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About this webinar:

The rapid drive towards greater digital mobility, and computing in more forms, in more places, has meant the connectivity capabilities of our businesses have had to scramble to keep up. Across Wi-Fi, wired, and mobile networks, we’re having to transport ever more data, more quickly, from more locations, more reliably, for less money. All while supporting the multi-cloud and SaaS-based environments in which businesses now operate.

This has led to many organisations being hamstring by a lack of ability to scale, react to new opportunities and challenges, and ensure the security of their networks.

Even without the current hurdles presented by COVID-19, businesses are recognising the need to enable low-friction remote working, across agile networks, with secure access to public cloud services. Despite this, they must also reduce connectivity costs and management complexity. This webinar will discuss how businesses are coping with current connectivity challenges around access, productivity and security. It will also explore their existing network technology infrastructure and plans for the future: including, the use of SD-WAN, Public Cloud services, and security provisions.

Key discussion points of Webinar:

  • What are the key motivations driving these trends?
  • How can organisations increase capability without spiralling complexity and costs?
  • And why should they avoid opting for a cheaper version of yesterday?

We will also be having a Q&A at the end of the webinar so if you have any questions you would like answering please make sure you send them into the panel.

 

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Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

Content Strategist & Research Analyst, Enterprise Technology

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Andrew is an enterprise technology writer, editor, publisher, strategist and consultant; illuminating digital transformation in the connected world and educating businesses on the opportunities and challenges presented by cloud and edge computing, the Internet of Things, automation, AI, and Big Data. He is a former Editor and Publisher of Internet of Business and now oversees Incisive Works’ enterprise technology thought-leadership content creation, including multimedia digital experiences, whitepapers, webinars, videos, and podcasts

AndrewMcEwan

Andrew Mcewan

Head of Data Connectivity, O2 Business

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Andy is head of Data Connectivity and Mobile Products at O2 Business, previously working for leading UK and multi-national Telcos such as Virgin Media and Zayo. His team focus on Connectivity, Mobile and Wi-Fi and they’ve shaped the O2 Gateway multi-service platform into a class-leading proposition which is used across the UK to deliver critical communication services. Andy has proven success in team and product development. Having previously been a key member of MEF he helped drive early Ethernet adoption in the UK during his time at Virgin Media. Prior to that, he helped shape the IT infrastructure for Ofcom-backed industry developments to launch CPS in the UK.

Stuart-sumner

Stuart Sumner

Editorial Director, Enterprise IT

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Stuart Sumner is Editorial Director of Incisive Media's technology-focused titles: Computing and Delta. He oversees all content across print, web, tablet editions, rich media and events - including the IT Leaders' Dining Club and Computing Summits. During Stuart's tenure Computing has transformed from a print-reliant business to a bleeding edge multi-channel brand with an industry-leading events portfolio. Previously he spent 10 years as a programme manager in the IT industry, working for companies such as the BBC, COLT, Nortel Networks and Equant. As a journalist he has also worked for Time Out and IPC Media. He is a regular technology pundit and contributor to the BBC News Channel, as well as a published author.

StevePrice

Steve Price

Head of Connectivity and Security Specialist Sales, O2 Business

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Steve is head of Connectivity and Security Specialist Sales. He leads a team of subject matter experts who focus on supporting O2 Business customers with network connectivity, Wi-Fi and cyber and network security. Steve’s team work across both public and private sectors, leading extensive network transformation projects. Steve has over 15 years’ industry experience of working on large infrastructure projects and supporting customers to transform their organisations using technology.

RoyChua

Roy Chua

Founder and Principal, AvidThink

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Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral where he ran both the research and product teams. Roy was formerly a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting. As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading technology publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Chua has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

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