SAN JOSE, Calif. – Calix, Inc. today announced the opening of registration for ConneXions 2020, an immersive virtual experience arranged for individual roles at a communications service provider (CSP). By taking the event virtual for the first time, Calix is targeting keynotes and breakout sessions to individual job functions—general management, marketing, network operations, customer experience, and network engineering. The dynamic content is arranged for each role on specific days, taking place October 26-29, with training and certification classes offered the following week.
ConneXions is known for bringing together industry experts and provocative thought leaders to engage, debate, and shape plans of action for CSPs to win in their markets. ConneXions 2020 will continue this tradition featuring an impressive line-up of innovative and inspiring thinkers, including:
Lyle Ungar is a professor of computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published over 300 articles and holds ten patents. His current research focuses on statistical natural language processing, deep learning, and the use of social media to understand the psychology of individuals and communities.
Joe Pine is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. He is the author of The Experience Economy, Infinite Possibility, Authenticity, and Mass Customization.
Terry O’Reilly is a marketing guru, author, and radio show host. He is known for his mastery of the big and small things organizations must do to create effective marketing campaigns. His relationship-focused approach has translated to success for organizations of all sizes, regardless of budget.
Jeff DeGraff is a best-selling author, advisor to Fortune 500 companies, and business professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He founded the “Innovatrium,” an innovation consulting firm focusing on creating innovation culture, capability, and community.
Alison Levine is a renowned leadership expert, polar explorer, and mountaineer who is no stranger to extreme environments. She has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane force winds, sudden avalanches, and…a career on Wall Street. She served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the highest peak on each continent, and skied to both the North and South Poles—a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which only twenty people in the world have achieved.
Additional guest speakers will be revealed in the coming weeks. In addition to this slate of high-powered speakers, ConneXions 2020 will include A-List entertainment starting with comedian Tom Papa, one of the top comedic voices in the country with demonstrated success in film, TV, radio, and podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is host of the daily Netflix radio show What a Joke With Papa and Fortune, on SiriusXM’s Netflix Channel, a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and a veteran of the late-night TV circuit. The continuously updated schedule can be found at ConneXions 2020.
Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?
Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.
Key topics will include:
Current network infrastructure and the move to virtualization
Benefits and challenges of network virtualization
How providers can get started
Service provider success stories: the decision to virtualize, the solution, and results