Itential Debates the Challenges and Opportunities of Orchestrating the Lifecycle of Network Services at #SDOAUTOMATION

by | November 1, 2018
Itential Debates the Challenges and Opportunities of Orchestrating the Lifecycle of Network Services at #SDOAUTOMATION

The Itential EMEA team will be heading to London for Light Reading’s Software Defined Operations for the Autonomous Network event on November 7th-8th to talk all things orchestration and automation. Our CEO, Ian Bresnahan will be joining a panel of experts to discuss “Orchestrating the Lifecycle of Network Services – Challenges & Opportunities.” Not registered yet? No problem! You can attend the event as our guest free of charge.

Ian’s session drills down into how automating service design and deployment across test and production networks brings new challenges for engineers and operations staff. While these teams have historically acted independently, there is a need for greater collaboration going forward and for new tools to support their workflows. The panel will explore the challenges and opportunities of orchestrating the complete lifecycle of network services from design to retirement.

During the session Bresnahan will discuss how Itential can help with the lifecycle orchestration by:

  • Bridging the gap between network engineers and developers with low-code tools to enable all users.
  • Deliver true end-to-end network automation by interfacing and communicating with any northbound and southbound systems within an enterprise network.
  • How to navigate the disparate landscape of orchestrators and controllers and the importance of choosing the right tool for the right job.

The event is being hailed as the industry’s premier forum for discussing the impact of SDN and NFV on network operations and will host over 200 attendees and 40+ speakers including BT, Telefonica and ETSI. The event will be hosted by Heavy Reading’s James Crawshaw and Gabriel Brown, and Light Reading’s Editor in Chief, Ray Le Maistre.

Over the two days, key questions being addressed include:

  • What lessons can be learned about operationalizing NFV from the early adopters
  • What are the best practices for OSS transformation from big bang projects to tactical upgrades
  • What progress are operators making in moving beyond virtualization to cloud-native network functions and a modular, cloud-native OSS
  • How must Service Assurance evolve to support new technologies and services such as NFV/SDN, 5G and IoT
  • How can CSPs exploit AI to reveal new insights enabling operators to run their networks more efficiently and reliably
  • Which open source projects are making the biggest contributions to software defined operations

The Itential team will also be available during the event for live demos of our Intelligent Network Automation solution. Please click here to arrange a meeting with us!


Itential simplifies and automates the journey toward the Modern Network. Our Intelligent Network Automation solution bridges the gap between IT and networking teams, enabling users to easily build, execute and visualize Network Intelligent Workflows.

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