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The explosion of Cloud, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) demands the support of flexible and efficient networks that go beyond what is being offered by legacy providers today. Traffic growth is so rapid that customers are starting to demand more. In a transforming market, who you partner with will define your long-term success. We work with like-minded partners to accelerate how US Service Providers connect their customers locally, regionally and across the globe.

Our workshop will discuss our phased deployment of 100 Gigabit per second (100G) packet optical switched Ethernet technology across our global backbone network in partnership with Juniper Networks. We will be discussing what our upgrade means to our Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions and how our customers can benefit from hyper-scalable on-demand connectivity in the United States and across the globe.

We have also partnered with leading internet exchange, AMS-IX, and the pioneering enterprise networking and security company, Cato Networks, because they share our vision for seamless connectivity and friction-free access to global destinations. Both will discuss how Service Providers across the US can better serve their customers' needs and capture new revenue with simple connectivity solutions.

The workshop will cover into the following topics:
  • Delivering the Future of Networking with Hyper-scalable Connectivity  
  • Supporting the Next-Gen Breed of SDN Providers  
  • Peering at a distance, why internet exchanges are now more accessible  
  • The future of SD-WAN today – network performance and security delivered as a cloud service  

Join Epsilon and its partners in Los Angeles this coming October to learn more about how we are supporting our customers with hyper-scalability across our SDN solutions and transforming networking with on-demand connectivity.

11 OCT 2018   |   CITY CLUB, 555 S.FLOWER 51ST FLOOR

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Carl Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer, Epsilon


From start-up unicorns to our largest service provider partners, everyone needs to scale-up to support new services like the Cloud, IoT and Big Data. Across the entire ICT ecosystem, there's a realisation that the network cannot be the bottleneck for innovation. Carl Roberts, CCO at Epsilon will discuss the need for hyper-scalable SDN and how it is delivering 100G on-demand across the globe. It is helping its partners to scale up their networks at the click of a button and enable them to monetise the growing opportunity in new technologies. 

Rehan Zaki, Director Product Line Management, Juniper


Although SDN seems relatively new, it is already evolving. There's growing demand for future-proof networks that can meet the needs of enterprises in the Cloud era. Service Providers have to be ready to scale with networks that are high performance, elastic and secure.
In this presentation, Juniper Networks will discuss how its packet optical switched Ethernet technology enables Service Providers like Epsilon to scale their networks and support the growth of new technologies. 
Philip Matte, Peering Facilitator, AMS-IX


Silicon Valley and Chicago are key communications hub in The USA and central meeting points for Service Providers as well as enterprises globally. They are ideal locations for peering and an increasing number of Service Providers and enterprises want to be present.
Phil Matte, Peering Facilitator at The Amsterdam Internet Exchange, USA (AMS-IX, USA) will discuss how remote peering via Epsilon will expand its ecosystem and the value of peering in thriving hubs like The Silicon Valley and Chicago. Phil will explain the basics of what peering means to new and existing members and how AMS-IX, USA has embraced remote peering with Epsilon as part of its growth strategy.

Phil Parker, Solutions Engineer, Cato Networks

Maile Kaiser, Senior Vice President of Sales, Coresite


Data Centers are creating new competitive advantages by expanding their portfolio of services and transforming their facilities into hyperconnected interconnection hubs.

Through working with Service Providers like Epsilon, Data Centers are serving the growing interconnection needs of customers while differentiating their offerings to capture new revenue. In this fireside chat, Carl Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer at Epsilon and Maile Kaiser, Senior Vice President of Sales at CoreSite, will discuss transforming Data Centers into interconnection hubs. 

Jim Barr, Technical Sales, Epsilon

5.15pm - 7pm

  • Rehan Zaki, Director Product Line Management, Juniper Networks

Rehan Zaki Bio

Rehan Zaki has 20+ years of extensive experience with major telecom vendors in the IP/Ethernet and Optical space building networks for various leading service providers in the U.S. He has held various customer-centric leadership roles including pre-sales engineering, technical support, product marketing and product line management. Rehan is experienced in business development and architecting networks for Mobile Backhaul and FrontHaul networks, converged Packet Optical Networks, Multi-service Transport networks, Carrier Ethernet networks, Core IP/MPLS Networks and Data Center Interconnects. Currently, he is a Sr. Product Line Manager and a member of the Metro Packet Optical team at Juniper Networks.
  • Maile Kaiser, Senior Vice President of Sales, Coresite

Maile Kaiser Bio

Maile Kaiser is CoreSite’s Senior Vice President of Sales. She is responsible for overseeing revenue growth, managing daily operations for CoreSite’s national sales organization and contributing to strategic planning. Maile joined CoreSite in 2012 and prior to this role was the Vice President of Sales for the Southwest and Central Regions as well as Strategic Content Accounts. Maile brings over 20 years of direct sales and management experience in the datacenter, network communications, software and managed services industries driving growth and innovation for large enterprises. Prior to joining CoreSite, Maile was responsible for wholesale and large enterprise sales at IO Datacenters (now Iron Mountain) and ran the Southwest region for Abovenet Communications (now Zayo). Maile started her career with Oracle Corporation. Maile received a BA in English Literature from the University of California, at Berkeley.
  • Carl Roberts, CCO, Epsilon

Carl Roberts Bio

Carl Roberts has worked in the international Information and Communications Technology industry for over 30 years, with a proven track record in International Marketing and Sales, Business Management, Corporate Strategy & Development, M&A, Business Transformation, Implementation, Planning, Restructuring and Corporate Governance.

Prior to joining Epsilon, Carl worked in his own Consultancy company (Hadaara Consulting) after having held numerous Senior Executive positions in Verizon, MCI, WorldCom Global One and IBM, having started his career in the legal profession working for Ashurst, Morris, Crisp & Co.

  • Jim Barr, Technical Sales, Epsilon

Jim Barr Bio

As the Epsilon Technical Sales Engineer supporting the implementation and growth of the New Epsilon Americas Network including South America and Canada, Jim brings a wealth of experience in International Telecommunications supporting both Wholesale and Enterprise Networks.
Jim held roles in Telecommunications Management, Engineering, Provisioning and Sales Engineering, in industries such as Disaster Recovery, Petroleum and Utilities, and Financial Services and Banking. Prior to joining Epsilon, Jim held positions at Global Cloud Exchange, Interoute, SunGard, Verizon, and Century Link.
  • Philip Matte, Peering Facilitator, AMS-IX

Philip Matte Bio

Phil has a richly decorated history in the Telecommunications and Internet world. He’s been a major player as a member of the peering landscape since 2001 where he was an original member of The Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX) team. In 2003 PAIX was sold to Switch and Data. Phil led the SDFC peering and colocation efforts in aggregate new revenue sales for seven years. Today he is Peering Facilitator for The Amsterdam Internet Exchange’s, USA, LLC (AMS-IX, USA). In this role, he facilitates new peering agreements for the AMS-IX, USA exchanges. Phil is widely known throughout the global peering community. He is highly respected and recognized as one of the top consultants to The North American Network Operator’s Group (NANOG) and peering coordinators worldwide.
  • Phil Parker, Solutions Engineer, CATO Networks

Phil Parker Bio

Phil Parker has been in the industry for over two decades. In the past he's worked for companies such as HP, Lockheed, Nortel, WatchGuard, Extreme Networks and Dell/Sonicwall as a Sales Engineer or Sales Engineering Manager. He is now a Solutions Engineer at CATO Networks.