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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Rise of SD-WAN is an invitation only group of 20 senior information technology and business leaders from companies in the Greater Chicago area who will convene with three simple goals in mind:

  • To learn from each other
  • To network with each other
  • To enjoy a fine lunch
The format will feature an industry panel while everyone faces each other around one hollow square table to maximize interactivity. Please see photos below. We will focus on sharing lessons learned from how organizations implement SD-WAN.

ABOUT THE CONTENT
The rise of internet-based connectivity is driving IT leaders to rethink networking. SD-WAN is gaining popularity and replacing the traditional wide area networks as it’s proving to be an effective means of heightening performance, reliability and security for business’ ecosystems.

We will focus on sharing lessons learned from how organizations implement SD-WAN including these topics:

  • Discuss lessons learned from organizations that have adopted and deployed SD-WAN
  • The evolution and roadmap of intelligent networks
  • What are the business and performance benefits of building a better WAN?
  • Why are enterprises quickly adopting SD-WAN?

MODERATOR

Derek GranathDerek Granath
VP Product Marketing
Silver Peak

FEATURED PANELISTS

Tony LoparcoTony Loparco
Senior Vice President, Systems
Envestnet

Robert StramaRobert Strama
Manager, Global Network Services
Molex

John SudduthJohn Sudduth
Director of Information Technology
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

If you have received an invitation and would like to RSVP, or if you would like additional information and to be considered for participation, please email Stephanie Pereira Lima at stephanie.p.lima@bdionline.com. While there is no cost to participate, we require registrants to show up and actively contribute to the conversation.

DATE

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

TIME

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LOCATION

Gibson’s Steakhouse
1028 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

ATTENDEE PROFILE
30 senior IT and business leaders from companies in the Greater Chicago area

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EVENT AGENDA:

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Registration and Networking Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Panel Discussion
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Open Room Discussion


SPONSOR

Silver Peak helps enterprises and service providers flexibly and securely connect users to applications via the most cost-effective source of connectivity available. With Silver Peak’s WAN solutions, customers can augment or replace MPLS networks with secure Internet connectivity, often referred to as an SD-WAN, while dramatically reducing WAN costs and complexity. Silver Peak customers benefit from unprecedented levels of visibility, control, and security over all traffic traversing the WAN, while improving application and network performance. With Silver Peak, sites can be rapidly and non-disruptively extended, moved, or changed as business demands evolve. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com.

ORGANIZER

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Business Development Institute (BDI), founded in New York City in 2001, is a strategic B2B event marketing agency that specializes in helping enterprise technology and services companies by producing custom, invitation-only, roadshow events that result in new revenue and thought leadership branding. Accelerate Events are BDI’s exclusive demand generation programs that fill our customer’s sales pipelines with qualified leads while curating unique thought leadership content.

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