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WAN Summit 2015

London, United Kingdom
07 - 08 October 2015

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The WAN Summit brings together corporate WAN strategists and service providers to spark ideas, gain new perspectives
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WAN Summit 2015

Meet BT at the WAN Summit 2015, London

The WAN Summit brings together corporate WAN strategists and service providers to spark ideas, gain new perspectives, and initiate conversations with suppliers, customers, and peers.

We have a private room at the event this year (Walbrook Suite). Keith Langridge, VP of BT Connect portfolio will be joined by members of his team and a select group of specialist sales professionals. We’d like to invite you to join us to discuss your current WAN service and how we can use BT’s market leading network portfolio and Cloud of Clouds vision to achieve your future objectives.


The event features a wide range of subjects including:

Traffic Detours: Shifting Network Traffic to the Internet
WAN Evolution: Hybridizing the WAN
How the Cloud is Changing the Enterprise Network
The Past, Present, and Future of WAN Optimisation
Fifth Generation IT: Moving Towards Software Defined WANs
The Promise and the Reality of SDN and NFV
2020 Foresight: The Future of Workplace Networks


Panel discussion with Keith Langridge, VP of BT Connect portfolio

Keith LangridgeKeith Langridge, Vice President of Network Services at BT Global Services, will be taking part in a panel discussion on The Past, Present and Future of WAN Optimisation on day 1 at 3.30pm.

WAN Optimization emerged in the early 2000s as a key means of improving performance of applications over wide-area networks while rationing high-cost WAN bandwidth. Much has changed over the past decade. This panel discussion will explore how WAN optimization is changing.

• What are the key current use cases for WAN optimization technologies in enterprise networks?
• What is the interplay between "classic" appliance-based WAN optimization technologies and more recently introduced WAN optimization as a service techniques?
• How might SDN and SD-WAN affect WAN optimization?
• Is there a role for WAN optimization in improving connectivity to public cloud services that are accessed over the Internet? 

Keith has worked for over 30 years in the international telecoms business for BT. Keith started out in engineering roles and has been involved in a long list of wide ranging projects both in the UK and internationally. Keith’s main focus throughout has been on product development and in-life management.

He is now leading the team who do development, in-life management and performance, product marketing and product withdrawal for all of BT’s UK and global network services including leading Application Performance Monitoring products.


America Square Conference Centre, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB

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Please note tickets need to be purchased in advance to attend from the Wan Summit website.