The Computer Society Practitioners Talk 22nd Series

Supercharge your Fiber Broadband Service: How open, disaggregated software-defined access networks can be a game changer

Date / Time: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 12 p.m. New York; 5:00 p.m. London
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Globally, service providers are wrestling with several major challenges including exploding traffic growth, increasingly complex technologies, opex barriers to profitability, and increased pressures from the business to compress time to value. The next generation of mass-scale networks must make operations just as important as functionality. Network automation is becoming increasingly more important to telecommunications companies as the demand for more services and faster deployment increase.
Join our special webinar where you will learn insights from Heavy Reading's recent case study of how leading global telecom operator Telefónica is transforming its multivendor networks through the deployment of an automated, intent-based IP network.
In addition, attendees will hear:

  • How Telefónica's forward-looking R³ automation initiative and strategic partnership with Cisco are improving network robustness and reliability.
  • The real-world benefits expected from Telefónica's selection of Cisco's Crosswork Automation portfolio for multivendor network orchestration with closed-loop automation.

This session will also include a demo of the solutions along with some real-world use case examples.


Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading

Short bio:
Simon is Founder and Principal Consultant at Earlswood Marketing Ltd., an independent market analyst and consulting company based in the U.K. His work has included investment due diligence, market analysis for investors and business/product strategy for semiconductor companies.
Simon is also Analyst at Large for Heavy Reading and has written extensively for Light Reading. His reports and Webinars cover a variety of communications-related subjects, including SDN/NFV, LTE/5G, 100G/400G components, Open Compute, smart NICs, uCPE, multicore processors and switch chipsets. He has also run several Light Reading events covering next-generation networking components.
Prior to founding Earlswood Marketing, Simon spent more than 15 years in product marketing and business management. He has held senior positions with Fujitsu, National Semiconductor and U.K. startup ClearSpeed, covering networking, personal systems and graphics in Europe, North America and Japan.
Simon has spent more than 30 years in the electronics industry, including several years designing systems for leading aerospace and mass-transit manufacturers, before moving into semiconductor marketing. In 1983, Simon earned a Bachelor's in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, London. He can be contacted at

Rajesh Chundury, Vice President, Customer Solutions – Broadband Access, Radisys

Short bio:
Rajesh (Raj) Chundury is a telecom industry professional with 24 years of experience spanning Wireline, Wireless, IP Transport, Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and Open Source technologies such as ONF, ONAP, LFN, and O-RAN. He is the CTO/VP Customer Solutions at the Broadband Access Business Unit of Radisys (enabling open telecom). Before his current role, Raj spent 23 years at Ericsson starting at R&D to customer-facing roles collaborating with wireless and wireline customers like AT&T, T-Mobile USA, and Sprint to design and deploy 3G, 4G, and 5G networks. He graduated with an MS from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Madhu Kashyap, Head of Product Line Management, Radisys

Short bio:
Madhu is a senior product management and marketing professional with a broad experience in networking, cloud and the software industry. He is the Head of Product Line Management for Broadband Access at Radisys. He has been active in open source projects such as ONF, LF Edge, OPNFV and ONAP. He previously worked at companies such as Cisco, Brocade and HPE in their datacenter and service provider business units. He holds an MS from Boston University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.