Webinar: Understanding top application connectivity challenges

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When:  May 29, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)


The move to hybrid cloud and automating network infrastructure processes has given organizations more flexibility than ever in how they run their business-critical applications. However, many personnel issues and application connectivity challenges remain for optimizing how the network performs for companies’ biggest moments as they mature their infrastructure. AvidThink and IBM will be unveiling the findings of new research about network teams’ challenges and opportunities now and in the future.

Findings include future network configurations, top personnel challenges and concerns, and top drivers for digital transformation from small to very large companies. Join Roy Chua, Founder and Principal at AvidThink and Terry Bernstein, Sr. Director of Product Management for IBM NS1 Connect to learn more about the state of network teams.

Key speakers

Terry Bernstein, NS1 Connect Product Manager, IBM

Terry Bernstein has more than 30 years of experience in various roles related to product management, marketing, and technology consulting. Terry is currently serving as the Senior Director of Product Management for NS1 Managed DNS Software. Before IBM, Terry held a variety of roles for NS1, Neustar, Inc., Verisign, and Sonatype. Terry also has experience at CURRENT Group, LLC, Visual Networks Technologies Inc., Cisco Systems, SRI International and the US Air Force as a Captain in Communications/Computer Systems Officer.

Terry Bernstein has a strong education background in computer science and business. Terry has a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, a Master of Science (MS) degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and has completed an MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on Business. Alongside their formal education, Terry also obtained a certification in Landing Page Optimization from Marketing Experiments.

Roy Chua, Founder and Principal, AvidThink

Roy Chua is founder and principal at AvidThink, an independent research and advisory service formed in 2018 out of SDxCentral's research arm. Roy was previously co-founder at SDxCentral where he ran both the research and product teams. Roy was formerly a management consultant working with both Fortune 500 and startup technology companies on go-to-market and product consulting. As an early proponent of the software-defined infrastructure movement, Roy is a frequent speaker at events in the telco and cloud space and a regular contributor to leading technology publications. A graduate of UC Berkeley's electrical engineering and computer science program and MIT's Sloan School of Business, Roy has 20+ years of experience in telco and enterprise cloud computing, networking and security, including founding several Silicon Valley startups.

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