Network requirements today are completely different than they were just six months ago. Digital transformation is no longer optional. Your network must evolve to address the needs of today and demands of tomorrow.
On September 16-17, 2020 the future of networking will be showcased during our annual user conference Extreme Connect. Only this year, the event will be held virtually.
As the pace of digital transformation accelerates, so does our commitment to making networking experiences effortless. Throughout the conference, our executives and industry experts will unveil new products and solutions designed to help enterprises advance and adapt to the challenges of today and tomorrow.
During this two-day digital event, attendees can choose form 30+ IT strategy sessions, multiple how-to workshops, over 20 technology demos, Q&As, and roadmap sessions to see the future benefits of Extremes full portfolio.
The agenda will include topics on digital transformation, Wi-Fi and 5G, “New Normal” network considerations in education, healthcare and retail, and the future of live sports. Some of the sessions include:
- Networking Considerations for the New Normal
September 16 – 10 a.m. BST/1 p.m. EST
Michael Gale, best-selling author on digital transformation and Forbes contributor, and Camille Mendler, Chief Analyst, Enterprise Services at Omdia, will join Extreme’s Chief Marketing Officer Wes Durow for a discussion on the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 to IT leaders and the business roles they support.
- Returning to the Field
September 17 – 9 a.m. BST/12 p.m. EST
Michelle McKenna, CIO of the NFL and Sampath Sowmyanarayan, President of Global Enterprise, Verizon, will join Extreme’s Chief Operating Officer, Norman Rice for a conversation on the NFL’s COVID response, the technology-driven strategies they have/will implement to ensure player and fan safety, such as touchless payments and occupancy management, and the role Wi-Fi and 5G plays in making it all happen.
- The Future of Wi-Fi and Why Your Next Upgrade is So Important
September 16 – 10:30 a.m. BST/1:30 p.m. EST
Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research will join Extreme’s Perry Correll, Director of Wireless Solutions, to discuss all things Wi-Fi. They’ll cover Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E, the role of 5G and Wi-Fi in enterprise networks, as well as AI and cloud as they relate to Wi-Fi, and how network professionals should be thinking about how to use these technologies to improve the wireless experience.
- How Advanced Processing will Evolve Networking
September 16 – 11 a.m. BST/2 p.m. EST
Ram Velaga, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Products at Broadcom and Nabil Bukhari, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Extreme, will discuss key technologies needed to bring smarter and simpler products to customers. Topics will include AI, analytics, and programmability features of new ASICs, and the role cloud technologies will play in providing security, predictive analysis, and automation to customers.
- The Future of Live Sports
September 16 – 11:30 a.m. BST/2:30 p.m. EST
Steve Inman, Vice President of Technology for the Chicago Cubs and John Martin, Vice President of Media and Event Technology for NASCAR, will join John Brams, Senior Director of Sports and Public Venues at Extreme, to discuss the technology requirements, digital use cases, and emerging trends shaping the future of live sports, both to address short term needs and long-term strategies.
- Esports: Maximizing Positive Campus Impact
September 17 – 10 a.m. BST/1p.m. EST
Kyle Brown, Assistant Vice President and CIO, SUNY Canton University; Randy Sieminski, Director of Athletics, SUNY Canton University; Jason Kirby, President and COO, HSEL; and Neil Malvone, EVP of Business Affairs and Strategic Partners, Collegiate Sports Management Group, will join Extreme’s Erika Bagby, Senior Product Marketing Manager, to discuss their experiences starting esports programs, and how these programs are opening up new pathways to improve student engagement and performance, and help with recruiting and retention.
- Simplify Your Life: The Journey to Effortless Networking
September 16 – 10 a.m. BST/1 p.m. EST
What’s the key to unlocking business agility, leveraging simple and intuitive technology to adapt, without requiring more money and more people to do it? Join Vice President of Solution Strategy Dan Dulac as he offers key digital transformation principles to help your business excel in the normal.
- Cloudifying the Enterprise in 24 Hours: Real World Experiences From an IT Viewpoint
September 16 – 12 p.m. BST/3 p.m. EST
The Extreme IT team will review our transition experience to the cloud from a network operations perspective. VP of IS Jeff Creasy and Director of IS Larry Baker will look at Extreme’s global architecture, topology, and lessons learned from our rollout of our integrated cloud solution.
- Principles of Leadership
September 17 – 11 a.m. BST/2 p.m. EST
Dave Baker, President and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will join Extreme’s Chief Operating Officer Norman Rice for a conversation on how to be a successful leader through times of change and insights on what it means to be a leader.
- Industry View: Technical Drivers of Your Next RFP
September 17 – 10:30 a.m. BST / 1:30 p.m. EST
Chris DePuy and Alan Weckel, Principal Analysts and Founders of 650 Group, will break down working from home and changes to wired and wireless networks, contact tracing, unlicensed spectrum in the enterprise, architecture shifts in campus networking, and how cloud management plays a huge part in this new world.
For the complete agenda, please visit – https://extremeconnect.co/virtual/agenda
Following the technical sessions attendees can relax and unwind during our Connect UP Entertainment hour. Attendees can try a new cocktail recipe (Mix UP), play a story for their kids (Read UP), learn a new skill or talent (Brush UP), or enjoy some tunes from one of our special musical guests (Listen UP). They will also have the option to spectate or register to play in one of 150 matches in an esports tournament.
The Level UP Arcade will conclude each day at 5:30pm – 7:30pm EST. Attendees will have the chance to play Overwatch, Valorant, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Rocket League. Matches will be held on the Eastern College Athletics Conferences (ECAC) Twitch channel, @ecac_esports. In addition to Extreme Connect attendees, participants will include 4,000 members from the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, High School Esports League, ECAC, and the National Junior College Athletic Association. Players in the qualifier matches will advance to day two of the Level UP Arcade to play with professional esports gamers and former NFL players, including Ahman Green, Shane Vereen, and Brock Vereen.