Learn about SD-WAN from industry experts.

March 18, 1:00pm CT

In this free webinar, hear industry experts from IDC, Sprint and Cisco Meraki discuss the state of today’s SD-WAN market, including adoption, common applications and use cases, drivers for future growth, and the growing importance that security plays in SD-WAN technology. In addition, you will learn specifics on how you can significantly reduce the burden of your IT organization while simultaneously delivering the desired level of performance through an innovative network design model.

Join IDC industry analyst, Ghassan Abdo, Willy Garrou from Sprint and Mitch Moore from Cisco Meraki – to learn the latest in secure SD-WAN technologies including:

  • Current SD-WAN market outlook, statistics and trends
  • Impact of increasing bandwidth growth on your network
  • SD-WAN use cases focused on cost and performance implications
  • Importance of integrated security for SD-WAN
  • Unique capabilities delivered through Cisco Meraki and Sprint
  • Increasing network availability and performance while minimizing risk

Ghassan Abdo

Research Vice President, WW Telecom, Virtualization & CDN

Mr. Abdo, Research Vice President in the Telecommunications group at IDC, covers the evolution of the Telco Cloud Ecosystem as well as the emerging Virtualized Enterprise Networking services. His primary focus areas include Service Provider SD WAN and Managed Services, and emerging NFV-based Virtual Networking Services as well as other Managed WAN Services. In the Hosting & Cloud segment, Ghassan covers Service Provider Managed Hosting services, including Hybrid Managed Private/Public Cloud Services, Colocation Services, Secure Cloud Connect and CDN services.

Mr. Abdo has over 25 years of experience in senior roles serving the communications, networking and IT needs of large telcos and enterprises. Recently as Senior Director of Business Development at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (formerly HP), he had responsibility for driving growth in the telco industry by capitalizing on transformative trends including NFV, SDN, Cloud, mobility, IOT and pay-per-use business models. Mr. Abdo is experienced in selling to CXOs, developing strategic business and GTM plans and providing thought leadership on emerging trends. Mr. Abdo held global and regional EMEA roles spanning sales, product management, competitive sales, presales and Joint GTM. Ghassan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas, Arlington, an MBA from University of North Texas, and an Advanced Telecommunication Management Certification from USC.

Willy Garrou

Manager of Product Development

Willy Garrou has over 28 years of experience with Sprint Business and is responsible for managing product development for Software Defined Edge products including customer premise equipment, SD-WAN, Business Wi-Fi, and managed services. Willy’s expertise includes product strategy, product development and voice-of-the-customer engagement. His prior experience spans a number of critical roles for Sprint Business Sales and Sales Support functions in branch, region, and area-focused roles.

Mr. Garrou is a subject matter expert in leading innovative technologies and directs strategic initiatives for Edge Computing, SD-WAN, network and access services, and Wi-Fi infrastructure. Willy resides in North Carolina and holds a BA degree in Technology and Manufacturing Management from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

Mitch Moore

Consulting Systems Engineer
Cisco Meraki

Mitch Moore has over 20 years of experience in Hardware and Software Development, Program and People Management, and Systems Engineering and is currently leading technology initiatives as a Systems Engineer at Cisco Meraki. Mr. Moore has demonstrated expertise in data center overlay techniques, routing protocols, and switching architectures. Mitch currently resides in Las Vegas and holds numerous professional certifications in his area of expertise.