Steve Cummins, VP of Marketing at Opengear, interviews IT leaders to find out what keeps them up at night, what they see in current industry trends, and how they manage as they Live on the Edge of their network.

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The ‘Engine Room” at PayPal; Site Operations and the Role of SRE

TJ Gibson – Director of Site Operations at PayPal

Site Operations at PayPal covers Incident Response, Network Monitoring, Site Reliability, and a whole lot more. Security is an ever present concern. AI and Machine Learning are disruptors on the horizon. As the person who runs the Network Command Center – the “Engine Room” at PayPal – TJ Gibson has a lot on his mind.


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The Road to Cisco Certification; and thoughts on SD-WAN, DevNet and More

Jason Gooley – Technical Evangelist at Cisco

The Cisco Certification path has changed significantly over the years. Jason Gooley, a Tech Evangelist at Cisco, has seen that certification journey from several viewpoints – as a student, a mentor, and as the author of several textbooks. He talks about the evolution of CCIE/CCNA and shares his thoughts on SD-WAN, Out-of-Band Management and DevOps/DevNet.


Avoiding Shiny Objects: Talking SD-WAN, NFV and CCIE

Michael Wynston – Director of Global Network Architecture at Fiserv

Adaptability has been a watchword for Michael’s career in Fintech networking. And as an early adopter of new technologies, avoiding shiny objects has been key. We discuss the value of CCNA and CCIE certifications; what Network Function Virtualization brings to the table, and how SD-WAN has evolved during the pandemic.


In the Trenches: How the Cable Industry Adapts

Jay Rolls – Former CTO at Charter Communications

How is the cable industry adapting to the current technology trends? Jay Rolls, having held senior technology roles at both Charter Communications and Cox Communications, shares his views on automation, edge networks and 5G: Are they an opportunity or a threat? Friend or Foe? The answer, of course, is “yes”.


Putting the “F.U.N” Back into Networking

Roy Chua – Founder and Principal at AvidThink

From his early days at Cisco, to founding SDxCentral and AvidThink, Roy has tracked many of the trends in modern networking. He shares his  views on SDN and SD-WAN, and how NetOps is changing the way networks are managed.


Zero Touch Management: The Future of Out-of-Band?

Todd Rychecky – VP Americas at Opengear

Serial ports were “old news” twenty years ago when Todd started selling console servers. And yet today, they seem more relevant than ever. He talks about the evolution of console servers and out-of-band management, and how companies are now looking for “zero touch” solutions.