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We appreciate you taking the time to participate in the #RIVERBED20 On Demand Until December 30, 2020

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Keynotes

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Rich McBee, Chief Executive Officer, Riverbed

Paul Joyce, Executive Vice President, Orange Business Services

Dante Malagrino, Chief Development Officer, Riverbed

Marco Di Benedetto, Chief Technology Officer

Subbu Iyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Riverbed

Carlos de Torres, Vice President, US Partner Development, ISV, Industry, Private Equity, Microsoft

Adrian Comley, Senior Manager, Managed Network Services, BT

Brandon Carroll, Technical Evangelism Director, Riverbed

David DeVoucalla, Global Monitoring Operations Manager, Shell Corp

Ian Trueman, Director of IT Operations, ERM

Cloud adoption and digitization had already been growing rapidly for several years, but in 2020, the world met an unforeseen challenge that would put IT plans into overdrive.  Seemingly overnight, organizations had to quickly pivot to deal with the challenges of a global pandemic and every operating model—from supply chains to service delivery to crisis management—has been put to the test. But with change and uncertainty comes opportunity.

During the General Session Keynotes, Riverbed leaders will discuss how forward-thinking business and IT leaders are moving faster than ever before, with investments to propel their organizations forward and a focus on three key strategic priorities: accelerating digital transformation; enabling work-from-anywhere models; and strengthening operational resilience. The success or failure of these strategic priorities will rely heavily on delivering solutions that maximize visibility and performance – for any user, network, and app, anywhere.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Riverbed CEO Rich McBee, Chief Development Officer Dante Malagrino, CMO Subbu Iyer, and special guests including business and IT leaders from Microsoft, Orange Business Services, BT and others on Riverbed’s vision, innovative customer use cases, and new application acceleration and NPM/visibility technologies that will help to propel SaaS and cloud initiatives, deliver meaningful business outcomes, and advance the workplace of the future.

Performance Sessions

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Riverbed Performance Solution Roadmap

Parimal Puranik, Vice President Product Management, Riverbed

Application performance drives business performance. In the modern, distributed enterprise with rapidly changing applications, networks, and user consumption models, application and network performance can be more unpredictable than ever before.  

Join Riverbed’s Parimal Puranik for an overview of recent and soon-to-be available capabilities across the Application Acceleration and Network Optimization parts of the Riverbed portfolio. In this session, Parimal will highlight key new features and share the near-term roadmap that will help you get the most value from on-premises, IaaS cloud, and SaaS application investments, for users working from anywhere. You’ll walk away with an understanding of how to maximize the value you get from Riverbed products for:  

  • Deeper Microsoft integration in the areas of Azure, Office 365, and video streaming
  • Performance in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) + infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud world
  • Simplifying optimization for encrypted applications  

Product lines covered in this session include SteelHead, SaaS Accelerator, Cloud Accelerator, Client Accelerator, and SteelConnect. 

10:15 – 11:00 AM

SaaS Optimization for the Public Sector

Marlin McFate, Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector, Riverbed

The move to the cloud and to software as a service (SaaS) offerings continues to accelerate in all areas of the government. While these innovations offer cost benefits and logistical improvements, performance and visibility into the user experience have suffered.

Riverbed’s SaaS Accelerator, Client Accelerator, and Client Accelerator for Microsoft Office 365 address the challenges of today’s paradigms. They enable organizations to readily adopt SaaS applications and support a more productive work-from-anywhere workforce.

In this session, you’ll learn how these offerings are implemented in our government customers’ unique environments and hear feedback from customers that are already utilizing these capabilities.

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Make it Easy:  Making SSL Traffic Optimization Automatic for Riverbed SteelHead

Rich Faris, Director of Product Management, Riverbed

Sapna Mehta, Senior Product Manager, Riverbed

More traffic than ever before is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). A report from Google this year showed that 95% of the traffic crossing their servers is encrypted with SSL—an 80% increase in just the last five years. 

In studying when and how customers choose to optimize traffic, Riverbed found that customers who automatically optimize SSL traffic receive the most value from their investment in Riverbed SteelHead. So, we developed completely new capabilities to make SSL optimization push-button easy.

In this session, you’ll learn how you can increase the value of your existing SteelHead investment and tips for deploying this new capability to optimize your results.

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Best Practices: Application Acceleration for O365

Kenneth Vicchio, Senior Solutions Engineer, Riverbed

Work-from-anywhere users increasingly rely on software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to communicate, share, and collaborate with their colleagues. Microsoft Office 365 is the premier SaaS application in this space, with a global network footprint for Exchange Online, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams.

Despite the global footprint, the performance of Office 365 relies on the user’s local Internet connection, which may be less than ideal for a work-from-anywhere user. Client Accelerator and SaaS Accelerator services from Riverbed help to improve the performance of Office 365 services for users by reducing network resource requirements and improving data transfer.

In this session, Riverbed’s Kenny Vicchio will walk you through the Client Accelerator and SaaS Accelerator technologies and showcase how Riverbed can help ensure the user gets optimal performance over any network connection.

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Enhanced Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream Experiences

Brandon Carroll, Chief Demonstration Officer, Director Technical Evangelists, Riverbed

Many organizations have adjusted the way they communicate in response to the new work-from-anywhere reality, and those technologies likely will be taken back into the office, quickly exceeding the provisioned on-site bandwidth. These communication methods rely heavily on Microsoft Teams for live meetings and Microsoft Stream for live and recorded events such as town halls and company meetings.

In this session, you’ll learn about the impact increased stream traffic has on a branch and how to implement the Riverbed SaaS Accelerator with acceleration and optimization for Microsoft Teams and Stream traffic—in a weekend.

1:15 – 1:45 PM

A New SteelHead Option to Optimize Windows SMB Filesharing Traffic

Thomas Schaller, Technical Director, Riverbed

The Riverbed SteelHead solution makes it possible to optimize WAN-based Microsoft Windows filesharing traffic following the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. This includes signed and encrypted traffic, which enhances data integrity and security in transit. In order to make this magic happen, SteelHead requires access to the enterprise Active Directory (AD) infrastructure.

For some of our customers, the networking group cannot get the support of the AD team to allow SteelHead to obtain the necessary information. Riverbed is developing a new product so the data can be pulled from the AD servers following policies established by the AD administrator, consistent with Microsoft’s tiered security architecture.

In this session, you’ll learn how to get more value out of your existing SteelHead investments and empower the AD administrator.

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Maximize SaaS Performance and Quality of Experience with Riverbed SD-WAN

Brandon Carroll, Chief Demonstration Officer, Director, Technical Evangelists, Riverbed

Matthew Iakhov, SE Manager Americas Enterprise, Versa Networks

In this session, you’ll learn how to maximize software-as-a-service (SaaS) performance with SteelConnect-EX and SaaS acceleration for local and remote breakouts. Don’t miss this lively discussion and demonstration of how to use onboard analytics to gain deep visibility into the quality of experience.

ON DEMAND

WFA is Great So Why Are Users Unhappy? WFA Scenarios and Best Practices for Network Performance

Leigh Finch, Distinguished Performance Consultant, Riverbed

Shubhankar Kaushish, Escalation Engineer, Riverbed

Are you excited about Riverbed Client Accelerator, but don’t know where to start? In this session, two Riverbed pros will share best practices about:

  • Deployment
  • Upgrade
  • Client configuration
  • Certificates in SMC/SHM
  • Security configuration
  • Troubleshooting using CLI/GUI

ON DEMAND

Cloud Migration and Application Performance Best Practices

Leigh Finch, Distinguished Performance Consultant, Riverbed

Luay Masoud, Technical Solutions Architect, Riverbed

How do we manage risk in migrating applications from traditional data centers to modern cloud architectures? In this session, Leigh Finch, Distinguished Performance Consultant at Riverbed, discusses customer examples of application migrations and ensuring that application performance is maintained across platforms without the war room.

ON DEMAND

Achieve WFA Performance with the Remote Worker Productivity (RWP) Service from Teneo

Paul Brugan, Technical Channel Manager, Riverbed

Steve Evans, Senior Vice President of Solutions Engineering, TENEO

In response to the challenges associated with business-critical work-from-anywhere needs, Teneo developed an integrated solution known as Remote Worker Productivity (RWP) for their customers. A critical component of the RWP is Riverbed Application Acceleration with Client Accelerator and SaaS Accelerator. Additional components include end-user experience monitoring and cloud-based threat detection and response.

In this session, Steve Evans, Senior Vice President at Teneo, will lead a conversation about how RWP delivers performance, visibility, and security.

Visibility Sessions

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Riverbed Visibility Solution Roadmap: Recent Features and Coming Attractions

David Winikoff, Vice President Product Management, Riverbed

Get an overview of recently and soon-to-be released capabilities in Riverbed’s Network Performance Management and Infrastructure Management products. This session will highlight key features of SteelCentral products including AppResponse, NetProfiler, NetIM, and Portal, with an emphasis on key focus areas including:

  • Analytics and visualization
  • Performance and scale
  • Cloud
  • Integrations

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Total Mobility in a Public Sector World

Rich Harle, Federal Solutions Architect, Riverbed

Joe Cabral, Technical Solutions Architect, Riverbed

The dynamic, work-from-anywhere workforce is reshaping the collaboration ecosystem. It’s also exponentially increasing the demands on business applications to perform consistently from anywhere—remote command centers to coffee shops—at all times.

These network connections are ever-changing and unpredictable, which greatly limits an organization’s ability to maximize application performance to keep remote workers productive regardless of network constraints. As a result, public sector IT requires a unified performance solution that not only proactively analyzes potential application performance and communication issues, but also addresses data reduction and improves end-user experience challenges

In this session, you’ll learn how to optimize, monitor, manage, and secure the mobile end-user experience.

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Building a Digital Performance Center

John Pittle, Professional Services CTO, Riverbed

Join John Pittle, Professional Services CTO at Riverbed, as he shares his insights about building a digital performance center for large organizations.

In this session, you’ll learn about key considerations including:

  • Benefits and strategy
  • Telemetry for a digital performance center
  • Building the needed processes
  • Key skills for successful digital performance management
  • Measuring business outcomes

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Machine Learning and AI for Network Operations and Troubleshooting

Vincent Berk, Chief Architect Security and Vice President, Riverbed

Computer systems have gained significant capabilities over the past decades, building on the foundations of previous generations of technology. This evolution drives the complexity of today’s computing systems. Cloud platforms and containerization have compounded this issue even further, making it incrementally more difficult to diagnose performance issues as technology continues to progress. Untangling this complexity requires three elements:

  1. Visibility data
  2. Domain knowledge
  3. Smart algorithms

In this session, Vince Berk, Chief Architect Security and Vice President at Riverbed, will share how the use of smart AI and ML algorithms make sense of visibility data collected. Starting with the basics, you’ll learn how the man-machine relationship in network operations will evolve, what it can and cannot do, and what to watch out for.

1:45 – 2:15 PM

A CTO Conversation: Network Resiliency and Security for a Remote Workforce

Shehzad Merchant, Chief Technology Officer, Gigamon

Vincent Berk, Chief Architect Security and Vice President, Riverbed

Enterprise IT teams are tasked with ensuring that business applications are readily available. The surge in employees working remotely—and the dramatic increase in unpredictable network application performance that comes with it—make that task more challenging than ever. Unique issues such as poor network stability and saturated VPN connections due to simultaneous access of bandwidth-intensive collaboration apps like video streaming and large file sharing, plus increased security dangers, negatively affect workforce productivity.

In this session, Riverbed and Gigamon will show how our joint solution helps enterprises address the productivity challenges users encounter by providing rich visibility into network and application performance health and security threats. They’ll also share tips for how organizations can keep their networks and applications secure and running at peak performance. 

1:45 – 2:15 PM

Today’s Data Acquisition Options for NPM Solutions

Chris Eckert, Technical Solutions Architect, Riverbed

To maximize the value of your NPM solutions, you need to acquire the most complete data throughout your environment. But data collection is an ever-changing landscape. How you were collecting data last year may not be optimal or may not provide complete data capture in today’s modernized network and cloud architectures.

In this session, you’ll learn how to remove all the blind spots for unified NPM and the benefits of collecting packets, flow, and device data. Topics will include:

  • The current state of packet acquisition, various technologies, and device data in data centers and private and public clouds 
  • How to pull packets, flows, and device data from specific environments such as CISCO ACI  
  • Options for packet brokers and aggregation in both data centers and clouds
  • How to maintain NPM instrumentation with your applications migrating to Azure and AWS 

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Get the Most Out of AppResponse Through Integration and Automation

Joseph Kraenzle, Solutions Engineering, Riverbed

Infrastructure teams have used AppResponse technology to review historical metrics and packet captures to help “prove it’s not the network” when issues arise. Today, users are required to share that rich network performance data with other teams proactively.

In this session, you’ll get an overview of customer use cases and see example methods for integrating AppResponse data into operational workflows using a combination of dashboards, REST APIs, and events, incidents, and alerts. You’ll also learn how other customers have enhanced the value of their investment by proactively integrating and automating AppResponse into operational workflows.

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Threat Hunting with Riverbed

John Murphy, Technical Director, Riverbed

Traditional security posture has centered around building defenses and responding to incidents. Although these efforts are necessary, they aren’t enough in today’s world, where an increasingly advanced adversary is evolving as quickly as our detection tooling advances. A big wall is no longer enough to keep the network safe. Today’s threats require a more dynamic approach to security.   

Cyber hunting is the art of actively seeking out and disabling the most skilled and dangerous network intruders. Hunting is best done with dedicated teams that have ubiquitous access to telemetry across the network. The hunters must have an “active defense” mindset to win the cat-and-mouse game with cyber criminals. 

This session explores the challenges surrounding effective cyber hunting, including building out a telemetry gathering network and evolving the security game from static defense to active pursuit.

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Best Practices to Optimize the Riverbed NPM Platform

Bill Coon, Technical Director, Riverbed

Technology never stands still, and the next business-impacting network issue is lurking right around the corner. Are you prepared?

Having the right tools with the right visibility is key to IT efficiency, regardless of the network or application performance problem. Most of you have taken that first step by investing in the Riverbed unified NPM platform. But it matters little if you don’t use your tools effectively.

In this session, Bill Coon, Principle NPM Solutions Architect at Riverbed, will demonstrate some suggested best practices to help you better understand the impact your network has on business when you gather all packets, all flows, and all device metrics—all the time. Dive deeper into recommended configurations that help organize your data and learn more about policies to quickly and proactively resolve network-based performance issues using Riverbed’s NPM solution.

3:45 – 4:15 PM

Portal in Action: Creating the Best Dashboarding Experience

Laura Harrison, Director, Engineering, Riverbed

This session will explore Portal, from the richest cross-domain, off-the-shelf dashboards, to highly tailored custom dashboards that surface unique KPIs for your environment. You’ll learn how to build your own custom dashboards that present your data exactly as you want to see it, aggregating and calculating the data according to your specifications and bringing in branding and other external content that suit your individual style. You’ll also gain insight into the new grouping and time aggregation rules that allow you to surface SLAs and other derived statistics.

3:45 – 4:15 PM

The Art of Troubleshooting

John Pittle, Professional Services CTO, Riverbed

Join Riverbed CTO John Pittle for a walkthrough of troubleshooting a complex performance problem by systematically leveraging a variety of performance data to quickly identify and isolate the cause of slow file transfer impacting user productivity. In this session, John will explore the following topics:

  • Troubleshooting methodology: art or science?
  • Customer issue overview
  • Drilldown into root cause using an integrated NPM tool set

4:15 – 4:45 PM

How A Global Transport and Logistics Leader Utilizes Riverbed Technologies and Services to Drive Their Business

Javed Hussein, Lead Project Manager and Customer Success Manager, Riverbed

Deepak Varshney, Senior Performance Consultant, Riverbed

Join this session to hear how Riverbed developed a partnership with a valued customer to drive business agility and change in a digital world. The Riverbed team will share:

  • Business drivers for digital visibility and monitoring
  • Use cases for establishing a command and control centre
  • How to develop a world-class monitoring capability​
  • Results and benefits that can be achieved

4:15 – 4:45 PM

Wireshark: Retrospective and Future Outlook

Gerald Combs, Creator and Lead Developer, Wireshark and Director of Open Source Projects, Riverbed

Stephen Creel, Technical Solutions Architect, Riverbed

Join Wireshark creator Gerald Combs and Riverbed open-source subject matter expert Stephen Creel as they share:

  • A brief history of how Wireshark came about
  • An overview of the community that sustains it and the organization that sponsors it
  • The value of an open-source platform

You’ll also hear highlights from the annual Sharkfest event, including what’s new, trends both within and beyond open source, and how Riverbed can help you expand your visibility beyond Wireshark.

4:15 – 4:45 PM

Infrastructure Monitoring with NetIM: Use Cases, Workflows and Customization Options 

Hemant Seth, Group Product Manager, Riverbed

Jesper Frische, Technical Director, Riverbed

Riverbed NetIM is one pillar in Riverbed’s combined offering for Network Performance Monitoring (NPM) and Infrastructure Monitoring (IM). Riverbed NetIM is a holistic solution for discovery, modeling, monitoring and troubleshooting your infrastructure. It enables companies to capture infrastructure topology, detect performance and configuration issues, map application network paths, diagram your network, and troubleshoot infrastructure problems. Customers can manage infrastructure issues in the context of overall, blended performance management.

This session will cover NetIM use-cases, integration options with the other NPM components, a brief overview of advance features, and how NetIM supports different personas. You’ll also learn about custom workflows through a demo of how to configure custom metrics alerts and create custom views in NetIM.

4:45 – 5:15 PM

Measuring Network Performance with Packets and Flows

Leigh Finch, Distinguished Performance Consultant, Riverbed

Network performance is now measured using flow and packet data. Do you know how and where you should be capturing this data to get the best outcomes?

In this session, you’ll learn what information you can get from packets and flows, why they complement each other, and best practices for collection and presentation of this information. Putting these methods into practice will enable you to gather greater information about what’s happening on your network and quickly identify operational and security incidents.

4:45 – 5:15 PM

Digital Experience Management for Today’s Workplace

Michael LaPadula, General Manager, Federal Business Strategy, Aternity

Marc Vracar, Technical Solutions Architect, Riverbed

How do you know if you are delivering a good user experience? What happens now that users are not in the office and applications may be delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS) or be running in the cloud and your data center.

It starts with the ability to provide actionable insight on user experience for your digital enterprise. The Aternity Digital Experience Management platform contextualizes data across every enterprise endpoint, app, and transaction to inform remediation, drive down costs, and improve productivity.

In this session, you’ll get a brief overview of Aternity’s Digital Experience Management solution and hear use cases covering key topics such as:

  • Ensuring application performance during change and digital transformation initiative
  • Shift Left testing
  • Managing a remote workforce and the explosion of collaboration tools

You’ll also learn how Aternity’s solution integrates with the Riverbed Visibility platform for end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting.

Customer, Partner and Industry

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Fireside Chat with Riverbed CMO, Subbu Iyer and ONUG Cofounder and Co-Chair, Nick Lippis

Subbu Iyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Riverbed

Nick Lippis, Cofounder and Co-Chair, ONUG

Join Riverbed CMO Subbu Iyer for a 1:1 discussion with Nick Lippis, Cofounder and Co-Chair of ONUG, a large-enterprise, technology-driven community. Following ONUG’s fall conference, Subbu will explore with Nick the post-COVID future of the workplace and what it means for enterprises and IT leaders, as well as for the evolution of the network, the cloud, and technologies such as AI. In this session, you’ll also hear about the ONUG community’s role in this shift and the network and application performance and visibility requirements for today’s work-from-anywhere workforce.  

11:00 – 11:45 AM

Performance and Visibility for the Public Sector: A Fireside Chat with the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Terrence K. Hudgen, Cloud Services Chief, Office of the CIO, Small Business Administration (SBA)

Mort Batchelder, Senior Solutions Engineer, Riverbed

Join Mort Batchelder from Riverbed and Terrence Hudgen from the SBA to hear how a federal government agency created a forward-looking SD-WAN strategy to:

  • Drive its cloud deployment
  • Consolidate infrastructure
  • Modernize their network

Topics of discussion will include the SBA’s strategic objectives for their IT modernization and why they identified Riverbed SteelConnect EX as the SD-WAN solution to meet their unique networking, cybersecurity, consolidation, and cost-savings requirements.

In this session, you’ll gain insight into how other agencies can navigate the complicated undertaking of transitioning from legacy systems to a new network paradigm, while implementing a solution that provides reliability, scalability, connectivity, and control over a hybrid environment.

12:00 – 12:30 PM

A Tale of Two Strategies – How IT Operational Monitoring Is Evolving to Support the Hybrid Enterprise

David DeVoucalla, Global Monitoring Operations Manager, Shell Corp.

Angelo Hatzipavlides, Lead Performance Consultant, Riverbed

IT operational monitoring for many organizations started as initiatives focused on monitoring the network and/or performance of a limited number of data centers. The advent of application hosting in public and private clouds and software-as-a-service (SaaS) is driving medium and large enterprises to revisit those practices. In this session, you’ll learn why the IT operational focus is rapidly shifting to a model that forms a solid foundation for AIOps and automation.

12:30 – 1:00 PM

Analytics Maturity Model: Taking Data Science Out of the Lab and Into the Business

Arvind Murali, Solution Architect, Riverbed

Omar Zaidi, Performance Architect, Network Data Science (NDS) Consultancy

Network data scientists use analytical languages such as Python and R to access AR11 performance metrics to feed models within their labs. The introduction of Dash Plotly enables these scientists to publish their models as analytical web applications for use by the business and decision-makers, so everyone in the organization can run the same models under the same scenarios using the same AR11 data.

In this session, Arvind and Omar will speak about how to increase AR11 ROI by unlocking value from the 95% of AR11 network and application data not being tapped.

1:15 – 1:45 PM

Building the Next-Gen NOC to Drive Digital Performance Management Maturity

Kevin Sale, Network & Communications Manager, KAUST

Sercan Nurettin Aktas, Senior Specialist – Infrastructure Management, ADDA (Adbudhabi Digital Authority)

Nishidh Bhansali, Director of Services, Riverbed

Neeraj Srivastava, Professional Services Senior Performance Consultant, Riverbed

The Riverbed team will take you through a customer journey as this organization moved from a traditional NOC-monitoring framework focused on availability to a performance- and visibility-powered NOC using Riverbed Network Performance Monitoring solutions with a holistic performance management approach.

In this session, you’ll learn how to analyse multitier application performance issues from both network and application perspectives with the next-gen NOC by leveraging performance analysis using an approach based on visibility, problem isolation, and root cause analysis.

1:45 – 2:15 PM

Troubleshooting Network Micro Outages in the Cloud

Chris Hull, Distinguished Engineer, Capital One

Joseph Kraenzle, Solutions Engineering Manager, Riverbed

This session describes the monitoring and analytics that have provided visibility to connectivity issues inside the public cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), and third-party provider environments. How do we detect transient network failures, and what inferences can be made regarding root cause? Our goal is to provide the most reliable services to our customers, through improving the performance and availability of our services running in the cloud.

Chris Hull, Distinguished Engineer at Capital One, is a network engineer and packet analysis expert. Chris has previously worked at OPNET and Riverbed, first as a developer and later in professional services. At OPNET, he developed and led the STAR24 service, where they provided a quick response, guaranteed application and network performance troubleshooting service. This experience has carried through to Capital One, where he provides network incident top-level escalation analysis and supports the move to a zero-datacenter footprint.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Large CAD Files and Slow Home Internet: How this AEC Firm Stayed Competitive Through a Global Pandemic

Kevin Walgren, Technology Lead, Landform Professional Services, LLC

Alison Conigliaro-Hubbard, Vice President Product Marketing, Riverbed

In March of 2020, Landform, an AEC design firm based in Minneapolis, MN, was faced with a challenge. Normally, their designers and architects work from offices. But this March was not normal, and, like millions of others, their employees started working remotely. 

The firm was immediately concerned about maintaining productivity. Surface files (3D representations of a land area) in AutoCAD Civil 3D can range from tens of megabytes to more than a gigabyte. Sharing and collaborating on those files over 100 Mbps home Internet connections was going to hurt productivity. Riverbed partner CSG quickly saved the day by introducing Client Accelerator for Landform users to remove the network inhibitors that slowed them down.

In this session, you’ll hear Kevin’s story and learn the details of how Landform and their Riverbed partner quickly deployed technology that helped them to avoid any furlough of staff, staying highly competitive during the pandemic and even winning contracts for two large projects in the first few months of the stay-at-home order.

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Understanding the Economic Value and Benefits of Network Performance Monitoring

Bob Laliberte, Practice Director and Senior Analyst, ESG

Heidi Gabrielson, Product Marketing Director, Riverbed

The network becomes even more reliant as organizations digitally transform their environment and become more distributed. As a result, organizations need to ensure they have a proper network performance management solution in place to deliver positive customer experiences and value to the enterprise.

In this session, you’ll hear how several Riverbed customers realized value from their NPM solutions and gain a deeper understanding of how you can get additional value from leveraging the Riverbed unified NPM platform.

3:00 – 3:30 PM

Widely Distributed Environmental Consulting Firm ERM Discusses the Need to Work from Anywhere

Ian Trueman, Director of IT Operations, ERM

Alison Conigliaro-Hubbard, Vice President Product Marketing, Riverbed

ERM, a 50-year leader in providing environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services, and sustainability services to many of the world’s most well-known brands and organizations, has 5,500 employees based in 160 locations in over 40 countries. A significant amount of ERM’s critical data is shared across remote locations spanning all continents and far-reaching places. That’s due to the nature of its business, from helping to attain Guyana’s first offshore environmental authorization for a global oil and gas brand, to assessing whether European safety and compliance standards are met in chemicals found in a range of household and everyday products and food. 

Microsoft and Adobe data are housed in regional data centers in the UK, US, and Australia. To be effective and to ensure project timelines are met, employees need timely access to their data wherever they are in the world.

In this fireside chat, Ian Trueman, Director of IT Operations at ERM, will describe his journey with Riverbed, starting with the consolidation of data sprawl that had been costly and inefficient to maintain across such a distributed global landscape. You’ll also hear about the more recent transition during the 2020 COVID pandemic to help ERM employees realize work-from-anywhere productivity.

4:45 – 5:15 PM

Enterprise Now, Enterprise Next: Working from Home Using the Cloud and Everything In Between

Mark Day, Chief Scientist, Netskope

Efi Gatmor, Vice President Engineering, Riverbed

The global pandemic has created a rare situation in which today’s urgent needs often align surprisingly well with smart, long-term strategies. Join Riverbed’s Efi Gatmor and Netskope Chief Scientist Mark Day as they discuss the challenges digital enterprises face as their services move from the data center to the cloud and as their users move from working in corporate offices to working from anywhere.

This session will cover the security and performance required by users in this new world and the cloud architecture that supports those needs. Mark will outline the Netskope Security Cloud, delivering both data protection and threat protection at global scale to the modern enterprise. Efi will review the benefits that Riverbed’s Client Accelerator offers to the remote workforce. They also will discuss SASE, Gartner’s architectural blueprint of converged networking and security.

5:15 – 5:30 PM

Predictability, Visibility & Stability: A Fireside Chat with ICICI Bank

Ramesh Kumar, Head Technology Management Group and Software Development, ICICI Bank

Alex George, India Country Manager, Riverbed

ICICI bank has a comprehensive digital offering that enables retail customers, retailers, professionals, and corporations to continue banking digitally from remote locations, without visiting a branch or bank office. Following the outbreak of the pandemic due to COVID-19, ICICI had to ensure continuity of banking services on the digital platform even during lockdown.

Join Alex George from Riverbed and Ramesh Kumar from ICICI Bank to hear how Riverbed helps provide the bank with the visibility to provide a predictable and stable infrastructure for better service of customers.

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