Winning the Digital Transformation Networking Challenge

Thursday, April 30th
12:00 – 1:15PM EST
New England

Thursday, April 30th
12:00 – 1:15PM EST
New England

About the Program

Winning the Digital Transformation Networking Challenge is an invitation-only virtual event limited to 20 senior information technology and business leaders to convene with three goals:

  • To learn actionable insights and strategies
  • To walk away with valuable new connections from our unique networking opportunity
  • To enjoy a fine lunch

About the Content

For a growing number of enterprises, a migration to the cloud is not a simple matter of deploying an application or two onto Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or some other hosted service. It is now a multi-cloud strategy that is a key part of a digital transformation initiative aimed at modernizing business processes. 70% of applications have migrated to the cloud, yet most cloud apps suffer from monthly disruptions. Networks can’t keep pace with demand of the cloud, and most enterprises are years away from fully realizing the full benefits of the cloud. In addition, the explosion of IoT devices and mobility is redefining the network edge. Leading IT professionals are re-thinking traditional networking and security models, leading to both WAN transformation and Security transformation to support the secure connectivity required for digital transformation success.

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

  • Discuss lessons learned about WAN transformation to support and accelerate digital transformation

  • How are organizations keeping pace with data heavy technologies such as IoT, AI and Blockchain?

  • How has the paradigm shifted to business first networks vs. technology first infrastructure?

  • What are the new security challenges and corresponding new security approaches associated with supporting digital transformation with a modern WAN architecture?

  • What are the case studies of how companies are driving business outcomes such as new economies of scale, reframing cost structures, accelerating M&A strategies, and significantly improving customer experiences?

  • How do you partner with your organizational leadership to accelerate business objectives?

  • What are specific technology approaches such as business-driven SD-WAN?

  • Discuss the pros and cons of managing your SD-WAN yourself vs. outsourcing to a managed services provider


Derek Granath
VP, Product Marketing
Silver Peak


Glen Cameron
VP, Cloud Operations
Paul DeLuca
Sr Director Security & Infrastructure
Aspen Technology
Tara Seppa
Regional Director, Google Cloud | New England Enterprise

Event Details


Thursday, April 30th, 2020


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EST

Attendee Profile

20 senior IT and business leaders


12:00PM     Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks

12:05PM     Video Networking in Breakout Rooms

12:15PM     Panel Discussion

12:40PM     Audience Q&A

12:55PM     Breakout Networking Sessions


Attendees Enter Virtual Event & Welcome Remarks


Video Networking in Breakout Rooms


Panel Discussion


Audience Q&A


Breakout Networking Sessions


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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.

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