Speaker Bio

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Director Analyst
Karen Brown is a Director Analyst at Gartner Research, with a background wide-area networking subjects focused but not limited to U.S. carriers and associated vendors. Her coverage includes WANs, enterprise networking (Ethernet, MPLS, DIA and various access technologies), voice and unified communications, wireless-wireline convergence and SD-WAN.
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Monday, May 15, 2023 / 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM AEST
Gartner Opening Keynote: I&O Forward — Leading the Next Phase of Growth

Infrastructure and operations face stresses from inside and out. Dramatic global shifts and talent shortages intensify the ever-present need to accelerate innovation. I&O leaders must rewrite their future and set their sights on a new horizon. Learn how to leverage intelligent automation, embrace platform engineering, deploy multicloud operations and intertwine I&O throughout your organizational fabric.

Monday, May 15, 2023 / 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM AEST
Magic Quadrant for SD-WAN Review

A review of the recently published 2022 Magic Quadrant analysis focusing on SD-WAN providers.

Monday, May 15, 2023 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM AEST
How Leaders Can Support Women in IT

Gender imbalance is stagnating if not getting worse in many IT organizations. The challenge is not just hiring more women, it’s also not losing them. Leaders can support the women in IT by creating, curating and managing a pipeline program. Creating an inclusive environment also means confronting behaviors that marginalize women.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM AEST
Network Automation: From Fragile to Agile

This session covers network automation, and how to evolve from “ClickOps” to “NetDevOps". Today, most network activities are manually driven, which creates inefficiencies and create digital friction. This session includes specific recommendations for automating the network to empower the anywhere business. This session will cover improving the level of network automation to align with agile, DevOps and IaC practices. Topics covered include network automation tools, people and processes.

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