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September 29, 2022 | FREE Admission

Use of video conferencing is growing for remote workers, telemedicine, and e-commerce. Powerful network architectures are more essential than ever, yet much of the country still has no or limited access to broadband. Meanwhile, 5G use slowly rises, while 3G’s sunset will soon leave millions of critical devices in the dark. In this Interop event, learn how businesses can modernize their networks to better accommodate patients, customers, and employees wherever they reside. Learn about the role technologies like SASE and SD-WAN can play. And get ready to face the obstacles of new changes coming soon.


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Keynote: Meeting the Evolving Infrastructure Requirements for Modern Business - 11:30 am EDT
Business operations today need an underlying dynamic network infrastructure that provides workers, sites, and customers with responsive and secure access to applications, data, and other resources. And while new technologies and services like 5G, Wi-Fi 6, SD-WAN, and SASE become more widely used, organizations need to ensure their legacy devices, applications, and systems are not left behind. In this keynote, we’ll look at the promise of these new technologies and how to overcome the challenges of incorporating them into existing infrastructures.

Fireside Chat - Sponsored by Fortinet - 12:05 pm EDT

Transitioning from Work-From-Home to Work-From-Anywhere - 12:30 pm EDT
As businesses begin to recover from the pandemic, few are returning to the traditional model of having everyone working from the office five days a week. Instead, work-from-home (WFH) employees are transitioning to a hybrid model, known as work-from-anywhere (WFA). This new work paradigm requires new connectivity and security considerations. This session will discuss the complexity and issues that arise when supporting WFA and look at approaches to manage the situation.

Sorting Out Your Connectivity Choices - 1:30pm EDT
We are entering a stage in the networking industry where new connectivity options abound. Emerging services and technologies, including 5G, Wi-Fi 6, satellite broadband services, SD-WAN, SASE, and more, provide multiple ways to connect individuals, remote offices, and external users. These choices can add complexity and cost to your network plans for office and remote workers, so making informed choices is essential. This session will discuss the tradeoffs and benefits of using the various services and technologies, and how to select the right connectivity solutions for your specific needs.

Benefits of IT Automation - Sponsored by A10 Networks - 2:15 pm EDT
With ever-increasing workloads, users, and data, your IT environment must be built around efficiency and the ability to scale. For that reason, IT organizations are deploying technologies that take manual work out of the picture and replace them with processes that automate network and systems control. This panel will look into the use of automation and orchestration in IT operations and how they can provide high availability and greater scale for modern applications and business demands.

Building the Infrastructure for IoT - 3:15 pm EDT
The Internet of Things is one of the fastest-growing areas in tech, enabling companies to connect with a multitude of devices, users and systems, and to learn from the data they collect. But these applications can’t deliver quantifiable business benefits unless enterprises first create a reliable, secure IT infrastructure to support the hundreds or thousands of IoT endpoints and the tide of data they generate. This session will discuss the need to embrace new IT architectures and services that can handle the volume of data, its rate of production, and its analysis in a timely manner.

Monitoring, Observability, and AIOps - Sponsored by Solarwinds - 4:00 pm EDT
Today’s networking infrastructures are more complex than ever. The move to cloud-native architectures based on microservices, containers, and APIs make it harder to assimilate logs, traces, and telemetry data. This session will discuss how detecting and troubleshooting problems require moving beyond traditional monitoring to solutions that offer observability and incorporate some level of intelligence to sort through alerts and aid the human IT manager.