel Network Builders Director, Intel
Panel:

- Prayson Pate - CTO, Ensemble, a Division of ADVA Optical Networking
- Peter Marek - Senior Director x86 Solutions NCG, Advantech  
- Avi Dorfman - CTO, TelcoSystems
- Paul Stevens - Marketing Director Telecom Sector, Advantech
- Damian Murray - Sales Director, Iricent
- Eyal Cohen - Director, Business Development, Silicom
- Conor Hogan - Senior Strategic Product Manager SPO, Huawei


Video - "Stop talking the talk and start walking the walk"

TelecomTV - May 22, 2017


Conference Panel - "Is NFV-I (Finally) Ready For Prime Time?"

BCE - Austin, TX - May 16, 2017 - 2:15 pm - 3:05 pm

Moderated by: Roz Roseboro - Senior Analyst, Telco Data Center - Heavy Reading

Panelists:

- Prayson Pate - Chief Technical Officer, Ensemble - ADVA Optical Networking
- Charlie Ashton - Senior Director of Business Development - Wind River
- Jim Sabey - Head of USA BT Connect & Compute Sales Specialists - BT Americas
- Matt Goldberg - Vice President, Global Strategic Solutions - SevOne


Conference Presentation - "Making NFV Easy"

NFV World Congress - San Jose, CA - May 4, 2017 - 14:00-14:20 - Video


Lunchtime Discussion Table - "Can service providers leverage open source MANO implementations?"

NFV World Congress - San Jose, CA - May 3, 2017 - 13:10-14:10


Video - "What's the Biggest Challenge for Operators Migrating to NFV?"

ADVA YouTube Channel - May 3, 2017


Conference Panel - "Evolving Hybrid WAN & SD-WAN and The Road to Virtualized Managed Services" 

NFV World Congress - San Jose, CA - May 2, 2017 - 11:55-12:25

Moderated by: Abel Tong | Sr. Director of Marketing | Ciena

Panelists:
- Christos Kolias | Sr. Research Scientist & Principal | Orange
- Prayson Pate | CTO, Ensemble | ADVA Optical Networking
- Ralph Santitoro | Head of SDN/NFV Solutions Practice | Fujitsu Network Communications / Distinguished Fellow & Director, MEF


Conference Presentation - "Making NFV Easy"

INCOMPAS - New Orleans - April 4, 2017 - 12:50-13:05


Conference Presentation - "Selecting Best of Breed for NFVI"

MPLS+SDN+NFV World Conference - Paris - March 23, 2017 - 15:40-16:00


Video - "Why Do Customers Care About NFV?"

ADVA YouTube Channel - February 20, 2017


Webinar - "Implementing SD-WAN: The Differentiation Drivers

Light Reading Webinar  - February 2, 2017


​Video - "Ensemble SmartWAN Explained"

Light Reading - January 5, 2017




                                          2016                                    



Podcast -"Building a Better SD-WAN"

Intel Chip Chat - December 7, 2016


Video - "An architecture for virtualisation must be open, extensible and, above all, real"

TelecomTV - December 1, 2016


Video - "NFV Simplified"

Light Reading - November 4, 2016


Video - "Ensemble Analytics Explained"

ADVA YouTube Channel - November 1, 2016


Video - "Ensemble Director Explained"

ADVA YouTube Channel - October 25, 2016


Conference Presentation - "SD-WAN 2.0: Building A Better SD-WAN"

INCOMPASS Fall - Dallas, TX - Monday, October 24 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm


Video - "What is Cloud in a Box?"

ADVA YouTube Channel - October 21, 2016


Conference Presentation and Video - "SD-WAN 2.0: Building A Better SD-WAN"

SDN World Congress - The Hague - Wednesday October 12, 2016 - 14:50 - Slides - Video


Video - "Ensemble Controller Explained

ADVA YouTube Channel - October 11, 2016

Conference Presentation - "Performance Assurance for Cloud Applications"

Network Virtualization & SDN Asia - Singapore - Wednesday, September 28 - 13:05-13:25


Conference Track Chairman - Network Virtualization and SDN - Day 1

Network Virtualization & SDN Asia - Singapore - Tuesday, September 27 - 11:45 - 17:50


Video - "Why Is Choice Important for VNF Hosting?"

ADVA YouTube Channel - September 20, 2016


Video - "What Are the Benefits of vCPE?"

ADVA YouTube Channel - September 16, 2016


Conference Panel - "Making Sense of the MANO"

NFV & Carrier SDN - Denver, CO - Tuesday, September 13 - 3:15 PM - 4:05 PM

Moderator: Jim Hodges - Senior Analyst - Core Network Evolution and Analytics, Heavy Reading
Speakers:

- Margaret T. Chiosi - Network Architect, Formerly AT&T
- Rick Mashburn - Senior Director of Carrier & Service Provider Systems Engineering, Fortinet
- Simon Osborne - CTO Service Orchestration, Comptel
- Prayson Pate - CTO, Ensemble, ADVA Optical Networking
- Anthony Soong - Scientist, Wireless Research & Standards, US; Head, Open Source Networking,  Huawei Technologies USA


Video - "What is the Future of SD-WAN?"

ADVA YouTube Channel - September 9, 2016


Video - "Ensemble Orchestrator Explained"

ADVA YouTube Channel - September 1, 2016


Video - "Ensemble Connector Explained"

ADVA YouTube Channel - August 19, 2016


Video - "Ensemble Explained"

ADVA YouTube Channel - August 5, 2016


Video - "Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem Explained"

ADVA YouTube Channel - July 25, 2016


Conference Presentation: "Forget the Layers: NFV is about Dynamism"

NGON - Nice, France - July 1, 2016 - 10:20-10:40 am - slides


Video - "Exploring Verizon's NFV Strategy (Part 2)"

ADVA YouTube Channel - June 22, 2016


Video - "ADVA & EANTC Discuss Superior Ensemble Performance"

Light Reading - June 13, 2016


Video - "Exploring Verizon's NFV Strategy (Part 1)"

ADVA YouTube Channel - June 10, 2016

Conference Panel Moderator - "NFV and SDN Skills and Organizations"

TIA Network of the Future - Dallas TX - June 7, 2016 - 3:00-4:15 pm

Moderator: Prayson Pate, CTO, Ensemble Division, ADVA Optical Networking

- Tim Naramore, Chief Technology Officer, Masergy
- Matt Bateman, Vanguard Network Architect, XO Communications
- Pierre-Olivier Mathys, Industry Solutions Director, Telecommunications, Red Hat


Video - "Advice to CSPs: use the cloud to deliver the cloud"

TelecomTV - June 2, 2016


Video - "Update from NV & SDN Europe"

Intel Periscope - June 2, 2016


Conference Presentation - "Deploying Virtualized Services over Legacy Networks"

Network Virtualization & SDN Europe - Madrid - June 1, 2016 - 16:20-16:40


Video - "Leading Lights 2016 Highlights"

Light Reading - May 25, 2016

Conference Panel -"Developing An NFV-I - Best of Breed or Integrated?" 

Big Communications Event (BCE) - Austin TX - May 24, 2016 - 3:15-4:05 PM

Moderator: Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Telco Data Center, Heavy Reading

- Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer, Ensemble Division, ADVA Optical Networking

- Bryan Larish, Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Verizon SDN/NFV Architecture Planning
- Vijay Venugopal, Director, Product Management, Cisco
- Drew Schulke, Executive Director, Dell Networking

- Frank Schapel, SDN & NFV Telecom Solution Marketing, Intel

Conference Panel - "Real-world NFV progress report"

TM Forum Live - Nice - May 9, 2016 - 16:55

Moderator: Elias Aravantinos, Prinicipal Analyst, Practice Lead, Mobility and Wireless Technologies, ACG Research
- Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer, Ensemble Software Business Unit, ADVA Optical Networking
- Dr Eyal Felstaine, Vice President - Head of Amdocs' Next Generation OSS & Network Cloud Services Orgnisation, Amdocs
- Anil Rao, Senior Analyst & Lead Analyst Service Assurance Research, Analysys Mason

- Dave Dugal, Founder / Managing Director, Enterprise Web


Conference Presentation - "Leveraging NFV Infrastructure to Drive Revenue"

NFV World Congress  - San Jose, CA - April 21, 2016 - 16:05 - Video


Guest Lecture - "Network Functions Virtualization: Bringing the Cloud to the Network"

ECE 592 - High Performance Cloud Service - NCSU - Raleigh, NC - March 17, 2016


Video - "Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch"

Light Reading - February 4, 2016


Conference Panel - "Business Case for SDN/NFV"

PTC 16 - Honolulu Hawaii - January 19, 2016
Moderator: Garret Yoshimi, VP, Information Technology & CIO, University of Hawaii
- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks
- Paul Gampe, CTO, IIX Inc.
- Chris Liou, Fellow & VP, Network Strategy, Infinera Corporation
- Glenn Stern, VP, Regional Operations, CALIENT Technologies


Meetup Presentation - "NFV: Pure play virtualization & achieving high performance NFV Carrier Ethernet"

Triangle Cloud Networking Meetup - January 7, 2016 - Cisco Systems, RTP

- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks

- Billy McFall, Staff Engineer, Overture

- Ian Miller - Staff Engineer, Overture



                                               2015                                     



Conference Panel - "Where are we now and what have we achieved?"

Network Virtualization Asia - Singapore - December 2, 2015 - 10:00-10:45

- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Network
- Anuradha Udunuwara, Innovation Engineer, Sri Lanka Telecom
- Shahar Steiff, AVP New Technologies, PCCW Global


Conference Presentation - "Pure Play Virtualization"

Network Virtualization Asia - Singapore - December 2, 2015 - 16:00-16:30


Conference Session Chairman - Day 2

Network Virtualization Asia - Singapore - December 3, 2015


Conference Panel - "NFV-Based Virtual CPE Strategies & Deployment Options For Enhancing CE 2.0 Services And Supporting Service Innovation"

MEF GEN15 - Dallas TX - November 17, 2015 - 16:25-17:15
Moderator: Ralph Santitoro, MEF Distinguished Fellow; Director of Solutions Architecture, Fujitsu Network Communications
- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks
- Kevin McBride, Principal Architect, Adaptive Platforms Strategy & Development, CenturyLink
- Scott Sumner, VP Solutions Development & Marketing, Accedian Networks
- Yuri Gittik, Head of Strategic Development and Innovation, RAD


Technology Roundtable - "Combining LSO, Carrier SDN, And NFV To Generate New Revenue & Drive Business Transformation"

MEF GEN15 - Dallas, TX - November 17, 2015 - 11:35-12:25

Moderator:  Stan Hubbard, GEN15 Program Director
- Prayson Pate, CTO, Overture Networks
- Anthony Peres, IP Routing Product and Solution Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent
- Simon Spraggs, CTO and Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Service Provider, Cisco


Conference Keynote - "No Shortcuts Needed on the Drive to Pure-Play Virtualization"

Next Generation Network Components 2015 - Santa Clara, CA - November 5, 2015 - 14:25-14:50


Video - "The Transformation Taking Place"

MEF GEN15 Videos - November 3, 2015


Video - "Will NFV inevitably grow its own SDN capabilities?"

TelecomTV - October 27, 2015


Conference Presentation -"First pure-play NFV deployment with Masergy"

SDN and OpenFlow World Conference -  Dusseldorf - October  14, 2015 - 16:00-16:25 - Video


Conference Presentation - "The Third Network: LSO, SDN and NFV"

SDN Asia 2015 - Singapore - October 7, 2015 - 17:00-17:30

Conference Panel - "Status of NFV/SDN transformation in 2015/2016"

SDN Asia 2015 - Singapore - October 6, 2015 - 17:00-17:30

Modertor: Guang Yang, Senior Analyst, Wireless Operator Strategies, Strategy Analytics

- Prayson Pate, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Overture

- Emmanuel Roger, VP, Asia Pacific & Japan, Qosmos
- Matthew Kim, Vice President of Sales, Asia, 6WIND


Video - "Overture 65vSE - It's A Server!"

Overture Networks TV Channel on YouTube - September 4, 2014


Webinar - "NFV Just Got Real!"

BrightTALK - July 14, 2015 


Conference Panel - "The Implications of NFV MANO: Orchestrating the Hybrid Network"

BTE - Chicago - June 9, 2015  - 14:00-14:50 - Summary in Light reading

- Caroline Chappell (moderator) - Principal Analyst, Cloud and NFV, Heavy Reading
- Prayson Pate - CTO and co-founder, Overture
- Axel Clauberg - VP of Aggr., Transport, IP (CTO-ATI) & Fixed Access (CTO-FIA), Deutsche Telekom
- Hervé Guesdon - VP Engineering and CTO, UBIqube
- Nirav Modi - Director of Software Innovations, Cyan


Video - "Virtual Or Reality? SDN, NFV and Carrier Ethernet … Beyond The Hype"

ThirdNetworkNews - June 2, 2015 - 22:00 mark in video


Conference Panel - "Status of NFV/SDN transformation in 2015"

Network Virtualization and SDN World - London - May 27, 2015 - video (0:48 mark)

- Glen Ragoonanan (moderator) - Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason

- Prayson Pate - CTO, overture Networks
- Erik Larsson - VP Marketing, Qosmos
- Charlie Ashton - director of Business development, Wind River
- Stanley Ogbeide - senior network Engineer, iconnect
- Constantine Polychronopoulos - VP & CTO, Service Provider Platforms, Citrix

- Andreas Lemke - Marketing Lead, CloudBand NFV Platform, Alcatel-Lucent

Conference Presentation - Overture and Brocade

Network Virtualization and SDN World - London - May 26, 2015


Virtualization 100

Network Virtualization and SDN World - London - May 26, 2015 - video (1:47 mark)


Conference Chairman, Day 2

VNF Management and Orchestration - Barcelona -  April 29, 2015


Conference Panel - "Management Challenges Operators Face when Introducing NFV"

VNF Management and Orchestration - Barcelona -  April 29, 2015- 12:20-13:00

PJ Parker-Johnson (moderator) - Practice Lead, Cloud Computing and Virtual Infrastructure Technologies, ACG Research

- Prayson Pate - CTO, Overture
- Jose Bonnet - Senior Technical Consultant, PT Inovacao

- Ashay Chaudhary - Lead Cloud Architect, Verizon


Conference Panel - "Ethernet Services Migration to LSO, SDN and NFV"

VNF Management and Orchestration - Barcelona -  April 29, 2015 - 14.40-15.15
Daniel Bar-Lev (moderator) - Director Certification/Strategic programs, MEF | Director CloudEthernet Forum
- Prayson Pate - CTO, Overture
- Antonio Elizondo - Senior Technology Expert at Telefónica I+D, Telefonica
- Anuradha Udunuwara - Seasoned Telecom & Technology Expert, Sri Lanka Telecom
- Philippe Lalande - Industry Collaborations, Oracle


Conference Panel - "Business Reality: Delivering on the Promise of Software" (STC-04)

Software Telco Congress 2015 - Miami Beach - January 28, 2015

Allison Boccamazzo (Moderator) - Managing Content Producer, Content Boost TMC
- Prayson Pate - CTO - Overture

- Russ Coffin - Strategic Architect, America Core Network Product Mgmt Huawei Technologies USA
- Carlos Molina - Director of Marketing Strategy - Mavenir
- Prabhu Ramachandran - Director WebNMS


Conference Panel - "Cloud Services or Carrier Equipment: Which Should Service Providers Buy?" (SP-05)

ITExpo 2015 - Miami Beach - January 27, 2015
Moderator: Jeff Dworkin
- Prayson Pate - CTO - Overture
- Barry Derrick - ADTRAN
- Alan Rihm - CEO - CoreDial

Presentation - "NFV Gets Real"

Wind River Sales Meeting - January 19, 2015 - San Francisco