The Next Evolution of Software-Defined Networking (SDN): Virtualization, Cloud-Edge, Security, Intent-Based Networking and 5G

28th October 2020, Australia

Virtual Event Series

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Date: Wednesday, 28th October 2020

Time: 2pm – 3pm AEDT




Synopsis and overview of the session

Post COVID, there will be an accelerated requirement for Enterprises to continue to innovate their WAN environments to meet unprecedented demands for business agility, scalability and security. Leveraging and integrating new capabilities available with SDN, IT professionals can plan for and implement networks that readily deal with these challenges while responding to changing customer and industry needs.

Focus Network, in partnership with Verizon, will be bringing leading IT executives to discuss Verizon’s SDN approach to networking can assist in addressing these challenges.


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Andy Lamrock, Managing Partner Global Solutions, APAC & Japan, Verizon

Andy Lamrock is Verizon’s Managing Partner for Global Solutions (APAC & Japan), helping organizations realize the benefits of the digital, securely.

Andy is a high-energy character who has a unique leadership style and the rare ability to rationalize visionary technology for everyday use. Through a basic principle that acknowledges ‘people’ in every step, Andy believes that, when curious minds meet, amazing things happen.

“We live in a world where you can see evolution in motion. Let’s create a better future together. #smile”

Andy leads a team of professionals across APAC dealing in large-scale global integration, digital business, network transformation, and managed services, working on strategic projects that truly transform how organizations do business and how they serve and interact with their customers.  As someone who’s been involved in the IT industry even since before the turn of this century, you could say he has traveled this journey with many clients more than a few times.

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Tony Harb, Head of Solution Architects, Verizon

About Verizon

Verizon Global Enterprise provides secure, global connectivity and collaboration solutions to 99% of the Fortune 500 and Governments around the globe.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.


Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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