The 2020 SD-WAN EXPO was held in Ft. Lauderdale on February 12-14, with Adaptiv Networks returning as platinum sponsors. Our CEO, Bernard Breton participated in a couple interesting panel discussions moderated by TMC Managing Editor, Moe Nagle.
The kickoff session on February 12, “State of SD-WAN -- A View from the C-Suite,” featured a strong panel of SD-WAN industry executives representing Adaptiv Networks, Aryaka, CloudGenix, Oracle, and Aarons. The session provided SD-WAN insights on how the SD-WAN market is adjusting to new technologies with topics ranging from cloud-first planning to internet security and 5G. Read more about the session in this article on SD-WAN Resource.
"20 Questions - Go!" was a round-table panel discussion on February 14, the final day of the show. This group of SD-WAN veterans brought perspectives of different customers ranging from SMB to large enterprise with executives from 128 Tchnologies, Granite Telecommunications, and iTrinegy joining Breton. A key takeaway was that different SD-WAN solutions are needed for different parts of the market depending on the scale and complexity of the customer requirements. For more insights on this session, check out this SD-WAN Resource article, SD-WAN Providers Highlight One Size Doesn't Fit All.
Adaptiv Networks VP of Sales, Glen Schmid and National Channel Manager, Sree Karukonda, also attended the show to drive our partner recruitment efforts. "Our core value propositions for Managed SD-WAN, Network-as-a-Service, and frictionless service delivery are connecting well with Service Providers," explains Schmid. "Especially with those who are looking to deliver SD-WAN-as-a-Service to mid-market and small business customers."
"The organizers did a great job, this year's show was bigger and better than last year," added Breton. "We had many good conversations with several new promising leads and we'll be back again next year."
Our team will be heading to the Venetian & Sands Expo in Las Vegas for Channel Partners Expo, March 9-12, 2020. We'll be exhibiting in Booth 1057, contact us if you'd like to learn more about our growing partner program for Managed SD-WAN, or if you'd like to arrange a meeting with our team at Channel Partners Expo.