Neil Rickard

Neil Rickard

VP Analyst
Neil Rickard is a Vice President in Gartner Research. Mr. Rickard provides coverage of networking issues to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He focuses on WAN technologies, equipment and vendors, as well as data-oriented carrier services. His coverage includes hybrid WANs, SD-WAN, enterprise vCPE, SDN and NFV services, IP VPNs, MPLS, Ethernet WAN services and application-fluent networking, as well as voice-data convergence and network sourcing.
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Monday, 07 December, 2020 / 01:15 PM - 02:00 PM GMT
(08:15 AM - 09:00 AM EST)
Contract Negotiation Clinic: Network Sourcing and Contracting

As demands on the network are changing due to the adoption of cloud, the most effective strategies for negotiating and contracting are also evolving. This clinic will discuss the challenges modern WANs face today, including price, performance and availability. Attendees will be asked to share their concerns and approaches to WAN design and contract negotiations.

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