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FREE WEBINAR: Make Your Mark – Bridging the Gender Gap in Telecoms & Tech

In celebration of the first inaugural Global Women in Telco & Tech Awards and Summit, Capacity speaks to leading female executives from across the wider telecoms and technology sector about how we close the gender diversity gap in our market, and bring about meaningful change.

Key takeaways include:
1) Explore ways to best navigate and manage day-to-day challenges
2) How can the industry at large best engage with female talent and improve retention
3) The importance of mentors and sponsors in the advancement of women

Speakers:

Funke Opeke
Funke Opeke, is founder and CEO of MainOne, a broadband infrastructure services provider that built West Africa’s first privately owned, open-access submarine cable system interconnecting Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; and Seixal, Portugal in 2010.

Amy Marks
As CEO of XSite Modular, Marks has become the preeminent prefabrication consultant and design-builder of Critical Infrastructure Buildings, worldwide.

Katia Gonzalez Gutiérrez
Katia is Head of Fraud Prevention Operations and Services at BICS, a leading global wholesale carrier in the Telecom industry. With more than 14 years of experience in the Mobile and Wholesale Telecom industry, Katia also chairs the i3Forum Fraud Group.

Sarah Calveley
Sarah Calveley is a Senior Business Manager for the UK and Ireland at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where she is responsible for leading a team and driving strategy to help customers adopt the cloud and digitally transform their business.
Recorded Aug 14 2019 54 mins
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  • The New NetFlow: A 20-Year-Old Secret for Better Network Management Recorded: Sep 17 2019 59 mins
    Jim Meehan, Director of Product Marketing | Kentik
    It’s been more than 20 years since Cisco first introduced NetFlow as a scalable way to track network activity without collecting raw packets. To this day, network operators who use NetFlow and other types of flow data for network management still report the benefits, which include a lightweight monitoring footprint, faster troubleshooting, more effective planning, and automated security.

    However, when any technology survives for two decades, it raises the question: Is NetFlow outdated? Are there other data sources and technologies that are newer, faster, and more detailed for achieving network visibility?

    In this webinar, Kentik’s Jim Meehan, head of product marketing, will advise on why NetFlow is better than ever and remains an invaluable source of truth for network operators looking to get immediate answers to network questions. Meehan will answer:

    What’s new with NetFlow?
    Why is NetFlow more useful than ever before?
    What are the new native fields in NetFlow that extend visibility to/from firewalls, load balancers, and MPLS?
    And how can you achieve enrichment by adding data that’s not within flow records?

    Webinar Speaker:
    Jim Meehan is a long-time network enthusiast, founding one of Chicago's first dial-up ISPs in the early 1990s. His career includes stints in network operations and vendor pre-sales engineering, including 10+ years at Arbor Networks. Currently he leads the Product Marketing team at Kentik.
  • FREE WEBINAR: Make Your Mark – Bridging the Gender Gap in Telecoms & Tech Recorded: Aug 14 2019 54 mins
    Funke Opeke, MainOne | Amy Marks, XSite Modular | Katia Gonzalez Gutiérrez, BICS | Sarah Calveley, AWS
    In celebration of the first inaugural Global Women in Telco & Tech Awards and Summit, Capacity speaks to leading female executives from across the wider telecoms and technology sector about how we close the gender diversity gap in our market, and bring about meaningful change.

    Key takeaways include:
    1) Explore ways to best navigate and manage day-to-day challenges
    2) How can the industry at large best engage with female talent and improve retention
    3) The importance of mentors and sponsors in the advancement of women

    Speakers:

    Funke Opeke
    Funke Opeke, is founder and CEO of MainOne, a broadband infrastructure services provider that built West Africa’s first privately owned, open-access submarine cable system interconnecting Lagos, Nigeria; Accra, Ghana; and Seixal, Portugal in 2010.

    Amy Marks
    As CEO of XSite Modular, Marks has become the preeminent prefabrication consultant and design-builder of Critical Infrastructure Buildings, worldwide.

    Katia Gonzalez Gutiérrez
    Katia is Head of Fraud Prevention Operations and Services at BICS, a leading global wholesale carrier in the Telecom industry. With more than 14 years of experience in the Mobile and Wholesale Telecom industry, Katia also chairs the i3Forum Fraud Group.

    Sarah Calveley
    Sarah Calveley is a Senior Business Manager for the UK and Ireland at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where she is responsible for leading a team and driving strategy to help customers adopt the cloud and digitally transform their business.
  • How does Australia’s adoption of SD-WAN compare to other regions globally? Recorded: Aug 1 2019 49 mins
    Tim Sullivan, CEO - Coevolve; David Stork, Global Major Projects IS Development and Training - Detmold Group
    There are a plethora of questions that IT teams consider when looking at adopting SD-WAN.

    Join Coevolve Pty Limited in this webinar, being held in the build up to the WAN Summit Sydney 2019 event (21-22 August 2019).

    This webinar will look at what lessons have been learned by early adopters in Australia, how this compares with others adopters around the world, and what the key issues Australian organisations have addressed with this technology.

    By attending, you'll learn:
    (1) Factors to consider when evaluating SD-WAN technology and partners to work with;
    (2) Some use cases working well in the field, including some metrics; and
    (3) Observations on performance / end-user experience and suitability for cloud adoption (O365 etc.).

    About the Speakers:

    [Tim Sullivan, CEO, Coevolve]

    Tim has 25 years’ experience in global network services, spanning the UK, Europe, USA, Asia & ANZ.
    Tim co-founded Coevolve in 2014 to help enterprise adopt next-generation network technologies and access new levels of agility and end user experience. Coevolve were one of the earliest adopters of SD-WAN and have pioneered a modular, co-managed service delivering step-change commercial gains for clients at each stage of the network life cycle. Coevolve have now delivered SD-WAN services in over 50 counties on six continents.

    Tim enjoys leading multi-disciplinary teams in client engagement, solution development, contracting, delivery and ongoing optimization of long-term outsourcing contracts for global enterprises.

    Tim is based in Sydney, Australia

    [David Stork]

    Experienced global Infrastructure & Network Manager with a demonstrated history of working in a diverse range of industries. Skilled in Global Project Management, Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies, IT Infrastructure Management and technologies, Domain Name System (DNS), IT Strategy, and Data Center. Strong information technology professional.
  • FREE WEBINAR: Connecting the Nordics Recorded: Jun 5 2019 56 mins
    Nigel Bayliff, Aqua Comms | Jon Gravråk, Bulk Infrastucture | Erling Aronsveen, Celtic Norse | Geir Holmer, Skagenfiber
    The world at large is beginning to wake up to the opportunities of the Nordics with innovative projects and new deployments popping up in the region on a regular basis.


    What information will the webinar provide?
    1. Progress reports from three major infrastructure providers in the region
    2. Discussions around key investment opportunities in the Nordics
    3. Insights into the growing ecosystem to optimise new subsea networks


    Speakers

    • Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Aqua Comms
    Nigel Bayliff joined Aqua Comms in October 2016, having previously provided consultancy services to global telecoms companies through SIN Medida Limited, a consultancy business he established in 2008 to capitalize on his experience over 25 years of roles in the global telecommunications industry.

    • Jon Gravråk, CEO of Bulk Infrastructure AS
    Jon has over 16 years’ experience in the Telecom, Tech and Media industry across three continents, with hands-on experience in digital transformation and leadership of fast growth businesses. He was named as CEO of Bulk Infrastructure back in August 2018.

    • Erling Aronsveen, CEO of Celtic Norse AS
    CEO for Celtic Norse AS, connecting Norway to the Europe and US datacentre markets through a 2000km submarine fiber system from Killala, Ireland to Oysanden, Norway, has been main effort since June 2018.

    • Geir Holmer
    Geir has 20 years of leadership experience from telecommunications, consulting and technical real-estate from the UK and Norway. He joined the excellent Skagenfiber team in October 2017 and is thrilled to participate as they - alongside other industry peers - truly connect Norway and the Nordics.
  • FREE WEBINAR: Ready, Set, SD-WAN: Winning the Readiness and Operations Game Recorded: Apr 24 2019 61 mins
    Angelique Medina, Director, Product Marketing, THOUSANDEYES
    Large enterprises are adopting SD-WANs to lower costs, increase business agility and improve performance for multi-cloud applications. Yet many IT managers are grappling with uncertainty concerning remote site readiness and operational risks, which can impede SD-WAN rollouts and negatively impact cloud service and SaaS performance. Lack of underlay visibility also leaves managers unable to manage service-level expectations and ensure a positive ROI.

    Join ThousandEyes in this webinar to learn winning strategies for SD-WAN and hybrid WAN deployments, including:

    • Benchmarking Internet-based and managed service connectivity to
    compare performance, define success and identify KPIs prior to rollout
    • Measure the performance impact of cloud-based security platforms,
    such as Zscaler
    • Eliminate SD-WAN blind spots with hop-by-hop network underlay
    visibility
    • Quickly troubleshoot Internet service provider issues across the
    Internet
    • Define processes for internal stakeholders to gain visibility into
    external providers for managing hybrid connectivity, ISPs, cloud
    services and SaaS applications

    About the Speaker:
    Angelique has worked in technical marketing roles related to network infrastructure and network visibility for the past ten years, most recently at ThousandEyes, where she works on multi-layer visibility spanning application, DNS, L3, and BGP. She’s particularly focused on performance monitoring for SD-WAN and cloud/SaaS adoption. In 2018, she served as the lead author of the Global DNS Performance Benchmark Report. Prior to joining ThousandEyes, she spent time working on data center networking at Big Switch Networks and visibility switching at VSS Monitoring.
  • FREE WEBINAR: Best Practices for Protection Against DDoS Attacks Recorded: Mar 27 2019 48 mins
    Darren Grabowski, Network Security Team Manager, Global IP Network, NTT Communications
    Are you ready to respond to a DDoS attack? Do you have a defense plan in place? DDoS attacks can strike at any time, potentially crippling network infrastructure and severely degrading user experience. Depending on their type and severity, the impact can result in damaged infrastructure, lost revenue, decreased productivity and irreparable harm to your organization’s brand and resources.

    This webinar will discuss the latest trends in DDoS attacks, who the potential targets are and the effects on assets and organizations. Most importantly, this session will provide you with invaluable information to help you get ready for and deal with a DDoS attack, including:
    • How to plan before you get attacked
    • What to do when attacked
    • Basic approaches to DDoS attack mitigation

    About the Speaker:

    With over twenty years of experience in technology including over ten years focused on security, Darren Grabowski has a strong track record in helping NTT Communications and its global customers protect their networks and online presence from cyber threats, including DDoS attacks. During his career Darren has held several technical positions handling security and spam-related issues, managing daily operations, and helping develop new policies and procedures. He is based at the NTT Communications’ Global Network Operations Center (NOC) in Dallas, Texas.
  • Best Practices for Architecting Robust BGP Routing Policies – The Global Carrier Recorded: Feb 13 2019 59 mins
    Shawn Morris, Vice President of Systems, Applications and Software (SAS), Global IP Network, NTT Communications
    What actually makes good routing policies "good"? The telecoms industry has mostly focused on teaching each other how to implement BGP features in their networks, but there has been very little dialogue on how to design robust policies. Many global carriers do not even educate their customers on how to use and take advantage of them. In this webinar, NTT Communications and the Global IP Network will offer a conceptual model to look at routing policies, offer terminology to help discuss them, and analyse routing policy design patterns and best practices.

    NTT Communications will also share its experience from creating and deploying large scale complex routing policies in a carrier IP network that you can use to sharpen up your routing policy or even build one from scratch.


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


    Shawn Morris leads a global team that is responsible for all the software and systems that manage and operate the Global IP Network (GIN), a tier-1 backbone that covers the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania with a single autonomous system number (AS2914). His responsibilities include the development and testing of staff and facilities, focused on qualifying both hardware and software for the entire network. Shawn also oversees the development team responsible for the GIN configuration tools.

    Shawn has more than twenty years of experience in the IP networking industry. He was previously a member of the IP engineering staff at Verio until the acquisition of Verio by NTT Com in August 2000.
  • Data solutions in the age of OTT. One size doesn’t fit all. Recorded: Dec 12 2018 64 mins
    Alok Shukla, VP Data Products, Airtel Global Business
    The fast proliferation of content, availability of affordable smartphones combined with deeper penetration of broadband services has led to an explosion in data consumption across India, making it one of the fastest growing internet destination in the world. This translates into the 2nd largest online market by 2021 with 600 mn+ users and an additional 400 mn users over the next 5 years. This exponential growth presents immense opportunities. Looking to tap internet led growth in India? Join Airtel talk about next generation data solutions with rise of OTTs, internet software, SaaS, content, media, DC, Cloud and ecommerce companies.
  • Top Considerations for Working at Height in the Telecom Industry Recorded: Dec 6 2018 21 mins
    Andrew Pass, Global Engineering Manager and Tim Bissett, Technical Manager, Fall Protection
    We are proud to present this TowerXchange and MSA Safety webinar on working at height. As a tower owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that employees and contractors working at height on your infrastructure are doing so as safely as possible.

    This webinar, presented by two of MSA’s leading experts on the topic, including Tim Bissett, Technical Manager of MSA Safety’s Fall Protection range and a leading voice in the development of international standards through his work as a member of both the BSI Technical Committee PH/5 and the American National Standards Institute ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Committee. They will address both the legislative and operational steps you need to take to ensure that your fall protection systems are compliant and future-proof. Find out about the steps needed to bring your fall protection up to speed, and take part in a detailed Q&A session.
     
    Take this opportunity to get the inside story on how fall protection legislation is developing, and what steps you can take now to ensure your systems will comply with future demands. As a tower owner, the onus is on YOU to ensure your workers are safe, join us for this free webinar and ensure you are up to date on:
     
    · The challenges faced by workers at height
    · New legislative demands and your responsibilities
    · How to identify appropriate solutions
     
    Moderator: Frances Rose, Head of Europe and MENA, TowerXchange
  • Navigating Telecom Billing – From Wholesale to Digital Services Recorded: Nov 21 2018 63 mins
    Martin Bedford, Portfolio Head, Debolina Ray, Product Director – Partner Settlement
    The advent of the digital transformation has brought a host of new age content, OTT services, aggregators, IoT offerings and a lot more. There is both a challenge and an opportunity here, and CSPs are already paving the path to evolve into DSPs. There is a balance in the bigger picture as well: to manage and defend traditional business and connectivity; and to look at newer areas, unlock possibilities and thrive in the data business.
    Digital services billing management is a critical element in the CSP transformation process. There is no one-stop approach, but a process that will have various milestones along the digital journey will only help CSPs achieve expansion, trusted partnerships, collaborations and customer satisfaction. The dynamic digital eco-system also brings forth regulatory changes and developments.

    This webinar will be decoding the digital billing conundrum. Spinning off from our recently published POV, we will be talking about how CSPs can expand on their footprint, using their already established infrastructure to:
    1. Simplify the interconnect business models to keep margins clean
    2. Re-look at partnership models, and expand partner base for new revenue streams
    3. Manage customer interaction through different communication channels possibly decreasing cost but increasing coverage
    4. Minimize fraud involving partnerships and content
  • Mongolia – Entering the Next Emerging Carrier Market Recorded: Oct 10 2018 53 mins
    Uranchimeg Andrai (CITA), Zolbayar Chuluuntsetseg (ICN), & Tatsuya Hamada (MOBICOM)
    We are proud to present this Capacity Webinar on Mongolia! Mongolia is situated strategically between the vast land masses of Russia and China, and therefore represents one of the fastest transit routes for international capacity between these countries.

    This webinar will present the opportunities for investment in an exciting new market ripe with potential, both from a wholesale carrier perspective and also in terms of data centre infrastructure. Listen to presentations from the regulatory body, CITA, followed by ICN and Mobicom and then have your burning questions answered in the Q&A session.

    • Learn about the existing infrastructure and business operations in Mongolia
    • Get to know some of the key players in the Mongolian telecoms market
    • Ask questions in the live Q&A

    Moderator: Natalie Bannerman, Reporter, CAPACITY MEDIA
    Uranchimeg Andrai, Deputy Director General - Communications and Postal Policy Planning Department, CITA
    Zolbayar Chuluuntsetseg, CEO, ICN
    Tatsuya Hamada, Chairman & CEO, MOBICOM
  • Data solutions in the age of OTT. One size doesn’t fit all. Recorded: Aug 29 2018 64 mins
    Alok Shukla, VP Data Products, Airtel Global Business
    The fast proliferation of content, availability of affordable smartphones combined with deeper penetration of broadband services has led to an explosion in data consumption across India, making it one of the fastest growing internet destination in the world. This translates into the 2nd largest online market by 2021 with 600 mn+ users and an additional 400 mn users over the next 5 years. This exponential growth presents immense opportunities. Looking to tap internet led growth in India? Join Airtel talk about next generation data solutions with rise of OTTs, internet software, SaaS, content, media, DC, Cloud and ecommerce companies.
  • A global SD-WAN client journey: 3 years of experience for a global manufacturer Recorded: Aug 8 2018 59 mins
    Speakers: Tim Sullivan, CEO, Coevolve and David Stork, Major Projects and Training Manager, Detmold Group
    An exclusive webinar sponsored by WAN Summit
  • The financial impact of hybrid WAN deployment Recorded: Jun 14 2018 42 mins
    Marcel Koenig, principal consultant Global IT, Ancoma Consulting, and Natalie Bannerman, reporter, Capacity Media
    A recent survey by the WAN Summit found that cutting cost is the second most important driver for SD-WAN deployment, after performance improvement. Combinations of Hybrid WAN solutions & SD-WAN promise to use of double bandwidth whilst reducing Mbit-prices by up to 50%. But how much of this is realistically achievable?

    Join Marcel Koenig from Ancoma Consulting to get insights into real life WAN case studies including deal metrics from recent SD-WAN deployments.
  • Contracts and SLAs in the SD-WAN Environment Recorded: Mar 16 2018 57 mins
    Andrew Brown, Partner, LB3 & James Peace, Deputy editor, Capacity media
    SD-WAN enabled network transformation raises unique issues about the way enterprise customers source and contract for these services. Getting what you bargained for during your contract negotiations is paramount. But maintaining flexibility in your legal arrangements is also critical to ensure your organization maximizes the inherent benefits of moving your network to an SD-WAN solution.

    This webinar will examine some of the following issues and offer tips on how to address them in your contracts:

    •Avoiding the restrictions (and unexpected costs) imposed by transitioning to SD-WAN from restrictive legacy agreements
    •Covering off the major legal and commercial issues in your agreement for SD-WAN services in a global environment
    •Maintaining the flexibility to source access components from the lowest cost provider
    •Negotiating meaningful and appropriate Service Level Agreements

    Andrew Brown from LB3 will also be speaking at the upcoming Wan Summit New York which takes place on 16 & 17 April. To view the full agenda and register your place, visit the website at http://bit.ly/WANSummitNY18
  • Myths and Realities of SDN –An expert’s insights and best practices Recorded: Feb 27 2018 57 mins
    Shawn Morris, Director of IP Development, Global IP Network, NTT Communications | Natalie Bannerman, Reporter, Capacity media
    In today’s telecom market, tighter margins, tougher competition and the insatiable demand for bandwidth are all forcing global carriers to innovate at the speed of light. Software-defined networking technology, or SDN, seems to be the answer to most of these challenges but as the concept continues gaining fervent adepts (and critics), it is becoming increasingly difficult to get unbiased information to make informed decisions.

    This webinar will provide a thorough analysis of SDN and give attendees some help to make an assessment of their organisation’s readiness and willingness to adopt SDN.

    Key takeaways:
    The technology behind the concept
    What kind of networks are good fits for SDN
    The impact on organizational and operational cultures
    If your organisation should buy or build
    The impact on equipment selection
    The experience of the speaker’s organization with SDN
  • Making sense of SDN, SD-WAN and NFV in the WAN Recorded: Nov 21 2017 49 mins
    Ciaran Roche, Chief Technology Officer at Coevolve and James Pearce, Deputy editor at Capacity media
    In this webinar we’ll outline how the latest software-defined technologies and virtualization are transforming the enterprise WAN. There is a lot of hype surrounding these technologies, but what is really relevant, and what benefits can realistically be achieved?

    We will cover the following:

    ►Why the enterprise WAN approach needs to be refreshed

    ►What is SDN / SD-WAN and how does it relate to the WAN?

    ►The benefits enterprises see in a software-defined WAN

    ►Virtualisation in the WAN: when should this be considered?
  • 3 Key ways in addressing the challenges of BGP routing security Recorded: Jul 11 2017 61 mins
    Job Snijders, IP development engineer, NTT Communications
    Robust Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) route filtering is a challenge for many companies and organisations. Routing protocol has many vulnerabilities which many are trying to manipulate, creating network security problems, disrupting traffic and affecting Internet services.

    What is the industry doing to address this issue? This webinar will provide an insight into how NTT Communications and other leading global carriers approach routing security challenges.

    Presented by Job Snijders, an IP Development Engineer at NTT Communications’ tier-1 Global IP Network, this session will cover the concept of Peer Locking (a not-so-widely-known route leak blocking mechanism based on as-path filters), basic hygiene in terms of Bogon ASNs and explain a number of useful open source tools.

    At the end there will be plenty of time for Q&As so please bring your questions and make this a very interactive session.
  • How physical inventory can solve today's business challenges Recorded: Apr 27 2017 48 mins
    James Wheatley, Product Line Manager, GE Smallworld Telecoms Solutions
    How can physical inventory improve key operational processes, such as order to cash and trouble to resolve, and help to drive revenues through increasing market share?

    Is it possible to improve the accuracy of inventory data by enabling field teams to update the inventory?


    During this session we will outline the opportunities resulting from the physical inventory challenges facing telecoms service providers. Join this session to:

    LEARN how you can accelerate time from order to cash through faster network design
    WATCH how increased visibility between physical and logical inventory can accelerate service provision
    DISCOVER how you can identify high value prospective customers, driving increased revenue and market share
  • The Dos and Don'ts of using retail business to enhance wholesale telecoms Recorded: Apr 25 2017 36 mins
    Ben Hirsch, CMO IDT Corporation, and Nick Ford, President IDT Telecom
    Find out about the success of IDT's retail side of the business -spearheaded under the brand of BOSS Revolution - and what it means to network operators around the world in terms of opportunities to increase business in a very volatile market.
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