PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, announced today that David Hughes, Vice President, IP Engineering, will speak at the NFV & Carrier SDN: Automation & Monetization event. The event, which is sponsored by Light Reading, will take place in Denver, CO, September 24-26, 2018. For the last 15 years Mr. Hughes has been responsible for PCCW Global’s IP backbone network and supporting infrastructure and services. More recently, Mr. Hughes has focused on evolving the company’s data centers and development of NFV in support of the IP network.

Mr. Hughes will be speaking on three separate panels during the event with the first keynote panel titled “Pushing the Boundaries of Cloud Applications” taking place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 9:40 AM. The panel will discuss the security and networking implications that accompany adopting a multicloud approach with SDN positioned to play a key role in how cloud applications are automated and delivered.

During his keynote presentation titled “Automation & the Distributed Edge: Simplicity is Key” on September 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Mr. Hughes will examine automation in telco environments and how carrier spread to the customer edge now makes automation crucial, challenging though the process may be.

Mr. Hughes will complete his presentations with a breakout panel on September 26, 2018 at 3:40 PM titled “The Future of Analytics: Implementing Intent” where he will join other panelists in discussing the evolution of analytics implementations within the cloud network, examine where analytics has achieved success, and consider the value of new approaches such as intent-based analytics, which enhances how data is analyzed in the network. 

WHAT:

  • Keynote Panel: “Pushing the Boundaries of Cloud Applications”
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Keynote Presentation: “Automation & the Distributed Edge: Simplicity is Key”
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
  • Breakout Panel: “The Future of Analytics: Implementing Intent”
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:40 PM to 4:30 PM 

WHERE:

  • NFV & Carrier SDN: Automation & Monetization
  • Westin Westminster
  • 10600 Westminster Blvd
  • Westminster, CO 80020

WHO: 

  • David Hughes, VP, IP Engineering at PCCW Global

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About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions, which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions, including OTT video and Unified Communications.

PCCW Global is headquartered in Hong Kong, and maintains regional centers in Belgium, China, France, Greece, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

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