Andrew Lerner

Andrew Lerner

VP Analyst
Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research covering enterprise networking with a focus on emerging technologies. Mr. Lerner covers cloud/multicloud networking, WAN, and data center networking, including network automation and SD-WAN.
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Tuesday, December 06, 2022 / 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM PST
Innovations Driving the Future of Networks

This session covers innovative and disruptive technologies that will shape the future of networking and empower the anywhere business. We separate hype from reality while profiling emerging network technologies and cool vendors. Topics covered include SASE, NaaS, Multicloud Networking, NetDevOps, Zero Trust, and others. We describe the benefits and risks of the technology, make pragmatic recommendations, and provide specific predictions regarding adoption.

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PST
Roundtable: Beyond the Hype: Real-World SASE

Secure access service edge (SASE) technologies securely connect users to applications, empowering the anywhere business. In this session, we'll get beyond vendor hype to explore real world stories as end-users will share their experiences regarding deployments of SASE. This includes the the convergence of networking and network security technologies such as SDWAN, firewall, secure web gateway and ZTNA.

Thursday, December 08, 2022 / 04:15 PM - 04:45 PM PST
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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